The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 18, 1936 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 8

Algona, Iowa
Issue Date:
Tuesday, August 18, 1936
Page 8
Start Free Trial

The Algona Upper Pea Moines, ""."" 0 ttorttl t»dg« Street * HAOOARt) ft WALLER, PublShew fettered as Second Claw Matte* at the Postoflice at iflffont, Iowa, under Mt of Congress ot March S, 1879 feraed WeeH? KATlONALOJiTORULASSOClAnON ftAtes IN KOSSUTH co.: One *ear, to Advanos BubsdfitJfloris Outside County, $3.50 per rear, strictly in advance DI8PLAT ADVSftTISING, We PER INCH if cents per inch extra "I*t the tteople know the truth and the wmn. toy B sale."—Abraham Ltaeotn. dtf TELLING THE TRUTH" A number of Iowa newspaper editors met re- recently at Fort Dodge and formed an organisation to enter into the coming election with a aplendid plan "to tell the truth" about everything. The meeting was a republican-sponsored affair. The supposition was, that in the past the "truth" has not always been told. BIB Wffliains, hefty, golfing editor of the Garn- . er Leader, was' named president If any n,«wspaper intends to. "tell the truth" it wiU find that there are truths to be told on both sides Of the fence. The democrats are not all good nor bad, and neither are the republicans. The lob is to pick th> wheat from the chaff, give encourage- where it is due, and criticism where it is the case of the GOPartlsans who editorially begin to "tell the truth", t&re 14 plenty fdr effective criticism of the democratic .ration, both national and state, but along there should be suggested remedies that improvements. The administration has spent needless money in many case*, but there are ihing* such as the COC, the cleanup of the t>nk s'ltaation, the rehabilitation of farm prices. <orn loans, reestablishment of friendly relations with Latln-Arilerican countries, and stimulation of business to general that cannot be overlooked in- gny fatf campaign to "tell the truth." confidence The mere fact that there is today a renewal of activity against the administration, and a desire to right it, is a healthy sign. Four years ago the morale of the nation was at such a low ebb that many were willing to throw up their hands and quit Now tMth better economic conditions—not perfect, but better—the spirit of aggressiveness has again arisen. It always happens. When a man's belly is empty he hasn't much spirit to fight, but when he gets full again, he'll tackle anything, even the source of his new-found meal. Whether or not Alf M. Landon is elected president, there have been certain progressive measures Injected into the veins of this nation that even a change of political parties cannot obliterate. In fact Landon himself In his acceptance speech paralleled to a great extent a program which Roosevelt Inaugurated. At the last general election, the American public voted for action, and they got it. Regardless of the outcome of the next vote, changes In the economic and social system have been made peacefully as compared with bloodshed and revolution in other countries. They can be changed in the future, but not eliminated. There are two sides, we repeat to any campaign of "telling the truth", and we hope Bill Williams and hU organisation don't forget one of them. Increasing Taxes Anamosa Eureka: The democratic organization in Des Moines with the taxpayers' money expects to refund $3.60 for every $1,000.00 of taxed valuation, so we are told. They have made the taxpayer the expense of collecting these taxes, and also the expense of figuring them all out, Issuing 'the checks, etc. for the refund. But at the same time they are doing this, they have instructed the County Auditors to assess all farm buildings separate from the farm land. In other words lit yotir next assessment you Will be assessed so much an acre for your land and then in addition the buildings. If you have built a new barn Of a new house, or silo, or corncrib, etc., the value will be added to your assessment. We understand the Boards of Supervisors are up in arms over this, but the democratic powers that be, say it must be done and their word is final. Taxes In rural Jones county are up 20 per cent this year over last, but