The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on December 24, 1936 · Page 1
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Historical Deot Iowa THE MALVERN LEADER AN AM,-COrSTr WEEKLT XKWSPAPER 1 VOL. 62. MALVERN, MILLS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 19. NO. 24. Mon Otha Wearin Favors Expansion of the New Deal I Leader Editor Interviews Congressman at His Home Saturday (Note: In a fcu> days Congressman Otha D. Wearin will return to Washington to take ti[> his legislative in connection tcif/i the nc-.'; Congress. Because of the growing importance of the federal government in our daily activities, The Leader editor obtained this inlen'ic-c idth Congressman ll'carin). Passage of much water down the canal-like channel of the Nishna Botna river has brought but little change in the political attitudes of Congressman Otha D. Wearin the past year. Saturday evening I found the youthful legislator in relaxed mood as he enjoyed the final few days in his comfortable farm home in the Nishna valley before returning to the rush of the coining Congressional session. In general the Congressman is as enthusiastic as ever over the Xcw Deal program and our discussion indicated more of a desire for expansion of that program than curtailment of its features. His political philosophy favors a continuation of the trend toward nationalization of some basic industries—especially electricity—and he definitely foresees a stronger and more influential central government. Nonetheless, although this attitude varies somewhat from traditional ideals of the Democratic party, the Congressman points out that he has the utmost faith in the American governmental system and its basic concepts. Of prime importance in the work of the coming session, Congressman Wearin believes, is the necessity to do something about farm tenancy. This is increasing rapidly he pointed out, and he believes that Congress will take stringent measures to boost farm operator ownership. Methods may be by even more easy credit, obtainable by cooperating with soil control provisions mapped out by the department of agriculture, About the matter of consolidations of major administrative departments Wearin holds more of a wistful hope than an optimistic belief. While he ' iv'or\ consolidations which would of function and WEATHER needs of present day government, such as combining of the departments of War and Navy into a single department of Defense; he does not believe that anything so extensive could be done at this time. Possible revival of the NRA, or a (Continued on page 6) NEW DEAL Funeral Rites for Victim of Tragedy Services Held Thursday Afternoon for Cha*. D. Shamblen Funeral services were held in the Mansfield funeral home Thursday afternoon for Chas. D. Shamblen who was found apparently murdered at the side of the Burlington tracks west of the depot here last Sunday morning. The services were conducted by the Rev. C. A. Calkins but due to the finding of new evidence in the case the body was not buried and is being held for inquest. The Rev, Calkins read the following obituary at the services: "Charles Donald Shamblen, son of Thomas and Annie Shamblen, was born Sept. 30, 1886 at Tabor, la., and met sudden death Dec. 12, 1936. His age was 50 years, two months and 22 days. "In 1911 he was united in marriage to Mrs. May Francis. Mr. Shamblen spent his entire life in Mills county. lie was a great lover of children and took the place of a father with his four step-children. "He leaves to mourn his passing his four step-children: Chester Francis of New Jersey; Cleva Zalke and Ila Francis of Kansas City, Mo.; and La Verne Francis of Silver City. Also six brothers: Harry and George of San Francisco. Calif.; Fred of Lps Angeles, Calif.; Earl of Henderson; Merle of Tabor, and Lester of Strahan; and two sisters: Mrs. Nellie Peterson of Strahan and Mrs. Annie Gailord of Prescott." Among relatives from a distance attending the /services were his sister, Mrs. Gailord, and brothers, Earl, Merle and Lester. W* A. Smith will Hold Sale Tuesday Another big farm sale is being advertised this week in The Leader to be held by W. A. Smith at his farm one mile west and one-half mile north of Emerson starting at uotui Tuesday, Dee. 39, At tlii* sale he will offer (or iaU* »U hi* {arm equipment •04 stock aod »lao wuw houiehold *«xU, W, H. Cnuncr will I* the and ht Cteiwy, ckrk. mat* u4j| K* Ijflkj •M^P- »^p -1^. -gp^wSIp ^ t . U IHUat a IMM amount nf «~_f^5?i* ***•? •— ™« «» II Winter was