The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 20, 1930 · Page 2
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The Up|>ef fies Moindg-lepuMfcafl, Atiftist 20,1030 JBppef Pel Jtoittej *iteirabliftm, HAGOARC & BAOTttJS, Publishers. fcntered aS Secohd Claw flatter at th* postoffke at Algona, Iowa, under the «*„ •' act of Congress of March 8, 1879. Issued Weekly. : :: Subscription Hates in Kossuth County: 0** Year, In Advance —,. *-**~~- i .-^ i . i .^ i ._*..__^ $2.00 §is Months, in. Advance _-. —^__^-_..._^.__. 1.20 "" ~ ^tjwfris, in Advance _, *_.. *~.±^ . .60 Subscriptions Outside County, $2.60 per year, strictly in advance. Subscriptions continued until paid for and ordered stopped Display Advertising, 80d Per Inch CompositJoii 6 cents per inch extra. WEST BEND GROTTO GOING FORWARD fHOM CONAN DOJfLE. Oonan Doyle, the noted spiritualist died in England July 14, with the un derstandlng with his widow that he would communicate with her. Now Mrs. Doyle says she has a spirit photograph of her departed husband am has had communications through a medium in which he stated he ha<3 met and talked with the spirit of Abraham Lincoln. The majority of people doubt the story and think that either some trick was played upon Mrs. Doyle or else she has a powerful Imagination. However, no one can with certainty say her story is untrue. Death is as mysterious today as It was thousands of years ago. Nearly every persons feels that there is a Sublime Power that governs the universe and we have evidence that the laws of nature were established by a Supreme Mind. The world has much more knowledge of nature today than ever before. Things are happening sclen-' .tlfically and every other way. Withj the wonders of the wireless telegraph radio and other Inventions, we are no prone to doubt the possibility of wha may now seem the impossible. From whence we came and whithe we are traveling is the mystery of llf and after passing on, to that bourn from which no traveler has ever re turned, we must depend wholly upon our faith in the scriptures, knowinf that the Word of God hao made ant Is making the world better. LICENSE FOB AUTO DRIVERS. It is reported that the State Automobile Association is preparing a bll the next legislature that will cause automobile driver to procure a at a cost, perhaps of a dollar or iThey claim such a law will re• of accidents and less- Iowa now has too jvs that are not en- ijenty of automo- t. * rr #,-r' were °bey~ »few'5 accidents. A The Chinese are fighting again. Let them go, there are too many of them anyhow. The weather man must have gotten pretty hot making the hot weather of the past month. f-/ • ^•i, Norrls was rerio'mlnated for United ptates senator'" in Nebraska; but he TOGETHER. There is no section of Iowa or for that matter of the nation, that is in as good condition as northern Iowa. We have had our troubles and they are practically over. Algona is without question the best business city In the northern part of the state, due to the progresslvehess of our merchants and citizens In general. Algona people all pull together. We have no ocal fights. Nothing can affect the morale of a town more than a church >ank, or even political fight and many owns have been wrecked because of ,hese. Algona has a splendid citizen- snip. We have no aristocracy and we have no slums. We are building a fine, new, modern high school, the best Investment any city can make. t is our young folks, who in a few 'ears will have charge of affairs and his will prepare them for their du- ies. Naturally there were a few ob- ctors, but after the vote was counted nd a large majority favored a new chool, those who opposed it have hown their real stuff and are now anxious to see it built right. The school board is doing its best in every way, "The Way of the Cross 1 Now Building to Cost Over $55,000, i FR. DOBBERSTEIN IN LIFE WORK. Catholic Priest, Who Has Made West Bend Famous, Still Works "Grotto of Redemption." on they are sincere and have a great responsibility and it is tho duty of every citizen to cooperate and assist them in then- efforts. Kossuth county and Algona has a great • future. Let us make the most of It. OTHER EDITORS NO SYMPATHY FOR BURGLARS. Humboldt Independent: A Minnesota editor is denouncing the officers of the Glencross, South Dakota, bank, who with the sheriff of the county were notified of a proposed burglary of the bank, and prepared for the rob- >ers and succeeded in killing two of ;hem and seriously wounding another. The Minnesota editor argues that the acts of the sheriff and bank officers were nothing less than preinedi- ated murder. He feels that the proper thing would have been to prevent ibery, and scare away the rob- uch as the robbers seem all who paper Father Dobberstein, who has made West Bend, on the southwest border of Kossuth, known all over the country by his "Grotto of the Redemption," on which he has been working for many years, is still busily engaged in adding to his wonderful creation. He is now engaged in building "The Way of the Crossr which when completed wjlll cost in the neighbprhood of $38.000. This will