Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 4, 1933 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 4, 1933
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PAGE POUR ELMER SLAGLE, EX-ALGONIAN, DIES IN WEST Mr*. Bowyer Tell* of Algonian* in California. KOSSttTH COUNTY ADVANCE. ALQONA> IOWA By Nellie G. Boivyer. Xos Angeles, Apr. 35 — I was *reatly shocked to find the enclosed story in the 'Los Angeles Times, reporting the death of El- aaer Harvey Slagle. The last time I saw Mr. Slagle Was at the Iowa picnic, Long Beach, last August. He told me Huntington, Park, Calif., Apr. £4—Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for Harvey Slagle, 71, philosopher and author, a resident of this community ten years. Rising Light Masonic lodge conducted graveside services at Inglewood cemetery. He leaves his widow Julia, and four daughters: .Lorene Slagle, Walnut Park; Mrs. Mona Gleed, South Gate; Mrs. Louise Floyd, St. Paul; and Mrs. Ethel Beber, Chicago. At The Call Theatre A Review of the Recent Talkies by T. H, C. •then he had had a stroke of paralysis five months before. It had af- tected his voice. Two of Mr. Slagle's daughters -are children of his first wife and were born at Algona. After the sfleath of his wife, he married again, «t St. Paul, where he lived till he •came to California. The two other daughters were born of the second marriage. Sang In Choir Here. For many years Mr. Slagle was a government mail clerk. It was af- •4er he retired on pension that he •came here. Thereafter he spent tmuch time at writing, and a num- Tber of his articles were published on the editorial page or in the Sunday magazine of the Times. IPor many years Mr. Slagle was a anember of the Methodist choir at Algona. This was when 1, also, •was a member. The Slagle family •was always prominent in Algona Methodism. I have before mentioned that El- tner hadn't heard from his brother Shrank, who went to Florida, and Jhad been unable to trace him; so I presume 'Elmer is the last of the Slagles. [A mistake: -Frank is Still in Florida.^Editor.] Slagles Were Algona Pioneers. The Slagle family came to Algona in the late 60's or in 1870, and settled on a .farm east of town. After a few years they moved to town and lived in their well known home on Diagonal street, noticeable for its many beautiful "flowers and shrubs. There were five boys in the 'Slagle family. In 1S73 I attended the "Depot school" with three of them: Charles, Elmer, and Frank. The late Mrs. J. M. Cowan, then Rachel Foster, was our teacher. Ernest Wheelocks in Call. Last Sunday I was surprised to receive a call from Ernest Wheelock and his wife, of Douglas, Ariz. They are spending some time lin Los Angeles with their three children ,who live here. Ernest and I reminisced about everyone in the old days at Algona. It is now a far cry since we took (part in "The 'Midway "Plaisance," given by the Good Templars lodge in the courthouse hall the winter following the World's Fair. Foreign countries were represented, and Ernest, Leon MeCall, Milo Chapin, and L. H. Mayne, now Emmetsburg postmaster, were Turks. Home Talent Play Recalled. In the same play Nettie Butler, •In her clever way, gave a reading T 'DON'T KNOW WHAT to say" is a significant line in the last reel of The Keyhole, by Detective 'Davis (George Brent). It is a good deal the way we feel about such pictures, in which the talents of at least one attractive woman are wasted on hooey about a jealous husband, trips to Cuba, and th course of true love. Schuyle Brooks is a suspicious husband and when his beautiful wife is the victim of blackmail from an erstwhile vaudeville actor, she de cides to go for a trip to rid hersel of the sneaking pest—the actor not the husband. Her husband employs a detective to trail his wife. You have already guessed the rest. The detec- ,ive falls in love with fair wife but she is honorable enough to repulse his attentions, which, to use a rather homely expression, 'makes the cheese more binding." After a good deal of moonlight trolling along the romantic beaches of good old Cuba and numerous clandestine luncheons on secluded balconies, the husband appears, only to be told by his virtuous wife that she has had enough of underhanded spying and is going to marry the detective; that is, after the necessary