Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on January 9, 1936 · Page 1
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jiiiiiimiiiHMMiiiimiimmmmiiiiiu* Column One Written Chiefly Tor Our Own Amusement iimiiiiiliii) v L. s. iiiuiuiiiiiun pEveryone should have a retir- |g room where he can lock iimself in for an hour or two day and think over his $ns or whatever else he might ive that needed thinking over, own idea of such a room i^puld possibly differ from lours. I would want a plain, |kre room, furnished only with table, a reasonably comfor- &le chair, a dictionary, a pile paper and a typewriter. The idow of the room should look upon no particular view so ifkat nothing would distract my Intention. I know very well that Some days would be completely in such a room but there ivould probably be enough days to good use to make up for l/\|he ones wasted. we all intend to do than we actually accom- LENOX TIME TABLE Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1936 NUMBER FIFTEEN Funeral Services Held Friday for W C Van Houten Last Rites for Accident Victim Were Largely Attended Funeral services for W. C. Van Houten, victim of a New Year day accident, were held Friday afternoon, Jan. 3, at the Barber funeral home and were in charge of the Rev. F. L. Shepherd of Maxwell, la., assisted by the Rev. Thomas Kelly of Lenox. The services were I simple but impressive and the ' funeral was largely attended not First National Bank Is Making a Good Record *- only by local friends jliijtns, perhaps tentatively made, ftfiiiK'' plans nevertheless, and by nfihtfall we find them knocked |fito a cocked hat. We are feathered when we try to think. $|e are bothered when we start If)., do the job we hare laid out for that day. Sometimes the ,;pfifiing that has worried us for tlSf|everal days is completely driv- I|fin=.from our minds by bother- ljff||S>me little details that crop up «fl^uring an ordinary day. iiif ii 1111 |||ff ; A very good friend, who prob- f|$>fably had no idea he was some- ,imes offending in the same used occasionally to stick |iis"head through the door long enough to chant a bit of doggerel: | ; He entered the editor's sanctum And vented his views, unsought. hey strung him up to 'a telegraph pole For.wrecking a train of p| thought. H n n * ,,al| I have always greatly sympa- Si|||b.ized with the English author '•-'•'— 1 -- fell asleep in his study one and dreamed a beautiful In his dream he com- illlposed a poem and when he ^tawoke the dream poem was Vfe&ii,,, in j^ m ind. He seized a and started writing it and poem flowed from his mind by line, as rapidly as he write. While thus engag- f$jj$d someone came into his study l|o talk and the poet could not to ' rid of him. When the visitor departed the poem was too. All we have of that others from far parts county. Mr. Van Houten was but of by the killed First Dividend Declared After 22 Months Operation In this issue of the Time Table appears the report of condition of the First National Bank in Lenox as of December 31, 1935, that being the date set by the Comptroller of the Currency for all National banks to report. The report is an excellent one and shows that gains have been made during the 22 months it has been in operation. We are informed that a .dividend of $2.00 per share is being paid to common stockholders for the period ending Dec. 31, 1935, this being the first dividend the bank has had since is on building and from any other depreciation fixtures, or source. "The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is now in permanent form under the Banking Act of 1935, and deposits of each individual are protected in any amount up to $5,000 for each depositor. this protection Banks under must pay a I'dream poem is a fragment. sometimes wonder if the who carved the statue of iifi^enus of Milo wasn't interrupt'•-^•^d while he was working. Prob- be had a good idea of how wanted the statue to look had to give up when his ^ tif „-„ was driven from his mind. -..;.-'?MMpdern sculptors cannot agree ;. ; ;!