Adams County Free Press, June 13, 1929

Adams County Free Press

June 13, 1929

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Adams County Free Press (Newspaper) - June 13, 1929, Corning, Iowa SES IOWA I for Classified Ads Phone No 27 3300 Circulation ADAMS COUNTY FREE With Which is Consolidated The Adams County UnionRepublican SECTION ONE 12 PAGES SJSXSSMB VOL XLY1I ADAMS COUNTY JUNE 18 1H25 NO 27 SUMMER SCHOOL OVER TOP WITH 292 ATTENDANCE First Assembly Held on Thursday Morning tension summer school which is held for the first time in Coming are surely gratifying Comparing the re sults in the other towns where extension schools are being held would indicate that the school under Dr Ritter is especially popular and that some very good preliminary work had been done in the maefer of advertising and establishing the school here Ac cording to reports Muscatine had reg istered only 185 arid Sheldon 190 Wed nesday evening while Corning had gone over the top with 292 Director Hitter has been forced to refund tuition Jo a number or high school juniors who enrolled because they were too young to take the regular teachers examinations Counting the refunds the enrollment would be over 300 which is a fine record At the first Thursday morning all students and faculty mem bers opportunity to see each other in group for the first time Ev ery seat in the large high school as sembly room was taken and a number of chairs had been brought la Dr E L Ritter superintendent of the school who is well known to the teachers all over the state because of bis institute work presided at the meeting He introduced Bev G T Huberts who offered prayer and then gave a nice talk which welcomed the teachers to Corning Dr Ritter spoken nice word of ap preciation of the cooperation of the Free Press and introduced A L Gau thier editor of tha paper He also made the announcement that Homer Snodgrass would welcome any who might wish to be willing to help out with the band concerts given by the Coming band each Wednesday night fultofpep ia the sragtoB and announced that she wished to see all Interested in orchestra or glee club work A complimentary copy of the Free Press was given to each teacher and each teacher also received a copy of the Wednesday morning Register Tribune through the courtesy of the Tribune and Edward Hill carrier Two new teachers arrived and were ready for wort Monday morning Sel ma Shuman of Bock Rapids will teach elementary handwork Wilfred Cre sap who is Dean of the Junior col lege at Estherville will teach normal training arftnmetje civics and didac tics E W Bracewell for whom Miss Lynam has been substituting arrived Saturday and was on the job Monday morning Some interesting items are noted as one looks over the map made out in the office from the facts secured from the enrollment cards In the first place 30 counties are represented in the enrollment Ninety of those en rolled are from Adams county While the exact number s not known of those enrolled from the teachers who will be employed by the rural schools Ford Coupe Wrecked Tuesday Afternoon Mr and Mrs Earl R Weimer and nine months old daughter Mary Su san of Emporia Kans figured in an auto wreck on Federal Highway No 34 about 5 miles west of Corning Tues day afternoon Fortunately the occu pants of the car were not seriously hurt although the car a Ford coupe was badly wrecked The family was traveling east bound for Prescott where they expected to visit in the A E Booth home Mrs Weimer was formerly Miss Vera Bray and was raised in the home of and Mrs Booth The accident wes caused ay toe car hitting a rut in the road which caused the left rear tire to blow out The car swerved to the south then back to the north and evidently turned completely over C W Williams came along soon after the accident and brought the family to town They remained over st ta ttie Williams home and went to Frescott Wednesday saarniag Mr Wcfeaer is employed by tits Santa Fe railroad at Smporia MISNER PLAYS SPONSORED BY COMMUNITY CLUB June Nelson Appears One Evening S R Duncan E R Misner and W W Hughes arrived in town Wednesday morning and are on the job putting across the week of tent shows billed by the Misner School of Spoken Word for upon a third convlsaon ucenss fee next week beginning June 17 This upQn ch bg group of plays is being backed by the Upon of additional fee Better Community Club which refor over tonnage the truck owner ceives a generous percentage which payjng wffl to re be used in some good civic work I ceive a metal plate Scm Auto of the town Trie management The O D O club enjoyed a pleas ant social event Wednesday afternoon when the members of the club enter tained guests at Grove Park The club members answered to roll call with a reading story or stunt all of which formed an interesting program Fol lowing the program a pot lucfe picniQ dinner was enjoyed This is the last Line club year UNCLE SAMS NEW MONEY SMALLER Will Be Handier And Will Take Less Paper Not only will the American people be able to get more paper money Into their pockets after July 1 but the gov ernment wm effecta tidy wiving by the reduction in size of our currency So says A W Hall director of the engraving and printing He each year 18740 miles of paper 3 18 of an inch wide Expressed in area the paper would cover ten 100 acre farms 459 tons of ink or the capacity of 15 box cars 14000 cubic feet of space for each of the 1000000000 notes car ried in staefe f SlB annual output of currency in the United States The new currency will be put into circulation about July 1 It is