The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1938 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 11, 1938
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Jan. 11, WALKERS TELL OF SOUTHERN TRIP Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Walker Spending Winter in Pensacola, Fla. Pensacola, Fla., Dec. 24th. Upper Des Moines: After enjoying two •weeks of Indian summer in Chicago, •we set out for the south on the Dixie flyer, the crack train of the C. & E. I. & L. N. Railway. It crosses the Ohio River at Evansville. After nibbling at a diner menu, whose prices sustain the impression that •every cow attempts once to get over the moon, we entered Kentucky. Boone is qaid to have taken this state away from the Indians single handed and then turned It over to Henry Clay for special political treatment. Near here a ceremonious porter, thinking no doubt that Uncle Sam's $8,000,000,000 gold burled in these parts would be safer If we were looked after early, came to put us tinder the blankets, till both Kentucky and Tennessee had been negotiated. Birmingham the Steel City Daybreak saw the "Dixie" enter Alabama, and wind its way through the hills toward Birmingham, a city twice the size of Des Moines, and having such extensive Iron and steel plants, It Is called the Pittsburgh of the South. These plants may not be making any needles or razor blades, but they do pound away on such playthings as steel rails and skyscrap- «r girders. Had they been operating In '61, I can Imagine Grant would have encountered more muskets in his path. Alabama's Capital City But on to the south lies Montgomery, the capital of Alabama nnd perhaps owing to its historical associations the most interesting city of the state. Its location, on the Alabama river, is unique, even suggestive of a moonlight tryst of a lover and his sweetheart, for the broad, yellow river flows halfway round the town ere going on to the .sea. From this city, with ita splendid southern homes, some of which tie back to days when the rich cotton lands tilled by slaves permitted the planters to sojourn at the capital for the winter, recently has gone a former apostle of the three K's to the Supreme Court Trailing that incident Bibb Graves, the governor, has shown us a sample of southern chivalry, if it be exact, to call the appointment of his wife to the U. S. Senate, chivalry, while he holds the other most remunerative position in the state. Where Jeff Davis Stood Digging a bit deeper in this cap- Itol building of this city, Jefferson Davis took the oath of office ai President of the Southern Confederacy. So elated over that event, and no doubt honestly proud of the man himself, they have placed a "bronxe plaque in the floor where he •kbLCMLtn a granitesna.fl to hi* memory, But all that haa now "gone with the •wind." The Red Soil of the South We are now getting into the deep aouth. The soil has become reddish, though It may not be clay. Much of it must be fertile for the existing dynasty permits 900,000 bales of cotton to be grown yearly. What they ~3o with It, I do not know. They do not seem to wear it. Farm houses are poor, mostly innocent of paint. No basements, in which to store winter supplies or house a furnace. A blind cave Is the inconvenient substitute. I saw few pigs and fewer cuttle- maybe some other counties grow them—whereas here the chief product Is scenery. In the small towns and some that resent being so called, the stores look shabby. At the depots, when the train pulls in, gather a strange motley crowd—black and white, many poorly clad; the feminine contingent none too neat. Some have a vacant stare, as if partly expecting the train to bring them something; they know not wnat and when it does not, the disappointment shown seems to deepen. Then as the train leaves, they leavo. A cement road has paralleled our steel one both running south. Mere hamlets appear in the timber clearing. A saw-mill snarls at its task, a clump of pecan trees still holding- many empty shucks, while a rivulet full of clear water, to its flat banks, lazily flows on, apparently awnre that it has ample time to reach the Gulf. So we have come across the line and "this is Florida." The Trees of Florida I knew this was Florida, the Everglades state. A child would also— not because the Gulf, Pensacola's famed harbor or even the city of Pensacola to which we soon came, were but 40 miles away, but because of the trees now appearing. These trees do not grow in Iowa nor yet on the banks of the Ohio River. Iowa may boast of the elm, the walnut, the hard maple, but here are others that deserve their place in the sun. The list Is long. With the pine and the 'palm, let me set the live oak. In spite of the Mason and Dixon line, it claims kinship with the white and red oak of the north. When left unmolested for a couple of centuries or so it grows a giant trunk with branches that within themselves are a forest. In place of the deep fissures of the bark on the northern species, it has a mosaic of crude rings that link theiVelvea together upward. The magnolia, with leaves .wide as your hand and thick as n leather belt, even without its blooms stands unmatched for beauty. The camphor tree, symmetrical as a pear, gives over its leaves for the "healing of the nations," for from them ooze the camphor gum. The holly, six to sixteen feet In height with Its sharp delicate foliage garnished with countless red berry beads, is voted easily the forest princess. To these add the cit- rous fruit and the pecan and other nut trees. These all will welcome you. Historic Pensacola Pensacloa, to which we have come, has its unique points of interest, the major ones, I think being Its historical background