Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 4, 1939 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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EDITORIAL PAGE AS SECOND CLASSMATTER DB- eemter 31, 1908, at the poatofflce at Aigona, towa, under the Act of March 2, 1879. ' TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION Kossuth covihty postofflces and bordering postoffices at Armstrong, Bode, Brltt, Buffalo Center, Corwlth, Cylinder, B1 m o r e , Hardy, Hutchlns, Llvenmoro, Ottosen, Rake, Rlngsted, Hodman, Stllaon, West Bend", and Woden, yctr $1.60 S—Advance and Upper DCS Moines both to same address at any postofflce In Kossuth county or any neighboring postoffice named in No. 1 year $2.M •—Advance alone to all other postoffices year $2.60 4—Advance and Upper Des Moines both' to s&m< address at alt postofflces not exempted in No. 1 your name from our list unless a request is made -by you that this material be sent. 'A return postal card is attached for your use If you want this service continued. Unless the card Is returned, we will be forced to drop your nanle. Oh, Mr. O'Mahoney. Ten thousand editors know thee not, yet bless that honest Irish name! year ALJL. subscriptions for pap«r* grofrlg" to within the county and out-ofsith'eMiOtratj' named under $4.00 (1*39— JULY —1939 M T T F poitrt* No. above are conatderei continuing subscription to be discontinued only on notice from sub scrtoers or at publish er's discretion. Sub soriptlons going to non county points not nam ed Tinder No. 1 abovi will de discontinued without notice one month after expiration of time paid for, If not t»yment will be extended if requested in writing? 8 2346678 t 10 11 12 13 14 16 1« 17 18 19 30 31 32 » 24 36 36 87 28 29 W 31 — _ - .The Life Insurance Inquiry in Washington Many of the congressional investigations which make the headlines are of no great interest to the common run of people, but. it is -different in the case of the life insurance probe which the Federal Monopoly committee is now making at Washington. A large proportion of the people carry life insurance. At present there are some 64,000,' 000 policies in force. But (that does not mean •.siny-four mlllon people, since many persons "•carry more than one policy. But in any event life insurance is widespread. Thousands of policies are held by Kossuth citizens. Life insurance has, in fact, become one of the major interests of the country. The insurance companies are obligated for no less than $110,000,000,000, and they hold an aggregate total of $27,600,000,000 in liquid assets. Any Interest in control of so large a share of tflie nation's wealth commands an influence which ntSeds oversight in the country's interest. The Monopoly committee is trying to find out what ^oversight is needed. The inquiry is still in progress, and it will be some time before definite conclusions can tie given out. In the meantime some vital •questions are being raised, and one of them is -whether the public has in recent years been oversold; that is, whether : too many people nave been induced to buy more insurance than they can afford, and have had to let part or all of it lapse, or have surrendered all or part Jor whatever the companies would pay back. This pnase of the investigation has revealed rather startling figures. A writer in bhe Christian Science Monitor says that, taking both ordinary and industrial life insurance in the ten years ending with 1&37, only $16,000,000,000 in protection remained paid up on January 1, 1938, out of 1146,700,000,000 sold. "That is at the rate of eight steps backward to nine :iorward." ache- Monopoly committee is now asking why -so much insurance has turned out to be oversold and who is benefiting by it? One reason for overselling is said to be that agents get 40 to 50 per cent of the first premium, and this naturally makes for sales without regard to whether policies are kept in good standing. A Jtemedy might be to provide by law that the commissions be staggered over a period of years. The agents would then have a powerful inducement to sell no one more than could be afforded. Besides the questions of overselling and who "benefits by it, the committee has begun looking into who pays the bill. Of course the pol- icytoolders who let their insurance lapse pay •.. a good deal, perhaps most or practically all, of it. But there is Question whether