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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1931
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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, January 21, 1931 Twenty Years- Ago. the farmers' Institute was being held at the court house. John Bohornion was able to be out around town after a long siege of grippe. Mrs. Sumner Stebbins, a pioneer lady of Algona passed away after a long Illness. Lawrence Horan had joined his wife In California where they expected to spend the winter. Algona high school defeated the team from Spencer in a one sided game by the score of 48 to 12. County Attorney Van Ness was about to move into his present offices over the Algona State Bank. Wehler Bros, were offering as a premium in the short course work, a handsome silver trophy cup. The poultry show was being held «it the armory and there were about three hundred birds competing. Noah Williamson was preparing to open up a shoe store In Webster City In partnership with a man named Williams. Mrs. Warren Baldwin had been taken to her home In the north part of the city after a successful operation for tumor. John Vinson came home after a several weeks' trip through Tennessee and Illinois where he had been buy- Ing dairy cattle. Dr. H. C. Devereaux came up from Humboldt to take back some of bis dental equipment having moved to that city from Algona. Leo Dailey was promoted to the foremanship of the Upper Des Moines- Republipan taking the place of Joe Ford who had left the city. Mrs. W. H. Ketcham and two child- Ten had arrived from Illinois to make their home In Algona. Two other children were to come later. Mr. and Mrs. Lute Stacy moved to St. James, Minnesota, where they had purchased a moving picture theatre. E. G. Fargo had gone upu with them to assist them In getting started. E. A. Wolcott, who is now living In Phoenix, Arizona, was elected president of the Kossuth County Agricultural society at their annual meeting which was held at the court house. The high school debating team and the basket ball team were victorious over teams from Belmond. Willis Bradley, Chester Schoby- and Milton Norton were the members of the debating team. The Upper Des Molnes-Republican of that week had a picture of Miss Gladys Oestrlch of Humboldt, who was married to Frank Gotch on January 11. Gotch at that time was champion wrestler of the world. Both are now dead. Algona Hi Lights VOL. 1 ALOONA IOWA, JANUARY 21, 1931 No. 9 "It takes Interested readers as well as talented writers to make a good paper." VAtUE OF II. S. EDUCATION. A high school education should not be thought of as four long years of constant struggling to secure enough credits to graduate. A high school course may be boresome or it may be made very interesting in countless ways. Of course, lessons come first. They may require a good deal of studying, but after all, isn't it more fun to go to class and take a prominent part in the class discussion than to sit back and let the other fellow do %11 the talking? One often hears a student remark about the monotony of school work. Just think of the countless ways there are to overcome this spell of monotony. Taking a part in debate, declamatory work, glee club, and various kinds of athletics, are among the most interesting ways. In order to have a good school spirit and a reliable body of students each and every boy and girl should keep his school work up to par and try his very best to cooperate with the school as a whole and with the faculty.—Jeanne Altwegg. ]&• Ship of Famous Pirate "* "Adventure" was the name of the ship commanded by Captain Kidd. This famous pirate Balled from Ply- month, England, In April, 1696, In the galley Adventure, carrying _ 80 grans and a crew of 80. tie pat fn first at "JJOW' 5 ortrmrl -torter went "to'Madagas- car. He was eventually put to death for bis piratical exploits. GEOMETRY TESTS. Miss Miller has given two of the Lane-Greene unit achievement tests to her plane geometry students. In the first test Fernley Nolle was first with a perfect score of 34; Bemlce Dearchs was second with 31. The standard median sent out by the authors was 20. The median made by the Algona students was 25. In the second test Lavonne Larson and Bernlce Dearchs tied for first place with scores of 54 out of a possible 60. Theo. Gaskill and Norma Raney tied for second with 52. The standard median for this test was 33. The median made by the Algona students was 39. Four Atgona High School Boys in Band. In connection with the North Central Teachers' association meeting, which is to be held at Mason City In March, a band is organized from the high school pupils In this section of the state. Pour pupils of the Algona high school, Charles Cretzmeyer. Donald Parsons. Willard Zeiglar and Wm Kaln, have been selcted