Johnson County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 21, 1936, Oxford, Iowa The Only Democratic Newspaper Published in Johnson County, Iowa Sfaljttafltt (tatttjj Iwtuurai A Newspaper Published for Every Member of the Family. 3000 Readers AND OXFORD LEADER VOLUME 46 OXFORD, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, (1936 NO. 27 Robert R. Speers Dies At Colfax Robert Raymond Speers was born August 27, 1883, near Oxford, Iowa. He was the son of Robert and Mary Speers. lie died in the Sanitarium, at Colfax, Iowa, on May 1G, 1936. For a number of months lie had been a constant sufferer, and had gone to Colfax Tuesday seeking; relief. iMr. Speers was married to Miss Myrtle Clapp, September 23, 1SI03, at Franklin., Nebraska. They returned to Iowa and made their home on a farm near Oxford. To them were born two sons, Failing health eventually caused him to give up farming. He then came to Oxford and became the head of the Farmers Shipping and Supply Company, in which capacily he remained until his death. He is survived by his wife, a son, James W., and two grandchildren, Jeanne and Richard dpcers. One son .passed away in infancy. He leaives a host of friends in this community. Mr. and Mr. Speers united with the Methodist church early in life. He was a member of both the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 105, and the Masonic Order, Lodge No. 290. He was serving his 4th term on the Oxford town council. Our Fraternal Dead "Tis but a wish, a thought, a prayer, That when life's journey done; When all lifefs battles have been fought And the last great crctory won; May there be no waiting on the shore Of that better, brighter land, The ones who have crossed death's dark sea o'er,- The faithful of our band. Though we have missed them day by day Since they have entered into rest, 'Tis ours though with a sorrowing heart, To say 'God knowest best.' " Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Gile V. Wilson in charge. The men's quintette sang two selections. Those in the quintette were P. A. Klenk, D. E. Warthman. E. J. Cook, Clifton Bru-ner and Rev G. V. Wilson. Pallbearers were Emmet Board, Ralph Cook, Robert Rapp, Milo Klenk, Ernie Cotter, Carl Paintin. Burial was made in the Oxford cemetery with the Odd Fellows having charge of the service at the grave. -Those from out of town attending the funeral of Mr. Robert R. Speers Monday afternoon were Mr. nnl Mrs. Will Scheck of Clinton, Misses Mary and Lois O'Brien of North English, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ogren and son, John of Des Moines, Mr. P. R. Ford of Tiffin and Mrs. Albert Yenter of Iowa City. CARD 'OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to the friends and neighbors for their kind words and acts during the illness and at the time of the death of our beloved husband and father. We also wish to thank the minister, choir and the Odd Fellow^ and Robekahs for their assistance and to those who sent floral tributes, Mrs. Robert Speers and son, James. Clair Hamilton Will Receive Support of Many Tiffin Folks in June Primary v. ' H Clair E. Hamilton, who is seeking the nomination for attorney general on the Democratic ticket is no stranger to hundreds of people in Johnson county, many of whom reside in and around Tiffin. It was at Tiffin that Mr. Hamilton wooed and won the fair Prudence Heberling, popular young lady of the community. And so by virtue of this ract, many of the Tift'inites lay claim to his being more or less of a Tiffin native son. But the truth of the matter is Mr. Hamilton was born in Madison county and resided there all his life except the few years he spent at the State University of Iowa while pre- paring himself for the legal profession. After passing the state bar he returned to Winterset and has been engaged in practice there ever since. During the years that have followed since he established his law office in Winterset he has built up a very extensive practice and has been ranked at the top among the attorneys of that section of the state. While Mr. Hamilton