The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 11, 1931 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 11, 1931
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Section Two. *BE UPPER DBS MOINES, 44th TEAR REPUBLICAN, ssth ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAECH 11, 1931 VOL. 28—NO. 39 Irving ton Farm One of the Best Improved In Iowa Rev. Woods Attend Golden Wedding, ,....,..... J. C. MawdsIeyiWon Start | Raising Prize 'Corn and Small Grain. FARM BUILDINGS VALUED AT $30,000. Manages Two Farm Elevators and Two Farms. Son of Mrs. Jasper : Mawdsley of Algona. J. O. Mawdsjey of Irvington has •ne of the best if not the best improved farm in Northwest Iowa. The Jann Is the old Mann farm south of Algona,' Mr. Mawdsley purchased the teifm which consisted of 184 acres about thirteen years ago and has operated it in connection with a 220-acre i^nted farm at the edge of Irving- .ton. During the'time he has owned the farm he has built a complete new aet of building^. Six years ago a feojlow tile barn 42 by 96 feet was built and also a silo 14 by 52 feet. In 1927 a poultry house, size 20 by 40 also of hollow tile, was built. The buildings are all of the most modern and up-to-date design with the latest conveniences'. During the same year the poultry house was constructed, Mr. Mawdslev Iniilt a fine hog bam, size 31 by 98 with a concrete paved feeding floor which extends along the full length of the hog house. The paving is twenty- four feet wide. Adjoining this feeding floor, convenient to the hog house is a cement block corn crib and granary of 13,000 bushel capacity, built in circular fashion. The granary has an electrically operated Inside elevator, grain dump and scales. *' A 188 foot well furnishes .Water, which is piped under pressure to all parts of the farm. Electricity is furnished from a high line. Brick Home Completes Buildings. Another one of the modern buildings on the farm is a two car hollow tile garage. The latest structure to be added to this fine set of buildings is the beautiful new $13,000 brick home which was completed shortly before Christmas, when Mr. Mawdsley was united in marriage to, Miss Sadie Weiler the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Weiler, retired pioneer farmers of Reinbeck. For five years previous to her marriage, Mrs. Mawdsley was one of Algona's most charming and successful teachers. Since the first of the year. Mr. Mawdsley has purchased fifty more acres of land which join his farm on the north. The additional tract is mostly woodland and will enable the farm to carry more livestock. At pre- eent he is feeding about twenty-five head of cattle and usually ships about 350 head of hogs each year. He also keeps about thirty ewes and the surplus sheep are marketed. Manages Two Elevators. About six years ago Mr. Mawdsley became manager of the Irvington and Rich Point elevaotrs which are operated .by the Irvington Farmers Com- nanv and he has, continued aa such, ^'eS&dw&g" after his forming Interests. • ~ ~ ift KM made $ director, H« » «« a member of the Algona Rotary club. Mr. Mawdsley got his start in farm- Ing about twenty years ago while at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Mawdsley, who farmed near Burt in Plum' Creek township. He and his brother, Edward, who owns the old A. P. Ives farm near Irvington, began their farming career by raising prize corn and grain to win prizes offered in those days by manufacturers. Very of ten the awards consisted of articles manufactured by the company. The boys began showing some of their best corn and small grain and soon had won three lumber wagons, four or five corn planters, 1,000 drain tile and many smaller items which helped to set them up in farming. " The "Mawdsley model farm is a remarkable example of the result of Industry and good management. The buildings which total about $30,000 in value were all built from the earnings of the farm. The farm is fenced and cross fenced, well tiled, and the soil kept properly fertilized and limed. The Des Moines Register of last week, Wednesday had the pictures of the Mawdsley farm buildings and the owner which are shown in this week's Upper Des Molnes-Republican and also carried a lengthy write-up of the story of the building of the beautiful farm. Mother Lives in Algona. Mr. Mawdsley's mother, Mrs. Jasper Mawdsley, is a resident of Algona. His father died about a year ago. West Bend Pioneer Died Last Week. [West Bend, March 10. Special: The community was saddened when the news of the death of Mrs. Margaret Acheson was learned. She had been seriously ill for a week and her death was expected. It was surprising that she lived so long, being In a coma most of the last three days before her death. She slept peacefully away. Mrs. Margaret Acheson was born at Pembro, Canada, December 23,1839 and died at her home in West Bend March 11, aged 91 years, two months and fifteen days. She was married to David Acheson on September 6, 1862 at Pem- bro. They came from Canada to Iowa in 1869 and homesteaded a place three miles west of town. The settlement at that time was known as the Riverside settlement and Mrs. Acheson was the last surviving member. The house the Acheson family lived in still stands on the farm and people live in it. Mri. and Mrs!. Acheson sold their farm in 1899 and moved to Goldfield and then to Belmond, coming to West Bend in 1915, where they built a home. Mr. Acheson died September 4, 1919. Mrs. Acheson fell on March 27, 1925, and fractured her hip. She has been bedfast and an invalid for nearly six years. She was cared for faithfully by her daughters, Mrs. Maude Houghton and Miss Marge Acheson. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters, Mrs. Houghton, Miss Marge Acheson of this place and Mrs, Lydla Bookman of Pocahontas, Iowa; two sons, one residing at Pao, South Dakota, and one in Spokane, Washington; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. E. E. Zimmerman officiating, assisted by Rev. H. I. Pharo. Burial was in the cemetery west of town. The pall bearers were Charles Dewitt, Charles Carter, Victor Robinson, B. F. McFarland, Henry Eisler and Lafe Hinton. R.J. LAIRD TALKED AT BUFFALO CENTER Tribune Gives "Skin" a Great Send-off as a Legion Official. IS STATE ADJUTANT OF AMERICAN LEGS Beauty Shops in New Locations March 16. The Marigold Beauty Shoppes I and II will be in their new locations on March 16. Shoppe I will be located over the Bloom store in the rooms across the front of the building. Mrs, Edythe L. DaUey and Miss Beulah Hartshorn Will be in charge of Shoppe I, The .Marigold pboppe II will be located in the present quarters of Shoppe I over ttve Iowa State Bard?. Miss Hilda Campbell wW be to charge of ' - Laird is Said to be the Best Informed Legionalre in United States on Veterans' Legislation. < The Buffalo Center Tribune of last week ran the following article on an Algona boy, Ralph Laird, along with his picture: "Winnebago Post No. 21 will hold its regular meeting Friday, March 6th, at eight p. m. Much important business will be attended to. Department Adjutant. R. J. Laird will speak on "Veterans' Beneflicial Legislation." All members having ex-service claims are urged to be present. Johnston and the Knutson Brothers, will furnish lunch. "It is with no small pleasure that we announce that our state adjutant R. J. or "Skin" Laird of Des Moines will be here to meet with, and speak to us tomorrow evening. Not having a history of his service at hand we wrote Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Le- gionaire, for a short biography and we are quoting Frank's reply as follows: " 'R. J. Laird is a native of Algona, Iowa. He started serving in the National Guard in 11904 and was on the Mexican border with Iowa troops. Soon after the World War began he reeiitered the service and was in the 34th Division, Camp Cody, until the outfit went overseas late in 1918. He had an unusually interesting experience across in being in command of a German prison camp. " 'Upon his discharge as a captain and his return to his home in Algona, he resumed his practice of veterinary medicine, which he had learned in Ames, where he was a popular student and a good athlete. Among the organizers of the Hagg Post he soon became outstanding in the state and was elected national committeeman, in which position he served creditably. When Jim Barton was called to National headquarters Laird was made state adjutant, which job he has held ever since. He is today considered the best department service officer in the United States. Recently he has been extremely active in obtaining congressional appropriation for a government general medical hospital in Iowa.' "As Miles says, 'Skin 1 is considered the best informed Legionaire in America on veterans'. benefllcial legislation and at the national convention at Boston and so recognized when he was appointed chairman of national service committee last fall. We especially urge all ex-service men, whether members of this post or not who have service claims of any sort, to be at this meeting where you can be advised by one who knows his stuff. He hopes to thus settle up at once all outstanding local claims and believes that we are offering you a real service by giving you this opportunity. Be there and take advantage of it. Let's show our state adjutant how a real post turns out." "Skin" is the #>n of Mrs. R. J. Laird and lived all his life in Algona until a few years ago when he became an officer in the American Legion and went to Des Moines to live. He is married and is the father of one child. "Skto's" many friends here are happy to know .that he baa made such a re. f MitMfiif throughout the state. Good Hope, March 10. Special: Rev, and Mrs. Allen Wood were at Garner Friday night of last week in attendance at the celebration of a double goflden wedding anniversary. The guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs L. D. Byers and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wood. Mr. Byers and Mrs. Wood are brother and sister as are Mr. Wood and Mrs. Byers. They were marrlec fifty years ago on the same date, e double wedding at the little town 01 Concord, the original town of what is now Garner and have been residents of that community continuously since With the exception of two years they have celebrated their wedding anniversary together each year. All of the group are active and keenly enjoying life. The celebration was held in the dining room of the Methodist church under the auspices of the Women's Home Missionary society of which the ladies are members. About sixty guests consisting of members of the society and their husbands listened to an appropriate program. 