The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 30, 1930 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 30, 1930
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The tfpper D6s Moines-Republican, July 30,1930 ARMSTRONG MAN TAKEN FOR RIDE Several Stories Circulated in Community Denied by Fred Houseman, SAYS MAN A1TD WOMAN AFTER MONEY, Chrischilleses and Aimers Discover the When Accosted. Was Badly Beaten Up. Swea Olty Herald: Fred Houseman, Armstrong stock buyer and feeder, was taken for a ride in true gang fashion a week ago Monday the Fairmont Sentinel reports. Continuing the story that paper prints the following paragraphs: "It was quite an affair and created a sensation in the neighboring Iowa town. One report claimed Houseman was relieved of $2,000 in casn. This Mr. Houseman today branded as untrue, but he asset ted he was taken out in the country and '.held for four hours by a man and a woman.' He said he was released after he refused to pay any money. " 'Money Is what they wants.1, but they didn't get a cent,' Mr. Houesman tola the Sentinel today. He said he was badly beaten up. The altercation took place west of town. Mr .Houseman said' he was looking at some stock when the parties accosted him and took him for a ride. Neither Es- thervllle nor Armstrong newspapers had an account of the affair which occurred Monday. "Asked if he was going to prefer charges against his alleged attackers Houseman said he had no statement to make but that he was waiting for time. A story current around Armstrong claimed Houseman was riding with a woman when a man met them • on the country road and started a fight. The man and woman are said to have been from Estherville. Mr. Houseman denied this story. "Seeking further details from Estherville, The Sentinel today was told by Sheriff Brown of Emmet county that a prominent Estherville citizen, well known in Fairmont, had been arrested for the assault on Mr. Houseman and had - pleaded . guilty to a charge of assault and battery. Sheriff Brown said Houseman had a black eye and some bruises. The sheriff said the Estherville man, who is married, had not been fined or sentenced, the county attorney being out of town at the time of the arrest." One Dies, Two Injured ift Car Wreck, Llvermofe Gazette: A distressing accident and one that again demonstrates that'joy tiding and booze won't Mix successfully, bcscurred in LlVef- more last Sunday morning at two a. m. in Which at least one life is likely to be sacrificed. • one Davis of Bfadgate, was at the steering wheel as his car attempted to rotihd the cdmef at the Marso residence, one block north of main street. There were three other occupants, being Miss Katie Lau of LuVerne, a former employe.df the hotel here, Paul Hansen of Bode, brother of a former well known Livermore man, and another man whose name we have not learned. The car was going in high speed, and some bad steering carried it over the ditch and sidewalk and onto the adjoining vacant lot, a -total wreck. Paul Hansen and Katie Lau were picked Up, bruised and mangled, and rushed to the Algona hospital. The driver escaped serious injury, and the fourth party "beat it." Miss Lau was found: to have some broken ribs and other serious injuries, and Mr. Hansen a badly broken and mangled arm. Chances of recovery of both were in doubt for awhile, but we understand that Miss Lau has been able to return to her home in Lu- Verne. Mr. Hansen would possibly have recovered from his injuries, but gangrene has set In on the mangled arm, and he is not likely to recover. The sheriff and Miss Lau's relatives Were here looking into the situation in regard to the liability of the driver; Davis, but beyond paying a flne for driving a car while intoxicated we believe nothing has been done. A later report since the writing of the above is that Paul Hansen died today as a result of his injuries. A Fine Picnic Ground Here. Llvermore Gazette: A very social time was_enjoyed at the Boone picnic at the Algona fair grounds last Sunday. .The Steve Baker and Chas. Jones families were well represented. Also Margaret and Ted Jennings and Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Johnson were present. A very good program, which Mrs. Steve Baker supervised), was enjoyed, and also a big picnic dinner. Superintendent Bonner Improving. Eagle Grove Eagle: Friends who have called on Superintendent Bonner of this division of the C. & N. W. railway, at his cottage on the banks of Clear Lake are pleased to note an improvement in his condition. He will soon "move to another cottage on the south side of the lake near Algona Beach. Welcome'lo lowas Five Million Dollar Deposition JTfcai an outing you will have at this year's Iowa State Fair! Over 300 acres of exposition features ready for your