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ESTABLISHED IN 1885
MRS. E. A. ARMSTRONG
DIED AT UTAH
The body of Mrs. E. A. Arm
strong is expected here at any time
from Utah, where she passed away
'last Sunday. She was a resident
of Guthrie Center, where her fam
ily is residing, but sometime ago
she went west with the hopes of
benefitting her health. At one
time she was a resident of Greeley
A private funeral will be held at
the Community Church after the
arrival of the body. Rev. Henry
will conduct the service.
There will be a meeting of the
Paren t- Teac li ers Association at the
school on Wednesday evening,
fMay 12th, at. 8 o'clock. Everyone
interested in the school is cordially
invited to attend this meeting.
The program will be given in the
high school assembly room. The!guests at
mothers of the children of the .Sec- Sunday.
?©nd (}rade will be the hostesses of j. ^,!s P- Hocgh is sull very
the evening for the social hour
which will be held in the gymna
sium after the program. The fol
lowing program will be given:
Rev. Henry, Leader
Reading Ruth Harvey
Music., l. High School Orchestra
Five Minute Talk .Dr. Jacobsen
Five Minute Talk. _J. B. J. Lohner
Music_ Male Quartet
Five Minute Talk, Rev. Rasmussen
Five Minute Talk H. A. Nelson
Vocal Solo •. Milo Petersen
..Carolyn and Lloyd Ivlever
Report of District Parent Teachers
Meeting .Mrs. Hester
Vocal Solo Pauline Hensley
Business Meeting ,•»,
Rev. Henry, Leader.
With the high cost of clothes you
cannot afford to discard the old
ones. You can have them saved
and made more serviceable at the
.. MODERN DRY CLEANER'S,
a? Phone 14S
Work called for and delivered.
Special attention is cailed to the
•organization of the "Mens' Com
munity Club" which will begin the
study of Walter Rashenbush's "Soc
ial Principles of Jesus" —a week
The "Trip to Palestine" is prov
ing a very interesting feature for
the Sunday school.
An appropriate "Mothers' Day
Program" will be given Sunday
Miss Pauline Spoo was a visitor
in Atlantic over Friday night
Chris Nelson, who has been
ployed at the Hansen Garage,
resigned and is now employer
the Ford Garage. As soon as poss
ible Mr. Hansen will secure another
helper, due to the rush of business.
Miss Olga Jensen has been at the
James Channon home the past few
days. Recently she returned from
Minneapolis, where she had been
•with her two sisters, Valborg and
Louise. The former is teaching
school in Minneapolis and the
latter is attending school there.
Both young ladies are well known
A fine new double garage has
just been completed on the Jam??
Carlson property in the Height
Peter N. Peterson did the work.
Mrs. Marion Phelps, who was
here visiting relatives, underwent
an operation at the Atlantic hospi
tal and is getting along nicely.
R. Mjller and family were calling
on friends in Wiota Sunday.
Earl Ruddy and wife moved last
week from Audubon to Brayton.
Mr. Ruddy is working for Earnest
The Jensen Electric Co. are busy
putting up poles for the new line
extension from Audubon.
Charles Thompson returned last
week from a two week's stay at
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Mrs. C. K. Haliock and children
were visitors at the John Curry
home in Atlantic last week.
Mrs. George A. Christensen and
little daughter visited relatives in
Hamlin last week.
Mrs. Jens Miklesen went to
Neola, Friday, to visit her pareni s,
Theodore Gearhart and wife.
Mrs. Garner Bartlett was called
to Chicago Saturday by the illness
of her aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. Tague and children
and Mr. and Mr*. Torv and chil
dren, who live near Audubou, wen
the Carl .Jensou home
Dr. Koob and wife were calling
on friends in Atlantic Sunday.
C. G. Thompson and wife went
to Omaha Monday, to visit their
children who reside there.
Mrs. Chris Nelson and little
daughter of Sac City are visiting
her parents, Carl Jensen and wife.
Mrs. F. L. Freeman spent Friday
night in Atlantic, with her daughter
Mrs. Lewis Heath.
Mrs. Cora Freeman went to
Ruby 1 etersen Avooa Monday, to visit her daugh
ter, Mrs. Ray Leonard.
Mrs. George Hardwick and little
son, were over Sunday visitors at
the Valentine Leonard home in
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Bills .are
the parents of a fine baby boy, born
Sunday, May 2nd. Congratulations.
With the high cost of1clothes.you
cannot afford to discard the old
ones. You can have them saved
and made more serviceable at the
IMODERN DRY CLEANER'S
Work called for and delivered.
