Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on April 2, 1936 · Page 1
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, April 2, 1936
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hona, Column One f Written Chiefly | Tor Our Own § Amusement i LENOX TIME TABLE frmiiiiiiiiiii) v L. s. mniuiiiiiiin . Ellis Nulph of Blockton referred to me last week as the funkissed, unhugged, unfondled, lincuddled and untamed editor If the Lenox Time Table" and ihen proceeded to give me a lery severe lecture on this, that nd the other, receipt of which ! hereby acknowledged. He al# said my linotype operator nisspelled one word in a quo- ;ation from his paper. He also nade some remarks about when : was "knocking around old Penoak on North Raccoon riv- ''•" . up in that neck of the Iroods, Ellis, nobody ever calls If Raccoon river. It's simply Boon. Also, while I have seen Ihe old Indian name of my tome town spelled Panouch and peneuch, I have never seen it ipelled Penoak before. The ac- ;epted spelling, at least nowadays, is Penoach, and it is pro- bounced exactly as it is spelled. nun i Ellis seems to be all worked Ip over the sex life of the shinch bug. Every time he leads anything about chinch lugs and how many of them lave been counted to the square foot of sod, he hurriedly divides ;he total number by two to see ! it is an even number and mptly concludes that the .jich bugs travel in pairs. Els should write a monograph on he subject. It might become famous as the government lulletin concerning the love life |f the bull frog. Anyway, referring to the chinch bugs and ihe rapidity with which they are ^id to multiply, let us hope the larious pairs are properly mar- lied. I'd certainly hate to learn Jhe little chinch bugs were il- igitimate as well as pestifer- lus. ' f B If [ And now, because it is late ind because .Ellis dislikes to iave me switch to another subset after quoting from him, and ecause an incipient cold has lowed down what I sometimes lughiiigly call my brain, j.ll £ Irite .' , 30 VOLUME SIXTY-TWO leiFarm Aid Program Is Explained ounty Agent Explains Aim of New Agricultural Plan |(NOTE_Following is a news lory sent out by the Taylor punty Farm Bureau office at dfdrd. Ifc it Robert Davie, mty agent, tells something |out the new soil conservation igram. we print the story ; as it was sent to us.) ne New Sojl Conservation fogram which is getting under ^y m Taylor County this week .ovides for awards to farmers po practice a soil building and conservation rotation on r • farms. The soils in the U. i represent in total value the fatest natural resources that fhave. From them we depend J We itself in the form of food, |tnmg and housing. The New I Conservation Program as •Mined and explained at the fent State Conference at Ames |t week by AAA officials pro• s for the conservation of great national resource for ; Sood of all the people both " and rural. Township tees are being electee l^week to carry on the pro- within their community , will appraise and set up rsoii depleting base for each ™fr m the county. At least if cent of the depleting base l bce . m soil conserving crops ,m order for the farmer conserving i h ,- the base established for bm J" in a c °unty has been Kt y the Secretary of Culture, this information fivEh ^ ade avaU able to the |tydual farmer. Later, each • rf who wishes to do so may ,L°r the cash grant. When ' with Practice in eram he c °nditions of the can be determined, Pn the individual checked during the and fall, payment Ide M .^'onnance will be Br ^ soon as possible there- Geo. W. Davis, War Veteran, Died Sunday Military Funeral Held on Wednesday Afternoon, April 1 George W. Davis. 95, Civil War veteran, died at his home in Lenox, Sunday, March 29, following a long illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, April 1, at the Church of Christ in charge of the Rev I. G. Randels. The American Legion post assisted with the services and Mr. Davis was buried with full military honors Burial was made in Blue Grove cemetery. Obituary George Wesley Davis was born m Coshocton county, Ohio, January 25, 1841, and died March 29, 1936, at the age of 95 years 2 months and 4 days. He was the son of William and Mary Stamets Davis, and was but an infant at the time of his father's death. He moved to Musk- ipigum county, Ohio, with his widowed mother, who later was again married. There he was reared to manhood and at the age of eleven years was thrown upon his own resources, earning his own livelihood and supporting his mother until fifteen years of age. Consequently he had no opportunity of attending school, being entirely a self- educated man, who, by extensive reading and close observation, gained a widje general knowledge. In September, 1861, Mr. Davis enlisted from Muskingum county as a soldier in the Civil war, becoming a member of Company D, Sixteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and went south to Kentucky, -where he saw much active .service. His first battle w.as, at-Crab Orchard and later he" participated in the engagement