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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 16, 1938
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nr;if»T. High Command Guiding Progress Days ALF KRESENSKY, president of the Algona Chamber ot Commerce, Is pictured above. His duties in connection with the March of Progress celebration are too numerous to count— chiefly, to see that everything goes according to Hoyle. MAJOR SAUL, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, shown above, Is especially Interested in the success of Progress Days. They are hts first civic promotion since .coming here several months ago. ^ CHET WILLIAMS, chairman of the civic progress committee, Is the brigadier general on the - firing line. His duties have been to actively contact other committee chairmen and iron out any difficulties arising, and to keep everything clicking. Today's Paper Largest in Modern County History Behind today's March of Progress edition of Th* Algeria Upper Des Moines, the largest single newspaper Issue of modem size In the history of Kossuth county, lies a purpose. It is not only to commemorate The two-day March of Progress celebration' this week, but to bring up to date, In picture ind word, the social and civic and business, progress ninde In this area In recent years. We hope that today's, paper will bring up to date from the standpoint of historical development where the Diamond Jubilee edition of 1929 left off. The Diamond Jublllee, was 32 pages In size, but page sizes then were six columns wide and 18 inches deep. Today's paper is eight columns wide and 22 inches deep and also 32 pages. Algona and Kossuth county have really "been going to town" these past few years. We hope, that the following pages will present an accurate picture of the main paths of prog- res?, and give a fairly clear idea of the progressive men and firms who are helping to maintain the position of Algona and Kossnth county as the finest city of Its size, in the finest county, in the finest state in the nation. It is especially opportune that the March of Progress Days should occur at this time of the yonr. with harvesting nut of the way, and fine crop in both small grains and corn assured for th'i section. March of Progress Days are a time for celebration and gaiety —for paying honor to those who went before and carved our modern community from the virgin, fertile prairie and a time for opportune buying of the necessities of life at special prices not found during ordinary buying periods. Local merchants are offering in the retail trade section a variety of special merchandise bargain events especially for these days. To those members of local committees and others who have worked hard and long to arrange a program suitable for the occasion, a wealth of thanks and congratulations are due. Staff members of this newspaper, both editorial and mechanical, have worked long and hard to preserve in print n definite period of progress. \Ve hope it meets with your approval. March of Progress Edition • 32 Pages Jlotnes; Established 1865 ALdONA. IOWA. TUESDAY, AUGUST Ni/IMH VOL n?.—NO. °>:{ ALL SET FOR PROGRESS DAYS HERE 1,600 View State Glad Show Here Saturday, Sun. HERMAN HAUBEKG. above, is in charge of the Old Settler's Day registration, and also the historic window decorations, which are proving of so much interest. Herman had plenty of work to do, and he did it all with precision and ffflc- ency. RALPH MHBPKK. cbaimuw at the watermelon slicer*. shown above, caught heck from his wife because he didn't heve a tie on when this picture was taken. M your slice of melon* Thursday, isn't an large as you wanted, see Ralph. One of the finest entry lists and one of the largest in IU history, made the state gladioli show, held in Algona last week end, one of the most successful In the history of the association. Complete attendance figures for the event will not be available for a day or two but officials estimate the total attendance at about 1,600, larger than any show 'in recent years. This figure probably would have been considerably larger had it not been for the ram in the evening which cut down the attendance the second night Archie Woods of Fayette, Iowa, was easily the foremost exhibitor at the statewide event, winning three of the nine special trophies Including the Dr. C. Hoeg Memorial Cup for the exhibitor with the highest in the fourth division. the amateur class, for which he, ilmself, was the donor of the cup, but he did