Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on May 14, 1936 · Page 1
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Lenox, Iowa
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Thursday, May 14, 1936
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One Written Chiefly For Our Own Amusement lliilli v L. s. illiiiiiiniiiin blithely I promised that I would write a [tion on Spring FeVer I find that Spring Fev- much a disease of the [at it isn't even mentiorl- dictionary. ( So how write about something 't? Iff. don't believe that I am y person who ever de- Spring Fever. Surely •e others who find them- slipping as the days n and the sun grows and the flowers begin n. Surely there are oth- experience that vernal which science, or at ibsMHj, has overlooked. itedly there are others, ids of others, who have year and it may be that to describe the disease opening up a new chap- lathology. If that is the II make it very scientific exact. Iff > tg Fever is a vernacular id to describe the aver- labor which many people the spring of the year. >ase it is epidemic rath- sporadic or endemic. It as the sun reaches a tar enough north so that is warm and balmy and masterpiece of creation to shed his coat. Then developes in the human a positive aversion to physical activity.. The American sloth is a reg- o-getter compared to the who has a well- develop^ ; of Spring Fever. When ; about his daily activity is so with many grunts, and sighs. He moves so you have to sight^ficross to detect any motion*. He ink of more reasons for ling a thing that should ne than Mussolini can of for invading Ethiopia. IF f I : in the good old days ised to think that this hness that is so preval- spring was due to the iat the blood.had thick- luring the winter. Now ;he blood should be any in winter than in sum- a mystery, but the old clung to the idea and they were right. I'm not argue with them about lyway, they believed that thipker and that it should Inned down in spring so ild circulate faster. And lidn't go about this thin- lown process with turpen- They used good sassafras d I'll bet I've drunk quarts to thin my blood enough so I could move it having to start myself i charge of blasting pow- There was also another greatly used, and prob- or a similar purpose. This uphur and molasses mix- ether and taken in large I don't know that it ever anything but the fact lot of people are alive in spite of it evidently that it did no particular I f I lethargical condition of an system usually lasts iummer gets well under The grunts and groans begin to stretch out [r and farther apart until they cease altogether as starts pouring down its beams and this sunlight ient evidently finishes the thinning the blood. This another proof that sun- the best medicine. 1! I W pne ever got permanently : of Spring FeVer and I heard that anyone ever Fom it. jt seems that all iWents recover and if ,1 I ever decide I wanted to iKStor I would specialize in E Fever cases. I would patients pleasant tast- . . "; '. water and rest as- that as the summer heat to.- increase my patients """ to recover and * . certain that I W.Vp the same crop back the next spring. I would we lots -of rest and Uttte E TA Published in the Interest of Lenox and Surrounding Communities. VOLUME SIXTY-TWO LENOX, TAYLOR COUNTY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1936 Gambling and Beer Barred to W. P JL Men WPA Money To Be Used To Support Family, Mr. Petty Said With the imperative necessity of making further reductions in the number of WPA employees in the fifth Iowa-district, Emery S. Petty, district director, Saturday announced that any WPA employees, whether relief, non- relief, or administrative who are flourtd to be spending .theiir money for beer, liquor or gambling, would be summarily discharged. "The WPA program was designated to assist those families who, through no fault of their own, are unable to obtain the means for existence, "Mr. Petty asserted. "The money paid the workers on the WPA program is for the support of their families and any worker found using his money for any other purpose will no longer work for the WP- A. "We are instituting a rigid system of inspection of beer parlors and whenever we find that any WPA employee is spending his money for bjeer, liquor or gambling that employee will be discharged at once." "This means any employee, whether a security wage worker, a non-relief worker or an administrative employee," the, director declared. He said that the cooperation of city and town officials over the district would be asked to end that