policyholders who keep their insurance do not have to pay a sizeable part in higher premiums than they would odherwise have to pay. The committee proposes to look into this question also, and of course whatever it finds out will be of deep interest to millions of policyholders who find it a constant struggle to keep up payments. onventlon, that membership fees at 25c a month totaled only $153,147 last year. On that jasis the whole paid membership in all of the United States was only 51,000 in round -num- iers. It would be Interesting to learn how he orators for the movement explain that. With this week the world enters on a fate- ul two months. The insane European dic- ators are preparing for war, and war will break sometime in July or August if they dare o take the risk, vill be in it too, his country. On both our borders our.symp.a- hies will be against the war-makers. Shall But What'11 Become of the Propagandists? Thousands of editors have been rubbing eyes, polishing spectacles, and looking again to be sure they were not deceiving themselves. It 'just didn't seem possible, but it was a fact. Federal propaganda agencies were writing that they wouldn't send anything more for the wastebasket unless the editors came across with requests for the service! In many and many an editorial shop that one was the joke of the year. An editor deliberately requesting government propaganda! "Why doesn't somebody put it in a comic strip' Most of the propaganda artists contented themselves witlh the mere announcement tha no more "copy" would come unless asked for Tie editors were left to wonder what ii tehontepek had happened. A government pro pagandist voluntarily quitting the business- why, that was unthinkable! Nobody ever heard of such a thing. It must be something else. As announcement followed announcemen the mystery deepened. Many an editor almos went sleepless trying to solve the puzzle. yawning wastebasket near by already seemed to look lonely and neglected. Finally the explanation! From the Nationa Emergency Council, 407-A Old Federal Build ing, Des Moines, came a card which deigned tc say what was up. Read and weep:; The O'Mahouey Amendment (Section 6 o: the 1940 Post Office Department Appropriation Bill) prohibits Federal agencies from sending through the mail free of postage any "report, periodical, bulletin, pamphlet, list, or other article or document," with certain formal exceptions, unless this service has been requested. The National Emergency Council now has your name on its mailing list to receive various informational material. In order to conform with the law, it will be necessary to drop the Too Much Money, So the Bank Will Quit In the news the other day was announcement that a bank at Boouevllle in Dallas county will go out of business because it can't earn enough money to justify staying in the •game. BoonevMle Is a. hamlet In Dallas coantyr just east of' Des Moines. There is nothing else the matter with 'bank. It is solvent and will .pny* its . prs and other creditors 100 cents on the dollar. It has plenty of money, but it can't make enough safe loans to pay expenses and reasonable salaries. All this ought to be Interesting reading in connection with the Washington news that the government has a new scheme brewing for lending but the money of taxpayers. In view of the fact that about every bank in the country, big or little, has more money than It knows what to do with, and would welcome safe loans, the questions intrude, How is the government going to make the proposed Ibans? How can it make safe loans when the banks can't? Timely Topics Would Mr. Roosevelt be happy in a third term? His own party in congress is independent enough already. What would it be if there were a practical certainty of no fourth term? And What is the chance that, if balked at ev- the Del HODGEPODGE W«6st»r—A stew »f tarlow !