under this new form of assessment they will take another jump. Governor Herring's idea of economy Is to increase taxes $29.00 and then rebate $3.50. We do not believe the farmer will fall for this bait. When a government, state, or nation runs behind millions and billions of dollars, extravagantly wasted the bill must be paid. Farm land has always stood out where it can be seen for taxes. But not satisfied they are now going to take on the buildings separately and there is no place to hide them. In other words you pay a sales tax. inheritance tax, corporation tax. liquor tax, gasoline tax, etc., and now they are going to assess .farm buildings separately from the land. They «ay~most farms are assessed less than the replacement value of the buildings. To disguise this Increased assessment they are going to rebate a few dollars, now. Not Good Reading L. H. Henry In Charles City Press: Did you ever read the proposed Townsend laws for his $200 a month.a person 60 years old or snore? Did you eve? attend the Cherry sister show and get that queer feeling that comes over a ticket holder? The other night we lapsed Into a brief period of. lethr argy while waiting for the bedtime announcement and picked up a Townsend book from the center tttfc *W«a w* never before had had the courage or dlsJxrtlUon to examine, and are frank to say it Is die damnedest thing we ever read, which proposes, to tax every movement of the American people who by chance may have a coin In their pocketa. it takes every line of business both go- Ing And coming, not only once but a. variety .of times that would require regiments of checkers and clerical men to operate the scheme. It Is fantastical; it is crude. We have always tried to look upon Dr. Townsend with some sympathy for the faith that Is in him. but we must admit our. is on the wane. After election #10 people will forget it Those Indian* at Council Bluffs w«re certain of at least one thing, the next U. S. Senator from Iowa is going to be a member of their tribe. During a celebration there, they inducted both Governor Herring and Senator Dickinson into the tribal circle. • • • Following the fire at Mount Pleasant state institution, last week, the superintendent in commenting on the escape of some of the inmates remarked that one fellow had escaped eight Mmes before. Which makes us wonder whether or not he had a skeleton key to the doors, or in fact why anyone able to escape from a supposedly guarded state institution eight times should be considered crazy. FINANCING THE NEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The new setup of the Chamber of Commerce of Algona te going to cost the business and professional men o« the city inor* than d*d the o.!d arrangement of the Algona Community Club. It should also give them in return a greater amount of activity, and be responsible for much civic progress. During the past week or so, the opinion has been voiced by quite a number of service club members here that the Rotary and KlwanU clubs should disband and the financial support and energy directed in behalf of those two organizations in the pust, put behind the new Chamber of Commerce. It is true that each club costs a member at least $60 per year, which totals with the Rotary about $2,50p t and with the Kiwsnls club at least $2,000. That total of $4,500 Is enough In Itself to almost or absolutely finance the new organization. If the idea of a luncheon meeting U atill desired, it would be possible for the Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the affair. Perhaps that is the secret of the strength of the Spencer organization, where all of the funds and energy are poured into not ieve-al service organizationa, but into the Spencer Chamber of Commerce—and the city has something to show for it, too. At the Top of the Hill Storm Lake Register: To warn motorists to remain in their own alley while going over hills seems a waste of time. Yet a beautiful 16-year-old Akron, la., girl was killed a few days ago when two tars crashed together head-on at the top of a hill. Others in the two cars were injured. Such a tragedy! So many speed fiends, a few years ago, passed cars going up hills that the Iowa legislature