Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class Clair Delmar Binning

Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class Clair Delmar Binning was born on July 17, 1925 in Randalia, IA and died April 25, 1945 in Okinawa.

Clair Delmar Binning entered the United States Navy on September 26, 1943, in Des Moines, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class before being discharged on April 25, 1945 in Okinawa.

Clair Delmar Binning is buried at Wilson Grove in Sumner, Iowa and can be located at to be determined

  • Killed in Action: Yes
  • Wounded in Action: Yes
  • Died in Service: Yes

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Armed Forces Grave Registration

Died of wounds recieved [sic] in action on Okinawa , ship was sunk by Jap suicide plane.


Census

U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1930. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1930. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1940. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1940. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Newspaper Articles

Randalia News

Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter Milwa [sic] was a Saturday overnight guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt at Fayette.

Clair Binning spent several days visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt at Fayette last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette were Wednesday supper guests of R. W. Binning and family.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Apr. 3, 1930.

Randalia News

Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter, Wilma were Saturday overnight guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette.

Clair Binning spent several days visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette were Wednesday supper guests of R. W. Binning and family.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Apr. 3, 1930.

Randalia News

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shaulis visited Tuesday evening at the home or [sic] R. W. Binning and family.

Clair Binning has been ill the past week.

Mrs. Wm. Fetrow was a Saturday afternoon caller of Mrs. R. W. Binning.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Apr. 23, 1930.

Randalia News

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Frye and two children and Wilma Binning visited Mrs. Charlotte Fox at Fayette Thursday p. m.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and son, Clair, were visitors at Fayette Wednesday.

Clair Binning has been ill the past week.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Apr. 24, 1930.

News from Randalia

Wilma and Clair Binning spent the week end with their grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette.

“News from Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), May 8, 1930.

News from Randalia

Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Binning and children, Walter Shaulis and Glen Shafer were Sunday dinner guests in the Clair Sprague home.

Mrs. N. L. Watt, Oelwein, was a Sunday a. m. caller in the R. B. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent several days in the home of their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt at Fayette.

“Randalia News,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jun. 12, 1930.

Randalia News

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague were Walter Shaulis, Glen Shafer, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent Wednesday and Thursday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children visited Saturday evening with Mrs. Binning’s father, who is suffering from a severe carbuncle on the back of his head.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Jun. 12, 1930.

Randalia News

R. W. Binning was a Sunday evening visitor at the H. J. Cue home.

Clair Binning was ill several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were Saturday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Aug. 13, 1930

Randalia News

Wilma and Clair Binning spent last Wednesday with Benita Briggs.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and two children accompanied Mrs. Lloyd Sprague and daughter, Betty, to Oelwein Saturday and were dinner guests of Mrs. N. L. Watt.

Mrs. J. T. Watt, Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Friday dinner guests of Mrs. W. B. Hall and family.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Sep. 4, 1930.

Randalia News

Clair Binning was ill several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were Saturday supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and Mrs. P. S. Clow and daughter, Merle, were Friday dinner guests at W. B. Hall’s.

Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette spent several days last week with her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Binning, and family.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Aug. 14, 1930.

Randalia News

Mrs. R. W. Binning and her mother, Mrs. Jas. T. Watt, of Fayette, attended funeral services Monday afternoon at Edgewood, held for the latter’s aunt, Mrs. H. A. Waldo.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent Friday and Saturday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer enjoyed a picnic in the Hettler woods Sunday and were Sunday evening callers at F. R. Chittenden’s at Fayette.

Harold Hurd and children of near Maynard were Friday a. m. visitors at the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Sep. 25, 1930.

Randalia News

Wilma and Clair Binning spent Friday and Saturday with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, at Fayette.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer enjoyed a picnic in the Hetler woods Sunday and were Sunday p. m. callers at F. R. Chittenden’s at Fayette.

Harold Hurd and children of near Maynard were Friday a. m. visitors at R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Sep. 26, 1930.

Randalia News

Clair Binning was ill Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were Friday p. m. visitors at Oelwein.

Friday p. m. a short program was given in the primary room. It was as follows: Poem, “The Christmas Tree”, Evelyn Doss; Story, “Cheesemaker and the Monkeys”, Jimmie Tokhelm; Solo, “Corn Soldiers”, Kenneth Holmes; Story of “Three Bears”, Donald Fetrow; Solo, “Bow-wow-wow,” Clair Binning; Story, “Little Red Hen”, Iva Odekirk; Goodnight song, Grades 1 and 2.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Dec. 11, 1930.

Randalia News

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Christmas dinner guests in the parental J. T. Watt home at Fayette.

Clair Binning was ill several days the past week.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Dec. 31, 1930.

Randalia

Mrs. R. W. Binning was a Fayette visitor Monday.

Clair Binning was ill several days the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer were Tuesday supper guests in the R. W. Binning home.

R. W. Binning and family spent Christmas in the J. T. Watt home in Fayette.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jan. 1, 1931.

Randalia News

Donald Watt Promoted

Mrs. R. W. Binning received a letter recently from her brother, Donald Watt, who joined the U. S. Navy a year ago, Nov. 5 that he has passed his examination in the A to N test, which promotes him from second class seaman to second class musician, being one of his class to receive highest grade, it is only through intellectual effort, required marks in conduct and proficiency in rating that any one is [sic] the Navy can obtain this advancement in so short a time without a vacancy awaiting. He spent 8 months in school at the Naval Training Station at San Diego and received his rating one month after being transferred to the U. S. S. Maryland, one of the most modern ships of the fleet. He left Feb. 5 for Panama to participate for one of the world’s greatest maneuvers attempted by the American Navy. Approximately 2900 officers and 33,000 enlisted men taking part and employing 137 ships and 273 airplanes.

Clair Binning was a Saturday overnight guest of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt at Fayette.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas T. Watt of Fayette were Saturday dinner guests of R. W. Binning and family.

Sunday visitors in the P. S. Clow home were Kathryn Miller and friend Theodore Lenius, Oelwein and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt, Fayette and Clair Binning.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were supper guests in the Walter Shaulis home Tuesday evening.

W. B. Hall was a Thursday dinner guest in the R. W. Binning home.

Lorraine Frye was a Monday overnight guest of Wilma Binning.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Feb. 10, 1931.

Randalia News

Wilma and Clair Binning were ill several days the past week.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Feb. 18, 1931.

Randalia

Walter Belschner of Hawkeye and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette visited Sunday afternoon in the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning were ill several days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Odekirk and children visited Sunday evening in the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Feb. 19, 1931.

Randalia News

Wilma and Clair Binning spent several days the past week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt at Fayette.

Saturday dinner guests in the R. W. Binning home were Mr. and Mrs. Jas. T. Watt and son Francis of Fayette, and Mrs. N. L. Watt, of Hawkeye.

Mrs. Chas. Oxley and daughter Annabelle were Sunday afternoon callers at the R. W. Binning home.

Mrs. Watler [sic] Shaulis was a Wednesday afternoon caller at the R. W. Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and W. B. Hall were Thursday visitors at Oelwein and in the Mrs. Emmeretta Hall home at Maynard.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 3, 1931.

Randalia

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and W. B. Hall were Thursday visitors in Oelwein; also callers in the Mrs. Emeretta Hall home at Maynard.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent several days last week in the P. T. Watt home at Fayette.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jun. 4, 1931.

Randalia

Wilma Binning is spending a few days in the J. T. Watt home at Fayette.

Several little friends helped Clair Binning celebrate his sixth birthday Friday afternoon. Lunch was served by Mrs. Binning.

Albert Benter family and Wilma Binning in company with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette enjoyed a picnic Sunday at Nefsger’s park.

A. Benter family and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague spent Friday evening in the R. W. Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and son enjoyed picnic dinner at Smith’s woods Sunday.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jul. 23, 1931.

Randalia News

Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were dinner guests Sunday in the parental Jas. T. Watt home at Fayette. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Benter and children.

Mrs. Albert Draker and son Kenneth were Saturday afternoon visitors at the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent the week end with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt at Fayette.

Chas. Shafer of Waterloo was a caller at the R. W. Binning home Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fritz of Hawkeye and Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Bronn of Fayette were callers at the R. W. Binning home Sunday evening.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Sep. 30, 1931.

Randalia

R. W. Binning, Donald Bronn and George were Wednesday evening Sumner visitors.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Sunday dinner guests in the J. T. Watt home in Fayette. Albert Benter family were afternoon visitors.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent the week end in the J. T. Watt home in Fayette.

Charles Shafer of Waterloo was a Thursday caller in the R. W. Binning home.

Mrs. Albert Draker and son visited Sunday afternoon in the Roy Binning home.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Oct. 1, 1931.

Randalia News

Farewell Surprise Party

A surprise and farewell party was held last Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Oxley and daughter, who expect to move soon to White Butte, South Dakota. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sprague and daughter Betty, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Benz, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Oxley and two children Annabelle and Ralph; Russell Neilson of Dike, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heyer, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Snyder and children, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Raatz and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fordyce, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hack and children and Mrs. Max Saltsgiver of West Union. Progressive 500 was played and a lovely picnic lunch was served.

Surprise Party

A surprise party was held Wednesday evening in the Roy Heyer home in honor of his wife’s birthday. Preesnt [sic] were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Benz, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Briggs and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sprague and daughter Betty and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer. Progressive 500 was played and a nice picnic lunch served.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning, Fred Weyant and Mrs. Ceil Talbott visited Sunday at Bixby’s park near Edgewood.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent Sunday with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt at Fayette.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Nov. 11, 1931.

