Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1934 · Page 9
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SCAR UPSETS ALGONA, IOWA, MARCH 22, 1934 Tutton, whoihas taught rum Entertained— . » S P Gutknechf entertained ' 5l • " Thursday afternoon present. Mrs. PIONEER BABE REFUTES TALE OF MIGRATION Glories of Old Town Are Recalled by Algonian. By Louisa Crosp, /rfcNiit-l.. On 'Uho editorial page of the T>CK Molnea Regls-iter for 'February 21 ;ip- peared "A Maga of -North am Iowa." Written by Mr. Mason, but delated by a Mrs. "I-lo-.vard. n r Wf-b ":• Oily, n , tt said that ice- >•' vnnvr, I, I,. p eirls' basketball team at Treat, and -the Smith Bros. establt- last week Wednesday after„ at the Ley home. Tuesday ling the same .hostesses' gave a , r for the basketball boys and " t (Might l, y .Miss (.'oll lnw, now ..Mrs. C. Po river Williams' .-•Sv^r^ra .nwered with items concern- •j-SfCiSMS'K , Smith. ''Junes W. E. 'Wf !it ' w - H .am- Sd Earl 0-abau entertained Jes Carso... ...vo, Hastings, ir , and Buxton, Joe , and Ijlisses " coach, R. E. Hamquist and I Orabau. __ kk Turns Over in Bond— Lrett Rippentrop and Jake were hauling a load of „ uo .s from the Blue Earth Ihborhood Thursday and when, , of the Telcamp farm, the began to swing from side to Tof the road, and was upset in •road. Everett was not hurt, but e was bruised and his face cut. cab of the truck was dam- lotans at Lake Mills— fekotans who attended the ierhood meeting at 'Lake Mills ieek ago Monday evening were k. Worley, Emory Smith, Harry i the Rev. Harold Fletcher, and [Rev. F. 0. Johnson. Mr. Gill-i I, Y. M. C. A. secretary at Ma- ICity, was the principal speak] The next meeting will be at test City. Iglitcr for David Freits — daughter was born to Mr. anc David Fi-cits, west of town tiers, at the Buffalo Center hos- a week ago Saturday. Mr ;s was recently elected vice- ident of Kossuth county corn- board. Mrs. Freits was for Miss Olson, .child. This is their hod t/he first settlement called Irv- ngton In 1855, and itlin.t Mr. n,nd Mrs. Howard came <\n 1850, but left n 1850, talcing with tihem the whole etitlement of Irvingiton except Mr. Treat, wlho followed In 1861. In the samo Issue of tlio •larvoy Ingham, commenting on Mr. Mason's article, said that the present town of Irvington Is several miles from the old town and that nothing is left of the old town to show that the big business men of Webster City ever lived there. These, big business men were not :*ioneers of Irvington In our sense of Ithe word, for when iLhelr sch<smo of founding' a county seat wont iwry they turned back to Webster City, where they evidently found greener pastures. Irvineton Founded in 1855. My father Philip Crose, came to Irvlngiton with Thomas Roblson in 1S55. Mr. Roblson filed on a homestead adjoining the present village where fathoi « givr-M ;n U'hirl ni-Mlrt took part. * * « * rO;irlicr in 1:i|l F. A. ( >f Hex I on, and now hu hud <o],l SO acres tr, J. u. K'lvngo, which undo itht- hitter's total acreage a niantor nation. Tho eighty was sold ?!-•"> an acre. * * * » '111; tango was ; lam.'f. Two CliicaKoans, P. c. Alkin.<>n and ttm-c-Uiy liagar, wore teach- ng a clfiss hero. Thoy traveled from own to town to give lessons. A. class if nearly 51) \ v as being organized e for instruction once a week on Monday. * * * Twelve Algona women hart fin- shod a high school course of In- strucliion in cooking under Miss Joilino, high Kchool domestic science teacher, now Mrs. C. 1-1. Boardslcy, ind by way of graduation exercises they entertained an equal number! year was within "two debates of the »late championship. Fonda, was to Have ,., m ,e -Mm week l>efore, but defaulted, «> Algona won the title in northwest. Iowa, and had only to do- l>;iito tho southwest and northeast teams. * * * A narrow-guago. automobile was coming on the market, and the Algona Auto & Machine Co. bad ordered a few. » » * * An Algona gun club was practicing on grounds leased on west Statt street. Thi-o was great interest, and it was planned to enter a slate tournament. Armstrong & Bode Girls Playing at State Tournament The Armsrtong and Bode girls' high school basketball teams will play in a state girls' final championship tournament which opens this morning at the (Drake university gymnasium, Des Moines. Armstrong plays first this morning at 10 o'clock against the Aplington —'-•'• •' " - ' Avoca. At •Hhere are 16 teams in the » * * • J. B. .Tdhnston bad «ports Afield in which hunting conditions in then and lamented an article In 'he ithe drainage of •told of cou nty Girls' Club