Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 4, 1932 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 4, 1932
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%¥'. 1982, KOSBJJTtt COtNTY AOVANCE, ALGONA» IOWA YOU BID w0'BeW feeders we are selling to the highest bidder ott February 6? Come in and see us about it. Botsford Lumber Co. JIM POOL, Manager Algona, Iowa PHONE 256 WILBUR J. PAYNE, Edito, Cash Register Repair Work We have a National Gash Register repair man with us .now that has had eight years' experience with the N. C. R. Co., and we are able to make repairs on all classes of registers. Work guaranteed. Also all kinds of typewriter repair work. . Typewriter Exchange ESTHERVILLE, IOWA Public Sale.. Having purchased a smaller farm I will sell the following described property at my farm 2i/ 2 miles west and six miles north of Wesley, and y 2 mile west and 5 miles south of Titonka, on Thursday, Feb. 1 1 '32 Sale to commence at 1 .o'clock sharp Lunch wagon on ground 7— HEAD OF GOOD HORSES— 7 Consisting of bay mare 8 yrs., wt. 1500; black mare 7 yrs., wt. 1600; bay gelding 4 yrs., wt. 1300; sorrel mare, 8 yrs., wt, 1300; black 2-yr.-old draft mare; "roan 2-yr.old draft gelding; iron gray pony 5 yrs. old, well broke. 84— HEAD WELL-BRED CATTLE— 84 Consisting of 8 head very good milking type Shorthorn cows, 2 roan 2-yr.-old spring heifers, 4 yearling heifers, 19 yearling steers — feeders will started, 1 registered Shorthorn bull. 10 black Poland China brood sows, very good quality. 25 Head Shropshire Ewes and 2 Rams. MACHINERY* ETC. Consisting of Ford milking machine, good as new, 1 arid 3-4 h*. p. Gade engine, good as new;McCormick Deering ;5*ft. mower; Deering 10-ft. hay rake; Dane hay stacker and buck rake; John Deere endgate seeder; International 1-row corn plow; oat huller; McCormick Deering cream separator; No. 5. 8-in. feed grinder; Ohio manure spreader; drag; soft coal heater, in good condition; 3 sets harness; horse collars; and other numerous small articles. 10 Sacks Yellow 8ee*d Corn; 500 Ibs. Home Grown Timothy Seed; 5 bushels Early Ohio Seed Potatoes. Terms; Cash or make arrangements with your banker Mike Arend, Owner ; L. A. Matern, Auct. Exchange State Bank, Clerk Shiner Is a Worker. On a recent trip to Dea Moines we enjoyed a bit of by-play In the waeh room of the Savery hotel which perhaps would amuse some others to hear about. We were there to get our "Jlmmie Neville two-year-old kangaroos" cleaned up fit to be seen around the home office, having come down from the nearby and less expensive Brown hotel, which does not have a night shine boy. A convention was In progress, and the Savery, being headquarters, was a busy place with people coming through the ^wash room and shine parlor In a procession. The shine boy, however, was not making much Income off the patrons till a pomptuous individual came in, strutted to the mirror as though to show he was used to such surroundings, ran his hand speculatively over his beard, and decided to wash himself. Promptly the shine boy supplied a clean linen towel, eo the pomptu- ous one would not have to use the paper towels near by. Then, seeing that no tip was forthcoming, the shine boy started a systematic campaign to get the money. 'He produced a 1 cloth, wiped the pomptuous one's shoes, but waited in vain for a tip. Then he got a brueh and brush- ejfl him, pulled down his vest, and buzzed around till the , big fellow reached. In hie pocket for money. He explored several pockets, and finally was forced to bring out a quarter, evidently the smallest change he had. This he gave the boy with a flourish, though the money evidently was as freely given as hie right arm would have been. "Thankee Boss," from ' the boy. Then he came back and finished cleaning this writer's shoes. Prom this .hard-boiled writer he got a dime for washing mud off, shining ehoes and rubbers, and brushing clothing. The shine boy was making a good wage as it was, for he worked on the shoes of several of us at a time. Excessive tips are the ex- been thinking of papers, If we just asked him, "You don't want to buy and papers today, do you?" It is the eame with selling meat. Give the people you talk with a chance to get their mind away from what they have been thinking of, and help them see the possibilities In what you offer, and then they may be able to see that they want it. Also farmers who have something to eell at retail should forget their dency to drive a' hard bargain ten- and PASTOR TALKS ON CHILD PROBLEMS The Rev. Arthur Hueeer, pastor of the Algona Baptist church, 'spoke on the Uses of psychology In rearing children at the noon luncheon of the Klwanis club last Thursday. Problem children are more often the result* of faulty psychological conditions than of heredity, he said. The oldest and the youngest child in a family are more apt to become problems than the children between. The first child Is "king" till the advent of the second. Then the new baby attracts most of the parents' attention, and in consequence No, 1 Is apt to feel neglected. First he tries to win back the attention he falls he naughty, Algona Creamery History Is Recalled by Annual Meeting ceptlon nowadays rather rule. than the Policyholders Meet. 