found it necessary to pass a law against that foolish and dangerous habit. The law helped some But every motorist sees it violated from one to twenty times every lime lie takes an automobile trip of any duration. Through the grate of God, it isn't often that a car is coming full tilt from the opposite direction. But the chances ale too great to take and one who hopes to spend a few more years on this mundane sphere should obey that traffic law though he has no regard for other rules that are intended for protective purposes. We know nothing about the causes lliat led to the tragedy on top of the hill near AJiron. But it is evident that at least one of the cars was on the wrong side of the road. Perhaps both were in the middle of the highway. At any rate, there was not the proper caution and a girl just budding into womanhood is now sleeping in the sleep that knows no waking! It's so pitiful—and so unnecessary. Page President Roosevelt Eitheryille Vindicator: The road to recovery, prosperity, and general well-being is to be found by both individuals and their government in harder work, «ot less; iu longer hours of labor, not snort- er; in relatively low pay temporarily, not higher: in greater economy and saving, not less; and in greater production, not less. There is no way m which the people in general can spend or borrow their way into a sound recovery. There i.-< no way by which the people m general can get something for nothing. Krascliel Too Oily Humboldt Independent: Ncls Kraschel in iiis convention speech last week lambasted the republicans of the state unmercifully. Tliat was to be expected, but the lambasting was largely along partisan lines and stepped over the bounds of truthfulness in several instances. Aside from thia Kraachel is not and never was a likeable fellow. His smile is too oily and bis handshake too eager He has the appearance of the cat just after it ; tb» eanuy. After reading the Mary Astor diary, and following Its expose in court, one cannot help but sympathize with husbands whose wives keep diaries. • • • One of our spies tell* the story about a candidate for U. S. senator out in Idaho, who got Into strange territory, and spent half a day meeting the people in a certain section, and then found out he was six mile* over the line Into Utah. • • • News note of the week— Mitt Gestrtng Wins Olympic Diving Honor*. • • • Forest City must be a disappointed town, after losing in the state tournament— and after they had been telling about the bus they were hiring to take the team to the national semi- pro tournament, too. • • • Hi White telU a good story .on Carl Pearson. It seems that on their recent trip into northern Minnesota, and up to Port Arthur, Canada, they somehow or other got into a small Canadian dance hall out In the woods. Carl started to aak HI a question, and as he was asking him "Who's putting on this dance?" he half turned around, and standing right behind him was a big 200 Ib. Canadian belle. She beard the word dance, looked at Carl, and held out her arms, saying as she did, "Sure." • • • C. ('. Shierk has a Dauberman-Plnscher (hope that's spelled right; whL-h ia something of a collector. One day he collected nothing but salmon i.;.ii3. strewing them over the Shierk yard. The n.-xt day it was old shoes, and another time he bi ought home quite a pile of kindling wood. Doc says he biheves he will start training him soon. • • • One of our feminine readers report* that »he had a dream the other night, and in the dream tlift writer of this column killed himself. . . we wonder if siie really hud the drearn, or if it was just I aiium* Lakt I.iut- — And put that ad on the local pagf, er else. Weekly Health Message C^ckx^>l/-ixAxa/k> Q (X/t/bt-OXrytJ, (M* "VWO/W Harvey Ingham Recalls Early U. D. M. Writer Remlnlsceing on bygone days In his column in the Des Moines Register, last Friday morning, Harvey Ingham recalled some Incidents in connection with the early history of thia paper as follows: "Herbert Quick, so well known to Iowa book lovers, was called to Wesley in Kossuth county to teach the village school back in 1884, some over 80 years ago. "It is not the fact that he was called to Wesley to teach, it