Randalia News

School News

The Girls’ and Boys’ Glee clubs of the Randalia schools will present the musical operette “Bits o’ Blarney,” at the school gymnasium, Dec. 18, at 8:15 p. m. The operetta is full of life and action and will furnish an evening’s entertainment. The scene takes place in modern Ireland.

Cast of characters as follows:
Peggy, much admired Irish girl-Yvonete Bacon.
Patrick, much in love with Peggy-Harry Arthur.
Robert, also in love with Peggy-LaVerne Carpenter.
Mary, in love with Robert-Lillian Arthur.
Mike O’Noole, care taker of private estate-Homer Hall.
Agnes-Benita Briggs.
Rosie-Leota Odekirk.
Girls in chorus-Doris Bahl, Norma Hoth, Florence Whittenberg, Helen Bahl, Berneice Shafer, Marion Wegner, Inez Peterson, Mildred Wegner, Loretta Holmes, Dorthy Holmes.
Boys in chorus-Richard Rogers, Max Cornish, Noel Bacon, Loyal Beman, Leonard Rounds, George Severson, Paul Davis
State managers-Royden Bacon, Aúlden Davis, Lewis Reasland.
Advertising committee-Ralph Davis, Duane Hoepfner
Pianist-Martha Frances Clark.
Director-LaFonda Shaffer.

Everyone is cordially invited.

The Randalia basketball team won their first conference game of the season from Waucoma last Tuesday evening. The score was 37 to 10.

Boys will play Elgin at Elgin Dec. 8 in a conference game.

The next basketball game to be played on the home court will be next Friday evening, Dec. 11. Game is with Oran. Season tickets for the remainder of the home games are on sale now, you can purchase them from any of the students.

The following first graders received A in addition Friday: Clair Binning, D. J. Knight and Victor Hoth.

In a review over addition and subtraction Lowell Mabon received a perfect score.

Fern Hack, John Arne, Donald Fetrow and Clair Binning read stories to the primary pupils Friday.

Iva Odekirk and Lester Teepe treated the primary folks on their birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Sunday dinner guests in the parental Jas. Watt home at Fayette. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Heyer.

R. W. Binning and Clair Sprague were callers at Fayette Wednesday evening.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Dec. 10, 1931.

Randalia News

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watt of Fayette and Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hall were last Monday visitors at the R. W. Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were New Years dinner guests in the parental Jas. T. Watt home at Fayette. Wilma and Clair Binning, who had visited since Christmas returned home with them.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 7, 1932

Randalia

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer were Thursday evening visitors in the R. W. Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague visited Saturday evening in the R. W. Binning home.

Mrs. Ceil Talbott and Mrs. R. W. Binning were Monday callers in Oelwein.

Donald Fetrow was a Tuesday supper guest of Clair Binning.

R. W. Binning family were Sunday dinner guests in the Lloyd Sprague home.

Wilma Binning was a Wednesday overnight guest of Pearl Davis.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jan. 21, 1932.

Randalia

Gerald Carpenter family and Verdis Cornish spent Saturday evening in the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning have been ill since Friday.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Feb. 25, 1932.

Randalia News

Easter was observed in the Primary Room. Clair Binning, John McSweeney, Junior Bronn, [?]na Odekirk, Donald Fetrow and Lester Teepe read Easter stories and poems. This was followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Easter dinner guest in the parental, Jas Watt home in Fayette.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Wednesday evening visitors of G W. Carpenter and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague were Tuesday supper guests in the R. W. Binning home evening. Visiting visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sprague and daughter Betty.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Mar. 30, 1932.

Randalia

Clair Binning was ill several days last week.

R. W. Binning and family motored Thursday afternoon to Frederika and in company with Mrs. N. L. Watt enjoyed a picnic supper in the park, in honor of Mrs. Watt’s birthday. Mrs. Watt is primary teacher in the school there.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Apr. 28, 1932.

Randalia

Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Binning and granddaughter, Lois Whitehead of Greeley and Lloyd Binning of Oneida spent Thursday in the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning spent last week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt in Fayette.

G. F. Binning of Greeley, Lloyd Binning of Oneida, R. W. Binning and G. W. Carpenter were at Frederika fishing Thursday afternoon.

“Randalia,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Jul. 7, 1932.

Randalia News

Celebrates Birthday

Mrs. Wm. Fetrow invited in a few friends Thursday to hlep [sic] her son Donald celebrate his eighth birthday. Games were played on the lawn, after which a nice lunch was served by Mrs. Fetrow. Guests present were Doris and Iva Odekirk, Wilma and Clair Binning, Lowell and Naida Mabon, Fay and Bernadine Warner, Gerald and Marylin Bushman, Lorraine and Robert Frye, Betty and Junior Bronn and John Shales.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children spent Wednesday evening in the Clair Sprague home.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jul. 13, 1932.

Randalia News

Field Day Events

List of events for Field Day May 19 are as follows:
Running race, grade one, Lynn Davis, 1st, Burton Odekirk 2nd.
Running race, grade 3, Carl Clemens 1st, Paulene Jarchow, 2nd.
Backward race boys 5 and 6th, Dallas Clemens 1st, Ralph Lenuis 2nd.
Relay race, boys 7 and 8th, eighth grade 1st, seventh grade 2nd.
Shuttle relay, H. S. boys, Seniors 1st, Juniors 2nd.
50 yard dash, H. S. girls, Bonny Powers 1st, Hildegard Otto 2nd.
Running race, grade 2nd, Belknap 1st, Clair Binning 2nd.
Running race, grade 4th, Leon Holmes 1st, Maren Arne 2nd.
Couple race, girls grade 1 and 2, Betty Holmes and Marjorie Johnson, first, Marjorie Holmes and Laura Fetrow 2nd.
Couple race, boys 1st and 2nd, Belknap and Lyu Davis first, Victor Hoth and Clair Binning second.
Backward race 3rd and 4th grades, Eugene Holmes 1st, John McSweeney 2nd.
Backward race 5th and 6th girls, Pearl Davis 1st, Mardell Mahoney 2nd.
Ankle race 7th and 8th boys, Lester Severs 1st, Belknap 2nd.
Backward race 7th and 8th girls, Milligan 1st, Marion Davis 2nd.
100 yard dash, H. S. boys, Loyal Beman 1st, Duane Hoepfner 2nd.
High jump, H. S. girls, Benita Briggs 1st.
High jump, H. S. boys, LaVern Carpenter 1st, R. Bellis 2nd.
50 yard dash, boys 5th and 6th, Dallas Clemmens 1st, R. Lenius 2nd.
50 yard dash girls, 5th and 6th, Pearl Davis 1st, Velma Binning 2nd.
Relay, H. S. girls, girls 1st.
Sack race boys, 5th and 6th, R. Whittenberg and L. Severs 1st, R. Lenuis and Kenneth McGirk second.
220 yard dash, H. S. boys, Duane Hoepfner 1st, Loyal Beman 2nd.
Baseball throw, H. S. girls, Hildegard Otto 1st, Lillian Arthur 2nd.

Mr. and Mrs. Judd Bartie and daughter of near Sumner, called at the R. W. Binning home Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Saturday evening visitors in the J. T. Watt home at Fayette. Mrs. Watt’s cousin Chas Lux and wife of Los Angeles, Cal., came Saturday evening and were overnight guests in the Watt home. It had been twenty-seven years since they had seen each other, and was quite surprised when they arrived.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and son Clair were callers in the L. H. Van Sickle home near Maynard last Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were supper guests in the N. L. Watt home near Hawkeye Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heyer and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Sunday evening visitors in the Lloyd Sprague home.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 25, 1933.

Randalia News

Clair Sprague and Clair Binning were callers in Fayette Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Sunday supper guests in the parental Jas. Watt home in Fayette.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Mar. 15, 1934.

Randalia News

School News

Semester honor roll: Seniors-La Vern Carpenter, Dorothy Holmes, Romeyn Severson, Leota Odekirk, Noel Bacon, Dorsey Belknap, Lillian Arthur and Benita Briggs. Highest for the year, La Vern Carpenter received first and Dorothy Holmes second. Junior honor roll-David Wells, La Vern Benz, Harold Milligan, Leonard Talcott, Marion Wegner, Helen Bahl, Loretta Holmes, and Verda Bratt. The highest for the year was David Wells first and La Vern Benz second.

Sophomore honor roll-Frances Edmunds, Margaret Talcott and Robert Bellis. Highest for the year was Frances Edmunds first and Margaret Talcott second. Freshman honor roll-Pearl Hanchett, Jean Arthur, Adelaide Wells, Arlene Weitenhagen. Pearl Hanchett received highest grade for the year and Jean Arthur second highest.

Eighth grade honor roll-Leona Milligan, Verla Maurer, Lorraine Fry, Marjorie Edmunds, Shirley Edel, Mardell Cue, Clair Claxton, Darlene Benter. Second grade honor roll-Harry Hubbell 94%, Clair Binning 93%, Marjorie Benter 91%, Burton Odekirk 91%, Gladys Perry 90%. First grade honor roll-Eugene Donat 93%, Leslie Owen 90%.

