Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 8, 1931 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 8, 1931
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PAOKTWO Y.TV^V; V T/r* ? t!^^^ ^ , v . ^ . . Service In the Fullest Sense of the Word We pride owselTes on the fact that our establishment has a reputation of providing REAL service. We realise the responsibility of this reputation which rlrUallj places us In a position of public trust and delegates ns to offer products and serrlces of unquestionable quality at fair prices. We> realize^our success depends on the execution of this trust and we accept It gladly. »00%A1EMITE-INC Our establishment Is known In the lubricating business as 6 100 per cent Alemite-ing Station. That means we are equipped to render genuine Alemite- Ing Service. And Almlte-lng, as you know, means high pressure lubrication with genuine Alemite lubricants and Alemite Service Equipment developed especially for use in the Alemite System on your car. This is of great Importance to you. For, here, you can have your car Alemited instead of just "greased." An Alemited car runs like new. There is no noise, no friction, no wear. Excessive depreciation is halted; repair bills are cut tremendously; thousands of miles are added to its life. It costs no more to have Gum Dipped Balloons on your trucks and busses. The famous Pickwick fleet equipped 100 per cent with Firestone Gum - Dipped truck and bus balloons piled up the aggregate of over 300,000,000 miles during the past three years. Tire mileage increased nearly 50 per cent. We would be glad to analyze your equipment and submit our price on a balloon change-over. PROMPT BATTERY SERVICE Recharging Buy our Firestone Extra Duty Battery. Built for those who want more than ordinary service. In fact due to its double insulation between extra height plates this extra duty battery gives all car owners additional protection against failures on the road. iTircstonc ONE-STOP SERVICE ^HOBmBHMB^ Tire Service Co. Alemiting Washing Vulcanizing Brake Service Phone 856 VIC M>WE - GLEN McMURRAY ^^^^^^^^^^^=^^= " •"" n r\ " r ' >.'•». , Aman, of Oregon FARMERS ARE LEARNING HOW TO GROW CORN By Frank Aman. Mt. Angel, Ore., Dec, us — I tun sending my remittance for the. Advance, and I certainly enjoy the paper. It brings back to mind old 'rlends as well as good times en- loyed with them. I am still farming, located two miles southeast of Mt. Angel. We are having what we call our winter now, a little fog and rain, and though we may have a little enow t never lasts more than a week or two, sometimes only a few days. I finished fall work two weeks ago; there is not much spring seeding done here. I am putting In about 40 acres of corn next year; corn was a fair crop last year and of good quality. When we came here not much corn was raised because of dampness of the weather in the fall, but gradually farmers found It could bo <cpt by having the cribs ventilated properly. There are large acreages of flax raised near Mt. Angel. It has just recently introduced and does very well. This Is the fiber flax, and has to be pulled by hand or machine. Then when sufficient- y dry it Is hauled by truck, to the state penitentiary at Salem, where the labor is done mostly by the convicts. I raised 12 acres last year which averaged over three tons "to the acre. Mt. Angel has a population of 1000. It Is.noted as an educational center, having a large public grade school with an attendance of about 400 children, an academy for girls where high school and normal are aught, and also Mt. Angel college and Seminary for boys where high school and college are taught. Mt. Angel has a farmers'. cooper- itive creamery and milk plant which are the best in the state, and does a business of $1000 a day and over. The milk plant was added a year ago. The milk Is dried into a powder and put Into bags to shipped, the San Most butter Is shlpped 5 to Francisco market. Many farmers raise a few acres of rult and berries. AVoodburn, located seven miles from here, is the jerry center of the world. A large cannery employing 500 during the sumnier and late into the fall 'has :>een recently completed there. Some 350 acres of oucumbers were raised within the vicinity of Mt. Angel, and i plant owned by L,ibby, McNeil and Llbby makes pickles. The 2 and 3 grades are made into dill pickles, and 1st and 4th grades are shipped to Portland. e have seven children, five boys and two girls. My oldest son is finishing high school this year, while the second oldest Is helping me on the farm. All the others are attending school except the baby daughter, five years old. We are all in fine health. be remembered as J. W. Green In Algona, and he has just enjoyed hte 81st birthday. He Is well and enjoying a North Dakota winter tot the first time. We have had a fine winter eo far with no snow to apeak of through this part of Ihe state. We notice the hard times here, too, but not like In the east. Cheap fuel helps us -out, for coal Is as low as $1 a ton at the mine's. The mines give employment to a lot of men In, winter. We'like to get the home paper, I have been in North Dakota for SO years, 'but 'was born In Iowa, near Algona.