The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1950 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 14, 1950
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Want Harness Racing At State Fair •A A A1..A -*_., • . ^B^ Charge. Jha* dropping horse racing at the State Fair, by the State Fair Board, hits directly at numerous Iowa industries and might conceivably add to Iowa juvenile delinquency and fatal highway accidents are made by horse lovers, strong in their condemnation of the new policy. Horsemen point out that Iowa horses eat Iowa oats, Iowa corn Iowa hay and Iowa bran and use Iowa straw. Their owners employ Iowa veterinarians. They buy Iowa-made scrums, Iowa mineral supplements, Iowa-made sulkies and carts, and sometimes race in Iowa-made harness. Iowa horses wear shoes fashioned by Iowa blacksmiths out of. steel purchased through Iowa retailers. Even their manure is spread over Iowa truck gardens! One well-known Iowa horse breeder points out that the Des Moines Iron Work* makes horseshoe nails, hoof niffers, hoof files and sells steel for horseshoes; that the Boyt Company of Des Moines makes all types of harness; that the Jerrald Sulky Co. of Waterloo makes racing bikes and jog carts; that the Puritan Laboratories and the Sargent Co. of Des Moines and the Occo Chemical Company of Oelwein make mineral supplements suitable for horses; that there are at least six serum companies in Des Moines and others in various parts of the state; and that the business of all these and other Iowa concerns will be hit by the dropping of horse racing at the State Fair by the Republican State Fair Board. "Iowa horse breeders already are ?hJf>r^3 iheir animal* to Florida and other southern stales, taking them out of Iowa, shutting off their buying here," says this Iowa breeder. "The idea pi no horse racing at our State Fair has much of the same effect as having no turkey on Thanksgiving or no celebration of the Fourth of July," says Ross H. Stottart of Chariton. "A horse is a living thing which needs much care, sKill and training to respond to the driver's or rider's hands. While many of our horses have come from Iowa farms, those who haven't do consume products from Iowa farms . . . Horse racing education on Children's Day, to our way of thinking, is far better than making youngsters automobile speed crazy." "Part of the tradition of the Iowa State Fair has been the horses," says Mrs. John Sloane, wife of a well-known Des Moines horse breeder. "I would be safe in saying that the people in the grandstand don't give a hoot whether they see world champions racing or not. A race in slow time that is well matched and ably driven is just as entertaining and just as thrilling to watch as a Grand Circuit two- minute mile. "So what if the horses don't make any money for the fair, as the State Fair Board gives as an excuse for dropping them? At jeast they are run suggesting to impressionable youngsters what a thrill it might be to take an automobile and see how fast it will go! Of course, stock-car racing is popular with the young set, so is chasing through the streets of Des Moines and other Iowa cities at 80 miles an hour, or racing their own stock cars on the highway." Mrs. Sloane answers the State Fair Board argument that horse FARMERS Call for Our Daily Market Quotations on Your HOGS VEAL CALVES SHEEP WESTERN BUYERS AtfiONA.IOWA, STOCK BUYERS. PHONE 107 racing loses money for the State Fair, by saying: "Were it possible to ask everyone who stayed away from the State Fair last year, or who stayed out of the grandstand on the afternoons of horse racing, why they did so, there would not be one-tenth of one per cent who would answer "Heck, who cares about harness racing?" They would probably say that the unkempt appearance of the grounds in general, the lack of adequate free drinking water facilities, the doorless and dirty women's toilets, the amateurish and insulting manner of handling traffic, the utter lack of glamour in the afternoon grandstand shows and the suspension of "passes" were the combination that kept too many Mr. and Mrs. lowans and their children off the State Fair grounds." "Maybe the people whose paid admissions and whose tax money goes to support the State Fair should test out the power of the people," concludes Mrs. Sloane, "and see if by expressing themselves in letters and postcards to Governor Beardsley they can do something about ihe situation. After