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Biggest line of wall paper in town
at "the Rexall store.
Smoke the dependable cigar. Ha
vana Spikes,jilways good.
Ask to see the new Standard Four
Super Tread at Bowsher s.
Wait for the Rawleigh wagon.
You get more for your money.
Just unloaded a car load of new
corn planters at a bargain, bee us.
Bowsher & Bowsher.
Germania, Iowa, has oversubscrib
ed Hs quota, which goes to show
how little you can depend upon a
CaDt D. Brown is building a
fine addition to his residence prop
erty on south Main street, which will
add greatly to their comfort and con
We want men and women to per
mit us to care for -their clothes.
We dm't scorch, burn or gloss any
garmeffts while pressing them. In
stead we make tnem look like -new.
The difference will delight you. G.
The Albany, Mo., depot was total
lv destroyed oy fire about 10 clock
iLt Thursday morning, the ^e be
ing supposed to hav.e started _from
snarks from an engine.
able quantity of freight which could
rrot be removed was also burned.
On Tuesday evening of lMt week,
Mary Marguerite, the little daughter
nf Mr and Mrs. Ed Griffin who
live seven miles southeast of Lieon,
fell from her pony and fractured her
I aft arm at the elbow. She was
brought to Leon and the fracture
reduced and she is getting along
The Albia school board and city
council have recently decided to em
ploy-a nurse in the city schools
wfarige duty it will be to look after
and examine the pupils of thevari
otis buildings in order to keep the
S§alth"of "the children up to normal
We are constantly urged to conserve food and
otlier products which will aid in winning the-
war. The high prices of.many fabrics are caus-
ing many of us to conserve on clothing, too.
Faded fabrics can be made to look as good as
new if dyed with
Modern Package Dyes
We carry a full line of the standard dyes. They
come in every conceivable color and shade.
Easy to use and always satisfactory in results.
Fast colors for wool cotton or silk.
Price 10c. package.
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HERE IS AN
Competent, Reliable Salesmen.
We have the best- Profit-Sharing Scheme Known.
With opportunity for rapid advancement. Applicant must furnish
three reliable reterences.
COUNCIL BLUFFS REMEDY CO. m-iK i.»sv
Most towns of the size of
AIM* have for some time past been
trying the experiment and in every
instance it has proven beneficial to
tlie patrons and schools.
The Women's Foreign Missionary
qnefetv of the Methodist church, his
®yuta call for all the bits of pM
Igoldfor silver lying around the
of old Jewelry. This will be
id down and made into, money
I Antler's store cr the JgJg°«
k^e before nex*.jn»ursdhy when jt
For Rent—4 room house in south
Leon. Phone Chas. Brooks. 3 6tf.
Standard Four Tires our Product,
The Standard Tires of the West.
Rawleigli products are scientifical
ly and accurately made and are there
fore the most dependable.
We want your business and will
give you every reasonable banking
courtesy and accommodation. LeoD
There will be a pie supper at
South White Oak school on Friday,
April 26th. Everybody come and
bring pies. Ida Briggaman, Teacher.
We have received with the com
pliments of the author, Geo. F. Rine
hart, secretary of the Newton, lowa,
Commercial Association, a very neat
booklet of poems by Mr. Rinehart.
They are all gems, and copies can
be obtained of the author at ^5
Wm, Crichton is doing a lot of re-
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pairing on his residence property on
ea a new iouuuhuuu
house covered with stucco, which
will add greatly to the appearance
of the property.
E: E. Bell thinks all he has to do
The Red Cross degree was
ferred upon Orr
and following the degree work.
Smoke Havana Spikes cigar.
For Sale—A Ford touring
Secv Kob Akes, Leon, Iowra.
22^4 cents Chicago an^ freight
for 500 ft. twine. Bowsher &. Bow
Girl Wanted—To do general
house work. Good wages. Apply
to Mrs. E. E. Bell.
Prsre bred Angus sale at Osceola,
April S!. W. W. Campbell & Son,
Grand Stiver, Iowa.
A fine little daughter was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Mctiahuey, of
near Decatur, Saturday morning.
Have you taken advantage of our
twine otter? cents Cuicago
and freight. t.ows?her & Bowsher.
Dr. Louis F. Jaggard has opened
an office in the rooms over Kopp's
drug store, formerly occupied by Dr.
Notice—White and yellow I'JKi
graded seed corn at $7.50 per bushel,
as long as it la^ts. Davis City Roller
Mills. Frazier Bros. 3 7-11.
