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Grand Junction Globe Free Press (Newspaper) - July 10, 1969, Grand Junction, Iowa It was news then. 60 years ago Olla Strack spent last Friday at Jefferson and says that Lemons Are affected by the High Tariff at that place. The latest thing in the Way of transporting grips was seen on our streets last week. Two women were seen conveying a suit Case apiece but instead of laboriously trudging along with one out stretched to balance the weight of the other they had ingeniously contrived to place a pair of Small wheels which no doubt were taken from a baby a go Eart and by merely holding onto the handle they could hurry right along. It is certainly a great scheme and Worth trying in this hot weather. Jack Smith met with the misfortune of having a Cannon Cracker explode in his hand saturday morning while he was celebrating that caused a painful bum and will Likely give him a few Days rest. The Money invested in one modern battleship would establish an experimental farm station in every state in the Union or build two $40,000 labor temples in every state or build 1,000 Miles of Mac Adami Zed roads in one year. Which would be the Best now the Celebration at Beaver was a grand Success in spite of the Damp threatening weather. The crowd was Large and the show in the evening was the Climax. Crow and his players had a $81.50 House. Ernest Shaffer the Barber dates up with Brand new furniture. Two i new chairs and a Large Case with i mirrors places this shop in the i front rank and it is appreciated by j the customers of this enterprising i shop. A. It. Row met with a pleasant reception at Rippey saturday eve Ning. A from the flames is a Beautiful cast and an $80 House was i the result. This shows up Good for j Rippey and indicates that the pee j pie of that place appreciated or. I crowds Effort. Many of our people attended the races at Jefferson saturday and i reported a Good time. Some went to Rippey and enjoyed the Cele bration while monday others went to Beaver and Carroll and a few went to Gowrie to celebrate. 50 years ago Jefferson had a big crowd the fourth and scads and scads of autos. The Ball game the Junction band the fireworks were the principal attractions. A pugilistic affair occurred shortly after dinner and another one after the Ball game. Rippey Defeated Cooper by a score of 3 to i. Little Keith Young is undergoing a severe siege of typhoid fever. Miss Hay is the nurse in attendance and with every care it is hoped he will have a speedy recovery. For Sale a baby Carriage in Good shape. See mrs. C. C. Patterson grand Junction Iowa. Nearly the entire population of Dana and Vicinity celebrated Independence Day at the county seat. Lafe Shadle of Beaver has purchased the Kirkendall 80 from or. Farlow consideration $375 per acre. The writer of the Beaver news has been permitted by the Courtesy of friends to attend the Ogden Chautauqua a few Days a pleasure we thoroughly enjoyed and very much appreciate the kindness of our friends. The High Cost of shoes will be still higher unless the government quickly likes Steps to facilitate the importation of leather in great quantities. This sad news emanated from the members of the tanners Council of the United states at a meeting in new York. Sgt. Francis Riehl arrived Home from Fayetteville North Carolina thursday night. He returned to Camp Dodge sunday afternoon and was honorable discharged monday. His coming was a Complete Surprise to his folks. For rent one six room House in Northeast part of grand Junction. Good Cistern and cellar. Inquire of t. R. Watts at citizens Bank. Mrs. M. J. Snook received word monday from their son Raymond that he would soon sail after just being released from 15 weeks in the Hospital. Leo Gaffney of Beaver has been quite sick with the mumps. The Bagge and Anderson families attended a family picnic on Beaver Creek South of Beaver the fourth of july. 40 years ago cards Are being received in the grand Junction Vicinity announcing the marriage of miss Anna Rother of Beaver to Fred Shoemaker of Rippey on tuesday july 2, in grand Junction. News comes to us from the ladies of the Catholic Church that they served supper to More than 500 people the Day of july 4, at Spring Lake. Announcements have been received of the marriage of Franklin Ellis of Alder Side Alberta Canada and miss Evelyn Coleman of High Bridge Alberta Canada on june 28. They were married at Calgary. Or. Ellis is Grain buyer for the National elevator company at Alder Side where they will make their Home. The town of Scranton in this county will have the first pottery factory Ever located in Iowa. They seem to have the right kind of Clay in the Vicinity of Scranton to manufacture pottery. George w. Walker of Paton fell from his Hay mow sunday and broke one of the toe Bones in his foot. Bad time of year for a Farmer to get Laid off with broken limbs. Ernest Willman Lewis Hillman and Bud Young drove to Lake Okoboji sunday where they expect to enjoy a couple of weeks Outing. While working on the motor boats at Spring Lake july 4, Jack Dutton sustained an injury which was at first feared to be most serious. The Crank struck him above the Eye making a bad Cut in which there had to be several stitches taken. The wound is Healing up very nicely and Jack is feeling fortunate in not having his eyesight affected. The famous Chase Lister tent show will appear in Jefferson on monday next for a whole weeks stand. Chase Lister is without question the outstanding show troop that hits this Section and is always greeted with Good crowds. Our Florsheim oxfords Are priced at $9, which is $1 less than they Are usually sold. Oblinger company. 