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7 CEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1937. THREE Bandits Stage Daylight Holdup At Williamsburg; Obtain About $50 EMPLOYE OF BARBER SHOP IS ASSAULTED Two Men And Woman Trick Lone Shop Employe; I Get Victims MoneV And Cash Box Contents. Special to The Gazette. WILLIAMSBURG Mike Lu-bero, employe in the barber shop and beauty parlor operated here by J. J. Lee, was attacked and robbed by two men Friday afternoon while their woman companion waited outside in an automobile. The bandits obtained $16 from their victims pocket and between $35 and $50 frotn the cash register. Lubero was found unconscious on the floor some time later by Mr. Lee, who had been attending an 'auction sale. Lee found the door of the shop locked. Revived, Lubero said he was alone when the trio drove up in an automobile and parked in front jof the establishment. One man entered and asked for a shave. A few minutes later the other man came in and asked to be directed to the wash room. He pretended to be unable to find it and induced Lubero to go with him. As the employe did so, the man in the chair came up behind him and struck him over the head. On discovering the crime, Lee called the marshal, who notified county authorities, but efforts to 'stop the fugitives failed. Despondent Over Delay In Putting In Crops , Farmer Hangs Himself 8pcclMo The C.?etle EDGEWOOD Harold Faust. 37, farmer one mile cast of Ircre, hanged himself FYiday night at the same place where the former owner of the place, D. S. Knight, hanged himself three years ago. Faust had become despondent because the rainy weather had prevented him from putting in his crops. His wife .went to bed early Friday night with a severe headache and she last saw him when he placed a cold compact dn her forehead. Faust consulted a physician two weeks ago w'hen unable to sleep. When his" wife arose Saturday morning, she found the body in the barn. Surviving with her is a son, Richard, 9. ' Woman Faints, Falls In Cistern, Drowned On Farm Near Solon Special to Th Oi7ott. IOWA CITY , Mrs. Della Hynek Glasgow, 54, of East Court street, Iowa. City, was accidentally drowned at ' the home of her brother, Victor Hynek. two miles cast of Solon, at -4:45 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Glasgow', who was subject to fainting spells, -was visiting at the home of her brother and in walking around the house fainted while near a large cistern at the rear of the home. In falling, she broke through the board covering the top and a plunged into the water. Her absence .was discovered in a few minutes and a search resulted in recovery of her body. Dr. J. Y. Netolicky was summoned aid artifical respiration was appLcd but without success. Coroner George Callahan declared the drowning accidental. Mrs. Glasgovf was born on the farm on which the accident happened. Surviving in addition to her husband, George Glasgow, are two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Birka and, Mrs. Alex Mchaffey. both of Riverside, and seven brothers. Dr. Fred Hynek, Qunicy, 111.; Wesley of Ely: Edward and Victor, Solon; and Charles, Frank and Louis Hynek, all of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 0 a.m. Monday in St. Marys church qt Solon conducted by he Rev. J. E. Michalek. Burial will be in St. Marys cemetery. Friends may call at the Victor Hynek home Saturday evening and Sunday. Pickpockets Prey On Commencement Crowd LOWDEN Pickpockets, mingling among the crowd going to the high school commencement exercises Thursday night, obtained about $27. Those who have reported losses are Henry Men-sing, who lost a purse containing $20, and Carl Prange, $7. The losses were not discovered until they- had reached home after the exercises. Thieves also drained the gas from a number of cars parked near the schoolhouse. LADORA Joseph' A. Pirkl, 78, prominent farmer , of this vicinity, died Saturday morning. A native of Johnson county, he was married in 1883 to Mary Kroul. Surviving are three children: Charles and Edward of tdora, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith; a brother. Will, of North Liberty; two half-brothers, Frank and Henry of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Doschil of Swisher and Mrs. Emily Krasta of Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ohio church. DELTA The senior class of the high school presented the three act comedy, Heart Trouble, Friday night under the direction of .Miss Bertha Creswell. Those taking part were Winifred Keck, Helen Leathers, Maxine Ilicklin, Colleen Dawson, Florence Morrow, Kenneth Spears, Dale Auld, Glen Stanley, Frank Aten and .. hondrvra.,; . Time Out