Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 7, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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THE .WEATHER L 4.9, incl.—-Much unsettled Iher. with showers,'especially [of week; temperatures mostly |e normal. luine 37 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 7, 1938 OURTH CELEB 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 42 ICLE SAM" 1ST ANOTHER (ARDSHYLOCK ?ile« Foreclosures [gainst 3 Homes in County. By W. C. DeweL • paper and other news and 1 reports and comment have "featured the fact that Unis fast becoming, if he is dy, the biggest landlord | world in point of owner[ originally private homes. |le Sam, it appears, under- joans that private bankers I not make, and as result he holding the well known t present he is foreclosing land left in every big- and itown in the country, and his lions as a sort of modern have even reached this [le Sam's other name in this the Home Owners Loan itlon, founded under Hoov- t by lowdown republicans all!o have gone wild under [velt i Kossuth Foreclosures. feuth district court records Itbree foreclosure suits insti- |in this county recently by OLC, and there seems to be \ prospect that shortly hard- 1 Uncle Sam will force sale :ution of the properties con- I and will evict the pres- [tleholders unless he can rent and get the rent! [short Uncle Sam, when it I right down to his own mon- to act just like any of nkers, and insurance com, and other loan agencies i he ahuses so much in fire- tod other talks; and' with jompelllng reason. For your pgly benevolent old Uncle 1 merely be after 'his' own whereas the private lend": to protect the money of [people confided to them for ren's Home The Iowa Children's Home society W ill hold its annual tag day sale !„ Algoua Saturday. Established in 1888, the society ha* car™ ° re than 700 ° ofihp f , 01 >' C endorsl "e the work of the society are Mayor C F Specht, the Rev Geo r ' er Mallinger, Mesdames"Luiu*M^ Sanders, C. H. Cretzmeyer, T. p. will have charge Keadquaners f01 the day at the public library. MRS,IATHAN STUDER DIES IN 84TH YEAR Had Lived in County Since 1881. ~ Wed 66 Years Ago. July Mrs Studer died Monday morning, the ourth, at 11:10 at ber home here. -•«-« » ou.u.^a unmans nome at in £ mrs and 9 mon ths Davenport in October, 1936. It is «™ S»1 tSh ?^ been an invalid a b . oy an . d was then only a few DIVORCE FOR L F, CUTLER, OF BANCROFT Adoption is Granted and Land Sale to Get Airing. Judge Davidson heard a divorce cose here Tuesday, June 21, and granted a decree to L. F. Cutler, o£ Bancroft, employed by McG-uire Bros., road graders. Cutler was suing his wife, Leola Wilma Cutler. There are no children. Cutler based his petition on cruelty, with H. B. White as his attorney. He said that in the last three years Mrs. Cutler had often refused to get his meals or do her housework, that she was sullen, that she complained and nagged, even slapped him, and that last January 10 she left home and had refused to return. Mrs. Cutler aid not contest the suit. The parties were married at Blue Earth April 13, 1928.' The decree provided that neither may marry for a year. Farm Couple Adopt Baby. Some weeks ago an order was entered for the adoption of a baby by Mr. and Mrs. August Beck. The Becks secured the child from a soldiers' orphans' home at rlON IS SUCCESS SUCCESSORS TO PIONEERS MUST CARRY ON-INGHAM Uncle" In Shylock Hole. 1 of the three suits are ft Algona homes and the against a Whittemore [ Uncle Sam was such a kind, "irted old duffer when he lese loans, but now he has i front and has become a [ grasping old moneybags, as ", only he isn't played up in side hour like the other so! Shylocks. > is how it all happened in 1 of one well known Algo|me— >n was made for eo much, mortgage was givea as se|.The Ws was four years ago, and "er and his wife signed. .The "»s to pay so much a till 1936 under some kind •lization arrangement and ™r was to pay a higher '"sure. Later the .owner ms widow now owns the five years. