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Johnson County Democrat (Newspaper) - October 8, 1936, Oxford, Iowa The Only Democratic Newspaper Published in Johnson Iowa 3faijttB0tt A Newspaper Published for Every Member of the 3000 Readers AND OXFORD LEADER VOLUME 46 OCTOBER 8, 1936 NO. 47 By the Editor LET'S LOOK AT THE RECORD Al the surely gave a self-revealing speech before the women last The favorite Liberty Leaguer with a snarl in his voice sought to justify his A Democratic candidate twenty-one times and nineteen times elected he forsakes his old and endorses Weill as Al let's look at the The Democrats would not consider his nomination in 1920 at San In 1924 in N. Y. he arid his followers including at that Franklin D. who placed him in nomination nearly wrecked the party in their policy of rule or In 1928 at Houston Roosevelt agnin placed him in nomination and against the solemn warning of the southern Democrats he was put What he not only lost the solid South never before or since lost to a but he lost New his own One would have thought that was sufficient to show him how impossible was his election but his ambition again led him to try for the nomination in Defeated in his efforts to stop Roosevelt he left the Convention a- disgruntled sore later in the campaign he made some halfhearted speeches Roosevelt with while allegedly supporting but since he has not been the Al Smith of Step by step he has gone over first to the Liberty League and at last to the Republican Whether his example will influence any considerable number to follow him into the Landon camp remains to be It is our that it will not and that all the damage he could do has been done long It is much better for our party to have him where he is than running under a Democratic God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to and in the light of subsequent events a lot of us who gave Smith 100 percent support in are wondering if after all the opposition was not correct when they said he had neither sufficient backbone or character for the Cochran Family In Reunion Sunday A family reunion was held Sunday at the Fred Cochran homo in honor of Mr. Charles Cochran on his return from the The afternoon was spent Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Campbell of Iowa and Mrs. Bolen Berry and Mrs. Charles Cochran of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cochran and Marilyn of North Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Ed. and J. Mr. and Mrs. Murrel Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dale and Mr. John Mr. Elmer Bales and Mr. Charles An Answer To Koser's Tax Reform Mr. Koser of Johnson county as a principle reform in taxation a limitation law and that tax spending bodies be required to live within that We already have a budgeting law in effect and a most competent comptroller in In making up the proposed state levy the essential necessities of each department is taken into the levy is then made a fixed sum allotted to each department and ' the comptroller not only sees that they stay within this appropriation but that no needless expense is incurred within the departments so that a considerable amount of many appropriations is returned to the general fund at the end of the fiscal To limit the gross appropriation would necessarily curtail some of the state's activities and we wonder which ones Mr. Koser would pare or Taxes have risen with the public demand for more state But after as Mr. Koser the state levy for all state purposes is a small part of our taxes and is more than covered under the three point law by the Like Mr. Koser we believe in tax reform and revision and taxing in accord with ability to But we believe in beginning with the great public utilities and chain We ask Mr. Koser where he stands on the chain store issue state taxes he would reduce or cut G. A. A TWO PACED CAMPAIGN While candidate Landon at Des Moines spoke feelingly of the Farmers and their the remedy he proposed would in- less than three short years put them back to conditions of 1932. Then he went on to Minneapolis and attacked the reciprocity act that has already enlarged our most materially and is carrying out the very Iowa idea championed by Dolliver and other Republican progressives And in so doing he seems to have stirred up a hornets nest for many Republican leaders and papers endorse the very thing he Walter Lippman a recently avowed Landon convert is tryng to get back on the Roosevelt band wagon Eben the renegade Democrat and Sullivan the must privately damn Landon heartily for such And then to cap the climax Landon goes on to Milwaukee and attacks social a effort