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Johnson County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 21, 1936, Oxford, Iowa The Only Democratic Newspaper Published in Johnson Iowa A Newspaper Published for Every Member of the 3000 Readers AND OXFORD LEADER VOLUME 46 MAY 21, NO. 27 Robert R. Speers Dies At Colfax Robert Raymond Speers was born August 27, 1883, near He was the son of Robert and Mary lie died in the at on May 1G, 1936. For a number of months lie had been a constant and had gone to Colfax Tuesday Speers was married to Miss Myrtle September 23, 1SI03, at They returned to Iowa and made their home on a farm near To them were born two Failing health eventually caused him to give up He then came to Oxford and became the head of the Farmers Shipping and Supply in which he remained until his He is survived by his a James and two Jeanne and Richard One son away in He a host of friends in this Mr. and Mr. Speers united with the Methodist church early in He was a member of both the Independent Order of Odd Lodge No. 105, and the Masonic Lodge No. 290. He was serving his 4th term on the Oxford town Our Fraternal Dead but a a a That when life's journey When all battles have been fought And the last great May there be no waiting on the shore Of that brighter The ones who have crossed death's dark sea The faithful of our Though we have missed them day by day Since they have entered into 'Tis ours though with a sorrowing To say knowest Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 Rev. Gile V. Wilson in The men's quintette sang two Those in the quintette were P. A. D. E. E. J. Clifton and Rev G. V. Pallbearers were Emmet Ralph Robert Milo Ernie Carl Burial was made in the Oxford cemetery with the Odd Fellows having charge of the service at the from out of town attending the funeral of Mr. Robert R. Speers Monday afternoon were Mr. nnl Mrs. Will Scheck of Misses Mary and Lois O'Brien of North Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ogren and John of Des Mr. P. R. Ford of Tiffin and Mrs. Albert Yenter of Iowa CARD THANKS We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the friends and neighbors for their kind words and acts during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved husband and We also wish to thank the choir and the Odd and for their assistance and to those who sent floral Mrs. Robert Speers and Clair Hamilton Will Receive Support of Many Tiffin Folks in June Primary v. ' H Clair E. who is seeking the nomination for attorney general on the Democratic ticket is no stranger to hundreds of people in Johnson many of whom reside in and around It was at Tiffin that Mr. Hamilton wooed and won the fair Prudence popular young lady of the And so by virtue of this many of the lay claim to his being more or less of a Tiffin native But the truth of the matter is Mr. Hamilton was born in Madison county and resided there all his life except the few years he spent at the State University of Iowa while pre- paring himself for the legal After passing the state bar he returned to Winterset and has been engaged in practice there ever During the years that have followed since he established his law office in Winterset he has built up a very extensive practice and has been ranked at the top among the attorneys of that section of the While Mr. Hamilton has always been a Democrat he had little difficulty in elected county attorney of Madison a strong republican He first was elected in 1926 and when he sought re-election in 1928 the republicans of that county did not nominate anyone to run against This of itself speaks very highly of the type of man Mr. Hamilton is and also of his ability as an When it became necessary for the state executive council to employ additional legal council to assist in defending the gasoline and the three point which by the way were recently upheld by the supreme Mr. Hamilton was selected for this important This also is another indication the ability as as the reputation of the man who seeks the nomination for office of attorney general on the Democratic ticket at the primaries June 1st. In 1933, Mr. Hamilton became an assistant attorney He had charge of tax matters and county He served the state in this capacity until February 1, 1936 at which time he resigned to return to private practice at Mr. Hamilton was in Johnson County last week and expressed his appreciation to those who are backing his campaign Past Matrons Will Meet At Iowa City Observing a custom which has been followed the past few the Past Matrons Association of Iowa extends to all Past Matrons of Oxford a most cordial invitation to meet with them on Monday May 25th at the Temple in Iowa Dinner will be served at 6:15 and a short program will The dinner will be 40 cents a plate and reservations may be made with Mrs George 424 South Iowa not later than Saturday the 23rd, Any past matron from Oxford who can may call Mrs. Ethel Mann and she will make Dorothy O'Donnell Weds Carl Demory The marriage of Miss Dorothy daughter of Mrs. Esther of to Carl son of Mrs. Bernice of was solemnized at St. Mary's Catholic church in Morse The Rev. J. J. Hopkins celebrated the nuptial mass. The couple were attended by Miss Elaine Clear of Oxford and Ray of Iowa The bride wore a white satin gown ant carried a bouquet of pink sweet A solo was sung by the bride's John McGillicuddy