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Commencement will be held on
Wednesdny evening, -Mav 8tn. JJr.
Campbell, "president ol bimpson Col
lege, has been secured as speaker.
There are as graduates this year.
School will close lor the week on
Fridav noon to give place to th®
county institute which is to he held
here Friday and tfaurday.
The banner won at the Quadrang
ular last spring is hanging
place on the east wall ol the Jligh
School Assembly, .''bis trophy was
put up by Osceola in 11)1-1.
."year it was won by Osceola,
being last, in each of the next three
years it was won by Leon and thus
comes into their possession perm
anently. The winning contestants
were as follows: In lDlo, Helen
Jones, Joe Keshlear and Lola Braz
elton, at Creston. In 1910, leresa
Tullis, George Ciiastain and Xsancy
-Kemp at Corning. In 1917, Ardes
Woodard, Forest Hagen and Merle
Stephens at Leon.
The .Junior Red Cross made its
first shipment of refugee garments,
Monday of this week. The box con
tained 7 ten year old dresses, Lb
four year old dresses, 29 two year
old petticoats, and IS slip over
aprons, totaling S2 garments. Be
sides the refugee garments there
were 30 hospital shirts, 26 fracture
pillows in the shipment. finished
articles will be sent each week as
finished due to the urgent need ol
clothing for the Belgian and French
Commercial law class have finish
ed their text book and are now tak
ing up practical cases.
Several nice pieces of furniture
liave been completed in the .Manual
„•Training shops recently.
About twenty High School bo'
ar.e out for base ball. Mr. Lake is
coaching the team. A game was
on .Monday evening between
the regulars and the scrubs. va"
High School is to be tackled
The school clock was set ahead
along with the rest of the clocks.
Nobody seems to notice the differ
Tlie physics class and the general
science classes are studying elec
The Countv Declamatory Contest
{rtvill be held at Decatur City on the
'evening of April 19th.
The seventh grade went to the
(depot a week ago last Sunday to
«ee their teacher off. -Miss Mullin,
"who resigned to accept a position
•with the government at Washington,
W98 popular with her pupils. They
provided her with a box of candies
.and other delicacies.
"Polished Pebbles," eighth grade
^operetta, will be given one week
from Friday evening.
Junior and our Minute men ot the
•eighth grade commenced work this
A Hoi Story.
Existing for more, than two
months in a deep ditcn, hemmed in
snow drifts on all sides and witli
"uout food or water, a 200 pound hog
*belonging to P. Hedger, of North
Ainsworth still lives "to tell the
ctale." The hoc was missed bv Mr.
Hedger about the 1st of January,
^no trace of the animal could be
"'found and the search was finally
given up. The other day, .Mr. Hedg
er and F. .1. Saladay, were walking
across the pasture on the Hedger
Jfarm, and they came upon the ani
"anal in a deep ditch.or a slough. It.
=had evidently fallen into the trap
«nd the winter snows had drifted in
•until there was no chance for the
pig to escape. When found it was
apparently dead, but a closer exami
nation revealed the fact that it was
.it was given a little nourishment. It
was entirely too weak to eat and the
-feeding had to be done with a spoon
:until it had sufficiently revived.
While the animal is in an extremely
emaciated condition, there is every
indication that, it will live and pos
sibly return to normal size. When
:it was found it weighed less than
fifty pounds, about one-fourth of its
original weight, and the only nour
ishment it had during the long im
prisonment was from the fat of its
own bodv.—-Washington Journal.
!\nalx*s—Mc Daniel.
Miss Anna McDaniel and Mr. Wil
liam G. Knabes were united in mar
riage in this city on last Saturday
evening. The ceremony wds per
formed hv Rev. A. G. Aiexander, ol
the Presbyterian church, at the
manse, .jolin Crawford and .\wss
Laura Dykes were the only witness
es present, and the marriage came
as a snrt)ii,:e to even Hie most ?u
mate friends of the contracting
Miss McDaniel has been a resident
of Coldwater for the past several
month«, mnicing her home with Mr.
and Mrs. E. B. Dykes. She came
here rroin ij-on, .lowa, and has a
sister living in Oklahoma, .south nf
here Her circle of acquaintances
in the city is small, but her friends
are numerous as her acquaintances,
ishe is a woman of sterling worth
and any man is to be congratulated
on winning her hand.
