March 6, 1930
PETERS WITHDRAWS IN THOMPSON’S FAVOR
Wallace Peters has withdrawn from the race
for the republican nomination of state representative from this
county. He gives way to his neighbor Thore Thompson and this again
puts the fight between Thompson and Byers. Robbins of Oelwein, was
slated to run but so far has not made any announcement.
We understand Mr. Peters’ action was the
result of a conference among Farm Bureau officials who felt that the
race would be hopeless if it was a three-cornered fight and a poll
was taken, giving Thompson preference.
March 13, 1930
ENTERTAIN AT CARD PARTY
Mr. and Mrs. George Howard entertained about
forty friends at their home south of Elgin, Saturday evening. The
evening was spent in playing cards. Prizes were given as follows:
mrs. Tommy Howard won first prize as high score and Tommy Howard
received the low prize. Refreshments were served and all departing
have had a good time. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. John
Nydegger, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brabham, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chapman,
Walter Dennler and family, George Hyde and family, Lou Dennler and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Enos Howard, Enos
Howard, Reuben Howard and family, Henry Holzer and family, Louis
Becker, and family Joe Peters and family, Phyllis Rowland, Celia
Dennler and John Freitag.
March 20, 1930
MR. PETERS SETS US RIGHT
The Elgin Echo, Elgin, Iowa.
Dear Editor: Get this straight. The
Farm Bureau endorses no candidate for office. The county agents draw
a part of their “fodder” from Uncle Sam’s feed box and said Uncle
gives them very emphatic orders to keep their fingers out of
politics under penalty of losing their job. ‘Tis true that the Farm
Bureau has the biggest lobby in the national capitol and there is a
strong lobby at the seat of government of our own fair state, but
during the four years that the writer has been director and they ear
and a half secretary of the Farm Bureau, he has never heard a
discussion about any candidate for office during a board meeting.
The board discusses bills pending in congress that affect
agriculture and sometimes send their views on said bills in the form
of resolutions to congress.
I write this in defense of the Farm Bureau
and the County Agents, for it is putting them in a bad light to let
such a statement get abroad in a general way.
Respectfully yours, W. L. Peters, Secretary Fayette Co. Farm
MISSIONARY SOCIETY MEETING
Mrs. Ida Patterson entertained the Women’s
Foreign Missionary Society at their regular monthly meeting March
14. The meeting was held at the Mrs. Patterson home.
Mrs. L. B. Carter was the program leader and
devotions in charge of Mrs. N. M. Fritz. The devotional topic and
program topic, were: “The Unfinished Task.” Mrs. J. D.
Shaffer spoke on “The Untouched Areas in Chine,” and Mrs. Lana
Henderson dealt likewise with the country of India. “Do You Know?”
by Mrs. R. W. Muehlenthsler, and a “Mystery Box” by Mrs. Robt.
Peters, closed the program