of A wedding breakfast was served to thirty guests at the home of the mother in Those attending from Williamsburg Mrs. Esther O'Donnell and her Donald and Mr. and Mrs. John from Iowa City were Mrs. James Mr. and Mrs. Leonard and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGillicuddy of Cedar The couple will live in Iowa Crown May Queen Here This Evening This evening at 7:30 the beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin will take place at St. Mary's Winifred daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney has been honored by being selected as This year her maids of honor will be Helen Flannery and Shirley while Margery Leeney will serve as crown John Stockman and Richard Brack have been chosen train The children in the catechism classes will take part in the The public is cordially invited to attend the Coronation ceremony this Those who have been honored the past few years by being crowned Queen are Delia 1935; 1934; and Dorothy 1933. Memorial Service Sunday Morning Following the custom as in former years a special Memorial Sunday service be held next May 24, at 10:30 at the Oxford Methodist Rev. G. V. Wilson of the church delivering a special sermon appropriate for the The various organizations will take part in the service and a special section will be reserved for the Women's Relief Corps and the American Legion The public is cordially invited to attend and take part in the service The following program will be carried the Audience. Musical G. V. Spangle Audience. Urges Local Scouts To Attend Camp Richard local is spending some extra minutes this week trying to interest the parents of the local scouts in the annual Camp a Boy Scout camp near operated by the Iowa City Area Council of the Boy Scouts of The annual scout camp is divided into three the first starting June 9th and continuing until June 14th. The second from June 15 to 20 and the third from June 21 to June 26th. Mr. Bireline believes that it is of the utmost importance to parents of the Oxford scouts that they do everything possible to enable their boy to attend during one of these The camp he points out are only for the six days in camp and this includes all meals and in addition instruction in ' first personal bird physical reptile wood life public metal safety and Byron W. Mann will serve as Camp Mr. Mann has been a member of the Marengo high school faculty the past 6 years and is scoutmaster of troop 28 at He has served as assistant camp Director for several He will be assisted by a number of other outstanding To the scout's parents Mr. Bireline states attending this camp your son wiir develop self self and a respect for the rights of He will be benefited morally and socially by living in the with brother He will be under the leadership and guidance of men who understand Boy Nature and Character Values as expressed in the Scout Oath and Tiffin To Graduate Seniors Tomorrow The senior class of Tiffin high school will be graduated at the commencement exercises Friday May 22nd, at the Methodist church at 8 Those to receive their diplomas are Lloyd A. Elizabeth Loretta Helen M. Ethel M. Pauline Clyde E. Potter and The following commencement program has been A. M. Do We Owe Class Class Loretta Class Valedictory The Social Evolution of J. H. Presentation of G. M. Presentation of W. President of School A. M. Nemora Study Club Elects New Officers Dewey Swanson was hostess to the Nemora Study club at her home Thursday May 14th. Those present were Mrs. George O. F. Mrs. R. R. Miss Florence Mrs. Flora Mrs. G. F. Mrs. D. E. and Mrs. Henry Election of officers were Henry Mrs. Dewey Mrs. D. E. Mrs. George Plans were made to hold a flower show June 4th. Let M. E. Baker Co. do your Virl Oakes Dies Following Accident Word has been received here of the death of Virl 28, of Rapid South which occurred aa the result of a fractured suffered in an automobile accident Virl was a former Oxford boy and was graduated from Oxford high school with the class of 1928. As soon as the the accident reached here Mrs. Ella Oakes and Mae and Mr. and Mrs. left for Rapid They reached his bedside about an hour before his Funeral services were held afternoon at Rapid City with burial He is survived by his two Kenneth and Nolan and other Nemora Study Club Announces Plans for Second Annual Community Flower Show Last year the Nemora Study club of Oxford sponsored the first annual Community Flower show and so successful was the undertaking that it has been decided to hold a similar show this year on June 4th, in the basement of the Presbyterian starting at 2 p. m. Committees The following committees have been named to conduct the 1936 Achievement committee - Nora Jennie Linkhart and Grace Publicity Receiving flowers at the Mrs. Jennie Mrs. Mrs. Susie Watson and Mrs. Grace Placing Mrs. Norma and Miss Florence Tea Evelyn Mrs. Nora Mrs. Mary Mrs. Hattie Mrs Flora Crissinger and Miss Ruth Junior Rachel Mrs. Vera Rapp and Mae Those wishing to enter are asked to read the rules and regulations Memorial Day Program Complete The completion of- the Memorial Day program was announced this morning by Mrs. Mrs. George Mrs. C. J. Mrs. F. L. Mrs. O F: Mr. members of the The program is as V. Wilson of the Federated Piano Klenk and Violin A number by the Rhythm Band of the 3rd and 4th A number by the Boy Scout troop of J. Spangle Audience. Memorial