The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 15, 1934 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 15, 1934
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The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, November 16,1934 SWEA CITYAN WRITES OF HUSKING MEET 80,000 Estimated Attendance; Iowa Throngs Urge on Hawkeyes BANDS, PARADE ABE PROGRAM FEATURES (By Ida E. Larson) T« attend and actually sf>? what transpires at a national corn huskine contest, is truly something that will never be forgotten. It was my privilege to attend he llth national corn husking: contest at Fairmont. Minn., Nov. 8, as a member of the press and I will try to bring to you. in a w:rd picture what. It was like. The contest wa? staprd on a fnrm D miles east of Fairmont, cprr.i'cd bv the Fairmont Canning Co. ThL? fioUl •f 5f arrrs wn. 1 : planted, with rni'iv others in comp-:ii!irn for the national corn rnukinp content, and was selected by a judgine committ re. as the on? best suited to stake this event. Th: seed planted was n hybrid s?ed com known as "Master Farmer." The contest was sponsor-id by the leading farm paper? of the c'rn belt "The Farmer." "Farm. Stock and Home." of Minnesota and South Dakota. "Prairie Farmer" for Illinois and Indiana. "Wallaor's Farmer" end "The Iowa Homestead'' of Iowa and others. Rales of the Contest The rules for governing the content were: Time. 80 mlnutrs. Contestant to husk two rows at time. They were to husk all the corn on their two rows. whether leaning in or out. They were not permitted to take any corn from the third row. They were to pick up loose corn lying betw-ccn or within the two rows thev were hiiskinir. All coaching was prohibited. The cleaners collected all corn which the liusker failed to p-:t on hi* two rows and all that missed the wagon. For each pound of merchantable corn which the hu : ker missed and the plcancrs c:llocted, the huskrr was doc!:e:i three pounds. Bart liuskrr was allowed 5 ounces of husks for each 100 pounds of corn in wa^on fcox. Over 5 ounces deductions were at the rate of one per cent an ounco up to and including 9 ounces. The wlMncr was determined by adding deductions for gleanings and husks and subtracting this total from gross weight •f o»m brought from the field. Gird for Start At 8:30 a. m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, the champions met at the front entrance of Hotel Fairmont and each champion was presented with a pair of husking gloves and pictures were take* of the group. At 7 a. m. traffic cops were stationed at every intersection and a steady stream of cars were ndlng into the city at 5 a. m. J. P. Arnoldz, head of the Minnesota highway patrol said that more than 20,000 cars and trucks were packed In the field, with an estimate of four in a cor it was readily seen that the estimate of the number of people on the grounds were over 80,000. To the average Indivdlual this Is hard to believe, but never In the history of national corn husking events, has there been such a following. terest In flip national cor.i !;.: :- Inp contest held at n farm nr:> • Fairmont, Minn., Thursday, officials estimated the crowd Inrltiil- Pd 50,000 spectators. Part of the crowd Is shown nt tho finish Im*' of the event In the above picture. —Thricp Minnesota state champion, Ted Balko of Redwood Falls, Minn., won the national corn-hasUin«f championship. He Is shown above holding an ear of corn after he finished the 80 minute workout. "I thought I'd never want to own a washer ...until I tried a of women have b.ii.l ju a t that. And after iliecovfring that waaliing \»illi a Maytag ia fcurh a ni'Mjilc ru.-v lu.-tk, they wuinlcr now how they cviT kept house wUJuiUl u Maylu<!. It's uot work it's fun. Learn ho\v ilic- May ta^ washes ia?tcr. unui: thoroughly i</iy- it ia <>u.-irr on clothes «/)>• it is called liie "lift: time" wablu'r. The Maytag deah-r will bhotv you in your own home with your own clothes. Phone him. l*here it> no obligation. For homes v* illioui clcctricitv , tuiy Ma) tag may Jbc Lad c«juii'{.K:<l u tilt ^oolitic multi- t 'li/I thv Ma\tag dealt i tu'Air you. 10-12-34 Picture with mo if you will, a hillside, perfected by nature, to make a perfect anhithc.itrre with more tin.n 40.000 people, vic'.vinj tills contest. 