Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 5, 1931 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 5, 1931
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***• ," s&w* •*«* PAPERS Printed Last Week otroilatlon fcy tar In Komth. ' thcy STOPS SK J.% •«t kwf Mttftkt •**** f •• ywrwir tttton Mil ra v «ii' ttop Volume 31 ALGONA, IOWA, NOVEMBER 5, 1931 JESSUP PRAISES ALGONA HIGH'S RECORD chores ,,,«« disregard th«y.fall lUlt porch on lawn and i.« we for a minute the lo, and window and within numbers give me leaves' begin t fa»- ( lpper*d working Ull back r most lustily, puff and lose my «hlle autumn breezes bufadd'to pile-there >twwl .,, .'Vimon leaves add to Sport of raking leaves, who " WM S ? PorchIPlythe walk I stir a fanning Z- i would bespeak, for i doom, to save me work wheeze. „'hotter, days beneath I loll In rest,,, re- rirom peeves, and quaff jllrig lemonade. every year at autumn's |j b e trees and bushes shed .2,88 upon me then Is cast iH I hate to rake, I must .""hasten 1 , some Hnveritlve ,t Please grow for me .a tree with foliage we ,need _a tree that's trained Ifcaves to BAT. o—o „ .j CENTS .FOR 2 pounds rHaisage this "morning. The L who raised the hog got not Is cents a pound for the ani- £ the hoof -including 'the TOWN'S SPIRIT IS SHOWN BY NEW BUILDING Continues Advance for Which Algona is Noted. President Walter H. Jessup, of the university of Iowa, in his talk at the dedication of the new school last Thursday, congratulated Algona on the culmination of the community I enterprise in the erection of the new building. It Invokes the entire history of the community in its dedication, he said, for it is another foot | forward in Algona's already notable advance in educational circles. The new school is an expression of Iowa and the United States, President Jessup said, for no other country in the history of the world has trusted the education of its youth t»' the individual community. In history in other countries a New Building Another Step Forward—Ingham Algona, in dedicating Its new school building should regard It as only another step in the march of progress In education in the community, Harvey Ingham said last Thursday at the dedication of the high school. Algona has not yet reached the extreme. At present the new,\'hlgh seihool building' is the best, the most complete, and most efficiently ar- the community like the building of the schools in days gone by. If Algona today had the zeal of the pioneers, this community, already remarkable, could be the most outstanding in the world. Dedication to the Future. This dedication should commli Algonians to the maintenance of this spirit—to a future'that Is- al' way's better'than tile'' past.' Algona has the best In people, the best in _,..... . . __ , ., iiuw in« ueai in puuj/ic, MIu LTCDL. AI ranged building in the state. Ttet it lnstitutlons ^a the best in natura is really only one more object attained in Algona's community life. Mr. Ingham recalled the building peasant was educated to be a peas ant, and an aristocrat was educated as an aristocrat, and the two schools never mixed. In the United States there are 30 millions In school. That means that one-fourth of the population is actually attending some school. In of the old town, hall, used as. a school building. Shares were sold at $10 each, and the erection of that building, torn down a number of years ago, was a more ambitious undertaking'that the building of the new school of today. Times were really hard then, and money was actually scarce. Pioneers Brought Colleges. Iowa, however, was settled by missionaries .and pioneers who brought colleges in their Schools and colleges had toundlng growth in this state, and the school and church shared the prime interest of the community. The Algona Normal college, Father Taylor's University of the Northwest, and Algona college, founded pockets un as surroundings, and such progres can bo easily maintained. What of the next 70 years, Mr Ingham questioned. The last >7 years brought the school from, a lo cabin to the present building. In th next 70 years the present hlg school will be as out-of-date as th log cabin school would be in com parlson with the new building. But to do this we must transm to the boys and girls of Algon that pioneer zeal and spirit, and we only can do it. The boys and girls will determine the schools of the future, and this dedication is only a step to aid them and to assist In passing on to them the Ideals that have made Algona great. Algona built the best for its time when it completed the present new building. This Is the spirit in which COWLES TELLS OF SCHOOL OF 49 YEARS ACO Recalls Old School Building, Now the Legion Hall. The old days of 50 years "agfr, when he came to Algona were related by Gardner Cowles In his talk at the dedication of th new school last ^Thursday. Mr. Cowles came to Algona as superintendent of schools when a young man. He lived here 21 years, then going to Des Moines, where he purchased the Register. Mr. Cowles first congratulated Al addition every man In business or professional life is continually going to school. Everyone Is Learning. The extension departments of the ^tate schools teach thousands; bankers hold meetings to study banking . uw> .. . -- ,!,„» T CrS nOIQ mCCllIIBS LU oiuuj « = and the grunt. But what i condlt ions; each group has its own itoknoSv is, how come^the 201 roblemg wlth meetmgg to golve per pound between the rar- them Everyone is studying some- L 6 cents and the 25 cents per thl even 1£ only a n ew .method r ilpald. 