at Cumberland .Gap, while he was also present at the siege and surrender of Vicksburg. Subsequently he was detailed for hospital service, but became ill and was taken to the Keokuk hospital, where he remained during one winter. In the spring of 1864, he rejoined his regiment at Matagorda Bay and later went up the Mississippi river, taking part in the Red River expedition under General Banks, during which period he participated in several skirmishes. He was then ordered home and honorably discharged at Columbus, Ohio, his term of enlistment covering three years and one month. In 1865 Mr. Davis went to Illinois, where worked as a farm hand for some time. Later he rented a farm which he operated until 1874, in which year he came to Iowa, purchasing one hundred <and twenty acres of raw prairie land in Grove township. No improvements had been made upon the place and he was confronted with the difficult task of opening up a new farm. However, he at once directed his efforts toward its development and later purchased another one hundred and twenty acres. In 1871 Mr. Davis was married in Henderson county, Illinois, to Miss Emma Johnson, and to them were born eleven children, one of whom, Walter S., died in 1902. Mrs. Davis died in 1928. The surviving children are: Mrs. Blanche Key, Mrs. Lenora Laird and Mrs. Inez Gold of Lenox, Iowa; Elmo M. Davis, Mrs. Clara Gouchenour, Mrs. ELsie Keesling, and Mrs. Bonnie Hankins of Fredonia, Kansas; G. Arthur Davis of Formari, N. D.; Willis M. Davis of Coffeyville, Kansas; and Mrs. Beulah Boggs of Oxford, Kansas, all of whom, with the exception of Arthur, were at his bedside. Mr. Davis helped build and organize the Blue Grove Christian church and was the last charter member of that institution,. which has now disbanded. In 1910 he sold his farm and moved to his present home in Lenox, where he has been actively interested in the growth and advancement of the town. He has resided in Taylor coun- ;y sixty-one years, where he has been widely known and respected—an honorable man with high ideals and a keen sense of civic pride. Besides his ten children, he is survived by 37 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one treat - great *• grandchild, Helen Louise Miller of this vicinity. Published^ the interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. — ——_ 2, 1936 j^NQXj^OR CoB^TYTlOWATmURS^ Lamb Demonstrates Perfect Balance NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN Courtesy Register & Tribune The above pjicture appeared originally at the top of the front page of the Saturday evening Des Moines Tribune. It LOCAL BOXERS WILL BE IN SHOW FRIDAY NIGHT There will be,a boxing show In the. basement hall of St. Patrick's church here Friday night which Will feature several loca boxers.? The boxing team from M$8Sfi£&. -,Valley. -Iowa., will furnish the. opposition. Among the Lenox boxers who will take part in the show are John Hayes, George Hayes, Art Hayes,' Johnny Schmltt, Glen Hayes, and others. There will be a total of 21 rounds of boxing and amateur rules will be observed. ' Admission charges of 35 cents for adults, 25 cents for high school students and 10 cents for children will be charged. The show begins at 8 o'clock.. John, George and Art Hayes all took part. in the Golden Gloves tournament recently held at Cedar Rapids and George went on to Chicago. Members of the visiting team were also in the Golden Gloves tournament. The show will afford those who have never seen the Hayes family in action an opportunity to do so. is a picture of a lamb owned by Robert Donaldson of near Lenox. The lamb had both hind feet frozen off during the Feb- ruary cold spell and has been walking on its front feet ever since. (The picture was sent from Des Mbines by wire photo HiiiMiiiiiiHiiniiiiiiiiiimiiiimiimiiu the Street I nimiiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiir The snow storm Wednesdaj probably put a crimp in Fred Henderson's idea of putting up his spring hay crop. This maj sound somewhat like rushing the season but Fred says he has the hay to prove it. The hay is alfalfa and was cut last fall Before all of it could be hauled in it was rained on and there never was another opportunity to get it in. When the snow cleared off this spring Mr. Henderson went out to see how the hay looked. He turned some of it over and found that it was green and good looking and he has been feeding it to his horses. He says the hay doesn't seem to have been injured in any way by being left in windrows in the field during the winter. Harry Cheese Will Help Beautify Countryside O. M. Brown and sons who have been in the trucking business in Sharpsburg have moved to Lenox and Mr. Brown is advertising his business this week. Mr. Brown tells us that he is the oldest trucker in Taylor county, having started in the business in 1923. His first job of hauling was the job of taking two cows to the St. Joseph market and he says he hauled them down there in a Model \ Ford truck and got $20 for the trip. With Crew of WPA Men Will Soon Begin