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CEMETERY FOND Lady Boosters Endeavoring to Beautify NCemetery be fore Decoration Day The Ladies' Booster Club met at the Oldaker Dental Parlors Mon day evening, a good crowd in at tendance Business matters were discussed, the most important of •which was the swelling of the cemetery fund which is the chief aim' of the ladies at the present time. For several years the ladies have done themselves pjfoud in handling the cemetery situation, and much credit is due them for the success achieved. Exira may well be proud of its cemetery which is beautifully lo cated and, for the most part, well kept. The Club is anxious that it be put in the highest possible state of excellency before Decoration Day, and already have several men busy putting it in shape for the ceremonies. By paying the small sum of $1.50 to Mrs. Oldaker, secretary, the Booster Club sees that your •cemetery lot is looked after and kept in good condition for the en tire year, and it is the duty of each lot owner to see that his or her lot be properly cared for, as the beauty of the cemetery is greatly marred by a few unsightly graves unkept and unclean. Send in your money today. "Home," Subject at Mother's Club Meeting Mothers' Club meeting wis held at the home of Mrs. Hattie Dry- den May 13jbh. The meeting was .called to order by the president and current events were given. Mrs. Wilma Christen- sen read "What Kind of a House wife Are You?" Mrs. Nettie Jen sen read one of Shakespeare's poems on "Home." Roll call showed a good attendance. Club adjourned and during the social hour, the hostess served luncheon. Head Target for Flying Flatiron The following extract is taken from yesterday's News-Telegraph and will be of interest to Exira people who are acquainted with the parties involved: "Charging that his sister-in-law, Miss Esther Andrews, used his head as a target for a well-aimed flat iron, Joseph W. Leach, well lenown vocal instructor, had the young woman brought before Jus tice Pressnall late yesterday on a charge of assault with intent' to in flict great bodily injury "The alleged assault took place Monday morning at the home of Miss Andrews' father, Isaac An drews, prominent farmer living north of the city. The evidence of the bad usage •which Professor Leach declares he was subjected to, he came into court sans several teeth, a discol ored eye and wearing pronounced bumps on his head. Said damage, averred the professor, was admin istered by the irate young woman armed with the flatiron. "Justice Pressnall refused to hold Miss Andrews on the complaint filed by her brother-in-law. There upon the latter filed a charge of assault and battery. Hearing on this charge will be held Thursday." §l!i The three children of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. VandeBrake are on the sick list with the measles. •. j&Utor.oal AXira High School Girl The sad death of Miss Thelma Lewis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lewis, of south of town, oc curred Tuesday afternoon after an illness with measles, followed by pneumonia. The youn£ lady was fifteen years of age, and had been attending the Exira High School up to the time she was taken sick. She was a lovable girl, and will be missed by her school-mates, as well as hosts of friends. The body will be laid to rest this afternoon in the Exira cemetery, with Rev. Eppard in charge. Ser vices will be held at the grave. Ed Lewis, a brother of the de ceased, has also been very sick with the same disease but is reported a little better today. The many friends of the family extend sympathy in this sad hour of bereavement. Greeley Township Picnic to Be Big Event The people of Greeley township and vicinity are preparing for a good old time picnic which will be held at Beers' Grove sometime be tween June 20th to 25th. Committees will superintend the various forms of amusement an entertainment committee, sports' committee, finance committee* and various others to add to the merry making. \, A basket dinner consisting of the good things which the housewives of Greeley township always pro vide, will be served at noon. There will be athletic sports, games, etc., and an effort is being made to secure Mr. Cunningham, secretary of the Iowa Farm Bu reau Federation, for speaker. If successful in securing him, no one should miss the opportunity of hearing him. All are invited to attend. Come with well-filled bas kets and help to make the day one of the most enjoyable on record. Grand-daughter of Sam Harn Sr. Accidentally Shot Miss Fern Harn was acciden tally shot Tuesday afternoon about 1 o'clock, with a .22 calibre revol ver in the hands of Arne Larson, fourteen years old. The ball en tered her body just below the heart, stsuck a rib, followed it around and lodged under the arm. She was taken to the hospital im mediately, the ball removed and the wound dressed. The shooting took, place at the Harn home while Miss Fern was preparing something to eat for the boy, no one being at his home. The revolver was an old one which had been lying around the Harn home for years, .unloaded, and how the boy came in possession of it and loaded it has not yetj been ex plained. The most despicable part of the affair is that after the shooting, the boy came down to the panti- torium and told Mrs. Harn that Fern had shot herself. It was a terrible shock, but she went to the phone and called Dr. Skelton im mediately and then summoned a nearby automobile to take her home. At first it, was thought it was serious, but after locating and removing the ball, it was found to be only a bad flesh wound. Miss Fern is getting abng nicely. Mr. Hani, who was up the line, was lo cated at Bonesteel, and'it took just forty-seven minutes to get here af ter receiving the message. The many friends of Miss Fern regret the incident, but are more than pleased to know that it was not more serious.