Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 18, 1933 · Page 1
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ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 18, 1933 BALLOON MARQUEHE in Tree Near lippi by Ex- pressman. st of Marauette, in Clay- which .borders the Mis- of'Dutouqjie, a young John Clark was cut- a week ago Saturday. . <m his axe and looking 'ft colored balloon settle A tag on it interested 3 he climbed after it. On the ad that Algona had had a as day on the .preceding and that the finder ot m would be entitled to a i the Anderson iBros. meat [Docketed the tag, wonder- the 'prize would be, then it it till Saturday morn- lis night expressman at the ie junction on the Milwau- 6 in his work he meete Jack mail is on the clerk here Milwaukee .Clark asked Thiel to bring here and collect the prize. J so Saturday, and took \ to Marquette that night. KB Storied South. balloons released on 3 day floated south in a ....tot near the river south [were shot high into air by current created when iffcit a high river (bank. alloons thence continue< evidently they met an 1 somewhere, or roae to an [where-the'drift was east .....baltobn drifted two Icomeito rest 170 miles due (ilgona. j miles this balloon trav- is a matter CONVENIENCE FOR SHOPPERS IS CITY AIM Clerks Willing and Ready to Help Purchasers. Algona stores will begin tonight (Monday to keep open evenings for the convenience of shoppers. The practice of remaining open at night during the holidays was started a number of years ago and has been retained as a feature of the Christmas season. The amount of business done is not phenomenal, but the custom affords people wtoo work in the daytime an • opportunity to come up town and inspect Christmas offerings at their leisure. Too often it used to be necessary for the man of the house to rush ip town on a 'Saturday night, and in a mad 'scramble pick gifts hel- ter-skelter in order to get the Christmas Shopping over with. Night Shopping leisurely. Here in Algona it is now a more leisurely process any week-day evening, with contemplation plenty of time for and selection, also i Tarious.djrection'B. Moon was'found south of 67 miles from Al- irs have been .found ; the south, but' at •. least ifted east, and some even (of Murquette Balloon. us certain that this Mar- illoon must first have gone , then risen and struck I'cnrrent, tout whether north st, or west is a guess. II ieen carried one day and [for long distances 'before Marquette. . Wind upeeds p, h, are not uncom- i upper air. iany of the other bal- wed is a mystery. Only -fourth of the number i returned for. prizes. The (must long since have * ~~ Comforts l Prisoners in Estherville Jail (frederickson, Estherville; 4 a code for the county highly unpopular .., «. His idea ia to Ifl unattractive and thus "*mnce of law, besides a class of men who ac- ««entences to the Jail as comfort and good eats. . cards and reading ^ e , wi * nothing to ''real, two slices of last week wore making sticking to Ms Hayrack; w Injured r ® 6 P. m. last week *" Thompson and en route to their had an acci- sas station at the W QS Burt. H. W. was driving a car was'L M - ler attached. 55?^*? pierced * 6 with pleasant clerks for service. Scramble, naturally, used to affect ihe disposition of clerks too, they also being human. Now, with shopping unhurried, the clerks' nerves 'are not strained to the breaking point. This means much to shoppers, much more than is often supposed, particularly by the few who refuse to believe a clerk is human. Clerks are wise to their merchandise. They know more about it than the customer, and they are able and will- to guide purchasers if there is time. The spirit of cooperation between clerk and customer is lost when there is no leisure, Spirit of Helpfulness, •'in Algona the 'spirit of helping the purchaser has been prevalent for years and has been deliberately fostered by the merchants, often to their disadvantage. Algona merchants, through the Community club, have taught their clerks that forced sales of unwanted goods are not «ood business, even though the cash register rings merrily. These merchants are far-seeing — they look to continued patronage as the secret of good business, and they know that continuation is best secured by constructive service rather than forced sales of goods with only price appeal. These ideas of business have made Algona one of the best shopping centers in northern