The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 3, 1930 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 3, 1930
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The Upper Bes Moines-Itepublican, December 8, 1030 ft I] «ft|_ . tall Theatre Western fitectrie Sound Equipment RICE Book & Gift Shop Thorington Theatre and COMMUNITY ttOVSE The place you love to meet your friends. Best of everything. Comfort is our slogan. Imported lenses makes the picture cleaner cut than usual. Western Electric sound system with an expert servicing it every week guarantees it will always be the same. Hollywood pre-vie;w;conneet.ion gives us advance information oil picture. We pay for and do not show any weak picture when advised by our Hollywood representative. WED., TBOTtS. AM> FBI, DECEMBER 3-4-5 Trade matinee Thursday at 2:30. prices 10d-30. Special school matinee-Friday at 4:15. Grades lOc; high school 25c. fearless Scout mote tt home on the back of * horse than any- Where ifl the world. Youthful, gallant herb of- i P hours.- new. SUNDAY, DEC. 7. m. matinee and every two It's new—Just released— El Brendel John Wayne Marguerite IChurchill and 20,000 cattle, horses, buffalo Indian scouts and early pioneers Consecrated to the Ideals of pioneer men and women. A HUMAN PARALLEL One hundred years ago a migration of humans headed west seeking happiness and homes. Today—Thousands will . enthusiastically cheer and applauds mighty screen, achievement Inspired by those hardy pioneers. Kathryn Norris' "PASSION FLOWER" with ' Lewis Stone Chas. Bickford Kay Francis Kay Johnson Advance critics reports advise It very much worthwhile. Also News, Comedy and Varieties. MON. & TUfiS, DEO. 8-9. Trade matinee Tuesday at 2:30. Algona's Fav6rites Buddy Rogers Nancy Carroll In "FOLLOW THRU" t's a happy show of golf girls, guf- aws and romance. One of the type 11 enjoy. Also Aesop's Fable, Review, Vaga- ond. SATURDAY, DEC. 6. Always a big Saturday, fun and thrill show.. Two matinees at 1:30 and 3:30. Prices lOc-300. ; Geo. O'BrKJh in Zane Grey's WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10. peclal booking for those who ap reciate the best. Cyril Maude the dean of English stars in "GRUMPY" 16 to 60 years of age, all will love this one. It's big in every way. Dally matinees start today at 2:30 and will continue on through the holiday season. THURS. & FBI., DEC. 11-12. It's here—Dad and son, granny, granddad, mother and daughter, all. Jackie Coogan Mitzie Gfreen Junior Durkin In "THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER" A guaranteed attraction. One of the first showings in the state. See it at the Call and tell your friends about it. !i|,J Three matinees—Thursday 2:30i trade prices 10c-30c; Friday 2:30, trade prices 10c-30c; Friday at 4:30 pecial school prices grade lOc and high school 25c. SATURDAY, DEC. 13. I Two matinees 1:30 and 3:30. The | big thrill show. Geo. Bancroft In "DERELICT" Built on the open sea. Watch for the big thrill of the typhoon at sea. Special Morning ten o'clock Kiddies Free Show and early arrival of Santa Claus with a present for every child under 16 years of age. No adults. Give the kids a chance. ' Congregational Church. A special offering to meet the Christmas expenses of the Sunday School wll bs taken at the church services Sunday. Algona Markets. Corn $ .58 Oats 28 Barley 35 Hogs 7.25 Efe'BS 1G-.30 Springs 09-.12-.15 Hens 10-.13-.15 A Farewtell Party— Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hutchison are entertaining a number of guests at their home tonight at a farewell party In honor of their two nieces, Eveline and Ada McElrea of Duneadin, New Zealand. The ladies are leaving to- morrow for their home via Kansas City and Denver and sail from San Francisco December 24. They have been visiting here for the past month. Family Gathering— Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Hutchison entertained a family gathering at dinner Sunday. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Budd Lawson of Corwith, Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchison of Wesley, Dr. and Mrs. P. O. Dorweiler of West Bend and Eveline and Ada McElrea of Dun- eadin, New Zealand, who are visiting the Hutchisons. Congregational Ladies' Aid— The Congregational Ladies' Aid will meet at the home of Mrs. W. K. Ferguson, Thursday afternoon at two- thirty. After the business meeting a U'enty-flve cent supper will be served by Mrs. Harold Hutchins' division. The ladles are requested to bring their "rain bags." LEARN TO SAVE The lesson of saving is simple to learn; Just spend something less than that which you earn; But the man who saves, who lays something by, Must flrat always learn himself to deny. It Is not what you make brings riches ito you, The man who makes less may have more when he's through. Many men have made money, rode high on the wave, EUt their boat hit the rocks, they nothing did save. The Iowa State Bank has regard for the man Who niekee little, yet. saves all he-can. Iowa State Bank Algona, Iowa BACKGAMMON is back. The smart home game of the minute. We have hoards in stock for sale. $1.00 edition all popular hovels are offered for sale as Christmas; gifts. Spectacular range of prices: 5c to 25c $1.00 $5.00 to $200.00 A $7,000 stock of imported as well as domestic gifts, bought on the New York City and Chicago markets. . Xmas Cards, choice selec- ions. Gibson Art, .Hall, Henderson lines. 450 SEAT THEATRE Assured fact. Posession of Boettcher property on Dec. 1. Tenants moving at once. Letenser, Inc., Omaha, architects on the job. Contract made with West- ern Electric Electrical Research Products Inc. for complete sound equipment same as now in the Call Theatre. Guaranteed to give equal quality sound as now enjoyed at the "Call." ALGONA BUSINESS INSTITUTIONS IN 1885 Old Copy of Upper !Des Moines Recalls Forgotten Names and Incidents. FEW OF OLD TIMERS ARE NOW LIVING Corn Was Selling for 25c, Gate 18c and Wheat 50c to 60c, Hogs $2.50 to $2.80. The business and social life of Al- ;ona forty-five years ago is outlined in an old. copy of the Upper Des Moines of November 11, 1885, sent us from Sioux City by George C. Call, the only urvlving son of the late Asa C. Call, one of the founders of Algona. The Jpper Des Moines was then in the hands of Harvey Ingham, now editor f the Des Moines Register, and "Bob" barren, who died in Spokane a num- er of years ago. Of the business and irofessional men of Algona of that ilme only Gardner Cowles, J. W. Wadsworth, Harvey Ingham, D. A, Haggard and Will Naudain are now living, that Is if the old paper showed a complete list at that time. J. M. Comstoek, Geo. Galbraith, Geo. Woodworth and Theo. Chrischilles, advertised dry goods; S. C. Spear and Frank Bros., clothing; Robinson Bros., Annis Bros, and Scott Bros., hardware; Crose & Dalton, Clarke & Morton, and E. N. Benedict, groceries. The hotels were the Hotel LeGrande, now the Thorington, wit hG. H. Light as landlord, and the Rutherford House, the present Algona hospital, with A. Rutherford, landlord. The old Bongey House must have been going, but the landlord perhaps did not believe in advertising. The drug stores were conducted by Dr. Forbush, Dr. Sheetz, and Durant Bros. J. F. Nlcoulin, and J. H. Sanders were the photographers. Mrs. M. E. Walston ran a steam laundry. The banks were the Kossuth County Bank, with Wm. H. Ingham, president, and the First National with Ambrose A. Call, president. The attorneys were Geo. E. Clarke, H. S. Vaughn, E. H. Clarke and Harvey Ingham. The doctors were L. K. Garfield, A. Richmond, J. M. Pride and Dr. Sheetz. Dentists were G. B. Cole and A. F. Dailey. Wm. Cordingley was the boot and shoe dealer, and Lois Lessing and A. Bronson ran furniture stores. Frank Ostrum's father and uncle made brick under the firm name of Ostrum Bros. Ring & Cruse and I. & M. Z. Grove ran livery stables. J. J. Wilson owned the flour mill and also ran a lumber yard as did W. W. Wheeler, who was agent for the Queal Company in Algona. F. M. Bronson was the only jeweler advertising, but we think that E. G. Bowyer was in the jewelry business here at that time, also. Ed. Fitzsimmons had a cigar factory. J. M. Cowan was the stone and brick mason. David Patterson conducted the bus line. J. K. Fill was the tailor. Naudain Bros, ran a dray line. Gardner Cowles, C. P. Dorland and Hoxle & Brunson loaned money on real estate, and C. L. Lund sold real estate. H B. Lindsey was a house and sign painter. Bradley & Nicoulin and M. Warner were wagon makers. Elmendorf & Field had a music store. L. M. B. Smith had just sold his pioneer hardware store. J. M. Comstoek was commander of the Algona G. A. R. Post. The subscription price of the