not compete for his own rophy. Kruse Tops Algona Harry Kruse, ardent Algona grower, was the winner of the Al- ;ona Chamber of Commerce Cup, .warded to the Algott* grower with the highest number of point* In the ' '" 1 — third witll *04, wid Shore W. W. Gillesple, president of the Algona association was another major winner from Algona, carrying off the Hall of Fame trophy for the tallest spike in bloom in the entire ihow. M. C. Severson, Ames, won his own challenge cup for the amateur exhibiting the best three spikes of he decorative type. The Algona lotary Club Trophy for the best single spike in the entire show, amateur division, was won by John Klein. Sumner. Iowa. The Algona Clwanis Club cup for the best bas- iet, amateur division, was won by A. J. Amsler, of Sioux City. The Archie Wood cup for the Iowa amateur winning the highest number of points went to Merle Brush of Chelsea. Wood's other two wins were for exhibiting the best three spikes in the show for which he re- reived the Lozier Award and the J. 3. Lapes cup tor the exhibitor outside of Algona winning the most points. Other Awards Open class— small decorative typa: medals for single spike and three spikes won by R. B. Moss, Water- oo. Open class— decorative type; sweepstakes medals for both single spike and three spikes won by Archie Woods, Fayette. Amateur class— decorative type: bronze medal for best single spike won by John Klein, Sumner; silver medal for best three spikes won by J. Manton Dalne, Ames. Open class — exihibition type: both medals won by Archie Woods, Fay- •tte. Amateur class— exhibition typo: bronze medal for single spike won by John Klein, Sumner. Silver medal for best three spikes— tie between Merle Brush, Chelsea, and W. W. Gillesple, Algona. Open class— large exhibition type : medals for both best spike and and best three spikes won by by Archie Woods, Fayette. Amateur class — large exhibition type> medals for bcpt spike and best three spikes both won by Merle Brush, Chelsea. Amateur class- Open class — special display: I. G S. gold medal and I. G. S. bilver nedal won by Ray Moss, Waterloo. Open competition— special flora displays: won by Merle Brush, Chelsea. Open competitor!— all classes. Junior Chamber of Commerce cup won by Ray B. Moss of Waterloo. The bulb award for the grand champion spike of the show was won by John Klein, Sumner, with a Picardy spike. Whittemore Boy, 9. Wat Seriously Hurt Pat Higgins, 9, son of Mr. an Mrs. Con Higgins of Whittemore was struck and seriously injured by an automobile driven by Ben Ban wart of West Bend. The acciden happened about one-half mile north of Whittemore, on highway 44, las Wednesday. The road is under construction and details ot the accident seemed to be quite vague, except that th boy was walking whan struck. Congressman from Decorah to Talk noon..** KoMnth county, Celf brmte* JU CeitennlaJ March fl* Pragrmft. Mr. Biermann has been -active In legislative work particularly with regard to helpful farm legislation. Wednesday will be dedicated to Old Settlers. Tho program will be given at the south side of the court house. HONOR PIONEERS AT SWEA CITY FETE. THURSDAY Union: Pioneer, descendants of pioneers and Kossuth county cltiz- ;ns generally, paid tribute to Can- aln Jeanson, and other early set- era of Northwestern Kossuth coun- y, at a memorial session held on Thursday afternoon at the Swea ity public school. One hundred and five registered. Urs. Henry Ttaden of the Union Mothers and Daughters club presided. Mesdarncs Tom Reiil. Robert S»r- htt of Unidn, and Mrs. Hernmn flowman of SWI-M Pity were tin- re>; strntion committee. Hrid(;ei wfv blue and gold, the Swedish national olor.s. Ilclute Pioneer Incident* Mrs. Alma Nelson of Alsona told it days when it took four days to iring a load of feed to Alporm to 'inve it ground; the same time it :ook Hughes to circle the globe. Tt was sometimes two weeks between trips to get the mail, she related. She also told of having the Jean- up to the church in their carriage; it gave the same sensation a having royalty arrive for a visit. The pioneers had iheir difficulties; they were bothered with both grasshoppers and gophers, who would steal corn from their fields, and came in such large numbers that a field might be almost wiped clean Cranes were also a nuisance for the same reason. Other portions of the program were given by Mrs. Sanftner of Swea City. Mrs Henry Tjuden of the Union Club. Mrs. Louis Bode of Union. Mrs. Anna Larson of Sw City, Durc-ne