Annual Field Day

Annual Field Day was held Friday, May 18 at the Randalia school grounds with approximately four hundred people present, with picnic dinner at noon. Events were as follows: 50 yeard dash, fourth grade-Eugene Holmes first, Carl Clemens second. 50 yard dash, fifth and sixth grades-Lloyd Migner first, Robert Boehmler second. 50 yard dash, first and second grades-Clair Binning first, Lyn Davis second. 75 yard dash, high school girls-Lorretta Holmes first, and Adelaide Wells second. 50 yard dash, third grade-Leland Belknap first, Lowell Mabon second. 50 yard dash, third grade-Leland Belknap first, Lowell Mabon second. 50 yard dash 5th, 6th and 7th grade girls-Pearl Davis first, Wilma Binning second. High jump, 7th grade boys-Ralph Hubbel first, Dallas Clemens second. High jump, high school girls-Helen Bahl first, Hildegard Otto second. 100 yard dash, high school boys-Loyal Beman first, Grant Peterson second. Shuttle relay, high school boys-Sophomore class first, Junior class second. Shuttle relay, high school girls-Wells, Cornish, Holmes. Otto first. High jump, high school boys-Freshman, Belknap first, Elwood Mabon second. High jump, first and second grade boys-Harry Hubbell first, Clair Binning second. 50 yard dash, 7th grade boys-Mizner first, Clemens second. High jump, high school boys-Beuchle first, Bellis second. Broad jump, high school boys-Benz frist [sic], Severs second. Baseball throw, high school girls-Otto first, Cornish second. Baseball throw, women-Mrs. Rob Davis. 75 yard dash, 8th grade boys-Austin Hall first, Bacon second. 50 yard dash, women-Mrs. Frank Edmunds first, Mrs. Hanson second. 50 yard dash, 8th grade girls-G. Schmidt first, Marjorie Edmunds second. Results of the play day events at West Union-Scores in the high school track meet were: Oelwein 90 ½ points first, Randalia 17 points second, Arlington 14 ½ points third. West Union 13 points fourth, Wadena 11 points fifth. Fayette wond the ball game by a score of 8 to 5, thereby giving them the championship of Fayette County league and Randalia second place.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 25, 1934.

Randalia News

Barn Raising

A barn raising was held last Thursday on the P. S. Clow farm, northwest of Randalia, now tenanted by their daughter Mrs. Roland Cummings and husband. Dinner was served cafeteria at noon by Mrs. Clow and Mrs. Cummings, assisted by Mesdames Gus Kohls, and daughter, Harry Kohls, E. A. Cornish and daughter, N. L. Watt, R. W. Binning and Lloyd Sprague. Dinner was served to about fifty, while there were many more attended and assisted with work in the afternoon.

Clair Binning and Fay Warner have been having German measles.

Clair Binning was a Friday overnight guest in the N. L. Watt home near Hawkeye.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague accompanied Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children to Oelwein Sunday evening.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 8, 1934.

Randalia News

Picnic Dinner

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children, were Saturday overnight and Sunday guests in the home of his brother R. G. Binning and family near Greeley and on Sunday enjoyed a picnic dinner in honor of the latter’s birthday. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. John Keck and children, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Binning all of Colesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Rolfe and children of Lamont, Donald Meika of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koepeke and son, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Lillibridge, of near Grecley, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Binning and daughter of Oneida, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Binning, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Binning and children all of Greeley.

Clair Binning spent several days the past week in the home of his grandparents.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Aug. 23, 1934.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were week end guests in the home of his brother R. W. Binning and family near Greeley. They enjoyed a birthday surprise dinner in the latter’s honor on Sunday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. John Keck and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Binning, all of Coesburg, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Rolfe and children of Lamont, Donald Metka of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Binning and daughter of Onieda, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Binning and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Binning and children of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Lillibridge, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koeneke and son of near Greeley. Picnic dinner was served at noon.

Clair Binning spent several days the past week in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Watt at Fayette.

Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Aug. 23, 1934.

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Miss Blanche Peterson and friend of Dunkerton called at the R. W. Binning home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Holmes and children, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and children and Clair Sprague and wife were Saturday evening visitors in the Andy Jaspar home near Donnan.

Homer Cue and Clair Binning were Saturday morning callers in Hawkeye.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and her mother Mrs. Jas. Watt of Fayette were Oelwein callers Thursday.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Oct. 10, 1934.

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Christmas Program

Christmas program to be held at the M. E. church Christmas eve, is as follows: Song, by the Junior Choir; Welcome, Elinor Odekirk: Christmas Greeting, by five primary tots; Just, before Christmas, by George Snyder; vocal duet, Nayda Mabon and Mary Lou Arthur: A Little Wish, by Robert Frye: Christmas Acrostic, by nine primary tots; If Santa Lived in a Shoe, by Raymond Teepe; Christmas Carol, Doris Odekirk; song, Mrs. W. C. Wells’ class: All He Wants, by Fay Warner: Getting a Christmas Tree, by Dean Sarchett; The Twenty Sixth, by Donald Fetrow: Christmas Letter, by four boys and four girls; Father’s Present, by Bernadine Warner: The Christmas Tree, by Clair Binning: The Soft Spot in B 606, by David Wells: Darning the Christmas Stocking, by Max Arthur and Junior Shales: song, by Pals and Busy Bees: The Stable, by Frances Sarchett: Dickens’ Christmas Carol, by the Intermediates; closing remarks, Rev. Sarchett; song, Junior Choir: benedicition.

Mrs. Roy Heyer and son Tex visited Saturday afternoon in the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Dec. 20, 1934.

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Randalia Consolidated School Notes

The honor roll for the first and second grade is as follows: Grade one-Third six weeks, Mary Lou Arthur, Meta Pfeiffer, Dean Satchett, Danny Severson, Robert Frye, Nayda Mabon. Grade one-Semester, Nayda Mabon, Mary Lou Arthur, Danny Severson. Grade two-Semester, Eugene Donat.

Honor roll for the third and fourth grades is as follows: Third grade-Third six weeks, Harry Hubbell, Clair Binning. Fourth grade-Semester, John McSweeney. Fourth grade-Third six weeks, John McSweeney, Verla Hull. Third grade-Semester, Harry Hubbell.

The honor roll for the fifth and sixth grades is as follows: Fifth grade-Semester, Daisie Earle. Sixth grade-Semester, Bernadine Warner.

Seventh and eighth grade honor roll is as follows: Seventh grade-Third six weeks, Max Arthur, Dorothy Bark, Mardell Mahoney, Berneal Odekirk, Marjorie Severson, Mabel Teepe. Eighth grade-Third six weeks, Bob Bark, Arlene Donat, Ralph Lenius, Warren Severs, Bennett Severson, Delmar Sorge, Russell Wittenberg. Seventh grade-Semester, Max Arthur, Marjorie Severson. Eighth grade-Semester, Bob Bark, Arlene Donat, Ralph Lenius, Warren Severs, Bennett Severson.

The high school honor roll for the third six weeks and semester is as follows: Seniors-Helen Bahl, Loretta Holmes, La Vern Benz, Verda Bratt, Harold Milligan, David Wells. Juniors-Frances Edmunds, Margaret Talcott, Evelyn Severson. Sophomores-Pearl Hanchett, Adelaide Wells, Arlene Wettenhagen, Robert Scannell, Jean Arthur. Freshman-Darlene Benter, Clair Claxton, Marjorie Edmunds, Marion Davis. Those for the third six weeks only are: Seniors-Dean Davis, Berniece Shafer, Marion Wegner. Freshman-Leona Milligan. Semester, Laraine Frye.

Those neither absent nor tardy for the third six weeks in the third grade are, Raymond Teepe, Lyn Davis, Clair Binning, Marjorie Benter, Clair Bark, Donald Fetrow, Laura Fetrow, and Lowell Mabon.

Art work has consisted of drawing and cutting of Eskimo snow huts, camels and parrots for January posters.

The seventh grade civics class had election of officers which resulted as follows: President, Marjorie Severson; vice president, Max Arthur; secretary and treasurer, Berneal Odekirk. We have a meeting every third Thursday in the month. Our dues are five cents every month. We also have a program every meeting. The president chooses a chairman and three other members of the class to help her. This time Mardell Mahoney is chairman, with Max Arthur, Dorothy Bark and Leon Holmes on the program committee.

The Randalia Parent-Teachers Association will meet Wednesday, January 30 in the high school gymnasium, with the following program: Vocal duet by Lowell and Nayda Mabon; reading by Robert Frye; piano solo, Clair Claxton; vocal solo by Mrs. B. S. Bronn; speaker, Supt. L. G. Meyer of West Union. Lunch will be served by the following committee: Mrs. Harry Holmes, chairman, Messrs. and Mesdames M. P. Odekirk, Ted Lenius, John Mahoney, A. E. Boehmler, Roy Odekirk, Herman Hoepfner, Amel Schmidt, S. W. McComb, Robert Claxton, W. B. Hall, Frank Hull and Mr. Flester.

Mrs. R. W. Binning spent Friday afternoon in the N. L. Watt home near Hawkeye.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 23, 1935.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children spent Sunday evening in the W. W. Shaulis home.

Mrs. Jas. T. Watt of Fayette spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma and Clair Binning were Thursday overnight guests in the Forrest Odekirk home.

“Randalia News,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Feb. 21, 1935.

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Clair Binning has been out of school for several days on account of illness.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Clow spent last Monday p. m. in Cedar Rapids.

R. W. Binning has purchased the blacksmith shop, and will move his garage there soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Binning and daughter Ruth of near Greeley were Saturday overnight and Sunday guests in the home of his brother R. W. Binning and family.

Wilma Binning was a Tuesday overnight guest in the home of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watt in Fayette.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 3, 1935.

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Randalia School News

High school semester and six weeks honor roll as follows: Helen [illegible], La Vern Benz, Loretta Holmes, [illegible] Milligan, David Wells, Marlon Wegner, Arlene Weitenhagen, [illegible] Wells, Jean Fay, Pearl [illegible], Gladys Earle, Robert [illegible], Jean Arthur, Marion Davis, Marjorie Edmunds, Clair Claxton, Darlene Benter, Elsie Belknap, Frances Edmunds, Margaret Tai[?], Evelyn Severson.

Six weeks honor roll only: Verda Bratt, Dean Davis, Robert McComb, Caryl Owen, Leonard Talcott, Berniece Shafer, Shirley Edel.