Upper Des Moines was then $2.00 per year, the same as it is now. Milton Starr was the editor of the Algona Republican. Election of 1885. The annual election had just taken place and the total vote in Kossuth county was given as 1735, with a republican majority of 200 on the stats ticket. Everyone voted 'er straight in those days and all of the county officials were elected as republicans by about the same majority. Larrabee carried the county for governor by 200 over Whiting, democrat. Col. Spencer was elected to the legislature, receiving a plurality over Hoagland of Emmetsburg of 501. This was considered a wonderful endorsement of Col. Spencer, who was at the height of his popularity at the time. The Upper Des Moines in commenting on Col. Spencer's election to represent Kossuth, Emmet and Palo Alto counties, said Robert Wright Wed»— Robert Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs O. C. Wright, and Miss Ilo Eno o: Indlanola were married Friday at the first Presbyterian church at Davenport by the former's brother-in-law Rev. R. A. Burrows of Council Bluffs The single ring ceremony was read in the presence of the Immediate families of the couple. The bride wore a dress of blue crepe and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. The couple was attended by the bride's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Cox, of Davenport. The new Mrs. Wright is a daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Eno of Indian- Ola. She was graduated last June :rom the high school at Seattle, Wash- ngton, where she had been staying with a sister. Her father Is court reporter In the Indlanola district. Robert was graduated from the Algona high school with the class of .924, and later attended the Univer- ilty of Iowa school of pharmacy from which he was graduated hi 1929. While at the university he became affiliated with the Alpha Sigma Phi social frat- rnity. During summer vacations and or about a year Robert was employed t the K. D. James drug store where e made many friends. He is now a pharmacist at the Schlegel Drug Company at Davenport where he and his bride have taken a furnished apartment. Thanksgiving 1'arty— Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson drove to Perry to spend Thanksgiving at the home of the former's sister, Mrs. W. H. Winegar and daughter, Elizabeth, who entertained Mrs. Wlnegar's brothers and sisters and a few cousins at a turkey dinner. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Taylor and sons, John and Dale, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Hanson and daughter, Fern, Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert A. Weed, all of Mason City Mr. and Mrs. Townsend and Mrs. Lewis Rouse of Perry, and Mr. and Mrs Lewis Wilson and daughter, Evelyn of Mason Ciy. Lewis Wilson is owner of the local bakery. A brother from Crystal Lake was unable to attend The afternoon was spent playing- cards and dancing. The next family reunion will be held here at the Call State Park in the spring. Mrs. Winegar and her daughter will leave for California after Christmas where they will spend the remainder of the winter. Celebrate Silver Wedding-Mr, and Mrs. G. E. Van Dorstan were happily surprised Friday by re latives who celebrated their silver wed' ding anniversary with a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Post. Re latives and friends in attendance numbered about forty. The guests Included Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Dorstan and Mrs. Drinan of Armstrong, Emma Reeves of Waterloo, Water Reeves ant family of Clear Lake, Mr. and Mrs Hillard Abbas of Lakota, Mr. ahd Mrs Herman Weaver and children, Clarence Gehrtz and family, Irvln, Burtin Elbe, Vern and Leo Gehrtz of Emmetsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Reeves Rev. A. English and daughter, Ethel Mrs. S. J. Stehle of Algona and Mr and Mrs. F. F. Mueller and family of Fenton. The Van Dorstans were presented with a purse from the Presbyterian church. Celebrate 45th Anniversary— Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Moulds celebrated their forty-fifth wedding anniversary December 1, and in honor of the occasion entertained their children and grandchildren who live in the vicinity at a turkey dinner Sunday. The Moulds were married at Solomon, Illinois, in Livingston county, and came to Iowa thirty-four years ago. For the lost twenty years they have lived in Kossuth county. Those who were present at the dinner included Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moulds and two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Green and eight children. John Ii. Thorngren Weds— Many Algonians noted with interest he picture of Miss Kathryn H. Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard F. Estes of Des Moines, which appeared n the society section of Des Moines Sunday Register. Miss Estes and John L. Thorngren, son of Mr. and Mrs. ~3. S. Thorngren of Boxholm were mar- ied Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist church in Des Moines with the Rev. J. Floyd Morris officiating. Mr Thorngren was in charge of the boys' Four-H club work in Kossuth county last summer until about the middle of September when he went to Harlan, Iowa, where he is now county agent. Previous to being leader of the boys' club work, he taught for two years at Swea City and did Smith- Hughes work. He and his bride met while both were attending Iowa State College. Miss Estes was selected as cne of the campus beauties while she was a student there. Redfield-Paltner Nuptials— R. W. Palmer and Meda Ward Redfield stole a march on their friends last week and drove to Sioux Falls, where they were married Monday, November 24, at the Calvary Cathedral by Dean Woodruff. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. .Theodore Norton, cousins of Mr. Palmer. Following the ceremony the wedding dinner was served at the Norton home. The new Mrs. Palmer Is a daughter of Walter Ward and has made a home here for her father for a jiumber of years. Mr. Palmer is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer. He is manager of the Klamp Motor Co. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer returned Tuesday of last week and are now at home at 511 Chubb street. .Entertain Relatives- Mr, and Mrs. Dg White of Plum Creek entertained the following relatives at Thanksgiving dinner: Mr. and Mrs. Luin Cousins and two children, Richard and Helen of Alden; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hager and niece, Jonelle Hager of Burdette; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Cosgrove and Lucille, Donald and Richard of Titonka; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Johnson, Alice Mae, and Donald and Mrs. Katie Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Johnson and daughter, Dorothy, 'of Rich Point vicinity. Presbyterian Bazaar— The Presbyterian ladies will hold a bazaar and serve a chicken supper at the Legion hall, Saturday,/December 6. Aprons and fancy articles will be on sale, also home made candy. An experienced fortune teller will tell your past and future. There will also be a fish pond for the. children. Supper will be served at five o'clock and continued until all are served. — :i — Legion Auxiliary— The Kossuth county American Legion Auxiliary will hold its quarterly meeting in the Methodist church at Titonka at two o'clock Tuesday, December 9. All Auxiliary members and ladies who are eligible to membership are invited. Baptist Ladles' Aid — The Baptist Ladies' Aid society will meet Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J. A. Freeh, with the Mesdames Moe, Dailey, Frank Stoner and Cora Raney as assisting hostesses. School Social— There will be a pie social Thursday evening at the district number four school in Plum Creek. Mabel Bowman is the teacher. Local Auxiliary Meeting— The Legion Auxiliary will hold their meeting Friday, December 12. You are making up your list of Groceries Wanted today of some other day soon, phone or step in at The "DEPENDON" Store, But before you do that, take a look through this advertisement and see if you are short any of the very seasonable, real good eatables. "Little Crow" and "Iowa Maid" wheat or buckwheat pancake flour or old fashioned pure New York buckwheat in bulk. Home made (Minnesota) pure sorghum goes fine and is still better if topped off with a cup of OUR PURE QUILL COFFEE Fruit, jellies and jams are plentiful—and at reasonable prices, four pound glass jars, mixed preserves Two pound Baby Stewart jars, all pure fruit ,__ Big assortment of candy is here. California walnuts, three different sizes, all new and low priced. California canned goods are all 3c to lOc a can