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"The Tama News-Herald"
"Thursday, September 17, 1925"


Judge WILLETT Disposes of Much Business in Court

Judge Willett held court Monday and Tuesday, adjourned Wednesday and is again holding court today. This is a continuation of the May term. Judge Willett disposed of considerable district court business, handling several criminal cases and some civil and probate matters.

Mrs. PLOWMAN Gets Divorce

Mrs. Laura PLOWMAN was granted a divorce from Clyde Plowman. She gets custody of their minor child, and the husband has the right to visit the child, providing he is not in default of his alimony. He is to pay $15 per month for the support of the child until the child reaches 18 years of age. The payments commence Dec. 1, 1925, and are to be made to the county clerk. All other questions of alimony were settled out of court.

Permission to spend not more than $600 for a monument was granted in the Matilda Phillips estate,

Authority to sell property was given in the Alice M. HOUDYSHELL estate. The appraisers appointed are T. J. BRACKEN, Chalmers WINDERS and G. AUSTIN.

A widow's allowance of $65 per month for a year was granted in the John C. ROMICK estate.

In the John KESSELRING estate the administrator was authorized to sell personal property.

The court authorized sale of the property left by the late Frank J. ZMOLEK at not less than appraised value. The appraisers appointed are John M. ZMOLEK, Joseph SKALA, and Peter ZMOLEK. Mrs Agnes ZMOLEK, who is guardian of the children, was required to furnish additional bond of $1,000.

In the Albert MUSEL estate authority to sell real estate in Howard county was granted.

In the Wm. DAVIS estate the court approved the sale to Sadie E. THURSTON for $2,420 the northeast quarter of northeast quarter of section 12 in Indian Village township, and sale for $5,280 to H.J. PRINCEHOUSE of the west half of the northwest quarter of section 12 in Indian Village.

In the N.P. HANSEN estate the court found that the federal income tax had been paid and the estate had been relieved of state tax. Marie C. HANSEN is owner of lot 3 and east half of lot 4 in block 3, Stearns addition, Gladbrook. Marie C. HANSEN also has a life estate in north half of southwest quarter and southeast quarter of section 33 in Lincoln township, and north half of northwest quarter of section 8 in Spring Creek township and all land north of the C. & G. W. railway of south half of northwest quarter of section 8 of Spring Creek. Shares of one-tenth for each of the following are established in this property: Hans HANSEN, Minnie BOLL, Marie SONKSEN, Thos. H. ELRIG, Peter N., HERMAN, John P., NICHOLAS P. Jr. and Henry L. HANSEN. The court order says that the sum in the bank amounts to $7,807.17. The final report was approved and executor discharged.

In the case of Wendel PAXTON, a minor, the court agree with a petition that property in which the ward has a share is unproductive and decreasing in value. The court authorized the guardian to give a deed and sell the property at cash value of $1,600. The share of Wendel PAXTON in this property is $266.66.

In the Etta C. COOPER estate the court found that the inheritance tax had been paid, that the special legacy of $1,000 to the Ladies Missionary Society of the First Presbyterian Church at Shawnee, Oklahoma, had been paid, and that full settlement had been made with Paul F. COOPER, husband of the deceased. The real estate, according to the will was divided among Ruby WOOD, John B. CALDERWOOD, and Arthur J. CALDERWOOD. The property consists of southeast quarter of section 7 and northwest quarter of section 18 in Clark township, and lot 16 in block 1 in Taylor's addition, Traer.

In the case of Josephine MACEK, by Agnes MACEK, her next friend, vs. Geo. KASAL, hearing was set for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

In the case of Flossie BRADLEY vs. Mark A. BRADLEY hearing on the plaintiff's motion for temporary alimony was set for Sept. 26.

In the case of the Farmer's Bank of Farnham, Nebraska vs. E.R. LICHTENWALTER the attachment bond was exonerated and sureties released on motion of plaintiff.

The Dysart Savings Bank was appointed trustee of the trust fund under the will of Lucy E. HAYWARD, under bond of $12,000.

In the case of Ovell VAN HORN the court authorized Addie VAN HORN, acting guardian to join in a mortgage with the widow and adult heirs of Lewis VAN HORN for $10,000.

