[Column One 1 LENOX Written Chiefly For Our Own Amusement jiiiiiiiimiu v L. s. IIIUUIIIIIIIIR had hoped it would not be essary to repeat this but I'm Itlng too much publicity and have to tell it in self de- se . It is a long story, but e goes. n IF IF jjome time ago a reader wrote trade publication, The Wishers' Auxiliary, published Ichicago, requesting a copy of old time newspaper story, le story was originally print- I back in the days when read- matter wasn't always 100% te and this story was prob- iy as bad as anything that tr was printed. That is pbably also the reason why happened to have a copy of I II U Veil, I sent the copy to the :lliary and cautioned the ed- that he had better not rent it. In fact I suggested It it might be better if he It out copies of it in plain Velopes and then only to ap- fcants who cared enough lut pornography to enclose a \e. He took my suggestion [ dimes rolled in until he had ack an inch and a half high. IF IF n (tention in my letter of the that this clipping had been ^arthed from my scrap book sed H. Miles Zahl, who in- a corner of the office of VOLUME SIXTY-TWO Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. E TABLE Lenox Will Entertain 13 Girls Teams Next Week LENOX^TAYLOR COUNTY,_IOWA, THURSDAY, 1JBRUARY 27. Sectional Tournament To Be Held Here March 3, 4, 5 and 6 By Margaret Carruthers Girls basketball teams from Thayer, Blockton, Orient, Con- LIFE STORY OF COLUMBUS S. SELLER Columbus S. Seller, eldest son of Milton and Sarah Seller, was born in Greencastle, Ind., Sept. 21, 1853, and died at the home of his daughter in Lenox, Iowa, way, Maloy, Cromwell, Gravity,! Feb. 20, 1936, at the age of 82 NUMBER TWENTY-TWO Western Newspaper Union |Des Moines, to write to the lliary and here is his letter: . • IF IF IF Je noticed (the letter says) It our old friend "Scrapbook" peley of the Lenox (Iowa) be Table has been at it —digging up bits of hum- ad getting his name in the The last Prescott, Nodaway, deal-field Corning, Ellston and Lenox, wil meet in a sectional tournamen here next week. Sessions will be held Tuesda evening, Wednesday evening Thursday evening, Friday after noon and Friday evening. Supt. Parker of Lenox says the teams "entered here are th strongest and most even matched we have had in severa years and that this tournamen should be a close, hard-fough one. his being so ar Ed" column. I remember |ored he wanted to play golf someone by the names of te^.j&iM*&s$£$""~" ixposition (first edition). He" get his name in the paper le wants to but we do object lis advising the type lout to out on the snappy reading, difficult for me to justify the fol- |t advice and here is on. I'm told that the ng actually happened in lox but do not wish to come it out in the open and state tritely whether or not the appeared in hia Time Ta- ll II I seems (still quoting the pr) that a woman patient lying on a carriage in the •room of a Lenox operating pion awaiting operation. A in a white suit came and led down the sheet which pred her and inspected her pully, then replaced the pt and went away. He soon rned with a second man, al- white, and pulled down the again, after which the men inspected her thor- replaced the sheet and ed to go away. The woman "When am I to have my ration?" And the first man peered: "Lady, you'll have to [the doctor; we're painters." n n n tie Auxiliary has a circula- of some 17,000 and since above letter appeared I have [several papers sent me from >nt points, all of which had Ited the story. I am neither |ing nor admitting that the actually happened here. H II II browsing through a copy e Atlanta, (Mo.) Express, I this statement in a feed I For reference see Mrs P 1 * bought 300 chick- at the end of 18 days 303 chickens that are fine on 'this feed. n « n ln this part of the country typographical error would ,w>ugh to start a grand jury stigation. Listed among the stronges teams here are Conway, Lenox Clearfield, Prescott and Cromwell. Conway won the tournamen here last year and went to the state tournament and this team will no doubt be the favorite as the tournament opens this year Supt. Clampitt of Dexter will officiate at all games. Other School News The Sub-District music contest has been postponed one week. It will take place March 20 and 21 instead of the 13th and 14th as previously announced. It is to be held in Bedford. The sixth grade quartet has been increased to a