divorce. Kay Francis is an alluring, at tractive actress, well able to portray an emotional role in a society drama; but as a lone-star-ranger in a cheap, somewhat feeble love drama playing opposite so frigid a lover as George Brent, she simply folds up and leaves you cold. Whoever thought he discovered in Friend George an actor of talent :ertainly was not long on Judgment In Forty-Second Street he from the Birds' Christmas Carol, and Mary Smith, afterwards Mrs. I A. L. Rist, and Gene Shadle, now o Spokane, gave a dialogue, the amusing situation in which aros from the fact that each had been told beforehand that the other was deaf. A leading feature was a Congress •or Beauty, in which the prettiest (girls in town were dressed to represent countries. The biggest hit •was Bessie Dodge, who represented Queen Lil, then in the United States in behalf of 'Hawaii. This entertainment was a great Success, the hall being packed two alights. Marjorie Carton in Call. While the Long .Beach schools •were closed because of the earthquake Marjorie Carlon Harriman sister of Mrs. D. P. Smith, Algona, by Viola and Alice to Fallon, Nev., to visit Mrs. Emily C. Dodge and her Bister Jodie. The four elder wom- «n were schoolgirls together at Irvington. Marjorie visited her husband, who lives there; also Carl and Oana Dodge. Carl's wife is the tformer Buena Reed. Dodge Bros., among other enterprises, are road Building contractors for the government, and they employ more than 200 men. The visitors also visited Zelda Reed Trather at Reno. Inghanis TJs/t on Coast. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ingham, was just excess baggage; In Key- lole he is necessary but ineffect- lal. The only good line in the play is mouthed by the comedy pair. 'Where do you go when you travel?" she asks. "'Every Fall we go ;o the springs, and every Spring we go to the falls," he answers. And that's that. DERHAiPS SOME OF our readers have been wondering why for ;hree years we have been writing hese useless lines. We have sometimes wondered ourselves. But once in a blue moon, our big moment arrives. We refer, in this modest manner, to the 'Style Show staged by Chrischilles & Herbst, in Connection with a road show called Award's Happy Hoboes. This is our idea of a successful style show —short, snappy, to the point. The thought of sitting or standing for countless minutes while manikins >arade the prevailing fashions of he hour, by the hour, has always Jeen a source of extreme annoyance to our rather sensitive nature This exhibition had the quality of brevity, which is the soul of many other things besides wit. The revue itself was considerably above the average established in' he past, which is faint praise indeed. The dancing of the child vender, however, was worth the Jrice of admission, which is ex- laustive praise from one who in- tinctively shrinks from child exhi- ntions of all kinds. Certainly no ne need complain about the high ost of entertainment, with this riple bill. nPH-E MYSTERY OF the wax mu -*- seum is probably the mos eautiful picture ever made. In i new heights of technicolor perfec tion have been reached, whicl make every scene a gem of artis tic composition. After you hav said that, however, words of com mendation must be few. As a hor ror film, it perhaps achieves some recognition, but moving picture au diences are beginning to tire a lit tie of these "hair-raisers," as evi the poor heroine, the unhappy spectator is simply lost in the shuffle. A party of intrepid rescuers starts out for King Kong (he has claimed hia victim and holds her in his gigantic paws), and then things be- ging to happen. Huge reptiles and dinosaurs—40 to 30 feet long — emerge from forest and swamps and kill all but two; One of these, Bruce Cabot, rescues the girl, and the other, the leader of the expedition (Robert Armstrong) captures the giant ape. King Kong is brought to New- York, but on the first, night of a public exhibition breaks loose, and after looking into hotel windows (an ungentlemanly thing to do) locates his "beauty" and climbs to the top of the Empire .State build- Ing, where he is eventually wrecked by a flotilla of air-craft which bruise him 'badly before he drops to earth. Chief interest in King Kong is in the clever use of miniatures and Irick photography, a phase