Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on February 13, 1936 · Page 1
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•the IiOicnt press Column One Written Chiefly | For Onr Own | Amusement 5 VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX TIME TABLE ' Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. __LENOX. TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1936 Inriiiiiiiiini) v L. s. iiiiiiiiiiiiuin Many of the things we do to- Say are done because our an- ient ancestors started them. len we shake hands we are Observing an old custom. When lan was more like an animal carried a club or other veapons he looked upon every !>ther man as his enemy and vas always ready to do battle vith him. When two men wish- Id to be friendly each extended right hand to show that it fcas empty. We do it today as held in Lenox, February 26, 27 Lenox Will Have Sectional Tournament for Girls February 26, 27 ,and 28 Is Selected For Girls Play By Margaret Carruthers If nothing interferes the girls The second grade had their first observation song from the blackboard last week. Both boys and girls glee clubs are trying to get contest material in shape but many diffl- sectional tournament will be culties prevail, owing to weather gesture of friendship. U fl V and 28. Blockton, Clearneld, Comvay, I Back in the days when men Cromwell, Ellston, Lenox, Maloy, |ved in tribes every tribe had a Nodaway, Orient, Prescott, and lader. Usually the leader held Thayer are the towns with lis job because no one else was teams competing. jfrong enough to oust him. jch a leader was usually some- Diagonal Won conditions. Mildred Eckler has been appointed eighth grade accompanist. First Grade The cold weather has made our attendance irregular and much of the time small. Only The local first team boys were one-half our enrollment iing of a bully and the weaker defeated last Thursday night, present Wednesday. We iembers of the tribe kept in 36 to 21 by the strong Diagonal j making flags and Valentines Ivor with him by. being very quintet. Our boys were again was are in abmissive. When we bow to a jerior we are same thing doing almost the ancients ed to do when they dropped {their knees and batted their ids against the earth to gain k>r with the leader of the be. n n IF 'he wearing of clothing merely a custom that has en handed down from the st. Ancient man was driven") 35 wearing clothes by cold lather and now we wear pthes no matter how pleasant weather may be. Clothing ae first. Modesty came later. | some sections of the world I is considered extremely im- bdest to show the face; in aer places the hands are at times.; kept concealed; in aer places the feet the kept acealed. There is at least one be of savages in which the wear veils and never £er- anygne to see their .1 1 ITS '" aen you read of a coming party for some young lady F you think that this is a prac- |e handed' down from a. time lien girls < were so carefully yarded that they were some- aes kept in cages until of a jrriageable age? Of course don't,''but it is a fact. Girls considered valuable prop- in those days and the par- didn't take any chances them. They kept them |ly guarded until they ted the age for'marriage |then they were "brought and married to whatever man was willing to pay ice. IF n | olden times it was the cus- |for a young man who had larriage bug in his head to rth and steal a bride. Ushe took some other fellow to help him in case there Jd be a fight, ually became The helper the "best of the modern wedding, lose same days the girl |uously objected to being and she usually put up a fight. As tune wore on ^hestitancy on the part of .-bride became known as j|esty and the custom of hav- omeone to protest her deed into the custom of hav- bride's maid. So now, in jodern wedding we have room's accomplice and the protector represented. « ii i you ever seen alnyone his hands before form- pm into fists for a fight? you have but do you ay he does it? No, and he doesn't either. He Because the ancients belt spittle was a charm 'evil. Theocritus says, on my breast I spit to ^me safe from fascinating $s." Spitting on the hands it good luck in the fight. f i! II. II pou know why some folks 3d bless you" when they f? The story is that be|he time of' Jacob men but once and then died. | didn't like this idea so he eded with God and God the rule. Thereafter, could- sneeze more than dying but a prayer aedictlon inust follow each - ^ Seemingly this rule ap- 1 •*" Jacob's family but "folks heard of it & on it also and i, handicapped by being without ; George Hayes. Bonebrake was 5 high point for Diagonal, scoring 16 points, while Gordon • scored eleven points for the lo- L cals. Don't forget the Junior High sectional tournament at Bedford Friday and Saturday. Conway boys' and girls' first teams will play here Friday night. -ss> Home Economics The Junior High home economics class have finished their tea towels and are beginning work on the machine. The freshmen home economics class are practicing the various methods of making seams on the machine. They will soon start work on their first garment, a slip. Music The girls sextette practiced twice during vacation, Monday afternoon and Tuesday evening, ijfit Ml;iS Maxwell's place, ; , ; . „ the rule was made to include them. A similar story is found in many parts of the world. II-I Godparents were chosen for a baby to fool the evil spirits. The real parents of the baby didn't want it known who the baby belonged to so God parents were selected to assume the blame. The evil spirit'was easily deceived and thereafter he exerted his malignant force against the wrong family and the baby escaped unharmed. 