In the Christian KEEL estate the court authorized payment of $992 to H. BOETTCHER & Son, Traer undertakers, for funeral expenses.

In the Claus HOCK estate the court authorized converting of registered U.S. Liberty bonds into Coupon U.S. Liberty bonds.

In the Henry LOHSE estate the interlocutory report of disbursements was approved.

In the Alvida Persis KALE estate authority was given to sell real estate at stated price.

In the Alfred A. FURROW estate the final report was approved.

In the John SCHULZ estate the final report was approved and executor discharged.

Addie WALKER was appointed temporary guardian of Samuel WALKER.

In the Wm. ACHENBACH estate the final report was approved.

In the Martha DIEHL estate the final report was approved.

In the case of Ina M. STONEROOK, the executors was authorized to purchase notes secured by a mortgage for $4,635.00, which were purchased by Lulu B. RUSSELOW et. al. from W. B. NACHANICKY.

In the same estate the court approved a first mortgage loan for $2,000 with interest at 6% to M.T.TAYLOR.

In the estate of Etta COOPER the final report was approved and the executor discharged.

In the estate of W.H. GREGG the final report was approved and executor discharged.

In the Hugh CALDERWOOD estate the intermediate report was approved.

In the case of Ruth LESLIE, a minor, the intermediate report was approved.

In the case of Ruth H. HAYES, a minor, the guardian was required to give additional bond of $3,000. The court approved lease of land to Thomas THIESEN at $7 per acre. The guardian was authorized to invest $2,000 by purchasing a promisory note secured by mortgage from B.P. JEPSEN.

In the case of Ruth LESLIE, a minor, an intermediate report was approved. The guardian reported having in his hands all property of his ward in notes from J.E. JOHNSON and May JOHNSON, secured by mortgage.

The Model Laundry Co. has filed suit against Fred HOAG, of Lincoln, asking judgement for $60.79 on alleged promissory notes.

In the case of Thelma V. GERRY, her guardian, E.D. SAWYER, having died, the court appointed Harry E. GERRY of Benton county as guardian, under bond of $15,000.


R.C. VALENTINE has filed suit against Mrs. Glen STRILEY. He claims Dr. R. R. HANSEN had an account for $252 for professional services, which account has been assigned to plaintiff, and he asks judgement for the amount.

The Morrison-Richer Manufacturing Co. filed suit against P. McCARTY on an alleged account of $66.65.

O.J. HAYWARD, executor in the estate of Lucy E. HAYWARD, has filed suit to quit title to land.


Tama county district court is in for a trial over a check returned and marked "no funds", unless the parties come to an agreement.

D.S.WINSLOW, who lives in Cedar Rapids and whose father-in-law is E.G. KRAUSE of Garwin, was in Tama, and last May and gave Mrs. Katie RADICEVICH, who conducts an eating house, two checks, one for $5 and one for $1 on the First National Bank at Cedar Rapids.

Both checks were returned, and information was filed against WINSLOW, charging him with issuing a check when not having funds in bank. Police were on the lookout for Winslow and could not find him.

In the meantime Winslow found he was wanted. He appeared in Justice HUFFORD's court Saturday and said he wanted to give himself up. He was duly placed under arrest, which costs $2.

Winslow admitted he wrote the checks, but claimed he thought he had $6.25 in the bank, and wanted to show checkbook stubs to prove this.

The admission was taken as a plea of guilty and Winslow was fined $25 and costs. Fine, costs and checks made the bill $41. Winslow had no money to pay this.

His father-in-law, Mr. KRAUSE, was called. Mr. KRAUSE asked for the particulars, and then told the young man that as he thought he had money in the bank, he was not guilty and should plead not guilty. The authorities insisted that Winslow had already plead guilty.

Attorney RUSSELL was called in. It was decided that the action of the Justice court would be left standing, but that an appeal would be taken to the district court for a higher trial. Justice HUFFORD named the appeal bond as $100, adn father-in-law, Mr. KRAUSE put up the appeal bond. Winslow went home, and intends to return to fight the case in district court."


