The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 30, 1930 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 30, 1930
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tf- .*--- The Upper D6s July 36, 1930 HAQOARt* & BACKUS, Publishers. iatered as Second Class matter at the postoflfice at Algona, Iowa, under th u ..:'•. act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly, 1 Subscription Rates in Kossuth County; One Yeaf ( in Advance i --^»-ii»^^.-i J .i_____^ ...—*—*. .—$2.01 8i» Months, in Advance ^.———. ;.„_..-_., 1.21 Three Months, in Advance _.^~ •.**..<. .6( Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 6 cents per inch extra. CONGRESS WILL CHANGE. tinder the constitution, the membership of the national bouse o Representatives Is based upon the pop' ulatlon. The population shifts anc has also increased and when the last apportionment weis made conditions .were different from what they are today. At present there are 435 members in the house and the plan is not to change the number any more than "possible. A number of the states will retain their present number, some will gain, others will lose. The states that will no doubt gain because of Increased population are California, Michigan, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Oklahoma. Those who will lose from two to three congressmen are probably Aabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa. Iowa and several of the other states may each lose three congressmen. The electoral college is based upon representation In both houses of congress. At present Iowa has eleven congressmen and" two senators, giving us thirteen votes. If we lose three congressmen, we will have but eight district and but ten votes in the electoral college. One of the greatest objections to the change Is the fact that most of the state showing an increase have a large foreign population and apparent unjustness appears to those states like Iowa that do not have industries that employ thousands of foreigners. The 1930 Census is nearing completion and while the congressmen elected next November will serve their full term, the change Is not over two years distant. ENDURANCE CONTESTS. This seems to be a day for endurance contests. Some fellows want to become heroes, but in some of the contests It is hard to imagine that any good can result from these contests. Staying up in a flying machine for days must be trying and exceedingly hard on the contestants and perhaps their efforts demonstrate how well a gasoline engine is made, Dance marathons are not as popular as they were and the only thing that ever resulted was ruined health. Now the tree-sitting contest has become popular and men as well as kids have fallen for this damphool endurance feat. It makes a fellow think that Darwin was probably right and that we are slipping back to our origin. Contests that bring scientific results are logical but to sit in a tree for days without coming down in an effort to beat some other fellow's record Is the limit. swimmin success n ideal patronized than 1 your Income LuVerne News:' Every summer our ;prognosUcators/,sl)ake their heads the raln . they * 1 * at hw-re d l ,>»nd<ias no drinking. e drought: they sigh at the freshm water to.prqvttTed' in th| pool matiy of ' ' the children' cjall^at the 'stand for a drl^k-of.^water^ She invariably accommodates ' thjrn "but first they must say "please"? Vand afterward "thank you," ThJs'jn itself is no small thing in educating the boys and girls to be polite as well as orderly, Walter Fras- >er, j the guard Is an expert swimmer, and watches closely to see that nothing improper or immodest occurs. News and Comment. Try to Spend Less Than You Earn. Estherville News: It doesn't matter low big your income is about getting along so much as how little you can spend. If you spend less than you iarn your bank account is bound to get larger, but If you spend more than r our Income it will not be long before •our are on the rocks. It is very easy to live within your means If you only try. We can remember quite a while back when the net receipts of the Emmet County Republican, before it consolidated with the Northern Vindicator was $117 a month. That was the average for a year and two families had to live off .that amount. The writer was at the 'head of one family, a wife and three children, and Mr. Jenkins our partner, had a wife and two children, a total of nine that existed off $117 a month. Both families lived in rented houses, but they had no automobiles, took no pleasure trips, worked like the d——1 all the time and we believe that all members of both families were ust as happy as if their Incomes had been ten tunes as great. Spending money does not create hap- neither does hoarding it. In as buying the neces- ifeSdoes money) have much to APPLES NEED ANOTHER SPRAY Apple Maggot Did Consider able Damage in Northern Half of Iowa Last Year. PRODUCERS AWARD STATE FAIR TROPHY Plans for an Extension and Member ship Drive In F. B. Were Adopted in Algona July 26th. f?Tl ''stT"\£ -j*.