Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on February 6, 1936 · Page 1
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Lenox, Iowa
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Column One! Written Chiefly | For Our Own | Amusement 5 lllllllllllllll V L. S. UllllllUimiE fusing only the middle row of on the typewriter it is ssible to write a sentence: Alaska a flag, a lad asks Using only the top row is possible to get the word typewriter". No vowels are in \e bottom row so no one but ] Russian or Bohemian could lake a word using only those V s - n n n (The'. sentence, "The boy was [it lazy but jumped up quick- before the box gave way 1 ' Jntains all the letters of the fphabet. So does this one: •ack my box with five dozen Vor jugs" as does "the quick fown fox jumps over the lazy n n n word "abstemious" con- ins all the vowels except y id w in their proper order and making an adverb of it the LENOX TIME TABLE Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1936" NUMBER NINETEEN" The Man "On The Spot''Is Secretary of the Treasury s' taken care of. Ill fou can probably think of words where y is used a vowel—fly, cry, sly, etc., |t can you think, offhand, of vord in which w is used as a vel? W becomes a vowel lien it combines with another vel to form a diphthong as in Jw, new, etc. In the word BW" we have a word made en- lely of vowels and both the y |d w are used. ii n « Somewhere among my goods Id chattels I have a certificate ]>m the Underwood typewriter apany that proves that at le time I could write 53.4 words Iminute on one of their males. That was the net of words after deduct- 10 words for each error. And [I have errors! I'did the (being human) but o ng teacher hadn't learned to become divine and she listed on knocking off ten jrds every time I touched a ong key. It didn't make a tide of difference to her that lould make more noise on the fchine than anyone else in class. K I II can still make a lot of noise •• the machine but I have quit feping track of the errors, per writing a piece of copy it letimes sounds like Gertrude in had written it. f I 1 id now comes a Swiss psy- [>logist who says that charac- is revealed by typing. This ital detective, one Herr Ad- Holzapfel, says that if let- are written out of order in ing it is a sure sign the writ- suffering from mental dis- aances or erotic ideas. mi i 60 I'm erotic, am I, just be?se I get my letters twisted typing? fry time I jnsposed means I'm having |tic ideas I would have been jed up long ago. H « II ^.fter getting _ off the above lark the learned prof then larks that sometimes these fetakes indicate only that the |ter is tired. Myaeb thast' ats eth mattre iwth me nwo. He Can't,Make Laws But He Must Raise The Money No federal official has a tougher job than Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau. The Secretary of the Treasury is purely an executive official. He is entirely without legislative power. Yet, when Congress passes a bill requiring public expenditures for which no known funds are available, the Secre- tary must find the money. He may think the bill is dangerous or unwise—but, in spite of that, his duties force him to do everything in his power to pave the fiscal way. A short time ago, President Roosevelt delivered a budget message, which showed an estimated deficit of $1,500,000,000 Listen, prof, if. get my letters LIFE STORY OF JOHN HENRY PARKINSON John Henry Parkinson, son of Anna and George Parkinson, was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1862, where he lived until nine years old. He then moved with his parents to Audubon county where he grew to young manhood. In 1888 he married Mary Annabelle Deets and to them were born eight children. His wife, and two children preceeded him In death. Mr. Parkinson was engaged in the blacksmith business until failing health forced him to give up the work. He made his home with his daughter Kathryn for a number of years, then went to Adair where he lived with his son Glenn until 18 months ago when he went/Mj Missouri. He remarried m*t lived there until his death. Mr. Parkinson is survived by six children, William of Adah:, Mrs. Dolly Armstrong of Blair, Nebr., Glenn of Adair, Mrs. Kathryn Fredericks of Ports- mnjnth, Qiilnn of Grand Island, Nebr. r and feay of Casper, Wyo. There are also nine grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters. Mr. Parkinson was a kind and loving father. He was always a church attendant and worker and at various times was a member of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. The body was brought to Lenox and funeral services were held at the Barber funeral home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 3, at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. I. G. Randels. Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery. HIGHWAY OPENED SO AMBULANCE COULD BRING SICK MAN TO HOSPITAL Leon Jornal-Reporter — Sixty men shoveled snow for nine hours Friday to clear the road from the Hickman home three miles west of Lamoni to the highway that an ambulance could remove Ronald Hickman, 41, to the Decatur county hospital, Mr. Hickman, who has pneumonia, suffered the first attack early in December. Apparently he had nearly recovered when he had a relapse. He is showing improvement daily now. Dr. W. Walker of Kelleirton walked several miles through a snowblocked road with drifts measuring four and five feet in tfepth to reach the HJipkman home. f. P. A. Workers Are Fighting Snow Drifts on County Roads strict Engineer Gave Emission For Men To Work Monday /ith two snow plows busy [the southern and central Ft of the county, the W. P. A. rkers who have been trying vork on the road to the lakes re put onto the job of trying ; open snow blocked roads in section of the county Tues- morning. These men are paid for a day [they report in the morning, pettier they are able to work not. For some time weather iditions. have not permitted em to work but they have repotting for work each The $n$neey in charge of this district for W. P. A. allowed the men to go on the roads Monday and Tuesday the same order was issued from headquarters for the rest of the state. The men were provided with scoop shovels and they are now at work trying to open blocked roads. Taylor county has two snow plows at work now and a third is expected soon. The two plows that are working are opening roads in section of the county where there Is sickness. Down near Athelstan a woman has been seriously ill and. it was necessary to. send a plow in there to open roads $o she could be taken to the hospital. -less years. than in However, other recent the President was frank to admit that the budget was incomplete — such vital matters as relief expenditures were yet to be detailed, and were not included. Best guessers say that, while relief spending will be leas this year than last, Congress will appropriate $2,000,000,000 for that purpose before it is finished. In addition, maturing government obligations call for an additional $5,800,000,000. The bonus, not considered in the President's budget message, will cost at least $2,000,000,000. Ae a result, the deficit will be in the neighborhood of $11,000,000,000—every cent of which must be raised in the next year and a half. That is Mr. Mor- genthau's job;. The Secretary of the Treasury must determine what type of bonds to issue, and what interest rate to pay. He must accurately estimate conditions in the bond market. A successful Secretary is one who raises money most easily at the lowest interest cost—an unsuccessful Secretary is one who fails in either of these two particulars. So far, the New Deal has had things all its own way in financing. Issues have been oversubscribed within a few hours of their appearance. The cost of carrying the debt is lower now than it- was a few years ago,' because *& has been found possible to cut interest rates below previous levels due to investors' fear of risking money in commercial enterprises. Whether it will find conditions the same in the future is the question. A short time ago, Secretary Morgenthau was called before the Senate Finance Committee, which wished to ask him whether he thought the Treasury could stand the drain of bonus payments. He avoided answering this question directly, though he was obviously doubtful of the bonus' financial wisdom. And he was, according to all observors, somewhat worried about future financing. He pointed to the confused outlook and said, "So many-things have happened that affect the Treasury that I certainly am not smart enough, and I haven't met anybody that is smart enough, to say what is the future of the government bond market." When asked what would happen if the Treasury attempted to float $11,000,000,000 worth of bonds and faield, the Secretary replied: "The minute I cannot JOHN F. WALTER ASKS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR TAYLOR CO. SHERIFF We are authorized this week to announce the candidacy of John F. Walter of Grove township for the Republican nomination for the office of Sheriff of Taylor county. In the northern part of the county John needs no introduction as he has been engaged in farming and the breeding of pure bred livestock for the past 20 years in this vicinity. Born in Missouri 49 years ago, he has spent most of his life in Taylor county, Iowa. He spent a year in the United States army during the World War and attained the rank of a non-commis- TRUCKERS WERE IN JUSTICE COURT HERE LAST WEEK Lew Eckles was tried twice before Justice of Peace Geo. L. Goodale