has always been a Democrat he had little difficulty in being- elected county attorney of Madison county, a strong republican county. He first was elected in 1926 and when he sought re-election in 1928 the republicans of that county did not nominate anyone to run against him. This of itself speaks very highly of the type of man Mr. Hamilton is and also of his ability as an attorney. When it became necessary for the state executive council to employ additional legal council to assist in defending the gasoline and the three point tax-laws, which by the way were recently upheld by the supreme court, Mr. Hamilton was selected for this important task. This also is another indication >of the ability as 'well as the reputation of the man who seeks the nomination for office of attorney general on the Democratic ticket at the primaries June 1st. In 1933, Mr. Hamilton became an assistant attorney general. He had charge of tax matters and county administration. He served the state in this capacity until February 1, 1936 at which time he resigned to return to private practice at Winterset. Mr. Hamilton was in Johnson County last week and expressed his appreciation to those who are backing his campaign here. Past Matrons Will Meet At Iowa City Observing a custom which has been followed the past few years, the Past Matrons Association of Iowa Oity extends to all Past Matrons of Oxford a most cordial invitation to meet with them on Monday evening, May 25th at the Masonil Temple in Iowa City. Dinner will be served at 6:15 and a short program will follow. The dinner will be 40 cents a plate and reservations may be made with Mrs George Maresh, 424 South Summit, Iowa City, not later than Saturday the 23rd, Any past matron from Oxford who can attend, may call Mrs. Ethel Mann and she will make reservations. Dorothy O'Donnell Weds Carl Demory The marriage of Miss Dorothy O'-Donrtell, daughter of Mrs. Esther O'-Donnell of Williamsburg, to Carl Demory, son of Mrs. Bernice Demory, of Morse, was solemnized at St. Mary's Catholic church in Morse Monday. The Rev. J. J. Hopkins celebrated the nuptial mass. The couple were attended by Miss Elaine Clear of Oxford and Ray Floerehin-ger of Iowa Oity. The bride wore a white satin gown ant carried a bouquet of pink sweet peas. A solo was sung by the bride's uncle, John McGillicuddy of Williamsburg. A wedding breakfast was served to thirty guests at the home of the bridegroom's mother in Morse. Those attending from Williamsburg were: Mrs. Esther O'Donnell and her children, Dean, Donald and Doloras, Mr. and Mrs. John McGillicuddy; from Iowa City were Mrs. James O'Donnell, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard O'Donnell; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank McGillicuddy of Cedar Rapids. The couple will live in Iowa City. Crown May Queen Here This Evening This evening at 7:30 the beautiful and impressive ceremony of the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will take place at St. Mary's church, Oxford. Winifred Spratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Spratt, has been honored by being selected as Queen. This year her maids of honor will be Helen Flannery and Shirley Strat-ton while Margery Leeney will serve as crown bearer. John Stockman and Richard Brack have been chosen train bearers. The children in the catechism classes will take part in the exercises. The public is cordially invited to attend the Coronation ceremony this evening. Those who have been honored the past few years by being crowned Queen are Delia Rourke, 1935; Mar-jorie Leeney, 1934; and Dorothy Kutcher, 1933. Memorial Service Sunday Morning Following the custom as in former years a special Memorial Sunday service will, be held next Sunday, May 24, at 10:30 at the Oxford Methodist church, Rev. G. V. Wilson of the Federated' church delivering a special sermon appropriate for the occasion. The various organizations will take part in the service and a special section will be reserved for the Women's Relief Corps and the American Legion Auxiliary. The public