f 5 State Hist Society Volume No. XXXVII. Number 51. Axtell, Kansas, Thursday, October 24, 1935. Price $1.50 per Yea" N WHILE THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS PONDERS, ITALY CONTINUES TO ETHIATE THE OPIANS i J it Your Vote Is Important At the Corn-Hog Referendum To Be Held Saturday, Oct 26 8 A. M. to 10 P. M. Every farmer in the county who produced corn or hogs in 1935 and every owner or agent of a farm upon which corn or hogs were produced may vote whether they signed 1934 or 1935 corn-hog contracts or not. There will be only one question voted upon which is as follows: "Do you favor a corn-hog adjustment program to follow the 1935 program which expires Nov. 30, 1935?" In the 1934 corn-hog program and again in the 1935 program more farmers signed these adjustment contracts in Marshall county than in any other county in Kansas, thereby bringing into this county in benefit payments to date $550,792 28 with approximately $150,000 yet to be received on the 1935 contracts. The 1934 and 1935 programs were voluntarily signed, and if the cooperative farmers vote for a continuation of the corn-hog adjustment to follow the 1935 program, it will be offered as a voluntary program. We wish to state that voting in this referendum you do not obligate yourself in any way to sign a contract. Marshall county is a strictly agricultural county, therefore on behalf of the farmers and the business interest of the county all of which depend directly or indirectly upon agriculture, I ask that every farmer eligible to vote go to the polls in the township in which he resides and cast a ballot in favor of the continuation of the corn-hog adjustment program. If the farmers of America do not turn out and vote expressing their wishes favoring a corn-hog program in 1936 there will be none offered. Let us farmers of Marshall county roll up more votes for the program than any other county in Kansas. Sincerely yours, G. A. Howell, Pres. Marshall Co. Corn-Hog Control Association. Fire At St. Bridget's Fire Monday evening at about six o'clock destroyed the old frame building occupied by the Sisters of St. Bridget's school. Summerfield's township fire department made a quick run, several miles thru mud, but got there too late to do more than prevent the flames from spreading to close by buildings. Some of the contents were saved and there is said to be some insurance. With a modern volunteer fire department located at Axtell, available for township use, much good could be accomplished in case of similar fires in the neighborhood. The city fire equipment is not permitted to leave its limits. Discuss Fire Tonight At a meeting Monday night of several volunteer firemen who still regard their membership in the Axtell fire department as worthwhile, it was agreed that another effort should be made to provide proper equipment for use against fires occurring in the surrounding townships as well as in the city limits. The meeting was adjourned until this (Thursday) evening when the several members of the township boards of Murray, St. Bridget, Lincoln and Marion are expected to be present to confer with the local city officials and the firemen. The city council room will be used for the meeting and the interested public is welcome to attend. On Marts For Holiday Goods Mr. and Mrs. Frank M. Gaylord are in St. Louis this week purchasing goods for the holiday trade on the holiday marts of that city.' Soon their store will be teeming with a brilliant display of special interest to old and young. Santa Fe Bus In Wreck The east bound bus of the Santa Fe Trail System was wrecked Monday afternoon, Oct 21, on highway 36 at the corner six miles west of Mac-Ville. The wreck was caused by a broken tie-rod of the steering wheel. The accident occurred at about 2:00 p. m. There were six passengers and the driver, Frank Taylor. The passengers were Walter Green, Morrowville; Mrs. Guy Spangler, Severance; Glen Jaka-bosky and Ted Gertz, Belleville; Victor Williamson, Seneca; and Howard Bender, Winston, Mo. None but the latter sustained injuries. Phone calls were made from the Paul Holenbeck home. Dr. C. M. Newman went out and brought Mr. Bender to the hospital. The west bound bus took care of the passengers able to continue their trip. The bus left the road at the foot of the hill, near the Thomas school, and plowed, its right side scraping the bank, for about 60 feet bp stoDDinc All the damage no d able was one broken window. Highway 36 is in a very poor shape for speeding and that the bus was speeding was evidenced by the distance it traveled while on its side. There's a very rough spot in the road where the bus sheered off to the right. Confer On Electric Rates Mayor C. Phil Nork, Councilmen E. E. Swanson, C. J. Carney, R. F. Werner and City Electrician Harold Janke accompanied Wm. Berry, City Clerk, to Seneca last Friday evening where they met with the governing body of that city in regard to future service and rates on Axtell's supply of electric current. The present contract which our city has with Seneca does not expire until 1937; however, Seneca has just been given a reduced rate by the United Power & Light Co., and with the new contract going into effect immediately, they have offered Axtell a new contract with a reduction of rates, to start from date of acceptance. No definite action was taken at the meeting but it is supposed that when present negotiations are completed, a satisfactory agreement as to conditions and