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Edgerton - Wisconsin Subscription - $1.50 Per Year FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postoffice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. CORRESPONDENCE ALBION Otto Krueger was a Chicago visitor last Saturday. The Albion mill will be open on Thursday only. Some of the farmers are setting to bacco this week. Mrs. Lester Kelly entertained the Willing Workers Wednesday. Mrs. Sarah Jenson of Edgerton took supper at Emil Dyreson’s Monday. W. A. McCarthy is improving his house with a coat of paint and anew kitchen. MiBS Hazel teacher at the Emery school, held a picnic at Rice lake Monday. Mr. and Mrs. James Herrington and Master Leon Dates visited Mrs. Earl Showers at Stoughton Sunday. Mrs. V. E. Aaby accompanied her grandfather, F. H. Drake, to the Wis consin Veterans’ Home Tuesday and returnen Thursdev. Chas. Lawtr n and wife, Geo. Palmer and family ol Milton Jet. took dinner at Frank Lawton’s and supper at J as. Herrington’s Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harris and daughter Cora and grandson, Eugene Ballard, of Evansville were callers at I. D. Humphrey’s Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Nording spent Saturday night with her parents and motored to Madison with the latter Sunday where they visited relatives. Mr. L. O. Palmiter and family have moved into their new home which has been built since the fire. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Olstad have moved back into their house which they vacated so that the Palmiters would have a place to stay near their farm. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McCarthy will leave Sunday by auto for Byrds, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Main will accom pany them as far as Moline, 111., where they will visit their son, Louis Main, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gaines will return from Texas with the McCarthys. INDIAN FORD Walter Becker is driving the city truck on the street work at Edgerton. Many people came for miles to spend Memorial Day recess on the banks of old Rock river. Mrs. Kittie Chamberlain and Miss Genevieve of Madison were most wel come callers here last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Will of Johntown Center, Mr. and Mrs. John Jennings of Milton, Mr. and Mrs. King and Earl Greenwood and bride of Beloit were re cent guests at Will Price’s. School closed here last Friday with one of the largest, if not the largest picnic ever held in Indian Ford on any such occasion. Supper was served to nearly ninety people, the gathering be ing in Becker’s grove. Perfect at tendance certificates were awarded to Thomas and Richard Houfe, Donald Pope, Lillis St. John, Archie Bickle and Henry Becker. Diplomas were given to Hilda Wubben, Henry Becker, Mark Inks and Myrtle Tenjun. Aver age standings for the year in all work are as follows: Myrtle Tenjun, first; Thomas Houfe, Allen Cox, Lillis St. John, Henry Becker, Donald Pope, sec ond; Ralph Inks, third; Archie Bickle, fourth; Leona Babcock, Harold Inks, fifth. The pupils gave a very interest ing program, at the conclusion of which Allen Cox, with a few appropriate words, presented Miss Moore with a lavalliere and a small sum of money as a slight token of the love and apprecia tion of the parents and pupils of this district. FULTON Oscar Ellefson is painting John Kra mer’s house. \ Henry Cox and family were callers at James Biggar’s Monday. A good many of the farmers are starting to transplant tobacco. Mrs. Brumell and baby have been visiting relatives here the past week. Richard Pease and wife and Mrs. Horace Pease were Janesville shoppsrs Monday. The schools close this Friday with a picnic and exercises. The parents are invited. Miss Nellie Bentley returned Friday from lowa where she has been visiting her brother. The ground hogs are causing a good deal of trouble in this neighborhood this year. James Ely and wife have been visit ing relatives here. They stopped pff on their way home from California. Mrs. Sue Fessenden and son Kenneth went to Milwaukee last week to at tend the graduating exercises of Helen Fessenden. * Lydia Zieman returned to Janesville, “after spending Sunday with her par ents here,” with L. C. Kramer and wife Sunday evening. Horace Pease and wife, John Berg, Miss Florence Hegal, O. P. Murwin, wife, daughter Evelyn and sons Oliver and George motored to