all, the Governor is a member of the State Fair Board." Conoco Announces New Motor Oil Continental Oil Company today revealed development of a new motor oil — the result of eight years' laboratory research, two winters of testing in Montana and Colorado, and a 50,000-mile road test along the Mexican border, according to C. G. Venteicher, local agent for Conoco. The new oil called "Conbco Super Motor Oil," will be made available in Algona starting Wednesday, Feb. 15, he said. Each of six cars and four trucks, during the 70-day road test along the Mexican border, covered more than 50,000 miles at an average speed of 60 miles an hour for the cars, and 50 miles an hour for the trucks. The cars were run for 14 hours each day, six days a week, in the sizzling South Texas heat that at times reached 110 degrees in the shade. Eight hundred miles per day were racked up on the speedometers of the test cars, and 890 miles a day on the trucks. At the end of the 50,000-mile run, equal to five years' mileage for the average family car, engines of the cars showed no wear, of any consequence. In fact, by actual measurement with highly sensitive instruments, wear was an average of less than one one- thousandth of an inch on cylinders and crankshafts. Original factory machining marks were still visible on piston rings. The road testing results are certified by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio. Texas, and Norman Penfold 'of the Institute, under whose certification the test run was made. Mr. Penfold is acknowledged as the outstanding independent authority on oil testing. RUBBER STAMPS — AL.L kinds, all sizes—made to order At the ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES. in the NEW newspaper building, 111 E. Call St. 5tf Nome McNertney Chairman Of Cancer Campaign Announcement of the appointment of H. J. McNertney of Bancroft, county attorney, to replace Mrs. Roscoe Mawdsley, Jr., of Burt, as fund raising chairman for the cancer control program in Kossuth county was made today by H. B. Hook of Mason City, state campaign chairman of the Iowa division of the American Cancer Society. In 1949, Mrs. Mawdsley, after assuming the chairmanship late in April, succeeded in raising 10% of Kossuth county's quota. Workers representing all towns and rural areas in the county will be named by Mr. McNetney to assist in the 1950 campaign, which will be held in in April, designated by congressional resolution as cancer month. In accepting the appointment, Mr. McNertney stated, "I have assumed community leadership for this important cause to help do my part in saving lives both today and in the future. The money we obtain broadens the attack through research, which seeks cancers cause and cure; through education, which today can save thousands of lives if people learn cancer's danger signals and act upon them, and through service which is helpful to the patient himself. And, in addition, as we raise money, we supply life-saving educational information to the public." The year-round program of cancer education and service is under the direction of Mrs. Lloyd Bohannon of Algona, temporary chairman of the Kossuth county chapter. Marie Melz, 63, Rites Feb. 2nd Lakota — Marie Melz passed away at the hospital in Blue Earth, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 2, after a two-year illness. Funeral service was held at Stevens last week Monday, with the Rev. Kitsman officiating. She • was 63 years old and leaves one daughter, Lucy Melz. TO HETIRE At Audubon, pharmacist Miss Daisy Frick is retiring after 46 years of operating the Frick drug store there. Miss Frick was one of the first women pharmacists in Iowa. ANNIVERSARY Mr. and Mrs. George Upham of Fredericksburg observed their 72nd wedding anniversary Jan. 31. Mr. Upham was born in 1857, his wife in 1858. The first 60 years of their marriage was spent on a farm near Fredericksburg. PHONE 229 Dollar for Dollar yam. can't beat a If Your Name Is Why Pay Why Take Less! What means most to you in a motor car? Beauty? Roominess? Performance? Comfort? Whatever your yardstick of automobile value is, you'll find that Pontiac offers all you hope for— and mare! Because here, in "The Most Beautiful Thing on Wheels", is America's outstanding buy, a car that dollar for dollar and feature for feature brings you to ouly one conclusion— it's needless u> pay more, U's disappointing to take few. Your Pontiac dealer stands ready to prove it with a demonstration. 