Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on April 16, 1936 · Page 1
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, April 16, 1936
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olumn Onef Written Chiefly | For Our Own Amusement liiiimiiifii v L. s. iiiiiiiiuiiiiiR iere are fortunate souls who | through a lifetime without having a headache. I talk- yith one the other day and olemnly assured me that he In't the faintest Idea of how [eadache felt. I expect that 111 the headaches I have ever could be strung together one gigantic pain, it would jer a span of fully five years nd not a single one of them of the hangover variety. is about the third day for [one I have now and while it Isn't amount to much as a dache it was bad enough, Ined with a series of unre- events, to cause me to at a good customer. I al- ipoke harshly to a preacher [that doesn't matter. Preach[are, or should be, of a for- ng nature, but good custom- not so easily placated. •Ill lob Clayton unconsciously [ on a show at the basketball quet Monday 'night that had ; all the elements that make freal comedy, although at the no one was able to laugh, ob was helping with the tag and it was while he was ig the coffee that he be. he the object . of absorbed Intion. He brought in a |e tray of cups of coffee, bal_ on one hand, and made [way around one end of the where the chairs were to the wall. When he hed the..point at which he pd go no further he began ading his tray, one cup at ne, and as he .Is pretty tall,' time he set la cup down Jthe table the loaded•;.tray ed at a dangerous angle, must have been a dozen [ a half cups on the tray and nteen times did tho'se-who i watching hold their breach the NOX E TA fe'. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. Traffic Study to Be Made Throughout U.S. LENOJC^TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 16. 1936 tray tilted,, on hisijjippalni: %law^eff~close' to , table as fie was, the tray [poised directly over the of two of th# youngest prettiest pi: the feminine ping foirce who could not the tray but%ho could real- heir danger as they saw the of horror on the faces oit Who could see it. Others be table were expecting any dd to see a cascade of hot sjilash over the heads of [two teachers.. Bob was ut- unconscidus of how the was tilting but he Showed nastery of the"%ft"of serv- Iby finishing the job without ling a drop. nun [have been thinking for a time I would write some fry about spring. whenever I try it the per turns cold and I shiv- [and completely forget how pg; p no one can write spring while he's freezing, N sneezing, ' when every night, almost, feezes, robbins and bluebirds are JEssay Contest For Grade Sdiool Pupils is Announced Washington, D. C., April 14: A study of highway safety problems in one hundred thousand communities will be made throughout the nation as a result of the eleventh national safety campaign, announced today by the Highway Education Board. Remedial action will be sought. Eleven national organizations concerned with highway safety will collaborate in the campaign and those who make the study will represent the group that has the best record in accident prevention in the United States today. Thomas H. MacDonald, Chief of the U. S. Buri eau of Public Roads, is chair, man of the Board. This group, according to the Board, is the elementary school children of the nation, whose safety record during the period of the earlier campaigns is little less than phenomenal when compared with that of their elders. During a ten year period while the adult fatality rate was increasing more than 200 percent, the Board claims, the child rate remained stationary in the face of advancing car registration, car miles and growing population. When the activity among school children was suspended four or five years ago, the fatality rate, insurance statistics reveal, showed a 17 percent increase in one year. To interest^the schools again in safety education, the Board announces a renewal of the safety lesson contests open to elementaf'y stihbol pupils -and teachers." Collateral activity includes school boy patrols, the award of merit banners and school placques. The contests are open to all pupils of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, who are asked to write essays on the subject "A Definite Program for My Community to Prevent Highway Accidents and to Promote Highway Safety." To write on this subject pupils will need to study conditions in their several communities. As an incentive 400 state prizes and medals are to be given for the best city, county, and