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   Alden Times (Newspaper) - April 27, 1939, Alden, Iowa                                TIMES IS THE ONLY THAT WORKS FOR 365 DAYS A YEAR THE ALDEN TIMES Eight Pages HARDIN Bf SHEAFFER has ONE TIME PASSED AWAY AT HOME IN KANSAS fl c remembered by of the residents of Alden I away 26 at his home where the family resided the past eleven years moved there from Allerton he having purchased the fcele hone which he recently Loosed of because of failing Hie a resident of Vaughan was for several years manager of the local telephone going to Allerton in moving from there to Belpre in Deceased was bom in Boone coun tv December and at the time of death was 70 3 months and 7 days He was mar ried in 1893 to Clara Bullard and a short time later came to To union two sons were who died at the age of three and who passed away in His wife and two grandchildren are the surviving members of the im mediate He was very active in church being a member of the Methodist church at Belpre and was the lay del egate to the annual conferences in 1931 and 1932 held at ElDorado and He had the distinction of representing his church in the first conference that laymen had a right to vote on all conference He was a master Mason and was also actively identified with civic and community life wherever he made his FIRST COURT OF HONOR HERE TWELVE RECEIVE BADGES The first Court of Honor ever held in Alden met here last Thursday eve ning in the high school The county officers of the Central Iowa Area Council were here to con duct the They were Dickinson and all of Scouts from Eldora and Iowa Falls were also Alden and these towns tJhje only ones in this county to have Boy Scout A number of boys other towns were als here to be promoted and receive their There were twelve jboys from the Alden troop who received their raec ond class They were Dick Charles Richard Robert Clarence Wilbur Louis Schalk and Buddie Johnson and Fay Bigelow presented the PROGRAM BY GRADE PUPILS PLEASES LARGE CROWD Last Friday evening a crowd that taxed the capacity of the school audi torium enjoyed the program by pu pils of grades one to The program consisted of a large variety of including a Pantomime and three short a baritone euphonium solo by John Hal berstadt and a trumpet solo by Dean both playing selections that were enjoyed by the Those taking part in the plays and the pan tomime all did splendid and the re sult was a highly ienjoyable enter reflecting much credit on we teachers who were in charge of Groups from the var ious grades interspersed the program with vocal SPENCER HOSTESS MEMBERS OF CHOIR Miss Dora Spencer entertained the ngregational choir at her home honf evenin8At the supper F a bountiful picnic con of chicfeen pie and all the was bv the choir re was held and remainder spent in playing clumps being the popular tviv the were a 2ur and all voted it Potableand enjoyable eve VOLUME 3 BASEBALL CELEBRATING CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY This year baseball celebrates its 100 years of for it was in the spring of 1839 that Abner a West Point kid out the firstbaseball diamond at his home town of and established new rules to super sede the old game of town ball in vogue before that Among the changes made in the old game was that of limiting the number of players on a side to 11 making putouts as at in stead of soaking the player with the ball as he ran and regulating the length of At the op posing teams agreed on how many runs must toe made to and the club first reaching that number was matter how many innings it The game made headway and it was several years before grown men took much interest in Umpires were unknown until about Before that time he batters themselves called the balls and and it may be imagined that ipitchers had a tough Some of the early umpires wore silk hats and froctk coats on the The catchers mask dates from the first being made by a tin smith for James Tying of and the light catchers glove shortly The first big mitt was used by Buck Ewing of the New York giants in Basemen and fielders played with bare hands until about the same when light gloves were gradually followed in time by heavy Under Seven Flags DIDNT HAVE TIME FOR HER LUNCH ON THE TRAIN We guess Helen Cousin will pardon us for telling of an incident that took place when she was via to visit her Miss Emma Hager in Sioux It probably was ihe first time the little went traveling all by herself and as her mother told her to do as the conduc tor of course she was keen to do just Arriving at Fort Dodge he word fifteen minutes for and Helen proceeded to en joy the lunch provided by her Time sometimes passes quickly and the fifteen minutes went by before she had finished her but as the ime was the lunch was put away the was hungry when she reached Sioux Helen was ad vised differently and next time she will eat as long as she wants or at least as long as the lunch SOCIETY WILL SERVE MOTHERDAUGHTER BANQUET The met Wednesday aft ernoon of last week with Hyla Harms and Eva Lettow at the home of the Meeting was called to order by the Elma and devotions were led by Nada Vlinutes of the last meeting were read and Roll call was answer ed by nine Margaret Hay dock became a member and Wayne Varnum was a Committees were appointed for the serving of the motherdaughter ban quet of the Ellis community which will be held in the local church base ment on the evening of May Aft er adjournment refreshments were ierved by the Next meeting will be at the home of Estella Clark on May city I REDSKINS TAKE THE FIRST TOURNAMENT 113 Alden high Tuesday won ite first game of the season at Radcliffe at the county defeating Union by a score of 11 to 3 in an im pressive The Redskins col lected 8 hits Union got only Unions runs came in the first and third The Redskins got one run in the four in the fourth and six in the Although there were five errors the high school soon re covered by retiring men before any