Seventh and eighth grade honor roll, six weeks: Max Arthur, Berneal Odekirk, Marjorie Severson Loraine Vargason, Ralph Lenius, Warren Severs, Bennett Severson, Russell Wittenberg.

Semester honor roll: Max Ar[?], Marjorie Severson, Loraine Vargason, Ralph Lenius, Warren Severs.

Fifth and sixth grade honor roll, six weeks: Robert James McSweeney, Arthur Perry, Bernadine Warner, Frances Sarchett, Daisie Earle, Carl Clemens.

Third and fourth grade honor roll, six weeks: Harry Hubbell, Burton Odekirk, Clair Binning [illegible] Davis, Melvin Puls, Gladys [illegible] Clair Bank, Verla Hull, Betty Sprague.

Semester honor roll: Harry Hubbell, Burton Odekirk, John McSweeney, Verla Hull.

First and second grade honor roll: Dean Sarchett, Meta Pfeiffer, Nayda Mabon, Mary Lou Arthur, Danny Severson, Zeita Earie.

Randalia Consolidated High School held their annual Field Day Friday, May 24th at the gymnasium and school grounds with a good attendance as usual. Events were held in the a. m. followed by picnic dinner, served in the gymnasium. The events and winners were as follows:

Boys 30 yard dash, 1st and 2nd grade: Dean Sarchett won first; second, Danny Severson.
Girls 30 yard dash, 1st and 2nd grade: first, Marjorie Holmes; second, Mary Lou Arthur; third, Elinor Odekirk.
Girls 30 yard dash, 4th grade: first, Gladys Milligan; second, Marjorie Johnson; third, Laura Fetrow.
Boys 50 yard dash, 3rd grade: first, Clair Binning; second, Melvin Puls; third, Lynn Davis.
Boys 50 yard dash, 4th grade, first, Leland Belknap; second, Pat Fetrow; third, Lowell Mabon.
Girls 30 yard dash, 3rd grade: first Betty Holmes; second, Lorrene Frahm; third, Marjorie Benter.
Boys 50 yard dash, 5th and 6th grade: first, Eugene Holmes; second, Robert Boehmler; third, Junior Bronn.
Girls 50 yard dash, 7th and 8th grade: first, Vivian Wells; second, Wilma Binning; third, Pearl Davis.
Girls 30 yard dash, 5th and 6th grade: first, Iva Odekirk; second, Paulene Jarchow; third, Dorothy Schmidt.
Boys 75 yard dash, 7th grade: first, Leon Holmes; second, Don Fay; third, Duane Fay.
Boys 75 yard dash, 8th grade: first, Ralph Hubbell; second, a tie, Ralph Lenius and Warren Severs.
High school girls 50 yard dash: first, Odelaide Wells; second, Geraldine Holmes; third, Loretta Holmes.
Boys 100 yard dash, freshmen and sophomores: first, Ted Nixon; second, Lester Severs, third, Dallas Clemens.
Boys 100 yard dash, senior: first, David Wells.
Boys and girls one legged race, 1st and 2nd grades: first, Dean Sarchett; second, Elinor Odekirk; third, Mary L. Arthur.
Skipping contest, 1st and 2nd grade girls: first, Mary Lou Ar[?]; second, Naida Mabon; third, [illegible]; fourth, Meta Pfeiffer.
Boys and girls one legged race: [illegible] Harry Hubble; second, John McSweeney; third, Lowell Mabon.
Skipping race, 1st and 2nd grade: [illegible] Dean Sarchett; second, Danny Severson; third, Naida Mabon.
Base ball throw, high school girls: first, Geraldine Holmes; sec[ond] Hildegarde Ott.
[Ba]se ball throw, 7th and 8th grade girls: first, Mardell Ma[?]; second, Pearl Davis; third, [illegible] Wells.
Broad jump, high school boys: first, Lester Severs; second, Francis Nixon; third, Richard Scannell.
Broad jump, 7th and 8th grade boys: first, Ralph Hubble; second, Bennett Severson; third, Ralph Le[?].
High jump, 7th and 8th grade boys: first, Ralph Hubble; second, Ralph Lenius; third Russel Wit[?].
High jump, 3rd and 4th grade boys: first, Harry Hubble; second, Donald Fetrow; third, Leland Belk[?].
High jump, 7th and 8th grade girls: first, Wilma Binning; second, Berneal Odekirk.
High jump, 5th and 6th grade [illegible]: first, Robert Boehmuler; sec[ond], Junior Bronn.
[Illegible] jump, high school boys: [illegible] Richard Scannell; second [illegible] [illegible]; third, LaVern Benz.

Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Clow, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watt of Fayette were Sunday dinner guests at the N. L. Watt home near Hawkeye.

R. W. Binning and Harold Cue were callers in Sumner Tuesday p. m.

Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Hall and children, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mahoney and son, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hoepfner and children, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Fay and children, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shafer attended Will Rogers, in County Chairman at Sumner Sunday evening.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 29, 1935.

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Six Weeks Honor Roll

First grade – Doris Hanson, Marion Snyder, Dean Jellings, John McFadden, Donald Cue. Second grade, Mary Lou Arthur, Nayda Mabon, Meta Pfeiffer, Danny Severson, Dean Sarchett, Shirley Butts, Elinor Odekirk, Robert Frye, Frank Odekirk, Mary Louise Earle. Third grade-Leslie Owen, Zeita Earle, Garth Koile. Fourth grade-Gladys Percy, Marjorie Benter, Clair Bark, Burton Odekirk, Clair Binning, Harry Hubbell. Fifth grade-Verla Hull. Sixth grade-Carl Clemens, Ruth Bark, Daisie Earle, Pauline Jarchow, Frances Sarchett. Seventh grade-Robert Owen, Arthur Perry, Bernadine Warner. Eighth grade-Berneal Odekirk, Marjorie Severson, Mabel Teepe. Ninth grade-Ralph Lenius, Warren Severs, Bennett Severson, Russell Wittenberg. Tenth grade-Darlene Benter, Marbell Cue, Marion Davis, Clair Claxton, Marjorie Edmunds, Lorraine Frye. Eleventh grade-Adelaide Wells, Arlene Weitenhagen, Robert Scannell, Alfred Nieman, Pearl Hanchett, Jean Fry, Frances Cornish, Gladys Earle. Twelfth grade-Richard Scannell, Evelyn Severson, Frances Edmunds, Robert Bellis, Elsie Belknap.

The following students earned a straight “A”: Marjorie Edmunds, Pearl Hanchett, Adelaide Wells and Francis Edmunds. Those who have neither been absent nor tardy for the past six weeks are: High School-Bob Bark, Robert Scannell, Bennett Severson, Wilma Binning, Frances Edmunds, Edna Jarchow, Leona Milligan, Anna Thompson, Vivian Wells. Seventh and eighth grade-Robert Boehmler, Robert McSweeney, Robert Owen, Doris Odekirk, Lorraine Raatz and Betty Bark.

P. T. A. Meeting

Parent-Teachers meeting was held in the high school gymnasium last Monday evening, with a very large attendance and an unusually good program, which consisted of numbers by the grade children from the first to the seventh. Tap dances by Nayda Mabon, Wilma Binning and Rosella Wall from Maynard and lunch was served by a committee. The next meeting will be Dec. 20 when the school will put on the usual Christmas program. There will be no lunch at this meeting.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Dec. 4, 1935.

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R. W. Binning was a caller in Maynard Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children were Sunday evening visitors in the Harry McLaurey home.

Mesdames Ted Lenius, F. W. King, W. C. Wells and Jessie Mabon spent Friday afternoon in the R. W. Binning home.

Clair Binning has been ill several days.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 9, 1936.

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Parent Teachers Association

The Parent Teachers Association will meet in the high school gymnasum [sic], Friday night, April 24th with program as follows: History of the Flag, by the third and fourth grades; reading, Exit the Big Bad Wolfe–Marjorie Edmunds; band concert, directed by Mr. Campbell; election of officers. Committees will be appointed for field day. Lunch will be served by a committee as follows: Mrs. F. C. Bacon, chairman, Mesdames M. R. Clark, Walter Butts, Harold Cue, R. W. Binning, Home Cue, Leslie Fay, A. L. Spatcher, Forrest Odekirk, Wm. Fetrow, Ed Blue, Adrian Gamble, L. E. Sarchett, J. W. Frye, Peter Hoepfner.

School News

3rd and 4th news:

Marjorie Benter, Clair Binning, Lynn Davis, Zeita Earle, Leslie Owen, and Gailand Polk had perfect scores in spelling last week.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning were Sunday P. M. callers in the Vern Holmes home near Maynard.

Mrs. Harold Cue and Mrs. R. W. Binning were callers in Oelwein Tuesday.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Apr. 23, 1936.

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Mr. and Msr. [sic] Wm. Ectrow and children and Betty Bronn and Clair Binning were Saturday evening shoppers in Oelwein.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 2, 1936.

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W. R. C. Met Friday

Woman’s Relief Corp met Friday afternoon at their hall, with fifteen members and twenty one visitors. The visitors consisted of Miss Bleckwenn and her third and fourth grade pupils. President Maude Irvine was in charge and turned the meeting over to Mrs. George Bronn, who is patriotic instructor and who gave a welcome talk. Miss Bleckwenn then had charge of a short patriotic program by her pupils as follows: Reading, History of Our Flag, by Gladys Perry; Exercise, Clair Bark, Burton Odekirk, Harry Hubell, Clair Binning, Robert Hanson; The Flag Speaks, Marjorie Benter; Flag Salute, Marjorie Holmes, Raymond Teepe, Zeita Earle and Leslie Owen; Star Spangled Banner, by entire room. Following the program lunch was served by a committee, consisting of Mrs. Leslie Fay, chairman, Mrs. Leslie Fay, chairman, Mrs. F. H. Orbell and Mrs. John Mahoney. This meeting was the second in the series of patriotic programs of school children. Miss Sindelar and her first and second grade pupils, will be guests of honor Friday afternoon, May 15, at the W. R. C. hall.

