Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on January 2, 1936 · Page 1
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Column One! Written Chiefly For Our Own Amusement L. s. uiimiiiimiR Christmas has come and gone land it will be a good long time before I hear it again but it will be fully six months before I am [ able to quit whistling San-ta Claus is com-ing to town. Maybe not a full six months at that, for we have Easter in the offing and during the week or two preceding it I will absorb a certain amount of the melody of :the Easter Parade tune which will surely be played again as :it has in the past. I am glad our other holidays are not ushered in with special tunes. No i one but Mary Livingston tries to write poetry about the 4th of July and Labor Day. H f if Here it is the second day of January of 1936, a leap year, and nothing has happened yet. After a few more leap years I will be tempted to give myself up. It looks as though every- ione else has. win I like a certain amount of cockiness or conceit in persons with whom I deal. The negative type does not appeal. I like to have people admit they are good and then prove it. Some years ago I drove into Des Moines one night to see a show. The old Model T had given a little trouble on the ;road and when I stowed it jaway in a garage in the theatre | district I asked if there was a | mechanic on duty who could ;tune it up during the hour or | more I would be gone. It was ;a small garage, opened for stor- ' age purposes in cold weather only, and I doubted whether a •mechanic would be on duty, i I was assured that there was I a mechanic and when he appeared my heart turned a dou- ENOX TIME TABLE Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. i \« :''?• . if. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1936 NUMBER FOURTEEN "Every Body but the Grand Jury Knew where the Paint Could Be Found/ 9 Says Philpott *• biff .^Up^^o^iand^liinded^in a quiWririg "heap "on 'the upper side of my stomach. He was built about like Strangler Lewis, and, by comparison, the /contours of his face would make the lineaments of Bull Montana look sissified. Wallace Beery, in his most villainous role, could not approach for sheer ugliness now towered demanded to the brute who above me and know what I wanted. Now at heart I may be something of a Casper Milquetoast but I always try not to show it. I therefore looked him in the eye and demanded, "Are you a good mechanic?" "There's only six any better in the country," he said. i "That's a lot of territory," I : remarked. "How did you figure it out?" He dived into an iside pocket and produced a piece of paper ; which he handed me. It was a civil service had taken a for .report from the , commission. He civil service examination a mechanic's job and the report showed that in the : examination only six men had passed with a higher grade than his. I turned the family char- riot over to his tender mercies and we later became very well acquainted. NAVY ENLISMTENT QUOTA FOR THE MONTHS OF ! JANUARY, 1936 The Navy Recruiting Station, Des Moines, has been assigned a quota of eighty men for the month of January, 1936. Men to fill the quota will be from the ten sub-recruiting stations and the main recruiting station Des Moines, Bowa. Dates for 'enlistment has not yet been set, j>ut sixty of the men will entrain from Des Moines for the Naval Trailing Station, San Diego, Calofornia, and the other twenty will entrain for the Naval Training Station, Great [Lakes, 111. CARD OF THANKS We wish in this way to thank one and all for the gifts and Other. things we received at phristmas time, also for the Christmas card shower Charles received at the hospital. This was very much ippreciated. Mrs. Chas. Caldwejl and chjldr en, Mrs. Alta Payroll left |ay for TvUp, Qkia,, after of several week? heise A Statement By E. T. Philpott, Grove School President Following is a statement issued by E. T. Philpott, president of the Grove township school board. Mr. Philpott, who was recently found guilty of taking some coal from the district, was indicted for taking some 15 gallons of paint. Here is his statement on the paint: "On the 29th day of Nov., 1935, I was arrested and jerked down to Bedford and placed under $1,500 bonds for taking some paint from Grove township. The paint had been bought to paint school houses. Let us look at the facts in the matter. I was authorized to buy paint for the school houses in Grove township and I bought 73 gallons of paint of Geo. H. Beach and contracted with R. E. Quinn, Donald Dunbar and Elmer Key to paint 9 school houses at a price of $17.50 each. The county attorney sent for Mr. Quinn who used 15 gallons of paint, Donald Dunbar, who used 22 gallons and Mr. Key who used 21 gallons, and had them before the grand jury. All the out buildings at the school houses were painted except at No. 8, which school is not now being used. "The total amount of paint used on the 9 school houses was 58 gallons and when this investigation was started I sent word to tf.he coimty attorney .by the sheriff on "Nov.