is that Fred Anderson was the local correspondent of the Algona tipper Des Moines. and early created a county news interest in the new school principal. Herbert in his autobiography said: " There was Fred Anderson who was the chief and only clerk in Butt's store. He put me in the papers. In fact I was made the subject of an exchange of jokes between Fred Anderson and the correspondent at Irvington. I didn't like this but my friend Anderson knew It was doing me no harm. It was better in a county like Kossuth to be a joke than nothing at all. I remember how Fred looked as he stood behind his counter and laughed at me as I begged him to let up.' "That Fred and Herbert were friends is seen in what Fred said of him when he quit the school: " "We have never known one who has done more hard work in the schoolroom than he, and no one has left Wesley with more warm friends.' 'All of which 1s Introductory merely to the letter published below in which Fred Anderson, now In the middle eighties but full of the old time snap and seat .(or life recalls his early memories of the McGuffey school books." And Fred then proceeds to tell of his early McGuffey days. Even today the old saying "Down Goes McGuffey to The Bottom of the Sea" can be beard when school is out and books are tossed aside for a few months. a little girt when this plctufe was Reid (fciseddh. _ the pttti — no* a fcUntfu* director for daumbnt-Britlsh Pictures in London'. Sp6ttMW«>de Alken and Jenny LM have long ago retired and are living qulttly in California. pyitftifpytitti^^ Lotta Creek tfews Farewell Party Messrs, and Meadames Martin Meyer, Otto Ruhnkes, Nick Oeng- lew, Alvin Potratts, Bill Lelnlngers and others attended a farewell party fof Mrs. Fred Kortegast and children, Racine, Wla, at the home 6f Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rusch, Whlt- temore. Mrs. Fred Kortegast and children visited relatives and friends here for six weeks and will return to their home Saturday morning. Mrs. Arthur Jackman and several others attended the funeral of Dr. Peters at Burl Friday. The Ladles' Aid will meet at the school basement Friday afternoon with Mrs. Art Sumach as hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Charles and children, Alfona, visit*! fc** day evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm, Dr*y*f. Mr. and Mi* filll fewer, and soil) Victor, accomwnied Vy thi Austin/ Minn- Wednesday. Martha and Oeorge had been, visiting panied hire fo* several weeks. Mrs. ftob>rt Drty«if by her 4aug1»te*, «fW- son Certhls Iftd Mr*. #«?««*£ tratz, and iort, E4*>ard, fttttftded" a picnic of the Alfcott* Lutheran Ladles' Aid at tM Call State, park. Loretta Meyer, Ames, who has been visiting with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Meyer, for a week, returned Saturday morning. She was accompanied back by her sister, Lucille Meyer, who will remain there a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Potratz, and son, Edward, visited at the Edwin Qremerta home, Falrvilifl, on Thursday evening with Mrs. L. H. Wegener, daughters Lydia and Ruth and son Robert of Chicago. Ruth was a former classmate of Mrs. Herbert Potrats, It has been several years since they have seen each other, The v Clarence Anderson family left Friday morning for a tW6 weeks' visit with relatives and Mends IA Indiana. *''£SSS^*iM~" Room* aahH -««*t,N*fl 8k, ~ Collectldnir wltf fetrtfv* prompt Attention ALGONA, JOWA _i^*w-,*w *».•** *"3"" _,_. Office over Kossuth Oft. State Bk. Office Phono, 4» ALOONA, IOWA , Mil VIM- J.1M --TJ We'd Like To Hear From AU Frdrti Faraway At • date some tint* In she ties* fator«, hi ewuwattott with s> special editlea et thta newspaper, .tetters) from subscribers wh* are new residents ot other sections <rf this state an* other states, wffl he pabttsheoY We therefore Invite letters front old-time residents who »r* In ether communities, ting that they contain Gn- of » historical nature, retarding past asaoctar tions in Algona, «nd with Koa•Uth folks, Mid sJso something regarding their present work and activities. W» set no spaee limit, bat suggest thai these letter* be as brief as the material contained therein will aVow. ' ' AVOID THE THREE-LEAFED