the first time in sixtysix years that a change in the size of American paper money has been made and istherefore an important event Every department of the bureau of engraving and printing is going at full blast Approximately 5000 employes are working in shifts grinding out bills of all denominations Money Rolls Oat The several hundred machines in the huge plant on Fourteenth street just above the Washington monument are turning out greenbacks with lightning rapidity Every effort is being made from Di rectory Hall to ths lowliest 6nipoye to be ready when Secretary MeUon gives the order to turn the small bills MipLynam finds that more than fifty loose percent of the rural school teachers j These smaller notes says Mr Haii are among the students enrolled for are destined for a much longer life summer school work This speaks well for the rural teachers and compared other counties where schools have teen held is unusually good All but seventyfive of the students are enrolled from within the forty mile radius sf Corning Two came from Woodfaury county and that is the far thest point Cass county sent 28 stu dents which is the largest county dele gation here except Adams Union sent 17 Ringgold 16 Decature 15 Taylor 14 Adah13 Montgomery 16 Pottawat tamie and Page 12 and the other coun ties had small delegations Three came from Missouri Miss Duncan dean of women has all girls names and local addresses pig eon holed and before the end of two will have visited every home in which girls are housed Geo McConkay Is Back on His Old Job After an absence of 7 years George McCcnkay Monday checked in as manager cf the Standard Senice Sta tion here George has beer employed with the Standard Oil Co for a long time and during the recent years has been district salesman in this district He was ottered a better position the acceptance of which would mean he would have to move from Corning George has his home property here so decided the better opportunity would be to stick to Corning Mr McCon kay has many friends in this com1 munity who will vjish Mm succetea with the station work He will be assisted at the service station by Ed win Mack Katherlne Turner daughter of Mr and Mrs T B Turner arrived home Tuesday from drtaneU where she has been attending school tbe past year New Truck Law JEffective May 1st The last legislature passed a new law regarding the license fee charged on trucks carrying a heavier load than that specified by the manufacturer of the truck The owner of any motor truck haul ing more than 25 percent overload of the rated capacity of the truck is re quired to call at the Treasurers offics of the county in which his truck is licensed and pay an additional fee at the regular rate per tonnage for the amount of overload he wishes to car ry Any person vioIatS the provisions of itois Section be guilty of a mis demeanor and upon the conviction thereof shall be flnecl not less than and not more than and LINCOLN TWPGIRL INSTANTLY KILLED SATURDAY NIGHT Margaret Sullivan Hit by Express Train for no guarantee but promises to put on a week of entertainment of the same class and standard as the chau tauqua at a very reasonable rate of admission They furnish all cost of the show including advertising J A Anderson donated his lot just west of the Lyons Feed store and the big tent will be put up ready for the shows It will interest Corning people to learn that Mr Misrer says he cspeets to use Don Nelson In one of the plays for thesjrccmlSsiKfit atOoraing oen ple if he can coax him away from the corn field long enough SlngJe admissions are 50 cents with season ticket at for the six plays These season ticketscan be used liber ally being transferable and car all be used up with a party the first night if so desired Two children can go on a fifty cent ticket in fact these tickets may be used almost any way to please the public A season ticket also carries reserve seat privileges These tickets are called group tickets rather than season tickets as they carry so many more privileges than the ordin ary season ticket Mr Duncan who has the season in charge is from George Washington University of Washington D C and is a man of unusual ability having been chosen from 6000 students last Princeton and Harvard and other east ern schools and wears a beautiful med al as winner The women of the Community Club will have these tickets in charge and will be aroundThursday Friday to ask you to lend your support in this good cause and also to treat yourself to a week of high class plays put on by people whom we will be proud to capacity While it will not be necessary for operators of oneton trucks to pay an additional fee for the balance of this year it will be necessary for them to call and obtain a class A plate Under the new law trucks are known us Class Al T Class T Class C2 T Class D2H T Class E3 T Class T Class J4 T etc Q g ABBEY Adams County Treas NEW AUTO LAW IN EFFECT JULY 4 Must Have surance for Protection What is known as the Rutlcdge bill and which was recently signed by Gov ernor John will make a dras tic change in the present law when it goes into effect July 4 court house of ficials pointed out today in showing Margaret Sullivan aged between 17 and IS rears daughter of Mr and Mrs Jim Sullivan of Lincoln township met a tragic death at the Corning depot at Saturday nigat when she was hit by eastbound express train No 30 passing through Corning at about 50 miles per hour Miss Sullivan started across the tracks to the south plat form thinking the approaching train xjassBngsa train No 12 which she to take for