30 years ago grand Junction has suffered the loss of some of its Best Trees during the past months. Last thursday night a big soft Maple on the East Lawn of mrs. Estelle i Ives property was blown Over into the Roadway. Several Large limbs were stripped off the Trees at the Alvis Young residence and Tony Heben Streit informed us that he had some of his Mulberry Trees torn out by the roots on his farm West of town. Grand Junction has missed tornadoes so far but it May be that Well see that Day yet. We Hope not. Miss Lucille Anderson of Ogden who operated the Dorman Beauty shop while returning to her work at Rippey wednesday morning struck Loose gravel while driving and lost control of her car turning her car Over on Highway 169. She was unable to return to her work for several Days. Mrs. Dorman of Perry who owns the shop took care of it until miss Anderson was Able to come Back to work. The town boys who Are old enough to do the work Are being employed by h. H. Turner of grand Junction and Garst and Thomas of Coon rapids to help de Tassel the hybrid Cora being raised on farms in the Paton Vicinity. This work will keep the boys Busy a Good part of the time for a couple of weeks. The first tassels began to show up on the Early varieties this week and they have to be taken off As fast As they appear and the Fields gone Over several times before the Job is finished. These two firms provide the boys with considerable work each year. A petition has been circulated largely signed by All asking the Paton Council to Purchase the ground where the new baseball grounds Are located to be used for a town Ball Park. The petition will come up for action before the Council at its next meeting the first of August. George h. Anderson owns the ground and is offering it to the town at a very reasonable Price. Paton supt and mrs. S. Z. Scott and son Zane have returned from their vacation trip through Wisconsin and upper Michigan crossing into Canada at Sault St. Marie. They report a very pleasant vacation trip. Little Jackie hawn of near Churdan has been a Welcome guest the past several weeks in the Home of his grandparents or. And mrs. Earl Hartman. 20 years ago c. A. Lofstedt has been elected president of the Rippey savings Bank to replace e. E. Kupfer. A group of 13 boy scouts from grand Junction and Vicinity went to spirit Lake sunday for a weeks Outing of swimming boating fishing and other summer activities. Accompanying them were elven Morlan Claus Loof Merle mount. The scouts attending were Graham Phinney David Wetrich Roger Loof Dale mount Gary Mears Arthur Deal Don Friel Billy Walther Bob Underwood Peter Wetrich and Jim Ericson. Jim came Down from Minnesota where he is staying with his family for the summer. Jackie Kenney son of or. And mrs. Raymond Kenney spent a few Days last week in the Greene county Hospital receiving a treatment and taking tetanus shots following an injury. While cutting Corn from a soybean Field he accidentally slashed his foot with a Corn knife and several stitches were required to close the wound. He returned Home thursday evening and is improving rapidly. This week finds the Farmers Busy with oat Harvest and it is Nice that last weeks heat wave has been broken at least we Are having a few Days which everyone has enjoyed. It was reported on the radio that the Corn grew 5 inches monday. It looks to be another bumper crop again and iowans can be thankful we Arentt going through the unbelievable severity of the drought in new York and Connecticut. The Rebekah Hall in Rippey has undergone redecoration of the Interior and repair work. An Arch was Cut Between the dining room and Kitchen in the rear of the building and stoves and sinks rearranged. City water will also be Northeast Greene county history by Wiltse me William Paton in the Northeast part of Greene county was settled at a later time than the other parts of the county. There was one Good reason it was mostly swamp and Prairie grass inhabited by Prairie chickens muskrats ducks and other wild game. In fact it was a a wildlife Paradise a Many Miles of tile had to be Laid and the land drained before Agri culture could Prosper. The digging 1 of ditches and laying of tile was i done by hand. It was difficult and j t tedious work. One has Only to try digging a ditch 4 or 5 feet deep by hand to realize the hard labor and some actual suffering that had to be done before the land was tillable. Tiling Crews of to or to would come to one area build a Little Shack to live in a pit to keep food Cool and live there until that area was done in the beginning much of the tile was not placed deep enough and had to be done Over later. By Lakeside school Dawson no. 7, the tile had to be 14 feet deep in places. Two Crews gave up because it was so dangerous from caving sides finally the third Crew boarded up the sides of the ditch and succeeded in completing the