.^^ Written Chiefly | for Our Own Amusement NOX E TABLE VOLUME SIXTY-TWO Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. _LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1935 NUMBER THIRTEEN k*SVE*SSE s^rssr. Grade Christmas Program Outstanding Entertainment only ' ° 'to'b'e thinking v. fcp « to be thinking of me.' Mails. It is really a Ilcal ^ "nd happiness, for from care But there , to be dona. There 8 be set and copy to be nd ads to be sold and placed in a page, and o be locked and placed press and papers to come J out to be addressed •] Christmas Entertainment Was Given Thurs. Evening A Christmas entertainment including an operetta, "A Visit to Toyland," given by the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, and a play by the 6th grade, was given last Thursday evening at the school gymnasium building. The story of the operetta was that of three poor village child- .ren who had gone into the for- i in bundles. H Ml always this way for „ B a comparatively new Probably men engaged m line s have worked on ^ eve since there first ! Christmas but printers .news writers have been do- lit only for 300 to 500 years. I II IMI [sometimes wonder how the have been handled • had been a newspaper j v jn judea some nineteen I and forty years ago. I if any news writer I have discovered that a , had been born in an ota- i stable in Bethlehem and I it had been laid to sleep in iger. I wonder if any Jmental sob-sister would ebeen sent to that stable j hard-boiled city editor to i'a column or two (with as') of the little family ..J no bed and no cradle. ider what thoughts might est to find a Christmas tree. Darkness overtook them and they became frightened. An Elf appeared and after they told him their trouble he took them to Toyland. The cast for the operetta follows: Cast in order of appearance Andy Raymond Caldwell Betty Margaret Boone Cecilia Doris Wynn Elf Bobbie Reynolds French Doll Mary Lou Long- Lady Doll Phyllis Katuska started to skin the head of the hog he found that the head had been beaten almost to a pulp. Investigation then showed that an iron bar, used to fasten a gate, was missing and it is thought someone entered the stockyards and tried to kill the hog with the bar. A heavy piece of wire was found nearby, twisted around a board, and this was taken as evidence that a thief had tried to kill the hog and lift it into a truck. The hog- weighed about 350 Ibs. MISS LIZZIE FINN WON LUMP OF COAL Miss Lizzie Finn was the best guesser a.s to the weight of the large lump of coal on display at the L. F. Davis coal office. Her guess was 1133 Ibs. and the coal weighed 1128 Ibs. When the lump was weighed, es was checked over, it was A CHRISTMAS WISH CAME TRUE While Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sealy were rocking and visiting in their home last Friday evening, Mr. Sealy asked Mrs. Sealy what she would like to have for Christmas. She said, "I wish we could have a radio, but I know Saturday, and the list of guess- that is impossible,' but two old Lenox Took Two Games From Gravity, Friday folks like us would get lots of .. n.j V,*»^V*II^VA vjT^i, 11, wtvo ; iUlK^j 11K.U UO WUU1U ycU lUL-d Ul thought that Jay Hughes and j enjoyment from one." The next W. C. Lewis had tied as they j morning, R. E. Poindcxter, Bur- each guessed 1120 Ibs. Walt; lington agent, delivered a was notified of his good for-j "Chanticleer of the World" ra- tune and instructed Mr. Davis " " to take the coal to the Presbyterian church. It was after the i Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Piadalue ,of Hunlmgton Pflrk, California. Many long evenings of pleasure dio at their door—a gift from their daughter and husband, Sharpsburjr Baby Doll Katherine Ann Buxton Christmas Fairies Deloris Moore, Vonnie Lee Harrison, Frances Marshall, Helen Severn and eBtty Bartrum. Clown Dolls . s passed through the j 'morose (as he set the story. I won| further if the story would e been considered important .1 to stop a spinning