Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 11, 1932 · Page 7
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 11, 1932
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It 11, 1932. I ' ' '' " . rt h" "*' ' KOSStTtt COUNTY ADVANCE, ALGOtfA, IOWA PAOB3 now. W« J. Payne, Editor. Cltarleft Klnmn, Field Reporter. IABY CHICKS ,vs good money in'early broil- h. B Leghorn* ,brlng same as heav- 82c lb. received for our in April last year. Pre- Order at once. Big dls- all breeds for January, delivery. ' few Hampshire boara liheap; breeding W. Leghorn cockerels, urkeys, duck*, ge*rt. Hamilton Hatchery Bancroft, Iowa. p=—Poland China Bred Gilts jp-to-date breeding. Prices reasonable. • Fall pigs. Either sex. immune. 2 HolBteln Bull Calves. April and October. B. W. BUTTERFIELD Burt, Iowa MIMEOGRAPHING ADVANCE Algona, Iowa An Enthusiast. The Inspiring letter below from Mrs. John .Heetland, Lakota, expresses the feeling of many farmers we have talked with recently. We have some of the most substantial, level-headed farm people on Kossuth farms that can be found anywhere In the world. While farmers in other counties, Hancock, as an Instance, may let politicians interfere and break up farm organizations, Kossuth farmers, having just as wide a range of'national descendants, creeds, and political alliances, have managed to build up a strong and united Farm Bureau. It Is significant also that our Farm Bureau has . strong memberships in townships where, as Mrs. Heetland Says, the children' are still close to the pioneer fathers and mothers who came here with little capital to make homes on raw land. The letter follows: I am just a farmer's wife, with six husky children to inspire, encourage, and direct along life's rugged pathway; but I still have time to allp out of my overalls and into my gingham frock a few minutes every.day to read, to study, to think, to plan—yes, and to be glad to be living in this present age ol so-called economic depression. Who knows the trials and hardships of life better than our fathers and grandfathers did? They climbed from the bottom of life's ladder up, step by step, but we started well up towards the top, and insteac of climbing steadily on have slipped and fallen back. True, the economic situation is serious; but wo have a governmen of the people, by the people, for the people, and we can therefore all have, a part in the economic reconstruction if we will. Do we do our part, or do we just howl and expect •neighbors to do It? Are you, reader, going to vote this year and vote wisely? Remember, women, every farm woman now has the right to vote along with her husband and help to elect federal officers who will work for the middle west, not for Wall street. Little do the men on the present federal payroll realize agricultural economic conditions which now exist throughout the nation. Their salaries are unchanged. Loyal cooperation between farmers and business men is what this country needs. Are the farmers always going.,to. be just mere riders in this great nation, or will they be drivers occasionally? We must organize! Organized agriculture Is bound to come, It's got to come, if we farmers are to have economic relief. The Farm thought he had bought a lake full of shldepokes, buil frogs, Wild ducks, and even fish. Later he drained the whole farm, and ever since he .has had good crops. Mr. and Mrs. Risius have a real farm family of seven boys. T_wo of tlje older boys are how farming for themselves, and one lives irt Chicago, four being still at home. lowans hear what it would sound like to have a "Farm Man Speak Up." We gathered that Mr. Wtnkcl would make it rather strong. Mr. Winkel joked us about a recent story we printed giving our ideas on selling meat direct , from the farm. We suggested that farmers who sell dressed pork and beef ihould point out the fact that not ust so many pounds of beef were nyolved, but should say here are so many pounds each of sirloin, club, jorterhouse, and round steak, or here Is a quarter of pork which includes ham roast, etc. Well, Mr. Winkel who is himself advertising dressed meat for sale, says his dressed hogs are made up !or potential headcheese, pork sausage, smoked ham, liverworst, blood pudding, pork chops, bacon lard, goulash, and scrapple. Maybe he did not mention quite all of these varieties, but we are sure he .might have included all of them. Certainly it would be a good practice for some of us town folks to buy dressed pork or beef occasionally. Mr. Winkel was a butcher here in Algona many years, and no one knows better where choice meat Is to be found on the hog. 28 Meetings Attended in Ja nuary by H. D. A. ORE •w. O. S. proved and ment now. her. Bureau Is the rural WHEN PENNIES COUNT FOR COMFORT The few extra pennies a day you pay for Grenadier coal couldn't be more wisely spent. Those few extra pennies mean the difference between