The Malvern Leader from Malvern, Iowa on November 27, 1947 · Page 1
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Malvern, Iowa
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Thursday, November 27, 1947
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HIS WEEK in Mills County Headers who have been missing the Malvern school news department this year will find It again In this issue as' a new staff has been formed and brought In a good run of news and features. It Is found on page 3. * * * Malvern business honses are making an announcement this week about their evening closing hours during the holiday season. The stores are cooperating to give better service to farm customers. * * * Good news Is that of the possible reopening of the Silver Creek bridge just west of Malvern. Closed since last June, the bridge was highly inconvenient for a large number of farm families who had to drive several miles around in order to get to town. • MA I Miurcouhriy- j. JftfifiR VOL. 73. Entered in the Post Office at Malvern, Iowa, as second class mall matter under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 MALVERN, MILLS COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1947 NO. 22. MILLS COUNTY FAIR BOARD SETS DATE FOR 1948 EXHIBITION Will Hold Big Show Aug. 11, 12, 13 Next Year Dates for the 1948 exhibition of the Mills County Fair were set Monday evening at a meeting of the board of directors of the Fair association in the Malvern Community building. The dates are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Aug. 11, 12 and 13. The directors also decided to make Aug. 10 entry day but to make no admission charges that day. Austin Bass, president of the association, and the secretary, Dr. D. M. Kline, gave a review of: the 1947 Fair's record to the directors. Although the Fair association's balance sheet shows about $400 less in the treasury than was the case at this time last year, the buildings and grounds have been extensively Improved to offset that. The association spent more than $1,000 for Improvements during the past year, plus donated labor sufficient to paint all of the buildings on the grounds. President Bass will represent the association at the annual meeting of fair. ..directors In D_O8 Moines next month and on Deev 10 will discuss "Headaches of the Past Year" before that meeting.. NEW CERTIFICATE GRANTED MALVERN TRANSFER ROUTE Houser Get* Permission to Haul Freight from Council Bluffs Malvern will have better freight service as a result of a new Certificate of Convenience and Necessity granted to B. E. Houser Saturday for his Malvern Transfer. A hearing on his application for this was held in Council Bluffs Nov. 20. At this several witnesses from Malvern appeared in support of the application and testified to the need for better service between the Bluffs and Malvern. The Transfer has held a certificate to operate as an interstate carrier between Malvern and Omaha for a number of years. Two protestants opposed the granting of the certificate. Clarence Boles of the Glenwood Transit protested the granting of authority between Glenwood and Council Bluffs. When .Houser amended his application so as not to include freight moving between those two towns, Boles withdrew his protest. The Burlington Truck lines also protested, holding that they are now giving tri-weekly service to Malvern but were not equipped to haul perishable freight. The commission granted the certificate Nov. 22, holding that "the public convenience and necessity will be promoted by the granting of this application as amended, and further finds the applicant financially fit and able to conduct the proposed service." M'COLLUM IS PRESIDENT OF CONTINENTAL OIL CHARLES CAMPBELL SERVICES WEDNESDAY Died at Home of His Son Near Glenwood Monday Leonard F. McCollum, 45, pictured above, has just been elected president of Continental Oil Co., effective Dec. 1, succeeding Dan Moran, who has resigned because of ill health. Born in Bradford, Tenn., in 1902, McCollum now becomes one of the youngest major executives of a fully integrated oil company in the United States. He launched his oil career following graduation from the University of Texas in 1925 by joining the Humble Oil and Refining Co., an affiliate of Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), as a geologist. In 1934 he became chief geologist and manager of exploration for the Carter Oil Co., another Jersey Standard affiliate, and later became president of the Carter company. He moved to New York in 1943 as assistant coordinator of producing activities for Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), and a year later advanced to the