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LENOX TIME TABLE, LENOX, IOWA Anniversaries of 1936 WATSON . . it marks of a new tito rteK' u|l "'° «-i JJ r Tn American his- to 2in 1030 be eventful tha SLAVS'*'. babies, born an, women , appar •0l<JUi'»V K nation? ||W| 'i 1911? trifles" affected the destiny of y repeat Itself" dur will there be events pa«Hel those of ol 1836 and up in Massachusetts, a frontier log cabin down In Tennessee was the birthplace of a boy whose name wns to be forever famous as a martyr In a fight for freedom from a foreign oppressor. David, his parents named him, but history knows him as Davy Crockett, who on a March day 50 years later was to ****************** * * * .* * I * re a re some of the anniver- ,,cU, (luring 1936, will set 3 retracing the trail of [fflory buck into the history of t country: . 1786 February 14-On this day was |F La who was to become I „ the "Father of Prohlbl- .. James Appleton was his e and he was a native of Insi Mass. A colonel of militia In Jatlve state, he was made brig- f »encral at the close of the •»ir o°f 1812. He moved to Port- La, Maine, in 1833, and was elect- L to the Maine legislature in 1830. listen was the first to advance I* principle of statutory prohibl- j of the manufacture and sale major-general of volunteers; In the - o vounteers; n te Indian wars on the plains as colonel " " s on e pans as coone of the "Fighting Fifth" cavalry ; and as major-general In the regular r army In command of the land forces a o e an orces during the Philippine campaiga ppe campaga which culminated In the capture of a n e capure o Manila on August 13, 1808. He died STAR DUST * GEN. WESLEY MERRITT die with the words "Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever!" on his lips. That was the day of tbe Alamo Massacre In Texas. JAMES APPUETON l«f liquor. He did this first by pe- Itltion to the Massachusetts legislature in 1831 and afterwards in 11837 by n report to the Maine legislature. His report resulted In the hnactment of the Maine liquor law, I fte first of Its kind In the United I States. Appleton returned to his I native towa and died there August 125,1862. Jane 13—Wlnfield Scott wns born teat Petersburg, Va. He was des- .tlned to become a general in three major wars (War of 1812, Mexican »ar and Civil war) and In three minor conflicts (Nullification dls* tarbances in South Carolina, 1 .183233; operations against the Sem- W« Indians, 1835-37; Canadian molt, 1837-88). He was command- l«Mn-clilef of the United States larmj for 20 years (from July 5, '1841 to November 1, 1861), a long- { f period than any other man In «r history ever held that position, i In 1814 he was given the thanks of ! wngress and a gold medal for his Mtvlces la the War of 1812 and «saln in 18-18 for his successful , wmpalgn In the Mexican war. He NM one of three army officers who | bave ever been thus honored more than once. (The others were Gen. 1836 January 30—Joseph Warren Kel fer was born in Ohio. He served as a ruajor-general of volunteers in both the Civil and Spanish-American wars and was the first congressman from Ohio ever elected to the position of speaker of tbe house. February 25—The basic patent for the revolver was issued to Samuel P. Colt. During the nest half century or more the Colt revolver was to become an Important weapon In modern warfare and one of the chief instruments in the taming of the American frontier. March 2—Texas adopted Its Declaration of Independence from Mexico and tbe war of liberation, which was to result in the founding of the Lone Star republic, began. March 6—Gen. Santa Anna and his Mexican army overwhelmed and massacred the garrison of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. On this day died such frontier notables as James Bowie, inventor of the Bowie knife; Davy Crockett, Tennessee bear hunter and congressman- William Barret Travis nnd James Butler Bonham. "Thermopylae had Its messenger of defeat—the Alamo had none." April 0—William Rufus King was born in North Carolina. The only Vice President who was ever elected from Alabama, be was also the only one who ever took the oath of June 28—.Tames Madison, "Father of tbe Constitution" and fourth President