Chicago Sfie de came confused ind either failed to get clear of the track or started back to the north side when friends gave warning of the approaching train She was evidently struck by the side of the engine as her body was thrown clear of the track some 80 or 90 feet to the southeast of the crossing The express train which was hauled by an engine driven by J E Shepard of Creston stopped as soon as possible and the flagman coaductor and engineer eame back to the scpne of the accident Mr Shepard stated that in his 30 years of service as an engineer it was the first time an engine in his charge had ever killed a person Margaret and her sister Helen aged at the station intending to board No 12 for Chicago where they expected to visit an uncle James Trac ey and other relatives Late In the afternoon the father brought the girls to corning purchased their tickets checked their baggage and made other arrangements for their trip Mr Sul livan returned home while the girls went to the home of their uncle and aunt Mr and Mrs Dennis Sullivan who reside on south Grove avenue to await the arrival of their train No 12 is due here at p m Mr and Mrs SulUvan accompanied their nieces to the train and wsre at the station when Two Men Arrested on Robbery Charge Harold Mathency who recently moved here from Creston and con nected with the Paris Cafe and L J Anglum a knight of the road were arrested here Sunday night on com plaint of Hoppy Hopkins who al leges the two men hijacked him at the Paris Cafe Sunday night and rob bed him of his money A preliminary hearing was held Monday night at the court house before Justice Ralph Bay ies and both defendants waived to the September term of the grand jury The bond of each was fixed at S2000 Matheney furnished bond signed by his mother while Anglum is in jail and Kill be until his case comes before the grand jury Anglum is said to have served one or two terms in the penitentiary and has been released only z few weeks He states he has no home and his occupation is that of tramp I ADAMS COUNTY ROAD WORK LET FOR Paving Contract East Is Not Awarded Ten and onetenth miles of paving and grading on Federal highway No from vVve Montgoiuerv county line east of Corning were included in the road work contract awarded by the state highway commission at Ames late afternoon The contract for Adams County work was given te Details of the rcbery are lacking asj the Asphalt Corpora no evidence was taken at the prelim inary hearine Hopkins claims he was Uon of sioux CUv for a totaf S311 average1 motorist Trom driver and place penalties on those who have accidents and are not insured The amended law makes it practic ally incumbent upon every automobile owner to carry casualty insurance for self protection It provides that when a final judgment is recovered in any court of record of this state in a suit for damages injury or death of per have in the community because or their sons or for injury to property caused personality and ability The following is a suggested Ust of plays which will be given by the group who will appear next week Just Mar ried The Girl on the Corner Oth er Peoples Business The it Girl My Son New Brooms and Hon est Sinners and Saintly Hypocrits Rev Donaldson Will Preach Sunday Evening Wire has been received from Bev Robert Donaldson of New York ac cepting the invitation to occupy the pulpit of the Federated church here Sunday evening next His sermon theme will be Lifes Solutions and Lifes Realities Rev Donaldson is well known to the people of Corning and his address should attract com munity interest He expects that more notes will oe car ried in pockets with no folds or with a lessening number of folds The new currency alslr is strengthen ed by having the grain of the paper the long way of the note which is made possible by having the silk dis tributed over the whole note instead of two rows Counterfeiters and note raisers will find themselves baffled if they attempt attractive and convenient A recent McClelland Drug Store Making Improvements The W H McClelland Drug Store is undergoing some interior repairs this week A new steel ceiling is being put on the rear half of the room and other changes and rearrangements are being made to make the store more to taKper with the new issue Changes in design have been made and while they are not material and the new notes retain practically all the major characteristics of thepresent cur rency cant addition of a new style glass show case for fountain pens has also added much to the appearance of the store they are signifi Identity by Pictures For instance some of the portraits now used have been reallocated or dis continued in order to avoid repetition Restriction of a particular portrait to a given denomination of currency also has been followed Thus the presence of Washingtons portrait at once will identify the note as being of a given denomination irrespective of class And too the design on the back with the subject of the portrait on the face The task of replacement is no smal one Mr Hallestimates there will be 857 017808 old bills or about 3000000 pounds of money to come in and be substituted by the new issue by the operation of ownership of a mo or vehicle on the stats highways the county treasurer may suspend all reg istrations in the owners name This is to become effective unless the judgment is paid withinsixty days after filing The treasurer after such action notifies the owner of the action by registered mail and within ten days after notice the owner is to return all license plates so suspended to the