T.F. BRADFORD W.R.C. will celebrate the birthdays of Civil War Veterans J.C. WINTERS, Thomas EVERETT, Albert FIFE, L..H. STODDARD, Henry A. DEE, and F.B. SANBORN at Odd Fellows hall on Friday afternoon, Sept. 18, at 2:00 o'clovk. The hostesses will be Mesdames Ethel KENSINGER, Mary BLYTHE, Alwilda SCHALLER, Fern COLEMAN, Mabel HOLLAND, Maye BEAL and Silver JACKSON. A short program will be given. The public is cordially invited."


A somewhat unusual case of speeding went on the local court docket this week. Harold GRAY, who drives a sand truck and was delivering gravel to the Tama-Toledo road, was arrested by Marshal KRIEGEL on a charge of speeding. Justice W.F. SPOONER heard the case and said $5 and costs, which means $9.85. Mr. GRAY has the distinction of being the first driver of a sand truck to be fined in the history of Tama.

H.M. HUTT drove his car on the Northwestern railroad crossing at State street. Joe MIMRA, who is flagman, stopped HUTT and was having an argument with him when Marshal KRIEGEL arrived. HUTT was taken before Justice Geo. W. CARPENTER, and the justice said $1 and costs, which means $5.85. The charge was reckless driving. Mr. MIMRA asks the home paper to sound a warning. He claims that many auto drivers do not obey signals. He states that lately recklessness has developed to the extent where he will be forced to have drivers arrested, when what he would rather do is confine his energy to the peaceful work of giving signals. "

Suit Over Steer, But Farmers Remain Friendly
Two Suits Against Town

Two suits have been filed against the town of Lincoln in north Tama county.

Both are (Error here, should be "The first is" JL) based on the claim that the town maintained a flagpole in a street and a bandstand, and that on the night of June 15, 1925, Lloyd GLASS and Carl CHRISTENSEN were driving in an auto which collided with the pole.

The Carl CHRISTENSEN suit is filed by his father, John CHRISTENSEN, as Carl is not of age. The petition claims that Carl sustained sever injuries in the accident. He asks $400 damages.

Lloyd GLASS also claims he sustained injuries, and asks damages of $200. THOMAS & THOMAS & ANDERSON are the lawyers who are bringing the two suits.


A Hereford steer weighing 750 pounds and worth about $60 is the cause of a peculiar suit which was filed by Ray R. HIGGINS against Henry LEUTHJE, both of Garwin, and attorneys are wondering whether it could be developed into another Jones county calf case.

The oddity about it is that Messrs. HIGGINS and LEUTHJE seem to be very good friends, talk to each other on way to and from court, and to the casual observer seem not to have even a hint of a difference of opinion. But when it comes to the steer, it is different.

Mr. HIGGINS, who filed the suit, claims he had eight head of cattle one day, and and later found only seven. He saw a steer on the property of Henry LEUTHJE, and he thinks this is his steer.

But, Mr. LEUTHJE claims that it is a LEUTHJE steer, and he is so sure of it that he will fight in court against any taking away of his property. Mr. HIGGINS, being equally sure in his own mind, insists he must have his livestock and has gone to court.

In his suit Mr. HIGGINS asked for a writ of replevin to get said steer to his place. He also asks $25 damages.

Attorney RUSSELL, acting for HIGGINS, got the writ of replevin this week. The court granted this, but insisted that Mr. HIGGINS must put up a bond of $120--this in case when the suit is tried it might be found to be a LEUTHJE steer. MR. HIGGINS put up the bond.

The steer is at the HIGGINS place and Mr. HIGGINS has $120 in bond up until the case is tried.

EIRP pays $500--ABERNATHY and O'DONNELL Jailed

James EIRP of Belle Plaine, who was arrested by Marshall ASMUSSEN at
Chelsea Labor day, pleaded guilty before Judge WILLETT in district court Monday to a charge of illegal transportation of liquor.

EIRP at first was charged with bootlegging, but insisted he never sold liquor and never has been drunk. Friends interceded for him. Bootlegging demands a jail sentence. County Attorney WILLETT last week stated that he would investigate EIRP, and if the reputation was found as good as claimed by friends, another charge, one not carrying a jail sentence, would be made. When EIRP was arraigned the charge was changed from bootlegging to illegal transportation.

