The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 26, 1930 · Page 5
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The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican, November 26,1930 BUILDING BOOM IN PROGRESS HERE Numerous Projects to be Completed Before Severe Weather Sets In, NEW SCHOOL HOUSE COMING RAPIDLY, Fair Grandstand is Completed. Modera Dry Cleaners, Dr. Pox's Building and Mawdsley Home Nearly Done. ranwv rapidly f house u Progressing the contractors believe that J TCeks of good weather the fl 6 °?' The cement for th <» ° rs nearl y completely f the necessar y Partitions are be- up on the lnsl( te of the build' Mayer stated t* 111 * he has i, I °,T W of mcn now working he had at the start. There arl ty men employed at this time. gymnasium is about 77x63 with a balcony on the south side. The audl- «£ 5 «° the north of th e gym on T? ,f m ^ floor and is abou t 77x60 feet. It will have approximately 900 seats ,. u p to this time forty cars of gravel, thirty cars of sand, 2500 barrels of ce- :ment, 75 tons of lime, seven car loads •of reinforcing and framing steel, be•sides a number of smaller shipments. and 120,000 face brick have been used In the building. Glazed brick is used in the locker rooms and will be put in around the gymnasium. Five carloads of Bedford limestone have also oeen used so far. The concrete is heated by hot water from a heater oustide of the mixer and then in the mixer there is a burner which continues heating it. After the cement is poured it is kept heated from underneath for a period of seventy-two hours. Mr. Mayer stated that he expected to finish the building by July 1, 1931. The New Grandstand. The Kossuth county fair grandstand -was finished two weeks ago and is ready for occupancy for the next fair. The painting will be done in the spring. "Work on the grandstand was started : soon after the Fourth of July by Cowan & Son but It could not be -completed in time for the fair this year because of the failure of steel to arrive. The grandstand is 216 feet long and G5 feet deep. It is forty-one feet from the ground to the highest point in the roof and will have a seating capacity ot 3,000 with twenty-one rows of seats. In the front is a row of boxes which will have chairs in them. In IRVINGTON BAZAAR at Irvington Church Wed.; Dec; 3- •**** 6 o'clock Candy Booth, Pish Pond and Country Store. Aprons, Fancy Work and Quilts for sale. MENU Roast Chicken Dressing Gravy Escalloped Oysters Mashed Potatoes Candied Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Relish Cabbage Salad Pumpkin Pie and Cake 25c and 50c the front part of the structure a band stand has been built and acts which have singing and speaking in them will be put on in the bandstand. The judges' stands and all the free acts will be across the race track which is almost up to the stand. The grandstand has been built in such a way as to make it self-ventilating. It is understood that the high school foot, ball fleld will be in front of the stand which would be a very good thing for the spectators and would probably bring an increase in the crowds. The grandstand is second to none In the state with the exception of the one at the state fair grounds at Des Moines. The Modern Dry Cleaners. The new home of the Modern Dry Cleaners is progressing rapidly toward completion and will be a big asset to the improvement of State strefit. It is a one story brick building located along side the Algona hospital. The walls have been constructed and it is thought that It will be ready for occupancy in about three weeks. The boilers have to be installed and also the various machinery, and the walls must be plastered and painted before it will be finished. The building will be lighted by skylights. In the basement, which is very spacious, will be put the rug cleaning department, boilers and supply room. The building is 22x< 117 and there will be a twenty foot front for the office leaving a sixty foot finishing room. The building was designed especially for a cleaning plant and will be as modern and up-to-date as any in this part of the state. There will be no fumes from the cleaning and dyeing departments because of specially built in flues. H. E. McMurray is the contractor. Mr. Holmes, the proprietor, is a hustling business man and has a large business in Algona and surrounding towns. Dr. Fox's Office. The office building and five room apartment which Dr. L. W. Fox is erecting on his lot on West State street, Is rapidly being completed. The building is 66x30 and is a two story brick structure. When finished it will be one of the most up-to-date veterinary establishments in the state. The main floor and basement will be completely equipped for veterinary work and the upstairs will be a very modern five room apartment. Dr. Fox is one of the foremost veterinarians in the state and is always booming Algona. Cowan & Son are doing the work. Mawdsley Home. The farm home of Clarence Mawdsley will be completed within the next two or three weeks. The farm is located a few miles southeast of Algona and is one of the most modern farms in the county. The house, which is of brick, has ten rooms and would not be out of place among the large homes in the cities. The barn is probably the best in this part of the country. Mr. Mawdsley is one of Kossuth county's progressive farmers and his farm is