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Johnson County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 17, 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 SEPTEMBER 17, 1936 NO. 44 Former Resident Summoned By Death Word was received here Monday of the death of Mr. Richard 85, well known pioneer resident of this who away at hsi home in Wash. Mr. Kinney was a brother of Mr. Ed. 312 East Davenport Mrs. J. W. 527 No. Linn and Mrs. Mary Ann 1158 Hotz Iowa He was born July 5, 1851, in and at time was a teacher a school at Iowa City conducted by Father He is survived a in and a Mrs. Nellie Zimmerman of Mrs. a. and a Michael of and a Mrs. Ellen Donahue of preceded him in Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church in Nebr. 1st Iowa Cavalry To Hold Reunion Twenty years ago the late Col. R P. Howell of Iowa organized the first Iowa Most of the men were from Cedar and Iowa counties and a few from other These boys served on the Mexican border and on through the world A few of the old buddies have decided to hold this first reunion after twenty years on September 2Gth and 27thJ September 26th is just for the first arrivals to September 27th is the big day celebration and fish Register at Racine's No. 1 Fairall Land Co. in the Bldg. or at Picnic Point where the fish fry will be of the former Co. A engineers and other friends of the buddies are also Work on New Tiffin Garage to Be Completed in Two Weeks Business activities taken somewhat of a year ago in when S. Hendricks and Paul Beggs opened a garage in a barn af the rear of the Tiff In a short time these men convinced the people in the Tiffin community that they and knew their The and courteous treatment given those who patronize 1 the new garage men soon won them a volume of business that outgrew their small This summer they ' began making plans for a new garage building and JUNE PAUL ENTERTAINS GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE Miss June Paul entertained at a party at her home Friday Games were played and refreshments were served by the Those present were Rose Margart Schroder lone Regina Evelyn Melba Alice Alan Vincent Dale Ted Willard Spratt and Dale Republicans of County Plan a Rally Here Wednesday Night at have a short time ago a lot was purchased boom since a next to the P. R. Ford Service to the and within a few weeks operations The above picture shows the construction work on the garage up to last Since then the front were real the roof have been completed and within another two weeks the new owners hope to have all their equipment in and be ready for The building is 26 ft. by 40.ft. There will be a small office in front and the rest will be used for auto repair by M. E. Visitors Honored At Henderson Home A group of friends and relatives were entertained at the Fred Henderson home Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joe of who have been visiting the latter's Albert Douglass and other relatives Those who shared in the courtesy were Mr. and Mrs. Soam Mr. and Mrs. Leon Reynolds and and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Potter and Zelma of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reynolds and Eileen and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Reynolds and Loren and Mr. E. Mrs. Mary Mr. Albert Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mr. and Elmer Henderson and Colleen A short program was which included an interesting talk of and tales of years gone by Mary several and songs by Mr. E. Oakes and violin solos by Mr. Albert Refreshments were served at a late Mr. arid Mrs. Bickerdyke left for home in California Thursday Democrats All Wet Said Republicans A few republicans around town cast a dirty remark at the democrats last telling them they were all which was to a certain extent more truth than The Roosevelt caravan arrived in Oxford Saturday afternoon about 2 a downpour that lasted most of the In to get the broadcasting apparatus to work to the best advantage it was necessary to have the microphone out of the Richard township committeeman invited the visitors to stop in front of the Nunn and here a large crowd spon assembled under the Mr. Dailey of Burlington made a talk and later Mr. Bierhof of Ft. Dodge Previous to coming here the cara vah had spent the noon hour in Iowa From here they madea short atop in Marengo and other Iowa county Announce Dates For 40 Hours Devotion A forty hours devotion will start in St. Peter's church at Cosgrove on October 23, 24, 25. Rev. Father pastor of St. Peter's church made the announcement The new schedule time for masses hereafter at Cosgrove are first mass at 8 o'clock A. M. and high mass and benediction at 10 A. M. Mr. Felix McGillin is doing some work on a hog house for Martin damaged time ago by the Mollie Welsh of Iowa City has been visiting two weeks at the home of her John Welsh and