officially ushered in this week but as far as temperatures were concerned the cold season did not let its coming be known by sending this part of the state a chilly blast as during the week temperatures remained above normal, according to readings reported by the Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power Co. sub station. Monday, the opening day of winter and the shortest day of the year, brought the coldest weather of the week, but only a slight difference from the other days. During the night the thermometer slipped down to 18 degrees while during the day it crawled up to .13 degrees. The warmest day of the week was Tuesday when the temperature reached 39 degrees. A snowless Christmas is promised this year by the weatherman as not much change in temperature is forecast for the next few days. Following is the high and low readings for the week: High Thursday 34 Friday 34 Saturday 37 Sunday 36 Monday 33 Tuesday 39 Wednesday 37 Low 28 28 28 22 18 19 21 Death Comes to Mrs. A. J. Nickerson at Silver City Friday Taken Suddenly 111 While Visiting at Flanagan Home There Death came suddenly to Mrs. A. J. Nickerson, long a resident of Mal- vcrn, last Friday morning at the home of her brother, J. G. Flanagan, in Silver City where she had gone to spend the winter. She suffered a severe heart attack on Thursday and from this she was unable to rally, death coming early Friday morning. Funeral services were held in the Mansfield funeral home here Sunday afternoon conducted by Dr. Henry D. White of Omaha and interment was made in the Malvern cemetery. Music for the services was furnished by Mrs. L. A. Talbott and Mrs. P. R. Chantry accompanied by Miss Helen F. E. W. Knight, L. A. Talbott, Eli Springer, Frank Hertz and A. S. Marshall. The following obituary was read: "Mrs. Amanda Jane Nickerson was born in Pottawattamie county, la., on Sept. 11, 1861, and died in the home of her brother, John Flanagan, at Silver City, la., Dec. 18, 1936 at the age of 75 years, three months and seven days. "When she was a very small child her parents moved to the old home place seven miles north of Malvern and it was there that she grew to young womanhood. "On Sept. 18, 1883 she was united in marriage to John E. Nickerson. After Dr. Nickerson entered the practice of medicine they lived at Inman, Ewing, Berwyn and Ravenna in Nebraska and at Edgemont, S. D. "Into their home five children were born, one dying in infancy. Those (Continued on page 5) MRS. NICKERSON Funeral Rites for Mrs. Perry Wilson at Wesley Chapel Long Time Resident o f County Died Last Thursday Funeral services were held Sunday at Wesley Chapel for Mrs. Perry Wilson, long a resident of Mills county, who died Thursday afternoon. Influential throughout her life in the community work about her, Mrs, Wilson was the first president of the Indies' Aid society of Wesley Chapel and otherwise took part in the religious and community work. Services were conducted Sunday by Rev. Kenneth E. Nesbitt, pastor of the Wesley church, and music was furnished by a quartet, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Fickel, Mrs. George Wilson of Henderson, and Harvey Lisle, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Paul. Serving as pall bearers were eight nephews of Mrs. Wilson, Marion and Ben Wilson, Ralph Wilson, Lloyd Landis, Herbert, Galen and Clarence Boles and Frank Pierce! Burial was at Wesley Chapel. The following obituary was read at the service: ''Last Thursday afternoon, Dec. 17, one of earth's good ones became one of Heaven's blessed ones. On that day Mrs. Alice Rosella WiUon, widow of the late Perry R. Wilson, was translated from the mortal life of the flesh to the immortal life of the spirit. Ever since the passing of her husband last February »hc has eoiutamly yearned to be with him. Last Thursday her wish came true. wUftifly she rodtaed her tired. tag mity in tb* cubract ot bt cfrrMttl to bJut ^ fa#r McGrew Reelected j President of Farm | Bureau Monday ! Yearly Reports of Officers Given at Annual Meeting Members of the Mills county Farm Bureau gathered in the Malvcrn Community building Monday for their annual meeting at which time officers were elected, reports on the year's work made and plans discussed for the coming year. D. N. McGrew of Henderson was reelccted to serve as president for 1937 and J. R. Clark, of Henderson, was named vice president. Dean Jackson of Glenwood was rcclectcd to serve as secretary and O. R. Hyde was elected treasurer. The yearly meeting opened at 10:30 