of our movies which has been strangely overlooked. iSome of the miniature 'sets" are 'beautiful, and magnifi- :ent fog and cloud effects have )een achieved to give the picture a touch of realism. The "King" is a huge .piece of accompanied Wann, drove and his wife drove to their son, California recently. They visited ttrst with Harvey 'Ingham Jr. and fcis family, then came to L. A. to visit Mrs. Hepburn, the elder Mrs. Ingham's mother. They also visited Mrs. A. D. Clarke and Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Adams. I called, but found only Mrs. Ingham, Harvey William, and the latter's wife having gone to Redwood City to visit Harvey's sister, Mrs. C. M. Doxsee. Mrs. Cornie Ingham-McChesney accompanied by Margaret Doxsee' visited here. Margaret's sister Ruth is librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles. I was Informed that it is 30 years since the C. M. Doxsees left Algona. and that Nellie Ingliain Russell's! daughter Agnes is married and is living at Eagle Rock. mechanism 60 feet high, 36 feet iround the chest, and covered with 30 bear-skins. He is mechanically operated by a crew of ste men who '•man" 85 motors required to per- orm his activities. All in all, it is i most interesting experiment vhich enters a new and unexplored ield of the talkies. Ffom now on rou. won't be able to believe any- hing you see on the screen and mly half of what you hear. But his last will be a godsend. We re- leat, King Kong would make a well "silent." 'RIEST CHANGED AT STJJENEDICT After 14 years of faithful service s pastor of the St. Benedict Cath- lic church, the Rev. B. H. Loeffel- tolz has been transferred, by order f Bishop Heelan, to a pastorate at !oon Rapids, a town of 1300 inhabitants in Carroll county. He left for his new post Tuesday. Father Loeffelholz has been succeeded at St. Benedict by the Rev. 'H. B. Kramer, late of Mapleton. As a farewell courtesy, Father T. J. Davern entertained Father iLoef- felholz and eight neighboring priests at dinner Sunday: Wagner, Wesley; Schultes and Pick, Bancroft; Sturm, Ledyard; Veit and Hyland, WhUtemore; Theobold St Joe; and Wendl, Spencer. Father Loeffelholz now returns to the county of his birth. He was educated and ordained at St. Meinard's seminary in Indiana. He served as assistant pastor at Breda, Carroll county, then served a short time as Sutherland pastor, following which he was at Mary Hill, Cherokee county, two years .before he came here. The predecessor of Father Loeffelholz at St. Benedict was Father Wolf, now of Armstrong. As the result of changes in the last year or two, Father Davern is now dean of Kossuth priests in point of length of service in the county. KITTENBALL GAME SCHEDULE FILLED H. B. Nolter Algona kittenball league manager, has announced a 'schedule for games. Three games a week will be played, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. When bad weather interferes the scheduled game will foe played the following day. The schedule follows: Algons Advs vs. Phillips 66—May 1, June 6-30, July 31. Gamble vs. Skelly—May 3, June 7, July 3, August 2. «CA-Victor vs. U. <D. M.—May 5, June 9, July 6, August 4. Phillips 66 vs. Gamble—May 8, June 12, July 7, August 7. Algona Ads vs. U. £>. M.—May 10, June 14, July 10, August 9. RCA-Victor vs. Skelly—May 12 June 16, July 11, August 11. Gamble vs. U. D. M.—May 16 June 19, July 12, August 14. Phillips 66 vs. Skelly—May 17 June 20, Jul/ 13, August 16. Algona Ads vs. RCA-Victor—May 19, June 21, July 14, August 18. Phillips 66 vs. U. D. M.—May 22 June 22, July 17, August 21. Gamble vs. R. C. A. Victor—Mas 24, June 23, July 19, August 23 Algona Ads vs. Skelly—May 26 June 26, July 21, August 25. Phillips 66 vs. HOA-Victor—Ma 29, June 27, July 24, August 28. Skelly vs. U. D. M.