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The Algona Upper Dea Moines, Algona, Iowa, October 4,1934 ftfje Algona tippet 3ie*;fltofne* • North Dodge StrM* HAGQAHD * WAUJtR, >dds and ends » tieoood dan matter *t ttw pojtofflce »t Alton*, Iowa, under M* ot coturress o* March 3, 18W. Issued SUBSCRIPTION KATES IN KOSSUTH OO.« On* Yew, to Advance .............................. BU Months, in Advance ............................ »•»» Xfcr«« Months, in Advance ........................ • w Subscriptions Outside County, $2.80 per year, strictly to advance. Subscriptions Payable to Advance. DISPLAY ADVERTISING, SOe PEB INCH Oomposlton fi cents per Inch extra. "Let the people know the trnth and the cenntry It Mfe."—Abraham Lincoln. THE NEGRO IN THE SOUTH Although waving the bloody shirt—one way of referring to slavery and Its Issues—Is beginning to pass Into the shades of past history (and may It stay there), occasionally we hear stories of the wmth's treatment of Its negro population. Prom last week's Ledger & Times, published at Murray, Kentucky, the following obituary of a colored woman Is reprinted. The story was on the first page. "Aunt Mary" Stubbtefleld, said by some to have been 110 years old, and who was the slave of parents of the late Nathan Stubblefleld and Walter Stubblefield. Mary died Friday at her home between Buffalo and Pine Bluff on the east, side of the county, three miles east of Concord. "Aunt Mary" was one of the old southern type of negresses, of whom there are but a handful left to th« south, and !her death was keenly regretted by all the family. •••"Aunt Mary" had made 'her home with her son, R. O. Stubblefleld, for many years and they had not been separated since his birth 69 years ago. The Stubblefleld family is one of the few colored families on the east side of the county and hav extensive land holdings and are respected as high type citizens. "Aunt Mary" had lived on lemonade for 24 days and her death was expected for several days. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon near Zlon church at a colored cemetery. Hundreds were in attendance, many of them her white friends of that section. Northerners do not always understand the southern attitude toward a negro, but the above wrlteup shows a wealth of friendship and feeling for the dark race on the part of the southern whites, an indication on the part of the New South that It is adhering to finer ideals than some suppose. AINT IT THE TRUTH! We have all seen incidents happen similar to the one where the high school youth, large and bulky, the laugh- Ing stock of all the girls, went away to college, made the football team after learning to use that size and bulk in a less awkward manner, and returned home to have the girls throw themselves at his feet. So It is with Russia. A few years back, Russia, uncouth and unkempt, and an outsider to world affairs, begged for a place at the League of Nations table, and wns snubbed there and at other world conferences. Russia's proposal to totally or partially disarm were laughed at as the words of a fool. Today, Russia, with an army and air force of worldwide Importance, Is taken unto the bosom of the League of Nations, recognized by nearly all nations, and listened to respectfully. If there is a moral, it is a sad commentary on the way diplomats reason. The S*e* City Herald lart week Wd the stofy of three Algona farmers who drove to Swea City Wednesday for their corn-hog checks, and after telling their stoVy to three Swea City farmers, had the latter laughingly tell them that they had driven to Algona the day before for their checks. The party then adjourned to a beer parlor, according to Editor Sperbeck. as a. signal that everyone was In good spirits and took the matter as a joke. The gigantic task of getting nearly 4,000 checks wit was accomplished wltftiout many mlscues. and the county committee deserves plenty of credit for the advance preparations they made which speeded things up. If a few of the boys receiving checks drove a few extra miles they weren't kicklng-just so they got the checks. Th« Register & Tribune sent Wendel (Lief) Erlckson to Algona to cover the Mefihodlst conference last week. Erlckson, one of the ace reporters on the Tribune staff, told a harrowing tale of distress occasioned by the recent Des Moines electric strike. It seems a birth was about to take place, and shortly after the doctor arrived, the n«hts went out. A lamp was found, but ran out of oil; a flashlight