Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on April 9, 1936 · Page 1
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olumn One! Written Chiefly For Our Own Amusement kiimimii v L. s. (iiniiimuiiR [aveling salesmen don't go ling about the country pur- the farmer's daughter, no >r what you think, and as Jneral rule the class of stor- tell is mild. If it wasn't tie traveling salesman -there be a dearth of good stor- Ifor most of' us can't think jbne and even have a hard remembering the ones are told to us. If you ever [into a line of business that traveling salesmen to "door treat them kindly and to their stories. H IT I ; best one I have heard re- j concerned three gentle- who went to the depot to labout a train. They step- jup to the window and one jiem asked the agent, "When the next train leave for lester?" live o'clock," said the agent ie man turned around to iompanions and said, "We'll plenty of time to go up and have a drink. Let's VOLUME SIXTY-TWO Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities, E TA&LE John Hammill Monday at Minneapolis Was Governor of Iowa 2 Terms; Sponsored Road Program John Hammill, 60, of Britt, la. former governor of Iowa, died in a hotel room in Minneapolis about five p. m. Monday. Heart disease was the cause death. Mr. Hammill of his |iey went and when they re- it was five minutes past (o'clock. epping up to the window of the men asked, "How it the train to Rochester, i will it be in?" 'he train left promptly at ilock," said the agent. 'hat's too bad," the man •;when will the next one ix o'clock sharp," replied agent. ... . . ;' • fell," .said the man, turn- to his companions, "that'll time,to go up town and mother drink." ey'left., ..,:.•• •' " •• out five minutes past- 6 they tied and again asked about train, only to be informed ,it had pulled out*'pro: 6 o'clock and that they about five minutes too -••-,:•. \-. f f,j ' .,,/'•; JieiV Witt-the next train/go tasked the would* he was apparently in the of health. Hammill went had gone to Minneapolis to attend a hearing on the proposed sale of the Minneapolis & at. Louis railroad. Men who talked with him a few minutes before his death said best to his room shortly after 4:30 and about five o'clock a groan was heard in the room by hotel employee. Investigation showed Hamill lying on the floor, unconscious. A physician was called but Hammill died before he arrived. John Hammill shared with ayeler. ' j : :,•: . • • '.-.,£'..• lite' 'O'clock, sharp," rep'ilied ' ' '' ' ' the man, "we've I'totof-time to get a.drjtiik fe tae; Let's go up town and one." The men again I .uptown. It as the s&tiori clock in- ed the hour of nen staggered |m. The drink 9 two of Into they the had after had been multiplied multiplied again and they barely able to navigate, entered the station the met them and said, "You had better get on the It is ready to pull out if you don't hurry you'll be 'gain." Thanking him for nterest the two men made way across the 'platform got aboard the train just pulled out. J it n fifteen minutes later man appeared. "Howsh 'fain for Roshester?" he "It pulled out fifteen ago," said the agent, stoo bad," said the man, Albert B. Cummins the distinction of being governor of Iowa three terms. In 1928 he campaigned on a platform of good roads and launched the 5,000- mile Iowa paving program. Mr. Hammill was a large land owner and after his retirement from office he devoted his time to.the practice of law and t the management of his 696 acre of farm land .in Hancock coun y. He was active in the Or der of Eastern Star and tin Masonic, fraternity and was worthy 'grand patron of the general grand, ..chapter of O. E S. and'the grand patron .of the .Jbwa orderi. BoAi at Linden 'Wise., Oct. 14, .1875,; he came to Iowa withvhis par^ritsand set feted on a ffcrm^jn^ar 'Britt, when he was- 14 yearsJold/rHe was graduated from:%e Britt ;high school in 1895 -and received his law de'jjree fr6ni : ; the S^atp: i University, ; pf Iowa in 1897; ( :\ ;.Qov6rhor Hajjimiir :if : &s ' married to. Fannie :B. ; Richards and they-would have celebrated their 37th . wedding ; anniversary a month from the day of his death. They had no children. The jdeath of Governor Hammill leaves only four former governors: B. F. Carroll and N E. Kendall of Des Moines, George W. Clarke of Adel and Dan W. Turner of Corning. IOWA, THURSDAY. Floyd Horton Found Guilty; Life Sentence Jury Reported Saturday Morning in Murder Trial The jury that heard the murder trial of Floyd Horton returned into court at 10:45 last Saturday morning with a verdict of guilty in the first degree and with the recommendation that he be sentenced to life imprisonment. Both Horton and Mrs. Anna Johnston were sentenced to life mprisonment. The jury was given Horton's :ase at 10 o'clock Friday night and took only four ballots, it is reported. mted to be on it." "You have stuck with your e s." the agent said, "They ere just in time and got on fain just as it was pulling Ian to tell me," asked the 'that both of 'em got on train?" "That's right," agent. "Thash funny— f e going to Roshester and here." 