Iowa. And it is no secret ffiat Algona has come through the depression in much better condition than many other towns simply because merchants here refused to "go crazy" cm *he price question and .sell inferior merchandise. Prices Within Reason. ( . (Not that prices are/higher here than elsewhere. They are not; decidedly not. The real secret is better quality at the same or lower prices, ilf an article here is not •first" grade, the merchant _ will tell his customer the truth. Big crowds of shoppers 'Friday and Baiturday testified to the good will of the buying "public for • Algona. \ Customers haye always been ;reated right here and are-still be- ng giv.en,the best in goods atithe lowest prices. . - *' • Thus ftere is much more underlying the open evening .hours in Algona at Christnws time'than a mere desire for business. True, everything in the way of business is thankfully, even prayerfully, •' accepted here, as elsewhere, but along with it must always go the quality and the service winch have n the past made Algona the lead- ng shopping center of north cen- ral Iowa. Algona Pair's Son Heads Burt Masons M. O. Richards, near tone Rock, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Richards, Algona, has been elected master ol he Burt Masonic lodge, succeeding Geo. P. Hawcott, who has served wo years. A. N. Gustafson, Union araer, was elected senior warden; H. V. Jpnes, west of Burt, Junior warden; H. A. Thompson, secretary o fill vacancy caused by removal f the Rev. J. B. Clifton to the Armstrong Methodist pastorate; C. C. Smith, reelected treasurer. Shopping— As Told by Oscar The World's Greartest Reporter (to be) Roaming through Algona stores last weekend, Oscar, the cub reporter, played ,with toy trams, glanced shyly at pink arrays of unmentionables, and confided at the close of the afteT- on's daily hunt for news that business wasn't bad. and anyway why should it be? devil opined that if Ctew^a^roundS 11 ^news he d better get busy punching the Rem- n^f ' becaus f the b °ss was suggesting that the linotype wasn't running any too fast and besides there was a .newspaper to be printed, and reporters were only a dime a dozen. Oscar was advised that the boss had gone home, so, putting his feet on the boss's desk and pushing his goshawful hat .back till his hair escaped m front, he began to exude wisdom by the punchful. Oscar's breath suggested that in tne course of his peregrinations he had been treated to a beer; indeed his well oiled tongue suggested that several friends had parted with a dime in his behalf, it being well known that inflation in the way of dimes hadn't yet reached Oscar. Oscar Visits tte Stores. So Oscar told glibly how he'd been in every store in town. He had made the trains run, had found out how'the new things in toys worked, and he opined that present-day toys were better built than when he was a kid; whereat Willie said he'd better comb out his long white whiskers, 'cause it'd been maybe two years since .Oscar was.in short pants. The toy trucks, Oscar played with didn't have electric lights or ding-dong bells, and they were apt to shimmy at unexpected times, and develop moments of artistic temperament when they -wouldn't;tick right. Theyiare built stronger now, with tricky, little gadgets* here and there that made Oscaf, .wish he could get down on the floor with them.£,;•*• :.--•• He ; £uys Something Pink. Oscar's visit to the women's stores drew some blushes, but he. resented furiously the suggestion that he .was buying things for Millie. But he brought back ; a suspicious-looking box, and Willie, who investigated, got it open and saw something pinky before Oscar cuffed him and grabbed the box. Oscar said that, heck, anyone could buy pinky things without being the subject of mortifying embarrassment, and volunteered some-, what proudly that he'd bought them'from a girl clerk. Oscar said she wasn't* embarrassed, so ^ he'd forgot about it till, Willie's low mind horn- ' ed in. ''A Anyhow, even. Willi'e must know they wear 'em, and they don't grow^lpn trees, and someone has to buy them. And he was going to marry the girl, or anyway some girl, so .what the heck! Pair of Spats, By Heck! Oscar had another package, and Willie,,still wijt,h a ringing left ear, wanted to know how he cojild'get the same on.a reporter's salary. But OsigarJgaJd it didn't cost much to buy things, and , to prove it< he jerked'open a package to show a ; pair, of spats He'd, Bought