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Mrs. Roberts anil Miss Schulze re
turned from ttie convention at Cedar
Palls last Thursday noon.
Feme Estes anu Jeuuie Campbell
did practice teaching in tlie primary
room at the North building last week.
Air. Uass taught -Miss Schulze's
-classes while she was away to the
A Mr. Morgan from Des Moines,
Is putting two more burners in the
cooking room this week. It is now
arranged so that eighteen can cook
at one time.
Last Saturday some new seats
were placed in the High school room.
The whole room is now provided
with the American seats.
No school Thursday and Friday
on account of the county institute.
The school will not serve a cafeteria
luncheon this year. The ladies of
the city are entertaining the Federat
ed clubs of Iowa, therefore it was de
cided not to serve a luncheon at the
Report cards for the first six
weeks will be given out next week.
A school orchestra is being organ
ized by Miss Bradley.
Many of the young musicians of
Leon schools are to take part in Miss
Riley's recital at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Van NVerden next Friday
Esther Garber and Imogene Har
den did some practice teaching
in Miss Rumley's room last week.
The sixth grade will celebrate
Riley's birthday Tuesday. Paul
Campbell whose birthday comes on
the same day had his picture taken
Mrs. Wagner visited the second
and third grade Monday.
Mrs. Barnum was a visitor in the
primary room last week.
Mrs. Walter Campbell and Mrs.
Edd Campbell visited the primary
Farm Bureau Notes.
?Tcv.- is tho time to gather your
xeaa tou suppiy for the next two
:yeaiS. Do now.
jtvu-'eiveu another report from Mrs.
•HeaiLBiUa of the college farm at La
xnoni, in regard t« the culling work.
Mr. Redditt did while in the county.
Her hens that were culled from the
layers sure gave her v'ery little re
turns for what they consumed. Here
is her report as she gave it. "In
close my report on the culling of our
flock of chickens. 1 kept the seventy
liens culled out for five days after
^culling. The first day I got two eggs,
the second day I got two eggs and
the next five days I did not receive
an egg. 1 sure think the demonstra
tor knew what he was about when he
put out those seventy hens.
Signed—Mrs. A. E. rieathman.
Now is the time to gather that two
.year supply of seed corn.
Many are asking themselves the
question, "will* the present high
level of farm products continue?"
The following is taken from the Pol
and China Journal and is worth your
.time that it takes you to read the
article." A circular letter issued by
the Chicago livestock exchange, un
-der the date of Sept. 10th, gives the
•then prevailing value of the moneys
of several foreign countris.
1) Normal value in cents.
(2) Present value in cents.
(3) Purchasing power, per cent of
(1) (2) (3)
Austrian, crown 20.3 .02 9.9
Jugo-Slavia, crown ..20.3 .0215 10.6
crown 20.3'.0315 15.5
Polish, marie 23.8 .0375 15.8
•German, mark 23.8 .04 16.8
Roumanian, Leir 19.3 .0435 22.5
Finland, mark 19.3 .065 33.6
.Servian, dinar 19.3 .082 42.o
Italian, lira 19.3 .103 53.6
Belgian, franc 19.3 ,.118 60.9
FYench, franc 19.3 .IIS 60.9
.English, pound $4.S7 $4.16 85.4
The circular letter was an appeal
ta all comercial organizations to ask
congress to take action in an effort
to stabilize foreign exchange, and
declares the American farmer faces
ruin if the purchasing power of
European money is allowed to con
tinue depreciating as it is. You can
TCadily see hew it would affect your
product and the sale of same if you
would purchase or sell on the pres
ent basis of money values and then
after paying frieglit both rail and
water you would be compelled to sell
at the then prevailing rate of ex
change or what the currency was
worth at the time of sale.
We are making an appeal to all
boys and girls in the county who are
eligable to eqroll in the calf club for
next year. All lioys and girls living
on farms are entitled to enter this
club and can be in line to win a very
nice prize for next year if they will
only Dut forth the effort. Write the
county agent if yon are interested
and want to join the calf club.
Don't forget the swine-feeders day
at Ames, on October 29th. W are
makine un a crowd of Decatur coun
ty swine growers and feeders who ex
pect to attend this sale and would
like to have you eo with us. can find
you passengers if you wish to drive
your car or c«n find you a nlace in
anothTS car if you would rather pay
your fare. We Van sro and come the
same "~v and the trin need not cost
you o^er *.".00 for round trip. Call
or write the countv agent and make
arrnnepments to go.
Don't forest to pick a two year
supply of seed corn. Do it now.
Auto Accident Saturday.
Last Saturday evening a Buick Six
belonging to a traveler who had been
told at Mt. Ayr to go two miles north
And then "east to Kellerton. this
route took the unfortunate traveler
through that God forsaken road west
of Woodland school house where a
Rocky Mountain goat would get dizzy
headed in trying to get. through.
