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W~* (f mk' I ESTABLISHED AFTER IN This is the month to pay up your paper bills. Many have already -dbne so. We are offering \$ fine combination with the Des Moines Capital. Both papers-in lowa- fourteen months for $5.50. The* Des Moines Capital 14 months and the Audubon County Journal, 14 months, both from expiration,—in Iowa—for §5.50. This offer ends, with January. Mrs. Chris Christensen sold the bakery last week to J. P. Jorgensen and Saturday moved her household belongings and piano to their home. Mr. Jorgensen has been the ba ker at the bakery almost ever since their openinghere several years ago and has made many friends, who -wish him success and prosperity in his business. Mrs. Christenseh will continue to assist in the bakery and her daugh ter, Edith, who has been a faithful assistant, will leave iji a short time to attend Boyles' Business College in Council Bluffs. .. Mrs. Louisa C. Whitted, the wi dow of the late P. I, Whitted pas sed away at her home here Janu ary 6th, 1919, after a long illness, at tliei-"'" -of 76 years.' She was raLarriea ^-ebruary 28, 1.860, to Mr. Whitted and has since resided in Exira. _tV Funeral ^rviccs^wilKbel'held Fri -day afternoon at 2 o'clock in the •Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Matson. Interment at Exira cemetery. We shall give complete obituary next week. iV It is with deep /sorrow we learn of the death early this (Thursday) morning of Leslie M. McMicbeal one of the prosperous young farm-, «rs of Exira's vicinity. About two weeks ago, Leslie and his wife were both stricken with that much-to-be dreaded disease, the flu, and were very ill from the first. His mother, Mrs. Thomas McMicheal of Came ron Township came down to take care of them anJ his brother, Ho mer, who is now awaiting his dis charge. from Camp Dodge, came home on a five-day furlough to take care of the stock and other chores. Soon After her arrival Mrs. McMi cheal became ill and Mrs. Chas. Stocking of Audubon was called to the home to care for the patients. All-were sjowly recovering except Leslie, who remained very sick^ un til his death. -He leaves to mourn a grief-stricken widow and a baby son father, mother, and one brother be sides many relatives'and a host 'of acquaintances, who were proud to 'call Leslie their friend. He,in-partnership-with his bro ther had recently bought a farm about^six miles east of Exira and had a bright outlook for the future He was a splendid farmer and man ager and had been well trained. He was married two years ago to Miss Irene Moody and they have one child, Willis Eldon, less than a year old. Leslie is our young grand-neph «w and we had anticipated much pleasure in their residence near Exira. Obituary next week. Miss Blanche Noon visited in Audubon from Saturday^ until Sun day at the McCarthy home. i8S5 Hans Hansen and wife received a telegram yesterday, from their son, Corporal Hans P. Hansen, sta ting that he had arrived safely in Newport News, Va.' Hans has been overseas and at the frpnt for several months. We are pleased to hear from him. MISS EMMA RYDL BORIEDjERE TODAY Miss Emma Rydl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rydl, died at Anita Tuesday after a ten days illnets with infiuenza, at the age of 22 years-. She was assisting in the D. C. Bell Cafe when she took sick with the disease. The remains were be brought to Exira today for bur ial in the Catholic cemetery, r,: HEW OFFICERS ELEC TED AT MASONIC LODGE The following named officers have been elected in the Masonic Lodge for the ensuing year R. G. Nancarrow, W. Mv. ', W.F.Williams, S. W. Pete Hassenfeldt, J. W. Fred Wahlert, Sr., Treasurer J. K. VandeBrake, Secretary. MACCAllOir ELECTED OFFICERS The Maccabees held a meeting Monday evening and elected the same officers. They are George Corl, S. K. Earl Thomas, S. K.TD. C. J.C.Riley, S. K. S. Harold Sturgeon, ,S. K..C. James Hicks, Master at Arms John" Riley, Physician and Fi nance Keeper.' VaiideBrake, Record Keeper Roy Dry den, F. M. of G." Vernon Anderson, S. M. of G. COMMERCIAL CLUB HELD ANNUAL RANDUET About thirty members of the Commercial Club of Exira enjoyed their annual banquet at the Park Hotel, Tuesday evening. While the attendance was not as large as should be, still they were a jolly 3unchv Many fine improvements have been made in Exira since the or ganization of this Club and from the appearance of things now ma ny more will mark 1919 as a great er year for business th^n was 1918. The business is here an^ it remains for business men to induce the bus? iness of the country to remain here instead of seeing it sent to a mail order house, whp cares nothing whether Exira's trade builds up or not. It is not the mail order hous es that has" increased the value our lands from $50 per acre ten years ago to $200 per acre at pre sent. Commercial Clubs are to look after commercial interests of the country on both sides, for, the buyer as well as the seller of com mercial interests. Mr. J..B. J. Lohner was elected President for the ensuing year and [he will make good. -John is always "up to snuff" and looking after bus iness. A Chautauqua' Course is under consideration. Alvin Petersen returned to Camp Dodge, Friday. He visited his parents, Dennis Petersen and wife during the past week, -rrtf iiL ll 1 Ler*»a ta/A Cfir \ist:For Escira,'- Tlie City Beaaatifu.! DEA"R DEAR,!.? WHAT SHALL WE HAVE .FOR* XINNE^HENRY & After deciding what yoy ll have- yourselves. why not take a few minutes to consider what you'll give to them? -ROCK PiOS. CBR I WNCtL BlOFtt D£NiSo'to'm« RSHALLTOi ftuc '/eo» "1 N' EXIRA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, I 9 I 9 $1.50 PER YEAR OURsTlA/O FOOD' PROBLEMS Military Higliway Through Iowa ft SON *cTT-V I *~\RLG Of* Oh, C. 