Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 8, 1932 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 8, 1932
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1»AOB TWO EDITOR MILLER AT LIVERMOB HALF CENTU Publishes the Gazette Continuously Since 1882. •W. F. Miller completed a half Century as editor, publisher, and towner of the Livermore Gazette in mid-August. By way of cele- fcration he printed the accompanying picture and said: "The Gazette completed its 50th j issue last week, ami we are making our bow to the public with this j the commence- j ment of our alst; year. The world sets a little swift-: er pace now than j it did >50 years; ago, and we lose! step once in a j while, but we are! still in the procession." The Advance asked Mr. Miller for I the picture and facts for an "obit," | »nd in characteristic fashion he replied : •"I intended that phiz only us a Soke—didn't suppose anybody would take it seriously—but I am deluged •with letters from all over the coun- •try. with congratulations, and lots of them from editors, though I was not intending to pose for a bouquet- throwing marathon. He's the Whole "U'orfcs. "I appreciate the compliments you send me. Of course I do everything from sweeping to writing. Like lots Wherein an Ola and Valued Subscriber is Lost and Why BY GEO. E. B1ACKFORD Blue Hill, Neb., Sept. 6—It Is with deep regret akin to sorrow j that I ask you to discontinue my subscription, not because of 111 feeling, or change in the paper, but because of the Inevitable changes that Time brings. Only one-half the front page news now interests me. There are today but few of my old friends living at Algona. The snly one of the family so situated as'to make it possible. It was jalso always a great pleasure to meet many other oldtlmere there for a similar purpose; It was almost like an old settlers reunion. But, "down town" I have, on these occasions, for many years felt like a Rip Van Winkle. There were few I met whom I knew. I have often thought that there are now many more of my older generation has mostly pass- oldtlme friends in Rlvervlew than to the Great Beyond, and of'down town, while as to the town, State street has changed so much that 'I can hardly recog-' nize it now as the same where I had the old Nicoulln photograph studio. It is only occasional mention of some remaining oldtimer that in- ' terests me. The county news I ed those of m'y own age, many, also, are deceased, while many others have moved to other localities. Those still in the "old home town" are nearing the sunset of life, the "silver threads among 1 the gold" period; or, as in my case, show increase of the shiny bare spot on top of the head, j do not read, and the local page I Their children have grown com- only glance at, for seldom do I plctely out of my remembrance; find mention of anyone I know. many are married and now have i This seems odd, for there was a children of their own. Itime when I knew practically 'While I lived in Iowa, I tried j everybody. to return to Algona each Memor- I was greatly shocked to hear ial day to decorate the graves of ; of the sudden passing of Doctor my father, mother, brother, sis- < Kenefick. Though he was not ters. and other relatives. I felt it not only a duty, but a pleas- our family physician, he was a warm personal friend, and I was ure, to do this, since I was the I very sorry to hear of his death. WA IE 6 .S LIFE IN 1MAN CAMP D. L. McDonald, Aviator in War, Talks at Kiwanis. JUDGE CLARK DECRIES FORCE IN PICKETING Seeming justice obtained through I the medium of force or . unlawful cf little editors these days in small | means is never worth what it costs, towns, I am just putting up a front j Judge J. J. Clark pointed out in a in my paper to cover up that I am ; talk before the Lions club Wednes- Bkating over mighty thin ice and day noon. just hanging on by my teeth. But, j "In the present farm holiday," he like the fellow ahold of the bear's, eaid. "farmers have a perfect right tail, while it is might hard to hang to withhold their produce from the on, I dare not let go. i market and to organize for the pur- "About an 'obituary,' you will | pose. They have a right to picket have to go light. Remember, the very fact that a man has stuck in one little town all his life would argue against him, and would not, be to his credit if he was possessed \ of much ability. But—there were' reasons. "A few years ago the Lino Journal asked me for a few facts, and I jjave them. Of course all they were i interested in was the fact that used their machine—they were ad- I vertising themselves more than me! •—but I let them have the enclosed, and it is all that I imagine you need —perhaps more. Don't spread it on too thick." Deserted "Dad's" Sermons. The "Lino Journal" [Linotype This address will be of interest to many Algoniane because Judge Clark, who at SI is still on the bench, is the father of the Rev. F. J. Clark, pastor of the Congregational church here. News] says Mr. Miller was born in IFayette county, Iowa, in 1862. which makes him 70 this year. His father was a Methodist preacher. His stepmother was a sister of David R. {Locke, famous in his day as a newspaper humorist on the Toledo, O., Blade, who posed as a. small town postmaster and wrote • under the nom de plume "Xasby," whence the well known nickname for postmasters. The boy became so interested in the local printshop that he would steal away to set type when his father was preaching. At 16 he was a typesetter for Warren Barnhart at Independence. Barnhart later went to Chicago and helped found the still well known type firm of Barnhart Bros. & Splndler. The Ljno- type News further says: Takes Gazette Over In '82. "In 1882 Miller went to Livermore to work on the Gazette, a little sheet that had been struggling for about a year, and was at that time practically inert. The previous editor had left unceremoniously, having no money of his own invested in the plant. Miller found a Washington hand press, a home made wooden job' press that had been constructed from an old. hand lever 'Star' into a rotary by some ingenious printer, There were a few fonts of type. But the wooden job press was the wonder of every editor in the state, for it did good work. " 'Those were the days.' says Miller, *when every little jerkwater town in the West aimed to get, first, a Dank; then a railroad to run through the town; then a store or two, and a. blacksmith shop. The next move was to get a newspaper to whoop it up for the burg, and also to slam every surrounding burg that might in nny way compete with it. If Climax J.0bacco was a nickel cheaper here than ifl Me next town, or our merchants gave ft hslf pound mere ot sugar, that was an «em of news to brag about., And I sure aimed to live up to what w.ft.8 .expected of me.' and use fair persuas- j ive means to induce farmers to join their movement. But when they resort to force, they violate one of the principles on which republican government is founded. They defeat their own purpose." Bonus Demand Untimely. Judge Clark was also pointed in his remarks concerning the forcible demands for immediate payment of the soldiers' adjusted compensation Sheep-Killing Wolf Is Shot by Titonkian [Titonka Topic.] One night last week, after midnight, Oscar Blanchard, employed at the Roy Budlong farm, was awakened by the bark of a wolf or a dog. He immediately dressed, took down his shotgun, slipped out to the hoghouse, and waited to get a shot at a wolf that was chasing the sheep. After Oscar had stood breathless a few minutes, the wolf came out of the hoghouse, and instantly Oscar leveled his gun and killed the animal with the first shot. Other members of the family had arisen, dressed, and were ready to join Mr. Blanchard when the shot was heard. Investigation disclosed that two sheep had been killed outright and others wounded. The wolf had grabbed the sheep by the ears and nose. 'Doctor Ball was called to judge whether the animal was wolf or dog, and he pronounced it a wolf. 'Officials at Algona, when the head was produced, didn't know. Budlong Bros, have 325 sheep on the farm. Son is 5fear.By Editor."'"'' "After a year's residence in Liverpool, Miller went back to Independence and wad married. In the' eoursg of Um6 there Wfcre two children, wh6 grew to be of assistance Sn setting type during their school vacations. One of them now runs the Times at Renwic'ic, Iowa. "Several years, ago a. linotype was purchased, and Miller has done the •work alone with the aid of this typesetting machine since. 