low Dttlr Frets photo. Popular tunes as, well as contest selections are no mystery for these solo clarinetists at the state music festival at Iowa City. While waiting for their turn, some of them played in the approved Benny Goodman style. Pictured above, from leff to f right, are Wayne Zelger, of Webster City, Meinard Scburfieid of Franklin, Cedar Rapids, Frank Vrba of Wilson. Cedar Rapids, Charles Celsl (the Benny Goodman of the group) of Lincoln, Des Moines, and Charles Finch of Roosevelt, Des Moines. Sue Marie Schrelber of Roosevelt, Des Moines, is seated at the. piano. Let Contract For Rebuilding Bridge Over Cedar River Special to The Oazett. VINTON A contract for rebuilding two spans) of the Cedar river bridge on thfe Shellsburg-Urbana highway which were washed out by the high waiter last spring, Mas let by the Benton county board of supervisors Thursday to the Ottumwa Bridge and Construction company on a bid of $14,321. Bids were submitted by six other firms. Work on the contract is expected to begin within the next ten days. The steel M'ork of the two old spans, which lodged in the Tiver a short distance below the bridge, was sold some time ago to a Cedar Rapids junk dealer for $50, with the provision that all bridge plank salvaged be piled on the river bank for use by the county. W. D. Vheeler of Newhall was given the contract for remodeling M'ork in the courthouse in connection witn the changing of three offices in order that the treasurers office could be enlarged. This contract is for $910. Mrs. Sarah Shelley , 87 , Of Monticello Is Dead Special to The Oetette. MONTICELLO Mrs. Sarah Skelley, 87. for many years a resir dent of Monticello, died at her home here Thursday folloMing a brief illness. Mrs. Skelley was a native of Pennsylvania, having been bom at Harrisburg Marcn 15, 1850. Her parents were Esther Dribelbis Ely ahd Reuben Ely. When she was 3 years old the family came to Iowa, locating for a time in the vicinity of Waubeek. When Mrs. Skelley was thirteen years old they came to Monticello to make then: home. In August, 1871. she Mas married to James Skelley, whose parents were pioneer settlers in Monticello. Following their marriage ' Mr. and Mrs. Skelley made their home on the Skelley farm east of Monticello M-ith the exception of two years when they lived in Cherokee. Following Mr. Skelleys death in 1903 Mrs.. Skelley came I to Monticello to make her home. She is survived by four sons and one daughter: Mrs. Nettie Jacobsen, James Skelley and Will Skelley of Monticello, Alvy Skelley ahd Harry Skelley of San Francisco: two brothers, Reuben Ely of Monticello and Sam Ely of Independence: two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Willmore of Wheatridge, Colo., and Mrs. Emma McNeill of Seattle. Funeral services will be held at the James Skelley home probably Sunday afternoon and. burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. TOLEDO Wills of twp Traer men were' on file in the jffice of the clerk of the Tama county district court Friday. The will of John Sutherland, Traer, Is dated May 20, 1933. Mr. Sutherland bequeaths to his wife, Susan Sutherland, all household goods and personal effects and 3.0-85 of all the lesidue of his estate. He leaves in trust to his daughter, Lottie L. Sutherland, for his daughter, jSarah Luella Sutherland, if she survives him, an undivided 15-85 of the estate. He gives to his daughter, Lottie L. Sutherland.-an undivided 10-85; to his daughter, Susan Mabel Sutherland, an undivided 8-85; and to his granddaughter, Imogene S. Sutherland, an undivided 5-85 of the rest of the estate. After carrying out these provisions, the remaining part of the estate is bequeathed to his wife, one-third, and to his children, Lottie L. Sutherland and Susan Mabel Sutherland and his granddaughter, Imogene S. Sutherland, two-thirds. John Kerr is named executor. In his will dated June 16, 1921, Addison W. Morse, Traer, directs that his wife, Ida Morse, shall have a certain interest in his estate by virtue of an antenuptial agreement, by the terms of which she will be entitled from timp to time to such portion of the net Income therefrom as may be necessary for her support. All the rest of the estate not paid over to his wife under the terms of the agreement, Mr. Morse bequeaths in equal shares to his two daughters, Amy See-man and Hilda Leuch. He names B. F. Thomas, K. P. Moore and 11 H. T .Ill ill. I. ..I. For A Popular Tune IOWA CITY NEWS BRIEFS Special to Tho Oaiette. IOWA CITY A meeting of the Iowa City school board will be held here early next week to call for an election to vote on the issuance of $595,000 M'orth of bonds to finance a new centrally located school building. It