was used, but the battery ran low; finally after candles had melted away, an electrician drove his car beside the bedroom window, and hooked up a light over -the bed from his automobile battery, and the doctor (helped a lusty new Howeke into the world. Newspaperlng Is certainly a field of unusual experiences, and Erlckson Is get. ting his share. • • • V. S. Senator Tom Schall of Minnesota, who heaped some of his vitriol on President Roosevelt's head, found out that the postofflce department Is not going to stand for his abuse of «he franking privilege, i. e. mailing out his own campaign speeches without postage. Senator Schaal likens himself to the gees? who cackled outside of Rome and saved it. Senator Schall Is right about the goose part of It, he fits the role exactly. • • • A Chicago whiter chained his wife in the basement for two weeks, explaining to the judge that "She was Just too dumb, and I got sick of having her around." If you haven't seen your neighbor's wife for a couple of weeks, you might check up. • « * We understand that not so long ago, one very charm- tog local woman, playing Red Dog, received three aces and a king in her hand. She bet the pot, some $39—and the other ace turned up. • • • Ray Sordine, slick, cigar-«moktag Whlttemore editor, delights in telling his wife what U wrong with her cooking (and there Is nothing wrong). Recently he returned home to find several ladies there playing bridge. On the kitchen table was a cake. His wife asked him how he liked It, after he ate a piece, and he found several faults with it—It was heavy, there was a lack of flavor, the frosting was wrong. The cake had been baked by a lady In the adjacent room, who brought it to tlhe bridge party. • • • We were glad to read recently In the Bart Monitor, a squib by our old friend and severe critic, W. A. MacArthur. The flery tone of the barbed comment indicated that Wheaton is again beginning to feel like his old self, for which we are mighty glad. W. A. referred to some recent comment we made on George Patterson, and referred to him as "a cockle-burr under the tall of the demos to Che state house." We'll say this for Wheaton, he certainly knows his anatomy. fiODD THINGS AND NEW-By Lame Bode THE ATLANTIC CATCH FOUR HUNDRED /MILLION COO ANb MORE THAN HERRING ARE CAUGHT IN THB ATLANTIC EACH YEAR. BIRDS WORRY WEEVILS THE COTTON BOLL WEEVIL HAS 66 DIFFERENT BIRD ENEMIES. PICTURES LESS WIDE- SlNCE THE ADVENT TALKIES THE SHAPE OF THE SCREEN IS LESS PLEASING, AS ASLICE MAS BEEN CUT OFf THE SIDE OF THE FILM, DESTROYINtt ITS PROPORTION^ The Man About Town Says Several weeks ago Tom K»tn displayed an ear of corn from one of his fields which was almost perfect. Todav he brought in one with a half dozen matured kernels and badly damaged by worms. Folks who have no access to corn fields can see first hand and then obtain an idea of what they read about. Even Ted Laa-son can now listen to Andy Anderson and believe the seriousness of the corn WHY? There seems to be something in the mental state of flhe nation that Is a trifle hard to understand at times. Maybe its Just us; or perhaps you can explain It. Think of the state of mind of men who will walk miles to uphold a governor convicted not only of fraud against the government, but who took rroney away from workers who were given Jobs by the federal government to provide food for their wiv:s and children. Take the case of Dilllnger; he had no trouble whatsoever In collecting girls wherever he went, certainly a ca&? of disordered minds. Thousands 11-sten to communists and enemies of the government, despite the billions spent by the government to provide food and work for those in need, many of whom are the audleno:s and do the greatest kicking. Labor kicks over the traces shortly after government regulations have made it possible for them to work thorter hours, with no less pay, and in some cases more. It Is certainly a wonder that more honest, conscientious government leaders don't go to the bughouse. Home portrait of newly-married couple shortly after the masculine member of the household failed to take a second helping of the first batch of biscuits. him on crop. The streets were so crowded! Sunday morning at 1:30 a. m. according to Nlghtwatch Van Alstyne that one local man had to drive his car upon the side walk to order to solve the parking situation. The straw hat season wtu literally over some time ago but Melzar Haggard waited until Saturday to discard his. The reason for wearing