'Some day I will quit, and there will be music, and I won't hear it,' he says. •But I am going to keep right on writing up the other fellows' obituaries until that time. Of all the tusinces men that were in thia town when I came, not cne now is living here—and most of them are not living at all.' " Contemporary of Oldtlmers, Mr. Miller belongs to the old school of country editors who, handicapped by hand typesetting and lack of space, were compelled to learn an art now sadly neglected— how to combine editorial and news interest with brevity. This wae the common characteristic of a coterie of oldtime north Iowa contemporaries such as Milton Starr, J. Hinchon, Harvey Ingham, Bailey of Britt, A] Adams, of Humboldt, and "W. 1. Branagan, of Emmetsburg, all dead except Ingham and Branagan. Mr. Miller's paper is today one of the few examples of the old school left. Besides rare "readability," the Gazette IB noted for good sense. fonhrlghtness and independence In and a typographically tnoe. The resort to force on the part of the remnants of the bonus army was a deplorable and an unjustifiable procedure, he observed. "I can't help but believe," he declared, "that if the soldier boys who were willing to defend their country in 1917 and 1918 could be made to understand, as Walter Lippman has figured it* out, that payment of th< bonus money now would bankrup the country, they would not persis in their demand." Italy, under Mussolini and fae clsm, and Russia, under Stalin an< Bolshevism, were held up by th venerable judge as the fruition o the force idea in government. Centralisation Dangers Overdrawn That the hazards of centralization of government in Washington ar generally overdrawn and that pow ers exercised by the federal govern ment have unfailingly worked ou to the advantage of the states wa another view expressed by th speaker. He pointed out that regu lation a'nd the protection of th rights of others is an even mor vital rule than so-called "persona rights" in the civilization of today The judge in the beginning of h! talk made reference to the transi tory character of man's stay an period of influence on this earth an laid down a code of 1 service base on the golden rule. Speech Draws Oration. "Service," he declared, "may star at home. But it doesn't end ther No man can live a constructive lif unto himself in this day and age Nobody can be happy with a neigh bor in distress. In a very real sense we are our brother's keeper." A fervent appeal for respect o the religious rights of others, com bined with a laudation of the te commandment as - fen unsurpassec code of human conduct:, Closed Jpfltfe. ClarK's talk. The elub's deep appreciation Of the talk was reflected. In a burst of applause which amounted almost to an ovation for one of the city's best Joved citizens. Oldtimer D. L. McDonald, aviator during the World war. spoke recently before the Klwanls club on his experiences as a x prisoner In Germany (after his plane, with several-others j had been forced down behind the j German lines. I Mr. McDonald went, to Europe on I the same boat that General John J i Pershlng did, but he did not know | that the general was on- board til i after he landed at Liverpool. He | was also on the same boat when the general crossed the English channel After he reached France he was assigned to drive a French ambu- | lance car. Later he drove a French ! staff car till he collided with a taxi I whereupon he was "fired." He en- i listed with the American aviation j forces immediately af tenvards am j went into training in France. 'His squadron went up to the from lines with the French in February 1918, but after a month there he and others were sent back as instructors. In May, 191S, he was assigned to an all-American squadron led by Major Brown, who, after the war, wrote war-flying stories for the Saturday Evening Post and 1 the Liberty magazine. . — Bombers Forced Down. At the time he was captured Mr. McDonald was flying a bomber. In a night raid his squadron of several ships was caught in a storm after a bombing near Coblenz, Germany. The planes rose above the storm, but- the fight to get above it used up so! been taken from last week's West T HIS-IS_A D. M. Register picture of C. F.' Nolle, Algona, who is "on the gates" at the state fair for •his 30th year. PICKETS WORK ONE DAY AT JEST BEND The following news story has much gas that the planes could not get back to the Allied lines and had to land In Germany. McDonald landed in a wheat field. The controls of the plane were smashed in