Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 5, 1931 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 5, 1931
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PAPERS Printed Last Week ; "tilffMt cltcnlittlon by fur In Kossnfli. OTflOO WHEN *°*f omtett ft U I UlU Thlfl h one ^^ona paper which not keep coming after yon order It discontinue*, Save yourself future ehibarrnssment by the paper you cart stop when yon 'waiit It pert. Volume 30 ALGONA, IOWA, FEBRUARY 5, 1931 Number 21 Pioneer Experiences Recited to Union Club DAYS OF OXEN AND BLIZZARDS ARE RECALLED Mrs. Ida Winkie, '69 Settler, Tells of Early Days. • upkeep was levied, , W ll was continued as Twenty-eight •patrqna two lines which ,e line, one of the ,t of Algona., •i '~ , planned- room at the Good be the setting for ers club even- party next week ,,„,, committee in charge /Mesdames Frances Tur- Jr. and Messrs. C. Nelson, consists of [Ethel Smith, Vesta Sar[ Cora Reid. "shorT Course— ck went with County ion and other Kossuth ,es this week Tuesday ,.„ annual Farm and t and corn show at Iowa •Mr. Morrison was to i on soil Improvement on y' s program i exhibits The story below was read at a recent meeting ot the Union township. Mothers & Daughters club at Mrs. Robert Leason's. By Mrs. B. II. My pioneer days Winkle. began at the Mr. Schenck In the corn i Sale Nets ? 6 - 83 — ethenn 4-H girls' club i at a bake sale at Al- Lavina Wlnkel, a mber, is /now ,the club ihe la teaching a rural „ ,„.. Clothing, the club (is'year, was also the proj- fc-ear (1923) that the club ! organized In Kossuth. Jiolf Infant Dies- Mae, 5-weeks daughter and age of 10. The fall ot '69 my mother (a. widow with five children) was urged by friends who came to low from Illinois to come west and take a homestead they had located for her. , . Fort Dodge was the nearest railroad station at that time. We were met there and came by team to our friends. It was a lovely day. We stopped at a little creek callec "Bloody Run" ; and dipped wate from .the creek to make a cup o tea. If I had known at that tlm how it got the name of Bloody Run It wouldn't have tasted so good, was told It got the name from an Indian massacre which made th water red with blood. We arrived In Wesley township the next day. Our friends had Just been- on a deer hunt and had two deer, which were a pretty sight. They dried the venison for their winter meat. That fall was wet and the potato crop was a failure, so they ate turnips instead. Feasts on Potatoes! One of our friends had potatoes sent' from Illnlois and they invited us over to a feast of potatoes. About all I can remember they had to eat was wheat cooked like rice, wild crabapples sweetened with sorghum, If He Were Here Today LET US HAVE Wllti MMK MI6HT AND IN THAT FAITH LtT US T0 THE END, DARE TO DO OUR. DOTV AS WE.UNDERSTAND MR.MNCOIN.I WHATMKSAOt voo ot Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Idled last week Wednesday. "p. J.'Clark, Algona, con- irt services at Riverview . Thursday afternoon. toff, who Is the former tington, Is In bed moet of ibys Have Son- Mrs. Howard Schoby, , D., have announced the n, Howard Wayne, their January 31. Howard Is r Athboy. His wife is a i girl. Mrs. Schoby and i In a hospital at Lem- Imlles from their home. good salt rising bread, etc. They all raised eugar cane and'fhad sorghum made, I think, by Mr. Zahlten. Not much sugar was used, and, if any, it was light brown, not granulated. Then they would take corn and wheat to Springvale (now Dakota City) to be ground for flour and meal. The old mill still stands on the river bank. It took about foui days to make the trip. In the spring of '70 the neighbors far and near came and broke sod and put up a one r room shanty on my mother's homestead, where she at Corn Show— ihenck accompanied E. R. county agent, to Lu |turday, and both helped at there.' Mr. Schenck e of a Junior corn judging i which 16 boys and girls Union News l ; Mrs, C, L. Bailey enter- lativea and friends at Frlr Dancing, with music I Matson, former Algonlan, later, with a tray lunch, | entertainment, i Walker, Hobarton, was 1 from last week Wednes- iunday of her cousin, Ruth wnship was well represent- i dinner and annual meet• Algona creamery Satur- Ryersons, Burt, were Ptaner guests of the A. B. FENTON FARMER : EIH GIRL WED J; Jai >- 27 — Martha Ruhnke •«• Bierstedt were married ?