Mr. Andrew C. Wells and family
are preparing to leave here this
fall and will go to California to
make their home, if satisfied with
the climate and country. They
are offering their home, known as
the Connrardy place, for sale, pre
paratory to leaving here. They
moved into Exira several years
ago from their large farm south of
town, but Andrew, hearing so
much of beautiful California, went
there a few weeks ago on a tour of
inspection and was so well pleased
that he decided to move his family
there. Our only hope is that they
will not stay away from Exira
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Townsend
shipped their household goods this
week to Springhill, Iowa, and left
Tuesday to make that their future
home. A deal is under way by
which Mr. Townsend will become
the owner of the controlling inter
est of the bank in that city. They
had been residents here for several
years, Mr. Townsend having been
cashier of the First National Bank
until recently. Their removal
from this city is regretted by many
friends, but all are wishing them a
Mrs. Sam Minser departed Fri
day last for her home in Laramie,
Wyoming, after an extended visit
with relatives at the Brunei- and
Coe homes, and also with her
friend, Mrs E. B. Perry. She has
been spending the winter with rel
atives in Chicago and Florida.
Mrs. Minser formerly resided here.
The household goods belonging
to Mrs. Laura Delahoyde were
moved Tuesday to the A. J. Leake
residence in the Heights, where
Mrs. Deldhoyde and daughter
Annette will reside. Since moving
to Exira from Audubon, they have
been making their home with Mrs.
Delahoyde's daughter, Mrs. Leake
To The Republican Voters
of Audubon County
As previous announcements have
shown, I am out for the nomina
tion of County Treasurer for Au
dubon County on the republican
I have been urged by prominent
republicans from different parts of
the county to seek the nomination,
and the republican party in Doug
las township (where I live) at it?
caucus recently held, endorsed my
This together with the fact that,
although I am a farmer, I have
had considerable business experi
ence in the past, and have for some
time been considering leaving the
farm to engage in business as I feel
that I am more adapted to that
than farming, makes me feel justi
fied in seeking the nomination.
As my work on the farm on ac
count of the belated season pre
vents me from going out around
the county to meet the voters, I
take this means of submitting ray
candidacy to your decision, and
respectfully ask your support at
Boost For Exira, Tlie C?ity BeavLtif-u.!
E I A I O W A S A A 2
The Senior Class
Of Exira High School Presents
A Three-Act Play
Under the Direction.of Miss Grace Colcord,
Palace Theatre, May 6 and 7.
CAST OF CHARACTERS.
Named in Order of Their Appearance
Bailev ...... Milo Petersen
Act 1.—Stock room in the dry goods store of Hol
brooli & Co.
Act 2.—Office of the thief buyer of Holbrook &
Co. (A year later.)
Act 3. Scene 1. Maggie's flat, same evening.
Scene 2. Maggie's flat ten days later.
Place, New York City. 'Time, the present.
Stage furnishings loaned through courtesy of Corl
J. C. ABILDTRUP.
Here is to the Farm Bureau flag,
And the boys from Greeley that
Here is to the boys that were true
And helped us to put the deal thru.
Here is to the man that sold us the
That we might be happy in harvest
Here is to the poor little bug after
harvest is thru
For this twine is (guaranteed new.)
There will be a special meeting
of A. F. & A. M. at their hall
Wednesday evening, May 12th.
YY ork in Third Degree.
W. F. WILLIAMS, YV. M.
GoOD PROGRAM AT
A Mothers' Day program will be
given at the Union Baptist church,
May 9th, morning service, as fol
Prayer ]5y Pastor
Address... Mrs. Baker
Song Ruth Covault. Glaitys
Laughrey, Fern Cameron.
Recitation. Velma Shoesmith
Recitation..... Leone Laughrey
Song, Chas. and Coline Robertson
Reading Florence Adair
Piano Solo Gertrude Lile
Solo Mrs. Tate
Recitation Stella Shoesmith
Recitation.. Lelia Lile
Solo Mrs. Lawler
Recitation......... Ethel Covault
Reading... Ruth Covault
Solo. Mrs. H. Lile
Reading...... Mrs. Shoesmith
Piano Solo......... Winnie Hays
Reading. Mrs. Keese
Vocal Duet..... Mrs. C. Rising
and Mrs. G. Lile
Everybody is invited.
Mothers' Day Committee.
Mrs. Phil Foley and little son of
Audubon spent several days last
week at the home of her parents,
Henry Minerman and wife.
The ladles of the Christian
church will' hold a Market Day
Sale Saturday, May 8th, in a stand
between the Varney Store and Ex
change Bank If you are wanting
any home-baked articles, now is
your chance to buy.-adv
Mr. John Moore of Marcus, Iowa
was in our city Monday on business.
Messrs. John Esbeck anil Chris
Roed departed Tuesday morning
for Excelsior Springs, Missouri,
where both will remain indefinitely
to take treatments. Mr. Esbeck
will also visit at his old home in
Paron, Missouri, before returning
*V '^v"r i" ?v '. ^:#.f
9 2 0
.* Dallas Kline
Ethel Hargen Ella Kilworth
William Murchinson _, Mile Petersen
Joseph Holbrook Julius Herrick
Maggie Peppers. Kathryn Hansen
Ada Darkin Pauline Spoo
Johnson .Charles Bintner
Zaza _. Emaline Bills
Salesgirl Pearl Kness
Clara Kelly Genevieve Kline
Jim Darkin Fred Basham
OUR WEATHER EYE
Weighed in The Balance
Last week the attention of Jour
nal readers was called to certain
tactics of Mr. Hoogenakker in his
campaign for the senatorehip which
fair-minded people generally do not
like to see used.
