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Rolfe Arrow (Newspaper) - April 27, 1922, Rolfe, Iowa With The Reveille February 12, 1914 NUMBER 3. ROLFE, POCAHONTAS APRIL 27, 1922. COUNTY LEGION drive of the American Legion and Woman's Auxiliary for Pocahontas county reached Rolfe last Sunday and a large and very enthusiastic audience assembled at Legion Hall to ascertain what the American Legion had to offer at this A battery all Pocahontas county trained their guns on the and while they may have been a wee bit in handlings were able to make a goodly percentage of on the program came prelude by the Rolfe high school Louis Being a county attorney Hudson naturally turned to law observance and law He one could not reserve the right to break the laws and provisions the constitution that he chose to and expect other people not to do He pictured the bedlam of anarchy that would prevail under such He strongly advised law observance ' whether the laws just suited us or Mr. Hudson also spoke of the organization of the the objects that governed ity and influences that had to be In the meeting where the Legion came into existence at which was highly appreciated audience and profusely complimented by the visiting The meeting was opened by Post Commander Will who the County Frank P. Hogan of after Mrs. L. A. Rogers had given a few words of Mr. Hogan stated the objects of the meeting and the desire for a close in the entire county with all posts working He spoke on the Rights and Privileges of Ex-Service And from his talk we gleaned that the ex-service man has not been entirely The following rights and privileges were Sixty dollars cash bonus when discharged from the victory medals and privilege recording discharge exemption on educational provision for care in state grant for funeral grave state preference law for employment on public Mr. Hogan who invited all who had not or were not receiving these privileges to make it also anyone knowing of cases where these rights and privileges were not received by Some friend to report the There is an organized effort being made to get hold of cases of neglect along these Mr. Hogan presented the matter in a very clear-cut and directed the meeting introducing the next Mr. Murray of who told of the county and what it- expected to ac In this he announced the next which is to be held at Pocahontas on April 30, giving all members of the Legion and the Woman's Auxiliary a cordial invitation to be At this meeting an effort will be made to organize the county for the Auxiliary as has been done for the The ladies are especially invited arid are promised something in the line of refreshments they The next speaker was Superintendent Eckenrod ' of the Pocahontas public who spoke on the Legion upon the things that it was not organized and the things it was organized He gave a very clear exposition of the principles of the outlining ten planks in its very substantial He very plainly stated the purpose of obtaining a bonus was not in the plan of His talk was quite elucidating and gave the audience a clear conception of what the American Legion stands Following Mr. County Attorney Fred M. Hudson spoke on the congressional district and was able to give the inside on the last J. H. Lynch of was the Bib Bertha making others sound like trench mortars when it came to He explained in opening up that he was following school superintendents arid but was only a doctor No apologies were has a remarkable voice for speaking and excellent control of it. With a little more experience and the tact that develops with Mr. will be Pocahontas silver-tongued His subject or what has commonly come to be called the Mr. Lynch's argument was largely against the opponents of the rather than for the He intimated Wall Street and the monied interests were against Legion on general principles and were choosing the bonus as a battle ground upon which to fight the He said the Legion was not in politics as an but as individuals the members would have to be reckoned He said the government always found money when it needed it and that it was not necessary for congress to provide a means of payment when passing a bonus That the government had been able to compensate contractors in immense amounts for contracts abrogated without any special provision for raising the and that it could handle the bonus in a similar manner if the politicians cared He plainly showed that mere money could not compensate the ex-service men for the part they played in the and scolded our country for not taking action alleging that all the other countries had already made it right with Mr. Lynch is a very interesting with great force when and has the faculty of his While he may not have converted opponents to his he certainly enthused those favorable to it and made it plain that for one he intended to lift his voice and make the welkin Lynch is designated as a national speaker for the American and is a good arid Mrs. Arthur were visitors the Fred Dumbaugh home