less than last year's prices at . . Akr e's 55c federated Clubs— The county Federated clubs were entertained Tuesday by the Algona Woman's club at the Legion hall. A justness meeting at eleven o'clock was 'ollowed by a covered dish luncheon at noon. Mrs. Frank Griffith, chairman of the delinquency division of the pubic welfare department of the Iowa Woman's club work and Mrs. Elinor Sutton, county welfare worker, both poke In the afternoon. The county horus of about fifteen voices made its first appearance and sang. Mrs. Howard French of Titonka gave a report f the district meeting held recently at Boone. Readings were given by Sobby LaBarre and Dorothy Lawson. . E. Ladies Aid— The M. E. Ladies' Aid will meet on Thursday, December 4, at two-thirty at the church parlors. Mrs. Aibin Spongberg's division will be in charge. Delphian Club— The Alpha-Delphian club will mset next Wednesday at the home of Mrs. H. L. Oilmore. Mrs. J. S. Auner will give a review of the Greek play, "Ly- sistrata." . .. -, , . - • - -— I—i Turkey Dinner— Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Chrischilles entertained a few friends at a seven o'clock turkey dinner Tuesday night. The evening was spent socially. W. R. C. Meeting— The W. R. C. will meet next week Tuesday night, December 9, at the Legion hall at seven-thirty o'clock. Idle. Hour Club — The Idle Hour bridge club 1 is being entertained this afternoon at a one o'clock luncheon at the home of Mrs. A. H. Stock. W. C. T. U.— 'AV . The W. C. T. U. will meet at the home of Mrs. Rose Brown next,Tuesday, December 9. Mrs. Schemmel will be the leader. Entertain for McDades— Mr. and 'Mrs. Roy Moulds entertained at -a six-thirty dinner Friday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. McDade of Des Moines. Entertains Club- Miss Belle Purvis entertained the Re- cxeation club at her home today. I Wa-Tan-Yc club— The Wa-Tan-Ye club met Tuesday for their regular luncheon at the Tibbets' tea room. Irvington. Ladies Will Meet on Friday. The second subject matter, Training School Goals in Home Making, will be given at the home of Mrs. B. H. • Skilling Friday, December 5, In Irvington township. The meeting will start at ten o'clock and close at four p. m. Ladles are requested to bring a covered dish and sandwiches. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Auner and children spent Thanksgiving and a few- days last week in Des Moines with Joe's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Auner. While in Des Moines little Josephine had her tonsils and adenoids removed. Chase & Sanborn Seal Brand Dated Coffee Thursday Saturday that "We doubt if another candidate in the state received a more flattering vote." The paper also states that the majority would have been larger "but for the treachery of men from whom better things were to be expected." It was hard to forgive a republican who bolted the ticket in those days. The paper continues In regard to Col. Spencer, "He will represent the 84th district ably and will be one of the influential members of the house He is through and through a gentleman, and Kossuth has made no mistake in endorseing him as she has." O. B. Hutchins had been electee county auditor without opposition and Dan Rice treasurer with no one opposing. Marsh Stephens had been elected sheriff over Ed. Williams by 48 majority. Dr. Sheetz had defeated Dr. Forbush for coroner by 182 votes. Ben Reed defeated Prof. F. M. Shlppey by 327 votes. W. W .Alcorn of Seneca and Mike O'nourke had been elected county supervisors, and Hale was elected surveyor. A propositon to build a soldier's monument in Kossuth county was defeated by a vote of 609 for and 769 against. The Algona Markets in 1885. Wheat was worth from 50c to 60c, oats 18c, corn 25c, independent flax, 94c. Hogs were down to $2.50 and $2.80 per hundred and the dealers thought that there was a good chance for them to go lower. All our $6 black and brown medium and low heel oxfords, pumps and straps in patent, calfskin and suede for only $4.85. Genuine Goodrich Zippers' $3.25 values for $1.95, These are cloth top, high and low styles in black, brown and grey. Women's and children's four buckle overshoes for only $1.00. per pair. **»*»mmm*mumm*mmmmmmtimmumm*mmm*mmmmummm CHRISTENSEN BROS. CO. SHOE DEPARTMENT. ™^^ ywuvwwvwJv

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