—Mrs. Chas. Balding. Cith't Go Wlthmtt' Piper. Lake 'Park, Mlnri., .December 27 —Enclosed find postal money order to pay my subscription to the Advance for 1931. I can't get along without the home paper. We are having fine weather here. December has been better than November. The.roads are fine. They have be«n Improving the roads a lot the last two years. The road by my place is graveled, and on to Lake Park, also west to Hltterdal, Minn. The> small grain crop was good this year, but prices are low. —W. D. Johnson. {Mr. Johnson's money was sent back, a relative here having paid his subscription.—Editor.) Dcakintt Ha» N. D. Cafe. Hannaford, N. D., Dec. 26 —Enclosed find -check for Advance for another year. We cannot do without the Algona news. We have now left the farm and have moved back to Hannaford. We recently purchased A restaurant and enjoy operating It, . We have fine weather at the present time and have had a mild winter so far. Greetings to all our Algorta friends. — kenneth Deakins (former manager of county farm). Wouldn't Mill • Copy. Wlnnebago, Minn., Dec. 20--I am sending fS.OO for th« Advance tot two years for-we wouldn't want to miss a copy of the paper. It seem,s Just like a big letter fr6ni home each week. We have lived in 'MIw- nesota .five years this March and like It better every yejuv ''The weather certainly has been . fine this fall. We haVe just enough snow to cover the ground up here now.—Julius Krause. Picks Garden Stuff Dally. Anaheim, Calif., Deo. 21—Enclosed find check for another year. We are having the usual fine weather, worm and sunny. I pick a bunch of sweet peas every other day, and have other flowers In bloom. It Is difficult for me to realize that It will soon be Christmas, for I guess I need the snow to make it natural, but nevertheless the time Is here.— Mrs. R. D. Temple. UUIe gnow In Minnesota. Wlnnebago, Minn., Dec. 28—En closed find a check to renew the Advance. We are well pleased with the paper and are always looking forward to the day It arrives. We are all fine up here. We haven't very much snow up here yet, but there IB enough for Santa Claua to make his round* aa usual.—Mrs. W, IS. Thornton. f look Forw«r* to Llbertyvllte, bee. 26-Ahothei-yea* has rolled around; It's ilme to pay for our paper again. We always look forward to getting our paper. We are having real winter weather but no snow. It Is cloudy and snow- Ing a little today. It has been nine years since we left Algona,—Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carmlchael. , DMils Write (ran Oregon,' Mount Angel, Ore., Dec. 17—Enclosed find subscription check 'for usual amount. We receive the. paper regularly and think it is Well worth the money. The Diehls- are all quite well and wish .alt , their KossUth friends a happy and prosperous New Year,'—John Diehl. ••• MlnneioU Weather Good. Lamberton, Minn., Dec.. 17 —Enclosed find our check for 'another year for the Advance. We are having good roads, no snow, and mighty fine weather for December. Not much sickness. An old subscriber.—Mrs. S. A. Barker. A4ams Family Interested. Los Angeles, Dec. 18 — Enclosing my check for |2.50 to cover the 1931 subscription. Tour paper reaches us regularly on -Monday and the entire family is always Interested In reading it.—E. A. Adams. Can't Be Without Advance, Drlnkwater, 8a«k., Dec. tt« — Am sending $3.75'for the Advance, but we do 'not want the magazines because we can't afford them. But we cannot afford to be without the Advance. —Jacob Garmann. Would Return to Iowa. Highland, Wis., December 20 Please keep the Advance coming. We find much of interest in it, though it is almost n years since we moved from Kossuth to Wisconsin. We live four miles west of Highland, in southern Wisconsin, only miles east of Prairie du Chien. We cross the river by ferry at Prairie flu Chien whenever we make a trip to Iowa, The roads are mostly graveled here now, and more are being graveled every year. We are only a quarter mil e from a good graveled road. We visited relatives and old friends in Kossuth late in August. We wer e in the Plum Creek and Sexton neighborhoods, where I farmed before coining here; also at Burt and Titcinka, besides making a couple short calls at Algona. This is an excellent dairy country. The crop yields are. about the same as in Iowa, lAit the acreage is on a smaller scale. Cheese is down to IS 1 ," cents now, the lowest price in many years. We have a Rood dairy farm of JUiVi acres, but i£ I could sell it or trade it for a farm in Iowa, I would move back, for Iowa still seems more like home. —Albert Dragi-r. Lone uock Girl Writes. Detroit, December 2G —• Enclosed find remittance for two subscrip tiuns to the Advance, one for John !