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JEROME by Susie Sidles - 19 March 1953
Fifty-four men and boys attended the father and son banquet Thursday evening. The tables were decorated ranch style and the Rev. M. R. Gonzales was toastmaster. Norman Hefner gave the tribute to fathers and the reply was given by Peter Sidles. Music was furnished by Judy and Jimmy Beer.
After the banquet the Rev. John Clifton of Des Moines showed interesting pictures.
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Mincks of Cedar Falls spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Charles McGavran.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Dooley of Davenport spent the weekend here.
Sunday, March 8, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fry of Centerville entertained honoring Harold's father, I. E. Fry, for his birthday. Jackie Fry of Davenport, Billy Fry of Ottumwa, and Mr. and Mrs. Fern Mango of Peoria, Ill., were all present as well as the honoree, I. E. Fry, and Mrs. I. E. Fry and Miss Shirley Coatney.
The traveling cross is being carried by the Mystic M.Y.F. to the Jerome M.Y.F. Wednesday evening. The Mystic group will give the program and the Jerome young people furnish entertainment and refreshments.
The Rev. and Mrs. George Pinches of Pella called in Jerome Friday and attended the funeral of C. W. Fox.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fry of Centerville visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Fry.
Winnifred Sedgwick, formerly of this community, now of Centerville, visited friends her Friday.
There are several cases of flu in the community. Mrs. Richard Mincks, Mrs. J. G. Morris, Mrs. I. E. Fry and others have been sick several days.
The P.T.A. held its monthly meeting March 10 with a family night supper. Mrs. Marshall Moore, Mrs. Gene Wray and Mrs. Paul Ervin were Hostesses.
Mrs. Dewey Mattley, Mrs. Dalton Darrah, Mrs. Thomas Gatrel, Mrs. Delbert Foster, Miss Julia Bunetta and Miss Susie Sidles have been assigned to make the annual Red Cross drive in Lincoln township. Miss Bunetta has about finished the town of Jerome and the country territory is being done as roads and weather permit. Mr. Sellers of the Sellers Studio in Centerville is county chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. James Fox and family of Bettendorf and Abe Fox of Davenport spent several days at the I. E. Fry home prior to the funeral of their father.
A large gathering of friends and relatives attended the funeral of C. W. Fox Friday afternoon. He was a long-time resident and respected citizen of this community.
His sister, Mrs. Julius Moore, and family of Chariton attended the funeral.
Transcribed from The Seymour Herald of Thursday, 19 March 1953.