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Studer, whose maiden name was Ottilia Schulte, was born September 28, 1854, at St. Agathe, Ontario, Canada. She was married July 19, 1872, at Freeport, 111., and the couple came to Ackley, where they lived till 1881, then coming to Wesley and settling on a farm two years, during which Mr. Studer broke up prairie and built buildings on what is now the old home place tSvo miles southeast of Wesley. Mrs. Studer helped, and they made the farm one of the best '.mproved stock farms in northern Iowa. weeks old. They have cared for him ever since. The state board of control has formally released the child on a showing both to the board and the court that the Becks are kindly and responsible people who will provide the baby with a good home. Mr. and Mrs. Beck, who are farmers, live four miles west of Swea City and a mile south. They no other children. Their attorney was B. C. McMahon. The baby's adopted name is Donald Eugene Beck. land Sale in Court. A recent land case filed in the Gentlemen, Ladies, and Friends: It is a great pleasure for me to be here today for this celebration in Kossuth county, and when I see even only a few of the "relics," as Mr. Weaver has expressed It, it makes me glad to give them some figures .to Rachel Decker, Advance stenographer, attempted to bike down Mr. Ingham's address. Anyone familiar w ith his rapid delivery knows that the best of court reporters would have difficulty to keep up with him. Miss Becker does not claim that her transcription is textually accurate, but she hopes that not too much of the substance has heen missed. make them see our great expansion. It wouldn't make sense to give you a long account of the history of Iowa, for Mr. Weaver has already given you a fine review of the early history, particularly of the settlement. Saw History in Making. I was five years old when we spent a year in old Fort IJefi- ance, near Estherville, guarding against the Indians. I have seen history in the making. I was a senior in college when the telephone was invented, when the electric light was invented, elevators installed in buildings, when we first saw electric street cars, and when other of what we now call "modern conveniences" were first known. Before that time, people didn't dream of them. We didn't have paved roads. I think that if my father knew now that there is a paved road across northern Kossuth he would say, "The people are crazy!" For in the early days northern Kossuth was a good deal of a swamp, largely a solid area of ponds. Our Marvelous Development. The development that has taken place in our time is astonishing. The changes in the way we do things, in the way we live, have been greater in our day than in all previous time from Moses down. There has been a revolution in all our methods of living, even in all our ideas of what we should do and what we should have. There Is one thing I want to impress today, and that is that we ought to appreciate in full measure the advantages that we now enjoy. I have here a paragraph that I found in the London Sphere, written about America, and it makes us realize what our resources are: I quote: The United States comprises six per cent of the world's area; seven per cent of the population; It consumes 48 per cent of the world's cotton; 5!} per cent of the world's tin; 5(5 per cent of the rubber; 21 per cent of the sugar; 36 per cent of the coal; 42 per cent of the pig iron; 47 per cent of the copper; G!) per cent of the petroleum; it lins 50 per cent of the telegraphs nnd telephones; 80 per cent of motor cars; 30 per cent of tli<! railroads; 70 per cent of the ore; and CO per cent of the whent and cotton! Never Such Advantages. My friends, you here in Kossuth county have more material ' r cornforts and advantages in life than of any other group in the world today. In some 7000 years of the world's historical record, there never before has been a group that has had so many advantages as we have in this newly developed territory. We are far ahead of any other group of historical time. It is now our responsibility to .make full use of our opportunities and to develop the inspiration now in our grasp. I say that if people now can foresee Kossuth as it will develop in the next 25 years, they will point to this county as the garden spot of the world. All Iowa, in fact, can be made the world's garden spot. >Ve Must Carry On. It is for you and for me to center our attention on our obligations. We cannot neglect the benefits we receive. Instead of complaining about the politics of the day, or of inconveniences in business, we should concentrate on our responsibility to carry on. The younger generation must continue Iowa's history, and our young people can do things never done before. They must not fail. Again I want to say that it has been a great pleasure to be here today, and I leave with you the thought that if we of the passing generation will pass along to our children the ideals and the energy handed down to us by the pioneers, then the changes for the better in Kossuth in the next 100 years will be such as you and I cannot even picture. INGHAM-WEAVER ADDRESSES ARE DAY'S FEATURES Pageant Summarizes Iowa History for . 