^v—». j, -« '. you can^save as much just It might be a profitable idea to place a setting of eggs under these tree setters. If it.was not for the thermometer, many of us would not know thnt the heat is terrific. Corn needs hot weather, but cook- Ing it with Old Sol's rays for a week at a time is too much. Texas had eleven candidates for governor and "Ma" Ferguson was one of the leading candidates. Everybody should get ready for the big boom and period of prosperity that is just around the corner. It's bound to come. On top of the gang wars in Chicago, mothers are getting their babies mixed up. That Solomon stuff did not work in this case. A good old democrat remarked that the party In Iowa had all to gain and nothing to lose, so by adopting a wet plank they plan on having a heap of fun. Iowa is sure to lose two congressmen. Just where consolidation and redistricting will take place remains to be seen, but the Big Tenth should be left as it is. An exchange says that if it were possible for Dan Steck to run for United States senator in 1922, he might be elected. There will be nothing to prevent his running and he will have two years to campaign, but there are many things that will prevent his election. The hot sun and drouth is damaging the com crop without question. A damaged crop will mean better prices awt holders of old corn will profit but the farmer who has no old corn and feeds much stock will probably feel the effects of the higher prices. wind; they cry at the hail. For the last two weeks they have been telling us doleful tales about the damage the sustained heat has been doing to the growing crofls. They sorrowfully asserted that the average corn field suffered at the rate of at least a bushel an acre during every day of the drought. Some of them even expressed the direful prediction that there might not be any corn crop at all If the heat wave continued for another day or so. Experienced farmers know that Iowa raises its greatest corn crop in the so-called dry summers. It is rare, indeed, that the corn crop is hurt by lack of moisture. Too much rain is more damaging than too much sun. But as a matter of truth Iowa's climate Is ideal for corn. There are often periods of drought that seem to threaten ruin, and periods of excessive rain that give rise to dire forebodings; but nearly always the rain comes in time to prevent serious damage or stops in time to miss causing great loss. More Iowa corn crops are hurt by early frosts than anything else. The summers give little worry to the intelligent fanner — if they are hot enough. Right at present there is every Indication that Iowa will have an unusually fine corn crop. The excessive heat? Why, it has so hastened the crop's development that even backward fields of a month ago give promise of maturing before the first damaging frost. Hot Twenty-nine Years Ago. Ermnetsburg Democrat: The writer remembers well the record breaking heat wave of July, 1901, when the thermometer, for nineteen consecutive days, reached a maximum of 94 or more. For ten days it climbed over 100, reaching 106 July 21. We were in Washington, D. C., when the warm wave commenced. On reaching Emmetsburg, we recall that the corn leaves in fields would turn up every evening and in the mornings would uncurl again. There was no rain during the protracted hot spell. The corn crop was light in 1901. Other years we also had heat waves lasting for several days. Last summer we had a long dry spell but not such continuous heat night and day. Street to Swimming Pool Very Dusty. Citizens living on South Thorington street leading to the swimming pool are up in arms because of the excessive dust raised by cars going to and coining from the pool. A committee has been selected to appear before the city council to ask for relief from the conditions. Fred Wehler, who resides on this street, states that ho counted 197 cars driving to and from the park Bunday. The street is graveled and the passing cars stir up the dust so that it Is very annoying. The second brood codling moth lar vae, or to put It in more common Ian. guage, the side worms will soon be jolng into the apples and all orchan owners who have prospects for an ap pie crop should spray their fall and winter varieties of apples from Augus first to flfth. Only fall and winter apples heed this spray, but every apple -should be well covered to protect it from the late worms. This spray has been very important the last few years, as so much lamage has been