The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 17, 1930 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 17, 1930
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, December 17,1930 A Review of the Book "Cake* and Ale.'* * A :eevlew of Uie novftl - "Cafcw ana Ale" or "The Skeleton in the Cup- tsoard," written by W. Somerset Maugham and published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. The book is the inost widely discussed of all Maugham's works since "Human Bondage" and "The Moon of Sixpence." The story is one of a eimple-hearted wife of a synthetic literary genius and of the genius himself. It tells the -story of Bosie, the barmaid, the''genius' first wife, who was the skeleton in the closet after the husband, Driffield, becomes the grand old man of English letter. Rosie was simple, kndly «nd promiscuous. She .was not immoral but let us say unmoral. She had no sense of right and wrong in regard to her promiscuity but responded because she believed she was giving joy and happiness to her numerous lovers. She was true to her husband In that she took care of hla every •want and made the home pleasant for him. He felt no love for her, Just a deep affection. Driffield was a queer character who came up from the middle class in England. He paid very little attention ~to anyone or anything except his writing. When his wife, Rosle, ran away with one of her lovers, he was taken up by an English gentlewoman •who shoved him to the top of the literary world. He later married a nurse. Soon after his death a movement was made by his second wife to have one of the well known English writers do a biography of his life, but they did not know how to explain or cover up the first wife, Bosle. The authors of this movement called in a doctor who was intimate with the author and was one of the lovers of his first wife for his views on the subject. The book is a brilliant and ironic satire on the art of formal biography and is probably Maugham's greatest effort. It may be a trifle sophisticated In a few parts but then everything is sophisticated nowadays. It is a book well worth reading. Good Hope Family Move to.Lotto Creek. Good Hope, December 9. Special: Good Hope community lost a good neighbor and efficient farmer when the Herman Hintz family last week moved to a new location in Lotta Creek township. The farm they are to occupy is the old H. H. Mlttag farm where Mrs. Hintz was reared. Since Mr. Mittag's death about a year ago the place has been carried on by his widow. She Is now removing to Fenton and the farm will be worked by her son-in-law, Mr. Hintz. We shall miss the Hintz family. They have been good neighbors to us during the more than seven years we have lived beside them. We wish them good fortune in their new location. The farm which and sisters, survive: Joe of Plymouth Hintz farm which Herman has been farming since his parents' removal to Algona. It is now to be occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Holtzbauer, residing In Algona. Plant Trees Along Road -5 Special Christmas Gift Boxes of Fine, Fresh Cigars ^_—_^ boxes and at).various prices. We also liave"*a*tun"ilne"br accessorics,-- Buch as pipes, cigarette holders, lighters, cases, humidors, and smok- Jng sets. A Few of Our Holiday Suggestions Cigars in boxes of five and up. Pipes of all varieties. Cigarettes in poxes of flfty to full cartons. Pine assortment of lighters. Complete line of ash trays. The Smoke Shop Smokers' Headquarters and Supply Store. 26-27 ftsxxxx&mj^^ (By C. B. Hatching). Now that we have paved and gravel- led roads the principal objection to planting shade trees along the highways has been done away with. With dirt roads the shade of trees kept them from drying out quickly after rains making them wet and muddy much longer than when there was no shade. With paved and gravelled roads this objection would not hold good, and I am not sure but that the shade would be of benefit to gravelled roads, keeping them from drying out so qulcly thus preventing some of the dust. If I were a young man, starting out fanning, and knew what I know now, 1 would plant trees along the roadside. Two or three rows on both sides of whatever tract I owned, provided there were roads on both sides, leaving a few rods, without so many trees in front of the buildings. That would leave a strip 310 rods long to be planted on a quarter section. The first row of trees should be planted 15 or 18 ir.ches from the road line. The second row eight feet from the flrst and the third row eight feet from the second, If a third row is planted. The outer row of trees would get nearly one-half of its sustenance from the highway, which would tie clear gain. On the outer row I would plant a black walnut every two rods. Midway between the walnuts a pine or spruce. On one side of the a black locust or honey locust, on the other side a white oak. This would give a tree to each eight feet. As trees influence the growth of crops to a certain distance, two or three rows will not take up very much more space, U: effect, than one row, so I would have at least two rows. One inner row whether there were two or three I would plant every two rods a cottonwood. Midway between a hard maple, with soft maple between or white or black ash. If three rows- thera are many varieties of trees from which to select. If the land for a distance of a couple of rods Inside the trees was kept in grass and manured from time to time, It would continue to raise good crops right