include the Venetian mosaics which will be purchased In Italy and all of the labor and material that will enter into the work of construction. Station No. 1 is located in the corner to the left as one goes through the cement passage way leading south from the east side of the main grotto to- vards the beautiful arched and richly decorated entrance at the south side. There is a gradual incline in the ele- •ation of each of the seven stations on the east side of this section. In crossing over to the west side at the outh entrance, there is an additional elevation, in going north, of two feet in each of the stations from Nos. 8 to 14, which will be the last and highest near the Tomb of our Lord. , Visitors who stand at a distance on the cast row of stations will be much lower than those on the opposite side. Father Dobberstein has been making sides of the pedestals; which square, are quite large. On the e>noMiesltancy in killing i» t 'wifcl»''the}r plans," this ^ wrong ^killing" the bbbers who^wcre.trylnjrT to 'Interfere with • the lawful * and 'proper plans, of " " " 'Thls-may smack, of the old ie .<rjite of ,"an eye fc* " faces a real nght election. in the November The corn crop is reported as short 600 million bushels. Guess we will have to cut out the Johnny cake and eat oatmeal. They say a hen should lay three eggs a day to pay for her board. If she don't do this, she is only fit for the soup kettle. Breakfast in Los Angeles and supper in New York. It won't be long before they will be beating Old Sol around the globe. A wet congress is the only thing that will repeal the prohibition laws and a wet congress is about as remote as a blizzard in July. Down in Iowa City a man may spank his wife if she needs it and the only penalty is twenty dollars fine or five days in Jail. Well, Governor Hammill got a chance to go to Washington, anyhow, to attend a conference of governors called by President Hoover. While we are correcting government matters why would it not be a good suggestion to move the national capital to a more central location. A report from Paton tells of a fann- er who took his threshing crew into a restaurant to feed them and says it pays, We wonder what the restaurant man thinks. Booze and religion were about the only issues in the Nebraska election. Senator Norris bolted Hoover and supported Al Smith and his political enemies have not forgotten. A wild life school is in progress at McGregor. If they want to see some real wild life they should drive over the paved road between Clear Lake and Mason City some night. Down in Pooahontas they are having some politics. Barney Bruce, editor of the Rolfe Arrow, has announce- ed his candidacy on an independent ticket for the legislature in opposition to Byron Allen, the republican nominee. Here is another chance for a good nals'andlf^the only'rule .that wljl cause'them to hesitate. Crime should pver be punished with an eye of ven- eance against the criminal. All,crime unishment should be considered sole- on its effects on-those who contem- late'commltting crime. Drastic pun- shmeilfr*, therefore is necessary if we re to'be safe from tlie criminal. There entirely too much sympathy wasted on criminals. Law abiding men and women are more entitled to our sympathy. The money of the widowed and orphaned that is in the banks and that the criminals are trying to steal, should be safeguarded. Sympathy for men who take such money and kill when balked in their desires is decidedly out of place. IT HAPPENS TO ALL OF US. LuVerne News: In the last issue of the News it was stated that Mrs. Ramus would sell oil and gasoline and do car washing and greasing. Of course we meant to say Mr Ramus would do these things, but a slip up occurred and we did not notice the error. Of course a lot of Mrs. Ramus' friends offered her jobs of car washing and car greasing and they also gave us the usual amount of kidding that always comes when an amusing error occurs. It was also stated that Champion gas would be sold. That, too, was an error and should have been Champlin. We try to avoid errors but there is an average of ten to twelve thousand opportunities to make mistakes in every issue of the paper and of course plenty of them are made. And then it would not be fair to some of our subscribers if we did not make mistakes. The expression of supreme happiness on their faces as they come around to tell use of our mistakes is something never to be fogotten. They would just die of sheer disappointment if they could not find a few of them. To the best of our knowledge there is only one or two persons in this community who claim not to make any mistakes themselves—and we have always had our doubts as to their veracity. GOOD DEMOCRATIC SPEECH. Fairmont Sentinel: One of the most original and also one of the most forceful editorial writers among the country newspaper .map anywhere is Jud **^- —•" "o««/.tn*- ri the various stations in sections during the past year or more. A great deal of the work was done in his residence. The pedestal of each station is now being placed in position and the spaces between the stations are filled with richly