landing. The plane's machine gun was fired against the motor to wreck it eo the Germans could make no use of It. By the time he and his observer had finished the wrecking they were surrounded by peasants. Escape was OBend Journal: Monday morning the roads leading into Ottosen were picketed. The DENVER AND WEST IS mOMINP.CURK TELLS KJWAHIANS The 'Rev. F. J. Clark spoke teat Thursday before Klwanlahs • oh hto recent Vacation In Missouri and Colorado. He said he traveled all the way to Denver at a total expense of only $13.69. ; - Denver is booming, Mr. Clark said. There is little evidence of hard times there. The people are active, and'there Is a bustle in the atmosphere which indicates fairly Well-to- do'times. From Denver the Clarks went to a boys' camp In. the mountains, not far from the city, where Mrs. Clark sang at a service and Mr; Clark spoke. The camp Is operated by the Y. at. C. A. The Clarks also vlsted .Estes park, where they, rode over the, famous "Divide" road. Mr. Clark said he •had previously traveled over this road, in the first year It was built, when It was still In process of construction. He had then been driving only three months, and his car was an Overland 4-cyllnder. He reached the peak all right, but he feared • to return the same/ way became, and so made a 300-mile trip down by another way. Kansas and Missouri farm lands looked burned out. Mr. Clark said It was like reaching 1 paradise to • come back Into Iowa, where corn, grass, and trees are green, The contrast ie simply indescribable. In Missouri the "hill billies" of the Ozarks live primitively in one of the most beautiful scenic forest and hill sections of the United States. An artificial lake, formed by a dam, has been built at one point, and It will probably become one of the mid-west's greatest summer resorts. Iowa, Mr. Clark said, Is the garden sp.ot of the United States. There is a world of difference to the eye between the red, thin soil of western states and the thick black loam of Iowa. lowans, too, show In appearance the most substantial effects of civilization. This part of the coun- rm Loans i" f' ^^^ We hav6 a limited amount of money to loan s. t choice farms. n ° n Haggard & Falkenhainer ALGONA, IOWA C ^ se ?' aml the busl : try is really more certain of the future than any other, for its soil, people, and its civilization insure prosperity when the present hard times lift. ness men signed the compact not to buy produce. Tuesday morning. the roads leading into West Bend were picketed. One farmer, bringing eggs to town, I was told to leave them with the pickets. This he did, but came to town and notified the sheriff. Offi- impossible, so, preferring to be live | C ers were soon on the ground, and Lotts Creek prisoners rather than heroes, they surrendered, AVell Treated l»y Germans. the eggs were returned. C. B. Thatcher, president of the Farmers creamery, was asked to The Americans were taken to the close the creamery, but refused. He nearest town, where they were en-1 was told there would be plenty of tertained at a beer house. Then they were walked 12 miles to another town, where similar entertainment was provided, after which German officers questioned them closely. When the questioning failed to reveal much information the prisoners were jailed. Then there was further questioning. Two staff officers later appeared, apologized for the jailing, and had them transferred to a hotel, where they were kept prisoners. They were then taken to the staff hea'dquar- ters of the German corps area for questioning, and there they found the rest of the personnel of their bombing 1 squadron. Served With Mellon'g Son. Mr. McDonald was a member of the same crew with James Norman Hall, lowan who wrote many war aviation stories for nation-wide magazines following'the war. In Mr. McDonald's immediate company was In the northwest Paul, son of Andrew Mellon, now section of the | ambassador to Great Britain, till re- country and al-1 cently' secretary of the treasury, ready has agents McDonald and young Mellon were closely associated during most . of their stay In Germany. All of the men worked constantly 'khaki shirts" here o force closing:. VALVE RESEATER MADE BY NORTON WORKS IN ALGONA The Norton Machine Works recently started production on what is known as the Norton valve reseat- er, a cutting tool designed to reseat