•• i nlitare, TEARS AGO youngsters used to build "farms," staking out fields, roads, lots, etc., with twine and clothespin ..posts. Lucky was youngster'Who-was able' to snare- a few .aval tin cows to put In the field. Many far as were, elaborate,< wtyh^fulh'sets sot fartn buildings made from paper cut outs,..and with horses and wagons of pewter purchased for pennies at the old-time racket store. Sarid wan used to build the roads, and the realism -even w«at so.far as..to put water on a torn up •'earthy s.pot- for the pig yard. Occasionally some "rich" youth was able to dig up a model toy> to put on the road. • * • • • Ifcf THOSE OLD TIME days boys angled for piano boxes, which sold for a dollar. A door was cut in one end, and a dry cell battery furnished current for electric "lights" which consisted usually t of one weak and discouraged flashlight bulb. Occasionally some youth could rig ibox ent, box ing twe up a makeshift fireplace near the piano and If parents Were particularly Indulg- was permitted oh occasion to roast a few wieners. One fortunate youth had two piano 33—with even an "upstairs" made by plac- a shelf In the second box, with a door be- m. Leather straps made the hinges. ery major turn, wrecked? These his and reputation would be many other questions are Involved in ,the current draft movement. You can boil them all down to one: Wouldn't t be wiser to let well enough alone? Suggested thesis topic, for, some post-graduate student in quest of a Ph. I), degree: What do the records . show as regards arrests in iquor cases for, say, two years under prohibition, as compared with the arrests in a like post-prohibition period? Off hand most edi- ,ors would probably say that their files reveal i great post-prohibition increase. We'd hate to be a Britisher just now. Blood >oiling overlap insults, yet tied hand and foot >y the situation in Europe. But is there not a solemn lesson in it for us? Whose turn will t be next, the minute the Japs, the Germans, and the Italians think it safe? And in view of hat one, how do you stand on the neutrality ssue? Are you for continuing to help the dic- ators, or are you for strengthening our over- eas first line of defense? Rather astonishing was RAY SPEttBECK, Swea City Herald editor and philosopher, reviews the current.wedding rush, and says: ".Little need be said in the way of advice (to " couple) aside from the trite remark there two sides in every dispute. When the the are THE MOVIES By T, & C, PHI80N WITrtOt* bAR8— There's a haunting, Wistful, artistic quality about this foreign picture itbiat reaches- right down In-, to'yoiir very soul and sears'lt'with a compassion more poignant than the most poweiifuLsermon: ever^de- Hvered from a'p'ulplt. The'theme Is dreary enough;.and th'e ; 'charftc- terlzations are drab; but, somehow, the production has that Indefinable human quality which places it in the ranks of the really first* 'dafld ptewfes- of arty>y«*r. ' Because Prison Without Bars belongs to no definite era any more than does a fantous book or painting. It Is, simply cinema art raised to its highest standards by the sheer force of impelling story and expert work of the actors. I suppose things like this could have been done—or have been done—in Hollywood, but just at the moment I dp not recall a single instance, though such pictures as The Scoundrel and Crime Without Passion (both done in a New York studio) probably.-- come as near as any USA examples. Prison Without Bars was made NEWPWA ~ « L } f t tLn j AT SWEA TO SEAT 1500 keepers flash across the scree'n at frequent Intervals to remind the audience of the extreme cruelty of prison *dl,scjpjlne, under, the _. Old French order. The-he . are moments of great .. _ ,bea.uty, and significance in , most tails regarding .the, cftnstfuctlon of trivial sfcenesT "As • for"'-exaiiapie,'<the i <newvlwAvfln1»iioed addition to Swea City.-July, 3--Further de- when the girl Suzzane (Mile, Luch- j the Swea City school building were alre), returning < from a .trip to made pufbllcr'.thls Week. 'Ah 80x105 brick addition on Uhe north ettd of the main building will house, a gymnasium "with a 44x75 playing •floor, and a: maatlawm seating capacity of'1600, A stage, two dressing rooms, three shower : rooms, • stove rooms, and'toilets; will be lh- '.clttded' irt the-new wlttg. • The^main building .will probably . undergo some rearrangements and the old two-story structure containing the present! gymnasium and manual arts rooms will be .wrecked. This market, curls' up In, a hay-stadk and, gazing heavenward, where a flock of reeling birds free as the air 1 . ijtself- efrcie far above; Is reminder of her oWn helpless captivity. ; Artd there are other rare ,mp; tnents of subtle* appeal, examples of ,the art of clever direction for which Korda has long been famous. ' ,.. -.'... ,j ,.