Be on the safe side and have the
children's eyes examined. It costs
you nothing and may save you much.
C. E. Butler is a safe and careful
man to consult
For Sale—4 0 bushels of. clean,
hand picked navy beans. Also a
quantity of navy beans for seed.
See A. M. Pryor at his office over
the Leon Savings Bank. J7tf.
The Leon Electric v. ouipany hat
die finest display room In this pari o!
che state for showing electric ligbi
uxtures. The fixtures are beauties
and are priceu very low. It wr-'iic
yay you to see them
A Junior "Stunt Fest'l a miscel
laneous program, will be given by
the members of the Junior class at
the Hi^h School Assembly room,
Tuerday, April oOth, at 8:15 p. m.
Admission 10 and and 15 cents.
The Standard Four Tire Company
is located in the heart of the country
where there are more automobiles
per capita, than anywhere else
the United States. Better Tires
less money. See tlieni at Bowsher's
Deputy sheriff John Osborn re
turned Tuesday from Des Moines,
aving in custody George Warren,
a young man resi'dirig in the south
east nart of the county, who was
wanted on the charge of larcenc.v.
it being alleged he had sold a set
of harness and horse which was
mortgaged to Bowsher & Bowsher.
Warren had left this county, but
was located in Des Moines and plac
ed under arrest there.
Guv II. Hupp and his brother-in
law. 'Harlan. Andrew, were recently
arrested and placed in jail, lining
charged with stealing an Overland
auto from Andrew's uncle, Fred
Fowler. The car was located at
rteaconsfield, where Hupp was ar
rested and the next, day Andrew
came to Leon and gave himself up.
Tliev remained in jail a couple of
days, and then the matter was fixed
up with Mr. Fowler and they were
"Every lowa town of a thousand
inhabitants has from twenty-five to
fifty of the most highly skilled farm
laborers that could be found any
where." points out the Mount Ver
non Record. "We refer to the re
tired farmers They could more
than take the place of every young
men called from the farm. It seems
to us they could do nothing more
patriotic than hire out. when an ac
tual shortage of expert farm labor
confronts the farming industry
which is not yet, at the prevailing
wages of a farm laborer. They
know the farming business. They
have been successfnl, for the most
east Commercial street, having plac- service for their country in this way
ed a new foundation under it, rajs- than in anv other possible way th^t
Inz the house, and will have the «nn Conceived."
ing the house, and will have the
-f,yy. •(T* -'M*\TJ:i
welt pressed clothes. It means
much to him and more to ,us to be
able to press them better than they \|i!fvA,,i |n\vn
were ever pressed before. You ran
is at to
satisfaction by lotting us show you.
G. W. Connor.
I have been asked if 1 was in the
ice business. I wish to say 1 am
still in the business and expect to be
the coming season. 1 am handling
the manufactured ice made by the
Pure lie Co. at Centerville. Iowa.
It. is absolutely pure and will hear
the closest inspection by any pure
food inspector. Roe Caster.
Ed,Tar Rowc-11, son of Dr. and Mrs.
J. W. Rowell, of this city, who vol
unteered for the navy last sumni"f,
and has been stationed on the
Gopher, which has been plying on
the Great Lakes, has been promoted
to be a. first-class yeoman, and he is
not satisfied with that, but is going
to keep on trying for something
higher up. Who knows but what it
may some time be Admiral Rowell.
thev could do a greater
»i tnan in anv oiner pi
me piupei the standard rour lire JO. OI i\.eo- Mexico, wnere iney uau
xriyuiiB v/uuiuiwiueiji 60, the market, having
Knights Templar of this city, last and red side walls, mat we nave mere met oaim
Thursday evening. Curtis Haas, of picked men from the tire factories ileeed to see a
Mt. Ayr accompanied them to Leon,
tuiyieuicuiB,- *uu ao owu *viv io. yj
able to travel Mr. and. Mrs. Roberts of
will return here to remain cantil B*. an
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THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1918.
Do you know Mr. Auto owner that Cody, away down at Deming, New
the Standard Four Tire Co. of Keo- Mexico, where they had been vis-
kuk, Iowa, has built in a-short'time, iting for a few days with their son,
1 Imm. oUosi 4am All. rlmrn
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'"lone of the recognized big strong I Ronald, who enlisted as a yo'-
io Dnng on a smrui is io put on a jjre concerns of this country. That unteer at Des Moines in the 126th
Rexall One Cent Sale. Last week they are turning out thousands of Field Artillery, a company compos
he had two mighty bad days tor his tires weekly, giving to automobilists ed of the flower of the young met
sale, but extra help had to be em- throughout the country a tire ahead of Des Moines. Some time age
ployed Friday and Saturday taking
phone/orders for goods, and consid- reclaimed rubber but pure gum ev- and while Mr. and Mrs. Monroe were
Grins tho bad wcath6rf he bad a re- t? t/. n*» coq Pomn poHv wpta nro
markably good sale.
