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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 4, 1931
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The tipper Des Moines-Republican, March 4,1931 MORE PAVING FOR KOSSUTH COUNTY Bids Asked by the Highway Commission for Six Miles West of Swea City. [WILL PAVE NUMBER 9 ACROSS EMMET. Imported That Number Nine Will Also be Paved East from Lakota. VVMfMMfM^^ The state highway commission today issued a call for bids on nine paving projects totaling 65,904 miles to be considered at the March 3 meeting. 'The longest project calls for paving primary No. 9 across Emmet county, •23.624 miles. A companion project will pave 6.1555 miles in Kossuth county to connect the Emmet county job with •pavement already laid to Swea, City." Two other projects would pave primary 149 from its connection with U. 8. No. 32 at Homestead, Iowa county, across the corner of Benton county to Linn county. The Benton county project Is 3.108 miles and the Iowa county job 7.243 miles. Other projects call for surfacing 6.635 miles in Black Hawk on primary Ko. 57 from Cedar Falls to the Grun- •dy county line; 5.064 miles hi Cerro Gordo on a relocation of U. S. No. 65 •west of Rockwell; 0.969 miles on U. S. No. 61 hi the city of Fort Madison; 12,124 miles hi Story on primary No. 15 from Ames to the Hamilton county line, and another Story county job of 1.082 miles on primary No. 115 west from Story City. The commission also asked for bids on grading In Mills and Mitchell counties; riprap In Van Buren county; 'bridges and culverts hi Appanoose, Benton, Fremont and Pottawattamie counties; an overhead crossing of the Burlington railroad at Keokuk, and graveling jobs in Adams, Henry, Keokuk and Taylor counties. OWER PRICES! At these new low prices, Goodyear-the largest maker-announces ^creased Values, making today the Bargain Time to replace old tires, '.,. mote thtut evet today, uouMtue hyMH/imfi *l willbuy only^leading make of tirel* |The Quality Tire Within the Reach of lifetime Gwu-anteetT SI ANDAIU) 30 * 4.50 (4.5O-21 ' I$CS69 4.40-21 H- 98 (29 x 4.40) 4.50-20 *5-» (29 at 4.50) 4,75-19 *6- 65 (28 x 4.75) 4,75-20 *6- 75 (29 i 4.75) 5*00-19 (29 x 5.00) $6.98 5.00-20 *7- 10 (30 x 5.00) 5.25-20 *6-3° (30 x 5.25) 6.00-21 *11- 6S (33 x 6.00) I on Your Wheel Phone 26 CLAPP'S Master Service Algona, Iowa Washing Greasing Brake Willard Batteries TEST your brakes free! On this new Weaver Automatic Brake Tester Properly equalized brakes-— particularly if they are of the lour wheel type—are essential for safe emergency stops. Uo« equalized braking pressure will cause your car to swerve and possibly get out of control- easily resulting 2n a serious acddeob Weaver Tenter Immediately Shows Relative Braking Power Make this test yourself. Drlro on the Tester—it lies flat on the floor—and apply your fool brakes. The relative braking power on each of the four wheel j is Immediately shown by the rise of colored liquid in the four gauges in the pedestal head, positioned to correspond to the wheels. At once you see whether your brakes need adjustment; This test is scientifically accurate—it takes only a moment —and it is FREE. Can you afford not to take it—today? Brake Vesting and Service m WEAVER P. G. Davis, Former Algona Man, Dead. LuVerne, March 2. Special: P. G. Davis passed away suddenly Thursday morning at his home southwest of Lu- Verne from a heart attack. Mr. Davis toad been suffering from heart trouble for some time. He Is survived by his •wife, one daughter, Mrs. Hazel Barnes of Pierre South Dakota, and two sons, George of Gllmore City and William, southwest of LuVerne. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the home hi charge of the Masonic lodge of which he was a member, and Interment was made in the LuVerne cemetery. Methodist Church. The pageant given by the Juniors last Sunday evening, "The Challenge «f the pross.'^v • 'effe6tlve? :? A*' r goo present and comments of approval Indicated that the juniors will be welcomed in another appearance. The big district music festival comes next week on Tuesday evening. Prof. MacCollln will direct the choruses and Prof. Kuclnski the orchestras. The committee estimates that six hundred people will appear on the program. The Ladles' Aid will meet at the church next Thursday afternoon, March 5th. All ladies of the church are invited to attend this meeting. The Mother's Jewels and Home Guards will hold a food sale at the Anderson market Saturday, March 7, beginning at ten o'clock a. m. Theatre Chatter. 