Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 21, 1932 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 21, 1932
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'Wir-V "**!.& w VISITS FAMED SUMMER HOME Inspects Farm Owned by Estate of Big Gum Magnate. By Evan Flnnell. This story was made possible tbroagh the Interest and gener- •aritjr of Mr. Rabers, sub-foreman of the farm division of Wm. and J". K. Wrleley estates. 2>«1te Geneva, WIs. July 15—1, an » eab reporter, with a horseshoe In any left hind pocket, have been very fortunate to be introduced on. in some way made acquainted wljh a foasman, detective, or head qlj^uf- ftmr of a few of the greatest estates on the lake. Through these ac- <ru.«fntances I have been able to Tfeir from the "inside" some of the greatest strictly private estates. Through the kindness of Mr. Ra- Tbwrs; whom I have become well ac- qrtrafrrted with through my uncle, I •VJKF aWe to wander around the great SJfW-acre estate of the gum magnate. "/ marveled at the beautiful sum- ^aer mansion ot the Wrigleys locat- eff on the north shore of Lake Genera. The lawns with the many spa- drives, the boats xnd stock prcat barns seemed to be f lowing iw the wealth acquired by William TVripley, who from' humble Irfrtfe,. with little education, but with of mind and character was to baild up a vast fortune. Mr. died January 26, 1932. His "bis the Mem Eleven * DIPLOMA OF MERIT "Awarded at tKe close of tKc year 1927 to of tKe Algona (Iowa) Koisuth County Advonce as a mark of national recognition in journalism, tie being • designated Rural News Editor at Right End on tKis mytKicol newspaper team, a distinguished representative of tKe country press of America In testimony) whereof, witness tKe signature Kereunto affixed University) of OkleKomt Norman, Oklahoma JoKn H. Case;? Profusor of Jourmlism Country) N*Wsp«p*r Spccialilt •wealth and numerous estates aerw under the management of son P. K., who was spending -w*«*-en«! at the Geneva estate when 1 -was being shown around. Space will not permit a detailed and the walls and ceiling are similar to those of a house with rhany wall lights. At one end is a squadron of small sight-seeing and pleasure cars run by a storage battery. These are no doubt for children visitors as I noticed a fire truck, police car, and ambulance. Ford and Austin Amn.'iK 1 raw.. , ! As we passed up the row I noticed nn Austin sport roadster that had just came out from Chicago. "Be- • lleve it or not" Mr: "VVrigley owns a! Ford. Many of the stalls were va- j cant as most of the family were in Chicago. I marveled at a special- j built Packard. I soon took my eyes j off It, however, as next to it was a j large special imported 'Dusenberg, It was shined and polished to per-j fectlon. It__ really looked too big to: run and too good to take out on the | road. It had nickel wheels and ra-'j diator, and under the hood was a big IG-cylinder engine. It grew dark so we passed over! •the spacious lawn, flooded in moon- Here's a Rat Which Would a Touring Go -Ascription of all the marvelous light, back to the car. As we passed wanders. I will, however, endeavor to describe the estate as I about. ITraderfnl Farm Hullclliiirs. the house I was told it contained a $20,000 pipe organ. There are 24 i rooms and 12 baths. Two of . the j bath rooms are gold and silver trim- TTpon crossing the highway which | med - Mr - and Mrs - p - K - Wrigley have nine private servants. The servants and chauffeurs are mostly foreigners. Twenty men are employed to farm and keep the grounds in shape. The Wrigleys have an estate in Chicago, own the Wrigley building and the Chicago Cubs. They have a large hotel, in Arizona, large estate in Pasadena, Calif., and own the controlling interest in Catalina Island, which was the favorite spot of William Wrigley, and where he was buried. I had never dreamed of such wealth as I viewed here. This summer home at Lake Geneva, 70 miles from Chicago, is to the Wrigleys merely a cottage. the estate I was first shown through the farm buildings. The •work Iiorses were all in box stalls. In the same building the cattle are "kept. The cow barn was as clean as a house. Fans were running for tboraagTi ventilation. In one of the •barns is a section or room for winter quarters. It is used as an exer- •cising' room in winter and Is as JaiEe as a big gymnasium. This ro-orn iras formerly used as a hog rpaviHon at the time of the boom. TMTr. Wrigley took a greSlt interest in Poland China hogs. At the time •of the boom 'he ran excursions out /by train and boat for prospects at 5ns great sales. One hog was valued at 5*0,000. All the hogs were sold. I next passed through the ma- eTifnery barn. The estate owns all its. wsrn farm machinery. At the time of my visit a biff "combine •was being