40- acres cf parked car? and tl:e 13 wagons •each with 2.000 followers. 12 airplanes zooming over head: The N. B. C. broadcasting the events, the motion picture concerns on the grounds taking pictures and pictures also being taken from airplanes, five bands In colorful regalia. 250 national guardsmen and many other organizations. The progress of the huskers was watched by the crowd. Admirers from the home states, joined the throng, and made a spectacle never to be fcr- gotten. Thirty "eat" places did land office business some being sold out early and food supplies were rushed to them. The loads were brought In and weighed and perhaps 90 official'! from various agencies pasted on different phases of Judging, weighing, etc. Final results were posted on a hu?e bulletin board nrid rrlvcn out over the air and by the AP news service. The ft: Id was divided Into 18 lands of 4 ows and a large space between each lusker was left vacant for the followers. The fields were numbrred and he boys drew a numbrr so that no lartlality would be given any one. We vere all pulling for the Iowa cham- lon as he made a very good showing. I3ut when Tod Balko cf Minnesota, rotiRht in his load of 25.78 bushels let we kn:w he won the national hampion.shlp by a large margin. Cheer Home Town Boys The entire town of Redwood FalK with their own band were ther? to heer their own home town boy. It was a thrilling moment. Everyone cheered ttr national ch?jnpion and he was Indeed happy. In 1930 he received third place in the national con- est, 1931, second plao^ at Grundy Ccn- er, Iowa. 1932, fourth place and 1933, fifth place. Bo Ted Balko figured he was gocd for a win soon, or lose entirely ', was perfectly fitting that he should win this tecrrtest, In his own horn state arid Minnesota Is Justly proud ol their champion. Richard Anderson of South Dakota made a good showln In second place with 22919 bash el 1 Harry Brown, third cf Nebraska, with 22.916. with a 3 one thousandths of a point difference, L. D. Kahl-; of 1111 nols. fourth with 22.11 and Lee Stodgcl of Iowa fifth. Hog failing Contest Tlie crowd was entertained by various types of entertainment. A national hog calling contest was sponsor- fd by both men and women entering. Various exhibitors gave prize'-, in different kinds of cont/ its. A tractor race, at the Martin county fair ground after the corn husking -,vas H feature. It took .several hours to cl - -:ir the grounds and to g,-t th tr.iific under contr 1 No accident.-; were report- id to mar the perfect nrojrram. October Liquor Sales In 1h.. i\: nt!i lit Octul/ r, th • A-K'Ona '.•ta'e-o\vti''<i liquor ^Ujn; snad-.- ;,ulr . totaling $3.0B:'J07. the ir.'-ntlily report of (:.<• .'!l!l- hlU'T C •!!'!:!. i'.n hhOV.'rri upon n !•••!-•• \ -: rd:rv. '1 b t! p"rn:! t:---; t' J • ! 171 T)..' A!'"inu .store'-, < '. il ;-ii'-.-, •,'.'•:<- .-.-vi hundred do!- !:T^ ijl-.':'. 1 .' til it r [ .S!> IK'.'!'. bill til" permit > ,.i.Id wi-ri- iin-attr in number —Courtesy Mason City G.-Gaiette KOSSUTH FARMS AND FOLKS Ivoula Smith and Edward Allen. FleH Representatives ABDOMINAL i.Ur-POP.TEr.5 iurgica Bills ThoaSund^ o. pwc.; « are d^ity iejialr.^ hw» Ib ubt^in re 'ui arid cc.ul,<f. by A sptcidi typtt of ;yppi~rtar may o« hdd ior <i*vri ab^unxiiol u'i.-^.i.iit ii.^iud- i. Our cxp^nciiCBd fitifid ^ill uUdly d*fn^mtrdto lh« v«f.c.ut t,pci of Ab' doiiiinal Suppi-rltttt. iujtwii.,M ha P«l- •ulea NUN-SKID .!o r - <*>-~ t -.lie Ho- liuiy, NOW -SKIL Sl-jl Cod I(UU«I, Sfl^ulOiil Brac&i. V^ulitr. th« bt;t -, the iu*ufci. (By E. C. Allen) LoyaJ Young, who lives out northeast of Algona, was run-| nine the corn picker the oilier day when I happened along Mr. Young stemed to be (f-.ttlng along very nicely with the con picking. Realizing h* wouldn't want to .step long we cut our visit short —o — F. Feet, near flanna, who farms quite a lot of laud, runs a two row picker. The day I was there h-v sairt ttey hud about seventy acres left V> pick, but i;et about ciijhUun acres !»