-.... ' ... It is too bad, that pictures with the charm of prison Without Bars have to be shown , In the Iowa, where the audience Is wild-west minded and supplements the titles and content of, the .screen with loud and .raucous remarks which can be heard all over'the house and detract from fullest enjoyment of features. But I can't blame In England, I believe, with both ; the audience, which .comes for a British and French actors (or, I, different type of entertainment and voicing disapproval of should say, actresses, ;slnce there, is only is only one male in,the cast of, principals). And certaiii Korda has made notable pictures XAUGHTY, BUT NICE, and in this country, though none, I, RETURN OF THE CISCO KID— in the cast of , something quite different, jertalnly Director | opine, has the simple force, the power, of this sordid story of a French reformatory. I After the complicated plot of Juarez, it was a relief to sit through the simple details of such We were treated (?) to a dose of double bills at the Call last week Sunday-Monday, and the. result certainly didn't improve my appetite for the current tendency towards cinema bargains. toast is burned at breakfast the bridegroom is to tinA that there are still direct-Jf6rt to publicize to Remember he didn't do so hot either the ors courageous enough to sacrifice Hollywood's lates port at the Indianapolis the treasurer's v re- Townsehd national And, depend on it, the Japs and their course will anger the impulse to help put ve be able to resist hem down? In case you think your grocery bill Is out of eason, you might compare it with the state verage. Based on sales tax collections, the amily average is $22.50 a month. There are ome 648,000 families in Iowa, and in the nine lonths proir to April 1 Dhey bought $131,308,00 worth of food.. In Kossuth sales taxes in he nine months totaled $93,000—all a new tax mposed .by the Herring democratic admlnis- ration. Next year the democratic orators will tell ou that if the republicans w.in, all of the New Deal will go to pot. But that will be hooey, ven for diehards who wish it could be so. The epublicans are politicians too, and what poli- ician would cut votes off from "pap"? No, ndeed, when it comes to "pap" for votes you laven't any choice between democrats and re- ublicans, and you can lay to that. first day of his present job. When the ibrlde- grocm makes some horrible 'blunder it is the and privilege of the little woman to give a. going., over,"* because 'blundering- males that kind of .treatment; and feel uneasy Opinions of Editors Courageous Senator Gillette. Clarion Monitor—Listen to Mr. Gillette: "I vould not vote for my own father for a third erm as president of the U. S. A." Regardless o£ politics, everybody admires such a man and its courage to take a stand of such importance n these trying times. The Nigger In the Woodpile. Logan Observer—Limping about Washing- on, bearing the message from his state that Rowans demand Roosevelt for the third term, Nelson G. Kraschel, according to persistent rumors, has been looking into the matter of lis appointment as personnel chief for the 1940 national census. duty him neec .if tliey do not receive it." There seems to be a traitor or something in the male clan; to give such advice to a bride —ink my! One thing the little woman never needs encouragement about, and that is on the matter of going-overs. Too often the dear is inclined to rattle the chain to .the doghouse when the occasion doesn't require such pun- ishnent. The hulking male knows when he's stepped over the bounds, and is willing to take the punishment, if and when needed. But, if she larups him on each and every excuse he gets used to the whole thing and soon finds som<one who'll appreciate him, and who puts a ve vet cover over the dog collar so it doesn't hurt Ard such a thing as burned toast!