Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 9, 1931 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 9, 1931
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V-^ f " : ;*,V3j * -, '«'*,' isSj««l"4*SaffiL-Ji P^'^Li-'itWi threats three proposal, which was vote, Cottridlmen in Gal, n ,Trrieetlng was attended number of'businessmen, ,UrS in fa* 0 * lft clud * d , M ' L fd , Jos. Mlsbttcli, T. P. V, It Ketcham! oppo* 2975 PAPERS Printed Last Week t,»rgi>Bt circulation by f nr In Kossiitli. ornnn X I HrA This It on* AlffOM Htw fffeilk not keep coming ater »o« order H Save jrptarlelf fntnre embarrMimrat if the paper fron e«n itop whra 7*1 WS«» M ped. 'Volume 30 ALGONA, IOWA, JULY.9 1931 Number 43 TESOF EAST ,'Theodore Chrlschllles Sr. Las nt«n favored paving . ln addition a petition Voer cent of residents ?„ street asked for.pav- M sir**' f "/"crammond, brother of L m l seward, was,a music Tin Chicago and leader of •Jin tM Lombard avenut fchurch. A church publlca- iured his picture and com| r y lemarks which' were re- fin the Advance. - •cli-Lambert creanSery Icompany had added a Ing lathe to its equipment. (employed 40 men. . .' t t t ' , - Auditor B. E. Norton re- Jded the purchase of an elec- Ing machine, and the board rvisors 'ordered one, after a I trial. A hand-operated : 'in the county , treasurers , to be equipped with a t t t „, of $300 was reported •eiary W. J. Galbralth, after fagalnst the 191|L chautauqua SPENDS NIGHT IN "HUTS" ON CANADIAN SIDE (Cliff and Prances A. Bor- jibeen married' at Minneo- jfl were to spend the sum- facottage at the Okobojis, [to Algona in the fall. Mr. •is a traveling salesman for pnny-Semple-Hlll hardware V of the Twin Cities. I t t t • •- . ' |\V. J. Bourne, of Union |p, had kept records on egg Ion in her flock of 150 hens, J found that from January <1 I1 a total of 9,303 >ggs had Elected. In addition the hens iched 932 chickens. t t t , ' ^ Lord Fauntleroy" was to |ed at the Call by .home tal- 'he cast included Jos. Kel- ,len Quarton as Lord Faunt- Harolcl B. Quarton, Edw. JJIlton Norton, Walter Scho- 11 Crane, I. C. Hastings, Ka|Paxson, Laura Chubb, and jnnis Goeders. The opera ras to be cooled with electric id iced drinks, were to be stween acts, _ t t t . |Plum Crceu Mothers and ers club had Its' first meet- J the charter members -.were p. Gilbert, Bertha Finch, I Emmons, Libbie . Gilbridel I Kain, ,Lyda L. Dally, .Cor- klohr, Kate L. Albright, • M. Bilsborough, Ella Bode, Tardner, Mamie E. Gilbride, tolgler, Willamine Dickinson, Eardner, Caroline G, Mc- jr, Laura A. Keen, Clara J. I, Mary Pech, Agnes E, I Emma McWhorter,-"• Kate Be, Hattie Moulds,' Mary lary Ray Kaln, Clara Munch, Poetry Muse Roused by Town Name in Indiana. By Geo. H. Free. Warfield, N. ^., July 2—Listen my readers, and you shall hear the tale of Slnbad the Sailor and Mrs Sinbad, as recorded In the log ol the good ship Chevrolet, whtel weighed anchor on June 9 and se sail for • an enchanted isle of thi East Inhabited by those strange ere atures .known as Blue Hen's Chick ens, which land Is commonly deslg nated on the chart as Jersey. Of the early stages of the cruls but little need be written, as ou course lay through waters familia to most of you. Suffice It to sa that the first day's sailing was un eventful. At 5 bells—1 p. m. to us a landlubber's terjh — we hove to dropped anchor, 'and went ashore a the port of Dubuque, to vis friends and renew acquaintance until, the middle of the next fore noon. Numerous improvements in th city since our last visit were notec among them the fine departmen store building of Roshek Bro: which was nearlng completion, new up-to-date hotel, and othe substantial buildings. Steamboo building, which has long been on of Dubuque's chief industries, show ed renewed activity, due to rlv channel improvement and the In auguration of barge-towing servi by the government. Soil Changes in Indiana. Crossing the Mississippi, we proceeded via Freeport, Rockford, Elgin, Aurora, and Joliet to Chicago Heights, and spent the night at Valparaiso, Ind. On resuming our journey We found that we had left our black Iowa soil and the dark clay loam of northern Illinois, and we saw no more of them. Our way led through a few stretches of sand and scrub, but the dunes of the lake section