Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on January 30, 1936 · Page 1
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Column One INOX Written Chiefly | For Our Own f Amusement i I V L. S. IIIIIIIIHIIIIIR Last week, with nothing more in mind than a wise crack about the low temperature that would'nt stand alone without a big build-up, I devoted considerable space in this column to running clown the memories of the old timers. I then stressed my own truthfulness after which I unloaded the wise crac> .j., Apparently some of the old v.oiers whff- have been in the habit of telling weather stories didn't read far enough or else they got so worked up thej weren't able to appreciate what I had in mind, for they took it seriously. As a result I hav been buried beneath an. avalanche of weather .stories, all true M.ul aN well authenticated. One fellow I.old of how it became so cold one winter (and he named ihe yean that sparrows that hacl burrowed'into straw .stacks to keep warm were found frozen next spring' Another told of driving for a half mile or more on top of a snow drift that filled a road level from fence top to fence top. Another told of how .in a certain year, and he named the day of the month, the temperature dropped 00 degrees in twelve hours. Another told (and this is the saddest .htory of all) of how when he was" a boy the roof on their house was none too good and the snow would sift through it y.nd cover everything in the room. On this particular night he forgot to put his pants under the bed when he retired and next morning found that it had .snowed and his pants were full of snow. 1i 11. B To the scientific mind the weather we have been having lately is but little different than summer weather. Just a little really cold. The scientist, you . see, knows that it is impossible i for the temperature to drop below zero—that is, below absolute zero. f 8\~ There are two kinds of thermometers in common use in this country. One, the most common, is the Fahrenheit, The other is the Centigrade. On the Centigrade scale zero is the point where water congeals. On the Fahrenheit scale zero is the point where the mercury stands when the thermometer is immersed in a mixture of snow | and salt. This point is 32 de| grees below the freezing point. 11 H 11 Absolute zero is the point I reached when there is a total absence of' heat. This point is ( reached at -273.1 Centigrade or \ -459.6 Fahrenheit. Of course it [ is impossible to go below that point so. from the scientific I standpoint, a below zero tem- I perature is impossible. II II II Another thing, if you have a favorite mercury thermometer ! and you have any suspicion the temperature is going to come even close to absolute zero, you had better go out and bring old faithful into the house or you won't have a thermometer very | long. Mercury freezes at -39.5 | Centigrade or -39 Fahrenheit. 11 H 11 There seems to be no limit to [the other extreme. Scientists lhave measured the heat of the •sun and have come close to •producing the same amount of [heat in laboratories, but heat is t different proposition than cold. Heat can be built up but cold is simply absence of heat land when all heat is gone then fthe ultimate in cold has been • reached. So much for science. Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1936 NUMBER EIGHTEEN Lenox Defeated Frescott; Other Interesting News Events in Lenox School By Margaret Camithers Lenox divided victories with Creston last Satur- Thc first string boys Tli ere Wi in favor of i hist week. [MILLER CHEVROLET CO. HAS FINE GAKABE The Miller Chevrolet com- ! pany, which moved last week | into the building recently occupied by Arnold Walter, has made a wonderful change in the inside appearance of the building. A partition has been built cutting off the front third of the room and a small private office has been built. The front room, which is large enough to display three cars, has been painted in two shades of green. In the spring Mr. Miller intends to reflnish the front of the building. Croston at day night, lost 23 to 22, but the .second string outfit won a thrilling- contest 19 to 18. On Tuesday evening Lenox boys and girls defeated the Prescott teams on their own floor. The girls' game was unexciting and ended 31 to 17. The boys' game was eio.se from the beginning but ended with a score of 32 to 28 Lenox. Roth Lenox teams will meet Blookton here Friday night. Typing Those making- a new record for themselves in typing .speed tests: Eunice Morris 30 Irene Hewitt 30 Robert Bennison 20 Aleda Cox 