enjoyment— 6,000 head of prize livestock 2,000 farm boys and girls in competition Statewide Agricultural-Horticultural Show 40 Acres of Machinery and Equipment National Gladiolus Show (500,000 blooms) Women's Exposition filling two buildings Mid-season auto show; statewjde radio show; state educational exhibition; Iowa fish arid game exhibit, and hundreds of other features. And Such Entertainment! National Air Show and Air Races Five days of horse racing for $20,000 Two days of championship auto races • "The Awakening," America's most colossal open air spectacle Complete cjrcus and hippodrome show Bohumir Kryl and six other famous bands Society Horse Shows, four nights Old fiddlers contest; team pulling contest; state checker meet; state horseshoe tournament; 40 carloads of midway shows; 100 acre free camp. Eight glorioui day* and nighti of pleat- ure, education and inspiration. Plan now to BE THERE! Iowa State Fair Uuq 20*29 , Dbs Moin^s Early American Cities Visited by Algona Travelers of Men Beautify the Highways from Albany to Boston, HISTORY TREAStmEg IN COLONIAL CITIES, ChrlschHless and Auners Discover the Charms of the Country Where American History Was Born. This is the second letter which T. H. Chrlschilles wrote for the Upper Des Moines- Republican while he and Mrs. Chrischllles and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Auner were touring the East on a sight-seeing trip. They returned to Algona on Monday after a three weeks' trip. We arrive in Albany at five, six or seven o'clock, depending on whether we are traveling- by eastern, railroad or daylight saving time. .Here we make the rather uncomfortable discovery that on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays the fare for automobiles is one price; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays it doubles. And this Is Friday. We breakfast at Albany and continue eastward, bound for Boston over the Mohawk trail. Scenlcally, this has been the mos delightful day since we left home, just two weeks ago. . Of course, we have had guide book descriptions of the route, choice of which the following is bit, "The Mohawk Trail, the poetic name of this new highway hints at the rich historic associations which are blended with its'beauties and, added to these are peculiar scientific .and industrial (interests which make it unique among the highways of the continent. Affording the tourist the fullest delight, thrilling the traveler with that which is earliest sturdiest and sternest in the history of this country, taking the scientist back to that ice age which gave birth to the present world, and bringing all into touch with several of the best examples of the conquests of united science and industry, the trail is loaded with lore and bounded all its length with demands upon our imagination and our wonder." For once, a book is right. guide Passing through Troy, over curving, winding, tree-lined highways, we prepare ourselves for the wonders and beauties , t which are to follow. The country-side is ,Qld English, beyond a 1 doubtJ 'everything is t!n*av orderly, well-kept,;.The vegtitatton,,Js bright green and the low rolling, hills are only, partly tree-covered, displaying many bare pasture spots to intrigue the eye. lUmm • 4BP^r(rtl 3r MM The ordinary "rough box" into which trw c**e» ii lowered M rkve afford* only temporary protection- . r ft muontbl* ftdditipiwl W, you cm provide » Bwlatsff BwtaJ rou«}> box, TW» v*«l» Uro»d» of fiw) painfully, f ^Suddenly; we^realize that we have been I climbifig-and when we at last reach the 'summit of Hoosac mountain, such a view greets us that we stand in silent wonder at the spectacle, There below us, a fertile, patchy- quilt valley, completely surrounded t by four ranges, of Chills and mountains, Adlrbridacks, White. Catskills and the Berkshires. From this point until we reach Boston it is Just one panoramic thrill after another. Always great, spreading, old trees line the highway, always the same well kept farms and dwellings and on this particular ride, many varl-colored wild flowers. In the Berkshire Mts. We follow a deep ravine, mountain sides on either hand and the river at our feet. Lower and lower the river drops, higher and higher the mountain sides seem to rise and the way is through the virgin forest. Soon the road becomes a wide shelf, chiselled out of the rock, winding and twisting through the narrow canyon and affording scenery of quiet charm. Not the majectlc grandeur of the Rockies, to be sure, but the same narrow road, the same churning stream and the same mountain background only on a smaller scale. We come to Williamstown, seat of Williams College and called on the "advance" bill boards, "The Village Beautiful." Again the press notices are true. This, little town, nestling in the