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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
July 12, 1916

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

A savings department for the Mount Ayr State Bank has proven to be popular in the first ten days of its trial. During the first ten days of July, the new department opened 53 accounts,the total ofwhich is $320.15, or an averge of $6.04. A greater number was for one dollar, but one boy produced $100 he had earned by his labors and had considered it too small for banking purposes until he learned of the new department. Most of the ' depositors are children whose parents encourage them to save money rather than spend it. Rates paid are five per cent on yearly deposits and four per cent on six month's deposits.

Combs & Hall report the sale of about 500 gallons of gasoline on the Fourth of July.

Jay Lamb, of Lamoni, came Tuesday to accept a position in the Frazier Garage.

At a meeting of the Mount Ayr Library board held yesterday, Maud Spence was elected president; Mrs. Randolph S. Beall (sic, should be spelled "Beal"), vice-president; Mrs. Sam Spurrier, secretary; and J. A. Stephenson, treasurer. The brick for the new [library] building to be constructed on the Allyn lots on the southwest corner of the square, was selected and the contract for the building will be let at an early date.

Leo Williams, proprietor of the Princess Theatre, has recently installed a new electric piano and several electric fans, which will add much to the attractiveness and comfort of the theatre.

HIGH POINT - The board of directors of Liberty township held its annual meeting Saturday. The report shows the $4, 739.78 were expended during the past year for educational purposes (teachers and contingent). The average daily attendance was 15 and the average cost of tuition per month for each pupil was $6.20. W. L. Miller was elected president of the new board of L. O. Imus and S. L. Thompson were re-elected treasurer and secretary.

KELLERTON - Tom Asher, who has been helper at the depot for several month, will go to Napier, MO., where he has a position as assistant agent.

New officers of the Kellerton Reunion are: B. S. Harriman, president; C. M. Walker, treasurer; and B. A. Ballow, secretary.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2016


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