- Is that all.tie gals fail in? -Not so long ago a woman was heard to remark that the gal'got nothing out'.of-;marriage, .and ",the man got * everything.: The greatest thing that comes from mar-— is the opportunity to be a man and woman. There are too many who fail in the first semester. Too many men want to ,be the gay iroung blades, though their teeth are loosening as fast as the hair on their heads. Too man^ gals want to be pursued and never be aught—till papa gets tired of the chase. it'fji usually the little things that break up a iappv romance. These are rarely aired. Once here was a woman who so nagged her hus- and| that he found more pleasant company. He became an outcast when the very much utnjged wife charged him with adultery, ihould she have cast the stone? It is no secret that there has never been a oerfejct man. If there had been—no gal worth her salt would have him as a gift. The man s clpser to the ape, and occasionally it gets he j>etter of him, and he has to climlb a few rees| and beat his chest—mostly for his own benefit. If allowed to get out of hand the man may •evert to the wild, and heaven help the poor gal when euch occurs. Almost any dumb man can be a good husband, but4t takes a smart gal to be a good wife and it is a credit to the weaker sex that herjj are more good wives than there are good husbands. The June weddings are over. It is now July. Sooi it will be August, September, etc. She'll find that the prinde on the white horse is just a mpi after all, and he'll find ttiat she is "a a bone, and a hank of hair." But that's the first awakening. a happy ending for Art. while Prison Without Bars brings | happiness to a man and a woman . Hollywood's latest .."oomph" Because, Anne Sheridan, destined to a production as this, and a relief, Naughty But Nice seems an ef- the charms of girl, take the late Jean 'Harlow's iplace as exponent of SA. But, well, if Anne's Lit brings only/,a.heavy heart'to the , the. best ;Holly,woo(L can.dptin this !wbinan-whose destiny ? it: ; is to fore- ^'direction; things ,have'come to 'a .go love for,.duty... ?'!•... • J (pretty pass, out there "Where'the The expert "direction; by 'Korda, West begins." • ;- . ' coupled with' the sympathetic per- . A fairly capable cast messes formance of the three principal around in one of the most sloppily actors'—a Frenchwoman, Corinne written screen plays it has been Luchaire, Edna Best, and an Englishman named Barry Barnes— makes this an outstanding contribution to> the more serious efforts of the cinema. t The central problem is the age- my misfortune to see in a long time. A new slang phrase, one of those ' inane nonsensities which sometimes find popular favor, is launched, and the script writer gives us a big order of "but defl- Iowa as a "Beggar State." Sibley Gazette-Tribune—Federal Aid' Federal aid! And Iowa one _of the richest and most resourceful states in the union. A state where crop failures are unknown; intelligence ranks high; and business and industry are above par. Yet we must go down to Washington begging for aid. Reason, just because the other fellows do. Would Dewey Beat Boosevelt? Webster City Freeman—The latest published poll of the Institute of Public Opinion indicates that if President Roosevelt and Thomas E. Dewey are the opposing candidates nex year 48 per cent would favor Roosevelt and 52 per cent would vote for Dewey. The poll takei in May showed 45 per cent for Roosevelt and 55 per cent for Dewey. Yagaries of the Pension "Biz!" Story City Herald—This "old age assist ance!" Twin brothers, aged 78, are receiving old age assistance checks in Iowa. So an their wives. Another case: A man 65 year old gets assistance, too, to help him maintaii ten minor children, aged 1, , 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 18 and 20. (There was a time wtoen those-kid in the four upper age brackets would have helped support the family without help from, the state or county.) an ex dis Alas! This is Too True. Fairmont Sentinel—The editor of change addressed a communication to a satisfied citizen as follows: "When you wer a boy you wouldn't study; wtoen you were a young man you didn't try to improve yourself in a trade or in a, business; and now that anoth er man is doing better than you are you yel that there is something wrong with-the socia system. The social system is all right Th trouble is that from tJbe very first you tralne yourself to become a tramp." old controversy about prison pot- nitely." Every conversation is lib icy; whether leniency or harsh erally spr j n kled with "But surely," discipline is best. The French, -But definitely," "But certainly"— with their penal colonies, have al-, W h>-, heaven only knows, ways been advocates of discipline , D f ck Powell is in it, and Helen ordering on mental and physical, Roderick, and Zazu Pitts, and a lot orture. But of late, there has been O f other talent; there are a few tendency towards leniency, and songs And that , s about the who , e le result is such a .picture