'at's funny about that?" agent. "They got here the train pulled out and You didn't get here TEACHERS RE-ELECTED AND GIVEN INCREASE At the regular meeting of the school board Monday evening it was voted to offer contracts to all the present force of teachers for the next school year. It was also voted to make a general pay increase of 10%. The school was operated at a considerable saving last year in comparison with previous years and the board made the increase to be in line with advancing wages in all other schools. Two teachers have given notice that they will not return next year. Miss Maxwell, music teacher, will not teach at all next year. Miss Marie Evans, commercial teacher, has signed a contract to go to Keota, Iowa, at an increase in pay. The other teachers have not made known their intentions. corn per- Failure to Test Corn May Mean Crop Failure Ian Sort Good Ears From Bad Only by Individual Ear Test if Germination is Low Unless all corn planted in owa is carefully tested, there re going to be a lot of failures o get a stand and many fields vith thin stands. This is the judgment of those vho have been testing corn rom many parts of the state. If corn will germinate 90 percent strong or better, an.indi- vidual ear test will 'not pay, it has been proved. But if germinates only 60 or 70 cent strong, then the only sure way of sorting the good ears from the bad ones is to make an individual ear test, asserts R. H. Porter, who is in charge of the" seeorlaboratory at Iowa State College, Ames. "I do not believe that a lot of people realize the seriousness of the seed corn situation," Mr. Porter commented. "Many of them are sitting-back comfortably pn.tjie basis of tests made last December, but the extremely ; cold 'wjeather of January and February v'this year ruined corn that ordinarily would not have been hurt. Too Much Moisture "Corn with 15 percent moisture will safely stand a temper- Hauptmann Electrocuted Friday Night Slayer of Lindbergh Baby Lost Last Chance To Live Having exhausted every effort to save his life, Bruno Richard Hauptmann died in the electric chair at the state prison, Trenton, N. J., at 8:41 last Friday night. Hauptmann was convicted of the slaying of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, jr., son of the famous aviator. Governor Hoffman of New Jersey interested himself in the Hauptmann case and tried everything he legally could use to prolong his life. Hauptmann went to his death without saying anything more about the mystery which many people feel has not been fully solved. The execution of Hauptmann came four years and a month after the kidnaping and murder of the baby. NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT Fire Burned Papers At School Monday COMMITTEES ELECTED TO HANDLE NEW FARM PROGRAM IN THE COUNTY Clifford Shields, Shambaugh, Iowa, is president of the Taylor Countf Aisodiation and chairman of the county committee which will administer the new soil conservation and domestic allotment program. Newly elected chairmen of township committees met Tuesday, April 7, at Bedford to elect county officers. Claude Hamil- Bedford, is vice-president Guy Miller, Bedford, is 'IRE DEPT. SETS DATE FOR ANNUAL BALL A meeting of the Lenox Fire Department was held Tuesday evening and officers were elect- d. Ivan Carey was elected (resident and Harry Cheese was e-elected secretary - treasurer. The department .recommejnded to the town council that b. L. Copeland be re-appointed Fire Chief. Three new members were taken in which brings the department up to. its, full strength of 18., The new members are Francis Folcey, Lyle Hale, and Earl Wilson. f . .j The 'rnltter ;: "6I''; the .annual fireman's ball was discussed and Tuesday, April 21, was set as the date. Further announcement will be made next