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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, March 29,1934 Athletic Field Lighting to be Settled Tonight Council, Park Board to Hear School Board's Answer to Proposal A last "round-up" of organizations and individuals interested in the Installation of lights at the athletic field is slated for this evening at the city hall, when a regular meeting of the city council will be held. At a meeting held last Wednesday, plans were talked over, and a proposal made to the school board, which, if accepted will Insure the lights. The Plan Under this plan, after lights are installed and paid for by the park board, the high school will refund to the park board all gate receipts over and above an average gate receipt for the sam» games in the oast three years. In this way the park board will be reimbursed for its original expense, and the lights will eventually be all paid for, with the park board out no money in the long run. W. t>. Andrews, member of the school board In charge of athletic supervision, said he thought the school board -would be in favor of the plan, and was to contact the board for a final decision. WovM Cost About $3,600 An estimate of the total cost of the lighting system, which would be the finest In North Iowa, as drawn up by Joe Kelly, superintendent of water and light, placed an expenditure of $2,000 as the sum that would meet all expenses. The city would do the Installing^ of equipment free of charge, under the plan. The use of the field by the kitten- ball league would also be made DOS- KOSSUTH FARMS AND FOLKS Morris Thompson to one of the ywmv gi-r men farming in the Buri. vicinity He Is located east of Burt a few miles The farm is the old Dr. Peters place M<rris comment hi on the f.ct thai farms In the past ffw years have no 1 received the attention and repair that they Should have, such ns painting He hopes to be able to do a little painting at his place this spring or summer. Roscoe Stewart Is a son of Jatee Stewart, old time farmer, whose acquaintance covers the whole county and Is farming a place adjacent to the Thompsdn farm. Roscoe is on an insurance company farm, and the company has crashed through with a few improvements to the place during the past year. Enjoyed a 15-mlnute taik with him. . .S. G. Winchell is one of the newcomers in the Burt neighborhood. Winchell has a mighty nice set of buildings on his place, and is preparing for an active summer. Luther Fairbanks is moving on a place owned by his father. Grant Fairbanks, formerly occupied by Carl Watson, near Burt. Watson moved to a place near Woden, owned by Ex-Oov- rmor Hammill. There are a number young men getting started on farms in the Burt vicinity, and Luther Is a mighty fine example of stalwart young men who are pitching into the business of farming with the energy of youth. Charles Ama, near THonka, has a candidate for supervisor from the north end, although he did not come in to see us and talk politics. An interesting discussion of basketball and Union Slough was held. The town of Hanna, lying between LuVerne and Corwlth on the M. & St. L.. consists of only two families, George W. Frant*, the Kunz elevator manager, and F. F. Feet, who farms on a nice bit of land. Although Banna may not be a Chicago In size, you can't beat these two fellows for congeniality. Stop in at the elevator when you're going through and see if we're not right. Wessling has * mighty nice crop of fall and spring pigs on his place northeast of LuVerne. He has Just over 90 spring pigs, all Hampshlres, and his fall pigs are Just as good. John Voss and Emit Anderson are two of the many solid, substantial farmers In the LuVerne neighborhood. The Voss place is northeast of Lu- Verne. and Anderson lives east of the village. The Gardner garage in LnVerne to very capably handled by Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Gardner. They have storage and handle gasoline as well as giving he usual garage service. The two Gardner boys are also assisting with he work. Sherm Phillips, who has retired rom farming, is now running a cream and produce station in LuVerne. He SEAMAN-GRANZOW HOSTS TO DISTRICT BUTTERMAKERS Enjoy Business and Social Meeting Last Week in Local Homes sible. under the plan, with the league to pay for the current used. St. Cecelia's academy football team would also have the use of the field under a similar arrangement, it was stated, which can be worked out to the satisfaction of all. It seems that the project Is nearlng a climax, and the lights would certainly be a permanent civic improvement. Shallow Wells a Menace to Health Be suspicious of shallow wells, advises L. J. Murphy of the engineering extension service of