1 I « Do you speak of pin money? It means small change, chicken feed. When pins were first made, in the 14th century, they were very expensive and by law were sold only on January 1 and 2. Women were quite crazy about buying them and used to spend more than they should for them and thus the table was often slighted in favor of the pins. It then became the law that pins could be sold only on January 1 and 2 of the year and when the women were stop- ed from buying pins at any other time, they began saving owl Q 11 Q »1 /M 1 v» t c» f**f\w\ •nma\r 4-f\ 'fAl. U. We ai Valentii noon. We a curtains colored story we These Valentir planninj day. There last Fric car ahez The e whenj away. The were ap Librar Health Buxton. Desk j Floor Pencil Waited The el Friday j points ir They entine p Valentin The P A. A. A.' spelling fourteen ing. The Washing been fin are work of Abrah Olive 1 16r have Gladys ast weel Nine A tied the In arit ng the s This gi the globe They li Lincoln i n class. Valenti art class. Doris J onf We are getting ready for our party Friday after - We are happy over our new On each curtain we colored pictures to represent a have read. Second Grade These folks have been making Valentines in art class and are planning a Valentine party Fri- iy. There were ten A's in spelling last Friday, which put the "Red" ir ahead in the contest. The enrollment decreased one IJ(ick Graham moved NUMBER TWENTY tnmnmmmmmmtttttmmtmttami Cold Weather Notes Pete Carruthers, superintendent of the water works, invested in a pair of snow shoes last week. He has about a mile to walk over drifted Helds to get to the pump house and he didn't relish the idea of wallowing through drifts to get there. Now he skims over the tops of them. He was almost persuaded last Saturday that he should take a compass along on his trip just in case he got lost in the raging- blizzard. At least four Lenox folks are of the opinion that Iowa weather is changeable. They are Mr. Icy Blasts to Continue; No Relief Is Seen Coal Shortage Is Acute But Mines Gain On Back Orders No relief from the cold of the past few weeks is promised by the weather bureau. The for- cast Wednesday was for another blizzard to be followed by a cold wave. Both are coining from the north and west. This is not a cheering pros- — ... *« WAAU,iA & ^M,^*\^. J. Alt V CIJL VJ J.Y1J. . I ._ J .- , . , . and Mrs. Kermit Parker, Fran- '" » «T y that IS jUSt ' * * M '** l-inmnvi i v> IT i-n rTin- ^,*t. J.1 i. Town Must Vote Again on Purchase of Lake Land Third Grade following new officers Librarian, Donald Bunn. inspector, Garland Desk inspector, Patty Key. Floor inspector, John Perham. sharpener, Roland The eleven A's in spelling last Friday put the girls ahead two They have been making Valentine posters and will have a B box Friday. Fourth Grade .. The P. W. A's are leading the 3 by six points in the contest. There were fourteen A's last week in spell- Martha and George ton silhouettes have been finished in art, and they are working on pencil drawings ' Abraham Lincoln. Olive Hayes and Frances El- Bush was a Fifth Grade visitor week so that when the first of January rolled around they would have enough money to buy pins. nun Is someone "true blue"? Why? It used to be thought that }f a batchelor would pick bachelor buttons with the dew still on them and put them in his pocket he could tell something about his future. If, after 24 hours, flowers came out of his pocket unwilted, that is true blue or in their natural color, his life would be happy if he should marry. As the inside of a pocket was not a good place to keep flowers many a young man was frightened out of marriage. One more. We observe April 1 as "all fools day", it is said, because the year formerly began on April 1. When the beginning of the year was changed to January 1 there were many diehards who refused to recognize the change and it became the custom to play tricks on ,them on that day because they still called It the first of the year when everyone else knew it was not.-. .• " ••^-. ,. >• -••-• '. .' i I than you the past Nine A's in spelling last week 3d the sides. In arithmetic they are study- ng the subtraction of fractions. This grade was the winner of ,he globe given away at Tyler's. They have been reading both ,incoln and Washington stories class. Valentines are being made in 't class. Doris Jean Elder has been ab- nt. Gladys Bush visited in this grade last week. Poems were written in this grade and the best written was to be published. Paul Ethington's poem was selected and following is a copy: My Mistake The reason I like Valentine's Day Because I get to send them away. Once I made a mistake and School (Continued on page UNITED STORE AT MT. AYR BURNED The interior of the United cis Folcey and Dr. Sluss. Last Friday evening it was quite warm, something like 20 above zero, and the four decided to drive to Atlantic to see a basketball game. Shortly after midnight the weather changed for the worse and a snow storm driven by a high wind swooped down over this section. Mr. Parker parked his car in a snow drift about five miles north of town and after looking the situation over he decided to leave it there. Francis, being the only one equipped with a coat heavy enough to brave the wind volunteered to walk to a farm house for help. He had to walk about a mile but finally aroused Ralph Knodle. During the mile walk, and in spite of his fur coat with upturned collar he froze both ears. Ralph thawed them out for him anc Francis then telephoned to Lenox for Russell Key to come out and get the party. We have no way of knowing what Russell thought"to said' about the idea but he walked down town and got