o'clock in the morning with President McGrew presiding. The morning session was taken up by the officers giving their 1936 reports and also committee reports. At noon they adjourned to partake in a basket dinner. In the afternoon the meeting opened again at 1 o'clock with President McGrew telling of the work accomplished by the national, state and county Farm Bureau during the past C &t bant fif tor News of the, County Seat Santa Claus will Make First Visit to Malvern Today Funds Left Over from i County WPA Road Project Our sincere wishes for all that is good for the Christmas season and the New Year go to each of you. May all happiness and prosperity be yours throughout the coming year. THE MALVERN LEADER GOOD BUSINESS *Wwr .M-i^na -4V!IU)yw V? »,.O tone" solo by Robert Harover. A report of the year's work in 4-H and home project work was then given by Miss Phyllis Hcins and County Agent John H. Longstreet then gave his report. This was followed by a piano accordian solo by Robert Moore of Silver City, and a report by County Club Agent Dale Thorngren and a chalk talk by Carl Phelps of Lyons township. The principal address of the day was to have been given by P. C. Wiechmann, project manager of the soil conservation service, Shenan. doah, but because of illness he was unable to be present. In his place the Farm Bureau secured F. L. Brinacombe, superintendent of the local CCCamp, who gave an interesting discussion of the work accomplished by the camp during thr past year. Mrs. Clinton Parker was again named to serve as girls' club chairman, Shirley Lincoln jr., boys' chairman ,and Mrs. Vinson Goos, home project chairman. Township directors elected to serve for the coming year include: John R. Clark, Anderson; Claude Williams, Center; J. H. James, Deer Creek; Park McManigal, Glenwood; I. L. Turner, Indian Creek; Donald Goos, Ingraham; Raymond Varner, Lyons; Herby Deitchler, Oak; S. C. Lincoln jr., Plattville; Leonard Anderson, Rawles; J. M. Steele, Silver Creek; W. C. Scheidle, St. Marys, and Charles Kayton, White Cloud. Following the election of officers resolutions for 1937 were discussed and later adopted. Delegates were named for the state convention after which the meeting was adjourned. Malvcrn stores are experiencing an excellent Christmas business this year according to rq|iurts of a number of businessmen who, anticipating an increase in gift shopping this year, have been giving people opportunity of selecting their items from well filled shelves. All stores carry out the Christmas spirit with their many varied decorations and their attractive displays of gift merchandise. Stores are remaining open nights in order to give shoppers more time in which to do their buying. Today is the last chance for late shoppers to complete their gift lists and merchants have plenty left in all lines to suit each individual. Mills countians are especially invited here today in order to take part in the Community club Christ' mas party at 4 o'clock. Tickets for the gift distribution may be obtained tip until the time of the party. Santa Claus will be here to pay the kiddies a visit and have a sack of candy for each one. Boys to JUeave Monday for Short Course at College Eleven will Go from Mills County; Full Program Planned Looking forward to three days of instruction and fun, 11 boys will attend the annual boys' 4-H club short course and convention at Iowa State college, Dec. 28 to 30, County Agent John Longbtreet said this week. The Mills county boys will mingle with more than 600 other Iowa farm boys at the Ames convention. Official delegate from Mills county will be John Pitzer and Max Haney will be alternate. Other boys going to Ames are Kenneth and Clinton Parker, Bill Harbor, Laurence Fickel, Otto Buch, Dave and Robert Buffington and Ed Wrarin. Wayne Lincoln will accompany the boys as leader. Features of the convention will be the election with nomination and reports of nomination, credential and resolution committees. Boys will hear a number of outstanding speakers, will receive instruction in a number of subjects and will see demonstrations and inspect college laboratories and the college radio station. A full program of entertainment has been arranged. The college swimming pool will be available and boys will have an opportunity to watch varsity basketball teams in action. The banquet will be an outstanding part of the program. Boys who took part in the 4-H corn club will have an opportunity to exhibit at the corn club show in connection with