Iowa State College who has found that about 9 out of every ten dug wells show evidence of contamination. These wells are simply holes penetrating into a layer of earth which is saturated with water. As the -water Is pumped or lifted out the hole fills again. Most shallow wells are fed by rains which seep through the porous ground within about a 100-foot radius until the water reaches some Impenetrable material such' as clay. Here the water Is held as a saturated layer until tapped In digging the well. Thus the wat. er supply fluctuates with the rainfall, and In dry weather It may fall entirely. When the water level falls below the bottom of the well, the w «1 will obviously go dry. The surface around dug wells Is frequently porous, and, naturally, any form of pollution falling on the surface nearby can readily penetrate to the water- bearing strata and find its way into the well. While such wells arc economical and at times pure in water supply, more often they are polluted, and •questionable for continuous supply. To determine whether or not your supply of water is free of disease-producing bacteria, Mr. Murphy suggests that a sample be taken or sent to a competent saniary authority, such as the nearest city health officers or the state department of health. mighty nice place which he owns. He Is located on the east side of Main is getting to be one of the old timers In that territory. Mr. Ama expressed the opinion that a few farmers are showing on inclination to jump the gun in their seeding, and he Intends to wait a while before beginning that part of his spring work. — o- Andrew Ccbulka has a herd of milch cows, some of which he brought with him from Mason City, when he moved onto his present location near Tlton- kn. about four years ago Me can rightly feel proud of this herd; it shows good care and attention. He occupies the old Bill McDermott farm and has been preparing for the coming season by hauling manure and getting his implements ready. Mr. Cebulka has a mighty fine place and enjoys keeping it looking the part. — o — George llagge and George Moulton cf the Ledyard vicinity were in the office last Friday, while paying a visit to the county seat. Mr. is a street. Sherm and his trusty pipe keep pretty close to each other. Coy Benedict is about the same type of enthusiastic fisherman in the south end of the county that George Moulton is in the north end. Ouy has a box of fine tackle in his grocery storo which gives him a chance for pleasant meditation between customers. If the flsh could read we'd tell them to watch out for themselves. Art RIley Is another Kanx elevator manager, located at LuVerne, and one of the leading business men of the community, as his popularity testifies. He lived at Irvington for awhile, but has now moved to LuVerne. Albert MCTrtam has been kept pretty jusy since work on the corn-hog pro- sram got under way. The work in LuVerne township U being dono by Henry F» Weber of Corwlth, Frank Chambers and Mr. Merriam. The district buttermakers meeting of Section *, was held Thursday, March 23, in Algona. The hosts and hostesses were the Irwin Seamans and Al Oran- zows. The men held their business meeting at the Oranzow residence at which Mr. Somers of Philadelphia complimented the buttermarkers in this district on then- fine quality of butter, of which he buys at least two carloads a week through t,he Iowa State Brand Creameries Association. He also gave an Interesting talk on the future conditions of the dairy Industry. John Christiansen and Roy Storvick of Iowa State Bread Creameries, Mason City, Prof. Rudnick and Mr. Meier of Ames, also gave Interesting talks. The ladies enjoyed an afternoon of bridge at the lovely new home of the Seamans. Mrs. Kenneth Seeley, Algona, won high, Mrs. Behrends, Lftko- ta, second high and Mrs. Storvick, Mason city, consolation. A cafeteria supper was served to over one hundred. Those from out of the section present were, Mr. Somers of Philadelphia, Perm.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Storvick, Mr. and Mrs. John Christiansen, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Wester and Russel Weaver, Mason City; Mr. and Mrs. Torkel Hill, Story City; Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Kloock. Garner; Prof. Rudnick and H. Meier, Ames. Twenty Years Ago News Maples Crack as Bowlers Go into Final Round The Phillips "66" bowling tearti maintained Ita rapid advance toward the top of the local bowling league, and scrambled ttie oompetltipn tr»e past week by going into a tie for first place with the Farmers' team, which has held a steady lead for a number of weeks. The schedule ends next month. The standings: w L The Farmers 30 21 Phillips "66" 30 21 Hank's Colts 27 2* Coryell "70" 23 28 Court House Hats 23 28 Barry's Gang 20 31 Pet. .588 .588 529 .450 .450 .392 Mention should also be made of the bowling of Hank's Colte, who have kicked their heels gleefully Into third place, and are not very far from first place. A team composed of Carl Dahlhaus- cr. Carl Pearson, Casey Loss, Hi White and Ed Butler bowled a team from Ringsted in an exhibition contest last week and defeated the visitors. 