35 The highest records so far arc Jean Harvey 49 Phil Shackelton 48 Declamatory Eugene Swarta, Grace and Joyann Clipson were chosen to represent Lenox in the subcoun- ty declamatory contest held last Monday, January 27, at Clearfield. Two were chosen from each division to speak at the county contest. Eugene Swartz placed in the oratorical division with "The War Prayer" and will represent Lenox at the county ^rfefft , .... ;.;..!:...:,,. .... The home contest will be held soon. As yet no date has been set. Those who will speak at home are: Oratorical, Louise Lock, "The Cross of Gold." Eugene Swartz, "The Wai- Prayer." Dorothy Trost, "Christ of the Andes." Dramatic, Grace Clipson, "The Dog Wolf." Thelma Hunt, "Honey." Marjorie Roe, "Trush." Mabel Scoffield, ''As Man to Man." Humorous, Joyann Clipson, "Resting Easily." Josephine Beach, "Brothers in Love." Aleda Cox, "Johnny and Ma at the Picnic." First Grade These little folks are making- book covers for their Three Bear books. Sixteen got an A last Friday in spelling. Second Grade The spelling sides in this grade are called the "Red" and "Blue" cars. The idea is to see which car can get from New York to San Francisco first. Seventeen 100's in spelling last Friday, put the "Red" cars in the lead.. In art they are making the gingham dog and the calico cat. They have been studying about homes, learning the various rooms and their furniture, and the various skilled laborers it takes to make the home complete. Dorothy Rogers, Virgil Day), Patsy McCurdy, Robert Long and Dickie Walter have been absent. Third Grade There were ten A's in .spelling- last week which tied the contest between the boys and girls. They have been studying letter writing in language and now they are writing stories. Vegetable dolls are being made in art class. These new officers were elected :: health inspector, Gene Stoaks, floor inspector, Kenneth Probasco; librarian, Vernita Moore; desk inspector, Gertrude Ross; pencil sharpener, Eleanor Beemer. Rimel Day, Lulu Mae Eller, James Gray, Delmar Harrison, Mary Long, Gene Roe and Kenneth Kilby have been absent. Fourth Grade Work has been started on a January poster in art class. SAM WURSTER BOUGHT CHAMPIONSHIP CALVES Sam Wurstcr, local cattle feeder and winner of prizes at the International Livestock Show at Chicago, bought the championship load of calves at the Denver livestock .show last Thursday. The price paid was 310.75 per hundred. Radio listener? .who happened to be tuned in >on the Denver livestock .show that day, heard Mr. Wurstcr buy the calve.-; as the bidding ship calves on the champion- as broadcast. ten A';; in spelling 'irk'-: wire chosen in spelling. Fi .-.ncis Eller, captain of the A. A. A/s. while Robert Day is e.'.phun of the P. W. A.'„'.;. Marjori"- elusion, Juanita Calvin, llVlwi'i 1 '; Leedom, Olive Hayes and Fern Knnball have been absent. Fifth {.Irarle There were nine perfect pap- rs in spelling last Friday. A spelling contest ha.s also been started in the fifth grade. In this grade the .sides are called GEORGE A. SCHOENMANN FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY George A. Schoenmann of Blockton announces this week that he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination i'or the office of county attorney of Taylor county, subject to the decision of the Republican voters at the primary election June 1. Mr. Schoenmann was born in Sank county, Wise., in 1881, aud came to Taylor county, la., in 1900. He was graduated from Drake university, De.s Moines, in 1904 and in 1905 was graduated from the law college of the University of Iowa aud was admitted to practice. He was ulso admitted to practice in the slate ol' California in 1910. A tier b'jin!;,' admitted to the liar in Iowa Mr. ochoenrnann .spent two years in a lu<v otfice in Des Moines with Wm. Cs- born. nnd Inter spent two years in a l.;ir:ncia.Je. Calif., law oLVic;- with H. W. Chi'.*,-. Upon hi.s re- tarn to Taylor county other business activities became ,so ore.'-.ihi;.'; that Mr. K^hoentnaini liiniL'd his prafti'.e to probate and oil'k'c business. JVjr. S-chocnmafrm expects to make an active campaign for the nomination and it lie is noinmated and elected he prom- So This is America! Compare it With Other Countries The United States Has Seven Per Cent of the World's Population But One-Half or More of the Worldly Goods Widely Distributed What are the measuring sticks by which we can make an honest appraisal of the American .standard of living and the distribution of wealth. The United State.