damage was The teams did fine work on bases as they had nine stolen Lawson starred in his pitchers role by striking out 13 men and while at laid down perfect bunts bringing in men for Klein got a triple and a while Smith ac counted for two Knowles did fine work behind the plate and also got a Gilmore and Barhite were credited with the re maining three Miller of Union was their star al though he did allow 8 hits as He made up by knocking in all Unions He had a home run and a This the teams will again play at Other scores of the tournament were Radcliffe Hubbard 3 in a 13 inning and New Providence Ackley Since the day in 1699 when French explorer Iberville first set foot on the shores of Biloxi claiming1 land for historic Biloxi has seen seven flags wave over heir Forming a colorful picture aS their bearers stand ranged before the the flags are left to right United Mis sissippi Magnolia and the present day Mississippi Biloxi with Gulfport and Pass comprises the beautiful Missis sippi Gulf and being only overnight by Illinois is popular winter resort throughout the Middle to ve who bad been in Iowa since suf t was able last week and home of his and wife is and was able to The society held an allday meeting Tuesday at the home of At noon a bountiful picnic dinner was enjoyed by all pres after which a social hour was At 2 oclock the took charge of the meeting which was opened by the singing of two accompanied by Frank i Owens conducted the devotions and roll call was answered by verses of The secretary and treas urers reports were given and various matters of business were After the meeting a social afternoon was Miss Carrie Bushman and Dewey Hunt were MUSIC FESTIVAL BY RURAL SCHOOL STUDENTS NEXT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON Wednesday afternoon of next beginning at in the Alden high school will be held the music festival to be given by rural pupils of Buckeye and Ellis The chorus will be di rected by Miss Clara Smith of with Miss Betty Esslinger as Twelve schools of Al den two from Buckeye and one from Ellis will be Included on the beside the chorus will foe a vocal Till Starlight by the Klein sisters of Alden Eileen John teacher numbers by the rhythm band of Alice and a oneact Waiting for the by pupils of Alden 10 directed by the Dor othy Following the pro if time a short con cert will be rendered by the Alden school There will be no admission charge and an invitation is extended to especially parents of pu to WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF AND ORPIN and Orpin enter tained at five tables of progressive 500 at their home Saturday evening in honor of their seventeenth wed ding Those present were and Mesdames Thomp Henry EVer hart and Pet tenger and Lawson won prizes for high Hurst and Roberts won prizes for second high score and Thompson and Hurst won consolation Re freshments were enjoyed at a late and Orpin were pre sented with several lovely gifts as mementos of the chair m 8t NW Use a wheel will be 80 much WaroJd of Newton entertained the following guests at her home Monday evening for honoring the six1 tyninth birthday of her Mary Ratliff of Radcliffe and Clarence Hinshaw and daughter Margaret and Ratliff of New Ratliff has been visiting this week in the home of her daughter and she accompanied her home and Johnson were in Des koines yesterday attending the annual convention of the Iowa Med ical and Johnson are there today attending the Montreal pastor goes on a silence Wouldnt it be fine if we could have something like that in United States among the radio comedians Clarence Barhite was hostess to the Harmony club Thursday after noon of last week in her The meeting was in charge of the vice Burl and also the lesson which was on Plant exchange was given for roll At the close of the afternoon a delicious lunch was There were fourteen members present and Otis Prescott and Albert Radohl of were Ed Ackerman last week ac companied her Elba Katsch of Iowa Falls to The latter expects to be there for several hoping that the change of climate will give him re lief from assistant state sup erinuendent of Congregational will occupy the pulpit in Alden noxt Sunday morning at 11 No job of printing too small or too large foi The Times office SENIOR CLASS PLAY NEXT TUESDAY EVENING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM The play to be given is Pro by Ratherine and the characters are the school Donald Barhite the Jack Gilmore Miss assistant to the Ann Klein Lettow Gilmore Duncan Wood Michael returning from Metcalf Professor Percival Courtwright in need of Wheeler Jimmy need of a Barton Miller Patricia also re turningfrom Ries belonging to Paris Jean Bessman The play takes place at the Brixton Academy for young Aristotle goes on a vacation and a substitute is hired to take his When a rich brings the substitute Percival to the the jani tor assumes that Michael is the pro This gives Michael the wild idea of changing places with the timid professor to avoid who is after Michael had fallen in love with Patricia in To c o mplicate the Jimmy comes to the school and poses as a girl so he can stay He falls in love with Fluff but cannot tell The climax comes To see how these problems are i solved go to the high school auditor ium May 2 at 8 Tickets will be sold by the General admis sion tickets are 25c and only 5c ex tra for a reserved The reserved seat tickets will be sold at jRies drugstore Saturday from 2 to 5 7 to 9 on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6 and also Tuesday night at the The seniors and their Miss promise a full evening ofj good This is being produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Pub lishing Company of SUGGESTIONS FOR SUMMER AUTO VACATION TRIPS Soon several million motorists will be off on automobile But not all will have the good time they ex and grief await many of Yet Paul in the current Rotarian Magazine indicates that these annoy ances can be cut to a minimum by heeding