'Twas good sausage contract bridge, hog, but betwixt and read newspa good ..-„. 'i that hog and me someone cted the hog. Can you «B- who that was, and why mer rightfully grunts his mtlement and i righteously ..... being held up? ,HERE'S ANOTHER teaser ; sausage; A resident In l*s , this morning also paid 2a or a pound of sausage, made i hog raised In the same lot n,a from which came, the hog iwhich I got my sausage. Both [were sold to a packer and both I suffered a possible untimely aground up and stuffed in- gs and packed -In prettily boxes. .From the packing jiy sausage traveled 400 miles 1 table, the Los Angeles man's traveled over 8,500 miles. del the difference in freight . the I. A. man didn't have _ up any more for his sausage (laid? I'm asking for infor- ! L. A. MAN and myself I pancakes along with' the ige this morning. The pan- r was grown and milled | Minnesota. I paid IBc for my The L. A. man paid j for his package. The grow- Jprobably received not over 30 B for a bushel of wheat from three dozen packages of ke flour were ground and i retailed for $5.40, And ao _nd so forth, ad infinitum, 1 my brain is In a whirling i of wonderment—but what i use? newspapers are studying, reaching conclusions and creating thought by what they read. Even if all these "methods should fail to include one, this person would have learned much in the last few years. Electrical terms in common use were unknown only a few years ago. Inventions bring thousands of new words. On a commonplace auto are sparkplugs, ignition, etc. One thing is impossible in the world today— to teach how to live tomorrow. A flourishing business today can be forgotten tomorrow, by the Methodists, were b)it two of many in Iowa. ' •' The new school is magnificent, Mr. Ingham said, but he questioned whether Algona, as a town, had done anything remarkable when its history in education was considered. The suecess of the drive for the building is just another evidence that the old spirit that was brought by the pioneers Is being maintained. Yet the building of the new school, magnificent and complete as It is, did not tax the resources of Algona has always builded, for Algona pioneers were determined that Algona should lead, and as usual in the past, so is the present. The future will take care of itself if we teach youth properly. In opening his talk Mr. Ingham recalled the cl school of 1867, gona and the school on the new high school building, which he described as one of the most modern In the state. Just 49 years ago this summer, Mr. Cowles said,-he sent but letters to all high schools in Iowa when he decided to teach. These letters merely asked If the school was considering a change or needed a superintendent. He received four favorable answers, among them one from Algona. Mr. Cowles spent much time and care in the preparation of his application to each of the schools, and deliberately set out to sell himself, through ,£he. letter, to the school board, ' Good Letter Landed Job. After he had been elected and had before the entire school. He was granted permission to take one of the, other teachers, as an assistant. He knew little of the town and the teachers, so he asked J. T. Chris- chllles, then a young man about town, for advice. Mr. Chrlschllles advised the choice of Flora Call, and thus began the association that later resulted In their marriage. There were 80 or 70 students In the high school. There was no definite course of study or period of work. The students took what subjects they wanted and the teacher could teach, and went to school till they wanted to quit. Organized High School. ' Mr.'Cowles, with;the.assJstjMJCe of /Doctor/. Seerley," s iate ; '/,, president of Iowa State Teachers college, formulated a course of study, and organized the high school as a separate school, with definite courses required for graduation, and a definite schedule. Conditions then were primitive in the extreme, when compared with the new high school. One of the features especially recalled by Mr Cowles was the. old cannon-bal stove. Students close to the stove were roasted, and those a little dls tance away froze. Despite these con TITONKIAN IS BURNED WHEN HONEY