steady, dependable heat and irregular heat... the difference between a winter of positive comfort and a winter of uncertain comfort. Isn't it worth, a few pennies more a day to positively safeguard comfort and health? Play safe this winter — burn Grenadier Coal. GRENADIER COAL . Sold and Guarantied by \ In Algona; Fred Anderson In Bancroft: W. A, Murray In Galbraith; Kunz Grain Co. community's organization, and It'is accomplishing a great work. Join It! Support It! Be among the farmers who will help to bring back the face value of the American dollar. Canadian Farmer. At Lakota a few days ago we met E. L. Gutknecht, of La Porte, Sask., Canada. He owns 480 acres of land and rents 320 acres besides. Accord- Ing to Mr. Gutknecht, the longer one lives in Canada the better one likes It. He keeps 14 horses. and mules. In that country the 'horses, when not In use, are allowed to run on the prairie, so they need little care. There are plenty of coyotes In that section, and they howl at night. . This reminded our Mr. Klamp of a FARM NEWS AND COMMENT. At the Arend Hans farm near La- called on him. kota ft. sow littered 12 pigs the night before we called recently. At the time it was 14 below zero. Arend would take six of them to the house to get warm, letting the other six nurse. Then he would take the first six back to feed and warm up the other six. This was keeping, him busy. Arend la a good farmer. Mrs. Otto H. Engatrom, who with her husband farms the' old Schoby. place, west of Algona, reports that her "brother, A. N. Nelson, formerly of Plum Creek, is critically sick with lung trouble in California. He has been bedfast four months. Mrs. Engstrom Is a sister of I. W. Nelson," of the Lone Rock neighborhood and a daughter of the late Nels Nelson, whose farm Is operated by Clinton Sampson In Plum Creek township. In the territory northeast of Wesley there are few widowers who want housekeepers. John Weiland, whose wife died some years ago, is one of them. We have known Mr. Weiland for a number of years. Another widower is Richard Van Horn, who lost his wife last year In May, but he has a housekeeper from Mason City. We got stuck near, 'the Van Horn farm one night recently and he volunteered to help us out. Erwln Gerber, southwest of Algona, has rented the 160-acre Charles Potter farm for this season. He lives with his parents, Mr. 1 and Mrs. John L. Gerber. Erwin and his dad, who Is the school board man in that district, installed single seats In the schoolhouse Saturday. The seats were purchased from the Algona H. S. and were set up on strips of lumber so they can be moved whenever the schoolhouse is used as a hall. At the Matt H. Gerdes farm near Lakota recently we found Matt deeply Interested in the Slno-Jap war. He spent 13 months overseas in the World war and carried a gun which weighed 19 pounds. Besides he carried 164 shells. Some load! Matt remarked that he was one of 12'men in his company of 300 who rated physically , fit for tramping with such a heavy burden. He had a physical examination recently, and the doctors pronounced him as fit ENRAGED BULL MAKES BUTCHER PERCH IN A TREE Doan, Feb. 9—The Joke is on a certain butcher and two neighbors who helped butcher a bull one day last week. The bull was shot with a 12-gauge shotgun, but maybe the gunner had. his eyes shut. Anyhow the bull took offense, and the butchers had to spend the next half hour perched on a windmill, a corn crib, or trees. Finally one of them managed to get away and bring a high- powered rifle to finish the job. ? White to Kayo Clinic- Mr, and Mrs. Harvey Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Dg White drove to Rochester, Minn,, Saturday, and the Johnsons returned Monday,' ' Mrs. White remaining with Dg, with was to go through the Mayo clinic. 3. I). Andrews 81 Yean Old— J. D. Andrews celebrated his 81st birthday February 4. His son Howard and daughters, Mrs. Van Han- Mrs. Loyal Young, and Mrs. sen, Ted Hoover, with their families, Darlene Hansen Han Birthday— ' Darlene Hansen, whose birthday was last week Wednesday, entertained Bertha Wessels and the Ross Buffingtons that evening, and Miss Wessels remained over night. • Fractured Hip Victim Improves— Mrs. Cooper, who recently fell and fractured a hip, Is somewhat im- takes- a- little- 'nourish^ A nurse helps care 'for Twenty-eight meetings were attended by Muriel Body, H.'D. A., in January. In 4-H club work, a county committee meeting was held Saturday, January 9 at Mrs. E. B. Dltt- mer's, Burt. Mrs. iJiftmer'is county chairman. There are nine members of the committee. A program of meetings for the year was made out. Miss Body planned county 4-H program books In January. A total of 350 books were made at the Farm Bureau office and were distributed to members of the 18 4-H clubs In the county. Meetings of the Portland Peppy Pals and the Swea Spirit of Service club were attended. The Portland