Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on May 7, 1936 · Page 1
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, May 7, 1936
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ii'U,.'. " ilumn One| Written Chiefly | For Our Own | Amusement | Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1936 NUMBER THIRTY-TWO IHIIIIIV L. s iiiiiauniiiin nothing more dlscon- than to be suddenly in- while you are sitting Jditating. There you are, [tting there, apparently Jng a thing; your hands your eyes are fixed on stant spot, your feet are d out ahead of you and absolutely comfortable s the best position to.be u would do a high grade .tating. And then, right nidst of your meditations interrupts and you are d back into a busy All the good thoughts ave been lazily drifting your brain are scatter- i. you can't help but have jig that the world is not be any better off in the [because you didn't get of meditawng complet- f f f i fellows can do their best while slowly and • shaving hair-like sliv- a piece of good whit- This requires some however," and I never ^commend it for a begin- old, experienced med- night be able to handle lor the beginner it would lide. It fl f ftating differs from think- Vhen we think we do it |usly and we usually om a given point and try up at another. It dif- |rom contemplating for i?e contemplate a thing it mentally, we take it |nd examine it thorough- look for the bugs in it. irs from reflecting for fcg implies consideration |past. It differs - front tig for when^we. 1 the various points"i6r' ; st the problem we • have It differs from/ cbgi- I for cogitating -implies ptivity of thought. ' .III;. '/ the only thing that blose to being the same bating is musing. Mus- pwever, implies mental iion in some one prob- [idea. Your jouneyman or doesn't need an idea him off. He can med- ier his sins, ,the way the curls up from his pipe, lies of a fly in the win- Ithe formation of a taub- Ihe surface of his cup of [He can sit dowh on the ep and get in a lot of j>lid meditation over the of an ant dragging a etle from wherever the lied to wherever ants |ad beetles. • « I I tells, in his Knicker- iistory of New York, of good Dutch .city fathers neeting one day to con- jw to defend their city [.the English fleet that orted nearing the place, that as they light- pipes they had serious thinking out a way of Jig the town but before fey simply drifted into |on and they sat and It their pipes and raised [cloud of smoke that it I the town and the Eng- sailed by without dis- there was a town In ft of the country. There Ration at its best. I 1 1 honest, hardworking can sit and watch a a web, a bee gather 17. an ant go about its pres or a cloud drift a summer sky, and fd from h}s meditation ' able he will not be able what had absorbed Won, HM is not a mind, it Is not a cur- 3. When the' thing that attention passes from makes no attempt to • He simply sits there for something else to png an4 when It does he "rtsed. Iff • ' around to the time now when, l do some awl I'll Water Board Has Taken Over Control of Dept. iNew Rules Are Made To Improve Department Finances The board of trustees of the Lenox waterworks has organized and department has taken over the management of the water plant and system. Members .of this board are T. J. Reimer, Claude Dixon and Verlin Sweeley. Sweeley is chairman of the board. The board is faced with a serious problem: that of trying to make a small income cover a large expense account. To make the income do this the board has set up certain rules-for the government of the plant and in regard to collections. Beginning this month, meters will be read between the 20th of the month and the first of more bonds. The land bought by the town cost $40,000 and these bonds are to run 40 years, coming due $1,000 per year. However, it is mpossible to make a bond is- ue of more than 20 years so he payment table shows that here is due $.1,000 per year for 9 years and on the 20th year here is $21,000 due. This, of ,ourse, will be refinanced, but f any money can be set aside n a sinking fund during the 20 /ears of operation it will be us!d to retire a part of the $21,000 ,hat will be due in 1956. the next month, sent out on the Bills will be first of the month and will become delinquent on the 10th. If not paid by that "date service will be discontinued and a charge of $1 will be made when the water is turned on again. The water department has an accumulation of some $2,900 in unpaid bills at this time. These bills must be paid and water users will be required to pay the current bill and a part of the old bill each month until it is all paid. When a new customer is added to the system a deposit will be required of him. This deposit will be from $2.50 for a residence to larger amounts (to be determined by the board) for Business •'it&uses where more water is used. This deposit will be used to pay the customer's iast bill and if anything is left over after paying the bill the balance will be returned to him. Hereafter, according to the rules of the board, the manager of the water plant will not be allowed to work on the streets or to do any repair work except to property owned by the water department. The department's responsibility for leaks stops at the lot line and any leaks inside the lot line must be paid for by the consumer. The reason for the above rules is this: a review of the books of the department show; that the income of