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The man who
there's little buainei
usually the
whom others say: "He
does little advertising."
Iowa Federation of Farm Bureaus and
Crawford County Farm Bureau
Will Drive
Many Farmers From Outside of Craw
ford County Will Assist in Drive
in Crawford County
Beginning Monday, November 17th,
the Iowa Federation of Farm Bureaus
and the Crawford County Farm Bu
reau will put on a drive for "member
ship for those organizations. About
twenty farmers from other countics
will be in Crawford county during the
week to assist the local farm bureau
men with the drive. It is planned to
visit every farmer in the county, and
to give them all a chance to join the
farm bureau and also a chance to con
tribute to the support of the State Fed
eration of Farm Bureaus.
In counties where the drives have
been put on, farm bureau memberships
exceed 1200 to the county. In Benton
county, the membership is over 2000.
Last week in O'Brien county over 1,
Guu farmers Joined when solocited.
The farm bureaus are growing be
cause of the things they accomplish.
The educational work carried on by the
local farm bureaus lias been the driv
ing force of this great movement. Bet
ter soil fertility, crop rotations, better
livestock, boy#' and girls' club work and
form business records are the things
the farm bureaus work for. Along with
the educational work the county farm
bureau which corresponds to the busi
ness mens commercial club, looks after
community interests. It is an organi
zation through which farmers in a
county may get in touch with each
The State Federation of Farm Bu
reaus is in* reality a state farm bureau
whose members are the different coun
ty organizations. It is an organization
of, by and for the farmers of Iowa and
whose officers are from the farm bu
reaus. It is an organization whose
officers speak for the farmers.
Since the federation started over a
year ago it has been recognized by con
gress as a reliable source for informa
tion. The congress and senate repeal
ed the daylight saving law because of
facts and petitions presented to them
by J. R. Howard, the president of the
State Federation of Farm Bureaus.
The Iowa Fleece Growers association
which handled over a million pounds
of wool was assisted by the federation.
The officers of tho association to sup
port the farm bureau and the livestock
tuberculosis bills passed by the last
general assembly.
Mr. Howard and Mr. Coverdale were
Bent .to.Washington by. the fede'ration
feveral time# this year to present the
farmers' views in regard to the
merchant marine, packer legislation, vo
cational agricultural education, cost'of
production and other important mat
ters. Marketing problems of livestock
and grain will be taken up by the state
The county farm bureau or the state
federation is ^on-political nor does it
adopt policies which are radical. It
supports other organizations in the
things which are for prosperous farm
ing and better community life.
The farmers of the county who be
long to the farm bureau and who are
pushing the drive are the men who
see the need for constructive organi
zation. When these neighbors call,
give them the glad hand for not only
are your neighbors here, but all over
Iowa are they joining the county farm
Herman Grill Disposes of Lumber Bus
iness and Residence Property to
Chris Vollersen, of Denison
A- deal was consummated last week
whereby Herman Grill disposes of his
lumber business, the real estate, and
feed barn and his residence and v.acant
lots in East Denison to Chris Vollersen.
The J. W. Miller, Jr. real estate agency
made tho deal. Mr. Grill takes in ex
change some Texas land. Mr. Grill has
not been in the best of health for the
past year is the reason given for dis
posing o( his business. A number of
years ago he came into Denison and
purchased property on Dyer street, just
south of the court house, and started
what was termed the Independent lum
ber yard. In connection with this bus
iness he also conducted a large feed
barn, In later years the coming of tho
automobile business interferred with
the feed barn, and this was in a meas
ure done away with. Not being able
to devote his entire time to the lumber
business because of ill health Mr. Grill
decided to sell this also.
Mr. Vollersen is not unknown in the
business circles of the county, for some
time he was connected with the elevator
at Dow City, and has been/ associated
in business in other points in the coun
ty. We understand he may decide to
sell out the newly acquired lumber bus
iness and devote his attention to an
exclusive coal business, but this has
not been definitely arrange. He may
use the lumber now in the feed barn
and erect some new houses on the va
cant ground secured from Mr. Grill.