7 J|prty Happy Years -—^Married Life. Whlttemore, March 10. Special: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ostwald were married forty years last Wednesday. That evening about sixty of their relatives and friends walked in on the couple and. surprised them. The children had planned the party and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The evening was spent socially and a fine lunch which the guests had brought with them was served. Those from out of town who were present were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Blerstedt, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bierstedt, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bierstedt and 'son, Paul and Mr. and Mrs. Ramond Bierstedt and son, Donald, Misses Carrie and Dora Bierstedt and Albert Bierstedt, all of Lone Rock; and. Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Bernlnghaus and family of West Bend. Mr. Ostwald is sixty-three years old and Mrs. Ostwald is sixty years old. They were married in the home of Mrs. Ostwald's parents north of town and have since 11ved on a farm north of town until they purchased their fine home in town about three years ago and retired. They were hard working people apd have prospered. They have rightfully earned the privilege of taking life a little easier. They are the parents of nine children who are Mrs. L. H. Wehrspan, Mrs. Gus Berninghaus, who lives near West Bend, Mrs. Werner Gade, Mrs. William Madsen, Theodore, Ferdinand, Elmer, Wm. and Esther. William and Esther are at home and the other children all Ive near Whlttemore. Seneca Basket Ball Team at Plover. Seneca, March 10 Special: ' The Seneca boys' basket ball team went to Plover last Friday to attend the state xmrnament and surprised even their friends by taking their first game from one of the best teams in the tournament, Bradgate, by the score of 18 to 16. No one expected the team to win and so the victory was a pleasant surprise In the second game, there was nearly another upset when the Seneca joys ran away with the Des Moines xjwnship team for the first half, only X3 have the lead overcome, Seneca finally losing 30 to 29. As Des Moines ;ownship has the second best team in Pocahontas county, everyone looked for them to have easy picking, but they had not planned on the Seneca scrappy spirit. Des Moines township showed Its class by going to the finals where Mallard defeated them. This is Seneca's last game of the season in which they have won the argest per cent of the games played. Early predictions that they would not win twenty-five per cent of the games duo to heavy graduation losses last year and lack of material. From this rear's team five of the eight will be lost which does not promise well for next year. Rolfe won the Class A game from Algona on Saturday night. 31af Deserves the Best There is. Titonka Topic: Olaf Funnemark of Wesley has men at work excavating a basement under his house. His residence is to be raised two feet and walled up with brick. An additional room will be made and the structure mod- ernlaed with all of the latest fixtures so that the family will be provided b all of the modem comforts and conveniences. TO HAVE JUNIOR BASE BALL TEAM Legion Will Sponsor the Movement in Algona, Has Now Started, ALL BOYS BETWEEN 10 'AND 16 YBS. INVITED. Coach Bobh&m Asks Boys to Meet on Saturday at High School and Bring • . Gloves and Balls. The Hagg Post of the American Legion has decided that It will sponsor a junior league baseball team In Algona this summer. The major leagues of organized base ball are back of the movement throughout the United States and when a Legion team gets In touch with them they furnish base ball equipment to the teams. A. E. Kresensky and O. D. Brundage are the committee In charge for the Legion and Aubrey Bonham, the high school coach, will teach the boys how to be second Babe Ruths. All local boys from the ages of ten to sixteen are eligible to play and try out for the team. Neighboring towns will be scheduled for games and then tournaments will be held, the winners going on up until they play In the rational American Legion convention In Los Angeles in October. All Boys Should Play. Coach Bonham asks that every boy in Algona who Is Interested in base ball report at the high school gymnasium Saturday morning at nine o'clock. They should bring their equipment as none has been issued as yet. Bonham expects to put out four teams, one from each ward and the best of the players