a few common sense Here is a condensed list of his dos and donts for motorists Eat lightly while on a Heavy eating causes Stop now and then for a Play catch or hang by your hands from a tree Take an emergency can of gaso One and a half mjllion motor ists ran out of gas last Avoid excessive If you must drive when fagged out reduce speed and use extra Take along duplicate car but let someone besides the driver carry Carry a tire When driv ing on a hot check tire Have a block of wood suitable for use under your jack on soft LANGESON HAD CLOSE CALL HIS CAR HITS TRAIN Alfred who lives north west of had a narrow escape from death late Monday afternoon of last week when his car collided with a Rock Island train at a crossing in Hampton during the heavy snow storm that He was enroute driving west on highway and because of poor visibility failed to see the ap proaching he did see it in time to turn his car which was struck broad side and badly but he and a who he had picked fortunately escaped with only slight That both occupants of the automo bile escaped serious injury is a mir as the we are was practically damaged beyond It was an experience that Lan geson will not want to go through for there seemingly would be slight chance to escape serious in he is feeling no bad though it was a consid erable time before he got over the scare and back to CLEVER CLIMBER GIRLS TO OBSERVE CLUBS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY IN MAY The meeting of the Clever Climbers 4H girls club on April 16 began at oclock with the playing and dis cussing of the music records included in this years course of study with seven members In the bus iness Dorothy Mason gave the secretarys report and Doiothy Humphrey gave the historians There was no treasurers report as that officer was absent The subject of securing young trees from the conservation department of Ames college extension service was discussed but not enough trees could be used to make it practical to make up an Plans were made and committees were appointed to ar range1 for a party to be held at the homeof Ruth Lauterbach in the near The month of May being the month in which the club was organized five years ago it was decided to celebrate this event by inviting former mem bers to meet with the club at the time of the next regular meeting which will be May For the Dorothy Mason gave a Dining in telling what to expect and how to act when dining in better place Adeline Ab bott gave an interesting story of the William Tell Ruth Lauterbach gave a talk on Good tell ing particularly of the care of the hair Margaret Relsey told of her visit at the broadcasting studio of WHO and the part she and the leader of the had on the noon program from that station on April Other members who had expected to have a part on the afternoons pro gram were unable to be present and the remaining time was given to music and to Rejecting work to be done at the next It was de cided that all would work on making DOERINGSFELD WILL BE CHOSEN SUPERINTENDENT who about four years ago resigned as superintendent of the Alden schools to accept the sup erintendency of the Franklin county apparently is to have no opposition for reelection at the convention made up of delegates from the various school districts to be held on May 9 at In speaking of the election the Hampton Chronicle last week had this to say regarding Doerings feld Harry the pres ent incumbent will be an applicant for and at this time it appears that he will have no opposi Doeringsfeld has held the place a little over the one term of three and has given the school system of this county such satisfac tory service that his reelection is generally He has no op position Claude Nott and Lawrence Sheldon waived preliminary hearing Monday in justice court at Eldora on a charge of illegal possession of intoxicating liquor and were held in bond of each to the district Both were arrested by a state Fuller has purchased the farm machinery business conducted the past couple of years by George Nelson and will take possession next The business will be con tinued at the present Miss Edna Collins accompanied by her Miss Ruth drove to last being called there by the serious ill ness of their sister and Word received yester day stated the patient was some bet Cady returned yesterday to her home in Alden following a sev eral months visit in the home of her Thalman and family at The Alden library will not be ooen next Wednesday afternoon as Kittle the will at tend a district convention to be held in Iowa We want your tf Taxes paid by the Chicago North Western Railway in Iowa for 1938 totalled according to rej port just The first installment of these taxes was paid in March of this and of the state total din county received divid ed as follows State County School Township City and Lee Bailey and Jesse Bailey arrived Saturday and visited until Monday in the Charles Wegner Jesse who had been here for a couple of weeks as sisting in the care of her who has been quite ac companied them leaving the patient much better and seemingly on th road to The last meeting of the Music and Literature department of the Wom ans club will meet next Wednesday May at the home of Ann There will be election of officers and a the losers en Jertainin1 the Frequently automobiles coming out of a private road or driveway feel that they have undisputed right to enter the main thorough this question was tent to me Does a driver of a car entering a street or road from a private road or driveway have the right of way over all vehicles approaching on the street or road The driver should stop to see that the street or road is reason ably The driver of a vehicle on the street or road may not know there is a private road or driveway You aye not in the line of traffic when you come on to a road from a private so until youre sure you can get into the line of traffic without an be ITS SMART TO DRIVE   

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