press iete some other story in its David Miller, Bob Gray, Robert Day, Olive Hayes and Phil Manroe. Tin Soldiers Dickie Walter, Jimmie Parker, Robert Long, Willard Severn and Dean Roe. Acrobatic Dolls Hubert Randels, Billie Don Lewis, Garland Buxton, Norman McKay, Phil Reimer and Gene Donald Smith, who has been to Chicago for some time visiting his brother, Dr. Phillip Smith, returned home Saturday. Earl Smith of Peru, Nebr., spent over the week end here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith. Raymond Grazier and Amos Swanson went to Des Moines Saturday in the interest of the school gymnasium building project. Mrs. Bessie Foster of Hopkins, Mo.Mo., visited here Saturday. Her daughter, lone Foster, returned home with her mother to spend vacation. Billy Young, who attends college at Kansas City, and Miss Katheryn Young of Lincoln, came home for the Christmas vacation. Max v Griffith coal had been unloaded at the church that the error was discovered and Miss Finn was found to be the winner. A similar amount of coal • was then delivered to her. No one was out anything except Mr. Davis, and as he is a member of the Presbyterian church, he says it is all in the family anyway. Two hundred and eight persons made guesses on the weight of the lump of coal. arc Scaly. ahead for Mr. and clamatory contest was held at the Presbyterian church last Wednesday evening. Stokes. Mama Dolls nately there were no apeis some nineteen hun- 1 and forty years ago. For- kately we have no day-by[ accounts of the progress of [babe that slept in a man| Instead of a cradle. For; there arc. ; >in existence I no silly, sickly, sentimen- i interview-type stories of it event, There is today only | simple, dignified story that been told and , retold the nineteen centuries Janet Walter, Janette Jones, Marceta Haas, Cora Lou Reynolds, Bonnie Rae and Floy Mae Haering. Punch and Judy James Calvin and Enid Barnes. ' have passed since that I occurred. HI s is, so far as I remember, I tet time I have ever on Christmas eve, and at like it. It is not a prop- toe for work and I haven't [proper feeling for work. On wmas eve I want to be far 0 the cares of every day life »I want to continue to be [from them throughout the toy. If you have any sym- for such a feeling you not be disappointed that s broken off short. Ill week there will be the toig o! a new year and in Year anything can hap- I hope that for you it will very best. So, Happy ' Year! Mother (voice off stage) Rose SC The b castle used in the stage setting for the operetta is the property of the Osage schools and was designed for this particular operetta when Miss Alice Maxwell, music instructor, was teaching in that school. The rest of the program included a solo, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," by Edwin Bush, and selections by the orchestra, and music by a tuo composed of Julia Porter, June Gibson and Wilma Severn Christmas Carols sung by the candle lighted choir, of Marysville came home for the holiday vacation. Miss Adabelle Pennebaker of Marysville, Mo., is spending her vacation here with her parents. Miss Annabelle Pennebaker, who attends college at Ames, is home on holiday vacation. Allen Rutledge of -Ames is spending his Christmas vacation here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rutledge. Bert Hardesty and family went to Red Oak Friday to visit his parents. His mother is quite ill The high school band, under the direction of Frank Wilkins, made a very fine appearance for their first time before the public. We think their work is progressing nicely, since they have only had seven lessons. Winners of the declamatory contest were as follows: First place in oratorical, Louie Baker, with the selection, "The Prince of Peace". There was only one speaker in oratorical. First place in dramatic, Carol Shum, with her selection, "The Phantom Aeroplane." Second place in dramatic, lone Foster Mrs. Arthur Conaway. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostess. Christinas Festival Program Sunday night, Dec. 22, 1935: "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", Chorus—Audience. Invocation, Rev. Henn. Women's Double Quartette: "Christmas Starlight," Wilson- Stevenson, L., Swan, Crew, L., Brown, Barrans, Fawcctt, M. Swan, Lyddon. MADE HIGH GRADE IN NURSES' EXAMS Miss Lola Cheese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cheese, now employed as a nurse In the Decatur county hospital at Leon, recently received word about the state examination she took about two months ago. Three hundred newly graduated nurses took the state exams and Lola not only passed it but made the second highest grade in the state. She received her training at Mercy hospital in Des Moines and before going to Leon, was employed in Dr. Brown's hospital at Clarinda. Announce Schedule For Remaining Games Of Year Michael Brown and Mrs. Free Scripture Hutchman. little William son of Mr. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Huckey and son Farrlin of Hemingford, Nebr., come Sunday to spend the holiday season with her uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dowell. By Margaret Carruthers Both the Lenox boys and girls won victories over Gravity, here, last Friday night. The girls won with a score of 50-13, while the boys came out with the score 45-29. The lineups follow: Lenox Girls FG FT F Dunbar 14 2 1 Bare 3 1 * Beemer 1 1 ° Miller 1 Wurster 4 Howie 0 Hetz ° Carruthers 0 Nelson ° Ferguson 0 Gravity Girls Humbert 3 0 0 0 ° 0 ° 0 Reading, Rev. with " And a Little Child." First place in humorous, Kathryn Hegwood, with, "Mother Goes Athletic." Second place in humorous, Lois Gillett, with "At the Swimming Pool." The contest was under the Solo, "There's a Song in the Air," Speaks—Mrs. Church. Double Mixed Quartet, "And There Were Shepherds", Wilson —Crew, Church, Green, Baxter, M. Crew., D. Baxter, Barrens, Lyddon, Nystrand, H. Barrens. Chorus, "While By My Sheep", Jungs. Reading, "The First Christmas Eve", Mrs. Vera Bladen. Quintette, "Thristmas Star", Wilson—Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Conaway, Miss Hamilton, Guy lenderson, Mr. Heaton, Doris axter, Violin. Offering Short talk, Rev. Nystrand. Solq, "The Birthday of a Ross Reed and family moved from their home here in town, to the Chas. Owens farm, southwest of town, last week. Albert Rusk of St. Joseph, Mo came Thursday to visit relatives Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Campain were Bedford visitors Thursday. Ed Crum of Bedford transacted business here Friday, and isited at the home of Mr. and drs. F. L. Hamblin. John Smith of Diagonal spent night here with his supervision of Mrs. Okla Dahlgren. Mrs. Bessie Underwood, local Christmas Seal Sale chairman, checked the money received for the seals and finds $14.16 from the Sharpsburg community. This is a little better than we did last year We wish to thank all of our friends who contributed toward the seal sale, which was carried on by messenger child- -Cing," Neidlenger—Mr. Heaton. Boys Quartette, "Lo. How a Rose E'er Blooming," Praetor 1 - ous—Don Green, Guy Henderon, Walter Owens, Kenneth Baxter. Solo, "Bethlehem," Miss Helen ren. vested, IIUCIJ J.i*tj"» daughter, Mrs. Clyde McArthur. Methodist and Presby- Hark. The Herald Angels Sing. joy to the World! Luther Cradle Hymn we Three Kings of Orient Aie Oh' Little Town of Bethlehem £ Came upon a Midnight Cleai ! R LENOX RESIDENT "1ED IN OKLAHOMA y G. Hartzell, 46, young- 1 of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. u . former residents of di ed at his home in •», Kansas on Dec. 10, ^was buried in Old Mission f near Witchita, Dec. 13, ' removed from Lenox to " °kla., in the late nine" removing to Welling""i City, and Witchi- Surviving him are G1 adys, one son, two ««. ana one grand dau- Also one brother, Mel- wwhlnson, Kansas, and Hough of father, lJ» e giv P en by the 6th grade, hao the following characters- Mrs. Lane, Betty Lena and Fred, Bobbie Wynn Uncle