as this, story- he harshness of the opening i n ' The Return of Cisco Kid cenes, in which young girls are Warner Baxter stars. But this is ricked, beaten,, mentally .and phys-, second-rate stuff nowadays, and cally abused,- paces thej production - Warner is a back , number, ' with nd makes the-kindness, of 'the lat- Gen e Autry and the other -expon- r r ,8eauences,more impressive. e nts of the romantic in western The stark realism of life in a re- ^pictures Tiding in the ^saddle • of ormatory has never been more pO pui ar favor. And I kilfully portrayed. How love-, double features, and tarved girls may commit almost there is to it ny infringement of rules and reg-' Kid from Kokomo is,certainly no here credit to that grand old woman of j,,, T .... . . An , the stage and screen, May Robson, flle, Luchaire gives a dramatic though she does manage to extract ortrwftl-rt.a role w*ich runs the , a . few, laughs'out-of a lousy role amut of human emotions. Yet in Supporting in this Melange ontrast with these stormy emo-, Mirth are at O'Brian ' 6ns, Miss Best gives a quiet, re-.-dell,- and — ' trained performance as prison atron motivated by kindness who ins the confidence of inmates by iving them more liberty. But the hard pinched faces of he eight or ten older feminine only Lrter she'll rediscover white horse, and he the eacf and her prince on the sleeping beauty—in other—<but it's a long road, a tiring road, a narrow road. But the end is worth many timers the cost, for there is peace and content- men^, trust, and fulfillment—what more could Both will have to gi\4 a little lot—of that which a human ask? —but both will receive a money never buys. THAT PICTURE IN THE daily papers of the end of the Olson man hunt seemed much off color. The dead bandit was in the foreground the rifles which brought him down leaning across the body and the group of hunters squatting ibehind the corpse. As the English would say: It just isn't cricket. ***** FttOJI IEVINGTON comes a story that has been repeated many times. Easterners aw westerners are much puzzled about the "nigh crawler" signs on the highways, and most o them believe these are warning signs aibou nig] it snakes. For those subscribers to thi home and fireside companion in distant land it i lay be explained that night crawlers ar gra id-daddy angleworms, exceptionally tempt ing come to the surface only in the evening whe: to fish, and get their name because the: dew is on the grass. They are hunted wit the a flashlight, which the hunter holds in on hard a few inches above the grass. As h mo-res the light over the ground he must gra qui are qui 3kly with his free hand, for the crawler elaatic and contract back into :kly. the hoi I ***** JRE YOU ONE of the 7,000 in Kossuth fon;ot,to renew tbeir auto driver's, license? I so «>u break the law when you drive tljj yo take the examinations. .". —P. E. J). don't that's like all lations for a ci'garet is hown in striking vividness. of mKSi "SSi , Powers. Matilda Stevens Michae and t wo Two children Llvermore, a relder, O f Mrs, E|, lived vicinity for from ' n and to'jffl VAn... . _ TV 1 old building is the one in which, _ „, . County Superintendent Wm. Shir- « , ster - Mr s. ley and John A. Partlngton, now qf n ^ mont> ai >d a brot associate professor of history at i « en l ot L lvermor. the University of Iowa, served as Riot.-.- .. «• heads of the Swea City schools. School Saying Is #1WO— The two new school busses • pur- r Ifom their ft chased by the Swea City consoll- mor e twenty year, dated district last fall have effect- residence here »w ed a saving of $1,000 to the A\a- llved since that tim» trlct. Total cost of transporting — country pupils In the school,year of 1938-39 was $4.520. The previous year, wages of drivers and upkeep of busses cost $5,526. At that rate, it Is figured that the two busses will pay for themselves in three years. A merging ,of routes, with a consequent reduction In the number of drivers, was effected at the time of purchase ot the new machines. When the roads In the district are sufficiently, improved, T more school-owned busses will be'. .