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Laurens Sun (Newspaper) - August 18, 1938, Laurens, Iowa The Home Paper For The. Home nnvtm Read jbp Over 3000 People VOLUME LV LAURENS, IOWA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18,1938 NUMBER 12 LAURENS SCHOOL OPENS SEPTEMBER 5 Old Faculty; New Courses; > Free Books ( By Supt. Norman Norland) The 1938- 39 school year, for the Laurens Consolidated School, will open Sept. 5. Something of the plans and preparations for this event may be of interest to Sun readers. It appears at the present time that the personnel of the school for next year will be identical with that of the last school year. All teachers, bus drivers and custodian have been rehired. Rather extensive improvements have been undertaken about the building. The high school vassembly room has been redecorated as has the history room and several others. All the floors are being refinished and many minor improvements and changes have been made. The courses of study will be very similar to those of other years. A college preparatory course offers a liberal education in non- vocational subjects and meets all requirements for entrance to college. A commercial course aims to prepare for business college and for office positions of limited requirements. Business training, commercial geography, commercial arithmetic, bookkeeping and typewriting are the courses offered. Vocational courses include study with practice in agriculture and homemaking. This year the homemaking course will also be strictly according to Smith- Hughes standards. Several additions and improvemanagement and marketing will round out a four year course in that field. In addition the adult evening school work that was inaugurated last year will be continued. The work in Speech will be expanded by adding a semester's work in the tenth grade. This will be added the second semester this year. Another departure will be placing the high school schedule on an hour basis. A portion. of the time each day will be allotted to supervised study in the class room. This general practice GRANDMA KEMP MEETS FAMILY IN A REUNION Grandma Kemp who is 98 years old enjoyed a family reunion last Sunday, August 14th at the home of her son, G. F. Kemp. Three sons and two daughters were present to enjoy the occasion. They were Mrs. Annie Putnam and husband of Laurens; P. L. Kemp and wife of Fergus Falls, Minnesota; Mrs. Margaret Stearns of Carstairs, Alberta, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Kemp and family of Mason City; G. F. Kemp and family of Laurens. Other relatives present included Howard Smith and family, D. E. Kemp and family, and Miss Evelyn Smith, all of Laurens.* Laurens Ball Boys Close Season With A Victory Sunday Laurens closed the season in the east division of the Clay county league last Sunday by defeating Marathon on their home grounds 7 to 0. Dyvig on the mound for Laurens allowed but one hit. Laurens garnered 13 . hits off Erickson. Marathon has not won a game this season while Laurens has lost but two. Yet notwithstanding this wide difference in the Scoreboard record, the game last Sunday was a good one. Booth Live Wires Hold Exhibit The local Achievement Day of the Booth Live Wires was held at Booth School No. 8 on Friday afternoon, August 12. A large number of articles were exhibited including " Ghost Boards" of household tools, canister ments, ^ equipment, library and room sets, lid racks, spice racks, shoe bags, • V' . « * . j - » . * iSr"?* lifetMiri, •..*-. i ^ t" * * ,^ « v w i.- i_ ( - Home Coming 6LAP TQ YOU , SON/ WPA FUNDS TO BUILD DAM AT PICKEREL LAKE Marathon Republic:— The people of this community received good news nice Dahlberg and Lois Grossnickle, and the other " Good Posture in Household Tasks" by Eleanor Dahlberg and Dorothy Linnan. Bernice and Lois will represent the club at the county fair in Emmetsburg August 18. They also gave the demonstration for the Sunshine Circle at the meeting Tuesday ' afternoon. Mr. Dean, a highway'' patrolman gave a talk on " Highway Safety" by the girls after the program. A total of 35 people were present. The attendance ' was cut on account of threshing not being completed in the community., which was greatly appreciated. Mrs. Speer~ a member of the county comean be madj e « fle xi- bU1le as * te « a « c « hv, eor « s o a n n^ d mitte, e, - j " u d • g " e d . the exhib • its and dem- pupi « ls bi: e come accust* o me » d A tfo/, i; tt. Tinhe « onstration teams. Lunch was served study of large- unit assignments with the conception that the classroom is a laboratory in which pupils work under a teacher's guidance should more and more supplant the daily recitation. In ^ laboratory courses auch as science, agriculture and homemaking the total time per class per week will be about the same as before. ,•'..'