during the absence of Mrs. who is in caring for her Mrs. Will who is ill. There will be a dance on Thursday Sept. 17th in the Cosgrove ball and everyone is A good time is Mr. Jacob Kuebrich of Iowa City visited his William and family one day last Kuebrich has had his barn recently given a new coat of The painters also completed painting Ben Hofmann's farm residence last Miss Delia Rohret was the guest of her Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rohret recently at their While operating a grading on the road south of Cosgrove last week the gasoline tank on the trac tor exploded and Edwin the severely burned about the neck and He was taken to the Mercy hospital after the where he is resting as comfortable as one can Miss Viola daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Scheetz is teaching a district school near So Mrs. Leonard Kuebrich and baby son returned from the Mercy hospi tal last Mr. lumberman at was soliciting orders for coal in vicinity last Paul Welsh is doing the Class Meeting Tuesday The Lend a Hand Class held its regular meeting at the church parlors Tuesday with Mrs. L. president for the month of in Following the meeting luncheon was served by Mrs. L N. Mrs. Francis Mrs Nelson Taylor and Miss Alice Those present were Mesdames C. R. P. A. E. H. William Faye C. J. Nelson Francis Mrs. Ernest Drake and Miss Alice Yenter and Mrs. L. N. Oakes Oxford Meets Friday Evening The first meeting of the Oxford Parent Teachers association will be held Friday Sept. 18th, and a cordial is extended to all in the to attend this worthwhile All the patrons of the school and friends of those in the community interested in our public schools invited to attend the pot luck supper at 6:30 in the high school Each family is asked to bring a covered and sandwiches for their family and their own table Please to bring your own dishes Coffee will be furnished by the Following the luck a general for the teachers will be followed by a The complete program is shown on the back page of this We want everyone in the community to feel that they are welcome at the Do not feel just because your child has graduated that you no longer have an interest in the Remember that all of us must work for the school and community life in and especially for things if we can hope and expect to have the business men of Oxford care to continue business in our Do not leave the burden of these things to a Let's all work for the school and community life of Oxford or we cannot hope to We need the P. T. A. The P. A. needs DATE SET FOR ST. MARY'S ANNUAL BAZAAR - SUPPER The ladles and men of St. Mary's parish are busy making plans and preparations for their annual bazaar and They have set October 27th, as the date for this and ask the people of the community to bear this in Further announcement of details will be made Get results with a Democrat LARSON On next Wednesday evening at 7:30 the fourth in the series of Rallys being held over the county will be staged on the streets of Robert L. chairman of the republican county central committee has arranged for the meetings and will be assisted here by D. E. As the principal speaker for the rally next Wednesday Mr. Larson THOMAS MARTIN has secured Thomas of Iowa to make a brief will also appear at the The rally caravan will be preceded into town by a band which will give a short concert before the speaking takes Following the favors and souvenirs will be distributed to the kiddies and A cordial invitation is extended Farewell Surprise For Mrs. Mabel Luse The Women's Catholic Order of entertained at a surprise party at the auditorium Tuesday as a farewell for Mrs. Mabel one of their who moved to Iowa City this 500 was played at five Honors in high score was awarded Mrs. C. A. Mrs. E. L. Spratt received Luncheon was Mrs. Luse was presented a gift from the County Democrats Open Headquarters Headquarters for the Johnson county democratic ' campaign were opened at 127 South Clinton Iowa in the building formerly occupied by Dewey's on the west side of the Miss Vera Hanson will be in charge of the aimed to serve as a headquarters for the county central committee candidates and workers between now and the general election on November 3rd. The building has been decorated and prepared for a general meeting Atty. F. B. county Campaign material for all the candidates will be available BIRTHDAY PARTY and Mrs. Soam Reynolds of City visited Mrs. Mary Douglass A group of friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Haman of Tiffin Tuesday evening to help their celebrate her 14th birthday A social evening of and cards were followed by the serving of homemade ice cream and Thora received many birthday gifts from her Oxford Woman In Automobile Accident Mrs. suffered a back injury Tuesday evening when the car in which she was riding with her Miss Amy skidded on loose gravel and