it so long was the fact that Melzar saw a picture of President Roosevelt each week and each time the presdent was wearing in a straw hat. Melzar thinks the democratic vkws of the president are O K. and he is going to follow them— at least in the line of dress. • • • We read with pleasure and disgust the debates and attempted debates by Famous Last Line— A>, Ate, the all here! OTHER EDITORS Detroit. St. I/lute defeated Detroit twice this season to exhibition games but if you're a fan you will recall that this second guess is correct when we guess St. Louis win not leave the Dean boys at home this time. Shoot the works—let the razzing cornel Titonka Entertains Auxiliary Units of County on Tuesday Titonka: The American Legion Auxiliary units located at Algona, Burt, Bancroft, Fenton Lone Rock, Swea City and Wesley will be entertained by by Titofaka Tuesday Afternoon, October 9th, at the M. E. church. Registration will begin at 1:30 and the meeting will open promptly at two p. m. Reports of the activities of each unit for the past three months will be given by the newly elected presidents, and following the close of business, to. stallatlon of the newly elected county officers will be made by Mrs. Leone Underkofler of Britt, 8th district com- mltteewoman. Musical numbers have been arranged by the juniors of the Titonka unit. Reports of the state convention will be given by Mrs. Zada Nfcudato and Mrs. Bartholomew of Algona, Mrs. Minnie Mousel of Bancroft and Mrs. Madelene Lamoreux of Titonka. Many new instructions will be given. Following the close of the meeting the Titonka unit will serve refreshments. and Mrs. John Sachan, living east of town. Mr and Mrs. Win. Boyken and their children, Verdene and Btllie, were at Brltt Sunday afternoon, the guests of Mrs. Boyken's mother, Mrs. John Schrader and husband. Mr. and Mrs. Bert H*es« drove to Waterloo Sunday to spend the day visiting with their son and family who have been called to Waterloo by Illness. The younger Reese family live in California. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer of Los Angeles, California, who have beeni vte- iting with relatives in Titonka and St. Cloud, Minn., for atiout five weeks, will return to their home in the west, this week Thursday. Mrs. Raymond Bonacker entertained the Thursday luncheon bridge club Mrs. Howard French was high and Mrs. L. B. Larson was low. Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Miller Nelson were the guests of the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Pendergast, Mrs. J. P. Fisher and her mother, Mrs. Jennie Ingham attended a lecture on Sunday afternoon in Memorial hall at Ames given by Mr. Bicknell Young of Chicago, a noted speaker. Mrs. Wtn. Rickkfs, Mrs. Fred Adamson, Mrs. Will Schutjer and Mrs. W. J. Denton attended the post nuptial shower held to the American Legion hall at Burt Friday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carlson. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Dunmire and daughter, Kathryn Gay and Dorothy Jean drove to Newton Friday night. Miss Allene Johnson and Miss Lela B. Stevens accompanied them as far as Des Moines. They returned home on Sunday evening. Mrs. Fred DeVries met with a painful accident Monday when the car she was driving left the road and overturn. ed In the ditch near the Lutheran cemetery east of town. It was reportet Algona Boys Return After 45 Years. Grant Hawkins, tor many years the waer and editor of the Republican f Wapello, Iowa, in company wltn nis. rother, Bd of Los Angeles, pat* heir old Algona friends a short visit ast week. TTiey are sons of R- H. Hawins one of the early day attorneys or Ugona and left here to the late elgto- tes. Grant learned the printing busl- less to the Upper Des Motaes office under the Warrens and Harvey Jng- lam. He has one of the prosperous newspapers of southern Iowa. Bd, wno> has been In the real estate business to Los Angeles, has retired from active justness and with his wife 19 enjoying: ife. The men found many old friends f their youthful days to Algona. It was about 45 years since Bd Hawkins, had visited the scenes of his youth and he transformation of the town and his friends were very notable. Mr and Mrs. G. D. Brundage an* Mr and Mrs. Jcfin Dutton spent Sunday at Pilot Knob State Park where - * . > . « i*. - J .. .Jl ..