^^w the arms should be restor- a-'£i||f| It is possible the ancient i'scfllptor who gave to the world 'ijftat beautiful statue had the •derails all worked out in his .jnind but had. to break off the 'Untafcsn 601 carving when his of thought was wrecked. fin I ii| I probably offend as often as * do by breaking in upon who is trying to think |ut some tough problem and lien I get the idea that I am puding I retire as gracefully possible. We all must con,d. with interruptions. The tphone never rings until I am ^fjpBtched out on my back with morning paper spread out 'ore me. I have had it ring many as four times while ;us engaged and then, after I 'naged to finish reading the jws, the thing wouldn't ring ! ain all morning. when the car in which he was riding was struck by another car on Highway 148, south of Corning, Jan. 1. Obituary W C Van Houten was born on August 14, 1878 in a pioneer country, of pioneer parents, on what is now known as the Harold Hoover farm. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Van Houten and was the sixth child of a family of twelve children. The family left the farm and came to Lenox in 1889. In 1899, Walter was graduated from the Lenox High school. He was in Des Moines for several years, part of the time as janitor in the State House, part of the time as assistant to his father who was Secretary of the State Horticultural Society, and Secretary of the Iowa State Fair Association. He taught in a rural school in the vjlcinity of Stringtown, often walking six miles to and from school each day. In another period, about 1904, he spent considerable time in Canada with his father breaking prairie. When Walter finally decided to study law at the State University of Iowa, at Iowa City, it was with the intention of becoming an abstractor, but not of actually practicing law. He found the study of law so fascinating and so thoroughly to his liking that he devoted himself enthusiastically and wholeheartedly to its study, and continued this study and enthusiasm through the years of his practice. Part of his law study and credit for the same was received from work done with J. B. Dunn in his law office at Lenox. Walter was graduated from the State University with the law class of 1908. After graduation he returned to Des Moines and taught commercial law at the Capital City Commercial College. He began the practice of law of Frank After dissolving the partnership with Mr. Wisdom he established an office at Lenox, and, for a time maintained a branch office in Corning. In 1926 he married Katharine Findley of Indianapolis, Ind. In 1927, Helen Julia was born to hem; in 1929 John and Mary .wins, were born. On Oct. 17, 1930, his fathe: died, and on November 29, 1934 his mother died. Walter gave ;enerously of his energies and devotion in caring for his parents. While born in this community, and an active member of it was organized. that the bank It is expected will continue such dividend rate in the future, semi-annually, thus netting the investor a fair return on his investment. In addition to the dividend paid, $500.00 has been added to the surplus fund and $1,000.00 has been added to the preferred stock retirement fund. This retirement fund will be added to as rapidly as the earnings of t'. : ik bank will warrant until the Amount of the fund is equal to the amount of preferred stock outstanding. When this point is reached the preferred stock will be taken up and common stock will be issued to the stockholders in proportion to-the amount of common stock each one holds. The new banking act requires that a percentage of the net earnings of the bank be added o the surplus fund until this und is equal to the capital tock of the bank, or $50,000, hereby strengthening the cap- tal structure of the bank and also adding to the value of the tock. The statement published this week shows reserves set aside or payment of interest accrued on deposits and for payment of taxes to be paid during the next year, and also for a reserve for contingencies. Th,is contingency fund covers' any .oss that might possibly occur on account of premium paid on government bonds, loans and premium to create a fund with the F. D. I. C. for the protection of its depositors and all National banks are compelled to contribute to this fund. In order for a borrower to obtain money at a bank it is necessary that he present his application and list the security offered. If the board of directors considers the security sufficient, the loan is made in due course and for such time as shall be necessary for the borrower to convert the security into cash for repayment of the loan. Thus the bank's loans are at all time liquid, with a remote possibility of any loss to the bank. This method is only sound banking and is required under the regulations of the Insurance Corporation. An in- banking department and the sured bank is a safe custodian of depositors' money. Philpott Given 5 Year Term; Will Appeal Motion For New Trial Overruled by Judge Johnston