^ rvln Ston, July purchased, to replace the' six; : pri- - H . c! " D m et Thursday vately-owned-.vehicles-now in use. wltn Marcine Capealu ; Mrs. Wlen\er Heads',Baik— '•:•'",. •." fsch'ulis,' were The . daughter-in-law of ,' a." co- '"Was answered with the founder of one, of thV oldest bank- •.,»' one kitchen task that JS Ing groups in the s state, x Mrs. Gert- cotopUshed sitting d*.?l rude Tillmoney Wiemer, Ledyard, phristehsen gave a talk «';J was elected president of the board ">r housecleaning Beit, of directors olf the .State bank of Save pointers oa how to Ledyard at the 47th annual meet- Posture. A demonstration ing June 27. The bank has two of- to keep shoes off the cli flees, one at Ledyard, and one at was given by Shirley Cai Swea City. W. E. Carlson, Swea a talk on how to treat a City, was re-named first vlce-presl- Siven by Verda Sanford dent, and A. J. Bilsborough was Wood gave a talk on how to re-elected manager of the Swea U B a task, and Helen City office. The annual dividend peota Norrls gave ret™*, to stockholders was ordered paid, *" H convention which they and an increase in this year's bust- J y . attended at Ames, ness as compared .to was reported. McCrary Chlldrei Home— ^ Mrs. Jennie McCrary enjoyed a last year's. J?'* 11 entertained withaflutjl 1 The club members will hold 11 sale in Algona Saturday , M ^- and Mrs. George Vafi™ children, Cedar Rapids, were I concerns a mother complex. I didn't stay out the full 15 rounds, but the first seven were bad enough. It was a Fourth of July week-end visit with ers Friday at M L all her children. Opal, an anaes- U- B. Frankl's. Mrs! Vavn'i thetlst ; at Little, Cojupanyr of'Mary. f °rmerRowena Bedell' hospital, Evergreen Park, Hi;,' 1 -. , ' . came ^Saturday .and/.left Tuesday, Hewltt Family in B«unl«-; night, v Raymond, who 'operates* -a»'- The:'Hewitt .'reunion ^wasy grocery store at Ventura, came June 25 at ' he Call park. Al Sunday with his wife, and Walter. lng were Mr - and Mrs. Wm,C Buffalo Center high school In- sioux Falls, S. D.; the H. I structor, drove from Iowa City Granlte Falls, Minn.; the , where he is attending summer Hewl "«, Fort Dodge; Mrs. I school. He was accompanied by stu der, Canada; the Ira i... ..... ., .. . .- 'ifamily, Swea City; Mrs,.(j .|»an»us-and- family, -^Wu;1 -ru «,. I Edward Hewitt family i ine^Midwest Softball team will 'Halph Ballards and John night, '''ot Redwood Falls, the D.-i from Buffalo Center"here, a 5-3 loss in a return game, and a --« ., «.o avywuuipttlllc his wife and.,baby ..Margaret. Will Play EsthervlIIe— knock-out, with the small end! the customer at MODERN BARN FOR FARM AT LUVERNE Lu Verne, July 3—In the last wo weeks the McMur.ray: Bros., Vlgona, have been building a barn n the J. O. Marty ifarnV one-half mHe south of town. It Is 44x70 nd has a cement floor throughout. The foundation, of re-inforced con- rete, extends three feet above the ground, supporting 72 rafters, 44 eet long, 9-ply at the base and 7- ly at the top. From the foundation the rafters xtend straight up, then arch to he ridge, forming a Gothic roof capable of housing 125 tons of oose hay. Fifty squares of cedar shingles were required for the roof. Two driveways, one lengthwise, and the other across near ne end, are equipped with over- lead doors and provide easy access to stanchions for 18 milk cows, calf pens, stalls .for seven Friday, where Paul consulted a doctor. Esther Luedtke, Fenton, accqmpanied them home. She is attending college at Mason City. The band attended a birthday party at Alfred Wittkopf's Wednesday evening, it being Alfred's birthday: A concent was given by the <band, and a delicious lunch 12-6 victory over Grant, and,a defeat by Lakota. Harold Schiltz is now catcher and Harry, Rohlin and Verne Lunn divide pitching honors. Three to Norwegian Meet— Mr. and Mrs. Brick Knutsen and John Lunn went to Brookings, S. U, last week-end to attend an an- served at. midnight. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dreyer and boys left for their home at Austin, Minn., Thursday morning after visiting a week. Mrs. Martin Meyer, Mrs. Otto Ruhnke, and Mrs. Nick Gengler helped Mrs. Osleson with paperhanging Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Hole and son Jimmy of Oakland, Calif., arrived at Martin Meyer's, Wednesday evening. They left again Thursday morning for their home. Loretta Meyer accompanied them back to California. The Wm. Fuerstenau family and Mrs. Van-Binder, of California, were last week Tuesday evening visitors at Otto Ruhnke's. horses, a 30x40 feeding floor forj.