Doc Bonney, of Buck Grove. Challenges
LeMars Man As to Who is
Iowa Honey King
Adam A. Clark, of LeMars, will have
to modify his claim of being the "king
of Iowa honey producers," for in Buck
Grove is an invalid doctor, A. F. Bon
ney, who works one hour and wheezes
two with chronic asthma during the
summer, who from thirty-one colonies
produced 4,700 pounds of extracted
honey and 160 pounds of comb honey
in extracting supers. Mr. Clark had
145 1-2 pounds to the colony, while Dr.
Bonney had 158.
Dr. Bonney has secured figures from
over the state and he thinks that Ed
Miles, of Dunlap F. W. Hall, of i-iio
W. S. Pangborn. of Center Junction,
and others will bo able to show Mr.
Clark that he lacks consMerable of be
ing "honey king in Iowa."
No particular sympathy is manifest
ed by the public when a United States
senator has to consult a specialist on
account of throat trouble.
And there won't be any great amount
of weeping among the public when a
coal striker has to call in a doctor on
account of his hard'colds.
Mi (ifiH
Subscriptions Now Being Taken at All
Batiks of the State—Sixty
Counties Organized
Work of the Roosevelt Memorial as
sociation in Iowa is to be carried on in
definitely from state headquarters un
der the direction of C. H. McNider,
state chairman, and the movement to
raise $200,000 in the state as the Iowa
share of the national memorial to be
erected to Roosevelt at Washington
and for the purchase of the Roosevelt
estate and surroundings at Ctyster Bay
for use as a national park will be ag
gressively prosecuted until the goal is
Subscriptions are now being taken
at all the banks of the state and more
than sixty counties have been organ
ized for the furtherance of the com
A Roosevelt Memorial association in
every county is to be organized to as
sist in the'campaign, and canvasses of
Roosevelt admirers organized.
The aim of the association is to ob
tain a large number of small contribu
tions, and while the work is being car
ried on upon a voluntary basis, efforts
are being made to see that the sub
scription lists are as widely circulated
as possible.
All persons interested in the cam
paign are asked to communicate with
state headquarters at 710 Fleming Bldg.
Des Moines, and they will be given an
opportunity to assist.
About $30,000 has been pledged in the
state so far. The work has been inter
rupted because of the Red Cross cam
paign, but is nbw again being carried
on' in full swing.
Mrs. George M. Carpenter Dies at the
Home of Her Daughter, Mrs. Wm.
Staller, Thursday November 6th
Five Children, Twenty-nine Grandchil
dren and Five Great Grandchildren,
One Brother and Three Sisters
BUCK GROA'E, Nov. 11—Special
Mary Ann Jordan was born in Wash
ington county, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1841. She
came overland to Iowa with her father's
family in 1857 and they were one of
the pioneer families of Linn county.
On Sept. 10, 1862, she was united in
marriage to George M. Carpenter at
Center Point, Iowa. To them were
born six children: Luther, of Moorheacl
Benjamin, who died in April, 1900
Clarence, of Cantril: Mrs. Manche Gi
gax, of Sarma, Canada Mrs. Maude
Staller, of Arion, and Mrs. Saka Neu
man, of Sidney, ^Nfib.
Mrs. Carpenter •'cUeq-'Nov. 6, 1919 at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. William
Staller, after a lingering illness which
she bore with great fortitude and pa
She leaves to mourn her loss five
children, twenty-nine grandchildren
and five great grandchildren, one broth
er and three sisters. She united with
the Christian church in her early wo
manhood and lived steadfastly in the
faith. She was a faithful wife, the
heat and most unselfish of mothers and
her friends were numbered by her ac
The funeral services were held Satur
day afternoon, November 8th, in her
church in Buck Grove, which was ap
propriately decorated and the floral!