last week for speeding with his truck. The charges were brought by state patrolman Ulm and were prosecuted by County Attorney Roger Warin. Both trials resulted in a deadlocked jury. In the first trial the jury was 3 to 3 while in the second trial it was 4 to 2. Patrolman Ulm told that he met Eckles on the road north of Lenox near the Jack Wurster home which is sioned officer during the time I ed B' e of tne citv limits - ulm he was in service. Mr. Walter has dealt with the public in many ways during his career as a farmer and livestock breeder and he has al- said that he thought Eckles was driving too fast and that he turned around and followed him into town. In the trial, when he told how far down the he had driven before he ways been honest and fair, as; roac j those who know him will testi- ! ' , , . ,. ,, ,, fy. This is his first venture in- ! got turned around to follow the truck, the jury was about half convinced that the truck could have gone clear into town at a lawful rate of speed before the to politics but he has been urged to make the race for this office by friends and acquaintances who know him well and who feel that he is the man for the office. Mr. Walter says, "If nominated and elected, I shall truly try to perform the duties of the office with the general welfare of the county and state at heart." Mr. Walter intends to make a thorough canvass of the county between now and Primary Election day, which will be June 1, 1936, and will meet as many of the voters as possible during that time. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD MONDAY FOR NELS DAVENPORT Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the home east of Lenox for Nelson Davenport who died* Feb. 1, at the age of 88 years. Services were in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kelly and buriel services were in charge of the Masonic fraternity. Buriel was made in the cemetery near the home. Neldon Stewart Davenport, son of Hugh and Johanna Davenport, was born in DeWitt county, Illinois, on January 23, 1848 and passed away at his home near Lenox, Iowa .on Feb. 1, 1936 at the age of 88 years and 9 days. On January 4, 1872, he was married to Mary Ann Bauman- Nulph, who preceded him In death on Sept. 27, 1926. To them seven children were born, three of whom preceeded him in death. Those who survive their father are Mrs. George Evart Condra, of Lincoln, Nebr.; Mrs. Hannah Hayes, John Stewart and Peter Logan, of near Lenox. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Although his parents had fourteen children he is survived by only one brother, George, of Clinton, 111. During the Civil War Mi 1 . Davenport served with the Union forces and then moved to raise the money required to Iowa in the year 18G9. The last finance the government, that sixty-five years having been •minute you will have complete i spent on the farm where he chaos." I died. Mr. Morgenthau certainly did He was a member of Tremont not intimate—nor has any oth- | Lodge No. 343 A. F. &, A. M. of er responsible authority — that j L enox He was also a member the U. S. credit is in danger. However, there seems to be a saturation point beyond which government bonds^no matter of various other organizations. how securely backecA cannot be floated on favorable terms. As conditions improve, oddly, enough, it becomes increasingly difficult for the government to obtain cheap money — better business tempts investors to HAYES BOYS DESCENDED ON GOLDEN GLOVES MEET Registration officials at the Golden Gloves amateur boxing meet held at Cedar Rapids this week probably thought the Hayes boys had decided to make purchase industrial securities i it a family affair when they en- which either pay higher inter-| tered the tournament there est rates, in the case of bonds, | Monday _ Frank( j ohn> George, or offer the chance of great ap- ; Ral h d Arfc left here Mon . preciation of principal and earnings, in the case of common .stocks. Some observers think that the present Congress, listening to words such as Mr. Morgenthau spoke, will go slow in spending. And there is also patrolman could up with it. Arthur Calvin have caught and Howard Coulthard, truck drivers, were each fined $25 for overloading their trucks. Each was given a week" to buy a new license to cover the size load they were carrying at the time they were arrested. If they get the new license their fines will be reduced to $5 each. Blizzard Swept Over Iowa Monday; Roads Blocked LIFE STORY OF MRS. A. A. CHILDS Nellie Jane Brown was born in Wyanet, Illinois, on July 5, 1855, and died in Lenox, Iowa on January 28, 1936 at the age of 80 years, six months and twenty-three days. On November 14, 1873, in Wyanet, she was married to A. A. Childs, who preceded her in death in March, 1912. Four children were born to them, of which three survive the mother, Mrs. W. H. Madden of Lenox; Mrs. T. F. McMahon of Kansas City, Mo.; and Fred Childs, also of Lenox. Besides her children, she is survived by two sisters and one brother, Mrs. L. M. Blacker of Gardner, Kansas; Mrs. W. K. Van Camp of Ottumwa, Iowa; and E. C. Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas. She also leaves three grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. After her marriage Mrs. Childs lived, with her husband, on a farm in Bureau county, 111. for several years, gloving to Iowa ,then, they settled in the vicinity of Red Oak. In 1881 she came to Lenox where her husband entered the drug business with his brother. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Lenox M. E. church. In addition she was also a member of the Lenox O. E. S. and the M. F. C., being a charter member of the latter. Upon the death of her mother, in her early life, she took her mother's place helping to raise her brother and sisters. Several days before Christmas in 1934, she had a severe fall, .spraining her leg. In March of 1935, just when she was able to get about again, she tripped on the steps breaking a leg. Such an injury made it impossible for her to get around again as she had been in the habit of doing, although it did not affect her cheerful and happy disposition. On Monday evening, in apparently good health, she retired after visiting with friends and members of her family. A sudden illness of a few minutes duration and she responded to the call which bid her come up Intense Cold and Shortage of Coal Add to State Suffering A blizzard, the worst in years, swept over Iowa Monday afternoon and night and by morning many roads throughout the state were drifted full. Trains and buses were stalled in deep drifts in many parts of the state and radio reports Tuesday night were that in some northern counties the snow was still drifting so much that snow plows could make no headway and were called in to wait until the wind had abated. Lenox had no mall service Tuesday. The morning passenger train could not leave Creston because of heavy drifts that blocked the track. A snow plow was spent up from St. Josept and passed through here about 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Two freight trains, one from the north and one from the south, passed over the road during the afternoon, passing each other here. The ssouthbound train brought in three cars of coal, one for the Eclipse and two for Beck Bros, that were greatly needed. In many parts of the state there is an acute coal shortage. So far local coal dealers have been able to take care of customers and we have not heard of anyone who is actually suffering from lack of coal, although the supply in the hands of the dealers is limited and they are depending on new shipments which may, or may not, arrive in tune to prevent an actual coal famine. Frank Layne, a coal trucker who hauls coal from the Carbon mines near Corning, told us Tuesday that he went to Carbon at 4 o'clock Monday morning and got away Tuesday after-? noon. He stayed there all night to hold his turn at the loading place and he said that he was offered $4 for his loading turn. While passing through Corning he was offered $6 a ton for the coal he had on his truck but he brought it to Lenox and sold it for $4.75. Main highways in this section of the state were opened to traffic before noon Tuesday but side roads are still blocked, in many places five and six feet deep. Frozen ears and nipped fingers and toes are common among school children who have had to walk to school. Wild life is suffering from lack of food as snow covers higher. Funeral Thursday, services January were held 30, at the day to attend the boxing meet and while not all of them will be entered those that are will give a good account of themselves. Art won his first fight, Monday, by defeating Paul Daly Barber Funeral home, in charge of the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Interment was made in Fairview :emetery. W. P. A. STITCHERS MADE MUCH CLOTHING Five Lenox women, working on a W. P. A. sewing project, have completed . a considerable amount of clothing since the project was started Dec. 10. Since the beginning of the class the women have made: 2 quilts 15 bath towels 5 sheets 11 pairs childrens' bloomers 3 flannel baby quilts 18 princess slips 11 pairs mittens 14 childrens' dresses with bloomers 20 boys' chambray shirts 5 outing flannel gowns 6 pairs boys' overalls Mrs. W. C. Lewis is foreman, of the project. The women work thirty hours a week on the sewing. The clothing must be well made, with seams finished. It is then delivered to the county relief committee and is distributed to persons on direct relief. feeding