is cordially invited to attend and take part in the service Sunday. The following program will be carried out: Song, "America the Beautiful"- Audience. Prayer. Musical number-iChttir. Song-Men's Quintette. Sermon-Rev. G. V. Wilson. Song, "Star, Spangle Banner"- Audience. Urges Local Scouts To Attend Camp Richard Birelmet, local scoutmaster, is spending some extra minutes this week trying to interest the parents of the local scouts in the annual Camp Rotary, a Boy Scout camp near Coralville, operated by the Iowa City Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The annual scout camp is divided into three periods, the first starting June 9th and continuing until June 14th. The second from June 15 to 20 and the third from June 21 to June 26th. Mr. Bireline believes that it is of the utmost importance to parents of the Oxford scouts that they do everything possible to enable their boy to attend during one of these periods. The camp fees, he points out are only $5 for the six days in camp and this includes all meals and in addition instruction in ' athletics, first aid, personal health, swimming, bird study, hiking, physical development, reptile study, camping, oivics, pioneering, wood carving, carpentry, life saving, public health, conservation, marksmanship, metal work, cooking, leathercraft, safety and radio. Byron W. Mann will serve as Camp Director. Mr. Mann has been a member of the Marengo high school faculty the past 6 years and is scoutmaster of troop 28 at Marengo. He has served as assistant camp Director for several years. He will be assisted by a number of other outstanding scoutmasters. To the scout's parents Mr. Bireline states "in attending this camp your son wiir develop endurance, self reliance, self control, and a respect for the rights of others. He will be benefited spiritually, morally and socially by living in the open- with brother scouts. He will be under the leadership and guidance of men who understand Boy Nature and Character Values as expressed in the Scout Oath and LaV." Tiffin To Graduate Seniors Tomorrow The senior class of Tiffin high school will be graduated at the commencement exercises Friday evening, May 22nd, at the Methodist church at 8 o'clock. Those to receive their diplomas are Lloyd A. Brown, Elizabeth Eis-ter. Loretta Graef, Helen M. Hradek, Ethel M. Irvin, Pauline ;Miller, Clyde E. Potter and Kenneth; Spivey. The following commencement program has been arranged. Invocation-Rev. A. M. Smith. Salutatory, "What Do We Owe Society"!-Ethel Irvin. Class History-Kenneth Spivey. Class Prophecy-Helen Hradek, Loretta Graef. Reading-Elizabeth Eister. Class Will-'Clyde Potter. Solo-Lloyd Brown. Valedictory oration, The Social Evolution of Woman"-Pauline Miller. Address-Rev. J. H. Krenmeyer. Presentation of Class-Supt. G. M. Ludwig. Presentation of Diplomas-F. W. Doskocil, President of School Board. Benediction-Rev. A. M. Smith. Nemora Study Club Elects New Officers (Mrs. Dewey Swanson was hostess to the Nemora Study club at her home Thursday afternoon, May 14th. Those present were Mrs. George Clearman, Mirs. O. F. Klenk, Mrs. R. R. Rapp, Miss Florence Oakes, Mrs. Flora Crissinger, Mrs. G. F. Haas, Mrs. D. E. Warthman, and Mrs. Henry Dee. Election of officers were Mrs, Henry Dee, President; Mrs. Dewey Swanson, Vice-President; Mrs. D. E. Warthman, Secretary; Mrs. George Clearman, Treasurer, Plans were made to hold a flower show Thursday, June 4th. Let M. E. Baker Co. do your printing. Virl Oakes Dies Following Accident Word has been received here of the death of Virl Oakes, 28, of Rapid Oity, South Dakota, which occurred Monday, aa the result of a fractured skull, suffered in an automobile accident Sunday. Virl was a former Oxford boy and was graduated from Oxford high school with the class of 1928. As soon as the news�of the accident reached here Mrs. Ella Oakes and daughter, Glee, Mrs, Mae Tran-j ter, and Mr. and Mrs. Theron. Oakes, relatives, left for Rapid City. They reached his bedside about an hour before his death. Funeral services were held Weo5-nesday afternoon at