and traces of the old forts and the rebuilt Fort Barrancas. Digging into Ita past I did not remember that Pensacola was a contender with Santa Fe and St. Augustine for the honor of being the first settlment in the U. S., but Senor DeL>one, a Spaniard makes such a claim for his landing here in 1SS9. However, another sea rover with three hundred followers—Andres De Arriola, a Spaniard did arrive in 1698. Since then the flags of five nations have held sway over beautiful Pensacola bay. So, with that two hundred and fifty years of occupancy as a perspective, one can expect to meet objects on either hav.d that confirm the claim. And if evidence were needed to prove '.he Spaniard* AGNES SCfflLTZ BRIDE OF JOHN MCCARTHY IN BANCROFT, JAN. 4 Reception and Dance Followed Ceremonies Uniting Couple Bancroft: On Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock Agnes Schiltz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John SchilU, became the bride of John McCarthy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McCarthy. The attendants were Evelyn Schiltz, sister of the bride, and Robert McCarthy, brother of the groom. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents after the ceremony. A wedding dance was given at the C. O. F. hall Tuesday evening, last week. O'Delfe Are Hosts Mr. and Mrs. E. J. O'Dell entertained their club at five hundred last week Monday. Mrs. Henry Wiley won first prize for the ladies and Ed Coplin won high for the men. Mrs. Orvllle Gardner won low for the ladles and Orville Gardner won low for the men. Mr. Wiley won the chair prize. John Kennedy of Omaha, visited with relatives and friends in Ban- croft last week. Richard Underkofler and Emmet Devine returned to Ames after spending the holidays at their respective homes. Ruth Anne, Mary Sue and Tommy Brown returned to their home In Omaha last week after spending the holidays at the Berens home. Margaret and Mary Elaine Dunn, Eileen Murray and Helen Droessler returned to Winona, Minn., Monday of last week where they attend St. Theresa college. Frank Baker returned to Iowa City after spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker. Kenneth Devine also returned to Iowa City last week after spending Christmas vacation with his mother, Mrs. J. A. Devine. A large crowd attended the Young Ladies' Sodality card party in St. John's auditorium with Mrs. Enos Kohnke and Leo Arndorfer winning high and Father Grady and Mrs. Mary Schultz low in bridge. Mrs. Rudy Rahe and Cyril DeGeeter, high and Mrs. C. Diers and Joe Droessler low in five hundred. Mrs. H. K. Lampe won the door prize. len stands the Imposing eight story San Carlos hotel, which borrowed its name and archltec'.nre frp~i Spain. Indeed Its grilled windows end massive coping could cusily convince one, he was in S3vil)p or Madrid if foolish enough to want to be there. Monument to Confwlorato Dead To assist one to ac':ourit for the five flags that have held sway here, Spanish. French, Englisn nnd U. S., we go up to a little park wherein is a monument dedicated to "Our Confederate Dead." This telU the sad story of the other flag. A stroll reveals many objects of interest. A few days ago four freighters from other countries tied up at the municipal dock; one from Honduras, laden with mahogany logs for a local lumber mill. Mp.ny fine '»ld homes are here, and oddly pnough within a couple of blocks some Uncle Tom has edged in a cabin. The rainfall is four inches per month, and it so washes the atmosphere as to produce a wondrous visibility. This is the reason I'm told why this site was chosen for the largest Naval Air station in America. I can believe that story, too, for recently I saw a dozen planes maneuvering overhead in pefrect formation, a spectacle that would quicken the emotions of every American After trying to visualize the Seminole Indian bands that brought furs two centuries ago, to a trading post—whose site Is marked, we go up past an Episcopal church the corner stone wearing the date MDCCCXXX, quite youthful for settlers here. This brings up the remark of St. Paul when he reach ed Athens, that he had observed they were exceedingly reltglou people. This could be repeated here for the 40,000 population ha* 6C These names are countersunk in the cement walks in lieu of being painted on totem poles. Cervantes and DeSoto, come crashing across Barcelona and Polafax Streets, but this causes no consternation with the city council such as broke out among your city dads when they discovered that Thorington collided with McGregor. Towns seem to have forgotten that to chisel away either s»t of names destroys their only chance of being remembered by posterity. Alain Strwt In I'ensacola Polafax is State Street for this burg-, and has collected on Its string most of the shops, bnnks and movies. At its intersection with Gar- Spicer Upper ! attendance. I question whether an of the churches would concede It 1 the shrine that is dedicated the "Unknown God." 68 Degrees In Pensacola From our modest flat we start fo the markets, although this quest i opposed to Ponce De Leon's exam pie who trekked over these sand centuries ago. Had he discovcre the local Piggly Wlggly, I'm sur he would have given over the chns for some health elixir. But w found Delschamps. This emporium permits a bank of r:irs to surrotm " It and the clerks ure on their tots to wrap up what you hnve selerted yourself, but not to make folks hast- FLOWER PRINTS Colorful nosegay or splashy flower prints on dark grounds. Satins, taffetas, crepes. Kresensky's NEW.. FOR you i y quit good old Iowa, I will add, •e found paper shell pecans at 15 ents a pound and large oranges at wo cents a piece. This Is the day efore Christmas and the mercury t noon, stands at 68.