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   Johnson County Democrat (Newspaper) - September 17, 1936, Oxford, Iowa                                The Only Democratic Newspaper Published in Johnson County, Iowa ifaijttHmt (Eomttij Iwtwrrai A Newspaper Published for Every Member of the Family. 3000 Readers AND   OXFORD    LEADER VOLUME 46 OXFORD, IOWA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1936 NO. 44 Former Resident Summoned By Death Word was received here Monday of the death of Mr. Richard Kinney, 85, well known pioneer resident of this community, who passeu away at hsi home in Spokane, Wash. Mr. Kinney was a brother of Mr. Ed. Kinney, 312 East Davenport street, Mrs. J. W. Sullivan, 527 No. Linn street, and Mrs. Mary Ann Ke.lly, 1158 Hotz avenue, Iowa City. He was born July 5, 1851, in Louisville, Ky., and at oi.'e time was a teacher ,in a school at Iowa City conducted by Father Edmonds. He is survived -,by a son, Clifford, in Colfax, Wash., and a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Zimmerman of Spokane, Mrs. Kinney, a. son, and a brother, Michael of Oxford, and a sister, Mrs. Ellen Donahue of Oxford, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church in Lawrence, Nebr. 1st Iowa Cavalry To Hold Reunion Twenty years ago the late Col. R P. Howell of Iowa City. Iowa, organized the first Iowa Cavalry. Most of the men were from Johnson, Washington, Cedar and Iowa counties and a few from other places. These boys served on the Mexican border and on through the world war., A few of the old buddies have decided to hold this first reunion after twenty years on September 2Gth and 27thJ Sat., September 26th is just for the first arrivals to register. Sun., September 27th is the big day celebration and fish fry. Register at Racine's No. 1 store- Fairall Land Co. in the Paul-Helen Bldg. or at Picnic Point where the fish fry will be held. .Members of the former Co. A engineers and other friends of the buddies are also invited. Work on New Tiffin Garage to Be Completed in Two Weeks Business activities taken somewhat of a year ago in June, when D, S. Hendricks and Paul Beggs opened a garage in a barn af the rear of the Tiff Inn. In a short time these men convinced the people in the Tiffin community that they chanics and knew their business. The ,kind and courteous treatment given those who patronize 1 the new garage men soon won them a volume of business that outgrew their small quarters. This summer they ' began making plans for a new garage building and JUNE PAUL ENTERTAINS GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE Miss June Paul entertained at a party at her home Friday evening. Games were played and refreshments were served by the hostess. Those present were Rose Simp-kins, Margart Schroder lone Hevern, Regina Rohret, Evelyn Shebetka, Melba Leeney, Alice Goodrich, Alan bimpkins, Vincent Marsha, Dale Dahnko, Ted James, Willard Spratt and Dale Paul. Republicans of County Plan a Rally Here Wednesday Night at Tiffin, have a short time ago a lot was purchased boom since a next to the P.   R.     Ford Service station, to the south, and within a few weeks (building operations began. The above picture shows the construction work on the garage up to last week. Since then the front an-.! were real me-1 the roof have been completed and within another two weeks the new owners hope to have all their equipment in and be ready for business. The building   is   26 ft. by 40.ft. There will be a small office in front and the rest will  be used  for auto repair work. -Photo by M. E. Baker. Visitors Honored At Henderson Home A group of friends and relatives were entertained at � the Fred Henderson home Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bicker-dyke of Norwalk, California, who have been visiting the latter's father, �Mr. Albert Douglass and other relatives here. Those who shared in the courtesy were Mr. and Mrs. Soam Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Reynolds and son, Bobby, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Potter and daughter. Zelma of Tiffin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Reynolds and children, Merwin, Eileen and Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Reynolds and sons, Loren and Donald, Mr. Chas. E. Oakes, Mrs. Mary Douglass, Mr. Albert Douglass, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henderson, Mr. and Mrs, Elmer Henderson and Colleen Falls. A short program was enjoyed, which included an interesting talk of the'"Mexican War" and "other tales of years gone by." by Mary Douglass, several reading's' and songs by Mr. Chas. E. Oakes and violin solos by Mr. Albert Douglass. Refreshments were served