• Jan, 24, at 2 o'clock s Lutheran church at the Rev. R. w. Ka- pMatlng, The double ring used, was gowned lived part of the time till it was proven up; , First fjchoblhoiise In 1875. There was;quite a settlement from the same neighborhood from Illinois;, ten families, and eight lived within two' miles distance. Times must have been hard for them, with nothing/to sell, very little machinery to farm with, no coal, mostly green wood to burn, with some twisted hay, to do their cooking. Being In the same neighborhood they could visit with each'other often. :'The railroad came through the next year and was a great help to the settlers. There was no school at that time, but the next spring a shanty was built near where Sexton is how located, which held five seats. A schoolhouse was built in '76 in oui; district. We now have all kinds of music— band, phonograph, radio, etc.—but the sweetest music I think was in the early morning in spring, when you would hear wild birds and fowls all at the same time, Just a continual chorus; even croaking by the frogs, which we seldom hear now as the • sloughs are all drained. The sandhill and white cranes wei^e beautiful birds, but in the fal when corn was ripe they were very destructive, taking the crop if not Watched. • A great- many settlers had only oxen to do their work and drive on the roads. There was no herd law arid, settler* would turn their few cows out ,to go where they chose There were no fences, and but smal crops, for there were no corn plant memory of those who for many years had occasion to pass over them. The prairies were a flower garden o£ lilies, pinks, etc. How I used to like to break the tops of the gumweeds, and then In a week or two pick the drops of gum. Whenever I see one now I still long for some. The blizzards also had their terrors. The hardest ones usually came suddenly after warm sunny weather, ind thus more people were caught out in them. The mirage was a pleasant experience. This occurred frequently when the prairie was unbroken by groves and buildings. At one time In '73 Algona was plainly seen from Wesley. Now we seldom ever see the mirage. I have seen Blue Earth and Buffalo Grove when they seemed only a short distance away. When we came here there were no groves in Wesley township more than three years old, and only a few feet high. The only timber was along streams. Prairie Fires Were Dreaded. Prairie fires were the most dreaded disasters. The worst prairie fire that ever went over the county 1 think was in '72. Nothing seemed to check it. That day my oldes brother was buried. When we started to Algona there was a prairie fire coming southeast of Wesley. Mos of the men had to go back to pro tect their homes. The fire overtook us about three miles east of Algona. When we returned every- ling was burned over. Some set- ers lost their homes. Mother's ouse at that time was burned, but ther settlers saved stock and ousehold 'goods by moving them to lowed ground. When the grasshoppers came a umber of the settlers left after elling out for what they could get or their claims, and some got noth- ng. A few of the old settlers will remember Father Taylor. After he esigned as pastor of the church at Vlgona he would preach to as many s three congregations the same ay in country schoolhouses. I have card him at the Hudson school- ouse, where he often came, and at Vesley in the depot. The Hudson chool was the center for. all gath- rings at that time. Sunday school vas held every Sunday, with old nd young in attendance. Three schools would gather for intertainments, school exhibitions, Celling schools, etc. Teachers who vere to pronounce the words would WINS BRITISH PRIZE Miss Marlbel Vlnson of Boston, Muss., who won the gold medal of Great Britain's Na- tlonnl Skating association at London. The trophy Is awarded to the winner of .one of the most rigorous skating competitions In Europe. She Is the first Arneri can since the w a r to win Great Britain's premier