sextet. Lyle Hayes and Gene Reimer are the new members. This group may be added to as soon as any class member can carry his or her,.part satisfactorily. X - Won Consolation ! The Lenox boys won the consolation finals in Bedford last Saturday in the county tounra- ment and were presented with a trophy. An all county first and second team were picked. Lenox can be proud of three members, as George Hayes and Darold Gordon made the first team, while Johnny Schmitt made the second. Mr. E. J. Evans of Oskaloosa visited school Tuesday. Commercial Clifford Preston has passed his forty word speed test. Eunice Morris received a letter from the Woodstock Typewriting company complimenting her on her good work. Eunice wrote a perfect speed test las week. Declamatory The declamatory contest wil be held Thursday night, February 27th, in the high school assembly. Those speaking follow: ORATORICAL: "The Cross of Gold," Louise Locke. years, 4 months and 29 days. On Dec. 8, 1880 he was married to Anna Mary Whyte, who preceded him in death on Nov 10, 1935. Ten children were born, three having preceded the father in death, two dying in infancy, and Virgil, who diec Feb. 23, 1920. He is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Vena Saunders of Beresford, S. D. Mrs. Bertha Toland of Lenox Mrs. Edith Johnson of Chicago, 111., Mrs. Anna Murphy of Sherman, Texas, Lester of Marceline Mo., Oscar L. of Pierson, la., and Cederic N. of Lenox. Mr. Seller also leaves two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Florence Corsline of Garden Grove, la., Mrs. Una McGrew of Lenox, William H. of Summer, Wash., John F. of Harlan, Ore;on, Albert M. and Cresley R. of Lenox .and Edwin R. of Kanoka, Mo. His early days were spent in Greencastle, Ind., where he at;ended school and ~ graduated from the high school of that place. At the age of twenty he :ame to Iowa, living for a while n Ringgold county, then mov- ng later to Taylor county. In 1913 he. moved to Macon, Mo., and later to Marceline. When a young man he united with the M. E. church and at time of his death he was a meiriher of the M. E. church of Marce'hne, "Mo. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Feb. 22, at the Barber funeral home in x, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Burial was made n the Lenox cemetery. ables. They are now starting vork on a "health ship". Third Grade The girls won the spelling ADVERTISING AGENCY SAYS NEWSPAPERS ARE BEST The following letter was received last week from H. T. Ewald, president of the Campbell- Ewald advertising agency of Detroit. The Campbell-Ewald agency handles advertising for General Motors. The letter follows: Time Table, Lenox, Iowa. Gentlemen: Campbell - Ewald Company :elebrated its twenty-fifth birthday on Saturday, February 1, and I want to take this opportunity personally to express my appreciation of the fine spirit of cooperation that always has marked our relations with your paper, and that has helped to no small degree in the successful development of our business. We are, as you well know, firm believers in newspaper advertising. Other media are important, but the newspaper is the final vital link between the producer and the consumer that must be, in the very nature of things, an essential part of any well balanced advertising program. Murder Plot Discovered Mrs. Horton Died AGENT DESCRIBES METHOD TO OBTAIN SEED CORN SAMPLE "What should I do to obtain a representative sample from my :orn crib to test its value for seed?" is a question County Ag- :nt Robert M. Davie is asked frequently. There are several methods of obtaining a sample from a crib, ilthough no one is considered he best, Mr. Davie explains. A method suggested by Dr. R. -I. Porter, extension plant pathologist and in charge of the leed Laboratory at Iowa State '* ~ * OBITUARY OF MRS. FLOYD HORTON Elta Fern Hatchett, daughter of Andrew and Rose Hatchett, was born near Bedford, Iowa, August 23, 1897, and died at her home east of Bedford, Feb. 15, 1936. She g'rew to womanhood College, has proved reliable. It ollows: Select about 200 ears from a :rib, taking an equal number rom the sides, ends top, bottom and center. Choose ears that It has been a great source of (appear to be fit for seed. Ears gratification to me all through my business experience to note the friendliness and courtesy that we have received invariably from publishers in the news- peper