Meets— [eilyard township's 4-H girls i met with Mary Elizabeth Mil [Saturday afternoon with eigih i and their leader, Emma Gut [cht, present. The girls planned programs for next year and ) scored the meat canned at the | meeting. for Fred Mabuscs— son, Frederick Dean, was horn Br. and Mrs. Fred Mabus at tlhe [falp Center hospital March 8 died the following Sunday i an internal hemorrhage. Fun- services were held -at the ius home Monday afternoon. of Irvilngton on the south, Mr. Butterfleld now 'lives My 'homesteaded at the nontlhern boundary of Irvington township, on the river, adjoining- David King's homestead. A grandson of Mr. King >no\\ lives on the King homesitead. I do not know the origin of tho name Irvington. tt might have beei named after Irving Clark, as Mrs Howard says. My brothers, James and Joseph Crose, three years older than I, were the first white children born in Koesuith county. They were born on the old Mann farm 'in August, U§55. Father was then erecting a cabin on his own farm. At that tiime a Mr. 'Ma.xweU lived on the Mann farm, and Mr. and Mrs. Mdlachl Clark, lived just east of the Mann farm, where C. Mawdsley now lives. Wo Change In Towiislte. T-he town of Irvdngiton is in i'..hu exact spot where it has always been. The creek Mrs. Howard speaks of of men at a Ixmciuot which they pro- >arcd. The women were Smith, Wat- erlmry, Young, Myers, Reed, Ben- lamin, Crull, W'ilson, MulUirkey, Glosier and Mrs. Uoytl T. Mitchell. Tho high school domestic science Kirls (lid tho serving. There were four coursc«, and after each course every couple changed to ithe next table, which made the banquet a progressive affair. « « * * The County Savings statement showed footings more than a million. In 190r, tho bank had had deposits of $1117,001, which had grown $!M4,290. * * * J. F. Granzow had sold a house and two lots on Slate street east of the Northwestern tracks ito George But Is, Wesley. • * * « Tho Algona debating team that swamps. 1'Mick hunting, he ea'.rt, was steadily becoming poorer. The winter of i';il had been unusually cold, with deep snow, -wfhleh was hard on wild game. The winters of M912 and I9l:>. were milder, how- over, and in l!)14 there had been little snow. * * * * The annual call for statements of national banks had been answered >y the Pir-st National, which showed footings of $710,2-15 tournament. Armstrong and Bode advanced to the state finals from a Northwest district tournament at Ayrshire ast week-end. In the first round Armstrong defeated Bode, 32-30; in the second round Armstrong defeated Mallard, 40-37, and Bode defeated Silver •Lake, 21-19. Scores in the final round were: Armstrong, 39, Silver Lake, 24; Bode 34, Mallard, 14. 87 Vaccinated in Wesley's Schools Wesley, Mar. 22 — Eighty-seven children were vaccinated aaginst small pox at tlhe public and parochial schools Friday, March 9. This was done by the Legion Auxiliary as its Community project, but a fee of '50c a child was paid the doctor. Ahout a week later, many of the children remained out of sdhool, nursing sore arms. Marion Paulson Fills Pulpit— •» Basketball Player Injured. Whittemore, Mar. 20 — Lester Quinn suffered a severe sprain o£ •the right ankle last week Wednesday evening while he was playing basketball, and iBdward Holler fell on (him. It was thought at first his anke might be broken. The boys were with the local independents against the senior high school and academy 'boys. The independents won, 53-44. Clean Cotton Rags Wanted £!ll!il!illlll!ililill!llllllllllllllllilllllllllllllH *»* • Confidcnco In Algona banks in 1014 was indicated by the fact that Jn 1914 Mere was only a single deposit of ono dollar in the Algona pos ;.;>! savings bank. Thifj contrast with some S-100,000 now. The dollar was deposited by E. J. Murtagih as ithe first such deposit here. The most tho postal savings bank here had ever had since 'It was founded was $200. * * * » A slaito fire mashal reported 17 fires in Kossuth in 19113, wiUh a tcxtal loss of $17,800. * » * * Mr. and Mrs. Chris Knutson had returned from a trip to Denmark and Sweden. | Concentrating la <tihe Dos Armstrong: and Mr, river. Treat D(X.tU>r had a is Given- he talking picture, These Thir- fears, sponsored by W. E, Ley, "ie local Ford garage, was giv- it the local theater Friday af- looa and evening, and 950 at- ed. Mr. Ley gave free tickets he picture. is Married— daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pie Steele, west of town farm- Robert, son of C. K. Rip, were married at Mason ' a week ago Saturday. [ Sained to School Board— [total of 145 votes