from the Algona high school to be members of this band. On Friday evening during the convention this band will give ft concert in the auditorium of the Mason City high school. IT PAYS TO BE GOOD. Last week was the most dreaded week of the year for most pupils—the week of semester tests. There were more people who had to take their tests and more criticisms and demerits given than usual, was continuous Miss Coate says it whispering which DEBATERS CLASH. A few days before vacation two debate teams frdm Humboldt clashed with two teams at Algona. The Algona negative team was composed of Florence Dehnert and Fernley Nolte. and the affirmative Eleanor Keen and James Bishop. The teams were evenly matched and both used good headwork. No decisions were given as it was simply a practice tilt. Algona debaters this year are working hard and hope to make a good showing. New Work Carried On. Extemporaneous work was started two weeks ago under the direction of Miss Plaehn. This type of speaking was introduced in the high school two years ago. Twenty subjects have been chosen which cover important daily events. The participant must read material on each subject and at the time of the try-outs he must be prepared to speak on any subject. The competition Is carried on the same as declamatory work and one pupil will go to one town in the district Many students are interested and results look promising . Used Furniture We Dti Repairing and Upholstering Storage for Household Goods It will soon be moving time when you may be making some changes in the home, .so do not forget that we buy, sell or exchange used furniture. We have several good used sewing machines that are priced reasonable and we will guarantee them. The Furniture Shop Folk Dancing Started. Luck is the girl's "gym" class that does not have a piano player! A few weeks ago Miss Stubbs admired the girls' clean middles and decided the mats were too dirty for them so they would start folk dancing. All classes that produced a girl to play the piano immediately dived into the intricate steps of the "Danish Dance of Greeting." Many a girl has since lost all faith In human nature or what have you. A few of the more fortunate girls take it with a grin but a few of the lesn fortunate ones have threatened to abduct Miss Stubbs on the first dark night that she Is available. For ourselves we just cannot Imagine some girls trying to be butterflies. At least we sincerely advise Miss Stubbs to remain within her room on all dark nights until the girls have regained their dignity. Girls' basket ball was started after vacation and practice is held every Monday and Friday evening. The girls play within zones but much roughness has been reported. Miss Stubbs explains fundamentals before playing and many new passes have been studied. Class teams will be chosen later on in the term and the annual class tournamerft will be held. caused most of the criticisms and demerits. The following people were dismissed from all of their tests: In the ninth grade: John Ferguson, Russell Medin and Donald Parsons. In the tenth grade: Jeanne Altwegg, Margaret Fiene, Tneo. Gaskill, Ruth Robinson, Virginia Schnepf and Ella Zumach. In the eleventh grade: Ardeen Devine, Carmilla Fraser, Josephine Lee, and Phyllis Parsons. In the twelfth grade: Alva Benson, Genevieve Hartshorn and Hazel Neeling. j WATCH FOR THE CONCERT. Under the direction of Mr. Johnson, the band and orchestra director, high school and grade pupils have been working long and faithfully in trying to manipulate tbe lirCterecS instruments. On the eveniof ot Jamsary 28, ;hese organisations will sjive ttetr first program in tee tigfii school assembly •oom. The preliminary wox-i in trying to master any instrument is SEae drudgery pan of that worit. ado? pupils be- ame discouraged anil quifi Sfce job.. Smart Sayings by Smart Students. Mary Hutchins: "I've been trying to think of a word for days and days." Miss Stubbs: "Well, why don't you try week or month?" Miss Duhigg: "What did Columbus find when he came to America?" Bright Junior: "I think he found land." Miss Messer tells us . that from a semester paper she learns Numa Pon- pilius was head of the Vestal Virgins. Miss Messer: "A historian says that combs were used by the early Romans." Marguerite Dalziel: "Sure, who has not read about the catacombs of Rome?" Mike Elbert: "Where do chops come from?" Eldon Stoeffel: "Dogs. Haven't you ever heard about a dog licking its chops?" Mr. Ward tells us that trees need climate and soil to grow. Comparing people with trees he says that not many people can afford to change climate but they change soil every Saturday night. DECLAM TRYOUTS. Under the direction of Mrs. Goeders and Mrs. Steele, about sixty pupils are trying out for declamatory work this year. Thursday try-outs are to be held and at this time