county treasurer Plates cannot be issued again to the owner until proof that the judgment has been stayed satisfied or otherwise discharge of record has been filed with the county treasurer The law is de clared to be one of the most string ent ever passed in Iowa and affecting motorists Under it motorists who are responsi ble for accidents are protected through their insurance and iii audition the damaged cars owner is protected from loss should the fatiity driver be of poor circumstances Motorists who drive without an insurance policy and who engage in an accident are automatical ly the defendant in court action it was pointed out CommercialClub Will Hold Meeting Tonight The Corning Commercial Club will meet tonight Thursday at the Bacon hotel and Pres G H Lavely requests that every member try and be at the meeting The regular business meet ing wiii be held following a dinner served at and Mr Lavely states that there are a number of important matters to come to the attention of the club Tickets for the dnner may be secured am1 time today from Ar chie Fulton at the Biggar Co grocery or from the secretary of the club at the Free Press office t THE NEW SMALLER PAPER MONEY This outline is exactly the size of the new paper money which the govern ment will put in circulation July 1 and by the use of which the government will save each year 440 tons of paper and 459 tons of ink JJOtll Coming DailKfc ims weeK rcCCiVcu a of our people have had the opportunity of examining the new money The new bills will be somewhat inconvenient for a time but after becoming accustomed to their use the Jiublic will no doubt find them more convenient than the larger ones and Margaret started across the track to the south platform the uncle car rying Margarets traveling bag Mar garet was walking slightlybehind Uer uncle After crossing Mr Sullivan turned and immediately saw that Mar garet was missing His first thought was that she had gone back to the north platform but soon learned that his niece had been struck by the train and killed instantly Mrs Sullivan and Helen remained on the north platform The body was picked up arm brought to the station asa a physician was called County Coroner K A Hil liard was then called and took charge of the body which was immediately taken to the Hllliard Funeral Home and an inquest was held late Saturday night Joe Curaniings V S Hockett and Andy McGaffin were the men selected as the coroners jury Ed Larson was called as a notary public to swear in the witnesses and to take down the testimony Dr F Binder was the first witness Dr Binder stated that he was called to the scene by Mr Mahr the night operator who had told him he thought a woman had been killed by the train When Dr Binder arrived at the station the body had been car ried to the south side of the station He stated that upon examination found life extinct and that it was his1 TWs amolml mcudes lhs ten fwo meii As evidence he produced it basis 6f 5Q TO battered head an injured leg and er bruises The Womens Foreign Missionary society of Mt Pleasant church met with Mrs R L Preston Wednesday June 5th Mrs F H James led the devo tlonals and Mrs Kirby Hoskinson gave the lesson from the textbook Mrs re yard and also grading and ex cavation work The 1073534 square yards of paving This amount of paving figured on a basis of per square yard means that the paving will cost approximately while the grading and excav ation work will cost approximately 38S258 This figures approxtasately questions The next meeting will be with Mrs Chris Jensen on JiiiV 3rd TURNER ESTATE OVER A MILLION Report Filed With State Tax Department The state inheritance tax report in the estate of A B Turner sr was filed at the state treasurers office in Des Moines last Monday according to reports published in the daily press filed the estate has been placed at 27401797 The real estate of which Mr Turner reputedly was a large holder made up only about onefourth of the estate Included in the real estate appraised at were 2759 acres of Adams county farmland one Taylor county farm of eighty acres and S43850 worth of Corning city property Mortgages valued at comprised more than half of the 44797 in personal property Other large items in this appraisal were in notes in municipal bonds cash on de posit in banks in book ac counts receivable and in United States bonds No inheritance tax has been assessed against the property John V Wick lund chief clerk of the department said since the report of any indebted ness has not been filed Local Players Witt Present Six Oclock opinion the girl had been instantly experience with dramatic killed The remainder of his testimony The cnst of players which will pre sent Six Oclock under the direction of Warren Lee has been chosen and lsavi started rehearsals for the pres entation which wiii take phice 272823 Warren has had considerable work since During the is considered a very good con tract The unfortunate part 01 the worR Ontut Wu5v cud cf the rood is that is requires so much grading and excavation work The highway commission had also asked for bids on seven and onehalf miles of paving and grading on No 34 from Corning east but this bid was not awarded by the commission Tues day although bids were received No announcement was made by the com mision as to whether the contract will be awarded within a short time on the basis of the bids presented Tuesday or whether the project will be included in a later letting The holding up of the contract east of Corning is a disappointment to lo cal road boosters At this time there is