PAGE SIX EDITORIALS THE MALVERN LEADER Mills County's ttfrmo Jfewspupor Sine* 1875 Wh<-n Your Time Is Ont THE MALVERN LEADER, MALVERN, IOWA, OCTOBER 3O, t947 F. A. Wortman, Editor and Publisher E. D. Hering, Managing Editor Kntfved in the Post Office at Malvern, Iowa, ag Rfrond rlasa mail matter undpr Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Most of tin wonld hare to answer In the affirmative to all of those questions. The Leader office gets frequent rumors about possible newa developments and, of cour«e, are always glad to get them because there may be the grain of truth for an Important newg story. But we find that most rumors are false and that It is wise to rheck any that come our way thor- ouehly. OFFICIAL PAPER FOR MILLS COUNTY All of the Official Proceedings of the Board of Supervisor* are printed In foil In The Leader as are ajso the minutes of the Malvern town council. The Leader also serves as official paper for the school districts and other towns of Mills county which do not have a local newspaper. Subscriptions Payable in Advance One Tear Six Months Three Months *2-B« 91.AO OOc Single Copy B C Two IVars 1I4.OO Advertising Rntes Display Advertising: 42f per column Inch; 5 cent* an Inch additional for composition. Resolutions 5c a line Classified Ads lOcallne Local Reader Ads ... ... lOcalln* Obituary Poetry 5c»Iln« Card of Thanks 50c Many cities are conducting community drivrs tlii? season and their success with HIPPO PiiKKestH that Mills county might benefit from a similar consolidation of the various request;; for donations. For th" workers who help with such drives would be heartily clad to make a Mricle drive serve for the entire asking. In the county recently there has been a drive for the Salvation Army and a drive for funds for the Iowa Children's home Is now under way. Others will follow — nearly all of them worthwhile. It would be a comparatively easy matter to consolidate all such askings Into a county community chest, to have a county committee apportion the needs and divide the chest drive donations properly. It would save the time of many workers and •would make most of us more willing to carry our own Bharo of the load. But thTe is an interesting Bide to rumors that honest citizens should more often consider. That is that a citizen must accept responsibility for what ho says, be It good or bad. A newspaper (or anyone who works on a periodical) must be ready to answer for any llb»l it may publish. Likewise, ANVOXF. MHO SPREADS A FALSE AND MAM- CTorS RfMOR ORALLY Mt'ST ACCEPT HE- SPOXSIHILTTY FOR SLANDER if the story he tells is slanderons. It Is Important to suggest tills just now because In Malvern last week a large number of persons circulated utterly false rumors about a meet- Ine of the board of pducatlon and some teachers at which some differences of opinion were discussed. The discussion took on some vigor but In no place during the meeting did any of the members of the board use profanity or make Insulting remarks to the teachers Involved. Yet after the meeting we heard the contrary to be the <ase and even tho epithets which were rumored to have been used were cited. Our belief Is that anyone spreading such rumors. which of, course reflect rather sharply on the officials Involved, should be prosecuted for slander and, K unable to prove the truth of the rumors circulated, should lie declared guilty of such slander by a court. Few things are more harmful in a small community than the careless spreading of malicious rumor. The good citizen would refuse to do BO and honest folk deserve to be protected from those who publish falsehoods which may be harmful to his fellows. Mr. and .Mrs, Olcn Olobrnfc I0fh Annlvwmry Oct. 20 wag the 16th -wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hayes and It was also the birthday of Glen BO they celebrated by inviting Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Addy, Mr. and Mrs. Estel Bos- pard atxd Mr. and Mrs. Willard Weatheral to Omaha where they were met by Mr. and Mrs. Louie Germar and all took supper there and attended the theater. Emmett Moles who has been acting as treasurer for the electric company here has resigned and Mrs. Louie Saner now has charge of the collections at her home. Barbara Ann Addy spent the week end with her grandmother, Mrs. Jake Merchant, in Red Oak. Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Addy and children visited her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Barr, near Stanton Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Olson and family moved from Omaha to the former Tom Maher farm and will be employed by Maurice Doyle. Miss Evelyn Malier who hag been visiting her sister and husband at Creston returned home Friday. .Miss Genevleve Hegan who Is employed In Red Oak epent Sunday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Regan. four of the Dick Olson children entered public school here Monday. Dorothy and Larry Doen of Omaha have been guests in the home of their uncle and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Gene O'Brien. Mr. and Mrs. Art Leahy and daughters, Irene and Joan, came down from Omaha Saturday evening for a visit with relatives over Sunday. Clifford A ltd? Ho*f«ni to Anderson Farm Btrrwm Anderson Farm Bureau meeting was held Oct. 17 at the Clifford Allely home. A Targe crowd attended and an Interesting pro- pram was held In the form of a round table discussion with Mrs. Allely and a number of young 4- H boys and girls. Several 4-H musical numbers were also given. The committee served pie and coffee. ILII G H.TI C OMMIEIN.'T' FOLLOWING THE LEADER Since the Pacific Junction racial prejudice Incident we have wondered how our readers feel on the subject of treatment of Negroes. We believe, without too much basis, that at least 60 per cent of the citizens of the county are, first, very glad to duck any thought of racial problems and, second, they would permit restrictive measures for Negroes even when such are contrary to the federal constitution. Perhaps the other 40 per cent feel that Negroes should not bu subjected to discrimination, but would be unwilling to go to much bother to spe that any possible discrimination Is eliminated. Possibly all of us, because of the lack of Negroes In the area, have had so very little experience that we have formed no unalterable oplnlona and even if our first prejudice might be for some restrictions, we could be convinced that these should be eliminated by a fair presentation of the argument. The Pacific Junction law suit and its result did little to throw light on our racial prejudice prob- leniH. Most of the concern about the case was shown by the Des Moinps Register which covered the incident thoroughly (and with some excellent pictures), even using a lead editorial on the experience. Hut we doubt if the Register would engage a Negro for its editorial and reportorial work. We feel that our schools and churches should continue to encourage a fairer attitude toward intiT-race relations. As we stated last week, we feel (hat thfi country is the poorer because in so many sections Negroes are denied educational and economic advantages which would permit our colored ritizuns to develop to the placo where they could make more valuable contribution to the nation. Improving race relations is a very slow process but all of us should work constantly toward a solution of the problem. Did you ever encourage or spread a rumor? Did you ever repeat a malicious statement about which there \\;is little supporting evidence? Did , you ever build a vory small truth into a very large story, spreading the grain of truth.in it so thinly l_hal I he whole hud tlu> appearance of falsehood"? • Mrs. Belle Allely brings us the oddest -wildlife tale of the year and, unless you have a strong hold on the emotions, we advise that you defer reading farther until after dinner. One evening last week she returned from her work and as she entered her home she heard water gurgling. Thinking she had left a faucet on, she checked the kitchen and bathroom fixtures but found none open. The gurgling came from the toilet stool so she lifted the lid, saw some evil-looking animal's head peering from the muddled water In it, and at once slammed It down. Her neighbor, Raymond Dloedcl, an Intrepid hunter, happened by and she sought aid. Mr. B. raised the toilet lid and he, too, slammed It back down with even more speed. They decided that some sewer rat must have entered the convenience so Mr. B. obtained suitable weapons, Mrs. A. stood by with encouragement and assistance, and they began the attack. Skillfully Mr. D. raised the lid and the battle be- Kan. In a tew short minutes he had subdued the disturber and hauled him out of the stool. Dut It turned out to be not a rat but a squirrel — evidently a squirrel of unorthodox, and unfortunate, Inclinations. They concluded that It must have entered the roof vent and dived down the pipe to the toilet trap. Then there being no place else to go, It had gone, through the trap and entered the stool, making the gurgling noises as it tried to get out of Its predicament. • Several citizens have called to our attention the fact that Manly, a community with a population of 1.445, Is kistalling new aluminum street signs and residents have been asked to place numbers on