--, has only 6 IX.T rent of the lane! area of the world, and 7 percent of schools, and one out of every 116 through college. The worker's share of all national income has grown from 38 per cent in 1850 to 05 per cent in 1929, and has remained at this level during' the depression. This country ha.s attained in efficient the world leadership world's population. But its per- production because of the will n.-nta-e in the worldly goods, | ingness to produce on the part | its enjoyment of comforts and it; u.'iage of new inventions and achievement.-:; is greater than in u:iy other country. This country has 32 per cent i of tin; railroads, 58 per cent of j the telephones and telegraph | I'ar il'uip;;, ?><j per cent of its dc| ve!op!"! water power. 70 per j cent of the automobiles, 33 per ••nt of the radio broadcasting ot the workers, and the willingness to pay on the part of the employers. Most workers in America are | property owners and as .such may be called cnpita.li.sti. In J.930, 14 million, families owned their own homes. More than half of 0.11 the farmers owned their own farms. There was an automobile for four out of five Many County Roads Blocked By Deep Snow Two New Snowplows Are Ordered By The County Snow plows ordered by Taylor count evidently have not been delivered for there are hundreds of miles of roads in the county that are impassable to all but foot travelers. In many places | drifts are as high as the top of a car and where a pathway has been cut through the road re- stations and 44 per cent of the I families. Two out of every three radio reeeivin"- .sets. families had telephones and! Our .'standard of living is .so e '" electricity, and 40 per cent of mi;--h higher than in foreign we consume one- iv,,.s to give the duties of llu- of- j h ., lr of Lhc v , m . kl . s colYee; one _ the same careful hu.siiiL.-;;-;- attention i half of its rubber: one-half of the " Washing! ons" '•Valentines". In history they are studying the various men who explored the United States. Italy is being studied in geography. New officers elected are: Keep library file, Donald Krohmer; water flowers, Louetta Smith, David Miller; gather up papers, John Abbitty; pass out papers, Dean Roe, Francis WWi; -pass out books,-Doris Jean Elder, Rose Schaub, Ted Knotter, Paul Ethington; erase blackboards, Vivian Moore, James Calvin; take up books, Bob Gray, June Cardwell, Bob Manroe; inspect desks, Margretta Boone, Raymond Abbitt; hold cloakroom doors, Jean Teats- worth, Enid Barnes; host, Charles Brown. Sixth Grade Whittier and his poetry are being studied in literature. They are studying quotations in language. Last Friday there were eight A's in spelling. In geography the New England Maritime region is being studied. Louise Kimball has been absent. Seventh Grade New officers elected in this grade are: chairman, Dick Dunbar; librarian, Harold Reynolds; reporter, Jack Haynes; hostess, Georgia Caldwell; helper, Clyde Meyers. Eighth Grade These new officers were elected in the eighth grade: chairman, Jim Key; librarian, Maxine Moyle; reporter, Paul Calvin; helper, Gene Davis; host, Marvin Boone; doorkeeper, Don Graham. and the ! given his private busine.ss. he ha.s always | Us SUR , n . ; three-fourths of COLD WEATHER MAY HAVE ALTERED TEST OF COHN Necessity for testing seed corn for planting next spring is indicated in the summary of re- PAUL SIMPSON OUT FOH COUNTY SHERIFF Paul Simpson of Bedford announces this week that he Ls a candidate for the Republican nomination for the office of county sheriff, subject to the decision of the voters in the primary election June 1, 1936. Mr. Simpson is well known through the southern par,]; of the.-county. ,,..H.e was born and reared in the county and during the last four years has been doing circulation work for a Bedford newspaper. He also sells insurance. He was born in Mason township 43 years ago and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Simpson. He grew up on the farm and lived there until about five years ago, when he moved to Bedford. He is the father of one daughter. Mr. Simpson served as township trustee in Mason township. He promises a clean-cut, economical service in office if he is nominated and elected. He is a world war veteran, having served about a year during the war. isilk; one-third of its coal and two-third.s of its petroleum. Our educational system and our .schools, which assure everyone a free education, are the envy of the world. In 1933, a depression year, there was spent in the United States more than three billion dollars for education,, and that was more than the amount