w-as considered a possibility that the board may place three propositions before the voters, construction of a centrally located high school, construction of a new high chool, or construction of a high school building in east Iowa City. Two more names today had been added to the list pf nine persons already . seeking the appointment to the unexpired term of county superintendent of schools. The position was made vacant by the death of W. N. Leeper here last Friday. They were Supt. William J. Kinciyd of the Grand Junction normal training school and R. E. NeM'Comb of Crescent, la. The Iowa City city council Friday received approval from State Comptroller C. B. Murtagh to transfer $3,000 from the unappropriated tax collections to the airport fund. The money will be used by the city to pay its share of the cost of the WPA project now being completed at the airport. Prof. W. Ross , Livingston of the University of Iow'a history department will attend a conference on Canadian-American affairs at Kingston, Ont., June 14 to 18. Known as an authority on the evolution of the British empire constitutions and American Foreign relations, Livingston is one of a group of American experts invited i by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to attend the affair. Its annual conference on problems confronting physical education teachers has been scheduled for the University of Iowa for June 23, 24 and 25. The conference is the third scheduled by the university for June, and will have as its principal speakers Dr. Frederick R. Rogers of Boston university, and Miss Helen Hazelton of Purdue. Other conferences which will be held here in June are the Child Welfare and Parent Education conference on Junei22; 23, and 24, and the physics colloquium June 17, 18 and 19. 1IOPKINTON Failing to round a curve in the road at the old Flannagan farm west of Buck Creek Thursday night, two young men wrecked a new car belonging to John Wilson, farmer living west of Hopkinton. The driver of the car was Ralph Wilson, son of the owner; his companion was Roy Reed, son of Mr. and Mrs, Cliff Reed, The boys were returning home from play practice at the Buck Creek consolidated school when the car left the road and caused the above damage. Wilson was thrown several feet from the wreck and knocked On-conscious; Reed remained in the car, finding his way out through a hole in the top. He was not as stunned as was his companion and had presence of mind enough to shut off the ignition before leaving the wreckage, and thus avoiding a fire. Neither boy suffered any fractured bones, but both were severely cut about the face, arms and legs. They were brought to Hopkinton for medical attention. COLUMBUS JUNCTION Funeral services for Miss Alice Foreman, 78, a native of this vicinity and a resident here many years, were held Thursday afternoon in the Richie funeral home here. The Rev. V. A. Bloomquist, pastor of the Methodist1 church, officiated. Pallbearers were j. Carson Duncan, J. K. Helmick, Eli White, Harry Paschal, Daniel Smith and H. M. Duncan. Burial was in the Camp Ground cemetery, west of Columbus City Mrs. Dorothy Taylor of Hayfield accompanied the body here. OXFORD JUNCTION August Krolik and Mrs. Ella Cubbage were married at Dubuque Monday by Justice Barrett. Mrs. Krolik has been a resident of Oxford Mills for many years. Mr. Krolik is employed on the George Shi- Grinnell Farmer Finds 17 Cattle, Apparently Stolen i, Special to Th OazetU. GRINNELL Judson Blakley, farmer, who. lives three miles south of Grinnell, has reported to the sheriffs office that he has seventeen yearling feeder cattle that do not belong to him. Blakley reported that he found the cattle, rather badly in need of food and water, wandering along the road near his farm. He has them out on pasture now awaiting their owner. From truck marks along the road side it appears that the cattle were unloaded from trucks. The sheriff believes that the cattle were stolen and that the thieves got cold feet and dumped the cattle off. The cattle are worth about $800. TRAER Lester Wilson of Mason City, a son of Claude Wilson and a brother of Leonard Wilson, of Traer, and himself a well known former resident of this place, was seriously injured this week in a fall from a scaffold, while doing mason work on a new filling station in Mason City. He fell on a piece of jagged concrete, which tore a deep gash in his back, fracturing one vertebra and crushing another. His body was placed in a cast, which he must wear for at least two months. He will probably not be able to work again before next year. His wife is the former Miss Flossie Caldwell of Traer, and the couple have six children. PARNELLr Mrs. John