Madison Sunday and had a picnic dinner with the sons at Vilas park. SUMNER School closed in joint district No. 1 with a box social. Church services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The Ladies Aid met with MrS. Archie Hammerquist last Wednesday after noon. Mrs. Arlow Marsden has returned home after spending a few days in Mil waukee. A number of relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Draves pleasantly surprised them Sunday, it being their wedding anniversary. ROCKDALE Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Tellefson and son Wesly and wife were at Janesville last Friday. Mrs. Harlow Tellefson and son Carl and Mrs. 0. C. Olson and daughters Hannah and Letta visited at Andrew Nelson’s Sunday. Theodore Stickels of Cottage Grove visited with bis sister, Mrs. Oscar Smithback, last Sunday. He also called on Rockdale friends. Mrs. J. C. Holm was at Madison Sunday to see their son Tracy who had an operation for appendicitis and is getting along nicely. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan To9tensen and Mrs. Law rence Olson were at Utica Sunday at tending the confirmation of Jochum Johnson, a son of Adolph Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Toney Anderson, Allen Anderson and wife were at Milwaukee last Sunday in attendance on the con firmation of Dellmar Anderson, grand son of Mr. and Mrs. Toney Anderson. Rev. Halvorson leaves home on Wed nesday to be present* at the district meeting of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America in southern Minne sota, South Dakota and eastern dis trict. He spoke at Montevideo, Minn., first, then at Brookings, S. D., and at Eau Claire, Wis. Johnny Lien was in an automobile accident on Albion Prairie. They run against the wing of a culvert and the machine was turned over, and he was pinned under it. At first it was thought he was seriously hurt, but he is able to be around again. % Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks of Elgin, 111., and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Tellefson of Utica called at C. 0. Tellefson’s. Mr. Hendrick’s and Ruben were in the same division and were together in France and Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks were on their wedding trip and were going out in South Dakota to visit a sister he had not seen since he was 11 years old. The school closed last Friday. The commencement exercises were held at Tellefson’s hall. The class consisted of seven. The following program was carried out: Invocation by Rev. Halvorson. Salutatory by Delevien Anderson. Class History by James Hanson. Class Prophecy by Everett Anderson. Class Will by Ruth Egre. Advice to 7th Grade by Clifford Tel lefson. Junior Response by lola Lien. Class Poem by Isabell Severson. Address by Mr. Thomas of Madison. Valedictory by Dorothy Olson. Class Song. Presentation of Diplomas. Benediction by Rev. Halvorson. All did their parts real well. This has been a very successful school year. The teachers, Miss Harrison and Miss Schaefer, have done good work, and it is the wish of the district that they could be retained for next year. C. O. Tellefson, as a representative of the Rockdale congregation, attended a meeting at Edgerton last Sunday af ternoon, called for the purpose of get ting the old Koshkonong congregation and surroundings together and have an otfting or picnic this summer. All the congregations were represented but three. A set of officers were elected temporarily for this coming event. It was decided to hold this gathering at the Albion campus July 14th. The dif ferent committees were appointed to make arrangements. The idea is to make this a permanent organization if it proves to oe a success this year. A publicity committee was appointed; they will get out the necessary adver tising as soon as a program is worked out. John and Ed. Ellickson and Theo. Tellefson went up to Lake Wisconsin fishing last Friday*and Saturday. Now you know where to go if you want some fish stories. When the dam was built at Prairie du Sac this overflowed a lot of farms and made Lake Wisconsin. At the bottom of this lake are all kinds of farm implements, orchards, barb wire fences, fallen trees, etc., so when you are fishing you cannot tell what you are liable to hook onto. Theo. had a good bite and began to haul him in and was sure he had a monster. After a hard struggle he landed a nice pike and eight rods of barb