a great credit to him. The house was built by Cowan & Son, contractors. The Mawdsley place Is what is known as the old Mann homestead and the house stands at-the top of the "Mann hill." Mr. Mawdsley is a son of the late Jasper Mawdsley. Preparing for the Winter Snows. The state highway commission and the county board of supervisors have men busy erecting snow fences along the highways of the county to prevent the snow from drifting and blocking the roads. More fences will be erected this year than ever before and with the modern snow plows, the highways will be kept open for travel during the winter months, better than they have been previously. DEMONSTRATION PLOTS HARVESTED Results in all Plots Checked Closely With Preceding Years' Results. FARM MANAGEMENT SEPEjCIALIST OOMINGK Nose Fly Eradication Work Has Been Planned for One or Two Localities in Koesnth County This Winter. (By County Agent E. ft. Morrison.) J. L. Boatman spent two days in the county this month to assist in harvesting some of the fertilise;.' demonstration plots. Plots were harvested and weighed as far as time p rf r- ^H* 41 ' fBoafcman h aving made at. servation tour of the plots a lew nh±n£ rl £ r ^ h ™tlng P d°ate \-hen Photographs were taken of growins crops and samples of corn from^rea ed The rS^ P J 0tS were °°mPared The results as returned by Mr. Boat- Hm» fT, da .^ and sanies taken at t™t f liS vm Bre M follows - Most each C ° Ver one ' tenth of a n acre Sim Leigh plot, Irvlngton-OId prairie *min C °£\ preC ™ ded by flax and smal grain crops. For some time it has been believed that old prairie hay fields ^VW lnto '"Cation may not give the best results possible, owing to the continued removal of phosphate bv harvesting of the prairie hay crops over a long period of years. For this reason phosphate and potash fertilizers were tried on separate strips on this field. The potash gave no apparent effect, but the phosphate plot showed more mature corn and a slightly heavier crop. Untreated 17.4 per cent moisture corn at 68.0 bushels per acre. Phosphate'200 pounds per acre 15.2 per cent moisture corn at 77.3 bushels per acre. Strong Alkali Treated. A small spot of very strong alkali was treated in Ledyard township with potash at the rate of 225 pounds per acre. This particular area was selected because it was apparently very strongly alkali, and although a good return was shown, still 225 pounds per acre application did not seem to be enough to overcome so strong an alkali condition. Ordinary alkali areas are usually almost completely corrected by LOO to 250 pound applications, al- ;hough some "hot spots" may take as high as 300 to 400 pounds of muriate of potash. Untreated 32.4 per cent moisture, corn 12.7 bushels per acre. 225 pounds per acre 18.4 per cent moisture corn, 24.0 bushels per acre. At the Carl Paetz farm, Algona, a small strip of corn was left untreated and another was treated with 3-14-6 at 125 pounds per acre in comparison to the 125 pound per acre application of twenty per cent phosphate used on the remainder of the field. Here although the pounds harvested were the same on both treated areas, still the .maturity_,ot,,the^ph08phate"' area- was enough better to raise the yield slightly when figured on the basis of fifteen per cent moisture corn. The price of the 3-14-6 was $45.95 per ton and the twenty per cent superphosphate $31.65 per ton. Untreated 22.0 per cent moisture corn, 41.3 bushels per acre. 125 pounds 3-14-6 per acre 19.4 per cent moisture corn, 47.6 bushels acre. 125 pounds twenty per cent phosphate 17.2 per cent moisture corn, 47.6 bushels per acre. All yields were figured on the basis of fifteen per cent moisture corn. that never depreciates, that has no keep, that constantly increases in VALVE But more than that, a VIRGIN DIAMOND carries a thrill of ownership, a joy of possession, that only the knowledge that you are the first to wear and to. own this beautiful gem can offer. CERTIFIED VIRGIN DIAMONDS come to you direct from the mines, in a wide range of distinctive mountings,at standard prices, through F \\l . W. AUTHORIZED VIRGIN D!AA\OND DEALERS J I I & C 1 * Jewelers & renter GL to. optometrists. » / R IT* S~* H K f Re «' "• s - Pat - off VIRGIN DIAMONDS Polished Plate G .WUVYWVWVWft Glass I Your broken auto door and windshield glass re- | placed while you wait. * Joe Greenberg •vvyvwwvwvvywuvftw^ vwuv Results Checked. The results in all plots checked fairly close to other years, although the dry season materially affected many trials. At the Lowman plot on Clarion loam, just west of Algona, where manure was applied on fall plowing 1 along with the fertilizers, the land was affected by the drought until the treated areas gave several bushels less yield than the untreated check strips. This plot, however, will be continued using the same treatments on the sams areas, since it is known that failure of manure to give results is not a frequent occurrance in this locality. Future soil plots will probably be limited to complete demonstrations with crop rotation, lime, manure and fertilizers on three permanent plots, one each on Clarion loam, Webster loam, and Webster silty clay loam soils. This will furnish results on the soil types tnat cover almost ninety-three per cent of the county land areas, which, may be used as a reference on soil management questions for those interested. Farm