EIRP was fined $500 and costs, his bill amounting to $542.25, which he paid.

EIRP stopped in Chelsea Labor day, and Marshall ASMUSSEN found liquor in his car.

In case of liquor transportation, the law confiscates the auto. EIRP had a new Chrysler coach when arrested, and County Attorney WILLETT filed information against the Chrysler car. EIRP put up a cash bond of $800 and had the use of the coach. This week he decided he wanted his $800, and so surrendered the car to the sheriff. The case regarding the car will be settled in district court later, and it will remain with Sheriff HARRISON, unless EIRP puts up a bond again if he wants to use his car.

"Two Get Jail Terms"

G.P. ABERNATHY of Gladbrook pleased guilty to a charge of bootlegging, this being his second offense. He was fined $500 and costs and also was sentenced to six months in the county jail at hard labor, his term beginning Sept. 5.

John O'DONNELL, also of Gladbrook, pleaded guilty to a charge of bootlegging and was fined $300 and sentenced for three months in the county jail.

Both are now in the county bastile, the place being an old home for ABERNATHY, as he had been released a few weeks before being arrested.

ABERNATHY and O'DONNELL were arrested last week by Marshal SCHODT of Gladbrook while they were carrying a jar of booze to a shack."


There is great rejoicing over what the Tama county fair champion baby beef did on the market on Chicago. The champion was a Hereford owned by Lester CASLAVKA of Traer.

In Chicago it sold at $17.50 per 100 lbs., and it weighed 1,050 pounds. It was the second top baby beef in Chicago. The first was from Cass county and brought $17.50.

County Agent MILLS is pleased with the showing. The ten calves sent from the fair to Chicago averaged $15.11 per hundred and their average weight was 924."


The following graduates visited the school this week: Ethyl BLYTHE, Ellis BRACKEN, Earl MEVES, Bernice DOYLE, and Miss WODHOUSE, the latter from Toledo.

The high school enrollment at present is 176: seniors 37, juniors 44, sophomores 46, freshmen 50.

Last year there were three sets of twins in this school, but this year four sets are enrolled in the high school and grades. They are Lenora and Faye SHADDEN, John and Geneive SEABERT, Helen and Hilda LAMB, and the TILLER twins."


Bert ANDERSON submitted to an operation at the state university hospital at Iowa City Friday for the relief of hernia. The operation was successful and his condition is satisfactory.

Vernon KEPFORD, of Toledo, and Miss Dorothy BLAKE, of Des Moines, were married at the home of the bride at 1821 Woodland avenue, Des Moines, on Friday evening. The service was read by Rev. Elmer Nelson OWEN, pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church. The couple were attended by Richard REICHMAN of Toledo and Miss Mary Louise BEIGA of Des Moines. Following the ceremony and a wedding feast the couple left for a honeymoon trip to Omaha and on their return will be at home at the HERRING home in this city. Those from Toledo attending the wedding were Dr. and Mrs. A. E. KEPFORD, the parents of the groom, Mrs. W. F. MUCKLER and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. WALTERS.

Many students from Toledo have left or soon will leave to attend various colleges. Those who will attend Grinnell college are George Herbert STRUBLE, Donald WOLF, Elizabeth BRIED; those at Coe, Cedar Rapids: Ralph BENSON, Russel WOLF, Catherine THOMPSON, Courtney MORFORD; Iowa State college, Ames: William GARRETSON, Joseph CHILDS, Ralph WILSON, Aaron BOWMAN, Ruth YOUNGMAN, Harold ELSTON, Kenneth KREZEK; State University, Iowa City: Chloe CARSON, Avis BRANDT, Ethel McDONALD, DeVoe BOVENMYER, Eugene RIBBY, Frances DUNCAN, Ralph DVORAK.

Miss Helen WALTERS will go to Faribault, Minn., to matriculate at St. Mary's school, a school for girls only. She will be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. J.P. WALTERS. Her brother, John WALTERS, left for Faribault Monday to enter on his second year's work at Shattuck Military academy.

