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The Algona tTpper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, Aug. 16,1938 Algona View Taken Fiwt Watermelon Day STEADY GROWTH ONE OF CITY'S BIGGEST ASSETS * L Kennedy-Parsons, Swift's, Norton Machine Works "Unsung" Heroes, START OF FIRST WATERMELON liAY, August 1938. By mid-afternoon of this day, an estimated five thousand people were thaonglng the streets. Picture was taken from over Bloom's Coast to Coast store, looking east down State street £•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••11 COMPLIMENTS OF Lewis V. McWhorter BUYER OF CATTLE, HOGS AND SHEEP Full Market Price At All Times Phone 535 Algona, Iowa 10|0 Years Ago It Was Different— Today We Do Things The Streainlined Way- ixeed the pause that refreshes. .. at home, too Three of .the outstanding private msiness enterprises doing a whole- iale business chiefly from their Algona plants, are the Kennedy 'arsons Co.. the Swift & Co branch nd the Norton Machine Works. Employment of these three firms alone runs from 60 on the payroll up, according to the time of the I'ear. NORTON PLANT ONE OF UNSUNG" LOCAL PLANTS The machine works built up in Algona by Ray Norton is one of the least publicized of the city's act- ve business organizations, perhaps chiefly because so much of Its business is of an Interstate nature, and does not directly affect the local community, except as it gives employment here. The Norton Machne Works is employing 11 at the] present time, exclusive of Mr. Nor:on. At least 50 percent or more of the business of the local firm Is the manufacture of valve reseating equipment, which is being sold from coast to coast, and Is a product for which the local firm has gained a wide reputation. Machine work and general welding are other activities of the organization. The firm has been located here about 20 years. SWIFT & CO. EMPLOYS FORTY MEN, WOMEN The Algona branch of Swift & Co. is employing 40 people at the present time, and during certain periods of the year may hire additional help. Matt Lamuth. veteran employee of Swift's, Is the local manager. The present plant location has been in existence since 1914. and prior to that time the company had several other semi-temporary quarters. Three trucks are operating from the local plant at present, and the organization covers a territory ol about 25 miles in radius from Algona. KENNEDY & PARSONS ONE OF NEWER FIRMS The Kennedy & Parsons Co., one of the newer wholesale firms in Algona, employs 11 people at the present time. F. E. Saunders i.< fWNTWS OUTFIT 70TOWN IN* AWUSEOAN OLD LOG CABIN fOKANOffKt. OWEOFTNEWWLD'S GREATEST EXPLORERS, University flourd. • eoKe&f/it SOWSECinMWWTERS /f> the arctic! Claims G. O. P. Formed in Iowa Rlpon, Wisconsin, has, for years, claimed that the Republican party was born at that place in the summer of 1884, and Jnckson, Michigan, has been even noisier in Its claims, but C. A. Boise, Washington county, Iowa, doctor says that the G. O. P. was organized in Fcbruray, 1854, at Crawfordsville, Iowa. The organization meeting took I of age, and known as the "oracl* place In the Seceder church. Prom-1 of Crawfordsville". these men spent inent leaders of the community in- several hours in the building precluding Samuel Russell, Maj. Rankin. Matthew Moorhead, Robert Young. Professor Samuel Howe and son, Oscar, of Mount Pleasant, were among the group at the meet- Ing. The meeting adjourned from the church to a building known as "The House of All Nations." According to Sarah Crawford then l!i years paring a set of resolutions, and then returned with them to the group at the church. The were debated and amended and adopted, and the party was born during the early morning hours. The "House of AH Nations" had the further honor of being one of the stations of the "underground railway" during the Civil War. BUWE HAOPON wa «wr f 1. m EACH HISTORICAL FACT OR oppirr PWWINING TO tow USHEP wwFume • saw YWK coNn?i8uno« TO THIS PWEK. Did Credit For Movie Projection Machine Go To The Wrong Man Algonan Recalls Early Circus Owner who Wintered Here with Invention the plant manager. The company established a branch here in 1931, and has expanded in business from the local branch until about two years ago when increased business necessitated a new building, located just east of the Northwestern tracks on State street. Five trucks operate from the plant here and the company is handling distribution in nine counties for Old Style Lager beer, and also manufactures Green Spot, an orange drink. The firm also handles a wide dls trlbution of creamery supplies, laundry supplies, dairies and dry cleaners supplies and merchandise for ice cream manufacturers and produce men. Employees of the firm at present in addtlon to Mr. Saunders. in A1- Kona. are Art Schuck. Clarenca Paisley, Delmer McFadden, Murl Potter, Piiul Ncllis. Ber. Amelsbu'\? Jerome Voit, Gregory C< r.per, Nor man Walker and John Bishop. You enjoy the pause that refreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola away from home. And you can enjoy it at home, too. Buy it in the handy six-bottle carton from your dealer. It's so easy to carry. Algona Lady in Slogan Contest In Calif. City "The City of Beautiful Dreams" is a slogan for the city of San Clemente, California, submitted by Miss Mary Kain of Algona to the Chamber of Commerce of that city, which is conducting a slogan contest. Miss Kaln lived in California for a number of years and Is familiar with San Clemente, which is on the ocean Between Los Angeles and San Diego. It has not been learned as yet who s the winner of the slogan contest, DUt the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in acknowledging Miss Kain's letter, said in part: "Our mayor. Dan Mulherron, is very well acquainted in your city, particularly with Geo. Galbraith, Austin Witham and the Joe Nicoulin family, who passed away in Hollywood. Mr. Mulherron hopes that you will look him up on your next trip to California." (By Cleve Barton) , About 1895 or 1896, In the fall, a wagon show tied up In Algona for the winter. It was Bonheur