100 Years. New Signs For Algona s Streets Active in Community. This farm consisted of 1400 acres of choice Iowa land, all in one body. Aside from this place they owned 200 acres in Hancock county and three sections in the Red Kiver Valley in North Dakota. Mrs. Studer and her husband were always tireless workers in community and church affairs. They helped found St. Joseph's 'parochial school here in 1891 and in building the present beautiful St. Joseph's church. In 1898 they erected the Wesley home in which they had lived ever since. It is now 57 years since they came to the district court here Senneff and Clark by E. Franklin Lovrien, STREET NAMES TO REMAIN AS THEY NOW ARE City workmen have in recent weeks been erecting markers bearing the names of the_ streets. The "markers have so far Keen'set up on State, North, Phillips, Thorington, McGregor,- Minnesota, and a few of the other more important streets, and the rest will be erected as rapidly as possible. The markers are being installed in permanent fashion on two inch piping, with name plaques securely bolted on. Heretofore such signs as there were have been boards nailed up on telephone or high- line poles, have often souvenirs. High taken school youths them down for Job is Costly. The steel poles are in concrete at the' base; and they stand nearly eight feet above ground. They are being painted green. The markers are costing the city a pretty sum, so at the present only a few more than 100 are being installed. Th piping alone has cost the city $1500 and with the cost of signs and the labor added, that amount will be more than tripled. Eventually, when all markers have been erected, the total cost will be some thousands of dollars. Name-Changing Abandoned. The council once seriously considered changing names of the streets in order to make it easier for residents to remember them, also easier for strangers to find locations; but it. was found that it would be necessary to change i all present plats if that were done, and, besides, many city ordinances which refer 'to streets would have to be changed. All this would create enormous expense and trouble, and it was not considered worth the cost. The street department, under direction of Jesse Lashbrook, has charge of the sign work, which it is being done in spare time. By fall, it is expected, all of the city streets will have the markers, and it is anticipated that as soon as the markers are all up residents will be asked to number the houses where this has not already been done. to ^-subject, of course, "'•gage. Tine Print" Stuff. % J! a . 5 ? n ,<* ts ^Psed, but like ' er ; had foreseen that such ble ' 60 ^ e mort - 8tI P ulatl °n that J? ayment s got behind ls of now taking admn- over the ° f if not near- spifce of a11 •of m ' fltanda to or money, because hem ^M^WfrSE $tag;JJT-L^tos-" Harry and they had been married 66 years. Mother of Sixteen. Sixteen children were born, but seven died in infancy, also Henry at 21. Eight living children are: Venerable Sister M. Bernadette, mother superior of the St. Anthony Convent, West Allis, Wis.; Edward, Excelsior, Minn.; Emma, Wesley, who has cared for her parents; Mrs, Bertha Ritchtsmeier, of Iowa Falls; Anthony, Holdfast, Canada; Ben G., 'on the old home farm, Venerable Sister M. Mire, instructor in St. Joseph's convent, Milwaukee; Julius P., who lives south of Wesley and is manager of the K. & H. Oil Co. Four Speeders are Taken by Officers City police captured four speeders over the week-end. They were W. C. Kuhn, Edward Arend, both of Algona, Henry Scheppman, Jr. Irvlngton, and Arthur Schiltz, Bancroft. One was- arrested on the Fair street below the fair grounds, one on Diagonal street; the other two on Phillips street, or No. 169, north of the county sheds. All were going 50 to 55 mph when sighted. Mayor Specht fined each speeder only $2.50 and did not assess costs, saying he was lenient because of the holiday; but be warned that later offenders would pay much stiffer fines plus costs. Swim Pool Receipts Cut by Bad Weather The swimming pool has been popular since the recent heat wave, began. Many children visit the pool every day, particularly on free mornings, when the playground groups take possession. The late spring and cool weather in Jyue had made the season very slow, and city officials report that pool receipts are now nearly $200 behind the record of a year ago. Thit Year Lu Verne Graduate^ Bride Liz Verne, July 5—Velma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bowman, became the bride of Frank Burgese, Emmetsburg, last week Hancock county lawyers, may result in a hot fight. The plaintiffs are John E. Gourley and William E. Gourley Jr., and the defendants are E. C. Mosher, Harry Stolp, and M. E. Lake. Though not defendants, E. C. McMahon