Services At North la. The annual Memorial Day services and exercises at North Liberty will be held this year on May The service will be at Ridgewood cemetery starting at 2 p. m. The North Liberty band will play and other musical and patriotic numbers will be included on the The speaker for the occasion will be Mr. Herman former mayor of Those in charge of the North Liberty Memorial Day program extend a cordial invitation to the public to be present and take part in the Oxford Alumni To Gather May 26th The Alumni of Oxford high school will be hosts to the graduating class of 1936 and the of the faculty Tuesday May 26. The banquet will be served in the Presbyterian church basement and served by the Lend a Hand The following program has been Welcome to Alumni Senior Doyle Bireline Lang Business Richard Bireline Dance at the auditorium will conclude the Charles 45 Summoned By Death Mr. Charles 45, farmer ten ant on the Scott 2 1-2 miles south of West died suddenly following a heart attack Saturday night at his He worked in the field all day and was in West Liberty early in the He was the son of John and Susan Bell and was born March 6, 1891, on a farm near Lone His marriage to Edith Walker of Tiffin took place on April 14, 1915. Surviving are hie widow and the following Darrell and Darlene and also one and three James of Lone Tree and William and John of four Mrs. Anna Mrs. Susan Keeler of Lone Mrs. Maymie Margaret Ways One died eight years Funeral were held at 2 o'clock afternoon in the Reformed church at Lone Tree with the Rev. Mr. Bach Burial was made in the Lone Tree Mrs. James Falls of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Walker of Iowa City attended Mr. Bell's funeral Tuesday Mrs. Bell a niece of Mrs. Falls and Mr. The judges will begin judging at 1 o'clock and the show will open at 2 Those wishing to watch the judges may come at 1 Tea will be served from 2 to 5 p. m. for which a 10c charge will be made to help defray the expenses of the The people of the community are asked to attend this show and assist in making this most worthwhile project a Rules and Regulations 1. The Oxford Flower Show will be open to amateur growers residing in Oxford and They are invited to enter exhibits and take part in show contests at the Presbyterian church June 4th. 2. Any boy or girl who has or house plants to who care to enter the contest of arrangement of or other contests will be very 3. All exhibits will Ibe received between 9 and 11:30 Thursday June 4th. 4. With the exception of the artistic flower arrangement all flowers shall have been grown by the 5. For the artistic flower arrangement all vases are to be furnished by 6. All flowers entered must be Miss Minnie Clear Summoned By Death Miss Minnie daughter of Martin and Mary was born at Iowa November 15, 1862, and passed away at the home of her Mrs. Peter Sunday morning at 3:30 o'clock at the age of 73 6 months and 2 Following the death of her she had made her home here with her brother-in-law and Several nieces and nephews also Two Michael and William preceded her in Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church Tuesday morning at 9 Rev. T. V. Lawlor in Burial was made in Mt. Calvary Among those out of town attending the funeral of Miss Minnie Clear Tuesday morning were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vivian and William Mrs. Nora Kane and Mr. and Mrs. D. J. and Mrs. F. Frankie Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. K. Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney and Miss Nelle Mrs. John Mrs. John Donahue and Mrs. John Dolmage and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mary Mr. and Mrs. J. H. and Mr. and brought in containers by O. C. all of Iowa - - Mrs. Ed. McGillicuddy of Cedar Mr. Tom Kilcorn of and Mrs. W. R. Larimer of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clear and Mr. and Mrs. William Clear and Mr. and Mrs. John Curry and Mrs. all of either a glass fruit jar or milk 7. Ribbons will be awarded in all flower Blue for highest red for second and white for 8. Judging is to begin at 1 Flower show opens at 2 o'clock p. m. 9. All flowers entered in competition may be claimed by exhibitor by 5:30 p. m. June 4th, otherwise they become the property of those in Rules for Junior Department 1. Juvenile contest includes all eighth grade and high school boys and 2. All junior contest exhibits must be entered between 9 and 11:30 a. m. June 4th. 3. A 50c cash prize will be awarded for the best bird house a cash award of 25c for the second for the best collection of native small stones a 25c cash for the 2nd and 3rd prizes in collections of stones and May baskets ribbons will be NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION E. R. Doty returned to her home in Grinnell following a week's visit with her Mrs. Lena Sies and other and 17 RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Those who received diplomas at the Oxford commencement Thursday i Harold Elma L. Lloyd P. Dorothy Harriet Anna B. John V. M. Kenneth F. Marcus Cletus Eleanor E. Earl A. Mary Emory Dorothy M. Sural School No. 11 Ella Our books being school came to a cloBe May 10. Well filled baskets provided the picnic lunch at noon and ice cream was enjoyed by Those attending were Mrs. Mary Ellen and Ruby Mrs. Caroline Waiter Immel and Mrs. John Jim Mrs. Henry and Mary Mrs. Harvey