3-Day Excursion Chicago and North Western Line March 6-7-8 $8.00 Round Trip to Chicago From Algona For going trip, tickets will be honored In coaches on trains leaving Friday • March 6, Saturday, March 7, and until 7:18 a. m. Sunday, March 8. For return trip, tickets will be honora In coaches on trams scheduled to reach Algona not later Monday, March 9. than midnight o Children Half Fare No Baggage Checked For full particulars and tickets apply to Agent 173 Chicago & Northwestern Railway When it came to a final show down as the calendars went to press last week some of the pictures which we told you about last Wednesday in the Theatre Chatter were postponed from March until a later date so you will still have something to look forward to after this month. • • » Thursday and Friday of this week ill find Walter Huston in "Abraham incoln" .playing ajb the Call Theatre. Tom the few scenes shown hi the railer the other night we think Waler has a good Lincoln makeup un- ess he is a little short, but perhaps he men' chosen to play around him were selected for then- small size to mate him look taller. Saturday will bring -Harold-"Bell -Wright's^ "Ij&res_ of he World." In years past Wright's ooks have always been good sellers. Several years ago his "Shepherd of the Hills" was dramatized in the silent movies and was shown in Algona. • • » "It Pays to Advertise, which will be shown Sunday, March 8, seems to be o recent a talkie that we didn't find out much about it. 1 The cast Includes Skeets Gallagher, Norman Foster, and Carl Lombard. The picture for next Monday and Tuesday Is "Kiss Me Again," the talkie adaptation from "Madamolselle Modiste," one of Victor Herbert's most ovely musicals. We were so enthus- astlc last week in our praise of this picture which Mrs. Rice showed at her heatre party that we aren't going to say any more about it this week, only we know you will be glad that you went. The picture for Wednesday and Thursday of next week has its setting n the north woods of Canada. The picture is "The Right of Way," with Conrad Nagel, Loretta Young and Fred Kohler. "Rango" which is considered by many as the greatest wild animal pic- ;ure ever filmed, will be shown at the Call Friday and Saturday of next week. "Rango" for whom the picture is named is none other than- a fine healthy baby orang-outang. Humane societies are to be .forewarned that Rango is still playing with the native youngsters in Sumatra or maybe by this time he has grown up and is king of his tribe, so they are not to get up In arms at the producer when they see the picture. Other high lights for this month's program include Lawrence Tibbette in "The Southerner," Bebe Daniels, Lewis Stone and Ben Lyon In "My Past" which Is taken from the book, "Ex Mistress," which was one of the series of "Ex's." We read "Ex-Wife" and didn't think so much of it, but produced as the talking picture, "Divorcee", with Norma Shearer, It was a good number. Masons Attended Fort Dodge Chapter. A number of Algona Royal Arch Ma- sor.s drove to Fort Dodge Friday evening and witnessed the conferring of degrees. Those attending were T. H. Holmes,' Harry McMurray, Glen McMurray, M. J. McCall, Dana Paxson, S. Worster, M. M. Morrow, C. B. Matson and N. C. Rice. ICBESCO NEWS. ®&!B8XX(&tt^^ Orlene Bunding, high school school student, began clerking Saturday at Blooms' stoit. The Ladies' Aid society are serving a twenty-five cent covered dish supper this evening at the Douglas Wildin home. A good attendance is desired. Sadie Potter went to teach in Prairie township southeast of St. Benedict on Monday for Mrs. Martha Potter Applegate, .who is suffering with injuries to her.shhie..bonj3..pai ' ' '-" J cellar, a week ago The Mothers and Daughters club Is to meet March 12th with Mrs. William Bunchey. The topic for discussion Is "How to Cultivate Good Habits in Children." The leader will be Mrs. W. L. Martin. Several from this club attended the county federation of Women's clubs meeting at Lakota Tuesday March 3. The Wieses on the C. W. Rutledge farm moved to Burt; the Hugo Gades Jrom the Mrs. Agatha Green Goeders farm, to near Seneca and a Mr. Thilges will farm the Green farm vacated by the Gades; the John Ditsworths moved from the Wernert farm to the Slater farm vacated by the George Steils, who moved to Algona; the Ira Duttons to the Cook eighty, farmed last year by Mr. HJelmer of Algona. and the L. B. Duttons of Algona moved back to their farm vacated by their son, Ira. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wirtz and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Post and children of Rodman, spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Mrs. H. A. Sloan and family. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wennlng and children of Mallard spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. B. A. Morey. They also attended the meetings being held here. The boys' and girls' basket ball teams went to Bode Friday evening and returned home with a victory. The girls won by a score of 30 to 16 and the boys 21 to 17. Mr. and Mrs. Iver Brown and sons moved from a farm near Rolfe to the Stone residence here in town. They were unable to rent a farm so held a sale and moved to town. The home department of the Presbyterian Sunday School held their regular meeting of the month at the home of Mrs. H. R. Bell; Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman was leader. An interesting meeting was held. Mrs. A. Mikes and daughter, Irene, and son, Harold, Mrs. Paul Mikes and drove to'Wesley Saturday ^.