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The Upper Des Moines-Republican, February 11, 1931 f BONNSTETTER IS FORECONOMY The Kossuth Representative Voted Against Road Bond Issue. BELIEVES IN REDUCING EXPENSE. Thinks that Terrific. Outlay for the Schools and Paving 1 Should Await More Prosperous Times. (By Representatve Bonnstetter.) State House, Des Moines, February 6. Dear Editor: I note with regret, In my last week's letter that through an oversight in proof reading, I allowed an erroneous statement to be published by the press of my county. At the beginning of the letter, the following statement was made, "There are two groups of legislative members at every session." In the original letter, this portion reads as follows, "There are two political forces back of the members of every session in the legislature." The former statement would indicate that the advocated public Improvements would result in personal gain to some of the members. If such is the case, I am not aware of it and I do believe that every member is voting his honest convictions on matters that come before the assembly. I mean to be fnir. Hence the correction. Opposed to Road Bonds. Now I know my readers are anxious to learn my reactions concerning the outcome, in the house, of the $100,000,000 bond amendment. When we convened Monday morning, we were assured of 58 votes against the amendment, but when the proposition was submitted for roll call, in the afternoon, way. our eggs did not hatch The result was "ayes 67, that nays 41. I have always been opposed to the measure and I still feel that those .who has sponsored it will be disappointed in realizing its enactment. Believes In Old Fashioned Thrift. I like good roads and good, schools, but present conditions do not warrant the elaborate program outlined by the enthusiasts of either. Out on the farm, the deciding factor that governs my actions on a desired convenience or Improvement, is the question, "Can I afford It?" It Is an old fashioned recipe for thrift. I got it from dad and mother. It has been tried out many times and has always worked for me. I am satisfied that it will do the same for the state of Iowa. Would Not Repeal Prohibition Laws. January 23rd Representative Hays of Dubuque, introduced a bill which called for the repeal of all laws dealing wi the observance and enforcement of prohibition in this state. The measure was referred to the Intemperance Committee and the members unanimously voted for indefinite postponement. Tuesday morning, Representative Mathews, chairman of the committee moved that the recommendations of its members be adopted. Hays objected. He stated that the members of the assembly did not have the "guts" to vote their own convictions and demanded a roll call. The result was 90 favoring the committee's report and six opposing it. I consider It a vicious measure. In my judgment, the best argument the opponents of prohibition have, is the present bootlegger menace. To take away from our state officers the power to arrest and punish these violators, without channels established whereby liquor can be procured In a legitimate manner by those who feel they must have t would multiply the present evil many times, consequently, I voted against the measure. Oldest Native Iowa Man is Ninety-Three, Llvermore Gazette: Next Monday, February 9, 1931, M. D. Feebler of Livermore will celebrate his ninety-third birthday, which also means that he has lived in Iowa for ninety-three years, a record which no other man can equal 'so far as known, and he has taken some pains to see that his claims are substantiated. Claim Is Undisputed. There has occasionally been a rumor of somebody having lived in Iowa longer than himself, but in every case hs has written to them or visited them. and they have agreed that he holds the record. James Depew Edmundson of Des Moines claimed the record at one time, but Mr. Feebler was born nine months earlier; and Wilford Mor- Standing for Economy. introduced my first bill In the house Thursday, and I am working on several more at the present time. I realize that it requires a great deal of diplomacy and tact to secure proper consideration on measures and a new member meets with more difficulties than those with legislative experience. However, I shall do my best to reduce expenses whenever possible and to equalize opportunities for all. Sincerely, A. H. Bonnstetter. • Presbyterian Church. The morning hour of study and worship is open to all members and the friends of the church. The sermon theme, "A Great Gift.' The evening hour, Y. P. S. C. E. at six-thirty, Miss Charlotte Hilton, leader. The young people are Invited to join with her In making this one of the snappiest services of the day. Sermon 'subject, "The Almost of Life." • i WLfWVWtfWVft^ The Most Beautiful of All Ranges Your very first impression of the South Bend Malleable is its striking beaXity. Every line and detail of its lovely design reflects a distinction entirely its own — an atmosphere of unmistakably superior quality. Its lovely colors, its perfect fitting, the graceful curve of 'its cushion panels and doors, the harmony of its design, these arc but a few of the many features which make the purchase of a South Bend Malleable Kangc a thrilling experience. With it goes the knowledge that your range is the aristocrat of all ranges, the most beautiful, durable, economical and convenient range that money can buy. And because of its tremendous popularity and large output