Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 4, 1933 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 4, 1933
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PAGE TWO Kossttf M Gott^ry AOVAKC& ALaoKA. IOWA MOMUY. Department Stores For Dinners,*Dances, Theater Partier Sparkling New Holiday Frocks I n bright tones. A new group in line for the holiday choosing. Bright tones under your dark coat sounds the right note this season, and they all are the bright colors, rust, green, blue and red. Or if you must be "different" you may choose tJie fashionable, brown, noVy, or black in women's and misses' sizes. Smartest Hats New, Different $1.39-$1.95 They're modish styles for street and dress . . . and styles for sport wear . . . We've dozens and dozens of them ... in felts, crepe and metallic. A wide selection of colors ... in all head sizes. Beret and Scarfs To Match $1.00 TO $1,69 SUEDE CLOTH and KNIT beret and ascot scarf—the newest fad but more than simply a fad. They're smart and flattering to most faces. All the bright shades, black and brown. The beret sports a saucy feather or a tricky ornament. , V Hardware Gifts for MOTHER DAD SISTER ' \ > and BROTHER We are again stocked with a complete assortment of useful gifts for all the family. Casseroles Percolators Pyrex Ware Aluminum Ware Electric Clocks Vacuum Cleaners Electric Toasters Electric Irons Washing Machines Food Choppers Cream Whips Shears Scissors Pocket Knives Safety Razors Rifles Shotguns Air Rifles Flash Lights Coleman (Lamps Coleman Lanterns Sleds Skiis Kerosene Parlor Lamps and hundreds of other items at prices that are within reach of all. NELSON HARDWARE MRS, DICKINSON TELLS OF OLD VIRGINIA HOME In Group at Ancien Mansion With Mrs. Roosevelt. By Mrytle C. Dickinson. Washington, D. C. Nov. 27—Evei during the depression one can hi very busy in Washington, and w< nre apt to neglect writing home n: often as we should. But i am plan ning on not being so careless nbou writing tills winter as I wns last. We shall be here in the spring again, ns we wore last year, and •hope we shall have, several more trips in Virginia. I liver did get to 'tell you about any of them, so 1 must tell you about the most in torfcal places. Gardens etc., interest me Immensely, as I know they do you. Where L,cc Was Horn. This trip was by motor to Stratford Hall on the Potomac, some 99 miles from IK. Vernon. Stratford Hall was the birthplace of Genera' Lee. The Senate ladies were at one of their weekly luncheons, when an invitation came to visit this old restored (or being restored) historical place. The Invitation came from the members of the Board of Directors of the Robert E. Lee 'Memorial Foundation. These people are directing the work of making the Hall and the famous plantation surrounding it a national shrine similiar to Mt. V»rn»n. Washington's home.. Mrs. Roosevelt is Guest. That day Mrs. Roosevelt was our guest at luncheon, and after hearing the invitation read, and on our deciding to accept it, she asked if she could go along, and who could refuse a President's wife? Mrs. Roosevelt told us that years ago president (she called him Franklin) and she were out motoring and, looking for a swimming hole for the President, stumbled on Stratford, which was then tumbling to ruin He was so charmed with the old place that he and Mrs. Roosevelt have since made several visits there. In this old mansion two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, were born. First Lady Gets last. It was a beautiful day, and we left Washington at 9 in the morning. Mrs. Roosevelt, who turns thumbs down on 'Secret Service guardianship (or who did the first months she was mistress of the White House), picked up a police escort in spite of herself, She took with her in her car, which, by the way, she drives herself, her secretary, two newspaper 'women (they are never missing), and her Scotch Terrier "Meggie." I have a warm spot in my heart for Mrs. RooseveJt, for her constant companion is a terrier like mine. Well, thinking she knew the way perfectly, she drove 60 miles an hour (we know how fast she drove, for we started out behind her). It wasn't long- though till we were just tagging along. She missed n turn, and was well on her way bad to Washington before she deciclet that she wjiu lost ana had to accep an escort of motorcycle men. Mansion of (he Revolution. Stratford Hall Is deep in th( woods, and net on the 'highway. W really almost got lost ourselves 'out we .had a map