Mr., Knabe has lived near Look
out, Okla., for several year He
has a well stocked farm, on which
he and his wife will make their
future home.
We would be numbered among
the friends in extending to Mr. and
Mrs. Knabes our wishes that they
may enjoy a long and prosperous
wedded life.—Coldwater, Kansas,
Iceland Robbins.
Leland Robbins was born near
Davis City, Iowa, died at 3 clock,
April 2, 1918, at his home near
Coffey, Mo., aged 15 years, 10
months and 3 days.
He leaves his father, mother, two
•sisters and a host of relatives and
friends to mourn their loss. He was
a kind and devoted son, always look
In* forward for the pleasures of
otbers. There will be the vacant
chair and empty household. The
community and friends will miss
liim but we will have a strong hope
of meeting again in the morning at
God's right hand.
Funeral services were conducted
at the Baptist church at Coffey,
April 4. 1918, at 11 o'clock by Rev
Hyde and the remains were interred
la the Coffey cemetery.
Card of Thanks—We extend our
thanks to our friends and neighbors
who so kindly gave their assistance
la hia last illness.
Mr and Mr&. Crate Robbins,
and Children.
breathing reyuUirlv. ie men cai- ^ao0nic order. Manv were the
Tied the unfortunate to the house and
(By T. M. Deal, County Agent.)
Final Seed Corn Warning.
The seed corn tested from the
various parts of the county are
showing some very startling results.
Out of twelve sanmles taken from
corn selected for seed by twelve
farmers, there was not a single
sample that tested over 60% and
some tested as low as 20%.
There has been an effort made to
arouse farmers to the importance ot
testing seed corn beiore planting.
Yet there will' be hundreds of farm
ers in Decatur county who will not
think about testing their seed corn
until the morning they start to plant.
The forty acre field will be their test
box. Other hundreds realize the
importance of testing but they keep
pitting it off until finally it will be
too late. ,.
As a rule the 1 !M ti corn is testing
prettv well and the 1917 corn that
was selected before the frost test a
great deal better than the other
ciib corn.
Farm Labor.
The Farm Bureau has just receiv
ed a letter from the U. S. Employ
ment Service at Des Moines, stating
that thev listed quite a number of
both single and married men who
had applied for farm work.
Anv one needing a larm hand
may be able to get help by getting
in louch with the Farm Bureau and
we will notify the Employment
Boys' and Girls' Clubs.
Anv boy or girl between the age
of 10" and 18 can render a great
service to their country by helping
to increase the food supply. This
may be done by joining either the
Pig or the Corn Club.
Jn the Pig Club the boy or girl
will he expected to feed one, or more
pigs that have been farrowed since
February 15, 1918. Some time be
tween May 1, and June 1, the pig
should be weighed, and from this
time on a feed record is kept. The
feeding record will close four
months later when the pig can be
weighed and sold.
In the Corn Club work the boys
are expected to raise an acre or
more of corn. Each member is to
do all the work in raising the crop.
He is to make reports from time to
time to the Farm Bureau.
In both of these clubs there will
be some good prizes awarded, they
will probably be in the nature of
trips to the International Stock
Show at Chicago, and to the Farm
er's Short Course at Ames.
Every Club member whose work
and reports are up to date on Aug
ust 1, will be given free admission
and special privileges on "Club
Day," at the Iowa State Fair at Des
There will also be some picnics
and other good times planned for
the club members during the season.
Any boy or girl interested in
these* clubs phone or write County
Agent office and enrollment cards
will be mailed to you.
William H. Webster.