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W. C. Brown was brought up ona
farm near Lime Springs, Howard coun­
He early resolved to take up rail
road work and so began by piling
cordwood along the right of way of the
Milwaukee railroad. He afterwards
learned telegraphy under the old
Morse system which transferred the
alphabet to a long strip of paper from
which the message was evolved. From
an humble telegraph operator he was
advanced from one position to another
until he became president of the great
New York Central system, which posi
tion ho held for many years. He re
tired a few years ago and returned to
his large farms In Howard county near
Lime Springs. He has a model Short
horn herd of fine cattle and he takes
a personal interest in all of the activi
ties about the place. He spends his
winters in California but is always on
his Iowa farms in time for the opening
of spring work. He married a Lime
Springs girl in his early manhood and
she has shared his successes with him
throughout the passing years. Anoth
er prominent citizen of Iowa lives at
Lime Springs in the person of Hon. E.
H. Cunningham, elected to the legisla
ture from Buena Vista county and
made speaker of the 33d general as
sembly. He owns a lot of high class
land in the vicinity of Lime Springs.
C. M. Young, president of the Iowa
Aircraft Co., and president of the State
Aero club also, gives it as his opinion
that next spring will witness a large
number of additional airmen provided
with nlw and well equipped flying ma
chines. Mr. Young basis his predic
tions upon the fact that in one year af
ter the. signing of the armistice over
seventy-five Iowans have purchased air
plartes for their own personal use. This
summer an Iowa aircraft firm sold
twenty-two to triple that amount before
spring is over. In the spring aerial
mail routes will be established. The ar
rival of the small planes will be a daily
sight in Des Moines and other towns.
Landing fields for tho winged carriers
will be established in every town in the
state. Over forty Iowa towns have
gone that far already and others have
indicated a willingness and intention
to do so in the spring.
"God be gracious to thee and thy
house," was the parting salutation to
his victims by Rev. Isaac George, a na
tive of Persia, who has been* going up
and down the state, soliciting money
for the stricken Syrians. At Waterloo
he fell into thts embrace of James Nash,
a federal immigration officer, who had
been trailing the fellow for several
days. The alleged preacher proved to
be a fakir of the most pronounced
type. He gave a fellow- in New Jer-.
a A
Miss Roselta Reynolds Weds Mr. Fioyd
Thompson, of Spencer, S. Dak.,
at Sioux City, November 3
Sixty Ladies Gather at Home of Mrs.
Fred Marr in Farewell Party—
Will Move to Manilla
Arion, Nov. 11.—Special—
Mr. Floyd Thompson, of Spencer, S.
Dak., and Miss Rosetta Reynolds were
quietly married at Sioux City Monday,
November 3. The bride is the second
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rey
nolds and is one of Arion's popular and
lovable young ladies, having lived here
the greater part of her life and by her
sweet and gentle disposition has endear
ed herself to the hearts of a large cir
cle of friends. The groom is the young
est son of Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson
formerly of Arion, now of Spencer, S.
Dak.,, and is a young man of excellent
character, steady and industrious. Af
ter a short honeymoon they will go to
Spencer where they will make their fu
ture home. We join with their many
friends in extending hearty congratula
Mrs. Kalsem and Misses Taylor and
Cora Parsons, of Woodbine, are house
guests of Mrs. Robert Hunt this week.
Mrs. John Meeves spent Monday in
Dow City the guest of Mrs. Artie Win
Miss Donna Butler was among those
who were entertained in the W. H.
Buss home Monday evening the occa
sion being their son Charles's 16th
Mr. Civy Hunt and daughters, Nellie
and Emily, of Woodbine are guests of
Mrs. Robert Hunt this week.
The little Mission Band enjoyed Mon
day afternoon with Miss Brasius.
Dainty refreshments were served by
tlA hostess.
Mrs. P. M. Doidge and daughter?
Gloria, of Manning, are visitors in the
Geo, Reynolds home this week. Mrs.
News and Comment About Iowa People and Events
the bishop of Persia. Inspector Nash
found $1500 on the person of tho fel
low, $1000 being found in an inside
pocket of his undershirt. George bore
credentials from mayors in many cities,
from chambers of commerce, clergy
men, bankers, vice consuls and from
the secretary of state of Nebraska. One
pleaded to the public pathetically to
be liberal to the bearer, citing the pass
age "As ye did it to the least of these,
my brethren, ye did it unto me."