Record Work. J. C. Galloway, farm management demonstrator, of the Iowa State College, will be in the county December 17 and 18th to hold two meetings on uniform farm record work. Uniform farm records as kept by over 650 farmers in Iowa during the past year have been spoken of at various times as the method of discovering hidden treasure in Iowa land. Uniform farm records kept by individuals «nd compared with county and district averages have acted as a guide toward more profitable fanning for many who have followed the project. The Kossuth county farm bureau in starting work on this project with those interested during 1931 hopes to complete enough records kept under various systems of management to mak3 possible a county summary. The summary consists of an average of all comity's records perpared in tubulated form, which will offer a b«sis of comparison to any one wishing to keep their farm records under a uniform system. The method is not complicated and men keeping such records state 1hat time required amounts to only ten to twenty minutes per week spent in making entries in addition to a few minutes with Fr. Gi'lloway at *he time of his mid-summer visit and iha few hours at the mid-winter fummariisa- tion meeting. Fighting Nose Fly. Nose fly eradication work has been planned for one or two localities during the coming winter in Kossuth county. In the localities that tried this method last year several thousand horses were treated, and it apparently has given, excellent results. Farmers in localities where the comparison was put on in an organized way have reported escape from the pest and also that their horses have stood work better by being rid of the HIM.I 1C mm 15 THE NEW CHEVROLET SIX HAS MANY IMPROVEMENTS The introduction of the Chevrolet Six mark* the most impressive forward step in Chevrolet's twenty- year record of constant progress and improvement. For this Bigger and Better Six offers new beauty, new luxury, new compIeteneM and new quality—yet it sells at lower prices! In every curve and sweep of Chevrolet's modern lines—hi every detail of its new Fisher bodies, you will see the fine hand of the master designer and the skillful craftsman. And the more closely you inspect it, the more deeply impressed you will be. The improvements in the new Chevrolet Six begin at the smart new chrome-plated headlamps and extend throughout the entire car. The radiator is deeper. The lines are longer and lower, giving an air of exceptional fleetness and grace. And the interiors of the new Fisher bodies provide a new degree of comfort and luxury i greater roomineut fine quality mohair or broadcloth upholstery 5 more pleasing interior fittings) and a new, completely equipped instrument panel. The chassis of the new Chevrolet Six has also been refined and advanced in a number of different ways. The frame is heavier, deeper and stronger than before. There is a smoother operating, long lived clutch; a sturdier front axle; an entirely new steering mechanism; an easier shifting transmission. In fact, every vital feature of the new car has been made better to provide more thorough satisfaction for the owner. And along with these improvement*, Chevrolet offers the smooth performance of a 50- horsepower, six-cylinder motor—four long semi-elliptic springs—four hydraulic shock absorbers—a safety gasoline tank at the rear of the car—and an economy of operation not surpassed by any automobile. AT NEW LOW PRICES The Phaeton The Roadster , Sport Roadster $JQC with rumble seat _ "•'*' $ 510 $ 475 The Coach $ 545 $ 535 Sport Coupe with rumble scat- Standard Coupe i—i Standard Five- $C/1 c i Window Coupe __ «"«' Standard Sedan Special Sedan _ $ 635 $ 650 SPECIAL EQUIPMENT EXTRA Chevrolet Trucks, from $355 to $695 All prices f. o. b. Flint, Michigan 1EHEVROLE1 IT'S WISE TO CHOOSE A SIX Kohlhaas Eros. Garage Distributors, Algona, Iowa Frank Fisher, Titonka Roderick Auto Co., Lone Rock Wesley Auto Co., Wesley Service Motor Co., Hurt worm. Nose flies are one variety of horse flies which have been present in the northwestern states of this country and the prairie provinces of Canada for a long time and during recent years have become numerous in Iowa. The fly l«ying her eggs on the upper lip of the horse irritates the horse until some animals become very much excited. Broken harness nnd other equipment results, horses wound themselves about the muzzle, use up ener- and sometimes run away. It is particularly annoying during corn plowing, haying and harvest and teamsters h«te it as a pest. Eggs are Swallowed. Investigation shows that when the ggs are swallowed by the horse they go to the stomach where they become arvae or bots and attach themselves ;o the walls of the stomach. Sometimes they are so numerous as to block up the digestive tube »nd cause colic and always interfere with the best development of young animals. Fighting nose flies when they are mature can only be done by the use of muzzles or baskets over the nose of the horse. This does some Rood out destroys no flies and interferes with the horse's efficiency. A better and cheaper means is at hand. It nas been found that a dose of carbon bisulphide given to a horse in a cnp- sule while the bots are in the stomach will kill them in large numbers. Adminsler Properly. If this dose is administered properly by an experienced veterinarian in