along. Of course for eight or ten years there would be no Income and considerable care would be necessary in trimming so as to secure the most correct growth. In eight or ten years the black and honey locust could be cut for fence posts, one or two to the tree and there would be enough wood to pay for the work of cutting. In 15 to iiO years the oak trees would be big enough for several posts besides considerable wood. Other trees could be cut from time to time for fuel or other purposes depending on the tree, but I would leave to the last the black walnut, pine or spruce, the cottonwood and hard maple. In the mean time if there were three rows, I would cut out ail the middle row as I had use for the trees for wood or other purposes. In 12 or 15 years, sometimes sooner the black walnuts will begin to produce nuts which may be a source of profit, and in 25 years the maples can be tapped and ma " - " wx&8^^ Even Before Bethlehem The Gift of Jewels was Supreme Down through the centuries man's ultimate gift has always been expressed through the medium of precious jewels. Allow us to help make this a never-to-be forgotten Christmas. HALLMARK WEIST WATCHES Wrist watches, 99 CA our leaders ___^ I » JV BULOVA WRIST WATCHES 24.75 at from Ladies' ELGIN WRIST WATCHES 24.75 ELGIN STRAP GENTS' WATCHES 19.00 HAMILTON AND~~~ ILLINOIS The leading American Watches. Gent's Elgin Pocket Watches 12-size, 7 jewel in white nickel case 15-jewcl regular $25.00. in white gold filled case 22.50 17-jewel at 26.50 Fine Hamilton or Illinois watches, 17-jewel, at 07 CA from JI.JU : PEWTER The finest quality sugar and creamers, at from 4.75 to 7.00 Coffee sets, trays, compotes, candle sticks. GENTS' CAMEO RINGS In two and three colors set in white gold at from 14.50 to $35 CHICK COMPACTS 1.00 to 6.50 Genuine Rock Crystal NECK PIECES 6.00 to 22.50 Ladies' fancy STONE SET RINGS STERLING SILVER Wm. and Mary Mary ED Colfax Granada Chateau Thierry Seth Thomas MANTEL AND ELECTRIC CLOCKS $14.50 to $60 Chimes and fancy kitchen clocks. Cameo Leather Hand Bags, Card Cases, Bill Folds and Key Cases at 2.50 to 7.50 Genuine steer hide. Cigaret Lighters Cigaret Cases Scarf Pins Cuff Buttons SILVER PLATED The famous Silver Seal Urex. Holmes and Edwards SILVERWARE Match up your need in silverware now. You will find here one of the best lines of jewelry, clocks silverware, diamonds and novelties ever shown Select early and we will lay aside any article with a small deposit until called for. Remounting of diamond, engraving and fine work our specialty. DIRECT FROM IMPORTER The inexperienced purchaser of n diamond en- gag e m ent ring should consider the character & re put at ion of the dealer. FINE DIAMOND RINGS at $25 from $700 three rows. The middle row I would plant of a variety of trees that would not sprout, and grow, from the stump when cut. The object In planting the trees thickly is so they would grow tall and straight with few limbs. In the course of time I would cut out all of the trees In the middle row, and every other tree in the two outside rows, leaving the black walnuts, pine or spruce, the cottonwoods and the hard maple. For practical purposes I consider the cottonwood one of the most valuable trees that can be grown in Iowa by reason of Its growing so quickly. I have hod experience to make me think so. In 1879 a few cottonwoods were planted along the roadside on the south line of section nine in Irvington township. There was an apple or- Ho me Makes Fine Pap Christmas Present The Upper Des Moines-Eepublican is again reminding its thousands of subscribers in Kossuth county and elsewhere that the payment of subscriptions is now in order between now and January 1. A good share of our subscribers pay for their paper each year before it becomes necessary for us to send them a statement. This, of course, is much appreciated. We also appreciate a note from all former residents of this locality, now living at other points, telling any news of themselves or others that may be of interest to their old friends here. This may be sent at the time of remitting their yearly subscription or at any time in fact. The price of the Upper Des Moines-Bepublican is $2.00 per year for all living in Kossuth county and border postoffices like West Bend and Livermore. To others the price is $2.50. Ay ear's subscription to the Upper Des Moines-Bepublican containing news from every section of the county, will make a very much appreciated Clirist- The Upper Des Moines-Bepublican is always prepared to order any magazine or periodical for its subscribers at a substantial reduction in price. Fred W. Wehler & Co. Jewelers & Optometrists. -aaiairy:..ftVflniT1 gjJLOtil Christmas. Upper Des-Moines-Republican HAGGARD & BACKUS, Publishers ALGONA, IOWA mmum chard on the north and close to the trees, so that growing conditions were somewhat as they would be if planted as described in two or three rows. I cannot now say whether cuttings were stuck in the ground or small trees planted. In 1909 those trees were cut down and sawed into lumber. Their average diameter was thirty inches. None of them made less than one sixteen foot log and some of them a sixteen and an eight foot log. According to lumbering tables a sixteen foot thirty inch log will make a lltJtle over 700 board feet. A sixteen foot and eight feet long or two twelve foot logs would make over 1000 feet. Suppose we allow forty years for the cottonwoods, planted as described, to reach thirty inches in diameter. I think at the least