his car and went after them They got home about five o'clock. The thought of fire is giving the waterworks boys plenty of worry. The water tower is about half full of ice, according to their figures. When pumping is started the pressure comes up fast and when the pumps are stopped it goes down just as fast. This indicates, they say, that the sub-zero weather has been filling the water tower with plenty of ice and they are scared to death there might be a fire that would demand lots of water. MRS. E. L. WELLS SERIOUSLY ILL Mrs. E. L. Wells who is seriously ill with fungus infection in her hands and other complications was reported slightly improved Wednesday. Mrs. Wells was taken to the Greater Community hospital in Creston last Friday. NEW FISHING RULES BEING STUDIED A coriTplete revision of the rules and regulations for the taking of fish is being made by the Conservation Commission. The new laws have been written and are now being studied and it is expected that the Commission will adopt the permanent regulations at its next meeting. Several important changes are being contemplated, including trot lines and open seasons. HELP. Our advertising business, was nothing to brag of in January and February is going to be a beginning to dig out through the snowdrifts that blocked all our roads last Saturday. In many places there are drifts of snow from six to eight feet deep and in some places aro estimated as deep as 15 feet. The coal shortage which had been bothering the state has become acute in many places. Coal was rationed in Lenox last week as the dealers sought to take care of the many empty bins in town. School was closed Monday and Tuesday and a part of the coal from the school house was distributed to homes aboul town. Bob sleds and sleighs have made their appearance again for in many places roads are entirely blocked and farmers can get to town only by traveling through the fields. Lloyd Davis said Wednesday that he was expecting four carloads of coal in this week, but if another blizzard ties up the railroads he does not know when it will get in. He said also that in talking to the mines at Albia mine officials told him they were beginning to see daylight ahead, although they had many unfilled orders. Railroads and highways were completely blocked in all parts of the state Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Lenox had no mail from Friday night until Tuesday about noon. LIFE STORY OF FRANK RILEY Frank Riley, fourth son of Marten and Eva Riley, was born at Wellsville, Ohio, Feb. 1, 1868 and died Feb. 7, 1936, at the age of 68 years and 6 days. When a small child he came with his parents to Adams county, Iowa, and located in Mercer township, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Emily Oliver on Feb. Caroline 28, 1899, Food Market store at Mount Ayr lot worse. (You just can't per- was badly damaged by fire lastjsuade a merchant to advertise Thursday morning. Loss, as i when he knows, and you know stated in the daily papers, was set at about $2,000. A report sent out by the . company > in their weekly bulletin said that the fire was in the back room and that automatic extinguishers put the fire out but that smoke did a lot of damage. Also water used by the firemen, who wanted to be sure there was no more fire, also caused considerable damage. Dick Barton, formerly of Lenox, is manager of ,the store. Another yenteji and the store .ready for business Satur" : ' "' day. also, that the customers are completely snowed in). For the reasons just mentioned our income is going to be very short this month. And this is where YOU come in. Just take a look at the address on your paper. If the date shows your subscription is in arrears you can ease your conscience a lot by writing a check and mailing it to us. Such an act would also ease the strain of trying to get out the paper each week. Don't put it off and don't think the other will do it for you. He might have the same idea, in after which they settled on the homestead of the bride's par- nts, which they purchased, and where they have since resided. Three children were born: Florence Mary, Kenneth Paul, and Frances Genevieve. Their son, Paul, preceded his father n death Aug. 23, 1919. In his early life Mr. Riley was converted and united with the Methodist church at Mercer !enter, of which he has always been a loyal supporter. He has served on the church board for a number of years, and was one of the official members at the ime of his death. Besides his devoted compan- on and two daughters, Mrs. Florence Walter of Prescott and Vfrs. Genevieve Rogers, at home is survived by three brothers, William, Charles and Louis; and one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Fowler, all of Corning. Mr. Riley was one of Mercer township's thrifty farmers. He was always willing to be of service and ready to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. The home has lost a devoted and loving husband and father. He was always ready to grant their every wish if at all possible. He will be sadly missed by his loved ones and the community. The funeral services were conducted in the Mercer Center church Tuesday, Feb. !!