•:. Flynn and one for Michael F Flynn. Kach week we look forward to Saturday, which brings to us the Advance, with the news of ou friends i n Iowa. We have lived in Detroit three years, but still fee] we have an In terest in old Kossuth. Wo are justly proud of our city mil should be pleased to meet an: of our Iowa friends who might bi vacationing i n the East next sum Tier. We should also be pleased to hav xny Legionaires who attend th< Legion convention here next Sep tember look us up. We have two children, a girl tw years old and a baby boy. —Mrs, John E. Plynn (daughter of Mi and Mrs. J. M. Blanchard, Lon Rock.) Connors Renew Once Store. AVheaton, 111.. Dec. 10—I am en closing check for the Advance January 1, 1932. We have had fine mild fall, for which we ar thankful since there are eo man unemployed in Chicago and here abouts. We were glad to note tha the County Savings bank was goin to pay another dividend. This fai ure was pretty hard on us, but w have wonderful friends who hav been very nice to us. My mothe has been in bed since April 1. Soo after mother was taken ill, I burne my right arm very badly and had t have it dressed every day for seve weeks. I too have recently bee sick. We enjoy reading letters from the people who have moved elsewhere. What has become of Mrs. BURT BANQUET IS ATTENDED BY 80 ALUMNI Hurt, Jan. 6—More than 80 attended the annual Burt high school alumni banquet at the Presbyterian church last week Tuesday evening. The tables were decorated in the school colors, old gold and white. The Indian theme was carried out throughout the program. Mrs. P. L. Ryerson, president, acted as presiding officer. A. J. Draper, a former superintendent, and who is now superintendent of the Jefferson schools, spoke on "Opportunity."' Music was furnished by a group of high school students. There was an Indian dance by Iva and Mennet Trunk-hill, Margaret Morness, Virginia Thayes and Helen Thompson; solo by V/era Chipman with violin obligate by Marllda Pratt; and Wendell Patterson with his trained Indian pony, "Mud in the Face," made a great hit. Marion M. Chipman was elected president for next year and Edna Staley was elected secretary. Epworth League Rally Draws 130— About a;30 young people attended the Epworth League rally at the Methodist church Friday evening. It was a rally of the Algona group nd the Algona, Tltonka, Wesley, exton, Lu Verne, and Liver-more eagues were represented. A fine rogram was given by the Burt Lea- ue and consisted of a brass trio Myron Chipman, Edwin Manus, nd Wlllard Stow; pianologue, orma Bettin; solo, Vera Chipman; ageant, Th e Story Beautiful; vio- n trio, Maybelle Gray, Norma Bet- n, and Marllda Pratt; violin solo, Pratt; cornet duet, Edwin lanus and AVillard Stow. A Mr. hompson, Lu Verne, gave a talk on torningside college. After the pro- ram nn hour was spent in var- ous games and stunts after which luncheon was served. Monday for examination Mayo clinic. at th« Irs. O. P. MvlKmnia Still SU'li— • Mrs. O. P. McDonald, who has een in the Kossuth Hospital in Llgona for several months, was •rought to her home last Thursday, Irs. McDonald is still confined to icd. Vera Harter is caring for her nd Miss Alice Harding, Garner, is ieeping house. A'oinnn's Club Hears Program — The Woman's club met Monday evening at Mrs. Maude Hanna's, vith Helen Johnstone as assistant lostess. The following program was given: roll call, What's new in arch- tectureV; Latin American Architecture — Salient Contrasts to Anglo American, by Charlotte Warrior. Girl Has Scarlet Fever— The Harvey Thompson home was quarantined for scarlet fever Monday. Ruth is the patient. Thumb is Nearly Amputated— Everett Pankuk almost chopped off his thumb while cutting up meat last Saturday. Other Bart News. Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Dittmer returned Sunday from Cache, Okla., where they had been visiting Mrs. Dlttmer's parents, the S. O. Blacks, who formerly farmed near Burt. Elsie Black, who Is a nurse at Des Moines, also made the trip with them. Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Allen and son George and Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hyatt and children, Julesburg, Col., returned Saturday from Kamrar, Wi's., where they visited relatives. They are visiting at the H. G. A. Sewick home. Mrs. Nle] Nlelson, Spencer, brought Mrs. Josephine Sharp, her grandmother, to Burt Monday. Mrs. Sharp is spending the winter with her daughter at Llvermore. The J.