put into shape for the tftnesliinff of this year's crops. This machine cuts a ten-ft. swath, threshes and sacks the grain and Jays the straw in a windrow which -5s later picked up and balled.' Uaeus Include Couch Darn. TTp««t riding to the other end of the eatate I was shown through the cnacb barn. It is constructed on the design of a house. .Living quarters are on the second floor. On the snaJn. tlQcsv is a beautiful vestibule -wfeere saddles and wagons , were JCept. The floor Is covered with a thick matted rug. On the walls are •fijitury bridles, ribbons from numer- <otrs horse shows, and many jeweled riding whips. The saddles which T«jmber 20, are all on individual stand's. Many of the good saddles Irave names of those in the family, Tbe greatest saddle is that of P. K. 3t is said to have cost $6,000. It is trimmed in gold and silver and en- Sraved in a network of squares were all the animals to be found in Worth America. The breast strap is Breavfly Jeweled. It is sheep-lined, and I was unable to lift it. Engraved on the horn are the initials 1*. K. "Wrigley and the name of the mafcer. I next passed down into the main IjarH of the barn. On either side are beautiful box stalls, the wood- TrorJt finished out natural. On the floor Is a rug. The stalls were occupied by 13 riding horses, all by far the finest horses I had ever seen. Jn one small box stall was a small Sicilian donkey. It is used by the efiildren to puil a beautifully design«S cart. The donkey was imported and said to be the only one of its Juno" in North America. I was told, •as well as shown, about Usr desire fur chewing tobacco. At the Boat House. After a short ride down a winding firfve we stopped at the boat house. The house is built on the lake shore and Is as large, as the biggest barns. IB it are stored the many outboard laeers, two large sailboats, two fast speed boats, and the $30,000 yacht. On one side is the cradle and runway for the large yacht. It is the •only steel hull boat on the lake, and is capable of going over 60 miles an lumr. ~We then walked up the lake and *>rer the .spacious lawns. On one side is a small nine-hole golf course •and. a tennis court with a floor of "some Ttlnd of brick dust. __ "We next visited the docks and looked at the many boats. The, beach nere je wonderful, and many slides, •water wheels and diving boards wer« out In the water, I was amazed at the yacht lying at anchor. Norway House Is Feature. Between the home of James Kf- field, a son-in-law,' and the mansion uf P. K. Wrigley is a small house thst was built in Norway. It was purchased after its exhibit at the world's fair in Chicago in 1893. The Maytag estate has the China, building. I imagine if one should travel to all these mansions he would view many of the old exposition buildings. This Norway house is of very tfneer design, it Is bordered on all sides by shrubs and flowers, and is 'kept up as a model home of Norway. The Wrigtey garage is under su- penricuu> of three chauffeurs, to u'hata I was Introduced and who later iefci'ine many interesting tales. The garage consists of one large Q» Ute floor to a buge rug. •[Garner Signal.] Chas. Parks made a business trip to Estherville Monday. Mr. Parks presumed that he .was making the trip alone, but six miles out of Garner he discovered that he was carrying a passenger. Parks was hitting along at 45 miles .per, when he felt something ambling up his pants leg. A glance downward told him all he needed to know. A rat, two- thirds grown, was making good.. headway toward Mr. Parks' belt. For the instant, Charles forgot that he was handling an .automobile, and -this lapse" of memory nearly landed him in the ditch. However, he regained his composure (after a fashion), and finally succeeded in stopping the car. 1 By this time the rat had circled his waistline several times. No sooner had the car come to a standstill than Mr. Parks threw open the door and piled out. This, he says, was to give the, rat more room. However, the rat had vanished somewhere around the seat. The most diligent search failed to reveal the rodent, and for all Mr. Parks knows, the thing is still in the car. In order that he might feel more secure, Parks tied a string about the bottom of each trouser leg, and completed the trip. , 1 H ' *-T — 7T- ~f. ~> BANK WAS C TOLO BY GAZETTE WALTER PHASER JR, NAMED INSTRUCTOR AT COLLEGE Dr. and Mrs. Walter Fraser's son Walter Jr. has received notice of election as graduate assistant in the department of physics at Iowa State college, Ames. He is to report for duty September 20. While he is teaching he will pursue studies to- JOS, SCHNE D:R, WEST BEND, ALGONIAfmATHER; DIES Joseph Schneider, 70, died of ar- terio-schlerosis and hypertension at his home at West Bend a week ago Friday, and funeral services