position of coordinator, which assignment he held at the time of his election to head Continental Oil Co. PRICE CHOSEN ON S,W, IOWA SIX-MAN TEAM Nonpareil Gives Top Back Position to Oriole Grid Star Glen Price, outstanding back on Malvorn's grid team this year, has been chosen by the Nonpareil as top back on its all-southwest Iowa six-man club. Price was the most popular back in the six-man balloting. Coach Gordon Overstreet of Malvern says that his boy Price, who earned one of the backfleld spots on the mythical honor team, could have made just about any 11-man club in southwest Iowa. "Olen is the hardest driving back I've ever handled," says his coach. "Besides that, he's a a good passer, a strong defensive player, and is at his best when the going is toughest." This was Glen's final year as a prep grid- dec. On the honor roll of the mythical teams were nearly all of the Oriole first string, including Martin and Houser, ends, Plumb, at center and Bird, a back. IA. POWER FM STATION GETS CALL LETTERS Employes of the Iowa Power & Light Co. in Malvern have completed and passed examinations of the Federal Communications Commission and are receiving their licenses as restricted radiotelephone operators. The company expects to have their FM radio network covering this territory in operation within the month. The station will operate on a frequency of 37.74 megacycles and will have the call letters KGYB. This radio system will speed up service to customers during and after storms and can be used when other lines of communication are out. home this week when Charles T. Campbell passed away at the home of his son, Ora Campbell, near Glenwood three days after Buffering a third stroke. He had gone to the home of his son for a visit and was stricken while there. Services were held in the Mansfield Funeral home In Malvern Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Wm. F. Baker. Mrs. Pan! Seeger accompanied by Mrs. Donald Alstrope furnished the music. Pallbearers were W. R. Blng- hatn, C. E. Myers, Ed Walker, Guy Ditmar, Frank Evans and W. D. Slothower. Interment was in the Malvern cemetery. Charles Thomas Campbell, eldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth Campbell, was born at Littleton, 111., Oct. 9, 1873. He was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Howe, Dec. 21, 1892 t:nd to this union were born 12 children,' one child preceding him In death. At the age of 26 he joined the Union Baptist church at East Union. He departed this life Nov. 24 at the age of 74 years, one month and 12 days. He was a devoted father and grandfather and lived a good Christian life. He was liked by all who knew him. Surviving are his wife and 11 children, Mrs. C. E. Clark, Mrs. Emery Martin, Mrs. Walter Walker, Mrs. Walter Lytle, Mrs. Clarence Coates, Mrs. Fred Young, Willson Campbell, Harvey, Shelton, Ora and Arthur Campbell; four brothers, James, Valentine and Otis of Rushville, 111., and Austin of Macomb, 111.; three sisters, Amanda Browning of Hush- ville, 111., Inza Martin, Industry, 111., and Ina Gibson, Peorla, 111.; 35 grandchildren and 2S great grandchildren. COUNTY SINGERS TO GIVE MESSIAH HERE Rehearsals to be Held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. . Presentation of a vesper program of Christmas music will be made In Malvern Sunday, Dec. 21, with a chorifs of singers from several central Mills county communities. Mrs. Difdley Conner is directing the program and Mrs. J. E. Ellison Is serving as accompanist. First rehearsal for the presentation was held Sunday afternoon. At this a group of singers from Silver City and one from Strahan joined the Malvern singers for the practice. All singers from this community, or other nearby communities, are cordially invited to participate in the program. The next rehearsal will be held in the Methodist church in Malvern at 3:30 p. m, Sunday. Present plans are to sing several of the choruses from Handel's oratorio, "The Messiah," as well as some carols. There will also be several solos in the presentation. Presbyterian Bazaar Successful Event The Presbyterian bazaar held at the Community building Saturday was a very successful event. The ladies cleared $147 from the fancywork, rummage and food. They wish to thank ev- eVyone who assisted in any way to make this a success. MORE SNOW AND RAIN Temperatsres here have been somewhat lower than the preceding week with two inches of snow and .10 of an inch of rain recorded. Low reading was Saturday and Sunday with 16 above. However it has warmed up again and the low Wednesday morning was 26 degrees. Daily data: high low moist. Thursday __ _ 45 37 tr. Friday __ ___ 37 2G .10 Saturday _ 26 , 