N. L. Watt Has Guests

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hathaway and two children, Dale and Ruth and Jerome Brochier, all of Calmer, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hoyt, Mr. and Mrs. Kerion Hoyt and daughter, and Mrs. Clara Williamson, all of Hawkeye, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stensbol, and son Paul, of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Williamson and two children Jack and Jean, of Cedar Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt of Fayette and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children of Randalia, were Sunday dinner guests in the N. L. Watt home Sunday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Watt who were just married recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague were Tuesday evening visitors in the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), May 6, 1936.

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Clair Binning visited from Thursday until Sunday in the Ralph Binning home near Greeley.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children and Mr. and Mrs. Jas Watt of Fayette attended the Binning reunion held Sunday at Bixby’s Park at Edgewood. Forty five relatives were present and picnic dinner served.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children and her mother, Mrs. Jas Watt of Fayette motored to Greeley Thursday afternoon. The former visited in the Ralph Binning home and in the evening in the Arthur Sawyer home at Manchester. Mrs. Watt visited in the home of her step-mother, Mrs. Mary Miller, at Greeley.

Doris Binning of Greeley visited from Thursday until Sunday in the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 26, 1936.

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Rebekah Meeting.

Rosebud Rebekah Lodge No. 232 met in their hall Wednesday evening, July 8 for installation of officers. Mrs. Beulah Bronn of West Union, acting as deputy marshall and Mrs. Lizzie Watt of Fayette acting as deputy president, installed the following officers: Noble Grand, Hattie Odekirk; Vice Grand, Alice Hall, Warden, Edna Binning; Conductor, Gusta Puls; L. S. N. G., Lizzie Watt; R. S. N. G., Flossie Wells; L. S. V. G., Hazel Mahoney; R. S. V. G., Hattie Wilbur; Chaplain, Jessie Mabon; Inner Guard, Minnie Hall; Outer Guard, Nina Fetrow; Recording Secretary, Maude Irvine; Financial Secretary, Effie King; Treasurer, Gladys Lewis; Musician Effie King. Following the installation picnic lunch was served by a committee. Mrs. Dorothy Waldron of West Union was also a guest.

I. O. O. F. Installation.

I. O. O. F. Lodge met in theri hall Monday evening for installation of officers. W. C. Wells, acting as deputy marshall, installed the following officers: Noble Grand, Le Roy Whiteford; Vice Grand, R. P. Lewis; Secretary Chas. Whiteford; Financial Secretary, M. P. Odekirk; Warden, Dewey Puls; Conductor, Paul Jarchow; L. S. N. G., Clair Sprague; R. S. N. G., Roy Binning; L. S. V. G., C. T. Hall; R. S. V. G., Wm. Fetrow; Inner Guard, Ray Davis; Outer Guard, Gene Wilbur; Chaplain, David Wells; R. S. S. Harold Williams; L. S. S. George Traeger. Following the installation, ice cream and wafers were served.

Mrs. Jas. Watt of Fayette spent Thursday in the R. W. Binning home.

Clair Binning spent several days in the Roy Heyer home last week.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jul. 16, 1936.

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School Notes

Students in the general science class have recently performed experiments to show the force of atmospheric pressure, and in this connection they have made a detailed study of the mercurial and aneroid barometers. A showing of the film “Atmospheric Pressure and Work” completed the study of this unit.

7th and 8th Grade News: Seventh grade history class on Wednesday was devoted to a study of Fire Prevention. After a thorough discussion of causes and results of fires and ways of prevention, a short play entitled “Too Busy To Be Safe” was given by five of the students.

Most of the seventh arithmetic students made a good score on the first drill in their new workbooks. We are learning how to read electric and gas meters correctly.

Wendell Rieck earned an A plus in his six weeks geography test.

We miss Frances Sarchett in our seventh grade class. She will attend school in Dubuque.

The eighth grade geography class will conclude their study of Pasture Lands of the World Monday by making an illustrative booklet. This will contain pictures, graphs, maps and compositions which have been collected, drawn and written during the course of study.

5th and 6th: In our spelling tests of the 74 hardest words of the six weeks, Betty Sprague, Marjorie Johnson and Marjorie Benter received grades of A.

Two new sets of readers were given to our library by the school. “Joyland in Reading” is a fifth grade book, and “Treasure Chests” is a sixth grade book.

Our citizenship club was started on Monday morning. Harry Hubbell was elected chairman; Clair Binning, secretary; Lowell Mabon, president; and Melvin Puls, vice president. Because our first program isn’t till the next meeting in two weeks, Miss Ackley told us about Columbus and why October 12 is celebrated as Columbus Day.

Our fifth grade geography class began the study of the Middle Atlantic States by the use of map study work and drill. Now we are going to spend several days reading about New York City to discover why it is so very large and important.

Grades 3 and 4: The following pupils had perfect scores in spelling on Friday: Zeita Earle and Leslie Owen in the fourth grade, Mary Lou Arthur, Shirley Butts, Mary Louise Earle, Nayda Mabon, Frank Odekirk and Meta Pfeiffer in the third grade.

Danny Severson was absent on Tuesday and Arthur Frahm was absent on Thursday.

Last week was Fire Prevention Week. The third grade English class wrote sentences telling what we can do to prevent fires. The fourth grade made a booklet of “Fire Stories.”

We enjoyed the pictures that were shown in our room on Monday. They were “People Who Live on the Great Plains,” “The Adventures of Peter” and a health picture.

Grades 1 and 2: The second grade pupils are making a poem booklet. Each poem that is enjoyed by the class is copied and put into this booklet.

The following second grade pupils had perfect spelling papers: Marion Snyder, Doris Hanson, Ardath Wilbur, Marilyn Rieck, Joyce Teepe, Edith Leech, John McFadden, Dean Jellings and Mabel Frahm.

The first graders are enjoying stories about Alice and Jerry.

Last week, which was Fire Prevention Week, we learned how to prevent fires and what to do in case of fire. Several pictures of fire were brought to school which everyone enjoyed.

In our science class we have been studying about autumn. We are collecting and drying leaves which we will use later for a tree poster.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Oct. 15, 1936.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fetrow and children, Jack Fetrow, and Clair Binning were visitors in Oelwein Saturday evening.

Wilma Binning tap danced on the program at the Farmers’ Union meeting at Fayette Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kohls and son of Postville were Sunday dinner guests in the parental P. S. Clow home. P. M. callers were Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children.

Wilma Binning was a Friday overnight and Saturday guest in the W. C. Wells home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Oct. 22, 1936.

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R. W. Binning spent Wednesday in Des Moines, where he attended a meeting of the Ford dealers, held at the Savery Hotel.

Sunday dinner guests in the Clair Sprague home were: Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Binning of Greeley, Betty Bronn, Oelwein, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heyer and son of near Sumner, Miss Marie Gehring of Wadena, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dorland and George Monroe of Donnan, and Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children, Wilma and Clair Binning.

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Binning of Greeley were Saturday overnight guests in the home of his brother R. W. Binning and family.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Nov. 18, 1936.

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5th and 6th Grades

Our health classes have been studying the value of eating a hot cereal for breakfast. We examined the parts of a wheat seed to discover the food substances found in each part, and also planted seeds in sand to find how long a plant can survive after it has used up the food in the seed. A discussion followed this examination in which we compared the seed and the body needs for food. We have formed a “Hot-Cereal for Breakfast Club.”

The Monday Citizenship meeting was postponed until Wednesday and a Thanksgiving program was given to the room.

Both history and geography classes have begun new units during the last week. The fifth grade geography class studied about the cotton industry as the first important thing concerning the Southern States. In their history they are learning about the opening of the West, and the Oregon Trail.

The Sixth graders are finding many interesting places to visit in Australia. Their history takes them to Italy to learn about the Roman World and why this once great empire declined.

Honor Roll for the second six weeks. John McSweeney and Verla Hull in the sixth grade; Gladys Perry, Harry Hubbell and Burton Odekirk in the fifth grade.

Perfect attendance for the six weeks: Clair Bark, Clair Binning Lynn Davis, Burton Odekirk Donald Fetrow, Ralph Vargason and Laura Fetrow.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Nov. 28, 1936.

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5th and 6th News

The Ralston Purina Co. sent breakfast food dishes to the people in our room who sent them tops to their cereal packages. They were Laura Fetrow, Betty Sprague Leland Belknap, Burton Odekirk, John McSweeney, Marjorie Benter and Lynn Davis.

Betty Sprague and Lynn Davi[s] were absent during the past week of school because of illness.

The Citizenship club met on Friday, January 22. President Melvin Puls took charge of the meeting and new officers were elected. Chairman Burton Odekirk and Laura Fetrow presented us with a very interesting program. Clair Binning read a story of England’s new king, Harry. Hubbell gave us a winter poem, Leland Belknap read a story of a strange animal, the panda, which has been brought to America, and John McSweeney played a clarinet solo.

Those receiving blue dots in spelling for the week were Leland Belknap, Verla Hull, Ralph Vargason, Marjorie Benter, Clair Binning, Harry Hubbell, Marjorie Johnson, and Melvin Puls.

The sixth grade geography class began the study of the small North Sea countries; Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. The polder lands and the canals and windmills of the Netherlands are sites they have not seen before in their travels.

Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Watt were Sunday dinner guests in the R. W. Binning home in honor of the former’s birthday.