the water plant has ranged from $5,593.80 in 1930 down to $3,411.78 in 1932 while expenses have ranged from $4,503.78 in 1934 up to 561.96 in 1931. In only one year out of the past ten has the income exceeded the expense of operating the department The average annual business for the past 10 years figure, $4,762.30 while the average op crating expense in the past has figured $5,546.34. From the income the plant must pay $1,000 per year to retire the bonds issued to buy the land where the lakes are'located. It also must pay $1,600 in interest pn the indebtedness. This makes a total of $2,600 per year that must be paid and assuming that receipts of the plant run about the ten year average or $4,700.00 per year, only $2,100 is left to pay for labor, pumping expense chemicals, repairs and other items. It is not the intention of the water board to be hard on anyone but a careful reading of the above figures will show that i f it absolutely necessary to collec all accounts .owing to the department. • If the account's are all collected and expenses\a fe kept down the department y be able to lay aside a little money each year to be used to ret! mon retlri GAVE PLAY AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Last Sunday evening the Young People's Society of the Presbyterian church gave a play, 'The Lost Church." Leading iharactera in the play were Reldon Smith, Inez Amburn, Glen Smith, Carlton Lewis, Margaret Wurster, Helen Wur- ,ter, Helen Sickles, Evelyn Sickes, Ruby Gray and Mjarion Wurster. The play was given a large and appreciative aud- ence and a generous free will offering was taken. The young people plant to give another >lay in the future. Rural Schools Beachdale School—Grove No. 7 Maysel Grimm, Teacher Visitor^, day was observed Apt 1 !! 10; "with the following visiting: Mrs. Lowel Harding and daughter Connie Lou, Miss. Marine Toland of Lenox, Mrs. Wm. Quinn, Mrs. Lloyd Terry, Mrs. Geo. Beach, Mrs. Cliff Beach, Mrs. E. T. Philpott, Mrs. Carl Leaverton and Mrs. Port Miller. The day was a happy one because the Easter Bunny visited NEW PROGRAM FAVORS SOUND FARM PRACTICES Farmers who hive made extensive use of soil conservation methods as a regular practice in their farming operations now have the opportunity to obtain payments for positive performance under the new Nla- tional Agricultural Conservation program with little change in bheir system of farming, says Robert Davie, county agent. In the national interest the program recognizes the value of sound farming practices. In general, to qualify for full payment a farmer must have an acreage equal to at least 15 per cent of his soil- depleting base in soil-conserving crops. Class 1 payments are available for increasing acreage of soil-conserving crops on land formerly used for soil-depleting crops. Class 2 payments are available for 1936 seedings of certain specified crops and for other approved soil-building practices on cropland or pasture. Farmers who already have been devoting a large percentage of their land to soil-conserving crops will find greater opportunity to qualify for Class 2 payments through such farming practices as liming and pasture improvement. On farms where the productivity Is equal to the average for'the United States the rate of the Class 1. payment will be $10 an acre. Most farmers, of course, will receive either more or less than this amount. Class 2 payments will be made . at rates and for practices recommended by the State Agricultural Conservation Committee and approved by Agriculture. the Secretary The number dollars in Class 2 payments cannot exceed the number of acres of cropland^ 9$ the farm in soil-conserving-crops in 1936. While there is a limit to the number of acres for which any farmer can receive payment for shifting from soil-depleting to soil-conserving crops, a farmer may shift as many more acres as he pleases, to suit his own crop plans. STATEWIDE BEAUTY SEARCH LAUNCHED BY STATE FAIR A statewide search for the most beautiful girl in Iowa, to be crowned "Miss Iowa" at the Iowa State Fair this summer, and to be sent to Atlantic City in tlie fall as Iowa's official entry for the title of "Miss America," was announced today by the Iowa State Fair Board. Every town in Iowa, regardless of size, will be eligible to select one representative to compete in the statewide Beauty Pageant for the "Miss Iowa" title at the State Fair, according to official rules made public here today. An age limit of between 14 and 23 yealrs has been fixed by the fair board. Eliminations are to be held in each community in the state, under the official supervision of chambers of commerce, civic clubs, theatres, and similar bodies. These local "beauty pageants" are to begin immediately and will continue progressively throughout the state from May until the middle of August. The winner from each town will be given her trip to the State Fair finals with all expenses paid, including two days as a guest of the fair in Des Moines. Over 200 towns are expected to send entrants for this final beauty pageant at the State Fair. The winner of the state pageant will receive an all-expense trip to the national finals, and will bear the title of "Miss Iowa." Bathing suits will be barred, both in the local pageants and in the State Fair finals. Girls will be required to appear in ev- o f ening clothes, afternoon frocks, of or sport ensembles. Official rules are now being us. We are sorry that Merle