estimate there would be 1000 feet of lumber in each tree, and from half to a cord or more of firewood). For sills, protected, for joists, studding, rafters and sheathing to shingle onto, for grain bins and sub- flooring lor sheathing over which paper and clapboards were to be laid, I believe cottonwood lumber Is just as valuable as pine or any other lumber so used. Last year one of my sons bought a few feet of common pine boards, ac a cost, as he told me of $60.00 per 1000 feet. If the trees all did well there Would be 150 cottonwoods, which if growth were as supposed, would make 150,000 feet of lumber. A person need not wait until a tree has reached thirty inches in diameter, If In need of lumber. A sixteen foot 20 inch log will make three hundred feet, a 16 and 8 foot 450 feet, a 25 Inch 16 foot 485 feet, a 16 and an 8 inch or two 12 foot logs will make 725 feet. It is not probable that the commercial lumber now in use will be any cheaper for a great many years, if ever. At present prices a 20 inch tree would make $27.00 worth, a 25 Inch tree $43.50, a 30 inch $60.00 worth of lumber beside considerable firewood. It is not probable that coal for fuel will ever be any cheaper than at present, so it stands the people of this generation, for its own benefit as well as for the benefit of future generations to begin, the sooner the better to provide for lumber and fuel that will be reeded by those who shall come after us. My father planted those cottonwood trees that stand in front of the residence of Julius Chrischilles. The largest of those trees is 42 inches in diameter and a 16 foot log from it would make 1,400 feet of lumber. The other six trees average thirty inches and will average not less than a 1000 feet of lumber, besides, all of them, would furnish a good many cords of firewood. Those seven trees are worth, commercially, as they stand, if they are all sound, at least $500.00. As I have thought the matter over, I believe I would plant the black walnuts in the Inner row with the cottonwoods as they would have a better chance for growth after the cottonwoods were cut, and they, in time, would make one of the most valuable kinds of lumber that can be raised. If every farmer would plant one acre in ten of his farm, to the right kinds of timber, I believe In time, it would become the most valuable and commercially productive part of his farm, saying nothing about the additional attractiveness that the farm would have with a fine grove and two or three rows of fine growing trees along the roadside. Dillman Don't Like "The Window Seat." Blue Earth Post: The Fairmont Sentinel comes our house every day. We enjoy the editorials by Major Nelson and the clever articles by our old partner in crime, Hairy Falrley, very much. But on those days when the back page is given over to "The Window Seat," written by some former Iowa congressman, we would Just as soon spend the reading time In perusing the ads for Lydia Pinkham's justly famous remedy or Chamberlain's cough cure. Presbyterian Church. Everyone will want to Join in commemoration of the birth of our Lord. The morning theme, "Thoughts on God's Gift to Man." Evening worship and Y. P. S. O. E. at six-thirty for all of the youth. Sermon subject, "Seeing Jesus." The young people of the church are giving a program, in connection with the Christmas tree on the evening of December 24th. A welcome to all.— J L. Coleman, minister. PLUM CREEK NEWS The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Zeigler had the misfortune to run against the coal house while playing at school. He was not seriously Injured. Fred Hoppe and family have moved into the house formerly occupied by W. A Bleich on the Slmpkins farm. They will reside here until the first of March, when they will move to the Seaman farm. Ivnl Gross, who has been employed at the home of his brother, John, the past few months, went to Rockwell on Tuesday to spend some time at the home of his parents, the E. A. Gross family, formerly of Plum Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Fitzgerald entertained a number of friends Friday evening at five hundred. High prizes were won by Mrs. Clifton Benschoter and Clinton Sampson and consolation prizes were received by Genevieve Altwegg and Clifton Benschoter. There was a Royal Neighbor party on Tuesday afternoon for the children. Those attending from Plum Creek were Doris and Donald Davidson, Virginia, Wayne and Joyce Jasperson, Jean Young, and Wayne, Merlin and Junior Altwegg. The same evening there was a party held for the grown ups. FARMERS Call on us when you have hogs to sell. ALGONA HOG MARKET Truck Service Phone 628 0. & N. W. Railway Yards. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Sampson motored to Mason City last Tuesday. Roscoe Mawdsley has Installed a one hundred and seventy-five gallon underground gas tank. The James Davidson and Wm. Altwegg families were visitors at the Elmer Jasperson home Saturday even- Ing. Mr. and Mrs. James Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Calhoun and Miss Lillian Johnson were Mason City shoppers Saturday. FUR Full market price paid for Fur Joe Greenberg Buy Yourself a at Hobarton CANARIES for Christmas Gifts All young birds. Guaranteed singers. Miss Myrtle Turnbaugh pie St. Phone 596-J. www Giyjyy%%X888&^^ 9 At Private Sale BIG TYPE POLAND CHINA BOABS Forty head of March and April Boars, The big 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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