—-May 31, June '28, July 26. August 30. Algona Ads vs. Gamble—June 2 June 29, July 28, September 1. Rain Monday caused the first game of the schedule to be playec Tuesday evening, when the Phillips team defeated the Advertisers, 4-0 CITY LIBRARY IS WELL PATRONIZED The Algona library's annual report for the year ending March 31 gives total circulation at 45,129, an increase of 5675 over last year's. This, it is considered, shows gratifying growth in the service to the community provided by the library. Among readers and regular visitors are 125 boys and girls whose homes are in the country, but who attend the public or .parochial schools here. Such students have free use of the library while they are attending school here. The reading room offers the use of 66 magazines, 15 of which are donated to the library. There were 9217 visitors in the reading and reference rooms in the past year Thirty-three per cent of all books circulated were children's books. Officers of the library are: librarian, Mrs. Lura Sanders; president of the library board, S. B. McMahon; secretary, T. P. Harrington; iboard of trustees, Ada E. Rtst, Anna L. Fairbanks, W. B. Quarton, E;, J - Murtagh, T. H. Ohrischilles, Ella Thompson, and E. J. Gilmore. Minnie J. Coate is assistant librarian. Bancroft Editor Tells of Beer at Moines (Editor R. B. Hutton, of the Bancroft Register, attended the state press association meeting at >Des Moines week-end before last, but says in his paper that he had other fish to fry too, and he summarizes his observations in the city as regards 'beer in the following fashion : Stolen Auto Sold To Fenton Farmer Among recent district court actions was a replevin suit brought by A. J. Kreuzkanip, Highland Park, 111., vs. Otto H. Schmidt, of tenton, to recover a 1931 Model J I'ord tudor sedan. This was on of the stolen cars marketed som months ago by the Fairmont Aut Co. The owner said it was taken last November 3. Mr. Schmidt, who of course, did not know the car hac been stolen, gave up the car and i presumably out what he paid for it M. C. McMahon was attorney fo Mr. Kreuzkamp. Lone Rock Rosa Jones, of Chester, came last week Tuesday to visit with her sister, Floy Jones, local teacher. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Roderick made a business trip to Granada Minn., last week Tuesday. The Eugene Hofius family had as Sunday guests the Lewis Bodes and H. J. Bacon, Algona. Lillian Ackerman went to Iowa City Saturday to visit a cousin Mrs. William Hermann. First of all, -we -want to emphasize that Des Moines is wet—very wet, in fact hip-deep; tout the mire and grime have been wiped clean, and beer has apparently reduced drunkenness to a minimum. It 'is true there is still some drunkennes, plenty of happiness, but fewer 'headaches. Every other store and shop window in the city is pjastered with 3.2 beer signs, and every brand of beer ever heard of, and many never before dreamed .of, may be,had.in dozens and dozens of cafes, hotels, hance halls, grocery stores, and every other possible place that can induce the thirsty to enter its portals. Dealers Doubtful of Profits. 'Dealers are already wondering how it will be possible to make any profit. Beer Is so common, and so many dealers are 'in the business, that there are not enough thirsty people to make the venture profitable. Unlike the small town, there are few dealers that have not secured licenses to vend the new •bevera'ge. There seem to be none that are afrajd of offending anyone, and soda <fountains< and .grills serve the brew the same as all other drinks, with the sandwich that the law demands on every tray. The beer is seen on many tables, but many soft drinks are also being consumed, and dealers assert soft cent on 3.2 per denced by a large number,of pa trons who failed to see this one but probably attended Franken stein and Island of Lost Souls. As a matter of fact, -we enjoyed (if we may use the term) The Mys- 'tery of the Wax Museum more than any of its predecessors. Perhaps it was the color that appealed to us, perhaps even the Style 'Show (pardon this modest reference)whatever it was, the plot absorbed our interest from beginning to end It is the story of a sculptor of wax figures who is terribly burned on hands and face, so that to ply his trade he covers bodies taken from the morgue with wax and achieves fame by reason of his remarkable likenesses. As long as he confines his efforts to corpses the thing isn't quite so -bad; but when he starts picking victims, he becomes enmeshed in the law and is caught when he tries to co-far a live girl (Fay Wright) with the boiling wax. This would, indeed, have been putting the poor girl on a very hot spot. Pay is a rather attractive actress who lends herself easily and convincingly to roles of this character. She has a hesitancy, a note of terror, in her step, that puts