istate school officials, who are being asked to aid in the announcement of the competition and the selection of essays and lessons to receive the awards. Pupils and teachers may have until May 15 in which to submit their papers, and it is expected that the results will be announced ' soon after the reopening of school this fall. Descriptive literature containing detailed rules have been sent to each superintendent of public and parochial schools in the United States. These officials then request the necessary number of additional announcements for use in the school and the classroom. This literature is supplied free. This activity marks the re. entry of the Highway Education Board into the safety field. For ten years it carried on similar campaigns through the schools, with the result that children, through their intensive study of safety rules, escaped the heavy toll that claimed their elders. iHiiiiitmiimiiimiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiii Lenox School By Margaret Carruthers iiiiiiimiiimimmiiiilimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii The boys triangular track meet will be held Friday, April 17, at Clearfleld. Lenox, Pres. cott and Clearfield are compet. ing. NUMBER TWENTY-NINE fery in the treeses. H II t newspaper ought to |t poems about autumn and fitmas and New Year and and the Easter Bunny when the weather isn't onable a seasonable awfully funny. poem only reason I'm writing i because I have been g some of the stuff writ- b y Ogden Nash 1 1 thought if he could get with it I could too and 88 if I try to write like yson or Shakespeare it p more like trash. ff H fl advantage in writing tf this kind is you don't 'P bother about rhythm if your words don't come pent at the end of the line an take liberties with 'em. essays, and three national awards will be made. The state prizes vary according to the elementary school population of the several states. All elementary school teach, ers engaged in classroom in. 'struction are eligible to compete for three national awards offered for the best lessons on highway safety. Their subject is "A Lbsson Highway Safety for Children of My Community," and prizes total $1,000 in cash. The writer of the best lesson will receive $500 and a trip to W>shingiton with all expenses paid. The second and third best lessons will earn for the author $300 and $200 respectively. WALTER GREENWAY SEEKS SHERIFF'S JOB Walter Greenway of Clayton township was in Lenox Wednesday and announced that he would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the office of Sheriff of Taylor coun-- ty. Mr. Greenway was born and reared in Taylor county and has spent all his life, in the county except for six years when he lived in Ringgold county. He has never before sought public office. He is 36 years old, married, and has two children, one .of, . graduated from the. Bedford high school this spring. The son is 12 years old. Mr. Greenway is a farmer and stock buyer and is well known over the county. For six years he lived on a farm west of Lenox. Mr. Greenway will make an attempt to see all the Democratic voters personally before primary election date. .a daughter, will ... be School children of putting the lot more people in the could be poets if this style be universal ause anyone can do it and out practically any rehears- Merchandise Mart, Chi- aecrees green corsets for predicts that the hue in foundation WiJl sweep the count- Altogether a total of $6,500 will be given away in prizes and awards, distributed according to the excellence of the papers and the school poulation. The awards are made possible by the automotive industry, and the entire 'campaign is part of a nation-wide movement sponsored by the industry to reduce the number of accidents on streets and highways. Among the organizations cooperating in the campaign are the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, American Associa. tion of Etate Highway Officials, National Safety Council, Nation, al Education Association, American Automobile Association, National Congress of Parents and Teachers, General Federation of Women's Clubs, the National Grange, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Bureau of Casualty and Surety Under- writfers, the Amer\an Legion, the Harvard University Bureau for Street and Traffic Research, and others. The contests are conducted with the aid and cooperaion of; SCHOOL STOP SIGNS ARE NOW IN SERVICE Due to a suggestion made about a month ago by the. Chamber of .Commerce, the town council painted lines on the paving at the four corners of the school block