E. T. Philpott, president of the Grove township school board, was sentenced to five years imprisonment by Judge Johnson in district court late Monday. Philpott had been found guilty of stealing some 15,000 Ibs. of coal from the district. It is quite certain Hhat the case will be appealed to the supreme court as Mr. Philpott wrote to the Time Table Monday: "If I am denied a new trial in district court I will appeal to the supreme court. Will know the outcome soon." . Rhodenbaugh Contested Will Case Settled Agreement for Division of Estate Was Reached Wednesday In a supplement issued with last week's paper we stated that the Rhodenbaugh will case had been settled although.the exact details had not reached us at that time. It will be remembered that Mr. Rhodenbaugh left two wills at the time of his death in one of which he bequeathed his property to his nieces and nephew in Illinois and in the other of which he made a wider dis- tributon of his wealth by giving money to friends Supreme Court Held AAA Not Constitutional Six To Three Decision Was Handed Down ®n Monday, In a 6 to 3 decision the United States Supereme Court held Monday that the Agricultural Adjustment Act, known as the AAA, was unconstitutional. The opinion was read by Justice Roberts and was concurred in by Justices Butler, McReynolds, Hughes, Van Devanter, and Sutherland;. Dissenters were Justices Brandeis, Stone and 1 Cardozo. The opinion, which took an four Lenox churches, and to the re- as a junior partner Wisdom at Bedford. CARD OF THANKS ear Friends: l have been deeply touched id helped by your abundant Indnesses at this time. My im- jlse is to go to each of you in- Jvually, but my situation tes that impossible. Accept thanks and know that it is sincere as if I had come to BU. Katharine Van Houten Q. D&on. was a dinner , & ..-, '' g*ff^lp*-ayy< Mrs. O. E, Dlx- ACCIDENT VICTIMS WILL NOW RECOVER Mrs. Ben Jostes of Chicago and her daughter, Judy, who were injured in the automobile crash that cost the life of their daughter Jane and of W. C. Van Houten of Lenox, are now on the road to recovery, it is reported from Bedford. They were taken to a hospital in St. Joseph and it was at first feared that the little girl would die and that Mrs. Jostes would lose her leg which was badly fractured. Dr. Jostes was cut a ndbruised, but not seriously so. The B. F. Wurster family, riding in the other car with Mr. Van Houten, were bruised but not seriously injured. GAILE COOK AND NIECE INJURED IN CAR CRASH Gaile Cook of Kent and his 10 year old niece, Annette, were injured last Friday afternoon on Highway No. 34 west of Creston when their car crashed JOHN DEERE IMPLEMENT STORE OPENED HERE Louis Christensen of Lincoln, Nebr., has rented the Key building, formerly occupied by O. P. Arnold, and is opening a store for the sale of John Deere farm implements. Turn to his ad in this week's paper and read his important announcement. He expects to carry a full line of the John Deere machinery and repairs. Henry McCaffrey, a friend, has come with him to assist in getting the store started and will be here for a few weeks. FOOTBALL BANQUET WAS HELD FRIDAY NIGHT One hundred and ten persons including the Lenox football squad and the coaches, sat down at a banquet last Friday evening at Hotel Lenox as a fitting windup for a very successful gridiron year. The banquet was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Followin gthe dinner a shor speaking program was given a; follows: L. B. Anderson, Welcome; George Hayes, Response Coach Gaer, Introduction o J. Sluss Will Bry iiimiimiiimiiiiiiimiiriiiiiimmiiim Lenox School By Margaret Carruthers mmiiiimmiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiimim Girls Won From Prescott While Boys Lost Lenox shared games Tuesday night with Prescott. The girls von an unexciting game 42 to 15, staying far in the lead thru ,he whole game, while the boys' proved to be fast and exiting. The boys' score at the half was tied 16 to 16. At the end of the third quarter Pres- ;ott led 32 to 30. In the last lew minutes of the game fate went against Lenox and Prescott sunk four consecutive baskets, making the final score read 46 to 38. Mr. Davis of Corning refereed. The Junior high boys were defated by Corning Junior high last Tuesday night, 17 to 10. The local boys put up a good fight and held them close up to the last. Dick Dunbar has been elected "captain ol the locals. Gail Boltinghouse refereed the game. mainder of the estate to,.