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   Pocahontas Democrat  (Newspaper) - May 20, 1920, Pocahontas, Iowa                                 sos  B«  »  'í j  'î  , OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER  POCAHONTAS COUNTY; IOWA, THURSDAY, tiSAY 20, 1920.  VOLURflE XX NO. 11  t  BICllIUSTFBlïilE  Class of 1920 Score Big Success. In Presentation, of "Professor Pcin)" Last Fridnj ETeulng.  NOT A DULL MOMENT  IN ENTIBE EVENING  Prononteed'ito :i)e"'|)Oító oi^-Best Home TalenilPlays Ever Presented In Ppcalwiitas.  The Sénior Cass of the Pocaihontas high'shool , scored a big success in ^ tlie presentation of tlieir class play "Profdasot; Pepp" at Hroiiek's Opera S House; last Pridáy evening. The en-I tire house haá beén sold o-  the first curtain;, ar.id' the large au-j dfence was highly enthusiastSp o^er J the efforts of the entire cast. 1 The &oenes of the play were laid Í oQ the college campus and the la-wm Á in front of.'the Professor'p hcaae. T^e i time of the- first act was the opening I dajy of school. It also marked the m retiarn of .Professor Pepp from. Rus-3 sla, whither he had bwn to gain some Í first hand iuformation concerrifjig the Í refortns being practiced in that coun-i try. While Jn Russia he had beea the I victim of a trick, perpetratetíi by a I former student in college, and invag-I iaed himself to be a member of a secret society of the blackest rank. Called upon to comnrit murder by the society, he leaves in the dead of tiie night for America, and is a nerve-  present PETmON asking for  primary road reestablisment  A large delegation from the. vtcii.,-ity of Fonda and Varina appon?bd before the Board" of se-pervisors last Tuesday witli a petilion asking that the board' pass a lesolulin asking the Highway Commlsion to make an addition to tire piie(5ent:Coq,n:y Rrimary Road .system of ; twéky.toighti'tniiles,. aftd tiiat part of tile Primary Road system . on the" county liqe ' between Pocahontas' and. Calhouin counties, which was changed,- some timie ago from a Primary to a Secondapy road, be i;eesl,ablished as a Primany road They also, petition that pare of the twenty-eight miles additiojial astol !«r be used to replace the mile.iga on Uie county line from,whence tne same had been changed, and to make some other additions on the west side of the county. However, it appears that some of the members of the board want the Highway commission to say that th/ejy will grarob. the resolution if passed by the county; board,' wh(le other members felt t^i the resolutiion should first be passed l?.y the board andv presented to the Cojninission) for their acceptance cr rejection.  mä SILOIER DIES  Lester Hcnrlch Succumbs to Pneumonia EarJy Yestewlny Morning ■ —Was III But Short Time.  ■ Born to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Margin, Saturday morning, ¡May 15th, ■ .-i nine pou'rd boy. All concerned are doing well.  WILL RUN SPECIAL TRAIN  TO DEMOeRATIC CONVENTION  i  lo  \ I wreckedi man, upon his leturn. Upon \ 1 mepMon ot nnytMing pertaining ta i Russia or the Nihi.iste he completely i loses control of himself, i His housekeeper is a spinster of i uncertain vihtag?. Aunt ' Minoi ya I Bonder, who was "deserted by her ^ I lover twenty years ago for a Vloiule-■ haired typewriter. " The professor's ward, Bettiy Gardner, is also staying { at his home. She wishes to eiitertaJai' the man of her choice at the house, miich against te desire of Aunt Minerva." ', ■ ■  Thò'tóìioiiig teacher of the colleRO, Olga 5tops.l{i, a young lady frpm Russia, receives a leiter from à, friend in .her native" la^nd, whj happens to be the former student who, is the cause of all .the professor^ trouble. Ini this letter he tells the.youn.g lady thai if she wil but point Imr ilngei;. at tlie professor and utter the word "Bunisklv" he will becomé her slave. I She decid'ss to try her skill, but dr,ii)s I the letter ; on. the ^ campus. It is I picked; up 'by an old friend of the I professor, C. B. ButtonbustP.r, who I i.s disguised as, a. j'-oumg man,''aad I who entered colege mostly for malri-I monial purposes. He wants tno pro-I fessor's wa,rd for his wife, ■ and de-I termines, upon finding the ietfer, to I got her by hook or by iMwik.  