-O. Isenbergers entertained the following guests at a New Year's dinner: the Paul Rlchardsons, Algona, and the Clark Godden and Kenneth Strayer families. Josephine Dittmer, Algona, Is caring for Mrs. Paul MacAuley, who has been ill at her home here for several months. Mrs. Gertie Thompson left the last of the week for Oskaloosa, where she will spend the winter with her daughter. Hannabelle Giddings left for Iowa City this morning where she will resume her nurse's training at the Iowa State hospital. The Curtis'and Clifford Holding families and J. N. Holding spent New Year's day at the Ivan Long home near Swea City. The Dr. Peters family and Cecil Wolfe were New Year's day dinner guests at the H. A. Smith home. George Manus went to Dunnell, Minn. Sunday, where he- is working for the Kaul construction company. Mrs. Raymond Housour visited a fe w days last week at the home of her parents, the G. C. Giddings. Katherine Manus went to Lu Verne Sunday and is helping at the Lu Verne post office. Mrs. j; a. McDonald and children visited relatives in Fort Dodge from Friday to Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McDonald, COSMOPOLITAN STORY DRAWS CRITIC'S FIRE By C. B. Hutchins. In the January Cosmopolitan, In the article by Frazier Hunt, entitled 'I Wonder How Dry I Am," commented on in the Dec. 11 Advance it • seems to rne that the author's mathematical education is somewhat limited, or that hft does not realize the value of figures in proving or disproving statements such as he made. Mr. Hunt's whole and surely very biased aim is to prove that there is more drinking and drunkenness now than formerly. His own figures tend to disprove it. He says that In 1893 there were 1093 patients received at the Keeley Institute at Dwight, 111., and that there will be upwards of 800 in 1930. That is, if there are 800 in 1930, there will be 73 per cent as many received in 1930 as in 1893 But our population has Increased from a population of about 68,000,000 to 1.22,000,000, in round numbers; that Is, the population now is one and eight-tenths times what It was in 1893. If as many entered the institute this year, In proportion to population as in 1893, there would be 1967, or almost two and a half times as many received in 1930 as in 1893. In 1912 farmers furnished almost 22 per cent of patients; in 1929, anly eight per cent. Mr. Hunt,gives a reason for this that farmers now have not the money necessary o enable them to purchase liquor, Because of its high price. But my. opinion is that a law which has caused an increase in price of good Iquorjfrom $3 a gallon to $8, $10, >12, or more, for such stuff as is being sold and bootlegged is not an mtire failure. If the prohibition amendment vere repealed and the regulation of the liquor businees'left to each state it would be far more difficult to control, in the long run, than It is now. Of course there is corruption now among some officials whose duty it is to enforce the law, but Supt. School Slill Laid Up opened again Monday nornlng after a two weeks vacation. Hupt. Weir, who was operated on for ippendicitis at Estherville, December 4, was not able to be in the school room, although he has returned home. Lodges Plan Joint Installation— The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs will hold joint installation of officers this week Thursday evening. The district deputy grand master and president will be install the officers. present and P. N. Dividend is Paid— The first payment of the closed Bowyer's letters? She sent such fine ones. We should . like to step in and see how the old town looks. — Lizzie E. Conner. J. W. Green Past 81. VeVva, N. D. Dec. 18— My father and I will be In Algona March 1 and renew the Advance. My father will First National bank here was made a week ago when dividend checks for 25 per cent were paid. The bank was closed September 4. Standard Oil Station Entered— The Standard Oil station was broken into last Saturday night and some inner tubes and other'supplies were i stolen. The loss amounted to only a fe w dollars. Davisons Have Granddaughter- Mr, and Mrs. W. J. Davison recently received word of the birth of a granddaughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Bradford, N Redwood City, Calif. Patterson, to Address P. T. A.— The next P. T. A. meeting is to be at the school house this week Wednesday. Sen. G.