draining of Lakeside. Deer i Ake i mile East of the Brick schoolhouse was drained by an old fashioned capstan Ditcher. Two Capstans were placed on each Side of the ditch that was to be dug. A capstan was a revolving steel drum with levers and hitches with steel cables. Oxen or horses were used to turn the capstan which pulled the ditch plow. This made a ditch 6 feet wide and 8 feet deep. Large Percheron horses were needed to do the heavy work and As High As 18 of these horses were stabled at one time at the f. O. Bauer Homestead. Well there were Many swamps and lakes in Greene county in the Early Days. Would you believe that where the grand Junction schoolhouse now stands my dad Orwell me William used to trap muskrats even As late As the 1920�?Ts we had a Lena Lake North of Paton this was a Large area to be drained and the drainage tax was almost in excess of the land value but the people decided to Drain it. One owner who was a judge claimed damages that did no to exist and got his tax Load reduced to almost nothing. This caused a huge drainage tax Lorn on the remaining Farmers and some lost their land even though it had been paid for. By this time motor driven ditching machines were in use so Lena Lake was drained fluster and More easily than the first ones. The town of Paton was named after William Paton who was born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1819. The first site was located i % Miles South of Paton where a fertilizer Plant is now located. The town was Laid out by James Tallman and in 1876 the population was 84, but by 1886, Only to years later it had grown to 214 people. Or. Paton was very interested in books and his whole family did much writing and studying. It was his dream to have a Library but though he was not to accomplish it in his lifetime his son carried out his wishes so that in 1899 Paton had a Library of 1,320 volumes. The Rev. Alfred Martin minister of the presbyterian Church was the first librarian. W. A. Paton contributed to the building and the Bell of the first presbyterian Church which was erected in 1899. He also contributed to the methodist Church which was erected in 1882. The evangelical United Brethren Church was dedicated in 1895. Christian Wahl was the first class Leader. The Catholic Church was erected in 1894, with father Kenny acting As the first Leader. About three Miles West of Paton a group of quakers who had come from the East settled Down with their families. William Roberts a minister came and helped the people of qua Kerville build the friends Church that was finished in 1887. Years later after or. Roberts was retired and quite deaf o. B. Stribling of Paton would sit beside or. Roberts in Church and write the Sermon out so he could read it As it was being preached. Long before the Church was built Dawson township had a cemetery. The records and Graves of Tho earliest infants and children were lost during the Black diphtheria epidemic when burial had to be at night and no one dared come to the funeral the first term of school was held in a Box car in 1876. A Frame schoolhouse was erected in 1886. The present schoolhouse was built in 1910, with the North addition being done in 1921. The two buildings were connected in 1954 to make the present Structure. The school Bell in the South Section of the building is still in use and was purchased in 1887. State honors were won by some of the students of this school. In 1931 the basketball team won the Consolation game at the state tournament when they beat Oskaloosa and West Waterloo but were beaten by Newton by just a few Points. They won the state sportsmanship trophy that year. The next year in 1932, they were beaten by Boone by one Point and Boone went on to win the state tournament. The team was made up of Vernon Grant Joe Condill Harold manner Lowell pack and Walter pack. Cross Milvin Coil Jefferson the two pack boys were Brothers of mrs. Ernest Lihue a Alison. The school orchestra went to the state in 1931 Ender the direction of John Miller. The it was at Iowa City. Thee were eligible to play at the Tationa test at Madison Wisconsin. From the Paton school in 192. Livestock judging team won at the National livestock judging contest in Kansas City. This con made these boys the world champions. The boys on the team were three Brothers Harold t and Leonard Lindgren and Edward Judd. They were coached by James Hilton the Man who later became president of Iowa state University. Paton had lots of businesses too. About the time Rutherford b. Hayes was president of the United states Christian w Ahl came to Paton to Settle. He was a Cobbler but he soon had a general merchandise store and was in business. He and his sons and Boother kept the business going for 71 years in spite of robberies fires Etc. Paton also had a cosmopolitan hotel in 1882, but it did not remain in operation too Long. On april 27, 1882, it was reported in the paper that a Cwm. Nesbitt the Saloon keeper keeps the Saloon no More. He has skipped the country and his creditors Are trying to see what they can get out of what is left. Domestic difficulty is said to be the cause of his leaving and we Are not sorry he the first Grain elevator in Paton was built on top of Fence posts and Only held two Wagon loads of Corn but by 1908 the first