for his big brother, the one that's married^ and lives in. Chicago, where . they ^ear spats. , ft Oscar also displayed some Socks, sensible in color'much toHhe office force's astonishment, and Oscar sadly conf.id.ed that the stores here didn't have the kind*of socks he .liked, nor the redhot neckties like the atrocity he tad on which he had bought in the city. Oscar's List for Christmas. Oscar said he had his shopping lisf all made up, but didn't know which things to choose for whom, because eyerything looked pretty good. . He was going to get his grandpa a pair of slippers, soft and easy, so Grandpa's bunions, wouldn't hurt, and then^he might borrow the shotgun to go hunting if the old gent's temper was all right. , • >, , V. .?«v- A billfold, with a zipper dphictfy to shut up the nioney a wag Oscar's .. choice for" Dad,. , Of course, Oscar said, Dad hadn't had much use, for bnVin-reeent years, but the New Deal was^Ure helping things, and the corn loan had made ffm- ily finances easier, and the corn-hog was com- There'a more on page three Tm^Week Gorn^Loans Pass $147,000 FILING FORCE '~~ AT RECORDER'S OFFICE RUSHED Nearly One-Third o a Million Bushels Corn Pledged. RECORD TO DATE Reported last week New loans Grand totals Bus. 78,729 246,749 325,478 Amt. ? 36,917 *1|11,037 $147,954 Up to last Friday morn ing more than 325,000 bush els of Kossuth been pledged to corn had the Secre tary of Agriculture under the new corn loan plan, and the total of loans exceeded $147, 000. The county recorder's office is being swamped with filings of warehouse certificates, and the total amount of loans will be expanded by scores of thousands of dollars before the week is out Every sealer is being kept on the jump. A column of the first filings was reported in last week's Advance, and the further filings up to Friday afternoon follow: Burt. F. J. Mann Sec. 26 Burt, WOO bu. $495 Frank' Merron, Sec. 5 Burt, 1325- bu $596 E. E. Hansen, Sec.l Burt, 425 bu. Ralph Thompson, Sec. 7 Burt, bu ......................... Karl Ewoldt, Sec. fl.g Burt, bu .............. ........... . J. Laabs, Sec. 32 Burt, bu 975 $439 600 . *270 1400 $630 Wm. A. Stou'tenburg, Sec; 20 Burt, 650 bu -, Wm. A. Stoutenburg 1 , Sec.-29 Burt, 650 bu $295 Wm. A. Stoutenburg; Sec. 29 Burt, 775 bu 1349 Buffalo. A. G. Nelson and Geo. A. Sec. f Buffalo, 1024 bu. $461 A.. G. Nelson and Geo. A. Sec. 8 Buffalo, 1024 bu $46(1 Will Spear. Sec. 16 Buffalo, 600 $270 Will Spear, Sec. 16 Buffalo, 600 - b V.f-.-v $270 R, AJ. Mechler, Sec. 17 Buffalo, 1000 bu. $450 W- Mechler, Sec. 16 Buffalo, 700 bu. $315 H. & E. Petprson, See. 21 Buffalo, 1300 bu. ,'?.,. t .... $585 ulius Hansen, Sec. 33 Buffalo, 1150 bu.. $5ig ulius Hansen, S^ec.--. 33 Buffalo, 1500 bu. ;'.;... $675 ulius Hansen, Sec. 33 Buffalo, Better Do It Now Goodfellow to Etcape Curse Corns will grow on all your toes And moths destroy your Sunday clothes And goblins blue by night pursue The man that does not join The Goodfellow club and leave 25c in the Christmas Cheer box at Neville's Shoe Store, WOMAN HERE GETS SHORTBREAD MADE FAMED BY SCOTCH Mrs. Helen Dickinson, deputy county recorder, received a package of Scotch .short-bread (November 30 as a Christmas gift from a sister, Mrs. Alex McFarland, of London, England. Mrs. Dickinson and her three sisters in England exchange Christmas gifts every year. The package of short-bread, which was packed in a tin box, was made for one of London's army and navy stores. The postage to Algona was two shillings, or 66c at the present exchange rate. Th< postage would have been 50c at th old exchange rate. The package came through th customs without being opened. Us ually packages are opened by in spectora, and sometimes are brok en up to be sure nothing is hidden inside the pastries. The exchange rate between pound sterling and the dollar is now 55.30, whereas a year ago it was $3.8S. This difference is felt by Mrs. (Dickinson, who sometimes sends money for gifts, and it illus;rates how the .present fluctuation n the exchange value of the dollar affects importers. Mrs. Dickinson has not seen her Farmer Kills Self With 22 Gun Saturday $563 $450 # 1250 bu. )le Oppendal & Lewis, See. 34 Buffalo, 1000 bu. ... W. A. Scnram, Sec. 22 'Buffalo, 1300 bu ':'...• $585 V. A. Scnram, Sec. 22 Buifalcy 650 bu. .. .• ,'. $293' Cresco. H. J. Vlpond, Sec. 2 Cresco, 300 bu. . $(135 Henry gabin, Sec. 35 Cresco, 1638 bu. $737 Henry Sabln, Sec. 26 Cresco, 1565 bu. W- L- Martin, Sec. Stti Cresco, 1000 bu. 1450 1000 W. !