and movable signs have been made for these intersections, have charge signs out before school each clay and taking them in after school takes up. In the past year or two there have been one or two accidents where children were struck by cars and there have been several near accidents. By bringing traffic to a full stop at each intersection it is hoped that accidents will be eliminated entirely. There will be a spring night football game played here with Bedford one week from today, April 23. The boys that will be back next year are the only ones that will play. The senior class is going to Omaha Thursday to enjoy their "flunk day." They planned to leave at six o'clock, stop at Glenwood to vis^t th)s feebleminded home, then go on to Council Bluffs to visit the home for the deaf and dumb, then go on to Omaha to enjoy the many sights there. New bright yellow signs with the words "School!" "Stop" painted in black letters are to be seen at the end of each block surrounding the school house. The pavement has also been marked off with orange lines. The Boy Scouts put the signs out for the different dismissal times of the grades and bring them in during school hours. The Chamber of Commerce had these signs painted and the pavement lined. The school realizes the necessity of those signs and certain\y appreciates the effort of the Chamber of Commerce for having them painted. If everyone abides by them as they have been it is believed no unnces- sary accidents will happen. Last Tuesday night the sophomores went to Mr. Tripp's timber for a picnic with their spon_ sor, Miss Evans. Donna Lou Hetz, Beatrice 'Shackelton, Hel_ en and Billy Miller;were on the refreshment comniritee and selected weiners, , marshmallows, bread, pickles and mustard for the class to eat. A good time was enjoyed by all. The class returned about nine. Council Makes Report on Town's Financial Condition Second Grade Carol Lee Newton of Diagonal has entered this grade. There were twelve A's in spelling last Friday. These pupils, along with the third graders, enjoyed an Easter party in the park last Friday afternoon. Hold cloakroom doors, Bo Manroe, Doris Jean Eller. Door keepers, Donald Kroh mer, Dean Roe. Pass out papers, Margrett Boone, Vivian Moore. Sixth Grade The new book being read in opening exercises is "Heidi." These pupils are making Mex ican posters in correlation with their geography work. Last Friday there were 11 A' in spelling. These new duties were ap pointed in this grade: Inspect desks, Bobby W#nn Robert Kilby. Inspedt aisles, Lods Brokaw Henna Frame. Take up papers, Roland Pen nebaker, Dylorus Marshall. Pass out papers, Billy O'Dell Vlarian Wurster. Erase blackboards, Betty Rey_ nolds, Lue lla Deaver. Check library file, Roger Kelly, Paul Frame. Water plants, Louise Kimball Wendell Randels. Pass out books, Lyle Hayes. Take up books, Richard Preston, Earl Richards. Hosts, Gene Holben, Gene Reimer. Miscellaneous, Charles Barteau, Betty May Manroe. FILLING OUT WORKSHEETS FOR FARM PROGRAM Sixteen township soil conservation committeemen are visiting their neighbors this week to make out work sheets in connection with the new soil conservation program. The work of filling out work sheets probably will be com. pleted in two or three weeks, Clifford Shields, the county soil chairman of conservation Read the Want Ads. VOGEL & WOOD .CLOSING OUT THE LENOX STORE The Time Table job printing department turned out an order of bills this week announcing a closing out sale for the Vogel & Wood Lenox store. Mr. Wood has been recommended for the appointment as postmaster at Lenox and in anticipation of taking up his duties in that office soon, he and his partner are disposing of the Lenox stock of merchandise. H. P. known Aagard as the of Waterloo, "merchandise price slashing Dane of Iowa" came Monday and began work on the stock. Mr. Aagard makes a specialty of moving merchan, dise and he has no respect for. cost prices. When he starts in to move a stock of merchandise it moves. The sale will begin Friday of this week and will continue until everything is gone. Nothing is being imported to fill out the stock. Mr. Wood says his inventory is too high now and he is interested only in getting rid of what he ha*. Third Grade A new chart has been made in spelling. Last week there were 15 A's in spelling. New officers this week are: health inspector, Mary Lou Long; desk inspector, John Perham; floor inspector, James Gray; librarian, Ruth Kennedy; pencil sharpener, Gene Roe. Iris posters ure being made in art class. Fourth Grade The flower box posters have been finished