the short course. Students Know Santa's Habitat With new clothes, fresh expressions and collegiate mannerisms Mills county's troop of college students abandoned the classic halls this week to seek Santa Claus and the Christmas spirit among the home confines. Gay informal reunions, frequent 11916 comparing as to schools and other delightful activities are featured while the vacation lasts. Among the first arrivals were students from Iowa State college, Ames — Marian Beaton, Hurb Benton, Marticia Davis, and Dick Hyde, uud Ed Wearin from Phillips Exeter academy, Exeter, N. H.; Pat Gearliart from University of Arkansas at Fayettville, ami Frances Mac Brewer from the Y. M. C. A. commercial college, Omaha. Prom Omaha Municipal university came Dudley Conner and Bermce Schot!uiu«; (coin Iowa State Teacher*' culkkic, Cedar Fall*. Harriett Talbutt; frtuu Nebraska Suit Teach«»' coUege, Peru, Qwrtett* WctUr- qubt; lrw« tb# University of lam> lOMn City, Jauw* Btefewbh; (row Bwfk* Bu*k*M Cttihtfft, Council M&Bt. U*ttw* Wwitotti tram WiUtm w*dewv. Jw*. IrtStt Lafayette, Ind, Kathryn Boord; from Cornell college. Mt. Vernon, Ruth Walker; from Simpson college, Jane Fletcher and Mary Summers. Phyllis Wilson who attends Drake university in Des Monies has been home since Thanksgiving recovering from an appendectomy. Gleiiwood students also home for the holidays include: From the University of Iowa came Barbara Workman, Sara Kaitnon, Helen Standiford, Margaret and George Dunn, Ridgeway and L. T. Gctiung, Robert Herman, Max Myers, Gaylortl Hodenficld and Jiuunie Anderson; from Iowa State college, Janet Jones, Mary Eleanor Rathke, Betty Dcun, Murrivs Wyaiu, Hen Buffingtim, Donald Jackson, Ray- nwiul Seiu, Richard Stowe and Sam Garret; from the University of Nebraska, Virginia Wheeler, Merrill Plimpton, ami Otto Ritebiwr jr.; (root Drake, Oriel AukU Crewtkou t (rout P«u« college at OstkaUwsa, QeraW Audettuii t f'snu % UuiiucM college m Uueotit. William l.u*M:h jr.; how uw ChUowftctk CttWeiw M Unlit ~~ _^_^ * * ~ff«M- Start Inquest in Mysterious Death of Chas. Shamblen Coroner's Jury Meets Friday; Suspect Held in Omaha Iliuh hojies ;trc still m.'unt.'imed in the I'tiicc Hi County Kni;metT T. !•'.. Mnrlm nf -tartini; the ruck crif-hnii: t'lmpniciit at tin ni'.inty quarry after the tir^t i'i the yc;ir. Originally sched- i tilul fur startitti! Di'c. 1, the wnrk j h.i•• been po.lpmicd several tune*. i I'minty workmen arc now omiplet- i in: .1 \V1'A project on Dcrr rreek •outh oi Strah.m \\liich was started I early in the I.ill. Knijinecr Martin j Mates that this project was one of | the ITHM cliicieiitly carried nut of am the o unity has had and that the work was done «o well that tint all of the NVl'A funds were nscil on the nrJL'.inal project. With the surplus thr county \sas j able to carry the work much farther along iiiul at present the channel of the creek is not only straightened but new road approaches have also been built. Hung Jury Causes Suit Postponement Jurors Unable to Make Decision in Damage Case Will Distribute Candy Kiddies at 4 O'clock This Afternoon to Few new developments arose in the mysterious death of Charles Shain- lilen the past week, although the arrest of one suspect and the start of the coroner's inquest took place. There still remains doubt as to whether Shamblen, whose luxly was found by the Burlington tracks west nf Malvern Dec. 13, was murdered or met his death otherwise-. Coroner Frank Kaynor impaneled a jury for the im|uest last Friday and adjourned this after the jurors had viewed the hotly. The stomach was removed from the body and sent to Iowa City for analysis to determine if poison had been used in the case. No return from this had been received Tuesday afternoon and Coroner Raynor expected to drive to Iowa City yesterday and would learn the results at that time. On the jury were Alfred Hall, J. R. Hall and Herbert Pontow. Meanwhile the -i&ui -wtuwjaad, planned to drive to the west coast with Shamblen a few days before the latter's death, one O. T. Fasnoth, was arrested in Lincoln and taken to Omaha on a charge of robbing service stations. It is expected that he may have some bearing on the case as he was alleged to have been with Shambleti the evening of Dec. 12. A hung- jury —the lirst in the memory of Clerk of Courts J. F. (ireene jr.