Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 27, 1931 · Page 9
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 27, 1931
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V*** 2975 PAPERS Printed Last Week largest circulation by fnr In Kossnth. <£0tmig STOPS WHBH YOtJ OBDBB N ^ __ _ Thl« If on« AlfOM f* not*kt!«*p Turning after >on order It 4««<«*l»l»*4 Save ynnrKfllf fntnre emtmrrMimelit Mm paper yon cmi (top when JOB w«BI It pod. Volume 30 ALGONA, IOWA, AUGUST 27, 1931 Number 50 Beginning of Methodist Church Is Recalled ppE my eonstltu- itec! me that I might feeling 1 had influ" ° £ P° UU ° nerve- me "You sally M your every act we wH |;' lo laws oC yours we will do your darndest level, extricate'us from this ,,. tiixes that beset fight with bitter- l. 0 I sallied to Des Molnes l f g family and friends; f the night hours I pur- [that I might know tax- morn, throughout £ I tolled with hand, with ^lth might, forever in the t fray escutcheon raised x hungered .on politic battlements I while heart beat staunch e , ami thus I,served con- 6t to'the foe I bared my . n o cowardice within my F! fought with vigor, vim In hopes of home folks' I acclaim. [now I wolland tear my hnbldden tears my eyes be- ingratitude— aye stark and |has filled my cup to very | sleep nnd eats they sue if, denied I am my rccom- for them I slaved with brow, but hell, must I "expense?" HOMECOMING LETTERS READ AT BIG PICNIC t Former Algonians Write of Early Day Trials. Successor to Queen of Circus for years were Mrs. Barr, Klmer Single, Frank Potter, Gurry Clarke, iKglc Hondorson Waldo, Carr Olxim, (.'rote Goddard, | : THAT RUSSIA Js in the 1st of a "6, year-Plan" and about to Institute a "ten In" let's begin to think about ear plan in Iowa. Let's have ' which will.take care of all (tical jobs for four years to that democrats will do ibing. Let's Institute a Iby which the farmer gets a litor wheat and almost that corn. Let's fix a "plan" till make the men hunted In- kit the job. Let's "plan" to fence to keep the grasshop lit. Let's sponsor a scheme rill keep women bobbed, take three inches off their' high nd dispose of the public : of pajamas. ARE GREAT, as ss Russia and China tak- |up with theni. Usually " are concocted by the or .dictators to help in ring up their power; And losses in Iowa will be need"plan" of some sort The board of assessment •evlew, powerful to the nth e, will need some- "plan" to up its strength ere an- year. And Steelsmith, an autocrat, appointed ngly by divine right, had 1 line up with - a "plan" i may ward off some of the |y and fulsome criticism ho • getting. Letters from former members of the- Algona MethodUt church were read at a homecoming picnic of the church at the Ambrose A. Call state park a week ago Sunday. The picnic followed a special service at the church,, and was attended by more than 200. The letters were read by Mrs. Frank Seeley, who was In charge of securing them. Mrs. Nellie G. Bowyw, now at Los Angeles, Calif., reaches into a storehouse of memories, and sent the following letter: "Nothing would give me more pleasure than to be with you on this occasion and recall the old days in the Methodist church in Algona. The first that I can remember was when the services -were held in the upper room of the school house, now the Legion hall. Although my moth er was brought up a Methodist and Miibel Maude thoy would not want me to run 11 way from duty to come. Old Friends Arc the Best. "There IK a joy In these friend- Cowan, Kldnc-y .Smith, Arthur .Smith, ships'nnd fclloivships of early years SOIIK of Dunt Smith and who often | that w« do not find in any other. I huve bud many' friends since I left the old church, and many whom I love dearly, but some way they are riot just the same. I think it must bo that the conservatism of adult life IK the reason. AVe are too formal to be perfectly natural, and most of us have not learned' the modern Idea of fully expressing our foolings. l have served with sev- '.hurches, but none other is just helped UK, and his nephew, ITowland Smith. Mary Henderson Johnston was the firwt organist I can remember when the services were held In the rolle/jt' • building. .Tames McClaren. ! our beautitul tenor, sang then, but afterward joined the Congregational church and sang there. Cina Hutch- Ins Cull and Aclflie Hawkins also -sung there. After the present church was built Mrs. 