•]' day .-," t: ill mean: til y would sum b« !mi-;i- eci. \Vuvt'| Moyrr who works for Klnn-r I F;.i:'.6 u f<:A' niile.s north of S^Mlon. \vu> JIL->L icady t ; M.O to th.- li-ld tli..- o!!ier .•:: :'ir...:i v.:.,-u I came ah.ii;;. HuWev- ' cr he t'ji'k time fi'ioui.'h to .-ubstnb'-' lor i-ur u >>T Mr ?.i,i'.> r. i: • . i; ' i I la.l.iij'. Jia-, a .Vi>.-l-tLr pl.i'.-' [o It'. -'.I - O — I \Vhc/i I rarne ulon^ hy the Cci)r"r| (>'.. 'ii\ lanii in the . ar;i-- li'vX'iboiho d, I f'JUiui Cr or','.:: bL;nnu^ .on:-- v.'.'i-rL.. ;.[.(! c'"_,i. :::•' ii'j. C'"cj. .-!;:!• d he ;\ >.., 1 lou'h li ". ki.-i ; corn. I itiiu_M:i< a IT il d .1 ••!' ':. • il .-•-::i:iy :-. i \ be Ji::- L-.h. 'i t!, 1 ., wi '•}:. A: ,11. y . -li- 11 t:.- •A'eUllHT .'.t.'.y, 1)11.-, it, V.lll ..O II \, ' juut tit tli-- v,uv lor t!ii> \.iir. I li:.! OVIT th" t'-riitorv t.'.vie L. ./ill ..Mi. |jio«ill:t; I > Li- dol.e o - Wcf. now ttia.t the c'.ectioii LS owr. I . \;ij]> ;, . oiii'j are hapy u:.d of c'jUr •: (By Louis B. Smith) Albert Wlbben, who farms the Jin Hanson place southwest of Burt, la getting along wita his corn husking in fine styl: considering the condition of one cf his hands is In. Albert was trying to start a large stationary engine a few months ago and caught hand between the wheel spoke and the frame of the engine thereby crush- Bartlett Bros., who are farming a large tract of land about four miles west of TltonKa, aw. pretty well along; with their work fall and expect t have plenty of tl this fall and winte: to do a little outsi work such as press Ing hay, etc. Tlv boys, Louis and Bay mond, have a full line of power ma chlnery to speed up the farm work. They have their hay press mounted in such a way that they cain contract work quite a dlstanw from home and you will see their ad for such wark In our classified ads this week. —o— ine; two or three of his finders and they nre a little stiff and tender as yet. Mr. Wlbben said he expected to b; through husking by the last of this week as he has a man helping him. John Fjelsrnd, who lives northeast of Armstrong, wns doing a little work on his car the other day when I stopped there, but, being almost through did net mcd any of my help or advice so we went in the house and enjoyed a pleasant visit. Mrs. Fjelsrud, I discovered, used to live in my old home town of Decorah. Iowa, and has a sister, Mrs. Olaf Haug, also from Decorah, who now lives near Bode. It seems strange that no matter to what part of the word! you go sdcner or later you will run across some one from your old community. —o— Stopped In at the Nrts Overfleld place northwest of Swea City the other evening and was pclibcly invited to 'Hey, get the heck onto here", which of course I took nt face value as given with a smllo. Guess I have been both- tiR Nels a. quite a bit lately because 1 ho 5wms to knrrw everybody around for miles and I Jton there to find out v,-ho's who and who lives where, but I enjoy our short. If rather snappy visits, and I'm sure Nels don't mind. or if he dies, has improved a lot. —o— While driving through the country northwest of Bancroft the other day, [ stopped in to see how the L. C. Hat- tens were coming along with their new louse and fcund It almost completed. Mrs. Hatten was doing up her housework and said she would sure be glad when they get settled in the new house. Rotlle Steele, who Hves about & mile west of Lakota was working on a pile of >umpkins the other afternoon when I stopped there. Thought at flrst that he was trying his hand at making Jacko-lanterns but found out that he was saving seed from the best ones to plant next year. Mr. Strcle says he flnds jumpkins easy to raise and that the nogs and cattle like and seem to do well on them. —o— F. E. Erlckson, who lives about straight east of Armstrong:. wa» feed- In? his fine bunch of hogs the other day when I stopped there and as h« Deemed to have his chores pretty well along w.? had quite a visit. Mr. Erlck- son