reports of violations of this ruling would be promptly received in the district office for action in discharging those reported. Mr. Petty declared that the reduction in WPA employees was being made in a manner to effect as little harm as possible. "With orders from Washington for drastic cuts in employees we are attempting to accomplish this end without imperiling the stark needs of families in desperate straights," Mr. Petty declared. "Where investigation reveals that employees are not using their wages to relieve the tragic conditions x of their families, those are the employees who will be dismissed, and at once. If they have no feeling for their family or for the helping hand their country has offered them they are entitled to no consideration from this office and they will get none." NUMBER THIRTY-THREE GRAI5E MUSIC PROGRAM WAS GIVEN MONDAY A large audience enjoyed the musical program at the high school auditorium Monday afternoon. It was a musical achievement day program contributed by the grade school children. The first and second grades presented singfng and folk danceVs from their daily class room work. One of the outstanding numbers was the song by the third grade, "The Story Book Bail," accompanied by the second grade rhythm band in costume. The fljird grjadie children sang thlp difficult song with ease and expression. The fourth and fifth grades each sang a group of interesting songs. The sixth, seventh and eighth grades gave a group of songs in part singing. The double quartet from the sixth rade was very harmonious and was really equal to what many high school boys and girls can do. A special number, a violin duet was given by Joyann Clipson and Lois Clayton. They are from Miss Maxwell's beginning violin class. It was noticeable that note reading and correct tone quality had been stressed through all the grades. It was also evident that Lenox has plenty of musical talent. The program was prepared by Miss Maxwell, assisted by the grade teachers. Miss Maxwell has done some excellent work with the children in music, and we are very sorry that she does not plan to teach next year. CREAM BUYERS MET AT COUNTY SEAT A meeting of cream buyers of the county was held at Bedford last Thursday evening. L. B. Anderson and Pearl Reynolds of Lenox were among those present. At this meeting the matter of grading cream was discussed by representatives of the state agricultural department and the produce buyers were warned that the law on cream grading would be'Strictly enforced. From now on, said the state men, molasses or oyster buckets with the flanged top, will not be considered sanitary containers for cream and buyers will not be allowed to buy cream offered for sale in such buckets. The flanged top does not permit the bucket to be properly washed and this causes cream to turn sour. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS HERE TUESDAY NIGHT There will be^ a Republican caucus at the town hall Tuesday evening, May 19, at 8 o'clock for the purpose of selecting delegates to attend the county convention "at Bedford. All who are Interested are urged to be present. Geo. L. Goodale, township comrajtteeman. exerplse an$ I would} adyfcje fish- Ing as ,the' perfejq$' f.elation tor taking the'lnirta/Qf th£ patient oft his troubles. I would positively forbid him to make garden or help clean house. IOWA MAY 1 CROP REPORT ON WHEAT C6nditions on the first of April indicated that 7 percent of the 405,000 acres seeded to winter wheat last fall would not be harvested. This is about the average - abandonment for the state although there have been some large losses' of acreage in flooded areas in the western river counties this year. The acreage remaining for harvest at 377,000 is 10 percent above last year's harvested acreage of 342,000 and 25 percent above the 274,000 acres harvested in 1934. The condition of the winter wheat remaining for harvest at 81 percent of normal is 4 points below the 1924-33 ten year average. The yield is estimated at 18.0 bushels per acre. Last year's yield was 17 bushels and the ten year average yield is 19.2 bushels per acre. Total production for 1936 at 6,786,000^bushels compares with 5,814,000 bushels harvested in 1935 and a 1924-33 ten year average production of 6,678,000 bushels. This month's estimated total production is 7 percent below the April 1 for- cast. April was very dry and the crop made slow progress. MEETING HELD TO DISCUSS SALE BARN A meeting of Lenox business men was held at the Legion hall last Frday night for the purpose of discussing the matter of holding