wire. They say Ed. can get more sport out of fishing than the average. He was fishing for blue gills; they bit good, but his boat was too narrow and he would throw them over into the water on the opposite side. They say he should fish length wise of the boat. After some time they found out that he had been very busy pulling out the same hungry blue gill all the time. He would sling it over the boat and the fish would go under the boat and take his bait until he had been swinging this blue gill till it got so dizzy it could not find his bait and the sport ended. PORTER Miss Marie Fox left on Sunday for Omaha, Neb. A slight frost was reported on Sun day morning. Frank Boss spent Wednesday at Ft. Atkinson. Robdrt Nelson, Edgerton, spent Sun day with Verne Boss. George Kothlow, Edgerton, was a caller at Eagle creamery Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Cox announce the arrival of a baby girl, born Satur day, June 4. Stephen Dooley, Janesville, spent a few days of the past week at the S. Nordby home. Miss Merle Learn, Hardware, is spending the week at the C. E. Cox home. The Help-a-Bit club banqueted their husbands on Wednesday evening at 7:30 at the home of Mr. Jas. Barrett. The tables were beautifully decorated with roses, and a sumptuous supper served which was greatly enjoyed by all present. The club reorganized with 16 members and the next meeting will be with Mrs. Ida Bates on Thursday, June 9. Miss Marie Fox closed her fifth year of successful work in the Eagle district with a picnic on the school grounds Tuesday, May 31. Avery pleasing pro gram was rendered and a delicious sup per served. Six pupils had the honor of graduating, viz., Bessie Barrett, Westby Dalby, Malcolm Towns, Will Boss, Helge and Nelius Johnson. The pupils presented the teacher with three silver tablespoons as a slight token of remembrance. Miss Fox has been en gaged to teach again the coming year. Commencement Week. Another school year is closed. Happy teachers and happy pupils have laid aside books and rules and closed shop for the summer vacation. The year under the superintendency of Mr. Fred Holt has been vigorously carried through. Mr. Holt found a school al ready well organized; he has continued to build on the foundation laid, and the Edgerton schools today are stronger than ihey were a year ago. The effort on the part of the administration of the school to instil earnestness, a greater sense of responsibility, better ideals for work and play has been felt by those who have tried to keep in close touch with the school and its efftrts, and it is to be hoped that these worthy efforts may keep on growing in their influence upon our city’s school life as the years pass. We want teachers who are pop ular with the students and with the citizens, but above all, we want teach ers who are efficient, and who in their work and personal influence become a power in the growth of the best things in the minds of the students and in the life of the community. There is no profession of greater potential impor tance to the young mind and to the spirit which characterizes our citizen ship than the teaching profession. Hon est endeavor of the teacher to make the school the worthiest thing a com munity possssses should be met by un stinted co-operation by all sitizens, and he should be honored and commended as the foundation builder of the culture of the mind, the heart and the hand. Life is short, but art is long, is a poor translation of an old saying, but it is a true one, and it applies to the art of applied education. Edgerton owes to its teachers at the close of the school year a word of appreciation for all honest and upright effort they have made to giVe us better schools, a better vision of what our schools should stand for, and a clearer understanding of what more must be done to make our schools steadily grow in the wholesome ness of the directing power belonging to them as a community institution. A class of 44 young men and women were granted diplomas from the differ ent courses, and the names of the mem bers of the class are as follows: Arno Marcus Affeldt Hilda B. Balke Willis F. Barton Lloyd O. Berg Esther Catherine Bruhn Lawrence Patrick Burns Venice M. Biissey Harold N. Carrier Lawrence Wayne Clarke Charlotte R. Cunningham Esther Croft Harold J. Craig Daniel C. Cunningham Rosella Lavina Danielson Clarence H. R. Dietzel Otis Wilbur Gunnelson Harold A. Gessert Clinton