eighteen pupils, six from each class, the dramatic oratorical and humorous, will be chosen, to represent the high school. West of the Ford Gai-atre. Phone 399. A MONTH OF A INS Boys' Sports. The freshmen beat the noon basket ball squad in a rather one-sided basket ball game, Tuesday, January 13th by a score of 18 to 1. Mr. Bonham has four classes from the grades in basket ball every Saturday. Lyle Runchey played his last basket ball game Friday because of the eighth semester ruling. The gym classes have been taking up wrestling. The tournament will begin WANT ADS. Position wanted—Desire a position as head harmonica player or soloist n a good reliable orchestra. Am well trained on the harmonica and have an extensive repertoire. Can play "Pagan Love Song" exceptionally well. Write or phone, Bernard Yeoman. For Sale—New shipment of back seat drivers' licenses. Anyone desiring to ride with me must purchase one.—Emory Grosenbach. Last—A few pounds of weight. Reward for finder, if not returned.—Margaret Vigars. Wanted—To buy at any price a few additional inches of height. Anyone de-siring to sell, please notify Ruth Turner. the prospects are gooti and; Jarre every reason to believe tnat t£te pupils win give a splendid account of work. This is toe first organizaHoct of a band in our h^gh school -**nrf j*£r/. Jotm- son in organizing his orcaestra had to start practicallT with beginners with the different instruments. We trust students and patrons wSl encourge the pupils and their instructor by being present the night of the program. Grade News. Miss Fulton's third grade Is very happy to have Jimmy Nevflle back with them again. Their enrollment is now forty. The attendance has been most perfect all week. They are studying about the eskimos and every day take a trip to the Far North. Miss Dreesman reports having seen plenty of negroes on her visit to Memphis, Tennessee, during the Christmas vacation. ' The following pupils from the city hall were exempt from all semester tests: Barbara Haggard, Bobby Dewel, Mary Louise Gilmore and Harry Greenberg. Ted. Yera was in an auto accident two weeks ago and has been at home nursing & broken leg. A speedy recovery is hoped foi 1 him. Billy. Jehue, cousin of Lorraine Mor- risori. has been, visiting the city hall ischool slhcfe Monday and intends to remain the rest of the week. His home is at Hartley. > Donald Akre of Third -Warrf-cohool, had the misfortune to have his leg broken and now must attend school on crutches, nicely. Donald is improving Lyle Raney and Gerald Steussy hereby resolve to cease being the school's model boys and to cut loose this semester and show everyone what naughty boys they can be. Craig Smith resolves not to cut his hair until he receives an "A" in deportment. It looks as though he will be braiding his hair by the end of the year. Mildred Banwart and Margaret Lease resolve to drink at least eight glasses of milk daily. They say, "We thin people must keep our figures." Bernice Dearchs resolves to wear nothing but red and pink this semester. "Nothing like matching your hair," they say. Mr. Johnson promises not to accept any offer to play professional football unless it is accompanied by a movie contract. Band and Orchestra Concert. The following program will be given at the band and orchestra concert on Wednesday, January 28: Band 1. Columbian March. 2. The Royalist Overture. 3. Clarinet Solo by Charles Cretzmeyer. 4. Dancing in the Springtime. 5. Fond Hearts Serenade. 6. Wild Rose Schottische. 7. Roses and Orchids Waltz. 8. Fidelity March. Orchestra. 1. The Victor March. 2. The Conqueror Overture. 3. Evening Shadows Serenade. 4. Dance of the Imps. 5. Love's Way Waltz. 6. Triumph March. The price of admission will be ten and fifteen cents. Corridor Clippings, ANUARY i>: -\ in.mlh of bargains ut Neville's shoe store. Up to Satur<!v- !)i;;iit, ,iuni!-;i-y 17, we have wold as much goods as we did .liuinif ;!'•.; '.tiiT month of January last, year. Price reduction '<? what it. Men'a $2.08 work shoes have struck bottom at C2.;;!i. Our old ivJi.'iblc wi'lt (Willow calfskin) the shoe standard from >.').!• li we juilffd all wor 1 ..- shoes, drops from $3.95 to $2.98. At '/.li.