fg .Meanwhile- Betty has' met .t yfnu'-g ( J man whom she greatly admires, and who is the sani ot Buttonbuster. He asks the professor's consent to j'ar-riage' witli Betty,' but is mi?t ivith a cold refusal. He- learns about Iho magic of the word "Bumski", and disguises. Jiimself. as a Ru.ssian..- Before he can try his luck, however, tlie dancing teacher, who has had' a lottai-from Russia telling her of the ;oke, lias in.?ormed the professor. C. h: ■Buttunbustter turns oiit. to bfe . tli«' man. 'Who deserted Aunt Minerva. His som gets Betty and t;here iu à double wofl-I M ding. . ;  The characters of Professor Pepp, Betty, A'utit/Minervai. Petunia and Sim Batty were portrayed with real visualization; Each member of the cast performed their respective part with the ability of an old pitofessjoji-al, and the class is deserving of much comm!enda,tion for their splendid ef-fforts. .  A song by high school giirls between the first and second act was n.iieh enjoyed. , The speciality b;.' Ruth Malcolm amd Lester Lindeman between the second and- final ■ act.? was also enjoyed ver|y much.  Brooks' orchestra furnished music for the evening. The high sch-'ol maiingemerit wish to state here,that tliey are vury sratefuV to the members of the orchestra in'giving their time and efforts last Friday nighi  The cast of characters for the play follows: ,  Olga Stopaki, nwir teacher of iolk dancing __1^____._Vida RÌchords Kitty Clover, collector of souvenirs, —_ ■ ' ÀnnaPasiMl  Vivian .Drew, a college belle,  —:-----.Minnie Wolkenhauer  Irene VanHJlt), sociaMeader, ——  —Wehler Caroline Kay, happy freshman —  ——.:._..:._Tlllie Hatteburg Rusioi- Brown: a junioiV Clarence Clark ^nk Hatcher, sophomore --. .-.——____HomoK Lucas  Arrangemeiits have befeffli made for a specSfl! train from pes Moines to San Francisco to the Democratic Ncc-t'ional Convention to be held at) that place in June. The tfa,lh will consist of sleeping cars and will be provided with a diinihg car. It will leave DesJiloines at 3:30 P. M. June ! v}a Omaha, Colorado Spraings. ajiid Salt Lake City, and will arrive at San Francisco on Juwj 25th at 4:45 P. M..  The plans which have been made are such as to insure a pleasant jour .iiieiy to thase whi). accompany the party, and-th'a mtslnbttrshlp of the party is not restricted to delegates or alternates, and anyqne who wishes may take ad.vantage of the rates which will be approximately $86.40 fropl Des Moil es, including the) war tax Summer toiiftisfe rates wlill pemiit o;F stopovers aind the use of diverse routes returning as desired. Anyone wisiiing to take afflvantage o^t this trip should get in touch with Mr. Brokaw at once, who will explain the matter more fully and assist in any way to help get rwervations.  .- Word was; recelvied.here. Wéd'nesday that pester iHenrfch, had passed away at the home of his parents in Fondh, at 6 o'clock that morning, a victim to the ravages of' pneumnh.ia. -  Lester waa in the full bloom of health u'littl a week ago last Tuesday and had been busyi every day following his trade of aiito mechanic in the McCreary Auto company's shop However, on the said date he became ill with what later developed into a severe case of pneumonia, arid fiom that time on every effort that mtedical skill, foHd parents, brothers and .sisters could put forth to change what for several days was inevitable, Atid prolong it if possible,' the life tlhat was BO dear to thçira.  But' dlVitte V Próvlflence' haló ' ràdde the call, and Lester,' reconciled and bappy, answered the summons.  