^ -.of Miss Cinki She attends high school here this year while her parents are gone on a trip. Mrs. Margaret Acheson Is seriously ill at her home nere. She is ninety- two years old and has been an Invalid for almost six years. She is being cared for by her daughters, Miss Marge Acheson, Mrs. Bookman. Houghton and Mrs. Mrs. Cloy Nessen was pleasantly surprised Thursday afternoon when her neighbors came to remind her of her birthday. The afternoon was spent visiting, and the lunch which guests brought with them, was served during Algona Hi Lights VOL. I ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1931 No. 15 'It takes Interested readers as well as talented writers to make a good paper." ;he afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. family Martin Matson and of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, WVV\WAf^^ PAPER AND PAINT FOR BETTER HOMES Estimates Gladly Given Let you/home De the most outstanding in your community. Do it wiui naner and paint. A measure of beauty and protection as well. H^uTnever et£rtenced our decorating service you have yet to reatoe how thoroughly we can renovate the outside and inside appearance of your home. HARRY BAKER ^^^ ^^^ ^Fr , nun f*^..L\* T«*M.wi.« £lft*AA4*. Phone 778 602 South Jerome Street. rWnr WEST BEND NEWS. %ws&&^^ George Foley was an Emmetsburg visitor Friday. Miss Mary Stadtmueller spent Sunday with a friend in Bode. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hughes of Manson spent Sunday here with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Thorsteln Satern attended a party at Bode Friday evening. Mrs. Mary Fenn of Rodman spent Sunday here and attended the meetings. Miss Blanche and Merle Stover were shoppers hi Emmetsburg Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brlggs and family moved Thursday to Gllmore City to make their home. Miss Adeline Halverson and Miss Ruth Williamson were Algona visitors Wednesday evening. Herman and Eddie Habeger attended the basket ball game In Bode on Thursday evening. Mrs. Carl Vohs and daughter, Carol and Mrs. E. L. Hayne were Algona visitors Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lee Johnston returned home on Thursday from her visit with relatives at Springvllle, Iowa. Rev. and Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman were calling on friends in Rodman and vicinity Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson of Plover spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Emerson. Mrs. Alice Pease is quite ill at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Pease of Bradgate came Sunday to see her. Mr and Mrs. Claude Miller and daughter of Plover spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. John Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Barber and family of Whittemore were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Walker. George Ivey of Rolfe spent Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Margaret Acheson. Mrs. Acheson is seriously W. Luther Riley of Waterloo ers, Oscar and Lyman at the Win- Riley borne. came Thursday from, LuVerne, where they have been visiting relatives for a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Riley. They went on to their home Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs Joe Schneider moved into the Bishop residence Friday. They have been farming on the Wm. Anderegg farm. Mrs. Schneider has been In poor health since she suffered a stroke of paralysis last fall. Her daughter, Mrs. Bruce Miller Is caring for her. The evangelstic meetings are getting better every meeting. They are having good crowds some people coming from Rodman, Whittemore and Plover to hear the evangelist, Miss Nell Malen. Saturday afternoon, ninety-four attended the boys' and girls' meeting. On e hundred and eighty-nine attended the women's meeting Sunday afternoon. Prayer meetings are held each evening at the church at seven o'clock and are well attended, two separate prayer services being held each evening. The meetings will continue through this week until Sunday night. The seventh grade planned a pleasant surprise Thursday evening on Miss Ruth Williamson, their teacher, to remind her of her birthday. The boys and girls were taken to the Lafe Hln- ton home in a truck and when Miss Williamson and her friend, Miss Halverson, came to the Hinton home, supposedly to spend the evening, the boys and girls, accompanied by. Mr. Scharr, who was also In on then- secret, and a guest began singing "Happy Birthday to You," did Miss Williamson catch on that this was a surprise on her. The evening was spent with games and music. Refreshments were served at the close of the evening when they left for home wishing Miss Williamson many happy returns of the day. The Women's Home and Foreign Mlssloanry society met at the home of Mrs. Adolph Mikes Friday afternoon with Mrs. H. M. Mantz assisting hostess. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. E. L. Hayne who lead the devotions. The roll call was answered by verses of scripture and was followed by a business session. This being the date, the election of officers was held and the following were elected to serve during the coming year: Mrs. E. L. Hayne president; Mrs. Carl Vohs, vice president; Mrs. Geo. Emerson, secretary and Mrs. B. F. McFarland, treasurer. The following program was carried out: piano solo, "The Spirit of Spring," Miss Mildred Dubbs; violin solos, Mrs. Carl Vohs; reading, Mrs. Homer Boevers; reading, Mrs. B. F. McFarland and piano solo, Miss Ir- j ene Mikes. The meeting adjourned by 1 repeating Mizpah. A large number attended and enjoyed the lovely lunch served by the hostesses. WIIAT'S THE USE? How did the human race ever come to fall into the habit of working so hard? We get up in the morning, hours earlier than necessary; run off without any breakfast for everyone Is Invariably late; get where we're go- Ing just In the nick of time; work like a mad man no matter how hungry or sleepy we get, until night, when we go home and go to bed, not with the resolution to do less work but to get up earlier so we can do more. Here we are In school trying to learn something; some do; some don't; some make Faust-like sacrifices; •; some consider learning not worth so great a price. Everyone perspires over examinations; expires over the grades and is then inspired to do better work next time. This kingdom of knowledge we're all so resolutely trying to attain is bounded by infinity itself; the more a man learns the more he finds out he doesn't know. When we pound our heads against a stone wall we must expect our heads to break flrst; though when enough heads have been pounded against the same spot the wall may have been marred slightly. "When your brain becomes as fissured as it can, With the knowledge that would rule the sky and sea, When you've reached the highest point attained by man, Teacher's Problems. tfow teachers have their problems This we will admit, But the things that bother them, Don't bother us a bit. Why chewing gum hi school tune, Should be so great a sin We cannot understand. But I suppose it's always been. When we're talking in the hall, And we hear a teacher say, 'Let's have It quiet please," We ask no questions, but obey. What a joy to be a teacher, Not a care in all the world, It's impossible to even feature The questions at us hurled. They only give our examinations, And expect the answers right; While we look forward to vacation, And hope 'twill be all right. Many themes must we write, And answer things as best we might Until our heads are In a whirl. We even have to experiment To see how things are made, Which to us Is another detriment, That comes In this great age, And yet a teacher has to plan Even if It takes all night, To give us all the work she can Come push the daisies up beside of And expect It all done right. me." —Karl Shumway. Boys' Sports. The basket boll team traveled to Ledyard to the county tournament, but encountered defeat by the strong Lu- Verne team, therefore being eliminated from the tournament. The district and state tournaments are left. Track has started in earnest now. You might, If you look close, see the jersey clad figures dash past your anywhere on the streets of Algona. The boys are all out to have one of the best track teams in the state this year. The wrestling tournament being over, the boys Inthe gym are going back to the old routine of physical training. The wrestling meet with Humboldt was cancelled because of a difference between the Humboldt boys and their coaches. Jack of All Trades. You have always heard the old saying, "Jack of all trades and master of none." But evidently the high school student is supposed to be an exception to this rule. We are expected to be expert mathematicians, and If we can't read Shakespeare and like it, our taste In literature Is not up to standard. We are expected to remember But I guess the teacher's fine, She's always tried her best. If we just get her line, Let us do the rest. Jokes. At the beginning of the second semester, Miss Plaehn Informed her civics classes that all gum chewers who were caught after that time were to clean ;he gum off the chairs.. She has on her list at the present time, Ed. Ostrum and Kenneth Samp. Harold Blinkman seems to like long hair because the other day In physics class he was caught pulling Vivian Dale's hair. Some of the pupils of Miss Messer's classes are polishing and varnishing ;he chairs which they have been mark- ng up. Miss Plaehn: "Why do they have women in congress?" Kenneth Cowan: "To save the men." Miss Messer: "Which one of the George's was ruling during the Revolutionary War?" James Vipond: '^George Washington." James Bishop (looking around for ;he pedestal before a debate): "Do we nave the speaker's stand in our debate today?" Miss Messer: "Of course. Did you think you could debate sitting down?" Miss Plaehn in correcting the six ancient history, modern American history. Is it history and any wonder we get them mixed sometimes? Debate. The debate people are now working extra hard under Miss Plaehn's tireless supervision. Algona won the district contest and now the four schools, Algona, Fort Dodge, Sioux City and Hawarden are to decide very soon which one of the four will go to the state debate. The