valley, surrounded' by magnificent trees and beautiful, green lawns, is the most attractive spot we have seen on our travels. ' 'Tls said there is not a more delightful campus in all America, with its splendid specimens of colonial architecture and its equally splendid reproductions of Gothic and Georgian. At North Adams, a. bustling industrial city, we become aware for the first time, that we are in Massachusetts. We again deceive ourselves that we have seen the most beautiful part of the Mohawk trail. Winding out of North Adams, we are in the very midst of the Berkshire hills and we make frequent stops at the various observation towers which have been built along the roadside. At a hair pin turn, about half way to the summit of one of the highest elevations, we lunch on a broad veranda overlooking a scene of tremendous beauty. A great, fertile valley stretches out below us. dotted with towns, villages, lakes and farms; a back ground of tree- covered hills seems only to accentuate the charm of this bit of New England landscape. From this point we see three states, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. We are now in the Land of Maple Sugar; we buy this delicious Vermont confection at stands along the way. Highways Bordered With Flowers. Everywhere along the entire highway from Albany to Boston (which, by the way, is just one hundred and eighty- two miles) are crews of men, raking, hoeing, pulling weeds, and beautifying the highway. Touring the East Is like taking a ride through a beautiful, well' kept garden. At Shelburne Falls we see a unique Bridge of Flowers; an old abandoned, concrete bridge has been filled with gorgeous flowers, growing on steel fences and, hanging over the sides. The Deerfield and Cold rivers keep us almost constant company, pic turesque, fickle, little streams, trickling over ft rocky bed almost like a brook at one point, emerging suddenly into ft valley and rolling on ^{tjj gre^t dignity, Mm m again encounter a wild, rugged, lake and pine region; no traffic, no signs of civilization, a bleak, desolate regior. as primitive fcs though the hand of man had never touched it. Yet we are only an hour's ride from Boston Now our scene changes. Back again to a more densely settled area, abounding in placid, quiet lakes, and smai: farms, surrounded by well-ordered flower gardens and green luxurious shrubbery. The small bodies of water we see today are like mirrors, so calm, so tranquil and reflected in them, we see the pines and birches which line the shore. Mill streams, babbling brooks even the usually ugly slough, in which grow water lilies, lend an air of charm to our quaint picture. And so it has been a day of beauty, this day in the Berkshire hills; we hope we have been able to bring to our readers in this hurriedly written style, just a faint idea of our feelings and emotions, as well as a mental picture of the scenes which have so entranced us. The Berkshire hills will always live in our memory not only because they represent Nature in her most restful, most peaceful mood but because they link with the beautiful, also, the historic background of the beginnings of our country. The City of Concord. At Concord, that immortal place in American history where took place an encounter between a small body of Colonists and the British on April 19th 1775, are many places of interest, including the Battle Grounds, Old North Bridge, Statue of the Minute Man, and the burying grounds, which contain the mortal remains of Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and many others. From Concord to Lexington, every foot is sacred ground Here American history may be said to have begun. We pass through Arlington, Cambridge and there before us looking across the broad Charles river lies Boston. It is an impressive picture, at six in the evening, with a setting sun flooding the river and the city in a glow of light. Ahead we see the sign of-The Kenmore; after this, we arc going to stop only at those hotels which display large, impressive signs on their roofs where all may see. In the evening, we ride with friends of the Auners, Rev. and Mrs. Elmer Owen, through quaint old streets ant over broad impressive boulevards. In the darkness the city takes on an atmosphere of romance; the old colonla houses, with white columns gleaming through the trees; the wide, glistening Charles river, with lights twinkling on its glassy surface; the imposing buildings of Harvard University, with lighted towers; tiny parks, massive granite buildings of modern design, the old and the new, here blended together in perfect harmony. We pass the Longfellow home and the Village Blacksmith shop; on past the magnificent, modern, Grecian-styled buildings of the Massachusetts ^Institute of Technology,^ T>en back! again to