Farmers cooperative elevator was built at a Cost of $7,500. The two Paton Grain elevators in the 1930�?Ts developed into the largest Grain shipping Point Between Minneapolis and Des Moines. At one time Paton had two doctors three lawyers and a dentist. There was Laddys Blacksmith shop or. Latta had a drug store there was a lumber Yard o. B. Stribling had a hardware store and before that Graffis and son sold harness and harness supplies and at one time there were five grocery stores. One of the main sources of entertainment in the past was the Paton theatre. It was started As Early As 1909, and there were Many lecture courses in it and play companies came by and put on their plays if the theatre was Busy or booked up the play companies used the churches. There were two Telephone com panics in the beginning and the Paton Mutual Telephone company was on the second floor of the Palmer drug store with or. Ii. I. Waldron As the first operator in 1902. The other Telephone operator was Jennis Palmer and her switchboard was Over the Butcher shop. Cap Odell was the Butcher. If you had Only one of the phones you could not talk to anyone in the other system even if you paid toll there just Wasny to any Hook up. That is until one Day some of the Bauer boys then in High school crossed the wires West of town then they could talk to their Good friends the Ridnour girls and others. Well after the big fire of. 1908, the two Telephone companies merged and this situation was alleviated. In the earliest Days of Paton Farmers came to the Post office once a week for their mail. About the first mail Carrier was Joe Winters father of Dolly Condit and Honey Winters. His route was All around Paton skirting the swamps and lowlands and even in Winter he wore no gloves but went j Bare handed. Later Arthur Jackson and others carried the mail. The mail had to be delivered every i Day rain or Shine in blizzards or j mud and there was plenty of mud in those times there were several nationalities which predominated in the Paton 1 area in the Early Days. The Northeast part of Paton township and Lanyon across the line and a Large i area nearby was settled by people from Sweden. It is a very Prosper i Ous looking area As the farmsteads Are Well kept and in most areas in j Good repair. Some of the customs and habits still prevail such As Large amounts of Coffee and boxes of snuff in the stores. Germans Irish and of course English also settled in this area of Paton. Names in the Telephone directory indicate the various original nationalities. These people All liked sports and were Good at them. They always had a baseball team and some of the Paton teams were winners the Globe free press i that the time la Nora to Young farm buggy the it Farmer the e buggy asteroid school i of the remove wheel Straw Short t to push shed at and or had to scaffold within Momb. Hallow the where t a newly in the they pans the be of the chances be Phi would would co opera Peep incline on cad much o if i the Cou and Wil Mary Hon Ive to a neighbors away his fancy ing so they scared and alerted the waited till later in my managed to get the own the Road and placed it the roof of the country in. He went to the Homes is and girls girls too the burs from the buggy and threw them in the ack now it took Only a me for the Young people the buggy up Over the cob idled to the schoolhouse the roof but the owner ret lots of help and build a my to get his buggy Down breaking it. You must re Many other interesting a incidents of years ago. There were a a Shivaree Quot in friends and neighbors of wedded couple would come night and request treats uld ring Bells beat on id shoot off shotguns. If Lywess refused to come out it it Uso and treat the crowd Are that an obstacle would i on the Chimney and they c smoked out or something fall them. It was Best to As her prize in a table setting contest conducted in the homemaking department of grand Junction High school last term. The contest was sponsored by a Well known China company. Mrs. Connected up again for the Kitchen Dorothy Martin her instructor re use. All Walls have been re painted a Light Green color and stencilled. New colourful drapes have been made and Hung in the Lodge room and also new curtains made for the dining room. To years ago or. And mrs. R. W. Tasler of Jefferson announce the approaching marriage of their daughter Jean to Wilmot Young son of or. And mrs. John Young of grand Junction. An August 8 wedding is planned. Or. And mrs. Ray Hollingshead of Dana announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Diana Rae to Frank Buhr son of mrs. Anna Buhr of Vinton. The wedding will take place August 4. Or. And mrs. Jack nation of Rippey Are the parents of a son bom thursday july 2, 1959, in the Greene county Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds i ounce and has been named Christopher Leo. Or. And mrs. Charles Aldrich of Paton announce the birth of a son at the Greene county Hospital july 4. He weighed 9 pounds i ounce and has been named Leslie Wayne. Grandparents Are or. And mrs. Roy Aldrich of Paton and or. And mrs. Otto Kardell of Marne. Leslie has a brother Kenneth one year old. Miss Rosie Cody who will be a senior in the East Greene Community High school this fall re three year gently received