Brown and Margaret Fickess have moved from our community. Eugene, Alice, Paul and Glenna Frame entered our school last week. We now have an enrollment of sixteen pupns. Friday the first, second and third grades made an egg-shell garden. Our teacher is going to carry out a demonstration that is given in the course of study on "How food is manufactured by plants." The sixth grade is taking up the study of percentage. The eighth grade is studying 'The Courtship of Miles Standish," in reading. The third grade is studying about coffee and tea in geography. by Phyllis Quinn, 8th grade. Frog Pond School—Grove No. 4 LeOto Drorbaugh, teacher Everyone is invited to our annual "Open House Program" Wednesday evening, May 13. The school children are selling numbers on a large cake and several pies. The drawing will follow the program. The money obtained from the numbers sold is to finance the- Dental Health Program for this year. The program will be mostly by the school children. Ther's even to be a Coon Concert that you Stringtown Mrs. Howard Fitzgerald was a Corning visitor Friday. Harry Reese was transacting business in Omaha Tuesday of last week. A Republican Caucus was held at Grant No. 2, Friday night. Mr. Gaston left for his home at Waterloo Friday, after an extended visit here with his daughters, Mrs. Lee Hanson and Mrs. Harry Reese. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Young were Coming visitors Saturday. Mrs. H. M. Bush accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Homan to Des Moines, Saturday. Mrs. Frankie Miller, Mrs. H. M Bush and Mrs. Roy Bush visited Sunday at the home of A. L. Buxton, east of Kent. completed by the State Fair Board, for use of local communities. 39 Seniors Will Receive Diplomas Here May 15 Town Council Proceedings Lenox Iowa, April 7, 1936 A regular meeting of the Town Council of Lenox, Iowa was held on the above date. L. B. Anderson was sworn in as Councilman by the clerk. Mayor Madden and the following Councilmen were present: Anderson, Arnold; Cash, Davis and Wurster. Mljnutes of/ preceding meejt- ings were read', and approved. Mayor Madden appointed the following committees: Finance — W,urster, Anderson, Arnold. ;; Streets — Dayisi Arnold, Anderson. Park — Cash, Anderson, Davis. The following bills were audited by Finance/Committee and by vote of the Council were ordered paid: !;' ''/ •.' Consolidated General Fund D. L. Carter, collecting dog tax ......'..I ..... $ 3.50 K. R. Huff, health bfficer 10.00 Water Fund Western Telephone Corp, phone, tolls .......... 6.43 W. H. Madden, freight & express Electric Light 3.83 urday afternoon. Mrs. Young called on Mrs. Roy Fine Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Brown and family were Sunday visitors with the Roy Fine family.' Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fine called at the Chas. Reynolds near Corning, Monday. home won't want to miss. No admM- sick list last week. The Time Table contains 5 pages of borne news this week. Torn through and look at eveiry page. sion will be charged but refreshments will be sold following the program. We hope you will try to come. The eighth grade made a wren house for a manual training project last week. We hope the birds like it as much as we do. The plows around the sandpile. Although it seems a little out of season they enjoyed using them quite as much, or more, now than they would have last winter. The little folks have been making a free-hand poster of a farmer feeding the chickens, ;t jjs a little difficult but they 'getting along nicely with it. Prairie Star Events My. and Mrs. Ira Campbell and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Campbell and son were calling in Lenox Sunday evening, at the Chester Campbell home. They made the acquaintance of Jerry Ray, the new son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hewitt and family, My. and Mrs. Chas. Hewitt and daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shawler and Margaret Ann were Sunday visitors at the Frank Nisily home near Shannon City. Mrs. Ira Campbell was on the COUNCIL BOUGHT LAND TUESDAY EVENING AInoither until-after-midnight session of the town council was held Tuesday night and the matter of the purchase of the land where the lakes are located was again the subject of dis- cussin. Mr. Dan Baum of Omaha and his attorney, a Raymond Smith of Council Bluffs, were present and submitted a contract for the council to consider. Mr. Baum and his attorney were well satisfied with the progress that had been made in clearing up legal obstacles to the purchase of the land. After listening to a reading of the contract and of the resolution prepared for its adoption, the council discussed the matter for a while and then passed the resolution approving and adopting the contract and Authorizing the mayor and clerk to sign it. Prairie Gem boys constructed snow for clearing the road Mrs. Leland Campbell is improving at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Leach and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chandler and son were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Bert Shawler and Vina Lee of Sharpsburg. Mr. and Mrs. Lseter Dotson and son were calling on Mrs. Artie Morley and Harley, Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Leach and daughter, Patricia, were calling on the W. H. Leach family, Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chandler and Paul Robert visited with Roy Fine and family, Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hewitt Mr, and Mrs. Frank Nelson and family were dinner guests Sunday at the Will Becherer home near Lenox. Mr. and Mrs. George Ferguson and family visited Sunday at the Pete Stoner home near Creston. A group of the Prairie Gem young people gave a program at Farmers Union meeting at Clearfield Friday evening. The program consisted of -songs, plays, tap dancing and guitar music. After the meeting delicious refreshments of fruit saled, cake and coffee were served,. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey and family spent Sunday afternoon at the Gus Larson hmoe. Veva Baker spent Friday night in Clearfield with her sister, Rhoda. Leo Wilson and Embanks called Sunday at the Rob Wilson home. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baker and Western Telephone Corp, phone rent ... /,:.• 3.32 Lenox Plumbing Co., supplies ..;... i 1T.11 It was moved by Wurster and seconded by Davis that "the County Auditor be Instructed to reduce valuation on Lot No. 15 Kafka Add. rWom $168.00 to $40.00 being ^ro^erty owned by Mrs. Julia Mey"e'rs.; Motion carried all voting'AYE. The resignation 'of V. H. Tyler as member of Waterworks Board of Trustees was read by the Clerk and accepted by vote of the Council. Since the former Council had not officially acted upon a resignation presented by L. F. Davis on March 30936, it was moved, seconded,;'','?}hd passed that the resignation be accepted. It was moved by Anderson and seconded/ Py Davis that the Council approve' the purchase of the land now''being rented for use of the waterworks and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute $40,000.00 of Waterworks Revenue Bonds, to be delivered in exchange for deed caused to be executed by David A. Baum for the property under contract with the Town of Lenox and which, shall be accepted by the Town of Lenox subject to release of an existing mortgage on said property and as surety that such mortgage shall be released, David "A. Baum shall cause to be exeputed and delivered in escrow; a deed in favor of the Town of Lenox 235 acres of land adjoining to be held until final completion of transaction. •!, • .' . The above motion carried all voting AYE. Rev. Ira Carney of Audubon Will Be the Speaker Thirty-nine seniors will receive their diplomas from the Lenox High school Friday evening, May -15. Commencement exercises will be held at the school gymnasium building.; and, the Rev. Ira Carney of Audubon will be the speaker. Following is a list of the graduating class: Inez Amtaurn lone Bare Dale Beach Reldon Beadle Robert Bennett Lyle Bush Margaret Carruthers Ray Cheese , . Aleda Cox . i Thurman Curphey George Dunbar • Darold Gordon Jean Harvey George Hayes Virginia Huff Cleona Huffman Drexel Hunt • ' • Ronald Johnson . ' Wayne McFee ' i Rita Miller • : Eunice Morris . • Nina Nelson Clifford Preston Charley Reed Alfreda Reynolds Cecil Reynolds ; John Schmitt Mabel Scofield Beatrice Severn . . ; j Phil Shackelton I; Claude Smith Reldon Smith i JUlf a" Strenrinei Eugene Swartz Veldeva Vanderpluym Mildred Walker Berneice Williams Pearl Wurster Irene Hewitt Baccalaureate Service The baccalaureate service will be held at the school gymnasium building Sunday May 10. The Rev. I. G. Randels of the Church of Christ will deliver the sermon. Music Monday, May 11, at 3:00 in the high school assembly the grades are putting on their Achievement Day program. This program is an exhibition of the music work accomplished in the class room. While it is especially for parents, everyone la cordially invited. The girls sextette sang at the Presbyterian church services Sunday morning. They are Invited to sing for the Presbyterian's silver tea on Thursday p. m. Last Track Saturday the Lenox track team went to Orient to compete in the track meet held, there. While Lenox only placed, ninth it was quite good considering the strong competition. Teams were there from Audit- bon, Creston, various schools from Des Monies, Atlantic, Clarinda, and other surrounding towns. were shopping in Creston Bat- Dr. D. L.,Bare was elected Town Clerk by vote of the Council and,.was approved by Mayor Madden. Noarris Bonn Was appointed Marshall and Night-watch at a salary of $5(j;QQ:per month. Council adjourned to call of the Mayor. • , . i W\ H. MADDEN, ., Mayor. W. C. LEWIS, Clerk. Lenox, Iowa, April 15, 1936. A special meeting of the Town Council/.was -called by Mayor Mad$$h' on the above date for tht^pujrpose of consid- 1 - ering further the details concerning the' purchase of the land for the Town's water works plant and £ny' other business that might, be brought up. Council pre$f$$' as follows: Anderson, Arni44, Davis and Wur- WM. HUGHES ERECTING , NEW SERVICE STATION Wm. Hughes is putting up a new gasoline service stat^f <& his lot at the corner of Byotffca and West Temple streets. understand he will handle Rock products. family spent Sunday afternoon at Lyle Nelson's. as City solicitor. Motion car-, ried. Mayor Madden recommended the following appointments, to Board of Trustees for the Municipal Water Works: J, B- Wood, Six year term Vertin L. Sweeley, Two year term. Jfc was moved, seconded, and passed that appointments bq approved, all voting Ays, , p. L. Bare was sworn in aa Town Clerk. 4V. c. Lewis was sworn taj, $§ Town Treasurer. adjourned to cal|, o$

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