to secure the future of Now some people think Landon is a Republican others that he is a second but the self-evident fact is that he is a bewildered candidate trying to please whatever audience he is appearing unmindful of the fact that modern publicity successful political Meanwhile his running is going about without a reactionary of Fascist sympathies and make up and now to add to this precious coterie of comes the great engineer Herbert Hoover to add his The mask is at last the real nature of the Republican campaign is to be Rugged individualism given another four years for exploitation and the public be A lady said recently in. our presence that the Republican party had been born under the Oakes at Michigan and had been shady ever Without dwelling too much in past scandal we here and now say that Candidate like John Bunyan's is Mr. facing both SOLON DEFEATS OXFORD 8 TO 5 THURSDAY By Coleman June Solon's undefeated high school baseball team won from Oxford's inexperienced nine on the Solon diamond last 8 to 5. Except for a bad fifth inning which allowed four Oxford had a bit the edge of pitching for allowed but six scattered Kelsey of Solon granted six hits to one to one to and four to FORESTER LADIES ENJOY CARD PARTY TUESDAY Robert Mahoney and Mrs. Clarence Kutcher were hostesses to the members of the Catholic Order of Foresters at the Auditorium Tuesday Cards were enjoyed at seven with honors for high score awarded to Mrs. T. G. Mrs. Majorie Rourke received At the close of the evening the hostesses served a delicious Meeting Set For Next Friday Mrs. F. L. program president for the Oxford has announced the October meeting will be held Friday the 16th at 7:30 The membership campaign for local organization is progressing nicely with over sixty members now enrolled for the 1936-37 Three or four members of the committee have not turned in their so the goal of 100 members may be reached by the October Let's everyone be a loyal booster for the local school and our Bay Scout Mrs. Schweitzer is planning a most interesting meeting and a complete program will appear in next week's issue of this Watch for and theft plan to be there to enjoy it. Oxford Teachers In Auto Accident Supt. V. M. Harsha of the Oxford schools suffered the fracture of two ribs in an automobile collision on Friday at the intersection of College and Capitol Iowa Harsha was riding in an automobile driven by Mr. Kenneth 5th and 6th grade which collided with a car driven by Mr. A. W. Mehaffey of North James Lapitz and Mr. Fred teachers an the Oxford also were passengers in the Following the accident it lis reported Mr. Mehaffey stated that in making a left turn he did not see the Oxford Supt. while still suffering considerable has been able to carry on his regular school Has Narrow Escape Louie Scheetz escaped injuries Monday night when his car left the highway No. 6 near the Roy Hardy Scheetz was driving into Oxford and failed to make the about mile north of the Hardy His car struck several posts and broke the cable loose on the railing which ran along the throwing the car into the The car was only slightly damaged and Mr. Scheetz escaped Annual Day At Tiffin Planned Plans are going ahead swiftly for October 22. The tickets for the political campaign will be in our hands in a day or two and the will be Someone will be sure to see you in the next two weeks and solicit your vote for your favorite candidate for Chief of The program as outlined now shows the following events for the In the forenoon a plowing match and other In the afternoon with in all sorts of athletic In the evening a program put on by the upper grade room and the high Lunch will be served at A chicken dinner at 5:30 with prices 20 and 40 There will be with awards of agricultural baked and fancy Prizes will be given for the best model the best and the best homemade There will be a ball game with visiting and a prize to the grade school scoring the highest in the The evening program is in two The first part is a hilarious full of funny situations and sparkling In the second half a political pageant is It is the treatment of the political situation that you have ever Even the politicians can learn damaging material for their and they will at the same time learn new ways of their It is a laugh from beginning to The donkey and elephant will be there in There will be campaign songs banners and and of course our two candidates for Chief of Announcement of the winner of the campaign and the victor's speech will be the grand climax of the HAPPY HEALTHY FARM CHILDREN Rural School No. 4 Ruth Teacher We only had four days of school last week as our teacher went to