Barteau Christopher, Charte Jack Jamesoa Mar- Ian Wurster and Aunt Louise, Ruth The entire proeram was ectea by Miss Al ice Maxwell music teacher, who had the a* On Friday afternoon, Mr. Coles, room gave a fine Christmas program.. Their, mothers and a few other guests were present. Old Santa Claus was there and gave all of the children a treat of candy bars, then distributed the many gifts that were on the tree. Refreshments of gingerbread, whipped cream and cocoa were served by five girls. Mrs. Cole and Mrs. Steward assisted. . Last Saturday afternoon old Santa Claus appeared in Clearfield and gave all the boys and girls a treat. In the evening he visited some eighteen homes and gave all treats who were sick in that home. No doubt all the children in those homes Grubb 1 ° McMahill ...., 0 0 Nixon ° ° Genon ° ° Warner 1 ° Ecklin ° ^ Lenox Boys Reimer 6 Schmitt 6 Gordon 5 Ethington 0 Hayes 3 Hale Dunbar 0 0 Curphey ° Miller 0 Boltinghouse — f 0 .Johnson ° Gravity Boys L. Keith 0 Sallars °_ Ginn Abarr. Small Chorus, 3ome ,'A'adms. Girls Quartette, God," Macafee Thy Light Is "Heart of Sue, Mary, Grade pupils, making 100 per cent in spelling last week, in eluded: Grade 2, Dorothy Mae Selder, Grade 3, Phyllis Grimm, Hel en Louise Harmon. Grade 4, Mary Louise Cundj Hazel Loraine Edwards, Ruby Fickess. Grade G, Junior Selders. Grade 7, Bernice Blair, Mary Ann Hamblin. The Methodist ana ri» UJ r- Grade 8 , Alice Fickess, Doia erian Sunday School classes, Marle Gvimm , Maynard Stog- aeld their Christmas program ;,, m Sunday, and gave Christmas ,reats to the kiddies. Sharpsburg School Miss Pearl Ritter from the Iowa 'state Teachers' College, a snecialist in Primary Reading, g?ve a very fine demonstration in our primary room last Tuesday morning. All of the prime/people from Grave and M»u- Clearfield Events Rook Club shall townships, came m this "Reading Party", and teachers of for The this mouieia u.ii« , . Stle group were alsc, mvited to s come and learn of the the little folks are making. Miss Ritter has outlined a very line of study to be used m The Rook Club had an all day meeting at the home of Mrs Harry Cole, Tuesday, Dec. 17. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all present at the noon hour Hook was played in the afternoon This being the Christma, Son, an exchange of gifts wa had later in the afternoon. MLS A. H. Brown was a guest. Margaret and Lois Swan. Chorus, "Today There is Ringing," Christiansen. "Silent Night," Chorus—Audience. Benediction, Rev. Henn. This program was held in the gymnasium. The chorus was made up of 17 men and 30 lades Mrs Belle Anderson, pian- st' and Mrs. L E Church, direct- r A large crowd was present. Mr and Mrs. Lester Stevenson nd children, Pearl, Leo and 'aul of Ft. Morgan, Colorado, tune Saturday morning to pend the holiday season with H.S parents, Mr. and .Mrs. O. L. Stevenson and Maude. Edward Anderson came this primer grade. We weie in- I.VI to have had Ritter The Merry Matrons Bridge Clul The Merry Matrons Bridg held their regular meetln u ..e home of Mr. and Mrs. Al Cowell with Mrs. Chas. with were pleased to see Santa. Mrs. John Shaffer and four children are quarantined for scarlet fever, Margaret being the victim. She is getting along fine. None of the rest of the family are sick. Mr. Shaffer j and son Clyde are staying at the home of Mr. Shaffer's daughter, Mrs. R. E. Spurrier. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Yarde of LePlata, Mo., came last week and are now at home on the Chas. Lyddon farm. Mr. Yarde is a nephew of Mrs. Chas. Lyddon. Declamatory Contest Five boys and five girls spoke in the declamatory contest last Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, at the high school auditorium. This • of the musical Hicks ° ° JD. Keith 3 2 Morley 4 4 I Lock ° l 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 2. 