'E. .1. GHmore'H broth- 1 er played the pipe organ and was Instrumental In securing what my daughter Edith thought was one of the finest toned organs she ever played. Kdlth followed him as organist until she left for Chicago to study. She was followed by Mrs. Beers, a very fine organist. These are the outstanding ones in my mind. I may have overlooked many. I was not a trained musician, but I thought the Lord had given me my talent an* that I should not tie it in employ a worker. In this way I and aid In the advancement of att Hl<e the dear old home church where I learned to know and love our Savior and began my growth in the abundant life He came to give, a life of ,1oy and peace and gentleness and love. It doesn't seem possible that It a napkin. but once. I never refused to sing Southwells Still Living. is '22 years since I came to this sition, does if: It is such a busy life that I find little opportunity to think of the passage of time, ant; it . almost seems like life withoul duration—as if the time element keep the human touch and an understanding of the needy world which Is so necessary to the execuelve; and I love to walk with the peop'le,' "Well, I think I have rambled on long enough about myself. I wish I might be privileged to listen to the greetings of each of you 'old ones', who will be there, and to the messages of those who, like myself, 'can .not possibly come.' My sister Eva is still living in Carlton and George and Plumer are still in Rochester, Minn., and all are well and happy." Gardner Cowlcs Writes. Gardner Cowles, publisher of the Des Molnes Register & Tribune sent he following message: "Is is almost 28 years since we moved from Algona to Des Moines, nit I will always remember the pleasant associations and the friends which I enjoyed during my 20 years residence in Kossuth "You have a splendid church and a fine lot of people connected with it, and I am glad that I had some good causes." B. A. Bowles, formerly active In the local church,, and now operating* the Independent Oil Co., and the Persia Grain company, at Persia, wrote regretting his inability to bo present. were eliminated. I feel as If I have been hers just a little while, except when I look in the mirror. I imag ine this is one of the signs of ap preaching age! I suppose we are my grandfather Thomas having been a friend of Peter Cartwright in New York, my stepfather insisted on the family attending the Congregational church. He must have been out of town as I remember that my sister and I attended the Methodist Sunday school in the school house, 'old Impressions Recalled. ' "I still recall the impressions of that day. I can see Ed Blackford sitting behind the teachers' desk and reading the secretary's report. Mary Taylor, afterward Mrs. F. M. Taylor and the mother of Nellie Taylor, was prominent in some way. Doctoi Barr was superintendent. Kate Krater, afterward Mrs. Milton Stan- made such an impression on me, she was just home from college, I presume Grlnnell. She was asked by Doctor Barr to play the organ which she did. She wore a red plaid princess dress and a cute little hat on top of her head and as Marion Spencer Hedrlck used to say: "She looked so stylish.". I was so thrilled over one song that was sung which I had never heard. I went home and sang it. The words follow: 'March along together, ever firm and true, Many eyes are watching, taking •note. of. you, If you wish to conquer, every foe you fight, Keep to the right, boys, keep to the right." "I could repeat the rest of it bu E LLY VAN DE VELDE,' with the Van.de Velde troupe at the Kossuth county fair, has an unusual acrobatic act, and she is reputed/to be the most outstanding successor toLillian. Leltzel, former queen of circus acrobats, who was killed in a fall at Copenhagen, Denmark, In February. She is assisted in the act by another girl and by two men. wore a bright blue silk which with her red hair was very becoming. "Mrs. Vaughn was dressed 8 in brown silk all elaborately trimmed with pleating, piping and puffs, bustles were the prevailing style at that time. I wore my navy blue silk wedding dress but never wore it again as the varnish that Charlie Shepherd had used on the seats ried and rear a family, which think was the best thing for he to do. Works to Pay Off Mortirag'* 1 . "I took my horse and buggy wit my two little children, Edith an Ambrose, and started out. A fe^ outstanding names on my list I ca recall. I met A. D. Clarke on th street and asked to drive him hom "[ have just returned from a visit | all growing older; but if only we with the Rev. and Mrs. Southwell, of! are growing in grace, and growing I IOWA MAY as well look some "plan", whether it rix months or six years. And are worth a darn, Iowa f have some, for we believe in everything that's good and I bit' hotter than the best. And NOW A famous mecl- [man with the comment (women who smolie develop [luces, pointed chins, sunk-Its, pounches under their ; scrawny necks, and hcav- nvs what other terrible i which happen to she who ' a fug. 