and went slov enough to road the road signs. Finally, reaching there, we waitec •in hour before -Mr.;. Roosevelt ar rived, and so had plenty o f time to view the stately mansion. Mans lovely trees adorn the lawns. There are cedars, oaks, poplars, suga maples and beech. The mansion is built i n an od< style—in the form of an IT oC'brickf brought from England. The cross furnishes a huge hall, and i n the center of each wing rises a cluster of chimneys which form the col umns of two pavilions connected bj a balustrade. The original owner who, before the Revolution, was a member of the King's Counci'l, livec there in great state. Lunch Under the -Trees. Mrs. Roosevelt finally arriving we waited till the photographers (who always seem to be on the spot) took pictures of her ana "Meggie,' and then We were invited to take seats at little tables under the huge beech trees. It was a lovely setting for an outdoor luncheon, and' we thoroly enjoyed the real Southern lunch which included fried chicken and Virginia ham, and .hot biscuits. Meggie sat under Mrs. Roosevelt's (table, begging for food most of the time. After lunch Mrs. Roosevelt toured the plantation in a small truck, inspecting various industries which are being started. Among the guests were Mrs. Garner, wife of the vice- president, and Mrs. Thomas Marshall, whose husband was vice president while Wilson was president. Another Ancient Mansion. W 4I0 BUY NOT, EAT NOt By BOOTH TARK1NGTON Sometimes we have to go against our training or go tnroke. Sometimes what we.have always believed to be a rule of virtuous conduct proves fatal in practice. For instance, we have grown up in the belief, fostered by our parents and teachers and enforced by our government, that we have no right to take or Use the property of another person without his consent, but if the property in question happens to be a blackjack that the other person is about to bring down on my head I shall have a better chance of surviving if I perceive, in time, the unwisdom of clinging unalterably to old convictions. That is, there are times of emergency when clinging to an old conviction will be ruinous. Let us consider the present time in its relation to our old conviction in favor of thrift. People of pioneer stock are often spoken of as the "backbone of the country," and probably they are. Pioneers nre thrifty, or they don't survive. If the wood pile is used too freely in the autumn it may not last through the winter, and the Midland child learned thrift at its grandmother's knee. Moreover, we've been taught for several generations that it isn't what a man earns that counts and takes care of him in his old ngc; it's what he saves. We've always believed that thrift is a virtue, thnt spending is risky and that squandering is suicidal. We demand thrift from our government, vote against political candidates proven unthrifty, and we investigate, and often relegate to private life, officials shown to be carelessly lavish with public funds. The value of thrift, indeed, is one of our strongest convictions. No one doubts that it is a right and useful conviction or that it would hie dnrigerous to unsettle it; but here is the United States government coming to us now, asking us to buy, buy, buy, advising us to spend our money rather than to save it, and generally appearing to set itself strongly in opposition to that old principle of thriftincss in which we were trained. There seems to be a contradiction somewhere. Moreover, the government asks us to spend at a time when we have the least to spare, at a time when the Federal government itself, as well as our State, county and city governments, ore taking heavily from us in taxes and in that way lessening our power to spend. Worse still, our government, through the N.R.A., asks us to spend at a moment of great financial uncertainty in our lives, at a moment when we don't know whether we're emerging from the depression or going deeper into it, and when we aren't sure whether we're less afraid of the future than we were a year ago, or more so. The curious thing about the government s exhortation to us to spend is that the cxhorters know how we feel and how we're situated; they know our old conviction in favor of thriftiness and they agree with that conviction—and yet these same exporters ask us to buy, buy, buy! What's the answer? Money is a means of trade. If you bad a cord of wood and no food, and your neighbor had a cellar full of potatoes and no fuel, and if neither of you were willing to trade, he'd have raw potatoes to eat but he'd freeze to death, and you'd have heat enough perhaps, but you'd starve to death. Thrift is indeed a virtue; but this is a time of emergency during which it's necessary to buy goods so that^somebody'll have money enough to pay us for what we produce,,. If Us hard for us to get rich by washing one another's shirts, it's cer T tamly impossible for us to make a living by washing our own. It seems wiser to live by spending than to perish by saving. e This Week Carlton LINE Face Powder 39c Cleansing Cream __39c Rouge __39c Lip Stick 39c Cold Cream _.. 