Marie Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mrs. James Barry and Lois Mrs. Tom Mr. and Mrs. Eileen and Mr. and Mrs. Albert and Mm. George Orlo Mrs. J. C. Wilma and Miss Mabel Sally Ronald Melva and Donald Marguerite Dorothy and Willard all of Mrs. Charles Bolen Berry and Bobby Lodge of lodge will hold Ub regular meeting Thursday Iowa May 18, 1936 Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Johnson that a primary election will be held at the regular polling places in the several election precincts of Johnson oh June 1, 1936. ' The polls will be opened in Iowa from seven o'clock M. to eight o'clock P. M. and in all other precincts from eight o'clock A. M. to eight o'clock P. M. this Primary Election candidates are to be nominated by the Republican and Farmer Labor parties for the following One One Lieutenant One Secretary of One Auditor of One Treasurer of One Attorney One Secretary of Two Railroad One Representative in Congress 1st One State Representative 41st One State Senator 25th One County One County One Clerk of District One One County One County One One Member Board of Supervisors term beginning 1937. Member Board of Supervisors term beginning 1938. And in each Township the Two Justices of the Two One Township Trustee Term beginning 1937. One Trustee term beginning 1938. One Township One For Member of the County Central man and one For delegates For delegates to County In I have hereunto subscribed my name as County Auditor with the seal of the Board of Supervisors of Johnson hereto affixed this 18th day of 1936. ' Johnson North English Girl Broadcasts On KSO Mary Elaine 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mahannah of North won first place in the Junior broadcast given over radio station Des Her selection was a song and tap dance Bugle Call On Monday evening of last week she gave this number at a floor show in Cedar She also appeared in a put on companied by a 12-piece Mary Elaine is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. and a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Walter of Class Presents Program The Lend a Hand class of the First Federated church held its regular meeting in the Methodist church parlors Tuesday May 19th. There were about 50 people present to enjoy the musical program furnished by Mrs. P. A. Klenk and her The program opened with a piano duet by Darleen Warthman and Beth Margaret In the following pupils furnished and piano Warren Betty Virginia Betty Jean Cook and Beverly Warren Wilson gave a humorous reading Studies Arleta Ellison sang a vocal Six girls sang a Betty Jean singing the solo part. At the close of the luncheon was served by P. A. Mrs. D. T. Mrs. Fred Mrs. Roy Mrs. Clifton Mrs. Dewey Mrs. Francis Ward and Mrs. Harry FAMILY GATHERING SUNDAY Mr. and Mrs. Francis Glaspey of Hills entertained relatives at a family dinner honoring Mr. andi Mrs. Charley Baird of North who are visiting relatives in this Mr. Baird is a nephew of Mr. Those present and Mrs. Wallace Glaspey and family and Mrs. Kate Mentzer of Mrs. Carrie Alberts and of Lone Mr. Charles Zilinski of New Mrs. Clare Jackson of Miss Sarah Glaspey and Earl Mr. and Everett John son of Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Butterbaugh and Ken neth and Guy of SURPRISE PARTY A group of friends and neighbors pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doolin at their home Sunday * Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mrs. Ruth Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mr. Leonard Mr. Jim Cox and Joe and Richard and Margaret and and Mrs. Jess Seydel and At a late lunch was served from the well filled baskets brought the self-invited RURAL SCHOOL PICNIC The following rural teachers closed their school last Friday with a pici nic for their pupils and their Will district No. 2; Russell district No. 5; Margaret 7. Ella teacher of district No 11, closed her school May 19th, with a picnic for her pupils and their Homer Nunn visited relatives In over the week Senior Class Motors To Distant Points The following seniors motored to Des Moines Friday and spent the day in visiting the historical building the capitol and radio They also visited the receiving station at Those enjoying the trip Laura Mary Elma Twila Anna Dorothy Earl ' Emory Marcus and and Supt. W. Thelma a junior was included in the The rest of the seniors motored to Rock Island and attending a show in Davenport and visiting the arsenal at Rock This group included Dorothy Luella Harold Bob Kenneth and John Luella Frese is a Surprise Party For Mrs. Clara Mason Mrs. Clara Mason pleasantly surprised at her home Tuesday evening when a group of friends and relatives from Iowa gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 81st The - evening was spent with games and At a late hour refreshments of ice cream and cake were Mason received some nice They left wishing Mrs. Mason many more happy returns of the Those included In the courtesy Mr. and Mrs. Archie Glen Summerhays and Mr. Joe Mr. George Misses Clara Agda Helen Nora Mae King and Winifred Miss Is a granddaughter of Mrs. ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Albert Larimer wishes to notify his many Oxford friends that he in the Meat Department of the A. & P. at 117 South Clinton Iowa He will appreciate your Qur prices are
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