16 Sunday 34 HI .50 Monday __ 34 17 Tuesday __ __ 32 19 1.00 Wednesday _ _ 26 DISTRICT COURT TO CONVENE NEXT WEEK AT GLENWOOD 18 New Cases Filed for December Term Judge John A. Murray of Ixi- gan will be on the bench when the December term of district court convenes next Tuesday in Glenwood. The term has a comparatively light docket with 18 new cases filed for consideration. Only two criminal cases are on the docket, one, State vs. Donald Stroud, a continuance from the last term. In the other. State vs. Robert A. McGranahan, the defendant is charged with manslaughter in connection with a car collision near Emerson In which one person was killed. Most of the new cases arc account actions, with only three new divorce suits filed. Grand jurors have been asked to appear at the court Dec. 2. TB INVITATIONS SENT TO CITIZENS 25 Per Cent of Seal Receipts to Remain , in Mill* Cou " ' nf Mill* county to join millions of others throughout the United States in Improving public health wore delivered to homes and business houses this week. The Invitations were in tho form of Christmas Seals, the purchase and use of which will strengthen the tuberculosis control program. They were issued by the Mills County Tuberculosis Association, which with similar organizations all over the nation, Is conducting the 41st Seal Sale. Mills county's goal in the drive against the communicable disease which causes the most deaths In Iowa Is $1,845, according to Mrs. I. L. Donner, Christmas Seal chairman. "We have tried to Include every family able to buy Seals em our mailing list, but if there is anyone we have overlooked, he is asked to telephone 2952 and he will be supplied at once," she explained. Recipients of Christmas Seals are requested to place the money and any Seals not purchased in the provided return envelope. This envelope may then be mailed to the Christmas Seal committee. CAMPBELL RECEIVES CARRIER APPOINTMENT R. L. Campbell received notice from the post office "department that he had been appointed rural carrier on route 2 out of Malvern. W. C. Vanderpool has been temporary carrier on this route for the past 15 months. Mr. Campbell will assume his duties Monday, Dec. 1. COMMERCIAL CLUB GETS SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS Neighbors Give Ideas on What Town Needs Members of the Malvern Commercial club were both pleased and distressed Thursday e.venlng when the results of a survey em what Malvern most needs were read at the group's regular November meeting. The survey had boon taken by tho secretary, W. H. Hyington, who had sent letters asking for miggcstions to a large percentage of the farm families in central .Mills county. Tho replies were read by the president. K. W. Hnr- dic. A good percentage of replies were received. They rangoel from the suggestion that the town be closed down and covered up (the most severe suggestion) to tho comment "that nothing addltle>n- al is needed; it's pretty good as it is." Between these extremes were some highly helpful ideas, including one comment that "the businessmen should wake up from their long nap" and get some pointers from neighboring towns. Most frequent suggestion was that the town get a good dry goods store, a need long felt as no store at present stocks a complete line of that type of goods. Another frequent demand was that "some good roads be built leading into Malvern" and in central and eastern Mills county generally. Almost as frequent was the request for full-time rest room services and for public drinking fountains. Some of the others: Widen Main. st. as far north as the Pace Service station. Improve the railroad crossings. Cut better stores au(5 moro competition 'Itl • tnonttrrd- irmr'•mug 1 lines. Boxes on Main st. for waste paper so that the town could be kept cleaner. Moro courteenis clerks and salt's people. , Clean out the gamblers. More benches such as are in front of tho Pace Service) Co. Kee'p ctore;s open Wednesday evenings. New town coune'll. Schools should keep the) good teachers they have. Del tor street, lighting. Swimming pool — with strong criticism for the* razing of tho one given te> the te>wn by the late 1 I,. W. B<>e>hner. School band. Wash streets. Saturday afternoon movies if t-cnomically feasible.. President Bui elk i-oi.imonted on tho suggestions by Haying that all husliiossiiu'ii appreciated them even when they were sharply pointed. He fell that persona who made the suggestions did so with the sincere desire to help tho. town to more fully meet the. needs of its trading territory. Tho club also heard a report from its Christmas treat committee. On this are' H. \V. Salyers, Albert Johnson and Charles (,'os- lello Tbe