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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 31, 1940

by Chanse Hall, Mount Ayr Record-News

A contract has been let to the Mount Ayr Greenhouse, under the proprietorship of Paul TEALE, for landscaping the grounds of the new federal post office building in Mount Ayr.

Mrs. Carl WYMAN, of Maloy won the ladies' corn husking contest held Friday on the R. D. LOUTZENHISER farm north of Blocton, by husking a net total of 597 pounds. Mrs. Caryl JONES of Sharpsburg won second with a net of 544 1/2 pounds, and Mrs. Agnes TEPLEY, of Conway, was third with a net of 504 pounds. This was the third consecutive win for Mrs. WYMAN, her last year's net total being 383.22. Eleven women of Ringgold and Taylor counties, Iowa and Worth county, Missouri, entered the third annual event.

Edith MOFFATT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex G. MOFFATT, of Poe township, has been selected as a member of the cello section of the orchestra at Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS.

Members of the boys' quartet, a new feature in the Mount Ayr High School this year, are Bob ALLYN, first tenor; Dick JOHNSTON, second tenor; Lyle DUNLANY, baritone; and, George MOFFATT, bass.

Women leaders of the Homer Conservation Group presented the colorful pageant, "For Iowa's Sake," Friday night in the Mount Ayr school auditorium under the direction of Mrs. Belle CORNELISON. Iowa was portrayed by Mrs. Roy LEPLEY and her attendants representing the seasons and the attributes of Iowa, were dressed in colored robes. Mr. and Mrs. Harry WALTER and son were the farm family; Mrs. John IRVING read the script describing each character and Mrs. Harold TAYLOR provided piano music.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2015

 

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