„ by the pastor, R. V. Pelt Burial was made in the Lenox cemetery. Decision of the Supreme Court Makes Election Necessary An opinion handed down by the Supreme Court of Iowa lasl week has made it necessary to hold another election on the matter of purchasing the land where the waterworks property is now located. This opinion which was written in an action concerning the town of Coon Rapids, has an effect on all propositions voted under the Simmer law, where bonds are to be issued payable only from the earnings. The decision of the court provides that the ballots in such an election shall state the amount of the purchase price and the amount of the interest the bonds are to carry. An election was held last October 4 in which this question .was submitted to the voters and it carried by a vote of 329 to 37. The new election will be held March 9 at which time the question, with the addition, will be submitted to the voters. The new question will make no difference in the final cost as it was generally understood that the bonds would bear interest. The court decided, however, that this must be stated on the ballot. The following statement has been issued by the town council: Statement At the election last fall the citizens decided to buy the lake ground, under the Simmer law, by a vdte of about 9 to'l. The ballot used then conformed to the law at that time but since then the business of acquiring the ground had not been fully completed and the Supreme Court ruling now applies against the town of Lenox as well as against the town of Coon Rapids in which case it was rendered. It is apparent that this second election in no wise alters the business deal of buying the grounds. It is the same price, same amount and same interest that the voters passed on before. At that tune we voted to accept the land owner's offer to purchase the land so that we would acquire ownership in 40 years instead of paying the same amount each year under the present lease for 39 years and then not own the property. On the new ballot we simply must show the amount (not to exceed $40,000), the interest not to exceed 4 percent, and the total amount of interest for the full 40 years. This may be confusing to some but it should not be as these are identical terms as under the first election. The property will not cost one cent more and can be in no way paid by taxation. It must come sole- from earnings of the waterworks plant. As in the first election only one alternative is before the people. That is to continue under our present lease for 39 rears more, to pay the same interest, plus taxes, on the prop- irty which will really make it cost more, and then in the end own nothing. Another phase of the matter is that the Federal government is now constructing improve- ments on the pipe lines and reservoir and creating a park on the lake lands at a cost of $40,000, using relief labor. This $40,000 is a direct gift to Lenox and will create as fine a park as can be found in southern Iowa. The people of Lenox promised to furnish the land for this improvement and voted to do so. The government now agrees to the fact that Lenox acted in good faith and • agrees to continue work on the project pending the outcome of the second election. This will continue the wages of our local W. P. A. men who are working on this project and it will not shut down work as we feared at first. We are informed that 18 Lenox men are now at work at $40 a month and when weather permits 20 more men are to be added to the list of workers. The date for the second election is set for March 9 and it will be held in the School Gymnasium at the same time as the regular school election. In an effort to save expense the clerks and judges of the election will be Lenox men who will serve without pay to forward the good of the community. It is asked that all citizens of Lenox that have our town's good interests at heart make a special effort to get out and vote on that date. After the large majority vote of the last election, many, perhaps, will feel it is unnecessary to vote. Therein lies the danger. Be sur^e to vote. . -v ; v Mayor'arid Town Council. ABOUT CHURCH SERVICES SUNDAY Unless the fuel situation is better by Sunday, there will be only one of the Protestant churches open for 1 Sunder School and Morning Churcto. Service, Call your pastor to be sure where thei services will be held. Young May Open Clearfield Bank Taylor County Herald—C, H. Young, Sharpsburg Savings Bank head, announced late last week that he would, in all probabilities, open a branch. Dank in Clearfield similar to ihat which he is now operating In Gravity. Young said that he had virtually completed plans for locating the institution in the building now occupied by the .nsurance office of R. R. Bailey. A good vault is a part of the building, Young said, and suitable arrangements will be made. Harold Dowell has been placid in charge of the Gravity branch and Mr. Young will personally supervise the opening of the Clearfield institution. BOYS AND GIRLS CONFERENCE POSTPONED The Older Boys and Girls Conference which was to have been held at New Market on r anuary 23, was postponed and will be held at that place on "'ebruary 19. It is a countywide affair. A biscuit baked during the Spanish-American War is owned by Miss Florence Fancher of p iper, Ala. Blowtorch Explosion Wrecked House; Vern Roll Not Injured which case this space would be wasted. Thanks in advance. Vern Roll crawled under his house last Thursday morning with a blowtorch to thaw out a frozen pipe. Just as he finished the job and was ready to crawl back out again the blowtorch exploded in his hand. The explosion: Tore the blowtorch to pieces; Moved the house on its foundation; Tore the foundation out to several places; t Broke seven window*; Tor* the goor loose from stringer* in two place*; Cracked plaster on the walls; Broke dishes in the pantry; Tipped over and broke a large dining table; Tipped over and broke a large parlor heater and filled the room with gas and smoke; Lifted an alarm, clock from » table and sent it hurtling Sp4 the b^throoni doo?; mr««.i«M A •***. £i_. ^._JL. *

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