in art class. Division of fractions is the new topic in arithmetic class. Mrs. Wynn and daughter were visitors last Friday afternoon. Juanita Calvin, Barbara Krohmer, Charley Manroe and Clive Hayes have been absent. There were 17 A's,in spelling 1st Friday. Fifth Grade This week for their new posters in art the pupils are mak_ ing men out of fruit. "Two Girls and a Mystery," is the new book being read for op. ening exercises. The flowers that were planted some time ago in the egg shells, are up now. Last Friday 1 the losing side in spelling treated the winners to a party. Several sang solos and whistled, eggs were balanced on their fingers, a newspaper was read, and then all enjoyed an Easter egg hunt. New duties appointed are: Keep library file, James Calvin. Water flowers, Marilou Hufnagel, David Miller. Gather up papers, Bob Gray. Pass out books, Raymond Abbitt, Rose Mary Schaub, Ted Knotter. Erase blackboards, June Caldwell, Jean Teatsworth. Take up books, Louetta Smith, Charles Brown, John Harlan Abbitt. Inspefll deskjs, Paul Ethington, Enid Barnes. committee said. When all work, sheets for the townships are made out, the township committee will recommend soil depleting bases for each farm to ;he county committee. Township committees have jeen instructed to obtain work sheets for every farm in order that a complete record of farm land m'ay be on file. Work sheets must be on file for every farm on which the owner or landlord expects to apply for a soil conservation payment. To be eligible for any payment, a farmer must have 15 percent as many acres in his soil conserving or soil building crops this year as there are total acres in his soil depleting base. These acres may be in soil conserving crops planted in previous years or under certain conditions in 1936. As soon as it is determined that the farmer has the required acreage in soil conserving or soil building crops, the qualification matter may be forgotten. The paymtent, or compensation for diverting land to soil conserving uses, will be determined by what the township committee finds when it checks the farm late next summer or fall. Assuming that the farmer has qualified for payments, he will receive a Class 1 payment for every acre by which he has reduced his soil depleting base. In other words if the committee finds that the farmer has 10 fewer acres in his soil depleting base than he had this spring he will collect the Class 1 payment on 10 acres. The Class 1 pay_ ments, however, will not be made on an acreage equal to more than 15 percent of the soil depleting base. Class 2 payments are made hi addition to the Class 1 pay. ments and can be made on the same acres that draw the larger per acre payments or on any other crop acres. Class 2 payments are for new seedings of soil conserving crops or adoption of approved soil conserving practices. Rates for various soil conserving crops and practices vary but the total Class 2 payment cannot exceed an amount equal to $1 multiplied by the total number of acres in soil conserving crops. Indebtedness Listed As Of March 31, 1936 In an effort- to acquaint th taxpayers of fcenox with the financial condition of the town the town council has made a study of the books of the towr during the past week and now WPA SEWINb GROUP WILi; HAVE EXHIBIT All WPA sewing groups wil have open house Thursday and Friday when'/.ttie public is invited to visit the sewing rooms A display of garments made by the Lenox group will be on dis. play in the window of the Mad. den store Thursday, Friday and Saturday of .this week. As economic .heads of their families, women employed on Works Progress Administration sewing projects not only suppori their dependents but they produce necessary . and practical articles of clothing and bedding for the needy: 1 /' These articles!.are distibuted through the-jrelief office to those unemployable relief families who have no casfc i.ncome, or to emergency cases,',., or to where there is illness. homes NEW SIGNS ERECTED ON HIGHWAY NO. 34 Two new signs pointing to Lenox were ^erected on Highway 34 north of .town last week as a result of a; campaign started some time ago 'by the Chamber of Commerce. The signs are of ,he reflector type and were made and put'up by Lew Sealy, One is located on the north side of the road a short distance east of the Stringtown store, while the other, is on the south ide of the 'road.and is a short distance we§t .of' the Stringtown hurch. ;' ' Something .over half the cost f making the signs was con. ributed by the Lenox Chamber f Commerce while the balance vas made up by the following