The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on May 15, 1947 · Page 6
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The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa · Page 6

Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, May 15, 1947
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PAGE SIX EDITORIALS THE MALVERN LEADER, MALVERN, IOWA, MAY IS, 194? THE MALVERN LEADER F. A. Wortman, Editor and Publisher E. D. Hering, Managing Editor Mills County's Home Newspaper Since 1875 Stop* When Your Time Is Out Entered In the Post Office at Malvern, Iowa, as second class mall matter. 'OFFICIAL PAPiErfFOR MILLS COUNTY We hope th* position of legalized gambling on races Is thoroughly aired and debated before Iowa takes any steps In that direction. And citizens had better start getting their facts now for there Is more and more sentiment developing toward gambling and when the Issue Is put before the people, those who favor It will probably talk most loudly. News of Henderson • EDITORIALS While the state aid allocated to Iowa schools by the recent session of the General Assembly will be very helpful to most districts, it Is Interesting to note that In a system such as Malvern's it will amount to only about 16 per cent of the annual budget. As in most cases It will mean merely that the district can break even with Its finances Instead of operating In the red, there Is little possibility that it will bring any savings to direct tax payers. It Is Interesting to note, too, that within thn past 10 years school costs have risen very nearly 50 per cent, and this has happened without the addition of new courses, extra equipment or more teachers. It Is also Interesting to note that teacher salaries are ntlll considered too low and many educators — and a great many laymen — feel that salary schedules must be Increased sharply If the teaching profession attracts sufficiently good talent to maintain a high standard of teaching. Yet when we compare the general rise in living costs (and cost of schools are a living cost) school coats are lagging behind others and today we really are getting a remarkably good value for the amount we spend on schools. Few of the people who epem to think that Henry Wallace should be throttled for talking so much against the Truman policy toward Greece and Turkey, would not think themselves deprived of their constitutional rights If they were similarly limited in their speech. We asree that Wallace talks through his hat a good share of the time and that only the most practiced mental gymnast could follow the reasoning of his pronouncements toward Russia. But we feel that he should be permitted to talk as he pleases and feel also that his continuous talking will soon reveal the unsoundness of his position. If the strength of our nation is shaken by such logic as he puts forth, then we should be worried Indeed. L 1C HIT! COMMENiT FOLLOWING THE LEADER We hope most lowang read that article In the May 5 Issue of Life magazine telling ot horse racing in the U. S. Racing, says Lite, is currently the nation's most gigantic racket. Its cost to the nation In dollars far exceeds the coat of our school system. Life further holds that the odds in betting are so stacked against the bettor that almost everybody who wagers on the horses over a period ot time loses steadily and heavily. Now all ot this Is fairly well known but some odd quirk of human nature makes otherwise sane citizens continue to play the ponies, either by attending the races and betting directly through the parl-mutuel machines or by patronizing the Illegal (in every state but Nevada) bookies which flourish In most cltle*. Life oddly concludes that it might be a good thing for states to legalize and license bookmaking, tax it sharply, and then take stern measures to see that every race Is run honestly and to the best ability of every horse and every Jockey. Yet throughout history racing has been crooked and the sport, if it can be called such, has attracted crooks, touts and the scum of humanity generally and all of the philanthropy which most track associations indulge in as public conscience money, won't change It. We further believe that extensive legalized, gambling will only induce a greater percentage ot the people to work leu at productive enterprise and spend more of their income to support the underworld which clusters around racing. We feel that the cost to the nation if such