— cattle, and a built-in- bin for feed holding 1400 bushels. j When finished the barn will have •unning water for both dairy and "eeding cattle, and will be wired .hroughout for electric lights. There will be electric fence for all 'eed lots. This barn replaces one auilt by 'Andy' Shultz more than tQ years ago. LOTTS CREEK The Hugo Faulstich family spent Thursday afternoon at August Gade's, West Bend. Other visitors were the Emil Blerstedts, of Fenton, and the Wm. Meyers Sr. and Jr., Whittemore. Betty Ann Gengler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gengler, is spending a few days at Wilmar Wichtendahl's. The Ed Kuecker family and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Riesner and daughter Kathryn drove to Whittemore last week Tuesday evening to help Mrs. Emilie Siems celebrate her birthday. Mrs. Siems is the mother of Mrs. Kuecker and Mrs. Riesner. The churn at the Lotts Creek creamery underwent extensive repairs recently, and is now ready for service again. The Jack DUsworth family, of Algona, spent last week Tuesday evening at Art Jackman's. The Hugp Haulatlch family spent -Tuesda evening at Herman Gade's at Fentpn in honor of Mr. Gade's birthday. Other'visitors were the EmU Blerstedts, Fen,tpn, Ed Gades. imd August Gades,; Weft Bead Mr, and Mrs. Will Jam' z£ach and son Paul drove to Mason City SEXTON The Martin Hinders family, of Woden, spent Wednesday evening Mrs. Herman Wise will be host- Thlr^r SeXt0n ™» ^id William Wise, Houston, Tex and Mrs aKte. Metcalf and daughter Thejma, Purcell, Okla accom Panied by Mrs. Sarah Wise and Mrs. Drusilla Noble left Friday for 3 r*? n Jj vlslt <* ** Mafwise ^^^•^.Pa^eyand at their t ., attended Circi Aid at the home of Mrs. John Voss Jr! Lu Verne, Wednesday. Bart Hardware Sold. Burt, July 3-^-he Staehle hard- « old Iwt week to EL, n*, will .to abflut Ju , at 'on the win --___ »>vi.w»«« (*»4 mi- nual gathering called Stavanger Amt Lagets. Membership from six north central states is made up of persons whose families came from tne region around Stavanger, Norway. Otter Swea City. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Roalson and baby Allan Dean visited at Fairmont a week ago Sunday with the Leshers, Mrs. Roalson's former employers. Mr. Lesher is manager of the St. Paul store in Fairmont. Evelyn Butter-field, who is spending several weeks with her aunt,|JHrs. Wm. Siemens, at Good Thunder, Minn., was, at home Other Irvington, Mrs. 0. L. Miller drove Colwell's car to Fort Dodjfl Wednesday, taking Mrs. Jeniyl well, Livennore, to attend the! eral services of an old friend, f were accompanied by Mrs, I Colwell. Mr. and Mrs. L. E,CoMi| son Charles returned last Monday from a visit wlthf O. Davis family for a few I Gerry Colwell remained forj eral weeks. A. McLean went to Wednesday to attend the I services of Samuel McL died last week Monday eri Mrs. ArShur Greenfield, i ter Edith, Mrs. A. McLea»;s| Mrs. Carl Seip were Fort 1 visitors Friday. Anderson, Spencer, Is .. ,'' e to paint and build „ . 4 , his Bother Melvin. At present they are remodeling > and re- muring the farm buildings at Victor Johnson's. > tll f r ' day Beat's band concert featured a vocal solo by Mrs Harold Hunter, and a trombone nweUy Srvn w y Mary Ellen Johnson, Shaw H ^ lund - <»»> Sam Heath^ LONE R( Dr. and Mrs. H, A. Aim] have spent a few days herej relatives, left last week for Ames and Des Molnes U| relatives. They will wall Eldorado, Kan., to visit ence Salisbury's, and from.',! will continue to their ho«| Lawton, Okla. Mrs. Tallie Derby and her S daughter Marilyn Doerfer.oi catine, came Wednesday 'or!| day visit at Jack Qulnn'8. Mrs ' «,«j » and Mrs. H. N. Kruse Road F »»ihedon Np. 44 i Whittemore, June Booth- o44 tp (Fred Flaig made a to Mason City Wednesday. 'Mtirgaret Gladstone,. nurse at the university Iowa City, arrived Thursday lug tor a three weeks the parental Rev. S. » stone's. A large crowd attended nual children's picnic and of the Legion Auxiliary schoolhouse last week A picnic dinner was s officers presided at tne The next meeting willl)e Boy Osborne. ., „ Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Frye a»d M.rs. W. L. Beekma? Billy, all of Cylinder, a| Sharp, Plover, " _ T , Tuesday at v. v. Mary A^n and «« Ruby Kueck. Do^Js Helen M^e Hanna, 9eQ« Roger Jensen, Harold H^mmerstropii Quinn, Gerald Call state park, day evening- DorolWa mg at her home. B. J, peWeawlthi Kuecks, Swea City; the the Bancroft; c.

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