George, who is 42 years old. will be
deported as an undesirable alien. In
spector Nash says there is an organi
zation of 500 fake solicitors of Syrian
relief and warns the public to investi
gate thoroughly before contributing.
John Yung, of La Porte City, Black
Hawk county, whose wife has sued
him for a divorce on tho grounds of
cruel and inhuman treatment because,
though worth $60,000. he refused to
properly feed and clothe his wife and
daughter, compelling them to Work at
odd Jobs in order to get the necessi
ties of life. He also refused to per
mit his daughter to enter high school.
One paragraph in Mr. Yung's answer
says: "Defendant admits that on or
about the times mentioned (ill his
wife's petition) he had a conversation
with the plaintiff in reference to the
daughter's education. He admits he
and his wife differed with reference to
the necessity of further education of
their daughter and admits that in said
conversation he expressed the thought
and desire that he preferred to have
his daughter remain a simple, sensible
girl than, through the medium of a
higher education, "be and become an
educated fool."
Alexander Eide is in a hospital at
Nevada, Story county, recovering from
a miraculous visitation. A wire' from
a high tension line of the Towa Rail
way and Light company, carrying 13
200 vplts, dropped upon a team of
horses on the street. The team was
killed and while their muscles and flesh
were withering Eide attempted to re
move the wire.
Plans for removing the heating plant
at the state house are under way.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
tunnel which will connect the state
house .and the states offices with the
new heating plant to be erected next
year along the tracks at the foot of
Thirteenth street court. The tunnel
will be 3,000 feet long—more than half
a mile. On the inside it will be eight
feet wide and nine feet and a half
high. In some places the excavation
has gone as deep as twenty feet. The
average is flften feet. The tunnel
will be completed this year it is ex-
Jwsfc-.. t-T •-jeasiafe'.gifcA
Doidge went down to Dunlap Friday
for a short visit with the M. Doidge.
Cecil Talcott, who has been absent
from school for the past week on ac
count of a severe attack of la grippe,
is much improved and will be able to
resume his studies in a few days.
Mr. S. P. Copely is moving his fam
ily from Manilla to Arion this week
and will occupy the house recently va
cated by the Fred Marr family.
Miss Dorothy Butler was a pleasant
hostess at a candy pull Thursday eve
ning. Those who enjoyed the sweet af
fair are: Misses M. A. Slee, Irene
Welch, Martha Hird, Nora Stephenson
and Gertrude Talcott.
The Red Cross membership drive is
on in Arion and it is a pleasure indeed
to see so many of our people anxious
to wear the 1920 badge and the sign
of the Red Cross in the windows will
tell you who is who.
Mrs. J. W. Butler entertained Mr.
and Mrs. Arden Bell and daughter,
Catherine Lige and Nelson Henry, of
Dow City at Sunday dinner.
Mrs. Tena Roberts returned from
Council Bluffs Saturday afternoon, fol
lowing a pleasant visit of several days
with friends.
Messrs. Wm. Marr and E. Dorsey, of
Belle Plaine, vjstted the home folks
over the Sabbath.
Mrs. L. C. Butler and daughter, Dor
othy, were among the Denison shop
pers Saturday.
Mrs. H. Ratliff, of Dunlap, was a
pleasant caller at the James Berka
home Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ohas. Holliday are here
this week from Charter Oak.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde ftasklns are en
joying a visit tirith his parents, of
Logan, this week,
Rev. Hornby, ,of Mapleton, was a
pleasant caller from Mapleton Friday
Mr. A. J. Rule-, first trick operator
at the tower, is son the sick list this
week. Operator Jptarmon, of Boone, is
supplying Mr. Rye's place.
The end of the trail for the army truck convoy which started from Washington, D. C., for San Francisco. Photo
11 graph shows trucks going along Market street, which was gayly decorated to receive them.
have practically double the heating
capacity of the present station on
Grand avenue, just- north of the state
house. Its position .along the tracks
will enable the state to keeps its build
ings warm during the winter at a low
er cost than when coal must be haul
ed, as is done with the plant now be
ing used.