a cup and Saucer Benning. Cei Ved a Swan As her award for having a student As a prize Winner. Leo Thomsen of Paton Cut his tuesday night on a piece of tin while tearing Down a Chimney. It required five stitches to close the wound. The depot in grand Junction is being torn Down. It is no longer needed because the local business is being taken care of by the Chicago and Northwestern personnel. V. R. Morey of grand Junction has been confined to his Home since Friday when he suffered a Light stroke. Robert Mckelvey received his discharge from the army june 26, at fort Benning Georgia and arrived Home july 2. He took his Basic training at fort Cyd California spent 15 months in Germany and the remainder of his enlistment at fort in the Early Days were to play tricks and pranks other however they had is iteration for each other. Were travelling through try. And night came before you had lodging you would be Wel a corned to Stop at a farm House for meals and to spend the night. This was a common practice. How different few years ago when there i was a raging blizzard and a couple i Travail it Oil the Lincoln Highway in an Auto were caught in the storm and Felt they go on. I they were refused shelter at a nearby farm Home because the Farmer was Quot afraid of strangers. I there were also a barn i when Lime Farmer got ready to i put tip his barn All the neighbors j came and in a few Days put up the Frame and much of the Structure. A Young Man could make $2 a Day by going to Jefferson for a Wagon Load of lumber. He could Only make one trip a Day but everyone working together there was survival. One cooperated or make it in this Early time. Thus the country was built up. A Good Many of the social events entered around the churches. The churn played a very important part a the lives of the Early settlers. It gave them Faith and Hope in a line when they too thought the the a pressure was too the y also had a literary societies where they had debates spell Downs Box socials and musicals and singing sessions and talks. The libraries and the Church socials also served one other purpose As it was a place where much of the Quot courting was done Mon of every Community were proud of their Fine horses. Who had the fastest horse was one big question. Most any time Day or night horses were raced to find out a daring Young Man raced his horse and buggy with his girl Friend at his Side to show off his wares even wives and children were along on some racing outings. Occasionally horses hitched to Spring wagons were raced. Many races took place on sundays though this was frowned upon by religious societies the Early settlers lived in what we would now consider very difficult times. There was no electricity candles and kerosene lamps i provided the Light the water was i carried from the pump to the House the plumbing was All out of doors Wood cobs or Coal served As t fuel for heat there was no social i Security farm program or guaranteed Bank Deposit account. Every i family was expected to take care of its own members. Sometimes i three generations lived in one Small House. This probably prevented the a generation there were i no radios nor coloured to much j farm work required physical labor. Cit w Iii Itoi ii some of the pitchers of these teams i a it. In uni then horses were were John Bradshaw Aldrich j u8_edjn place of mechanical Power. Shattered leg. He Vias later indicted for first degree murder and the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter. During the shooting it the schoolhouse de Bobble was shot in the leg. A lift Winters got the gun that Scanlon threw away. The gun of the dead robber Frank Galaise is still in the Possession of the Wilson family or was the last i knew of it. The surviving robber later said that if he had known that the Morgan Johnson family nearby had a tiny son Lee they would have entered the Home and held the boy As hostage. The part i remember was a Call coming by phone to the families living near Junction. Help was needed and my father started to get his gun Over the very Strong objections of my Mother but about that time a second Call came saying that the robbers were captured. Well my father had his Chain e to help out anyway in this Northeast area of the county for later my folks moved to Dawson township in 1917 and my father was elected county supervisor. With the help of s. J. Melson county Engineer and other supervisors he was instrumental in getting All the roads of Greene county Gravelled. This county was the first county in Iowa to have All farmsteads of Gravelled roads. Then after my folks moved to Baton my father was elected mayor and served in that capacity about 2,0 years. During tin Early thirties another robbery took place Only this time it was at the Dana Bank. Miss Lena Anderson a conscientious and faithful guardian of the Bank was alone when a robber appeared and ordered her to hand Over the Money she refused and ran out the door screaming for help even though the robber was threatening to shoot her. She ran into the Middle of the Street hollering at the men who were in the produce station across the Street. The men upon seeing the robber ran and hid behind a counter leaving miss Lena in the Middle of the Street alone. Well the robber got away but was later caught