Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on February 20, 1936 · Page 1
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Column One; Written Chiefly | Tor Our Own Amusement IV L. S. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIR Mature lovers who had the ourage to battle the elements |ne day last week had the pleasure of seeing a bird that is xceedingly rare in this partic- llar section of the country. It as an O'Time bird which, stud- nts of literature will recall so touchingly and tenderly lescrlbed by the poet in that launtingly beautiful Une, ''Back- lard, turn backward O'Time in our flight". n u u | The O'Time bird is a native the far north, nesting during jie summer months within the Irctic circle and seldom ven- ring farther south in winter the Mackenzie river valley Canada. In its travels it fol- ws the isotherms of the weath- map, those lines that mark ots of equal temperature troughout the world. It is tobable that the beautiful bird las driven this far south only \cause weather maps show ha* the winter is milder in bada than here. fl II II I In appearance the O'Time id is about;the size of a sand- crane, except that its beak | very much shorter and its toils are larger. It is colored rlet which, as anyone knows very hard to see when the [in is shinging on the snow. This pldring protects the O'Time rd from its enemies. 1 If .1 [The p'Time bird is chiefly ptable for .its habit; of flying pckward instead of forward, .reason for,thisi .is because .,......, T7 - ;> -^ long ;; eye;; lesiarid an unusually short ak with large nostrils. U If; it hould fly ,,forwar,d'. : . as .'.oti| il bn its eyelashes and cause aijness. ' B^ flying backward is avoided. Although t who have studied the OfTime.bird divided in opin on thfe Subject the majority them are agreed that '^bhe figures out where he is gq T |g: by observing' the reflection his frozen breath as : it trails long in his wake. I Iff':-' ••;•."•• |The OTime bird was first de- ribed by O^Brieri.^'Murphy O'- onahan OTime, the Irish nat- faliat who landed on this con- nent April 2, 1542, and made [trip through the trackless ' of what is now. Canada. A fmplete description of the bird pd its habits is given in his >k "Conoes, Canucks, Knute", [iblished in England in 1568. cause of his description of the ' scientists named it after nun [Making no attempt to repro- ce the archaic spelling in |>is quaint volume, here is what O'Time had to say of this parkable bird: "The bird is quite large size and is scarlet color, it nests within ex- [eme polar regions and is said be non-gregarious. It lays nually flve triangular shaped :gs which it deposits in small i Iches in glaciers, As the glac- F m °ve slowly through their Jcky beds they generate suf- pnt heat to hatch the eggs. " birds may be taken by an genious method developed by le aborigines of this contin- The bird's sense of hear- 18 not acute and when it "" a sound lit has no idea comes from. The na- use of this and hide until the bird flies them. They then cleverly Pate the cry of a philly-lou "Which is the mortal enemy the scarlet bird I have been Bribing. The imitation of the °f the philly-leu bird so it that jt. changes the . of its flight, usually to | direction exactly opposite that wmch it had been traveling. LENOX TIME TABLE VOLUME SIXTY-TWO Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. jjNQ^TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1936 Cousins Net in Final Round of Tournament NUMBER TWENTY-ONE Cousins Fight George Hayes Represent Iowa in 147-lb. Class Feb. 25 and 26 George and Art Hayes, cous ins, faced each other in the fin event of the 147 Ib. class a the Golden Gloves boxin? tournament held at Cedar Bap idsJast week. The final battle were held Wednesday night. George, still in high school won a judges' decision over his cousin In the final contest and will represent Iowa in the nex tournament which will be held in Chicago February 25 and 26 Jqhn Hayes, brother of George, who had entered the 160 Ib. class, was disqualified for alleged professional activities. Both George and Art were awarded jackets for having reached the finals in the tour nament. In the Golden Gloves boxing iouTnament the boys fight thre< 2-minute rounds. Promoted by Cassill The Golden Gloves tournament at Cedar Rapids was pro- *" ART HAYES SIGNED WITH WESTERN LEAGUE Art Hayes, who has been playing professional baseball for the past few years with 'the^Cana an Clowns, a traveliulj ball club in the eastern part! of the country, signed a contract last week- to 'play with i the) Cedar lapids team of the Western League. . He • will -report for at Springfield; Mo., the :,;?amp>, on^April The team''has a game with'fche St. iLbiiis Cardinals on April 10. Art is a catcher. HOUSE AND tOTS fcOLD A>-V:^f AT AUCTION* TUESDAY The house, locate* abpiitia block and a half -south ^f Mhe Christian church, sol&v!