institute on Dean ill several days the past Donald and Russell Schropp have been bringing their it's rack and a harness to furnish us with some recreational attraction during our Those who received a hundred in spelling this week were Donald Russell Freda Schwab and Mary Everyone is well again and able to be back to school this Relief Corp Meeting The Women's Relief Corps will hold their regular meeting at the Wall Wednesday October 14. Lunch will be served by Mrs. J. H. Mass ' Ruth Schmidt and Mrs. ' All members are requested to be present for The meeting has been changed owing to the Relief Corps being held at Iowa City October 13th. NEMORA STUDY CLUB Mrs. George Clearman and Mrs. D. R. Swanson were hostesses Nemora Study club members at the home this Roll call by an exhibit of Mrs. R. R. Rapp reported current events and a reading by Mrs. D. E. Warthman was Mrs. L. H. Wallace gave an interesting talk on Early American which concluded the Refreshments were served by the OXFORD PERSONALS - - Lucy Henderson left Monday evening for several weeks visit with her Mrs. Mattie Zeigler and family at and Mrs. Floyd Edwards and family visited the brother-in-law and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cermak and family at Iowa City Monday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kuebrich were Mr. and Peter and Mrs. Leonard Brack and family and Mrs. Mildred Tomash of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fuhrmeister of Iowa Mr. and Mrs. John Miller and family of Mr. and Mrs. Holzhauser and Mr. and Kuebrich and Charles of visitors of Mrs. Felix Ott were Mr. John and Mrs. Matthew Bollenback of Mrs. Albert Mrs. Pete Bombay and Phyllis and Anna of and Mrs. V. E. Harker and Dale and Mrs. A. C. Harker of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Marvin and Mrs. Josie Sies of Cedar Mr. and Mrs. Clark Marvin of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Buck and family of State Center were Sunday dinner and supper guests of and Mrs. W. S. Woods at PROF. HAWLEY TO SPEAK Prof. Charles A. Hawley of the School of Religion of the State University had charge of the worship hour at the Federated church last Sunday morning at 10:30. Prof. Hawley is a very brilliant and all in the community are urged to hear him next as he has some worth while messages for Regular Sunday school services at 9:30 with preaching services to follow at 10:30. Grant Federal Loan To Improve Streets Oxford streets are to be at least that is what we concluded from press reports emanating from both D. C. and Des P. F. state PWA announced Tuesday that money has been allotted in D. C. for a PWA street improvement project in The town will receive on a project to cost The town will be bonded for the balance of to match the 45 percent grant of the Federal for a Federal grant was made here over a year HOME ECONOMICS CLUB WILL BE The Chick Elite Club's installation of officers will be held at the school house October 14, 1936. The evening will start with a candle light service for installation of who will dressed in A formal tea for the guests will be one of the highlights of the The program will consist of the installation poems read by Doris discussions before a group of guest speakers on the subject World Things to Know About Home The finis will be club songs sung by The guest speakers will be selected from the faculty and members of Home Economics classes of of Under the colors of the club members will sign the con All mothers women interested are invited to EASTERN STARS MEET and Mrs. James Harney and were shoppers at Iowa City Saturday and Mrs. William of Cosgrove moved Wednesday into the John Schwab residence recently by Mr. and Mrs. Iceland Butterbaugh and and Mrs. James P. Barry moved Tuesday from the farm south of Oxford into the I. E. Jones was recently vacated by Mabel a week's visit with his Mr. and Mrs. George and other Mr. and Ray Clearman and family returned to their home in Des Moines Dorothy Drake who attends school at Oxford spent the week end at the home of her parents southeast of Willard Spratt spent the week end at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert There were thirty-five members present at the October meeting of Agnes Parvin Order of the Eastern Tuesday Following the business a delicious lunch was served by and Mrs. G. F. Mr. and Mrs. Pred Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Mrs. Rachel Kennedy and Alice Warthman plan to attend the Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern to be held in Daven port October 27th 28th and 29th. Farm life is presumed to be the ideal environment for happy and the Allen children