—delayed the even How of justice from the district court last week wlun the jurors failed to auvce i;i the $5000 damage suit of M. \V. Mc- Ciinn of I'agc county, against Henry Uncli, (..'filler township farmer. The suit was tiled following an ac- ciilent on the night of A'.ig. '), 1'U.', when Hitch was driving some cattle across the highway ill front of his home and one of them was struck by a Kcvell Transfer truck driven by I.ee Adkins, accompanied by McCuiitt who sustained some injuries. The jury, composed of 11 members because of the sudden illness of Clciycl McDowell of ICmerson, went out at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. The jury remained out until the following afternoon and then not having reached an agreement the judge called them in and they were dismissed. Saturday the attorney for the.plain- tiff filed a motion for the trial of this case in the February term of court 3?inta is Coming to Bring Kiddies Toys Legion Members Have Been Busy Getting Gifts Ready for Him Yes, there is a Santa Claus. Many children of needy families are going to realize that this is true this Christmas judging from the number of toys that the Malvern American Legion members have collected and repaired to give along with Christmas baskets of groceries. The American Legion rooms in the Community building have been literally turned into a toy repair shop during the past several weeks as Legionnaires have been kept busy during their spare moments mending playthings for the children. yytcr fixing broken parts the toys were painted all bright and shiny, making them look just like new, and many a small boy or girl is going to rejoice at the sight of these Christmas gifts. Sleds, dolls, trains, cars, trucks, blocks, games, books—practically everything in the line of toys is included in the large assortment prepared by the Legion men. The larg'.' number they have repaired may be judged somewhat by the fact that they completely cover three large tables. This is the first year that the Malvern Legion has taken upon themselves to do this work in order to do their share in bringing some joy to the children of needy families during Christmas and they pUm to continue this practice in future years. It would be well if local people would bear this in mind and instead of destroying old toys save them to give to the men to repair for next year. M. M. Degree Given at Circle Meeting Sutne very fine ritualistic work wits the highlight uf the regular monthly meeting of the Nishna Valley Masonic Circle held Monday evening in Randolph. During the evening work was carried out in conferring the Master Mason di'iiree uuou a candidate. The effectiveness of thi* ritual was «itkd greatly t>y the tuw of the new r«g*Ui weKUted to Crvwu l.uJgc r«ait|ty l>y L. Q, Cliirk ftiid which U*4 > Ifesjmjta** Jh* ws Court Continues to Grind Out Justice The case of I'aul Norton, who lives on the P, M. Rist farm, formerly owned by P. G. Cheyney, southeast of Glcnwood, was dismissed by Judge F.rnest Miller last week, clearing him of two indictments which had been Iv.ri'.cd down by the December grand jury. The first indictment was disposing of crops held under a landlord's lien and the second was embezzlement of mortgaged property. It was charged (hat Norton disposed of 77 bushels nf corn claimed by the landlord. After attorneys had presented the case those for the defendant moved for a dismissal which motion was sustained by the judge, relieving Norton of both indictments and exonerating his bond of $2,000. Other cases brought before Judge Miller during the week included that of Ralph Purdy of Glenwood, charged with selling ,beer on Sunday. He entered a plea of guilty in court Wednesday and was sentenced to 00 days and then paroled to Sheriff W. S. DeMoss. judge Miller upheld the right of Carl Holtz of Council Uluffs to sue Pauline Plumer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plumer, living north of (ilenwood, in a Nebraska court instead of an Iowa court. Miss Plumer is a teacher in the Holdredge, -N'chr., schools and the ruliivjr is connected with the $10,500 d;imap,e suit filed by Holtz following the death of his daughter as a remit of an automobile accident in 1935. Petit jurors were dismissed from further service by Judge Miller until Dec. 29, but he returned Monday morning to clear up sow. 1 probate matters. Christmas Service Given at CCCamp A short Christmas service was presented for boys at the CCCamp Monday evening when a group from Malvern gave a program of music and readings following the evening mess. Christinas carols were sung by a chorus led by Mrs. Zelma Fletcher, a Christmas story was read by Mrs. T. W. Ciidley. and Rev. C. A. Calkins gave a short