under the most modern of manufacturing methods, the South Bend Malleable is most moderate in price, with models in full porcelain enamel to suit almost every purse. AMAZING DURABILITY !; But beauty and performance in a range mean 3 nothing unless fortified by durability. Genuine Aluminum-fused Wilder Metal, and porcelain enamel on genuine Tngot Iron protects every inch of the outside surface of the South Bend Malleable — not one spot remains exposed to the ravages of rust or unprotected against corrosion and wear. The back of the range body, main range bottom and back flue are heavy patented Aluminum-fused Wilder metal, on every range bearing the South Bend trade mark, regardless of price— positive assurance of the longest life that can be built into a range. The heaviest and finest of unbreakable malleable iron casting and pure grey iron castings are used throughout. Only the best obtainable materials at every point are good enough for the South Bend Malleable, a policy which we have never abandoned during the H2 years we have been building quality ranges. Kohlhaas Hardware M. D. FEEBLER. ford of Griswold, (now deceased) who lived In Iowa ninety years, questioned Mr. Peebler's claims at one time. Mr. Dave Haggard of Algona understood that he was near the head of the class for awhile, and came to Livermore to compare notes with Mr. Feebler, but gracefully accorded the honors to the lattter after a long and friendly visit and a rehash of old times. Contests With lyten Only. Mr. Feebler is contesting the record, however, with men only. There may or may not be women that have lived In Iowa longer than he has, but he declares that he is not at his advanced age, engaging in any contests concerning the fair sex, young or old. In his younger days it might have been different, and he would have thrown his hat In the ring and contested anything for maney, chalk or marbles. Mr. Feebler was born February 9, 1838, at Fort Madison. 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At the time of Mr. Peebler's birth Fort Madison was a part of Wisconsin territory, but the following June it became Iowa territory. First White Child to Ft .Madison, &r. Peibler'-was^the'flrst*white In' FortnvratUsonr"" Wften-htr four years old both his parents died on successive days and were buried together, and he went to live with his uncle at Fairfield. He remained there until he was married to Miss Mary Brown, November 26, 1856. The young couple then moved to a farm that Mr. Feebler purchased near Libertyville, Iowa. The first few years Mr. and Mrs. Feebler lived in a small log cab- In which he had built shortly before their marriage, but as the years passed they acquired more land and replaced the cabin with a modern dwelling. A son; Joihn, Is farming the Feebler homestead at the present time. The city of Fairfield now covers all of what was originally the farm belonging to Mr. Peebler's parents. Father of Eleven Children. Of the eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Feebler, two sons and four daughters are living, but are widely scattered. Mrs. Feebler died nineteen years ago at Libertyville several years after their retirement from the farm. Memory Unimpaired. Mr. Peebler's memory is impaired little if any, and he remembers old scenes and incidents vividly. He attended the first state fair in Iowa, which was at Fairfield in 1854, and it was held there the following year. History states that there were no definite limits to the fair grounds and that no admission was charged. But history is at fault, according to Mr. Feebler, as he remembers distinctly how the little tads stole In by removing a rail frohi the rail fence and wiggled through. He has no recollection of the agricultural exhibits at the fair, If any, as a !ad of eleven years would naturally be attracted only by the candy booths or the horse racing. He remembers when the Mormons passed through Jefferson county after their expulsion from Illinois. Is Lifelong; Democrat. Mr. Feebler cast his first vote for president for Stephen Douglas, and has voted for every democratic candidate since, with the exception of Wilson, being in California and not arriving home in time to vote. Enjoys Best of Health. Mr. Feebler is in splendid health, out every day, and visited the Gazette office this week to accord the editor this interview. He has traveled extensively, has enjoyed fishing in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and trout fishing in the streams of Wyoming. He enjoys motor trips with his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Wiggins, wife of the Presbyterian minister of Livermore, with whom he makes his home. His six surviving children are John W. of Libertyville; Dr. O. F. Feebler of Omaha; Mrs. E. C. McClelland of San Bernardino, California; Mrs. D. Hasbrouck, of Sheridan, Wyoming; Mrs. I. N. Moore of Monroeville, New Jersey, and Mrs. J. M. Wiggins of Livermore. Other descendants include twenty-four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. His last birthday was celebrated here with several children present and a large turkey dinner, at which he performed a faithful part. He has been hoping for a repetition of the event on next Monday, but at the present writing it is uncertain whether any of the relatives from abroad can get here. In the meantime he reads the daily papers, keeps in touch with the world's B. B. Tournament Held at Ayrshire. 't ' : •?• ••••:' -•.>•; •'".• .'. •• *Bemtr*P6BriJiiry 10. 