Frank Bourne is dead at the county
home in Hardin county. He was known
all over north central Iowa as "Don
Pedro." He was 75 years old. For
many years he traveled over a half doz
en counties, doing odd jobs here and
there. He would entertain crowds of
people by singing quaint songs com
posed by himself, accompanied by the
rattling of bones. He was in the war
of the rebellion and received severe in
juries in an explosion of a gun boat
which beclouded his intellect and while
harmless he was both erratic and irre
sponsible. He wrote a splendid hand
indicative of good education. All ef
forts to obtain his war record under
the name of Frank Bourne proved fu
tile and it is believed that this was an
assumed name. In telling of the poor
fellow's death H. E. Moffett, of Eldora,
says: "With the passing of 'Don Pedro'
it will be well to remember that for up
wards of fifty years after the culmina
tion of the civil war he carried the
scar that wars often leave—in his case
the wound was mental—the most cruel
blow that can touch any of the human
family. In the great work day of eter
nity let Us believe that the things that
were denied Don here will be made
bright and glorious over there."
Bond issues for paved roads recent
ly authorized in Iowa will total $18,
475.000. and those proposed amounts to
$4,500,000 more, says the summary of
state and county bond issues sent to
the trade by the Portland Cement as
sociation of Chicago. The counties
listed as hoving voted bond issues for
roads are Black Hawk. $1,500,000:
Cerro Gordo, $750,000: Clay. $800,000:
Clinton, $1,800,000 Floyd. $1,000,000:
Greene. $1,000,000: Hancock, $1,000,
000: Kossuth, $1,500,000: Lyon. $1,250,
000 O'Brien. $1,500,000: Polk, $2,000,
000: Scott, $2,000,000, and Woodbury,
Several years ago a woman whose
name is withheld, a resident of Salem.
Henry county, attended the yearly
meeting of the Friends' church at Os
kaloosa. In the cltV park was a sign.
"Five dollars fine for walking on the
grass." But- this the good woman did
not see until she had transgressed.
All of these years the matter had
wrought upon her mind and in order
16 get relief she sent $6 to Mayor Al
sey a dollar to write him purported ere-1 peeted, and the heating plant by the
dentlals with the forged signature of winter of 1920. The new plant will bert Mendenhall a MW days ago, $5 to over that brailch of the C. B. A Q, but
Phillips and Oscar
S. Dak., are visitors
Davis home this
Mr. and Mrs.
Davis, of Mitcheli
in the parental
The friends of Benedict Hoffard were
grieved to learn of his death which oc
curred in DenisoB last week. Mrs.
(Continued on Page 8)
Mrs. Geo. Cullivan Perpetrates a Sur
prise Upon Her Husband, the Oc
casion Being His Birthday
Hallene Mcintosh Afflicted With Acute
AppendicitH—Taken to Home in
Ute—Operation Necessary
DUNLAP, Nov. 11—Special
Mrs. Geo. Cullivan perpetrated a sur
prise upon her husband Friday evening
the occasion being his birthday and
upon his return from the picture show
in the evening upon entering his dark
ened home he was greeted by the shouts
and outbursts of about twenty of his
friends. Needless to say Geo. was sur
prised. The evening was passed at
whist after which Mrs. Cullivan, as
sisted by Mrs. Georgia Eiscomb served
a fine three course lunch. The friends
presented Mr. Cullivan with a handsome
smoking set which was presented to
him in a few well chosen words by
Frank McCanh.
Mesdames Qleadall and Davie spent
Monday at Missouri Valley.
Mrs. John Larson was in Omaha one
day the past week.
Word-has been received from Excel
sior Springs by the family that Mr.
M. O'Con who went there some time
ago for relief from his rheumatism is
somewhat improved.
Fred Landis spent one day in Oma
ha the past week.
Dr. Powell was called to Carroll one
day last week on professional busi
Vance Nordaker, a nephew of G. E.
I ordaker, came down from Ames and
spent the week end with relatives here.
Fred Market, who started to attend
school in Ames, came home last week
and resumed his position in the Ledden
Co's. store.
Hallene Mcintosh was stricken with
acute appendicitis the fore part of the
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pay the fine and $1 for costs.