when he robbed another Bank. The history of Dana is also interesting. It was founded Iii 1880 by Samuel Dana. A Large cooperative cheese factory prospered in the Northwest part of the town from 1891 to 1906. It had a capacity of 600 pounds of cheese daily. In a few years Dana had Tho largest farm implement store in Greene county. There were two grocery stores a drug store a variety store a hotel two Grain elevators a lumber Yard a garage and a clothing store. The Dana methodist Church was established in 1894 by w. R. Martin. His brother helped Start the presbyterian Church also. In 1921, the present school building was opened and the Community took great Pride in its school As it was considered one of the Best at this period of time. One of the students of the school Earl Elkins worked his Way through High school and medical school and is now a leading physical therapist at the Mayo clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Another student or. Ronald Meredith became a Well known minister and has written several books. He is now helping to produce a television show and maintains a year round lecture course. He has been the guest of such men As the late Albert Schweitzer the late president Eisenhower and the late Adlai Stevenson. F. W. Fitch who started the it paper a new Home a without any pre Vious sounding of trumpets grand Junction had a Good fourth o july Celebration. It was held on the Fine Lawn in Tho Beautiful Grove surrounding the Higgins Homestead and was under the management of the Ltd the society. There were various amusements to entertain the people and raise funds for the Benefit of the Church. An excellent dinner was served by the Good ladies and the Supply of food was so Bountiful there were Many loaves after the multitude had eaten to give to the needy. Or. Bally of Vail delivered a Short address. In the evening there was a Fine Dis play of fireworks. The receipts of $265 will be a help in building the new Church. December 1879 d. L. Scarborough. Physician and surgeon of grand Junction offers professional services to people county. Offices at e. Notier s drug store. Or. O. W. Lowery appointed township physician. Oldest practising Phi Simian and surgeon grand Junction. Office at and Hills drug store and at Deuce i echoes my i soon it Mph i Tell All that turn half of est foes. She wind that a Ltd that would engulf us it land land us in jail. She i go a Story which gaining would have half of the t seeking div the Church to bitter a Small 3 a Gale troubles could let in Force in wives Roe. She could get All i mixed in a fight and turn All our Days nights. She could town in a terrible oven one tent i into sorrowing keep the whole Stew if she told if All that she if Greene m. Lape in grow Resi Northeast part of town. From the fourth of july 1910 program Booklet grand Junction has More up to Date businessmen with satisfied customers than any other town in Central Iowa. A City set Down in the midst of the Best farming and in Iowa land that is Well drained with tile manufactured in our own City the same land that 20 years ago sold for $12 an acre and which now Sells for from $125 to $22a an acre land that rinses anything from Home rendered lard to pumpkin pies or peaches where the Farmer rides in his automobile while ins horses rest on sunday. Grand Junction proud of its advancement has two Grade schools and an Academy of music proud of its five churches and the members of its congregations proud of its Lack of a Saloon proud of its pure water proud of its electric Power Plant which Powers the factories daily and proud of these same factories which Are prospering in our City. The fourth of july brochure in 1910 proclaimed the City was proud of the tile and Clay factories the Clay from our own City made into Block and Brick for oui own a a grand buildings and to ship outside along with the Cement coffins vaults. Junction furnished the water for two Railroad lines and also had two Public Parks a spacious town Hall five a a deliveries of groceries a machine foundry a Creamery a manufacturer of tank Heaters and filters a produce Plant company butter eggs and dressed poultry a we not Only have the Pride we have the goods a a the fire department will also make a run with the Hose connect to the hydrant scale a two Story building and throw a full Stream of water from the top of the same. This is work requiring a Cool head Quick action and sound Muscles and is something every fireman is expected to there will be lunch stands enough to fill up the crowd. Bring Basket lunches and eat on the grand Junction lawns or in the City Park. Tin cups will be Hung at All pumps. Water is free just work the handle. Music by the bands at All hours. Free As the a on the upper floor of the City Hall. A couple of rooms set aside for use of the ladies who will come to grand Junction to celebrate. A lavatory a toilet a Brush and knew now does t it set your brain in a whirl to think of what you owe that Telephone girl May 1914, from editorial column of Frank l. Mott Quot it has been something like four years since the first vacuum cleaners were sold on the Market and since that time it seems wonderful improvements have been brought out since the first plunger Type hand one cum machine was sold. These All seem to