valves in pipe lines. P. H. Seller is lining up a sell- Ing organization in several states. The feature of the new tool Is its convenience, for it requires no other equipment. As pictured herewith the top is the cutting edge. This is on schemes to escape. Mr. McDonald related the experience of an Englshman and a companion who jumped off a moving prison train The Englishman ran Into nearby woods and escaped, but the other next morning The Lutheran, Aid met Friday with Mrs. John Kohlwee, and all but four members attended, with six visitors: • Mrs.'Arthur Krause, Mrs. William Dreyer, Mrs. Walter Ohm, and Mrs. Everett Dreyer, Fenton, and Mrs. Louise Hintz and Edw. Hackbarth, Algona. A Mrs. quilt A couple of talks were given on [brought by Mrs. Albert Kressin was " ' ' O v mo * v , evening, asking j sewed. The next meeting will 1 be aimers and business men to sign | held at Mrs. Kressin's. up and agree not to buy or sell Twelve new pupils have enrolled After these talks, Mr. told the audience the 'arm produce. •Business men and farmers are in sympathy with legal means' to advance prices of farm products, but do not believe in doing it by force. Thatcher creamery would be open Wednesday morning and that if anyone wanted to deliver cream officers would see that it was delivered. Wednesday morning there were no pickets on roads leading into West Bend. The Ottosen creamery is again open, and all other restrictions there have been removed. cons tructed of man, who sprained an ankle In the hard steel which jump, was immediately recaptured. Sent to Prison Camp. is capable of cutting brass and other metals from which valves are made. A spring keepe tension even. In operation the bonnet Is removed i Once the prisoners were quartered in an old tenth century fortress. They discovered that the commander was from Portland, Ore., but h^B hisnoth- Germany ever since. Several attempts to escape this fortress which failed. from were made, all of iLater the group was taken to a prison camp built before the war. Here there were several thousand EDITOR WOLFE is mmtti ftR WINTER Editor Lee O. Wolf, of the Titonka Topic, maintains a "froggery" at his home. At any rate he said last week that he had called at the John Pink farm near*Titonka to obtain frogs "to fatten up for this winter's use." He went on to say: "Many people turn their faces when you talk of frogs' legs on the menu. There Is no meat better than nice fried frogs' legs. They sell in New York during depression times at extremely high prices." Twenty-five years ago Mr. Wolf's enthusiasm ran in the direction of raising ginseng. Lone Rock with the reamer, again put on. A few turns of the handle on the bonnet, which also turns the tool, cuts a smooth surface on a valve seat. The bonnet *le j then removed and the stem replaced, whereupon the valve is in its original condition. The valve reamer is especially useful In steam plants, where steam leaking from imperfectly seated Valves reeulte in loss of heat and ^ , impbuJWe for them pressure. ^ There «e many ch ' - . Valves In ereamanna, nlh men of all the nations allied against Germany, Including 100 or more Russians, who had been prisoners two or three years, the revolution . ^ to tQ ^^ They were dls . s In ereamanna, JRU.nflneB, can ;| D irlted and .broken" men", fiM many facterUm, etyUklftK plants, and --..-..-.ited fiulclde . P.? reamer is made in 3-8, 1, 1%, and 2-Inch sizes', and , 3-4, other" sizes can be made to order. All parts are manufactured in the local plant. DAUGHTER OF MRS, DRAKE WINS WOMEN'S GOLF TITLE Old friends here and at Lu Verne of Mrs. S .D. Drake were interested to read in Friday's Mason City Globe-Gazette that her daughter, Mrs. Prances Repp, had won the north central Iowa woman's golf championship Jn a tournament at Fort Dodge last week Wednesday. She defeated Mrs. W. B. Eikenberry, Fort Dodge, after having defeated Wynn La Grange, Storm Lake. Mrs. Repp was also a medalist, with a score of 93 for 18 holes. She has ; for some years been known as one ; of Iowa's best woman golfers. The ! , , Repps and Mrs. Drake live together **£? at Clear Lake. After Armistice. Prisoners 'could cash checks for Henry Rath, Spicer, Minn., visited hie mother, Mrs. John Rath, last week Wednesday. Mary Ann Plaig spent last week with her grandmother, Mrs. Ackerman, at Hurt. Coila Jane Holllster spent last week