The deceased) was one of Fcnü'a¡'s^ best young men,-'always a kind aiid-obcdient son. Durirjg the World War he gave up the pieasuuesi of home and offered Ids serviae to his cóún cry. He did not, like mauy others, wait until he was called, buc rnll-sted of Mb own free will and spent two years in defe(nidJ,hg the, flag. He spent several months at the front, ajid was; there at the time gf the sisning of the, arniistice. -  He leavés to mourn, his death his' doting father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. C. B. McCartan of Po.?ahontas, and Sister M. Davidlca, teachiug In, a convent at Eîmerson, N«bra.ska, aiid tw brothers, Chris of t)alwta and HarroJd of "Pocahontas.  Funeral services will be held Fri^ day morning' from the Sacred Heart Catholic church, at Fonda.  AVOOLEN COMPANY IHSCLOSURK  An. in,yestigation completed by the department nf Justice shows that the .\mbrican Woolen' company made r..et profit of $91,000,000 in the first quarter of 1920, or >vilhin a million dollars: of the totial' common stock capitalization of the company, accord ing to an exchange. Accordi;'.g to the infonriant the investigation of the American Woolen companiy was be gun ■ two months ago, following the receipt of charges thai: it was proil tcering in neces.sities. • On the ba.sis of $19,000,000 for the first quarter the, American Woolen company would earn total profits of $76,000,000 oV of. nearly 40.0 per cent on its total cnnimon stock capitalization durin 1920.  What will the report on-the Sugar Trust and Paekins Trust disclose?  A company! of Albert City men, hav leased the Pickerel Lake resort and will conduct the same this summer  ■Liberty Post No, 18,'American Le. gion, have secured Rev. Frank B Mossninn, president, of Morniingsiide college of Siouoc City, tio deliver.the Memorial Day address here. He is an elociuent speaker and all should hear him. ' -  Noisy Fleming, just but of high  ■ school......-.——John Pas-.al  Pedler Ben-son, working liSs way thru  school......—-----Leo Shimon  Sim Batty, town, constable-------  _____-George Pascal  Petunia'Muégins, hìfed. girl,. -  _____________Wilma Gilchrist  Betti' Ganhier, Professor's '^vard  ■ • ..____________Ruth Malcolm  Howaii Green, who had court to  change his name.-Evewtt Beers Aunt Minerva Boulder, from Skow-  egan, Maine..---Garnett Terry Professor ■ Peteikin I^eppi a , ner-  ■vous wreck.—--BldoUBourret  r B BuiCtonbustei-, a gfdày bui-  terlly of '48—-l.^ster Llndeman The plav wa.s under, the direction of Miss Clara Sheehan. who also de-2rUs much credit, for tho ^success of the evening,  The Hon;- Maiyor C. B. McCart m made a business- trflp tp Des Moines, Chicago'■ana.'vajriou^.o flrst of this w«el£j . . ..  The Albert City citizens have decided that tfiip' ol<i^ mud streets must go. At a meeting held there,a,committee was appointed to have, the two business streets graveled.'. Tbey expect to arise the necessary fuiids by public donation. -  Mrs. W. H. Kreul was taken with a very biid spell last Suniday whlcli lasted throughout the'iday and night, and for a .time all hopes for, her recovery wiere abaai:don,e*i. She rallied, however, diuring the, night, and Monday morning appeared to be very much improved. Mi-s. Kreul has certainly had a very s(erious time of it since Her operation about three months ago whicli'left lier in a very weakened condition, a.lthougli every possible effort^ is being made to help her on the road to recoveryi  n 1290 RESISTER li DPE  First National and' JlcCartaU State : Banks Now Located In Tliclr - New Banking Home.  "The First Nationtl aiid McCartan State bank,s held tlieir fromai open-; ing^' in their excellent new baniking' rootns on. last Satuptoy from 1. o'clock P. M. to 10 o'clock P. M.  The doors of this tliie insti-. tiition wero thrown opoin at i o'clock and tïïe public invited to come inside and feast their eyes' uoon. that gorgeous array, of mahogany lixture.