Bros, animal circus and motion picture show. The Bonheur Bros, were a trio, James, Howard and Amos. James, I think, was the eldest and he was a cripple. He was also afflicted with tuberculosis. Thoy rented a livery stable that stood on the grounds south of where the Mary Sorensen residence now stands, and used the barn to house their horses and wagons. They hired no rigs out, but had space for farmers to put their teams in out of the cold during their stay In town. Religious, Upright Men The Bonheurs were very religious and upright men. They lived, I think, by the side of James or Cal streets, across from the west edge of the new postoffice lot. James Bonheur claimed, and '. have always thought Justly, tha he was the inventor of the motion picture machine, which at that tinu was called the Klnetoscope. He a least had hopes to prove that hi was the inventor in fact. If not in public acknowledgement. This writer has a very vivid recollection of going into Bonheur's and seeing the picture mach'nc and having tales told of circus life nj it was lived by a small circus that they hauled around the country by trained horses. They Never Swore Of the brothers, I cun say. that they never used tobacco or liquor in any form, nor did they ever use a swear word to my knowledge. I can remember them as devout Christian gentlemen, who deserved more of the good things in life than I think they ever got. Thomas Edison was given credit for invention of the motion picture machine, but I believe that somewhere along the line the Bonheur brothers also had an Important part in its development. The total cost of all accidents In Subscriber for 40 Years Fred Hanselman, prominent West Bend farmer, was an Algona visitor the other day and while calling at this office It developed that he had been a subscriber to the Upper Des Moines for over forty years. Such men as Mr. Hanselman have been the backbone of this paper, and it is needless to say that we appreciate them. Note on being careful: 39.500 Americans died in motor vehicle acci- ents in 1937, compared with 38.089 in 19:i6: 19.500 died of occupatioii.il accidents. 32.500 in home accidents the country during the year 1937 | and 18.000 in other accidents in 1937. was $3.600.000. including wage loss, j compared respectively with 18.500; medical expense, property damage j 37.000 and 19.50 during 1936. Fig- and fires. An amount which em- ures from the national safety coua- phasized the necessity of safety. oil. Buffalo Once Roamed Kossuth COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. Phone 2 — Humboldt, la. U. ». M. Waat* Ad* Bring Quick Result* BUFFALO ONCE ROAMED in Kossuth county. Pictured above are two of the last survivors of large herds which made North Kossuth County their home. Tho names of north Kossuth townships bad a real meaning—Buffalo, Titonka, etc. Because of the buffalo grazing grounds in the county, with plenty of good feed and water, the Indian bands made this section their hunting grounds, with resulting bloodshed over who had what right to hunt here. We Thank You In preparing this special Issue of The Algona Upper DCS Molnes, the largest paper of modern size Issued In the history of Kossuth county publishing, we are Indebted to a number of sources for aid In preparing material to be found in those pages. To Clem S. Erlander, of the L. S. Donaldson Co., Minneapolis, Minn., for valuable layout work, advice and preparation of content To Donald Rosa Eck, Chicago, 111., for aid and assistance In preparing routing of trip taken by the March of Progress queen contest winner. To the Meyer Both advertising service for special Illustrative material on the Centennial year. To the Iowa Centennial Committee for special material. To the State Historical Society for special material. To the Chamber of Commerce general committees for splendid cooperation, To many friends throughout th* county who have aMUtod by contributing special material. To the builness flrn» and institutions who have generously provided institutional copy to make this edition what we hope It will m<»—a valuable keepsake in years to come. A world of happiness unwinds before eager eyes every day of the year in the theatre. Folks forget themselves as they thrill to the romance of Gable and Lombard . . . laugh with Fields and Allen .. . smile and lose their hearts to charming little Shirley Temple . . . shiver at Charlie Chan's uncanny detective work . . . chuckle at Edward Everett Horton and Hugh Herbert. Forget yourself when you go to the theatre—that's what it Is for. There worried people check cares at the door, the old become young again and youth dreams of the future. It's easy to park your troubles at the theatre door and forget to pick them up when you leave—for lowans in 1938 know their state is blessed with much to be happy and gay about. Rich, well-watered farmlands are promising bountiful crops. Iowa's business is surging forward. We join with otners In the community in a salute to March of Progress Centennial Days. We invite you to celebrate. LET'S BE HAPPY! Call and Iowa Theatres N. C. RICE ALGONA, IOWA BELIEVERS During Kossuth March of Progress Days- or When Convenient WE INVITE YOU TO INSPECT OUR NEWLY REMODELED CHAPEL.... New Carpets, New Draperies, New Furnishings and remodeling of our chapel and its facilities has just been completed. Its quiet, simple but new dignity is in keeping with our desire to provide the best possible service when the occasion demands. No expense has been spared to provide Algona and Kossuth county with the finest chapel in North Iowa. Iowa's Centennial year is a good time for us to pay our respects again to the revered memory of those pioneers who endured hardships so that we who came after might benefit. It is also a good time to pledge anew our desire to carry on in modern times —to provide the service a public expects—to continue in a modern manner the fine traditions of those who came before us. W. G. McCULLOUGH FUNERAL DIRECTOR f '< f Laird & McCullough Chapel 112 So. Dodge St., Algona, Iowa, Phone 521 -W

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