--'- this is ili,: (,'i'caU'si. shoo value in the United States. \Vi; have eleven men';; dress Oi'ercouts left. We are going to close them out right now. The $18.00 overcoats go at $9.00 and thr- $22.00 overcoats go ut $13.75. I guess this will clean the deck. A few men's suit.s to .sell at less than cost. We are not going to handle men's suits or overcoats any more. January is bargain month ut J Neville's Shoe Store ALGONA, IOWA. Johanna Fiene has been absent from school due to an attack of chicken pox. Programs have been made for the second semester and there have been a. few changes. After much difficulty a class was organized In solid geometry. Miss Renaud announces that tjhe advanced home economics class is beginning a dinner unit and the beginning class is starting a luncheon unit. Notice of Probate of Will. State of Iowa, Kossuth county, BS In district court, January term, 1931 No. 3452. To all whom it may concern: You are hereby notified, that an instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Henry A. Meyer, deceased, dated February 12, 1930, having been this day filed, opened und read, the 2nd day of February, 1931, Is fixed for hearing proof of same at the court house In Algona, Iowa, before the district court of said county or the clerk of said court; and it ten o'clock a. m. of the day above mentioned, all persons Interested are hereby notified and required to appear and show cause, if any they have, why said instrument should not be probated and allowed as and for the last will and testament of said deceased. Dated at Algona, Iowa, January 6, 1931. CLARK ORTON, Clerk of District Court. By CLARA REYNOLDS, Deputy. Sullivan, McMahon & Llnnan, attorneys. 30-32 OFFICIAL NOTICE 1 Section of the Des Moines River Closed to Clamming, It is hereby ordered, as provided in Section 1761, Chapter 88, Code 1927, as amended by the 43rd G. A., that the taking of mussels, commonly called clamming, shall be prohibited In the following described section of the Des Moines Riyer until January 1, 1936. "That section of the East Fork of the Des Moines River having for its upper boundary Tuttle Lake in Lln- :oln township, Emmet county, and htvv- ng for its lower boundary the Chica;o, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific R. R. bridge at Algona." This order shall be effective on and after March 1, 1931. Dated January 10, 1931. W. E. ALBERT, State Game Warden, Des Moines, la. 32 FARM SALES Farmers who are contemplating having a farm sale in the near future will be given all of the assistance possible in advertising their sale if they will call up the Upper Des Moines-Eepublican at Algona, or pay a personal call to this office All they will have to do is to write out a list of the property to be sold, together with the date, location, terms, and the name of the auctioneer and clerk and we will arrange the matter for-publication in the paper and tor sale bills. The ordinary sale ad is a quarter of a page, and bills may be printed from the same type used in the ad in cases where the cost of advertising has to be held down. Otherwise a large sale bill may be used, which ot course would be a little more expensive. The Upper Des Moines-Reptibli- can has splendid correspondents in all parts of Kossuth county and covers the county thoroughly with a big list of subscribers who are interested in auction sales, and do not hesitate to drive twenty-five miles to attend a sale in case any property they are interested in is advertised. Every single bidder brought to a sale by advertising pays big returns on the cost of the ad. Bring in Your List of Property, We Will Do the Rest Here is an outline of a sale ad that may help you. 1—It is customary to start out with some reason for the sale, such as "As I am about to quit farming and move to town." Give your reason here (If you care to): 2—Give the distance from such towns as you want to mention to your farm. (Do not say "Five miles northwest of Algona—say, "Four miles west and one mile north of Algona") 3—Give day and date of sale ' 4—Give hour when sale is to begin ,. 5—What about lunch, If any? 6—How many horses? Describe each animal, with weight and age, and If you have any out- standing horses or teams give particulars 7—How many cattle? ......Describe them, and be sure to give particulars about bulls, dairy cows, purebred or good grade beef cattle, etc. Play up the merits of your stuff. The fellow ten miles away will know only what you tell him in your bill and ad. 8—How many hogs? Do as you did with the cattle. Tell everything you would want to know if you yourself were looking for hogs and saw a bill or ad of a man ten mUea.away who was going to close out. 0—Sheep, mules, or other stock? 10—Chickens, ducks, geese, etc.? 11—Which do you want to come first—horses, cattle.or hogs? 12—Farm machinery. Give make and condition. Make a complete list. In these automobile daya a grindstone may fetch a buyer *en miles away. 13—Miscellaneous , 14—See your banker, get the terms, and set them outhere. How many months? 15—How many bills do you want? (The usual number Is 100) 18—How large an ad do you want? (The usual size Is one-fourth page) 17—Your name 18—Auctioneer 19—Clerk Clip this advertisement and have it for the time you will be ready to prepare your ad. Upper Des Moines-Republican ALGONA, IOWA Phone 230, Gall this office and we will send a man to your place to arrange ;l your advertising, uw^^ 1

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