—Spencer, Ne braska, Advooate. -, 1 MANY EVENTS MARK INQDAYSOF Thirty Pupils Graduate. Largest Glass in His tory of Exira Commencement activities will be in full swing here for the next few days, commencing tonight and end ing on Friday, May 28th. The following is the schedule outlined: Thursday and Friday of this week, Senior Play at Picture Palace. Sunday evening, Baccalaureate sermon at E. H. S. Auditorium by Rev. Eppard. Monday, Seniors will have Class picture taken in Atlantic. Tuesday, Class Night exercises by Seniors. v. Tuesday morning, Faculty enter tain Seniors at picnic. Thursday, Commeucement exer cises at High School auditorium. Following is the program: Invocation, Rev. Henry. Music, Male Quartet. Salutatory, Signe Back. Piano S9I0. Address, Rev. E. W. Cross. Music, Brayton Ladies Quartet. Valedictory, Albert Stone. Presentation of the Class. .. Presentation of Diplomas. Benediction, Rev. Jensen. Program starts at eight o'clock. The list of graduates in this year's class is as follows: .Florence Tibben, Grace Phippen, Frank Gault, Joseph Bintner, Clarence Knutsen, Will Larsen, Moody Lar- sen, Adeline Bills, Iva Anciaux, Mabel Rasmussen, Evelyn Hoegh, Vemer Rasmussen,. LeRoi Henry, Myrtle Hansen, Bernice Hansen, Pauline Hensley, Albert Stone, Leon Lair, Arleta Dimick, Mildred Dimick, Elmer Jensen, Ethel Chase, Kathryn Bengard, Leon Milliman, Anna Hansen, Signe Back, Doro thy Smith, Hilda Cannon, Geral- dine Ridgley. P. K. Jensen writes to home folks that he partook of Sunday dinner at the Prof. Hoyman home in Toledo P. K. has charge of a garage in Toledo, during the ab sence of the owner, and does not know how soon he will return to Exira. Maurice Forrester, formerly of Exira, was united in marriage March 6th to Miss Dorothy Cool, of Pueblo, Colorado. The For resters were well known here. They moved to Colorado after leaving Exira. Maurice holds the position of city salesman for' the Pueblo Creamery Company. —j, MICKIE SAYS: *, 30W\t WXK3 OttSf GfcNT (3ttvvrr\vv F\MO 6oux, vuvsvrf vue coouo oesr] UA&90 SOME Of -TUEVN B\R.D9 ORJtv&'eVA MERE. PER A Few vutcva -tux muowO -cuvs fcGtfcJUfc-mSM*© VAN* OFFEVJ -aV A.V4MVU GMOROS PER. JCsVitMNJc., BtXeVAJV T&ppp t\cmdwell both ma money 1 y, I 92 I I I A Restaurant Owned by W. Hockenberry Burned A restaurant, owned by Walter Hockenberry, in Oakland, Iowa, burned to the ground Monday morning, along with two other buildings, the Ditto photograph studio and Dunlap picture theatre. The origin of the fire is unknown, starting at four o'clock in the res taurant. E. C. Ditto, who occu pied rooms above the restaurant, discovered the fire and. gave the f^larm. The Oakland firemen were unable to gain control of ther blaze, and called on the fire team from Walnut, which arrived at Oakland shortly after seven o'clock. Walter Hockenberry was former ly a resident of Exira, and his heavy loss is regretted by many friends ti&'-'S! nun LUIHEIUM HIES EXIRA and HAMLIN Christ be praised for the Holy Spirit He sent us! Without this "power from on high" the church would be 'a mere human organiza tion, if anything at all, and our lives devoid of divine assurance as to the truth of the way of salva- I ion. Our Pentecost services were well attended, and special credit is due our Ladies' Aid committee for the neat appearance of the church in terior. Next Sunday is Trinity. Ser vices are held £t Hamlin in the morning, 10:30 o'clock, and at Ex ira in the afternoon, 2:30 o'clock. On account of the baccalaureate service at the High School, our evening meeting at Exira is can celled Remember now the Sun day schools and Bible classes! At Hamlin we will have Bible class next Sunday. Anybody is welcome to partake. At the Y. P. Society meeting last Sunday evening at Hamlin a collection was taken up in order to purchase some much needed English-hymn books. Con tributions for this purpose will be received .with thanks by the offi cers of the society and the Sunday School. The latter is very thank ful to the Ladies' Aid for their gen erous donation to defray the debt incurred by the purchase of the new text books and picture rolls. We had an exceptionally large at tendance of children last Sunday. Let us keep it up. Young People's Society meeting at Hamlin will be held after this on the last Wednesday evening of the month instead of the first, be sides the regular meeting on the third Sunday evening. In Exira we have the Y. P. meeting this week on Wednesday evening in stead of Thursday. $M rertise Young People Enjoyed Evening at Tibben Home At the Henry Tibben home in Audubon township, last Friday evening, a big crowd of relatives and friends were entertained in honor of Rob Meyers, who cele brated his birthday that day, and also in honor of Miss Olive Mc- Fadden, who leaves next week for New Mexico. Lunch was served, and as the guests departed they voted that the one thing that marred the evening's pleasure was their regret over the coming de parture of Miss McFadden, who was a teacher in that vicinity the past term. Mrs. William Delahoyde, of Au dubon, suffered a painful injury to. one leg when she fell as she was leaving the Methodist church Sun day morning of last week. She is r^oqyepng nicely. DECMUM DM TO BE FITllim OBSERVED American* Legion and Wo men's Auxiliary Have Charge of Program The American Legion boys are busying themselves this week with