APPARATUS EXPLODES Tltonka, Nov. 3 — John Kell, local undertaker and furniture dealer, was seriously burned Friday morning at his home by the exploding of a steam pressure apparatus which was being « honey. .Dr. and dressed tho fc Is in considerable badly burned abo chest and axnML tke WANT-ADS HUMS I dltions the students really learnec their lessons, and took an Interes in the school, for it took real char acter to continue in .high school in those days. In closing Mr. Cowles said h taught here from the fall of 1882 tl June, 1884, and he asked those wh attended the Algona schools durln that time to rise. Only four re sponded. LOANS'^, 11 QUICK CASH LOANS MADE—NO RED TAPE—LOANS 3KA1 TO PAT TAXES, BILLS. ETC. YOU BOBBOW TODAT AND REPAY IN SMALL MONTHLY PAYMENTS. Milch Cow Loans Ask u« about our special low rate loan plan for the ^n of purchasing more milch cows. Dairy cows aaaiuo * «oei monthly Income. We will loan you money to buy ; for your herd at a special low rate, repay In onall m ments. Call at our office or write us for full particulars. First Door North of Iowa State Bank. INLAND FINANCE CORPORATE ALGONA Phone &5. i ,r v,i= mi* MI- inenami hall is the only remaining part. The imr e ss ed the reader wit a s . ^ impr e ss ed the reader w old Irvington band assisted in the abiU ty,. a nd was his best effort. dication. Mr. Ingham said he . , n A]gona . his dedication. Mr. Ingham __ never could forget that band, and j ^^ u 'f appearance , was against a favorite story that the tune could . the boara mem . the big drum. 1162 GRADUATED BY HIGH SCHOOL UNDER OVERMYER Supt. J. F. Overmyer gave a resume of his 28 years as superintendent of the Algona public schools at the dedication of the new high school last Thursday evening. Mr. Overmyer came to Algona in no was a n.<"'"—t> — - • January, 1904. Since then there have plls were quitting to work as glass fo]lowed near i y 2 8 years of plea- blowers Glass, blowing was an art sure among Algoninns, both adults then transmitted only from a rela- and puplls- W hen Mr. Overmyer tlve to another. The blowers were I e there were ten teachers and the worker must learn a new business. Mr Jessup took an incident in his own life to indicate his point. When ho was attending school fellow pu- Burt Child Loses Eye in Accident} .* i»*..«..v~ . -- I nim, and some of the board menv always be followed by the sound of berg were doubtfu i w hether he could handle the post. The therefore requested the county superintendent to give Mr. Cowles an examination. Mr. Cowles found that .the county superintendent, then Fattier Ta.ylor, put great stress on arithmetic, which was Mr. Cowles'S long suit, so he entered the examination with pleasure. As forecast, the examination dealt mostly with arithmetic, and Mr. Cowles passed with a 100 percent grade. The high school, as It was called Burt, Nov. 3—The six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baas lost LlVC LU U.I1W»••»'-- • among the highest paid workmen and if a young man had ,ai ^»»».. four at Fourth Ward, and three high school and one pri- , an then, was lodged in the upper part OV J of the building now used as the Legion hall. The hall as it stands today was is on , y one . t hird of the entire school an eye Saturday evening when older brother hit him in the with a sling shot. The child only „„„.,.„„„ w .. taken to Iowa City Sunday, where building which stood on the south the eye was removed Sunday even- half of the present »^«ehooljate. ing Walter Sorenson took Mr. Picks Flora Call a" •»««'•"•• Baas and his son to Iowa City and | ^"er Jockta^ over remained for treatment for matism. and if a young mun """ ^ and three nign HCIIUUJ «.... v- •--- tlve to teach him how to blow glass m tea cher at the Bryant build felt that It was not necessary j , ng Assistant. >ww o the situation "rheu-|Mr. Cowles felt that he needed an assistant. All four grades in high ________ school were kept In the one upstairs READ THE WANT-ADS. | room, and ail recitations took place ••^^^•^^••"i^^^^^— Seasonal to attend school. with Times. continue. We must now teach able to learn, and how to meet At that time most x pupils quit at the end of the eighth grade. Now la .cu. there are 320 in the school and 1145 in the junior school The new building is .,„„ another step in the. progress that has been made. In 1911 man- and home economics | courses were installed. _In 1923 physical ducatlon began; i school nurse started; in i BOYS have marched home I and all is quiet on the Hin- J line on'the cow test war No casualties except one . pinched and one fist . The .