took place at the West Bend Methodist church last week Monday. His wife died last August. Eight children survive: Mrs. Leah (Geo. W.) Banwart. Algona; Mrs.. Laura Bell Laurens; Mrs. Hulda Jensen, El- wards a master's degree. He wasj more; Mrs. Florence Miller, Harry graduated at Ames in March, and Joseph Jr., and Bernard, all of West Bend.. Mr. and Mrs. D. J. (Habeger then took three months of special work in physics. During his college Algona, were among out of town course he majored in chemistry, friends who attended the funeral mea This summer, as last year, he is life guard at the local swimming pool, •Mr. Schneider was a retired dealer, At the Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H. C. I P AS YOU DESIRE ME is to be Greta Garbo's last offering to her host of American followers, then it is, fittingly, her most characteristic. Certainly it is not a great play from a dramatic standpoint, but it gives this unusual actress ample opportunity to display her varied charms. She is more the woman of mystery, the Great Unknown, in As You Desire Me than in any other screen production in which she has appeared. 'In -it she has a part cut to fit, made to order, if you please. We meet her first as a singer in a cafe, mistress of a beast ably played by that premier villain of the screen, Eric von Stroheim. She is apparently recognized by a friend as the wife of an Italian nobleman whose villa (and wife) have been ravaged during the war, and she is returned, rather dazed, to this gentleman. In the months that follow, Marie (Greta) grows more and more like the portrait of the wife, till love brings happiness and contentment. But the villain still pursues her. The evil Eric brings an imposter, a poor demented woman, to sow the seeds of distrust in the heart of the husband; but he is unsuccessful. Love conquers all, as it usually does in the movies, and the screen play (unlike the stage production) ends with the happy pair clasped in each other's arms. Prom this rather hazy, description you will have guessed that the plot is extremely lousy; but the great work of the sleepy-eyed, emotional Garbo raises it to a decidedly pleasant evening's entertainment. Discounting the press notices 50 per cent, there still isn't any doubt about this Swedish lady's dramatic ability to portray deep emotion and tender love with a finesse rare in our talkies. There is always restraint, a holding back In the clinches, which surely places her among the top-notchers. If this is her farewell, we must say adieu rather reluctantly: there are too few to take her place on the silver screen. youth, and Margaret Perry, no nearly so young, play the "leads" a children of indulgent parents, Lewi.. 'Stone and Laura Hope Crews. Mar garet falls in love with a marriei man, and not even the censors ob ject; Robert goes in for Art in a bi way, and nobody (not even the cen sors) gives a darn. Margaret get. her man, and Robert goes back t the wall-paper business, and every one seems satisfied with the result everybody, we say, except, perhaps customers who- paid 35c and didn see much of a picture. Lewis 'Stone plays his usually fin ished role, giving gestures and ar ticulation with the air of the old timer which he is. Ditto for Laur Hope Crews as the patient sufferin mother. We liked the opening seen of Robert waking up in the mornin especially; is well done, delightful i its naive portrayal. The rest is s much applesauce, if you know wha we mean. But, oh, boy, it's cool a the Call these sweltering hot daj and nights! r>ARBARA STANWYK goes dra •t* matic agin in Shopworn ( slightly oldish picture as far as "ri leases" are concerned. Ever since director discovered her forceful abl ity to order a man out of the pres ence of her outraged sensibilities b a screaming "Get out!" she stru her stuff in each and every prodm tion. The plot of this picture is base on the abnormal psychology mother fixation. It is amusing tfia the movies think it necessary throw a challenge to mothers not t tie their children to their apro strings, while on the other hand tl pulpit upbraids the modern moth. for not taking her responsibilitle seriously enough. We .are wondering how the censors let the "shopworn" girl marry the virtuous pure man. This is strictly against movie ethics: witness Waterloo Bridge, in which a magnificent production was spoiled by having an obliging "Zep" drop a nice bomb on the "shopworn" heroine, one that morals do not change" much | Well, mother rather messus up Speaking of the closing ot the fc.lv- ermore State bank, the Gazette nays: "The closing ot the bank brought about by conditions ot Its corresponding- bank at 'Fort Dodge. Banks at Fort bodge, an<i all other banks In Webster county, agreed to close temporarily, to try out the waiver plan. Withdrawals