Old Time Tidbits
The Alva Record, Friday, 5 October 1923
Green Valley --
School started Monday at Pumpkin Hollow, Winnie Harris visited Monday at A. E. Martin's. Lee Martin and family visited Sunday at Clair Shepleys. Ben Martin and wife and Pete Williams and wife and daughter, Katherine, from Sedalia, Mo., visited the first part of the week with Mr. Martin's brother, Mr. T. J. Martin. Delos Phinney and wife and daughter, Leah went to Cherokee Saturday. Walter Quinn and wife and Louis Martin took dinner at Will Quinn's in Hopeton, Thursday. Pearl Mitchell visited Monday with Lottie Cook.
Fern Sarder from near Alva was down at A. L. Smith's Thursday and Friday making cider. Walter Quinn and family spent Friday at Sarah Rigg's. Mrs. Frank Irons called Monday afternoon on Lottie Cook. Jim Mitchell and family visited Sunday at Ben Clark's. Ollie Martin spent Saturday night at Walter Quinn's. Erwin Reed and wife took dinner at Mrs. Fern Rigg's in Dacoma Thursday.
Zella Bird visited Wednesday at Mrs. D. Phinney's. Vern and Jessie Harris and Melvin Keffer, spent Sunday with Cecil and Mary Mitchell. Clair Shepley took a load of apples to Alva Monday. Frank Harris and family visited Sunday at Mary Iron's. Rea Vail spent Saturday night and Sunday with Beatrice Veley. Harry and Grandma Irons and Mrs. Mollie Keffer, called Wednesday afternoon on Mrs. D. Phinney. Mrs. T. J. Martin visited Thrusday afternoon with Mrs. Pearl Mitchell.
We are having showers again. I understand that Woodruf Johnson and family, who moved to Ark., three years ago, are on their way back. They will return to their old home to live. Mr. and Mrs. Vandy Stull visitied Wm. Sargent Thursday. Bob Armon and Ories Wilson have been putting up prairie hay. Claud Simmons is home from Enid where he has been working. Guy Wilson was selling apples in Carmen, Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall were selling a truck load in Alva. Delbert Wilson and mother, of Enid, came up Saturday evening to visit relatives over Sunday. Geo. Mathes started to Enid with a load of furniture for the Wilson's Monday morning. Lawrence Hill is working for Art Murray. W. T. Sargent's went to Carmen to see the dentist Saturday. Scoval Gould and family Major county visited Wm. Sargent Sunday. The road grader is again in our neighborhood.
Albert Rush Loses Barn by Fire
Fire destroyed the barn on the Albert Rush farm, north west of town, last Friday night, with a total loss of about $2,000.00. The fire was discovered about 1 o'clock in the morning, and had gained such headway that it was impossible to save any of the property. According to reports, Mr. Rush was carrying about $400.00 insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Franklin 104 --
Mrs. Susie Martin is not any better at this writing, they have a wheel chair for her so she can sit up in it. Lawrence Herrington, wife and little daughter, went to church at Alva Sunday. J. M. Bush was a Hardtner caller Saturday. Garney Rhodes and family visited Sunday at the home of Jake March, near Capron. Hazel Rhodes is working near Hardtner. Those that were dinner guests at the home of Charlie Bush, were Herbert Maxwell and family, and Chester Hager and family.
Clyde Thomas, wife and baby, took dinner at the home of Lee Spencer. Hazel Bush is visiting with her sister, Nellie, this week. Mrs. Charlie King is some better at this writing. Ralph Rhodes called at the home of J. W. Martin, Sunday afternoon. Charlie Bush was an Alva caller Saturday. George Sneary called on Charlie Bush Sunday afternoon. John Martin's have moved in the house just vacated by Lutie Martin's. Lutie Martin's have moved on the Floyd place. Clyde King is just a little impoved. Olive King is very low, she has pneumonia and is under the care of a nurse. Mrs. Stella McCune and Grace and Velma called at the home of Ben King's Sunday afternoon. Herbert Maxwell and wife called to see Susie Martin Sunday afternoon, also they called at the home of Ben King to see Clyde and olive. Charlie Bush called on Milt Berry Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Arganbright and children went to Wichita Sunday to visit relatives and take in the wheat show. Cecil Dunkelberger had the misfortune Friday to have a big gray horse drop dead while he was working him in the field. Mr. and Mrs. Low Parker and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. Green and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunkelberger and two sons, and Grover McArthur, Mrs. C. W. Landen French, were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shelite. Mr. and Mrs. Will Picked and daughters were afternoon callers. Will Whitehead and family attended the all day session of the Sunday School at Burlington.
Some are done and others are finishing, sowing wheat. Walter Hasen, our efficient mail carrier, and wife and Mrs. Nash of Ingersoll, were in attendance at the N. B. Sunday School, Sunday. The next District Sunday School convention will be held at the Bethel church. Mrs. Arndt of Alva spent Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. I. T. Strickland. J. C. Rody moved his better half and part of his children to Alva for the winter in order to gain the benefit of the Alva schools.
I. T. Strickland returned Monday from near Camp Supply, where he went on business. Louis Maddox was thrown from a horse last Tuesday and was unconscious for about right hours, but is alright now. Rev. Green returned last Saturday from Kansas city, where he had attended the church assembly. W. D. Julian and wife spent Sunday at the Masonic Order Picnic, near Cleo. Claude Hadwiger will leave this week for Los Angeles, California.