rates will be made after which it is likely that the City will be able to reduce the rates to the consumer in similar proportion. "Redheads On Parade" The above headline is the title of the Axtell Royal's next attraction, a Fox film production starring John Boles, Dixie Lee and a bunch of other screen celebrities in a radiant, ravishing, rapturous jamboree of joy, featuring 48 glamorous, glittering, glorious girls, red-headed girls, aflame with youth and frolicsome as colts, one from each state in the United States. And while this whirly-girly jamboree of joy lasts as long as the average entire entertainment, the Royal has added a comedy, "Foxy Fox," that will add its share to the evening's fun, and also Pathe news reel, making a program well worth twice the admission price. Show begins at 7:15 each evening and the admission only 10 and 20c. If you miss it you'll regret it, after hearing the favorable comment by those who attended. Hallowe'en Party Angerona Chapter No. 205, O. E. S. will enjoy a Hallowe'en party Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, at the Masonic hall in the Torrence building on Maple avenue. All members are requested to come dressed in tatters, as there'll be a fine for "glad rags." Also each membe may bring a friend, a covered dish, and be there at 7:00 p.m. Emma Nork, Lottie Ackman, Secretary. .Worthy Matron See our line of Christmas cards. Red Cross Has Busy Year; Statistics Impressive; Services Varied Figures gathered at random from the year's report ot the American Red Cross reveal the magnitude of the work being carried on by that organization. Red Cross workers assisted 64,305 veterans; 5S7 Red Cross Public Health nurses paid 921,455 visits to 186,326 patients; 98,441 first aid certificates were issued while 46,693 persons were trained In lite saving. Volunteer workers produced 3,102,-843 surgical dressings, with 80,501 volunteers being on active duty throughout the year. All Straightened Out Under dae of Oct. 17, Alexander W. Graham, postmaster at Kansas City, Mo., writes this office, explaining the mistake made by one of his clerks in the matter of the "unde-liverable copies" of the Standard mailed to Dorothy Grothjan, the letter being in reply to a request from this office for an investigation. Mr. Graham greatly regrets the inconvenience caused Miss Dorothy and he also refunded the 2c it cost the editor to learn that he had been misinformed; he assures this office that "prompt and proper delivery will be made hereafter." And in connection with this, let us urge our readers again to notify this office direct when making a change of address. It cost us 2c to learn that Will Werner had moved and another 2c that Mrs. E. Mealy's number had been changed from 4240 to 4244 Holly, K. C, Mo. First Aid Treatment Taught Thousands By Red Cross More than 187,000 certificates showing completion of first aid courses were issued last year by the Red Cross. This shows a gain of 56,000 certificates over the previous year. Approximately 64,200 boys In C.C.C. camps throughout the country passed first aid tests. Since the Red Cross first entered the field ot first aid teaching, being one of the first or ganizations in the world to do so, al most one million persons have been trained in handling emergency treatment The annual report of the Red Cross further reveals that more than 327,000 copies of the Red Cross Aid Handbook have been sold at home and abroad. The Red Cross has assisted 54,305 veterans in clearing their cases through the U. S. Veterans' Bureau this past year. Last year 3,837,941 persons became members of the Red Cross. The annual roll call takes place each year between Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day. Junior Red Cross members increased by 402,000 enrollments during the year which has just passed. Junior members carried on an exchange of correspondence with junior members in 62 other countries having Red Cross Societies Chicken Supper Saturday, October 26 by the Presbyterian Ladies Aid at the church basement 35c a Plate U R Cordially Invited Come, Bring the Family Complimentary Pass From The Standard to Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Nelson Oct 26 or 27 AxteU Royal Theatre Under New Management The Axtell Furniture & Undertaking Co.'s store, managed for the past two years by H. S. Youngberg, is now in charge of Dean L. Sauce-man of Wakefield who came this week to take over the management Mr. Sauceman, a pleasant man to meet has had 14 years of experience in the undertaking business and comes well recommended. He is married and has three daughters, who with their mother will arrive as soon as arrangements can be made to occupy the suite of rooms over the store. The building, owned by Ed Han-na, will be thoroughly renovated, Mr. Turner, owner of the stock, stated while introducing Mr. Sauce-man at this office. It is to be regretted that we are to lose Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Youngberg who for over two years have been prominent in business and social circles. The best wishes of their many friends here accompany them to their new home at Waterville. The Standard extends to Mr. and Mrs. Sauceman and children a hearty welcome with the assurance that they will soon feel at home in this, the most sociable town in the state. Supper and Bazaar The annual supper and bazaar, sponsored by the Willing Workers of the Salem Lutheran Church, will be held Friday, Oct. 25. There will be a big chicken