|cht Press Minnesota Column One Written Chiefly | For Our Own | Amusement i illlllllllllll V L. S. llllllllillllllR /hoever doped out this Town- fnd plan idea has the whole ig backwards. The idea £ems to be to pay to every per- who has lived for 65 years le sum of $200 per month but keep in good standing with |he disbursement department of e government he would have spend the whole thing that lonth, or else. The "or else that whatever sum of money ras left over at the end of the lonth would be deducted from nexlt month's 'allowance. thus, if he spent only $162.83 iuring the month he would l&ave the remaining $37.17 de- ucted from his next check and therefore have only $200 lib spend that month instead of |237.17. This seems to be the VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX TIME TABLE Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1936 NUMBER SIXTEEN Itpniy penalty. a screwy- idea but some ,..,,,,.„„— like it. In giving the idea '^Sliff cursory looking over I see a •,•'«„»*.a fougs m it For i ns tance, I never known any old folks or better who had any good Ifeas on spending important oney in wholesale quantities. Ipu take the average person and It him skimp along for, better ,., r ,an half a century on whatev- Hr he can earn and by the time [e reaches the Townsend age Se has forgotten whatever he light have known about the art skidding dollars out of his icket into the other fellow's ih register. He couldn't go ; and spend 200 bucks month $|ter month without spraining fSmething. He's all out of prac- [|fl|ce. It isn't likely that he ''"Jfould muddle along during his Ifpth, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th |||iears on his salary and then $s|lddenly blossom forth in his |^|$|trryear and fling his substance the winds like rain. Si There |ay be folks who can shufc^their yea and conjure up a picture o* fhis kind but I can't. fit the time a man has reach- 65 he has, or should have, •irned that a 'lot of things fen't good for him. He has arned that he can't put a lol things into his stomach that 5 used to put there when he fpras still suffering with growing and consequently he quits Iftrying. Rich foods and expen- tfklve wines and other'nick nacks •fare just icy spots on the road that leads to the grave. By the jlme he has reached 65 comfort lias become the ruling passion his life. He doesn't care for I jots of Cordovan or even pat- Hj|nt leather. He wants comfort. '**'*" wants shoes that are soft and H$hat will let his favorite bunion w and expand in luxury. If has been used to spending •om 20 minutes to an hour and [a,' half hunting through a patch Spanish needles for a two bit |plf ball it's a dead cinch he be spending a dollar a- iece for the better variety that cut wide open if you happen top them with a putter while ;king a two foot putt. Nuh. him! If he's smoked a 10 tobacco all his life it's dol- [^V' ; :'/lftW tt> buttercups he will con- ,f - %nue smoking 10 cent tobacco. Sfeifx It 11 1 0. J. Kirketeg Is Candidate for St. Senator Bedford Attorney Will Seek a State Office O. J. Kirketeg, member of the law firm of Wisdom and Kirke- teg of Bedford, was in Lenox Tuesday and announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the office of state senator from the Taylor- Adams district. Claude Stanley of Corning, who has held this office for the past four years, .ill not be a candidate and according to an old agreement tae- ween the two counties it is now Taylor county's turn to have a senator. Mr. Kirketeg was born on a farm hi Humboldt county in 1891 where he lived until 1908 when he moved with his folks to Cedar Falls. He attended the State Teachers college at that place and was graduated in 1912. • two years he then engaged in school work as principal and superintendant. In 1917 he was _raduated from the Law College of the University of Iowa and then spent the following year and a half in the U. S. army during the World war. Mr. Kirketeg located in Bedford in April, 1919 and has been practicing law there since. In 1929 andi 1930 he served as county attorney and has been serving as city attorney of Bedford since 1934. He is an owner of real estate in Taylor county. Mr. Kirketeg enjoys a wide acquaintance throughout the county and his many friends IS Many Kinds of Service Are Given the Aged their active support in the coming primary election. $200 at the age of 21. He would continue to receive this amount until he had reached the age of 40. Then his income would begin dropping off. At 41 he would receive only $195 a month and so on until he reached 50. During his 51st year he would receive $175 per month. At 55 this would be cut to $160. At 60 