33?£^Mz I7Y* *~rictl tuti-el I* ,L *'. ru ' America's loweit-Priced Straight Eight Lowest-Priced Cor with CM Hydra-Marie Drive Optional o* ijlt modtlt at tuttret tott. Thrilling, Power-Packed Performance—Choice of 6 or 8 World Renowned Road Record for Economy and Long Lift . Only Car in the World with Silver Streak Styling MAHJORIE By Ann Reynolds. Ph. D. Marjorie is the Scottish way to spell "Margery." By now Marjorie is a separate name, and it has been one for quite a few centuries. One Marjorie, Countess of Carrick. was the mother of the famous King of Scotland, Rohert the Bruce, crowned early in ihe 14th century. Today, as wo know, "Marjorie" is not confined to women of Scotch ancestry: it's a favorite name with all English speaking peoples. The name "Margery" from which Marjorie derived, is a French variation of Margaret. This, in turn, has been shortened to Madge and Maisie, and all these names have set up shop as independent names. To one Margery belongs the honor of having written the first Autobiography in English, although "written" is a slight exaggeration, for Margery could not read nor write. She dictated the fascinating story of her adventurous life, in the course of which she traveled as far as Jerusalem, Rome, Germany and the Baltic States from her native England. This woman was Margery Kempe, regarded by some as almost a saint, by others as a near hypocrite. Margery Kempe failed at her trade as a miller and a brewer in Lynn, Norfolk, England, her home town; all her longing was directed toward the spiritual world. She was concerned with matters of the soul only. And so she met with plenty of trouble in the everyday world. Several times she was accused of heresy because she took it upon herself to expound the Bible. Even her habit of going about in white clothes was something she was reproached for; white clothed were the privilege of maidens, and Margery was a married worn- DANCE Thursday, February 16 ST. CECELIA'S ACADEMY Square Dancing — Polkas Modern Dancing Good Music — Fun For Old And Young Admission: 50c plus tax Sponsored by January and February Circles Tuesday, February 14, 1950 Algona Upper Des Moines—3 an. although eventually she nnd her husband agreed not to live as man and wife. As "The Book of Margery" was deciphered from an old manuscript, and published, only some eight years ago, its value is still a very controversial subject. One thing is certain. Margery Kempe, a keen observer with a vivid mind, retained for us n lively picture of the way simple folks lived in the 14th century, in England and in the other lands she visited. (Interested in =omc other name.? Address your request to Dr. Reynolds, in carp of this paper. Dr. Reynolds writes about the names most often requested.) COMING THURSDAY, FEBRUARY Brd Another Bang-Up Legion CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT 8:00 P. M. Public Invited! The last Legion Cribbage tournament was a huge success . . . almost forty players got in the fray . . . there were prizes for top score, best hands, even a booby prize. Put the date down now, plan to attend. At LEGION HALL Hogg-Turner Post Ptriiips you've taken part In community barn raising too. There's a fini example of how neighbors can help each ether out—a fine example too of how our American way of nluntary coaperaUon makes for good living. ALGONA IMPLEMENT COMPANY Commercial Street Iowa Security your neighbors help to give you The protection and security you enjoy in a mutual life insurance company come from the millions of other families cooperatively joined with you. Have you ever thought of it this way?—You and your Equitable neighbors are building an economic structure that stores security. You are working together with a common aim, and with every premium payment you make you add a unit in a continuing building process that has been progressing for 90 years. Yes, your insurance security seems close to home when you come to think of it—and that security has the soundest of bases . . . the cooperation of your friends and neighbors all over the U. S. Remember, The Equitable Society is no further from you than your closest < neighbor with an Equitable policy. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES THOMAS I. PARKINSON • PRESIDENT 393 SEVENTH AVENUE * NEW YORK 1, NEW YORK REPRESENTED BY: 610 E. MCGREGOR ST. C. R. JOHNSON ALGONA PHONE 328-J

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