Giblin received a message telling of the death of her sister, Mrs. Ann Grimes Murphy of Fort William, Ont. Mrs. Murphy was bom in Fillmore township, the daughter of the late Phillip and Catherine Grimes, pioneer settlers in this community. Since her marriage forty years ago to James Murphy, also a former resident of Fillmore, she had resided in Canada where the funeral will be held Monday, She is survived by two sons, James and Francis of Fort William, and three sisters, Mrs. John Giblin of Parnell, Mrs. Ellen Begley of North English, and Mrs. B. Gaffney of Williamsburg. Judge Jimes P. Gaffney and his sister, Rosetta, of Williamsburg, and Mrs. John Giblin of Parnell went to Canada to attend the funeral. WYOMING Commencement activities of Wyoming high school began Friday evening with the entertainment of the seniors and faculty by the junior class at Hotel Lafayette, Clinton. The room was decorated for a weeping willow party. The welcome 'was given by Reynold Fish wild, president of the junior class; the response by Dorothy Rohwedder, senior class president. Vera Tompkins spoke on Seniors As They Are and Dollie Greer, Seniors as They Will Be. Others on the program included Supt. Scarcliff and a group of juniors, Lee Lincoln, Phyllis Steele, Robert Hati-sen, Elizabeth Marshall, Jean Car-son. The senior class play, Fingerprints, will be presented May 14 in the opera house; baccalaureate sermon by the Rev. H. W. Farnham, pastor of the M. E. church on May 23 at the M. E. church. Commencement exercises will be held i May 28; Dr. Harry Gage, president of Coe college, will deliver the address. The senior class roll includes Verna Allen, Wilma Bahnsen, Alvin Brun-scheemDora Carstensen, Martha Janey4)ick, Paul Huston, Agnes Ingiis, Madge Millsap, Betty Mohr, Henry Petersen, Alberta Reimer, Dorothy Rohwedder, Harry Rohwedder, Joyce i Seehusen, Vera Tompkins, John Wherry. MANCHESTER Two contestants from each town in Delaware county were represented Thursday night at an interpretative reading contest at the Central school here. Winners of superior ratings were Roberta Gaulke, Buck Creek; Phyllis Thompson, Earlville; Jo Sloan and Betty Young, Manchester. Excellent, Corrine Milroy, Buck Creek; Doris Steinfadt, Colesburg; Gene Guetzko, Delaware; Francis Rice, Earlville; and Marjorie Odell, Greeley. Other pupils participating were: Mildred Brady, Colesburg, Lotus Meader, Delaware; Eernita Grapes and Helen Vesey, Delhi; Wanda Brause, Greeley; Vivian Siddell, Oneida; Charles Talmadge and Phyllis Marolf, LITTLE SYMPHONY DELIGHTS AUDIENCE bt raor. max daehler. MOUNT VERNON The feature of Friday nights concert of the Cornell May Festival was the appearance of a small orchestra numbering some fifteen musicians, a new idea in the history of Cornells festivals. It offered a suitable and delightful preparation for the main event of the festival, which was to follow, the arrival of the Chicago Symphony orchestra. Frank Mannheimer, who played the solo part in a Mozart piano concerto, added another note of distinction to the unusual program. Turning to the chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is perhaps the most natural thing to do when selecting music for a small orchestra, since it was invariably meant for just such a combination. So the first half of Fridays program was devoted to this type of composition. Hans Lange, assistant! conductor of the Chicago Symphony orchestra, led the group in its delightful ensemble. Especially eloquent and expressive were two or three of the Fantasies by Purcell as well as the slow movement of the Haydn symphony. The novelty entitled Workout for Small Orchestra, with which the concert closed, proved to.be attractive and entertaining. Of special Interest was the Mozart piano concerto in C minor. Unmistakably it is the forerunner of the more famous Beethoven concerto in the same key, but is fine enough to attract for its own merits. Mr. Mannheimer gave it a polished and muslcianly performance. The scintillating qualities of his touch and of his style were even more apparent in the two encores with which he responded to the hearty applause. PALO The baccalaureate services for the graduating class of Palo high school will be held Sunday evening at the Methodist church, commencing at 8 p.m. The address will be delivered by the Rev. F. M. Beck. VINTON Taking of evidence was completed Friday afternoon in the $30,750 damage suit of Mrs, Elizabeth Westfall of Boone against Dr. Don H. Newland of Belle Plaine, which was started Monday in district court here. Closing arguments will be started Monday forenoon and the case will probably be placed in the hands of the jury Tuesday. PARNELL The Rev. William