- 20, 1935, that I wanted to come before the grand jury and show them the balance of the paint .which I had in my possession but my request was refused by the county attorney. "While the sheriff was on my farm serving a grand jury summons on Abel Decker on Nov. 20, he did there and then count the pails of paint and he has it in his book that he checked 15 gallons of Hawkeye white house paint. The bills for this paint are in the grand jury room. In addition to the sheriff, the paint has been checked by Carl Leverton, M. E. Brown and Robert Donaldson, all of whom know that the 15 gallons of paint is in my possession on my farm. "Why would not the county attorney let me come before the grand jury and tell them where the remaining 15 gallons of paint could be located. I offered to bring the paint to Bedford and place it in the grand jury room. If. this request had been granted the taxpayers of Taylor, county would be saved several hundred dollars. But the county attorney was bound to have an indictment and he withheld the truth from the grand jury for the sole purpose of securing an indictment against me just before I was brought to trial on the coal deal and you can easily guess his purpose in this. "Remember, now, that on Nov. 20, 1935, before I was indicted on the paint deal, the sheriff came to my farm and checked the paint and found that I actually had it in my possession, and he took the number on each pail of paint and he reported to the county attorney that he had checked the paint. Did the county attorney report this to the grand jury? He did not. He mis-led the grand jury and secured the indictment he wanted. Seventy-three gallons of paint were bought, 58 were used and 15 remain unused. That is an accounting for all the paint bought. "The question is, how long will this flow of money continue? High priced lawyers are taking the money from the taxpayers of Taylor county ( over to Osceola, Clark county, and the board of supervisors is author- ising this expenditure. If the board will come to my farm I will be glad to show tbiem the _ fr ._ .' i__ * — _ >r they them where the paint can be found and it will not be necessary to send another $1,000 of Taylor county money over to Clark countj*. If there have to be other attorneys appointed to assist our county attorney, are there not attorneys in Bedford that are entitled to a slice of ihe mellon? If things continue as they have in the past it looks as though others will have to flee to England. E. T. Philpott." HOME MADE AND With COMMERCIAL SOAPS the butchering season coming into full swing many farm folks will be making soap from surplus fat and lard. An excellent grade of soap can be made at home if the proper procedure but on the other is followed hand much time and ingredients are often wasted and poor soap results by not following an approved formula and not using methods that are known to produce good results. The proper mixing and handling of the ingredients has much to do with the success of the finished bar. In a new leaflet, "Home Made and Commercial Soaps," Fannie A. Gannon, specialist in home economics at Iowa State College, outlines the necessary steps in producing a good soap A request to the County Agent will bring a copy by retrn mail to .anyone desiring ,-this leaflet. , MRS. W. G. CASKEKY DIED SATURDAY, DEC. 28 Mrs. W. G. Caskey, mother of ,eo Caskey of Lenox, died Saturday, Dec. 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Littlefield at North Manchester, Ind., where she had made her home for the past four years. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church of the Brethern, Tuesday, December 31, and were in charge of the pastor, the Rev. Jhas. Colyn. Burial was made in the Salem cemetery. Almeda Ursula Holes was born in Madison county, Iowa, March 28, 1861, and departed this life at her home near North Manchester, Indiana, December 28, 1935, aged 74 years and nine months. She was married to W. G. Caskey in 1879, who preceded her in death, Oct. 11, 1920. To them were born nine children, all of whom are living except one son who died in infancy. They are: Nevin, of Collins, Mont., Floyd of Reedley, Calif., Homer, of Omaha, Nebr., Olaf of Corning, Leo of Lenox, Arlie of North Manchester, Ind., Judson of Bedford and. Mrs. Bessie Littlefield of North Manchester, Ind.; three brothers, Frank of Long Beach, Calif., William and Earl of Truro, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. Beryl Patterson of Truro, Iowa and Mrs. Audrey Chapman of Derby, Iowa. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and one great- grandchild. She, with her husband, united with the Church of the Breth- ern at the South River congregation in 1891, and remained faithful to the teachings and ideals of Christ to the end. She was one of the eight charter members of the Salem Church, all of whom have preceded her in death except Mankin Wray of Prescott. ' .'' MILLS STYLE SHOP HAS BEEN CLOSED The Mills Style Shop was closed for business Monday and will not be re-opened. The closing of this place of business is a distinct loss to Lenox and the surrounding trading territory. It provided a place where ladies' ^clothing could be bought without the necessity of driving to some other town. Until another such store can be established in the town other lines of business will feel the effect of this loss. Mrs. Mills operated a modern store and attracted customers to the town from a considerable distance. Such a store is not the usual thing in a town of this size, but having once had it, the town will feel the loss of it. Football Banquet Will Be Held at Hotel Lenox, Friday Evening Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Bricker, Eloise and Milton, spent Sunday in Greenfield, the guests of Mr. Bric'ker's brother, Mr. and Mrs. John Bricker. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Keith and family of Kent spent Christmas day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Keith and family. Other guests wer eMr. and Mrs. Lee Keith and family. UllllllllllllllimimillimimiimilllllK | Along the Street | UmiiiiiiimiimiiisiiiiiimiiiiiiiMWin Days will not be so long now for Miss Jennie Manroe, who is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis at the hospital at Oakdale, for the outside world has been brought to her bedside. A week or two before Christmas she heard an announcement ,hat a Waterloo music store would give a fine 8-tube radio to the person who wrote the Dest 50-word letter on the subject, "What I Want Most for Jhristmas." She wrote a letter, mailed it and forgot it, and then, on Christmas eve thefce was delivered to her an R. C. A. 8-tube radio with the compliments of the music store. Her etter had won first place in the jontest. Here it is: Hospital 1st. N. Oakdale, Iowa What I Want Most for Xmas. As I lie in this great tuberculosis hospital the one thing I want most for Xmas is, to see our gayly lighted Xmas tree shining thru the window, to se Santa coming in the door, and best of all, to eat Xmas dinner with my loved ones at home. A wonderful gift to me. Miss Jennie Manroe. CARD OF THANKS We wish in this way to thank our many friends and the neighbors for their assistance and words of sympathy at the time of the death of our mother. The Caskey Family. SOYBEAN MOVEMENT FASTER THAN USUAL The movement of soybeans out of growers' hands has been faster than usual this year and even faster than the movement = of 1934. By early December ap- Another local prize winner is Mrs. Alfred Titze who entered a recipe in the Cudahy Packing Company's November "Recipe of the Month" contest. In this contest prizes are offered each month ranging from a 1936 Chevrolet coach down to kitchen utensils. For the November issue recipes were to be favorites of the family at Thanksgiving time. Mrs. Titze's entry was one of the winners and she has received a beautiful electric master mixer and juicer. The mixer is on display in the window of the Eberle market where she received her magazine each, month. proximately half of the 1935 crop had been sold, as compared with about 40 percent of last year's crop in early December, 1934. Prices to growers averaged around 70 cents a bushel for the country as a whole in early December, Iowa farm prices averaged 65 cents on Nov. 15, Movement of the beans into commercial channels has been particularly large in Illinois, Iowa and Ohio. It is estimated that 65 percent of the Illinois crop and between 40 and 42 percent of the Iowa and Ohio crops have been sold. The movement in North Carolina and Missouri has been slow so far. Soybean production this year totals around 36'/a million bushels, compared with 18y 2 million bushels in 1934. Iowa production totals 61/2 million bushels as against only 9-10 million in 1934. The growth in soybean acreage and production in recent years has been one of the outstanding developments i n agriculture — particularly in Iowa where the 1928-1932 average production of soybeans was only slightly over half a million bushels. Prospects are that