it would be cut to $125 and at 65 to $100 where it would continue as long as he lived. f II In proposing this plan I have statistics in my favor. Statis- tices show, and as they were not compiled by Jim Farley they are probably quite accurate, that the cotgii take the woman who has for 64 years to the old man's salary pay |r the necessities. She has |en doing her own work all that and do you think she'll step |t of the kitchen and let some|e else to the work for her? bpe! She may take on a hired |l but you can gamble on it s'll continue to do most of the rk herself and that won't &ve her much time to get her done. number of persons in this country over 60 years of age is continually increasing while there is getting to be fewer and fewer young people. By paying out the money in this way the payments will not become top heavy It is a well known fact that a young fellow can make $200 i month look pretty sick withou half trying and there isn't a doubt in the world that this money would be put into immediate ciruclation. II H 1! Another feature of the plan is this: Given $200 a month tc spend a lot of the young folk would go right out and kil themselves in some dizzy way which would be a saving to th< government each month. As thi young people are becoming scarcer each year anyway and as an increase in the mortalit rate would knock off a lot more and as the old folks can't ex Some are Assisted to Sell Stock or to Pay Insurance Saving deceased pensioners from the disecting tables of the state .medical school, aiding a destitute applicant to collect back wages clue for years of labor as a housemaid, helping another elderly woman to obtain her widow's dowry and become independent of old age pensions, making it possible for other aged folks to realize on supposedly worthless stocks and bonds and preventing valuable insurance policies from lapsing are some of the by-products of the Iowa Old Age Assistance Commission. Authorities of the Iowa old age pension department serve the aged people of the state in numerous humanitarian ways other than those anticipated by the originators of the law and often-times at real savings to he funds allocated for state old ge relief. The commission is onstantly confronted with new 'nd interesting problems that emand original solutions. Remains of two pensioners who vere without relatives and who assed away under lonely cir- umstances and far from their isual habitats were saved from a. dire fate by the vigilance of he state old age commission and he provisions of the law under vhich that body functions. Au- horities of the hospitals where hese men had been sent for reatment as public charges were not aware that they were receiv- ng pensions and therefore were entitled to the $100 funeral ben- fit provided by the state old age isj&Sauce act. In due time, under process of law, had these jodies remained unclaimed, ,hey would have been taken from the morgue and turned over to the medical department of the state university, where the corpses would have served as aboratory material for students of anatomy. In each case, representatives of the old age assistance commission, through the close check that is kept on disposition of pension warrants, learned of the situation and intervened. The commission provided the deceased pensioners with the decent burials to which, they are entitled under the law. One of the men, for years a popular, although penniless character in a town in southwest Iowa and who aged folks to realize on them. When elderly people might be forced to sell such securities at a sacrifice, the commission finds ways and means to prevent such loss, at no cost to the state. Some pensioners have insurance policies they are unable to keep in effect. To take care of such contingencies, the state commission has established a revolving fund, out of which pro- Chas. Caldwell Died Saturday at Des Moines Funeral Services Here Sunday; Burial in Missouri Charles B. Caldwell died Saturday morning at the Veterans hospital in Des Moines where he had been a patient for the past two months. Previous to enter- miums on the policies are paid, j ing this hospital some two When the pensioner dies, the amount of the premiums paid and the amount of pension warrants issued to the individual are deducted from the face of the policy, the remainder going to the estate of the deceased. The commission considers this procedure a pure business policy, not only benefitting the pensioners and their heirs but also creating substantial savings to the old age pension fund. tiiimmiiimiiimmmimiuiiiiiiimir: ft died at Iowa City, was buried in the community in which he had lived for nearly a lifetime. The other received equal consideration. Another applicant for an old age pension, it was learned by the investigator on her case, had worked from girlhood as a house maid in a farm home, without receiving any compensation except food, lodging and clothes. After the death of their parents, the children of the household scattered to home of their own, leaving their now aged nurse of childhood days without means of support.