William II., son of John and Eliza
beth Webster, was born in Green
countv, Pa., Feb. 17, 1S42, and died
at his home in Garden Grove. Iowa.
March 31, 19IS, aged 7 6 years, 1
month and 14 days.
On September 4, IStfb, he was
united in marriage to Miss liattie E.
Slusher, who survives him.
In IS65S they moved to Garden
Grove and have resided here ever
since. He served over three years
in the army during the Civil war
with the 1 Sth Pennsylvania cavalry.
His loyalty and faithfulness to his
eountrv were his marked character
istics. It. often fell to him on
Decoration dav to carry the flag
with the G. A. !i. Post and he was
proud to do so. lie always found
in "Old Glory" an object of delight
and an inspiration. lt_ seemed to
appeal to the sublime in him and
help him to feel immortality as well
as freedom. The few remaining
f.oldiers mourn with deep sorrow the
fact that he will meet with them no
He was a valued member or the
rie Wil.T tl tUUCU JUL. UI
Jiej(is 0l
tP]]ect alui
activity lie added in-
character to the corn-
niunity in which he lived, was al
ways interested in the affairs ot the
N'o children of his own came to
bless his home but his kindness and
patience were always in evidence
wiien lie with his helpmate, gave a
home with all its comforts to three
little girls, who grew to woman
hood. Msrttie,
deeds and
would but
and tried.
gentle and
thv rest.
Mrs. Edward
Morgan, Miss Pearl Webster, ot Des
Moines, and Willa. now .Mrs. Ronald
Jones, and when the little grand
children and great grandchildren
came to gladden the hours ii gave
him pleasure for he was the chil
dren's friend. He was a congenial
neighbor and loved to have his
friends and neighbors visit him. Be
sides the immediate family he leaves
to mourn his departure, three broth
ers and
sister in Pennsylvania,
and one sister in Tinglev, Iowa, and
a host of friends.
And now when those of us who
knew him best gather mournfully
at his still side and think of all
his loving kindnesses and helpful
tender sympathies, we
sav: Farewell true one
faithful to everv tru«t.
kind and just, sweet b©
A little more than two years ago
he was taken sick and many of us
tnought he would have to succumb
to the inevitable, but he rallied and
his wonderful courage has kept Mm
up. He loved life. -Many were the
ties which held him here. He had
been failing fast in the last few
weeks and at midnight on Easter
Sunday, a hand was put forth from
the unseen and led him away from
the scenes of this earthly life, out
into the vast eternitv
So we leave him. but we are as
sured that his influence will not be
obliterated, but will help and assist
others, many times in life path-
labors ended, serenely to
his final rest he's gone, while the
sweet memories of his virtues linger
yet like sunset hues when the bright
orb has set.
Mother's Day May 12.
Mother's day is the second Sun
day in May, which falls this year
on May 12. For several years it has
been nationally observed as a festival
day, one on which every wandering
boy thinks of "mother" and is urg
ed to write to her. It is a day ob
served by churches sermons are
nreached on the subject clubs meet
ing during the week preceding
Mothers' Sunday celebrate it by
special programs, and famous moth
ers of historv are portrayed in song
and tableaux.
In olden days "mother was the
household saint, and in the present
generation she is receiving special
recognition in having this particular
day set aside in her honor.-
More than fifty French war cross
es have beten distributed among the
American troops in France.
S. G. .Mitchell, City Clerk.
Only Articles for Which There Have
I Seen Requests Approved by th©
COiiiiiuiiidiiig Officers of
Units May be 'For
warded Hereafter.
Parcel post packages addressed to
members of the American expedi
tionary forces in France will not be
accepted by the postoffice depart
ment unless they contain only ar
tides for which there is a written
request from the addressee, approv
ed by his commander or an execu
tive officer of the unit with which he
is connected.
The order became effective April
1st. In the department bulletin,
received at the Leon postoffice -it is
said the matter is one of military
necessity, and the public is asked
to acquiesce willingly.