Rapid City with burial there. He is survived by his wife, two Bona, Kenneth and Nolan and other relatives. Nemora Study Club Announces Plans for Second Annual Community Flower Show Last year the Nemora Study club of Oxford sponsored the first annual Community Flower show and so successful was the undertaking that it has been decided to hold a similar show this year on Thursday, June 4th, in the basement of the Presbyterian church, starting at 2 p. m. Committees Namcsd The following committees have been named to conduct the 1936 show. Achievement committee - Nora Dee, Jennie Klenk, *uth Linkhart and Grace Clearman. Publicity committee-Alice Warthman. Receiving flowers at the snow- Mrs. Jennie Klenk, Mrs. iMabel Schweitzer, Mrs. Susie Watson and Mrs. Grace Clearman. Placing committee)-iMiss Mabel-Summerhays, Mrs. Norma Klenk, and Miss Florence Oakes. Tea committee-Mrs. Evelyn Haas, Mrs. Nora Dee, Mrs. Mary Oakes, Mrs. Hattie Cook, Mrs Flora Crissinger and Miss Ruth Linkhart. Junior department-(Mrs. Rachel Kennedy, Mrs. Vera Rapp and Mrs, Mae Dahnke. Those wishing to enter exhibits1 are asked to read the rules and regulations below: Memorial Day Program Complete The completion of- the Memorial Day program was announced this morning by Mrs. E.- Hsr:Singer, Mrs. George Clearman, Mrs. C. J. Mann, Mrs. F. L. Schweitzer, Mrs. O F: Klenk, Mr. peorge Clearman, members of the "program committee. The program is as follows: Song, "America"-Audience. Invocation^Rev. tJ. V. Wilson of the Federated church. Piano duet-Beth Klenk and Dar-leen Warthman. Reading-Emory Windren. Violin solo-Thelma Taylor. A number by the Rhythm Band of the 3rd and 4th grades. A number by the Boy Scout troop of Oxford. Address-Herbert J. Ries. iSong, "Star Spangle Banner"- Audience. Memorial Services At North Liberty, la. The annual Memorial Day services and exercises at North Liberty will be held this year on Sunday, May Slat. The service will be conducted- at Ridgewood cemetery starting at 2 p. m. The North Liberty band will play and other musical and patriotic numbers will be included on the program. '.'-!' The speaker for the occasion will be Mr. Herman Lord, former mayor of Muscatine, Iowa. Those in charge of the North Liberty Memorial Day program extend a cordial invitation to the public to be present and take part in the service. Oxford Alumni To Gather May 26th The Alumni of Oxford high school will be hosts to the graduating class of 1936 and the memlbe|r& of the faculty Tuesday evening, May 26. The banquet will be served in the Presbyterian church basement and served by the Lend a Hand class, The following program has been arranged: Toastmaster-.Ralph Thompson. Welcome to Seniors-.Richard Bireline, Alumni President. Response-Anna Mahoney, Senior President. Song, "School Days"-Alumni members. Toast-(Carrie Doyle Ward. Toast-Mary Bireline Mattes. Song, "Auld Lang Syne"-Alumni. Business meeting-Pres. Richard Bireline -presiding. Dance at the auditorium will conclude the evening. Charles Bell, 45 Summoned By Death Mr. Charles Bell, 45, farmer ten ant on the Scott MoMahon farm, 2 1-2 miles south of West Liberty, died suddenly following a heart attack Saturday night at his Home. He worked in the field all day and was in West Liberty early in the evening. He was the son of John and Susan Bell and was born March 6, 1891, on a farm near Lone Tree. His marriage to Edith Walker of Tiffin took place on April 14, 1915. Surviving are hie widow and the following children: Vernon, Susan, Frederick. Charles, Laura, Patricia, Darrell and Darlene (twins), and James; also one granddaughter, Jane, survives, and three brothers, James of Lone Tree and William and John of Sharon; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Wiese, Mrs. Susan Keeler of Lone Tree; Mrs. Maymie . Estle, Cones-ville; M-rs. Margaret Hacke, Ways Station, Georgia. One son, Lawrence, died eight years ago. Funeral sei'vices were held at 2 o'clock Thesday afternoon in the Reformed church at Lone Tree with the Rev. Mr. Bach officiating. Burial was made in the Lone Tree