B. Schmidt of Keokuk will deliver the commencement address to the graduation class of fourteen in the Parnell consolidated school May 28. ' TIPTON Tiptons newest industry opened here this week in the building on South Spruce street which, a number of years ago, housed a button factory. Known as the Tipton cheese-factory, it is being operated by J. H Michel, formerly of West Brook-lynn, 111., and hi son, H. L. Michel, formerly of Grand Mound. The product will be shipped to Kraft at Freeport, 111. The factory, which is of brick, is served by a siding of the C. R. I and P. Railway company. Routes are being organized out of Tipton and men will be employed as the demand permits. CIIELSEA Baccalaureate serv ices for the graduating class of Chelsea high school will be held Sunday evening at the school auditorium. The Rev. W. F. Panek, pastor of St. Josephs Catholic church, will deliver the sermon Musid will be furnished by the church choir' under the direction of Mrs. Agnes Mercer. The graduating class consists of: I Guy Elroy Allee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Allee; Vernon Fermer Bennett, son of Clem Bennettj Charles Perry Boyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Boyer; Warren Leo Boyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Boyer; Ellen Dorothy Christianson, daughter of Mrs. Eloisa Christian son; Mildred Olivett Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Graham; Lucille Ollie Hlavacek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hlavacek; Edward Peter Malina, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Malina; Donald James Mercer, son of Mrs. Agnes Mercer; Marie Helen Sheda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheda. VINTON The Cold Storage Lockers, Inc., of, Cedar Rapids, has leased the south half of the double storeroom in the Masonic building here for a period of ten years, and will install a 500-locker cold stor age plant. In addition to the lockers there will be a chill room, freezing room, and complete butcher equipment. The lockers will be of 300-pound capacity, and the entire equipment will repre sent an investment of .about $10,-000. It is expected that the work of installing the equipment will be completed within thirty days. OELWEIN Officers of the Wapsipinicon chapter of the D. A. R, were elected at the May meeting held at the home of Mrs Henry Hoyer, with Mrs. Herbert Wetlaufer and Mrs. Charlie Chambers assistant hostesses The officers are: Regent, Mrs. Ben B. Little; vice-regent, Mrs. Ken neth Robertson; recording secre tary, Mrs. Lucia Harper; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Donald Ross; and treasurer, Mrs. Sid Cot nam. Plans were made for the northeastern district meeting to be held here in Oclwein on June 14. GRINNELL After a . lapse of five years, band concerts will be resumed in Grinnell during the summer months. The park board has erected seats in the city park to accommodate 500 people and has enlarged the bandstand for the Grinnell high school band of seventy pieces which is to play each Wednesday evening beginning May 12 until the middle of August. Paul Behm is the director. The loonl rhnriher of rommfree EASTERN IOWA NEWS SPECIAL TO THE GAZETTE DECORAII John Henry, 67, one of the widely known farmers of Winneshiek county residing in Bluffton township, died Thursday night at Decorah hospital after la brief illness from pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, the Rev. Louis J. Grunewald officiating. Mr. Henry was born July 26, 1869, int Canoe township, north of Decorah. His wife was Katherine Sexton. Surviving are his wife and seven children: John, Orvin, Herbert, Vincent, Charles, Mary and Gerald. STRAWBERRY POINT Funeral services for Bert Heddle-son will be held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Thomas J. El-wick of Elberon, a former pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. James P. Gable. Mr. Heddleson, son of the Dte Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Heddleson, was bom on a farm south of here May 3, 1874, and spent his entire life there until last spring when he moved to town owing to ill health. He was never married. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge. He is survived by three sisters, Kate Heddleson, Jessie Heddleson and Pearl Heddleson. OXFORD JUNCTION Miss Carmel Cram, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern Cram of this city, and Lester Meyer, eldestson of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer of Stanwood. were married Monday morning in St. Paul,s Lutheran church at Stanwood, the Rev. W. Nagler performing the double ring ceremony. Their attendants were Miss Venita Meyer and Melvin Oldorf of StanWood. The bride is if graduate of the Oxford Junction high school. A wedding dinnei was served in the brides parents home to the immediate members of the family. The young couple left for Chicago for their honeymoon. They will reside in Me-chanicsville where the bridegroom is employed. POSTVILLE Big Time, a play within a play, will be presented at Turner hall May 20, by members of the senior class of Postville high school. Miss Olivette Holmes is the coach. The cast includes Delila-Oldag, Maxine Ma sonhall, Maxine Jones, Margaret Muchow, Mary McNally, Cathryn Harrington, Anna Swenson, Dorothy Fox, Shirley Huebner, Stanley Schroeder, Leslie Poesch, Harlen Foels, Ralph Kneeskern, Clinton Lammert, Jack Bush, Howard Humphrey and Robert Kenney. POSTVILLE All teachers on the local staff plan to return next year with the exception of T. R. Collins, agriculture instructor, who has accepted a contract in the West Union schools; D. H. Werni-i mont, high school athletic .coach and Latin instructor, who has received a contract from the Cresco schools, and Miss Letha Hesner, instructor of the third grade, who will discontinue teaching. ANAMOSA Knights Templar Mount Olivet Commandery No. 36 held an Ascension day program at the Masonic hall Thursday evening. A committee from Mount Moriah chapter, O. E. S., served the banquet and B, R. Rhinehart served as toastmaster. Dr. Harry M. Gage of Cedar Rapids gave the address. Music was furnished by Miss Betty Gould and Warren Kellogg who played, piano numbers, and by Miss Florence Reusch who sang. The 1937 officers include; B E. Rhinehart, commander; G. R. Wilkinson, C. J. Tyley; A. L. Rem-ley, W. G. Yount, Warren J. Rees, L. D. Murfield, L. H. Lowry, A. G. Remley, E. F. Miller, G. W. Beaman, A. Ray Fairbanks, O: T. Rhue, J. L. Gierhart and A. S. Knapp, guards. ANAMOSA Covers were laid for twenty-six at the Allah Lota Alofa mother-daughter banquet held Thursday evening at the Methodist church. The program Included a prayer by Gladys Wo-machka, a song, For Fun, by the girls, and invocation by Nettie Brown. Nelda Strawman, president of the class, gave the welcome, and Mrs. Clifford Strawman, the response. Mrs. Dorgeloh, teacher, told of the class ideals. Eleanor Strawman, scribe, told of the class achievements for the last seven months, and Mrs. Green gave a talk, using as her theme, The Sky Pilot. Rosalie Brickley sang, and the program was interspersed with music by the class and a song by the mothers. Mrs. H. D. Green and Miss Nettie Brown were guests of honor. TOLEDO Mrs. Fred Brandt died Thursday evening at the Kocher hospital here, where she had been a month following a stroke. Mrs. Brandt was bom in Germany April 14, 1855, and came to the United States in 1881 and to Tama county in 1890. She is survived by six children: Charles, Vertus and Alfred of Toledo, Henry of Highland township, Mrs. Ralph Granger of Tama, and Mrs. Henrietta Harvey of Rosen-dale. Mo. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at he St. Pauls church in Tama, with the Rev. Mr. Deines in charge Burial will be in the Woodlawn cemetery of Toledo. MONONA Funeral services for Mrs. Peter Hefner, 63, were held from the Methodist church at Vol-ney Thursday with the Rev. L. Joslin officiating. As Edna Mae Stafford she was bom at Volney, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Stafford. Forty-two years ago she was married to Peter Hefner and they established a home oh a farm near Monona where she died Tuesday from paralysis. She had been an invalid for five years. Surviving are her husband and five children, Mrs. Earl Allert of Monona, Mrs. Dewey Rush of Waukon, Leo of Chicago, Elmer of Volney, and irelen at home. Her stepmother, Mrs. Clara Stafford of Waukon; four brothers, Ben Stafford of Waukon, Dave Stafford of Waterville, Ray Stafford of Sioux City, Hampton Stafford of Potvf!le; throe sictor. Mr. Ethel Palmer of Waterville and Mrs. Jessie Henderson of Monona, also survive. Burial was in the Smithfield cemetery. K A LON A The annual junior-senior banquet was held in the high school auditorium Wednesday evening. The room was decorated to represent Holland and the program was carried out on the same plan. Toasts given were Wind, Edith Yoder; Arms, Roman Gingerich; Dikes, Mr. Zehr; Towers, Supt. Snodgrass. Several numbers were sung by the girls trio composed of Pauline Pe-terseim, Norma Tilden and Eunice Niffenegger. The class prophecy was read by Ralph Drollinger and Dennis Miehum read the class will. Supt. and Mrs. H. V, Snodgrass entertained the senior class at a breakfast Wednesday morning. Members of the class are Margaret Strabala, Irma Gingerich, Cleola Shalla, Violet Vodicka, Norma Tilden, Blanche Nejedly, Pauline Peterseim, Clifford Perkins, Gail Swartzendruber, Roman Gingerich, William Fry, Vernon Stagner and Harold Moore The date . 