acreages planted to soybeans will be smaller in 1936 than in 1935. The natural reaction after a tremendous increase in production bringing lower prices is for acreage to decline. In addition, soybeans are not permitted to be grown on contracted corn acreage under the 1936 corn-hog contract except for soil improvement (plowing under) purposes. MEETINGS TO EXPLAIN CONTRACT WILL BE HELD Robert M. Davie, county agent, and Earl Taylor, County Corn-Hog chairman, Clifford Shields, Claude Hamilton, Orie Cade,, Bert Archibald and Walter Florea of the County Corn- Hog allotment committee, will attend a statewide conference at Iowa State college Jan. 6 and 7 to obtain detiled information on the new contract and administrative rulings. Claude Wickard, chief of the Corn-Hog section, and Joe Reed, agricultural economist of the Corn-Hog section, members of the state corn-hog committee and extension workers will explain the new program. Immediately after the state conference, Mr. Davie and members of the county committee will hold township meetings where the new contract will be explained. Applications for the new corn-hog contracts will be signed at these, meetings and members of township corn-hog committees selected. Commenting on the new program, Mr. Davie said that the contract this year is designed to be attractive to all corn or hog producers. Any farmer with a corn b'ase of 10 acres or more, or a market hog base of 6 hogs or more, is eligible to sign a contract and to receive a corn or hog adjustment payment regardless of whether or not he has participated in the 1934 or 1935 program. Provision for establishing new bases by the appraisal method will enable some producers to obtain more equitable bases, Mr. Davie said. Certain changes also make the contract more attractive to small producers. A contract signer with a corn base less than the required 10 acres, however, may receive a hog payment if he has a market hog base of 6 or more hogs and if he complies with the terms of his contract and the administrative rulings. Likewise, a man with a market hog base of less than 6 hogs may be eligible for a corn adjustment payment. If a contract signer's corn base is less than 10 acres and he wishes to receive a hog payment, he must agree not to increase his corn acreage above his base, Mr. Davie explained. If his base is between 10 and 15 acres, he may either make an adjustment and receive payment, or obtain an exemption from adjustment and agree not to increase his corn acreage above his base. This will enable a producer with a small corn base who needs all corn produced on his base acreage to participate in the program by making the necessary adjustment in his hog production. A signer with a market hog base of less than six hogs may Sponsored By C. of C. In Honor of Football Players A football banquet, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be given Friday evening of this week at the Hotel Lenox. It is expected that about a hundred will be present, including members of the football squad and coaching staff. George Brown, secretary of the state athletic association, has promised to be present to make a talk and efforts are being made to secure another out- of-town speaker. The banquet will be served by the ladies of the Christian church. Tickets are selling for 40c and may be obtained from R. A. Walter, Fred Strunce, Clark Barteau, J. B. Wood or Verlin Sweeley. The bajnquet is not being put on to raise money. All the money taken in will be spent on the dinner. Tickets for the football squad and the coaches are being paid for by the Chamber of Commerce. All football fans who want to honor a re'al football team, both men and women, should buy tickets and arrange to be there Friday night. The time of the banquet is set for 6:30. Don't wait until the last moment to see about buying a ticket. Buy it now for the capacity of the hotel dining room is limited. 'For their language work they are giving oral compositions on winter sports. The Friday before Vacation the sixth graders came down to- thls grade and entertained them. Several recitations were given and also a play called "Last Year's Letters." Sixth Grade In geography they are starting the study of the Valleys of the Pacific Coast. Having finished friendly letters in writing language, iiiiiimiiiiiimiimimimiimmiiimm Lenox School By Margaret Carruthers iiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimiiiniiiiiiiiiii Mr. Parker and Mr. Gaer spent Friday and Saturday in Des Moines attending the Register and Tribune coaching school. Basketball The Prescott second team girls and second and third boys will play the Lenox teams here Thursday night, January 2. These games will give the