grounds. In the northern part of the state efforts are being made to save pheasants by scattering feed and building: sheltejrs for them. Donations are being sent from all parts of the state by pheasant hunters who do not want to see all pheasants killed off by cold and hunger. Weather reports show no Indication that the cold wave will end soon. It is probable, says the weather bureau, that the cold will continue through most of February. WALLPAPER IN ENGLISH HOME WAS VALUABLE • The old Chinese hand-painted wallpaper, together with other designs, at the late Lord AmpthilPs Bedfordshire residence In England is so valuable that it has been invoiced as a separate item of his estate, , One bedroom is papered : with, a pattern of large birds and bamboos. The walls of the staircase, corridors, and smoking room are papered with a Queen Anne chintz pattern of small birds and flowers. The lattato was produced near the close of the 18th century. The colors of good Chinese wallpaper do not run, it waaf stated; hence, there is no danger from the application of much water, necessary to remove it. January Was Cold But Broke No Weather Records the possibility, and perhaps o f Auxtin, Minn., in the 147 Ib. necessity, that Congress will be j c i ass George Hayes won from Claire Adams of Monticello, Iowa, by a technical knockout in the second round, 160 Ib. class; and John Hayes defeated Dick Warren, Cedar Rapids, by a technical knockout in the third round in the 165 Ib. class. George was the victim of an inquiring radio reporter Wednesday noon. forced to raise money not thru bonds but thru new or still higher taxes. Action of the Congress on the bonus gives no indication of that body's future attitude toward spending—common belief is that if the solons realized that payment of the bonus would have actually shaken the Treasury, many of them would have' voted for it anyway, motivated by the political considerations that arise inevitably in an election, year. Mr. Morgenthau's testimony, coming froin the principal fiscal officer of the Administration, indicates that men at the top are thinking seriously about the public debt. ATTENDED FUNERAL FROM A DISTANCE Friends and relatives who were here from, a distance attending the funeral of Mrs. A. A. Childs, were: Mr. and Mrs. T. F. McMahon and Joe McMahon of Kansas City, Kans., Mrs. L. M. Blacker,, Gardner, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown, Littlerock, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Karl McCullouch, Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Hal F. Childs, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Childs, Oreston, Mrs. Bertha Cless, De$ Moines, Mrs. Cha& Ethjngton, Des Moines, Mrs. E. L. Brown and niece, Clarinda* Snowfall Was 20.2 Inches Above Normal For This Vicinity January was a cold month and we had a lot of snowfall but the month broke no records says Luther Hurley, local weather observer. The mean maximum temperature was 20.5, the mean minimum was 2.4 and the mean was 11.5, which was 13.4 degrees below the 44 year nor- nal for this section. The maximum temperature 'recorded in January this year was 40 degrees above zero on the 10th, 12th and 14th, while the minimum was 20 below zero on the 27th. Precipitation was 2.63 inches, which is 1.98 inches above nor- In looking over his books for the past 44 years Mr. Hurley finds that the mean maximum temperature for January is 33.9, the mean minimum is 15.9 and the mean, or normal, is 24.9. The warmest January day he ever recorded was Jan. 20, 1895 when the maximum temperature was 70 degrees. The lowest recorded was 31 below zero on Jan. 12, 1912. Greatest precipitation ever recorded here was 2.06 inches in 1915 and the least was .03 inches in 1903. The greatest snowfall recorded was 15.8 in 1929 and the least was .2 inches in 1928. The greatest number of days of sub zero weather was in Jan. 1912, when 18 were recorded. On the other hand in the years mal. Snowfall was 24.4 inches \ 1898, 1914, 1921, 1923 and 1933, which was 20.2 inches above normal. During the month there were 15 days on which precipitation of more than .01 inches was recorded, which is 10.5 days more than normal. There were 13 days below zero which is 8.2 days above normal. There were 12 clear days, seven partly cloudy days and 0ix cloudy days. Normal is 16 clear days, six partly cloudy and nine cloudy. there was no zero weather in January.. The greatest number of clear days recorded was for Jan, I90a with 24. There were 17 cloudy days in Jan. 1917. Mr. Hurley's records show that below zero weather for '• January comes during the early part of the. month and during the latter part of tne, ^onth, leaving a short space i» between (or somewhat warmer

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