^ karry Gray for $385; The vacant lots were sold to Wayne Hale .for $101. ere es fhen it does this it collides the heavy particles of its ozen breath and is stunned falls to the ground." Beach, son of Mr. and promoted to gen, managey, of the, offlpe CHURCHES WILL HOLD UNION MEETINGS While the coal shortage continues Lenox protestant churches will hold union services each Sunday, taking turn about in the N church buildings. Services last Sunday were held in the Presbyteriain church and next Sunday they will be held in the Methodist church. Rev. Knotter will have the morning service and Rev. Randels will have the evening service. Sunday school classes will be held for all ages. Those who attend church are urged to bring their collection money .the same as if the services were being held in the separate churches. Money in envelopes to be credited to pledges should be handed to some officer of your own church who will be present. Loose collection in the basket will be used to pay for fuel. NO MAIL CAME TO LENOX MONDAY Lenox was without train service Monday and Tuesday and was without mail service Monday. Snow plows of the pusher type, powered by two huge engines, had kept the tracks of this branch of the Burlington clear until the snowfall of Monday filled the cuts full again. A snow plow was sent out from St. Joseph Tuesday morning to cut a way through the heavy drifts. Last week the track Lenox and Kent was with drifts ranging in from 150 to 1,000 feet between covered length and in depth from four to nine feet. . Lenox got some mail Tuesday morning. Postmaster R. A, Walter, with the help of friends, went to Creston with a truck Tuesday morning and brought down a truck load of mail. This '~ cgme only from the north. „ .BvtrucJc was, fcu-nlshed by •Qiaines wit^put pharge, and, postmaster paid:Jor the gas- from his own pocket. ' moted under the auspices of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and under the management of Ernest Cassill of Lenox. Cassill, who has been located at Iowa City where he was attending school, successfully handled such a contest there last year. The Hayes boys attracted plenty of attention at the tournament. John Henderson, Gazette sports writer who covered the tournament, had the following paragraphs in his column: "The Hayes family of Lenox is beginning to steal the show at the Golden Gloves preliminaries. Tuesday night all three fighters came through for their second victories, although this time George had his hands full with Don Wilson of Cedar Rapids. Their battle was the last on the long program, and many missed it, but it was one of the best. Art opened the family sequence by sinking George Nordman under a furious volley of blows at the end of one round for a technical knockout in the 147-lb. class. John, most spectacular of the three classy fighters, collected his second knockout hi as many evenings by putting Roy Larkin of Cedar Rapids on the canvas in the second round." *** "John Hayes looks like probably the"''smoothest boxer and ;he hardest puncher of any seen so far in the tournament with ;he exception of Jack Krumbholz of Cedar Rapids. If and e^lfese^a^meet in -the-160.^ round elimination, the best Ight of the tournament should forthcoming. Krumbholz is heavy favorite with the fans md he drew cheers Tuesday night by his speptacular per- 'ormance in collecting two vic- aries in the same evening." •'.'•' • ; • »»* "Only two of the Hayes tribe rom Lenox remain on the honor, roll, John -Hayes having been suspended Wednesday by the Midwest A. A. U. because of a protest filed at Omaha concern- ng the boy's eligibility. Because of that, Dick Warren and Roy Larkin, previously beaten by Hayes, were put back in action against each other. Warren won by a knockout." *** "Art and George Hayes, flght- ng in the 147-pound class, won ,heir fights, the former winning i decision from William Marsh of Hopkinton in a blistering battle. George won a technical <nockout from Arthur Short of Ryan near the end of the sec- ind round." *** "Art and George Hayes, the :ousins from Lenox, won again he 147-pound class. Disqualification of John, brother of eorge, by the A. A. U. Tuesday vas an unfortunate develop- nent." REPUBLICAN CAUCUS HELD HERE MONDAY A Platte township Republican aucus was held here Monday fternoon and delegates were elected for the county conven- ion which will be held at Bedord Friday, Feb. 21. Geo. L. oodale served as chairman of tie caucus and Fred A. Childs s secretary. The nominating School Board Sees Chance to Keep School Operating Cold Weather Notes Pictured above are Art Hayes (left) and George (Hayes, cousins, who took part in the Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Cedar Rapids last week. The cousins met in the finals of the 147-pound class and George won a decision. He will represent Iowa in that weight in the next tournament to be held in Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter Observed 50th Anniversary Mr^and Mrs, J$ank .Porter...up because of the fact that the celebrated their '50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 14. They were married at the home of Mrs. Porter's parents between Pella and Oskaloosa and Mrs. Porter says she is the 4th of a family of flve to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary. Both Mr. and Mrs. Porter are members, of pioneer Iowa families.: Mr. Porter's father, Joseph .Porter, L came to Iowa from Indiana 'in 1847, and located on land about two miles from Pella. ' In 1850 he sold the farm and moved into Pella where he built the first steam grist and saw mill west