and H. D. Hutchins figure prominently in the case. Claims of the Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs say the defendants were title owners last year of the north half of Sec. 36 in Prairie township and were also trustees for other owners. Last August McMahon and Hutchins, as agents for the defendants, sold the place to the plaintiffs, who paid down a thousand dollars. A thousand more was to be paid last December 1, and the balance of $26,800 on March 1, 1938. It was part of the understanding, the plaintiffs claim, that Hutchins was to get them Federal Land bank and Land Bank Commissioner's loans for three-fourths of the purchase price; that an abstract was to be furnished; and that the plaintiffs were to have the landlord's share of the 1937 corn up to $1,000. Want $5050 Damages. The loans were not secured, the abstract did not show a marketable title, and the corn was not delivered, the plaintiffs say, and in March this year they were served with notice of contract forfeiture, but their $1,000 down payment has not been returned, and they understand that the land has been resold to John 0. Mullins. Plaintiffs figure that when they bought the farm it was worth $28,800, but that it Is now worth $31,950, so they want judgment for the difference, plus their $1,000 New Fire Truck Coming Today DRIVER FROM "" '~'"" FACTORY WILL DEMONSTRATE Algona's new fire truck was expected to arrive last evening or sometime today. Merchants who were somewhat apprehensive fol- lowing the disastrous fires In the Call theater and the Christensen store may now rest somewhat easier. The new truck will have a capacity of 750 gallons of water a minute through four hose connections. The old chemical truck had only 350 gallons through two hose connections. Thus the new truck has more than twice the fire fighting ability of the old. No Chemical Equipment. The new truck does not have the chemical equipment which took up so much room on the old truck. Many other features of modern construction are built into the new truck. Besides the new truck the city will keep the old ladder firetruck, which is still in good condition. The two trucks will give Algona the best fire fighting equipment in this part of the state. Truck Official Coming. One of the truck company officials was expected to come with the new truck, driving it from St. Louis, where it was constructed. The truck was originally expected here Saturday for display at the fairgrounds on the Fourth as well as for immediate attention should fireworks set a fire in the neighborhood, A telegram Saturday, however, said the truck would not arrive till today, for the driver was not working over the holiday weekend. The driver will acquaint members of .the fired department with the 'workings of the new {.ruck, and it is expected that fire drills will be given. MANY SEEKING JOBS AT CORN DETASSELING Thursday at the Little Brown &fcur<j£ jta the Vale. After a short honeymoon at Mason City and Qtear Lake, they will be at home on a farm where Mr. Burgess is aear Rodman. Vetoa r*4Hate of the local 9f back and $1500 for the corn, a total of $5650. It is to be understood that the defendants' side of the story has Ing yet been filed. The case was Ing been filed. The case was brought for the September term of court Carnival Employes Stage Gory Battle J. R. Merchant and George Oliver were fined $5 plus costs of $4.45 each by Mayor Specht yesterday for drunkenness Tuesday night. They were arrested at the fair grounds in the evening 1 , following a bloody fight in which one of the men suffered what a local doctor said was one of the blackest eyes he had ever seen. The fellow also suffered a cut. on the head. Spectators said the fight was somewhat one sided, a sort of Louis-Schmeling affair, in which the victim who got the worst of it had his head hammered on a car bumper. The men were connected with a carnival which operated at the fairgrounds over the week-end. Change at Service Station, The Solberg service station, formerly operated by E. M. Huber, was leased July 1 to Herman Moore, and will be operated by Glenn Bales. Mr. Huber, who was sick at the veterans hospital at Des Motoes for some time, is home aov and slowly gaming, but '" etUl u«*We to vorfc Re - employment Office Has Big List of Applicants. The local national reemployment office reports that nearly 100 applications for jobs of detassel- Ing corn for the Pioneer Seed Co. have been filed. The jobs will start whenever inspectors for the company find that the corn is matured enough. This will depend on the weather. The work is expected to start between July 15 and July 30 and when it Is in full swing will require the