gambling be encouraged by widespread legalization will then far exceed even the tremendous burden which now exists. And there will be even less money to spend on schools and roads and homes and a better standard ot living generally. • "Golly," cried Corporal Heezalyre when he peeked through a window at the Junior-Senior Prom a week or so ago and saw the amazingly lovely young ladles dressed so charmingly, "are these the gals who appear dally In rolled jeans with shirt tails out or bare midriffs revealed? How delicious Is such versatile transformation!" • Times have changed greatly since Henry D. Thoreau wrote "I have traveled extensively in Concord" and the famed Massachusetts stay-at- home would probably yield to wanderlust if he were alive today. At least your correspondent enjoys nothing more than staying at home, except perhaps an occasion trip to Montana. For travel today, as always, Is filled with charm and Inconvenience and luxury and fatigue. We started out most propitiously last Saturday a week when we headed for Billings, Mont. Shortly after we boarded the bus with a fairly numerous party of Malvernians, we met Mrs. Tunl- son of Council Bluffs who gladdened the heart no end by paying her subscription. As we couldn't make change, her seatmate, a charming young lady in whipcord slacks, pulled out her purse and assisted the transaction, maintaining a motherly Interest from then until we left the bus at Omaha. When Mr. Robert Young calls Pullman cars bad names he earns the thanks of all who have ever tried to undress in a berth. After scraping all the hair off the head on the berth above we finally managed to get enough clothes off to awing into the washroom and shake off the evening'* accumulation ot dirt. There we were joined by a pleasant fellow traveler with a wen on his neck who was barefoot, an unfortunate thing as someone had spilled water over the floor and he had to puddle aronnd In that, which didn't do his morale any good. But he didn't notice it tor he was all burned up because be couldn't find any ash trays In his car. The matter so engaged him that he kept muttering harsh words toward the railroads and once or twice spoke darkly of going into the lounge car tor a smoke until we pointed out that there was none on the train. This brought out the time-honored retort of "A hell of a w^ay to run a railroad," and we bade each other a cordial goodnight and turned in. THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SVNOe [ IW7 ] i 1947 J ' ONE HUNDRED YEARS " — "'i BIBLE CHRISTIANITY ; Of the People, By the People, For tKe People V | ' I a * t h t S,, yet "- fcai J« iSundm erf the Synod Sv£i witotS onl? ° Uld bt ' eco * ntoed - * nd «° «^W tl» SynSS ^ J ^ 1urch ,! ) ?'' t ** ma y, haveth «l"nonarchie*, oligarchies and burtjaucracie*. too but Ctod HlnwOf has constituted HU Church the most ; democratic MItution Ton eartfc No " k another, tor God view* them aU of the perfect righteouaneas won lor them byChrlat, tnVsavlor, £wioro »« . God i 1 }?* & f ? Q L.' waltfld * 11 w] }o believe in Je»us ChrUt as Son of God and Savior £„£ J^%Jk*t taWi no peer In human life. He terms them all with {he ulnti . and ol the household of God," bid* them aU to ^d^Sharg o«ices which He has relegated to His Church on earth? and teuWna humjlity, acknowledge Q«t another as equals, and serve ^one ano~thtr ^ A ^ thwetor., functlonjty right ot the power vested lilt by 9 the ^Ittla Fca ; one hundred yean the Missouri Synod has maintained such a repreceatatlva wL»^^ sa vwsaria St« John's Luthern Church Ua*Ua*«< tow* TtM» K*v, I'aul l'a*4ttr THE BIBLE CHURCH May 8: FINIL RITES HELD FOR MRS, CUM JOHNSON Final rites were held at the Vleth Fnneral home in Oakland April 30 at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Clara May Johnson with the Her. Ivo O. Randels officiating at the services. Mrs. Carl Vleth and Mrs. Leonard Chambers, accompanied by Mrs. C. C. Vieth, sang "Going Down the Valley" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Pall bearers were Jnd Johnson, Richard Johnson, Donald Johnson, Carl Johnson, Dale Allensworth and Will Inman. Mrs. Alta Green and Mrs. Virgil Priest were In charge of the flowers. Clara May Johnson, daughter of William and Martha McCartney, was born at BIggsrtlle, 111., Dec. 19. 