done by the seconc >rood worms. Yet so many owners o) mall orchards leave it off and lose he effect of all the earlier sprays they applied. Spray Substance. This spray should consist of one to >ne and one-half pounds of lead, arsenate plus one of the following: one gallon liquicT lime sulphur or three iounds of the dry lime sulphur, the Ohio formula (1% pounds of dry lime ulphur plus' 5 pounds of hydrated ime) or a 2-4-50 Bordeaux mixture ilus fifty gallons of water. The Ohio ormula would be the best as there Is ess danger of burning with it. The ungiclde is added to the lead to prevent the development of sooty blotch or late scab. The Apple Maggot. The apple maggot did considerable damage last year in many farm' orchards in the northern half of the state and special care must be taken to eradicate it where it has gained a foothold. Spraying soon after flies come out is recommended by H. E. Nichols of the extension service. Besides spraying, it is necessary from now on to the end of the season to destroy all drop apples. This is best done by turning a few hogs into the orchard. If they are raked up, they must be gathered once a week and fed or burled at least three feet deep. Gold and Silver Medals. Kossuth county calf club and pig club groups, in addition to regular awards offered by the fair association, will compete for gold and silver medals offered by the Chicago Producers' Commission association to the champion baby beef and champion »pig club members respectively. *• - ' -•', ' the fourth successive year the champion county.calf club group in the, 4-H classes at the Iowa State Fair wm>recelve a .suitable engraved sliver from the ^Chicago Producers' 'TA' ' This 'trop sWas,, awarded, to, the county calf 'club group whose ten calves were outstanding ,?ln merit. Reports, however, Indicate that this county will have serious trouble in retaining the last year's laurels as there are severa mighty fine county herds primed fo this event. The awarding of this trophy is no the only means by which the prodtlc ers' organization are assisting In th 4-H club movement. At the presen time requests have been received from counties in the Chicago trade terrl tory for 184 gold medals and 152 sllve medals to be awarded the champio members of their calf and pigs club respectively. Name Contest. Plans for an extension and member ship campaign were adopted at a boarc meeting July 26 in Algona. The wee of October 6-11 has been chosen Ir which to center organization activities A contest for a name suggesting th objective of the drive will close Sep tember 1. A cash prize of $5.00 or a paid farm, bureau membership Is be Ing offered for the best name sub mitted. All entries should be sent tc C. B. Schoby, Bode, Iowa, who will as sign numbers and give them to th judges. Preliminary programs are .being as gembled for township meetings. Presi dent Chas. E. Hearst of Iowa, ha. promised a special message to Kossuth county farm bureau members. The expenses usually allowed speak ers Is to be offered to county churches or other organizations in the form o money rewards for successful assistance in getting new members. Othei contests for schools and township farm bureau units are in the proces, of development. Diseases of Small Grain. Diseases of small grain are much In evidence this year In fields where treated seed was used. Oat smu throughout the state is said to be worse than in 1929, fields running a. high as fifteen to twenty per. cent Stripe disease of barley which Is also a seed born disease is running as high as fifteen to eighteen per cent in some ocal fields. Treated seed gave almos complete control of these diueases .In grain fields, while a neighboring field las shown heavy damage. Smut is readily noticed -and identified while stripe usually causes dying of the plant and either stunts the growth to prevent formation of a head >r may result in a small immature or ight head which produces no grain or injures the quality of the crop. Ceresan and formaldehyde were usec >y many last spring and some tried the treatment on part of a field of barley and then failed to find the variation in ,he treated and untreated portions of he field upon a general Inspection while harvesting. At one such farm the owner after ieing shown the light heads and hredded leaves In the butts of untreat- d bundles was apparently muchr sur- irised not to find the same condition xisting In the treated area.. Because f the stunted nature of affected plants the disease Is not «nqted,,in a .ripened field without- close^,,inspection, Howver, the loss In yield and quality would e easily noted were'.the two pieces arvested separately. **>•*•„>• ^ • Seed grain saved from •affected fields for use in 1931 may be safely used if aed and treated