field, and it is because of this that I am impelled to write to you this expression of appre- liation now that we have been doing business together for a quarter of a century or so. You will be interested to know that our business for last year was the best we have had since 1931, and that I have every con- idence of still sounder and better conditions in the coming year. Sincerely, H. T. EWALD, President. CONTINENTAL AGAIN PROVES" ITS'FAITH IN NEWSPAPER ADS During (1936 Continental Oil tompany will spend nearly 75 per cent of Its total consumer advertising appropriation for newspaper space, it has been Announced by Wesley I. Nunn, advertising manager. Nunn also stated that the Time Table has been selected to arry Conoco advertising this ontest. There were twelve A's | year, and that his company has 'again approved one of the largest sales promotion budgets in its history. "Continental's faith in the dividend earning power of news- "The War Prayer," Eugene Swartz. "Christ of the Andes," Dorothy Trost. DRAMATIC: ''The Dog Wolf," Grace Clipson. "Honey," Thelma Hunt. "Thrush," Marjorie Roe. "Man to Man," Mabel Scoffield. HUMOROUS: "Brothers in Love," Josephine Beach. "Resting Easily," Joyann Clip- GIVE TELEVISION DEMONSTRATION HERE ter Hegwood of Leon, who this week at the home Parents, will give a dem- ration of televtsbn at the r drugstore Thursday even- The machine % is using is a perfect, saleable model, w simply an experimental el -with which ]tp demon- "Ma and Johnny at the Picnic," Aleda Cox. First Grade All except Beatrice and Milo Kimball and Charles Gray have returned to school after the cold weather. Saturday being Washington's birthday, these little folks had a short program Friday afternoon. Each individual made a hatchet out of red construction paper to wear during the program. Second Grade The thirteen A's in spelling last Friday tied the two cars in the contest. New Books are being started in both reading classes. In art class each individual has inade a different poster representing the various vege- n spelling last week. A new ontest has been started with luth Kennedy, captain of the windmills" and Vernita Moore, aptain of the "kites". New officers elected are: Health inspector, Dorothy Jubb. Desk inspector, Vernita Moore. Librarian, Kenney Kilby. Floor inspector, Eleanor Beemer. Pencil sharpener, Gene Stoaks. They have been telling stories in language. "Cotton" is the big topic in geography. Gertrude Ross brought samples of cotton to school which were of much interest to the class. Fourth Grade The nine A's In spelling last Friday ended the contest in the P.W.A's favor. They are learning about Daniel Boone in history. In art class pictures are being made of the various foods we eat in correlation with their English and geography work. The Jrows' which are distinctly mouldy, diseased or damaged by rodents should be discarded. Remove 6 kernels from each ear, and make a composite of the kernels removed. Take from 100 to 200 kernels and test in a rag doll or in saw dust or sand tray. If the kernels germinate less than 90 percent, it will be best to individual-ear test the ears selected for seed. K , Floyd Horton and Mrs. Anna John- paper advertising is founded upon sales increases directly song about the "Three was learned ^during physical education period which jroved a great delight for the ihildren. The Pacific states are being studied in geography. Fifth Grade There were ten A's in spelling ast Friday. A new pupil, Marilou Hufnagle, has been enrolled in this rade. In art class the fifth graders have been doing some soap sculpturing. A history project has been started on pioneer life. These new duties were appointed: Keep library file, Enid Barnes. Water flowers, Bob Manroe, Ted Knotter. Gather up papers, Francis Brown. School (Continued on page ' traceable to this medium," said Nunn. "Last year, for example, there was a marked improvement in Company earnings, despite excessive gasoline taxes and other adverse factors. Sales of Conoco Germ Processed Motor Oil also reached an all-time high. "Business is definitely on the upgrade. And we are confident that aggressive newspaper advertising, quality products and a high standard of service will make this the most outstanding year in our hstory." WELSH HOLIDAY TO BE OBSERVED WITH MUSIC Sunday, March 1 is St. David's Day, a Welsh holiday, and special musical programs will be