39c Turtle Oil Cream __39c Foundation Lotion _39c Nourishing Cream _39c Skin Freshener 39c LOVREIN DANCE I. 0. 0. F. HALL Wednesday, December 6 AL MENKE'S OBCHESTKA A complete line of Facial Beautifiers which would be cheap at 60c, for only 39c each. Beautiful packages. YOU will sure love them. Remember the name— Carlton Special Coupons this week. LUSBY'S Drug Store SEE SANTA IN ALGONA THURSDAY After Mrs. Roosevelt had finished her tour we started back to Washington, stopping at Fredcricksburg to visit "Kenmore," Colonial home of Washington's only sister. This old mansion was also built before the Revolution. The beautiful ornamental plaster work on the wall and the over-mantels, which has been called "the glory of the old house," have been strengthened and cleaned, and all missing ornaments replaced. The old kitchen on the left side of the mansion has been rebuilt on the lines of the old foundation, which was revealed by excavation. The effect is that of an old, old building. Here we were asked to sample i ginger bread made from a famous old recipe by a black mammy: As we entered the little kitchen she was just taking the bread from the oven in a fireplace such as was U 'i- ed in Washington's, time. No New year's Reception. There will be the usual state receptions and dinners at the White House this year, but no New Ycar'a reception. The president would-not bo able to greet the vast throngs who have since our first president taken this way of personally meeting their chief executive. There A TTORNEYS, court attaches, for mer jurors, and others knov former Judge Lovrein, then of Humboldt, now practicing law a Spencer, who has announced candi dacy for next year's republican nomination for governor. are going to be many dlsappointe< souls from far and near. Mrs. Roosevelt is the first careei woman to be mistress of the White House. She has written for a num ber of magazines, and is still writ ins for one. She has had published a book, makes speeches, establishes a girls' school, and runs a furniture factory. She believes in women working for and holding office. She advised Mrs. Garner to continue being secretary to her husband, the vice president. Mrs .Roosevelt Gives Lectures. Mrs. Roosevelt's great hubbies, I am told, are politics and home economy. She commutes between New York and Washington, usually by plane, several times a week. And, by the way, Dolly Gann has just start ed to use a. plane in her travels. She saad she was petrified at first at the prospect of flying, but dec! ded that if Eleanor Roosevelt could (Continued on page 6.) ALGONA BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION Inc. 1917 AUTHORIZED CAPITAL $1,000,000.00 THIS ASSOCIATION has always jaid regular dividends of not less :han 7 per cent on installment shares. And 5 per cent on paid up shares. ASSETS OVER $188,000 OVER FOUR HUNDRED accounts lolding shares in association. UNUSUAL SAFETY through conservatively appraised city real es- ate lpans r is your security. LOANS ARE first mortgage loans reducing each month and fully'in- ured. INVESTMENTS in Building & oan_ shares can be made at any ime in any amount. Your earnings tart at once. OUR ASSOCIATION is state supervised and is a, member of the Federal Home Loan Bank. Wo Invite Inquiries. ALGONA BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION 7 North Dodge St. 0. R. LA BARRE, HER PROBLEM IS SOLVED Fine Store for Men lem. Below we list a few inexpensive Shirts 1.00 to 1.95 Ties 50c to 2.50 Socks i 5c to 100 Belts _— 25c to 1.50 Gloves LOO to 5.00 Caps -__50c to $1.95 Mufflers 1<00 to 2 9g *** Robes —4.00 to 6.00 Sweaters.—_ lfOQ to 6 5Q ,Sport Coats _.___1.95 to 6.50 Gladstone Bags_ 7,50 to 27.50 Suits _ 13>50 to 39 50 Overcoats 13> 5 0 to 37.50 Hats ___ !. 95 to 6t00 Select Men's Gifts at a Men's Shop Zender & Caldwell

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