Miss Zea HAYES terminated a few days visit with Toledo friends Monday and returned to her home at Cedar Rapids.

Mrs. W. J. DAVIDSON and daughter, Mary, spent Saturday at Marshalltown.

Sam MERICLE, of Paullina, visited a few days the last of last week at the Emanuel MERICLE home.

Karl J. WISE, F. R. RAYNOR, F. J. KREMENAK, Herbert P. GIGER and Zelic SIME attended Masonic lodge at Marshalltown Friday afternoon and evening, witnessing the exemplification of work in the Second and Third degrees.

Anton KARKOSH, of Cedar Rapids, spent Saturday with friends here.

Fred ZMOLEK, a former student of the Toledo high school, now attending State Teacher's college at Cedar Falls, spent Sunday here.

About eighteen members of the Clarence LeRoy REINIG Post, No. 72, American Legion, went to the home of Emil DuPRE Sunday afternoon, visited with him an dpresented him with a bathrobe and bedroom slippers as mementos of the Post. Emil, accompanied by his wife and son Robert left Monday for Fort Lyons, Colorado, where he will enter a government sanitorium for treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. ALDRICH and son Maurice, en route from the north and Chicago to their home at Ames, spent Tuesday in town.

Mrs. and Mrs. Robert JOHNSTON terminated a visit in Toledo Friday and returned to their home at Cedar Rapids.

Miss Ena SHAFFER, of Elberon, visited over the week end with Miss Alice LeFEVRE.

Mr. and Mrs. Albin CHALUPNIK, who had spent several months visiting with Mrs. CHALUPNIK's parents at Traer, and her uncle, W. J. FUHLENDORF, at Toledo, were in town Monday. They will leave on Thursday of this week for their home in the Imperial Valley, California.

C.M. YOUNG, of Des Moines, spent Sunday with his son, C. R. YOUNG.

Aaron BOWMAN, a student at Iowa State college, Ames, is spending a few days here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. BOWMAN.

Miss Etta DONAT returned Tuesday afternoon from a visit since November in California, Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, and other western states.

Mrs. Harry ONNING returned Tuesday afternoon to her home at Des Moines after a few days visit at the home of her sister, Mrs. F.B. McPHERRAN. Her son Harry remained here and will make his home with his uncle and aunt and attend school.

Miss Holly SMITH spent two days the first of the week with her mother at Montour.

M.R. THOMPSON and Virgil REEDY spent Sunday in Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HUTCHISON and daughter, of Traer, spent Sunday with Mr. HUTCHISON's mother, Mrs. G. A. HUTCHISON.


Peacefully Passes Away in His Sleep

The community was shocked by the news that Ralph PENROSE had died early Monday morning. The exact time of his passing is unknown. He had been ill for a little more than a week and his condition had shown marked improvement for a day or two before his death. He seemed unusually cheerful Sunday evening and night, and during that night he and his wife had conversed together, she sitting by his bedside and caring for him as she had done throughout his illness.

At 5:00 o'clock Monday morning Mr. PENROSE advised his wife to lie down and get some rest, saying, "We have had a good visit and it will do you good to take some sleep." Mrs. PENROSE acceded to his request and laid down by his side. When she awakened at 7:00 o'clock she found that her husband had passed away in his sleep. There had been no struggle and his face bore a peaceful expression.

Mr. PENROSE was taken sick on Friday, September 4, while he his wife were visiting at the home of her parents at Belle Plaine, and on the following Sunday they came home, Mr. PENROSE going to the home of Dr. ALLEN and consulting him regarding his condition. The doctor diagnosed his ailment as influenza and sent him home. On the following day Dr. ALLEN gave him the vaccine treatment for influenza and ordered him to stay in bed. On Tuesday afternoon paralysis of the throat developed, the patient being unable to swallow. Both arms and one leg were also partially paralyzed. On Wednesday morning Dr. FRENCH, of Marshalltown, was called in consultation, he agreeing with Dr. ALLEN's diagnosis and stating that the disease, being deep-seated, fell outside his province as a throat specialist.