meeting was attended by 10 out of 22 members, and all traveled In bobsleds. Folk games and dances was chosen as the minor project of the club for 1932. Two additional club meetings were were scheduled, but had to be. cancelled because of bad weather and roads. A county-wide Farm Bureau publicity article concerning club work was prepared for publication from responses of representative Kossuth club girls, and a circular letter giving an outline of club plans for 1932 was sent to club leaders. This letter contained suggestions for roll call, talks, and demonstrations, and helps in health work music, and home furnishings. Tentative plans for a county 4-E orchestra were laid, and special help was given to individual club girls on dooryard Improvement, community program planning, and presenting plays. Twenty-two training schools in visit in Colorado at the prairie homestead shack of' his brother Alfred. Coyotes would cbme close to the shack at night, and if there were any bones about they could be heard cracking them with their teeth. If an attempt was made to shoot one they would all instantly disappear. It was about the same with the Colorado prairie dogs. If one were to shoot at them, they flashed instantly into their hole. Mr, Klamp heard of a man who wounded one and tried to catch It, but though lamed in one foot the prairie dog beat him to the burrow. Oran O'Keefe, proprietor of the Kunz Grain Co. Farmer*' Co-Qpp. Elevator Society hotel, Lakota, runs a barbershop in connection and is doing well. Mrs. O'Keefe has been having throat trouble. The O'Keefes are well known at Algona, where Oran has at different times been one of the town's best barbers. Mrs. O'Keefe is a talented soprano who has often, been heard at- the Algona Methodist church. • California Cold! From Yorba Linda, Calif,, Mrs. Cora Bush, daughter, of the late Alfred Evans, who for some 30 or more years occupied the homestead which Is now; the home of the Farm editor, sends a new kind of complaint. She writes that in California it Is easier to get money • orders cashed than check? since the banks there have been closing, and she says the folks out 'there are afraid of checks on eastern banks. That means us lowans, though we call ourselves middle-westerners. Mrs. Bush adds that great numbers of Californians are being fed «y charity, and says, "The only thing in bur favor Is that days are not cold. The nights, however, are uncommonly cold this season, and last week there w,a» snow so heavy that it bent shrubbery to the ground. The fruit farmers have to have smudge-pots in the orange and lemon groves, ready to start when there te danger °* freezing, and these smudge pots had been going more than I week. The nasty black smoke cpmes right into our house and set- ties -on everything." California people «»**«»*'!» for poJd weather, and besides they are so .used to a warm cjimate that they feel the cold wore than we do. there are some *• «»%«* Jacob Winkel, west of town, says hla taxes, which, in 1914 were $*8, are now $218. He sold 100 hogs this winter which weighed 224 to 260 pounds and got '$800 for them. If we remember rightly the price of hogs would have been higher even in the slump of the winter of 191314, Robert Loss, next house south, sold 61 hogs which averaged 349 pounds at $3.10 cwt. on January 27. These were March-April pigs. A good job of hog-raising, but a most unsatisfactory price. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Koppen live at Lakota and are taking life easy. They are uncle and aunt of Frank Koppen, whom almost everyone at Algona, where he lives, knows. They have one son and two daughters: The son, Gustaf, lives on the home farm, which has good Improvements, and a daughter, Mrs. George Hlg Other Doan News. •'' Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Nelson and Warren Barrlckman spent Sunday at Charles Barrlckman's, Algona, where there Is a new daughter. Their daughter Florence, former office girl for Doctor M. J. Kenefick, now similarly engaged at Fort Dodge, was also there. The daughters Marcella and Agnes, who attend the Algona academy, have the flu. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hain, Algona, and Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hoover, Britt, spent Sunday at Clifford Hoover's, and the Britt Hoovers remained till Tuesday to help with' butchering. The Clifford Hoovers spent Friday evening at William Greene's, helping Mr. and Mrs. Greene celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Raymond Moyer came home Friday evening, after a . week at Wavel Meyer's, north of Burt. Barbara Jean Hott spent the week-end at Burt with her .cousin, Mrs. Delbert Vogel. , The Ermin Hansfens, .near Lakota, are visiting the Andrew Hansens and Tom Youngs. 