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The Algona Upper Pea Moines, Algona, Iowa, August 25,1936 aijjona Hipper £e0 ifiointg 9 North Dodge Street HAGGARD St WALLER, Pubhbert fettered as Second Civs Matter at the Postofftee at . Tow*, under net of Oonaress of March S. 18TO tesned Weekly NATIONAL aXlttttl. ASSOCIATION •1030 •MOOD- tuns w Kosairra co.: One Tew, In Advance Subscriptions Outside County. J3.SO per year, strictly in advance DISPLAY ADVERTISING, Sic PER INCH OomposUhm, 5 cents per Inch extra "Let the people kiww the trath and the try I* Mfe."—Abraliim Lincoln. "KNOCK-KNOCKING THE STRANGERS" A service club bulletin in Algonn last week cannot help but draw a reply. It resulted from an editorial in this column in last week's paper in which we stated honestly that If there proved to be a difficult problem in financing the new Chamber of Commerce setup. $4500 cculd be diverted from local service clubs into the civic organization's treasury without anyone feeling the pinch. The rebuttal somehow or other also managed to appear in the bulletin of the second service club, of which the writer of last week's editorial, and this week's also, is a member 'or was at this writing in case the blackballs are shuffled around 1 . The broadside, however, was not aimed at the IDEA expressed in oar editorial last w*ek. as much as it was at an INDIVIDUAL, whom it seems after four years, is still a "stranger with- ia our pite*~ Incidentally, the original suggestion, which caused the editorial came from a member of twr critic's service club, As it turned out. enough money in subscriptions is coming ia to finance the new Chamber of Commerce. Its success during its first year of etistCDce will depend on the cooperation of business and professional men. and the new secretary. Two years ago we distinctly remember conversing with our critic, who at that time was president of The Algona Community Club, and hearing him venture the opinion that if local service clubs were discontinued, it might lead to stronger support of a civic organization. This Sir Galahad, of course, meant nothing serious in his remarks— they were as playful as the bites of a year-old lion cub. We are certain that remarks we have heard from members of both clubs regarding the personal aspect of the bulletin would not cause its author to swell his chest with pride, however. Whether service clubs exist m not, is far from the point. If they can exist, and a strong Chamber of Commerce can do likewise, well and good. The chief purpose, however, of any civic organization is to present a united front as a community, to work for that community's welfare. That, as any reasonable-minded person knows, was the point made in last week's editorial One more point. This talk about "the strangers within our gates." If this community, or any community, is going to work together as a unit, there will be no such things as "strangers". Algona has a slogan—'The Friendly City"—originated by the earlier men who built the community. Men who come to Algona are here to stay—they are not strangers. They are no longer "strangers" when they invest their money and stake their future in this city. Men do not have to be born la a community to become a member of it. We »«gge»t that our critic forget the prattle about " 'realise that over fifty pefcvnt-wf and reduced foreign markets and multiplied the expense of relief." "The main trouble with these statements is that obviously they are not facts." the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald bluntly states. The administration's farm program helped to raise hog prices from *2.50 in June of 1932 to $9.10 hi June of 1938. and raised Iowa cash farm income from $277,- SS8,000 In 1933 to $44«,849,000 In 1935. "Colonel Knox would have us believe that he and his colleagues could have brought about even better prices for the farmer. Let the farmer figure that out for himself. Let him try to find anything in the Republican farm record of the twenties to justify any such fanciful conclusion. "Facts seemingly are not important, anyway, when a big show Is to be staged. By holding two notification ceremonies, the Republicans got a second chance to whoop It up." • • • Hen on Dad Swea City: A nearby editor who. like us, appears to be a little bit frayed by the current scene says "the youth movement, as we notice it locally, consist of getting to a dance at CO miles an hour in pa's car." the business and professional men in Algona today CAME HERB FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE. The same applies to our rural neighbors. Caning people "strangers" because they have not had their birth certificates recorded in the Kossuth county courthouse is so much piffle, and Is certainly an undemocratic statement, all the more surprising because it comes from an intelligent individual whose success in his own line is unquestioned and willingly admired. We thought it had been decided a long time ago—back in 1865—that this was a nation in which race, religion, creed, ancestry and place of birth were to be forgotten. Slinging