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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 28, 1936
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The Algona Upper Peg Moines, Algona, Iowa, July 28,1936 istorical_Spots Are Mecca For H. D. Hutchins On Trip Through The East (MAN TELLS OBSERVATION IN 5,000 MILES Ham, Civil War | Battlefields Taken in Stride (By H. D. Hntehhm) i was a-bloom and at Its I when we started our tour the [of June. But as we approach- be eastern border of the state, fcdy we could discern the dead- f effects of drought along the way to the eastern ir of the United States the r wheat crop has developed a [crop; but all other grains are ally a failure; certainly do not d any market surplus; for, I since the floods of early spring, Ire has withheld her life-glv- trains. In many states the Bid has continued so. dry that lers have not been able to work loll successfully to put In their ! crop. kdlson, Wisconsin, the capital [1* one of America's finest, both * structure of Its buildings, and i atural location among several Iful lakes, and the high char- of it* citizenry. A magnlflc- Hew of the whole from the top - stately capitol building is one ier always as one of mem- insplratlons. Here, too, you ine splendid buildings of Wls- n'« State University, to the east detouring a bit to the fferkes Observatory at ms Bay, Wisconsin, and look the blue waters of tho Bay ike Geneva. Too bad that are allowed in the observ- only on Saturdays—and this travelled around Chicago, ~ily to avoid the mad rush traffic, and save time, and , Gary, Indiana, where a large las been built upon the once»te sand dunes of Indiana. Discomfort* of City Bes like Gary and, later, Pitts- Johnstown, Toronto and De- troit cause one to realize that the people of the farming regions nre by no means the only ones who suffer numerous physical discomforts In every season of the year. Great clouds of smoke and quantities of gas fumes fill the air, at times; and In summer the heat of the torrid sun beats down upon the pavements and accumulates between the buildings until the atmosphere Is suggestive of a forewarning of "hell" to come. On reaching South Bend and being about to pass out of the city our eyes were suddenly arrested by a big sign with an arrow, directing us to Notre Dame University only a mile away. Who could resist the opportunity to see so celebrated an institution? This grand seat of learning is admirably located and endowed with just such a splendid equipment of buildings as one would expect. Grateful was the pause in the cool, dim, beautiful and magnificent chapel of the school, filled with the sense of worship and peace. Then on to Toledo, Ohio, whose speed with which automobiles and trucks are drWen, no less than next day at Cleveland, was enough to make the heart of the bravest greenhorn falter and his breath to quicken to a gasp— great cities; driving like mad— where to? Beautiful Cleveland Truly Cleveland Is a great city, with many beautiful parks and homes, a great port upon Lake Erie,, a magnificent outlook upon her waters, huge, marvelous factories, sublime office buildings; in fact about everything laudable to be expected of a city. A trip across the toll-bridge over Sandusky Bay and past Sandusky proved most Interesting and saved us many miles of travel and delay. A side trip to OberKn whose heart is the celebrated old college set amid most magnificent old elm and oak and maple trees on a grass- carpeted campus. That night we could not get to Pittsburgh; but spent at Chester, West Virginia, Just across the Ohio River from East Liverpool, Ohio. I had an Interesting conversa- their products manufactured in the I —I counted—the negro waiter (brought round the delicious serving of Old Virginia ham, and likewise chicken and potatoes, both Irish and sweet—so sweet, and Jam and pickles and bread and cake and pie and coffee and beans and beets and sweet corn—until Nature would endure no more. Just accidentally, enroute to tion with mine host of the tourist borne where we lodged, a barber by trade, and found that he well recognizes the importance of the western farmer prospering; so that they may have a better outlet for Last Days on Earth Saturday, August 1st, we start the final wind-up of Neville's Store. Everything must be sold by Sept 1st We an going to make August the biggest bargain month Algona ha* ever seen. Prices Will Be Cut Lower It is a matter of cleaning out the stock to the bare walls during the four weeks of August. We are quitting business and the tall goes with the hide. We have about $13,000.00 worth of shoes and cloth- Ing left All new standard goods, not an old out of date pair of shoes in the store. Now Is the time to rig «ut the family for school. You will never have another chance like this. A new stock of standard goods being sacrificed Is very unusual. Jimmie Neville east But he, like a great many easterners, could not quite be reconciled to the destruction of crops or the killing of live stock, while many people are in hunger and want. "It's a long story, mates", and beyond pointing to the fact that farmers, too, can't afford to produce at a loss, any more than city manufacturers; and that the solution of our problem goes to the very heart of the entire great problem of fair distribution of commodities of all kinds—and that destruction of food or of any useful commodity can be, at best justified only on the grounds of temporary expediency, in a crisis; I had to drop the matter with him. Smoky Old Pittsburgh On to Pittsburgh, rightly named "the Smoky City", where fire and smoke belch forth from numbers upon numbers of foundry stacks and spread, mingled with dampness at times, like a pall over the city. Few traces now appear to the casual traveller of the effects of the destructive flood effects of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, which occurred last spring. Mostly traces only, now. The lower city shows the effects of its