1867 and passed away from this life April 21 at Oakland at the age of 79 yearn, four months and eight days. As a small child she moved with her parents to Iowa and settled In the Wheeler Grove neighborhood and there grew to womanhood. On April 23, 1884 she -was united In marriage with Jared Alonzo Johnson. To this union were born five sons and three daughters, Ethel, Icy May, Charles, Martha, Ernst, Richard, Alton and Ivan. After their marriage they went to farming near Oakland where they lived until 1917 when they moved to a farm near Blooming Prairie, Minn. In 1934 they returned to Iowa and for the past few years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Otis Allensworth, near Hastings. When a young woman 'she accepted Christ as her Saviour and untied with the Christian church in Oakland. She was devoted to her family and home. She was a good neighbor and always ready to lend a helping hand when needed. Her husband Alonzo preceded her lu death in May, 1942. Those left to mourn her sudden passing are seven children, Ernst of Blooming Prairie, Minn., Ivan of Austin, Minn., Alton of Grand Junction, Mrs. Max Smith ot Qakland, Charles of Randolph, Richard and Mrs. Otis Aliens- worth of Hastings. One daughter, Icy May, preceded her in death In 1921. She also leaves 24 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery, Oakland, H. B. C. Club Honors Mm. Orlo Harris The members of the H. B. C. club enjoyed a social time Saturday afternoon with Mrs. Orlo Harris in honor of her birthday. Mrs. George Galloway was In charge of the program. The club had been asked" to bring baby pictures .or older ones and the members guessed on who they were. Mrs. Galloway had composed'lines about everyone present to aid the guesses. Members then made hats out of newspapers. Mesdames L. W. Triplett and August Duysen were selected for having the best hats. Mrs. Harr)s was presented with a water set as a gift from the club. All members were present. At the close ice cream, angel food cake and coffee were served. a Y. K. Met with Mrs. South Friday B. Y- K. club met at the horn* of Mrs. R. l,. South Friday afternoon. Ten members answered roll call. The topic for the Afternoon discussion was "Famous Streets." A gift was given Mrs. Glee Hornbuckle who will soon he leaving; the club, A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Mesdames Harry Springer, Charles Rayney and Arthur Allensworth and Rev. Trimble attended a Sunday school convention la Council Bluffs Sunday. A speaker from Nashville, Tena., talked on Sunday school work, Henderson won the baseball game here Sunday with Carbon. The fire truck wa» called to Mrs. Pearl Harbor's home Monday where the flue burned out with no damage to the house. Mrs. Margaret Weight and friends of Omaha visited in the L. W. Triplett and Orlo Harris homes Sunday. Mrs. Weight was Margaret Darnell before her marriage. / Mrs. Agues Workman enjoyed a week end visit with a friend from Shenaudoah. ' Mr. and Mrs. Morris Harbor and Herman Copppck and family left by auto Tuesday evening for a few days trip to Portland, Ore., and other point* west. Roberta Rhoade* sa&c a Chi. newt aoag a&d wu dresied to a Chinese costume itUt* CbrUUan church services Sunday waning, Mr*. Oil* Pead«r|iraft at* vlaitlttt ««r d»ught»r PbyUU and hWband «t 1% WoHB, T«. UwHuie* UhefcMd MMltt* and IHrtt Brown an.4 MA ¥*r* Ht>d Oak caller* a*utr4ty. Dwtyft* HurrU Mi l»wlly of 0«»U» a»aat to* »«**• M4 With May 8: Christian Church ha* Pot I/ack IjtmcrK-on A pot luck luncheon was en- Joyed Wednesday afternoon at the Christian church basement by members and guests. A pleasant time was enjoyed. Community Party Held at Sehoolhonse Friday Evening; A community party was held Friday evening at the school house in honor of the teachers who are not returning this fall. Games were enjoyed after which lunch was served. Mrs. Jud Coppock and son Herman were Omaha and Council Bluffs callers last Tuesday. Mrs. Dale Norton received word from Long Beach, Cal., that her father had undergone an appendectomy but was getting along all right. Mrs. Earl Bollean's sister, Mrs. Smally, of Clsrlnda who has been quite ill and In the hospital was able to return to her home In Clarlnda. i Pete Brown has purchased a truck and expects to buy chickens. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Byers celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary May 4. Mr. and Mrs. JCen Williams, Margaret Harbor and Mrs. Earl Allensworth were Council Bluffs callers last Thursday. Wilburn Houser is the first In this community to plant corn, having started the job this past week. The members of the official board ot the Christian church held a business meeting after church Sunday evening. Several men In town have been enjoying horseshoe games on the grounds west of the Galloway store. Marilyn and Joyce Lindsey of Silver City have been visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gage. Mr. and Mrs. Art Davis, former residents, celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary recently. They now reside in Carson. , Paul & Hendrlz have purchased a truck to be used in their Implement business. Jean Brown of Omaha has been a caller In town for several days. Mrs. Glen Hornbuckle waa a Malvern caller last Thursday afternoon. Keith Aliensworth waa a caller in Shenandoah last Wednesday. Mrs. Howard Williams is in the Red Oak hospital having had an operation or gall bladder trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Allensworth, Mrs. Donald Allensworth and Mrs. Arthur Allensworth attended the funeral of Mrs. Clara Johnson In Oakland last Wednesday. Lloyd McKee of Carson was a caller In town last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. August Duysen and son were Council Bluffs callers Thursday. Joe Moore of Macedonia visited his sister, Mrs. Mary Wllken- son, Saturday. Misses Moffitt and Woodland spent the week end in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McSweeney were guests Friday in the Dan Perkina home in Oakland. Art Phelps and family of Red Oak were visitors in town Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Claire Aukland announce the engagement of their daughter Phyllis of Red Oak to Robert Anderson of Stanton. Mrs. Juanlta Melendy and daughters of Council Bluffs spent the week end in the Dr. R. U South home. Mrs. Clarence McKeeney and brother Dale who were called to Colorado b'y the Illness of their mother have returned home. They were accompanied by their other brother Dwayne and family. Their mother remains Just about the Mine hut la home from the hospital. . - Sctmt of the young people sponsored by the sophomore class enjoyed a hay rack party Frtdwr evening, 'tjley went to, the 1 ^d* ams timber and enjoyed a very pleasant time. ' , .' • . Judge Wheeler Pf Council Bluffs visited his brother here Sunday. Sy Brown and family were guests Sunday for dinner in the Dean Freeman home. It was a birthday dinner given in honor of Mrs. Brown's birthday. Doris Triplett, a former resident here but now of Denver, Colo., *ap * Vfc||of ;$j, IWUfJ* week. She was Accompanied by a friend, The trip was made by auto. Word wai received of tfef birth of » daughter. Foggy Irene. to Mr. *«} Mrt, Raymond Fowlw ot Houston. T«, Hra. JfOfj*!' Wttl be remember** here M Carrie Marie Wright, fora** ruldtnt o* Ueadaran, Tae baby WM bOftt on h*r Qrandjfttfeer WrifUVa HUM of M»ryrlU«. th» WM* eft* wllb felt May 15: NARtOft-STiflC VOWS IN COUNCIL BLUFFS At a double ring ceremony Saturday evening. Miss Dorothy Steele of Carson was united in marriage to Morris Harbor, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Harbor of Henderson, in the home of the Rev. Leon C. Hills in Council Bluffs, with Rev. Hills officiating. Miss Shirley 3prou«« of Geddes, S. D., was maid of honor and William Harbor of Henderson was best man. The bride attended the University of Omaha and has since been employed by the Overland Orey- honnd lines in Omaha. The groom graduated from the Henderson Consolidated school and attended Simpson college. Re served 3 ft years in the navy and waa overseas 27 months. Mr. and Mrs. Harbor will locate In Henderson. Aid Knjoy • May Party The Christian Ladles Aid and several guests enjoyed a May party at the meeting Wednesday. Entertainment was fashioned after the "Ladles Be Seated" radio program. Prizes were won by Iva Bolleau, Velma South, Dorothy Shelton, Hazel Rainbow and Nyna Cunningham and Miss Mof- flt. Edith Viner was voted the "Mother of the Day" from the Christian Aid and Jessie GOBS from the guests present. Lunch was served by May Harris and Rhea Sowers. Rev. John Trimble of the Methodist church conducted the baccalaureate services at the Christian church Sunday evening with a large attendance. was furnished by a mixed group and a mixed quartet. The Christian Sunday school observed Mothers day Sunday morning by giving red bows in honor of mother. Mrs. Mary Wll- kenson was given a prize for being the oldest mother present and Mrs. Lansing a prize for the mother having the largest family. Richard Allensworth