at a late hour... '. Mr. arid Mrs. Bickerdyke left for their, home in California Thursday morning. Democrats All Wet Said Republicans A few republicans around town cast a dirty remark at the democrats last Saturday, telling them they were all wet, which was to a certain extent more truth than fiction. The Roosevelt caravan arrived in Oxford Saturday afternoon about 2 'amid a downpour that lasted most of the afternoon. In "order to get the broadcasting apparatus to work to the best advantage it was necessary to have the microphone out of the rain. Richard Bireline, township committeeman invited the visitors to stop in front of the Nunn Bros, and here a large crowd spon assembled under the canopy. Mr. Dailey of Burlington made a talk and later Mr. Bierhof of Ft. Dodge spoke, Previous to coming here the cara vah had spent the noon hour in Iowa City. From here they madea short atop in Marengo and other Iowa county towns. Announce Dates For 40 Hours Devotion A forty hours devotion will start in St. Peter's church at Cosgrove on October 23, 24, 25. . Rev. Father Schmidt, pastor of St. Peter's church made the announcement Sunday. The new schedule time for masses hereafter at Cosgrove are first mass at 8 o'clock A. M. and high mass and benediction at 10 A. M. Mr. Felix McGillin is doing some work on a hog house for Martin Hofriianhr which'w'as' damaged some' time ago by the Windstorm. 'Mrs. Mollie Welsh of Iowa City has been visiting the_past two weeks at the home of her brother, John Welsh and family, during the absence of Mrs. Welsh, who is in Chicago, caring for her daughter, Mrs. Will Ryan, who is ill. There will be a dance on Thursday evening, Sept. 17th in the Cosgrove ball and everyone is invited. A good time is anticipated. Mr. Jacob Kuebrich of Iowa City visited his son, William and family one day last week. Chas. Kuebrich has had his barn recently given a new coat of paint. The painters also completed painting Ben Hofmann's farm residence last week. Miss Delia Rohret was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rohret recently at their home. While operating a tractor, grading on the road south of Cosgrove last week the gasoline tank on the trac tor exploded and Edwin Seydell, the operator, was, severely burned about the face, neck and arms.' He was taken to the Mercy hospital after the accident, where he is resting as comfortable as one can expect.' Miss Viola Scheetz,   daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas   Scheetz is teaching a district school near So Ion., Mrs. Leonard Kuebrich and baby son returned from the Mercy hospi tal last weefcf Mr. Geo. Robertson, lumberman at Oxford, was soliciting orders for coal in �his vicinity last week. Paul Welsh is doing the trucking. Lend-a-Hand Class Meeting Tuesday The Lend a Hand Class held its regular meeting at the church parlors Tuesday afternoon, with Mrs. L. N.'Oakes, president for the month of �September, in charge. Following the meeting luncheon was served by Mrs. L N. Oakes, Mrs. Francis Ward, Mrs Nelson Taylor and Miss Alice Yenter. Those present were Mesdames C. R. Johnson, P. A. Klenk, E. H. Singer, William Oakes,-Henry Dee, Faye Honn, C. J. Mann. Nelson Taylor, Francis Ward, Mrs. Ernest Drake and daughter, Esther, Miss Alice Yenter and Mrs. L. N. Oakes Oxford P.TiA. Meets Friday Evening The first meeting of the Oxford Parent Teachers association will be held Friday evening, Sept. 18th, and a cordial ir/vitation is extended to all in the community, to attend this worthwhile meeting. All the patrons of the school and friends of those in the community interested in our public schools ai-e invited to attend the pot luck supper at 6:30 in the high school auditorium. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish, and sandwiches for their family and their own table service. Please rertiember to bring your own dishes and-silverware. Coffee will be furnished by the association. Following the pot. luck sunper, a general l-eception for the teachers will be held, followed by a program. The complete program is shown on the back page of this issue. We want everyone in the community to feel that they are welcome at the Parent-Teachers meetings. Do not feel just because your child has graduated that you no longer have an interest in the school. Remember that all of us must work for the school and community life in Oxfoi'd, and especially for things worthwhile, if we can hope and expect to have the business men of Oxford care to continue in-/ business in our town. Do not leave the burden of these things to a few.   