perpetual baptism of smoke and grime. It Is lovely; but above, on the hills amid difficulties men battle valiantly to preserve more beautiful homes, and keep some grass and shrubbery and flowers growing. Over winding highways of Pennsylvania we come to the fine little city of Chambersburg, once almost completely destroyed In a raid of (he Southern cavalry leader Stuart during 1864 in the Civil War. Here, as in all of the eastern cities we visited, we were impressed by the friendly cordiality and consideration of the people. The United States seems to be growing more and more together In mutual understanding. We found many people of 'middle western birth living in the east Gettysburg Battlefield Some 18 mile* beyond this is the celebrated town and the battlefield of Gettysburg; where many official guides wait eager to conduct you over the scene of one of the most critical and sanguinary struggle* of the world's history. On this field, which Nature has laid out most strategically for the purposes of a great battle, was fought really a series of battles which became the turning point for Union victory in the Civil War. And, though the Union soldiers won these battles, finally; the Southern soldiers, especially the 18,000 under the Confederate General Plckett, who marched a mile and a quarter across a hollow, open field finally charged against the very muzzle* of the Yankee cannon and rifle* hurl- Ing shot and shell and flame, which THE SHOE MAN Algona, member How Cold It Was Last Winter? [f the hot weather has made your forget last winter's snow and cold, take one look at the ibove picture and think about your coal bin for next winter. We can fill your bins now at a iving with GREAT HEART and BLUE STAR (Ton gel better, deaner coal now and save yourself all (fee In- aveaienoe «f winter delivery. Order now. F. S. Norton & Son SSB Algoaa, low* had purposely been withheld until it became too late for the Confederate* to retreat there won immortal glory for Heroic, unfaltering sacrifices. Southern State*' Memorial* Maryland and Virginia are filled with memorial* of the nation'* past and those who made us great From Gettysburg we pass southward to Frederick, Maryland, a lovely little city, immortalized by the heroic courage of one Barbara Frietchie, whose house still stands and is well preserved as a museum. She it was who, when the Confederate army waa passing through the town, refused to haul down the Union Star* and Stripes. "Shoot, if you must, this old grey head; But spare your country's flag," she said. Maryland seem* to have a rural charm distinctly her own; a beauty of countryside with mingled wooded hillside*, field* and meadow* and fine quality and picturesquenesa of town and village life that are attractive indeed. No wonder her poet was inspired to pen the Immortal line* of "Maryland, My Maryland." Here, and In Virginia, the farm* are usually much smaller than we find In the middle west; and men harder for their re- sees a great deal of work much turns. One cultivating of corn and tobacco and potato and peanut fields and vegetable gardens with one horse Implements and among the less efficient farmers there is great use of the hoe. The reddish-colored repellant to us from earth country, is still soil, the rather black fertile; but suffers more and more, in many Instances, from lack of modern methods of rotation, such as has become the regular practice with our progressive farmers. Such methods are being slowly introduced in the east, often under the fire of ridicule from mo**back old timers, who simply can't "get the big idea" of rotation and fertilization. Few of the grand old plantations of the days befo' de war remain; having been divided into smaller tracts among many owners or the numerous branches of the old families. Descendants of foreigners tend to replace the old American strains. In Vss favored localities there ar« darky families or poor white* utill trying to eke out existence with cne-borse outfits or the boo—a losing game entirely. Old Virginia is filled with innumerable scenes of natural beauty and sites of historical importance. Take the incomparably beautiful Skyline drive, thirty-four miles along the summit of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, and look across to indescribably beautiful, tree-clad hills on the other tides of the smaller valleys; or gaze enraptured across the fertile valleys of the Shenandoab, dotted with fields and woods and villages, and gather speechless inspiration. Virginia has many beautiful for- esU of pine and other tree*; which man, now with careful forethought, appears to b-a replenishing again for future UK; especially in those parts of the country where the soil i* not well adapted for agricultural uaes. We had heard of Virginia hospitality, and here we enjoyed it. We •topped at one place, in particular, along the way to CbarlotteavUle, from; Luray Cavern*—not a large but O my! The hotel there maintained by a lady with true understanding of tourist expectation* and inherited knowledge of Southern hospitality. Seven times Lynchburg, not far from which is Appomattox court house site, where Lee surrendered to Grant; we came to Charlottesvllle, a beautiful city, location of the University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson, near which, on a commanding hill-site, his stately home of Montlcello looks down. We visited this and found It more Impressive, and no less Interesting, than our later visit to Mt. Vernon, home and burial-place of Washington. Many of the old families of Virginia had their burial places In private cemeteries on the grounds of their estates. The northern tourist on visiting southeast of the thriving manufacturing city of Lynchburg on the James River, the site of Appomattox Court House, which bulks so prominently in Civil War history, Is surprised to find only a few old brick buildings remaining there, and the old court house torn down —nothing but some markers to show that here