-go to his relatives. ,_ ^-'. : The nieces and nephew contested the second will and in the agreement which was reached last Wednesday $13,000 is set aside for the beneficiaries under the second will to be prorated among them after deduction of attorney fees of $4,000. The balance of the estate then goes to the nieces and nephew after- payment of $6,000 attorney fees. The estate has been variously estimated at from $30,000 to $80, 000, but those who are better informed say it will run between $50,000 and $60,000. : •••{ Beneficlauies under the second will (who must .divide the $9,000) together with the amount each would have received under the will are: L. R. Barnes, into the car driven Shackelton of Lenox, were badly wrecked. by L. F. Both cars nate reserve made him a stranger to many. Few suspected the depth of his spiritual life nor recognized his outstanding native ability, though his high sense of honor and his loyalty and devotion to friends and family were readily recognized by his associates. Surviving are his widow, three children, three brothers, and five sisters. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Barber funeral home Friday at 2:00 o'clock, in charge of Rev, F. L. Shepherd ated a restaurant in Lenox, suffered a broken collarbone. Annette received a scalp wound. Mrs. Cook and another niece, Margaret, 9, received only minor injuries. The accident happened on a hill near the county line when the Shackelton car skidded from line in time to be struck by the Cook car. Mr. Shackelton was not injured. Players; Dr. Mark "Keeping Fit"; Mrs. ant, "A Mother's Viewpoint 01 Football"; Verlin Sweeley Ghosts of Games; Fred Cronk hite, Appreciation. George Brown, secretary o the state athletic association, who had accepted an invitation to speak at the banquet, wired during the afternoon that the storm then raging would prevent his being here. The dinner was served by the ladies of the Christian church. LIFE STORY OF FRANKLIN HUME FRY Franklin Hume Fry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fry, was born June 12, 1908, in Benton county, Iowa, and died at the Greater Community hospital at Creston, Iowa, Dec. 28, 1935, at the age of 27 years, 6 months and 16 days. On March 31, 1934, he was married to Opal Louise Haas of Lenox, Iowa. On March 22, 1935 a daughter was born and passed away at birth. Corning Plays Three Here .There will be three games here next Thursday night, January 16, with Corning. The first team girls and first and second team boys will play. On Friday night, January 17, Tarkio boys will play here. Don't forget the game with Clearfield this Friday night, January 10. Home Economics Last week the girls finished up desserts by preparing baked custard and chocolate corn starch pudding. On Monday, number two of section one entertained number ones at a luncheon of Egg-a-la- Lenox, (now deceased) $5,000; Margaret Wilhelm, a sister, Northumberland, Pa., $U,000; Alma B. Rogers, Creston, $15,000; Mabel Jenkins, Clearfield, $3,000; Goldie Stephens, Peoria, 111., $3,000; Glen Runyan, Takoma, Wash., $1,000; E. E. Reynolds, Lenox, $1,000; Ben Wurster, Lenox, $2,000; and $1,000 each to the four Lenox protestant churches. The balance of the estate was to be equally divided among the four nieces and the nephew, Mrs. Gertrude Yager of Northumberland, Pa., Mrs. Cris Walters, Mrs. Sarah Moeller and Mrs. Margairet Bremer of Dixon, 111., and Jake Rhodenbaugh of Harmon, 111. Goldenrod, chocolate apple salad, blancmange and with He is survived by mother and father, and 8 sisters. his wife 3 brothers whipped cream. Mr. Cronkite and Mr. Gaer were also guests. Tuesday, number twos of section two entertained number ones at a luncheon. The menu consisted of cream of pea soup, peach salad and chocolate Dlancmange. Mr. Ford was also lerved. This work completes the luncheon unit. Typing Jean Harvey was presented Monday, with an honor pin for passing the lorty word speed test on the Woodstock typewriter. This is the first one presented in this school. Those passing the speed tests making records for the first time, are: Words Flora Eckels 21 George Austin 32 Darold Gordon 25 Ronald Johnson 34 j Lyle Bush 37 Ben Wurster, who was named as executor but not as a beneficiary under the first will, will close the estate, as provided under the first will. CLYDE (LINK- LEMON ANNOUNCES MARRIAGE O. P. Arnold received a letter last week from Clyde B. (Link- Lemon, written Dec. 25, that says.: "I was married Saturday last to Fern Adell. We make our home on Edgewood Lane, Boise, Idaho. From our