- Upon advice from the state old age assistance commission, the helpless woman brought action against the estate for back wages and collected a sufficient amount to ease her twilight years. A widow in northern Iowa, whose husband owned two farms at the time of his death, applied iiiiiimiiiinmiiiiisiimiiiiimiiimiua Harlan K. Walter, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Walter, who works for the Troy Laundry Machinery division of the American Machine and Metals Co., and now located at East Moline, 111., was honored by his company the first of the year. Annually a merit list is made up listing outstanding employees. This year the list contained the names of 83 persons out of approximately 800 employees and Harlan's name was on the list. In addition to having his name on the list he also received a check for $50.*" As stated in a house organ published by the company, the purpose in having the merit list is threefold: (1) To recognize and reward exceptional devotion to duty, and efficiency and accomplishment well above the ordinary in performance of it. (2) To furnish an extra incentive for intelligent and unusually able effort in furtherance of the Company's business. (3) To promote esprit de corps—individual pride in the organization as a whole and in membership in it. The E. E. Rhodenbaugh sale of household goods, held Friday afternoon, drew a large crowd of bidders. Mr. Rhodenbaugh, who died recently at the age of 96, was known to be the owner of a great quantity of old furniture and other household goods and this fact drew many more bidders to the sale than would otherwise have attended. A considerable quantity of walnut furniture was offered for sale and it brought good prices. Everything was in perfect condition and showed that it had been well cared for. One instance of this was a large box frame of artificial flowers which was bought by Walt O'Dell. He bought it with the intention of using months ago he had been in the hospital at Iowa City and once before in the Veterans hospital. The immediate cause of his death was thought to be a brain tumor. The body was brought to Lenox Saturday afternoon and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Barber Funeral home in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kelly. On Monday the body was taken to El Dorado Springs, Mo., where services were held and burial was made. Charles Burton Caldwell, only son of R. P. and Martha Ann Caldwell was born on a farm near El Dorado Springs, Mo., on June 16th, 1895, and passed away in the Veterans hospital in Des Moines on January llth, 1936. His early boyhood days were spent in attendance at the Forest Grove school near his home In May 1918 he was drafted for service, during the World War, in the United States Army He entered camp at Camp Dodge Iowa where he remained until the signing of the Armistice. He was married to Ruby Fay Hammett of El Dorado Springs in October of 1919. Four children were born to thL>'*union Maxine, Georgia, June, and Ray mond, all living at home. Beside his wife and children he is survived by his mother Mrs. Martha Caldwell of El Dor ado Springs, and the following sisters, Mrs. Charles Casey, Mrs •earl Darnell and Mrs. L. O'Con nor all of El Dorado Springs, anc Mrs. D. A. Campbell of Colorado Springs, Colo. In the year 1924 he moved with his family, to Iowa and has resided in the vicinity of Leno: since. only the frame but after examining his buy he placed it on display in the Farmers Store. The box, about 6 inches deep, contained a large wreath of hand made flowers of all kinds Although such wall ornaments have not been popular for many many years this was in as good condition as though it had been made within the last few months. The flowers were made of wool and silk and the frame had been carefully kept away from light so that nothing had faded in the slightest, John Randecker brought an unusual object into the Time lovides for what the economists month as there wouldn't be many aged woman did so. Again the j Table office the other day. It state commission intervened was a campaign button used pect to live forever it stands to j for an old age pension. Her two reason that before long the pop- ^ —^ *" 1 '°" "»«««'»» ulation of the