and Jerry Byers spent the week end with Wiley Cross at the Harold Terry home, while Mr. and Mrs. Terry and son were visiting and attending the alumni banquet at Oilman City, Mo. Doyle Edmondson ot Ames spent the week end with his parents. Mrs. Pearl Harbor and Margaret Harbor took Leora Harbor and nephew* to the bua at Oak* land Sunday. If the weather permits the free shows will start next Saturday nigtft. At the Sunday school at the Methodist church Sunday morn- Ing the following read poems on Mother: Alice Allensworth, Minnie Allensworth, Dona Aliens- worth, - Betty Jane Rayney read a prayer. Barbara South played a piano solo. At the church services Rev. Trimble gave a Ine talk on Mother. Jack Flckel sang a solo. The vacation Bible school of both churches will start a week after school closes. Jack Brown waa a businesa caller in Macedonia last Tuesday. Mrs. Jean Wilson received word of the death of her nephew in California recently. Charley Newqulst celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Paul and Mrs. Marie'Paul were businesa callers in Red Oak last Thursday morning. Mrs. Harold Myers has been running the school bu* In the absence of Herman Coppock. ' One day last week most all the high achool girls came to school in overalls and alack* and the next day the boys came in dresses. Much fun wu had and picture* were taken, • Nbrma Allensworth fcM been helping after school at tlie Coppock cafe. • Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Amiek left a few days ago by auto for a trip to California. Mr*. Amlck will stay quite a while on account of the illness of her mother. Several beds of strawberries were Injured last Tuesday night because of frost. Mrs. Sylvia Achenbangh is in charge of the Coppock cafe in the absence ot the owners. The Christian church had its new carpet put down last Wednesday. Our school closed Wednesday for summer vacation. Some of the teachers will return next year. There was a good attendance at the Methodist Aid last Thursday afternoon and a good time was enjoyed. Mrs. Hornbnckle took some pictures of the group. Lunch was served by Mrs. Herman Coppock and Margaret Harbor. Twelve members of the Young Mothers club met last Tuesday with Mrs. Marvin Warren and worked on dish towels. Later in the afternoon lunch was served. Word was received from Mrs. Victor Norton of Long Beach, Cal., that she remains about the same. She has to be In bed most of the time. Walter Paul and daughter ot Los Angeles, Cal., were guests Friday In the Harry and Marie Paul homes. Leora Harbor and nephews, Dickey and Roger Fink, spent the week end In the Mrs. Pearl Harbor home. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Viner of Elliott were guests Sunday in the T. D. Phillips home. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Braden and daughter Vera were guests Sunday evening for supper with relatives in Malvern. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Penwell and daughter of Morton Mill* and Mr. and Mrs. Russel Coppock were supper guests' Sunday evening in the Jud Coppock home. Mr. and Mfa. Orlo Harris and daughter were Omaha callers Saturday. Their daughter ha* purchased a new Chevrolet. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Coppock and Mrs. Dean Freeman were Council Bluff* buslneu caller* Friday. Mrs. Mildred Scheffert and daughters of Avoca were guest* Sunday of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Sower*. Several guest* were present at the Methodist Aid last Thursday afternoon and a social time WM spent. At the close ice cream, cake and coffee were served by Margaret Harbor and Mr*. Her* man Coppock, Old Tinier: Back U 1910 a customer wrote— "WM very much pleased with your work." Even in 1910 this pras an old flnu but was still giving the type service that enabled ft to grow old in continuous oerv* \ct> to the community. Just recently a customer wrote —• "I am well satisfied." You'll still And the quality raer- chandlne, fine workmanship nnd pior»l responsibility , here that nude possible oar century of service to the community. Gome in, 8KB your selection. If H'n » matter of matching something already on your cemetery lot, it'* likely K can be done from oar Urge stock. . Cemetery MemoHaU ililMitt 1 0*1$ ; Phoo. 13 GUwood, I.. 406 AGO — HKRB TODAY! Daad - iB) •tut* ef Hif»w»y Tat ttbvto of Kta«*> &f*4M af» |la4 a« to UUar aft«r aV» l«8tt»i lUiWM- tMt

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