remarked that his father was one of the flrst settlers In this part of the county and while there I had the plra- ure of rnectnig Mrs. Ericlcson's father, John Llndblom, who now llv<-s in St. Paul, but used to farm in this community, and was one of the early settlers in this county. TOUR FRIEND AT MEALTIME FRIDAY AND SATURDAY—NOV. 16 AND 17 Aunt Dinah Molasses Make the Fruit Cbfce now so It wfll be. ripe by Thanksgiving 1 . Use Annt Dinah in Ginger Bread, Baked Beans and Pumpkin Plea. No. 2% Can 17c F*»r the Fruit Cake and Knm Pod- DIME am*. Orange, Lemon and Citron. PKG. COLWELL BROS. Aucts. Graduate of Jones Nat'l. School Auctioneering, Chicago, 111. 21 years actual selling: experl- eru-e. We solicit a part of the business in this terrlto-'y. H. M. Colwell located flrst n'ace west of Junction lfi9 ana 18. Phone 20P12 40-!.f DUST AND MORE DUST dusldust dust Sorensen Drug di tie down bu-iiin-.-.j I'jr In Aleuna the ulher "lay I droppt-d in to til Jlllllliie Nf. llli: ,l.ore i.Il'l tt;u;;d tiiui a.s bu.;'.' as ever f>uttiii'j ou! :-lio(.-i. t-!c He tnjoys a. ijicc trade CHEA\A.COL PROCESSED OAL Hi identified with taps like this "Gucu I'd better order lame co«l. There's one coniolttion tbout winter — we don't htvc dutt itormi.' "Well, I don't i 3 r.e." "Wrut do you mt«n?" Eyery time you order co«l we cm write our names in the dutt on the wtllt and ckaif i. Cotl dutt in the food, in your hail—jutt everywhere... You'll never run eo«J dust Hyinj through your house if you'll order Chcvucol Proccucd Co«l, Th« dujt clings to it «nd doesn't become a boutthofd nuiunce. you'll like this <auick-to-kindlc, cltui-burniii3 < the GENUINE I Notice of Dissolution TO WHOM IT MAY (VONCKHN: Nut.ce. !•> li.-riby i/ivi-a that Dj-ii.cijjjl ulli'.e 1., li.cuu i at AUona I'^v.u, by uJi ^.;u:i;o.u.i c'--:i:>c^it of all th- .- lui/iCJUjUJrl . Vv:i: (i;.^ -i\ • tl L^'COIXl- 111^' lu law un Jie !>::. day ul O(.-i.ul)i.-r. 1U3-S Ualid ul A-l^uiiu, lu*a. tut^ 251:. Jay of OLt.oUL-:', 19:)-!. C L HIJl'ILL. Pi-. M n!. 11 C a'l'HUCKMAN. .Si'c'i. 44-47 Vv'f have arranged to have BOTSFORD'S PEERLESS COAL cd wiUU ClK-LiuuxJ. Favorably known m this conuiiuuity t-r yuiuo. Bvt.-ioru's Pix'rl«is Coal Is lUw liaprt»vx.d with Botsford Lumber Co. JIM FOOL, Post Bran Flakes 1O S,. 9c Argo Starch Corn and Gloss POUND Tn PKG • C Kellogg's whole wheat Biscuits Package lie California Black Figs Dellclonsly good when stewed for sauce. Cook the same as prunes, A real health food at a low cost. Cove Oysters For oyster soup and poultry dressing. Special sale price XST!....11o Corn Meal Fine ground and bolted for corn bread, muffing and mush. 5 Pound 4 C n bag ...IOC "HIGH- ROCK" Green Beans Tender, green, c»t strlngleM beans. 2^ 2 ..l9c Rutabagas, per Ib. 2c Peaberry Coffee, pound 19c Blue Barrel Soap, 5 GIANT BARS 19c Lamp Chimneys Pain top. Made front tough Flint flass. No 2 size 15o Shrimp Wet and dry- For a tasty, easily prepared salad. 2 Cans 23c Kirk's hard water Castile Soap 2 Bars 9c Delicious Apples, per doz. 19c . mmmmmmmmj immmmmmmmmju I Going to •• *•—* I Hold a iFarm Sale! mm mm •u mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm IF YOU J\BE you vuant a lot of buyers to make your sale a success— and the surest way to inform the public is through the advertising columns of The Algona Upper Des Moines. 2750 families read it each week. They are all reading it—even if they borrow their neighbor's copy. That's what you want —folks in this community to read your advertisement. They will be your buyers and that's why you should make arrangements to place your sale advertising in mm The Algona I v mm Upper Des Moines i We print sale bills, too, and offer mm •• you the benefit of 69 years experi- 5S •• eu( ' e } n preparing your sales nies- •• 2* su#e in the correct manner. !! •" Established 1866. •! • H •• m ^tmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm^mm ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmlmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmS

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