18 DEALERS BUY EGGS ON GRADE BASIS IN KOSSUTH According to a produce map of the state published In last week's Wallaces' Farmer, 18 dealers In Kossuth bought eggs on grade in 1931 and this was 18.6 per cent of the whole number of buyers In the county, The figures are considerably higher than for any county neighboring Kossuth, and the average number in the state at large who bought on grade was 8.5 per cent. Kossuth tied Hardln and the only county in Iowa with a' higher percentage was Fayette. fourth year home furnishings were conducted, with a total attendance of 200 leaders. Lesson No. 1 on chair caning, was given in Wesley, Buffalo, Garfleld, Irvington townships, and No. 3 on household fabrics in Greenwood, Ramsey, Swea, Harrison, Lincoln, Ledyard, Lu Verne,'German, and Grant. Block printing, which is No. 4, was given in Portland. • Repor'tsi-show 51 follow-up meet- Ings in January, with a total attendance of 289 women. One hundred and one pieces of furniture were refinished or recaned. A county committee meeting was F, B, WOMEN PLAN ACTIVITIES FOR 1932 The- following women are serving n the county Farm Bureau 4-H committee for 1932: Mrs. E. B. Dittmer^Burt, county chairman; Mrs. J. 'M. Patterson, Algona; Mrs. Gus Torlne, Lakota; Mrs. Robert Masterson, Lu Verne; Mrs. Emll Larson, Swea City; Emma Gutknecht, Lakota; Mabel Kent, Wesley; Mrs. Anna Larson, Swea City; and Mrs. I. H. Warburton, Lakota. JanuaVy—yearly plans. February—no meeting unless a special called one. March—checking 4-H records for choosing outstanding club girl in county. April—for special called meeting. May—Rally day plans. June—Rally day. July—Achievement day plans. August—County fair plans. September—Record books and banquet. • October—County 4-H Play day or banquet. Training school lesson No. 1 on the general principles of interior decoration, will be given February 15-16, and Lesson 2 on window decoration March 1-2. Lesson 3 on accessories for the room will be given April 19-20. Two days will be devoted to each lesson, and the schools will be conducted at Algonp, for the leaders In the South End, probably at Bancroft for North End leaders. The county 4-H club officers for 1932 are: president, Cora Mae Masterson, Lu Verne; vice president, Margaret Laabs, Lone Rock; secretary-treasurer, Mary Gisch, Algona; historian, Irene Zielske, Lakota. CROP, LIVE STOCK EXPERT WILL SPEAK HERE MONDAY Information to help farmers decide what crops and livestock to raise and when to sell will be presented at a county agricultural out- held January 7 at the Bancroft pub- look meeting at the courthouse next lie schoolhouse, and Mrs. N. May Larson, assistant state leader, helped the township chairmen lay plans for the annual county Achievement day Thursday, May 26. Miss Body also planned programs for township Farm Bureau meet- Ings. The annual state Farm Bureau federation meeting at Des Moines January 19-22 was attended by the county chairman of women's work, Mrs. J. H. Warburton, Lakota, and Miss Body. Monday by J. C. Galloway, Ames extension specialist in agricultural economics, brother of Mrs. P. J. Christensen, whose husband conducts the Christensen Bros, store at Algona. Farmers' Show Saturday. Livermore, Feb. 9—A grain and home economics show will be held here Saturday. Prizes are offered to winners and a free lunch will be served at noon. Falls Into Basement. Burt, Feb. 9—Last week Tuesday was Mrs. C. H. Schroeder's birthday, and her mother, Mrs. George Schmidt, and sisters came from Elmore to help her celebrate. Mrs. Smith fell through a trap door to the basement, and besides a discolored shoulder suffered severe bruises/notwithstanding which she was able to return to 'Elmore last Thursday, gens, lives on Koppens own. another farm the The other daughter, Nine Head of Good Milk Cows to be sold at public auption at old Yankee Ridge farm just north of Algona. Saturday February 13th Sale starts at 1 p. m. „ ^ Mm* Gram Mrs. George Brean,'lives at Woden where Mr. Breen has been butter- maker 12 years. The Koppens have lived In or near Lakota 36 years, or since 1886.' They moved to town In 1914. The Martin Asche family moved •to Lakota 'from Menno, S. D., last was born in South Dakota, said last season's drought destroyed every bit of vegetation in the Menno neighborhood. The small grain was good only for straw, and there was not even much of that. The cornstalks proved poisonous to stock. A neighbor lost 127 head of cattle and horses which had been fed corn fodder and straw. Mrs. Asche lived in South Dakota 45 years, and she could not remember, a time before when the drought was so bad. She naturally thinks farmers here should not complain about; hard times, when they* have the best of grain and their Stock does not nave to starve. | Traveling in and out of Lakota last week, our Mr. Ktemp met a lot of people. At the Jas- Kisius home, Mr. Rislus said be bad been on the farm where he Wves some 30 years. The year he bought the farm there was a dry season, and everything looked good to him; but the next spring it rained a great deal, and it was not long till every low spot was covers* with, water. Then *••> FIRE HAZARDS IN YOUR .COMMUNITY Mrs. Bush ad- _ OB Selling Meat, Several ' ' e»SK Mg*L"£s£i, FOR SALE Poland C3WW| b/ed sows at p.rj treaty, aye beattby and best Stock Fire Insurance engineers have made careful study and analysis of the fire conditions of every city and town. Details of this survey and recommendations for improvement may be had upon request. , ( Some of the community activities of, STOCK FIRE INSURANCE ' ' , . 