he task of getting things in readi ness for a fitting observance of Memorial Day. They are sparing no pains in preparing an appropft- ate program and are doing "their bit" toward making the day suit ably impressive. The Woman's Auxiliary to the American Legion will have charge of the decorating, and, immediate ly after the program, which will be given in the Park, they will ride to the cemetery, wnere they will su perintend the decorating of the graves, which will be done by fifty- two little girls: Activities will begin promptly at 1 p. m. and the program will con sist of: Prayer. Parade from M. E. church to park. Music by Exira Military Band. Song "America." Vocal Music, Chorus. Music by Band. Vocal Music by Chorus. Address, Hugh F. Moore of At lantic. Vocal Music, Chorus. March to Cemetery.. Prayer. Military Salute. Retreat. Legion Boys and Band Will Go to Atlantic The American Legion of the Ninth District will hold a conven tion in Atlantic, Monday, May 23rd, both afternoon and evening, and it is hoped that a good sized delegation will attend from Exira. All Legionaires are invited. There will be a big program and Box Car initiation. The boys will be accompanied on the trip by the Exira Military Band. Meet at the K. of P. hall at 12:30. Don't fail to be there A. P. Hansen Returned from Nevada Hospital Ssil'V It was a pleasure to the Exira friends of A. P. Hansen to see that gentleman on our streets again, Saturday last, after an illness of many months. Mr. Hansen re sides west of town. He was stricken with a severe illness some time ago and for many weeks his life was despaired of. He recovered sufficiently to go to the Nevada Sanitarium two weeks ago and while there underwent an opera tion for appendicitis. He returned Wednesday last to his home and is now getting along nicely. It is hoped that he will continue to im prove and will soon enjoy his usual good health. Mrs. Hans Farstrup recently un derwent a very serious operation for gall-stones, at the Atlantic hos pital and is reported to be getting along nicely. Mrs. William Sturgeon has re turned to her home in 'Exira, ar riving here Monday. She is spending a few days with her son, Harold, and family, in the coun try. She has been sDending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Idah. Moffet, in Eldora. A crowd of friends were enter tained la'st Sunday evening at the Welberg Wolf home, in the Heights, and all report a splendid time. $1.50 PER YEAR No Divorce Granted in M. O. Smith Case Among the cases tried before Judge Rockafellow* at Auduboa. last week, £at of Mrs. M. OJ Smith who sought a divorce front her husband was decided in favor' of the defendant, Mrs. Smith being' denied the divorce on the ground that the testimony failed to sustain the charge of immoral conduct i® the defendant which the applicant claimed, and the costs were assessed to the plaintiff. Smith had been restrained frost going home during the progress of the suit. The decision refusing the divorce removes the restraint. Regular Sunday morning servi ces at the Christian church, next Sunday. There will be no evening services on account of the bacca laureate services at the high school auditorium. The sermon topic for the morning will be "Our Relation ship to the World at Large." This is the third and last of the series' being preached at the morning ser vices It is the key to the arch which should bind God and man together in powerful world pro grams. We are pleased to announce the interest manifested in our organi- zation of a Sunday School at the* Edwards Schoolhouse, about seven miles in the country. It was an in spiration to have seven carloads of our own people there to give etf^ couragement to the undertaking and to hear the splendid expressions of interest from the people in the' community. We plan.to definitely organize the work either next Sun- dayor the Sunday following. We believe that this cooperation be tween the town and country will be beneficial to both. It gives us a chance to get acquainted and work together in community spirit. I am in hopes that a large number of the church people will plan to go out next Sunday. When plan ning your Sunday afternoon recre ation plan it for God. The time is two thirty unless otherwise an nounced. The Ladies Aid meeting at Mrs. Herrick's on last Thursday after noon was splendidly attended and seemed to be greatly enjoyed by all present. Notwithstanding the fact that there was no program as, planned, on account of the sickness of the leader, there seemed to be no lack of entertainment or dull moments. A splendid lunch was served which did not extrast nearly^ so much money from our pocket- books as it was worth but, of course, that is always true at meet ings of the Aid. And now that wesj have all had a good time together let us all plan for a good work to^ gether. The next meeting of the» Society will be an all day meeting^ at the church for work on Thurs day, May the twenty-sixth. The& ladies helped the men out in put ting a polish on the outside of the: chulch and they are now asking^ the men 10 help them out in put-f ting a polish on the inside with|? soap and water.: ^This is another chance for another good social time, together. Come and get acquaint- ed with the way the men "let the women do the work" and incident-^ ally help a little on the side. The Sunshine Club made its first appearance in the choir loft, lasts ^Sunday, and acquitted itself in an excellent way. Mr. and Mrs. John Atkinson^ wish to announce that they are njw in a position to handle all the washings they can get, owing to the installment of an electric: w&sher at their home, Monday.