6f the commencement exercises is May 20. Dr. Harry Barnes of the University of Iowa will deliver the address. - LOUDEN F. H. Strackbein, rural mail carrier, is critically ill in a Cedar Rapids hospital. He became ill last Sunday and the following day was taken to the hospital, where his illness was diagnosed as a form of jaundice. His wife, who has been with him at the hospital, suffered a nervous collapse and was brought home Thursday afternoon and is under the care of two nurses. WAUKON The body of Mrs. George Hubbell, formerly Lilly Farnsworth, arrived from Philadelphia, Pa., for buriajl Thursday in Oakland cemetery. An only son, Harold, came from Seattle, Wash., to attend the funeral. The Hubbell family were residents of Waukon for many, years during which the husband was active in the management of creameries in this vicinity. Later they resided in Cedar Rapids for a time. COLUMBUS JUNCTION William John Marvin, 72,' a native and lifelong resident of this vicinity, died Friday at his home three miles east of here, following a brief illness. The body was taken to Rock Island Saturday for funeral services and burial. He was a member of the Catholic church. Surviving are the widow; four sons, Claire F. and James F., Rock Island; Louis, at home, and William, Columbus City; five daughters, Mrs. Francis Van Homebrek, Mrs. Velma Cleveland and Mrs. Albert Weirather, all of Rock Island; Mrs. Walter Wales, Le Claire, and Mrs. O. Hurlbert New London, O. LOUDEN Miss Hilda Thoms, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Thoms of Bennett, became the bride of Ralph Gehrls, son of Charles Gehrls of Lowden, in a service read by the Rev. F. J Abele Thursday in the parsonage of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church in Lowden. The couple were . attended by the bridegroom's sister. Miss Minnie Gehrls of Lowden and Marvin Rutenbeck of Lost Nation. The wedding dinner was served in the home of the brides parents in Bennett with covers laid for seventeen guests. In the evening a wedding dance was held in Lowden. The young couple will make their home in Bennett, were Mr. Gehrls is employed at the Gold Star creamery. ANAMOSA The Past Matrons club of White Lily chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, of Shellsburg visited Mbs. O. A. Rifd Thursday tin her new home here. Mrs. Rife came from Shellsburg to Anamosa some time ago. The friends com ing from Shellsburg were: Mrs Edith Bergen, Mrs. C. F Stookey, Mrs. Katie Soden, Mrs. Doris Hagan, Mrs. Isabel Young, Miss Mattie Johnson, Mrs. Elizabeth Fish, Mrs. Eunice Coupland, Mrs Edith Elson, Mrs. Leora Evens, Mrs. Rose McGranahan, Mrs. Geraldine Pickerell, Mrs. Mary Bender and Mrs. Ruth Hagan. They were joined by Mrs. Bessie Hite, Mrs. Myrtle Elson, Mrs. Florence Thompson of Vinton and Mrs. Marie Petro of Cedar Rapids. STRAWBERRY POINT The valedictorian of the senior class here is Virginia Holmes, daughter Of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Holmes, with an average of 95.65 per cent. Norman Baumgartner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Baumgartner, is the salutatorian, with an average of 95.09 per cent. Other pupils included in the first ten and in order of their rank are: Esther Zwanziger, Vivian Davis, Bemiece Malone, Marvin Chevalier, Katherine Boland. Helen Smith, Edythe Litts and Agnes Schuchmann. ANAMOSA The Semper Fidelia and Pathfinder classes of the Congregational church gave a mother-daughter banquet Friday evening. Theme of the banquet was The Feast of Lanterns. Louise LaChappelle was toastmaster. Helen Kellogg gave a toast to Our Mothers and Mrs. Lee Sauner responded with Our Daughters. Laura Mae Ireland, Nylene Lincoln. Harriet Sanner, Margatret Ann Trevarthen, Phyllis Miller Mrs. S. M. Beggs, Dorothy Crist, Roberta Livingston, Nancy Sue Bray, LaVonne Streeter, Betty Beggs, Margaret Beardsley, Zella Duncan, Dorothy Miller, Barbara Russell and Dorothy Miller were others contributing to the program. The decorations were made by Betty Beggs, Evelyn Carter, Barbara Russell, Verna Duncan, Grace Anderson and Evelyn Hale. AURORA rGeorge1 Weeks, 86, Auroras veteran gardener, has a large vegetable garden of which he is proud. Despite the wet cold weather, the vegetables are up and growing rapidly. Mr, Weeks AWARDS MADE TO WEEKLY PAPERS DES MOINES (AP) Highest lonors of the Iowa Press association, master editor-publisher awards, were bestowed on three Iowa newspaper men Friday night at the annual convention dinner of the association. The three honored