- W. Patterson will speak on militarism. Large Crowd Attends Dance— A large crowd attended the New Tear's eve carnival dance at the Legion hall. The Legion will give another dance Friday evening. Tom Trenary to Rochester— Tom Trenary wentitp Rochester Sioux City, were week-end visitors at the O. P. McDonald home. Mr. and Mrs. Milo Brown, Garner, were New Year's day visitors at the Chipman homes. W. H. Seward and R. C. Dremmel made a trip to De s Moines Monday. BURT LANDMARK, OLD LIVERY BARN, IS DESTROYED IN FIRE Burt, Jan. 6—Fire destroyed the old livery barn, one of the town's landmarks, last Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out in the hay mow, and the roof was in flames when first discovered. The fire department was called, but was unable to save the building. The barn was located back' of the stores at the east end and on the north side of Main street. It was formerly usec by AV. H. Steward as an ice house but was not in use at present. The cause of the fire Is not known. The building belonged to the closed First National bank, and the loss Is partly covered by Insurance. Eleven Great Grandchildren. Ed Sarchett spent Sunday with his brother, E. M. Sarchett, Maple Hill, and made the acquaintance of a^ new grand-nephew, Marvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Gangestad. The child was born December 30. This the llth great-grandchild for Mrs. Chas. W. Sarchett. will someone tell me enforcement to the Farm Sale Planned, Geo. O. Goetz, two miles west and a mile north of Wesley, plans to give up farming because of poor health,. and will close out his farm personal property at auction next week Thursday. Sixty-one head of livestock will be offered. -*• Woman's Ankle Broken. Mrs. Elmer jasperson suffered a fractured right ankle when she caught the heel of her shoe in a hole in the law n at her home New Year's day. Doctor Cretzmeyer reduced the fracture. Ware Church* Bededicated.' Thirty-five hundred dollars was lately spent in improvements o& the Methodist church building, at Ware, and the building was rededlcated Sunday night by Diet. S«Pt. W. H. uease. how leaving states would help? Weed out the corrupt officials! I think it is a fact that many prohibitionists have laid down on the job since tlie amendment was passed; I mean as to, the education of the young about the harmful effects of the use of intoxicating drinks. The younger generation can have no personal knowledge of the comparative amount of drinking now and 50 or 75 years ago. None have ssen, and never will see, a man standing beside a race track with an open whiskey barrel, as' I have, auctioning it off by the glass, and no man to say him nay. I saw that at the time of the Clayton county fair, when I was a boy. If young people could be made to see how useless, how senseless, and how harmful the habitual use of Intoxicating liquor Is, it seems to me none of them would ever get into the habit of drinking. Often liquor causes old age to come on quickly and brings death at an earlier age than nature intended, \ In or within a mile of the Jlttle village near where I was brought up there were seven hard drinkers, four of them confirmed drunkards. Two of them committed suicide and four others died comparatively young, one In his forties, I do not know about the seventh, who was still living when we moved away. I believe I am myself a good example of the benefits ot, not using any kind of intoxicating drinks. In all my,life I have dru.nk only a few glasses of beer and not one teaspoonful of whiskey or other strong drink as a beverage; and I believe that few men have done more hard work than I did up to my 70th year. I shall be 82 on the llth of January, but I have twice within a week been taken for only 65, and both times by men I have known nearly 60 years. It pays to leave whiskey and all other drinks alone. HOUSE Insurance Wn»w H WHERE ARE YOU GOING UNCLE TOM' ?^toW9ti»WF&K, Little Eva It is a stiappy 18-hole course. Lots of fun. IMPROVE yotm OAMB . tree Infltraetlon. 18 holes of golf, I6c. ' 36 holes of golf, 25c INDOOR PEE WEE GOLF COURSE OVER COUNCIL OAK STORE Algona, Idwa* - Luke F. Klllion, ANTHRACITE ttl TUMINOU 5 JualJty of fuel cornea first with P. s; NORTON &| SON with a quick and duatless delivery a close sec-1 ond. All you need to do is call phone 229 ?and -«uI may depend upon our reputation to receive both] quality and prompt delivery for any amount. F. S. Norton & Son •• '"•' • ,. . Phone 229 " '. . After4nventory Sale „••- of Silk DRESSES The tremendous crowds that thronged our store be-1 fore Christinas resulted In a number of Silk Dresses] becoming soiled from handling. We have grouped] them into three lots, and out they go at values to $12.50. $1.98 $2.98 $3.9«| HHHflT Department Stores It used to be BI ue Monday bu 1 lean call "My Own Day "since I bundle off my laundry . is actually saves you money long run. A tt d fc actuary easier on yS in KIRSCH LAUNDRY WB(

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