decorated designs that will harmonize with the beauty and the symmetry of the whole. The front and are top and at the back will stand a richly embellished background in which will be placed the. figures of the stations. These will be of Venetian mosaics. The figures will be made in Italy. They will be of marble and will cost $4,800. They will last for centuries. The order for them must be placed at least nine months before the time of shipment. Hence Father Dobberstein will need quite a large amount of cash in order to take care of this purchase and, at the same time, pay other expenses in building the Way of the Cross. He does not receive any^-jinanclal assistance in the great work, r he.Is doing! except an' occasional donation by templates wheil cdffiplete the following special features! Ffc.il of the Angels, The Grotto of Bethlehem, The Grotto of the Trinity, The Gtotto 6tf the Tomb, Hill of Calvary, The Grotto of Gethsemane, The Grotto of the Ten oominandments Which will include a fine statue of Moses and the fourteen stations of the Way of the Cross. • In all, there will be 48 high class statues to be made of the best of marble. Hence the expenses of the future will be Very heavy. The outlay will not cost the Catholic parish at West Bend anything, as the grotto will be required to pay Its own way. While pastors of the various churches of our state have, in most cases, been taking their summer vacations and enjoying themselves, which Is perfectly proper and in harmony with the spirit and customs of our times, Father Dobberstein has missed scarcely ah lour during the long and sever drouth. Many people -were prostrated by the oppressive heat and 'the burning winds vhen the thermometer was reglster- ng for weeks at a time from 90 to 112 n the shade. He has felt that Our jord, on his way to Calvary, which s the subject of the 14 stations now In the course of construction, under,went trials and afflictions that stagger human description. Hence he, as builder of the Grotto, should be willing to devote his time and efforts, in his daily labors, In a manner that would impress visitors to the grotto with the deep significance of the details of Christ's life, passion and tragic death. The lessons of Holy Writ that have come down to us through 2,000 years, should appeal to each and all of us to make an earnest effort to do God's holy will especially at a time when crime is so general and so demoralizing in our own beloved country. On one ocasion while Father Dobberstein was laboring with his trowel and varied colored stones Six cars parked near the Casino. One was from Montreal, the second from Albany, New York, the third from Pittsburgh, the fourth from Cleveland, the fifth from St. Louis and the sixth from El Paso, Texas. 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We will give you Keating plans FREE —there is no obligation. Thone or write tts nowl Ask us about FORCED AIR You can make of your old furnace or. the now one a Green-Forced-Air-System. It brings you warmed, cleaned air—with the proper amount of humidity— and perfect ventilation. No cold floors, cold corners, cold registers or cold ~~~" rooms. Healthful, uniform warm air or cold rooms. Healthful, uniform warm air from floor to ceiling and 4 changes of air in every room, every hour. Fuel saving is 20% to 40%. In summer it'i a cooling system, too, Get in touch with us todayi _, interest that has been taken' In the building of the wonderful grotto. On another occasion, he happened to look up from his exacting tasks and saw a governor, a supreme Judge and a millionaire, the owner of a mammoth factory, watching him. They were holding their hats in their hands. He requested them to cover their heads as he felt the most humble member of the little gathering. He has been called upon by professors of geology from several of the leading universities of our country. Many come, from tune, to time, to see the progress of the work and, in this way, become thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the builder and the impressive lessons his plans and his labors convey to the busy, passing material world. The story of the redemption reaches out to c all mankind. What a pity that the thousands who do, not make A passing _ j of the greatness of: the"'grbttb?and" the im- 6. F. TOWNE Plumbing & Heating Phone 379. . - Sexton, M. E. Quinn, fourth; Swea City, Leona B. Christensen, third; Titonka, Mayme L. Petersen, third; Wesley, Wm. W. Sturdlvant, third; Whlt- temore, S. B. Cairy, third. admire what he has " are f - charitably disposed.' pressive Jessons,.'they 5 'woS* learn in 0 * d «*W a « <*<»*n«.*rom hit- mot and. they are, as a rule, small. The expense -.of conducting the Casino Is ile. v There.arest«iaU+receipte 'Ujc'fCrrdtttf-' and souvenirs but, all' fit considered, the busy builder has to economize closely to make ends meet. temore south to West Bend as they *»»:?&*•.