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Friday, June 17, 2011

100 years ago

Thinking you might desire some information concerning the count of mail in this office during the month of May, I submit the following figures:

Numbers of pieces incoming mail handled, 205,438; number of pieces outgoing mail handled, 110,203.

I merely submit these figures that you may use them if you wish. I have been requested to furnish the result of this count and am supplying each paper with a copy. Respectfully,

James Payton, Postmaster

The managers of railroads with the demands of stockholders for individuals seldom let sentiment even of patriotism influence them in company matters. Therefore when the Illinois Central provides for special trains for the forthcoming encampment without reservations or provision. It is because they realize it is to be a big affair and the specials will add wealth to the company's coffers. For each day of the encampment there will be two special coaches on trains 104, 103, 604, 605, and extra coach on 531 and 532. In addition on the last day there will be a special leaving Onawa at 6 a.m. and returning at 10 p.m. There will also be specials leaving Cherokee at 10 p.m. for LeMars and Rock Rapids, so that everybody may enjoy the big last day and evening programs and return to their homes the same evening.

Just store this in your dome thought. There will be big doin's all the time in Cherokee, June 28 to 30 inclusive.

An announced in our Monday issue the preliminary examination of Jim McIntosh on a charge of assault with intent to kill was held before Justice Green Tuesday and resulted in his being bound over to the grand jury in the sum of $15,000. Mr. McIntosh in company of the sheriff and his attorney was out yesterday endeavoring to procure this bond but was unsuccessful. If he fails to secure this he must remain in till until September term of court.

The hot weather appears to have had an irritating effect on the attorneys engaged in the case and a more violent ebullition than usual convinced the court that its dignity had been infringed and it cost two of them each a X to restore this which was paid and all is again serene. Speaking of irritation this hot weather, it is asserted that last week a couple of young attorneys in Justice Pelton's court got their blood in such a heated condition that hot words led to a sparring match. The Justice was looking out of the window and didn't see it and the officer who averted possible bloodshed by a prompt interference failed to report to the court its dignity wasn't infringed and the combatants escaped judicial punishment.

75 years ago

Births in Cherokee county during 1935 totaled 285, statistics released by the Iowa state department of health revealed Friday. Total births for the entire state were 41,021, an average of 16.4 per 1,000 population.

Rural births outnumbered births in the 20 urban cities by 10,451. Des Moines and Sioux City led with 2,898 and 1,699 respectively. Iowa City was third with 1,445.

Other Counties

Buena Vista, 307; Calhoun, 272; Carroll, 571; Clay, 314; Crawford, 206; Dickinson, 179; Emmet, 263; Ida, 174; Lyon, 263; Monona, 305; O'Brien, 340; Osecola, 175; Palo Alto, 333; Plymouth, 463; Pocahontas, 263; Sac, 230; Sioux, 500; Woodbury, 284.

Delegates from 13 Iowa and Kansas cities and towns along highway No. 59 will attend the meeting of Highway No. 59 association to be held at Denison hotel, Denison, next Friday, Secretary George Munter of the Chamber of Commerce announced Friday.

Outline Program.

Program for the year will be outlined for the area from the Canadian line to the Kansas-Oklahoma boundary. Possibilities of developing interest further south in Oklahoma and Texas will be discussed.

Towns to be represented include Cherokee, Shenandoah, Oakland , Avoca, Emerson, Harlan, Holstein, Schleswig, Primghar and Denison in Iowa and Atchison, Lawrence and Ottawa in Kansas. Some Missouri and Nebraska towns will probably be represented also. Meeting begins with a 12 o'clock noon lunch.

Cherokee's new F. W. Woolworth & Company store, double the size of the old store, will be formally opened to the public Friday morning at 8 o'clock, according to E. M. Fengler, district superintendent, of Minneapolis. O. G. Davidshofer will continue as store manager, and Joe E. Pigott as assistant manager.

The store occupies the main floor and basements of two buildings. A partition between the former Woolworth store and Main grocery was removed in the alterations, resulting in 3,600 square feet of floor space, besides doubling the basement storage space. New lighting system, new lines of merchandise, new fixtures and a buff and white color scheme are part of the remodeling plan.

The new store will sell articles in a price range from five to 50 cents.

Personnel includes Miss Marion Russell, cashier; Jeanette Borrink, floor supervisor; Misses Maxine Johnson, Kathleen McCarthy, Veronica Gill, Hilda Corzilius, Leila Wegerdsee, Ellen Adams, Arlene Mummert, Vivian Perrin, sales girls. Assistants here during remodeling operations included J.E. Kraus, Sioux Falls; F. L. Morgan, Sioux City; B. G. Roon, Council Bluffs; W. T. Tweeten, Shenandoah.