December or January the bots will be destroyed and the flies very much reduced in number on the f"rm the follow- , ing summer. Since the fly never trav- I els far it affords much relief for a farmer to have his horses treated in this manner, but much better results are, always experienced when all the horses in a community receive this treatment u s a community project. For this reason in many parts of Iowa the county farm bureau and extension service of Iowa State College organizes townships so that some person in each school district gathers the names of all horse owners who agree to Ivwe the treatment administered to their horses. When the list Is completed it is turned over to the practicing veterinarians of that territory with whom previous arrangements have been made to treat the horses and because of the reduced mileage and time required to reacn e»ch farm the treatment is administered at a very low cost per horse. Fifty cents per head for material ana professional service is the usual rate. It must be kept in mind that the most bots will be killed and the greatest benefits derived by treating the horses In December or early in January so organization work should be done promptly in any community Wishing to wage a nose fly eradication campaign. The Ladies Are Running Things. Whlttemore Champion: In the recent election Lela Gardner of Plum Creek township was elected constable, and it behooves Whittemore people to watch their step when they visit that vicinity. We presume that should Mrs. Gardner make a "pinch" that she will take her prisoner before Miss Consuello Hanna of LuVerno, who was re-elected as a justice of the peace. Miss Hanna is also a graduate attorney. At that, we know of no reason why women should not be Just as efficient in these offices as the men— perhaps more so than many of us would be. Bandits Held up Three Cars Near Ft. Dodge. Bandits appear to be getting more numerous and a week ago Saturday night three cars were held up between Fort Dodge and Humboldt. Gus Gustafson of Humboldt stated that while he was returning home from Dayton In the evening three youths in a car stopped him and attempted to rob him but he made his escape and they were unsuccessful. Algona Lady at Britt Party. Tribune: Mrs. F. R. Bandy entertained a small party of ladies at a bridge luncheon Tuesday in honor of her mother and Mrs. C. H. Williams of Algona. :o'o^ox>:oxowx>x(o:acttioxf0ixox>;o;a<ao:g LUVERNE NEWS. $ Adam Zwiefel and has already moved into the house. The Harry Christensen family were released from quarantine last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pergande have a new son, corn November 10. Mrs. Janse and daughter, Mrs. Miller, of Algona attended the Methodist bazaar and supper in the city hall on Saturday afternoon and evening. Charles Hanselman went to Mason City last Wednesday to bring home his daughter, Edna, who has been employed in the Lyons home for several weeks. The Progressive club met Friday of last week with Mrs. P. C. Lichty. The subject of the. meeting was "Parliamentary Law." Refreshments were served. Mr.. »nd Mrs. Fred Haglst and son, Orbin, from Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chapman from Omaha attended the family reunion and Thanksgiving dinner at the Patterson home Thursday. Arnold Ristau and girl friend met with an accident Tuesday night on the road to Algona when the Ford coupe in which they were riding was badly damaged and was brought to LuVernn for repairs. The girls were taken to Algona for medical aid. The Ladies' Aid society of the local Methodist church held their annual supper and bazaar Saturday afternoon and evening. The booths of fancy work contained many beautiful pieces which were auctioned off in the evening by Hugh Colwell. The total amount received was $164.00. Buy Yourself a Philco Radio at Hobarto n The Good Will club met witu Mrs. Mike Stripling Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Joe Blumcr and daughter, Luella, were Fort Dodge shoppers Tuesday. Mrs. W F. Godfrey and daughters, Rubye and Florence were Algona shoppers last Saturday. Mrs. F. G. Davis of Iowa City is visiting at the nome of her daughter, Mrs. Burdette Agard. Mrs. Reyman and children are visiting in Larchwood with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rockhill. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lindebak attended the funeral of his niece held in Ellsworth last Wednesday. The members of the J. J. club were entertained Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. L: Eutsiuuu. Potato Crop Short. Potato production for Iowa is listed in the November 1 report as 4.550.000 bushels compared to 6,770,000 bushels for last year and a five year average of Harold Sorensonjtps purchased tne 7 781 000 bushels. > residfince property wging to Mrs. Dr. Eeason and family moved Saturday into the Patterson house, recently vacated by Ed. Dchnert and family. ; ;';':' f\ • f *^.€ •>:•., V :^K; '-} y^A^lA We do our own Lens Grinding. DR F F SAWYFR Eye Si B ht Specialist UK.. T . C.. 3/\ W I £,K Algona. Iowa. W&8^&8O88*%y^^ BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA BOARS Forty head of March and April Boars. The biff husky kind from large litters. Immune and priced to sell. H. H. GREGORY & SON Rutland, Humboldt county, Iowa, 16-20*-tf

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