committee announced that it was planning a similar observance as was used last year when several hundred kids were given a free show and Christmas tree treat with Santa Claus hand- ink" out packages (jf candy and gifts to all. The club will hold its annual f-ii-ciii.ii of eifficors at its nest meeting. Silver Cieek Bridge to Open Soon West of Town STATE FARM BUREAU ASKS FOR FULL STATE INCOME TAX Passed Resolution at Annual Meeting to Use Full Amount Iowa Fnrm Ituroau members ai;ain wont em record last week as favetrliiR tho collection of tho full nmount of tho state? Income tax starling next year. Tho organization adopted a resolution W) that effect at Its annual mooting last week. Attending tho mooting from Mills county were Mr. and Mr?. Krodoric (!. Newell. I,ueillo Stuhba, Ruth Lookablll and Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Nagol of Malvorn, Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Uiifflngton and Mr. and Mrs. 1). C. Doitchlor of (Jlonwood and Mr. and Mrs. Bevis Sowors of Henderson. Tho resolution adopted In regard to the state income tax follows: "Thorp havo boon persistent reports that ft special posplon e>f tho Iowa legislature would bo called for tho purpose of re-duc- ing tho Iowa Not Income Tax. Wo, the eifflrial elologatoR repro-' scnting 100 e>rganlzed county Farm Bureaus, speaking for n mombership of over 126,000 farm families, aro unanimously opposed to tho calling of a special session of the legislature and the reducing of tho Iowa Not Income? Tax, fe>r the reasons that: "1. Tho Iowa Net Income Tax Is the most fair iind equitable tax collected in tho state of Iowa, be>- causo It Is based upon 'ability to pay.' "2. The reduction of the Income tax at a time when Income contributes. jLo au One morp inn In road to Mal- vorn is expectod to bo open for traffic next wook, according to County Engineer Clair Davis. I'nless w o a t h e r interrupts work, ho said Tuesday, the Sil- ve-r Crook bridge just west e»f Malvorn on County Road V will bo ready for use. This road has been out of service since last .limn when tho Hoods washed out tho east approach. In order to repair tho bridge it was necessary to double tho lonuth of the old bridge by put- tini; In an entirely new span. This has boon placed nliel It will bo necessary to have the bridge lloor laid and tho approaches built up before the road can bo e>ponod. Mr. Davis expects Mils work tei bo finished by the llrst of next wook unless weather prevents It. , tlonary spiral. "3. Tho reduction of the Income tax at a time whori Incomes lire high and tho increasing of the tax, as hus boon propose'd, at a time when Incomes are low results In further depressing enir ocemomy during Inflationary periods. "4. Tho full collection of the* Iowa Net Income Tax Is one guiir- anteo that much neede>el funels for the bettermejiit e>f our schexils and roads will he available for these vitally needed programs. "fl. Tho Iowa Net Income Tax she>uld be collected in full to the end that these funds may he lined to help make) the necessary repairs and improve-iiie'tits in our state institutions." RAINBOW HOME BURNED TO GROUND MONDAY f Wesley Chapel Farm Home. Contents a Complete Loss The country homo of Mr. and Mrs. .lohn Ralnbenv in tho Wesley Chapel community north nnel oast eif Malvorn wan completely destroyed by fire* Monday about 4 p. m. Kvorythlng was a total loss and tho Rainbows escaped with nothing but tho clothing thoy worn wearing. Mrs. Ralnbew was lying down anel when the dog awakened heir the bousn was full of smoke nnel smoko and, flame wore? pouring from tho registers. Sho ran outside and called Mr. Hnlnbow who was at tho barn. It was impossible for them to got back Into the bouse. Tho basement gtirage was In flames and they also lost their car. It was Just 35 minutes from the time ^nm imnvnH niwcavoroff-mmt tno house was completely destroyed. Tho Henderson flro dopartmemt prevented sproael of the- IlameH to other buildings and they we>re undamaged. Origin of the» flro la unknown. Mr. and Mrs. Rainbow nro staying lit the home of her brother and wife, Mr. <:nd Mrs. Ileivia Sowers. ROTARY GOV. C. RUMP TALKS TO LOCAL CLUB The Malvi rn Rotary club held Its regular weekly meeting Tuesday noun at the Malvernelte cafe in order that they might listen to an address by their district governor. CharlcH Rump of Fie munt, Neb., of the 1 20th district, who told Interestingly of the aims and objectives u( Rotary. Les Rowe, traveling secretary for tin; governor, also of Fremont, accompanied Mr. Rump. K. K. Sbonka of (,'happell, Neb., father or Dr. T. K Shonka, was a visitor. Juniors Present Successful Class Play Here Friday Night M CLUB