'Fifty neighbors and other friends gathered at Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Schoby's, south of Algona, last week Wednesday evening for *«•••»••«»»••»••••»••••••••••«" the annual meeting of Kossuth policyholders in the American Farmers Mutual Life Insurance company. This company, with its home office at Des Moines, was organized in 1920 by a group of farm leaders from various sections of the state, and it is unique in the life Insurance field, in that two-thirds of its board of 15 directors must be actual farm- era. The policyholders In each county meet annually to select a resentative to a state meeting. The purpose is to keep control in the hands of the policyholders and to assure a board of directors friendly to agriculture. William McArthur, .Mason City, well known in northern Iowa as the originator and breeder of Golden King corn, is president of the company, and he attended the meeting at Schoby's to lead a discussion on cooperative financing for agriculture. He gave an outline of the beginnings, purposes, and growth of the company, and In particular the fact that farmer-controlled finance' is one of the great needs of agriculture today. After the: discussion the pojicy- holdera selected H. D. Hutchfns as delegate and M. P. Christiansen as alternate to represent Kossuth at the annual meeting at Des Moines this month. /Lunch was served. Mr. McArthur is president of the company, Mr. Schoby is vice-president, and Mr. Hutchins is the local agent. The company's assets grew from $66,000 to $100,000 in 1931. The assets thus increased 54 per cent, and In the eame year the surplus increased 182 per cent and the dividends to policyholders 43 per cent. InsteadSset a fair price and give full value to everyone alike, not Just to the ones who bargain us out of it. i FARM NEWS AND COMMENT. The other day we called at F. A. Niver's at Lu Verne. Mr. Nlver, former cashier of the now defunct State bank, does a business In real estate, having sold some 2500 acres of land within a year. We called the other day at the C. R. Smith store at Lakota, and found everybody busy. Mr. Smith's store is one of the pioneer business institutions of Lakota. He and his son Ray have a good trade and enjoy the respect of hie community. As our Mr. Klamp, who used to run a garage at Algona, goes about the county, he cannot 'keep away from the automobile shops. A week or so ago he called at'the W. B.' Ley Ford garage at Lakota, which sells more Fords than many firms in towns four or five times the size of Lakota. He maintains an up-to- date, clean place of business, and is doing well, even In tHese dull times. Lakota boys start farming in early life. Their young horses do likewise. Recently we' noticed Charles Eggerth driving a—«ix months colt hitched to a sled beside an older horse. The colt seemed to like it. Maybe it is better to get a colt used to the' 'harness' wHile : lie Is young and yet tractable than to wait till it is necessary to use bit, whip, and throwropes to break his will. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Ball, of Lakota, newlyweds since December 7, will move March 1 to the 80-acre E. H. Reece farm, 1% miles west of Lakota. They are planning to raise chickens, but had not yet decided what kind when our reporter interviewed Mrs. Ball, Wade not being at home. Mr. Ball is attending farm sales and buying machinery, stock, etc., for use on the farm. Mrs. Ball, before marriage, was Julia Llesveld, has lost, and when that grows resentful, becomes and sometimes turns vicious, all an attempt to attract attention himself. No child wants to run In second place, especially when he Is not old enough to reason for himself. Often trouble can bo escaped by making No. 1 more or less of a guardian and teacher of No. 2, but this has to be carefully supervised or It may lead to despotism on the part of No. 1 which Is resented by No. 2. Children require different kinds of. treatment, said Mr. Hueser, in conclusion, and it is up to parents to study their offspring from a psychological point of view and adapt the business of rearing the children pa yi nK to whatever the psychological situ- ^ R ,, atlon may be. By S. H. McNutt. So far as can be learned, all of the original incorporators of the Al- ;ona cooperative creamery company iiave ceased to pullat the load. My first personal contact with the company was when August