Miss Vivian Wells was a Tuesday overnight guest in the R. W. Binning home.

Le Roy Whiteford was a Friday dinner guest in the R. W. Binning home.

Wilma Binning was a Thursday overnight guest in the John Bahl home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 26, 1937.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and son, Clair, were Sunday visitors in the home of the former’s sister, Mrs. Harry Melka, and family at Waterloo.

Wilma Binning was a Sunday dinner guest in the George Davis home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fetrow and children and Clair Binning were Saturday evening visitors in Oelwein.

“Randalia News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Mar. 25, 1937.

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Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Binning and daughter, Marjorie, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schechtman of Greeley, were Thursday evening visitors in the R. W. Binning home. Clair Binning who had spent several days in Greeley returned home with them.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter, Wilma and Miss Doris Binning of Greeley were Wednesday P. M. visitors in the Jas. Watt home in Fayette.

Misses Wilma Binning and her cousin Doris Binning of Greeley were Tuesday P. M. shoppers in Oelwein.

Miss Doris Binning returned to her home at Greeley Thursday evening, after several days visit in the R. W. Binning home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jul. 28, 1937.

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Sunday dinner guests in the R. W. Binning home were Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Binning of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koeneke and two children of near Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Binning of Colesburg, Walter Crandall and Arnold Tegtmeier of Sumner, and Miss Jerry Holmes.

Mr. Arnold Tegtmeier of Sumner was a Saturday dinner guest in the R. W. Binning home.

Homer Cue and Clair Binning were Sunday a. m. callers in the D. M. Davis home at Oelwein.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children and Miss Jerry Holmes were Thursday evening visitors in the parental George Binning home in Greeley. They also called at the R. G. Binning home near Oneida.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Sep. 29, 1937.

Methodist Church Notes

“Youth Day” was celebrated by special services devoted to the theme of youth and the church. Mardell Mahoney, Berneal Odekirk, Wilma Binning and Clair Binning received the sacrament of baptism. Mardell Mahoney, Berneal Odekirk, Wilma Binning, Lorraine Craven, Betty Lee Jennings and Marjorie Severson were received into full membership of the church upon confession of faith. Mr. and Mrs. Ford Turner and two daughters, Eloise and Theodora Turner, were received by certificate from other churchess…Eloise Turner was in charge of the discussion and lesson for the Epworth League…The baccalaureate service of the senior class will be Sunday, May 15…Sunday, May 15, will be celebrated as the birthday of the Epworth League.

Miss Wilma Binning was a Sunday evening visitor in the E. H. Tegtmeier home in Sumner.

Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), May 5, 1938.

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Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter, Wilma, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette to Oelwein Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fetrow and children and Clair Binning were in Oelwein Saturday afternoon.

Arnold Tegtmeier of Sumner was a Sunday visitor in the R. W. Binning home.

Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Jun. 9, 1938.

Randalia

Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter Wilma accompanied Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette to Oelwein Wednesday.

Mr. Arnold Tegtmeier of Sumner was a Sunday afternoon visitor in the R. W. Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fetrow and children and Clair Binning were in Oelwein Saturday afternoon.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 10, 1938.

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Randalia Methodist Episcopal Church Notes

The Children’s Day Sunday was celebrated with a program given largely by the Junior department of the church school, under the direction of the teaching staff. A youth choir of twenty voices assisted with the music. Other items on the program included the following: Readings by Shirley Butts and Laura Fetrow; songs by the Junior Department chorus; solo by Nayda Mabon; dramatizations by Miss Davis’ class; chorus by Miss Davis’ class; reading by D. Eston Turner.

The Sacrament of Baptism was administered to Carl Warren Clemens. A class of six boys was received into the membership of the church upon confession of faith and after instruction extending over a six months period. The class consists of the following: Clair Binning, Carl Clemens. D. Eston Turner, Lowell Mabon, Robert Frye and George Snyder.

Fred Bacon is assisting in painting the Bartie residence, occupied by Roy Binning and family.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children Wilma and Clair, together with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette motored to Colesburg and Greeley Sunday. They visited in the G. F. Binning, Mrs. Mary Miller, and George Rippey homes in Greeley.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and children spent Tuesday evening visiting in the Clair Sprague home near Sumner.

Misses Loraine Frye and Wilma Binning were Tuesday afternoon callers in the Frank Edmonds home.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jul. 2, 1938.

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Binning Family Reunion

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning [illegible] family together with Arnold [Teg]tmeier of Sumner motored to [illegible] Backbone State Park near [La]mont Sunday, where they at[ten]ded the Binning family re[uni]on. Picnic dinner was served [at] noon. Those attending were [Mr.] and Mrs. Alfred Binning, Mr. [and] Mrs. John Keck and family [illegible] Colesburg, Mr. and Mrs. Har[ry] Koeneke and family of near [Gr]eley, Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Bin[nin]g and family of near Oneida, [Mr.] and Mrs. Clarence Binning [and] sons, Mr. and Mrs. George [?]ppey, Mr. and Mrs. Don Binning [an]d son, Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Bin[nin]g all of Greeley, Mr. and Mrs. [?]oyd Binning and daughters of [On]eida, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben [?]ife and children of Lamont, [Mr.] and Mrs. Harry Melka and [son]s of Waterloo, Miss Marjorie [?]ife and friends of Cedar Ra[pi]ds.

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter Wilma together with Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette attended funeral services for the latter’s aunt Mrs. Anna Carty held at Greeley Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made at Fairview cemetery at Earlville.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fetrow and son and Wilma Binning were Saturday evening callers in Oelwein. Junior Bronn accompanied them home after a week spent with the Fetrows and other friends in Randalia.

Clair Binning is assisting with oat cutting at the Roy Heyer home at Hawkeye.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jul. 21, 1938.

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Clair Binning and Donald Fetrow are doing lone scout overnight camping these days down on the river. The boys have quite a few nights to their credit.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Burkhart and children and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Sprague, all of near Sumner, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Heyer and son Tex of Hawkeye, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and son Clair picnicked at Klock’s Island at Fayette Sunday.

Miss Lorraine Frye was a Tuesday over night guest of Wilma Binning.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Aug. 3, 1938.

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Clair Binning and Donald Fetrow are doing lone scout overnight camping these days down on the river. The boys have quite a few nights to their credit.

Mrs. R. W. Binning and daughter, Wilma, were callers in Fayette Thursday.

Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Aug. 4, 1938.

Randalia

Reception for Rev. Oelfke and Mother

At a reception held in the M. E. Church social room Wednesday evening for the minister and his mother, the following program was enjoyed by a large attendance. Welcome for the church and Sunday school by Mrs. M. E. Talcott; Welcome, Epworth League, by Eloise Turner; Response by Rev. C. L. Oelfke; Miss O’Banion gave a vocal solo and Mrs. W. A. Butts a piano solo. Introduced by Mrs. E. C. Knight in behalf of the Town Council; Piano solo by Bernadine Warner, in behalf of the Woman’s Relief Corps introduced by the president, Mrs. J. B. Turner; Short Talk by Mr. Don Hughes in behalf of the School Faculty; Song, Trust and Obey, by Clair Binning, Carl Clemens and D. Eston Turner in behalf of the Rebekah Lodge; Pauline Jarchow played a piano solo sponsored by the 4-H club; Reading by Mayme Severson, sponsored by the Thursday Reading Circle and introduced by Mrs. E. H. Beman; Clarinet solo by Miss Lorraine Kitch, introduced by Edwin Benz, president of school board; Accordion music by Roy Binning, sponsored by business men; Girls Trio, Misses Wilma Binning, Eloise Turner and Theodora Turner, in behalf of the Co-operative Creamery, introduced by the president J. B. Turner; Reading by Miss Bernadine Rench, introduced by Myron Talbott for the Farm Bureau; and the Ladies Aid, introduced by the president Mrs. J. W. Frye, song their Ladies Aid song, “Take Time To Be Holy.” All in all, the program was very fitting for the occasion and enjoyed by all followed by a picnic lunch.

Celebrate Birthdays

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Watt of Fayette and Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Clow were Sunday dinner guests in the home of the former’s daughter Mrs. R. W. Binning and family in honor of Mrs. Watt and Mrs. Clow’s birthdays.

School News

The Girls Trio composed of Eloise and Theodora Turner and Wilma Binning accompanied by Miss Wright sang for the Democratic Rally at Fayette Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Ray Binning and two children Wilma and Clair were Saturday p. m. callers in Oelwein.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Oct. 29, 1938.

Budget of News from Randalia

RANDALIA-Pearl Davis led the Epworth League services Sunday evening…Choir will meet with Mrs. J. W. Frye Wednesday evening…The L. A. S. will hold a social afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. A. Butts Nov 30 with Mrs. Bert Cook and Mrs. S. W. Rubjor co-hostesses…The first quarterly conference will meet Monday evening, Dec. 5, at 8…Miss Bernadine Warner is announced as the regular church school secretary, replacing Mrs. Roy Binning, who has moved to Sumner.

Miss Wilma Binning and Arnold Tegtmeier of Sumner spent Sunday afternoon in the George Rippey home in Greeley.

Miss Wilma Binning spent Thanksgiving vacation in the parental Roy Binning home in Sumner.

Clair Binning of Sumner was a Saturday night visitor here.

“Budget of News from Randalia,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Dec. 1, 1938.

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Roy Binning was a caller in Randalia Friday.

Clair Binning, Davis Odekirk and Donald Bronns were visitors at Will Fetrows Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Binning and family visited at the home of her sister, Mrs. Owen Lillibridge and family at Greeley Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Binning and family visited at the home of his brothers, Roy Binning and family at Sumner, Sunday evening.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 6, 1939.