$100,000 .which .was t to enforce a state law will be > by you and m* and the fel- was responsible for its . And the milk in the war . continue the same color! i the game butt«rfat and.will i the same manner In whleii W clabbered, Ju»t loo to that you can r»ta» all pflrtlc- UiKto of heck wWh ft cow or '» cow but mlk remain* milk Itkesame. |BARIUf<rG 'cOOTJgfc' and i the Iowa soldiers'learned : war of any kind is just Sherman said It yfa». the American pfl in this country, fore the war,In the old countries The future of a country depends upon the education of its youth the 1927 the scnooi nur»<z Biuaw—i — * .. *&?tz\ rrr^rcr^V""«£.» classes were started. Supt. Overmyer was surprised one night recently, when_ he^unted^the -rtl^d=^ - high number "ffi^r^S^"''* England and Germany in particular who are rapidly converting thai, school systems to lean high school school since he has been , su1pfie , rlnt ^" dent and found the total ',1162. Mr. dent, ana ^^ to thfl sp , en . Their | did help he has had from Miss Coate The one big achievement of the loca h?gh school, Mr. Overmyer local mtn . ^ ]ocaj gchool for a for an alignment are aligned •:in tfv i WHEN we have another I outbreak over cow testing in I state I'd suggest that we keep Jxwltia. at home, but that we every herd owned by ob•— Mllu the best of the cows, the canners, bury the reactors, *'"'le the milk and canned cow the jobless and, needy of -—e- At that, this would be »t saying to the taxpayers as ""fl with what the recent c°w 1 cost us, o—o ' K ~i WKE A 8T1JMV has been l*»Jl»ed by which the f|rjnw ••"", to hold hl« <*r»< Mrt ; relief. of Present day life y°i "Thus Algona * maintaining e, ia », je j»rii| ta» corn to WH1. But what about whq has , ia ' QH * buy «QC bunpU of (n. fa noticed of tbts The fact that the sc hoo^, o schools in the state, « a » even higher „, the dickens, this everybody over the ... Give one helping hand to » • and you are pushing W» * Ot each g t s m l test have onsistent ex- vy of every and educator i n the state, Jessup complimented JeS *MU 8 Coate. and Once Tried, NEVER Forgotte**"* Just give us one "chance to orove how much cleaner ana t ! ! Ypu'H never forget us, . Phone 2«7 OUTLAWS I do not like to brag, and I hate a braggart. Bragging is in bad taste and poor advertising. But I feel :rather proud of .last week's business, and just want to tell you that the Neville gang of "outlaws" sold $3,000.00 worth of. merchandise last week. That is moving a small stock of goods in a week. . That on top of the fact that the weather has been too warm to move heavy goods. There is a reason for this. I am sure It is not because I am good-looking. It Is not because I am sociable. • It was not any great amount of salesmanship as I do not allow the boys to coax a customer or even use sales talk in selling. The reason is real, honest-to-gosh values. W« are selling good shoes and furnishings and selling them chea^ That is the reason, and there is no other .reason. , We are hot selling service or store atmosphere— we are just handing out bargains. In this year of world depression, as far <ui merchandise' is-concerned, I have assumed this attitude , and taken the following facts into consideration. The people of this community will have to prepare for winier. the families will have *o buy as many shoes and clothes as usual, buf the people^ave^only half as much money to spend as they do in a normal year. Therefore, their dollars ,wiU have to do double duty. This year the, merchants will keep their goods or sell at reduled Prices. -We are selling ours and seU- ing regardless of cost or wholesale prices. We have our motto for the balance of X931 and that^-seu the goods and supply the f°P^!^. w« iWnot make a cent this year, but we will keep ?our volumrand Se ready to make profits when the good years come. wwn you w ewWw ** •"""•'^"uS; S .=g'-s^ttSr.saiWK sws of Iowa-and I don't mean maybe. Advertised standard shoes that othej-stores sell for $6 00 and $6.00, NevUJe's prices are *3-9&- NattonaUy advertised 11.00 silk hose to sold at Neville's for 680. Children's 26c school Dockings, you **%**'** Neville's for IQp a pair, and so on a» through t&e stock. , „ jwuttswws swsa 1 to Jimmie Neville THE SS01 HAS , Vf N the mark, ready, the pistol cracks, the sprinters are oft Tbrf» quick starting, beautifully timed. That's the kia* of action you get from your car with STANDARD RED CROWN—the better gasoline—in the taa&. The Red Light is on. Your car is at a stop. Bat aft the turn of the light she's ready. At the greea «*«*• off. In a split second the engine has heeded yo«r signal. That's the kind of action you'll appreciate In cutting, cold veather. Yonr engine never loafr nor lags at the start if it's fed STANDABDJM CROWN—the better gasoline. For thbne ling^ brilliant fuel is adjusted to seasonal It's adjusted to modem driving condition* priced to meet the present economic trend. It* It Burins Clean at Any Speed! Ask for STANDARD BED C3R0WJ* totoj- **•*•*• maximum performance at a moderate •*•*» Sold where the Red Crown emblem to dkplayeJ. , STANDARD Oil. COMFAW¥ • ACCELLRATION

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