cemetery. Mrs. James Falls of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Orvllle Walker of Iowa City attended Mr. Bell's funeral Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Bell is- a niece of Mrs. Falls and Mr. Walker. The judges will begin judging at 1 o'clock and the show will open at 2 o'clock. Those wishing to watch the judges may come at 1 o'clock. Tea will be served from 2 to 5 p. m. for which a 10c charge will be made to help defray the expenses of the show. The people of the community are asked to attend this show and assist in making this most worthwhile project a success. Rules and Regulations 1. The Oxford Flower Show will be open to amateur growers residing in Oxford and vicinity. They are invited to enter exhibits and take part in show contests at the Presbyterian church basement, Thursday, June 4th. 2. Any man, woman, boy or girl who has flowers, or house plants to exhibit,, who care to enter the contest of arrangement of flowers, or other contests will be very welcome. 3. All exhibits will Ibe received between 9 and 11:30 Thursday morning, June 4th. 4. With the exception of the artistic flower arrangement classes, all flowers shall have been grown by the exhibitor. \ 5. For the artistic flower arrangement all vases are to be furnished by exhibitor. 6. All flowers entered must be Miss Minnie Clear Summoned By Death Miss Minnie Clear, daughter of Martin and Mary Clear, was born at Iowa City, November 15, 1862, and passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter Rourke, Sunday morning at 3:30 o'clock at the age of 73 years, 6 months and 2 days. Following the death of her parents, she had made her home here with her brother-in-law and sister. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Two brothers, Michael and William preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at St. Mary's church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. T. V. Lawlor in charge. Burial was made in Mt. Calvary cemetery. Among those out of town attending the funeral of Miss Minnie Clear Tuesday morning were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olds, Vivian and William Floerchinger, Mrs. Nora Kane and daughter, Mary, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Collins, M-r. and Mrs. F. Freswick, Frankie Geeham, Mrs. Tucker and daughter, Mrs. K. O'Hanlon, Mr. and Mrs. James Mahoney and son, Howard, Miss Nelle Kennedy. Mrs. John Welsh, Mrs. John Donahue and daughter, Mrs. John Dolmage and son, John, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mahoney, M-rs. Mary Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Newkirk, and Mr. and brought in containers by exhibitors, Mrs, O. C. Walker, all of Iowa City. - � - Mrs. Ed. McGillicuddy of Cedar Rapids; Mr. Tom Kilcorn of Victor; (Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Larimer of Sig-ourney; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clear and son. Jim, Mr. and Mrs. William Clear and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Curry and Mrs. Anatesia McGillicuddy, all of Holbrook. either a glass fruit jar or milk bottle. 7. Ribbons will be awarded in all flower contests. Blue for highest rating, red for second and white for third. 8. Judging is to begin at 1 o'clock. Flower show opens at 2 o'clock p. m. 9. All flowers entered in competition may be claimed by exhibitor by 5:30 p. m. Thursday, June 4th, otherwise they become the property of those in charge. Rules for Junior Department 1. Juvenile contest includes all eighth grade and high school boys and girls. 2. All junior contest exhibits must be entered between 9 and 11:30 a. m. Thursday, June 4th. 3. A 50c cash prize will be awarded for the best bird house exhibited; a cash award of 25c for the second 'best bird, house; for the best collection of native small stones a 25c cash prize; for the 2nd and 3rd prizes in collections of stones and May baskets ribbons will be awarded. . NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION -Mrs. E. R. Doty returned to her home in Grinnell Monday, following a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Lena Sies and other relative's and friends. 