'Salright with me, None of my women |, smolie. o—o [IF ALL THESE terrible 1 happen to a woman who I begin to see how come en are so homely. Their fea- U'e drawn into incongruous I by the time a day's growth I hides their faces no wonder homely. ,But let's give the most. credit for keep ! average man out of a beauty KEASON can' over women smoli (this; that mayhap the hahl overcome the smoker' tha &* 11 rlgurot too mild and r* Hie cigar. And who couli to a beautiful face', th and of which was marred, b; |macl{ cigar. and from whicl forth oodles of clouds (i oko? No matter the beaut [face the smoke would h to hide some of the dimples P«nrly white teeth. No I just couldn't think women smokers develop gar habit. .Bad enoug must smoke ciga- 3 SHOULD IT come to that woman must smoke she'd need more luggage on her arm. .In place small night .bag that the PSe woman now lugs about j. her she'd, have to carry a trunk in which to keep of smokes an d the^ utensils. , o—o BE AFTEB, a thousand years become accustomed to shall refrain. How I loved the way the Methodists sang with Docto Barr's spirited leadership, meanwhil ipping his book to keep time with is pencil and with his jolly, genia ace looking at us. How all youm eople loved Doctor Barr, who will is wife did more to lay and sustain he spiritual foundation of Methp- ism in Algona than I know of. Doc or Barr, although a very busy man vas superintendent of the Sunda chool for IS years, followed by hi vife. D. B. Avery, now of Seatt vas her successor. IJarrs Hove to California. "The Barrs moved to California t lid Doctor Barr's health many yeai ago. He and Mrs. Barr visited UM after the present church was built on the grounds of their old home. The Doctor said he was glad it was built on -a spot where prayer was wont to be heard in the early days. He told me that no matter how hard up he was he always had his and that of his family's usual Sunday mornings offering. A passage I have heard him repeat so manj times and which I never read without thinking of him is Isaiah 5o-l. One of Mrs. Barr's favorite quotations is, Galations G-9. "I have just recalled tVat before the services were held in the school house, they were held in the upper room in the old court house h at least until recent years ripped from the seat in front on y dress. (We did not have clean- rs then.) We can all recall how or many years during warm weath- r we used to loosen our clothes be- ore arising. The clothes of the vomen prevailing at that time (in pite of the bustles), and also the ats, were so much more becoming han the severe styles which 'have jeen worn for 'so long for they had a ribbon and a feather aijd a bit of ace upon them.' No Paint or Powder Then. "Perhaps it is because of the unbe- •omingness of the late styles that .he women have taken so to make up, for hone was used in the old days, very few even' using powder. One of the first ministers sent there ifter the old church was built was 3. P. Marsh, a very able and genial minister. The board consisted of Peter Slagle, H. S. Vaughn, -Doctor Barr, C. Hackman, A. M. Johnson, and I think Thomas Stacy. .They told Mr. Marsh they couldn't Accept for dinner on the way. I presented my plan. He said he wasnlt a penny-a-day man and subscribed the limit. I solicited Sammy Reed, Mrs. Horton's father, the same way. I called on Mr. Dan, a farmer north of town and told him I expected f,ive cents a day from him. He immediately replied: 'That's as good as a cow.' Cows were then selling around $30, and $30 was a lot of money at that time. He was a loyal church member and gave what I asked. I always chose D. H. Hutchins on: my list for any subscription, and he always gave generously following a San Jose. He was the last preacher In the Old church with the exception of the Rev. Mr. Day, under whose ministry the church was built. He was a vigorous preacher and a worker In every way during the early years of his ministry. He sometimes was paid $25 a month. He would work some land and sometimes Mrs. Southwell would act as librarian or do all kinds of baking for the'public to make ends meet. "The old superannuated ministers were not as comfortably situated as the Southwells. They have a nice bungalow home and plenty to live comfortably with, for when he would get a little money ahead, he would Invest it in land, then when he could make a little money on it he would sell it and buy more. In that way he was able to build up a competency. He told of going to South Dakota in the winter to buy land. He was advised not to go at that time,-but he said he knew land and could judge it by the gopher holes. Mr. and Mrs. SouthweV wished to be remembered to all of their friends." Mrs. Ella Hartshorn's letter. Mrs. Ella C. Hartshorn, superin- Deaconess at Grand BOY SCOUT, 12, SAVES LIFE OF NEARLYJJROWNED CHILB Life-saving work learned while a. Boy Scout enabled Ronald Porter. 12-year-old, to rescue Wlntord IBeers, 7, when the latter fell into the river near the Rutland dam a week. ago Friday. Winford's father Is employed in the light plant at the dam. and the boy had been fishing; off the dam. A splash was heard, but went unnoticed for a couple of minutes, When It was discovered. that Winford was missing. Ronald- was nearby, and when Winford -was reported missing, went out on the/ dam, where he saw the lad's head. come up. Ronald dived, got the lad part in the erection of the church building which has proved so useful and satisfactory. "I trust that during the. coming years the Methodist church of Algona may be a power for the better ment of the community and state in a few strokes, and towed him. to shore. H e then used resustica.