before seed, pathologist of Iowa St, excellent' evidence of /stripe control in barley'by.use of seed treatment "dusts. Sauerkraut Day to be Hefi iFLakota. North Kossuth Record: Sauerkraut Day, the biggest one-day celebration n America, including Ledyard township, has been set for 1930 and the date will be August 29th. If you will take a look at the calendar, you will notice that this date comes on Friday nstead of the 25-year-old custom of holding the day on Saturday. The change was made when a majority jresent at a meeting Monday even- ng voted to have it on Friday, the change being made mainly because of encountering considerable trouble ' in' closing the concessions and stands on Sunday morning after the midnight hour. The suggestion of holding two days of celebration was also brought up, but those present vetoed this pro- josition with a^majority of opposing votes. C. R. Smith was temporary chairman in place of Ray Smith, who s out of town and E. R. Worley was made chairman of the committees on notion. The committees have all been appointed and as usual it will be the >ig day in northern Iowa. We have no particulars in regard to the pro;ram this week but will give out some nformation as soon as possible. Morth Kossuth Paving Progresses. Swea City Herald: After starting on the remaining eight miles of paving on road No. 9 at Lakota a week ago Thursday the Hallett Construction iompany had by Wednesday night of ;his week passed a point two and a rialf miles west of Lakota. It is expected that paving will be finished from Lakota to the loading plant east of Gerled inside of another week. Then the pavers will move the machine to the intersection three miles east of Swea City and work from that point east to the loading plant east of Gerled. Meanwhile the Boyett grading crew Is employed in building the shoulders on the four miles that have been completed from Swea City east. Two miles of shoulders have been completed the first of the week. Then the crew moved Into Swea City and on Monday began work on the approach to the west end of the paving mcl from that point will continue to build shoulders eastward. At present the work is being done with machinery, but later men will follow and give the job the final touch with rakes and [hovels . He Had Poor Bait. Bingsted Dispatch: One Rlngsted man who went on a fishing trip a short time ago lost his pants and burn- up his shoes in the fire. Ho recovered his trousers as an honest individual mailed them to him after he returned home. We're not going to give any further Information in this story as we promised not to tell.. We supposed the entire fishing party was sworn to secrecy, but the story was too good to keep and finally leaked out. "Flapper's" Mother Recalls Early Days. West Bend Journal: The wiring of the old Acheson farm house last week for electricity recalls to the mind of Mrs. Margaret Acheson', how, when she arrived here from Canada sixty years ago this coming August 31, she made the candles to furnish the light for the old log cabin. The farm house was built some fifty years ago and has not been changed to any great extent. Honey was found by the workmen in going through its walls. The place is now owned by Mrs. H. A. Sloan. Mrs. Acheson recalls the trip from Canada when she, two daughters and a sister came to Springville, later called Humboldt and by stage here. Jimmie Dean's family lived at McKnight's Point where they stopped to eat. Mr. Acheson first made trips to Port Dodge by oxen for their provisions and later to Algona, frequently stopping at Whittemore and taking Mrs. Chrlschilles and Mr. and Mrs. Farley with him. He hauled the first desks and seats from Fort Dodge which were used in the first riverside^ school house. Their hardships were many in those days but the door of hospitality was always open to the stranger and wayfarer. There were few graves in the riverside cemetery in those days which Mr. Acheson did not help to dig and Mrs. Acheson recalls dressing a -large number of babies who are now living here and she also helped in a good many homes in "laying them out," as it was then called for the last long rest. The farm telephone, rural mall delivery, automobiles, electric lights, tractors, radios, airplanes and the modern conveniences were entirely unknown. Mrs. Acheson is without doubt the only and oldest living resident of these original riverside settlers and she Is not so many years distant from the cen- utry mark. * CHRYSLER **«»* r Ckryshf Eight SftrtRiaJtHr (with 6 iffiri wbttls atid trunk tack), $139) NEW STRAIGHT EIGHTS . . , EIGHTS that reflect brilliantly that genius which inspires everything Chrysler out tiring driver or passenger does... Eights dramatic with . . . 