THE RAWLEIGH MAN
To Trade—A good piano for live
stock. Chas. Matteson, Decatur,
For Sale—Thoroughbred register
ed Duroc Jersey boar. Roy flines,
Loon. lowa. 3G-it.
To Rent—Seven room house and
barn three blocks from square. Mrs.
C. E. Hurst.
The Leon Savings Bank is prepar
ed to make some go^d f:irm loans at
(teorge Hamilton, of Lineville,
was up and bought Bowsher & Bow
sher's 2 2V&c\ advertised twine.
For Sale—58 acre farm adjoinin?
Garden Grove, with two houses on it
W. H. Webster, Garden Grove, la. ti
For Sale—5 room cottage, good
outbuildings, water and garden.
1 200. Address box -44, Leon, lowa.
For Sale—Mv Chester White herd
boar as I cunnof use him longer, and
a pure bred Chester White sow.
Halph Goodman. 3 7-2t..
The Civic club will meet, at tli
Civic Club rooms on Thursday even
in?, April 25th at 7:30 o'clock. All
members are urced to be present.
lf you fake your shoe repairing to
!I. C. Moore on east Commercial
street you will get good work done
at reasonable prices. He tries to
please every customer, and does.
Geo. 11. Cray is handling the pure
lake ice. He has his large ice
house full and is selling it at a very
reasonable price. Any one wanting
ice prompt delivery, phone
For Sale—Good strawberry plants.
Will deliver at Leon on Saturday,
April 27th, and Saturday, May 4th,
if requested. Price 50 cents per
100. Write or phone Hastings
Fruit Farm, Van Wert, lowa. L. P.
Hastings. 7-21. It's grandpa "Tater" Osborn now
a pleasure to „*, a.ma,, wlU, STSH
E. Butler has enlarged his jew
elry store and Optical room. He has
also just received some new electric
al instruments which will be of great
help in his optical work. Step in
and look around.
Notice—The democrats of Center
township, are requested to meet at
Hie township voting place on Satur
day afternoon, April 27th, at
i.-o o'clock, for the purpose of nominat
in ing candidates for township offices,
men qnd tire manufac
turers throughout the Tinted States
realize whv the .Standard Four Tire
Company has made the phenomenal
success that it has. Let us convince
you Mr. Auto Owner. See these
tires at liowsher's.
iias received word of the birth of
and a half pound boy to his
Mobart Mi'.tfeson, of
on Tuesday, April
.f.th, and he set up the cigars just
like he did when his first baby was
F!elieving that you want the
truth, I'll tell you, my man that,
there is no hope for you and that if
vou, have a last wish to express, you
had better make it known now,"
said the doctor to Ins patient. "My
last wish is that 1 wish I had chang
ed doctors," gasped the dying man.
The floral tributes were beautiful.
.Mrs. Roll Akes received a letter
last week from her brother, W, E.
Maloney, who went to France as a
member of Co. G. of the lowa a
lior.al Guards, the Ottumwa coin
pativ, where he resided, statins his
"omnanv had been under a severe
'ionibardtnent, for seven hours, but
the Huns failed to injure a sin-'le
member of his company, and he
writes they are going to give the
Huns what is coming to them be
fore they set through.
Iowa's farm labor shortage is not
so serious as lias been claimed. This
is the opinion of State Labor Com
missioner A. L. I'rick and his assist
ant, George IV Albert, after receiv
ing replies from liSO seed corn cen
sus takers. Seed corn census tak
ers appointed by Governor Harding
in everv school district in the state
were asked to make inquiries as to
the need of farm laborers. Our of
ts6 of these men who have sent in
the results of their inquiries Albert
lias made an analysis of conditions.
Shortage of labor was reported by
C9.3 per cent of those replying
22.7 per cent report that there is no
additional help needed in their
neighborhoods 4 per cent report an.
actual deficiency in the number of
men to do the necessary farm work.
Of the 69.:'. per cent who reported a
shortage of labor onlv about one
fourth gave any definite facts as to
shortage, the other three-fourths be
ing only statements. The draft was
given by 12.2 per cent of those re
olving as the cause of the shortage.