a broadside against "strangers" is not conducive to a healthy condition in any city. It would be lur better for anyone who U naturally proud of their own splendid ancestry in the home community, to prove those qualities of virtue by making true and fast friends with newcomers of all stations in life, and welcoming them into the community as co-workers. That simple plan is what makes either a strong, single purpose city, or one with dozens of cross-flres which ruin every progressive attempt. Humor of the Week: A hotel clerk, having heard much about the inability of Englishmen to understand jokes, decided to experiment on an Englishman who registered. He leaned across the counter and after a few preliminaries asked the Englishman this puzzler: "If my mother had a child, and it was neither my sister nor my brother, who would it be?" The Englishman concentrated, but could not answer. "Why. it would be me." said the clerk. Upon hearing this the Englishman burst into loud laughter. Later in the day as he was visiting elsewhere, the Englishman decided that such a good joke would bear repeating, so he sprang it. The second party could not solve the answer, either, and the Englishman, with a twinkle in his eye said. "Why the clerk at the hotel." and then split into loud laughter. P. S. There's nothing like good, clean humor, is there? • • • And we wonder how many other have found the little misprint in the 1936 fair book, which we don't mind telling you is somewhere between pages 5 and 10 in the book. Now scramble. • • • Lament of the Week: Maybe no more Country Club dances this year. • • • And many a man today ta asking himself why in blazes he didn't buy a few thousand bushels of corn a month or two ago. • • • The American Dental Association ha* decided that patients need to have more social and professional esteem for the dentist They'll probably start drilling that into us. • • • The height of nerve is Capon? asking for a parole, and the wonder is that he didn't get it • • • The lineup for today's game—Italy, Austria and Germany, vs. Great Britain. France and Russia. • • • The papers tell oa that the Judge hid that diary of Mary Astor. We'll bet he's rereading it in private, • • • Somebody ought to stick a pin In Jane Arden or Franz in that so-called comic strip, and get them *tf*v married or a nimiaaiiil mll«» apart. — ' pense I* getting terrible. 2x4 Fence Rail Went Through This Race Driver, But He'* Coming to Kossuth Fair Veteran racing pilot. Arch Powell, of St. Louis, Missouri, one of America's premier daredevils In the thrilling pastime of shaking dice with death, has sent in a signed entry blank for the auto races which will bring the Kossuth County Fair to its climax. Friday. September 11. Powell scored in the Ripley "Believe It or Not" cartoons a few years ago when he went through the fence at the Langhorne Speedway near Philadelphia and a 2x4 rail went plumb through him but he lived and was the first racing man to do. Portland News Items ofBurt Vicinity Knocks Knox'* Knocks Decorah Journal: Colonel Frank Kncx. wealthy Chicago publisher, accepted the vice presidential Republican nomination by blasting at the New Deal. unl»ke his running mate, who at one time expressed a liking for some New Dtal measures, EUcb as AAA. The administration. Knox knocked. ' installed a. regimentation of agriculture that destroyed Joed As Professor Tnswel] la touring the Dakota* to flnd a way to solve the dust problem, wily republicans are suggesting that he use it to throw in the voters' eyes, • • • From the column "Scribbles" in the Fenton Reporter comes the following: Some of these types will be found at every dance. . . The Whirlers—This couple, no matter what type of music U being played, spins madly through the crowd bouncing off one couple into another. A definite menace, you can hear them say: "They'll just have to look out for us." Oblivious—These two, apparently much in love with each other, clasp each other tightly and move, with eyes closed, slowly through the crowd. Strangely enough, they seldom bump into anyone, although they don't look quite normal. The Opposites—While the majority of the dancers crowd the floor near the orchestra these two glide smoothly along at the other end of the hall. They are probably the smartest, for they encounter little interference and can hear the music practically as well. Cnescortej—This pair of gir!s apparently came to the dame together and spend most of the evening dancing with each other. B O. or halitosis, maybe. Spot Dancers—They move to a point near the orchestra and thereafter never move more than 4 or 6 feet /rorn that spot Too Uzy. perhaps. . . . And there are ethers, but of course, YOU ar.d I NEVER do ar.y of those thir.s'i. • • • Famous L*»t Lin*—Quarter a hole-: Visitors at Richmans Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Richmann and daughter, of Reardlyn. and Mr and Mrs. Johr. RJchmann and son Sumner. visited from Tuesday to Thursday at the Rev. L. Richman lome. They are Rev. Richman's •rothers. Mr. and Mrs. Albert iaase and daughter. Rose, and ilrs. Emil Schwarz, Blue Earth. Minn.. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Buck and two children. Chicago, and Jake England. Iowa Falls, also visited Thursday at the Richman home. Mite Society Meeting The Presbyterian Mite society meets Wednesday of this week at church. Mrs. Gertie Thompson, Mrs. Louisa Thompson and Mrs. Tom Trenary are the hostesses. HORMEL'S VEGETABLE SOUP 3 Cans For Price Of 2 Special At Your Grocer - This Week Only Regular 1 5c Value-This Week No Limit On Quantity For This Special Test Campaign . . . ff 10c Contain* 15 Diifcivnt Y.-LTUtl.U--. . . . and Vfta-T 1'i-iisive this \viiiU-r . . . Why n«n .-t^-k up n.j\V'j (THIS fHltt *jOOO THIS WfctH ONLY I will ht- ox- AT ALL ALGONA GROCERS Ernest Krueger, 89 Thursday was Ernest Krueger's birthday. On the previous Sunday a gathering was held at the home of his son, Albert, at Fairmont, Minn. Mr. Krueger is very active for his years, takes care of a large lawn and garden and last winter kept the snow shoveled from the block of sidewalk adjoining his ground. Paul Macauley assisted In the Lotts Creek creamery last week. The Fred Dorseya, Ledyard, visited Friday at the C. L Mansmith home * Lura Sflwick spent last week at Jie home of her brother, Harry, at treton. Mrs. Goozey, Algona, spent last week with her sister, Mrs. Margaret Murray. Irma Davison, who teaches at Sayton, visited at the Al Steahle home last week. The Busy Bee club met at the lome of Mrs. Clifford Holding last "•'riday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, John Kuchenreuther were dinner guests Thursday at The Charles Phelps home. Gayle Shackelford, Algona, visit- d from Thursday to Saturday with •er friend, Kathryn Elvidge. Mrs. Charles Armstrong. Livermore, and Mrs. Dora Armstrong, were calling on Bu'rt friends Fri- tay. Merrill Stott celebrated his eighth ijrthday Thursday afternoon by ntertaining a group of friends at a >arty. Mrs. R. E. Moyer and sons re- urntd Thursday from Fontanelle. .-here she had visited her mother a ew days. Next Friday afternoon the Leion Auxiliary will hold its annual radle roll party at the Tom Trenary home. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Schroeder and Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder were business visitors at Ames last Vednesday. Mrs. Carl Bahhng and Betty Walker are spending a c&uple of weeks with relatives at Greenfield and Osceola, Mrs. Leila Sp*rry spent last Wednesday and Thursday with her friends, Mrs. Rcscoe Stewart and Lauretta Larsen. Mary Peters, who teaches at Elgin, ill., is spending a two weeks' vacation with her parents, Mr and Mrs W. A. Peters. Einer Mcrne&s returned to Cedar Rapid* Friday after spending a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mra. N. I. ilorneis Wiilard Stow, Robert Esarey, L>;* Fraier and Charles Jianna •*er.t to Dfcs Moines Thursday. Ti.e>- returned Friday. J F. Btor*nds and too, George, ut-'.'.t Sunday for a visit at the Je-i. L»^ajj home. They are Mrg. D.jfir. i father and brother. Mr iii Mrs Thomas Killer, of Arcu-ijrb&g. visited Thursday even--* it tie Art Faadel home. Mrs. il.iitr it Mrs. F&ndel's sister. W/ isd Mrs. Jay D. Graham and Joj^eA Stwick attended the funer- -.. of ar. uncle of Mr, Graham at We&ittr City Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shutter «oid two daughters, Dane, Wis., Vij»ted from Wednesday u> Friday at die home of Mrs. Tres&ie Rings- d&rf. L»r and Mrs. A. C. Jacobs, Elmort. iliac., visited at the Misses Warner and Whitney home W'ed- r.tiday. They are old friend* of tetijs. Mr and Mrs. S. M. Peterson and daughter. Eroa. Waterloo, spent the week end at the home of their daughter. Mrs. Clarence Larsen, at Waterloo. The Aarun Taylors returned home Uit Tuesday from Rochester. Minn, where they bad consulted their child- Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, Hugh McDonald, Viola Smith. Sarah Schroeder, and Mary McGlnnis, Keokuk, left Thursday to spend a week at Deer River, Minn. Ruth Schroeder returned Tuesday from a vacation trip with her sister. Mrs. R. A. Bartlett and family of Whittemore. spent at Park Rapids, Minn., and Fort Frances, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schmidt. Bode, called Friday evening at the Paul Moore home. Mrs. Moore accompanied them to Swea City, where Mr. Schmidt played with the Algona band. Will Drager and two sons and two daughters. Highland, Wis., spent last week at the Emil Leek home and with other relatives in this vicinity. Mr. Drager Is Mrs, Leek's brother. E. O. Chipman and daughter, Vera, Mrs. Lillian Sheldon and Mrs. M. M. Chipman, were Mason City visitors Friday. They took Vera's cousin; Irma McGregor, who had been visiting here, who took the bus there for Nashua, where she was to visit other relatives. Mrs. Laura Mantor and daughters. Edna and Marjorie left on Wednesday after a few days' visit it the Misses Warner and Whitney lome. Marjorie is a teacher in a teachers' training school at Las Vegas, N. M- and Edna teaches in the Iowa State Teachers' College at Cedar Falls. The Mantors live at Cedar Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carroll, Endicott, N. V., and Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kresge and son, Alvin, of Ithaca, N. Y., spent last week at the George Carrol] and G. J. F. Vogel home. Frank Carroll la a brother of George Carroll and Mrs. Kresge is his niece. On Thursday the Carrolls. Pogels and their guests visited the grotto at West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Del Fitch were at Algona Tuesday and brought hero their nephew, Harley Fitch, for a visit. Nina Giddlngs attended a birthday party Monday evening in honor of her sister, Mrs. Housour, at Algona. Mrs. Albert Nellson's cousin, of Mollne. 