featured over the radio systems honoring that day. On Friday, Feb. 28, the U. S. Marine band will play over NBS stations from 3 to 4 p.m. On Monday, March 2, the U. S. Navy band will play over NB S stations from 11 a. m. to 12 noon. On Monday, March 2, the U. S. Army band will play over NB S stations from 6 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. Welsh music will be featured on all the above programs. J. R(. HENDERSON FOR COUNTY TREASURER J. R. Henderson announces this week that he will again seek the Republican nomination for the office of Treasurer of Taylor county. Mr. Henderson is serving his first term in that office where he has given, v the utmost in satisfaction. .'" Shortly after entering the office Mr. Henderson began a practice that he has continued at intervals. This was the custom of sending out bulletins to the newspapers of the .county in which he told something of the work of the office. Special dates were thus called to the attention of the taxpayers and they no doubt appreciate the extra service they received in that way. Mr. Henderson intends to campaign for the office only as his work will permit. HIGHER WAGES FOR FARM HANDS With farm prices and incomes at a considerably higher level than a year ago, Iowa farmers are paying their hired hands more money than they paid in early 1935. Monthly wages with board furnished averaged about $21. Without board, monthly wages averaged about $31. Daily wages average $1.20 with board and LIFE STORY OF CASSIUS M. WILT Cassius M. Wilt was born Jan. 31, 1858, near Osceola, Iowa, and moved with his parents to Taylor county, Iowa, in 1861, where he made his home until 1900 when he took his family to the farm home east of Atlanta, Mo., which remained his home until about four months before his death on Feb. 13, 1936. He was 78 years old. He was married to Lucinda May Shepard, Fen. 9, 1888. To them were born five children. Of these three sons and one daughter survive. They are: Ralph Wilt of Borger, Texas; Dale and Roy Wilt of Atlanta, Mo, 1 , and Mrs. Lucille Morton of East St. Louis, 111. Besides his wife, and four children he is survived by five Brothers, Porter, Eli, Harry and Frank Wilt, all of Ler*ox, and a sister, Dora Wilt of Los Angeles, There are also ten grand- ihildren. Mr. Wilt was a member of the Plainview church of near Atlanta. Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 16, at Mount Tabor church, near Atlanta, and burial was made in the Mount Tabor cemetery. in the vicinity of Conway, Iowa, having lived all her life in Taylor county, with the excepton of a short tme spent in Creston. She was married to Floyd Horton, June 1, 1922. There were no children. Besides her husband, she 1 is survived by her father and niqther, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hatchett of Lenox; three sisters, Mrs. Claudia Severn and Mrs. Grace Adair of Lenox, and Mrs. Pearl Dotts of Los Angeles, ?alif.; one ,,, brother Manford Hatchett. A brother and sister have preceded her in death. Elta was of a joyous, sunny disposition and those nearest her will sadly miss her gay augh and ready smile. Funeral services were held at the Crew funeral home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 18, at 2 o'clock, conducted by,,Rev. W. C. Henn, pastor of the Clearfteld Methodist church. Interment was in the Clearfleld cemetery. Music was in charge of Misses Margaret, Lois and Sue Swan and Elsie Fawcett, accompanied by Mrs. Belle Anderson. Pall bearers were Lawrence Kilby, Dick Fottinger, Dean Brown, George O'Dell, Arthur Lourie and Sam Parrish. ton in Jail Floyd Horton, 38, and Mrs. DON SHACKELTON HELD ON A SERIOUS CHARGE Don Shackelton was arrested shortly after midnight Monday when he broke into the Alpha Severn residence in west Lenox. Arraigned in Justice Goodal's court the next morning he was charged, /.with intoxication, breaking and entering in the night time arid with resisting an officer. He .was fined $10 on the first charge and the fine was suspended during good behavior on his agreeing to pay the costs. He waived preliminary examination on the other charges and will face the district court at Bedford next Monday. Bonds for his release were furnished by his father, L. F. Shackelton. Read the want ads $1.60 without board. A year ago monthly wages with board were around $17 and averaged $25 without board. Daily wages with board were $1 and without