<• Martin, Sec. Stli Cresco, bu r, $450 F. W- Dingley, Sec. 7 Cresoo, 2430 bu $1094 Gilbert Hardgrove, Sec. 4 Cresco, 1900 bu _$855 Gilbert Hardgrove, Sec. 4 Cresco, 1786 bu ; .$,804 Nancy Emma Seeley, Sec. 19 Cresco, 2500 bu .' $1125 Eagle. G. H. West, Sec. 22 Eagle 124$ bu. f&62 G. H. West, Sec. 22 Eagle, 448 bu. , I2&2 H. M. Patterson, Sec. 22 Eagle, (Continued on page 2.) sisters since iher last visit to Eng- and nearly 25 years ago. The fam- ly originally lived in Scotland, but ler three sisters now live in Eng- and. Mrs. Dickinson met her late lusband when he was sent abroad m a business mission before he ame to Algona. PATTERSONS MARKET TBAINLOAD OF SHEEP C. W. Patterson, Burt, was an Mgona visitor 'December 11. He and lis brother, Sen. Geo. W. Patterson, re'now marketing tlhe 6354 head of dontana sheep which they have een fattening all fall. All but 400 have already been shipped. Two double-deck cars were ship- ed to Chicago 'Saturday, December , and they topped the market at 7.60. At the same time two other ars were shipped to Waterloo, here they sold at 25c under the hicago market to equalize freight charges. On the preceding Saturday six carloads were marketed at Waterloo. Each car contains about 450 sheep. Four cars were to be shipped last Saturday, four on December 23, and the last shipment on December 30. A few sheep will be left.. . C. W. Patterson fed hia own, 1 corn, but Senator Patterson in large part fed corn bought at last winter's low price. Eli Schneider, West Bend, com mitted suicide Saturday afternoon at 1:30 in a lane near his father's quarter section in Garfield town ship. He shot .himself in the righ temple with a .22 pistol and died instantly. The body was found .by his fath er, Louis Schneider, who farms £. quarter section a mile and a half south and a half mile east of Wes Bend. At 3 p. m. the elder Mr Schneider noticed Ihis son's car standing at the scene of the suicide, and on investigation discovered the tragedy. Mr. Schneider immediately called Doctor Gibbons, West Bend, but the (body was already cold, and there was nothing to be done. Dr. JR. A Evans, Kossuth coroner, was called and with Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser arrived at '5 o'clock. The coroner and the sheriff agreed that it was a .plain case of suicide. The reason for the suicide is not known. Beside his father, the young man left a wife and an 18- months child.. He was 29 years old. .Funeral arrangements were unknown in Algona Monday morning. SEALS FOR CORN CRIBS AREMADEATRINGSTED H. J. Bode, Plum Creek, seore- ary of the county warehouse ward, reported Friday that sheet ron seals for corn loan cribs were being obtained at Ringsted. Seals were being made at the Fort Madison penitentiary at the rate of 400 a day, but when the corn loan program got under way he penitentiary could not meet the demand. Philip Underwood, enterprising Rmgsteder, learned of this situa- lon, and via persistent telephoning o Des Moines authorities, obtained authority to make official seals. This was two weeks ago yesterday, and by that night manufacture had >egun and the first 42 seals had been turned out. By the following Saturday 250 had been made, and manufacture has since continued to 'ill Palo Alto, Clay, Dickinson, wnmet, Kossuth, and other orders. The seals are made at the Chris- Leo J. Walsh, Son of Ex-Algonians, Married at Omaha A December 8 copy of the Benson Times, a (Nortih Omaha weekly suburban newspaper, reports the marriage of (Leo J, -Walsh to (Frances Mary Mancuso, in a ceremony performed at an Omaha Catholic church Sunday, December 3, at 3:30 p. m, • The Times said the church was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends of the .panties. The bridegroom's sister, ilsabelle Walsh, was one of the bridesmaids, and George Walsh was an usher. The newlyweds will live at Omaha. The marriage is of interest here and at Whittemore, for the bridegroom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. John M. Walsh. Tie elder Mr. Walsh was reared at Whittemore and for some years was foreman of the Algona Courier. The Walshes moved to Omaha & dozen years ago. LONE BANDIT GETS $20 FROM PLATUTORE Mrs. Platt and Tw«fc Boys Forced to Lie on Floor. { An unmasked bandit helC up the Platt Fair Price suburban grocery Friday evening at 6: 15, and forced Mrs. Howard Platt, who was in charge, and two youngsters