The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 6, 1930 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 6, 1930
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The ttyper Pea^ Moines-Republicatt, Auguftt 6, HAGGARD & BAOKtFS, Publishers. as Second Class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa, undef the act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Issued Weekly, : Subscription Bates in Kossuth County: One Year, in Advance — 8k Months, in Advance — — l-2< (Three Months, in Advance Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 30c Per Inch Composition 5 cents per inch extra. AUTOMOBILE: ACCIDENTS. Automobile accidents are taking & toll of about 35,000 lives in this country every year. We read of earthquakes in Italy, floods in other parts of the world and thank the Lord that we are not endangered by these catastrophes, yet we are courting death daily by the automobile and mere people are killed every year than are lost in all the floods, earthquakes and natural calamities hi the whole world. These automobile accidents are due to careless driving and ignorance of traffic laws. One cannot drive ten miles on the paving without meeting some one speeding along fifty or sixty miles an hour and hogging the road. In the darkness of the night the dangers are even greater because of the large number of bright lights, one light, spotlights and careless driving. One marvels that there are not more accidents and more deaths. Drivers often act as though traffic laws, like some of our other unpopular laws, were made to violate. As the number of automobiles increases and traffic on our highways becomes greater, accidents will increase. One of the talking points of antoKDObUe salesmen is that a car can make seventy or eighty miles an hour. No one Is safe at this speed and the driver and occupants of the car and others on the highway are in great danger. Last week a man driving a small car east of Fort Dodge, while speeding ran into a family group in a sedan. He not only speeded but held his car on the wrong side of the black mark. He was killed, the others are in a hospital. Just one of many instances every There is something wrong with par traffic laws and their enforcement. e in the state of Iowa farmer of the state ese handicaps are too.'great T™" £i * t ^ «».ii««»«^««jp»» mw W*r,^0*w*W ^.. T ,_-.^pyeroome t but when, bne^vlslts other agricultural sections and. extension forces' of other states, one 'feel? ' assured : that without-natural resources, that the people of Iowa are'lordly In an enviable' position. It only remains for us -to' work .together to overcome any handicaps •which' we may have. STAR ROUTES COMING BACK. In the early days nearly every community received mail by a star route. In those times mail was carried by stage coaches, on horse beak, and even on foot at times. Then came the railroads with daily trains and much greater speed and large quantities of mail as the country became more settled and towns started, and the government gave the contracts for carrying the malls to the railroad companies. Now another change Is in progress. Good highways have established bus lines that are in many cases carrying malls. These bus and truck lines entered In competition with the railroads and they in turn have been obliged to take off many trains which had its effect upon mall service. Star routes are being established daily in many sections of the country, one recently from Britt to Crystal Lake, Woden and Titonka and another from Lake Mills to Lakota. The postoffice department is also, wherever possible, consolidating rural routes, discontinuing the small offices and economizing in every way possible. By using automobiles on good roads, the public will no doubt receive better and quicker service. The next change expected in the future is the delivery of mail by airplane. Now a number of routes have been established between the larger cities, crossing the continent east and west and north and south. Some day most of the mail will be carried in this manner, and mall clerks will probably be employed on the airplanes and busses. Consolidating Counties is the Latest Fad. Whittemore Champion: For several years Edittor Lee O. Wolfe of the Titonka Topic the writer, and others, have advocated the- merger of counties with a view to cutting down expenses of local government. We have long felt that even though Kossuth is the largest county in the state, that an even larger county could be handl- «dj:by, the same county officers, with the exception that there would be possible, J need;ibf;a:few» ; (Httra cjerks in the various offices/ Th^eYwould be but one, .rourt.