BOYS SEE GAME AT LINCOLN The "M" club boys attended the exciting Oklahoma - Nebraska football game Saturday at Lincoln. For several of the fellows it was their first view of an 11- uian game. Newell Crink, Shorty Plumb and Mrs. F. E. Wilson took carloads to the game. Members of the club who attended included Glen Price. Donald Houser, Shorty Plumb, Charles Pevehouae, Norman Sinner, Eugene Wilhelm. Frank Swoboda, Bob Taylor. Jack Rob- iason. Jerry Anderson. Roger La-ndia and Lewis Frazier and Coaches Overstreet and Huisuxaa. NEW CAR LICENSES ON SALE MONDAY New 194S car licenses will go on sale in Mills county next Monday but County Treasurer M. K. Moore, whose office will handle the sales, urges prospective customers NOT to rush in to get the first issued. For the licenses will not include new plates. Instead the buyer will get merely a little tag marked "1948" which will nt over his present license plate. And you have two full mouths to make your purchase. Cost of the licenses will be on the same schedule as last year. Card of Thanks We are deeply grateful for the sympathy and consolation from relatives and friends during our recent bereavement. James A. Wells Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Walston Mr. and Mrs. Charles Courtier Fred Peace p.22-1. MILLS COUNTY COUNCIL ACCEPTS CONSTITUTION The Mills County Council met at the Malvern high school the evening of Nov. 18 and Ibe constitution was presented to the group lor ilisi'ussion After some amendment!: Ibe coiiMitutlon was accepted by the Council. Tilt; N. K. A. are asking thai each in the slate giv«j at b-ast $1 for the purpose of purchasing clothing and food for the teachers in d'.-vusiateil countries After ihe mt-t-tiug refreshment.-, were servd by Mrs. C. C. ('lurk and Mrs. Newell P. Crluk. Tbe next meeting of the council will be held at the Mate Institution in GleiiWGod, Jau. 22 Every teacher is invited to be- prt sen;. LEGION AND AUXILIARY MET TUESDAY EVENING Auxiliary Plans for Patriotic Program to be Held in February The American Legion and Lo- Klon Auxiliary held their regular meetings Tuesday evening. The Ix'K'lon reported only usual biiHt- IH'HH traiiHHcted. The Auxiliary voted to Hcnel c'lgaretH and cards to Knoxvlllct hospital and cookies io Ibe hospital at De.s Molnes. They will cooperate in tb e Christmas Joy for Veterans program which replaces the Gifts for Yanks. The public and either organizations may. if they wish, donate giftH for thin program. Auxiliary members aro making plans for a patriotic program to be held in February. (lifis will be taken to the, Glen- wocd state school the? third we-ek in Ht-ci-mbi-r. If mexib.-r.-i w jsli to tour l he Institution Mrs. K'liner Krogniiin must be notified at once- BO a date may be cleared. All members are urged to have their gifts In by Dec. \~i to Mrs. Harvey Knight jr.. mental health chairman, or Mrs. Elmer Krogman. unit president. Social committee for the evening wtr,- Mr. and Mrs. R. W. .Jones. Mr. and Mrs K \V. I'.ur- dic, Mr. and Mrs. Mark McAllister, Mis R. \V. .Sah.-rs. Mrs. H. C. Ter.uaut. C. A. Hover and H H. Haves. Above are pictured in an inforinal pose, the cast and btagehands of the junior class play. "The Groom Said 'No'," which waa presented Friday evening. Enjoying tbe situation are, back row, left to right: Jackie Anderson, Evelyn Kiiop, Donald Miller, Elva Chamberlain, Eva Cozad, Richard Cardwell, Paul Baker, Mary Ann Bingharo and Armina Ellison; front row: Miss Buffington, Delia Swadley, Charles Pevehouse, Marcle Ellis, Verlia Bateman and Charles Nagle. For more- about tbeir thespian efforts see the EMAITCHESS section. OFFICIALS STUDY NEW SCHOOL PLAN Cuuuty Superintendent Amy Hummers and Fay McManigul and Henry Washburu. members of the county board of education, were In Deb Moint.-s Monday and Tuesday to attend a study of tho new school district reorganization plan which we* authorized by the laut General Assembly. The oificials will uBBist with any reorganisation that may tako place later in Mllla county. Wesley Chapel Plan* Auction Sale Dec. 9 The WesI-.-y Chapel community plans to have Ou-ir (Jod's Acre sal«.. which wad postponed from Oct. 24, a week frum next Tuesday, Dec. i. l-'kins will be the same as they wero of I bat date. Masonic Meeting Thursday, Dec. 4 .Silver I.'rii lodKe A. F. A: A. M. will hold iis regular uietiiin; ou Thursday. Dec. 4. There will be election of officers and a K'-'ud attendance la ur^ed Lloyd Laudis. W. M. Card of Thanks I wish to thauk the frieuds and neighbors and the Strahan W. S. C. S. for flowers, letters and cards sent to me during niy illness. 22-1. Mre. J. W. 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