of the Mississippi river. Some flve years later he sold the mill and located on a farm in Marion county. Mrs. Porter is a daughter of John H. Smith, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, who came to this country at the age of When Mr. Smith grew took up the trade of weaver and Mrs. Porter owns coverlets and other articles that he wove. Later he became a carpenter and cabinet maker when . he found that weaving did not agree with his health. Readers of the Sunday Register will recall a story that appeared in the magazine section of that paper about the last of December that told of two 'spite" houses that were built between Pella and Oskaloosa during the early days. One house, a frame building, was auilt in 1869, while the other, a brick building, was put up in 1871. Mrs. Porter's father, John H. Smith, built the frame house and the family moved into it when Mrs. Porter was about four years old. Mrs. Porter says that while there was a natural rivalry to three. up he ommittee was composed of see who could put up the finest loland Walter, Richard Cox and lay Anderson. Delegates selected were: Geo. Goodale, Win. Dey Ermand, larry Stoner, W. B. Shaw, C. B. assill, Verlin Sweeley, Roland Valter, Ed Wilson, Retta Goodale, Mrs. C. B. Cassill, Mrs. C. E. Dixon, Mrs. Wm. Dey Ei* mand. Alternates are: Ray Anderson, Roy Long, Frank Maharry, J. B Rogers, John Muir, C. B. Gaines, Harry Butler, Joe Boltinghouse, Mable Anderson, Mrs. O. E. Bricker, Mrs. Donald Tyler, Mrs. Eddie Quinn. caucus was advertised to be h£ld in the school gymnas- jum "bijt because of the coal $hottag;e }t was held in the ' house, there is nothing to the spite story. In fact, she says, her father worked about two weeks helping build the brick house which was built by John Voorhees. Mrs. Porter says the children from both families attended the same school and the families visited back and forth. For some reason the two houses attracted a collection of stories including one that a secret tunnel connected the two and that they were used as a station of the underground railway for escaping slaves. Mrs. Porter laughs at this story especially and points out that her father built his house in 1869 and the Voorhees house was built two years later. This story may have grown Smith house was a 'stage station before the railroad entered that part of the state. Hundreds of trevelers stopped there, including one party of about 400 Hollanders on their way to Pella. The coming of the ; railroad through that section..took away the necessity for a stage station. Mr. and Mrs. Porter celebrated their anniversary quietly. They had no big anniversary dinner but served coffee and cake to callers during the day. Mr. and Mrs. Porter wish to thank those who called during the day and those who sent cards and other remembrances. RALPH C. JONES BOUGHT VAN HOUTEN LAW PRACTICE Ralph C. Jones of Washington, la., came to Lenox last week and bought the law practice of the late W. C. Van Houten and has now assumed charge of the office. Although Mr. Jones was graduated from law school at Iowa City only last year, he is a man of mature judgment and one who should fit easily into the business life of the community. After finishing his high school work he went into business where he spent some eight or nine years at various kinds of work. When the depression came on he decided it was a good time to go back to school and get the legal training he had been wanting. ... Mr. Jones is married and has one child, about 4 months old. Mrs. Jones and the baby will not come to Lenox until spring. D. W. STAHL OBSERVED DOTH BIRTHDAY FEB. 18 D. W. Stahl observed his 90th birthday Feb. 18. No attempt was made to celebrate the occasion but Mr. Stahl received remembrances from relatives. He received a telegram from a granddaughter, Dorothy Casey, of Los Angeles, Calif., a box of candy from another granddaughter, Marie Casey, of Grand Inland, Nebr., and another box of candy from a granddaughter in Hopeville, Calif. Mr. Stahl's birthday cake was baked by the Lenox bakery. The Rev. W. A. Thompson thought he could take it but he had to admit that the weather was too cold for him. He officiated at the Walter-Wyant wedding at the Hugh Wyant home last Friday evening and when Mr. Wyant came to town after him Mrs. Wyant sent along something to help maintain the comfort and well being of the man who was soon to tie the nuptial knot. "Don't worry about me," scoffed Mr, Thompson as Hugh produced the evidence of Mrs. Wyant's thoughtfulness. "I like this cold weather and I can take it, too/' So saying, he firmly settled his hat on his head and started for the Wyant farm. Hugh says he made it to the city limits before he had to give up and admit the ministerial ears needed the pampering warmth of an old- fashioned stocking cap. We have this story from the ,t, Promised Load of Coke Should Arrive Here Saturday The Lenox school will continue to operate if a promised car of coke reaches here Saturday. At a special meeting of the school board Monday it was decided to close the sohoW^riday for an Indefinite timej''^ the ' boys in the store and as United Grocery they swear it is Wayne Anderson, who formerly employed at the Table office, went to Htarian, la.; last