Kossler. Mrs. John Larson. Mrs. Olaf Pearson and MM S. P. Eckholm of Swea City, and others. Ix-urnvd KtiKUkh from Fuper Captain Jeanson. another sueakcr ielated, learned to read English from the early Upper Des Maine,-, newspaper. and would then trans- lute it back into Swedish fur his family. Mrs. S. H. McN'utt (formerly Louisa Crose) related that 62 years ago last spring she was hired to teach school in what is now East Seneua township. The first morning she was confronted with two little children. Victor JSckholm's oldest boy and Hannah Adolphson. SI)-.finally taught them English. They became her best pupils. Speakers on the program were Louise Adophson of Des Moines. Mrs. D. D. Monlux of Algona.. and Rev. R. C. Swanson of Swea City. and several other impoimptu talks on early day lif« were also given. COMPLETE MARCH OF PROGRESS PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17TH (Old Settlers' Day) 2:15 p. m.—Queen Contest Awards. 2:30 p. m.—Talk by Congressman Fred Biermann of Decorah. 3:30 p. m.—Parade of bands from Humboldt, Algona, Hurt, LuVerne and Letts Creek. 7:30 p. m.—Concert Algona high school band. 9:00 p. m,—Free dance. THURSDAY, AUGUST 18TH (Watermelon Pay) 2:30 p. m. — Free Watermelon. 3:30 p. m.— Talk by George A. Wilson, of Moines. 4)30 p. m.— Concert, Junior High School Band 7:00 p. m.— Free Watermelon. 7:30 p. m. — Concert, Algona Municipal Band. 9:00 p. m. — Free Dance. Des President Roosevelt Sends Personal Greetings THE WMIT6 HOUSE WASHINGTON v.y f>»rT Mr. Waller: .It -if«?p >a« rywit tO'-fPuri, throurh th<» «t»dl*l adltJon of your n«wrnern*>r, to ortf-nil honrty ftpiaptirtcs to th« wrwwrilty in connection .with tfc» Al«oni» rtorcti of • ttrOffttMWi c*»lwbrf.t1on Ont«nnl«l. ''^AHfti with ^-.^^^^^r^'f^V/-. Very »iit«wf»if yw'ir 1 *, Biggest Event In Ten Years On This Week Kossuth county's greatest celebration In the past 10 years, the MARCH OF PROGRESS-CENTENNIAL celebration, will open tomorrow. Preliminary Indications are for a record-smashing crowd In the city for the two days, Wednesday and Thursday, August 17-18th. As a fitting climax to the preparations, a personal letter of congratulations and best wishes was received from President Roosevelt, who has just returned from his vacation. The message is printed In facsimile on this page. To Crown Progress Queen The actual program will got under way Wednesday afternoon, when announcement of winners of the March of Progress Queen contest in made, at the platform to be erected south of the court house square. On both afternoons, a program has been arranged and is reprinted on this page. Both evenings a free dance on a special dance floor to be laid on State street is planned. Music will be provided by the Rhythm Rambles. Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening, free watermelon will be given away by the Chamber of Commerce. This will the third annual Watermelon Day in this community. Many Historic Windows HUGH HERMAN, 67, DIES AFTER 2-YEAR ILLNESS Bites for Pioneer Resident To be Held This Afternoon - ' The community was saddened late Sunday afternoon when it became known that Hugh Herman, well known retired Algona farmer, had died at his home following a two years' illness. He had suffered a great deal during his Illness, but was able to be down town now and then until about six weeks ago when he became bedfast. Mrs. Herman has been his constant companion, devotedly caring for him at all times. Mr. Herman was born May 31, 1871 at Buena Vista, In Clayton county, Iowa. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Herman, who moved to Kossuth county when he was two years old. They settled In Union township where the y glmalrwef alAfl where the family grew up and received its education. On November 22, 1802, he was married to Miss Nettle Slmpklin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Slmpklns, who at tbat «Wt» Pltped the'liotJM later owVied Ify the if /. QUmores. He and hl» bride began mfm •• • itfl'oi* * **«***! Mr. T-. B. 1>11«T, Ur.n«r Hits Pole, Fating Serious Change Here Tales of witnesses about a zigzag driving tour which[ended when the car struck a telephone pole, brought J. B. Johnston's Jr. inlu Mrjyor Spechi's court yriday on a i-haVrii- of driving while intoxicated According to the stories of complaining witnesses Johnston's auto finally ran into and t^oke off -i telephone pole on Minnesota street near the corner of Kennedy. After that he was arrested un4 lodged over night in jail. He waived preliminary hearing