1. Correct building regulations and safe chimney construction, already adopted by more than 300 cities and towns; 2. Proper standards for community fire protection; 3. Educational and advisory work with Chambers oj Commerce, schools, hospitals, city governments and various or' ganizations along fire prevention lines; 4. Maintenance of Underwriters' Labors tories; 5. Fighting the crime of arson through cooperation with police and fire departments, fire marshals Other officials. • . $20 to $35 ^fw^f^SSlsrTanfl T l«iv" ^ «,B- ]-.-« ^ To Whom It May Concern ' Jimmie Neville is not running t two stores. Gene is starting for himself in Neville's old stand and is entirely independent of the yellow front shoe store. He will handle ladies' ready-to-wear and men's suits and furnishings, but no shoes. I am weaning the boys, putting them out on their own resourced, giving them a start and in a business way kissing them goodbye. Mother and I will run our own store in the yellow front. We have our home, our own store building chuck full of goods and three mighty good boys working their heads off to please people and make friends for the store. This, with the buying power 1 have acquired, and the line-up we have with some of the best wholesale houses is sure to make 1932 a banner year. , ,, I am not so darn old, and I 'notice at times mother is quite kittenish. We have done well in Algona, sold a lot of good shoes at prices that people were glad to pay and so helped others while helping ourselves. I am sure we are good for a few more years, so will let the good work go on. We have raised our family and are now enjoying the gran'children. If this depression ever ends and times pick up we may start in to raise another family of our own. Experience is the best teacher, and we sure have had lots of experience both in raising a family and selling shoes. JIMMIE NEVILLE THE SHOE MAN, ALGONA, IOWA SWIFTS PREMIUM FED CHICKENS A 20,000- Man-Size Job Men must eat. Trainloads of butter, eggs and poultry move every week into New York and Chicago. Carloads move every week into hundreds of smaller cities. Shut off the supplies for a brief time and millions would go hungry. Men must sell. Trainloads of produce move every week out of the farming centers. Stop buying for a little while and eg^s would grow old, butterfat lose, its value, poultry pass its prime. Hundreds of thousands of producers would lose money. Regularity of supply can be assured only by widespread buying. Transportation costs must be kept low by shipping in carload lots. To obtain good prices from the men with the dinner tables, there must be efficient salesmen and accurate, hour-to-hour reports on demand everywhere. A man-size job? More than that. Swift & Company makes this a 20,000-man-size job. That many, and more, of its employes devote all or part of their time to buying, processing, selling and distributing poultry, dairy products and eggs. Over a hundred Swift produce plants pay cash for what the farmer produces. Leased wires 7,500 miles long keep experts informed where demand is greatest and supplies are shipped to these points. Branch houses and car routes serve 10,400 cities and towns. The same salesmen who sell meat take orders for butter and eggs. One delivery suffices where two would be needed if produce and meat were distributed separately. Handling them together makes workers more efficient. Therefore, cost of distribution) both of meat and of produce, are lowered. Swift & Company is a national marketing institution. It is also several hundred local institutions. Packing houses, branch houses, produce plants—more than 630 in all —employ local men whose pay checks help to keep their communities prosperous. A rounded line of foodstuffs enables these men to give a better •• and a less costly service to all classes of producers. Charges are reasonable. .Promts of Swift ft^ Company from all sources, over a period Pf y*art, have averaged less than one-half cent per pound of product handled. • i , V a Swift & Company • - Purveyors of Fin* •?,,••( i ,-->,; jJ i * - . \ * •* ' j i \ t ^ i 1 - o s *" > v,w;i 4"'* </ -j T ,i^*- fr^ v M^J^BM//^»-*«"»*'-*^*^il/'ftafit &*** fstlsVPsiyiBiTff ^^^AtfJslftSt %^bf$P^ Swift's Premium Pre?rwum Milkfed Chjckens On sale by local - ?, >U& 4^A^fWJlPt-t

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