were not encountered, and northwest Indiana proved a much better agricultural section .than we had expected. Corn was not so far advanced as in Iowa, but 'there were some fine fields of winter* 1 wheat, which was headed out, and across Michigan, Canada, and'.New York state wherever wheat'w.as seen It made a good showing, as did .rye also. Oats had not made the growth we are used to and appeared to have been sowed later than at home. There . were •, some Osage orange hedges, and where properly cared for they- looked well. •'A reminder that we were actuallly Scenes of Spencer Fire Ruins plants are located along the rapids, but as the water they use is returned to the stream they do not detract from the flow over the falls, that we could discover. Several barges which had drifted into the fiver from Lake Erie, and Idlod along until sucked Into the rapids had bc-come lodged against rocks in midstream, where like victims of evil habits they paused before taking the final plunge to perdition. Niagara Indescribable. Now, for a description of Niagara Falls you must consult some writer with a more gifted pen than mine, h yes, I have heard that old adage Fools rush In where angels fear o tread," and while I realize my uallflcations for the rushing job, I hall not attempt it. I have search- d my limited vocabulary and found uch superlatives as gigantic, ter- iflc, inspiring, bewildering, etc., but hese terms are as inadequate to de- crlbe the sublimity of Niagara Falls as "pretty" tells the beauty o he starry firmament. I have be leld but two scenes whose grandeu. urpassed that of Niagara, one the >anorama from the summit o rtount McClelland In the heart o he Rocky Mountains, overlooking 200 lesser peaks standing in thre states, the other the view from th 102nd story of the Empire Stat building in New York City. After spending the afternoon i viewing the falls from differen points, taking the ride through th rorge, etc., we crossed by the Fal View bridge to good old U. S. A. an did the American Falls. Following the river,back to Buf falo, we passed many large factor ies utilizing power from the bar nessed Niagara. The products c some of these mills are familiar • every household. Leaving Buffa we drove on a short distance an finding an attractive hotel In quiet town we stopped for the night. Mosquitoes Killed Instantly wiffi Laborafory-tesfe _ Quickest, Surest Death by Test for Flies, Mosquitoes, Roaches, Bed Bugs, Ants, Moths CHEAPEST BECAUSE IT TAKES LESS ADVANCE WANT-ADS GET BEST RESULTS WEHLER Doctor of Optics Classes fitted. The finest Toric lenses, for near or far vision, specially fitted for your individual needs in fine frames. $8.50 Hoi/rs >» a. ut, f" 'I p. in. Have your fur coat repaired and cold stored. To Keep Your Summer Things Fresh and Clean! A good time will be liad by all ... who look their nicest and smartest in clothes freshly cleaned by The Elk. And remember. Your flimsiest frock is safe with N Elk Cleaners & Tailors We call for and deliver. Phone 800. Corner Call and Dodge Streets. [ meeting was held at the I Mrs, Clara Munch July 5, 11 t : . Long, renewing his sub,., said he was working for i railroads at Woodland, I.'Three railroad companies i same track; the. .Great i, the Northern Pacific, and legon-Washington. He w|as T and ticket clerk, and had Is a day. I t t t |li of 104 degrees had been Hi by Doctor Seeley's goy? Instruments on July>*4. t t t Hackman had made a run to the McCall show 1 one night, when a phone 1 the grass was on fire. In- Ion disclosed a dozen young [toasting marchmallows, t t t ' ' * - ' and C. T, Chubb and A, Jpn, after an auto trip around |nty, reported that oats had T trom grasshoppers but corn Jeat promised good yields. A' J grasshopper plague''la re- |ln southern Iowa ,thl« ( year t t t ' •••• Mrs. Win, K, Ferguson the east. From Niagara -Y had gone down the rapids' "i N. Y., birthplace of Mr, • 11 t> IW, Bet'kman, former • farm •> M r Ledyard, had left the Leader to become head .,-rtment of Journalism at pie college at Ames. IJe f eaitor of the Farmer's «• Paul. He and 8. J, • were well acquainted as I later he and W, 0, Dewel *ly associated at Iowa' City. „ t t t • , »i»e gallery and a merry| n«d been set U» at Bajn- a 'Wo weeks stay,-' Id 7d Lan **«*•» bad K, their father, "Orand- |ln ho wUb * SOW* 6 **Mr. Kuhn said his 1 and tes*,^ f -t + "j.' iV ".