-i ariid white marble finish after which each adult visiior rerjisteredi their name and were then escorted through the banking rooms by soma officer or director of Uie bank, and the steady s:'(.i,m of visi.MS from tl.o iime the d 01- . were open until 10 o'clocls l'.  pocahontas base íall team ~ secures new mound artist  at Ikepc the ! sceo ioi| .:3mmittne or. thjf'jgomp escT'/'t ij them fnrouch the rqqtnsf of the iiissif^tion. l,2i)5 liâmes were registered and ' this ' did not Include the children of which there werç many, ang we are inforjm-ed ,thac at .least, one third of the: a.d-ults did not' get to register. Souvenirs V of vanity cases and purses forj^ie ladies, and pur.ses, pencils ar.id cigars for i.'ie men visitors, arid pa;iiks and whistles for the little frlIiV, vero handed out ail during the day; with reckless^abandon.  Music for the occassion was funi-Ished by. the Heflin, Orchestti-a, of Fonda, and-added much flavor to the day. Tlieir playing was exception^ ally fine ' and more than pleased their large audience. The violinist of jthis orchiestra cannot be moi;e than twelve yeairsi of age, but Fonda may well feel proud of this product of musical talent. Thio bank officials, and all who heard them, wtere more than pleased with thtfir efforts.  ' This, opening is the result of the mergire of the Capital stock and ai^rplus of 'tlve ^McCartan State Ba-nk ■atiâ Slrsti'.'NahVnaV-Bank . a Irig the, business of boHh Iristitutioris u'nder w:ie-.rpof, with a combined capital stock and surplus of $122,0<H). 00, making one .of the Strongest,bajiklrig institutions in tlie west, arid will be under tihe same mainagement as wei^e the two banks when in separate buildings, ■ with but one set of officers. . ' ' .  There is perhaps . nO more modern or up tP, daté bank'iiig liquse in t,h« west thdn this r.ew imstitution. It is equipped ; witli ' an intercomriiulnicat-ing telephone system, so that any officer b.r employe in thé bank can converse with an'y other officer or employe from a telephone at his elbow or desk. The ' rooms are also equipped with an inter changing air system. The air is drawn im by a large suction fan, from the outside, through a fine screen to retard. the  The Pocahontas Base Ball Qlub has secured -the services ot John Mullenberg of Des Moines, who will officiate on the slab for tjie boys this season. Mr. Mullenberg' is a semi-professional and will pitch the^,opening .game hpre 0!^ the home grounds next,.Sunday in tlie ' giime ' between ;Gilraore i city.' ¿i^d t|hie. home qlub.i The local club thtis season will be under the management of our efficient band leadej, Mr. ~ Broks. Let us' get behind the boys and givie them £i boost. If Mr. Brooks can succeed in getting as good talent for iuifs ball club as he has for the band, the fans will be given a i-oal treat tliils sum,-pier. We now have one of the best ijandB; in this part of the country, and if tlie base ball team falls short it will, be no fault of Mir!. Broqks. He is a worker, awdys placinig his own personal interest second and» giving the best there is iiii him for th» making of a bigger and betters Pocahontas. However, he needs Uie cooperation of the bus)iness men of tiHe town in hisi undertakings,' and with tlie help of the town-wo are sure he can give. UB a leading base ball club as well as a leading bpd!. f ^  Mrs. D. O. Blake and son, Paul, were passerigers to Des Malnes Fri day.  Hev. ,1. G. Wntcrmim, Pn.stor of the Method is± Church, Gave Fine Addre.ss to Senior Class.  INCLEJÍENCY OP WEATIIEE  ,ATTENI>ANG.E  Ualny Evcnli^g prc^bably Kept Large Number of People Prom At-; tending Servlce.s. .  COMMENCEMENT AND CLASS  DAY PROGRAM HELD MAY 26  ' The class day amd comencement of the senior class of th^ Pqcahontas Wigh school will Ije held Frldaiy e-ve-ning. May 26th, in Hronek's Opera House, at whiiclii time the • following program will be presented:  Music-------------Brooks' Orchestra  Salutation _____________Garnett Terry  Sotig, Tlie Red Scarf_____Senior Boys  Class History----!