of the United States, died In Montpeiler, Va. September 10—Joseph Wheeler ("Fighting Joe"), a distinguished cavalry leader in two wars, was born In Augusta, Ga. Graduated from West 1'olnt In 1850, he served In the dragoons until the outbreak of the Civil war when he entered the Confederate army In which he wns commissioned major-general and senior commander of the cavalry. During the war he won dis- :lnctlon as a bold and successful raider. After the war he studied law, held a seat In congress from 1881 to 1800 and nt tbe outbreak of the Spanish- American war was made a major- general of volunteers. He commanded the cavalry division in the Santiago campaign, was appointed senior member of the commission to arrange for the surrender of the Spanish army and later served In the Philippines as commander of the First brigade of the Second division. Appointed a brigadier-general in the regular army in 1900 he was retired on his sixty-fourth birthday and died January 25, 1000. 1861 January 29—Lewis Nixon, famous shipbuilder, was born in Leesburg, Va. He was graduated from the United States Naval academy in 1882 and transferred to the construction corps of the navy in 1884. In 1890 be designed the bat tleships Oregon, (famous for its •Jl£t -r- •-v^;y : p^^_ EMPIRE STATE _ - ^___ — ^_^^^ J .. J ^, ,_^^^^^^^^^^^MHM STATUE OF LIBERTY ind a "pictorial war correspondent." He died December 20, 1000. December 5—Patent Issued to Richard ,T. Catling for the first type of machine gun, the Galling gun. (The modern slang word of "gat" for any kind of gun Is a survival of the name applied to this new type of weapon by Union soldiers In the Civil war.) GEN. JOSEPH WHEELER FREDERIC REMINGTON -~—i ijui u nj\j jrctti a «*b w i I *" " ,• fi Ira*- w It'll , <l'ed just 70 years ago-on chosen on the t cite: wi ( ^ 29, I8co_ ln W e st Point. N. Y. Pierce In 1852 but: before his, %ust 15-Beglnning of Shays' uration his health ^Jjj ra f° a lebeiiim, | n M assac husetts, when went to Cuba to there on March 4, •m the following clnto, thereby winning ako the free the Republic of Texas. Gurney Cannon voyage around Cape Horn at tbe outbreak of the Spanish-American war), Indiana and Massachusetts. In 18!)3 ho founded the Crescent shipyard In Elizabeth, N. .1, where In six years be built over 100 of the vessels which helped make tbe United States a modern sea power. \mong these vvas tbe Holland 9, or "Porpoise," the first submarine for the United States navy. It was delivered at tbe outbreak of the War With Spain, but naval authorities refused to use it on the grounds that such use was Inhumane! March 4—Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the sixteenth President of the United States, and In his inaugural address uttered these immortal words: "We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory stretching from every battleHeld and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will Jet swlli the chorus of the Union when again touched, as »^,t^ will be, by the better angels of our nature." from the roof or tne >>< at Montgomery, Ala., tn Ital of the Confederacy. - •ySuubuiTo; i ? r —°f ^Sn^:—nlnUtah fn 1858 and it continued as the oil - 2a Confederate flag until May 1. U. Smith died on March «, 1013, and was buiie" 4, the anniversary of 1886 mu j 4—On this day Chicago police attempted to break up a public meeting of anarchists in Haymarket Square. A bomb was thrown by some person whose Identity was never established and seven policemen were killed and 27 wounded. Of the anarchists who were captured following this famous "Haymarket Square Uiot," four were hanged a year later and a fifth, who was convicted, killed himself In prison the day before his execution. Throe others were sentenced to prison, two for life and one for 15 years, but all were later pardoned by Governor Altgeld. August 81-September 1—An earthquake almost destroyed the city of Charleston, S. C., killing many people and doing more than $8,000,000 of property damage. September 4—Through the Influence of Wont. Charles B. Gatewood of the Sixth cavalry the famous Apache war leader, Geronimo. surrendered to Gen. Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz. This brought to an end the long series of raids with which these Indians had harassed the Southwest for more than n quarter of a century and closed the last serious Indian war in the history of the United States Geronimo was first sent as J ^Movie • Radio * * * *** By VIRGINIA VALE*** HOME of the movie fans and Oautograph seekers possess almost uncanny talent when it :omes to reaching movie players. If you go to call on a motion picture star at a hote you're questioned by one per son after anotlrcr; even if the sta Is an old friend, you'll have a ban time finding ou which suite you'r to go to, nnd 1 gaining admittance Hut when ZaS Pitts was In York, one nut graph seeker, who looked like a thug just out of Jail, got to her rooms without any trouble. 1 think one of the tilings she liked best about her New V'ork stay was the fact that tbe policemen neur the hotel signed their names on a list ami sent It to her, requesting autographed photographs. .V Jean Parker certainly started something when she announced that the one love of her life was Francis Lucus, a bank clerk living in Los Angeles, who wouldn't marry her because be earns only $05 a month. He came out with an announcement that there'll been a boy and girl romance between them long ago, but that It had been over for some time. Then she declared that she'd never made the state mcnt attributed to her, nnd that nnywny, he wasn't poor. So It must have been two other people. ; ]M|$|iti$P' • ? w» .'i&' :.. .... A .-J«l'» : : |pti|iy m «fe» 3 Shirt Factory In Troy, N. Y. ZaSu Pitts Prepared by National Qco B raphlc society, WMlilnston. D. C.-WNU Service. N KW YOHK conjures up a vision of a great metropolis, a great state where the forested Adlrondacks rise above vast agricultural lands, where the Hudson river flows placidly from the north woods to the sea, and where the Niagara river spills a portion of its waters and lures hundreds of thousands of tourists annually. Hut few laymen are aware of the state's economic and industrial features. Nearly one-fifth of all the life Insurance In force In America, both ordinary and Industrial, Is held In New York. Approximately half the nation's imports, measured alike by tonnage and value, enter the United States through the custom house at the month of the Hudson, and more than half of our total export tonnage clears through that port. One-seventh of nil the net retail sales In the United States wore made In New York in a recent year—$7,000,000,000 out ot $4!),000,- is siny my a v« i w •*• fci •« • - — - hotels. And Dorothy Mackalll— remember her?—declares GERONIMO more, so she's just having a good time. She goes everywhere—opening nights at theaters, night clubs, cocktail parties—and wears the most gorgeous jewels. And, believe It or not, that girl has 46 tailored suits, made by the best tailor in London. You see, she likes to wear tailored suits. The fat buy <>f " Oiu> Cians" had to grow up, naturally, and Hal Koach was a bit worried about replacing him. lit! found what he wanted In Paul nmninlck, the mascot of the Chicago Cubs. The boys and girls around tbe Paramount studio who work "• Marlene Dietrich's pictures are going to miss her when she Usiveri those parts. For Marlone serves tea w hen she's working on a picture, and tea usually includes a cake that she's baked herself. That's not just a publicity story, either—she really loves to cook. And here's another little culinary note, just In case your sweet tooth has begun to respond: A pastry chef has done a three-foot statue ot Grace Moore—In sugar, of course. James Melton, who not BO long ago was Just one of the four "KevelliTs" of radio fame, is now officially launched on his screen career lie's one of the stars of the new "Stars Over Broadway," so one of thorn; huge movie parties wa« given for him the other night. I Alois Havrilla received the die tlon medal for radio announcer, thli Dietrich 1900. October 28-The Statue ty on Bedloe's Island In New York L J " ,_.,,..»»