and was over to the fail term of court. Ball bond was first $500 and on plea of the defendant's attorney, Johnston was released or, his own bond. Malcolm E. Mathwes was fined SB Thursday by Mayor Specht on a charge of druknenness and coats were set at $3.50. The defendant, paid $1 and was given until Saturday to pay the remainder. Police Officer Cecil McGinnis made the arrest Charges Desertion; Is Seeking Divorce Francis Nyles. Algona, filed suit for divorce. Saturday, from Alfrvd Nyles in one of the cases slated for ht'iring in the fall term of the district court whi< li opens September 19. In her affidavit. Mrs. Nyles charged her husbunil with desertion. A resident of the Kossuth county home near Alguna, she has three chiM- ren. Alfred 10. Dorothy Mae 'J, and Donald 6. Alfred Nyles is at present serving a seven year term in th>.> state penitentiary at Fort Madison He had previously served a time year term in the Minnesota state penitentiary at Stillwaler according to the papers tiled by Francis Nyles. George M. Purvis, Los Altos. California, filed suit in district court to gain a clour title for a transfer uf property. In the first papers; filed in, the case Purvis stated, it was necessary to have another party appointed by the court to act in the transfer for bis wife, Anna Purvis, an incompetent. HOtitt Best light butch., 140-100 .$7.25-7.0') Best light butch , 1(>0-IKU .. 7.50-7.75 Best light butch., ]80-2<iU . 750-8.011 Best light butch.. 200-220 8.2 i Best 'tijjht hutch.. 22U-250 . 8.0.1 Med. heavy, 25J) 270 7.75 MeO". heavy, 270-2'jO 7..V' Med. heavy. 2!iO-325 T.2~i Butclu-rs. 325-350 .. 7.00 Heavy Butchers. 350-400 0.7'J Packing sows, 275-350 ... 6.50 Packing sows. 350-400 000 Packing sows, 400-500 . . 5.«0 CATTLE Canncrs and cutters $3.00-3.75 Veal calves 5.00-7.50 Stock steers fl.OtV-6.00 Fat yearlings 7.00-8.00 Fat cows . 4.00-5.00 Fat steers 800-90.1 Bulls 4.50-5.25 GRAIN No. 2 mixed corn $ 3S No. 2 white corn 38'-j No. 2 yellow cor n 38': No. 3 white oats 15 Barley, No. 3 . 30 EfiliS HenneryH .. 20o No. 1 . 1<< • No. 2 IV fash cream No. 1 . '>-•.• No. 2 ?.'!c Swe-et -'i ' i-oi LTKY Hens, over 5 lb>. . 1 Ic Hens. 4 to 5 Ibs 12'.' Hen.s, under 4 Ita.s. . !)c Left-hum hens . ft, Cocks, over 4'j .. '>• Cocks, under 4'j .. 8> Geese, live B .• Ducks, live 3c Springs,, heavy voer 5 Ibs. 1G-,' Springs, under 4 10,Springs, 4 in 5 1.'!'.' Leghorn springs 10'j Call on Neighbors, Find House on Fire Irvington: Mrs. Ray Fitch and hoi- MHttr, Mrs. Ben Potti'f wer; recent visitors with Mrs. Kthtl lulinson in the Doan neip.hbc'i hotnl. While coming home they went by H ii Knox home and discovi red the house to be on lire. Upon entering they found tin: fire fo be directly under the telephone and were unable to put it out. They returned to the f'ickaids to ask for aid and as they did not have « telephone they called in a crew of threshers who were working at the Waiter Blakes. As the fire burned slowly very little damage was done. It is thought the fire originated from sparks Hying into a cob basket which sat near the stove. Wesley Voters Turn Down Water Tower Wesley: Voters of Wesley turned down a bond issue which would finance the construction of a new water tower, last Thursday, with !:>!) votes being cast. Eighty-nine voted •u;airist tin- bond issue, and 53 voted for it. There are a possible 30.) voles in Weslev. On August 25. the Wesley voters will ballot anain. this time on whcth er~ or 1 mil the school district shall authorize constr in timi of a school yinn i Ulna and auditorium. A grant of <!i.ouo friun I' \V A. funds In i bi'cn riromised I" heln with tli- i btruclurc. if the I...n.l is-uu i-arrie.-. Monsti-is of tile project point on' ; the iiei-cs.'-ity fur the |in<pose-<l .-tni' 1 j ture in the cori':iniriiity. not only f..." school children, but as a pi,ire fo' "••nenil public gatherings in that ., , awaiting their doom on Thursday. On Thursday afternoon the Judging of the tall corn will bo held, with five grand prizes to be awarded. Wednesday afternoon will be especially attractive, with five mnrcli- ing bands scheduled to appear here for concert and drill work during the afternoon and evennig. Concession space has been sold on State street from the Algona hotel corner on east to past the Masonic Temple. Two bingo stands will be operated locally. No gyp- shows or girl shows are to be allowed. A ferrls wheel, merry-go-round, motor glide, athletic show, novelty shows, photo mill, midget cars, mechanical farm and other attractions will be offered, all on State street. Old Settlers Honored On Wednesday, also, Old Settlers will be especially honored. Arrangements have been made for them to register at the old post office building on the corner of Slat') and Thorington. They will be presented with ribbons, denoting the length of time they have been ir> Kossuth county. All platform programs will b>' held or. the south .