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School Notes.

Marjorie Binning entered the junior class last week from the Oneida high school. Francis Binning has entered previously.

Joint Installation.

The I. O. O. F. and Rebekah lodge held joint installation Tuesday night, Jan. 10. Mrs. Fay Proctor was the deputy marshal. The following officers were installed: past noble grand, Mrs. E. R. Wilbur; noble grand, Mrs. Walter Hall; vice grand, Miss Adelaide Wells; warden, Mrs. Roy Binning; conductor, Mrs. Amil Schmidt; inside guardian, Mrs. Lloyd Clough; outside guardian, Mrs. Clair Sprague, R. S. to N. G, Mrs. R. P. Lewis; L. S. to N. C, Mrs. Chet Hall; chaplain, Mrs. Jessie Mabon; R S. to V. G., Mrs. Susie Scannell; L. S. to V. G., Mrs. Lloyd Sprague; musician, Mrs. Norme Watt.

I. O. O. F.: past noble grand, Harold William; noble grand, Austin Hall; vice grand, Chet Hall; warden, Walter Hall; conductor, Leroy Whiteford; inside guardian, Pete Hoepfner; outside guardian, Roy Binning; R. S. to N. G., R. P. Lewis; L. S. to N. G., Charles Whiteford; chaplain, Will Wells; musician, Ray Davis; R. S. to V. G., Lyd Rubyor; L. S. to V. G., Harold Williams.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Binning and family were in Greeley from Sunday until Tuesday. Their little three-months-old granddaughter passed away.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Binning were Saturday evening visitors at Sumner with Roy Binnings. Claim Binning came back with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Turner, Marjorie Severson and Marjorie Binning were Sunday dinner guests at Ford Turners.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 19, 1939.

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Clair Binning, Sumner, was a week end visitor in Ralph Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and Clair of Sumner were Sunday evening dinner guests in the Ralph Binning home.

Mrs. Ralph Binning and children Francis and Marjorie, were Friday afternoon callers in Fayette.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 26, 1939.

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500 Party Held

A five hundred party was held at Dewey Puls last Sunday evening, April 16. Mrs. Ralph Binning received high score and Roy Binning low score. Lunch was served at a late hour.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Binning spent Sunday evening at the Everett Polk home.

Mrs. Ralph Binning and Marjorie were shoppers in Oelwein Saturday.

Clair Binning of Sumner spent the week end with Frances Binning.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Apr. 29, 1939.

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Mr. and Mrs. Donald Binning visited in the Ralph Binning home Saturday.

Clair Binning spent the week with Donald Fetrow.

Mrs. Roy Binning and Wilma were callers in the Ralph Binning home Saturday.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 10, 1939.

Personals

Miss Vivian Wells of Randalia spent several days this week with Miss Wilma Binning.

Claude Davis of Chicago and Reynold Davis of Hubbard were Sunday morning callers in the Roy Binning home.

Francis Binning and Donald Fetrow of Randalia were Saturday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning and children, Wilma and Clair and Arnold Tegtmeier were Sunday dinner guests in the James Watt. home in Fayette.

Donald Fetrow of Randalia spent several days last week with Clair Binning in the Roy Binning home.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Binning of Lincoln, Neb., and his father, Ed Binning of Osmond, Neb., the latter’s daughter, Mrs. Blanche Pulsifer and her daughter, Mrs. Fred Rice of Sacramento, Calif., were last Tuesday evening supper guests in the Roy Binning home. The two latter remained overnight while the former were overnight guests in the Ralph Binning home at Randalia.

“Personals,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Aug. 17, 1939.

Randalia

George Snyder spent several days the past week with Clair Binning at Sumner.

“Randalia,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jun. 10, 1940.

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Clair Binning of Sumner spent last Sunday and Monday with his cousin Francis Binning.

Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Jan. 7, 1941.

Talk of the Town

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning, Wilma and Clair were guests in the R. G. Binning home at Maynard Sunday evening.

Francis Binning of Maynard was a week end visitor with Clair Binning in the Roy Binning home.

“Talk of the Town,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Mar. 27, 1941.

Maynard News

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Clow were Mr. and Mrs. James Watt of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. Heyer and Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Watt and son, Howard, of Randalia; Clair Binning and Miss Lavonne McCormick of Sumner, Howard Watt has recently returned from Samoan Islands, where he has been doing construction work for the U. S.

“Maynard News,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Nov. 5, 1942.

Talk of the Town

Clair Binning was a Sunday dinner guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Burkhart at Hawkeye.

“Talk of the Town,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), Nov. 12, 1942.

Locals

Mrs. Clair Binning of Sumner and Miss Eleanor Schutte spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Forsman and daughters, at Lake City, Minn.

“Locals,” Fredericksburg News (Fredericksburg, IA), Aug. 10, 1944.

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F1/c Clair Binning of Sumner, who has been in the U. S. Navy and served 8 months overseas in the South Pacific, has been visiting the past week in the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Watt. He and Mrs. Binning left Sunday for Wichita, Kansas, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning, and sister, Mrs. A. W. Tegtmeier, and family.

Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Oct. 12, 1944.

War Wounds Cause Clair Binning’s Death

Mr. and Mrs. James Watt received word Monday evening that their grandson, Clair Binning, 20, is dead from wounds suffered while serving in the South Pacific. He was a motor machinist’s mate 3/c, and had War Wounds Cause Clair Binning's Deathbeen in the service since September, 1943.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning, and a sister, Mrs. Art Tegtmeier, live in Wichita, Kansas, and his wife, the former Lavon Korman, resides in Sumner. The family did not know that he had been wounded.

Mo.M.M.3/c Binning, with his wife and parents, visited in the Watt home before leaving for overseas in December. They were former residents of Randalia.

“War Wounds Cause Clair Binning’s Death,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), May 10, 1945.

Chronological

Following are some of the events of the year, of course only briefly referred to.

January

Pvt. Cleo Moore listed missing in action in Germany. Cpl. R. G. Dennis listed missing near Luxemburg.
Later in the month writes father. Pvt. George Zabriskie listed missing in action in Germany.
Marriage of Ruth Ingels and James L. Roorda. Shirley Ann Spear and Dale Nefzger.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Orr celebrate golden wedding anniversary.
Rev. W. R. Noland of Ackley accepts pastorate of Methodist church.
Deaths: Charles Washburn; Pfc. Virgil Maurer; Edward James Langerman Jr.; Pvt. Jerry Miller; Fred E. Finch; George Pangburn; Henry Jach.
Mrs. Susan King celebrates 86th milestone.

February

Sgt. Harold Johnson wounded on Belgian front.
Pvt. Cleo Moore listed as German prisoner.
Methodist campaign to raise $1300 toward “The Crusade for Christ” ends with $1425 pledged.
Joe King house destroyed by fire.
Deaths: Carl Gross; Mrs. Carrie Learn; Mrs. Alta Thompson; Mrs. W. K. Humphry; George Kuhnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martin Sr. celebrates 57th wedding anniversary.

March

Lt. F. B. Claxton reported missing over Germany.
Sgt. Howard Hubbell wounded in Germany.
Pvt. George Zabriskie a German prisoner.
U. I. U. receives $25,000 from Mrs. Pfeiffer.
Mrs. J. H. Tracy celebrates 90th birthday.
Deaths: J. B. Davis; Maude James; Sarah Claxton; August Wenthe; Pvt. Robert Upton.
Marriages: Roberta Helmer and Arnold Paul; Grace Burdick and Calvin Ashcraft; Ruth Thomas and Finis Brandenberg.

April

Lt. Duane Know, in ETO, reported missing; then in hospital, after being a prisoner of the Germans.
Pfc. Lester Boots seriously wounded in Germany, and in hospital in England.
Lt. Randall Webb, previously reported missing, returns to his company.
Rev. A. L. Bray accepts pastorate of Wesleyan Methodist church at Oak Park, Ill. Rev. Clayton P. Ellsberry comes to Fayette to take his place.
Deaths: Leroy Schroeder; Flight Officer Ralph A. Thomas; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Mrs. Clara Platt.
Marriages: Shirley Bailey and Doyle Nefzger.
Golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. George Jones.

May

Lt. F. B. Claxton Jr., hospitalized in England – had suffered severe burns – had been a prisoner of the Germans.
Pvt. Robert Shepard released from hosppital [sic] i n EndngaliHs E ETA AA hospital in England-returned to active duty.
Pfc. Delbert Clegg seriously wounded in Germany.
War in Europe ends.
L. C. Surfus takes over Bell feed business.
Pres. V. T. Smith re-elected sec. treas. Iowa College Press Ass’n.
Seventh War loan drive begins.
U. I. U. Commencement.
E. T. Wegner receives Iowa Farm Bureau award.
Deaths: Mrs. Charles Webb; Kara Penhollow Dickinson; Pfc. Delbert Clegg; Mrs. Anna Thompson; Jerome Walker; Clair Binning, M.M.M. 3/c, Pfc. Gale Donat.
Marriage: Irene Alderson and Lt. Wayne Timm.

June

Pvt. George Zabriskie released from German prison-arrives home.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hunt celebrate 55th wedding anniversary.

July

Lt. Duane Knos arrives home from Europe.
Sale of Sugar Bowl building
Coffee Nook sold to Earl Mullins.
Marriages: Pvt. Wesley Welch and Vivian Bergstadt; Eleanor Popenhagen and Wayne Butterfield; V. Carol Johnson and Andrew Haas.
Deaths: Mrs. Mary Chapman; Cpl. Lawrence Holtsman; Mrs. Joseph Yates; Fred McFadden; Mrs. Myrtle Crawford.