At the sixteenth annual convention
of Iowa nursds held in Des Moines a
service flag Was unfurled containing
the names of 556 Iowa nurses who
were engaged in the world war. Of
this number nine were either killed by
bombs from German airplanes or died
of disease. Nine gold stars on the ser
vice flag are sad but forceful remind
ers of tne supreme sacrifice made by
these devoted women.
Ralph Towrte has a little dairy farm
up the Cedar river three miles north
of Osage in Mitchell county. He sold
it to Jay Hatfield over a year ago.
Ralph Towne had a dog', just a com
mon everyday canine whose ancestors
left it without a pedigree. This dog
remained in Its former quarters de
spite the removal of its master. Final
ly TOwne put in an appearance a few
weeks ago armed with a gun and an
nounced that he had come after the
dog and was going to take him either
dead or alive. A quarre larose as to
the ownership of the dog, and Mrs.
Hatfield, seeing her husband in an al
tercation, ran to his assistance. Towne
struck her over the head and shoul
der with the gun, cutting her face
open and breaking her arm. He then
struck Hatfield but not injuring him
badly, turned to run, with Hatfield and
the hired man in pursuit. Nearby
neighbors also joined in the chase, but
he succeeded in reaching the home of
a friend, where he hid until morning,
when he telephoned the sheriff to
come for him, as he feared violence at
the hands of the neighbors who were
greatly enraged at him for striking a
woman. Towne was indicted on a
charge of assault with intent to do
great bodily injury, to which he plead
ed guilty and was assessed a fine of
$300 and costs. Mrs. Hatfield brought
suit against him for damages, which
was settled out of court by payment of
$1,100 or thereabouts. Towne has sold
his farm and will locate elsewhere, be
lieving that the feeling against him is
such as to make it unpleasant for him
to remain in the locality. Dogs have
caused all manner of grief in this old
world since the memory of man run
neth not to the contrary.
I. E. Stickleman, of Clarinda,^ a
noted auctioneer, was in Creston on
business when he received a dispatch
from a big stock breeder in Missouri
to officiate at a sale, the auctioneer
previously engaged having taken sud
denly ill. The dispatch told Mr. Stick
leman to report with all possible speed
without regard to expense. He visited
a garage and was told that it would be
impossible to get him there on time on
account of the conditio^ of the roads.
He then tried to get a speial train
Leslie Pearson, Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Pearson, and Miss Esther
Howe, of Sac City, Married
The home of Mr and Mrs. Joe Howe
at 411 South 10th street. Sac City, was
the scene at noon on Tuesday, Novem
ber 4th, of a happy wedding. Mr. and
Mrs. Howe's second daughter, Viva Es
ther, became the bride of Mr. Leslie
Eldon Pearson, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Pearson, of Denison. The Rev.
J. Irving Brown, pastor of the Chris
tian church, performed the service, us
ing the wedding ring.
Following tlje ceremony a bountiful
wedding dinner was served. The table
decorations were pink and white. The
guests included, besides the Howe and
Pearson families, Mr. and Mrs. Arvid
Anderson, Leonard Anderson, Mr. and
Mrs. 'Carl Nelson, of Lake View Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Lane, of Lytton Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Powley and children,
of Glidden Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Batie
and Josephine Howe, of Lake View,
and Vernon Pearson, of Denison.
The newly wedded couple left yester
day for Denison. Mrs. Pearson recent
ly has been employed at the Hoyt studio
in the finishing department. Mr. Pear
son is a mason at Denison and the cou
ple will make that city their home. The
many Sac City friends of the bride join
in good wishes.—Sac Sun.
Mention was made in our last issue
of the gathering at the home of Mrs.
H. F. Bolton, and we stated that Mrs.
Bolton entertained the "Foresters." The
item should have read the "Royal
Former Resident of Arion, but Later of
Omaha and Denver, Passes Away
and is Buried at Dunlap
Deceased After Leaving Arion Made
It a Point to Visit Old Friends
Each Year
ARION, Nov. 11—Special Word
comes from Omaha of the death
"fii^ipipil^iiiiip«pi ,v
",1*." &V
Not Generally Known That Denison
High School Offers Course In
Vocational Agriculture
To Fit One for a Specific Occupation
Boy Who Expects to Follow Farm
ing Should Study That Line
It does not seem to be known gener*
ally that the Denison high school of
fers a course in vocational agriculture.