week. ature of 5 degrees below zero, but the average moisture content of corn in fields and cribs was nearer 20 percent last December. Seed corn which was dry when stored and has been kept In a heated basement or a partially heated upstairs room , is probably safe." One testing station in northern Iowa recently gathered 50 ears from each of 75 farmers in Hancock, Winnebago, Hamilton, Wright, Kossuth and Humboldt ounties in order to make individual ear tests of the corn. After the test was made, the :ars were divided into two classes—good and bad. The jood ears were those showing i or 6 kernels out of 6 with itrong germination. Results of he test showed that approxi- nately 53 percent of the ears were good and 47 percent bad. Dropped From 92 to 64 Some corn that tested 91 per- ent in December now tests nly 82 percent. One crib of 933 corn was reduced from 92 ercent germination to 64 per- ent during the winter, and a rib of 1935 corn dropped from 8 percent to 72 percent during ri. E. NEVIN FOR COUNTY RECORDER Harry E. Nevin, well .known farmer of New Market has tossed his hat into the ring for the Republican nomination for the office of Recorder of Taylor county. Mr. Nevin has lived in Taylor county practically all his life, his home now being in New Market where he has served two years as a councilman. Mr. Nevin owns and operates a small farm near town where he specializes in potatoes and other vegetables.. He is also a car lot dealer and in his work has become acquainted with a great throughout the STATE BEGINS WORK , T , _ , „ . January and February, Porter ON IMPROVING NO. 49 has fol f nd . many people county. With the exception of a short course at the State Normal at Kirksville, Mo., his education was obtained in the rural schools. Mi - . Nevin states that should be be nominated and elected he will conduct the work in a thorough manner and without the help of a deputy. ton, and third committeeman. Walter Florea, Blockton, is secretary- treasurer. An appraisal school for the county committees and township committees will be held Wednesday, April 8, in Bedford. Lee Nutty of'the Iowa State Extension Service will explain details of the soil conservation program and instruct committe members in the details of appraising farms to establish soil depleting bases. As soon as possible after this appraisal school, members of township committees will visit farms to fill out worksheets. These worksheets will, Includes figures on last year's production and -other needed information about the farm. Using this information the township committee will recommend'to the county Icommittee a soil depleting base for each,farm. The soil depleting base will be figured from the acreage in soil depleting .crops last year plus any acres shifted from corn or wheat under the adjustment program. In cases where drouth or flood interfered with normal crop acreage or where the acreage of soil depleting,crops is too far out of line with the average of the community, the committee may make ,'an adjustment. After the soil 'deplteting base has been approved fcy the state committee and the Secretary of Agriculture, the farmer will be notified of his base. He may then make application for an aWard or payment. Soil conserving, or Class 1, payments will be made on acres shifted from soil depleting to soil conserving crops up to 15 percent of the soil depleting base. This payment in Iowa is expected to average about $13 an acre. Soil building, or Class II, payments may also be collected in amounts ranging from $1 to $2 an acre, for soil build- Damage Averted When Cronkite Fought The Flames By Margaret Carruthers A little excitement was stirred up last Monday in the typing room about 3:15 when the papers in the closet in that room were suddenly all ablaze. Mi-. Cronkite put out the fire and no serious damage was done. The papers burned contained the typing students' las week budgets. Some of th paint on the door and casin was burned ,0$ and part of th lining of this'; closet was burned It is the general opinion som student stuck, a lighted matcl through one of the holes in th door which easily started th fire coming, in contact with th paper. Many pupils have been questioned but as yet the guilty person remains unknown. The honor roll for the pas six weeks period has decreased somewhat owing to so many ob- sentees during'the six weeks and their work has not been made up. '. '[\' Freshmen; ' A's B'j Jack Moore 3 j Lois Clay tori 2 : Leila Orr 1 , ; Ruby Gray. .....:.....0 < Edwin Bush 0 4 Sophomores: Maxine Ferguson 4 C Helen Bare; Juniors:' Grace Clipson ..;...' 