IVY Now i.j the time for picnic and camping, and /lou i>: the time to avoid the poison ivy. Don't allow pain at; I surTennK to mar the pleasant memories of a happy outing. The plant is poisonous throughout the year but claims most of its victims during the bummer. Poisoning usually occurs through failure to recognize the three-leafed ivy. Direct contact with the oily oap contained in all parts of the plant, is necessary fur poisoning to occur. While there is a wide ran^'e of susceptibility among different indiv- idujls. none are entirely immune to the poison winch 1.1 called toxicondt-ndrol. Poison ivy grows abundantly along fences, paths and roadsides. It may grow as a small erect bu.-h or as a vine trailing over walls, posts or trees. The plant u known by various names such a three- leafed ivy i limbing sumac and poison creeper. It (nay readily be recognized by its three leaves, which are linn, glossy and dull green with the color i liaii^i.-jg lu red or bright yellow in the fall. In early :.umnier, the plant bears small white flowers, which give place laU-r to white, pea-sized berries. Ivy poisoning results when the sap of the plant coim.0 in contact with a person's skin. The ill ef- fert.5 appear in one to seven days and consist of itching, redness, swelling and the development of Ix.jU:^. All parts of the body are susceptible, and the ra.-.h may be spread by scratching or lack of treatment. If one has been exposed to the poison ivy, attempts should be made at once to remove the oil from the &kiu. The oil U insoluble in water, so that water alone is useless. A soupy lather will emulsify the oil and render its removal with water relatively easy. Running water should be used, or the washing repeated several times. The skin should not be scrubbed with, a stiff brush or scratched with the fingers. Following the preliminary treatment, medical couaultatiott U advised. Armstrong School's Faculty Announced; Will Open Aug. 31 Armstrong: The Armstroni school will open Monday, Aug. 31 with the following teachers: W. A. Ortmeyer, superintendent, physics and bookkeeping; Rosemary Black Iowa City, high school principal English and Latin; Delpha Mey thaler, Earlville, Mathematics, vocation, and history; George Adams, Maryaville, Mo., agriculture, socla science, general science and ath letlc coach; George Nlemeyer, o Armstrong, Instrumental music tw days a week; Irene Swenson, De corah, junior high principal, English, spelling, reading and girls' physical training; Ethel De Vries, Buffalo Center, geography, home economics; Christie Kruel, Laurens, music in all grades, history; Elfreda Peterson, Rtngsted, arithmetic and hygiene; Mrs. L. E. Slaba, of Armstrong, penmanship in all grades on a part time basis; Margaret Twedt, Estherville, fifth grade; Helen Busboom, Lake City, fourth grade; Inez Dushinski, Cher- 1 okee, third grade; Doris Sherwood, iockwell, second grade; Dorothy fear, Webster City, first grade; Esher Fulton, Des Moines, kindergarten; Merrill Nicoson, Armstrong, custodian. The teachers who put in their resignations during the summer are Mr. Kammerer, former athletic coach and Miss Lorene Jacobsen, former penmanship teacher. 'Birth of A Nation/ Movie Spectacle of 22 Years Ago, Billed The mighty Griffith spectacle. The Birth of a Nation" produced in 1914 has had sound added to it and will be shown in the State Theatre during the first part of September. This picture which was for many years a sort of a yard stick by which the Industry measured all pictures produced afterwards for many years will play to two kinds of audiences when it is shown here. The older fans who will want to see It again and hundreds of young men and women—the younger generation, who will be seeing It for the first Ume-Jwill in all probability get a kick out of the old time photography, they may oven go so far as to smile at the dramatic efforts of Lillian Glsh, the youthfulness of Henry B. Walthsll as the •Little Colonel' but it's safe to say that as these historic old reels unfold their story the same great thrill will sweep the audience as it did twenty-two years ago. What memories will be In the air! Entire lives will race backward to the older fans, such names as