Windham Group To Present A Play A three-act play entitled- "Paying the Fiddler" will be presented by the members of the E. L. C. E. young peoples' group of the Windham Evangelical church on Wednesday evening, September 23rd at 8 o'clock. The cast of characters includes: Mrs. Sara Castle-Myrtle Kessei-ring. Henry Castle, Sr.-Keith Orr. Mrs. Henry Castle-Marie Curry. ' Iris Castle-Dortha Kaefering. Henry Castle, Jr.-Eldon Kessel-ring. Lindy Craige-rCharlott Vesley. Bob Eaton-.Roy Orr. Brown-Donald Crow. PROPOSED  AUDITOB.IUM Here it, is folks, the first official i picture of the. new Oxford Gymnas- | ium and Auditorium, which is to cost $18,181 and upon   which   construction is hoped to be started within a few weeks. While the cost of building is set at $18,181, the .Government is making an outright grant to the school district of $8,181. The balance of $10,000 will be financed over a period of twenty years by the sale oi bonds bearing a low rate of interest Application for a Federal grant to assist in the construction of the building was made over u vear ago and during the last week of July this year official notice was received from Washington that the grant had been allowed. Immediately upon notification that the grant had been mads the school board proceeded at once to comply with all the preliminaries tis outlined for a PWA project of this kind. Norman Hatton, Cedar Rapids architect who had been employed by the Board last year, had the ground surveyed at once and within a few days submitted preliminary sketches to the school board. These were revised and changed several times, eliminating some features that mem- 5CHOOL GYMNASIUM OXFOtD.IOWA P.W.�. PB.OJi.CT NOR.MAN HATTON M. 1144- R* '   AlCHlTtCT, 1 hers of the iboard felt could be left out and including-; others which seemed most; necessary. Aftervthe arrival of Superintendent Harsha and he having had time to go over the sketches one or two other minor changes'were made, \ath the result that the exterior of the building when completed will look like the above drawing.        '   � Architect Norman: Hatton has been exceedingly willing- to make the changes suggested and as he expressed it, he feels' most confident that the building to be constructed will fully meet the needs of the community for many years to come. Mr. Hatton's experience the past year in the construction of the new gymnasiums and school buildings at Williamsburg, Kaloria, Solon, Montour, and several other towns in eastern Iowa, will' be exceedingly, valuable in the 'erection of the gymnasium-auditorium here. Building Well Planned ' As you see the building in the accompanying picture it is to face the east, and will be located north of the present school building. The two main doors in the center of the building  open  into a lobby from which the first floor of the bleachers are reached. The,playing floor of the gym is several feet below the level of the front door.'  On either side of the front door' may be seen four windows in the basement. These furnish light to the girls' locker locker' rooms on the north and the boys' locker rooms on the south. The large- windows in the upper part of the building match an equal number on the west side and furnish ample light at all times of the day, On the south side of the building is' another entrance which leads into a hall and onto the playing floor. Bleachers, of- reinforced concrete located on the east side of the building will accommodate approximately 250.    , Open Bids September 25th All the plans and specifications have been completed by Architect Hatton, and the school board at i special meeting set Friday, Septem ber 25th, at 2 p. m. as the time when bids will be opened. Bids will ibe received on the general construction; another on the plumbing and heating; and a third on the electrical work. Rural School No. 8 Wilma Taylor, Teacher"- Everybody started in their new Mental Arithmetic this week. Some of us like them and others do not. Perfect spelling papers were written this week .by Lynnford Edwards; Ellyce and Frances Klenk and Everett and Betty Jean Schwab. Gold stars are given to those who can read their lesson perfect. Black dots are given to those who do not know their lesson. This has created quite an interest in the first, second and third grade reading classes Everyone wants to keep from having a black dot by his name. Donald Gene Klenk and Lynnford Edwards are busy looking for pictures for their civics scrap books They are looking for all the pictures that shows how mother works and also father. I gueBs somebody got awfully strong during vacation. Do you know what happened? Our baseball bat is broken.  