That the shortage of help is so seri
ous as to cut down the acreage of
corn is the claim of 10 per cent of
those reporting a shortage. "In
many of these replies there is noth
ing definite as to the shortage, just
a general complaint," said Albert in
commenting on the letters. "In
some of the labor offices over the
state we have had applicants lor
farm jobs this week which we could
not place." In some localities men
applying for jobs on farms want $70
to $75 per month wages, whereas?
the farmers are offering from $40 to
Mr and .Mrs. B. G. Monroe re
turned Tuesday from a visit to Camp
turnea luesuay iruui a vi&il iu ami.
the recognized big strong Ronald, who enlisted as a vol-
them all, 100% quality, using no Ronald was promoted to Corporal
reclaimed ruooer nut pure gum e^- ana wnye xnr. auu mumue
clusively and *1VX oz. combed sea at Camp Cody orders were read pro
tein nri cotton fabric. That its test motine Ronald to bergeant. They
tuiuucu nctt ai vuu uiuc»o
island cotton fabric. That its test moting Ronald to Sergeant,
cars run day and night to safeguard report finding Camp Cody a
COn- nttw mnAvfanHnn irnin tr fin fn 114* hbtfpr Til a PP tTliin tnPV eXD
cars run aay ana mgnt to saiegiiara report imuius ^auui vuuy a.
degree was con- any imperfections going out to us- better place than they expected from
B. White and ers. That the Standard Four Tire,is reports they had received, and that
of Mt. Ayr, by one of the most beautiful tires on everything possible is being done to
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white tread make it
Akron at the head of the various with aboilt 18,C
from Davie City and Lamoni KUK Decause or iaeai lauor ronui- ico, saw uuun.
tions. and unlimited oower facilities so much shooting, and had 'heir
A W. Deck, of west of Leon, re- ,nt r-xtremelv favorable rates from picture taken stanmng by it. They
turned Tuesday from Cadillac," the great M'ssissinpi River Power also visited with Elmo Evans am
Michiean, where he was called by omnanv. That, the Standard Four sister, Mrs. Fanny Smith, who live
the illness of his son-in-law, Vere has dealers scattered throughout the- at Tyrone, New Mexico, up in tn:.
Roberts, who was operated upon for United States there being more than mountains, where Elmo is a pros
aopendicitis, and for some days was 200 in this state alone. That fSc- serous merchant. While at Garni,
very low, but is now slowing reeov- tory branches are now established Cody they saw Lieut. ram &tooK
erlng, with strong hopes that he in some of the principal cities. That ey, .John Akes and other Decatur
will completely recover in time. As there is a reason for this phenomen- county boys, and report all of tn ni
This will be Vere will not be able to do much al success goes without saying. That well. Mr. Monroe found hospita
ide into money work foT a number of- months, the Standard Four Tire Comoany :s conditions at Camp Cody much bet
AnTOM having: "While Mr. Deck was there they had distinctly an Iowa cornoration and ter than some reporte which had
lj gale land sold their stock and a credit to our state and merits your been made about it, the one big ob
implements, and as soon as Vere is consideration when you ,are in need jection being the dust stoms, put
to travel Mr. ud Mi*. Roberts of tires. -See this big three tbous- the camp grounds are now being
id stock of Standard Four Tires oiled which help a great, deal n.
lempie. jtv at all times. That we can wnere uenerai rersaiug marcueu
present better tires for le=?s money in Keo- his U. S. troops in and out of Mex-
kuk, because of ideal labor condi- ico, saw the house where Villa die
first class camp
I wiiuv urau iuanc it ......
That we have there last Saturday they were pnv
.. ... regimental review,
soldiers in line.
.V hQ1 hQlT
keying down the dust
For Sale—4 nice brood
18c per pound one or all.
50 ws at.
For Sale—Bred Hereford cow,
giving about six (juarts milk a day.
,0. i'.i. Reynolds. It.
n't use common urop cords for
your electric lights. Select an at
tractive fixture from the many dis
played in the special fixture loom at
the Leon Electric Company's office. 1-
If lowa food patriots want to do
their bit let them grow plenty of
navy beans this .summer, says the
truck crops man at the lowa agri
cultural experiment station. They
will furnish needed food and will be
a source of profit as well.
K. .f. Ssmkey lmvs and seHs la'nl
iin commission, ike« farm loans on
approved security at the lie^t
:Hii docs ft general real ••sfttle busi
ness. Has had years' experience
in (lie business. OHice upstairs »it
northwest corner of Main and Com
mercial streets. Leon. Iowa.