help of nearly 125 men. Detasseling is done by hand or.d can only be done at a certain time in the growth of the corn. A state requirement is that less than two per cent of a field may have tassels, or the field may be condemned for seed corn. Many fields will have to be gone through and worked over every day, with close watch kept for tassels. The detasselihg season lasts three to four weeks, and the company payroll during that time is expected to reach $800 a week, During late August there is a let-up in the work for nearly two weeks before picking the corn and taking it to the new building commences. At the new building picking out faulty kernels will be done on the cob. Every ear goes through several hands- before it is finally approved, shelled, graded, and the corn packed for use next year. Here's July Fourth Baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sloter are parents of a 9Vfe-lb. daughter. Mrs. Sloter is the former Irene WJth- &m, daughter of Mr., and Mr,s. Ey- erett Witham, and Mr, Sloter is employed o» theiC. R. Bailey Irvington Kitten Taken for a Ride in Unusual Style Irvington, July 5 — K. P. Honey took his daughter Shirley, Joan Thomas, and Jeannie Loflng to the swimming pool at Algona Sunday afternoon. En route home a sound like the mewing of a cat was heard, and all occupants of the car got out to Investigate, The sound con- tinned but the source could not be located, and It was finally laid to at catbird, so the journey home continued. But the mewing continued all the way, and finally a small white kitten was discovered under the hood (of all places () only a few Inches from the fan. The kitten was uninjured, but was scared and dirty. She is one of many feline inhabitants at the Boney farm, and she must have climbed up into the hood from the ground while the car was parked in the yard before the trip to Algona, Anyway she had the ride of all her nine lives! north of town. Tie baby has been named Auaabelle Lee, and she will celebrate birthday thfi Fourth, $ anniversaries John Shirleys are Abroad for Summer Mr. and Mrsr John Sh'irley, for- aer Algonians now on the Engish staff of Lansing college, Lan- Ing, Mich., were expected to 'land n Scotland last week-end. They re visiting England, Scotland, and reland to acquaint Mr. Shirley with English customs, language, and points famed in English literature. They will also visit T3el- guim and France, possibly other countries on the continent, before returning. They expect to be abroad till September 1.. Mr. Shirley is 'the youngest eon of County Supt. and Mrs. William Shirley. Visitors to Go Home. Mrs. Otis Paddock, Glendale, Ariz., and her • JfcS. P Jfrs, Patsy FIFTEEN BOYS ENTER BANGROFmCCCAMP Supervisor W. E. McDonald and County Auditor E. S. Kinsey drovt to Bancroft Tuesday afternoon to take 15 Kossuth boys to the CCC camp. Notice was received yesterday that one more man has been alloted this county, and It may be "Hied today. The boys were: Melvin Gerber West Bend; Andrew Olson, Lone Rock; Harold Krueger and Raymond Gramenz, Fenton; Arnold Heldt, Kenneth Neitzel, Roland Silvers, Prances Stebritz, Bernle Burtis, Ellwood Ross, William Elsworth, Milton Johnson, Roscoe Stewart, Algona; Arnold Becker, jakota; and Kenneth Nelson, Buffalo Center, Leslie Higley, Whittemore, may be the boy to fill the new vacancy. The Bancroft camp now has an enrollment of 150 boys, but the apaclty of the camp is 250. Mr. McDonald has received notice rom the government that the :amp will be continued till Sen- ember, 1939. Jno. Goeddertz, 92, Passes at Sexton John Goeddertz, 92, Sexton, died Monday at Dubuque of double neumonia, and funeral services ere held Wednesday morning at he local Catholic church. Burial ras. made 'in- the • Catholic ceme- ery. Mr. Qoeddertz, a Kossuth pio- eer lived many years in Algona, ut for the last three years had ived with the son John' Jr., on a farm near Sexton. Voting Swamps Queen Contest Counting Staff The counting staff for balloting In the March of Progress Queen contest was swamped by a deluge of votes over the week-end and the count bad not been completed last night. Indications are that there will le some major changes when the count has been completed. Beginning next week the standing of the candidates will be reported twice each week. Ballots put in the boxes at each of the newspaper offices before Thursday evening will be counted and the result announced in Tuesday's Upper Des Moines, Balots placed In the boxes between Friday morning and Monday evening will be counted and the results pub- ushed in Thursday's Advance each week. And something special Is to be planned as a "treat" for the Queen contestants for a