community sales in Lenox. Harley Gravitt and Col. Howe of Corning were here and told the men what would be needed in the way of a location, barn and pens. A committee composed of H. Roy Long, Louis Christensen and W. W. Walker was named to investigate various sites around town. Another meeting will be held with the two Corning men Thursday morning when the committee will make its report. County Soil Depleting Base Is Fixed At 176,645 Acres Ratios Announced May 8 at District Meeting In Atlantic The number of soil depleting acres claimed by Taylor county farmers in their worksheets will not be allowed to exceed 176,646 acres according to the soil depleting ratio assigned ito this county by the office of Leslie M. Carl, federal statistician, of Des Moines, and approved by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. Clifford Shields, chairman of the county agricultural conservation committee, Claude Hamilton and Guy Miller, committee members, attended a district conference at Atlantic, May 8, where the county ratios were announced by Leslie M. Carl. The Taylor, county ratio is 52.2 percent, according to Mr. Shields. In checking and approving the soil depleting bases for the agricultural conservation program, the county committee will see that the total does not ex- 4-H GIRLS WILL PLAN RALLY DAY All 4-H leaders, home project leaders, and older 4-H club girls will meet in Bedford, Wednesday, May 80, for an all-day meeting to plan the girls 4-H club rally day. Miss Fannie Buchanan of Iowa State College will meet with the group to give them special help with music and folk game plans. V. E. SHEPPARD, LAMONI, BOUGHT >LOCAL STORE V. E. Sheppard of Lamoni, has completed a deal whereby he becomes owner of the remaining grocery stock of the Vogel & Wood store. The store will be closed for a while and will 'then be opened as an exclusive grocery store. The I. G. A. line of groceries will be handled and there will be departments for fresh meats and for fruits and vegetables. The store will be known as King & Sheppard I. G. A. Store. Bert King, also of Lamoni, will be here actively in charge of the store. Mr. King is a young man, unmarried, who Has a pleasant personality and will no doubt fit nicely into the business life of the town. It is expected that an announcement will be made next week as to an opening date for the store. ADDITIONAL TREES BOUGHT FOR PARK A paper was circulated about town last week and $15.75 was raised to buy 1,000 more trees to be set out in the waterworks park. The trees came in Monday and most of them are set out by now. Those who contributed to buy the trees are: Anna Turner, O. E. Bricker, V. H. Tyler, H. J. Grey, D. L. Bare, O. L. Davis, Don Tyler, L. B. Anderson, Dr. M. J. Sluss, Roland A. Walter, G. B. Grey, Wilson & Son, Eclipse Lumber Co., K. U. Parker, O. L. Copeland, Verlin Sweeley, Frajaces Folcey, H. E. Holbeh, Bill Dey Ermand, Louis Christensen, Henry Nixon, C. E. Dix- oh, Raymond Miller, L. B. Carruthers, John Porter. Saturday, May 23, Will Be Poppy Day In Lenox An appeal is made for all vet-* Pappy Day contributions are ceed the county ratio. The ratios were computed in the office of Mr. Carl, according to procedure outlined by the AAA. In figuring the ratios, the statisticians started with the 1929 federal census figures on acreage of farm land and soil depleting crops. In order to allow for the increase of soil depleting crops which occurred In most counties between 1929 and 1932 they adjusted the- 1929 figure, Mr. Shields explained. To make this adjustment, the economists .figured from assessors' reports the percentage of increase in soil depleting acreage from 1929 .to 1932'. This percentage was then applied to the 1929 figure to find out what it would have been had it been taken in 1932 and 1933. Assessors' figures were used only to find the percentage of change in the 4-year period. The percentage that this adjusted soil depleting acreage figure is of total farm land in Taylor county is the soil depleting ratio, Mr. Shields explained. The county ratio also has been broken down into township ratios, but these are flexible and may be adjusted by the county committee. In figuring the county ratio all 1929 soil depleting crops included in the 1929 federal census were used. The county committee will now check the worksheets, approve or adjust the soil depleting bases recommended by the township committes and forward the listing sheets to Des Modntes for approval by the state agricultural conservation committee. • ' TOWNSEND PLAN MEETING MAY 14 A Townsend plan public