board were $1.35. The supply of farm labor in the Wtst North Central states is estimated by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics to be around 40 percent greater than the demand. MRS. WISDOM CANDIDATE FOR RECORDER To Chloe H. Wisdom of Bedford goes the distinction of being the first woman in the county to declare her political aspirations for the coming election. She announced today that she will be a candidate for nomination to the office of county recorder on the Republican ticket. Several years of clerical, abstracting and typing work are her qualifications for the office. She believes in public officials beng economical and courteous in their dutes, two characteristics which her friends believe will mate her an excellent recorder, should she be elected. If elected she would operate the office without cost to the county for a deputy, a custom in this corner of the court house for some time. , Although Mrs. Wisdom is familiar with the duties of the recorder through her work as an abstractor, she has never been a candidate for, or held, a public office^ ORIENT MEN BOUGHT LOCAL BEER PARLOR F. E. Funk and Ed B. Freeman, both of Orient, bought Shack's Tavern, operated by L. F. Shackelton for the past two years. Th§ .sa> was made Monday and the men took posession Tuesday. X'They expect ito change the name to F & F Tavern. ..',;.-., Mr. Funfe has been farming near Orient until this year and Mr. PreeBian also farmed unfll a year has tion. which in an Anna Johnston, 38, both of near Bedford, are in the county jail at Bedford charged with the murder of Mrs. Floyd Horton who died mysteriously Feb. 15. Mrs. Horton died after taking two capsules of medicine for a cold. She and her husband were alone in their farm home at the time. They had no telephone and roads to Bedford- were blocked with snow. Investigation of the case was started when the Bedford physician called by Coroner Shum refused to sign a death certificate after Horton had described to him the manner of Mrs. Horton's death. Contents of Mrs. Horton's stomach were sent to Iowa City for analysis and strychnine was found in it. Horton was arrested and held in jail. Until Sunday night Mrs. Johnston was kept at the home of Sheriff T. V. Lacy. She was then transferred to the county jail where she is now being held. Woman Confessed After endless hours of questioning Mrs. Johnston confessed that she bought the poison and had it in her home. She told in her confession that Horton: had given the poison to his wife. Both Horton and Mrs. Johnston admitted intimacies .that had extended over a long period. Both told of how they had registered as man and wife at hotels both in Iowa and in Missouri. Arraigned in court Monday afternoon, both entered pleas of not guilty. Attorneys Busy J. R. Locke, Bedford attorney, has been retained by the county to assist County Attorney- Roger Warin with the prosecution. Attorneys for Mrs. Johnson are Frank Wisdom, O. J. Kirke- teg and M. R. Brant. James A. Lucas of Bedford has taken. Horton's case. Horton Known Here Floyd Horton is well known... in Lenox as he has lived and. worked here at times. Mrs. Horton was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. HatcEett of Lenox and was a sister of Mrs. Will Severn and Mrs. Grace Adah*. Lenox people who knew the Hortons said they appeared to be happily married and were loath to believe that Horton had. committed the crime of which. he is accused. Asserts Innocense Horton staunchly asserts his • innocence and is reported to have said, "I'm not guilty. That old woman is trying to frame me. The only thing I've got to be sorry for is that I ever had anything to do with her." ; Mrs. Johnston, who lived only a short distance from the Horton home, says in her confession that she and Horton had plotted Mrs. Horton's death for * several weeks. L. B. CARRUTHERS IN VETERAN'S HOSPITAL L. B. Carruthers was taken seriously ill Monday and was taken to the Greater Community hospital at Creston where his trouble was diagnosed as acute Bright's disease and ure- mic poisoning. He was taken on to Des Moines Wednesday and is now in the veterans hospital. His condition is said to be very serious. Joe Probasco has taken over the work at the water plant in the absence of Mr. Carruthers, and the bookwork will probably be taken care of by Mr* Car- rutheys, ,.
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