the Kenmore, ready for our first day's sight-seeing trip^tomorrow, WP have not been in the Grey line sight-seeing bus long before we realize that in venerable, cultural old Boston, we have struck a gold mine ,of rich tradition. Almost every 'the; Historical Boston. Let lis follow the guide for a few moments. Here is Boston Commons, embracing forty odd acres in the heart of the city; Old Granary, burial ground of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, parents of Ben Franklin and Mary Goose, author of Mother .Goose; Bunker Hill Monument, located on Breed's Hill; United States Navy Yard with the reconstructed old frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides); starting place of Paul Revere's ride; North church, where hung the lights, which gave the signal to Paul Revere; Paul Revere's house, Faneuil Hall (Cradle of Liberty); Old State House, where Washington reviewed his troops in Boston and which still flaunts the old English Lion and ;he Unicorn; and we might go on for page after page. For the first time, we suffer sharp pains of genuine remorse when we think of the treasures we must leave untouched, unseen and unfelt; it would not matter if we had three or four days to spend here, we would still have the feeling that we lad slighted this most sacred historic spot in America. Yet this feeling that nothing short of a month's stay here, would suffice, gives us some consolation. After all, we realize that we are only skimming the surface, getting a bird's-eye view of this great country of our's so that some time, in the not too ar distant future, we may return to ;hose spots which stand out brightly n our memory and give to them, a more careful and deliberate scrutiny. A bite of lunch and we leave on another tour to Marblehead and Salem, n a sight-seeing bus which should lave been placed in a museum of relics years ago. But even the physical dis- comforture of a hard-riding, Jerky, old irehlele fails to dampen our ardour. Through Linn, famous for its shoe manufacturing, along the Atlantic to Marblehead, where from the massive, agged rocks of tremendous size, we watch the great ocean ebb and flow. A •acht race is in progress, far out in the ocean and the tiny white sails look almost like toy ships in the distance. The ittle harbor presents a picture of marl- time charm, with its varied sailing craft. At Abbott Hall, we view the 'amous painting by Wlllard, "The Spirit of "76"; then we tour the quaint old town, with its crooked streets, built on the rocks. All during our afternoon ride, we have passed unusual rock gardens, which have inspired our guide to extremely, flowery, figures of speech. 'Here hard, cold rock blends with soft, warm Nature, to produce an ensemble, etc., etc." We excuse him, because ;hese rocky, huge, granite formations aave indeed, been made the foundation for some lovely" gardens. Salem, "Witch Town." At Salem, "Witch Town," birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne, are scenes which are quaint and weird, totally unlike any other in New England. The charm of the past, with all its superstitions, as well as its heroic history, whispers along the historic street and looks out upon us from every window of the beautiful colonial mansions until we feel that we are living in the days of the Puritans and that the witches are in fact, a reality. In the harbor, where once the commerce of our country centered, one sees now only an occasion fishing vessel. The wharves have fallen into decay, the commerce has turned to other ports and the old town has been forced into plher fleldg of Industry. IB foe, *'H.<Mse. e| Seven Gables," 24,000 MILES IN A YEAR ... and the only expense was 75c for n shock absorber link and 5Oc for a new rubber for the windshield wiper ENTHUSIASTIC letters about the Ford car arrive daily from every part of the world. The following is typical of a great number received. "Just a word regarding our experience with the Model A Ford. "We purchased the car January 7, 1929. In the first twelve months it was driven more than .24,000 miles over all kinds of roads and in nil kinds of weather, from the nearly impassable roads we had in the spring of 1929 through burning heat. Also through the heaviest of rainstorms where many cars were dead and had to sit on the roadside until they were dried out and pulled in, and through deep snow. "The valves were ground at twenty thousand miles and apparently the car was running perfectly at that time, but some of the service men thought it would be advisable to grind them. Inspection of the m6tor at that time showed it to be in perfect condition. "The only expense we have had is 75c for a shock absorber link and SOc for a new rubber for the windshield wiper. "The car has given nu average befter than twenty miles to