We all miss it. Make Changes In School Organization At a meeting of the Oxford school board Tuesday evening two important matters were decided or rather two new policies were adopted for present school year. The first matter decided was in regard to the home economics department and the purchase of foods used by the girls in their class work. For the past three or four years it has been the custom to require the Sirls to bring from home small portions of the ingredients of any food project they were to cook. While this policy worked successfully in a way there were difficulties that entered into the plan that deprived the ",irls of much of the educational value of the instruction that might otherwise accompany the work if , they were to do their own marketing. Protests have been quite numerous also from many of the pai-ents who did not approve the plan of having the girls bring food from home. Realizing this and also the other advantages that might be gained by conducting the department like it is conducted in- other schools, the board decided to discontinue the policy of asking the girls to bring food from home. What small. amount of food that will be needed will hereafter be purchased in quantities sufficient to carry on the work as it should be done. The action of the board includes nly the materials used in cooking. In the sewing class the girls will bo . expected to furnish their own materials to make into garments. Manual Trauiiny Policy In previous years the wood used in the manual training department was purchased by each boy individually. If, he were to make a footstool he would go to the. lumber yard and buy enough material for the stool. He would also go to the hardware store to ibuy a few screws, bolts or hinges if he needed them. While the plan ultimately worked out, there wore frequent.cases where a lad either accidentally or intentionally forgot to purchase his materials before school began which presented a situation where he must kill a period going after supplies or he would kill the period doing something rather than the work he should be doing. At the meeting Tuesday evening the board decided that the manual training" classes7this'-year w.ould foe conducted- like they are in most of the schools over the state. A supply of lumber will be purchased and kept on haud in the manual training room. Likewise a upply of the various nails, screws, and hardware that may be required. These will be charged to the boy as he uses them and no work will bo permitted to be taken home until it is paid for in full. The first semester there will be required certain wood projects that are ntended to teach skillin,the manipulation of tools. These projects include various kinds of joints, the squaring of boards and a few simple practical articles. -As the amount of wood used in these is very small, it was decided that the- district would furnish the necessary wood for these required projects. All other wood is to be paid for by the pupil. With this new policy it is expected that in buying lumber and hardware in larger quantities a savings will be made that an be passed on to the pupil. Purchase Maps and Dictionaries Another matter acted upon at the board meeting Tuesday was- the au-thorizatiqn of the purchase of maps and dictionaries. Supt. Harsha called to the attention of the board the woeful lack of maps in the grades and high school. What few maps there are in the building have been worn out and the one or two maps of Europe do not show the changes in the geography since the. World War. The superintendent also pointed out that reliable dictionaries-^ were heeded for the various rooms. He stated that he discovered in high school that the pupils had not learned to use the dictionary. With proper dictionary facilities in each room he said he would demand of each teacher more stress on teaching the youngster to use these dictionaries. SURPRISE PARTY A group of friends pleasantly surprised Miss Anna Mahoney at the home of her. sister, Mrs. Mabel Luse in a farewell courtesy Tuesday evening. Luncheon was served following an evening of enjoyment. Miss Mahoney, ^with her sister, is moving to Iowa City, this week. -Mrs. William Grabin and daughter, Wilma, visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. George Saxton Monday after noon. FAREWELL PARTY A group of friendB attended the farewell party at the Methodist church Friday evening for Rev. and Mrs. Giles V. Wilson. Following a short program a social evening was spent. A delicious' luncheon was served. Rev. and Mrs. Wilson were presented with a silver offerinig. ' -'Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Bartholomew were Mr. arid Mrs; George Soucek and' children, Dwaine and Ellen of Cedar Rapids and'Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Maske and daughter, Sally.   

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