- tl'on methods taught him In Scout work, and revived the almost drowned boy. Parents of the rescued boy gave Ronald a 10-karat white gold. ruby ring in appreciation of his. work. happier and kindlier, what matter it? I meet few people who I thlnl have as much of the real joy of Ilv ing as Is mine. Finds Joy in Travels. "It was my privilege yesterday to drive 11:20 miles north and return (It was a business', trip, but I always manage to combine these occasions with a good degree.of plea, sure), and surely the handiwork of ur Father was evident on every and. The air was so fresh and .the cy so blue, and as one panorama fter another of sand dunes and akes and wooded hills and valleys pread out before us, we were glad nd life seemed lovely. • "In addition to supervising and dmlnistering the deaconess work f the conference, I try to give a east some time in service to some hurch where the need is great, bu vhere the people are not able t tendent of the Aldrich Home and Esther Hall Rapids, Mich., recalls old days in he: letter, which follows: "It is so kind of your Sunda School people to remember me afte so many years absence from th dear old home church. I am mos grateful, and I wish It were possibl for me to be with you, but just no\ maxim of Fred Hubbell's of Des duty seems to lie here. I am hav Molnes, 'If you want money, where money Is.' "A singer would feel sligh'ted never to be asked to sing but few realize the struggle and sacrifice in always being at church and on time to sing for about 50 years. I sang in the church choirs. "both morning and evening, also a large part of that time playing for prayer meet- PLANT 10BRED (HIGH PROTEIN) SEED WHEAT to replace unprofitable bats. Obtain yields of from 35-45 bushels per acre by use of improved seeds and proper fertilizer. Seven Big Free at the 1931 Kossuth County Fair him as the church could not afford j | ng on Wednesday, arid' in Sunday to support a minister. He replied: 'I school, both playing and singing in am going to''Stay', and stay he did, and! the church prospered -under his ministry. He wrote, and'had published in booklet form a history of the church up to that time when t)ie church when there was no organist. Sometimes I took that mischievous Ambrose with' me, and oh, the choir meeting usually on Friday evening. One winter when singers were g° ing to make some changes in th personnel of our staff of deaconef ses, and for this and other reason I feel I shouldn't leave. I confef however, that when I received th invitation, about the first thing did was to look up the train se vice, and the next to plan my wor so that I thought' I might get away. This was an instance where temptation was almost too much for me. "How I should love to be with you. I have no doubt some o£ the old friends will be there whom I have not seen for many years, and perhaps some whom I shall never see again in the flesh. But I know new church was built. My copy was j scarce , a man who clerked in a the only one to be found so I gave 1 Htore sa ici he would sing if we would it to be placed in the corner stone. "Mr. Marsh made an effort to pay off the church debt by appointing May Clark, Mrs. Ward, the mother of Walter Ward, who was a faithful member since the earliest days, and myself to raise the money by what as called the penny-a-day plan, ubscriptions running from,! to 5 ents a day for IS-months. I chose 11 men on my list, for women In hose days didn't have any money, s about the pnly thing a girl did to arn money was to teach school and few clerked in the stores of their elatives and about all a girl had o look forward ro was to get mar- btood 8eker8 - new as yet. , *«* *o know what ypu're dp about It if the woman i smoke. She generally does in the long run, does. my teacher in the old church a: also Mrs. Charles Parker and Barr hree reliable Bible students. * The first minister I can remember was the Rev. J. H. Todd. He was a large vigorous dark complexloned man with black whiskers and hair Se "vla great exhorter and was argely instrumental in founding college which was under the >n of the Methodist church nlSTO. The next I believe was Dr Bennett Mitchell, a vigorous acive pioneer of the church and who, f iUed the charge several .years. He als was presiding elder and builtth_ first M. E. church in-Algona which stood south of the Congregatlona church. ' , , This Minister Made Bricks, -'Some ministers are said to bull Mitchell, actually 'burned the tote the church just south of th *_w^^s?ti •wer and. through which Vul be pujuped f«s wOlee P *nd all w$ h*y» to do i* Lr 08e *° °W baBfrmeJrt an( , k u- in t)ulk on CFC farms. order direct by mail bu sacked. 