J. Green Lavena Carmen Hagar Regena Carmen Hagar Loretta Marie Handke Lillian Viola Harrison Harriet E. Hubbell Carl William Heller Adolph John Holland Emma Lucile Hutson Genevieve C. Hyland Wilma E. Kiuender Charlotte E. Livick Donald Lord Harold M. Madden Robert M. Nelson Eunice Lenore Nicholson Bessie E. Robinson Verna B. Schmeling Esther Scofield George H. Scofield Lydia A. M. Spilman Leona Ellen Stanke Rosamond M. Vickers Thomas Gordon Whittet Esther Mary Wileman Liela Gleneta Williams Douglas Wood Examinations, the junior play, the class outings, the baccalaureate serv ice, commencement day exercises, and the alumni are all outstand ing events of commencement week. Students and teachers of the four upper classes of the high school enjoyed an outing and picnic at Marsden's grove on Rice lake last Saturday. The picnickers left the high school in auto mobiles furnished by the students at 8:00 in the morning, about 150 strong. The day was spent in playing baseball, track and swimming contests, and oth er games. A picnic lunch was served at noon, and the outing continued until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. The even ing was spent in dancing at the gym. Three of the boys conducted an ice cream stand on the grounds and did a lively business. On the same day the seventh grade pupils had an outing at Pleasant View, and the eighth grade pupils enjoyed an outing at Charley Bluff. The baccalaureate address was given l*y Rev. Atkins at the Congregational church last Sunday evening. A large audience attended the impressive serv ice. Special music was furnished by the choir, and the address was espec ially well suited to the needs of the young folks who now have finished their education in the home town schools. The junior play, “The Touch Down,’’ had the flavor of college life and col lege spirit, especially the sport spirit. It is a clever little play and well suited to amateur performers. The thing was well done in the high school auditorium last Friday evening. The cast was well balanced, each performer moved and spoke naturally, and there was no hes itation in the movement of the story from start to finish. Mrs. A. T. Shear er, who staged the play and directed the preparatory work, is entitled to much credit for the excellent rendition of the play. Financially the effort was most satisfactory. The speaker commencement day evening, Mr. Frank L. Fawcett, de lighted a large and representative audi ence in the high school assembly room. The class day program was entirely in charge of the students, Wayne Clarke, president of the senior class, had charge of the program. This took place last Monday evening. At the close of the commencement program Wednesday evening the Towne medal of merit was awarded, one to Wayne Clarke and another to Esther Scofield, as the young man and young woman of the graduating class possess ing, respectively, in the estimation of the teachers and fellow students, the most laudable characteristics of the all around high type of high school boy and girl. The highest average of schol arship and conduct for the four years was attained by Charlotte E. Livick, who spoke the valedictory, and Douglas Wood, representing the same for the boys, who spoke the salutatory. The invocation was given by Rev. Atkins, and the musical numbers were furnish ed by a mixed quartette with an ac companist from Oconomowoc, and by Mrs. Norma Wanamaker. The visiting musicians were Mrs. L. Schoen, Mrs. G. Moore, B. Regula and W. Marsten; pianist, Mrs. S. S. Mullin. Superin tendent Holt presented the diplomas, and the class sang the class song. The “Token,” a splendid office desk, was tendered by Carl William Heller. The auditorium was crowded to its capacity. The alumni banquet, last, but not the least attractive of commencement week functions, is given Thursday evening of this week. The program in cludes an address of welcome by Bjarne Rossebo and response by Wayne Clarke for the senior class, solo by Miss Edna Hanson, response to a toast by Glen Gardinej*, violin solo by Mrs. Lowell Whittet, Miss Alice Nichols a reading, Miss Holcombe a dance, and remarks by Supt. Holt. Nellie Bradley, Grace •Stafford and Ed McDonough act, re spectively, as first, second and third toastmaster. The junior class contrib utes the class song. Miss Anna Hoen directs the culinary part of the feast, and Mrs. A. T. Shearer the program. Some changes in the high school fac ulty will