have reached their Zenith in the sweeper that is being demonstrated and sold by a. I. Granger of grand Junction. This machine is simple and Light weight in construction yet Strong and durable. It is not the usual thing for us to endorse anything in this manner through the columns of the Globe but in this Case May be showing some Way to lighten her than half. The editor these machines in his if we could not get would not have it we feel we woman tin work More has one of House and another we Fitch shampoo company which be comb it Mirror towels easy came world famous had his Start i chairs tables with perhaps a sofa Busby Harold Lindgren Lee Johnson and Emrik Carlson. After softball started Hilles Taylor was the manager of the team and Baton came off Winner the first year that the lights were in the new Ball Park. In the farming area in the past work and social activities were quite different from today in the threshing runs the neighbors necessarily worked together. In the season of the harvesting All worker very hard and those who a a shirked were criticized and often ridiculed. It was an experience one never forgot nor regretted. You worked hard and your shirt was Seldom dry when i was about 12 or 13, i was water boy for a steam engine with Leaky flues it took five 400 gallon tanks of water a Day. After pumping water from the horse tank at the farm you went to the Creek to get water. Often the Engineer was blowing the whistle for me to hurry up so i could pump the water into the tank on the engine. If i was too slow i stopped the whole operation since the engine had to have lots of water to make steam the wages were $1 per Day. Fred Hoover the Engineer told me if i should work a Hundred Days i would have a million dollars. One thing that took place was that you got Well acquainted with your neighbors since you had lots in common working together and then there were these glorious picnics at the end of the threshing season there was a grand meal with homemade ice Cream to top it off. It was a great Day to anticipate when the work seemed hot and hard. The picnics served were the Best that could be provided. The women worked hard Over the unless you lived near a town you never got there on a saturday night or every Day people from this location went Down the a Mill Road a or Highway 17 or now Highway no 4, two or three times a year with their wheat to be ground into flour at the Mill at Jefferson and to buy other provisions. The women washed clothes on a Wash Board and never dreamed of an automatic Washer and dryer. A Cave or a Well took the place of a refrigerator later there was ice in a Box to store food but the melting pan under it was always overflowing. Instead of air conditioning you conditioned yourself to the climate. In fact you conditioned yourself to the Good time and bail the depressions and the better years without feeling someone owed you the world. Bank robberies but we cannot finish the telling of the history of the Baton Community without looking at the robbery of the Early 1900�?Ts. The robbery of the Paton Post office in 1911 made the headlines of every newspaper in the state. As i remember it was More exciting than anything you would see Walt Bing a gun smoke on television. On May 7, 1911, two men got off a freight train As it passed thru ugh Paton and quietly made their Way to the Post office. They blew open the Safe and took Stamps and Money. J. C. Hoyle discovered the j it Beers at work though it was 4 . On sunday morning and he went for help. The robbers seeing they were discovered started Down the Road South of town. It is believed they meant to make their getaway on a the Dana Community a a bound boy working for the Hughes family. As he reached maturity he went to Boone to work and later manufactured his shampoo. The history of the Northeast area of Greene county has been just As vivid As any other area. Of course it has been hard work tiling building roads building Homes and schools and churches and farms and towns. It has been the history of people. Hot Kitchen Range which was fired trait h having town at 5 o clock handicapped have Craft Sale during Centennial the easter Seal society for crippled children and adults of Iowa inc., will have Home bound handcraft for Sale during the Centennial Celebration july Roll and 12. The Sale table will be in the masonic Temple on main Street. The Temple will be open daily As a a hospitality House for visitors at the Celebration. Eastern Star members present As hostesses will tend the table As a Courtesy. Items displayed at this Sale Are produced by handicapped people Many who have attended the training programs that Are being held 12 weeks out of the year at Camp Sunnyside. A a trainees attend Only As Long As necessary to attain the i kills to produce Saleable handcrafted articles. The four major areas Are sewing weaving ceramics and woodworking. Through a cooperative agreement Between the easter Seal society of Iowa and the Iowa division of rehabilitation education and services the Cost of the training program plus room Anil Board is taken care of. After the Quot trainees training is completed financial assistance is available if needed in purchasing the necessary equipment to produce Quality products. Trainees will then produce the articles