-lioufievneeded,' K and -„ there would be^bufrsone set of supervisors. Bv merging Kossuth,,Palo}Alto and EnX met-coon ties you" would' have , one 1 News and Comment. Iowa spent six and a half millions on roads in June, Where Inell did all this money come from If Iowa is hard up? Every time you help do something fpr Algona, you are helping yourself even if it always does not appeal to you. . An old golf fan says that the miniature golf courses are no better than the large courses without a "nineteenth hole." Fifty-eight accidental drowning? have occurred in Iowa this season. None have been reported in swimming pools. •me- , ,. .er, of county , There', should be, » new court bouse built, located as near as possible to. the. center of the counties, doing'away with the upkeep of three antiquated buildings that, the three counties-have at present. t The merger would, work out' the same as ! it does in business mergertf-toiore efficient county government at a greatly reduced cost. This is not an experienmt, but It has been given a good trial by two counties in Tennessee that consolidated. They have cut taxes exactly in half, from $2.60 per hundred of valuation to $1.30 per hundred of valuation. In the good horse and buggy days our county lines were established with a view to the people being able to drive to the county seat and back the same day. Those days are gone forever. It would be easier now for a Whittemore man to drive to Mason City and transact business at the county seat than it be in those days to get to Algona. We still believe that the idea of consolidating the counties is a good one, and one that would save money for the taxpayer, but we do not look for any such action as long as the people are satisfied with the existing political rings and cllcques. What applies to coun- tiea might also apply to states. Our governmental expenses could be reduced, but it la sometimes hard to break the ice and get things going in the right direction. SWEA CITY BOYS WIN JUDGING CONTEST Burton Thomson Makes the High Score for Grain Judging at Pair, WILLIE MOORE WAS A CLOSE SECOND, Over 1000 Barberry Bashes in Kossntu County Destroyed to Recent Survey by Experts. (By John L. Thorngren, County Club Agent.) Burton Thomson of Swea City with a score of 636 out of a possible 700 was high individual in the tryouts, held Wednesday night, July 30, to determine the Four-H grain judging team to represent Kossuth county at the state fair. Willie Moore with 631 points was a close second, followed by Lenus Peterson with 609 and Clayton Roalson with COO points. Willie and Lenus were members of last year's team which placed sixth in the state contest. All of the boys are regularly enrolled Pour-H club members. They are all enrolled in the vocational agriculture course at Swea City. Willie Moore lias hog and corn projects. He has two litters of Poland China pigs. His corn project consists of five acres on which he is trying our Golden King and a white hybrid in comparison with the home variety. He is also doing some work with commercial fertilizer. Burton Thomson has potato and hog projects. Last year his potatoes yielded him at the rate of 337 bushels per acre. He has had exceptionally good results with 0-14-14, 019-27 and potash fertilizers on his potato ground. Last year five of his pigs weighed 225 pounds at six months of age. HR is planning on exhibiting four of his gilts at the state fair this month. Lenus Peterson has a little of Poland China pigs and is growing a white hybrid and experimenting with super- phosphate on his corn ground. His judging work has always been consistent. Clayton Roalson has two Poland China litters and a corn experiment plot. Last year with the aid of Gold- King seed corn sales his seven and one-half acres of corn made him A net profit of $288. Orders for his seed corn were in excess of one htindred bushels. Barberry Survey Completed, Over 1050 harmful barberries (bushes, sprouting bushes and seedlings), were found and destroyed on the sec'- ond survey that was just completed in Kossuth county by the United States Department of Agriculture workers, according to word received from the state office at Ames. This makes a total of 14,853 bushes that have been destroyed in this county since the beginning of the work. The bushes that were destroyed this year were found on fifty-two properties scattered generally throughout the county. Many were found in the immediate Vicinity of Algona. D. R. Shephard, agent in charge of the work in Iowa, states the Department of Agriculture conducted the first survey hurriedly with the idea of destroying the largest number of bushes in the shortest period of time; consequently bushos growing in secludtj'i places were missed. These are found on the second intensive survey. Also, when the law was first enacted many people cut their bushes off at the ground hi order to destroy them. Since that time the roots have sprouted and the bushes have again attained normal size. Seeds, too, that were lying dormant on the ground have germinated and grown into bushes since the first survey. These, according to the state leader, are the important reasons why more than one survey is conducted for this harmful bush. Stem rust was quite evident hi all fields of wheat, oats, and barley during the time of harvest. However during the hot spell the rust was at a standstill and at the same time the grain ripened so rapidly that not a great deal of damage was done. Although