w'ere V. H. Lovejoy of the Jefferson Bee, E. P. Chase of the Atlantic News-Telegraph, and Thomas W. Purcell of the Hampton Chronicle. The awards are made annually by the association for outstanding contributions to Iowa journalism. Also announced at the dinner were the following awards to Iowa newspapers: Best community service in communities under 2,500 Sumner Gazette, published by G. Wiley Beveridge. Best community service in communities over 2,500: Decorah Public Opinion, published by A. C. Bishop. Best service to agriculture in communities over 2,500: Iowa Falls Citizen, published by T. B. Purcell, jr. Best service to agriculture In communities under 2,500: Toledo Chronicle, published by C. M. Richards. Best special edition in comuiu nities under 1,400: Clayton county Register, published at Elkader by H. L Griffiths. Best special edition in commu nities over 1,400: The Washington Evening Journal, published by Orville Elder. Troy Mills Pioneer Celebrates Birtfida t . Special to Tha Oaiette. TROY MILLS Frank Elliott of Troy Mills, retired farmer, celebrated his eighty-seventh birthday Thursday at his home here. Mr. Elliott was born May 6, 1850, at Kokomo, Ind., and cam here at the age of fifteen. In his early days a cattle buyer and farmer, he became an extensive land owner. Mr. Elliott is second oldest person in' Troy Mills and has cast the most votes for President, always voting, the republican ticket. Last spring he madqa 10,000 mile trip by automobile. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have ten living children: Mede of Winthrop, Rolla of Independence, Mrs. Florence Fry of Cedar Falls, Mrs. Iola Weber of Davenport, Mrs. Roy Walton of Winthrop, Dale of Denver, Gamer of Des Moines, Guthrie of Denver, Mrs. Bonnie Pickell of Denver, Karl of California. Mr. Elliott " goes down totvn every day. to spin yams with his neighbors and he celebrated his birthday by helping to make garden and mowing the lawn. Mr. and Mrs. JSUiott celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary last July 11. LA PORTE CITY H. H. Scott of La Porte City, a resident of Iowa for nearly eighty years, celebrated his ninetieth birthday Friday. Mr. Scott, bom in Indiana, came to Iowa with his parents in a covered wagon when he was ten years old. Mr. and Mrs. Scott were married Feb. 14, 1883, and after living on a farm for twenty years, moved to town. They still own their farm which is four and one-half miles southeast of La Porte. Several years ago .Mr, Scott began making articles by the use of a pocket knife and has developed a pastime into 4 hobby. The first of this week he had his work on display at the hobby show in Waterloo where he was awarded first place on his whittling. SIGOURNEY Cotton Etter, postmaster, announces that bids on the $65,000 post office building to be erected here, will be received on June 3. 'The building will b of gray brick with limestone trim. Concrete drives and loading platforms will be laid. BLAIRS TOWN Funeral services w'ere held Saturday at th Presbyterian church for Miss Carrie Vail, pioneer resident, who died Thursday at a hospital in Independence. Death was due to heart trouble. Miss Vail, daughter of Mr.' and Mrs., -Charles I. Vail, was bom in Blairstown June 23, 1875. She had spent her entire life here and was a member of one of the first Masses to be graduated from Blairstown high schooL She later took a secretarial course and was her fathers assistant for a number of years. She w'as a member of the Presbyterian church and Social Circle and of the Missionary society. She is survived bv two sisters, Mrs. Alice Cherry of Omaha, and Mary Vail of Independence. The Rev. J. C. B. Peck was in charge of funeral services and burial was in th Pleasant Hill cemetery. COLUMBUS JUNCTION The junior-senior banquet was held Friday evening in the Columbus high school building. A toast pro- -gram followed the dinner. Th churches will unite for the baccalaureate service in the high school auditorium Sunday evening. Follow-ing is the program; Processional; invocation, the Rev, R. N. Chord; prayer response by glee clubs; duet, Marjorie Reaney and Jean Gentzler; scripture, the Rev. C. S. Ramsdale; cherubim song, mixed chorus; address, the Rev. V. A. Bloomquist; benediction, the Rev. R. N. Chord; recessional. AURORA Mother's day will be observed Sunday with special services in the Baptist church. The B. Y. P. U is in charge of tha decorating and plant presentations. Potted plants will be presented to the oldest mother in the church, the mother with the largest family present and to several shut-in, members. Solos wull be sung by the Rev. Charles Mosher. Mrs.

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