at'Fort Dodge by timid -people were so heavy that it could be foreseen that closing would soon 'be forced., In an effort' to stem the tide they are attempting to get three-year, waivers. "What the effec* of this would be on the State bank of Llvermore could only be conjectured. There 'had been no withdrawals here, ,-but If they should start It might 'prove embarrassing. Mr. Zigrang felt he could not afford to jeopardize the interests of hie patrons by taking the.chance of remaining open, and he agreed with 'Fort Dodge advisers to try the waiver plan. ./"This was.done >i and«,ithe..cotntnun-. Ity as a whole rallied to his support most loyally, believing that: their own safety would be most assured by this plan, as has been proven by instances all about us.'About 80 iper cent of the waivers were secured, and he is confident he could have, with the loyal assistance of his many co-workers, have made it at least 90 per cent. "But in the meantime he did some hard midnight thinking and saw dangers ahead when he should reopen Monday, not knowing as yet what success the .Fort Dodge banks would have and what might toe the future' result, even v If they did reopen. • "It became evident to him also that they were relying upon his re- penlng to help bolster up their wn case. He spent last Sunday to ort -Dodge, getting the views from very angle, during which time ev- •y kind of pressure was brought bear upon him there to, compel im to open Monday as contemplat- d, but'he refused,, and furthermore e felt justified In refusing to sign lis bank's waiver to leave $4,500 of is patrons' money in. the Fort )odge bank. This was not- 'his loney. It was money belonging to he patrons of his bank." WEATHER SLIGHTLY HOT: OH, JUSTJHJriE 90'S! For the last nine days the mer- ury has climbed to 90 degrees or bove, rising twice to a record so ar this summer of 96 degrees. This vas last week Tuesday and Thursay .afternoons. Yesterday prom- sed to be hot also, with little or no elief predicted for today or tomor- ow. No rain has fallen since a veek ago Sunday, and for the first ime since May lawns need water- ng. The temperature record for the ast week follows: High Low July 12 — 94 66 uly 13 .95 70 July 14 96 -. 74 luly 15 . 93 73 uly 16 „ ....91 68 Tuly 17 „ 1—90 6-5 July 18 94 55 July 19 • 96 69 Much grain has been, harvested and threshing will be in progress soon. The spring rains and steady fcot weather promoted a bumper crop of good hay, which is now be- 'ng cut. LEDYARD-ARMSTRONG CARS IN COLLISION; FIVE HURT o , Ledyard, July 19—The John Stenberg, Ledyard, and A. Trygstad, Armstrong, cars collided head-on on the No. 9 .paving last week Sunday night. Stenberg, with John Nelson Jr. and another man, was going east, and the other car was going west. Stenberg was turning to a north road when the accident happened. Both cars were badly wrecked, and in the Trygstad car Mr. Trygstad suffered a sprained shoulder, H. S. Askeland, a passenger, was cut on the head, his daughter Margaret suffered a knee wound, and Mr. Trygstad's daughter 'Myrtle had teeth loosened and her nose bruised. In -the Stenberg car Mr. Nelson suffered a wound in the neck and another on the ear. \ip the recent appointment of E, VcEvoy as district K. 0. deputy In a first-jpage "lead" story. Mr. Me* fivoy succeeds Edw. Kllsatt, of the Iowa-State bank, West fiend. The Democrat said: ' "Mr. McBvoy Is an uncle of Father 1 ,l*o MoEvoy, of Ruthven, and Basil McBvoy, of this city. He has ..__ . been a member ot the organization trucks arrived, but'the fire since It was first Instituted In this lout and kept from spreading.-rne „».. T*_ i. i..jui«... •>«<< f.o%-ornV water hose on the new chemical, The flretneri were'called T to .Tom Stevens r«*ld«nce .on ,.,] State Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock,]] wheh a garage caught fire; The tfiot was nearly burned off when th« ••fr iT4KJ , > y%S* 1 "!t'*» t r?W''* $1 Vanilla 79c * * *k* 1^1. H , ». ^^ ay city. He is judicious and careful, and he will unquestionably fill the position admirably. Hte many friends In Palo Alto, as welt as . In Pocahontas and Kossuth counties, will toe pleaaed to learn of the richly deserved recognition accorded him. "If agreeable to the of fleers of the other councils of the district Mr. McBvoy Will be Installed In Em- water hose on the new truck broke, and some of the rlre- men suffered a ducking before It could be shut off and the water turned Into another hose. A defective valve' wajs blamed. The same sort of accident occurred a feW : months ago. WANT-ADS BRIXG RESULTS THE ADVANCE WANT ADS' ^iiiHiiiiiiiiNiHiiniiiffliHffliitiiiiiniiiiiniiin KOSSUTH NOW HAS 2 PAVED ROADS. BORDER TO BORDER Kossuth county paved roads east border to border, which runs -past now has two and west from One is