country would have dwindled down to practi- tN:>w I have worked out a plan | cally nothing. This would make c "',t is not only feasible but it]it much easier for the govern- sons had each taken possession of one of the farms and had advised their mother to ask for state aid. Not knowing that she was entitled to one-third of the Igood. Perhaps too good. It j ment to pay the pension each i property left by her husband, the H. T. Hammett Died In Arizona, Nov. 30 A copy of the El Dorado, Mo. Sun, dated Dec. 26, has been handed us as it contains the obituary of H. T. Hammett who died near Pomerine, Ariz., Nov. 30. Mr. Hammett, who was well known in Lenox, had spent the past year in Arizona and had enjoyed good health until about 30 minutes before his death when he was stricken with acute indigestion. He was born Feb. 28, 1873. On August 26, 1894, he was married to Miss Aura Burchett and to them were born 9 children, Mrs. Hammett died 19 years ago. Mr. Hammett is survived by his mother, Mrs. John Carpenter, of Collins, Mo., four sisters and one brother and the following children: Mrs. Fay Caldwell, Lenox, la., Mrs. Nellie Wood of Topeka, Kans., Mrs. Jewel Thompson, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Flora McClure, Pomerine, Ariz., Mrs. Ida Anderson, Lincoln, Nebraska, R. Merl Hammett, Point of Rocks, Wyo., Mrs. Emma Braun, Nevada, Mo., and Mrs Effie Hartwig, Seward, Nebr. Funeral services were helc December 4 in Bisbee, Ariz., and burial was made at Bisbee. [rand and Petit Jurors for Jan. Term One From Lenox Drawn On Grand Jury For 1936 A list of Taylor County Grand urors, drawn for 1936 are as ollows. Charles W. Jones, Sharpsburg Maude Richards, Lenox Clyde Owens, Ciearfield Howard Wolverton, Bedford M. A. Matheny, Blockton Roy Cavner, Hopkins, Mo. Bruce Bradley, Bedford Fred McCune, Gravity Joe Turner, Blockton E. P. Patch, Bedford W. E. Woodyard, Gravity F. M. Alkire, Gravity Petit Jurors Petit Jurors for the January erm, 1936, are as follows: Tom Ferguson, Ciearfield Margaret Young, Bedford John Mpsier, Ciearfield C. H. Cummings, Bedford T. A. Wisdom, Blockton W. C. Martin, Bedford Lora Abernathy, Lenox W. B. Murphy, Bedford W. F. Lambley, Coway J. R. Supinger, Blockton Mary Moore, Bedford Hazel Shoemaker, Ciearfield F. S. Hatfield, Bedford Henry G. Beck, Lenox Edna Lacy, Bedford Thelma Dougherty, New Market Jeneve Hendron, Bedford John Overholtzer, Blockton Maude O'Dell, Gravity Frank Hall, Corning Jack Wurster, Lenox C. W. Eckler, Lenox Alan Thompson, Bedford '-•'• ..'• Emma Claybaugh, New Market M. W. Peterman, New Market] Porter Hunter, Nodaway Ed Owens, Bedford Charles Cordell, Blockton Roy Greenlee, Bedford Christie Killers, Blockton Mrs. Ray Hayes, Sharpsburg A. J. Bridges, Bedford Roy Weatherly, Bedford C. C. Mills, Lenox M. T. Kendrick, New Market Ruth Boltinghouse, Lenox BOY SCOUTS ARE TO RE-REGISTER The local scouts are planning to re-register next month. There was a total attendance of 23 at the last meeting. Roy Long gave a talk on "Thrift". Mr. Long was a former scoutmaster in Lenox. The scouts are planning to have "Parents Night" soon. They are also planning an ice regatta. There is to be a special ihurch service for scouts during Boy Scout week which is February 8th to February 15th. Girls Tied; Boys Beat Clearfield Here Friday Honor! Roll for Six Weeks Period is Announced By Margaret Carruthers The Lenox girls were stricken with overconfidence last Friday night and let Ciearfield tie them 16 to 16. The boys beat Clearfield easily, 34 to 11. Lenox' first and second team boys went to Bedford last Tuesday night and both brought home victories. The second team won by a close score 15 to 14. Although the first team boys score read 9 to 7 at the half, Lenox ended the game 34 to 11. Mr. Campbell of Blockton was the referee. Honor Roll The third six weeks has passer and left the following names on the honor roll. SENIORS A B Mildred Walker .4 0 Margaret Carruthers ...3 1 Jean Harvey 2 2 lone Bare 1 3 Claude Smith 0 4 JUNIORS Robert Bennison 4 0 Grace Clipson 4 0 Frances Ecklin 3 1 Dorothy Trost 0 4 SOPHOMORES Maxine Ferguson .4 0 Helen Bare 1 3 FRESHMEN Jack Moore .3 1 Lois Clayton 2 2 Joyann Clipson 2 2 Mary Kilby '. 