«,i it vvas the Sn scu, tor? who, as he entered the harbor in 1871, conceived the 5eaofa8tatueof"LlbertyBnHB.t 8 pnln" the World" to stand at this Gateway to America. Funds for the Section of the statue were raised by the French people i was nervous that he couldn't even »ay "AMii Havrilla" clearly. But once ne got before the "mlKe" ^ nerv- ousrUs was gone; the mike acta magic on radio announces. w __ mi> It's practically Impossible to get a ticket to one of Major Bowes broadcasts, they're so popular Be- eently an owner of a radio chain Middle West telegraphed a for two tickets for u broad vole In the lilt! I'jun'" 1 ' "• -"-—-manufacturing realm Is a partlcu lurly interesting one. There are some 10 Industries in which Its products constitute more than one- half of the total output ot (be entire country and about thirty others in which its share of the nation's production Is more than a Wi'th the gradual growth of man- uructuring west of the AlleghenU-s, there has long been a falling oil in New York stain's relative standing ,„' many Industries; ""t as there has been a recession of rank in tbo nnkin" of tbcso wares, there has boon n rorn-spi.iidlns expansion in HIP fabrication of clothing. Tills expansion has been so notable that it lias more than made up for all tho losses in olher Holds and enables Now York still to stand out as Hie leading HiMustrl.il state of tbe Union, with about one-seventh of all the nation's irmm.raclurcu wares to Its credit. Leads All in Clothing. There are only seven states In tho Union whose total output of manufactures of every kind nurpasses clothing alono In the Umpires state These seven slates are Mas- Bacl.usottH, New Jersey, '""""W J vanla, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and California. In I'-VO New York made clothing nt factory prices was valued at approximately .yj,700,000.(XH). It in- cludi-d three-fourths of the nations production of women's apparel and nearly one-half of the country's clothes for men. The Uutcli practically began their colony on the strength of the fur trade, ami the latest census shows that New York U still active In marketing furs, accounting fo S'">8000.000 worth of manufacture fur 'goods out «f a total of $271 000,000 for Ihe whole United States practically all of the Industrie In which Now York holds this sor of leadership are of the ll«hti kind The scepter for the boavle Industries has largely passed Int the bands of other communities. Specialization In industry applit to communities as well as to wares. Itomo calls Itself the copper city, and makes about one-tenth of the nation's output of copperware. Glov- ersvllle Is pre-eminent in the man ufacture of gloves, and turns out more of them than any other com- ml nity in tlie country. Uocherter 8 the optical and photographic- equipment capital of the nation ,,roducing more than a third of the CIS good, of tbe United States u I, . - I- ..»f.ir»>r, rillln HIIM- of its her citizens, you would be astonished. Likewise, If you were told that every dollar of all the federal-aid money tbe government has spent so unstintedly In helping all the states to develop their highway systems comes from New York, you would be amazed. But wait! As the old showboat captain ot radio fame exclaims, "That Is only the beginning." For when Uncle Sam sat down to reckon up what'the state of New York did to help him pay for the running of his government In 1932, he discovered that she supplied him with Income taxes and Internal revenue receipts reaching the grand total- of $744,000,000. He next found that If New York had paid her taxes on a per capita basis, her share of the national excise would have called for only $200,000,000. When he deducted this amount from the $744,000,000 actually paid In, he found that New York had given him 15475,000.000 more than would have been required under a per capita quota. That S-175,000,000 certainly proved a godsend to Uncle Sam in meeting his ever-intensifying problem of financing the operations of an Increasingly exacting household. He found that with It he could pay for each and every one of tbe following Hums In his budget: every dollar voted to every state for federal aid whether to roads, National (inard, forest protection, or agricultural experimentation; tbe entire expenses of the legislative branch of the government, Indudlng the Library of Congress; tho entire cost of tbo judicial branch, including nil federal courts and prisons; the cost of tbe Independent