Kossuth county has been thoroughly and carefully surveyed, there is still a possibility of bushes having been missed. Because of this Kossuth county people should be on the lookout for and report any bushes that they suspect as being barbarries. Remember the markings: leaf ' with toothed, margin, spines usually three or more at a place, berries being hi clusters like currants, and the gray outer bark. Bushes when found should be reported to the county agent at Algona or to the Barberry Office at Ames. The men wish to express their appreciation to the people of the county for their splendid interest and cooperative attitude. This they feel has been indirectly responsible for the rapid progress of the work in this county. Rain and Wind at Kanawha. Kanawha Reporter: A severe storm visited this section early Saturday evening and while it brought with ; .,lfe,a much needed rain it. also, ; dic>,much damage to the, corn crop. West of Kanawha, six to eight miles,' com stalks were stripped by hail and.some damage from hail la reported at vart-' ous'fplaces. The high wind twisted and.'flattened it, over a^wtde area, but not as"gre$t as-'was , Telephone and elec were damaged .and light lines were busy . for several days replacing poles and wires and • getting the lines in .normal condition. At the Ben Lamfera place west of Kanawha a large tree was blown over onto the garage and a car inside was smashed. Groves suffered as the wind broke and twisted the trees in many places. This summer has been a record breaker for heat. Since Sunday, however, the temperature work. has been ideal for harvest Old timers used to sing when stewed "Ta Ra Ra Bum De Ra." Now the kids sing, "Boopa—Doop." Funnj isn't it? Out in western South Dakota they get their bank robbers, usually dead. In Iowa they seem to have better luck and get away. The big mall order houses believe in advertising. If you doubt it, just look over the papers in the towns where branch stores are located. Down in Argentina they are having winter. With our days of 100 in the shade we might envy them but next January the tables will be turned. A tract of corn south, of Ruthvcn was killed by a frost about July 15. On July 27 the mercury registered 100 in the shade. Our weather man is showing us some of his work. It is reported that 13000 people sailed from New York one day recently for Europe and It's a safe bet that most of them are going over where they can get something to drink. The Webster City Freeman -Journal does not understand why so many people think Calvin Coolldge a great man. One of his greatest assets, in our judgment was to keep his mouth shut and Jet the other fellow talk. Maybe a sales tax would be O. K. you never hear any one kick about the gas tax and when the tank is low they Just drive into a filling station With a eraUe and have it filled, paying three cents a gallon In taxes and never mummer. Algona Telephone Man Deserves Promotion. Bancroft Register: L. G. Nemmers, who lor the past several years has been manager of the Algona telephone exchange and has had supervision over seven other exchanges, has won a deserved promotion. He will be wire chief for this division of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company with headquarters at Mason City. It is understood that he will be in Des Moines for about six weeks taking an intensive course in work pertaining to his new duties. Mr. Nemmers is a hustler and the business of the Northwestern Bell at Algona has shown a satisfactory increase during the years under his management. The promotion carries with it a decided increase in salary and increased responsibilities. E. C. Haseher, manager at Eayle Grove, will take over the work as manager at Algona. Mr. Nemmers has many friends in this community who will rejoice to hear of liis deserved promotion. Tree Sitters Came from Monkey Descendants. Whittemore Champion: Whittemore The Country Safe. The wife and I both spoke of the young men's trade that we enjoyed at the store,Saturday night. We enjoyed It because/ffaeseiypting ,menVwere, gentlemen to every' sense of" the word. They were y >• thoughtful/.n- considerate, honest and clean. . Half of them hunted out their own shoes and fitted them on. - Many of .them said, wait on the women 1 we .have -time -and, will 'wait," -" "^ -' '-"- and fufltof Jun, but in many 11 dosed,out f i In'four stai the crowds and roughness of some of them.