their houses, as the town looks forward to having residential mail delivery. Then they ask where in the blank blank is the Commercial club committee that's supposed to be working on mail mum about it. suspecting, without too much basis, dfllvory for Malvern. So far we've kept rather that we might be one of the members. But, if we aren't on the committee, by George, som'ething bad bt-tler be done about it right now! • Which reminds us of the dictum by Editor B L. Ospal of the Wilmot, S. D., Enterprise as he was about to retire: "An editor is a good deal like a grapefruit — always in the public eye and hair." Kntertaln in Honor of Son's Birthday Mr, and Mrs. Paul Weaver entertained 47 friends In honor of their son Eugene on his 15th birthday Sunday evening. Bingo and party games were played. Luncheon consisting of hot cjioco. late, sandwiches, cake and fruit salad was served. W. 8. r. S. Entertain nt Bridal Sliowjr Oct. IS the W. S. C. S. entertain&d at a bridal tea at the home of Mrs. Henry Washburn for eight honored guests, daughters and daughters-in-law of members. A gift from the society was presented each suest. Three most recent brides, Mrs. Flo Plumb Kllngeman, Mrs. Lee Robbins and Darrel Russman, were present. The brides were Interviewed by Ethel Parker, special jingles about each gift were written by Marie and Mary Robbins which the girls guessed before receiving their packages. A corsage was also presented to each girl. The table, arranged by Mrs. Washburn and Ethel Parker, wag beautiful with a centerpiece of pink roses, yellow randies and yellow nut cups. Brick Ice cream with yellow roses and pink bells, white cake, wafers, nuts and coffee were served. Mrs. Everett Plumb poured. Gifts presented to the mothers of those not present Included Lawrence Flckel, Ceryl Hew, Robert Sowers, John Wilson Jr., and their wives and Lois Dunblazier Torrington. Dish towels were hemmed and presented to the three brides present. The rain last Thursday and Friday caused a change In plans for the God's Acre Bale which was to be held at Wesley Friday. The committee decided now to postpone the day until after corn- husking Is orer when a new date will be set. Rev. and Mrs. John Trimble and family enjoyed a visit several days lafit week with her parents of Kansas. Dwight Parker, Lee Sowers and Everett McGrew were home from Ames over the week end. Mrs. Lola Redman and son Ward visited a short time Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parker. Ward and family and Mrs. Redman and daughters, Kathryn and Geraldine, are now located In Burlington. Mrs. Ruby Plumb returned last Thursday from Waterloo where she attended a Royal Neighbor Insurance Co. convention. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Robbins and ion Mark and Mr. and Mrs. Lorance Lisle and Nancy returned Sunday from a week in Csmden- ton. Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Parker returned home Wednesday from a weeks vacation In Missouri and a few days at Ames with their son Dwight. Mr. and Mrs. John Rainbow drove to Fayettp. Mo. Saturday to spend the week end with their son Paul and family. Good seed oats for next year's planting may be hard to find If you wait until next spring to buy. Locate your seed oats now. Mrs. Jay Wlnslow has been having dental work done in Glenwood the past few weeks. Large F«rmt Between 1910 and 1940, the number of farms of 1,000 acres or more Increased from 50,135 to 100,531; the acreage involved increased from 187 million .to 384 million. Simultaneously, smaller farms were decreasing In number. T. E. SHONKA, M. D. Physician and Surgeon Office 8 doora south of Empress Theater Phones: Off. 4231, Res. 4343 Honors Grandson on Ninth Birthday Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Blanche Trenholm the following children attended a party In honor of her grandson, David Klnney'a ninth birthday: Earl and Merl . Wood, Jlmmle Stldd, Eldon and Kenneth Wright, Gary Busard, Carl Dlt- mare, Blllle Weaver. Charley and Steve McGarglll, Danny Head, Dick Jamea, Robert Harms, Bob and Johnny Laughlin, Jerry and Jimmy Higgius and 'Larry Boen of Omaha and his teacher, Mrs. Anson Williamson. David received many nice gifts. His mother, Beatrice Kinney, assisted Mrs, Trenholm in serving. Other guests were Mrs. Letty Weaver, Mrs. Eugene O'Brien and daughter Patricia and Dorothy Boon of Omaha. \V. 8. C. H. Hold Meeting Oct. 2* The W. S. C. S. held their regular meeting Oct. 22 at the church at 1 p. m. The ladles cleaned the basement preparatory to the God's Acre dinner which was to have been held Friday. At 2:30 the business meeting was held and a special guest, Mrs. C. B. Hughes, of