the gallon of gas. We are well pleased with the performance of the Model A Ford car and believe it is the most economical car there is on the market." Thousands of other Ford owners in every part of the world report the same satisfactory service and economy of operation and up-keep. In comfort, safety, speed, power, in beauty and reliability—in everything that goes to make a good automobile — the new Ford is a value far above the price you pay. FORD MOTOR COMPANY made famous by Hawthorne, we flnd our most Interesting colonial home, a really old structure, reeking with traditions from the dim, misty past, We climb the secret stair case, hidden behind the chimney, which once, 'tis said was used by those accused of witchcraft. Good judgment has been dis- jlayed In the furnishings of this old lome and enough of the original wide floor boards, old wall paper (or exact copy) massive, wooden beams and other distinguishing features are still in- .act, to give an impression of authen- ilcity. Other places of Interest are pointed out, the witches hanging hill, .he old burial ground, church with a bell cast by the talented Paul Revere and many others. But we must hurry tack to Boston and keep a dinner engagement with Rev. Owen and his charming wife and daughter, Paul Revere's Country. We have been repeatedly impressed, during the fleeting and extremely rap- d progress of this trip by the magic romance that darkness weaves about he places we visit. No where is the spell more apparent than in Boston. We drive tonight under the mystic cloak of darkness, over ground hallowed by traditions of the past. Over this road, once galloped the intrepid Paul Severe, sounding the alarm that trans- ormed this quiet, peaceful, countryside into a bloody battlefield. Even to ;his day, on April 19th, at midnight, a costumed patriot rides each year the self-same road, keeping alive memories of days gone by in the minds of a modern generation. Through Lexing;on to Concord and out to the North Bridge, where we leave our car and walk to the spot which inspired the familiar lines, By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled; Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard 'round the world." In hushed silence, we walk through a long avenue of giant pines, their inky blackness forming an Intricate silhouette against a deep, blue sky. Myriads of twinkling stars are reflected in the still waters of the slow-moving river. Fireflies gleam along the banks. Only the occasional croaking of a bull frog breaks the peaceful silence of the night. We stand before the famed statue of the Minute Man, first public work of Sculptor French, who has also made the statue of Lincoln in the Memorial at Washington, D. O. How much more Impressive this nocturnal visit than if we had taken it under a glaring sun and shared it with a mob of chattering gight-seers. To even the most casual visitor, the cultural and intellectual atmosphere of Boston must make Itself felt, if not by actual contact then by the mere realization that among others In this vicinity are the following colleges and universities: Smith, Wellesley, Radcliffe, Haryard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Boston Tech. What" other American city, with the possible exception of New York, may boast of a larger and more impressive list of institutions of higher learning? With such a background of culture and intellect, where are the Emersons, the Longfellows, the Whlttiers of today? Patterson Spoke at Wesley F. B. Meeting. Senator G. W. Patterson 'Of this district was the main speaker at the Wesley township farm bureau meeting held Friday night, July 26. He strong- ly advocated the proposed income tax plan and vigorously supported Mr. Turner in his gubernatorial campaign. The pheasant problem was discussed and the township farm bureau went on record as favoring an open season throughout the year for farm owners on their land. Numerous members present expressed themselves saying pheasant losses on their farms were of a very serious nature. Julius Kunz, president of the county fair association, talked on county fall- Improvement. Edward Funnemark, 4- club boy, gave his part of a dairy demonstration on the production of clean milk and also told of his experiences at the boys' camp held recently at Camp Foster on East Okoboji. Theron Hanson, president of the Wesley township farm bureau was in charge of the program. One of the words that will soon be obsolete is petticoat. Bargains USED CARS '29 Chevrolet 6 sedan 1926 Star tudor 1926 Master Buick coach 1929 Ford tudor. 1928 Chev. 4 truck. Buick 4-cyl. sedan. 1929 Chev. 6 truck 2-1925 Ford tudors 1926 Chevrolet coach Ford truck OIL AND GREASE Kohlhaas Bros. Phone 200 Algopa, Iowa.

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