people an idea of future prospects besides experinc for the players. The Prescott girls and boys first teams will play here Tues- cla ynight, January 7, while the Clearfield double header will be January 10. Saturday they are commencing work on business letters. The "Crusades" are being studied in history. In arithmetic the pupils are working on decimals. Allen Pfander visited in this grade. Monday. Marian Wurster and Roger Kelly are the absentees for this grade. The following new officers were elected: Inspect Desks, Earl Richards, Lyle Hayes. Take up papers, Wendell Randels, Charles Barteau. Water plants, Betty May Manroe, Bobby Wynn. Check library file, Gene Reimer, Billy O'Dell. Erase blackboards, Ruth Catuska, Gene Holben. Keep library neat, Luella Deaver, Robert Kilby. Pass out books, Louise Kimball, Betty Reynolds. Pass out papers, Marian Wurster. Take up books, Roger Kelly, Dylorus Marshall; • - vv Inspect aislse, Roland Pennebaker, Richard Preston. Eighth Grade Miss Sterns, Miss Brewer and Bob McGee were all visitors in this grade. The Junior High boys beat Conway in a basketball game there, 16 to 8, December 20. the Junior High Rural Schools iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiumiiiiiiimimiiiiiiiiiir PLATTE NO. 4 Lenore Dunbar, teacher Platte No. 4 had their Christmas program December 20. gram, Santa Friday evening, After the pro- Claus appeared make an adjustment in corn Manroe were absenfc Monday , Mrs. Sarah Bender of Clearfield was a guest Christmas day in the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Bender. Harold (Dutch) CassilTof Des Monies spent Christmas day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. 8, Casslll. boys team is going to Corning to play. First Grade All except two!, Marcheta Haas and Emerson Johnson, returned after the Christmas vacation. Charles Gray has returned to school after an bsence of two weeks. A spelling class has been started in which a new word is learned each day. Third Grade New officers elected in this grade are: desk inspector, Gene Stoaks; floor inspector, Vernita Moore; librarian, Gertrude Ross; health inspector, Eleanor Beemer; pencil sharpener, Kenneth Kilby. There were thirteen A's in spelling last Friday of school. A snowman is being colored in art class. Bob McGee, a former Lenox student, visited Monday. bringing us all many toys and, gifts. The parents treated the crowd with candy and pop corn balls. Our program was well attended. GROVE NO. 2 Maxine Dunbar, teacher The patrons and pupils of The Fourth Grade South Atlantic States and the Cotton Belt is the new topic in geography. In English they are studying "Good English Habits." Doris Wynn and Charley acreage according to the terms of the contract and receive a ;orn payment if he grees not to .ncrease hog production. And I his base is between 6 and 15 hogs, he may either make an adjustment and receive a hog payment, or not produce hogs in excess of his base and receive no hog payment. Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Pennebaker and children, Roland and Dorothy Mae, weire Chrisfcmaa dinner guests of the fanner's brother and family, Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Pennebaker in Owning. Mrs. Day has been a visitor in this grade. Fifth Grade The pupils in this grade wanted their names to appear in the paper if they received a "100" in spelling. As a result there were 10 100's and these pupils a_re the honored ones; Raymond Abbitt, Enid Barnes, Margretta Boone, June Caldwell, James Calvin, Dean Roe, David Miller, Bob Mantrqe, Luetta Smith and Jean Teatswor^h. "lanproper fraction*" -ajf fee* Grove No. 2 surprised the teacher at noon Monday, December 30, with a pot luck dinner in honor of her birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hayes, Mr. and Mrs, Jim Lillie r Mr. and Mrs. Herb Tully, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hill. Friday afternoon, December' 20 the pupils and teacher entertained the ladies of our district at a Christmas party; The afternoon was spent in playing games and working various' contests. We had our Christmas tree and gifts were exchanged. Refreshments were served by the children. Lois Jean Hayes has a perfect attendance so far this year. Josephine Lillie has missed just one day. Bobble Hayes had a perfect spelling grade last six weeks. Bobbie Hayes and Josephine Lillie ing stuciied in arithmetic. "Hol*nd" is the new topic la ATTENDED FUNERAL OF MRS. W. G. CASKEY Relatives who were here from a distance attending the funeral of Mrs. W. G. Caskey, Tuesday, were: Mrs, Homer Caskey and two sons, Herman and ?aj«J. of Omaha, Mr. and Mrs, Qlftf Qas-

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