Neither is it likely that many people
understand just what is meant by the
term vocational agriculture. For that
reason a brief explanation is in order.
A man's occupation is his vocation.
Vocational education of any sort then,
is education intended to flt one for a
specific occupation. That part of a
man's education that fits him to be
come a lawyer, or a doctor, or a preach
er, as the case may be, is strictly voca
tional. And so it should be for the boy
who expects to become a farmer. It is
evident to all that a part, at least, of
his education should be different from
what it would be if he were to become
a lawyer or a doctor. If a boy is to be
a farmer hTs education should be large
ly along farm lines. Briefly then, vo
cational agriculture education is educa
tion that fits one to farm.
The federal government encourages
vocational education in agriculture and
in the industrial arts. Any public
school corporation may establish cours
es in vocational subjects and federal
aid to an amount equal to one-half of
the salary of the teacher of those sub
jects is granted to such schools as meet
certain requirements laid down by the
federal and state boards of vocational
The requirements of teachers of vo
cational subjects are especially high.
Only those teachers whose education
and experience are of superior degree
are permitted to teach vocational sub
jects. Teachers of vocational agricul
ture in Iowa must be graduates of one
of tHe four year courses in agriculture
at Ames. He must have had special
preparation in teachers training cours
es and must have had extensive practi
cal experience on the farm. It goes
without saying that men able to meet
IP. Underhill, one of the early residents the requirements for teachers of vo
of Arion and later of Denver, Colo. Mr. cational agriculture command high
Underhill was in business here for wages.
many years he and his sons, Charles For more than a year the Denison
and Ohio, were in the mercantile busi- high school has maintained a course in
ness and later Mr. Underhill waa man- vocational agriculture. A larger at
ager and owner of the west elevator tendance of boys from the farms Of
and by his square dealings and good Crawford county is desired and efforts
fellowship won for himself many are being made to advertise the course
staunch friends. After Ms wife's death throughout the county.
several years ago he went to Denver
and made his home with his son,
year he failed to come and we missed
him His relatives inform us his health
would not allow for the annual visit.
The remains were shipped to Dunlap
Tuesday and he was laid to rest by the
sympathy goes
Very few of the people who are now
going to overthrow the government, ov
erthrew any German trenches during
the late war.
the railway people asked $700 for the
service. While he was pondering over
his dilemma an airplane came soaring
over and made a landing just outside
the city limits. Mr. Stickleman made
a contract with the aviator to trans
port him immediately for $125, a dis
tance of 165 miles. The trip was made
In an hour and a half. Col, Fred Rep
pert, the famous livestock auctioneer,
made the trip from Manilla to Atlantic
by air route, 30 miles for $30, and
reached the stock pavilion in time for
the sale.
Ninety-six deaths were caused by
fires In this state last year, forty-nine
of which were in fires where gasoline
or kerosene was responsible. In 1918
the total property damage from' 4,393
fires in Iowa was $6,440,771. Three
fourths of these fires could have been
prevented, the state fire marshall says.
Among some of the common causes of
disastrous fires are the following: Care
lessness in the use of electric irons, de
fective chimneys, starting of fires with
coal oil or gasoline, matches, stovepipes
through walls or roof, smokers' care
lessness, children playing with match
A car load of waifs from New York
city was sent to Maquoketa, Jackson
county, and placed in homes in that
vicinity. If the children are not as rep
resented the society providing them
homes will take them back. The chil
dren are aged from,4 to 15 years and
are of both sexes, byt boys predominate.
A committee had the placing of the
children In charge and a reception was
accorded the youngsters upon their ar
rival, the Congregational church being
utilized for that purpose. The children
were well dressed, clean and mannerly.
A great crowd was at the train upon
their arrival.
Prof. Jesse Macy, for years at the
head of the department of civics and
political science at Grinnell college, is
dead at the age of 82 years. At the
time of his funeral all activities at the
college were suspended and all business
houses in Grinnell were closed. Prof.