'Send.l5c for booklet WINTER WHEAT IN IOWA INDEPENDENT GROWERS Division of Collins Farms Co. CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA practice at his house at 9:30 in the evening. So when I was sleepy enough to go to bed I would leave my warm fire and go out in the cold to the eastern part of town and ] lived in the extreme southern part for all those years. Cliolr Work Nets $!!0. "I was paid the magnificent sum of $30. I received $1 at-one time, at another $2.50 for singing at funerals which I never refused to do but once, and then I wasn't able and secured a substitute, Mrs. Vaughn, who was the mo^t beautiful singer we ever had. Among the standbys Bargains New Fall goods are beginning to arrive. Two thlntrs are very noticeable—quality is better, anU prices are lower. In fact, shoe prices are almost down to pre-war. . , / •„ Connoly first quality Kangaroo shoes Jor men came in finer than ever. They are beautiful shoes Tnd wonderful fftters. Last year they sold for $7.50. This year wo are selling them-for $4.50. Men's dress oxfords that sold last year for $4,00 • are now selling tor $2.98, and our regular $2.98 oxfords aue marked down to $2.48. Men's work shoes are 60c to 90c a pair cheaper than we sold them last year. We are selling boys' and girl*' low shoes'.for about 'half of what they sold for last year. Shoes, oxfords, and straps up to. size 2. for 98c, Others at $1.49 and $1.98, v . * . • ' " • Schoohstoekings, good ones, all sizes from 5 to 10, at lOc a pair. You will buy an armful of these. • Men's sox, "Engineer and Firemen", at lOc a pair " for the balance of August. Bargains Vivery line during August, and three honest, home-grown young men to wait on you. They will treat you right, and your money will go farther aV-NevUle's than at any other store In the State of .. IOWa .' ' ' . •'" ... '•• •' •• ' •; Jimmie Neville iREATEST VACATION VALUE S EE a five million dollar exposition for SO cents. 200 acres of farm exhibits, livestock, machinery, women's features, 4-H Club work. Autogiro demonstrations, International Chinese Exhibition, Horse Races, Auto Races, Fireworks-, Hippodrome, Bands. A glorious outing of 8 days and nights, wan your trip now. Admission 50c; Children 25e IOWA TBE SHOE MAN ALGONA, -IOWA r ~ uouuu - •-•ii^inc9 . • _— MOINES, IOWA Algona - Iowa Sept. 7 to 11 The biggest list of Free Attractions e'vcr offered In the North half of the State. Four days of big exhibitions.. Note that thfa year several of the Free Attractions appear only two days, and that new acts taks their places on the other days. Come more than two days—come every day—something new a'nd different. EVERY DAY—BEE KYLE in a sensational 100-ft. dive into a small tank of water—the most stupendous attraction to be shown—the feature attraction wherever shown. . ' • TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY * BEE KYLE, WILL MORRIS in a bicycle acfthat creates and inspires sure-fire laughter— a theater attraction of the highest stellar quality. -PICKARD'S TRAINED SEALS—a deep-sea, animal-fish that scampers around the platform at their owner's command. VAN -DE VELDE TROUPE—difficult acrobatic stunts performed with ease; five aerial acrobats in a stupendous show. SIC PASHAS, sensational, speedy acrobatic tumblers from Arabia—no exhibit can equal it, doiVt miss this big attraction. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY BEE KYLE—SIX. PASHAS—ANDERSON'S ANIMAL CIRCUS, a new act for the last two days, bringing the tang of the circus with dogs, ponies, monkeys and bucking mules, clean four-footed fun with a high diving monkey. CHERRY & MALONE, another new act for the last two days, a speedy pair of daring and comical horizontal bar experts. : . EVERY NIGHT In addition to a repetition of the afternoon Free Attractions, the HAPPY RAY REVUE, 17 people in swift-moving .musical comedy, a change of program every night, dance numbers, silken drapf^, including the SUNNY SOUTHERN QUARTETTE and HAPPY RAY in person. An hour's show in addition to the regular Free Act program-r-certaln to be the big event of each Fair night, FIVE BIG BASEBALL GAMES Wednesday BANCROFT JUNIOR LEAGUE VS. ALGONA JUNIOR LEAGUE NORTH KOSSUTH VS. WHITTEMORB Thursday SWEA CITY JUNIORS VS. TITONKA JUNIORS BANCROFT VS, LONE ROCK Friday I LAKOTA VS. FENTON HORSE RACING Wednesday—2:25'trot, 2:17 pace, .5 furlong run; Thursday—. 2:13 trot, 2:25 pace, 4% furlong run; Friday—2:17 trot, ?:W pace, 6 furlong rjun. • . ,.'.*. AUTO RACES, TUESDAY Daring speed drivers racing fast cars around the fe,etf half- mile track In Iowa. Hear the roar of the powerful motors AjMi see' the skids In the soft dtrt at the corners. BIG CONCERT AFTERNOON ANP EVENING "$". ALGONA MILITARY BAND AN FA|fl( outside the terfer gt«te tered." Plan to cowe every Hall ««4 the Stock the attractions of THE other This IB positively the biggest progr^w ever :.y... i. . .• .• -. . A. .

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