- JWr*.. .-_•* me In the names of several villages. Among them Bootjack and Pinhook, the latter recalling the creek of that name—branch she called it —which my mother often spoke of as flowing across Grandfather Ephraim Merritt's farm in Wayne county, Indiana, on the. eastern border of the state. With the clearing of the forests and the cultivation of the soil the little stream ts but a memory no doubt, but the signboard Pinhook roused by Hoosier blood and Inspired these simple : lines, Which were scribbled down as we rode along: " Pinhook on the Creek. Down here at Pinhook on the crick life elides by mlddlin' slow, And things In glneral's the same as forty years ago; The Maples bud out In the spring, turn yaller in the fall, The crickets chirp, the bullfrogs croak, bob. whites and jay birds call. While round about, this peaceful spot the bustlin' world grinds on— ' : It's swallered up a heap of folks that from our midst ..has gone. But like, the 'sticks below the dam, caught In the eddy's play, They circle back from tune to time, then hurry on their way. . ... 01' Pinhook' keeps her eye on em, she knows that Wilbur Strong Struck ile last year In Idaho, that Ebenezer Long ., '• Is dom'-time in IWnoy fer holdln up a train, . That Marthy Green is married, rich,. and llyln' down in Ma.lne, And they are still her chlldern, they are hern by right P 1 birth. She loves 'em, and she honors em, though scattered round the Then hTme'town ties hold sure and ''fast, like clingln' hands they And JiShe ones that'e drifted off . to them that stays behind, you've seen a little whirlwind come a-zippin' everywhere A-grabbin' up the corn shucks and < -a-spinnin' 'em in air. It Vhisks 'em forty rod away,- then brings 'em back back, .right And layT'em down, so easy «ke, M4 right wU It took 'em from. That's how our folks come back to That 8 now ou ^^ ^ bugy wQrld fer a place/to rest when ilreA —Courtesy Mason City • Globe-Gazette. TMIESE PICTURES show plainly the loss Incurred in the disastrous fire that destroyed four business 1 blocks at i spencer June 27 "with a loss estimated at $2,000,OOO.The top picture was taken from the roof of the Tangney notei, and shows the main part of the destruc-tion. The.lower picture is a.close- up of the ruins, which resemble a shell-torn town in France durlngthe war. , «e ( near Osceola, was passed a cemetery for obsolete locomotives of the Lake Shore railway—three long sidings filled with them,' the cab wln- 'dows boarded up. A fairly accurate count fixed their number at 143. As we enter Michigan a change is noted in the trees bordering the roads, the hard maple now predominating. For miles beautiful, symmetrical old trees were evenly spaced on either side, after arching across and meeting overhead. Occasionally the maples gave way. to black locusts, Which at that time were a sheet of. bloom, their racemes of waxy white blossoms filling the air with delightful fragrance. Other trees are the sycamore or button- ball, the buckeye or horse chestnut, the catalpa, and the beech. Numerous peony and gladiolus farms are passed, and every town and farm Is gay with iris and oriental popples. Now and then a rail or stone fence is seen, and we discover the first wild daisies, which are to.be our constant companions until we reach the Atlantic coast. Across Michigan there was a great deal of truck farming. Many vineyards and orchards with "apple and peach tree fruited deep." Many large industrial plants were met here, as also in northern Indiana. Cross into Canad» Easily, Proceeding through White Pigeon, Sturgls, Coldwater, and Tpsilanti, we reach Detroit, meeting numerous tcucks loaded with automobiles on their way to the greedy markets of the West, Detroit shows evidence of rapid growth, and appeared to be prosperous. Having heard tales of street congestion, high speed, and go-as-you-please traffic rules, we anticipated some difficulty In passing through the city, but had none whatever, and m*de our way to the Imbaesador Bridge, where we, w«* by customs officers ce- jing. The only questions askVwere: Where born. ™U™<*' sr.; p r,'ur »* «$s BSr«AJWK=£ sion span In the world, "^"^g Detroit river, a. link Jn the great adian cities of