It seems necessary at this time
to write into the record certain
other facts which are even less
pleasant to narrate, but which the
Journal believes voters should know
in order that they may be better
able to decide as to the merits of
He has, for example, made the
statement in good faith that a
"pot" of five hundred dollars has
been raised elsewhere to "put him
over" into the state senate.
This of course does not sound
well to people who believe in and
stand for clean politics. It plainly
means that money is to be used in
this campaign and it leaves us to
guess whose money it is, how it is
to be used, and what is the ulti
mate purpose in spending it thus to
*put him over," for people who do
this usually have some ulterior aim
It is clearly in order for Mr.
Hoogenakker to make some ex
planations to his fellow citizens of
this sinister assertion. Until he
does so, they are abundantly justi
fied in viewing him and hi6 cam
paign with distrust and suspicion.
Another matter in which some
thing more than explanations seem
to be called for, is his brazen over
charge his home city for the
publication of its official ballot at
the recent municipal election. The
law does not provide at all for the
publication of the official ballot of
city elections in the newspapers,
though this is sometimes done.
However, if it is done without au
thority, (he legal rate would un
questionably be the same as for the
official ballot of the general elec
tion. The Advocate, which pub
lished the ballot in tw.o successive
issues, followed this rule and sub
mitted its bill for $32 for the two
insertions. The Republican pub
lished the ballot onty once and filed
a bill for $40 which was paid.
Hence Mr. Hoogenakker's charge
was two and one-half times what it
should have been and the pockets
of every taxpayer in Audubon were
picked in the transaction. More
than half of the bill seems to have
been graft and it would be sim
ple justice for someone to force its
restoration to the city treasury.
These and other bits of disquiet
ing evidence suggest that Mr. Hoo
genakker's case should be taken up
and scrutinized as a whole, rather
The Case Reviewed
He is a comparative NEW
COMER yet he is asking for the
highest office within the gift of our
county. The truth is that he has
never yet seen Audubon County
name a state senator. His first ex
perience in this line wiil be the one
in which he is asking for himself
the sweetest plum of all. The
last time our county was permitted
to name the senator from the dis
trict was in 1908 when George
Cosson was elected and Mr.
Hoogenakker is among those who
have arrived in this county since
His SERVICE to the county has
not apparently been so valuable
thus far as to attract notice. He
has generally been milk-and-water
on questions affecting the public
welfare. Whatever else may be
said of him, he is not a man who
stands aggressively for those things
which make for the common good.
S I 5 0 E E A
THE HORNET'S NEST,
by Earl Williams
This play is filled with love*
tragedy, adventure and grip
ping situations—also a good
two reel comic, "Zip and Zest"
10 and 20c—starts 7:30, Sat
urday, May 8.
'The Temple of Dusk"
by Sessue Hayakawa
The weird mystery of the ori
ent—the spirit of absolute
self-sacrifice which marks the
devotion of the far east to its
ideals, are all gracefully re
vealed in this charming play.
Comic, "Her Novel Idea." 10
and 20c—show starts 7:45,
Tuesday, May 11.
THE STUDIO GIRL,
by Constance Talmadge
A delightful comedy that
should please everybody—al
so a Selznick News. 10 and
20c. Show starts 7:45, Thurs
day, May 13.
Edwin Christensen, Mgr.
His political INFLUENCE has
not been great. The Republican
in his hands has apparently not
contributed much to election re
sults in Audubon County. Even
those. republican candidates who
have been elected to office in the
county in recent years have in
some cases entertained honest and
serious doubts as to whether he
had actually been of any assistance
to them whatever, while others
have felt that his help had been of
no great value. If his present can-!
didacy were to be decided upon the
basis of what he has actually
earni-d from his pari\\ it would'
probably be rather short-lived.
He is a man of only mediocre?
ABILITY. The fact is, of course,
that a high order of ability should
be one of the very first qualifica
tions for the high office which he'
seeks yet it is notable that no one.
to date seems to have accused him
of possessing it. If he has it, it
seems high time that he should be
exhibiting it before the eyes of his
He has been PAID in good.1'
money for all that he has done for
either the public or his party, and
more. For his income of late has
been drawn largely from the public
treasury in the form of public pat
ronage delivered as a reward for
the poor kind of services described
above. He has received enough.
In fact, when the service is com
pared with the price paid him for
it, he could easily be listed among
Yet he asks MORE in truth he
demands the uttermost gift that
Audubon County republicans have
•to bestow. And in order to attain
it, he is willing to trample their
will beneath his feet. For the in
ference seems warranted from the
course which he is pursuing at
present that he does not expect to
win in Audubou county. While
such statement cannot be positively
made, he is at least on record with
the assertion that he will not need
the vote of Audubon County, for
the other two counties will nomi
nate him without it. From this
we may gather that in this cam
paign when, for the second time in
a quarter of a century the republi
cans of Audubon County are sup
posed to name the senatorial can
didate, he is ready to defeat their
will and have himself named by
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