Arthur and Irene Beem

The marriage of Miss Irene Beatrice Smith, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Smith of Sloan, Iowa, to Arthur J. Beem, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beem of Hornick, Iowa, was solemnized at 8 o’clock Thursday evening [morning], March 12 [1931] by Rev. Miler of the Christian Church.

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Leora Smith, as bridesmaid. Ernest Beem, brother of the groom, was groomsman, Clara Jane Smith, youngest sister of the bride, carried the ring in a white rose bud.

The bride was gowned in white crepe, princess style, with veil of tulle and lace, caught into a cap of pearls and orange blossoms.  She carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses.  The bridesmaid was frocked in green chiffon and carried a bouquet of pink roses and sweet peas.

Leila Johnson, of Akron, Iowa, cousin of the bride, sang “I Love You Truly.”  To the strains of Lohengrin’s Bridal Chorus, played by Miss Saloma Swearingen, of Jefferson, Iowa, an intimate friend of the bride, the officiating clergyman followed by the groom and groomsman, took their places at the foot of an archway to await the coming of the bridal party.

This consisted of the ringbearer, bridesmaid and the bride who was brought in on the arm of her father.  The ceremony took place in an attractive archway which was decorated in the bride’s colors of nile green and white.  Palm leaves, ferns, and a white wedding bell adorned the archway.

A very dainty two-course lunch was served by the bride’s parents immediately after the ceremony.

The young couple left that night on a short honeymoon, but returned Sunday evening as Mrs. Beem will continue her school duties in Owego for the remainder of the year.

Out-of-town guests were: Mrs. Josephine Johnson and daughter, Leila, of Akron; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dubois and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Polly and family of Albaton; Mr. and Mrs. Archie McFarland, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Cummings, Roy Peterson, of Whiting; Mr. and Mrs. James Hennum, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Peterson and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Peterson, of Sloan.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Beem and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Metcalf and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Larsen, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clift, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Coover, Mrs. N. J. Lockwood, all of Hornick.  Miss Lois Boyer, of Sioux City, Mr. Ernest Beem of Ames, Saloma Swearingen, of Jefferson.

The bride is a graduate of the Sloan high school, later attending Morningside College and Iowa State Teacher’s College, at Cedar Falls.  The groom is a graduate of the Holly Springs high school.  The young couple will be at home to their friends on the groom’s farm north of Holly Springs after March 30.


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