Christmas sermon. The program closed with the boys of the camp joining in singing a few Group will Sing Carols this Evening wo cnjov tlu-ir neighbors, vluriug the H'iiiui are invited U> join u which pUni to slurt (rum the II, T. Brattle home thi» en-tutm at A o'clock The grout) will ling varuU infurnully ftttd pbut* to viiil many Imuio with Atfwy Uw wetting, All P* H to H« in- Santa Clau<. heavily loaded with candy ior the kiddies and gifts iti the I' tin of Will tilled frroC'TV baskets and tnrkiys lor others, will pay Malvern a personal \isit at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon in •( community affair Wing <pon-orcd by the Community club. Tuesday afternoon the committre in charge of the candy distribution was IMISV sacking over 1.000 poim.ls of swiets which will be hamletl nut by Old Nick to every child present at that time and they invite every IMIV and girl in Mills comity to be there. At the same time the older people will be remembered when 1? gift baskets heaped with groceries will lie distributed among those present. This is the second gift distribution day being sponsored by the Community club. Almost all the merchants arc giving nut tickets with purchases from which the receivers of these baskets will be decided and those who have been lagging on their Christmas shopping may still take advantage of these up until just before the Christmas party Thursday. The holiday trade in Malvern has lieen i|iiite a bit better than last according to reports but the businessmen still have a bilge variety of gifts left for the last-minute shop|K'r. (( ontimied on page 4) .s.l.Y/V/ CI..-IUS Free Show for Kids at Empress Theater on New Years Day Jackie Cooper in "Dinky" Scheduled for Annual Party Good news kids ! The Leader and the Empress Theater are cooperating- again this year to provide a free show for every boy and girl 12 years old or younger in Mills county on New Years day. Manager Francis E. Pace of the theater has already scheduled one of the best films of the past year — .Cooper in ''DUtky'r-apd every have ever had. As has been the custom the past few years every boy and girl is admitted entirely free to the show but is asked to bring a potato. The potatoes will then lie given to the community welfare board who will send them to needy families. No tickets will be needed this year. Last year several hundred kids jampacked the theater building for the showing of Laurel and Hardy in "Babes in Toyland," and we expect fully as many this year. The picture this year is one which will appeal to every boy and girl. It shows Jackie Cooper in ;he role of a manly little chap who is sent by his widowed mother to a military school located next to an orphanage, in svhich he is eventually an inmate. His orphan-girl sweetheart is played by Hetty Jean Haney and a fine cast of other children as their friends and enemies add greatly to the story. Here is pictured the poignant griefs of childhood, its inarticulate romance, its joys, thrills and laughter all combined to make a great show- for the children. Among the grownups in the cast are Mary Astor in the role of Jackie's mother, Roger Pryor, Henry Armetta as well as o>hers. Churches Present Yuletide Programs Christmas Cantata*, Treat* for Children Special Features The Christmas program at the Methodist church took place Tuesday evening. A fine program given by the members of the primary and junior departments filled the evening with festivity. Ably coached by Mrs. Unveil Klliott and Mrs. J. K. Ellison, assisted by the teachers, the story "Hells of Bethlehem," told of the experience of a young girl finding herself through helping others. At the close of the program candy was distributed to those attending. Christmas was observed at the Baptist church Sunday morning with a program involving most of the Sunday school. The program opened about 9:30 and ran through the church hour. The primary and junior departments gave a mixed program of singing and speaking. Intermediates had songs and sneaking. Very effective was the pageant given by the members ot Ur. Kline's class, and especially colorful were the lighting effect*. A musical reading wa> given by a nicer of Mrs. Druvchvri alvv At the closi* of the pioutam treats weie uiveii to the children. The Presbyterians carried i«« their program Us nl.llimd Moll In innilltf with Ui-.»U fur the eliiUlrvi' ioll"\»- il'K The Ctuistutti vtuvch will iire«enl ii CtilllilU iilld wilt Ii4w .t tiu* i* &

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