The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 21, 1930 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 21, 1930
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THE HUMAN SIDE OF ED, M, SMITH es Mdnes-Sepublicaa. May 21.1930 coal(1 Wdinary joys of fi , ot en0ttgtl - ef Iowa Pfft&W, Hii Ufo Stoty Puliei With H«»rt Throb*. Btety woman Iowa > republican can. '£iMuw*"Ii;i 0 ZJ "*"""• Iowa-born, the opportunity fleet,' The. fittfe" irKh KX as»*j» w^KfttSl 1 to buy re~oveT' • abl V nd , enthusiastic about f ?S! daughters through col- in the days when other people d Sl ng ? lot of to*** talking about ht omen ' Bd ' M - <? ffi ' tK ™* MASs^*,—™! '-Si^ hls""pdckefbo"ok° Si .l w \ s , no i any to ° Plentiful wKen *HC&»ft_taifui — ~..... has been re- ~-^'<iV.~ "'** "* his girls, Mrs. Gor- of Winterset, Iowa, has complete ""> of her father's paper. This is -w UBUI. trust, for- the Madlsonlan is £? 0 * .. e - most substa- ilal newspaper properties In-the state. Smith enjoys ner success. Every week during his term as secretary of state he runs ' down to see her. "At first there'd be a basket of letters, heaped up and running over", MM said, "but now there ever anything, She takes > Ell I* . i brother, we find school room a? *K* of seventeen. J**' dlvlded !n .l^ ana summer. Et attended a summer term agalft "e was twelve. Not even n h WM teaching! He when the pay . Schools t>upils studfed what and d ue to the sys- the farm sunim'er term, they , r - 8e1 ' en y eaf s old be- o" 8lly n a ?'t "tniggJlug With But Smith was equal by this timo had ad. quired the luxury of a riding plow, h , e . »« to 1« the art of sTaWg-on «i«—,; U«UUBUI mm a iiiue closer to his goal. He still remembers the- teacher's examination at the old state capltol, writing two full days on Jighteen subjects. He has always hs m a man driven by an Inner urge, •haps It Is ambition. ~ ' THE TRAIL cr FALSTAFF PALE ffliutratloiu by fewia Mym •*-<-'- i«-:-' •- ED. M. SMITH "But weren't you afraid?" he was liT ' tjrn over 8O valuable a 'business to a young woman?" Smith I'twinkled. "Did you ever see a mother .pigeon-crowd her babies off a ridga I pole? That's the way they learn to >Hy. The little pigeons cling as tight — «•— can. they Alt in their claw*. ~ -"y-^fss •;: "* *m«"*v;v*** Porhaps it is a tflP 8 thatlhWIrsometlii&g new fid beautiful..over the next hill. Per- laps It is the thrill of achievement, He wasn't content to be a courffiry school teacher. Bo he hitched up the old horse and buggy and waded hrough the plowed field and asked the farmers to elect him county superintendent, He was twenty-two when he started teaching, and twenty, eight when he became head of the school system In Madison County. Meanwhile, he had started sending In news Items to the Winterset Madl- sontau. They were pretty good news Items. Homer Thompson, then editor and Owner, lilted them and he liked Ed. M. Smith, too. He Invited the young man to enter a partnership. A lot of things happen all at once. Hero are a few short years when life Is almost a little too crowded. He has married charming Evelyn Crossley, his fellow teacher, and had his first two daughters. He becomes sole publisher of the Winterset Madlsonlan. 'He struggles through lean years of family illness, groat competition (four papers in one county seat) and the lack of money. But he keeps hanging on, just like he used to hang on the plow when digging into his books, and it all comes out all right. He isn't ever quite satisfied, he is always reading more books and talking to more people and going to more places. Roosevelt appoints bun postmaster, the rival newspapers drop out, he becomes president of the Iowa Press Association, he goes to the state senate for flve successive terms, fights for code revision; «t»a has a wonderful time. • Ed. M. Smith has the same feeling for the state of Iowa that a man has for his family. He tras helped shape Its destinies, both physical and mental, since .the early days when he grubbed out land on his father's farm to toe Utter days when he fought for his principles fci the-'senate. A youngster who was brought inp in those pioneer times whom twisted paper tapers took the place o! snatches and when boys saved string tfor long months In order to tav*» haBeoall, has a different, feel- Ing toward money than the present, generation. Wo this day Ed. M.* Smith has * vtvM memory,of his fatiher'-dlg^ _»__ . , - to , u ted (Continued from _Last Wednesday.) TVeariirTTook off my clothes. 