3 I was the first contest school year. A few numbers were given along with the speaking. In the oratorical class, Morton Basketball Schedule Jan. 7 Prescott, here Jan. 10, Clearfleld, here Jan. 14, Bedford, there* Jan. 17, Corning, here Jan. 21, Clearfield, there Jan. 24, Bedford, here* Jan. 25, Creston, there* Jan. 28, Prescott, there Jan- 31, Blockton, here Feb. 4, Corning, there Feb. 7, Open Feb. 11, Gravity, there Feb. 14, Conway, here Feb. 18, Mt. Ayr, here* Feb. 21, County Tournament Feb. 28, Girls Sectional, Boys[ Sectional * Boys only Typing Class Those passing the Woodstock from Iowa City to spend the Christmas season with his mother Mrs Belle Anderson, and nib brothers, Franklin and Ben. Ruby Church of Storm via, and Mr. and Mrs. Eble of Minneapolis, ivu ,».., ~ame Sunday to visit with Mrs. Church's son, Mi. L. E Church and wife. On Monday they left for a short trip Mrs. Lake, Iowa, George Minn., came nine first. In the dramatic class, Lucille Cowell, Francis Pemberton, Jean Kosbraugh and Sue Swan spoke. Cowell and Pemberton placed first and second. In the humorous class, Leland Abarr, Lila Marie Brown and Paul DeBerd spoke. Abarr and Brown were first and sec- farther south. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Church first awards, are: Jean Harvey, 43 words a minute. Jean will receive a bronze medal. George Austin, 31 words a minute. Reva Neuhardt, 33 words a minute. ond. Crew spoke "The Enemy of Peace", winning the gold medal; Leland Gang's Abarr gave "The Flea First Cigar", winning Wilcke and a* Evans 1 wife twQ preced ed him hi years ago . He was W the Methodist directed by Miss Dunbai v - .. Anna Churchill county • CowelL tnur Cona way M, 1C1L Monday for their vacation Mrs.'and at least a part of it will be '.spent in Eldora. Iowa. o introduce , the patrons present at.Mi. LUO ' _ _,,_„ oarfv. Iwer the Primary There were 17 18 visitors i^> Homer Calkins is home from his school work in Iowa City to vacation with h» were won high and Mrs. score for t ne Stutesman for the spend the parents, Calkins. odando the silver medal. School vacation began Monday for a week. The teachers went to their respective homes to spend the weeks vacation. Victor Brown and Hazel Knox came from Tarkio, Mo., to spend their vacation with theii Barents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Brown and Mr. and Mrs. John Knox. Walter bought a num Last Friday the Masonic frat- be(M e -jW*^ iTo, morning he now-c" i»»~v them had been injured and sup- •* that •*«•>>» Shar Basketball Dainty were and all Mr and Mrs. Frank Bye were Creston visitors Saturday after- and Mrs. Will Beatty of ftom BIocKon on. Harshaw the Merry Matrons hostess to and Jolly noon. Mr. by J. C, Eldredge of the Agronomy Department and at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station by F. C. Stewart, reveal that most of the trouble encountered in the popping of corn can be traced to the method of storing it. Corn stored where the out- ter and family. Adam Keller went to Des Moines Sunday to see > his wife who is in the hospital there Mrs Lucy Carlson went vd h him to visit for some tune with Stives, and to **•*&*** v, with her new great-&ran*K>n IF POP CORN FAILS TO POP, STORAGE APT TO BE FAULTY When the family gathers around the fireside on a whiter evening to pop some corn and the corn won't pop— that's a tragedy of the first proportion. Scientists have given a portion of their time to tryfett find out what it take* to W pop corn pop and whftt is wrong when tt Ju# won't pop Studies at Iowa State College side air has free access to it will maintain a fairly, uniform moisture content of about 13 percent—the ideal for best popping results. Popcorn should never be stored where it will be subjected to dry air, thai &r perts say. If pop corn fails to pop, place- t in a 2-quart fruit jar with a mall amount of water. Seal the ar and allow it to stand a few days, and presto!—It wlU really pop. CARD OF wish to thai* thpse who came to our plaee an<J pjcfced pur kindness wa* greatly ap- ttid> ' Mr. and Mra, Q. M, Tully.
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