Looking at the "Society" column, one senses a greater degree of self sufficiency, and the kind of personal development that only necessity can often bring. Radios were increasingly common during the last 1920s, but otherwise people took more active charge of entertaining themselves, and developing the tools with which to do it. Note too that the Saur's were very much in the center of things, and Charles Saur might just as well be found belting out tunes on a piano or taking a part in a school play as running the school as superintendent, and finding funding for a new building or facility for the school. It's difficult to imagine school administrators like the Saur's in today's world.