Macy was known throughout the Unit
ed States as a leader in the nolitlcal
science field. He was the nuthor of
many books andarticles dealing with
politics and government and was look
ed to as an authority on these snbia',ts
He was an intimate friend of Lord
Bryce. the English political expert, who
visited with him first in 1892, when he
was preparing his book "The AneW^-in
Commonwealth." In 1908, Lord Bryce
came to Des Mofnes. as Pro-v^T
Macy's guest. The Grinnell man also
was a friend of Sir Frederick Pollock,
another British authority. Professor
Macy had degrees from Grinnell col
lege, Brown university and Oberlin.
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gent to a
to visit Arion during each fair time, as
1ncf,'^e ^,^le
wh0 have
side of his wife and son. Our sincere
to the bereaved
At prices to be charged this year the
Thanksgiving turkey in the majority
of homes will be a well seasoned back
yard hen of ripe age and experience.
Advertising will build
the bridge of confidence
that wilt get you over
the stormy waters
believe a study of agriculture
such ls suggested
youn men 0
Vocational agriculture is the study
and the practice of actual farming as
carried on by successful farmers of this
county, this state and elsewhere. Only
boys who are fourteen years of age or
older who will agree to do six months
of supervised farming (on his own home
farm, if possible) can enter classes in
vocational agriculture. Vocational ag
riculture is for boys (and men) who ex
pect to be farmers—good, successful
farmers, too.
The class this year is studying about
farm animals—how to select good ones
and to feed and care for them so as to
make the most out of them. To do this
we go to farms where we can see good
stock and learn how it is cared for as
well as study books about them and
then when you are on the farm you
will be expected to put into practice
what you have learned.
Our other class work in agriculture
th^ first half of this year ls the making
of things useful and needed on the
farm—farm snop work, it is called. One
boy has already this fall made a hog
loading chute, a dehorning chute for
cattle and a chute for holding hogs
while they are being ringed. Others
have made doubletrees, self feeders (for
hogs and for poultry), ladders, etc. Each
boy chooses what he shall make, fur
nishes the material for it and the ar
ticle is his when it Is made. The
whole of each afternoon is devoted to
agriculture while the forenoons are de
voted to other subjects. Boys taking
vocational agriculture have their choice
of other subjects for study.
The work in agriculture is arranged
so that a boy may enter school at any
time and leave whenever necessary.
The earlier he enters and the longer
he remains the more he should get out
of the work. We would be glad to
have you come and study farm prob
lems with us. Come next week or the
week after if you can. If you can't
come as soon, come as soon as you can.
The door of our school swings open
and you are invited to come in. If you
have any questions to ask I shall be
glad to answer them. \lf possible.
Hoping to have you with us in the
near future. I am. Very truly yours.
Instructor in Agriculture,
Denison High School.
Some people kick because the church
services aren't made of a more popular
character, while others want the choirs
to put in jazz instruments.
The people who are making the most
fuss about losses through Ignorant
strikes are about the same ones who
always kicked when it was proposed
to spend more money on schools.
The hunters do not feel that the
s^ootincr season is wholly a failure if
they get a number of the farmers'
calves. K7„
ik lt
No. 46
is a copy of a letter
number of Crawford county
flashed the elffth grade
course in the rural schools during the
past few years
time to meet all his old friends, but this
Crawford county Is
such£ preeminently an agricultural county
an( we
in the letter would
be of much beneflt t0 all lboya
the county who are inter-
jn better farming. The invitatioh
attend school ls extended to all and
bope a considerable number of our
boys and young men will respond to the
invitation and arrange to attend school
this winter for at least two or three
months. Following is the letter:
Dear Sir:
Your name has been handed to me by
County Superintendent Olry as one
likely to be interested in our school
work in vocational agriculture. This
letter is to explain briefly to you the
nature of the work and to invite you to
come and study farming topics with us.
You probably know that as an eighth
grade graduate your high school tuition
fees must be paid by your school dis
trict so your only expenses will be for
board and room and a few books.

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