take place. Miss Nora Far man and Miss Grace Stafford, Margaret Evans, Marie Holman, J. E. Porter and B. E. Klontz will not return at the opening of next school year. These very excellent teachers have other and more attractive positions in view. It is to be regretted that our high school faculties can not be stabilized by the retention of its teaching force during a longer period of years. In the grades a number of changes are taking place. Superintendent Holt announces that students in the junior and senior high school whose average in any given subject at the close of the year was 65 to 75 per cent have the op portunity of making up work during the summer vacation. Plans are considered for some changes in the course of study, and an increase in the number of teachers. Definite announcement will be made later. UTICA Mr. and Mrs. Louis Serum spent Sunday in Deerfield. Roy Sorenson of Madison spent a few days at the Adolph Johnson home. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Koehn drove to Edgerton Sunday to visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Tellefson spent the afternoon with their son Ruben and wife. Mrs. Norris Klongland and Mrs. Roy Cornell drove up to Madison last Fri day. A number of relatives and friends were Sunday visitors at the Adolph Johnson home. Miss Orudie Hart of Stoughton vis ited over Sunday with Anna and Ben sena Feggestad. A Wisconsin license, No. 29-472, was found near Utica. Owner please call at Utica garage for same. There will be a barn dance Friday evening at J. O. Ellickson’s farm one mile east of Utica. Everybody wel come. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Logan, who have been visiting at the home of Mrs. Adolph Johnson, were Madison visitors last week. A bam dance was held at the J. C. Hanson farm last Saturday evening and over 200 tickets were sold. They all had a very good time. Stella Klongland, Eleanore Starks, Edna Johnson, Laura Mikelyord, Jokum Johnson, Robert Atkinson were con firmed hy Rev. Guttebo at the West church last Sunday morning. A few relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Klongland spent Sunday afternoon and evening at their home in honor of their daughter, Stella Klongland, who was confirmed the same day at the West church. A number of the school children who have graduated from the common school went to Madison last Friday to receive their diplomas and to aee the exhibition given by Chow-Chow, the health clown. We have been informed of the death of Mrs. Victor Larsen of Valley City, N. D. Her husband, Rev. Victor Lar sen, is well known in and around Utica, he being the son of L. D. Larsen. Four small children are left to be cared for by their father. Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks of Elgin, 111., visited with Ruben Tellefson and wife last week Friday. Mr. Hendricks was in the same company as Ruben over in Europe and he there promised he would come here on his honeymoon. They left Saturday for Minnesota. Now That If s Warmer 'I. j f' v ' . 111 i WK sflL JfIHK vk munsing Wear Yes, indeed, now that it’s warmer you will be checking up on your Summer supply of undergarments. We checked up on our hot season stock of Munsing wear early' enough so we are all ready to provide exactly what you need now. Most men prefer Munsing wear because they know how splendidly it is made and how well it wears. But SI.OO, $1.25, $1.50 PEARSON & JAGODITCH CO. / Nitrate of Soda for Tobacco Beds • v DEAN SWIFT The Rexall Store. - - Edgerton, Wis. Reduction In Price of Tires . We have been notified by the Fisk Rubber Cos. of a great cut in the price of Fisk Tires as follows: Old New Price Price 30x3 Plain Clincher.... $15.50 $12.00 30x3 J Non-Skid Clincher... 20.80 15.00 31x4* “ “ 29.60 22.50 32x3 i Non-Skid Straight Side ..... 24.15 21.00 32x4 “ “ “ 33.60 26.90 33x4 “ “ “ 35.15 28.30 34x4 “ “ “..... 36.00 28.90 All the rest of our line of Fisk Tires have been reduced accordingly. Cali and see them, there will not be another drop for a long time. EDGERTON TIRE & RADIATOR SHOP Phone 71—2 Rings L. C. Doerr, Prop. 113 N. Henry St. some don’t know as much about the Munsingwear Wov en Fabric Athletic Styles as they do about Munsingwear Knit Union Suits. If you are one of the latter class, come in today and let us show you what “genuine satisfaction’ ’ means when you buy Munsingwear. Prices certainly are reason able for such fine merchan dise as Munsingwear.