Looking Back by Lora Stull
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 24, 1919.) Notice to milk users. Owing to the increasing cost of feed, we are compelled to announce an increase in the price of milk. After October 1, 1919, we will sell milk at 12.5 cents a quart, 6.25  cents a pint. As a…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 17, 1919.) President Wilson’s first address concerning peace treaty with League of Nations, in Columbus, Ohio: “This treaty was not intended merely to end this single war. It is meant as a notice to every government who in the future will attempt this thing…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 10, 1919.) Coal dealers have received notice that Iowa coal raised at the mines fifty cents per ton on September 1. If you can store coal we believe it will pay you to do so this month, as there is no guarantee that coal…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, September 3, 1919.) It is gratifying to the farmers to know that the Daylight Saving Law has been repealed. After October first there will be no more monkeying with the clock. Congress passed the agricultural bill early last spring, President Wilson promptly vetoing this bill…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 27, 1919.) Last Friday afternoon the people of Mount Ayr were all in the streets to see the aeroplane which was flying over the city on its way to Ellston where it went to take people for a pleasure ride at the Ellston annual…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 20, 1919) Monday morning about 9 o’clock a big fire occurred in the city of Ellston, when the Ellston Elevator burned to the ground. It is a complete loss and the elevator was filled to capacity. The fire was caused by back firing of…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, August 13, 1919.) Interesting facts about the schools. During the past school year of 1918-1919, 102 rural schools were in session in which 121 different teachers were employed. The average term was eight months and the average salary paid was $55 per month; the highest…

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, July 30, 1919.) Roy Emerson, convicted of the murder of his mother, Mrs. Kate Emerson, and sentenced to life imprisonment last Thursday, made his escape from the deputy sheriff of Union County and E. B. Hayner and his guard, Rev. William McFarland, early this morning…

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Looking Back July 11
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, July 23, 1919.) With the Soldiers in Camp Dodge: Much interest has developed in the courts here on account of the large number of petitions on file for divorce. While this is one reason for the large number of divorces, Judge Utterback says that hundreds…

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Looking Back July 4
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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, July 16, 1919.) The trial of Roy Emerson, charged with murder in the first degree, is developing some very interesting phases, so many in fact that the large crowd of spectators which gathers in the court room every day to hear the trial will not…

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