'ffftLCs 7QD*e fiTLfM tNDiA K££W aft Clinton, la., Dec. 18.—Special: A followed from Chicago to Omaha, warm fight for the Iowa section of it is a fact that there is no road- j^r Seaman proposes to build a the proposed United States military level bridge on the present Lincoln ^ad bridge of heavy construction highway is developing between the way route. And it is this fact that southeasterly across the river from River-to-River road from Daven- is making towns located along the Clinton, crossing Beaver island andi port to Council Bluffs, and the pre- highway uneasy. Bent Lincoln highway towns. In Clinton After Highway. fact, on the location of the military The matter has resulted in -a, road, which will be a hard-surfaced movement started at Clinton for highway, will depend almost en- the building of a new road-level tirely the future location of the Lin- highway bridge across the Mississ colri highway across the State fejvippi river at this point. II. W. Sea Iowa. man, prominent Chicago and Clin- Military engineers in attendance ton manufacturer and banker, in ai the highway meeting in Chicago outlining a community develop- p0r^ of the Lincoln .highway would be bridge at Clinton. last week, it is reported, have de- ment plan for Clinton, has made [^j-idge is strong enough to carry clared that a road-level -bridge a- the. construction of such a bridge a heaviest ordnance pieces. The cross the Mississippi is absolutely es- prominent feature. presence of the Rock Island arsenal sential to a military highway over At present there is a high bridge pointed to as another strong which the heavy ordnance will be at Clinton, and one two miles fur hauled. While it has been announ- ther up the river at Lyons. Then ced that in general the present route there is the Northwestern railroad .don't care T?oast Beef, ham-'n-ec,c^ TCJRKEV -"R—.AtSTf TI4IKJG, •FlLLrKC POBDSVP^ for, RFUEF OF Ammw, Syrian. PTON OCt-wei ws?r rA.tno r*f k/fL MA %L& W •A»r ivK trnta- cetimiRvt, t£ 'COR.YQOH BUQUt ctr Mom ezumf VtHMT MUSCKTuie \C0i~0/VJ3US JUMC rto/v 'ftLWm 'K£OMH rut)** Proposes New Bridge locating the Illinois end a mile and a half above the town of Albany. This would shorten the route be tween Sterling and Clinton about four miles in actual road distance. Supporters of the Rivfer-to-River roacjway, ij-ilUy I'JM'ffl |J l' 4'it1 The Annual Meeting of' the Aud ubon Township Creamery Associa tion will be held [at the Creamery on Wednesday, January 15th at 12 o'clock sharp. We are going to have a good year. Come out and help push. SECRETARY MlETl The Exira Creamery Company will, hold its annual meeting on Wed: Jan. 22nd, 1919, at the Picture Palace, V. Mr. Estel, Iowa State Dairy. Ex pert, will give a lecture at 2 P.M. after which the regular business will follow. Mr. Estel is one of Iowa's best posted speakers and you should all make it a point to he&r him. As members and patrons of your own creamery it is your duty to attend this meeting, so please turn out and let us have a big meeting. By order of board, A. S. Stone, Sec'y.. For several years I have been in active business in Exira and during my career have Enjoyed to the full est your utmost confidence and business esteem. Your patronage, you may be assured, has met my warmest appreciation at all times. My heart is full of gratitude and" thanks for your loyal support. JOHN NELSEN EASTERN STUB MB MET CHIME The. Eastern Star Club metFri^'J® day afternoon at the home of Mrs, Chan- James Channon with Mrs. non-and Miss Lillian Dyer as tesses. The new officers year were elected: Mrs. Margaret Bishop, President Mrs., Lissa Gault, Secretary and Treasurer. SWEET BAB! CIRL Mr. and Mrs. Charley Stanley, who reside east of town, were cal led upon Tuesday to mourn the death of their infant daughter, Joy Celine Stanley. 4 The little one was born Decem ber 11th and died Tuesday January 7th. The parents and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all. The funeral services were held: yesterday forenoon an^ the body was laid to rest in the Catholia Cemetery, Father Costello of Aud ubon in charge. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank the neighbors for their kindness to us during the burial of our infant daughter. route point to the fact that there bers. We have the talent why not already a government.bridge, with! located between Daven- ancj Rock Island, and this gument in favor military route River Road. ar- of locating the over the River-to 1 hos- for vthe Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stanley IK CIIV BEAUTIFUL The boys that are full of music met in the Danish Brotherhood Hall, Tuesday evening, and organ ized :by electing William Spoo, Manager find Arthur Statzell Sec retary and Treasurer. Twenty-one I boys have agreed to become mem- organize it into usefulness. Exira. was never so lively as when we had weelcly concerts, and those good times will come again if all will help the boys. A business meeting will be held next Monday evening at the Dan ish Brotherhood Hall. Miss Myrtle Peppers was a busi ness visitor in Audubon, Friday.