skating prize. Miss Vln- son is a student at Radcliffie college. in dark :t <e with a veil held in & wreath of orange bios- Carried a bridal bouquet ™» and sweet peas. Tl>e the bride's sister Ma"*«, and the groom's ,T Blerst edt, both wore carried pink ers or seeders, done by hand. All planting was After breaking, the was attended by his B ' nl "Shaus and the the home of the lm ™mately after Daughter of ** John Ruhnke| h ' rm south- by the elder Mr. pralrje could not be cropped till the next year, 'but now they disc and work it ready for a crop. Houses -AV«re lotf or Sod. In the early days most of the houses were sod or log. The housi where' I lived was log and was tak en down a few yeans ago, but wat occupied ' until that time. . It was" built In '68 and still was in good repair when taken down. think it was the last one in tlv county, : • The names of various, settlement! that were once applied to section of the county "where certain famll ies first located have fallen inti disuse. But when did they los their significance? ffo one can tel Just when, for the condition tha caused the blending of all the set tlements. into one harmonious whol came so gradually that the passim of 'the titles designating the variou sections *was unnoticed. The very term settlement suggests that the locality was separated from other comravinities by a space uninhabited territory.-, once were th terms: Dorweiler settlement, Oro settlement, Dr. JJ«ds OI » settl ! ment, Welsbrpd settlement, Reibhof settlement/ Ward aoH town, etc. Bu we'hgar ^henj no more.' They tp mriji; day IJfe In the settling ° tb/lvwC Put 'with th? solW«y ing of the settlements their passing was necessary. have their schbols study hard on a list they would give out so they could win. I think we had Just as good times as people have today. It did not take money to have a good time then. We did not have dally papers to spread the news 'of crime and automobile accidents. So I say the old pioneer days were happiei nd more, congenial than the pres- nt. Engagement JIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIH ' Annual Statement • •- v ••' • • • ' •• Algona Building & Loan Association i Algona, Iowa You owe it to your lady, young man to pick the most Important gift in her life with the greatest care. You can't afford to take chances with THAT GIFT, Both pf you want to be' proud of it before your friends. -So you want to see that it Is flawless, . of guaranteed worth, .and in keeping with the sentiment behind it. Diamonds are so easily mis- Judged that they should only be purchased at places of known reputation and rell^ ability. When you buy a diamond, you very likely patron- lz e a firm which through many years in Algona has proved its reliability and, rer sponsiblllty. You know that the diamonds or other Jewels •this «rm sells are always as represented. F.W.WEHLER&CO, Iowa. Phone LIVE STOCK SHOW AT DENVER BEATS N,Y, MOTOR SHOW Denver, Jan. 29—The New York .utomobile show was patronized by 12,000 persons daily, and 30-odd Tiakes were on display, with a wide variety of models. Uncle Henry held sideshow of Llncolns and Fords and garnered 8,000 visitors daily. Tust how many cars were sold, and what the money clearance was In sales, are not stated; but the Grand lentral Palace exhibits and 'the attendance showed that we have survived the economic depression to some extent. But we have better news from Denver and the Western Livestock show. We recently closed our 25th exhibition by establishing a record for exhibits, attendance, and clearance. The attendance averaged more than the New York auto show's, and on three days exceeded 15,000. This means that the paid admission to the stadium and to see the entries of cattle, horses, sheep swine, rabbits, turkeys, chickens and pigeons was above 12,000. The carload lots were in open pens, • arid it is known that thousands view theee larger exhibits each year who do not pay entry fees, or who may pay entry only once or twice during the show, yet see the big show in the open and attend the auction sales nearly every day. Of course you Iowa people generally look to Chicago for the big fat- stock exhibits, but not all, for