• " jk . As large- unit assignments are developed more extensively the dependence upon a single book as a text book tends to disappear. However in some courses one text will continue to be basic. New texts are being added which was received by the Republic editor, and is as follows: " Congressman Vincent F. Harrington has received word that the President has approved a WPA allotment of $ 1,870 to construct a dam with spillway and perform work incidental thereto at Pickeral Lake in' Buena Vista county. The project is for water conservation purposes and is sponsored by the State . Conservation Commission. The ' property is state-" owned. THINGS TO WATCH FOR Milk that will keep sterile and fresh at room temperature for as long as four months; a little hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide is scientifically " cooked" into the milk, without affecting its taste. A surf auto- Jn galvaging strarlded harvesting shellf f is l h g . h An > f a c i i n d d tre i a n t- g ^^ this J^ J^^ J^ fM& l^ te opening the sealed " pores" oil wells, thus obtaining a greater yield of oil. " auto starter facilitator," w^ iich automatically jiggles the ihrottle while the engine is beiiig U. S. History in high school and in health, music and language in the grade school. The Laurens school activities program will be carried on much as in the past The extra cumcularj 1st Grftde .,.,.. 9: 00- 11: 25, 1: 00- 3: 25 speech activities for the coming year j2d Grade ;.... .9: 00- 11: 30, 1: 00- 3: 30 will be expanded in debating, extemp- 3rd <* rade 9: 00- 11: 35, l: OQ- 3: 35 AUTO VICTIMS YOUNG More persons between the ages of 20 to 24 years died from automobile accident injuries than in any other 1 age group, the U. S. Census Bureau reports. ' New School House In Booth Township . Booth township in Palo Alto county is building a new school house in sub- district No. 9 located west of Bud ,.,_,_._. _ ,— r^-, „-„ *"" » ! -~ F ^ tt&~- ilar to the one he built porth 6f Lake, only larger. It will be a modern structure with a full basement and plumbing and work will begin immediately. The contract was let last Friday. F. 0. Christoffer, editor of the Palmer Press mourns the loss of his wife who died Friday. She had been more or less of an invalid for a long time, with heart trouble. Besides the husband, she leaves a daughter living in New York and a son living in Fort Dodge. ; Mrs. Mary E. Cone left yesterday morning by way of Fonda for Waterbury, Nebraska, where she will spend a month with a sister. BOY FATALLY INJURED BY AUTO ON NO. 17 Injured of Emmetsburg on Highway The Burke boy and a companion were riding thsir bicycles on the paving and carried no lights. The lights of an approaching car blinded Mr. Parks and he did not see the boy until too late. The other boy was off the paving and was not injured. The accident happened in front of where the Burkes lived. Mrs. Burke hearing the crash rushed out. Mr. Parks put the boy and his mother in the car and started for Emmetsburg, but the boy died on the way. His skull was fractured. No inquest was held. Mrs. W. J. Fagan and Sadie Wigen spent Wednesday in Fort Dodge. Thinking Straight About Laurens oraneous speech and play activities. Declamatory work is being generally discontinued throughout Iowa and competition on the past basis is impossible. Athletic activities will more and more center about the Twin Lakes Conference as the teams of the Conference are met in basketball and football. An effort to limit the num- 4th to 6th Grade 9: 00- 11: 45, 1: 00- 3: 40 7th- 8th Grades 9: 00- 11: 50, 1: 00- 3: 50 High School ... 9: 00- 12: 00, 1: 00- 3: 50 The doors are open to pupils from the country at 8- 30 in the morning. Town pupils are expected to arrive between 8: 50 and 9: 00. No playground activities or supervision are planned- before school opens. The ber of basketball games played will varying dismissal times are planned necessitate the dropping of some go that younger pupils may get home teams previously scheduled. ' | before older pupils are dismissed. Pu- The music activities are being plan- j pils are expected to leave the building ned on the same basis as in previous | and go directly to their homes upon years. An effort is being made to He- dismissal. cure a competent instructor for thef The only supplies pupils require continuation of the band. With an, hi the primary and intermediate hour per day available as a practice period greater progress should be possible. School Session* In order that the school patrons may be informed as to when iqus grades assemble and- are ed - we append the fpltywjng grades are pencils, paper and in the upper grades a pen. In the grammar gXfd& ; ' and high school the pupils wfll subscribe to some required type of current events material and'' buy t « h? e'i, r$'\. w _ oSrTk~ b.-= i « ork: Ta ^ yi, n- \ s7u_ bi. j. e .