pictured above bear out the truth of the Reading from left to right are Lois Lucille and ma the These are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen who reside on Route 1, Lucile and Lois attend Oxford high school and Warren is a pupil at rural school No. 8. by M. E. Henry J. 69 Summoned By Death Henry J. Klenk was born February 10, 1867 near Iowa He came to Kossuth county in the spring of 1892 and during that summer and fall erected improvements on his farm of 80 acres located two miles south of which has been his home until the On February 2, 1899 he was united in marriage to Bertha Massman of To this union were born two Vernon who resides in Vera Klenk Shupitar who passed away about seven years Mr. Klenk continued farming until the death of his wife about twelve years Since that time he has rented the but continued his home on the farm until a year ago when he moved to Titonka and occupied a room in the Otto Falk Mr. Klenk appeared to be in good health until a few months On September 3rd he entered the hospital at Iowa and on September 9th submitted to an Skilled doctors used every known means to save his but he passed away at 8:00 A. M. on October 2, 1936 at the University Iowa at the age of 69 7 and 22 Klenk united with the Presbyterian church at when a young He leaves to mourn his his Vernon of one Mildred Beth his aged Mrs. Margaret of four George A. of Philip A. and Benjamin A. of Milo F. of four sisters Mrs. Galager of Mrs. Susie Watson of Mrs. Mary Newkirk of Miss Minnie Klenk of Also many other relatives and His father and one brother preceded him in Funeral services were conducted on October 3rd at the Hevern Funeral near his parental and boyhood Also at Titonka on October 5th at the Methodist Rural Program Meetings Are Set of township meetings which will afford Johnson county farmers an opportunity to give their suggestions concerning the kind of an agricultural conservation program they want for 1937 was announced recently by Mr. Frank president of the county agricultural conservation The county committeemen and County Agent Emmet C. Gardner will conduct the asking questions outlined by a state committee representative who visited here last The all of them starting at 7:30 October 9th Scott and East Lucas at the Iowa Pleasant at Legion Hall in Lone Madison and in North Liberty Big Newport and in. * October 13th C. S. A. hall in Sharon and at Sharon school October 14th Oxford and Clear Oxford city Union and West Unity The administration is anxious to have opinions on the Sullivan What changes should be made in basis of payment to meet 1937 What changes should be made in crop classifications to meet 1937 Should bases established in 1936 be used in 1937 and if what modifications are What practices for which payment was made in 1936 should be retained in 1937 and what practices should be Should a maximum total conservation allowance established for each If such an allowance were how should it be HOUSE WARMING PARTY Rural School No. 8 Wilma Teacher The following wrote perfect ing papers this week and Frances Everett and Betty Jean Edwards and Hazel ' We are reviewing and taking some because this week our first six week Our favorite games we've been playing and and and in school is very much interested in the Story Hazel Schwab has been absent this She fell out of a tree at home and hurt her We hope her arm will soon be well Mr. and Mrs. W. Clearman of Iowa City entertained a group of relatives at a house warming party Friday evening in their new Those enjoying the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clearman and family of Des Mr. Wilfred Clearman and Mrs. E. Cameron and family and Mrs. Eva all of Iowa Mr. and Mrs. George and Mrs. Harold Clearman and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Swanson and of Mary Russell and Miss Adelaide Goodrell of Iowa City visited Mrs Anna Rapp and Mrs. E. Baker Tuesday a week's visit with her Mrs. L. R. Paul and other Pearl Paul returned to her home in Chicago and Mrs. R. P. Jones and Elma Honn and David and Keith Rourke motored to Steamboat Rock Sunday and spent the day with Supt. and Mrs. W. A. Scott and Danny Scott celebrated his second birthday anniversary Harold Schaefer of Sgt. Carl Willoughby of Ft. Mrs. Jane Long and Ollie and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Long of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley James and Mrs. Carrie David and Don Willoughby motored to Homestead Sunday and enjoyed dinner at the hotel Aid Society Meeting The Ladies Aid Society of the Federated held its regular meeting at the Wednesday Mrs. George Yenter was appointed president for the