'Special The girls' county basket ball tournament was held at Ayrshire Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening. The games Friday evening were Ruthven won from Graettinger, Mallard from Rodman, score 31 to 8, West Bend won from Cylinder 33 to 5; Ayrshire won from Curlew 27 to 21. On Saturday, the Friday evening winners played. Mallard won from Ruthven, and West Bend won from Ayrshire, 33 to 23. The finals were between West Bend and Mallard and were played Saturday evening. West Bend was ahead at the end of the third quarter, but Mallard pepped up and won the tournament by a score of 31 to 21, winning by only two points. Mallard got the cup and West Bend a pennant as second place. Ruthven won the consolation game. The score was a tie and it was played off, the score being 31 to 29. Ruthven received the tournament ball. SWEA CITY NEWS. Miss Lucille Anderson spent the week end with Miss June Larson. Mrs. C. A. Rohlin entertained a group of friends at a bridge party on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Wm. Leland entertained a few friends at bridge on Friday. A good time was reported by all. Mrs. P. C. Dahl entertained a group of friends at a social gathering on Saturday afternoon. A delicious lunch was served by the hostess. Mesdames T. F. Mitcliell and A. Whitlow entertained the Methodist society on Wednesday afternoon \yith an attendance of 110 guests and members. Mrs. Emil Larson spent the week at Ames attending Farm and Home week at the Ames College. She is the farm bureau club leader from Swea township. C. A. Linders is making new and extensive repairs and installing new equipment at the City Meat Market. This will give him a service that is equal to the best city shops. The Swea City high school basket ball team defeated the Armstrong team in a double header game on Friday night. The score for the first game was 37 to 11 and the second game 22 to 19. The Cardinals p.lay the Gilkerson Colored Men at the Ledyard gymnasium on Monday night. The Cardinals have played seventeen games and have not lost a single game which Is a remarkable record. Miss Irene Dou-'-e was delightfully surprised on her birthday at her home on Wedneday evening, when twelve school friends came to spend the evening. Rook was enjoyed and a two course lunch was served. Jerome Bure and Ole Seylar opened up a new meat market on Saturday in the old Fanners Bank building which they purchased from the directors of the Farmers Bank. Mr. Burt will furnish the stock for butchering from his farm and Mr. Seylar will have charge of the office work. They have a very neat, up-to-date busi- ness place. Both inen arc well known and will enjoy a portion of the trade of the community. „ Extensive plans are being made for the graduation and banquet for the members of the adult night school, with an average attendance of over one hundred at each meeting, which proves the Smith-Hughes school is both educational and entertaining. This school is now the community center and those attending are more than repaid for their efforts. E. L. Sweaney and Miss Helen Preston are the instructors and favorable comment is heard on their capability as such. The final graduation night will be held on Monday evening, February 23. Plans for the banquet are being made to entertain 225. A play will be given by the students, also toasts, and so forth at the banquet. The arrangement committee consists of Bert Carr, Lionel Thompson, P. W. Larson, Mrs. Harold Roba, Mrs. J. H. Warner with E. L. Sweaney and Miss Preston in charge. The Methodist Brotherhood entertained the Mothers and Daughters at a banquet on Wednesday evening with 150 mothers and daughters in attendance. This was the largest banquet served at the church and the men surely know just how to manage a banquet. Not a mistake was made to mar the evening's program. The following program of toasts was carried out: introduction, toastmistress, Mrs. B. L. Weaver; "What Mother Means to Me," June Thomson; "My Ideal Daughter," Mrs. Mary Moatcs; piano duet, Misses Iva Moates and Irene Dourte; "Mothers of Yesterday," Mrs. Clara L. Poole; reading, "Mother," by Mrs. J. L. Vaux; duet, "My Mother's Old Red Shawl," Kathryn and Francis Thomson; reading, "Ask Mother," Rose Ellen Whitlow; "The Modern Mother," Ila. Gushing; "The Modern Daughter," Mrs. E. C. Peterson; reading, selected, Geneva Picht; quartet, selected, Mesdames Buell Pearson, H. T. Winter, J. H. Warner, and Wm. Thompson. Closing song, "Blest BR the Tie That Binds." WHITTEMOEE NEWS.? Dr. L. B. Smith was sick a few clays last week at his home. Mrs. John S. Cullcn attended the funeral of Mrs. Duffy in Emmetsburg last Friday. J. V. Elbert has purchased the Cory Haas home just south of the Methodist church ami will move there soon. Mrs. John Esser of Cylinder, who is visiting with her brother, Henry Frombach, is ill at his home east of town. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Brien and Mary Joyce spent the week end at the home of their mother, Mrs. James O'Brien. John Mcrgen, who attends the law department in Creighton University in Omaha, was home a couple of days during the past week. John Allen visited friends in Omaha last week. John is a student at the St. Paul Seminary and is home on a three weeks' vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brunner and daughter, Geraldlne, of Mason City were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finnell Sunday. The parish of St. Michael's Catholic church held their annual bazaar and supper at the academy hall on Tuesday evening of this week. Delores Finnell, who teaches in the Rockford public school, was a week end visitor at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Finnell. At a meeting of the Whittemore town council last Monday evening H. W. Geelan was nominated to take the place vacated by Men-ill Rawson, who recently moved to Eagle Grove. Miss Lorraine Botsford, principal of the public school, is confined in the hospital suffering with rheumatism. Mrs. Leo Buttemore of West Bend Is taking h^r place' In the school room. Miss Ruth Balgeman, who teaches at Gushing, was home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balgeman, over the week end. She was accompanied by a girl friend who teaches in the same scl<feols. Mrs. Walter Dullard came from West Union Tuesday to spend the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Erne. Mr. Dullard expects to come later in the week and Mrs. Dullard will return home with him. Fred Strieker has bought the home of Mrs. Andrew Drew, whlclris located south of the Lutheran church. Mrs. Strieker is a daughter of Mrs. Drew. The Strickers are holding a closing out farm sale and will move to town. James Kclso has rented the Jack Farrell farm on the north edge of town for the coming year. Mr. Kclso has been employed on the- farm for several years. Mr. Farrell, who.se health is not very good, will retire from the farm. Mrs. Anna Haag-Gappa and her children of Madelia, Minnesota, wore guests last week at the home of Mrs. Peter Haag, Sr. Mrs. Gappa was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Pauline Miller, who had been visiting in Minnesota for several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parrcll accompanied their daughter, Gertrude to St. Paul last Saturday whore she entered St. Joseph's Mercy hospital on Tuesday of this week to take a nurses' training course. Mr. and Mrs. Parrell returned home Monday. Mr. and Mrs. John Meinc were nirirjo grandparents twice during the last week of January. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Palmer at Dolliver. Mrs. Palmer was formerly Ada Melne. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Melne. Miss Irene Foxscn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Foxsen, took the examination for Red Cross saver under the Minnesota state instructor, Mr. Boatz on January 20, and passed with honors. Miss Foxsen is senior student nurse in St. Mary's hospital at Rochester. A post nuptial shower was given for Miss Luella Foxsen Sunday afternoon at the academy auditorium. More than 300 guests attended. The bride-to-be received many beautiful presents. Her marriage to bee Oswald takes place on Thursday morning in St. Michael's Catholic church. Bertha Bowers-Skow and Miss Anna Kmitsen of Emmetsburg visited friends in Whittemore Sunday. Mrs. Skow returned Saturday from the home of her parents in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, where she had been the past three months during the illness and death of her father, G. K. Bowers. In the old time fiddlers' contest at the hall last Thursday evening, Geo. Douglas won first prize and he and Mrs. Douglas were given the privilege of playing for the dance during the evening. There were seventeen players entered, the tons including West Bend, Rodman, Emmetsburg and Whittemore. Little lola Barber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Barber, took the first prize as the youngest violinist entered. Harold Roth has been acquiring distance with his broadcasting station, which is located in the home of his parents, Mr. and- Mrs. Simon Roth. Ho has frequently talked in northern Minnesota, Galesburg, Illinois, and to Colorado. Last week he was picked up by a station in Louisiana. Harold explains that with some stations conversations can be carried on as over a telephone while others have to stand by while the operator is .speaking. The set is a very Interesting affair. : ^^^ I Two New Lines We are adding two new lines to our all ready big stock of shoes. "True Step", a very stylish line of ladies' arch-support slippers, made by Robinson-Byron of Auburn, New York They are more than just arch-support slippers. They are corrective in every detail. With long extended counters running flown on inside of the foot not only giving comfort, but also adding poise and balance. It really makes walking a pleasure. The new sprini- shipment just arrived. We have them in all sizes from 4 to fJ and on width from A to EEE. They are supposed to retail at $S.OO a pair, but for a short time we are going to .sell them at $395 This makes a very low price on high grade slippers You "K foot comfort galore, style a plenty and price $^.05 le.s.s than any other store sells them. In men's oxfords we are adding Peters "Classic" We have been mail ordering these shoes for a lew men around town and they are giving such wonderful satisfaction that we decided to stock them. This is a higher priced shoe than we have ever curried. They are $8.00 retailer. We are starting them out at $5 GO a pair. I want to set: how many we can sell. You have to see these oxfords in order to appreciate their value. When you buy "Classic" you get the best shoe making and tin- best leather the world produces and oh, how they do fit. We think they are the best slices ever shipped into Kossuth county. They are sure big bargains at $5.50 a pair. Jimmie Neville THE SHOE MAN Algoiia, Iowa,

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