1 ay In bed with the darkness enfolding me, and 1 closed my eyes to make n double darkness. Ha I right In the center of my eyes, burned the fatal paper with its atrocious suggestion. I sprang up. It was o'f no use. 1 must settle this thing once and for nil. I turned on the light and deliberately dressed again, 1 was going to the hotel where Garry had his room. I would tell him I had come back unexpectedly and ask to share his. room. I was not acting on the notel I did not suspect her. Heaven forbid I But the thing had unnerved me. I could not stay In Oils place. The hotel was quiet ~ A sleepy night clerk stared nt me, and I pushed past him. Garry's 'rooms were on the third floor. Through the transom I could see his light was burning. .1 knocked faintly. There was a sudden stir. Again 1 knocked^ Did my ears'deceive me or did 1 hear a woman's startled cry? There wnS something familiar about It—Oh, my Gpdl I reeled. 1 almost fell. I clutched nt the door-frame. I leaned sickly against the door for support Heaven help me I "I'm coming," i heard him say. The, door was unlocked, and there he stood. He was fully dressed. He -looked nf me with an expression on his face I could not define, but he was very calm. "Come In," he said. I went into his sitting-room. Everything was in order. I would have sworn I heard a woman scream, and yet no one was W sight The bedroom door was slightly ajar. I eyed It in a fascinated way. "I'm sorry to disturb yon, Garry," | * said, t, and I was conscious bow Sandwiches and Be—Merry ! When company comes, old friends and new will welcome this new time beer. Yes, it's aged an additional (30) days—that's what makes it so g °^?o i L 1 " indul & ence or »n moderation Falstaff Pale has no injurious after effects. Then, too, FALSTAFF PALE is a life saver with a hasty lunch. Today and every day drink this new time beer; you'll like it better than anything you ever tasted. Sold by all dealers in Fort Dodge. Buy it by the case. You'll Like Our Advertisement At the Eialto Distributed by Fort Dodge Bottling Works (ho strained L and. Queer my voice sounded. "I got back suddenly, and there's no ,pn»>*aj^nome. I 1 want to stay; here 'Wjtth*you,,lf ypu'.don't mind."'.* 3CMi%S2«i,;i-~.,>£iVv.:L:- . . % &w though — The Smiths have . ».««, ,«,uoi» wa- tte courage of their women tolfcOna " •S B Tifhe v; fii5* vaiiJTo'f 0 *^S&«£ eB 1 S J<ww^^>wwraw«dy.' l-'-Sat down jsrjBtflt-a'HSia fr*** Aa^» fMSSftfiva.'Stf"-" afWKA'^asxsirfflj i Jk«.s ««<« «~-r;.w.W mnvaA A*in..~i. .*._ » * ' —» «* MUM* Tlhink I "have THumplieU. Tonlglit she came to my room at my Invitation." . "Well?" "WelL, Jon .got a note. Now, 1 wrote^'that aote. • J ^plaunetllwthls scene,: this''discovery.'^.,! 1 planned it so that ypnr, eyes wonfdtbefppenedi so that' : yon would .see what'toe"was. °°*th nt> you jronld f cas$ -beiv from >' you ^ff^Kte' M $" n »>-'' 1 ^ vt,-"' - , - urn •aved enough to bring over 4he next younger. Ed. M. Smith's lather was the youngest in the family, ana >all three girls pitched in to bring him "to this country., These ar« the .beginnings which put power in a man's arm. A sturdy strain, this family !£ alt fc A ? d Sm - Jth '« tothw was ^ iJ£L»Si * Ws s tet W sacrifice. «e learned to read and write In might f ?&° 0 Jk ^ He b / ok 2 the virgin pS i that rtads and Softools might .blossom. . He Helped Ed to learn hllrA, B, <Ss from the old Maanoketa BrcelsW. Bd ! The germs of public lifo <were planted very early Jn Ed. M. Smith, I entirely unbeknownst to (him. And 'back of it, the three ~~ gallant Irish girls. And besides respect for the courage of women, Ed. M. Smith, learned 'ten- i aerness, too. His mother was a .semi- I Invalid following his birth. Thus Jt ! was that he made the breakfast, be i Kneaded the bread, be brought In 1 strings of sunflsh, because It was his [ mother's favorite, and he washed the ' ^? hes> II was Rl1 rJ 8ht about *very. .thing but the dishwashing. There ,- were three brothers, all older, and this ; ancient and honorable task was passed ; from one boy to the next. Ed, being j the youngest, and there being no sis. ter in the family, simply, had to bathe i the crocks and that's all there was to . It* '•''..' ^But he was happy, All pioneer boy* i,did these things. He saved string '•.like the other lads and made bis own iibaseball. He engaged in cob flglits land became expert In that game where ! <you sneak up on a swarm of bees and j swat one before the bee gets the idea. 4 He wore leather boots with red tops land copper toes, and froze bis toes regularly, Overalls were not com- i raon, The boys shoved their shirts , down inside their home made trous- , era and the dream of their lives was to own .a pair of felt hoots, for felt • boots were warm, "We didn't feel abused or unhappy" «ald Mr. .Smith. "We all lived the , flame. We .bad lots of good food and ' lots of fun. But to spend money for . playthings or for pleasure In any form I was just unthinkable. We didn't have any money. What a boy carelessly ."spends in a month now would keep • a pioneer family a whole year. I think { we were happier because we did have ; to make our own fun. We bad to use , our wlte," And then indeed, a big smile spread over Ed. Smith's happy face, He was , recalling the time, forty years ago pr DO, when h« and bis three brothers ; started the empty threshing machine i on Sunday to the great horror and Indignation of his Presbyterian papa. Separators, the old style horse power *"•"• were noisy in those days, and anQ daughters and my grandchildren I will get more kick out of it than I I 'shall. When the night of June second comes I shall sleep as peacefully as 1'ever did In my whole life." But don't j Relieve it. A man like Ed. M. Smith I gets a lot of kick out of everything he does; That's why, at the age of fifty, nine, he Is still tramping, fishing and hunting. He carries a couple of crooked baseball fingers as evidence •of 'his love for' the great American sport.' He has grown with his times. Ho is just as modern as the youngest executive in the state and with it all he has the soundness of experience and the dignity of complete honesty. He could go anywhere and Iowa would always be happy and proud to call him her own. Mr. Smith is proud of his entire family, and is never as happy as when ! they are all together. In speaking 'before a group of Polk county women, two weeks ago, he stated that his . '' "Had- a "good drive?" he went on genially. "You must be cold. Let me MSy-rayr * orojte^syoropp iin6Wnb,V 'wo^t'liear 'ydn those names- no,\not if sh matter, old man? give you some whisky." I held the gloss with a shaking hand; "What's the Xou're ill." I clutched him by the arm. "Garry, there's some one In that room." "NonsenseI there's no one there" "There is, I tell you. Listen! Don't yon hear them breathing?" He was quiet Distinctly I could hear the panting of buman breath. I £on .words' in •• •• "—— —a—i *•** . uboibwu bua(f U1I9 family consisted of.three grandsons, four daughters, three sons-in-law, and •one wife. The two elder daughters, Marion and Ruth, were graduated from th state university of Iowa in 1821. Th former was married to John Gorman •of Ruthven and they have one son John Edward, and is called Edwan .•after his illustrious granddad. They reside at Winterset. Ruth married Dr. Paulus K. Graenlng of Waverly and they reside in Oklahoma City and have a year and a half old son David. , A younger daughter Frances after receiving her degree in 1925 was married *o Wesley Pry of Hartley, and they, too, reside In Oklahoma City, Where Mr. Fry practices law, and is keeping up with his football training, by coaching In a high school. Their year .and & halt old son Is called Jim- role Wes, The youngest Smith daughter, Dorothy, is icompletlng her Freshman's year work at Grlnnell college. The three sons-in-law also attended Iowa University, Mr. Fry receiving a degree In law, and Dr. Graenlng-ln medicine. Mr. Corman has a general insurance agency in WJnterset. During these years that Mr. and Mrs. smith have been educating their children, they made their home bos- pltahle, and various groups gathered there,, during vacation time. Mrs. Smith, like an mothers, and like her husband, Is never as happy as when the children and thejr friends, and • now their families, come home. The children are planning one of these-Joyous occasions on June 1st, their parental ?2nd wedding was going mad. I could standTit "no longer. "Garry," I gasped, "I'm going to see, I'm going to see.« "Hold on—» ''Leave go, man I Pm going, I say You won't hold me. Let go, I tell — ™**l *JGL £U ( ± ItJll you, let go—Now come out, come out whoever you are—Ah I" ' It was a woman. "Hal" I cried, "I told you so, brother; a woman. I-think I know her, too. Here, let me see-l thought H, 1 n a i d * cl H tched her, pulled her to the light. It was Berna. Her face was white as chalk, her eyes d^ted with terror. She Urn- bled. She .seemed near fainting "I thought so." • Now that It seemed the worst was betrayed to me, I was strangely calm I made her sit down. She said no word, but looked nt me- with a wild Pleading In her eyes. No one spoke ahere we were, the three of U s- Berna faint with fear, ghastly, ${ iui; i calm, yet calm with a strance rfS 1 ^ 11 " 068 . 8 ' ""I Oarry-he nr^ ,«, m ,' He had seated himself, and with the greatest sang-froid be was tlghting a cigarette. ' brocket. 8 tenS8 S " enCe - At lnfit 1 "What have you got to say for yourself, Garry?" I asked £ ™* v » 1 ™ *ow calm he was. which .