meeting will be held at the Gymnasium building in the evening on May 14 at eight o'clock. F. A. Heilman of Council Bluffs, who is the organizer for Congressional Dist. No. seven, will give an address in which the plan will be explained so that all may understand. At the close of the lecture an opportunity will be offorded to any and all who may desire to ask questions on the subject of the Townsend Plan. MRS. JOHN C. BUTLER DIED WEDNESDAY A. M. Mrs. John C. Butjer died at her home in Lenox early Wednesday morning, May 13. She was aged 77 years, 6 months and 5 days. Mrs. Butler had been ill only a little more than a week and her death followed a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church and will be in charge of the Rev. L. T. Knotter, who will be assisted by the Rev. Thomas Kelly. Clearfield Events erans of the World War and other patriotic citizens to pay tribute to the war dead by wearing memorial popples on Poppy Day,; Saturday, May ;33. Saturday, May 23, will be Poppy Day in Lenox, when we will all be called Upon to wear 'irial flower of the dead atttj make con- trib.uti<#is for the ^welfare of those who' sacrlflced'health and strength as part of the price of the nation's World War victory. used by the American Legion and Auxiliary to help the disabled veterans in the hospitals to help their families at home, to aid children left without a father's support because of the war, and in all phases of Legion and Auxiliary work for the war's living victims. Every penny Is made to serve effectively for the purpose for which it is donated under the f administration of the Legion ancl Auxiliary. The poppies will be distributed by volunteer workers. Mrs. Zeta Kay and daughters, Leah Blanche and Lois Marie of Clarinda, came Saturday night and spent Sunday with Mrs. Kay's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Hidlay. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Qlute nad baby 'and Raymond Grace of IMonroe, Mich., came Monday, called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Clute's and Raymond's mother, Mrs. Will Grace. Mrs. Anna Hoffmeister was called to St. Joseph, Mo., last week where her sister, Miss Gracia McLaury underwent an operation for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Aitken of Bedford were calling on relatives and friends Sunday afternoon. Melba Steward- w|is brought home from the Greater Community Hospital at Creston Saturday and is gaining fast, after her operation for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Heyer were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Levi. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shelden, Velma, Robert and *Wnnie were callers at the F. P. Steward Events (Continued on, PAJ* AG. DEPT. ISSUES RULING ON FLAVORS Under a ruling issued by Ray Murray, state secretary of agriculture, fruit' syrups, fountain syrups and fruit nectars must contain at least eight ounces of citric and|or tartaric acid per gallon. This rule was necessitated because some of these products were being sold with very little fruit acid present, with the result that the consumer got, little more than highly colored water slightly flavored. '•' • • . Conditions,, were similar in ;he case of imitation vanilla flavor. The, ruling requires all mitation vanillas to have a flavoring strength equivalent to at least 0.7 percent of vannillin. Some individuals were selling a product which was little more ;han colored Water with a very small amount' 'of flavor. The ruling will, enable the consumer to obtain a'flavor which will be worthy of v the name and give satisfactory resuts when used in the home. , . ; , This ruling 'is in conformity with the one Issued by the state of Minnes'bta;, V, imiiiiimiiiiHimiiiiimiiMiiiimiiim Lenox School By Margkrot Carruthers immiiiiiiimimimiiimiiLiiiiiiiiiim The seniors' will present a Class Day' program Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Everyone is cordially invited. The senior play, "The Marlen- jurg Necklace" was successfully presented last Tuesday evening and was attended by a large crowd. It was directed by Miss Bernice Wilcke. Musical numbers accompanying the program were furnished by the orchestra who played the "Flag of Truce," 'Over the Waves Waltz," and Grand Opera selections, and.the girls sexette,', who sang, "Bobo- l«lr ,, i I'.t'j'i inK. :• '•//,•. The a|hriual interclass track meet was .iieid .Monday afternoon at three o'clock on the playground. The seniors placed first with 48 points. Other classes ranked &s follows": Juniors: [ 31,'points. Sophomores', 25 points. Freshmen, 11 points. Rankings/of the various events in order of their placing, are: .,''., Mile run, Geo. Hayes, Reed, Boltinghouse. Shot put, R. Smith, Gordon, Kirkman. 