we lave lots of visitors from your state. This time buyers were here and bought feeder cattle to ship to Delmar, Schleswig, Kiron, Earlham, Hawarden, Cooper, Herndon, Nichols, Hurley, Malone, Ida Grove, Brockton, and Cherokee, all in [owa, and one local firm bought a large number to fill orders from various towns in Iowa and Nebraska. The exhibits and attendance are of prime importance, of course, but the big success of the show seen in the money clearance, first four days of'sales in the auction ring, or, by private negotiation, amounted to nearly $4,000,000! It is probable that the total surpassed the $5,000,000 mark. This has nothing to do with the amount won in prizes Last year we had a total o£ 71,612 head of cattle, hogs,' and sheep in the show. This year the number was 75,598 up to Friday morning, o which* 36,003 were cattle, 20,342 hogs, and 19,243 sheep. NEWS .. of Our .. Neighbors VOHMER,JjV YEHNE PASTOR DIES AT DETROIT— LU VERNE — The Rev. Alfred Martin, Presbyterian pastor here 30 or more years ago, died at Detroit early last year. Ho had accepted a call to the Grand-Dale Presbyterian church, Detroit, and had moved there from Yale, Mich., where his health began to fail. He was in a hospital a month, but there was no help for him. Mrs. Martin is now at Grand Rapids, Mich., keeping house for a brother. FORMER IjEDYARD FARMER HAS DISAPPEARED— LEDYARD—William Stam, one time resident of here, now living on a farm near Esthervllle, is reportec missing. He went to Esthervllle las Thursday with a son, gave him his I money, and told him to take care ot the family as best he could. He then drove off in the car. It is believed he committed suicide, due to financial difficulties. Parties searched the banks of the Upper Des Molnes river, but failed to find any clues. veok Wednesday evening. At the lose of the program the Ladles' Aid will nerve sandwiches and coffee the, basement, the charge being cents. Experience has proved it difficult for country members to attend a six o'clock banquet. The Rev. 13. H. Ilutchinson, Spencer, former- y Sioux City, has been invited to deliver the address, STANBAKI) OIL. STATION, BANCROFT, ROBJJEJ*— BANCROFT—The Standard Oil station was broken Into and robbed last week Wednesday night, and $18 In cash, besides candy, cigars, and inner tubes amounting to $60 were taken. The east window was smashed to gain entrance. THREE COUPLES MARRIED IN KOSSUTH LAST WEEK. FENTON WINS, AGAINST WHITTEMORE— FENTON — The Fenton high school basketball teams won one and lost one in a doubleheader against Whittemore on the loca floor last week Wednesday night The Fenton girls were unable to cope with the fast Whittemore team and were defeated, 52-3, but the local boys won, 29-26, in an overtime game. Quinton A. Bjustrom, 22, Whitt*. more, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bjustrom, and Irene Jesse Mitchell, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Etna Mitchell, near Hobarton, wem married by the Rev. Allen H. Woo* at the Good Hope Methodist par* sonage Saturday. Ernest Kock, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Kock, Beaman, «nd: Thelma Sandston, 19, daughter ot Matt Sandston, Ringsted, were mar*- ried here last week Wednesday by the Rev. J. L, Coleman, Presbyterian pastor. Margaretha Schneider, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schneidw,. Algona, and Arnold Meyer, 22, son o£ Mr. and Mrs. William Meyer., Whittemore, were married by tl» Rev. E. Flene, pastor of the Lotta, Creek Evangelical Lutheran churclv last Thursday. NEW LOCATION—THE A1GOSJL Hatchery, V/ 2 blocks south low*. State Bank. Farms are Traded. Lu Verne, Feb. 3—Albert Wendt, outh of town, traded his farm last r eek for a farm adjoining Bode on 16 south, and will move aboul [arch 1. BOY SCOUT COMMITTEE NAMED AT TITONKA— TITONKA—Plans to organize a Boy Scout troop hero were perfected at a meeting .Monday. The committee is composed of Howard Trench, L. B. Larson, Wm. Boyken, J. Tidman, and Elmer Peterson, Rev. L. G. Gartner, world war veteran, Is scout master, and Willis Phelps is his assistant. was The Pays $120 an Acre. Burt, Feb. ,2 — C. E. Slgsbe recently purchased the