«**• I n*t A4TAf**lleOQ they attended the dedication exercises. not seriously only slightly that Mrs. DeVrles was hurt and the car was damaged. A miscellaneous shower was held on Tuesday evening in the Lutheran church basement for Miss Anna Ah rends, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. An drew Peters, to honor of her approach Ing marriage to Chris Meyer. Afte a short program, Helen Rachut and Ida Mae Alke presented the gifts to Miss Ahrends. Miss Jennie Meyer assisted in unwrapping them. Purchase LuVerne House Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wagner of Lu Verne purchased the property to Lu Verne, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Kruse In northeast part of town, last week The home is now occupied by the Wag new. Good Coal at Good Prices Several carloads on the track now. (Jet Our Prices First Bolsford Lumber Co. Phone 256 Jim Pool, Mgr. KOSSUTH COUNTY'S ONLY INVALID AMBULANCE SERVICE Notice to Candidates LuVernp News: S:me candlelit/s apparently feel th:y have the right of free access to the columns of the weekly papers. Tlv.y expect th ( - newspapers to publish lengthy articles in regard to their candidacies imd do not want to pay for the space used. They tpeak over the radio and ihcy pay for It—but the newspaper is expec'ed to contribute its chief slock in trade, advertising, Irt.- "for the good of the cause." In return for this W'.e editors are to receive an order for 500 cards and a $2.00 ad and mythical favors In the future. What these favcri may be the editor knowclh not, never having received any outside of those extended by the county officers and they rarely ask for fr«x- £pace. In the past the editors have done just this, but now the worm has turned. Pay for wiiat you get Is to be the motto. (Editor's note—Amen!) Things are improving—people are taking their bills out of tile envelopes. The New Sales Tax Eagle Grove Eagle (Rep.): The Eagle was among the large majority of Iowa weeklies which answered a questlonaire in favor cf continuing the present sales tax. It cannot agr<e with the leading candidates for state offices who ask for its repeal. We have asked hundreds of people what they think of It and tlie majority of them state tihat they favor it, especially property owners who are now already overburdened with taxes. There Just had to be three million dollars mor:- taxes raised In Iowa to match three million the Federal government gives Iowa for poor relief. The six million thus requit - •cd will be far from adequate to meet the need. There were just two way.; of raising this money. Either by increasing property taxes, or by the sales tax. The sales tax makes everybody a taxpayer. Thousands of people in Iowa are now helping support the government which protects them who never paid a cent before, never paid a dime for the schools which educate their children, for the flre protection for tlv.lr homes, for the police which protects them. Thousands of thes.e people welcome a chance to contribute their bit toward aiding the government which helps them so much. The law needs some revision, but we believ- and hope t'nat it will remain on the statute books. It is not a replacement tax in the last analysis. But itc sharing the tax burden with hous- anda who never paid taxes b; fore. * * • Damper Put on Si ly Idea Sac Sun: Wonder if the president knows just what he Is doing when ho pnxx-eds with the trte-planting campaign through some of the desert country? Tile best of expert advice is to the effect that the trees will never live, but the plan is being pushed nevertheless. Comptroller General McCarl last we-.k gave the plan somewhat of a set-back when he refused to appropriate the money needed for tht- enterprise. It Is hoped that Contakes the same view of the matter. Patterson and Kraschel over political matters but can truthfully say neither one has more ability than John Biescr wlvsn It comes to baseball. John debated lor two hours the other night over the St. Louis Cardinal's farming system mainlining it to be the perfect way of developing young ball players. In conclusion when John's six year old boy shows any trace of becoming a ball player he will be sold to the Cardinal system—unless, of course the boy's mother Interferes. • • • Keep out of other people'* affairs is a learned lesson. Nevertheless when Theo. Chrlschllles and his three boys are in St. Louis watching the world series this week h? Is gslng to need lots of help. Help is so easy to get. How" about a trip to the .series just to take care of those boys, Th:o.? • • • John Guderian was over from Kan- !>.