111. .and a sister, Viva Ristau, Lu Verne, have been visiting at the Neilsons. Mrs. George Graham ST., Naurce, Ruth, and Lottie Graham, and Roy Clarke called Sunday on Mrs. George Graham Jr., patient at a Rochester hospital. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Samson, Algona, called on the Martin Beckers Sunday afternoon, and the H. W. and August Beckers, Algona, were there In the evening. Avery Fitch spent Monday and Tuesday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del Fitch, returniap Wednesday to Bancroft, where he is employed at the Taylor Cafe. Vernon Graham and Louis Larsen spent Sunday afternoon with Lezant and George Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Larsen, Burt, visitsd Friday at Martin Larsen's. Mrs. P. M. Erickson, Alfred, Jo- iflnna. and Helen Erickson, and William Graum were Sunday dinner guests at Martin Becker's, the occasion being Frank Becker's 14th ilrthdax anniversary. Laurence Gardner, of Louisville, Kv., and his sister, Mrs. Frank Looft, near Bancroft, visited childhood friends. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Godfredson. last week Wednesday. Mr. Garner te a teacher. Bonnie Bos worth spent Monday night with Margaret Ringsdorf, and Ardis Jane Bosworth was a guest of Rose Marie Ringsdorf. Rose Marie visited last week at Barney Frankl's, Irvington. Delia Czapp. Algona, went home Friday, after a visit with her cousin. Lavina Jandl. Ed Fitch, Sexton, called on his brother Del here Tuesday. The Mencet Trunkhills spent Sunday at Tony Jandl's. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lee. Irvington, were Sunday dinner guests at Alfred Godfredson's. The J. P. Heiderscheldts visited at Mr. Heiderscheidt's brother Mike's at Bancroft. The Tom Claytons visited relatives at Emmetsburg. Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Petersen and their daughter Erna took Nancy and Canla Leland to Blue Earth Sunday to meet their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leland F. Leland, and after a picnic dinner at Bin* Earth the Lelands all returned to their home at Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Austin, of Jewell, visited the letter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Larsen, over the week-end, and Dona Godfredson came with them to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Godfredson. going with the Austins for another week with Bernice Larsen at Jewell. Mr. and Mrs. Tony Jandl came borne lest week Thursday from Botiw, where they visited the Collinsons, Mr. and Mrs. Stickler and Mr. and Mr». Clyde Colllnson' Mrs. Clyde Colllnflon came here with them for a visit till Moidav Mrs. Jandl and Edw. Colllnson, ar& sister and brother. Mr. and Mrs, Martin Larsen daughters Elsie and Velma, spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Jennings at Titonka. Mr. and Mrs Lyle Godfredson, Masoti City, spent the week-end at the parental Alfred Godfredson's. Mr. and Mrs Hay DePue, Minnesota, arrived a few days ago to visit the former's sister, Mrs. Thomas Clayton. VUWUVWlArWVVVW West Bend Woman Hurt West Bend: Mrs. Wash Harris had the misfortune to slip on the cellar steps and fall recently. She had her elbow skinned and wat. badly bruised and shaken up. When she came to she was unable to see tor a time but ia improving. She was alone at the time and the fall might have been more serious. ssMrssMmyirsr. School Work Places a heavy strain upon young eyes. There la an intimate relation between eye strain and ineffic.- iency since 80% of all our knowledge la acquired through the eyes. A countrywide survey actually disclosed 5,000,000 young people In school whose progress la being retarded by faulty vision. la your child one of these? A. W. Amuoson OPTOMETRIST 1st Door South Call Theatre Mr. Farmer: —How Much Did It Cost You This Year To Put YOUR Machines in Shape for Field Work? Whatever the amount, we are sure it was money that you would rather have spent for other things. Perhaps you may have had to buy one or two new machines to replace some that were too far gone to fix up. Of course, you realize that rust was largely responsible for both of these cash expenditures. Possibly you thought when you were paying out that money and fixing your old machines this spring, that this year you would build a shed for them. Why not plan that shed right now? Your machines are in good condition now. 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