week from Saturday night, Fuji details will be given in a special letter to each con- testoiit the ^j of ^e week> and will also be printed in next week's newspapers. L. A, Coppg In Accident. The La Barre agency received a telegram yesterday from Billings, Mont., reporting that L. A. Copn, of the Daily Reminder, and hie wife, who were touring in • the Northwest had had an accident and that Mrs. Copp was badly hurt. Fire at Boy*» . The first session of a Y. A. camp opwed Sunday on Okoboiis, c. tne Fenton Driver Held to the Grand Jury H. W. Schmidt, Fenton, has been bound to the district court on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The information was filed by Fred C. By- car was hit Schmidt asked for a preliaua&ry 1 and By Eleanor Fraser. Harvey Ingham's talk on the responsibilities' devolving upon the inheritors of Iowa's one hundred years of progress was the high spo.t of Kossuth's afternon celebration of Iowa's centenary at the fair grounds Monday, and the historical pageant was the climax of the evening program. More than 4500 people passed the gates in the afternoon, and more thousands still in the even- Ing, with a crowd in the grandstand estimated at 2800. H. E. Rist, himself one of Kossuth's pioneers, in fact Kossuth- born, introduced both Mr. Ingham and M. P. Weaver, both also bom in the county. The historical features of the programs were supplemented by two ball games, horse, mule, and jalopy races, and unusually excellent vaudeville and hippodrome acts. There was noticeable Improvement in the character of the side shows on the midway. The evening program was brought to a close by a brilliant display of fireworks, with the usual finale of "Niaga.ra Falls" and the flag in colors. Ingham and Wearer Speak. Mr. Ingham contrasted the primitive conditions of living here in his boyhood with present conditions, which, he declared, are best in the world. His message for old friends was that we cannot inherit the advantages made possible by our ancestors without assuming the responsibility to do our share in further progress. 'Mr. Weaver vividly recounted early Iowa history. But he remarked that he thought the success of the antique exhibits at the time of Algona's diamond jubilee must have led the directors of the present celebration to repeat with "antique" platform talent. . "Tills Is the Place," HI . Mr. Weaver told of returning recently from Utah, and declared that on seeing again the green fields of Iowa he was reminded of 'This Is the place," which is the accepted meaning of the name Iowa". Speaking as a conservationist, Mr. Weaver recalled "the countless prairie chickens of pioneer times, with their constant booming in spriner; the myriads of quail along thickly wooded streams; the flights of ducks, 'almost blackening the sky; the geese, the swans, and the • brants. When the Cranes Called. "Especially do I remember," the speaker said, "in the still, warm days of spring, the plaintive call of the crane, as vast armies of the birds wheeled in ever widening circles high in air." . ^. He regretted that there had not been in the state "someone farseeing enough, someone loving nature as it was, to set aside some tract of land large enough to preserve a sample of the old prairie country — " a country that people who never saw it cannot even imagine, in its beauty and grand- Pageant Depicts History. The Centennial pageant depicted the outstanding events of Iowa history from the coming of Marquette and Joliet to the development of industry and agriculture. The prologue spoken by the Rev F. C. Volske, sounded the theme [Of Iowa's opportunities and our responsibility to make the most of them. The narration, delivered by Edward Genrich, Algona, was illustrated in pantomime by various groups in historical costumes and silhouettes on lighted screens at each side of the stage. The -pageant was conceived along lines of broad simplicity calculated: to be seen at a considerable distance and to be comprehended by an audience in holiday mood. The' costumes, most of them made by the W. P. A. museum pro- 1ect, Des Moines, appeared as masses of color against settings of barest essentials. The frequent beating of the tomtoms was expressive of the thrilling etory. Free Acts Excellent, 'Willie Necker's troupe of five trained Dobermann Pinschers was probably the most popular profes- ' slonal act. One dog, Leo, balanced on a single strand of wire some eight feet above the platform, again on a broom handle held by two trainers and raised far above their heads. Tiger, the clown, dog, much amusement by leaping ' up Moulds',^ ffiLSTC* ever, was scaling a o* M

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