2502 pins to 2252. It was understood that another exhibition game against a Bancroft team was to be played some time this week. Taken from the Upper Des Moines- Republican flies for the week of April 1, 19U Ray Ovt-rmyer of Ames had been a visitor at the home of his brother, J " Overmyer at this time. Art Trauger had just resigned his position with the Algona Ice Cream and Candy Factory and Jolui Scott was to take hia place. About forty people of the Pre.sbyt- erlan church were u> present "The Changing Chinese" at the Call opera house the corning week. Mrs. J w. Sullivan_and son, Wade, had gom? the previous Saturday morning to I'jwu City to vu.it friends. They also expected to visit at Muscatine. A new church bell for the Methodist church had just, arrived and was to be placed in the belfry in Die next few days. lu; chimes were to be first heard on Easter morning. The Upper Des Moines carried an article taken from the Burt Monitor which stated Uiat Dr. Peters had ju>-t completed twenty years of the practice i'f medicine in Burt. A new garage was being built by the Wilson Auto Company. Mr. Wilson handled Studebaker, Maxwell and Cadillac cars at the time, it was one of Algona's most handsome and substantial buildings, 'lliis LS the Elbert garage now. EstherviUe had just suffered a most disastrous fire wliich did a damage estimated at about $150.000. Among those who suffered heavy losses were Allen & Allen, L. M. Christensen, p. L. chris- teusen and the EsthervUle' Improvement Company. The play "The Pixie's Triumph" had produced the previous week by 100 chUdrea of the first rive grudc-o. Some ot those who took part were Dwigru Andrews who (had the leading role of the Pixie King, Me] Peterson. Harold Cowan. Opal SarcheU, Helen Murtagh June Corey, Eleanor Haggard, Mar jorie Jaapersuu, William Mann, Harriet French, Merle Bailey, Berwice stock Beth Backus, Nina Turner, Zora Keith Mabel Bowman. Esther Free, Zada Pin-' nell, Ruth Dickinson, Bernadine Ca- vanaugti, Irota Wendell, Carlyle Becker, Edward Siteft, Herbert Fituch, George Lichter, Gordon Dewel, Howard Harrington, Casey Loss, Walter LuVerne Winner lit 5-School Sub / District Declam LuVcrrk: By winning two firsts, in oratorlcalXand humorous, LuVerne won the cup M the sub-district declamatory contest held at Ledyard last Tuesday evening. Algona won first place in the drakiatlc class. Ledyard won two second!) and a third place. The schools represented were: Algona, Lone Rock, Fenton, LuVerne and Ledyard. The following program was given: Oratorical "Vengeance is Mine," Richard Nlv- cr; "Esau, America's Patron Saint," Kenneth Thompson; "The Flood of Years," Ardis Volgt; trumpet solo by Tilmer Halvorson. "The Dramatic Allen", Isabelle dreenberg; "Eyes", Lyla Hamm; "The Blind Girt of Pompeii," Ruby Hantclman; vocal solo, Kenneth Thompson. Ilumorona "Open Wider, Please," Evan Llch- ty; "Home Talent Rehearsal," James Logan; "Mrs. Schnlckelfrltz Und Der Pour o'clock Train," Kathryn Stebritz. Corn-Hog Data, Names Will Soon be Printed Names of Kossuth county corn-hog producers and the principal production figures contained in their adjustment contract* will be published soon in thi newspapers of the county, A. E. Clayton, chairman of the county allotment committee, has announced. The publication of names and production claimed by the contract signers is one of the methods the AAA LS using to secure a check on corn- hog data before the contracts go U> Washington for final acceptance by Secretary Wallace. The figures to be published include: Acres in fjrm, 193^-33 corn acreage, iiuaiUr acre.-. H-nted to the govern- nu-n', littiTi furrowed, namber of hogs liroduced tor market and number of feider pig-, bought in 193'J-33. Finding ol errors dots not nece.