were cast ™ at the school election 12. W. E. Ley was a candi- in ? U ,!L ceed hiniself and receiv- |" of the votes cast. s accid egn t s l v v, ely v, hlle shoe in a work at of birthday Presbyterian evening. at- Kense tt a week of their teachers at Wednesday « Y en- at lhe s Missionary ' '*• Nick R na e e ""rfday- Priscii, aJehre , nds entertained clu > last week general store at Irvington for years after I was born, and ]>o'.or Armstrong's old house still stands close to the depot at Irvington. The old town 'hall stood a quarter of a, n.ile northeast of Doctor Armstrong's store. I cannnot believe that the How- irds and their companions carried way tho brains and brawn of old irvdngton. They left the Raneys, the Hodges, tihe Tjevlnes, the Huther- 'ords, tho Wrights, tho Samples, tho Cartons, tho Reeds, Uhe Rllenan 'larky, tlhe Robisona, the Manns, nd my father to carry on the fight. Fh'Bt County Kalr. The old town hall was a meeting place for Uie whole township, and Lhe original township took In all land 'to tho county line on the south. Tho first county fair was held jit tihe old town hall in Irvington, sponsored by the farmers named above. My brother George recalled tlia.t Orange Slinkier, gnindfather of Mrs. 11. D. Itutchdns, hitched two yoke of oxen to a wngon and took a jolly load of Algona people down to that fair. Thougili crippled by spinal fever at 40, my father could turn his Jiand .to a good many things for a 'living. Early in life he learned itbo shoo- maker'.s trade, and he usetl to make fJlioes for tho family as well n-s for olhc-r settlers. He would make trip-s with itwo or tliree neighbors to Iowa City for supplies for settlers and ithe stores. When I'oullry Was Cheap Mrs. Fletcher llofius used to te-11 how Mr. llofius went with a caravan, and that Mlie killed and dressed a number of young roosters to send with him and he traded for goods, say that she told ih'er husband that hereafter she would sit up nights to eat chicken before she would send any more to market. Oliver BenscJioter, my broither-ln law, was tho first blacksmith in Algona. No coal was to be had for hl& forge, so my father burned charcoal pits an (his timber down by the river. Some of the old pits are stil tlitre, bu'.t now they are overgrown by tall trees. Many of the settlers 'kept sheep and father was sheep-shearer for tlic township. He also carded wool to be made into yarn. Atttr the Call- Blackford saw mill was opened he .shaved many shingles for houses In the country. As for the beauty and fertility of Irvington township, it •Is all that Mr. Ingham said of it. The okl diagonal road from A'lgona to Irvington used to be considered on with him and he tnunni for goods, "•" n VUIBI.UII u<«.u ••" «•- ~——«•—-— land when Hie returned all he brought tlhe finest drive ;in the the county, was a half pound of tea for the roosters, She used to chuckle and and it is still sought by people who love the variations of nature. WEEK-END SPECIALS Apricots, No. 2 1-2 can RFD and Scotch Cookies, 2 Ibs. Egg Dyes, Paas-Tels, asst, pkg. 15c 25c 13c Paas, dime pkg. 8c Chocolate, Hershey Baking, 1-2 Ib. cake__, Sugar, 10-lb. cloth bag Van Camp's Mack- 1 R A erel, 2 12-oz. cans — I 51V Council Oak Coffee, per pound 12!/2C 49c 'Forbes. 3. V Moines, Friday Herring, Holland Mixed, 9 Ib. keg __. SwansDown Cake Flour, pkg. _Satina, per pkg. Mustard, quart jar Salmon, 2 tall cans _i Crackers, 2-lb. box FLOUR— First Prize, 49-lb. bag 25c 89c 25c ;sc 15c 25c 22c $1.59 The First Mallory Hat for Spring This new hat will affect you like a spring tonic. The fresh smartness of its lines, the short brim dipped in front, the tapered deeply pinched crown. In 5 new spring colors, too. PORTIS $2.85 Cravanette Processed EMERSON $3.85 Steele's Style Quality Values We know that many of you want to dress up for Easter— and we figured the price you would want to pay. We got together with our manufacturers and they cooperated with us in making up a complete line of fine suits in the attractive fabrics and .cheerful colors new for 1934. These are suit values you cannot, in justice to yourself and your budget, permit yourself to miss. 14. 50 18.50 24. 50 Spring Haberdashery ALWAYS! — We guarantee you absolute satisfaction in fit, in style, in fabric quality, and in appearance. Shirts Hosiery Ties Underwear Pajamas Sweaters 55 by s Wilson Brothers s Importers, Creators, i E Manufacturers Steele's New Location •Harris Tweeds Domestic Across from Iowa State Bank liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH

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