17 RECEIVE DIPLOMAS Those who received diplomas at the Oxford commencement Thursday were: i Harold R, Edwards, Elma L. Honn, Lloyd P. James, Dorothy Jones, Harriet Lillie, Anna B. Mahoney, John V. McDonough, Twlla M. Oakes, Kenneth Parks, MarceHus F. Rourke, Marcus P, Rourke, Cletus Sherman, Eleanor E. Sponar, Earl A. Stratton, Mary Ward, Emory O, Windrem, Dorothy M. Winter. Sural School No. 11 Ella Misel-Teacher Our books being finished, school days, came to a cloBe Tuesday, May 10. Well filled baskets provided the picnic lunch at noon and ice cream was enjoyed by all. Those attending were Mrs. Wm. Edwards, Dorothy, Patricia, Mary Ellen and Martha, Ruby Kisparek, Mrs. Caroline Immel, Waiter Immel and Hazel, Mrs. John Ward, Mrs,. Jim Keating, Mrs. Henry Pitlick and Mary Lou, Mrs. Harvey Michel, Marie Louis, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Drake, Mrs. James Barry and Lois Ann, Mrs. Tom Barry, Mr. and Mrs. Back, Eileen and John, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cochran, Ma\ and Mm. George Clearman, Orlo Edwards, Mrs. J. C. Misel, Wilma and Jasper, Miss Mabel Summerhays, Sally Clearman, Ronald Yenter, Iola, Melva and Donald Johnson, Marguerite Dostal, Dorothy and Willard Walters, all of Oxford, Mrs. Charles Cochran, Mrs, Bolen Berry and Bobby Lodge of Downey. -The Rejbekah lodge will hold Ub regular meeting Thursday evening. Iowa City, Iowa, May 18, 1936 Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Johnson County, Iowa, that a primary election will be held at the regular polling places in the several election precincts of Johnson County, Iowa, oh Monday, June 1, 1936. ' The polls will be opened in Iowa City, Iowa, from seven o'clock A, M. to eight o'clock P. M. and in all other precincts from eight o'clock A. M. to eight o'clock P. M. At this Primary Election candidates are to be nominated by the Democratic, Republican and Farmer Labor parties for the following offices. One Governor. One Lieutenant Governor. One Secretary of State. One Auditor of State. One Treasurer of State. One Attorney General. One Secretary of Agriculture. Two Railroad Commissioners. One Representative in Congress 1st District. One State Representative 41st District. � One State Senator 25th District. One County Auditor. One County Treasurer. One Clerk of District Court. One Sheriff. One County Recorder. One County Attorney. One Coroner. One Member Board of Supervisors term beginning 1937. One. Member Board of Supervisors term beginning 1938. And in each Township the following: Two Justices of the Peace. Two Constables. One Township Trustee Term beginning January, 1937. One Trustee term beginning January, 1938. One Township Clerk. One Assessor. For Member of the County Central Committee. (One man and one For delegates i(in:Szt81G pvAlO woman) For delegates to County Convention. In testimony, whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name as County Auditor with the seal of the Board of Supervisors of Johnson County, Iowa, hereto affixed this 18th day of May, 1936. ' BD. SULEK, Auditor, Johnson County, Iowa. North English Girl Broadcasts On KSO Mary Elaine Mahannah, 13 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mahannah of North English, won first place in the Junior broadcast given over radio station KSO, Des Moines, recently. Her selection was a song and tap dance number, "The Bugle Call Rag." On Monday evening of last week she gave this number at a floor show in Cedar Rapids. She also appeared in a chorus, "Military Tap" put on companied by Geoi'ge Cervenka's Compianders, a 12-piece orchestra. Mary Elaine is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hardy, and a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Great-house of Oxford. Lend-a-Hand Class Presents Program The Lend a Hand class of the First Federated church held its regular meeting in the Methodist church parlors Tuesday afternoon, May 19th. There were about 50 people present to enjoy the musical program