The sender must show the postal
clerk accepting the package for ship
ment the written order from, the
soldier, and open the psic.kage be
fore the clerk and check over the
contents. The request must then be
enclosed in the parcel, and the
package must be indorsed as fol
lows: "This parcel contains only
articles sent at the approved re
quest of the addressee, which is en
closed." The indorsement must be
signed by the sender.
The order will mean, it is said,
that there will be few shipments of
parcel post packages to
for several weeks, until the system
is explained on both sides of the
ocean. The soldiers must then write
their orders for gifts from home
and have them approved by their
superiors, and send the approved
request before the nackage can be
The idea of the new ruling is pre
sumed to be conservation of space
in the ships, everv inch of which is
now greatly needed for foodstuffs
and munitions, and for men.
Council Proceedings.
City Hall,"April 1, 1918.
Council met in regular session
with all members present, reading
and approving minutes of last meet
ing. On motion the following
amounts were paid from the differ
ent funds as follows:
Water fund $H43.19
Road 123.61
Corporation 634.75
The Mayor presents his report for
last quarter as follows:
Collected from lines $ 33.85
Cemetery iO.OO
License 10 0.20
Council proceeded to canvass vote
as returned to City Clerk from the
different wards.
Total votes cast for Mayor 163,
of which J. M. Gardner received 160.
Votes cast for Counoilmen at
Large, 341, of which f'layborn Braz
elton received 151 and Francis Var
ga 134.
Votes cast for Assessor, 167, of
which T. 15. Wallace received 164.
There were 167 votes, cast for
Treasurer of which .M. A. Gammill
received 162.
There were 4 9 votes cast for
Councilman First Ward, of which W.
F. Howell received 4 8.
There were 3 8 votes cast for
Councilman Second Ward of which
G. R. Farquhar received 3S.
There were 79 votes cast for
Councilman Third Ward of which S.
E. Benefiel received 77.
J. M. Gardner, Clavborn Brazel
ton. Francis Varga, M! A Gammill,
T. E. Wallace, W. F. Howell, G. R.
Farquhar and S. E. Beneliel each
having recefved a majority of all
votes cast were declared elected.
No further business appearing on
motion council adjourned,
J. M. Gardner, .Mayor.
I.eon, lowa, April 3, 1!)IS.
Board of Review met. as per ad
journment with all members pres
ent and proceeded with the examina
tion of assessment rolls, on motion
the following assessments were
raised and the clerk ordered to noti
fy parties of raise according to law:
G. W. Baker on hotel lix
res to
Mrs. Ira Alarklev, op hotel
J. Hoffhines, on coal not
given in
W. J. Darr on team and cows
not given in
G. B. Price on clothing
J. S. Ryan on monies
credits to
J. II. Ryan on monies
credits to
I'aibara Alexander on mon
ies and credits
Kraft Grimes Clothing to ...
M. S. Jore on poultry acct
Hi' hard-ons & Crawford to
Brady Lumber Co. to
Biddiron Ccal & Grain Co. to
J. I). Brown on money, etc....
1. M. Naiiman on hogs not
given in
W. L. Miller on medicine
P. P. Bowshor ou hotel fix
tures to
W. A. Alexander on stock
merchandise to
Ed Spencer on cows not
given in
H. L. Long on merchandise
Wm. VanNostrand on mon
ies and credits
And April 11th at 7: SO
P. m. was set as the time and the
Mayor's office as the place where
said parties may appear and show
cause, if
they have, why this as­
sessment should not stand.
.1. M. Gardner,
S. G. Mitchell, Clerk.
City Hall, April 4,
Council met in regular
with all members present,
and approving minutes of
meetings. On motion the following
claims were allowed:
F. M. Osborn,, salary and
pumping 94.50
Frank Smith, salary 45.00
Fire Co., for fire runs 41.00
Electric Co., lights 192.44
Electric Co., pumping 1,562,
500 gallons 188.16
John Fulton, care of drunks 19.55
Geo. Gravatt, work 6.25
The Mayor appointed his commit
tees as follows:
Light, Varga, Howell4, finance,
Howell, Varga street, Benefiel,
Howell sewer, Farquhar, Brazel
ton fire, Farquhar, Brazelton fire,
Benefiel, Varga cemetery, Farqu
har, Brazelton water, Brazelton.