her over in horror pictures. She makes you asp at just the right time, and when she turns quickly as a door closed behind her you almost jump out of your seat in fright over her plight. Lionel Atwell, also, is particular- y well-fitted for roles of cruel and icheming villains; he has a sinis- •er look in his eyes, an ingratiat- ng and dastardly manner, and a soft, hissing voice. These qualities nake him the logical choice for the part of mad artist in this plot. The supporting cast is excellent. • [/TNG KONG ^ whale of ^ alkie it simply shrieks you out of •njoyment you might have had in her sister, Mrs. Fish of Fort his extremely ingenious story " ' ' ' bout an uncharted island popu- Dickinson Speaker at Science Academy Sen. L. J. Dickinson delivered an address before the academy of poll tical science at New York City Friday in which he discussed the re- ation of the agricultural problem to tariffs. Algonlans who have received copies of the address say t was a well prepared, thought- provoking discussion of an intri cate problem which faces congress tfr. Dickinson is called upon rather requently for addresses which require careful preparation. Burt Savings Bank in Fine Condition A condensed statement of condi- ion of the Burt Savings bank as of Vpril 26 is published in today's Ad- ance. Footings are '$178,373 • de- 'OSits, $144,770; loans, $67,149. The ank has quick assets of $101 724 ,-hich explains why it was one of he first banks in the state to be eopened without restrictions after ie recent banking holiday. Dr. W. Peters is president of the bank; E. Rubey, active vice .president- T. Heaney, cashier. WOULD make a "silent." As Lakota Mrs. Oran Sturdevant has been sick for the past two weeks, and Miniu'sotan lo 1'reacli. The Rev. 0. R. Thome, of Win- ttirop, Minn., will fill the Congregational pulpit next Sunday. There ated with ante-deluvian monstrosities. The picture starts out in an interesting way, building up the suspense element in a mysterious expedition which set.s out in early dawn and reaches its destination on a foggy evening weeks later. So far so good. When our heroine (Pay Wray) is Dodge, is here helping care for her. Mrs. William Turley was called to Chester, S. D., last week Wednesday by the serious illness of her mother. Anna Meyer, office assistant for Dr. H. H. Murray, was a business visitor at Mason City last Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. A. Q. Smith and Lorraine and Mrs. Emory Smith stolen from the ship by the natives i were Algona visitors Thursday and chained to an altar as a sacri- I The Guy Beemers went to All] lice to King Kong the shrieking be- i Lea Saturday to visit his motl Kins. And from this point on the Mrs. Raymore, till Sunday picture is simply an orgy of racket, A number of club wome Albert mother, , with a sonorous orchestra adding to the noise and confusion with deep boomings from tom-toms and women from here are attending the biennial at Mason City this week. e ACCEPTED MODE OP THE MOMENT- Wear pigskins—the final touch to your sport ensemble. Wear them so your feet breathe fresh air through the tiny pores. We have them in various patterns and colors, in all sizes and widths. $2.85 to $3.85 Christensen Bros. Company Shoe Department profit drinks than on the concoction that many insist is too green to 'be palatable. Several new cafes have been, or are in the process of 'being, opened to the public as a result of the new beverage 'becoming legalized with'.n the state. First Bush Was Profitable. The first few days of beer were profitable ones for the dealers, but as more licenses were granted and the novelty of the thing wore off, profits disappeared and dealers became disgruntled. Everything points to the fact ;hat there will be less drunkenness ;han ever before, many .asserting ;hat the new 'brew does not spike well, and near beer is difficult to obtain. (Naturally there are many who will continue to demand drinks on a 50-50 basis, and those who have cast-iron stomachs will never be satisfied with a brew that is health-giving, thirst-satisfying, and wholesome. 