furnished by Mrs. P. A. Klenk and her pupils. The program opened with a piano duet by Darleen Warthman and Beth Margaret Klenk. In turn, the following pupils furnished instrumen-tals and piano duets: Warren Wilson, Betty Rohret, A'rleta Ellison, Virginia Frese, Betty Jean Cook and Beverly Warthman. Warren Wilson gave a humorous reading "Jimmy Studies Geography." Arleta Ellison sang a vocal solo. Six girls sang a chorus, Betty Jean Cook, singing the solo part. At the close of the program, luncheon was served by Mrs, P. A. Klenk, Mrs. D. T. Ellison, Mrs. Fred Gegen-heimer, Mrs. Roy Hardy, Mrs. Clifton Bruner, Mrs. Dewey Swanson, Mrs. Francis Ward and Mrs. Harry Yenter. FAMILY GATHERING SUNDAY Mr. and Mrs. Francis Glaspey of Hills entertained relatives at a family dinner Sunday, honoring Mr. andi Mrs. Charley Baird of Leignite, North Dakota, who are visiting relatives in this community. Mr. Baird is a nephew of Mr. Glaspey. Those present were: Mr, and Mrs. Wallace Glaspey and family and Mrs. Kate Mentzer of Hills, Mrs. Carrie Alberts and son, Walter, of Lone Tree; Mr. Charles Zilinski of New York; Mrs. Clare Jackson of Grinnell; Miss Sarah Glaspey and Earl Glaspey, Mr. and Mil's. Everett John son of Iowa City; and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Butterbaugh and sons, Ken neth and Guy of Oxford. SURPRISE PARTY A group of friends and neighbors pleasantly surprised Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doolin at their home Sunday evening. * Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Klenk, Mrs. Ruth Stoner, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bradley, Mr. Leonard Leeney, Mr. Jim Cox and sons, Joe and Richard and daughter, Margaret and Morene, Mi', and Mrs. Jess Seydel and family. At a late hour, lunch was served from the well filled baskets brought by. the self-invited guests. RURAL SCHOOL PICNIC The following rural teachers closed their school last Friday with a pici nic for their pupils and their parents. Will Krofta, district No. 2; Russell Rourke, district No. 5; Margaret De-laney, district'No. 7. Ella Misel, teacher of district No 11, closed her school Tuesday, May 19th, with a picnic for her pupils and their parents, i-Mr, and, Mrs, Homer Nunn visited relatives In Peoria, Illinois, over the week end, Senior Class Motors To Distant Points The following seniors motored to Des Moines Friday and spent the day in visiting the historical building the capitol and radio station. They also visited the receiving station at Mitchellville. Those _ enjoying the trip were: Laura Lillie, Mary Ward, Elma Honn, Twila Oakes, Anna Mahoney, Dorothy Winters, Earl ' Stratton, Emory Windrem, Marcus and Mar-cellus Rourke, and Supt. W. A, Scott. Thelma Taylor, a junior was included in the group. The rest of the seniors motored to Davenport, Rock Island and Moline, attending a show in Davenport and visiting the arsenal at Rock Island. This group included Dorothy Jones, Luella Frese, Harold Edwards, Bob James, Clefus Sherman, Kenneth Parks, and John McDonough. Luella Frese is a junior. Surprise Party For Mrs. Clara Mason Mrs. Clara Mason was. pleasantly surprised at her home Tuesday evening when a group of friends and relatives from Iowa t!ity gathered at her home to help her celebrate her 81st birthday. The - evening was spent socially, with games and music. At a late hour refreshments of ice cream and cake were served. Mrs, Mason received some nice gifts. They left wishing Mrs. Mason many more happy returns of the day. Those included In the courtesy were: Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gibbs, M-rs. Glen Summerhays and son, rn-galls, Mr. Joe Alt, Mr. George Deal, Misses Clara Shulthise, Agda Eldeen, Helen Deal, Nora Mae King and Winifred Greiser. Miss Greisor Is a granddaughter of Mrs. Mason. ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. Albert Larimer wishes to notify his many Oxford friends that he is.now in the Meat Department of the A. & P. store, at 117 South Clinton St, Iowa City. He will appreciate your patronage, Qur prices are right.