4 Robert Bennison 4 Francis Eklin 2 Seniors: ? Jean Harvey 3 Cecil Reynolds .... 1 1 I 3 Home Economics The freshman Home Economics girls are finishing up their blouses. Thejlr next project is to be a The eighth.grade girls are making aproijis to be worn in their cooking' classes next year. The seventh grade girls are finishing up their holders and then will also make aprons. First Grade These little folks have their Easter sandtable made. The New Council Held First Meeting Tues. Committee^! and ,New Town Clerk Were Appointed The new town council met Monday noon for the purpose of organizing and then adjourned to meet Tuesday night for the regular first of the month meeting. Commitees were appointed asfollows: Finance: Wurster, Anderson, Arnold. Streets: Davis, Arnold, Anderson. ''""'. Park: Cash, Anderson, Davis. No action was taken on the appointment of a street ,com- missibnar or water superintendent. The matter of appointing, a marshal and night watch wa* discussed bu(t no appointment has been made. Dr. D. L. Bare was appointed- town clerk. The resignation of Hugh Tyler as a member of the board of trustees for the waterworks was read and accepted. In this connection a section of the Iowa law might be interesting: Sec. 5682—Ineligibility—Change of Compensation. No member of any city or town council shall, during the time for which he has been elected, be appointed to any municipal office which has been created or the emoluments of which have been increased during the term for which he.was elected nor shall .he emoluments of any city or .own officer be changed, during: the' term for which he I ht¥ff8&k elected or appointed, unless the office shall be abolishecL * No person who sfcall resjgn or va~, sate any office shall be ^MgWtr 6 the same .during the time for which he was elected or I ftp* Jointed, when, during the.^me, •he emoluments of the office have been .increased, , Next week the council x> print a statement he condition of all department*as of March 31. , , Stringtown La Verne Brown spent the week end at the home of his uncle, Olin Mcllravy in Kent. Mr;, and Mrs. Guy Emerick and Marjery MuLste of Pei*ry, Iowa, Mrs. Frankie Miller and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Recknor and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Black and children were guests Saturday at the Roy Bush home. n it. ie." shtill funny," said the you shee I'm going to >ter and they came down e me off." last CORRECTION Time Table stated hat the Hugh Barnes «ad moved into the y formerly occupied by Beaver in north Lenox. re since learned that the pttwa given us was in'• The Time Table re- ne error. Work was started on Highway 49 Wednesday morning by state highway employees, preparatory to oiling the road this summer. A large truck equipped with a drag line • is working along the road digging out the clitches while other trucks are hauling the dirt to fill in low places along the road. In the north edge of town several culverts have been taken out- and replaced to allow for better drainage. It is the intention of the highway commission to oil this road sometime this summer and the work being done at this time is intended to put the road in perfect condition for the oiling. Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Weber were guests Sunday at the Eb- It may be necessary for many erle home in Lenox. Iowa farmers to plant corn with Mrs. Chas. Case, Mrs. H. M. lower than usual germination Bush and Mrs. Roy Bush at- this spring, and the thing to do tended the cooking school in under such conditions, Porter Corning Friday, declares, is to increase the rate Mrs. Edd Metz and Dean, Lyle of planting. The germination Bush, Lyle Miller and Henry of his corn should be accurately Moeller are among those having ing crops planted between October 1, 1935 and September 1, 1936, or $2.50 an acre for applying 2 or more tons of lime per acre between January 1 and September 30. The same acres that qualify for Class I payments may also qualify for Class II payments. The Class II payment cannot exceed an amount equal to $1 multiplied by the total acreage in soil building and soil conserving crops. Members of the township and county committees, when they fill out the worksheets, will explain the program in detail as it affects each farm. Members of