„ .... anniversary, The event will be celebrated Jn the Smith family home at Wlntereet. It "believed by the whole family, and all their Wlpterset friends, a most happy augury of auccess for the fol- Joiylng day, which Is election day, PP the light of a large reading-lamp; then coming to me be looked me > In the -face, Abruptly his «hn . mannw dropped. He grew .shnrp. forceful; his voice rang clear. Listen to me. i came out here to ' "* -- ' O*'*"|j * v OtlTW jUUi wanted me to believe that tbl girl was good, you believed it. Xou were bewitched, befooled, Blinded. er of _ call her' were tenTtimes as" nnfalt&fa^ won't, I say,' I'll choke the\wc._ „ your throat Pll kill you,' if.'you nt ter a word against her. Oh, wba have you done?" "What have I donel Try to be calm, man. What have I done? Well this Is what I've done, and It's the lucky day for you I've done It. Tve saved you from shame; I've freed you from sin; I've shown you the baseness of this girl." He rose to his feet. "Oh, my brother, I've stolen from you your mistress; that's what I've done." ,J <C ! h ' no> you haven't," l groaned. God forgive you, Garry; God forgive you I She's not my-not what you think. She's my wife!" I thought that he would faint. His face went white as paper and he . shrank back. H e gazed at me with ! wild, straining eyes. "God forgive, me I Oh, why didn't you tell me, boy? YOU should have trusted me. i'ou should have told me When were you married?" "Just a month ago. l was keeping It as a surprise for you. I was waiting till you said you liked and thought well of her. Oh, i thought you would be pleased and glad, and 1 was treasuring it up to tell you." "This Is terrible, terrible! His voice was choked with agony. On her chair, Berna drooped wearily. Her wide, staring eyes were flxed on the floor In pitiful perplexity. "Yes,.It's terrible enough. We were so happy. \ve lived so Joyously together. Everything was perfect a heaven for. us both. And then you came, you with- your charm that would lure an angel from high heaven. You tried your power on my poor little girl, the girl that never loved put me. And I trusted you, l tried to make you and her friends. I left you together. In my blind Innocence I aided you In every way-a simple, loving fool, you came-like « serpent, a foul, crawling thing, to steal her from me, to wrong me. She was loving, faithful, pure, you would have dragged her In the mire, roir—» "Stop, brother, stop, for heaven's sake I you wrong me." He held out his hand commandingly. A wonderful change had come over him. His face had regained its matter bow much It liuft me, rne more the better, anything to save the name. You would have broken my heart, sacrificed me on the altar of your accursed pride. Oh, I can see plainlyftnowlv There's a thousand ^earB.of.-fprejudlce and bigotry^ concentrated tnfyou. Thank Godl I have a humnri heartl" " ' <•" , see was. tow? yon Bay n Bay sha ( came ; here 8t l j;dnr bidding; you swear ahe^woold hay»'-been unfaithful to mo. Well. I tell you, brother of mine, In your teeth" I believe youl" Suddenly the little, drooping on the chair bad raised Itself 1 ;, the white, woe-begone face with the wide, staring eyes wan turned toward mes the pitiful look had gone; and In its stead- was one of wild, unspeakable were to thunder ray ears down all eternity, I would tell them they *' y lied, they lied!" A heaven-lit radiance was "to -the gray eyes. She made 1 as If to com* B terejstlie mat convinced these vperts LESS THAN the ordinary wear was found in the pistons after a 9000 mile test run with this improved motor oil—New Iso-Vis. AL J. A. calm, ft was proud, stern. *"»* you „ bad to wake you realize the old record, About twenty sdjooiB were entered in N«irt Friday at four o'cJoofc have -. •• T^--., «>, MM.\I Quietly to n.» P ? I- d ° PSn J UeVer tbOU Sht to pleyj I've done a thing i never thought (0 bave dirtied my bands in fn? 7>° lD « 1 n ? X ' m 80rry and «shamed for Jt, But I tell yog, Athoi—that's all. M QQCTS my witness, I've done you no wrpng. surely you don't «ne p low as Jtbat? I did fa- my yery Joye your honor's aske, | astsed hi that you wight see what she hut that's all, J eweap it. * as safe as if in a cage o< know It," I sold; don't aeej} to tejl , brought her here, to '»| know THE piled-up evidence from hundreds of laboratory tests was not enough. The experts wanted the proof, of a practical road test showing • hpwNew Iso-Vis Motor Oil protects the moving parts in an engine. So this engine had been rushed hrough a test of 9000 miles. Art now the micrometer reported (ess than normal wear ... the bearing wear was less than 1/1000 of an inch. The experts were convinced. Here are the reasons for the high lubricating value of New Iso-Vis- 1 SI'S-SrjSK^ s S£± «—-*•**•• special patented process. en |»ae temperatures both far above 9 sr^assss-sss 2?i?Sr **•* *-- «-dUM Pans „ the cra r stj^/r^rs ~ $0 »V|S ~^*r w • %r tfUMt 1

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