Mr. PENROSE continued to have grave symptoms until Friday, on which day, just a week after the inception of his illness, a marked improvement was noticed. This apparent improvement continued during Saturday and Sunday. The attending physician concludes that death resulted either from the paralysis increasing until it involved the heart, or was due to an embolus or emboli lodging in the heart.

The funeral services were conducted from the home of Senator and Mrs. E. G. PENROSE at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and were conducted by Dr. DeWitt CLINTON, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

There was a large attendance at the funeral and the name floral offerings eloquently expressed the sorrow and sympathy of the community. Music was furnished by Mrs. Carl B. HARRISON and Leonard ALLEN who, to the piano accompaniment of Mrs. Earl SPOONER, sang "My Task", and "Blessed Be the Tie That Binds". The pall bearers were Hilmer KIRKBERG, Gillette QUINTARD, John McCARTY, Paul DUFFY, Earl MEEVES, Kenneth CARMICHEAL, and Robert HARRISON. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. PENROSE died just at the beginning of what his father and his grandparents had hoped would prove to be a most successful career. Possessed of a pleasing personality and a most genial nature he made friends easily and in the younger society circles of the city was popular. Few young men more completely dominated his home. There was nothing which could add to his happiness which was denied him by those of his household and since his death his aged grandfather, Senator PENROSE, said to a friend, "I am very glad that I never denied him anything he wanted." His untimely death is deplored by all who knew him.

Ralp Comte PENROSE was born at Tama July 1, 1902, and died Sept. 14, 1925 aged 23 years, 2 months, and 13 days. He was educated in the Tama public schools, being graduated from the high school with the class of 1922. He was married on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925, at "The Little Brown Church" near Nashua to Miss Ada Marie Wright of Belle Plaine, a graduate of the Belle Plaine high school with the class of 1923, and the couple made their home in Tama until Mr. PENROSE's death.

The mother of the deceased, Mrs. Ella May COMTE PENROSE, died in 1921. He is survived by his wife, his father, Frank PENROSE, his grandparents, Senator and Mrs. E. G. Penrose, and other more distant relatives.

Mrs. Ralph PENROSE' near realtives are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.M. WRIGHT, and a brother, William WRIGHT, all of Belle Plaine, and an uncle, H.H. WRIGHT, or this city."


Five Couples Present Help Them Celebrate

A golden wedding at the Mr. and Mrs. M. L. GRAHAM home Sunday was made unique by the fact that among those present were five couples who had been married fifty years, and one woman who had celebrated a fiftieth wedding anniversary.

The occasion was a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. M. L. GRAHAM. The guests arrived at the GRAHAM home in the evening with baskets filled with bits of tasty luncheon. Music and visiting made up a very enjoyable evening.

It is doubtful whether there has been in Iowa another golden wedding at which five couples have been married fifty years. The five couples present, who have enjoyed a half century of married life are Mrs. and Mrs. M. L. GRAHAM, Mr. and Mrs. Nick SCHAFER, Mr. and Mrs. John BARD, Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. ROTH, and Mr. and Mrs. Asa MARTIN. Among those present also was Mrs. Lucy REAMS, widow of J.C. REAMS. Mr. and Mrs. REAMS celebrated their golden wedding some years before his death.

In addition to those named above the anniversary at the GRAHAM home was attended by Miss Carrie SCHAFER, Miss Pansy BARD, Mrs. Eugene CONNER, Mr. and Mrs. John LIND, Mrs. Carrie COBB, and Mr. and Mrs. C.H. TOMLINSON, Mr. and Mrs. N.J. SMITH and family, all of Tama, and Mrs. Virgil BARD and children of Creighton, Nebraska, and Mrs. Minnie N. FOSTER of Chicago.

Naturally the talk centered on courtship. Mr. and Mrs. GRAHAM happily recalled that their half century of happiness was the result of a pretty romance that originated in a country school in Madison township, Poweshiek county.

Mr. GRAHAM was born at Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and came to Iowa in 1863, settling in Madison township. Mrs. GRAHAM was born in Massachusetts, and came to Iowa in 1867, also settling in Madison township. It was in Madison township that they went to school. There their romance began, and on Sept. 12, 1875, it culminated in a pretty wedding which took place near Haven, the officiating minister being Rev. HANNA.