- citfs -*-' ' both ^ aitext% ook and workbook'are "•<• ^- Here's A Drawing Factor Laurens is not limited to one or " two " drawing -" cards." It has several of them— each of them of its own particular value to the community and playing its part in building for better things. One of these, standing in a class by Itself, both in character and power, is the Magness Livestock Sales Organization. Here livestock has changed hands to a dollar- tune value of as high as $ 75,' 000 in a single day. With a seating capacity of 400 at the sales pavilion, this institution has attracted as high as 2500 people to a single sale— in other words acres of standing room jammed with humanity. The value of this, intsitution to Laurens is brightened by the fact that every dollar of its volume in business means ihc presence of the individual buyer. It is in no case a transaction by mail, but in person. It means, to put it in a word, that every transaction at this plaice bring* the other party to the deal to Laurens— with whatever good impressions this contact may make , upon them, to the advantage of Laurens. * / • And" the radius ' covered by this . sales company is no small item, for it attracts people' to Laurens in large number* from distant 100 miles— now and then going even beyond this point./ " So, when we * re considering the ng points of'; Laurens— its draw ^ ItwUl'Tw'found profita, ble to credit the Magness institution with a rating well up in the list of worth while possessions. There is both a direct and an indirect value here that should not be lost sight of. Movement Benefits all : The merchant is not the only one who would benefit by any concentration of the purchasing power of all of the people of the Laurens territory, R. E. George points out. Speaking of the Sun's BUILD LAURENS campaign, Mr. George said: " Application of this idea would have a tremendous effect for good upon the entire Laurens territory. Benefits would by no menas be confined to ( . those engaged in business, nor to the town of Laurens alone. It would extend out in to the territory as a whole and would be reflected in improved conditions for everybody." Mr. George is one of those who " swears" by Laurens; but his appreciation of it is greater today than ever. A recent survey of other towns when he made an extended, business trip . that carried him into other communities of like size, sent him back home in the re- . from hat occupation he became Owner of his own establishment. This business he followed until 1921, when he nd his family came to Colorado. Afer a few months at Delta they came o the Paonia district where he returned agricultural pursuits. " Mr. Sniggs was a member of the Christian church, having joined that denomination during his residence at aurens. While residing on Stewart and Bone mesas' he was an active member of the Bone Mesa farmers club. " Besides his widow and the son and hree daughters, he leaves four grandchildren, one brother and one ister, John Sniggs of Delta and Mrs. x) ttie Oakman of Alta, Iowa, these two only remaining of six brothers and sisters." * '. tit 4 ', - ttjs, 1 ri^ 1 *"*' *'"? lS^ r^ tommunities would give much to possess any drawing power equal to this institution. Having it— actually possessing it— we should make the most of it by striving to build accordingly." Appreciation and Application " The more of our people who cbme to. realize, the- greater good to be gained • by, them in building up Laurens '_ as- a 1 trade center, the sooner will this community come into its own and go forward as its set- tip deserves," says F. S. Clark, manager of the Kaplan Food Mar ket. Here, as in nearly all quarters, the value of the Hakes poultry house comes in for praise as a high point in the drawing power if Laurens. " Taking this institution and its good to the town for granted is not the frame of mind we should carry," he declares. " Constructive appreciation of it is what we should feel and express. As a town- builder it Is of the greatest value; and this applies also to the entire Laurens territory. It at once produces a ready and a healthier market for Our farmers and adds directly to all community interests and values. • " I feel that as we analyze our ; present possessions and attractions, we wfll just naturally be onto strive/ harder for iiStX* MRS. T. D. LONG BURIED AT MANSON LAST SATURDAY Mrs. T. P. Long passed away at icr home in Manson' last Thursday afternoon. She was 78 years old and icr death was not unexpected. Several weeks ago she ' fell and crushed her hip. Then a few- days before her death she bacame partially paralyzed. Her husband died nearly two years O. : Mrs. Long was one, of;' 18 children and early in life went into newspaper work, first at Dayton and then at Manson. She married Mr. Long on June 9th, 1883. She leaves two daughters, Merian who has had charge of the Manson Journal since the death of her father and. had been associated with him in the publication since she graduated from college; the other daughter is Mrs. Casper Schonck of Des Moines. •. * The funeral was held ; 8aturday'afternoon at the Methodist ^ church'In Manson. Dr. and Mrs. F. M. M'nnich Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Johnson, Lonnie Noble and Mrs. Victory JJero" from Laurens attended the funeral. . ?- Mr. and Mrs, CJarlton, Yin and little son arrived Saturday^ it Mrs. Van Peursem's' and Mrs. J, H. - AscHfl * VanPeursem is an ini Glenwopd High School; school . closed this suinmtj family | eit on^ ang" through, the west andj have just . returned'! # wi& M , Tf • '-'- i m, - « j
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