-.idc of the court huuse. where a loud .speaker system is being installed to adequately carry the program to the far edyc.-i of the crowd. Congressman Fred B.icrrnann. (leimirral. Dcconih. Iowa, will speali on Wednesday afternoon, tjcorgc A. Wilson, republican candidate, for governor, will speak Thursday afternoon. Mr Wilson Is from Des Moines. Both men are able speakers, and their appearance here is a distinct compliment. They should be greeted by a large atendance at the programs. Four Melon Stands Four stands will dispense free watermelon, Thursday, both in the afternoon and in the evening. The stands will be located at intervals from the Botsfurd Lumber yard corner east to the Kent Motor corner. The entire program of celebration !K dedicated to the Spirit of 1'rogre'i.s in keeping with 100 of Iowa history. Surplus of Bees Irvington: Among the pests which sem to abound every where thi: season, there also seems tu be an extra supply of bumble bees. Wilfred Giech was stung by one last week near his eye, which caused him c.n- siderable pain, the eye swelling shut. Rains Delay Road Work in County Heavy rains recently have delayed work on Kos»uth roads according to the county engineer's office At present the crews are working a 2-mile stretch uf road north of the Cresco church. After the first of this week the crews will shift operations and. begin work which needs to be done One child Wo* borri to Mr. and 1 Mra. Herman, a daughter, Lenoret Mae. She married Dr. George El- vldge of Perry and Jived there unfit her death six years ago. About 20 years ofro the Herman.i moved to Algonti when Mr. Herman decided to retire. He enjoyed tha fellowship of the Uoval Arch Masons, was a Knight Templnr and it- Shrincr, and was always an active participant In the work of all thei organizations. He was treasurer of the Kossuth County Mutual nt the time of hi» death and had served In that office for many jrearit. His genial disposition and ability made him ever popular with the groups with which he associated. Beside his wife, Mr. Herman is survived by his brother, Conrad, of Algona, John, and Mrs. Lena Lindsay of Spokane, Washington. Out of town relatives who will be hero for the funeral are Mrs. Clnre Heath of Portage. Wisconsin, ami her father, Ralph D. Peck of Rl", Wisconsin. Funeral services will he hi-ld this afternoon at 2:30 from the Congr< Rational rhur.-h of which he was ii member with the Itov. T'feiffer official illK, IMM.stcd bv the RcV. (!i'(ll"4" Van'-'-. Til>•••!• will he Masonic services ;tt the grave with right Knight. Templars acting as pall bearers. Fenton Boy Cut On Broken Jar Fenton 3 Billie Stigman, 7. son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stipmun, .stepped (in a broken fruit jar, Wednesday, while iroini; barefoot anil cut his foot to the bone. The glass, went through the ball of his fool up between the toes and severed! an artery. Dr. J. A. Mueller put. in four stitches to close the wound. Geo. Larson, Portland Twpt. Was Not Fined III the AllKUsl ill.! isllr of this IH'Uspiiper, ml item \\its carried reKurdiiiK u liiu- fur druiikeii- llcoft paid liy u (ieortf I-arson. The justice court record did not suy ulit're. hi* vvii^ from, and neither did the newspaper story, on u, result The ticurgc l.arsjll lined fur that olfensu UVCK sou tiniest uf AlKUIlu, the arrcstillK cilliicrs. I'ecil McClinnis stilted lu»t u.-« k. and is nut deorni- l.arsun vvliu lives ill Portland tuxvuship. .Mr. Larson uf Portland and his ftunily huve liceri unfurtuu- ute in till* coiuiection, aiiii ue wi»h to make it very cleaj thut our guod friend iu I'ortlaiiJ tuwukhip vvu* not involved No License—Fined Merle E. Davidson, Algona, w;i.s fined SI and $2 costs by Justice P. i A. Dansoir, Monday, on a charge of | operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license. Davidson W'-H picked up in a drive put on by stalM palrulnien a week ago Monday t.» check linhls, brakes and driver'^ licenses. EXTRA COPIES of this March of Progress Edition for sale ut this office lOc includes wrapper

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