dinner with all the trimmings, and countless other del-icasies, including the most delicious coffee ever brewed. Adults will be served at 25c and children at 15c. Serving will begin at 5:30 p. m. and continue until all are served. Immediately after supper the bazaar will be held. For this occasion the good ladies have amassed a large supply of the daintiest and also the most serviceable needle work imaginable. Many of the articles on display will make excellent gifts for any occasion. Those who have attended similar events at Salem in the past will need no urging to attend this one, those who have not, will find a pleasant evening awaiting them among the hospitable folks of the Settlement. Let's all join in a caravan and make a bee-line for the Salem Lutheran Church Friday evening, Oct. 25. Band Sponsors Food Sale There will be a food sale at Gay-lord's next Saturday, sponsored by the president and members of the Axtell band. This food sale will be held for the purpose of raising funds for the band. All friends of that musical institution are kindly requested to donate some article of food to be sold at the sale. If ever a congregation of young folks deserved financial assistance, it is our band. All concerts given were free, each member being more than willing to contribute to an entertainment without remuneration. In order to play new pieces the band must have new music, and that costs money. Make an effort to donate something to be sold and by all means give the sale your whole-hearted co-operation. There will be many goodies for your Sunday dinner and every nickel and dime taken in will be spent in a very good cause. Mrs. L. A. Gress, president of the band,, will co-operate with all willing to donate and the band will appreciate your assistance and generous patronage. Navy Day To the United States of America, the United States Navy sends it's greetings and best wishes every day in the year, but on October 28th., it invites all, who are within visiting distance, to come aboard ship, visit Navy Yards and any other shore station which comes under the Navy department October 28th., Navy Day. The Standard's Free Offer One Classified Ad Free in Next Week's Issue, Including Everything In order to prove the efficiency of the Standard's Want Ad column to all readers of this great family weekly, we offer one week's service free of charge. This offer is made without reservation to all regular subscribers. The ads may consist of Wanted, For Sale, Lost or Found items. This offer is good for one week only. All Wants Ad must be in by Monday evening, Oct. 28, in der to make proper provision fo the space needed. So if you have anything you want to sell, or buy, if you lost or found something, want to hire a hand, find a position or job, bring or send it in. Remember that Monday evening, Oct. 28, is the dead-line. Let's have your Want Ad as soon as possible after getting this issue. Distance is no bar provided your letter or card reaches us by Monday evening. There will be no charge. Tabled For Time Being A delegation of Nemaha county farmers, consisting of Joe, Fred and John Severin, Wm. Hill and Joe Buessing, accompanied by the following Axtell business men, R. W. Motes, E. W. Bergmann, Ted Irvine, Tom Baker, Edgar Miller and F. A. Werner, went to Seneca Monday and met with the Nemaha county commissioners for the purpose of requesting that the three miles, from the county line on the old 36 to. the Baileyville-Pawnee City rocked road, be all-weather surfaced. The commissioners gave the delegation a kindly hearing, but stated that owing to shortage of funds available for that purpose, and in view of the fact that other townships were much more in need of permanent road improvement at the present, nothing could be done just now. It would have been a fine thing for the farmers along the old 36 could the commissioners see their way clear to grant the request. Marion township, the commissioners stated, didn't give the county the support expected in road maintenance. It may be that with this bit of information the township board may make an effort to increase its road activities. Heavy Showers Fall Here Heralded by much lightning and thunder, this vicinity was visited by heavy showers, beginning Wednesday evening and lasting till near noon the next day. At times there were gusts of wind that threatened to become a gale and caused some of the old maples to creak ominously during the intermittent blasts. The precipitation by Thursday morning at 8 o'clock amounted to 1.70 and reached a depth of 2.15 by 11:30 a. m., according to report made by the official rain guage reporter, E. E. Swanson, local general manager of the St. J. & G. I. R. R. system. Friday morning dawned cold and clear, the thermometer recording 40 above zero at 6:30. If it frosted at all it must have been in the low places; none was noticed in town. Magnetism Affects Watch An Axtell young lady with a charming personality is the owner of a wrist watch that runs and keeps good time until she wears it. Then it will stop until shaken, when it will run again for a short time and stop once more. It was difficult to convince the young lady that it isn't the watch's fault but that it is the magnetism in her body that causes the delicate mechanism to be affected and charmed into inactivity. The watchmaker states that while these cases are rare they do exist and the present instance is proof thereof.
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