who arrived while the hold-up was in progress to lie on the floor. The bandit rifled the till and escaped with $20, takinr only bills and a silver dollar m the cash register, leaving half dollars and small change, Winifred Friday, who haa been clerking at the storm daytimes while Mr. Platt was at home nursing an injured foot, had Just left the store to go home for supper when the bandit walked in. He ordered Christmas candy, and after Mrs. Platt had sacked it up for htm he pulled small silver automatic gun quietly told her that he was bing the store. The bandit, who was a six footer appeared to be 30 years old. He had. sandy hair and was light-com- plected. Occupants Ordered to Floor. Mrs. Platt was ordered to go hind the counter and lie and rob- which she did. (Everett down. Knudsen! tiansen hardware store and are iainted black. At last accounts everal men were employed and were nearly equaling the daily out~ at the penitentiary. Algona Boy Leader in Athletics at Soo Falls College ISioux Falls, Dec. 19—Otis Barr, .Igona, has received ibis second ootball letter ato Sioux Palls col- ege, it is announced Francis Olsen. by Coach Mr. Barr plays guard ojr the foot- all team, and is also active in ath- etics and dramatics. Besides play- ng football he (has been a member f a championship basketball team, nd he now plays on the college IT. M. C. A. quintet which is to en- er a strong city league. Otis Barr is tiie son of John iarr, Algona, and he entered the outh Dakota college because it is small school. He likes spinach nd iplans to be a doctor, but may inish. undergraduate study here efore entering a medical college. Non-Stop Driver'Fined." 1 Hans Wilkens, Harmony, Minn., as fined a dollar plus a dollar osts in Justice Danson's co.urt last •eek Tuesday for failure to stop ait he Nos. 18-169 intersection. Arrest was made by State Agent (Brown. Wilkens paid. who carries an evening daily, thea came in and was also ordered to join Mrs. Platt. Quinton (Dodge who came in for milk, had to ]oia .hem. The bandit quickly emptied th« cash register. As he was leaving. he met Mrs. C. L. Ingersoll on the doorstep. He spoke to her, tipped his hat, and disappeared. Mrs. In- •rersoll did not know him. Jfo Clues left. The escape was made on foot, aft east for some distance, since no ar was heard to-start. It is be- leved the fellow had left a car a* Jlock or so away, thinking in that vay to escape identification via lumber plates. Mr. Platt was laid up most of last week. While he was cutting wood. is axe slipped and gashed into the rch bone on his right foot. MRS. XELLNER, NEAR ST, JOEJ3 DEC. 11 St. Joe, Dec. 19.— Mra. Kathrin* Cellner reached her 93rd birthday nmversary last week Monday, she •as born in Prussia in 1840, when. an Buren was president of the mted states. 'It was hot till 1881, when Mrs. .ellner was 41, that .she and her usband came to this country and ettled in .this neighborhood. She as now lived here 62 years, and still active, up and about daily. Mr. Kellner died in 1913. After that the widow and her daughter Margaret lived in the village of St. Joe till Margaret's death, since which Mrs. Kellner has lived with her son, M. J.. Kellner, south of St. Joe. There were four children. One other son, John, near ,St. Benedict. survives. Besides Margaret, another daughter, who George Becker, is dead. was Mrs. Dailey President of Fair Managers Leo C. Dailey, former Algona printer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Oailey, former Algonians now living in California, and brother ot Tom 'Dailey, Algona contractor and builder, was elected president of the state association of county fair managers at its annual meeting at Des Moines last week Tuesday and Wednesday. He has been secretary of the Clay county fair seven years, and is also secretary of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce. Swea City Car is Burned on Paving On No. 9 east of Lakota a model A Ford owned by Frank Bauer, of Swea City, but driven by his em- ploye, Virgil Swearingen, took fira while Swearingen was driving it and was totally destroyed except two rear tires and some accessories. The blaze started under the car, and Swearingen did not know, of it till he was hailed by passing motorists. The accident happened last week Tuesday. iEE ALGONA'S AT NIGHT its '!' I lift tat Beautiful in Northern Iowa •*<* The Street of Five Thousand Electric >*. 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