considerable speculation as to why the commission held up the letting on the work east Some are of the opin ion tfiatlacS of funds was the reason for holding up the work Adams coun ty voted in paving bonds and deducting the required to com plete the work on the west end of the road leaves only to do the work east from Corning Figuring on a basis of per mile the paving alone on the seven miles east of Corn ing would cost The work east reaJircd 76528 cubic yards of grading and excavation in addition to the paving Others advance the theory that the reason for holding up the con tract east of town was because the commission has not definitely decided upon the routing of the road How ever both of the above reasons are merely opinions as the commission has made no announcement as to why the contract was held up The Adams county paving bonds are being advertised for sale on June 26 and since the S450000 in bonds are be ing offered for sale at one time it is hoped the commission will award the contract east within a short time he has been in Iowa City dealt with the condition in which he past year he has worked with the Urn found the body The head was cut in a number of places and the skull crushed and the lower jaw bone brok en There was a compound fracture of the upper right arm the pelvic bone and back bone were fractured five right ribs broken the left leg bone fractured and muscles torn There were also a number of scratches and cuts on the face hands and feet Dr J H Wallahan was the second witness called and his testimony was practically the same as Dr Binders in regard to the condition of tae body D A Sullivan uncle of Margaret was the next witness and he described the circumstances leading up to he accident why they were at the station etc Mr Sullivan slated that the rea son for crossing the track at that time was that they believed the approach ing train to be passenger train No IT He stated that so rar as he couiri re member the trail did whistlo ai the station Mr Sullivan stated that he was carrying Margarets grip wi she was walking lust behind him Wnon the train had massed he turned srounJ and then saw thit Margaret wis miss ing but at that time tnc she had remained on the north platform Mr Sullivan stated that the operator iiad not announced that the approach ing train was No 12 I W Mahr operator on duty lijin p m until iiiiuuigiii Iiie rcxt witness He stated that the train which killed the girl was No 30 a spe cial express train due here at and that his record showed that the train passed at being a few minutes behind schedule Mr Mahr stated that he was standing just outside the south door of the station with his lantern vorsity Players where he has had the practical experience and has also had a course of acting under Prof MabiP who is head of the speech department anrt director of the University Players BargainBalloori Day TuesdayP June 18th Comings third annual Bargain Day and Balloon Day is scheduled for next I Tuesday June 18 On the inside pages of Section Two of this issue will be found Bargain ads of some 45 local merchants who are offering special prices for this day Turn to this sec tion and look over the large list of bargains offered At 2 p m Tuesday over 100 balloons be turned loose from main street buildings Tags on the balloons will The cast of characters is as follows enUtle to to whatever prize is named on the tag Practically every merchant in Corning is donating mer chandise for these prizes and in addi tion there will be S10 or 550 in cash priws Phin now to come to Corning next Tmsilay William WinklerHarold Lavnly Bobbie BaxterBryon Stanley Benjamin MooreWarren Lee Ting Milo Green Aunt Jane Lois LLC JanieBuena Sumlstroin Siizette Haze Bostvell Sam Yvuiuiu vViisoii Kitty Marie nargrnholl when he noticed Mr Sullivan 1 Margaret starting across H called to them to come back n in the noise of the train they evidently did not hear him Mr Mahr the girls rather her ticket lute in tin jiiterrijon fIfiiir stViici tt i his opinion the train was tnivrhiu about fifty miles per hour nn ho stated further thai the was not sounded at the station hut la believed the engineer did not navtmi to sound the whistle alter lie had son that the engineer had applied brakes just about the time the engine reached the depot and the train stop ped a short distance up the track No other testimony was taken and erdict that the You will enjoy the fun you net a prize and you will surely md tivtny merchandise bargains be 111 offered by Corning merchants Merchants please your ready not laier than Friday miriiim and delivered to the store lunrteriy mTtjifti by FieV Hill so the iniy arrange a proper win ilmv display till1 pvifs Dont neg lect this Helen Leckliter Given in Damages Helen LiikhtiT who iirmirrty lived in Adams county was awarded SSOfll the girl close to the track He stated by the Polk rmmiy district crmrt Sat ia Uie jury roug deceased came to her death accident ally by being hit by Burlington express train No 80 on Saturday evening June 8th The body was taken to the family home Sunday and the funeral was held from the Reno Catholic church at oclock Tuesday morning urday in her Milt tor asainsl the citv of Des Moire Miss Leckliter was injured when a police parroi wag on collided with her car She was se riously injured ami in i hospital thfC Hi hmllllht OUt the Iact that the patrol wuiion was not out on a call but wa1 a terrific rate of spicil dnicn at Tlw Lecklitrr car was ulUrly dfmnlishrd and sent to the junk pile Tinacculfnl hap pened December 19 li8 Free Press Want Ads Pay ;