Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 6, 1934 · Page 6
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

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Thursday, September 6, 1934
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KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE Dairy Pair Edition Edited to Help Celebrate .the 76th Annual Kossuth Fair, and to Give Information to Pair Crowds. Distributed Free Each Day from the Kossuth County Advance Booth at the South Side of Floral Hall. WHOSE PAIR IS THIS? Every year officials of the Kossuth fajr are badgered by some merchants In some towns with a request that Algona stores be made to close every fair day. Some 18 or 20 years ago there was a legitimate reason why the other Kossuth towns wanted Algona merchants to close. In those days a trip to Algona was an event, and farmers usually came to spend the week—and also to spend money buying in Algona stores. The out-of-AIgona merchants felt that Algona took advantage of the fair as a business proposition, and some Algona merchants did just that. Now, fair week Is the worst business week of the year In Algona. *• Only a "skeleton" force is kept on 'duty at the stores to supply sundries needed, not by the visitors, but by the residents of Algona. The rest of the clerks, and the "boss" himself, are at the fairgrounds. For the Algona merchant fair week .means work. He is drafted to serve at the gates (without pay, of course), to sell tickets, and generally make himself useful. The automobile, with paved and graveled roads, has made the change in fair week. The farmer who used to come to buy winter supplies, now comes only to attend the fair. He knows he can drive to his nearest town in a few minutes, or if the merchant there does not have his need, to Algona. It takes only an hour or so to drive to Algona from any point In the county. There is no need to stock up—he can come anytime he takes the notion. It is time that Kossuth got together to boost the county fair. It Is not an Algona fair—it is designed and managed for the entire county. This is just as true of the Fourth of July celebration held at the fairgrounds every year. It too is for the entire county. Algona businessmen for years make it a point to attend town celebrations in Kossuth county, and many of them go to all. They also buy at the stands and concessions operated by the town people. They make no fuss or racket about it—they Just go ,mlngl e in the crowds, and enjoy themselves, and contribute to make the affair a success for the town. The fact that Algona does not profit from the fair can easily be seen in the fair week editions of the Algona papers. Years ago fair week meant many pages, filled with ads. Now the advertising solicitor is met with the query, "Heck don't you know this is fair week?" DonblO'Header Tomorrow. Tomorrow brings the first of (ho double-header baseball games when Whittemore and Wesley tangle at one o'clock and St. Joe and Lakota battle in the second game scheduled to start at 3 p. m. All four of these teams are preparing for the fair and good fast games are In prospect ;"•'"<>»<* atth ! tho| dlly . Will,;], I, , f ° S »Uth olo ! )lmiu MI bo '>'• an «> lonmrro w Z) n " " r °" Who Wish In h Call Theat Wcdnesday.Tlinrsdny Sept. 6 and ( B^ . -'<"' „„, G^V^»,~.,: -'',<' Matinee 11 o'clock and every two hours day and LAST TIME TO-NIGHT " See the Call Theatre Booth, east side of Floral Hall

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