A large Dcatur county jnck rab
bit was notice 1 in a crate on an ex
press truck ui) at the Burlington sta
tion, Saturday, being transferred to
a west bound train, and consigned to
i) .Mills: county,man. who had pur
chased it as a mascot to nlace among
a herd of fillies upon his farm.—
Tom Jr.dd. a former popular op
erator at the Burlington depot in
this city, passed through Leon Sat
urday on his way to Davis City and
from there he went to Garden Grove
to visit his mother and other rela
tives.' When war was declared Tom
was a general passenger agent at
Billings, Montana, but volunteered
for service and is now stationed at
Canin Lewis, Washington. A few
months ago ne was seriously injur
ed when a pistol in the hands of a
soldier was accidentally discharged,
the bullet striking: him in the arm.
but he has entirely recovered from
That lhe study of German should
be suspended in all (lie schools of
the state on or before April 2*i,
!!M8, is the recommendation of A.
M. Deyoe, state superintendent of
nublic instruction, in a communica
tion sent out Monday to the school
officers of lowa. The time has come
to stop honoring the Germany of to
day, declares Superintendent Deyoe.
ind everything should be done to
unify our people in language, cus
toms, ideals and loyalty
ouptry. "There are but two class
es, lie' says, "Americans and anti
Mirericans. There should be but
one class. We have nothing but
rrontempt. for the disloyal person
who hiis been the beneMciarv of the
American government and its insti
tutions ." Mr. Deyoe suggests that
in place of German the schools
should take up lesions in American
ivies and citizenship for the remain
der of the school vear. Attention is
also called to the fact that this is an
ipportune time to introduce courses
in his-,tory and government r^latina:
to our South and Central American
neighbors, with a view to developin."
an "all America" sentiment.
tlio Kodak keep a record of
tlieir growth from babyhood till they
are i»rowii ups.
Kodaks $7.00 to $77.00.
We Do first Class Hand Tailoring
Hals Reblockcd and Trimmed
Piece Goods Carried in Stock
Cleaning, Pressing and Alterations
MERCHANT TAII.I)!'. vcr PeijniweU's Meat Market.
A -Hand A Necessity.
The following from the Humes Ion
New Era fits Leon's needs so nicely
'that no comment is necessary
People are going to need—really
Ineed—band music next summer as
never before. Already towns over
'the state are planning for a series
iof open air concerts for the sum
Imer season. -Many towns which
Lave been blessed with a good band
jv. ill have no baud music this summer
.because their bows have gone "over
here" to help France and England
.whip the kaiser. Humeston has al
ways had an excellent band and this
'will be one of the few towns in
southern lowa with a band during
the summer of llilK. The boys
should be given every eruourage-
and we should all boost and
help maintain the band.
I I nder the caption of "A Necessity
.\ot a Luxury," the Burlington
"You can spend money for band
'music with a clear conscience. it
is not extravagance. Music today is
jnot a luxury. It is first aid to over
"The war is taking its toll of all
of u.s. We are all over-sensed and
over-worked and over-wrought. Our
nerves are taunt- -continually strung
to the breaking point.
"We are all glad to do everything
we can for the boys in France and
in the cantonments. At the same
time, we ought to remember that
I for everv bov that goes, there is
sadness 'left "behind. As between
tlie boy who goes and the mother,
,who bids him farewell, it is the
•mother who suffers most. Every
star on the service flag tells its own
story, the story of some family that
needs heartening and courage and
"If our people are to stand the
constant and ever-increasing strain
and sorrow of the war, they simply
must, have relaxation and support in
the largest possible measure.
"And it is precisely under such
conditions that music developes a
real therapeutic value. It is as es
sential to the health of the nation
as quinine or calomel, possibly more
so. It is the surest antidote to down
heartedness, the best stimulant to
"And with all respect to other and
higher forms of the art, it is band
music that 'best^-meets the present
need. Being usually given in the
open air, it carries its messages to
the largest numbers. And there is
something military in the blare of
the brass and the rattle and the
crash of the drums something in
tlie briglfl uniforms and the gleam
of the horn's and the sight of a
marching body of men that puts
fighting courage into the heart as
no other form of music can do. It
was trumpets, not violins, that top
pled over the walls of Jericho.
"Owing to war conditions tlie.
band will need all the support the
people can give it. next summer.
But don't forget that the people will
need the band a great deal more.
Order cut flowers and floral de
signs from O. E. Hull, local agent of
Lozier, of Des Moines, at The Re
porter office. Orders sent by phone
or mail, but order as early as pos