*> Boys' 4-H Exhibits at the State Fair. (By J. L. Thorngren, Club Agent) Kossuth county will be represented at the state'fair this year with numerous Four-H exhibits. Six baby beef steers, three purebred heifers, four spring gilts and two Hampshire ewes, ,all club stock, left on Tuesday, August 19, for the Des Moines contests. The Algona Commercial Club has agreed to finance the trans-: portatlon down and back. ' ' •> Clarence and Alvin Erpeldlng, Bode; Ben Stiider, Jr., Wesley 1 ; Charles" and FriedafPaetz, Algona;, and/ .Alfred, MilleivtBode, will exhibit the bafcy beef steers. Florence Geishecker, Liv- ing a'certain- the public m Ben Studer, Jr., will ^^*!!SE£±55L£5S!gL:a*P. ,.. _,— knowledgerof the high*aims and the I far-reaching purposes of the humble Father Dobberstein's main plan con- designer and builder. •We have had a decade of republican rule- Tpn years of wrei'fcgi' and rum for farmers and investors in farm lands and in farm banks. Ten years of grind- inii hard times during which ha"f loci the savings of a lifetime and are i>.ev. on the road to t'h3 pool-house. Other millions, seeking work in order that they may earn a living, are denied the privlege and are unemployed. "And in May, 1930, the republican party's answer to this disastrous record of bankruptcy is an additional tariff tax that will exact more than S100 per family. And the money is taken, not for the government, but further to increase the enormous wealth for the millionaire class. "If you enjoy this sort of thing, just keep on voting the republican ticket." That's getting some things told in a definite and straightforward way, as only Judge Cunningham can do it, that the people ought to know about. And then to thihk we allow ourselves to ee^ divided and all 'net up" over prohibition. LOOKING FOR RECOGNITION. The Algona Advance apparently does not like the idea of Wallace's Farmer trying to rub it into Dick's record on the equalization fee. Our Algona contemporary thinks that the nomination of any other candidate but Hoover in 19U2 will be out of the question and it considers his election reasonably assured. This should be strong enough to suit Dick. The Advance seems to be looking for recognition as the leading standpat newspaper of Iowa. Judge W. L. CunnJaCiinfl), associate editor of the Farm lMUj:gut at Colorado Springs. He's anXable lawyer and wholly unafraid to Jwj'.low where his thinking leads him. nfany, you know, lack intellectual courage, but not so with the judge. Politically he is a democrat of the old school, not a high tariff democrat and not a Tammany believer, nor a Grundy believer. In a recent issue he suggested he would like to have some candidate on tlie democratic ticket, say for United States senator, get up on his hind legs and say to the American people: "Ten years ago the democratic party was in power. Wheat was selling at $3 a bushel and corn at $2; farms had a high market value and were conr.ld- ered the best security for loans; banks everywhere were prosperous; tramps were unknown, and every American citizen had his share of business prosperity. "Then came the election, the republicans winning. And with their victory came a 'return to normalcy, a oeflaUon of the currency. TOURISTS NO BENEFIT. Livermore Gazette: As another evidence of changed conditions, it is being discovered that main traveled thoroughfares are of no trade benefit to the towns of ordinary size, and are even a detriment—that constantly passing autos are a nuisance. In earlier days tradesmen used to see visions of riches if a road reaching their town could be improved. Goodly sums were raised to secure a bridge over a stream here or there to accom- ,modate travel and divert trade from one section to another. This worked successfully and was true when loads were hauled by teams over muddy, rough or uneven roads, and when it required hours to get from one town to another. By the time the Journey was made, man and beast were ready for a rest and nourishment, and incidentally a few dollars were spent before they moved on. But those conditions are all passed and gone. The autoist on the paved highway slips through town without even reading its name on the railway station, and if he happens to be a trifle dry or short of cigarettes knows it takes but twenty minutes to hit the next town a large city perhaps, where he can fill his needs. The above thoughts were prompted on the possibility of the state highway commission relocating Primary No. 16 west of Humboldt, Instead of through Humboldt, and this with never a protest from Humboldt people. As the Republican says, "The traffic would be a menace to the welfare of the town; it in hardly possible that one out of a .hundred of passing auotists would^ care to purchase anything In Humboldt." * ' "*••< -t-.