-----^-Anha Pascal  Class Prophccy:----—Vida plicJiardH  ■Vocal Solo:________^-Lester Liniuleinjiri  Oration .Min'm.ia Wolkenhauer!  Valedictory I ——___..Ruth Malcolrix  Bone, Minuet Beethovjen .Seriipr, Girls Address^—j.Hbn. Walier 1?. Jieinsen  Orchestra —1„________Selected  Presentatióriì of Diplomas.....___  .....-----Pres. .a W. _ Gilchrist  Fai-eweli Song.:_________.Senio,« Class  ' MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM' SUNDAY; MAY THIRTIETH  ONE O'CLOCK, R M.  Will Kreul, of Lohirvillc, was. called homie Sunday on account of the ser ious illness of his mother", Mrs. W, H. Krmiil, of thiis city.  E. F. Foi-ey, an old time resld^snt of Lake town.ship, was in town Wed nesday greeting his friends.  PUESlîY'i'ERIAN CHURCH NOTES  ■ Regular services, will bo held at thè Presbyterian church Sunday May 23. Sabbath school at top,, preach Ing service at eleven. In the even ing, C. E.. at seven audi pireachiing at eight.—B. L. Marousck, Minister.  Parade formed at Court House, led by band. Veterans oi tKe Civil, Spanish and World Wars an^ Public, march through the business district to Hroneb's opera house where sevrices ol the day wjUbe held ■ t  PROGRAM  Overture "Le^t We Forget"......Band  Invocation...,.....:.^.....................i___....Rev. J. G. Waterman  Introduction of the Speaber..._____________—i...----.Fred M. Hudson  Address..——.:^—___________________.;.__Revv Frank E. Mossman  Dntoln's Gettysburg Speech.......................................Elmer Moeller  Jvlusic .................—................——^^-------------------Band  "In Flander's Fields" ..................................Mary Gilchrist  ,At the close of exercises the" parade will again form and march'to the cemeteries, wkeie the graves of deceased soldiers, sailors and marines \Vill be decorated. The pareide will then march bacb to town and be dispersed. There may be some change in the program.  Liberty Post No. 18, American . Legionl .will have charge of services.  lllGCiLltlllliTEIlDllllESS  Sunday evening at the Metliodist Bl>iscopal-ehurch. Rev. J. G. Waterman delivered the Baccaiaureate od-fti e.KS to the c,a«s of ly2n of the Po-cfthon,tas high Kthool. Owing to tlie fieqiiont showers all during the day and evening, tine attendanne was small, the church being about half filled. .  The Piesliyifirlan c'iv.rcU orchestra opened the service, after which Rev. B. L. Marousek, pastor of the Pres-, byberlan ch,ureh i; asked- the invocation., A trpift^pne^sold by' Harold Hankins was next; folowied ¡^y a piano solo hy Miss Ev.'v Winegarden. and a vocal solo by Miss Neylan..  Rev. Waterman's subject for tte evening was "How to be Ilich", and wis a verly forcdible sermon. Ho stated in the beginning that he did wot mean rich in. worldly wealth, but rich in persona3ity. integrftty arid perseverance. He aJso said that he was of the opinion that'profiteering was alniost as old tls the world Itself, and illu.straosrt h.-s points from instances ini bibical times. Sipace forbids giving a very lengthy' resume of the sermon; suffice it to say tliat It w6s one of the best' heard for some time, , arid wa'.; concise and to the point in' every vespoct.  A selection by the orchestra followed', by the benediction conclu-ded tbi?  <SX5>.  du.st, and is iTien drawn on through a large pipe to the washer where it passes througli a spray of waitler, and is then forced on through pipes en teing, just .«nd'3r the steam raditors or in hot weatli.er CQines into the room cool, the actidn of this pure air coniir.g in forces ¡111 other air intho room upwards and out through venti lators in. the ceiling. In this manner all of the air in the room can be i-je placed with fres,h pure' air every fifteen minutes.  