in Storm Lake Franc Charlton returned Tuesday from where she had visited several days at the home of Shannon B. and M. T. SENIOR CLASS COMBINATION IN community sing last Sunday was held in the Presbyterian and the building was filled to The program attempted was more diversified than at previous and altho bumping into a lot of hard luck by reason of cancellation of a good program was The community singing was led by C. the Presbyterian choir gave a fine Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Graeber sang a sacred duet for soprano and was well and Miss Malcolm favored with a splendid piano male quartet from the church composed of P. A. and Guy and Walter Holt and Thad a good The high school orchestra filled in with a good Some deservedly popular young musicians from the high school next gave a fine the Pythian on saxophone and these were Sterling Everett Gordon and Miss Carol The high school arid glee clubs next gave some excellent vocal under Miss Amy Ireland and Miss Helen Belt of Gilmore next that a pipe organ and a piano are capable of good results in a We never would have thot it. Mrs. Lucile White gave a fine sacred the high school orchestra played and the audience It was a real program and greatly at the head of the music department of the Woman's announced the plan under which the sings had been and that an expense had been something like This the audience was asked to meet and contributions were called It did not seem to us like a cyclone swept over the audience was more like a snow Only a part of the expense was The Club will probably to foot the balance of the next community and the last for this will be held the third Sunday in Let it be a ' Thursday and Friday at the Des Moines Township Consolidated School to packed was given the senior class Old Oaken The roles were taken by fourteen high school and were very well Richard Graham as Uncle Reuben and Vera Murray as Aunt Martha carried their parts an Fay as Jake the hired and Ruth Rittgers as Sapphira the old were a scream from start to ever ready to relieve the dramatic tension by some witty Ruth Peterson was a star m the dramatic character of and presented her role in SCHOOLS several preliminary sessions the school board got down to business at its meeting Monday night and selected Prof. S. E. Steeves of as superintendent for the coming Prof. Steeves has had considerable experience as a superintendent of He was at Earlham four where he had charge of a consolidated school considerably bigger than Rolfe He was in Rolfe last Saturday looking into local conditions and and impressed the members of the board as being the best man of the 110 available for the Prof. Steeves will probably come to Rolfe as school is out as dramatic manner that there were a pending somewhat upon ability Invitation To Young BANK extends to every young man or woman in the community a special invitation to become a savings by careful anl systematic saving may you hope to acquire the funds necessary to branch out in business for great amount is necessary to open an You can do so on any sum from one dollar can add to this amount from time to time in any sum you no matter how small it may National looks like the Rolfe coal dealers are trying to put one over on After trusting us all these we got so we expected it as a lawful It's time for the to rise and kick and sit down Let's start a municipal coal yard that will sell us all the coal we want at to on all the time we one that wont add anything for depreciation and and that charges anything off for bad Else how can we get money to go to the movies or buy gasolene to drive to Fort Dodge and shop The idea of asking us to pay for coal before we get it all burned the ought to carry accounts without even tjio pays eight per cent at the bank to do it. Raus mit 'em kick in the dining the Rolfe coal dealer are only what is being done dozens of other Even tho has been so it has that people do find a way of paying for what they It's an entirely wrong principle to run accounts for merchandise which is consumed and which has no security It is legitimate to go into debt if necessary for building materials and the things that help earn a living and add to the comforts of and that have some value after they have been used and paid Don't you hate to dig up good money for a pile of tin cans or ashes after the goody has all been taken out It bites a good deal harder than it does to pay for them before we use We note that they say there will be lower prices for coal at cash prices than That's argument Clorence C. of tears shed by the Snook as and George Lehnus as the won the admiration of the audience at Melvin Thorson as the itinerant preacher was very forceful in the as was also Gordon Watson as the disappointed Five extra Roy Blanche Elna Frank Elberts and August came into the last act to assist in the at the wedding of Teddy and play was a good with a moral to and a true real It was the heaviest play ever undertaken by D. M. T. and much of