took place that momentous event, the ending of the Civil War between the states. We did not "make" Danville, but learned that it Is the center of the great Burley tobacco Industry of Virginia, flourishing more especially In the southern portion of the state. We passed by, on the outskirts of the fine city of Petersburg, some of the great ventilated warehouses, where tobacco for some of the famous brands of cigarettes Is aged in great bogheads, several years. And down through Suffolk, the peanut center of the country. Years back an enterprising Italian began business by putting up extra choice roasted and salted peanuts in air and moisture proof sacks. First View of Atlantic At Virginia Beach, with its nu merous fine residences all along th shore of the old Atlantic, we caugh our first glimpse of the sea, as th tide was coming In. Then on t Norfolk, where Uncle Sam's Nav; Yards and arsenals employ sorn twenty or thirty thousand high class mechanics and skilled artisans constantly replenishing his needi for war and naval materials anc equipment; a busy city—one of the naval headquarters of our country, very important strategically commanding the lower end of Ches apeake Bay and Hampton Roads which Is a most important watei thoroughfare, at the estuaries o: the James and York Rivers ant Chesapeake Bay. A Former lowan The captain of the ferry boat "Searles Point" grew up as a lac at Denlson, Iowa; and when learned that we were lowans "spread himself* to be friendly and hospitable; and took us up on th< bridge and In the pilot's cabin and pointed out to us the Interesting feature* all around the bay of Hampton Road*. Among tba feature* of special Interest was the location of the famous sea fight between the Confederate iron-clad Merrlmac and the Yankee "cheese- box on a raft", the Monitor; the decisive sea battle of the Civil War; which also sounded the death-knell of the old wooden type of battleship. And over yonder is the sand reef where the Cumberland went aground after being riddled and set fire by the Merrlmac, before the Monitor assailed her. Later we saw the anchor and anchor chain of the Cumberland, one of the exhibit* In the yard back of the Jefferson Davis mansion in Richmond. See Cong-res* In Session Congress was still In session when we arrived in Washington, D. C., for the second time during our trip; strenuously struggling to complete the legislation up for enactment and adjourn before the opening of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia the following week. Members of both houses appeared to be badly wilted by the heat and fatigued from their labors. The Guffey Coal Bill was being strenuously argued in the senate; and we bad a chance several times to get a close view of John L. Lewi*, president of the United Mine Workers, in the lobby. The close view we had of him and several other notables, like Senator* Capper and Borah, and even President Roosevelt impresses us with the thought that, after all, the big and little folk* of the world are very much alike. On our first Sunday In Washington, Just before the aforesaid Democratic convention our party attended President Roosevelt'* church, 8t Thomas' Episcopal; and we were fortunate in that President Roosevelt had decided to attend the services there that morning. Without going Into the detail* of the sublime beauty and solemn, peaceful, atmosphere of the church structure, the beauty of the music and the singing and the Impress! veness of the sermon; it must be confessed that our main Interest was In the president The vicinity of the church was being patrolled by several officers previous to the arrival of the president, carefully scanning paaaentby. He came in, immediately before the service began, accompanied by six secretaries and secret service men, entering from the side door of the vestry, where hi* special car stopped. All the congregation arose respectfully and remained standing while he was reaching hi* pew, where he sat attentively and worabipfully throughout the service; his infirmity, of course, being ample excuse for his not standing during the intervals when the rewt of the congregation did so. The president waa only a pew** length to the left from us and about two forward, so we could observe him closely. One could not fail to sense the great overwelghing, burden of responsibilities which rested upon hi* shoulders; his innumerable care*; hi* weariness. Yet in spite of all; he look* to be robust and strong. This same Impression persisted on the following Wednesday, when tee president addressed a throng of about 6,000 Kiwanlana from the rear portico of the White House, while they were assembled before him on the lawn. MONEY WHEN ADVERTISED GOODS FROM FIRMS THAT ADVERTISE • • • And Here's The Reason Why: Advertising brings a greater sales volume. The greater volume allows factories to produce a greater mass of goods. The greater the volume of production, the smaller the manufacturing cost per item. Take automobiles for example. Twenty years ago they had four cylinders and cost between two and three thousand dollars. Today they are far superior - and sell for one-third as much. BUT, the greater sales volume by which production increased from a few hundred to many thousands per year enables the manufacturer to sell each unit of a better car for less money. Advertising creates a demand - and that demand lowers the cost to the buyer, because of mass production. And yet you can still occasionally hear someone claim that they "sell cheaper" because "we don't advertise" A BUSINESS, LIKE A COMMUNITY, NEVER STANDS STILL. IT EITHER GOES AHEAD OR SLIPS BACK. THE FIRMS THAT ADVERTISE ARE GOING AHEAD-BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER, AND PROUDLY DO. There Is No Substitute For Newspaper Advertising It Reaches The Cream of Your Community, At Lowest Cost Algona Upper Des Moines A Constant Visitor To North Iowa Homes Since 1865 •*";• -

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