went into a Mrs. Beecher was taken to Mercy hospital in Iowa City for X-ray examinations The accident occurred near the Albert Stockman southeast of Beecher was Wilma Taylor visited Mrs. Will Stockman Sunday First Picture Published of New Oxford Gymnasium Miss Clara Cook 111 Miss Clara Cook suffered a stroke of paralysis early Monday Not seeing Miss Cook about the Mrs. Ed. Frees went in and found her trying to raise herself from the A doctor was called and Miss Cook was taken to the Mercy hospital in Iowa where she is resting Her many friends hope she will Earl Saxton was a business caller in Rural School No. 4 Ruth Teacher We are still reviewing in our We find we are agair beginning to realize we are in We don't have all our books it that the don't have them to meet our Helena was ill several days last but she is able to be with us Dennis Kahler brought us all some plums to school Wednesday which we enjoyed very A snapping turtle came to visit us the other welcomed his visit as many of us had never seen one When we returned to school the next morning we found nim in the same He ly had been injured before coming Lucille Jensen of Iowa City visited our school We only had one perfect spelling lesson which Mervin The rest got very but due to a slight error the lesson was not We are go ing to have a contest for the ones who get the most hundreds this Rebekah Lodge will hold its regular meeting at the hall Thurs day Nemora Study Club At O. F: Klenk Home Mrs. O. F. Klenk was hostess to the members of the Nemora Study club at her home south of Thursday September 10. The following program was Roll call was answered by Summer Music was furnished by Mrs. P. A. Miss Louella Reckmeyer gave a list of current books worth Those present were Mrs. George Mrs. Dewey Swanson and Mrs. G. F. Mrs. R. R. Mrs. Flora Mrs. E. and Miss Miss Louella Reckmeyer of Iowa City and Mrs. P. A. Klenk were invited Windham Group To Present A Play A three-act play the will be presented by the members of the E. L. C. E. young group of the Windham Evangelical church on Wednesday September 23rd at 8 The cast of characters Mrs. Sara Henry Mrs. Henry ' Iris Henry Lindy Bob PROPOSED Here is the first official i picture of new Oxford | ium and which is to cost and upon which construction is hoped to be started within a few While the cost of building is set at the is making an outright grant to the school district of The balance of will be financed over a period of twenty years by the sale oi bonds bearing a low rate of interest Application for a Federal grant to assist in the construction of the building was made over u vear ago and during the last week of July this year official notice was received from Washington that the grant had been Immediately upon notification that the grant had been mads the school board proceeded at once to comply with all the preliminaries tis outlined for a PWA project of this Norman Cedar Rapids architect who had been employed by the Board last had the ground surveyed at once and within a few days submitted preliminary sketches to the school These were revised and changed several eliminating some features that 5CHOOL GYMNASIUM HATTON M. 1144- 1 hers of the felt could be left out and others which seemed arrival of Superintendent Harsha and he having had time to go over the sketches one or two other minor the result that the exterior of the building when completed will look like the above ' Architect Hatton has been exceedingly to make the changes suggested and as he expressed he most confident that the building to be constructed will fully meet the needs of the community for many years to Mr. Hatton's experience the past year in the construction of the new gymnasiums and school buildings at and several other towns in eastern be valuable in the of the Building Well Planned ' As you see the building in the accompanying picture it is to face the and will be located north of the present school The two main doors in the center of the building open into a lobby from which the first floor of the bleachers are floor of the gym is several feet below the level of the front On either side of the front may be seen four windows in the These furnish light to the locker rooms on the north and the locker rooms on the The windows in the upper part of the building match an equal number on the west side and furnish ample light at all times of the On the south side of the building another entrance which leads into a hall and onto the playing of- reinforced concrete located on the east side of the building will accommodate approximately 250. Open Bids September 25th All the plans and specifications have been completed by Architect and the school board at i special meeting set Septem ber 25th, at 2 p. m. as the time when bids will be Bids will ibe received on the general another on the plumbing and and a third on the electrical