Necessary Work A new project has moved into Taylor county and Harry Cheese of Lenox has been selected as the local man in charge of the work. The new projecl is known as the Community Sanitation Program and is being sponsored by the local, state federal health authorities in cooperation with the Works Progress Administration. The purpose of the new program is to eliminate the insan- itary open-surface privies that are now so prevalent in many counties and the replacing of ;hese with approved type sanitary pit privies. The new Sanitary privies are constructed in accordance with plans and specifications furnished by the Iowa State Depart- nent of Health and are being erected by trained and properly supervised workers furnished by the Works Progres Administa- tion. The appovecl privies are constructed in .such a manner that flies, insects, rats or small domestic animals cannot gain access to the waste material, and they are practically odorless. If you have read this far and think it is all a joke, think again. It is serious business. Improper disposal of excreta is a grave health hazard, as it fosters the continuance and spread of many dreaded diseases, for example, typhoid, dysentery, hookworm, etc. The housefly, according to evidence, played an important part in causing a milk-borne outbreak of epidemic disease in one Iowa county during the summer of 1934. 'Twenty-two people took peated flights from the typhoid- laden discharges in the toilet to the nearby milk house. The new plan makes it possible for everyone on the farm or in small towns where there are no sewers to have a sanitary out door toilet instead of- the old, insanitary pirivy. All labor is furnished free. All the property owner must do is furnish the material. If he has the mate- ial, so much the better. The workmen will tear down old buildings to secure good material or, if the property owner prefers to furnish new material, they will use it. The floor and lower part of the seat is made of cement and the building is thoroughly ventilated. Mr. Cheese has received some literature on the subject and will be glad to discuss the matter with all who are interested. [f you are at all interested in having something of this kind done in the community, get in '.ouch with Mr. Cheese. and has appeared in other daily papers over the country since its first appearance in the Des Moines paper.) J. B. WOOD WILL BE NEW POSTMASTER J. B. Wood received word from Rep. Otha D. Wearin the last of the week that he was being recommended for the appointment as postmaster at Lenox. A day dr two later the daily papers carried a small story that Mr. Wood's name had been submitted by Mr. Wearin for the appointment. His commission is expected to.^rrive within a few days. .-/^ . J. B. Wobct has been in partnership with/Ed Vogel of Clearfield in thft-yoperation of two Vogel & Wood stores, one here and one at Clearfleld. Mr. Wood has not stated what he intends to do with the store in Lenox although sometime ago he made the statement that If he received the appointment as postmaster he would give up all of his time to the office. W. H. Madden Elected Mayor In Close Race Cash, Arnold, Davis, Wurster, Anderson, Are New Council In one of the closest elections ever held in Lenox, W. H. Madden was elected mayor of the town over C. B. Cassill, present incumbent. The vote was 296 for Madden and 282 for Cassill. A total of 596 ballots were voted, which is said to be about 80 per cent of the total vote of the town. Councilmen elected were W. H. Cash, O. P. Arnold, L. F. Davis, B. F. Wurster and L. B Anderson. Arnold, Davis and Wurster were on the same ticket with Madden. W. C. Lewis -won the treasurer's job from Clark Barteau by a vote of 280 to 254. D. L. Carter was elected assessor. He had no opposition. Following is the complete vote: For Mayor W. H. Madden 296 C. B. Cassill 282 For Councilmen Dr. W. H. Cash 419 L. F. Davis 344 0. P. Arnold 309 B. F. Wurster 297 L. B. Anderson 287 Claude Dixon , 280 O. L. Davis 255 Chas. Preston 255 E. J. Klarner 217 J. G. Leckliter 205 For Treasurer W. C. Lewis 280 Clark Barteau 245 Foir Assessor D. L. Carter 397 Only 169 straight ballots were counted. The rest were badly scratched and it was not until after midnight that the result pfvthe election waSj known. AH officers elected were nevr although Mr. Madden has ser^ ved for the past six years as a member of the council. Charging assault and battery, Mrs. John Donlin of Minneapolis is seeking a divorce from her husband. She told the judge he was a wrestling fan and liked to try out what he learned at the bouts on her. sick with typhoid fever at much the same time. All of them had used raw milk from one dairy. Investigation on the farm concerned showed an outdoor toilet which lacked much of being sanitary and fly-proof. A wide srevice in the rear of this struc- ure allowed access to flies and luid wastes were running over m the ground. The milk house vas about fifty feet away from his insanitary toilet. An el- ierly woman in the house had lad typhoid fever some time