debaters expect to meet at least one, if not more of the schools this week. Glee Clubs. The glee clubs have begun working on material which they plan to present in the form of a spring music festival some time in the future. Nothing definite has been planned as yet, but the glee clubs hope to put on something in the place of the usual operetta which it is impossible to present this year. Helen Morrow: Snails have to let out air to sing." Edward Ostrum: "Do snails sing?" OUp BUSINESS. How often we high school people go through school without ever realizing ihe real reason for doing so. It certainly Isn't merely to acquire some grades, whether they be good or bad, for what possible use could we make of them? Nor is it merely for outside activities. Although our declamatory work, our athletics, our banquets and parties are all, no doubt, beneficial, nevertheless, they are not the real reason for our attending school. Did it -ever occur to you that may>t be we do have a real purpose In spending from eight to twelve years in tho public school?, "We have a business .. here and our business is not to excel in the grades we receive, not to win honors in our outside activities, but to prepare ourselves for life and what it holds for us. So let's Just work a litr tie harder, learn a little more, not only from our books, but from our surroundings and we're sure to find what we're really looking for In our school. Corridor Clippings. Professor Woodruff of the extension department of Iowa State College at Ames, visited the high school one day last week. He spoke to the normal training girls and to Mr. Word's agriculture class. Wednesday night, Mr. OVermyeP. Mrs. Goeders and Miss Duhlgg judged, the first round of the state declamatory contest at Bode. Ren wick won with two firsts. Then- coach is Opal Sarchett, Thursday, Miss Messer, Mr. Overmyer and Miss Duhigg judged a contest at Thornton. Clear Lake won with two firsts. Friday afternoon Mis.? Duhigg's eleventh English class observed Longfellow's birthday. Several of Longfellow's poems were read. Miss Messenger's sister, who is In the fourth grade, had an operation for appendicitis on Monday, February 23. Miss Renaud, Miss Stubbs, Miss Carson and Miss Horn attended an auto show at Des Molnes over the weejc end. Mr. Johnson spent the week end at his home at Cedar Falls. The Felters have moved to Burt, where Harold will attend school. Ida Belle, who Is taking the commercial course, will remain here. Richard Norton, Harold Palmer and Ruth Stelnman have been absent from school because of the flu. The editorial staff for the senior magazine will be chosen this week. The Woodstock typing contest for February was held last week. The following received pins for speed and accuracy: 50 words per minute, Dorothy Taylor and Juanlta Potter; *0 words per minute, Helen Daughan, Luella Capp, Gladys Rising and Mary McNeil ; 25 words per minute, Ellen Steus- weeks' civics papers found many new, Norma Grpiner ways of passing a bill. She said that £V and Norma Greiner. in many cases it got to the finance committee and couldn't get out, and it The first round of the district declamatory contest was held at LuVerne uuimuiubcc; ujiu IAJUJUI* i/ guw uuu, uuu *v ~-— .... * t i. n also was signed by the president before, last week and the Algona contestants it was debated by either of the houses, did very well Jn representing the^high There were two students of the fourth period gym class, who thought they wanted to take a vacation from gym. They appeared on the scene with light stockings on and gum in their mouth. They were immediately sent to change their stockings and remove the gum. Absent mlndedly they both returned with the gum still in their mouths. This time they were sent to the assembly. Grade News. The eighth grade reading classes under Miss Messenger and Miss Krampe are studying "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Each class Is planning to produce one scene before the members of the other classes. Room three gave a Good English program Tuesday afternoon. About fifty adults and ten children attended. It is to be given Monday afternoon in the high school auditorium. Monday morning some new were enrolled at Third Ward. pupils Miss Godfrey's pupils are going to start their second primer this week. school. Donald Hutchlns and Helen Morrow took flrst In oratorical and dramatic respectively and Burnetta Bonnstetter placed second In humorous. Miss Wilson: "What is the spinal cord?" . , Pupil: "Something run up and down the back bone." Miss Renaud: "Where are the spurs on a chicken?" , Gall Potter: They aren't on the feet they are on the ankle." Arrived Home From the West. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Loss arrived In Algona last week from Seattle, Washington, and will make Algona their home. Mr. Loss disposed of his gro-. eery store at Seattle and has accepted' a position at the Neville shoe store. Mrs. Loss will be remembered as Miss Cleora Norton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Norton.

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