Sterzbach was buttermaker and Clayton Hutchins president. Mr. Sterzbach Is now too far away to consult about the company's early history, and Mr. Hutchins has joined the long list of those who, having fought weather, the roads, and the the early POST GRADUATE TEAM IS VICTOR OVER H. S, QUINTET The Algona high school basketball team wae defeated by a poet- graduate team Friday evening, .2317. Hargreaves made 11 points for the H. S. team; Nordstrom, 4; and Medln, 2. Other high school players were,. .Black',, Sellstrum, Willlame, Shilts, Cretzmeyer, and Post. The score was 11-5 at the half, and .the high school team held tjhe post-grade •to a'-BitfoihTlead-fltiringirthe 'rest of the game. The junior high school team defeated the Corwlth juniors Friday evening on the local floor, 9-6. The score at the half was 6-2. Playing on .the local team were Lynk, Sands, Little, Bruns, Heuser, and Pickett, forwards; Mason, center; Redemske, Bison, Humphrey, McDonald, and Post, guards. Cor- enemies of cooperation to form and sustain the Infant organization, have passed on. We' at this time, cannot visualize or comprehend the obstructions in the way 40 years ago. Roads were often quagmires, and every man in winter pulled down fences to make his own road. At that time, and for several years afterwards, ten cows would yield about $35 a month at their best flow of milk, or for the year a cow would return about $20. In spite of this jlow return per cow, I began to milk about two or three years after the organization of the company. Roads considered, I was not In Algona territory. My wife made butter, and I was selling it, in part to the Tennant hotel, which stood south of the present Algona hotel. Mr. Tennant was a pound, but Mr. Sterzbach offered him butter at 13c. Creamery butter has never been sold at so low a price since. People ought to understand you don't build roads out of profits on 13c butter. Why did we milk cows, when returns were so low? The ans- the place we get money from. What would It avail townspeople If they could buy milk at 6c a quart, butter at lOc a pound, a'nd pork at Go over the block? If the urban people, the business men, will concede that such prices would benefit the urban population, nobody need contradict them. They will have to be shown through disaster and wreakage. If we could today pay .the tax on one acre of land with one chicken or two dozen eggs, property would not have to sell for the the tax nor labor go without employment. Cutting salaries will not give employment; reduced prices on agriculture will not ive farmers money to hire labor. The secretary of the creamery ad- mite the joke is on him, but he did not have it wished on him by me. He has done two men's work trying to give good service and a fair price to Algona milk users. He has also had to suffer enough criticism for two men, because some people think they could run the milk business better than he can. There are some leakages In the milk business that outsiders know nothing about. The bottle leakage is one of them. Most people think bottles don't leak, but they do. They leak themselves clear away. The wer is that chickens were only three cents a pound; turkeys, 5c; corn, 12c to'lBc a bushel; other farm produce accordingly. Thus milking was as good as anything else. Now, don't run away from me. I .want you to stop and listen. One chicken at 3c a pound would then pay the tax on one acre of farm land, or two dozen eggs would pay the'tax. I used, land for hay purposes, paying the tax as rental, and the tax wae lOc an acre. The founders of the creamery built more than they thought. The benefits of the creamery have not all accrued to the farmer patrons. They have at times got pay for their work, at times not, but the town of Algona has all the time got a per- creamery can't find them, and eo has to buy new ones. It is a notorious fact that milk bottles are hard to keep track of you want a pint of cream and set out a pint bottle. The distributor has no pints, so two half-pints are left instead. Next .day you want only a half pint and you eet out one of the half-pint bottles, saying to yourself that you will put out the extra bottle when you want two half pints. Then you want a quart of milk in two containers, and two pint bottles are left. Next day you want a quart in one container, and you put out a pint bottle, receiving a quart bottle in return. You forget to get the quart bottle ready for the next day's milk and so put out the'pint bottle instead and get another quart bottle. You now have two quart bottles, f fs. \ '' throw some stones in defer** of CnS '" management of our' milk land %tS supply. Algona la eseeptionally"; tunate as regards both «of products. You get flnly the' first grades of both. Report* from th» sales manager of the Iowa BratiA butter says that Algona