ontributors: Hotel Lenox, Bricker Beauty hop, Lenox Cafe, Dougan Phar. macy, Gamble Store, Wynn Barer Shop, Lenox Bakery, Mills tore, Wilson Pool Hall, Coffee shop, Iowa Southern Utilities 'o., Fred Abernathy, Dixon & Estel, Pearl Reynolds, Hegwood ervlce Station/, Fleming Batery Shop, Bpltinghouse & Hale, filler Chevrolet Co., Beck Bros., )r. D. L. Bare, Dr. W. H. Cash, r. W. Readhead, Dr. L. A. Wil- ox, O. C. Bassett, Villa Rio, Roy elson, E. J. Klarner, Dr. Mark luss, Byron Brown, Moore Serice Station. submits the following report. In making the report no account was taken of cash on hand, as the amount in each of the funds was small. Also, the council stated, a complete financial statement of the condition of the town will be made by the clerk within a short time and this will show cash balances. To get thlat now would mean doing the same job twice. This report shows bonded indebtedness and warrants that have been issued, but not paid at the time the report was compiled. General Obligations Under this head we have— Funding Bonds $12,000.00 General Obligation ../;., Bonds i., 18,000.00 These bonds were issued for some specific purpose and were sold to the public and draw interest at specific rates. On March 31, 1936, the town books showed the following town warrants outstanding;: Consolidated General .$2,003.52 Consolidated Light 2,270,91 General Obligation Bond 150.00 29.81 52;22 ASKETBALL BANQUET LARGELY ATTENDED A crowd of 124 were present at the basketball banquet served Monday evening at the Hotel Lenox. The dinner was served by the Cashman Coffee Shop. It was promoted by the Chamber of Commerce and guests that .night included 21 boys and girls from the basketball squads and their coaches. Following the dinner, with Supt. Kermit Parker as toastmaster, the following program was given:' 'S W e 1 c o m e address, Verlin Sweeley. '" Response, Margaret Carruth. ers. A Fan, Miss Anna Turner. Just a Feiy Words, O. E. Bricker. '.'''[!•/.•' Player iricT Coach, Mrs. Rollie Bender. :••••-• Sportsm^hship, Jesse Smith. Introduc$'on of the Girls, Supt. ' of the Boys, Coach Waijflren Gaer. Outsider's'' Viewpoint, Supt. Thompson /of Conway. Following- 1 the speaking program the High School girls sex- tette sani| two songs. Members of the are Thelrna Hunt, Don&a, .Hefo Lois Clayton., Joyann Cjipsqn, Helen Wurster, Mary Kilby ^) Grace Clipson was accompanist i «• , Park City Hall Fire ................. ,. 416.00 Waterworks Department Listed below is the record for ;he Waterworks Department as of Marct 31, 1936: ^abilities Waterworks Extension ; : Bonds .... ..._. . . 1 . ; . .$20i006jfl^ Waterworks Refunding v •"'•"''Bonds . ...... . ...... Waterworks, Revenue^-. : Pledge Bonds* ...... 40,pOO:«fv Waterworks warrants issued but not paid ... 8,527.05 Waterworks Extension bond fund 'warrants 142.44 Refunding Bond Fund warrants ........... 1,260.00 Assets. ,- •>.- ' ' ' . lustomers delinquent . water bills ____ .....$ 2,937.87 . 'ustomers detynquent service and meter supplies ..... ....... asture rentals, uncollected ......... fTOTAL ..........$ These are the bonds recently oted to buy the land 1 where the- akes are located. The total of delinquent; .bills vas furnished by the water )lant superintendent. The water department has 219 meters in service at this time. Municipal Light Plant Following is the condition of the municipal light plant as, shown by the town books: Liabilities Revenue Pledge Bonds* ............. $74,200.00 Assets Delinquent light bills .$ 4,810.17 Consumers delinquent state tax .......... 95.20 Customers delinquent merchandise and supplies accounts ..... . 131.15 Record of "Dead Accounts" .......... 466.35 -136,42 . 466.5jff~ TOTAL ASSETS . .$ 5,503.87 The total of unpaid account^ was furnished by the manager of the light plant. The town has 372 light meters in service and 34 power meters, a total of 406 meters. There are no outstanding warrants in the light plant fund. Note — outstanding wfarrants, . that is, 'warrants drawn on a fund in excess of the amount of money on hand in the fund to pay them, draw interest at the rate of 6 per cent. It is the intention of the council to make reports of this kind from time to time so that the taxpayers may be kept in_ formed of the actual condition of the town. If the council can manage to cut down the amount of indebtedness and to show an improvement in the amount of uncollected accounts, the (act will be made known to the payers. If that the cannot be condition^ of $hf mit facto it M t * ? , i "• • i , <y,i *v,*i r

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