Fayette County Leader
March 7, 1929 Front Page
BANK STOCKHOLDERS MET
Election of Officers and directors Took Place
The annual meeting of the stockholders of the
State Bank of Fayette was held last Thursday. A very satisfactory
year's business was reviewed and the former officers were
re-elected, as follows:
President-C. R. Carpenter
Vice-President-J. A. Claxton
Cashier-F. B. Claxton
Assistant Cashier-M. B. Jones
Assistant Cashier-R. B. Swartz
The directors were also re-elected with one
exception, the vacancy caused by the death of A. R. Oelwein being
filled by Peter Graf. The other directors are: J. A. Claxton, F. B.
Claxton, J. W. Dickman, A. J. Fox, O. W. Stevenson, J. B. Boyce, A.
A. Carter, and C. R. Carpenter.
March 14, 1929 Front Page
SCOUTS AND LEADERS PLAN FINAL ROUND-UP
Fayette Is Host June 18, 19, 20 at the Tenth
Annual Affair, for Which Plans Were Made Saturday.
With Harold Baker, Scout Executive from
Dubuque, as lead off man, scout officials from Northease Iowa
centered at Fayette Saturday and fixed the dates of Juen 18, 19, 20
as the time for the Tenth and Final Round-Up for Iowa Boy Scouts.
Fourteen scout leaders were in from five towns for the day and as an
extra this year, Upper Iowa University invited the boys to come
also, as university guests. While the leaders were in council,
University and town co-operated to help the boys put in the day.
Scout leaders of Northeast Iowa, with members
of the University faculty, ten years ago, brought the Round-Up idea
out as a means of bringing boys together that they might see the
meaning and scope of the scout program. National leaders watched it
as a unique development for the boys in smaller towns. Now, national
headquarters has provided camps in range of all boys so that the
pioneering days are over. In that the first Round-Up was held in
Fayette, Northeast Iowa leaders, thankful for its services, thought
the triumphal year of ten should be celebrated with a Final Wind-Up
Round-Up in the three middle days of June.
Scoutmaster John D. Clinton as president and J.
T. Maillie one of the Oelweing Scoutmasters Association. have both
been identified with the scout movement ten years.
Among the other officers present were C. J.
Ratgaber and Theron Ashby of Oelwein Troop 37; Arthur Schlumbohm,
Oelwein Troop 43; Rev. Earle I. Selden and Rev. Jacob C. Krebs,
joint leaders of the Methodists and Presbyterians at home, in West
Union, and the scout troop thereat; George H. Henn/Heba Jr., Hawkeye
Troop 39; Gilbert French, Asst. Scout Master of Troop 49, Oelwein;
K. W. Berg, Asst. at Monona; and Assistants Bob Graham and Tom
Pritchard of Fayette Troop 31.
The boys were first the forenoon guests
Saturday at a special chapel when executive Baker spoke to Upper
Iowa University and the scouts. At the next hour Prof. L. E.
Blackman let loose his chemical Kinks. As a last experiement a gas
tank was unceremoniously opened-and talk about action-those boys
were dismissed without the need of a word. the General Electric Co.,
sent a special movie and then the boys in mixed town patrols were
turned loose in town and spent half an hour getting aquainted with
new boys and the college museum and the church fireplace. At dinner
time local merchants furnished the hot cocoa and Fayette mothers saw
that it obtained the right temperature. At the first Fayette County
Court of Honor, Scout Ronald Misner of Oelwein was given his 2d
Class degree and Asst. Tom Pritchard of Fayette took his music merit
badge and Karl Fox took five merit thereby qualifying for Star
Scout. At 2:45, Fayette scouts under Robert Graham presented the
Ojibway Scalp Dance.
The 84 boys took to "Chief White Crain" and his
Fayette Worthles just like the colonial Part did. Fayette boys
behind the paint and flannel leggins Saturday were Dick Hall and
Dick Baker, James Anderson, John Pelleymounter, Paul Newton, Harry
Mongold, Clarence Ressler with Chief Bob himself. As Bob died down
in the Devil Dance as program finale, the swim whistle sounded and
you should have heard the splash-75 boys in their birthday suits
warmly received by the gymnasium pool for their "annual bath"
Executive Baker put it.
At 4 o'clock the Community Club cooperating
with A. J. Steggall staged a conclusion movie matinee with scout
slide,s comedy and talks at the Cozy Theatre where as the big news
it was first announced that Round-Up dates would be June 18, 19, and
20. the boys let out a whoop that sounded as if they would be back
to Fayette with all their friends and neighbors those days.
The scout leaders then went thru the church on
the Hill, and by 5:00 o'clock the cars were all headed out. This
visit was the first time some of the men had see the rocks troops
brought in three years ago before the fireplace was complete.