be- ore and was proved*to be a arrier. She did not help with the milking nor did she handle the utensils. However, typhoid germs were found in bowel discharges. Flies were abundant during the hot weather preceding the typhoid outbreak. Investigation showed that flies were the means of contaminating the milk during their re- 'RE-EASTER MEETINGS AT V. P. CHURCH There will be a week of preaching services at the United Presbyterian church, beginning Monday, April 6, at 8 o'clock. Outstanding preachers from sev- n different denominations will 'S in charge of these services, ill the people of Lenox and vi- inity are cordially invited to hare the benefits of these services. Monday, April 6—Rev. Walter Cerka, Evangelical church, Afton, Iowa. Tuesday, April 7—Rev. Stanley Decker, Methodist church, Bedford, Iowa. Wednesday. April 8 — Rev. Neuschwanger, the Presbyterian church, Creston, Iowa. Thursday, April 9—Rev. Lister, Christian church, Creston, Iowa. Friday, April 10—Rev. Kratz, Baptist church, Creston, Iowa. Saturday, April H, Rev. Homer Caskey, Church of the Breth- ern, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Sabbath, »April 12— Dr. E F KimmeLshue, Synodical Supt. of Iowa Synod, United Presbyterian church, Des Moines, Iowa. George Hughes, 96, of New Bern, N. C., expects an addition to his family in May. He has a son, Franklin Roosevelt Hughes, born 14 months ago. His wife is in her early twenties. When Etta Mae Lawson, 42, of Des Moines went to get a marriage license to marry William M. Parker, she took along her former husband as a witness. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Lenox School By Margaret Carruthers Illlllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiniiilllliiiiiii Results of the March Gregg Transcription test in stenography are: words per min. oean Harvey JQO This is an exceptionally good record. No one made it last year nor this year, except Jean Bernice Williams 60 Rita Miller 6 0 Julia Stremmel '.'.'.'.'.'." 60 Wayne McFee '.." " 60 Nina Nelson 60 Typing New records made in typing for March are: Margaret Wurster 40 Karmon Alexander 35 Dorothy Trost '35 Flora Eckles '.'.'.'.'.'. 35 Velda Wray/ 20 Margaret Wurster will receive the third medal for passing the forty word Speed test, the other two being received by Jean Harvey and Claude Smith. Music Both boys and girls glee clubs are working on new song material. The girls sextette have new song studies also. These groups hope to profit by comments made by the judges at the Bedford contest and make further improvements:. The district music contest will be held this week at Creston starting Thursday evening and continuing through Friday and Saturday. 'The vocal events take place Thursday evening and on Friday. The instrumental events r #ffl. be on Saturday It would b£',well worth while for any music student or parents of these students to attend gome of these events, It would then give a betjer idea what standard of mingle- accomplishments have to be^jnet if we aretq be able to compete with grouns from other/teysfta. ' ** 8fiMin0 Grade. These littte folks ate SHERIFF TOM LACY SEEKS REELECTIQN Standing on his record fite economy and results obtained. Sheriff Tbm Lacy this week announced that he will sejek the Democratic nomination for another term. Mr. Lacy will complete Ms second term in the sheriff's office next January first and he has made a good record during the time he has been in office. Mr. Lacy says that ihe experience and training he hasHad in this office should fit him to serve even better in the office if the voters see fit to return him. In this connection Mr. Lacy points to a long list of pleas of guilty which have been obtained through his efforts as an Investigator. MAJOR BOWES UNIT IN CRESTON, TUESDAY The Strand Theatre, in Creston, will present a special 1-day engagement of the famour Major Bowes Amateures next Tuesday, April 7th, at both matinee and evening performances. Famous throughout the country for their prize-winning acts on the Major Bowes Radio Amateur Hour, the company to appear in Creston (Unit No. 6) will feature eight star acts, including: The Connecticut Four, "Russian Instrumentalists'' .-• Walter Sewell, "animal imitator"; Pearl Robbins, recent prizewinner and."toe-tap dancer"; Owen Lusak, gifted violinist of New York; William Rowland, master of ceremonies; Musical Jack Sevant, the one man band- The Stauffer Twins and Marie Julie. Radio fans will remember all of the entertainers in the Unit who will present their specialties which won them fame on the radio through the medium of Major Bowes Sunday night Amateur Hour. Regular screen shows will start at 2:15, 7:1Q and 9:20, with stage shows at 3:40, 7:30 and 9:40. up their sand table for Easter. Daisy posters are being made in art class. The ten A's in spelling last week tied the contest. Barbara Waiter is leaving this grade this week. The "B" division have new readers. Mrs. orval Walter visited Monday afternoon, Last * m -»- v -^ Wetyet 1 1 , *

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