-iurily mean intentional misrepresentation on Hie part of the contract -signer. In the wheat campaign many fanners 'vi-.s made voluntary corrections of mistakes tht-y had made In figuring past production or acreage records. Any person who sees a mistake in his ntighbor's production figures may report, it to the allotment committee, said Mr. Clayton. This report will be kept confidential and the committee will investigate to see if an error has bien made and if any adjustment is needed. The publication of names U an added check on tlie accuracy of the contracts, gives the public a chance to approve the production data and helps insure a fair deal to all concerned since an overstatement in one contract secures an excess benefit payment at the expense of other farmers. Repairing If you have any furniture that needs repairing or recovering, I am equipped to do this work at a very reasonable price. Work guaranteed. KstlnVle fret, I have a good used sewing machine for sale or trade. Call at my home. 107 South Williarrta St . Algona C. W. Davenport Lichter. Lucille Van Nei>. Wendell, Katherine Dick Wheelock, 7, Ha. Close Call in Accident Dick Wheelock. the seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wheelock. escaped serious injury to one of his eyes latt week when he waa .struck by an arrow from one of his playmate's bows. The children had been playing Indian when ihe accident happened. The arrow pierced the corner of the child's eyelid, but the injury did not prove ^enuui. The playmates were as frightened ua Dick waj and will undoubtedly be more cajeiul where they the ucxt time. I Titonka Fighter is Victor in Two Bouts Titonka: Johnny Cosgrove, local prize fighter won both his bouts last week, one at HumboMt and one at Bolfe. Johnny fights at Llverenore Tuesday night and again at. Humboldt Wednesday night This young man will bear watching in the fight business. Sellstrom, Cretzmeyer Win State Honors Algona athletes were honored by selection during the past week on two sets of all state basketball teams. Robert Selbtrotn, Algona cajrtain, and stellar guard, w*9 given honorable mention oft both the Iowa daily newspapers and the Des Moines Register all-state team at a guard position, and Charles Cretzmeyer was awarded honorable mention on both teams at the pivot post. Prairie Fire Does Damage at Irvington Irvington: A fire started at the Oal- braith station last Wednesday to burn some dry grass got out of control, and did considerable damageTmrnlng ft bay- stack and it was reported a crib of com also. It -has been many years since such ft large prairie fire has been seen In this vicinity. Chris Jensens Honored A party was held at the home of Chris Jensen Sunday night, celebrating then- 35th anniversary. About five families attended. The evening was spent playing cards, then later music was played. A delightful lunch followed. Ralph Brown Elected At a recent meeting of rural telephone line No. 3, Ralph Brown was elected president to succeed George Hackman, who resigned. The line is receiving a general going over. Carol Johnson of Algona is doing 1 the work Attend Smith Funeral Many from this vicinity attended the funeral Saturday at Algona of Mrs, Robert Smith held in the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Smith had many friends here who mourn her passing. Mr. Smith Is a cousin of Rome Roblson. Mrs. Schichtl and Roney. Burial was made in the family lot at Irvington. Roy Seifert recently moved from the old Algler farm to a small acreage west and north of the Irvington river bridge. Word was recently received that Mrs. J. P. Henderson, mother of Mrs. Ter- lune is somewhat unproved at her home in Rochelle, HI. Margaret Mulligan, popular clerk at he Frank! store, sustained a serious burn recently when she fell on the range at the Frank! home burning: her arm. Kenneth and Phyllis Asa are entertaining a siege of measles. 80 far no other eases of th« disease have been reported. They are children of Prank Asa, tenant for J. O. Mawdsfey. Woodsawing seems to have been the prevailing occupation along the Ridge road the past week. Among those thus engaged were Edw. WTawdsley, Ralph Lage, Fred Geigel, Jake Maasdam and Harry Seeley. Leroy Johnson, son of t/tr. and Mrs. George Johnson Is critically ill at the home of his parents east of Rich Point on the Seefeld farm. Leroy has been confined to his bed for six weeks and his many friends hope for an early recovery. The many friends of Mrs. Mike McEnroe are glad to hear she is slowly improving from her recent serious operation. However, it Will be ten days before Mrs. McEnroe will be permitted to return to her home on East McGregor street road. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Pitch entertained a number of relatives Sunday at dinner. Among those present were Mrs. Pitch's brother Howard Clark and fam, ily of Brltt, Roy of Decorah, Mrs. |: South wick, Mrs. Fitch's sister and the Fitch's daughters, the Forbes Stflte an* Howard Shore families. Mr. And Mrs. Ed Wllklns were Sunday night supper guests at the O. I>. Mlfler home. Other visitors of the Millers during the week were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hayne of Peorta, HI., who are returning to farm west of Algoo». 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