When we arrived at the scene of the
wreck at about 7 o'clock (through
the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
French and their big Overland,) we
beheld the car completely upset In a
ditch at least 15 feet deep. The car
had turned over with the driver and
his wife and baby pinning all three
of them under it. The lady told us
that as soon as she got her wits to
gether she crawled out from under
the car through a little low place in
the bottom of the ditch, dragging her
baby behind her. The man claims he
was under the wreck fully 20 minutes
before getting out: his coat was com
pletely soaked with oil. Some one
took the partv to Kellerton in a Ford
and Cort Lutz and his garage force
•w«»re pent nut to-nick up the wreck.
Not one of the three occupants re
ceived a scratch, even the auto, after
being strinped of the top and pulled
back in the road by team was ready
for business Rov Hart climbed in
it and drove to the garage with no
trouble whatever.-—Kellerton Globe.
What Hicks, the Weather l'rophet
Predicts i'or This Month.
A reactionary Storm Period runs
from September 29th to October 2nd
Mercury is at superior conjunction
(that is, the Sun is between Mei
curv and Earth the 27th of Septem
ber- Moon is at south declinations
30th Moon at First Quarter October
2nd A Mercury period begins about
September 27 th and is central Octo
ber 3rd and Venus has disappeared
practically from the field.
Beside the waning equinoctial dis
turbance and Jupiter influence,
storm causes are practically
from this period. Therefore, what
ever storminess develops at this time
will be like the swing of the pendu
lum the other way, alter an unusual
swing in one direction. Should
severe storms develop during the
last part of September, we may teel
their influence still during this per
iod in the way of unsettled weather
with cloudiness, but possibl}
little precipitation, it will ™.ost
be of the cool, drizzly kind, with
fogginess in low lands and '.iw
chiily winds. Sleet is not impossible
if storm phenomena develop luBy *n
any section to northward. In Canada
and the northern tier of states, e\en
light snow flurries are possible as we
pass toward the end of these storm
areas. Turn to the round astronomi
cal diagrams and their descriptions
on other pages of this alamac. l^ote
what is there said about the
pendicular equinoctial line which
runs from the spring equinoctial
through the Sun to the autumnal
6QUinox *t the bottom of the
gram. Then imagine the sensation
l'elt when in a swing, as you reach
the end of the swing in one direction
and start for the backward swing.
Earth has just experienced some
thing similar to that, except that
stead of sensation, her movements
have caused a sudden change ol
electro-magnetic potentials^ within
tlie Earth—the fight in which sum
mer had won months ago being con
tinued, but with winter now on the
winning side. Such a change ol
potentials could not but produce
violent weather perturbations.
The first regular storm period for
October runs through the 4th to the
7th, central about the 6th. A Mer
curv period centers on the .rd a
Vulcan center falls on the oth Moon
and Uranus are in conjunction the
6th and Moon crosses the equator
We enter at the center of a Mer
cury period, but when the equinoct
ial disturbance will have about spent
itself As we enter this period in
the far west, a change to warmer
will be felt, with southerly winds,
falling barometer .and low areas
starting eastward. While we see no
evidences of anything especially
dangerous for this period, storminess
will develop into rains, thunder and
lightning, probably hail in sections,
with fogginess, heavy cloudiness and
cold drizzling weather for many
sections. The 6th and 7th promise
to be the davs of greatest disturb
ance in the particular sections over
which low areas are passing the 5th
and 6th. All should remember that
the most destructive hurricanes have
struck at or Dear this time of year,
and that they sometimes swoop down
unexpectedly upon the Gulf and its
borders, not often heralded by
weather bureau warnings. Remem
ber that we here warn that the days
of greatest probability of hurricane
development for this month are with
in a few days of the 9th and the 23rd.
Whatever coolness may have appear
ed following the last storm period,
will break down in the west about
the 4th or 5th. and general character
istics of storms for the last period
will continue for this period. Tem
peratures are not likely to run very
low following storm areas at this
time, and it is even possible that
storminess may hold over into the
next period. Still frosts are to be
cxpected in the middle to northern
sections, and even light snow flurries
should not surprise anyone in north
ern states. These minor things in
dicating greater intensity of storm
iness and range of temperatures.
A reactionary storm period runs
through the ilth. 12th and 13f.h.
The principal disturbances for this
time are Full Moon the 9th: Moon in
perigee the 10th Moon at north de
clination the 13th.
Aside from the configurations
mentioned above, storm causes are
at low ebb. The last storm period
and this one are arranged one or
each side of an earthquake center,
and this will intensify storm prob
abilities. unless marked quake
phenomena develop. Temperature?
will rise and barometric readings
fall in the west as early as the Iflth
and storm areas will pass regularly
across the country as usual, while
whatever of storminess develops will
be local in character, that is, storm
areas are not. likely to cover wide
territory, and dangerous develop
ments will be confined to local areas.