No. 18 Algona on the north, and the othe'r is No. 9, which runs north of . Lakota and runs through Swea City. Besides, No 169 is paved from Algona north'to connect with No. 9. The last stretch of No. 9, east from .Lakota, has just been completed and opened to the public. The state has also paved a stretch from No. 9 to the south em of 'Lakota's main street in the business district, and adjoining property owners in the business district hav 1 •let a contract to pave on each sid of the 18-ft. state paving. P THERE IS A MORAL to New Morals tar Old 'it Is the apparent with the years: the problems of youth always confuse he elders, and the viewpoint of the parents is usually misunderstood by the children. Moreover, morals, per se, are but a reflection of the morals of a people, •their habits and customs — which, i§f ds us Into discussions too weighty for the weather, which Is 'extremely hot as these lines are written. There isn't much new in this picture. Robert Young, an active, virile things in this production. If she had allowed her •precious boy to marry the girl of his choice before she became a lady of easy virtue, of course there wouldn't have been any movie. And perhaps this wouldn't have been much loss. At any rate, admirers of Miss Stanwyck will see her best picture (with the possible exception <?f So BJg and' Night NurseO ' next month, when Forbidden comes ar? ound to the Call. Had $246 in Bank: Didn't Know of It [Ward Barnes in the Eagle Grove Eagle.] We have reason for believing that the depression, if any, , is over. A farmer in the Goldfleld neighborhood had $246 In the Liberty bank, and did not know It! A committee, called on him to sign a waiver of his account. He said he had no account in the bank. There was then the.buslr ness of making sure they had 'the right party, and finally one. pf the committee asked him if he ever had an account in this bank, He said he did several years ago, an account about the $2,00,0 mark. But be had checked it out, and now had no rnqney there. Would he ejsn a in cage he had left a amount there, after ajl? Sure, he' would, and he did! Follow the Crowds to Our j Greatest Clearance Storewide Sale with Added Attractions that Warrant Your Coming Again EXTRA SPECIAL Silk Dresses $3*95 Values to $10.00 Including washable shantungs and silk crepes in white and pastel shades^—light—medium and dark prints in silk crepes and sheers. Sizes from 14 to. 50. English Prints Colorfast yard wide prints pretty colorful patterns, at, yard ___________ ! _____ • in Rayon Underwear The new mesh wqave — also regular fine rayon in panties, step-ins, and bloomers, ' '; *M5^ .... -------- _ > _._. Z5C ' Silk Dresses $7*88 Values to $15.00. A remarkable group of fine chiffons—sheer georgettes — plain and printed crepes, brocade silks and rough weaves in all the new pastel shades. Jacket styles and one-piece models. All sizes. Silk Dresses $10.88 Values to $25.00. This grqup includes some of the best we have—smart dark prints in jacket styles—plain sheers in dark and medium shades. Dresses for all occasions. at Bed Sheets Regular 98c quality, double bed size sheets. A very fine £A M quality sheet at OwC Silks Plain rough silks ; and beautiful figured silks in qualities worth to $1.75 yard, at—_ Silk Hose All silk chiffon, full fashioned "La France", regular $1.00 qual- I ity hose fift^ 2 pair ^4 OC for ? I.CO Hand Bags Stylish hand bags of the regular ?1.00 quality in white and colors, at —_:___!_____ IN THE SHOE DEP'T, As a final clean-up for quick selling we offer 50 pairs of "quality shoes—merely short lots of regular stock styles. r ftC^ sale,: :__.___: wDC 150 pairs of stylish quality footwear. Many styles^; in"different leathers and colors..:"' Sale rf rE . . EXTRA SPECIAL Voile Dresses $2.39 Values to $3.95 In this assortment you will find I pretty voiles—fine linens — cool meshes—fancy cords — and all that is new in smart summer frocks, both dressy and sport models. * " t. Voile Dresses $1.48 ' Values to $2.35. ' Smart, cool—summery voiles, ba- tistes and eyelette embroidery in a splendid assortment of colon and models—Sizes from 14 to 54. | Tub FROCKS Splendid Dollar Values. | These are made from splendid til last print* a»4Attractively style*.; BUY YOUR FALL WRAP NOWSAVE SEVERAL DOLUSS Coats Worth to $15 $4.95 Coats Worth to $25 $9.88 Coat* Worth to $3$ THINK wliat It means to buy pood uier- ohttiidlse lion—'or only about 8§c 011 toe dollar. Tint's wUat you can do to our Bargain Rusement. Our Basement. Coolest Spot In To wn to Shop W*sh Drewe., val, to $1,50, Sale 6i«? Silk Dre»8e«, val. to f JO, Sab $2,98 , Sale . _ Si k Underwear, val, to $3, Sab 98c £ilk Hose, reg, $1 values, Sale Remnants of all kind. Ana dozens o , < .;>4^yifc ^^

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