2">c Bottle at Hotels. (Beer is back to stay, however, and whether or not profits can be made toy those who handle it, there vill be thousands of consumers within the state who will foe satis- fled to be able to buy their drinks when and where they will. The hotels charge 26c a bottle, and there is no refund on empties, the 'hotels continuing to grab that as extra profit, as they have in the past. With the tip that goes with delivery to your room, a five-spot looks like a'thin dime if you happen to have a few visitors. SEED LOAN A6ENT HERE WILL INSPECT SEEDING Q. E. Severson, Albert Lea, who was stationed here 'last winter under authority of the Department of Agriculture to look after seed loans to farmers, ceased making loans Saturday arid during the next few weeks will be in the field, inspecting the seeding programs of borrowers. Borrowers have to reduce acreage of cash crops 30 per cent. Production in 1932 is taken as the basis. OBlevator records are used to check crops sold for cash last year. An example of how the scheme works out is t where a tenant feeds his half of crops and the landlord sells the other half, the acreage this year has to be cut 16 per cent. Land thus taken out of cash crop production may be devoted to non- surplus crops, such as flax and soy beans. Mr. 'Severson's territory consists of 13 counties: Kossuth, Calhbun, Cerro^ Gordo, Emmet, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. i Comparatively few farmers have'! ', applied for loans. In this county there are less than a dozen. Primary Children to Be Registered 'Parents of .children who will be five before'September 19, and plan to enter them in school next fall are asked by next year's superintendent, Otto B. iLaing, to notify either him at the high school building, Miss Carson, primary teacher at Bryant school, or Miss Diirant, of the Third ward school. Names of both parents and of the children are wanted,, as well as the birth days and street addresses. The information is desired next week. Savet 200 Pennies to Buy the Paper wish register In the A*. Tnn«e office will probably not be short of pennies for chant* for at least « week or two< Mrs. v Herman Blelch, near Burt, cull* ed Monday, with a pasteboard boxful of pennies and subscribed for the paper. She explained that for some time' she had been saving pennies for the purpose. The Bleelhs lire on a 240<acre Metropolitan Life Insurance company farm. They milk ten to 15 cows and deliver cream to the Burt creamery. There are three girls and two boys In the family, ranging from ten to four years old. Mrs. Blelch Is a former Algona girl, the daughter of Henry Bowman. Algonian's Brother Wins Drake Medal Burdette Agard, Algona, former .u Verne teacher who, with his wife, located here last summer and s selling life Insurance, was pleased to find complimentary mention of his younger brother Gerald, of Goldfield, In a recent Des Molnea Register. The young rsehted with the medal annually Drake unlversib Pte,la. nt D . house, r •* actual fr..t.r T«wr money. -«nd f. al r.Mt.r-freth. ZONE'S SPFFEE Meats and Groceries Longs Food Shopi Fruits and Vegetables Eggs Wanted Phone your Orden THANKS! ' Bancroft Mrs. Herman Erickson, St. Benedict, is visiting her daughters, Mrs. John Shea and Mrs. Bernard Brink. Tom Bergman, Emmetsburg, spent the week-end with his folks, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Bergman. Alfred -Ditsworth is sick with the flu and confined to .bed. BEAD THE WANT-ADS White's GROCERY Week-End Specials RAISINS—Seedless, 4 pounds 25c| LYE—Champion, 3 cans. _ 23cl VEGETABLES—Seven varieties, 6 cans 39c| (Not over two of one kind) CHEESE—Longhorn cream, 2 pounds 28c| PRUNES—Large, 40 to 50 sixe, 3 pounds. _25c| STARCH—Gloss or Corn, 2 packages 15c| ^••^•^••^^•^H Christensen Bros* Co, "Algona's Style Center" We Now Announce Our Annual May Our low Sale Prices Must be for Cash and and « •** ******* more than "something to wear." t Wlth a car «'«Uye to fashlon-riglitness You>re 8 "e to delight in any selection ,<m Sensational Reductions on every COAT and SUIT Group One that are fashioned and tailored to ap- H??* J!l e , most «x»cting. Garments that you'll be proud to wear and which defy criticism or comparison as to beauty or quality. Bepresenting values worth up to $15.00. Group Two Our entire stock of better garments are included in this group. Now you can have a really fanciful coat or suit at a rate cost - Values «"* were sell up to $86.50.' Sale Price

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