at Martin Vant's, Seneca township. The Ervin Heidemviths are parents of a girl, born last week Tuesday. The Auxiliary will meet at Mrs. Roy Jensen's next week Wednesday. Dorpthy Burt, Armstrong, Js at W, G- Plate's, h.igjj gch.jpp]i. Twenty Ha\e Paid, Only 20 members of the legislature out 'of 144 who collected expenses under the so-called salary grab act have eo far returned the money. This leaves 124 who have not repaid. The total sum repaid to date is $8,974.47. not more than 50 pounds, provided they were written on English banks. The checks were collected by the German government, and when the money had been received through neutral channels it was turned over to the prisoners. The money the prisoners got, however, was "prison" money, good only within the camp, which had an excellent cani teen. The prisoners, by grapevine teje<- graph, kept accurate track Of the war. They even celebrated the false armistice of November 7, 1918, but they learned that it was false in a few hours. After the real Armistice was signed the men waited till November 29, when they were taken by train through Switzerland to France, where letters they carried stating that they were returned prisoners TC anything they wanted. Mr. McDonald, who now 'sells bonds here, is a son of O. P. McDonald, Burt. DeLaud Celebrate. Judge and Mrs. James DeLand, of Storm Lake, celebrated their golden wedding Sunday. A reception, took place at their home in the alter' WANT AD5 %lm»y laimaM, t^vu, !...>. a|»l» WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENT IS SURPRISE FOR WESLEYANS Wesley, Sept. 6—Thelma Conner, formerly Wesley, sprang a surprise on friends here in a recent visit, when she revealed that she was married to Bruce 51. Barnes at Bethany, Mo., August 5. Mrs. P. C. Haynes gave a post-nuptial shower for her Friday, and 25 women at- tende. Slips were distributed, on which guests wrote a favorite recipe or bits of advice. Some of the contributions were humorous. The hostess served lunch, and many gifts were left. Thelma is a graduate of the Wesley high school; Mr. Barnes 'of the Eldora high school, He Is employed In an A. & P. store at Iowa 'Falls. Mrs. Barnes left for home 'Saturday morning, accompanied by Martha Haynes. • In the parchlal school: Edna Houck, Gertrude Keucker, Harold Braatz, Walter Wetzel, Ella Wetzel, Georgie Pertl, Willie, George, and Robert Leininger, Louise Dreyer. Mrs. Leda. Potratz has been sick with summer flu. A threshers' meeting was held last week Tuesday evening at Julius Will's. Kenneth, eon of Mr. and Mrs. William Rusch, Whittemore. visited Wendell Eusch last week. WHEN YOU CHANGE YOUR RFD route it is important'to notify the Advance immediately. The papers are. done up in bundles by routes and the carriers take out the bundles. If your paper Is in the wrong route bundle he has to take it back to the postoffice and you receive It a day late. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: • You are hereby notified that the firm of Cunningham & Lacy, a co- partnership composed of A. L. Cun- ningham'and H. J. Lacy engaged In the general insurance, real estate and loan business at 107 West Suit- Street, Algona, Iowa, was dissolved by mutual consent and agreemon on the 20th day of August, 1932. The above named business will ):( continued by A .L. Cunningham as sole owner under the.trade name o Cunningham & Lacy. A. L. CUNNINGHAM. H. J. LACY. 50-53 NOTICE Most of the garages have agreed to close, comma, ing September 11 at 12 o'clock noon, on Sundays ^ week days at 8 p. m. except Saturday nights. We would greatly;appreciate it if our customers would assist by having their work done before th 8 hours, and pur mechanics will do their part bv v extending your courtesy. - y you Kohlhaas Garage Kent Motor Co. Algona Motor Sales FOR SERVICE Best i ^- * / " • Have your Fall Suit and *•"'..' i * Overcoat Cleaned, Repaired and Pressed Hats cleaned and reblocked Fur Coats Repaired Let us call your attention to the fact that now is the time to have the needed repairs made on your furs. We represent one of the best fur houses Jn the vest Modern Dry Cleaners PHONE 687 H. W. POST | Dray and Transfer STORAGE QfAll KINDS Long Distance Hauling. Every load insured against loss and damage of all kinds. Equipped to do all kinds of hauling and draying. 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