expended for education by all of the other countries in the world. The United States "is the only Country, .in the world to put one out of every five children through high DIXON MOTOR CO. IS NEW BUSINESS FIRM Claude Dixon, who for the pa.st couple of years has been associated with Harry Estel in the garage business, has lea.sed the garage building on Main street formerly occupied by the Miller Chevrolet company and ha.s moved into it. The new garage will be known as the Dixon Motor Co. and will handle Ford cars and parts. Clark Taylor ha.s been engaged as bookkeeper and parts clerk. Art Carmichael of Denver ha.s been engaged a.s mechanic. Harry Teatsworth will continue with Mr. Dixon as a car salesman. Mr. Carmichael, who will be ports from county agents ^rc- in charge of the mechanical end of the garage, comes from Denver and conn.; highly recommended. H;> has hacl many years experience working on all makes of cars and ha.s had special training on the V-8 all families had radios. In 193-f, including po.stal savings, there were more than 33 million sav- ins.s accounts in banks throughout the country with aggregate deposits exceeding two billion dollars. At the beginning of 1934 there were over thirty-one and one- half million ordinary life insur- mains passable only until the next snow. Sub zero weather continued 1 throughout the .state until Tuesday afternoon when it warmed, up somewhat. At 6 o'clock Tuesday evening the temperature was about 10 above zero. The low point for Lenox and, vicinity was reached Sunday night when the mercury sank to 20 below, one degree lower ihan it had been at any other- time this winter. REPORT SHOWS HOW WEATHER COMPARES The following report on. weather was compiled by. Luther Hurley, local weather observer : Maximum temperatures i n 1935 was reached on August 9th. ance policies in force for a face ! when the temperature was 107. value of over 70 billion dollars-. In addition there were over eighty-eight and one-quarter million industrial policies call- Tiie minimum was 13 below on Jan. 21, the mean was 47 degrees. Precipitation was 35.07 inches and snowfall was 10.3j Is...this .a social order, worth every protection and safeguard? ceived by the Iowa State College Extension Service. Germination tests made by individuals in counties, the .seed laboratory at Iowa State College an dtesting .stations which have been set up in some coun- , model Fords. LIFE STORY OF MRS. AUGUSTA HAAS Augusta Frank - Haas, was born Nov. 22, 1851, near Bremen, Germany, and died Jan. 22, 1936, aged 84 years and 2 months. She lived in Germany until 23 years of age, and then migrated to Coal Valley, 111., in 1873. In 1881 she moved with her family to Lenox, Iowa and located on a farm. They moved into Lenox in 1910 and resided there until death. She was married Nov. 11, 1873 to Frederick Haas and to them 7 children were born, five of whom are living: Frederick W., Lenox; Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Spcartie.sh, S. Dak.; William F. of Lenox; John T. of Billings, Mont.; Robert C. of Long Beach, Calif. One son, August, died when four years old, and Frank B. died last year. Her husband preceded her in death 11 years ago. She was a member o f the German Lutheran church of her native land and never, moved her membership. Shi; 'came of thrifty, hardworking German stock, and it remained through life. Her home was the center of her life and work. She kept a neighborly, helpful spirit alive in her ing for payment of almost j inches. eighteen and one-half billion I Over the period from 1892 to dollars. . 1935, both years inclusive, the mean maximum, has been 99.2; the mean minimum 16.4 below zero, and the mean normal has- been 41.4. Maximum temperature recorded during that time- was 113 on August 9, 1934, and the minimum was 37 below on. Feb. 13, 1905. Normal precipitation is 31.62 inches; normal snowfall Is 19.2. inches. The greatest precipitation was 46.08 in 1909 and the least was 17.45 in 1910. LIFE STORY OF SUSAN ELLEN FARRIS Mrs. Susan Ellen Farris was born near Cora, in Sullivan county, Missouri, on March 9, 1956, and died at her home in Maryville, Mo., on January 21, 1936. When her parents moved to Iowa she moved with them, settling in the vicinity of Lacona. On Dec. 7, 1879, she was united in marriage to David Farris, who preceded her in death on August 12, 1931. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laura Beeman of Des Moines. Iowa; Mrs. Elmer Reynolds of Maryville; four grandchildren. Mrs. Wm. Warner and Mrs. Lloyd Aim of Des Monies; Harold and Theodore Reynolds of Maryville. When a young woman, Mrs. Farris united with the Church of Christ, being baptized in a river. Thirty-live years ago .she united with the Methodist church in Iowa and when .sho | moved to Maryville thirty years ulllllllllllMllllllltllllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIU ago, .she transferred her mem- ! MRS. A. A. CHILDS DIED TUESDAY MORNING Mrs. A. A. Childs, mother of Fred A. Childs and Mrs. W. K. Madden of Lenox, died at the home of her daughter here early Tuesday morning, January 28. Her age was 80 years, 6 months and 23 days. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at 2 o'clock at the Barber Funeral Home and will be in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery. —Phone or bring your want ads to the Time Table. heart deeds. by kindly, Her faith neighborly maintained its glow by constant reading of the Bible. The family cherishes the memory of a mother with bership to the First M. E. church of Maryville. Funeral services were held at 10:00 o'clock on Thursday morning at Campbell's funeral home in Maryville by her pastor, the Rev. V. C. Clark. The body was brought to Lenox that afternoon for burial in the Lenox cemetery at which time the Rev. Thomas Kelly conducted the her full share of those motherly r .services at the grave. ties range from 10 percent to as high as 00 percent. R. 1-1 .Porter, extension plant pathologist, suggests that farmers search for fodder corn which may be suitable and have tests made. He also says that good quality seed may be found in cribs of 1933, 1934, and 1935, but a germination test must be made to make sure its quality. If a crib was tested in early December before the cold weather, Porter suggests that it be tested again. In some Instances the moisture content of the corn was high at that time, and the cold weather may have cut the germination, he says. Nothing will be clone with the building until spring, Mr. Dixon says, but when' the weather turns warmer he expects to do a lot of painting and fixing up in the building. liialities of sympathy, .self- ril'ice and love. j Besides the children already j mentioned, she is survived by 13 grandchildren and 5 great-' grandchildren. The funeral service was held in the Arnold Funeral Home Friday at 2 p. m., Jan. 24, the Rev. I. G. Randels was in charge. Interment was made in Lenox cemetery. iOG SHOW DATE WAS CANCELLED KY COLD WEATHER The Albrecht dog and pony ! shoy, advertised last week to appear here Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this week, came to town Monday night as agreed but because of the cold weather and the threat of an- Ferbruary 1 Closes Game Season February 1st is the last day on which rabbits, classified as game under the regulations, may be lawfully taken. After that date, all seasons on any and all species of game, classi- as such in the regulations, will be closed. Fox, which are classified as fur bearing animals in the regulations, may be taken at any time of the ye,ar in any part of the state. -..(•••• .;/•:': -y long the Street | nimiiimiiiiiiiuiiiiUMimmiMitiiiiir: It was a hectic day at the J. B. Wood home Sunday. The first thing that happened was the chimney burned out and scattered a heavy coating of soot over the entire neighborhood. Then in the evening the roof caught fire from a spark and burned quite a large hole. A fire alarm was turned in and it was necessary for the firemen to come through the front door and they tracked in a lot of soot. While all this was going on, Scoot, the dog that once learned to walk on his front legs, while his hind legs were injured, got into a fight with another dog and got both ears badly torn. H ecame into the house other storm Tuesday, it was de- | before his condition was notic- sided to call off the show. Supt. e d and shook himself, throwing Parker, who had made the agreement with Mr. Albrecht, made the proposal to cancel the date and Mil. Albrecht gladly accepted it and said that what he wanted to do was lay up for a few weeks until the cold spell lets up. He had been righting cold weather and blocked roads with his two trucks for the past week and was getting tired of it. blood over all the kitchen furniture. When Mr. and Mrs. Wood tried to catch him to put him. out he got scared and ran into the front part of the house and bled ori a rug. The day ended with Mrs. Wood doing a house cleaning job with J. B. in the basement washing and bandaging the dog and trying to dry him off with an electric hair dryer.

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