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The Hagg Post of the American Legion announce that there will be a field day at the local airport on Sunday, August 24. There will be from thirty to thirty-five planes present to compete for prizes. Team Buns With Binder. Bur^ Monitor: When Wm. Schwle- tert stopped the horses on his binder and walked over a few steps to the fence to talk to his nephew, Brwin Schwietert, he thought that they v would be tired enough to stand a few minutes. But because the flies were bad, or for some other reason, the horses thought otherwise and started an Independent swath of their own right through the middle of the oat field. The binder, which was in gear, continued to cut for a number of rods despite the speedy pace. The strain finally became too gmat and the binder broke. When the sickle was no longer cutting it dragged through the grain and made going so hard that the team finally stopped. The cutting was held up a couple of days pending repairs on the binder. •Bel .. Catholic*and/an honored,—. — -,--, local council of the Knights of Jolumbus. , if William P./Hum was born'in New erlin, Illinois, on June 6, 1879, and died July 25,; at the age of fifty-five ears. He ^attended the public schools f New^Berlln and on, •February 14, »01, he was united in marriage, to atherine Rustemeier in New Berlin. 1910 they came to Kossuth county nd settled on a farm southeast of Igona. A few years ago they mov- to their present home in River- ale township about seven miles south- est of Algona. "Five children were born to this union. They are Paul, Bernard, Vincent and Mary Catherine, who are at home and Margaret, who is employed in the xllnic in Rochester, Minnesota, Beside the children he is survived by his wife. Funeral services were held in St. Ce- Celia's Catholic church of Algona on Monday and burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Father T. J. Davern officiated. A number of out of town friends and relatives attended the funeral. Algona Business Man Visiting in West. Redding, California, July 23, 1930, Haggard & Backus, Algona, Iowa. Dear Prof, and Bill: Your esteemed paper has been coming to me at San Rafael, California. My son, Clarence, who is a civil engineer in the employ of the California state highway commission, has been stationed at San Rafael for the past year, and, as you know, I have been visiting with him for several weeks and enjoying the California sunshine. But now we have left this pretty little city with its moderately warm days and always cool nights and for the present will be located at Redding, California, which is located some two hundred miles north and at the entrance to the mining, lumbering and mountain district in northern California. ^ From here we can see the extinct volcano Mt. Lassen fifty miles to the southeast and the snow-capped peak of Mt. Shasta, a hundred miles to the north, also the Coast range of mountains to the west and Sierras on the east and north. This is a hot place In the day time, 100 to 110 degrees but it always cools off some at night. Please change the address on my paper as given below? Yours with best wishes, J. A. Brownell, P. O. Box No. 133, Redding, California. O'Keefe Back in Lakota, North Kossuth Record; Oran O'Keefe was up from Gait with his family and visited with friends here Sunday and on Monday made a deal with Mr. Atteberry and, again will become the owner of the Arcade barber shop and Mr. Atteberry will take over the O'Keefe shop at Gait, which the former has been conducting for the past three months. Oran heeds no introduction to the people here, he is an all around good fellow and a good barber and the people will be glad to see the family again become citizens of Lakota. Mr. and Mrs, Atteberry who came here from Hampton this spring will move to Gait and take charge of the shop there next week. The Record wishes both families their share of good luck and success. Congregational Sunday School.Held Picnic. • The annual'^ic^c of, lie, .Congregational Sunday) School' last Friday at the, Call State,Park. There was' about one hundred and fifty, members present and they, all,, enjoyed, a program of sports and p. picnic supper. The church and Sunday School will t«n MlM.JI<a 4.l«.M»M.Ujh»fc.''~ *%*.« W»M&1« r ~* Cut Leg While Diving into Pool. 'Walter Keldelj a farmer, living near Algona, received a bad cut on the back of his knee last week while diving in the swimming pooL He'came up town and was in Lusby's drug store phoning when he fainted and fell.through a Show case,wAJwmber of 'Stitches were 1 -— .+-*•-- ^ wound.. S3Xtttt8xy^^ For Threshing i _v - it,-!»/.'** ,' w-wto^ifc^ Belting, one inch to six inch size. Belt Lacing. • Engine Packing Forks and .Scoop Shovels. Pump Oil Cans. 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