Wallace Reid. Mae Marah, Mary and Robert Harron all of them long forgotten, will carry you back to another cycle of your existence. They will be like dear friends returned. Mae Marsh, who was just Mrs. Adolph Quasted is in the Estherville hospital recovering from an operation for appendicitis Gar Horswell's threshing crew finished the run last Tuesday afternoon and the threshers' picnic was held Thursday afternoon at the Fairmont park. Leon Looft, who attends Man kato, Minn., business college, is spending this week at home help ing in the meat market as his lath er, N. E. Looft sustained a broken collar bone last week when an an uiial he intended to butcher became wild. In The Long Run It's cheaper to start him out this fall in goods shirts that are pre-shrunk, have fast color and have plenty of smart style. Boy Blue SHIRTS Sizes 8 to 14 75c STEELE'S Subscriber Since 1890 Visits Office One of the welcome visitors to the oSice of The Algona Upper Des Moines, last Wednesday on Watermelon Day, was G. J. Struth- era of West Bend. Mr. Struthers has been taking 'ills newspaper since 1*90, and in the course of visiting the office, renewed bis subscription for two years, making biro paid in advance until February 1, 1838. We're glad to have our subscribers, old and new, drop in and pass tee time of day, and especially gla4 to bear from Garfleld township an4 the West Bend vicinity, wb*r« wo have many friends. Typewriter Paper We have just received a large shipment of ream packages (600 sheets) wbich s«ll for fl A- OUC for 600 This is a good grade bond paper and will mahe an excellent school paper. TMlggia Upper Dwltoe* DEVOE A. itti THfeOfMyBPOVl Qulnby BWg. Office Phone 213-\V Oaylord D. Shumway Edw-D. Kett» HtCMW AY i£ Office over- Quttby * Kraus* BMfr Algona, Iowa Phoned". Im leaps and Bounds „!•„«*. • : f. 'i**^ 7 - 1 !* We're breaking records with our Devoe Paint Sales this year. Satisfied customers mean repeat business and new customers. If you are planning to paint—inside or out— get our prices. EMPLOY A REPUTABLE PAIN TEH AND SPBCJTY DBVOaTS Botsford Lumber Co. Phone 256 Jim Pool if* AT LAW j£dg. TfcoasHO A, IOWA .... ...' A' Office Algona, Iowa Office over Sow* „ _ • . Phone P. A. DAKpON Office over |owa Statf Steak BM«. Office |*«ni4jW _ ; '"• IU* «• ALdOMTA, IOW> ' '•"' J. W. Sunhrmn (decM) 8. EL McMaho* L. BJ. Lbmad • • •> i >u SULLIVAN, BTMAttON * UHNAM ATTORNEYS AT LAW :Office over Oottdty Bavtags Bank ALOONA, IOWA CABBOL_A, W ATTORNEY AT LAW Over Postofflce . . PJione6» PHYSICIANS * SCBOfiONS J. N. PHYSICIAN A BUROBON Offlco formerly occupied by Dr. A. L. Rlst Over Rettil Drug 8tore < Office Phone 300 Res. Phono MB ALGONA, IOWA Tuesday, Aug. 18—'Take a Chance' Adults lie, Children lOc—Something Hew Bach Tuesday Wea.-Thun., August 19-20 SCREENO 6O Frenzied A4lnvt«> of Action *m/ "(Hunt Land" News Comedy Play SCBEENO Friday, August 21 RAMA to fr***» your ROMANCE i* auui y«w JOHN BUCKlIt Olr«l«/ hr MOV WILLIAM NULL A COLUMBIA rtcrumm Comedy, News, Shorts Saturday, August 22 Happy Hours Matinee in Afternoon Shorts, Comedy, News "TaJbpln Tommy" Serial Sunday-Monday, August 23-24 PUNCH-PACKED IOMAHCE! C. H. CBd YEB, M. D. 6URGHJON * PHYSICIAN Office John Oalbralth fitd*. Phone 444-*U MKLVIN O. BOURMB PHYSICIAN * SUROBON Off ice ova Past Office BUf. Phones Off lee 197 Refc W DR. CO. " Chirp Ovor Phon*3SO DENTIST Gas. Novocsdftt wed for •xtraotloB Located over Christens** store Phone, Business 110, ResMeao* TSt ALOQNA, IOWA DR. CD. 8CBAAT • DENTIST Qulnby Bid*. Phone U» Res. Phone 174 Algona, lows. VETERINABIAMg VOX ft WIWKEL Dr. L W. Fox Dr. 3, B. Winks! Office 990 West SUte Street ' Office Phone 47B-W Res. 47B-K ALOONA, IOWA Now NlCOtUT BQTKU waethe* jrow Tistt U te baslBMs ox pUMuro ox both. si isles tb*t «• surprisingly ConvraUotly loo«t«4 to la* BUSUIMS, ThMbs/ WnoUMle, FlntQ"l,*1 *ad Shopping District, tkis i»odera (bepiooi Hotel offsn •vexy nicety la »ppoln{in«nts. Its oomiorUbU beds, Uooos fexovboat ths country, «&d Us IOOIBJ will sssox* yo» Bight's tsst Its KM bat Bodsistsly priced xsstsm* th* lequii <aost erittetl. Within «hMO block*) Of •» /oui -A.J This Newspaper Sales

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free