Walkerville, Windsor, and Sandwich on the other. • Stop ut Cabins in Conad. . From Windeor to Niagara Falls, 260 miles, two paved routes are available, one via Chatham, Londdn, and Hamilton, the other following the north shore of Lake Erie, the difference In distance being but four miles. On advice of the employe •\yho supplied us with road maps and guide book, we chose the latter route, designated The King's Highway' No. 3. The book ; given was very complete. In addition to maps, every, mile of the road was described —each turn, crossroad, filling station, naming brands of gas and oil sold, every hotel, c^mp, and village. Sixty.miles from Windsor we came to such an attractive camp that we decided.to stop for the!night. Wonderful cabins were set in the midst of an apple orchard overlooking Lake Erie", with a fine sandy bathing beach. It proved to be a delightful place, and we passed a quiet, restful night. Early nejxt morning we took the road for our drive through Ontario to Niagara Falls. Th.|s stage of the trip was especially interesting. In some ways it seemed as though the clock had been turned back about 75 years. There was less of the hurry and fret seen everywhere With us, and it appeared like the people might wear longer. The lay river. SP»» most W'tWrd Pt, * m*e, an<* Jn, the Drltee of the land was level, In. places flat and there were both cultivated areas and timber—mostly hardwood, with a sprinkle of pine and spruce. The field crops were chiefly winter wheat, oats and rye, with an occasional field of corn, which from appearances goes to the eilo. There was some dairying, but little stock raising. Now and then a small flock of sheep was seen, a few chickens and rarely pigs, Much of the land however, was devoted to truck crops, fruit, and tobacco. For miles the, road lay between • large fte™* & pptatoes, tomatoes, cabbage, beans cupui»bers, tobacco, etc., and wo* farm had frpm one to half a dozen large greenhouses where the' plants were grown. The late planting wa in progress, and the plants were toe ing set by § maehjne operated by a team and two men. fruit F^raiWi Are H*rd The fruits grown are berries, ap pies, peaches, pear* graphs, a^d w j^saed, one 30-s,cre orchard _o «#te profit at »»wnt prices, fs aft ^JftkH'o* d%te$l M46ftrj^ wsffikMlJ e* ?*> * ome immigration from Virginia, the arollnae, and other tobacco grow- ng states. Some of these men re- urn to the states for the winter, ut others rent, or buy land and re- laln. • • . '. Before each house, in town or ountry. stood a gas meter, and we earned tbat there Is a natural gas eld bordering Lake Erie for a cpn- iderable distance'. It is necessary o pump the gas wells dally to .remove the water which collects, and ump houses with walking beams /ere scattered about the fields, ome of the wells yielded little more n royalty than free fuel and lights, ut others paid the owners several housand dollars per year. Large houses and barns were the ule, the former neatly'painted, the atter showing no evidence of the rush. But few cities were found, he largest being St. Thomas. The nhabitants were living mainly on he farms 6t In small villages a few miles apart. Each of these had its chool house of one or two rooms, jften situated a half mile or more rom the town. The churches were almost entirely of the United Church jf Canada- denomination, and we earned the different Protestant churches have united Into one organization, and that this arrange- nent ie proving quite satisfactory. Jefore one rural church we found a granite marker which Identified It as the first Congregational church established in Canada, founded in .819. The churchyard contained some old graves which, however, ost their Interest when we visited the older cemeteries of New York state and New Jersey. Speech Differences Noticed, On entering Canada the drlv« slow signs became drive slowly, tha ;ourist cabins became huts, and thi filling stations attendant -reported •The oil is. sufficient," We drove into the Dominion with a full tank, having heard that gas would be higher there, and found it 2? cents. On calling for eight gallons we. were asked if we'wanted eight Canadian, and discovered that (Jk? Canadian gallons aye equal to about eight of ours. 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