Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 4, 1939 · Page 17
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 4, 1939
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A.,,ACTION ItOLD DATS I I* _ — A M • I RIST RECALLS II ' APRIL 4 1939 SLOUGH RECALLS GAME OF FORMER YEARS y Eleanor Hist, .-KoMUtli pioneer n tfc. federal com- ago t I nt be impossible -to re ld " Sowl native to any species have However, he be- a completion of ! the f Plough refuge the wildlife S?5w- can be preserv- world of game 'Dizzy' Confident Arm Is in Shape ribed wildlife as e know early days, when trumpeter other wild fowl now extinct. flewrthe sky- stayed two weeks. The canebrakes were ten feet tall, and we had to :ut them to get to the water. In Iront of us was a great lake, per- liap.s ten miles long, full from bank to bank, and,hundreds of water fowl of every description were Jlying back and /forth. We shot enough dally for our needs. "In the two weeks we also shot 300 rats. They Were worth lOc to 35c then; now they bring 85c or thereabouts. ' "At the end of our stay we put the boat Into the water and paddled down the Bufalo Creek to the Des Molnes river. We had to stay overnight on the way, and It was so cold that we nearly froze to death. Many Birds arc Gone. CORRECTION MADE IN AIRPORT STORY IH DAILY PAPER .The Fort Dodge Messenger published the following dispatch Wednesday: Algona, Mar. 29—The Messenger's news report Tuesday of Algona's vote on proposed airport bonds was incorrect and misleading in part, it was pointed out today by one of those who favored establishmenl of the airport. In the news account The Mess«i- ger reported, "The airport issue, which backers said would make Algona a stop for transcontinental air liners, was hotly contested during the pre-election campaign." In a letter to The Messenger a j supporter of the project stated: | "Nobody among the 923 who voted for the air.port expected the j transcontinental air liners to stop' here but we do know aviation out- j side of main routes is just developing and therefore believe in be-1 ing in on the ground floor, especially with regard to the new north- south lines." More votes were cast for the airport bonds than against them tmt tho "yes" votes lacked the re- ( quired 00 per cent for the bonds i to carry. [Republicati'on of this dispatch; jjs made merely as news and should not be construed as a reflection on the Messenger's local corres-l pondent, who, since the dispatch was dated as from Algona, may have sent It herself. Reporters/who ; have to work in a hurry, can make unintentional mistakes, the same as other people, and corrections are always willingly made.] was bedding clown his hen-house. •One of his legs was pierced by the tine of a pitchfork which pehetrat- ied the flesh three inches. How the •accident happened has not been learned. He was given shots •against lockjaw. Tine Tierces Farmer's Leg, Fen ton, Apr. 3— Irvin Huskamp •suffered a painful injury last week Monday evening while he FUJHERAL SERVICES for Betty Skow, Seneca, were held at the Presbyterian church, Armstrong, last week Sunday, the Rev. R. R. Irwin in charge. 'Betty was the 8- year-old daughter of the late Magnus Skow, who died in January. She died Wednesday, March 14, of accidental lye poisoning. Her mother, brother Lyle, and sisters Fern and Joan survive. ' When Game Birds Came. I,.. O id man lives in the past, a U manl the future," Mr Rlst Cued,'"When I was eight we Ton a little farm acrosa the itae from the east entrance to • fairgrounds, and in aprlng I Juld alt on the doorsteps watch- Eftbe.Bprlng flight of birds that to this county. E y - came in great roi rat the ducks for days; later, tiiatchin'g across the horizon. L geese, Canadian geeae, then tne mailer geese, the swans, the sand- dll cranes, and the white cranea; lousands on thousands, as long ! the winds blew from the south mally three or four days, al uos long and through the qignt. •/ t Following these birds came the inipes. The upland plovers usually lame in pairs and paired through [lit' the season. . The black-breast I plovers arrived in immense .ocks. Now they are practical!? itlhct I haven't eeen any lor pears: The curlew, too, the Jack inipe and the woodcock came; bu Ta'«e it from Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, his "ahm" !g al! right. He also stated that the shoulder which was injured last season has been given a complete rest all winter. Dean was one of 13 pitchers in spring training practice at Santa Catalina island, Calif. Left to right: Charles Leo ("Gabby") Hartnett, manager of the Chicago Cubs; Andrew Lotshaw, trainer,, and Dizzy himself. all except a few of the jacksnipes are gone. Carrier Pigeons Extinct. 'In 1876, when I was 13, I had a gun. There were carrier pigeons then; not even one left In the whole world now. New York City had one till a few years ago, but it is dead now. These pigeons were tame then. They would alight in dead trees south of where the present swim pool is, and I could take aim and kill several at a shot. The rest would merely' fly to another tree, and again. "There were I could shoot prairie chickens prairie cliickens, the plover, thei-— curlew, and a great many other birds have become extinct in this state. Snipe are now found along the. Pacific coast for a thousand miles, where they are protected but there are practically none here. "North of Algona there were virtually no farms in the early days. "Mallard ducks, teal ducks, larger geese (including .the Canadian honkers), and all smaller fowl, including the snipe family, • nested here. The brant and the smaller geese, including the snow geese went on to the Arctic circle to nest. How Tltonka Got Name. "A few trumpeter swans were. killed in this county for mounting only ; they were not good^ to eat rlf»f*fh'c Trlf» XfjlTt Ol FICFC d II1C OS. a I 6. Wl but the winters were too severe for them, and they disappeared. Hunters from Afar. "By 1878 the fame of Iowa-as a hunting ground had spread to New York, I remember driving a team for hunters who came from u ... . _ the east. The Moore brothers, great i «A buffalo was once killed In railroad men of Philadelphia, the Kossuth by Capt. W. H. Ingham Belmonts, the Rowlands, the Hos-1 an a A. L. Seeley, near Titonka. They were beautiful there hasn't been a seen here In years and years. birds, hut wild swan by, the million. It was no job at all to go out and kill 100 in a day. Hunters packed them in barrels and shipped them to. Chicago. There •were no game laws then. Now the prairie chickens are about all gone. Quail, too, were plentiful, tetters, of New York, came for the hunting. At first they hunted in wagons; later platform spring wagons were used. " In 1879 two other boys and I got our mothers to cook a trunk- lul of good things to eat, and then, in a lumber wagon, with a boat, we went to Union Slough. We had to cross at the southern end, and go north, and there was a clump of trees just north of what is now the Burt grade. The Slongh In 1879. "We sent the team back and . That is how the town got its name, because it is tlie Indian word for Buffalo. "As I understand it the Union Slough project is the only federal — one of its kind m Iowa." Wesley Teachers Reelected. Wesley, Mar. 31— 'The school- board last'week Tuesday night re- sg elected all teachers: Dorothy Shanahan and Mrs. Dorqthy Bender, Rosamund Eckstein, Gesina Schutter, Agnes Boyer, Coach Paul Negtwig, and Supt. Eldon Ravlin. COATS $10.95 $10.50 Here's the Start of the Flattering, New Marvelous dressy coats for Easter ... Jaunty sport models in smart fleeces or tweeds and solid shades! Princess and boxy styles I .. and the parade begins at GET A NEW YOU'LL feel better .... . look smarter . . . an'd there'll be-a spring in your step wheiu you shed winter-weight clothes and don a new spring suit or topcoat! And if you're looking for finer . . . longer wearing cloth- ing—ClpMng with Expert Craftsmanship —your're sure to appreciate the wide selection here at ZENDER'S. 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