August

World War II ends.
Marriages: Dorothy Crawford and Sgt. Edward Ash; Josephine Exman and James Rochford; Lt. Duane Knos and Lucille Luse; Gayle Smith and Dorothy Slagle; Leota Cummings and Carole Turner.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Nefzger celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary.
Deaths: Mrs. Alonzo Brown; Pfc. Robert King.

September

Cpl. R. O. Dennis arrives from ETO.
Opening of Walkers Flower Shop; Lorenz Wilke’s feed store; U. I. U. and Public School.
Marriages: Helen Magnuson and Howard Shepard; Berniece Brewer and Corporal Harold Iliff; Ruth Dickinson and John B. Caine.
Deaths: Mrs. C. N. Hart; Eddie Blue; D. J. Rosebrook; Jacob Yearous; Sharon Lee Nading; Memorial for Harley Schuety.

October

Edward Dullard, had been prisoner of Japs, arrives home.
Sgt. Robert Wilson, prisoner of the Japs, arrives home.
W.A. Stranahan sells coal and gas business to Arnold Johnson and Hubert Gilbertson.
Marriages: Virginnia Young and Lt. Gene Wooldridge; Helen Barrett and Albert T. Fannon.
Deaths: Arthur Hunt; Mary Kidder; Clark Belknap; Mrs. Peter Banning; Gomer Pritchard; Mrs. K. R. Holtzman.

November

Donald Henry opens electric appliance shop.
Johnson Cafe moves to new location.
Deaths: W. F. Pfeiffer; W. E. Hunt; Mrs. Roy Goodrich; Mrs. Julia Russell.
Marriages: Marian Pardol and Leslie Yearous; Helen Olsen and Thomas Goebel; Effie Wagner and Clarence Berger.

December

Memorial for Thomas Oelberg.
Marriages: Carolyn Moore and Clarence Grummitt; Evelyn Chase and Eugene Wilson.
Death: C. S. Tireman

“Chronological,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Jan. 10, 1946.

Reburial

Mr. and Mrs. James Watt have received word that the body of their grandson, Motor Machinist mate Third class, Clair Binning, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Binning of Sumner, is being returned for reburial. He died of wounds received in the invasion of Okinawa, April 25, 1945.

“Reburial,” Fayette County Leader (Fayette, IA), Feb. 24, 1949.

May 10, 1945

Work was started Wednesday on a new warehouse 22 by 56 feet which is being constructed on the Fridley Feed Mill grounds, at the southwest corner of the property.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Donat received the fateful message from the War Department Saturday stating that their son, Gale, 20, had been killed in action in Germany April 19.

Mrs. Clair D. Binning received the sad news from the Navy department that her husband, MOMM3c Clair Binning, serving aboard a navy mine sweeper, had died of wounds received while in the line of duty.

Mrs. Olive Horton, 73, who has been seriously ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. F. Robinson at Volga, died Monday of a heart ailment.

Fire of undetermined origin seriously damaged the interior of the offices of Drs. W. L. and J. E. Whitmire Friday morning about 8:30 o’clock.

Rev. and Mrs. F. Schedtler were honored at a 6:00 dinner Sunday in observance of their 60th wedding anniversary.

“May 10, 1945,” Sumner Gazette (Sumner, IA), May 7, 1970.

Reburial Services For Clair Binning To Be Held Thursday

SUMNER (Special) – Funeral services for a Sumner returned war dead will be held at 1:30 p. m., Thursday, at the Berg Funeral chapel here with the Rev. Walter Dimmlich officiating.

Clair Binning, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Binning, will then be buried in Wilson Grove cemetery. He was 20.

Binning died on April 25, 1945, of wounds received in action in the Pacific theatre of war. A navy motor-machinist mate third class, he was born in Randalia and later moved to Sumner.

He served aboard the mine sweeper U. S. S. Swallow.

He was married to the former Lavonne Korman, Sumner, on Sept. 25, 1943, and is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. James Sexton, Hazleton, and his parents.

“Reburial Services For Clair Binning To Be Held Thursday,” Oelwein Daily Register (Oelwein, IA), Apr. 20, 1949.

 


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 Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Swallow

Any of numerous small, long-winged birds noted for their graceful flight and regular migrations.

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(AM-65: dp. 890; l. 221’2″; b. 32’2″; dr. 10’9″ (full); s. 18.1 k. (tl.); cpl. 105; a. 2 3″, 2 40mm.; cl. Auk)

The second Swallow (AM-65) was laid down on 19 July 1941 at Alameda, Calif., by the General Engineering & Drydock Co.; launched on 6 May 1942; and commissioned on 14 January 1943.

Passing mail to a destroyer somewhere in the South Pacific. Photo from the September 1943 issue of "All Hands" magazine.
Passing mail to a destroyer somewhere in the South Pacific. Photo from the September 1943 issue of “All Hands” magazine.

Swallow completed fitting out at San Francisco and, on 2 March, got underway for Pearl Harbor, where she arrived on the 13th. After almost a month of exercises in Hawaiian waters, she stood out of Pearl Harbor for the Central Pacific. On 7 May, she reached Ebon Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The minesweeper remained in the Marshalls until 24 May, when she sailed for New Caledonia. She entered the harbor at Noumea on 30 May. For the remainder of the year, she escorted convoys steaming among the various American bases in the South Pacific. During that period, she made several visits to Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands, and voyaged once each to Efate and Fiji.

On 17 December 1943, the minesweeper set out upon her first voyage to the Solomon Islands. She arrived in Purvis Bay, Florida Island, on 3 January 1944. Until April, she escorted supply echelons to and between the Solomons, first concentrating on Guadalcanal, and then, as the American forces began to climb the Solomons ladder, branched out to the other islands, notably to the Russell subgroup and to Bougainville. She alsoperiodically made voyages back to Noumea and Espiritu Santo. She underwent repairs there in April and returned to the Solomons on 10 May.

By late May, she was operating in the vicinity of Tassafaronga, whence she departed on 4 June. Swallow reached Kwajalein Atoll on 8 June, joined Task Force 53, refueled, and got underway again on the 12th. The Southern Attack Force, otherwise known as Task Force (TF) 53, was assigned the job of retaking Guam during the Marianas operation. Originally the Guam assault was to have come several days after that upon Saipan. However, the invasion of the island was delayed by the Battle of the Philippine Sea and by the realization that additional troops would be needed for the operation. Thus, TF 53 steamed around in the ocean 150 to 300 miles east of Saipan until 25 June when Admiral Spruance ordered the bulk of it to Eniwetok to await additional forces from Hawaii. Swallow arrived in Eniwetok lagoon three days later.

She remained at Eniwetok until 17 July, when the task force sortied for Guam. Arriving off Apra Harbor on the 21st, Swallow took up her screening station and, for almost two months, screened ships and

20 December 1944, San Francisco, CA.
20 December 1944, San Francisco, CA.

patrolled in the vicinity of Apra. On 3 September, she joined the escort of a convoy bound for Eniwetok. She arrived there on the 9th and sailed for Pearl Harbor two days later. She spent the night of 21 and 22 September at Pearl Harbor; then continued on to San Francisco, where she arrived on the 30th. She immediately commenced overhaul at the General Engineering & Dry Dock Co., Alameda, Calif. Swallow completed overhaul and trials a few days before Christmas, departed San Francisco on 22 December, and reached San Diego on Christmas Eve.

For a little more than a month, the minesweeper operated out of San Diego; then, on 1 February 1945, she headed back to the western Pacific. She spent ten days, 9 to 19 February, conducting exercises in Hawaiian waters in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa. On the 19th, Swallow stood out of Pearl Harbor and joined the screen of a convoy bound for Eniwetok. She entered the lagoon on 2 March and headed for the Marianas the following day. Following a brief stop at Saipan on the 6th, the minesweeper continued on to Ulithi, where she trained in preparation for the invasion of Okinawa.

On 19 March, Swallow and the rest of Task Group 52.3 sortied from Ulithi lagoon. Five days later, she arrived off Okinawa and commenced a week of mine-sweeping operations to clear the approach to the beaches for landing ships and craft. Each night she retired to a relatively safe area far offshore. On 1 April, when the assault waves rolled ashore, Swallow shifted from minesweeping duties to antisubmarine patrols and, but for two runs to Kerama Retto for supplies, continued that duty until 22 April. At 1858 on that day, a Japanese suicide plane swooped down out of heavy clouds and crashed into Swallow’s starboard side, amidships, just above the waterline. Both engine rooms were flooded, and the minesweeper immediately took a 45° list to starboard. The order to abandon ship was given at 1901. Three minutes later, she capsized and sank in 85 fathoms of water.

Swallow’s name was struck from the Navy list on 2 June 1945. Twelve years later, on 10 July 1957, the Secretary of the Navy authorized the donation of her sunken hulk to the government of the Ryukyu Islands.

Swallow earned two battle stars during World War II.

“Swallow,” Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Accessed August 23, 2014. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/s21/swallow-ii.htm.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 19 July 1941 by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, CA
  • Launched 6 May 1942
  • Commissioned 14 January 1943
  • Struck by kamikaze plane at Kerama Retto and sank, 22 April 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 2 June 1945
  • Sunken hulk donated to the government of the Ryukyu Islands 10 July 1957.

Specifications:

  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221′ 2″
  • Beam 32′ 2″
  • Draft 10′ 9″
  • Speed 18.1 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • Armament: One 3″/50 dual purpose gun mount, two 40mm gun mounts, eight 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks and five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,559shp ALCO 539 diesel electric engines, Westinghouse single reduction gear, two shafts.

“Swallow (AM 65),” NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive, Accessed August 23, 2014, http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/02065.htm.

Navy Report of Changes & Muster Roll of the Crew Documents