This for the country in general, but
something more marked in weather
may come up from Gulf regions or
develop on the great lakes. Rising
barometer and cooler weather will
follow storm areas, but will no doubt
be modified by Moon's position at
north, calling for a warm wave from
enuatorial regions, to modify condi
tions at this time.
A regular storm period runs from
the 15th to the 19th. central about
the 17tli. Astronomical causes of
disturbances and things to exnect.
Moon is at last Quarter the 15th: is
in conjunction with Nentune the
17th. with Jupiter the 17th. with
both Mars and Saturn the 19t.h and
with Venus the 20th: is on the
equator the 20th a Vulcan center
falls on the 17th.
The passine of her last Quarter by
Moon on the 15th would tend to fall
ing temperatures, but as she is near
her north declination also, the two
will neutralize each other and hold
temperatures from extreme fluctu
ations. While storm conditions wiV
no doubt appear promptly in the
west at the beginning of this period.
Indications as seen from over a year
ahead point to actual storm develop
ment late in the period, hence to the
heaviest storminess from middle to
eastern sections. There is nothinsr
in sight at this time to indicate tba+
storms will be very abnormaHv in
tense. Conditions for September
this year are similar to those o'
October. 1917, when a real blizzard
swent over the country the 2?nd
23rd. While we do not exnect that
any such abnormal thing will annear
in September this year, we believ°
that the last half of September and
the first half of October will f«el
touch nf winter conditions well to
northward, possiblv south to middle
sections. These conditions, whatever
their character, will break slowlv
later and give us some fine aut"m*
Weather. The Mars inflne^^e fa'1?
nearly one month earner this year
than* last, which will release the
"holdine"- on of whatever summ°r
conditions Mars may have found in
the field when he appeared, precipi
tating earlier the fisht between sv'p
Tner and winter conditions. We be
lieve that whatever winter con
THE LKON EBITORTBR, THUESDATT, OCTOBER 9, 1919.
ditions may come early, will react,
leaving some fihe autumn .weather
for a time before real winter sets in.
A reactionary storm period runs
through the 21st, 22nd and 23rd.
Moon crosses the equator the 20th
is New the 23rd Mars and Saturn
are in conjunction the 24tli aside
from these, "signs" indicate a nor
mal condition in conjunction the
2 4th aside from these, "signs" in
dicate a normal condition for this
The greatest storm factor just
here is an earthquake center on the
23rd. We believe that one of two
things will be in evidence at this
time. Either a season of general
storminess scattered over most of
the country, or weather conditions
will be mostly fair for much of the
country, while certain sections ex
perience severe storms. Indications
favor the latter conclusion. In such
case, there are probabilities of storms
on or near the Gulf sweeping up
from the Caribbean, thence inland,
or developing on the great lakes with
danger to shipping. The center of
an earthquake season here makes
the real weather problem more
problematical. A cold wave is like
ly to follow up the storm areas at
See on another galley.
the end of the period.
The last storm period for October
runs from the 27th to the end of the
month. There are almost no as
tronomical storm causes in sight for
this period. Unless something runs
over into it from the period just
past, we see no cause why we may
not have a season of normal fall
weather at this time. About the
26th or 27th temperatures will
moderate in the west and pro
gressively eastward, barometers will
show lower pressures and these areas
will start eastward on schedule time.
As moon is in apogee and at south
declination at the- beginning of this
period, and at First Quarter the 31st.*
cool if not cold weather will hold
generally the last two days of the
Bad breath is a sympton of a dis
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Ash Bitters the medicine for men.
It purges the stomach and bowels of
fermented food and impurities,
purifies the breath, clears the com
plexion of sallowness and makes you
feel fine. Price ?1.25 per bottle. Ee,
E. Bell, Special Agent.'
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approved security at the best rates,
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Furniture is scarce
—but you'll find it at Stewart's
All this year, the demand for furniture
has been so much greater than the sup
ply that it has been almost impossible to
get it at all. The furniture factories,
working day and night, got so far behind
that deliveries could not be made short
of three to six months from the date of
This shortage, coupled with the fact that
many stores did not buy early, because
they expected prices to go down, makes
it very difficult to get furniture in many
But you'll find it at Stewart's. We guessed
right, and bought heavily for the fall
trade at the right time. As a result, we
now have assembled on our floors a
larger stock of furniture, better assorted,
and lower priced—for we got in before
several recent price advances—than you
will find in towns several times the size
If you have patronized this store in the past be
cause you have been able to find here what you
wanted, you will not be disappointed this fall.
Or if you have been accustomed to buy elsewhere
and don't succeed in filling your needs, come here.
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