Mrs. and Mrs. GRAHAM lived on a farm in Madison until twenty-three years ago when they removed to Tama. They have remained here since.

Both Mr. and Mrs. GRAHAM enjoy good health. They are especially fond of flowers, Mrs. GRAHAM having some plants which have won her distinction. Mr. GRAHAM takes an active part in public affairs and politics, being active in the Democratic party. He has served with credit as a member of the city council."


A bouncing baby boy, tipping the beam at 91/2 pounds, came to gladden the hearts and brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry PLATT on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Mrs. Virgil BARD, of Plainview, Neb., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BARD.

Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers WINDERS and baby were guests Sunday at the M. M. MILLER home at Marshalltown.

Daniel HACH and Will HACH and daughter, of Clutier, spent Wednesday at the Fred LAMB home.

Mrs. H.L. EICHLING and son, of Ames, are spending the week with Mrs. ECHILING's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ALBRECHT.

P. McCARTY returned Monday from a two weeks visit at the home of his brother, James, at Waukon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred LAMB and daughters spent Sunday at Clutier.

Dr. and Mrs. I.C. GARY, of Chicago, spent the week end at the homes of the Doctor's sisters, Mrs. F. M. INGRAM and Mrs. F.W. INGERSOLL.

A.J. BRACKEN, of Chicago, spent Wednesday in town, a guest at the home of his cousin, T.J. BRACKEN.

Dr. C. A. DEAN, who was the first teacher on the Tama Indian reservation, and family stopped for a Sunday visit with Rev. and Mrs. R. G. SMITH at the Indian Misson. Dr. DEAN now resides at Boulder, Colo. On Tuesday Rev. and Mrs. SMITH motored to Marshalltown for a visit with the DEANs at the home of Dr. DEAN's son, David DEAN.

Miss Edith CHYMA returned to her home at Parkersburg, after a visit here with her parents. She came to attend the county fair.

Mrs. Alice LEVER, of Spokane, Wash., spent Thursday and Friday here, a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dell BRICKER. She is at present in Toledo and will visit here again before returning home. She and her son, Art. LEVER, were residents of Tama some years ago.

Mrs. Emma RICHARDS CRIPPEN, of Mount Vernon, spent Tuesday night in town, a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer TIMS, and left early Wednesday morning for Yakima, Wash., where she will visit at the home of her nephew, Ralph WILLIAMSON, for a few weeks before going on to Southern California, where she will spend the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Dell BRICKER spent a few hours in Clutier on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank HANUS, Joe HANUS and F.R. THEDENS returned Sunday from a two weeks outing at Minneapolis and Lake Chetek, Wis.

Walter M. EATON returned Saturday to his home at Cedar Rapids after a few days visit at the home of his son, Leonard.

Earl MEAVES, of Rockford, Ill., is visiting Tama relatives and friends.

L. D. STEFFY, of Cedar Rapids, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard EATON.

Miss Anna SLABOCH, who spent the summer vacation at home, returned Wednesday to Chicago to resume her studies in voice at the Chicago Musical college.

Miss Helen PURINTON returned to her home at Des Moines Friday after a few days visit at the Leonard EATON home.

Rev. Harry N. THROCKMORTON, H.W. ALLEN, Leonard ALLEN, J. A. McKEEN, and J.C. HEARN attended a Baptist association meeting at Grinnel Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. John PITKA left this week by auto for the Pacific coast. They intend to spend the winter touring in the west. Ivan ELLIOT had accepted a position as service man to assist Albert KUBICEK at the KUBICEK & PITKA oil station during Mr. Pitka's absence.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray VAN METER of Tama and Mr. and Mrs. Fred FOWLER, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. PITKA and son Billy and Mr. and Mrs. Paul MAHER and daughter Dorothy of Toledo were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon HAYWARD of south of Tama.

Mrs. Fred HURT, south of town, has returned home from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles KOVARIK where she became acquainted with her new niece, Minnie Doris, born to Mr. and Mrs. KOVARIK Sept 6.

Jos. M. MITCHELL, of the local force of the Iowa Railway & Light Co., was painfully ill for a few hours Wednesday due to inflammation of the stomach and bowels. His condition has improved.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred GOZA spent Sunday at Iowa City, guests of Mr. GOZA's brother, Charles GOZA, one of the leading druggists of that city.