On motion C. F. Wright was* given
privilege of tanning sewer for $5:00
for one tap, Wright to pay all ex
pense of making tap.
Moved and carried that A. P.
Olsen be elected as city attorney for
ensuing year, on call of roll all voted
On motion council adjourned.
J. M. Gardner,
S. G. Mitchell,- Clerk.
Sanol Eczema Prescription is a
famous old remedy for all forms of
e-rma and skin diseases. Sanol 1» a
maranteed remedy. Get a 36c largf
trial bottle at the dro* store. 38-'l?
really the only business-like way to look at it.
give big values.
Keep the home fires burning.
While your hearts are yearning,
Tho your lads are far away
They dream of home
There's a silver lining
Thru the dark clouds shining,
Turn the dark clouds inside out
Till the boys come home!
The woman wno wrote those
beautiful lines is dead—killed by
German air raiders in London less
than a month ago. Her mangled re
mains were found in the wreck of
her home after the Germans had
left. When Mrs. Ford wrote that
song she wrote as Julia Ward'Howe
whote when she produced the "Bat
tle Hymn of the Republic" in the
dark days of the civil war—for all
time. The sweet and tender ca
dence of "Keep The Home Fires
Burning," intermingled with the ma
jestic sweep of its words, will make
it an immortal song as long as this
republic endures. No imperishable
marble is needed to perpetuate the
memory of Mrs. Ford. She has Im
mortalized herself in a beautiful song
which will ring down thru the future
years as one of the battle songs of
victory for the American soldiers in
their conquest of the Huns in the
world's greatest war for humanity,
we will remember the words and
the author's bursting heart as she
wrote them—and with Gods help
we will "keep the home fires jMirn
For Sale—On account of mo vine
iwav. my Leon residence property or
north Main street. W_C. Stemapel
Satita F« Ave., Ft.
Read this an important message from
Hart Schaffner & Marx
We Guarantee
that our clothes will be all-wool because that wears the best and lasts
the longest
that the tailoring will be careful and enduring
that the dyes will be fast and lasting.
We guarantee that clothes made by us will not need to be replaced
soon that thev will be completely satisfactory to you in every respect
and that they will be economical of the country's resources of materials
and labor.
Our label is a suit is a pledge of this a
small thing to look for, a big tiring to find.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
The truth about clothes
It's fair to assume that every man who buys clothes
wants gobd clothes no matter what you pay for a suit, $25 or
$45, you. want to get good value for your money. That's
Hart Schaffner & Marx
fine clothes.
at $25, $27.50, $30, $32.50 $35, $37.50.
We handle these-goods because we know they represent
greater value for the price we ask than any other clothes made.
We know where to get the cheap stuff we know who makes
it, and how it's made and what it's made of they tell us
there's no deception about it. Some of it is worth the price
but the price isn't high enough for good clothes.
111 II ii
ill I Ilh Ill Till HIM
The price of Hart Shaffner & Marx clothes
enough to insure quality: and not too much to
The home^of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
becaaa* AM eeef is mntf cesta apkasp
uliy w*rrami«4,
los—Silo Rrtfs-SHo fMt
power than aay others. FRff TRIM*
imtnm rusailwn Hill n»nf« tsks rsf of •sUlfaa
•ad mean 29 par cent more capacity.
building purposes. Writ* for catalog.
Tile Silot are better became the?
permanent—Fire-proof, Frostproof, Moisture
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Maw. 32
yws'on-tlM Mihat-do bettor wot and aaad
toerieu Silt Supply 6ft, Traders Bkfc, lam 6ty, lb.
H. A. WRIGHT, Leon, Iowa
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