township committees elected last week are: Washington township: C. A. Burwell, Gravity, Chairman, I. Walter determined by each farmer, and no farmer should be over-confident about the condition of his seed corn. Bulletin E101, now available at the. Extension Service, Iowa State College, explains the rag doll method of making an individual ear test. Smith W. Brookhayt announced Monday that he would seek the Republican nomination for United States senator. So what! the flu in this vicinity. Mrs. Wes Miller was able to come home from the Greater Community hospital }n Creston last Saturday. Her many friends here are wishing for her speedy recovery. The last number of the Stringtown Lyceum course was presented by the Creston Junior College Tuesday evening, and ended a series of good programs. John Kimpton and Webb. Benton township: H. G. Skinner, Bedford, Chairman, G. R. Newkirk and Ralph Livingston. Dallas township: Ora C. Cade, New Market, Chairman, W. C. Allison and Earl McAlpin. Ross township: Guy Miller, Bedford, Chairman, Floyd Swaim and Paul Cobb. Holt township: E. E. Taylor, Gravity, Chairman, E. E. Jones and W. H. Cotter. Platte township: Bert Archibald, Lenox, Chairman, Henry G. Beck and W. O. Reed. Marshall township: F. L. Gunday, Conway, Chairman, C. A. Reed and C. A. Haynes. Nodaway township: W. S. Curtis, Nodaway, Chairman, H. walls are • covered with posters of bunnies, eggs and ducks. In the table are Easter rabbits, chickens and Easter eggs which they will enjoy next Friday afternoon. Last Monday they had a review in their, spelling class over the greater part of the words they have had since Christmas. Eighteen had perfect papers. Farm Flan (Continued on page 4) (Cont Second Grade They are making garden booklets in art class. The sides tied in the spelling contest which ended last week. Last Friday there were twelve A's in spelling. Dickie Walter, Beverly Brannon, Isobel Perham, Patsy McCurdy, Robert Long and Dean Connor have been absent. Third Grade "Alice in Wonderland" is being read in their story period. Division A have new readers from the Work-Play series. In language class the pupils indexted the library in alphabetical order. The "windmills" refeated the "kites" 30 tq 22 in the spelling contest. '• • New officers this week are,: Health inspector, Gwen Lee Smith; desk inspector, Rimel Day; floolr'-; inspector, Donald Bunn; pencil .sharpener, Gertrude Ross; 'librarian, Lulu Mae Eller. ;'<••'••' "Memory Gem" booklets are being made in art class. Fourth Grade There wet? ..'-thirteen A's in spelling last week. New spelling booklets h^y^'been made. Each time a pupW (receives an "A" he or she gets to paste a bird in his 'booklet. •'• They haVe 'been making a summarization of North America in geography. Felrpi Kp,b|ali and Gweneth Stapleton have been absent. flWJj Grade The nine; A^s in spelling last BASKETBALL. BANQUET NEXT MONDAY NIGHT Next Monday evening, April 1 / 3, has been set as the date for he basketball banquet. The lanquet will be held at Hotel ,enox at 7 o'clock and members >f the boys and girls teams will ie the guests of honor. Tickets are offered to the aiblic at 40c each and may be btained frdm John Porter, aul Davis, Verlln Sweeley, O. . Bricker, and E. E. Cashman. Supt. K. U. Parker has charge f the program arrangements. on page $) HOMAS L. KUHN " ASKS REPUBLICANS FOR RENOMINATION Thomas L. Kuhn this week nnounces his candidacy for re- lection as auditor of Taylor ounty, subject to the Republi- an primary June 1, 1936. Kuhn has served the county an efficient and courteous nanner during his first term, nd it is expected that he will e accorded the usual second erm. He has been a resident of 'aylor county for 32 years, 15 f which were spent on a farm. \ resident of Lenox for five years, he moved to Bedford and was educated in the Bedford schools. His father, E. E. Kuhn, was at one time superintendent of the schools in this county. If nominated and reflected, Kuhn promises a continuance of good service in the auditor's office. BLIND MAN STRUCK WHILE WALKING ON HIGHWAY Mr. Corneilson, a blind man living north of Kent, was struck by a car Saturday and quite seriously injured, Mr. Corneilson has always gone about by himself and was walking tp the Griepp home near by when accident occurred. He was en to the hospital in Creston, where his broken leg and other injuries are being parcel for. , ..^ an/,'/

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