\vha where he runs the paper. He enjoys reading thU column and while talking about It we discussed why articles of news that should be published are left out of papers while things that should not be In them are printed. John's answer to that topic was "Why don't you g--t a paper of your own? ' • • • Editor* Note: The Man About Town had a very pretty item in here, one that made Us blush with pleasure, but in view of the above item, we feel called upon to omit it. Anyway, thanks old pal, and the naane to Ka>'ph Miller, who H seems occasioned the compliment. P. S. —We'll stop kiddln* you about baking that cake. Born to Mr. Mid Mw. Perry Ttorine on Thursday, September 20th, a baby boy. M. S. Craven attended a telephone meeting at Forest City Thursday af- ernoon. Lowell Plumb and cousin, Arlo Zwle- fel are attending the world's fair in Chicago this week. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Schenck attended a creamery meeting at Mason Hy Thursday afternoon. Misses Edith and Hazel Budlong of Hampton and Edith Mae of Mason City were home over Sunday. The Meyer clan held another reunion Sunday at the J. K. Rippentrop home. About 65 were present. Mr. and Mrs. Prank Hoff moved into the Krominga residence south of towin. They came here from near Sexton. George Boekclman and Wilbur Schram left Saturday evening for Chicago to tpend a week attending the world's fair. Mrs. Carrie Bonacker entertained Rev. and Mrs. Squires of near Sioux City, a former pastor here, and Mrs. Frances Budlong at dinner Monday. Mlsa Myrtle Sachau returned to her work in Chicaeo after spending about three weeks visiting her parents, Mr Where Will Your Advertising Be When the Ink Is Dry ? Will It Be- Thrown in the gutter—under a shrub—blown again the hedge —on the lawn—in the waste basket—on tlie street. NO, IT WILL BE UNDER THE READING LAMP INSIDE THE HOME, A CHERISHED, INVITED GUEST IN THE FAMILY IF IT IS INSERTED IN The Algona Upper Des Moines "Tin- I';(!)•• i- \Vii 11 I lie < i rowing < 'iiviilat inn'' One of the popular boys ban purchased a sport model roadster. He presented his girl friend with a driver's license. What a cost it may be to him later on for he delights in telling how all the girls In Fenton "fell for him" at a recent dance. What's the matter with the Fenton boys? • • • We are allowed to ruesa so here goes. With odds favoring St. Louis w-i'll take Also K'tcK«n«t*« Apt*. montn LINENS Your Best Linens Are Safe with Us We Are in The Service of Others LAIRD Funeral Day or Night LOUGH Directors Algona, Iowa CU-un, Immaculately Laundered Linens piled tier upon tier gives Mrs. Housekeeper that feeling of preparedness for all events. 'Particular care is given iine linens. They are gently washed in soft water with pure snap. Experienced workers handle them, ironing (hem smoothly and folding them evenly. Don't hesitate. Send them separate wiiii >our ne.\t h.iuulry bundle. la. Phone 2( KIRSCH Laundry >&X%XOi0&WXt%^^ Three Classes The human race Is divided into three classes, the producers, the non-producers and the slickers. The non-producers, politicians, agents, lame ducks, gangsters, booCkggers, old maids, old bachelors, such people do not produce anything. They take no responsibility in life. They toll not, neither do they spin, but live fine from the fruits of other people's labor. They are simply drones in the swarm of bees. The producers are the farmers who raise the food, the nv.rohant who ketpa on hand what you want, the man who hauls your freight, the min»r who digs coal out of the earth, the factory hand who makes machinery and clothes and shoes for people to use and wear. Theie are the men and women who really make the world go around. Then there is another class that are so nice and smooth that cugar wpuld not melt In their mouths, but tak; it from me, they come out on top in every deal. They are fine con- veraattonalista and generally get a government job. One-fifth of the people of the United States are now working for the government. The people that live by their wits instead of their hands generally need watching. I would rather trade horses with Bill Bliigauian Ulan with a church deacon. I believe in religiuu u.-veu days every we«k. If you are good on Sunday why not follow it up all the wi-i'k. I never did think much of a Sunday Saint who is a week, day devil. Do unto others as though you were the others Is a better plan, at lea^L that Is the principal that works out best in business. Jimmie Neville THE SHOE MAN

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