John McCARTY is spending the day in Des Moines.

Don't take chances, rid your home of flies. We have the remedy--W.C. SNYDER, Druggist. "


The whereabouts of Lynus PINKERTON, wanted in connection with the murder of Marshall MOMMER of Traer, remain a mystery.

Some of the officers think that the youth seen around Hudson two weeks ago was not PINKERTON.

All sorts of rumors are afloat. One is that PINKERTON had a certain "Chicago Blackie", as a chum, and that Blackie was with him in Dakota, and that PINKERTON told Blackie about the shooting.

Some think PINKERTON might be in Chicago."


A reunion of the BARD family was helf Sunday at Oak Park, those present being Mr. and Mrs. John BARD and daughter, Pansy, Mrs. V. R. BARD and children, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. SMITH and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred GRAFF and daughter Lucile, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. GRAHAM and daughter Ferne, and Mrs. Frances MOHRFIELD and children."


Mrs. Ben POTTER suffering from an ulcer, was taken to the state university hospital at Iowa City on Tuesday of last week for examination. A letter was received from her a few days ago stating that she had been put to bed and was receiving treatments, probably preparatory to an operation.

Mr. and Mrs. f. M. LAWS received the happy news that a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. LUTHER at Sioux City Sunday, Sept. 6. The baby was named Mary Louise. Mrs. LUTHER formerly was Vina LAWS. Mrs. LUTHER's mother, Mrs. F. M. LAWS, is spending the week with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank VAVERKA and son, Lyle, and Mrs. Herman SCHUETT and daughter, Hazel, of Canova, S.D. arrived for a visit of two or three weeks with relatives and friends.

Gillette QUINTARD, who has a position as a jewler at LeMars, is here for a week's vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy QUINTARD.

Clarence SEMOTAN returned Wednesday from Rockford, Ill., where he was employed for several months.

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will DOLEZAL, aged 5, of Columbia township, is ill with scarletina.

The Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist church will meet with Mrs. Fred SCHRADER and Mrs. John WISEMAN at the home of Mrs. SCHRADER in Columbia township, Thursday afternoon, Sept. 24. Members wishing to go will meet at the rest room at 2:00 o'clock, where conveyances will be in waiting."


Mrs. W. STUMP, whose maiden name was Ann FIALA, is critically ill at her home at Madison, So. Dak. Her father, Jacob FIALA, returned home Wednesday after spending a week with her."

"Miss Harriet STANNARD spent Sunday with friends at Waterloo."


Hiram of Tyre Lodge, No. 233, A.F.& A.M., met Wednesday evening and raised Berlin Shoemaker to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. There was a fairly large attendance of the members of the order and following the exemplification of the secret work luncheon was served."

"Miss Ella BRACKEN will go to Grinnell Friday to matriculate at Grinnell college, having finished the Tama high school course in June."


Orlyn P.P. EHLERS, 26, Dinsdale, and Velva WILLER, 18, Reinbeck.

Herbert C. CLAUSSEN, 25, Reinbeck, and Amelia BUEMANN, 18, Traer."


Tama has something to be proud of in a residence improvement. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. MacMARTIN are remodelling their home on State street, the improvement consisting of cutting a wall and building French doors which open the house directly into the fine garden which Mrs. MacMARTIN recently made. It is one of those improvements which beautify a town, and it may lead to other similar improvements."

"Mr. and Mrs. Ed HARRISON and daughter Myrtle spent Sunday with relatives at Gilman."

A covered dish supper at the Masonic hall Tuesday evening preceded a meeting of Tama chapter, No.424, Order of the Eastern Star, nearly 100 of the members of the order being in attendance to enjoy the excellent meal and the program that followed. The initiatory degree was conferred on Mesdames Clair CORY, R. E. BERRY, Irvin McCARTY and Margaret McCORTNEY. In the course of the evening addresses were delivered by Judge WILLETT, Fred GOZA, and a visiting member of the order from Belle Plaine."

Transcribed and submitted by: Judy Landauer