°,-,- It was not always considered in this light—especially by Humboldt. As proof we call attention to an item in the 21-year old items of last week, in the Gazette, when a procession of autoes (curiosities at that time) was scheduled to come over the air line £nd pass through Humboldt. The business men of Humboldt made £ig preparations to receive them; but evsn in *hat parly day their efforts were unappreciated "oy the tourists, a fact that the Gazette took unholy glee IK pubMfihing as it was no unpardonable sin in those days for every little town newspaper to slam every surrounding town, and hollar for only their town. And we now almost blush as we re-iHli the conclaoing remarks of that article a:> we gloated over flumboldt's discomfiture, to the effect that them ruitoi.sts failed to recognize "Gotchvilio," or comment en his toe-hold, admired no beautiful streets, saw no library building, drank not at the bottling works, sampled no Bob White cigrirs, bathed not in Lake Nokomis, but whirled through town in a cloud of dust, "un- apreciative, unwashed and unfed" And that's the way they would do now inevery little town that a state rr.nr! anpj ens to hit. Swea City. This is the first year Kossuth county has exhibited any such volume of stock. We wffl also be represented In the crops and, livestock Judging con- testa, . Four »Swea City boys ranked high hi the competition for '•'-. each of these teams. They are: Burton Thorn-' son, Willie Moore, Clayton Roalson, and Lenus Peterson. In many of the club classes competition is as strong or stronger than In the open classes. In the baby beef classes there were'over 1100 entries. Less than 600 were allowed. ceptionally well fertilized. Another yield of flax that will pay both landlord and tenant will is that of Lee Bush and C. H. Blossom. They recently threshed a 21 acre field that made a yield of 13 bushels per acr and brought them" net returns of $26.70 per acre marketed at the W. A. Murray elevator. These gentlemen have sixty acres of flax to be threshed later. Admits Iowa the Most Prolific State. Webster City Freeman: The Los Angeles Examiner admits that Iowa is tho most prolific state in the union and that it has contributed greatly to the population of California. Just read the following: "Census returns make this clear—that southern Call' fornia, and particularly Long Beach, are not practically depriving Iowa of its population. Of course, it is not denied that lowans have emigrated here—probably several hundred thousand. And our seashore metropolis has them in her roster in columns that fill a thick volume. But Iowa is still unconquered. Except for a few cases, her towns and cities have gained. She has yielded sons and daughters to this land by regiments and brigades, and yet has enough to keep the population figures climbing. Here's twenty-one gun salute to Iowa, the most prolific of all the states I" Kossuth County Has Seven Postmistresses. Kossuth county has sixteen post offices. Algona is the only second class office while ten are third class and five fourth class. Seven of these of- flices are held by ladles. A list of the post offices with the holder of the oil ice and the class Is given below: Algona, Sid J. Backus, second; Bancroft, R. E. Hutton, third; Burt, W. A. MacArthur. third; Fenton,. E. .O, Weis- d, CJ. Fi Finn, fotW,h; , Beda J. Watson, fourth; La» A. Barger, third; Ledyard, llu.9 W. Weinberger, third; Lone Rock, Evelyn .Earing, fourth; Lu- Verne, Elsie A. Haskell, third; St. Benedict, Mrs. Mary Fasbender, fourth; Flax Proves to be a Paying Crop. Bancroft Register: George Butterfield, pioneer Koss'uth county farmer, does things In a big way and this year has a three hundred acre crop of flax north of Swea City on the Chubb Bros, section. It is estimated that the 300 acre field will yield at least 5,000 bushels and as the present arket price is around the $1.95 mark, the crop will be a valuable one. Mr. Butterfield recently purchased a combine of the latest type of Mayer & Guide of this city, and is using the outfit to harvest and thresh the crop. The Chubb Bros, section north of Swea City is virgin land that has been In pasture to the writer's knowledge well over forty years and Is ex- 'I'll call them" At the sign of the Blue Bel! [Public Telephone] travelers can call quickly ahead or back home ty LONG DISTANCE i i You can talk 40 olrlin* milot for 36c*:70 airline mil.i for B0c*i and 100 airline milei for 60o*. Long ditUnco telephone rate* are bated on airline mllei and art |e»» per mile ai the distance increase*. * Tbli li (hi <W itot!on-to-»to- tlon iuj» horn «:jo A. M. is 1 P. M. for a tliwralnvtf ton- vtrtolign ana appli«i whin you oih to talk with anjroot ovoll- obU «t th« Ultphoaf colltd. NORTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY GOAL Grenadier is the new name for genuine Consolidation Miller's Creek Coal, a favorite domestic fuel for over twenty years. We want our old friends to know about the change in name and to those who have never enjoyed the comfort and satisfaction' of Grenadier Coal, we hope you will try it this season. No matter what kind of a house or burning equipment you may have, we will guarantee that Grenadier Coal will give complete satisfaction throughout the winter. Why not order today. We can deliver good, genuine, fresh mined Grenadier Coal, FOR SALE EXCLUSIVELY BY , Fred Anderson Authorized Dealer for Grenadier Coal. •••••••••(••••••••••••••••••••••••••••ii Bargains USED CARS 1925 Ford tudor 1928 Chev. 4 cyl. Truck 1928 Chevrolet couch 1929 Chev, 6 truck 1926 Chevrolet coach Ford truck Oldsmobile touring car OIL AND GEEASE Kohlhaas Bros.

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