month of November and Mrs. R. R. president for the month of At the November meeting the younger ladies in the Ladies Aid will entertain the older sixty years old or A program will be Luncheon served by Mrs. B. W. Ed. Mrs. Herbert Gegenheimer and Miss Alice Yenter concluded the A. C. Zimmerman and Margaret of Iowa City visited their daughter and Mrs. R. Beard Thursday and Mrs. Ernest Singer visited the Guy Singer and family at also friends in guests Wednesday of last week at the Mr. and Mrs. M. Newkirk home were Mrs. Adolph Newkirk and Dorothy and Lucille and of Jeannette Goodrich entertained the young people of the Evangelical church at Windham at a hard time party at the Feme Kaefering Thursday About fifty young people were presents Games were played and were Jane Long and Mr. arid Mrs. Robert Long of Muscatine visited the Mrs. Harold Schaefer of and Sgt. Carl Willoughby of Ft. Nebr. at the home of their Mrs. Carrie Community Shocked By Untimely Death Of Mrs. James Falls James Falls passed away suddenly Friday afternoon at the home of her Mrs. Lloyd Bontrager in Iowa This community was saddened when word ame of her and it brings to our minds the realization that we are placed on this earth for only a short We see about us every day evidences of the shortness of It causes us to turn our faces and thoughts to the instead of the and recall the the sacrifices and the loving memories of our loved Mrs. Falls was an earnest Christian never happier than when she was working for the church or those in her She was a loving wife and and loved her children and her home life above all Her hands were never always doing something for others and thinking especially of those near and dear to Mrs. Falls had just returned from a trip to the state of Washington where she visited a Mrs. A. V. and other relatives She had longed and waited for this and while she had only just returned a few days previous to her she talked incessantly of how she had enjoyed and how much it meant to her It seems regretable that she should have to go so soon after her return but we do not know the hour when God will call us home on high and we must realize that He knows A place once filled is now ' A voice often heard is forever stilled to mortal A form once familiar to our eyes will never be seen on earth but though her voice is silent in and her form absent to mortal yet she is here in the loving memory of a wonderful mother to her that can never ibe Mrs. Elizabeth the youngest of fourteen children and daughter of David and Lavina was born March 10, 1885, and passed away at the home of her Mrs. Lloyd Bontrager at Iowa City October 2nd at the age of 51 following a year's She was united in marriage to James Falls Nov. 19, 1902. The home was made in the vicinity of Tiffin and except the two years when they lived in Wilton To this union was born six two of Katherine and preceded their mother in On Wednesday she went to Iowa City to take treatments and was taken suddenly sick at the home of her where death overtook Mrs. Falls was a faithful member of the St Mary's church and of the Catholic Order of The surviving members of the family are her two Mrs. Helen Bontrager of Iowa City and Mrs. Dorothy Frese of two Burton of Iowa and Clement at four Mrs. Lucy Amish of Iowa Mrs. Clara Williams of North Mrs. Jessie Wedge of lahoma amd Mrs. Mabel Green of one Orville Walker of Iowa six Darleen and Bontrager and Tommy and Janet Lou Falls of. Iowa Frese and Colleen Falls of The funeral services were held at the St. Mary's church Monday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. T. V. Lawlor in charge Burial was made in Mt Calvary Among those from out of town attending the funeral of Mrs. James Falls Monday morning were Mr. and Mrs. August Mr. and Mrs. Orville Mr. and Mrs. James Mr. James Mr. and Mrs. Noble Mr. and Mrs. David Mr. and Mrs. Carson Misses Margaret and Nolle Mrs. Mary Mrs. Elizabeth and Mrs. Boyd Mrs. Gerald Mr. Glenn Mrs. Harry Mr. Ray Mrs. Nelle Pearl Mrs. Mildred all of Iowa Mr. and Mrs. John Mrs. Charley Mrs. O. Mr. and Mm Oscar Summer Mr. and Mrs. James Mrs. H. of Mr. and and Mrs. Elmer Williams of North Mrs. Roy Connelly of State Misses Mary and Nellie Mahoney of Des Mrs. Meredith Mr. and Mrs. David Bontrager and Mrs. Kate Syry of Mrs. Edith Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker and and Mrs. Edwin Walker of West - CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks and appreciation for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended to us in our in the loss of our beloved wife amd We for the and floral Mr. James Falls and
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