butter to • yearly yielding a higher pefcent&g* of the first grade^and a -higher per cent' of grade. Quality considered/ prices here are low on both milk ' and butter. The men who established th* creamery have passed on. Thel* successors have nearly served out their time, and a younger genera-* tlon is now In part control and soon will be in entire control. I was particularly Impressed with the young 1 people at the annual meeting Saturday. The youngsters fftrniehed the music, did the serving at tables, sat everywhere. As I entered the hall I met my first surprise. I was talking to Qeo. W. Godfrey outside the dining hall. A woman came along, glanced 4-Jht- ciuirlngly at George, and reluctantly moved OR. I noticed that'she hesitated at the door, glanced backhand halted. I could not recall ,...4hat George had a sister of that age, and I could not;'think he had 6. grownup daughter. I. called his attention,' to the matter, and asked If she migh,t be'•waiting for him. .George said, "That's my wife," and on meeting her she said she had taught two of my 'boys. I was BO dumbfounded that I did not tell her : I' could not see how that wa«, because she looked younger than the boys themselves. I have heard of a husband 'being mistaken for a «on, but this Is the nearest I have ever come to taking a wife for a daughter. Now, these younger people, a feif of whom I saw at the annual meet-. ing, are the men and women upon whom must soon devolve the tasks and responsibilities laid' down by those who have.drawn the load-tblM far, and we elders are already assured that when the young folk* lay down the horn and drum they will be able to beat upon the sterner economic and social problems of'the 20 years for which a renewed incorporation of Algona's chief industry has just been launched. and have not yet put out one. body intends to steal bottles. No- but daily needs vary, and the thing just happens. At the end of the year the creamery finds that whole cases of •bottles have just evaporated, so new ones have to be bought. When you get milk from the Algona creamery the bottom of 'the bottle shows no "tea grounds." You don't have to wonder what kind of tea was made in the bottle last. This has for the second year presented • yards, the elevator, or the creamery, costs something. The creamery last with players were. Shipman and centage of every dollar the cream- Beckmen, forwards; B. Evans, cen-iery returned to Its patrons. ter; G. Evans and P. Chase, guards. I When the Algona -banks were asking people to sign waivers there I WLas no place you could get money ' Burt, Jan. 12—The town council • but at the Swift plant, the stock- Light Bills Waived. and she had worked in the Citizens patrons _with the December electric and the creamery was the greatest I year paid $150 just to have a man I Public Sale ; On account of-poor health I am moving off a 200-acre farm to a 68 acre farm. -I wjll.'eell at-'public auction on the Lloyd farm . adjoining the northeast corner of the town of Weeley on No. 18 highway out of Wesley, Koasuth county, Iowa, eight miles north of Corwith and 10 miles south and 2 miles east of Titonka, on Wed. Feb. 1O, 1932 Sale to Start lit 1 O'clock wltfoii will be on f round 7—HEAD OF GOOD HORSES—7 Consisting of one coming 5-year-old bay mare, wt. 1600; bay horse 7 yna. old, wt. 1600; 2 coming 2-year-old sorrel horse colts; 2 yearling sorrel colts and one bay yearling f Hlle colt. A very good bunch of horses, 14—HEAD OF WELL B»ED CATTLE—W Consisting oip Shorthorn milk cow springing; 5 Shorthorn yeaning steers; 5 .Shorthorn yearling heifers; l Holsteln yearling heifer; black yearling eteer; yearling Shorthorn bull. These cattle are goqd feeders and are practicably on lull feed J7—HEAD QF HOGS-17 Consisting 0( 5 Chester White sprjng gilts, bred; S Spotted POJ land China spring Kilts, bred:' 8 mixed type spring gilts, toted, it wouw behwTO |U*%: & hw*ir«f y tow* s-uuj * »»«*»* FABII Conuteting of good swing tootrfewrowT Plow in John M-ft about tlre. wagon with triple toox; g rollj; flodertok l*w» »"!«*•«*? 40-ft; Sandwich gw» elevator with lift j ^roanure spreader; Qrtwrn j 60-gal, kerosene barrel; yellow %wd corn? 1 set of harness: < **lwr hor f* c +° l * tool* and other ftrUcles too Here's Farm Problem. A Des Moines Register salesman in Mitchell county tells of a situation which he says he has never known of before in his long years of active contact with farming.