2 2 Marjorie Stoner ..2 2 ^-.Josephine Beach .......1 3 ., Music Department Leila Orr is a new clarinet member in the orchestra. The orchestra has the promise of a new bass drum to be added. One school period a week has been given over for orchestra, practice. First Grade A new pupils, Donald Leedom has been enrolled in this grade ed to call the margin of utility.' people to pay it to. iat they call it now no one >ows. Some people are begin- |ing to doubt if there are any conomists any more. Anyway, plan works on the theory that a man or woman should re- |eive the big money when the rge is there to spend it and ien as the urge to spend begins dry up the income dries up liong with it. f 11 Under my plan every young •son would'' begin receiving fl V 1 I have studied this plan from all angles and I can't see a thing wrong with it except one thing. I haven't the faintest idea where the money would come from to start the plan in operation but as that doesn't seem to worry the Townsend plan folks very much I'm not going to let it worry me. We'll just have congress appropriate it. It has appropriated nearly everything else, and the widow is now recovering a comfortable income that eliminates her need of an old age pension. In some cases, the investigators for the state commission find that applicants for pensions hold stocks' and bonds, at one time practically worthless and still considered without value by the owners. Occasionally, the commission finds that these securities are now coming back into their own and helps , the during the presidential (campaign of 1896 and was probably very popular among the members of the Republican party. The button is made of gold and brass and is in the form of a large beetle. The wings are closed back inside the body but upon pressing a small catch located just under the tail of the beetle the wings flip open and expose the pictures of William McKinley and Garrett A, Hpbart candidates for president and vice YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE, JAN. 23 The annual Taylor County Older Boys and Girls Conference will be held this year in New Market at the Methodist church on Thursday, January 23. Young people from almost every church school in the county are planning to attend. The conference includes an all-day session of interesting address and discussion groups with a banquet and program in the evening. Registration begins at 8:30 Thursday morning. which makes the total enrollment 32. The new spelling class had 18 A's last week. The Blue Bird Beading class are reading in their Elson First Readers. They have a very pretty Eskimo village on their sandtable. The dogs and Eskimo suits are made of fur. The Igloos are made of sand and covered with, cotton for snow. The sled Is made of cardboard and the seat is covered with fur. Mrs. Buxton visited last week. Bil^y Davis was absent two days last week because of sickness. Second Grade Spelling sides have been chosen with Barbara Walter the captain of one and Phyllis Bethke captain of the other. There were seven A's in spelling last week. In their number work they are studying subtraction. MERLE FERRIS DIED IN CALIF., JANUARY 7 Merle Ferris, 29, died at Gilroy, Calif., Jan. 7, according to word received by Ed. Orr from Velman Ferris. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. Mr. Ferris lived in Lenox some 12 or 15 years ago before moving to California. School (Continued on page 8) Curtis O. Melvin Sheriff Candidate Curtis O. Melvlin of Benton. township was in Lenox last Thursday and announced his The Church of Christ held one]\candidacy f>or the Republican of its church night dinners Wed- nomination for the office of nesday evening. The program sheriff of Taylor county, subject consisted of short talks as a to the will of the voters in the farewell to the Wm. Bryant fam- June primary election. This is ily who are leaving this week end Mr. Melvin's first venture into for their new home in Calif or- | politics. Mr. Melvin, who is 39 years old, has lived in Taylor county prac- I tically all his life and has devot- ma. president on the republican ticket. The pictures appear to be actual photographs, about as big around as the end of a lead pencil, and are stuck onto the brass wings of the beetle. GRANDMOTHER OF M. J. PERHAM DIED TUESDAY I ed all his time to farming. He M. J. Perham, employed at is well known throughout the the Time Table office, was call- southern part of the county ed to his home at Maquoketa, and, under the nickname of la., Monday by the serious ill- "Tim", he is known to baseball ness of his grandmother, Mrs. players and fans in other partfe George B. Perham. Wednesday of the county. He is married evening's Tribune carried a and has two children. story of her death which occur- Mr. Melvin says that if he is ed Tuesday morning. She was I nominated and elected he will the daughter of the founder of I give a fair and impartial ad- the town of Maquoketa. Mrs. I ministration of the office an4 Perham has been ill for Several will conduct it efficiently and, weeks. economically.
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