The buildings are rented form Frank W. Jackson.

Paving on U. S. highway No. 20 got under way Monday. Three hundred men are being employed and 25 car loads of materials will be required daily. Construction work started at the end of the paving south of Holstein and will continue eastward to a connection with the paving at Early, a distance of 14 miles. It is estimated it will require about four months to complete the contract.

50 years ago

Cherokee stood out as a stronger market than most during the past year with a level of income and spending above that found in most parts of the U.S.

Its relative position, in terms of business activity is brought out in a new copyrighted survey of Buying Power produced by Sales Management. The 762-page survey reveals for every county in the nation and for many of its cities, what their earnings and their retail sales amounted to in 1960.

It shows that consumer spending Cherokee despite the half year of business lump that prevailed generally, was doing big scale.

Local retail stores, as a result, had a sales volume of $15,524,000 an increase over the prior year's $15,104,000.

For a community of its size, this was more than might have been expected. Retail business locally should have amounted to .0042 percent of the national, on the basis of population. It exceeded that quota, however, producing .0070 percent of the total.

Cherokee Golf and Country Club - This weekend is the Sioux Valley Golf Tournament at the Cherokee Golf And Country Club. Pictured is an aerial view of the golf course and clubhouse taken in 1976.
After Spending

The economic conditions that existed during a large part of last year, had its effect on the consuming public. It was noted in the way they altered their spending patterns.

There was a shift away from hard goods and in the direction of soft goods and services.

The survey suggests that they trend also indicates a change that is occurring in family needs what with the post-way baby crop now reaching the teen years.

The bigger spending in Cherokee is attributable to the fact that local residents had more money available to them.

The report shows that the community's effective buying income, which is the money remaining in consumer hands after payments of all federal, state and local taxes, amounted to $12,620,000 in 1960.

This total, divided arithmetically by the number of households in the city, gives $6,310 as the average net income per household.

Locally, retail sales were greater than income, showing that people come in from other areas to shop in the city.

Just how well individual communities compare with others in business, vitality, taking into account population and that of consumer buying, is shown through an index of sales activity.

Cherokee is given an index rating of 167 of 67 percent higher than the national average.

25 years ago

The code, which will be in effect during the 1966-67 school year, was approved Monday.

The revisions to the code came about because of complaints from several parents who said the code was unfair because it only punished students involved in activities. Parents also complained that the code was negative, and punished students for drinking and drug abuse, but did not treat the problem.

The biggest change in the code, and the change that concerned board members and parents at the meeting, pertains to the first offense punishment for a student found guilty of possessing or consuming alcohol.

Under the old code, a student found guilty would automatically lose eligibility for one-third of an activities' scheduled performances.

Under the new code, students can choose from one of three alternatives:

* Ineligibility for one-sixth of the scheduled performances, with the stipulation that the student and a parent or guardian agree to attend a drug and alcohol educational program.

* Ineligibility for one-fourth of the scheduled performances if only the student agrees to attend the education program.

* Ineligibility for one-third of the scheduled performances.

Some parents and board members said the stipulation concerning parents' attendance at the education program could unjustly punisy students.

Linda Burkart, one of the parents who requested changes in the activities' code, said the stipulation could punish students who have parents who do not care enough to want to attend the program.

Board member Jerry Namanny voted in favor of the new code, but said he did it reluctantly. Namanny said he expects some problems when a student wants to take the first alternative, but cannot because their parent or guardian will not attend the program.

"It's going to be awful hard when this situation arises to sit here and penalize a student because of his folk," Namanny said.

However, board member Joe Lundsgaard said that students are not being punished any harder under the new code, because there are alternatives that carry less ineligibility punishments than the old code.

Burkhart asked if a student could attend the program with another adult, if their parents or guardian did not want to attend.

Superintendent Mick Starcevich said that might be possible, depending on the individual circumstances.

In the old code, students found guilty of a second offense were given options similar to those in the revised edition. Now, a second offense will lead to one-year's ineligibility if less than 18 months have passed between the first and second offense. If 18 months or more have passed, the second offense is treated as a first offense.

The new code is not applicable to grades 7 through 12. Grades were not established on the old code.

The revised introduction states that students in National Honor Society, class offices and student council are covered by the activities code.

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