window we can see industries of all kinds, more now than anywhere I know of. Boise is having the largest building boom of any city in the world, they say here. This is a prosperous country— fortunes are made and lost over hour to read, held that the act invaded the "reserved rights of the states" and was "beyond the powers delegated to the federal government." The opinion of the court was not unexpected although it was hoped by the administration that if the court decided against the act that it would decide against only part of it and that it could be patched up. The decision, however, ruled out the entire act. This is the second reversal the New Deal has sustained at the hands of the court. The other was the finding of the NRA to be unconstitutional. Following the decision markets were unsteady for a while but gains in prices were soon registered. Hogs sold much hig-Jser afcd wheat went up. Ben Long Asks F0r Office ©f Ce. Sheriff Ben Long of Bedford announces today that he is a candidate for sheriff of Taylor county, subject to the decision of the Republican voters at the primary election of June 1, 1936. Long is competent to fill the office both by tradition and by , training, his friends believe. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Long." His father served the county with credit as sheriff at one time, as did his grandfather. He has been night watch in Bedford for the past four years and has served as special police at various times locally and at the Iowa state fair. He has also- served as court baliff. He was born in Taylor countjr 51 years ago, and operated a farm in Clayton township, and was township trustee, for a n'um.ber of years during that time, before moving to Bedford- He is married and has three daughters. Long states that he believes in law enforcement and that if he is nominated and elected he will conduct the office of sheriff, in an economical and efficient manner. nighll. I am 165 pounds." well and weigh Mrs. Walter Lewis sang "Lead Kindly Light" and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis sang "Bock of Ages." Honorary pall bearers were chosen from the Bar of .Taylor. He came to this community with his parents in the spring of 1916 and graduated from the Kent high school in 1924, later attending high school. At the time of his death he was employed on the Phillip Beck farm 3V 2 miles west of Lenox. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. I. G. Bandels in the Christian church Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. His body was laid to rest in Lenox cemetery. Perry O. Crouch Out For County Recorder Perry O. Crouch of Bedford Announces this week that he will be a candidate for the republican nomination for the office of Recorder of Taylor county at the Primary election on June 1. Mr. Crouch, who is 48, has been a resident of Taylor county for 20 years, during which i time he spent 18 years in the Claude Smith 40! retail business in Bedford. He Aleda Cox 32; has always been a republican First Grade j and this is the first time he has These little folks have been, ever sought public office. :utting snow men from white Mr. Crouch enjoys a good rep- COUNTY DISTRICTED BY VOTE OF BOARD A resolution was unanimously adopted by the Taylor county- board of supervisors, Tuesday, cutting the county into districts for the purpose of electing supervisors. The action was taken after residents of the west part of the county had presented a petition to the board, signed by- some 300 persons, requesting the change. The law provides that on any even numbered year the board may change the system of electing supervisors but this must be done at the January meeting. Under the district plan residents of a district will vote for only one supervisor instead of for all three. District No. 1 contains Platte, Grant, Gay,. Jefferson and Marshall townships. C. E. Gaines is the supervisor. paper and then mounting them on black construction paper. Billy Don Lewis, Betty Bart- rein, Katherine Ann Buxton, Hubert Randels and Helen Severn have been absent because of sickness. School utation in his home town and he is well qualified, by business training, to handle the work of the office to which He aspires. He intends t omake a thorpugh canvass of the county and as many of the voters fcle, be$w«$n now CARD OF THANKS We wish in this way to thank our friends who helped us at the time of our great sorrow. Your kindness wili never be forgotten. Mrs, Hume

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