in their Home Price them and have them delivered to two for the Benefit of the smaller children. A Matron will he in charge who will answer All questions and furnish All accommodations a Aioo guns at Sunrise never had them before no. Well they will be Here this year both in number and volume. Get up Early and count a grand Junction opera House july 4, 1910 Home Talent in the sensational comedy drama Quot cast up by the Waves or Quot my Ocean Pearl a directed by Arthur m. Grow immediately after the fireworks. When the Telephone was becoming quite the popular a a convenience for Junction ites to have in the Home this Little rhyme appeared in the local paper 1902. The Telephone girl the Telephone girl sits in her chair and listens to voices everywhere. She knows who is Happy who has the blues and knows All our Joys. And she knows every girl who is chasing the boys. She hears a1 our troubles and knows All our strife she knows every Man who is mean to his wife. She hears every time you Are out with the boys and she hears All the sex to the nys Ide a where they Are then loaded on one of the two a Craft sales vans co sponsored by the Iowa elks association and taken sales being held throughout state of Iowa. From the Sale of their products trainees receive the entire proceeds which provides a three fold purpose for them. I a purposeful activity in the Home. 2 a Chance to earn extra Money. 3 through this program and the sales of their articles they have found Faith Hope Confidence and the greatest treasure of ally they belong to the american society around them anyone interested in the Home bound sales program May write director Home bound sales Box Sun-4002, Des Moines Iowa 50333. Taken away for any Price. The Whitehouse to the people of grand Junction my warmest congratulations go to Thi citizens who observe your Community s 100th anniversary. I want you to know How much i share the Pride that fills your in arts As you reflect on the years of integrity Industry and hard work that fill the pages of the eventful history of grand Junction. And in reflecting with you on a satisfying past i pledge my wholehearted cooperation in working with you toward a More productive and prosperous future. Sincerely Richard Nixon president of the United states to my fellow iowans of grand Junction grand Junction is dramatically symbolic of Iowa a Progress in the past one Hundred years. For one thing your Community has the Good Fortune to be located in an area where 95 per cent of the Rich Black soil is tillable. Moreover grand Junction is a product of the dynamic Railroad building Era which transformed Iowa a landscape in the decades after the civil War. Your forefather performed a feat of extraordinarily ingenious initiative in order to take advantage of the Railroad coming. Inspired by the editor of the a headlight a grand Junction first newspaper they bodily moved the Tow site a mile and a half East of its original location. The same editors foresight and Energy led to an aggressive recruiting Campaign to attract new settlers and also brought to grand Junction a Railroad Roundhouse and Large Brickyard. Your Community has benefited Ever afterwards from that tradition of courage Enterprise and practical imagination. It is a tradition which will serve us Well both in grand Junction and throughout the state As we Advance upon another Century of expanding Progress. The Century we leave behind has been breath taking in the changes it has brought. Whitt settlement of Greene county was already Twenty years old when grand Junction began. For those first settlers of 1849 and the 11850�?Ts, the nearest Post office was 1 fort Des Moines nearly 70 Miles away across a trackless Prairie and often Over swollen streams. The nearest flour and grist Mills were More than too Miles away in Marion and Mahaska counties sometimes a two week trip of loneliness discomfort and danger. Grand Junction is a child of the Railroad age which shattered that isolation. But Only a Short generation ago and As recently As 1938, an observer said of the Countryside around grand Junction a roads Are often slightly bumpy dust swirls behind the car. Nearly every farmyard has a Windmill and travellers find hospitality and friendliness in the fall is the husking season. In some places mechanical Cor pickers have been introduced but the old handpick ing method is still generally used arid the rhythmic Tattoo of Corn on the hang hoards is except for the hospitality and friendliness which remain in abundance grand Junction residents still in the prime of life have seen the passing of almost everything which those words connote. This Centennial Observance then serves a twofold purpose. It is a commitment to the enduring spiritual values of your heritage and it is also your pledge to translate those values into terms of action which Are meaningful for these times and especially for the Young people who must he our pioneers of tomorrow. I share with you the recommitment and the pledge because they belong not Only to grand Junction but also to All of Iowa i of have worthily earned this Celebration of your past from which you will acquire the strength to build a future even better. Sincerely Robert d. Ray governor of Iowa

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