—Will F. talker. Livermore Man on Trip to California Livermore: W. M. Smith, optician and jeweler here, left Livermore Thursday for Los Angeles, where he will spend some time. He will also visit with his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christian, at Phoenix, Arizona, and join Mrs. Smith there, where she has spent several months with her daughter. Mr. Smith Is well acquainted with the west, as he has made several trips, covering almost every route there is to take. He made his first trip Into California 37 years ago, and with a group of friends was on an exploring expedition for gold. Mr. and Mrs. Smith expect to return to I.lveVmore some time in February. Mrs. Oftedahl, Seneca Hostess Seneca: The Modern Mixer club met at the home of Mrs. O. E. Oftedahl Wednesday afternoon. Games furnished part of the entertainment for the afternoon with Mrs. F. E. Single and Mrs. Howard Richards winning the prizes. The remainder of the afternoon was spent embroidering dish towels. Mrs. F. E. Slagle and Mrs. C. O. Bailey were club guests. Uov. Larrabee and His Renters Swea City Herald: With the tenant question being studied in Iowa, me is reminded of the rich lore that has grown up the last 50 years in Vorthwest Kossuth, always a high ennnt area. For instance, there was the time in the beginning when most of Eagle township was owned by Governor Larrabee, long slr.ce gathered to his fathers. For some ears the governor rented out the and at a dollar an acre, but event- lally he decided the returns would be greater if he leased on share rent. In the fall the governor instructed the elevators at Swea City not to >ay any cash to his tenants who had railed to make provisions for setting their rent. He furnished a list of, such tenants. It wasn't long till most of the grain coming out of Eagle township was being hauled jy the few farmers who were not on the governor's list. His tenant-} iiud ganged up on him, with the collusion of their neighbors. One day in late winter we happened to meet one of those flne sturdy characters of Swedish lineage who contributed so much to the development of this region. In the course of the talk he remarked his landlord had raised the rent. When we asked him how that was going tc affect him for the year, he re piled, "Vail, Ray, I skoll have U itaal m. little more, but I"l make It! MOLDED SUITS '10.95 Slim, trim, young suits that mould and flatter your figure. Pine wool. Kresensky's Named Burt Mayor Hurt: At the meeting of the town council Monday evening. J. T. Hean- cy, cashier of the Burt Savings Bank, was named mayor to succeed the late C. H. Blossom, who died Dec. 19. Mrs. C. E. Vigdal Recovering Healtl C. E. Vigdal, one of our subscrib ers from Whittemore, was in las week and in the course of our con versation, he told us that Mrs. Vig- dal had been laid up during th holiday season with rheumatism. However, we are glad to repor that she is now up and able to b around, although she is not able t get out of the house yet. i Back from California Fcnton: Mr. nnd Mrs. Alex Rml g returned home last week Frida after spending three weeks in Calif ornia, where they visited Mr. Rad g's father nnd other relatives. WC SAY IT WITH . Armstrong Fives Win Double-Headei Armstrong: The Armstrong boys and girls' basketball teams wo their first double-header of the sea son, Wednesday night, Jan. 5, her with Ayrshire. The girls' game proved to be th best game with the Ayrshire girl waging a strong but unsuccessful fight. The Armstrong girls led throughout At the half the throng Armstrong sextet led 24 to 17. Armstrong won 41 to 28. The boys had a very easy time with the substitutes playing most of the game. The boys led 13 to 2 at the half and 35 to 12 was the final score. Lavon Mixell starred for the Armstrong girls with 27 points. The Armstrong teams will meet Thompson Friday night, January 14th, at Thompson. Plenty of action will be seen as these teams clashed earlier in the year with the Armstrong hoys and Thompson girls winning. Cases of Mumps Many cases of the mumps arc prevalent here. Art Vigdal, John O'Neill. Lorenzo Helgason, T. E. Haworth and the Misses Margaret Brooks and Margaret Twedt have lie disease. KNIT DRESSES $3 and $5 Smartly styled knits, perfect for now and later. Lovely pastels. Sizes 12 to 20. Kresensky's Merle Holt Elected Ottosen Club Head Ottosen: The Luther League met Sunday evening. Election of officers was held. The officers for the coming year are:, president. Merle rlolt; vice president, Oscar Dahl; ;ecretary, Marilyn KJnseth; and .reasurer, Stanley Enockson. Jease Lovlg and Floyd Holt left for Texas Sunday of last week. Virginia Thomas of Fort Dodge is visiting at the W. H. Wehrspann's. Blanche Henrikson returned Sunday after the holidays with a frieu< in New Yoi'li. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lindgren and son of Sioux City, visited at th. John Stone's. Mr. and Mrs. John Logan of Des Moines spent a few days last week at J. Van Buskirk'a. Mr. and Mrs. Walton Fisher and daughter of Omaha spent the hoi idays at the Shipley home. Mr. and Mrs. Art Longseth o Cherokee, spent the week end re cently with his mother, Mrs. Anna Lougaeth. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Holt left on Monday of last week for Illinois t visit relatives and friend* and als to attend the golden wedding an nivernwy of Mr. Holt's uncle an aunt. TELEPHONE has not RISING COSTS It is costing considerably n-.orc to provide telephone service now than it did a few \ ears ago. Labor and material costs are higher, '1 axrs of this Company have increased hy about halt in the last two years. 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