Council Bluffs gave an interesting talk. A pot luck lunch was enjoyed after the work and meeting wa* concluded. Fifteen members were present. The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at the home of Mrs. Mary Allely, Mrs. Lucile Smith will be assistant. The offering for W. S. C. S. week of self denial will be extended until tills meeting as very few members attended the special service Sunday. Nov. 14 Mrs. Allen Mactler of Omaha will be at Wesley Chapel to give her new book review, "The Wall Between," by Elsie Oaks Barbour. Admission 35c with a tea following the review. The public is cordially invited. Mrs. Darwin Addy Enu-rtaint'il ut Shower for Muurlco Addy Last Wednesday evening Mrs. Darwin Addy entertained 32 relatives, friends and neighbors at a miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss Maurice Addy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Addy, who is soon to be a bride. She received many beautiful gifts. Ice cream, cake and coffee were served by the hostess. Out of town guests were Mrs. C. J. Addy jr. of Omaha mid Mrs. Ralph Costello of Randolph. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Parker had as guests Sunday for dinner Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Parker of Malvern and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Parker, Dwight and Darrel, H. Winslow and Margie Decker. Mary Alice Washburn was at home Saturday and Sunday from her nursing duties at the University hospital in Omaha. Administrator's Sale of Acreage 18 Acres more or lest, joining Henderson 6 Room House Milk House — Covered Entrance to Cave Garage, Barn, Crib, 2 Wells Property may be inspected at any time. Call G. T, Harover, Adm., Elsie M. Daugherty Estate, Henderson, la., Phone 14 or 2-65 — and arrange for inspection of property. The undersigned as Administrator, and subject to court approval, will receive bid* for the purchase of said Real Estate at Private Sale, at his office in Henderson, Iowa. G. T. HAROVER ADM. **«•*** **-H"»*-|.**.t»4MH.»J.A t «<.4 4 MPCCDY *&LYt ft* | Burr J SB." I PUT THI5 VER.1 MOS?NING.' NEVU? MIND THAT,' I'VE "COME ^S FROM THE DOCTORS .'AND HE SAID, \ FOR MY HEALTH'S SAKE I NEE V 'A COMPtETC CMAH6E OF AIR/ SERVICE WITH A SMILE' Good Used Cars Here are some cars worth your attention. Priced right and you'll find them to be as represented in every way. 1941 CHEVROLET COACH 1938 FORD DELUXE COUPE 1942 FORD COUPE, 6 cylinders. Re- 1934 CHEVROLET SEDAN conditioned. Frosty morning mean cold weather is not far off. Better have us winterize your car — liyhu-r lubricants, check radiator, battery, change SALVERS AUTO Co 505! MALVERN IOWA »****» Jlmmie Skulvill and Joe Dorsey who went with the John Jollette construction gang to Mason City to work returned home Saturday. The weather there was rainy and tied up the work and living was so expensive with BO little time on the Job they decided to coma home. They visited Joe's .uncle and wife, Mr. an.d Mrs. Fred W> man. at Belle Plaine on their w*y home. The Blunt construction crew of Ottumwa is doing the black top work on highway 184 instead of the Gus crew as was stated J'n last week's news. An additional crew of 35 men came Saturday to join the others who came Monday. The Reas store, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wagner will be known as the Peoples store. Mr. and Mrs. George Gutschen. rltter had for their Sunday dinner guests Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Hilliary of Sheuandoah, Don Gutschenrltter of Red Oak and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gutscheuritter. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Williamson of Audubon spent the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anson Williamson. Mrs. Nettie Septka who was 111 the past week was able to return to her duties at the Addy store Saturday. Mrs. George Parker and daughter Martha went to Council Bluffs Friday and visited a few days .with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parker. Mr. Parker who Is employed wUn his brother Hugh at the Grape Growers association returned home with them Saturday to remain over Sunday. A daughter was bora Saturday in Huiid hospital at' Shenaudaah to Mr. uiid Mrs. Bob Hilton, This iiiukua ihum u family of four girls and two boyi. Ou Friday a BUM was born, also at the Hand hoHi.ltul, to Mr. and Mrs. Units Day, of t'rostou. This is their first child. Mcs Day W IU be remem- lu'i'vd hure as ' Miss Uuverly KouU-u, KittudilftUgbUr of Mr. uud Mrv. Bill Saturday, Nov. 1 Community Building - Malvern Music By KM A DANCE BAND Adm.75c Sttrtiat8;30p.m.
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