Saturday, where he has employment in the ahop of the HafIan News the truth we pass it along as an interesting sidelight on the cold weather situation. The stor.e was very hard to heat, Monday, and after trying vainly all forenoon to raise the temperature to a point where fingers could be used 'without danger of cracking, the boys decided that if they opened .the, door of the big refrigerator they might get a little more warmth to circulating through the room. They tried it but about half an hour later they noticed that the temperature hi the refrigerator had fallen three degrees so they hurriedly closed the door to keep the meat from freezing. : Several men were talking about wearing heavy socks to bed at night and the discussion was pro and con. At last one fellow settled it for all time.* "If you didn't have'any heavy, socks it would be a different thing," he said, "but as long as you've got 'em you might as well be comfortable." If spring isn't just around the corner at least one soft maple tree in Lenox is going to get an awful surprise. This tree is located on the Chas. Warner property on west Temple street, next door to the A. H. Peacock home. It is fully budded and the buds look as though it would be only a matter of a few days until they burst open. If you don't believe this take a look at a branch from the tree in Roy Long's window. Mildred Peacock noticed the tree and brought the branch down town. When the Dixon Motor Co. ran out of coal last week the boys in the shop worked out an ingenjlous method of warming the work room. It is heated with a large stove which stands near the wall. They got a large oil drum and attached it to the wall at some distance from the stove and a little bit above it. A small pipe was run from the bottom of the drum to the stove and this pipe was fitted with a petcock to control the flow of oil. Several old tire chains were thrown into the stove and spread over the grate. The oil drum was then filled with crankcase drainings which were allowed to run through the pipe and drip into the stove. After a fire had been started with a greasy rag and the chains were heated the steady drip of oil kept- the fire going. It is possible to heat the stove to cherry redness by allowing a larger flow of oil to enter the stove, No attempt is made to keep a fire of this type over night. Whe» a. Bwiingtorj came up from 6t, Joseph day it bucfc« J ~' ji Wfty that it soon supply of be exhausted Tuesday night it ,-. ' that a car of coke nished by a Creston .coal dealer and an order was put in for it. The coal dealer telephoned Wednesday morning that he would make every attempt to deliver the coke by Saturday. The school now has something less than 12 tons of coal in the bin. This would be about enough to run the rest of the week and keep the pipes from freezing ' after the school building was closed. It would also have been necessary for the district to"buy coal as soon as possible but the carload of coke will take the school out of the local coal market. A girls basketball tournament scheduled for next week ha* been postponed for a week. At first it was thought that it would have' to be cancelled or transferred to some school that lad coal enough to handle it but the board now believes that a way has been, figured out to heat the gymnasium without using poal. ' ', Taking a*,tip from the Dixon , otor^pfl. ^ tthe-schoQl .board, is experimenting with makeshift oil burners and will attempt to heat the gymnasium in that manner. Jf the method can be successfully used- ; ^th,e '•; tournament wllB be held here, ' . .,. . Atteniianci at «<ihool h?ia been. :odd,^iaV^ > ^P^ ; -itr»C : Pai*e^:- ; the';i sent dropped from ; of had rOadA ;ia^d y-b^JpWfy zowx , emperature, Mr. 'Parker . says hat no student from .the coun- >ry has been dropped from the- roll : although several town children have been dropped. At- ;endance this winter, fee says,. has been better than in previous winters. As long as there was a chance of having coal enough to keep he school going Mr. Parker opposed closing it. "Many of the children who are in school everyday are warmer there than ;hey would be in their own homes," he said. ATTENDING FUNERAL OF BROTHER, C. M. WILT Frank Wilt left Saturday morning for Atlanta, Mo,, to at,end the funeral of his. brother, assius M. Wilt, who died in a tiospital Jn KirksvlUe, , Ma., Thursday night, Feb. 13. Mr. Wilt was raised on a farm 5 miles east of .Lenjix;, a,nd lived around Lenox and Clear'field for many years before moving Atlanta some 30 years ago. to n its tank. The Burlington has no water tank at Arkoe, Mo., nor at Conway. The tank at Bed- 'ord was frozen and there was. 10 way of getting water. A mes- age was sent to Lenox to prepare for an emergency and the water department employees were rounded up and -put to work. They got out a line of hose, attached it to a hydrant on the corner by the Hegwood ;ervice station and waited for the snow plow to arrive. When t got here its water supply was exhausted. Two cars of coal arrived in Lenox Wednesday afternoon and neither car lasted very long. Twenty or more bobsleds were Citing in a long Itoe along; the track and as fast as one loaded

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