Rural School No. 8 Wilma Everybody started in their new Mental Arithmetic this Some of us like them and others do Perfect spelling papers were written this week .by and Frances Klenk and Everett and Betty Jean Gold stars are given to those who can read their lesson Black dots are given to those who do not know their This has created quite an interest in the second and third grade reading classes Everyone wants to keep from having a black dot by his Donald Gene Klenk and Edwards are busy looking for pictures for their civics scrap books They are looking for all the pictures that shows how mother works and also I gueBs somebody got awfully strong during Do you know what Our baseball bat is We all miss it. Make Changes In School Organization At a meeting of the Oxford school board Tuesday evening two important matters were decided or rather two new policies were adopted for present school The first matter decided was in regard to the home economics department and the purchase of foods used by the girls in their class For the past three or four years it has been the custom to require the Sirls to bring from home small portions of the ingredients of any food project they were to While this policy worked successfully in a way there were difficulties that entered into the plan that deprived the of much of the educational value of the instruction that might otherwise accompany the work if they were to do their own Protests have been quite numerous also from many of the who did not approve the plan of having the girls bring food from Realizing this and also the other advantages that might be gained by conducting the department like it is conducted in- other the board decided to discontinue the policy of asking the girls to bring food from What amount of food that will be needed will hereafter be purchased in quantities sufficient to carry on the work as it should be The action of the board includes nly the materials used in In the sewing class the girls will bo expected to furnish their own materials to make into Manual Policy In previous years the wood used in the manual training department was purchased by each boy he were to make a footstool he would go to lumber yard and buy enough material for the He would also go to the hardware store to a few bolts or hinges if he needed While the plan ultimately worked there wore where a lad either accidentally or intentionally forgot to purchase his materials before school began which presented a situation where he must kill a period going after supplies or he would kill the period doing something rather than the work he should be At the meeting Tuesday evening the board decided that the manual foe like they are in most of the schools over the A supply of lumber will be purchased and kept on haud in the manual training Likewise a upply of the various and hardware that may be These will be charged to the boy as he uses them and no work will bo permitted to be taken home until it is paid for in The first semester there will be required certain wood projects that are to teach manipulation of These projects include various kinds of the squaring of boards and a few simple practical -As the amount of wood used in these is very it was decided that district would furnish the necessary wood for these required All other wood is to be paid for by the With this new policy it is expected that in buying lumber and hardware in larger quantities a savings will be made that an be passed on to the Purchase Maps and Dictionaries Another matter acted upon at the board meeting Tuesday the of the purchase of maps and Supt. Harsha called to the attention of the board the woeful lack of maps in the grades and high What few maps there are in the building have been worn out and the one or two maps of Europe do not show the changes in the geography since World The superintendent also pointed out that reliable were heeded for the various He stated that he discovered in high school that the pupils had not learned to use the With proper dictionary facilities in each room he said he would demand of each teacher more stress on teaching the youngster to use these SURPRISE PARTY A group of friends pleasantly surprised Miss Anna Mahoney at the home of Mrs. Mabel Luse in a farewell courtesy Tuesday Luncheon was served following an evening of Miss her is moving to Iowa this William Grabin and visited her Mrs. George Saxton Monday after FAREWELL PARTY A group of attended the farewell party at the Methodist church Friday evening for Rev. and Mrs. Giles V. Following a short program a social evening was A luncheon was Rev. and Mrs. Wilson were presented with a silver ' dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Bartholomew were Mr. arid George Soucek Dwaine and Ellen of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Eugene Maske and
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