the credit due for putting it over in such fine shape must be given to W. J. who trained the cast and coached the putting much of her time and her whole heart into the The students participating are to be heartily congratulated for their success in this 3 FROM who for the years has been a member Uncle Sam's regular returned home last having completed the term of his enlistment and been honorably discharged at N. within the Mr. Wood spent much of the time of his enlistment with the expeditionary forces at or and was thus enabled to see much He says the Germans are not settling down to busi ness as rapidly as one would and that the French still have a chip on their while little Belgium is busy at work again and has obliterated many or nearly all of the scars of the He took a trip over Belgium last summer and was surprised to see how rapidly they had effaced the marks of Mr. Wood enjoyed his but does not now feel like enlisting He returns home apparently in the pink of condition and all are glad to see him looking so METHODIST Cordelia will be held in this church beginning Friday evening and con over in charge of Rev. J. F. Mudd of R. who appeared Wednesday evening at Legion is a delightful entertainer in every sense of the His is a most pleasing and coupled with a very real artistry and long platform makes his program of violin selections imitations splendid one to listen He had his audience with him at all by the the audience was entirely too It was too small for the calibre of the and more than it was altogether too small considered as benefit for the local post of the American Such things should have better support by Rolfe and of special note was the work of Miss Daphne who played Mr. accompaniments for violin selections and In Mr. McCalley stated that she was the third he had had this and gave her work words of high praise from the LEGION C. Roberts was born at Mar. 17, 1847, and departed this life April 19, 1922, being aged seventy-five one month and two Mr. Roberts moved to with his parents at the age of nine In 1863 he joined Co. Fourth Iowa Volunteer Infantry He served under Gen. Sherman until the close of the receiving an honorable discharge in 1865. On Oct. 18, 1871, he married Matilda at To this union nine children were Mrs. Lanora N. M. H. John A. Mrs. Mary Mrs. Jennie S. Mrs. Maggie W. T. N. and two children which passed away in In 1890 the family moved to where they made their home until May 2, 1906, Roberts filed on a homestead near N. Where he resided until his which was caused by Roberts had been a member of the Baptist church from early services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Peterson in Rolfe Sunday Rev. J. P Lester of the Presbyterian church Music was furnished by Mrs. C. B. Bowen and Mrs. C. J Interment was made in the Marble Valley Gilmore with full military honors by Cecil Cumming Post No. 25, American Class May 5. a suitable D. CLUB evening the ladies of the A. L. D. Club entertained their husbands at a seven o'clock dinner at the O. Hauck The were prepared by Cateress Cleaver and served by the Misses Marguerite Daphne Elsie Mildred Goin and Geraldine Bouquets of snapdragons were used in the table Following the dinner the guests enjoyed a recitation by Miss Maxine a piano solo by Miss Daphne and two musical readings by Mrs. W. P. Then the guests were allowed to demonstrate their artistic abilities by May J. A. Carroll receiving first and Mrs. J. A. Carroll the booby Following this the guests indulged in an old-fashioned the familiar tunes as favorites a fitting close to a most enjoyable SCHOOL will be a special meeting of Cecil Cumming Post No. 25 at Legion Hall Friday April 28, at 8:15 All members are urged to as there is important business to be S. Fifty-seventh Annual Iowa Sunday School Convention will be held in Cedar Rapids May 2.-3-4. Two five hundred workers are expected The city has made great plans to entertain the visiting More John 10:10. Twenty delegates wanted from this The schools are planning to send and both arid their representatives are indeed Prof. Dr. D. W. Prof. Rev. Royal J. L. with Jesse Miller as music are among those who will appear on the was a splendid party the Pythian Sisters gave Monday and the hall was crowded to its The Pythian Players provided music and aside the excessive heat the ladies had built up to encourage the sale of ice-cold everything was just as it should Provision stands were plentiful and confections of many kinds were on It was a delightful evening and the net proceeds were The ladies are thankful for the fine patronage they life is just one thing after another that we can't SURPLUS Year Farm are prepared to take applications for Long-Time Joint Stock Land Bank Loans under the government or make other farm loans at lowest current rates of S. President ROBERT Vice-President JAMES Vice-President JOSEPH Cashier D. D. Asst. B. Chairman ROBERT BRUCE JAMES BRUCE S. McEWEN JOSEPH
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