offices and bureaus from the Smithsonian institution and the National museum to the interstate commerce, tbe federal trade, and the civil service ommissions; the cost of tbo De- irtmeut of the Interior, Including ,e general hind office, the bureau f reclamation, tbo geological sur- ey tbe bureau of Indian affairs, 1C ' office of education, etc.; the •hole outlay for the Department of ubor; tbe cost of tbo Department f Justice; and the expenditures equlred In the scientific bureaus f the Department of Commerce, rom the bureau of standards nnd he coast and geodetic survey to he bureau of fisheries, the patent office, and bureau of mines. In other words, nil that Uncle Sam gives the states In federal aid, as woll us all that be spends to maintain two of the three branches of tbe government and throe departments of the third branch, plus all that tie spends for scientific research In a fourth department, plus tlip maintenance of the Independent offices, can bo mot out of New York's added quota of luxation. WINFIELD $COTT Poverty-stricken, despairing Irs - led by Daniel Shays, a °* the Revolution, tried to by direct ac!»» J™ ays was proclaimed an put- In L. ? from tne state and died * Swtta. N. Y., In 1825. wffch 17 ~ Wnl l* Daniel Shays .... ul > Uea Were nntnnrinor tn at the age 01 u.«—*• dm)tte j to ™™°^°°^ M £™'™ ^sHVa-'SK from the . nU ^ d h e was assigned THE STARS Confederate con "'" " T i thp statue and unveiled concealed the ^statue ^ 1>reg!(lent ,. fipveiauu members of ii&2»??5 throng of onlookers." 1911 3_postal banks estab- >.« United States. of repre- recl- July Cana ODDS ober ^rederlc born in Canton, • • ^ New tight. actual Union. ENDS . . . Betty Fur he radio, u>at chosen 'ur Week . . . Anita I ,;,, D l aY fredric March's mother i Anthony Adverse"-!,* the sequence,, nich he'* a child, when h» rot* uttl be pi"yed by iomebody eUe, o) m il oe v 1VmilinouM hai littened to ' official objection* and wM w the Dietrich ^'he Dev>l h a Wnman"—which wasn't one of alar- FttSZ-iSS-tt stirs £s. /rv2 R^.ri • ^/««r oU *«* *•"'' *•*%V-i« N.WWWr*' »»><»• v ,, B ,. u ....... than its fair of benefits, particularly more Ha share of the country's income Especially are they Inclined to think this true of the metropolis itself Wlien thus they complain, perhaps it is because they lose sight of the other side of the ledger—the measure of how much New York produces for tbe country. Payt Huge Sums In Taxw. If you were told that every great Irrigation project of every B tate in the West, from Yuma and Yalclma to Shoshone, has been built from funds supplied to the federal government by the state of Nevr York god la maintained by fund* from Abounds In Dairy Farms. The traveler roundabout the state of New York readily discovers that much of tho attractiveness of its • rural scene Is due to the murks of careful tillage upon the face of its fertile acres. With a population that Is five parts urban and one part rural, there Is a vast demand for milk— i York city Itself must reach out 300 miles for Its supply. Dairy farms therefore abound everywhere. And they call not only for grasslands, but also for cornfields and general crops, with the resultant mosaics of color, alike In the Hudson valley, the St. Lawrence region, and the Mohawk country. In 1020 the state produced 80,000,000 gallons of wills, enough to fill u vat ten feet deep and four and one-half wide, extending from the southern end of Manhattan to tbe eastern end of I-uko 10 rie. The vineyards, tbe orchards of small fruits, and the truck gardens that flourish on the slopes that en- vlron the Inland lakes, because the warming waters of tbe latter cut short the frosts of the springtime and hold back those of the fall, add as much to tbe beauty of the area as they add to the prosperity of the The vineyards In the Cba- country and around Keuka lae are especially noted. The Empire state Is wedded to Its Inland waterways. Through Its canal system as a whole It Is pos- slble to send ships of 10-foot draft and 300-foot length from New York city into Lake Champlaln, to Pulutb by way of Buffalo or Welland. or to Watklns and Ithaca by way ol Seneca and Cayuga lakes.

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