The intierlor of the building is finished. in varigated Tennessee Marble wth a dark green ■Vermont Marble base. The woodwork ai.idi counters are all of solid mahogany. .The ceiil ing is panelled and decorated in light tinis. "Tlve fioor is ot tile in the ves tibule and lobby, and battlesWIp linoleum back of the counters. The officers' quarters oni the right and left as you enter the bank ai'e commodious and conveniei.it. The women's re.st room in the soutlieast corner is fitted for tlieir convenience, A large room in the southeast cornier is at the disposal of the directors, and the bookkeeping room is in the northwest corrpr; all of the bookkeeping and stenography work will be done in ft separate rpoin from ■ the iria.ln banking'room..  Tiie.. vaults are large and^ desig;nie|l for crnvenience, alid in which are large burglar proof money chests uf the latest type. The equipment for the safety edposit bo^xes has not yet arrl.v.ed and until it does the old equipjnent will be used. There are two booths for the use of the patron's who wisli to retire in seclusion and look over papers and valua^es. In the center ot the \customers lobby surrounding a largo mahogany pillar ■with marble base, is a large and con-<^'venlently arranged customers' coun-  IVINS Blé I-AWSÜ1T  Judgp ,D. F. ' Coyle has Jrist given .his depisipn. ,in. thé- case in connecr;-tioi', witfi^ the iriclu-slon of; the additional territory -in, J the : Big Ceda.r -Drainag-e Di,strict. The ruling is against the inclusion antì all of the laaid reportedi by Engineer May ne to be-'taken in and made a part; of said district, by the decisionv or at least all upon which an a.ppeaj waa taken.  Tlie case in qucstioa- involves àp-. proxima.tie.llji 108,(M)0 acres of land, and the same was added to and made a part'of the big Four Coimty Drainage District, and effected) lands in Calhouni Sac,T3ui.'na "Vista and Poca- ' hoiitas counties. A bitter fight was put up at the time the Joint Boarid?, by -a margin of one vote; included this additional territory. A^trrn.ey F. C., Gilchrist, who at tbo time was -acting for he district, refused! to da-fend the; action of the boards iii the matter, and was later employed by the pa;rties whose land.- "was taken in, ' a.s was also'T. P. Lynch of tffis city. Til,e outcome of tho action of the boards caused .350 land'owners to appeal from their deaisiori. The case ha.s beoaii fought stubbornly by F. C. Gilchri.st and T. P. Lynch for the appelants and F. F. Faville, and several other attorneys for the district. The decision, of Judge Coyle will set outside of the district over '10,000 acres of Pocahontas land, and very nearly that much of Buen.i -Vista land. Attorneys Gilchr-fet and Lynch are to be cominendeô for, their victory ill! this matter as it is very seK dom that the cotirt will overule the-decision af a Board of Supervisors iii establishing or including land wlthin-a drainage district. We have not learncii whether or npt an appeal' will be taken by the defendants but It is to be presume(d that there will. However, there is very little chance of the decision being reversed.  J. J. Scanlon and ^n Clarence left Saturday for a busines.s trip into Minnesota, returnilng home Monday. They made the trip by auto.  Supervisors W. P. Hopkiirls, M. W.' Liima, Wm. Elsen and« B. C. Budolf-son and Couinty Engineer A. L. Thornton left .for Ames Wednesday, where they will confer with the State ^ Highway Commisfrion. in r.egarci to road matters.. , -  ter, octagoni shape and all Of glass.  In fact it is difficult to; rerUer an adequate-description of thé interior of this bank' and do it justice, but we say that it is harmonlousdy deco-rated and ap finely equipped with' ever'y convenience as any biilnk In this part' of the country, and. not e.xoelled ini cities. It- is an improvement that chife community. is deserving of and may well feel proud of; the officers arç proud of it and they should be.''   

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