50 yd. dash, girls, Bare, Gray and Ferguson tied for second. 220 yd. dash, Ray, Glen Hayes and Julian Walter. Half mile, Reed, Dunbar, Calvin. High jump, girls, Wurster, Bare, Gray. High jump, boys, Geo. Hayes, Alexander, Reed. 440 yd. dash, Geo. Hayes, Glen Hayes, Reed. B. jump,, girls, Bare, Wurster, Gray. B. jump, Johnson ftnd.,Hale tied. 440 yd. relay, Seniors, Freshmen. • If!: •..'Half mile .relay, Seniors, Freshmen* A large crowd attended the Baccalaureate, services Sunday Boy's Confession Solves School Fire Mystery V . • ',," ,-" ' • boys, Alexander, night, May 10th, at the gymnasium, ijflhe following program was presented: Prfelude, violin solo, "Serenade," Leo Caskey. Processional, "March of the Noble," Mrs, Ruth Bolttnghouse. Hymn,-''.'the Lord Taketh Pleasure in His People," choir. Anthem^ >'I Pave Set Watchmen," choir. Scripture'itjesson, Rev. Thomas Kelly/ Hymn,' ,"Lprd lor Tomorrow and Its ifee'ds," choir. Prayer, 'Rev. L. T. Knotter. Male quartet, "Diadem," Arnold, Boltinghouse, Caskey, and Lewis. Sermon,'"The Lure of a Noble Life," ReVi'Tv-fr Randels. Benediction,' Rev. Thompson. Recessldn^l; "Coronation March," house. ' Max Cochran, 15, Admits Starting Fire and Burning Barn The confession of Max Cochran, 15-year-old Sophomore in the Lenox High school, made Monday evening to County Attorney Roger Warin, clears up two fire mysteries that have been puzzling local school officials and also explains the burning of a barn at the W..H; Gbch- ran home last Friday evening. In his confession Max admitted starting the two fires' "at school housje and setting flre to his father's barn. He also admitted writing certain notes and cards that had been found around the school house. ,He gave no reason for his strange behavior. The first fire at the school house was on April 6 when typing papers in a cabinet in the commercial room were found to be burning. The fire was easily extinguished. A dozen or more boys who had access to the room were questioned but nothing could be learned about the fire. About two weeks later another fire was discovered in the manual training room. A number of boys were questioned about this flre but nothing definite could be learned though suspicion .was strongly directed at Max. The second fire was given no publicity although, the Time Table was kept infdrm3CTof developments in connection with the mystery. It was thought that by keeping the matter as quiet as possible there would be a better chance of locating the guilty party. Shortly after the second fire Fred Cronkite, manual training teacher, found a note under his door. The author of the note,. which was unsigned, declared that Max was not guilty of starting the flre but that he, the writer, was guilty and would confess on the last day of scholo. Both fires wer|e reported to the state flre marshal's office and men were sent here to investigate them. After the second flre Supt. Parker was instructed to make a careful search of the suspected bpy'a desk and when he did this he found more evidence. This evidence was a government postal card, addressed to the boy's father, W. H. Cochran. It was ready for mailing but'.had not been mailed. The message on the card, partly printed and partly written, threatened Mr. Ctoehran that if he did not sign a certain paper his barn would 3e burned and members of the family killed. This card was immediately turned over to the, sheriff .and county attorney. • ., .^...^^-.^ Mr. Parker and -jlfei\, Cronkite Mrs. Ruth Bolting- GKIMES WILL SPEAK o; John _ candidate speak eninf, ,WHO, SATURDAY .Grimes, Republican for governor, WHO Saturday .16th, at ft:45 p.m worked on the case, and.. gathered all the evidence but were, unable to get Max to admit -j$now- Lng anything about, ithfies or the notes. Men. from vthe> -'fire marshal's office; , unsuccessful. County ij Roger Warin questioned the boy Monday night and h^ith$Q. admitted the entire, story» < The entjre affair is most unfortunate as the lad comas from a very good family. . . It is not known at this time just what will be done with the boy although he will be examined to see if the cause of his peculiar mental quirk can be located and removed. He has been an average student in school and, his school mates and friends were the last ones to believe that he was in any way guflty of the fl|$s. 1 • ' HALE TOOK SWINQS Hjfc

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