- This man, a former successful banker, who gave up the presidency of a large bank .that la still sound, ie thoroughly' grounded in the economics of the situation, so he figured it out like this: Corn is being hauled into that section .and -sold 'at '48 cents a biwhel. Farmers without money. to buy the corn are trading email feeder hogs foe It,, getting only. $2.26 to »3 cwt, for the hogs in exchange for 4 80 corn, .. Figuring 13 bushels of corn to a hundredweight of hog, the farmers are exchanging almost three hundredweight of hogs for enough corn to make one 'hundredweight of hogs, • '. ' Corn is necessary to feed stock hogs, horses and cattle through the winter on farms where crpps failed because of drought. Farmers in that section were without pasture early in the summer and through the season, Yields of only 100 to 200 bushels of 'pats from an entire field were common and hi many cases corn, did not pay for husking. To some extent the same situation preyailed in Hardin county, where the woman who wrote the story about farmers in last Sunday's Register Uves, but in that epction the drought was Jlgbter this last, season- The Ifardjn' drought hit pome sections *wo Successive year*, an4 this was 'a section that had never been subject k to drought, while $e Mitchell county area is somewhat used to dry weather every tew yew*, ' now to Sell ]fe»t, A farmer called; at tnei h, W8e to self a quarter Qt twefc an4 ^e talked about }u»$ that, K we w*/«, a, quarter o| feeet or ppifc w out "tbat ao much of tt is t*n Savings bank 13 years. When we called at the I. H. Benedict store at Lu Verne recently we found that some smooth talker had been in town, trying to organize the merchants against chain stores, no doubt at eo much a membership, payable in advance. At Benedict's they laughed.at this. Uncle "Sherm" Phillips helps some at .the store ,and of course we had to swap stories with him. ,Mr. Phillips has a good home in town and a- 160-aere farm a few miles north, where hie son Paul lives. Paul, who is a hard worker, is doing well. E. L. Kulander, formerly of ' the Farmers Savings bank, Swea City, which has been closed, is now working for the Citizens Savings, Lakota. He has been 'there since October 1, and last week was planning to move his family to Lakota February 1. The Kulanders have one child, a girl, Delores, born February 2, 1931, now just a year old. Mr. Kulander remarked to us that she was a little "ground-hog girl," having been born oil the day when that mythical weather forecaster decides for us how much longer the winter •will hold on. There are a lot of good farmers in the Lakota neighborhood. We get a new awakening to this fact every time we circulate in that community. We called recently at B. EJ. Kaihl's, on the north edge of Lakota. Our Mr. Klamp had called on him many times when Mr. Klamp was selling automobiles, and always found him busy at something or other. This time Mr. Klamp remarked, "Mr. Kahl, you are always busy when I call." "Yes," Mr. Kahl replied, "that's the way a farmer should be." He added that too many farmers, and others also.^ are away from home talking poll-' tics or other chatter when they, do not know what they are talking about. Politics these times are too deep for any of us, Mr. Kahl thinks. He; is a lover of good stock, and at present is feeding some more than 200 of his widely known purebred Chester White hogs. He also ha« 28 Holsteina and is milking ten cows. — light bills, no charge being made, j The council contemplates a reduction in electric light rates. source of supply. I wonder how use a microscope to find out that long it will be before town folks; your milk is pure. will realize that the banks are not! I have for a long time wanted to Poland China Bred Gilts Up-to-date breeding. Prioaa reasonable. Fall pigs. Either sex. Immune. 2 ITolstt-iu Bull Calves. April and October. R. W. BUTTERFIELD Burt, Iowa ^ AD THE WANT-ADS. CHEVROLET ANNOUNCES A NEW LINE OF SIX-CYLINDER TRUCES Feb. 4—John Loss closing out sale on the Skilllng farm southwest o* Algona. ' ' Feb. $r-H. S. Faln t Emmetsburg, Duroc bred sow sale. • ' Feb. l(hrW. BJ. Trafford, general farm sale on the Lloyd farm, Wesley. : • ' . , '.-''. Feb. 11 — Harry Haase, general farm sale, 1 mile east and 40 rods south of Fenton. Feb. 11—Mike Arend, general farin sale, 2%.miles west and 6 iles north of Wesley. Feb. IS-rW. S. Bosworth, general farm sale on the Judge Quarton farm. TJkffld ISfe *9fjb| ft ittSb ft Sale Date* NEW CHASSIS • NEW BODIES NEW LOW PRICES 1%-TON 1ST* WHBBLBASB S*7QE STANDARD 8TAKB TRUCK... * OO 1%-TON 1ST* WHBBLBASB 9QOf\ FARM TRUCK WITH TIP TOPS Q« W BUY 90?8FOIU»'8 HOG Oul> |8 s poor/, afsmstr 'W^^T^WP^f ™S i ^W|^ 1™fl^-^p^P^^P^w^^^ Always good money % early broil ers. Leghorns bring same as heavies, early; 82c ft. r«Wive<9 for *ur Leghorns la, AprtLfc** ye*r. ?wc W Wr &<W°* Wf *»* on W, 1V4-TON157'WHKEJLBA8E HIGH S BACK TRUCK....,,.,....... 810 CHASSIS PRICED AS LOW AS J4TON MODELS WITH BODIES PRICED AS LOW AS '440 1H-TON MODELS WITH BODIES PRICED. AS LOW AS '670 All price* /. o. b. 'Flint, Michiftn. Special fquipment »*tr». Low dtlivtrtd price* *nd e««x C. M. A. 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