- That may be the reason that I appreciate the young people of this community. Not in ten towns out of a hundred will you tod their equal. The old folks do not need to worry, our cduptry is safe in the hands of the splerlflia," thinking generation that is coming on to take it over—Jimmie Neville. Land Values Drop Back Fifty Years. Bancroft Register: Fred Tigges, who is at present a tenant on the Newel fBros. farm northwest of town, last week concluded a deal whereby he became the owner of the former Thos. Murphy farm southwest of town. The boys are lacking ambition or some- purc h as e price was $75.00 per acre and thing. Maybe they are just showing possess i on w m D e given March first. good sense. We do not have any tree Thls puts land values , improvements sitters in our midst. In many places considered, about where they were flf- the sitters are numerous and some of them have already hung up records of ten days or more. In some places Explanation of Letters on Planes. In a recent Issue of a local paper there was a story on the American Le- the parents have even had to resort to the police to get their sons down off their perch and act like human beings. What, with all the tree sitters and flag pole sitters, we are some times prone to believe that we did descend from the monkey. And when we read of the parents going to the police for aid in bringing down their offspring we are sure of it. The old fashioned father or mother would bring down any tree sitter in a hurry and possibly condition the lad so that he would not be able to sit on a chair, let alone in a tree. However, the writer is not worrying about any of his boys taking up tree sitting. Farm at Auction Brings $90 per Acre. Bancroft Register: The Hughes estate farm was sold last Saturday at public auction at the farm northwest of town, going to Melzar Haggard of Algona at $90.00 per acre, who purchased it for Miss Emma Hughes of Bloomington, Illinois. Jos. J. Sherman of this city acted as auctioneer and handled matters to the entire satisfaction of those interested. This is a fairly well improved farm well tiled and nicely located and should prove an excellent investment for Miss Hughes. Two of the heirs of the estate, Thomas and Francis Hughes of Chicago were present at the sale as well as Miss Emma Hughes. This farm is at present occupied by the C. L. McCoy family. gion field day at the local airport August 24. In it was the statement that only planes marked with the letters "NO" were safe to fly and that they were the only ones which were licensed by the department of commerce. This Is rather an unfair discrimination ty years ago In Kossuth county. Mr. Tigges made an excellent buy and will own his own farm at a less annual expense than will be necessary in paying the average cash rental. There is a fine house and barn but the other buildings are in need of repair. C. W. Nicoulin of Algona piloted the deal. North Kossuth Paving Record. Swea City Herald: A new record on the road No. 9 paving was made Monday by the Hallett Construction crew which laid 1364 feet of paving that day on the mile approaching the loading plant at Gerled. This is 44 feet more than a quarter of a mile. The previous high run on the project was 1320 feet which was made east 'of Swea City shortly after the work started in June. The intense heat of last week caused the men to slow up, but Monday was cool, everything worked smoothly and the record run was made. Three and a half miles of paving on road No. 9 from Lakota to the loading plant at Gerled were completed Tuesday noon by the Hallett Construction Company. The paving machine is being moved to the Intersection three miles east of Swea City where the four miles of the completed paving on the west end of the project ends. Paving will be resumed Friday and the four and a half miles to Gerled will complete the project of twelve miles from Swea City to Lakota. Will Clerk in the Iowa State Bank. North Kossuth Record: Miss Irma Wendell, who has been employed as bookkeeper at the Farmers & Drovers State Bank the past two years, left for her home at Algona on Saturday , and after a short vacation will com- against those planes which are marked mence work at the Iowa State Bank with only a "C." These are also licens- at Algona. ed by the government and are just as safe as the other planes. The letters "NO" mean only that the plane Is privilege to cross International boundaries while the letter "C" means that the plane must stay within the boundaries of the United States. In Iowa all planes which carry passengers must be licensed by the Department of Commerce. Arrested for Speeding, Pays Ten Dollars. Nick Witte, who is employed by Geo. Godfrey, was fined $10.00 and costs Saturday night by Mayor Albert Ogren for speeding. Davis Pays for Beating Wm. Holm. P. H. Davis,- who lives near Titonka, was fined three dollars and costs by Justice W. O. Danson last week for assault and battery. Davis beat up William Holm a few weeks ago for peeking in a window of a shack near a sand pit where his wife was dressing after swimming. He had already been fined one dollar and costs by the justice at Bancroft. A Correction. O. W. Jones, father of Clarence Jones, eight years old, who was brought uefore the authorities for setting 'Are 10 a haystack, informs us that Clarence did not start a fire near the Andrew Godfredson farm on the outskirts of Algona. He says that the fire was started by his oldest daughter, who was burning rubbish on a lot belonging to Mr. Jones. mm And a Real Reason for Having It In the east lots of people have been out of employment * their buying power. This, in turn, left goods on the wholesalers hand* Tsome factories cut down to half time, others tried