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Revolutionary Dames chapter of DAR met Monday, Jan. 14 at the Waverly Library. The program, “Hard Marches, Hard Crackers, & Hard Beds,” was presented by Rita Ruth. It is the story of Edward Rolfe from Iowa who fought in the infantry during the Civil War. His experiences, hardships, relationships and conditions were very interesting. Examples of how paper was conserved due to the shortage were distributed. The membership was totally engrossed in the program. A new member, Nancy Anderson was installed and welcomed to the chapter and society. Reports were presented on various patriotic topics, such as Constitution, National Defense, Our flag, Women’s Issues, Society by-laws and American History.  Lengthy discussion about the reports followed. The next meeting will be Feb. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at the Waverly Library. The program will be about Louisa Adams. Interested parties may contact Eleanor Hilbert at (319) 352-1875. The chapter members will provide assistance to people who wish to explore membership.