Geo. Delt man 120-acre farm, located two miles southeast of Burt. The price wa $120 a n acre. Mr. Sigsbee does no expect to move onto his farm fo a year or two at least. H. V. JONES, OF BURT, MOURNES MOTHER— BURT—H. V. Jones was called to Tabor last Thursday by news of the fatal illness of his mother, who died before he arrived. She is survived by five sons. Her husband died less than two months ago. Funeral services were held at Tabor Saturday. LU VERNE-BODE ROAD TO PRIMARY SYSTEM— LU VERNE—The graveled road between Lu Verne and Bode via Livermore will become primary-road No. 222, according to the Iowa highway commission. It is 13 miles long, and In future will be under direction of the state. AVednosday-Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5 Mat. Thursday, 2:30. Prices, 10-30c. A REAL GARBO TALKER! GRETA GARBO ROBERT MONTGOMERY in "Inspiration" Clad in clinging silks, never has gorgeous Greta thrilled you more exquisitely! "Inspiration" is the modern "Sappho." Also News—Comedy Sunday, February 8. 1 and 3 o'clock matinees, 10-35c few any seat. 5-7-9 o'clock shows, reg, admission, JACK OAKIE in "The Gang Busier** A Paramount picture. "America's Joy Friend" delves into the dives of gangland—and brine*; up a load of laughs and love! with JEAN ARTHUR Also News, Comedy Sportlight Friday and Saturday, February 0-7 BROTHERHOODS OF SEVEN CHURCHES TO MEET— ; s WESLEY — A Brotherhood meeting for the seven churches in the Algona sub-district, will be held at the local Methodist church this Close of Business, December 31, 1930 ASSETS Mortgage loans _$101,800.00 Loans on Stock _ 3,733.00 Real estate _____ 966.65 Cash balance _— 405.53 Installment stock $ 36,890.22 Accrued dividends , 3,449.80 Fully paid stock __— '56,000.00 Div. on fully paid stock___ 1.538.S6 Div. created at 7 per cent— 1,291.15 Money borrowed for loan fund 6,200.00 Loans uncompleted 150,00 Reserve 1,385.15 HELEN TWELVETREES' and WILUAM FARNUM. ; 0if*cl«d by HOWARD HIGGIN A FATHt MATUIIt i >f 1 $106,905.18 $106,905.18 = [ STATE EXAMINER'S CERTIFICATION [ The various accounts shown by the financial statement were veri: tied. Receipts and expenditures were verified and proven correct to the I ,. satisfaction of your examiner, E, H, KOOSER, Examiner, 1 Money Loaned to Build or Buy Homes —• " .' E For the future, as in the past, we are not so much concerned about I how FAST we grow as ab'put how WEJJU we grow. To that end we E pledge ourselves to maintain most rigidly * our policy of making none B but the most choice first mortgage loans. Two matinees Saturday, 1:30-3:30. Prices, 10-30c. Extra Special, Matinee Only Rin Tin Tin Serial "jLone Defender" Fighting men—daring women — love-lawlessness and the i desert's treacherous beauty! In the land of the crimson mesa, the emerald canyon and the indigo sky—out in the great silent places where men fought to live and lived to fight — is pictured a grippiuc drama of base treachery, stirring- adventure, red-blooded conflict at. primal emotions and real The mad midnight stampede ot bellowing' cattle 7— a twenty-nanl* team race along the edge of a precipice — the plungs of an ore-laden wagon into the ravine — romanc* that is rugged and real - — sceota, grandeur you've never seen on tli*- sllver screen. If any o? your friends need funds to purchase a home, home, or to refinance a present loa,»< refer' them to us. build OFFICERS A. It, Peterson, President'. H. R. Qpwan, Vice President. H. J. McEvoy, Treasurer. A, It, Cunningham, Secretary. DIRECTORS M. a. Norton G. W. Stilunq,n H, R. Cowan . J. W. P. Quarton A. L. Peterson P. Weaver Tuesday and Wednesday February, 9<10>U Matinee each day at 2: Prices, 10-300, The best talking picture ever made! Drive 50 miles to see it! • > , Money hack guarantee, The |6.60 road show in Chtcag* last season, now at -bargain prices every day, and regular mission at night. A side-spotting onsla.ugb.t the blues with comedy's' funster? running riot) ^ • United Artists Ptetuye, Glittering, colorful, melodfe morous, dramatic, spectacular stupendous screen, ttlp?^ marks a " in, the swift, of <the sflund p v sp L.. *-*h*r

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