to run on full time and now find themselves with an overproduction, . In other words, what we call distress merchandise. The secretary of a well known shoe factory offered me Worth of Shoes FOR $3,250.00 GASH I believe it is the best buy I ever made. I can sell you $5,000.00 worth of new, up-to-date, standard shoes at 75c on the dollar ot wholesale prices, which would be about half of regular retail price. This is an unusual sale. I am not coming to you with a whine saying we are hard-up or over-loaded on account of a backward season, or any other excuses.. Neville's store has had the biggest season we ever run. In volume of sales we are away ahead of last year. We are making this sale because we were lucky in getting this deal and because we have the goods at a price, we can sell them so as to make us some money and Save You From $1 to $2 a Pair I am pricing them for a quick turn. Men's, Women's and Children's Shoes and Slippers. This sale will start * ' ' ^^K. Friday, August ; 8, .Conjfiniimg 9 Days t? * *^ - £.. < * f *,*•* r% * .^^ ^ f * - *, * £V v ** t/?^^ ^ * •* •* **»•*.' ? K * $,* "* o? -^ j "£'Each costiimer wlio> buys $5.(K)w6Vth < of goods, will receive a pair of $1.00 bed room slippers al>solutel£;FREE. In this sale you get $5.00 shoes and »KpperjBfafc§2im you!get? $3.00 vajuerat $1.98 and «<", r»*^T •^w^^rje?! ff n v"^ ?' t ' * < V'' * !&* -• •- • T i It takes lots of energy and hard work .to get these goods and deal them out, and while I make a small profit on them, I also feel that I am Jhelping a lot of people to save money on shoes and clothes for tlieif families. A ' " , ',/.• <•>,. .<..„•-•>* \ THE POOR MAN'S FRIEND NEVILLE ALGONA, IOWA. Fire Destroys Crops Near Ledyard. North Kossuth Record: Jorgenson's barley field caught fire about noon one day the past week. A general alarm was given and the town men and farmers turned out to fight it but not before three acres had been destroyed. Although the cause of the fire is not known, it is thought to have been started by a passerby throwing a lighted cigarette in the field. Probably Looking for Something Else. Emmetsburg Democrat: From all appearances Emmetsburg has only honest people. Melvin Hand happened to leave a large, ripe watermelon outside of his store building from Saturday night until Sunday forenoon and it was not even disturbed. It stood out where every one could see it* He ought to cut it up and divide it among his upright neighbors. Fined One Dollar for Reckless Driving. Ray Adams, who is employed by Cowan & Son, was fined one dollar and costs by Justice W. O. Danson last week for reckless driving. It seems that Adams was going north on the paving and was passing a car driven by W. E. Baker, which was also going north. Just as he was about to pass, another car going south loomed In view and Adams was compelled tc cut in on Baker, narrowly avoiding a collision. Rotary Meeting Last Thursday, Algona Rotarians held a meeting at the Country Club last Thursday. Emmetsburg, Forest City and Humboldt clubs were invited but only Emmetsburg was present. The afternoon WDJ> spent playing golf and at six-thirty, Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Smith and Mrs. Qulnn served an excellent Dutch lunch which all enjoyed. The club did not meet Monday. The Rotarians expect to play Fairmont here in the near future. Bob Post Breaks Bone in Ankle. Bob Post, eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Post, had the misfortune to break a bone in his ankle one day last week. He was in Minneapolis helping his father move some house* hold goods on their truck when he noticed that his ankle was hurting him. He could not remember having turned it or hit anything with it and the pain soon left. When they arrived in Algona the doctor discovered that the bona was broken. The leg was put in a cast. W^ NOTICE To all whom it may concern:— THE MECHANICS INSURANCE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, PENN. hereby gives notice that its blank General Combined policy No, 2, formerly in the hands of W. A. Horkins, agent for said company at Alg'ona, Iowa, has been lost, mislaid or stolen, and said company will not be responsible as insurers for any loss claims under said policy, and said policy is hereby declared null and void by the company. Anyone having any knowledge of the whereabouts of said policy, will please notify Mr. II. A, Clark, Manager, Mechanics Insurance Company, 844 Rush Street , Chicago, Illinois, or Mr, ,H« A. Houghton, State Agent, Boone, Iowa 7-9 PltOTECTIQN at a cost within your reach The BucbtafF Burial Vault offeri the utmoit In burial prelection ' - at & price within the meani pf the average* family. It U guaranteed to protect the remalni against ground water* and burrowing animal j - f for 99 year I, Many familiei specify it Instead of the ordinary wooden "rough box,'' ai a container for the caiket, The ceit It imiUl pared with the comfort and iwiifawicn it provides. THE ROYAL PUIRPJ.E VAULT „ „ SftW Mm. »eimer, Awktant by # 320,

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