from all these teams will be picked to play outside teams. He asks that anyone who has any base ball paraphernalia that Is not In use to donate it to the boys. G. D. Brundage of the committee will be glad to take care of this. About thirty boys have attended the first two work-outs and Bonham expects to have about sixty out the next time. The boys In St. Cecelia's academy are especially invited to participate as they have been holding ba-ck. The boys should realize that this Is for everyone and should get out and put Algona on the map in base ball. Bonham Is endeavoring to get the service clubs and park board to assist him so that he will be able, to give swimming lessons and instructions in tennis and other sports to the boys in addition to baseball. To Hold Athletic Show. The Legion has planned to give ath- letic shows in the near future and last week a committee was appointed to get the shows lined up. Joe Bloom, Leon Merrltt and H. M. Smith compose the committee. They expect to put on high class boxing shows nnd will endeavor to obtain the btst possible talent for those shows. Spencer, Estherville and Mason City Legion posts have had great success and the local boys expect to have the same success. It has not been decided where the bouts will be held as yet. Algona State Bank Divided Ready Today. R. H. Miller, examiner in charge of the defunct Algona State Bank, announces that a ten per cent dividend to depositors will be paid bgeinnlng today. The checks have been received and depositors should call at the office over the Iowa State Bank and receive their check. Those who cannot call will be sent a receipt for their signature when their check, will be forwarded to them. This Is the fourth ten per cent dividend and about $45,000 will be paid out, making a total of about $180,000 Mr. Miller has collected for the depositors and returned to them in the space of a little over three years since the bank closed. Those who understand present conditions realize that this is a remarkable showing for which Mr. Miller and his assltants should be given duo credit. The Chubb interests have paid every cent of their stock assessment at a great sacrifice of their lands. Only two stock assessment,! reman unpaid. It is thought there will be another dividend for the depositors of perhaps ten per cent in closing up the bank's affairs at some future date. Soil Survey Meetings Should be Attended. Announcement of a schedule for soil survey meetings was made In last week's Issue of the Upper DCS Molnes- Republlcan. Every one who Is in any way connected with the soil of the county whether actually farming it, owning it or making loans, should attend these meetings. The soil survey bulletins give complete data on every foot of soil in too county and farmers and others will learn a great deal about the soil they are farming by attending these meetings. Government and state men have gone over every section of land In the county making this survey and all of their findings are pictured on the map which is In the bulletin. This map is all explained at the meetings and It behooves everyone to attend. Baptist Church. "Moving Mountains" will be the subject of the morning sermon at the Baptist church next Sunday. At the evening hour, Rev. J. Will Walters of Des Moines will discuss the Temperance Issue. We Invite you to make this church your Sabbath home—F. H. Webster, minister. Union Twp. Man in Runaway. Good Hope, March 10. Special: Win. Rath met with a serious accident on last Thursday when he was Involved in a runaway accident with a team he had hitched to a manure spreader. He succeeded in guiding the team into a fodder stack with the result that one of the horses was thrown down. In endeavoring to loosen the harness so that the animal could get up again, he was kicked on the side of the head by the other horse. A deep gash in the region of the ear and temple waft cut to the bone requiring the stitching of three layers of skin. X-ray examination disclosed no broken bones or other injuries although a few days after the accident a kernel of corn was extracted from deep within his ear. "Bill" usually manages one "good" accident a year with no more serious consequence than the pain, loss of time, and expense normal to such an experience. But It is no fun and we hope with him that he can fool the "Jinx" and get out of the habit. Mr. Rath Is making a good recovery and has been able to go to town every day for medical dressings. Lone Rock Farmer is Kicked by Horse. Lone Rock, March 10. Special: Wm. Rath met with a serious accident on last Thursday at Ills farm home south of town when a team he had hitched to a spreader ran away. The team ran into a stack of fodder and one horse fell on the tongue of the Bpread- cd and broke it. A piece of the tongue stuck In the horse's side. Rath was kicked on the side of the face by tho horse when he tried to help it up. Tho wound was a cut down the side of his face and neck. Twenty-five stitches were taken to close the wound and he Is getting along nicely at this writing. Walter Johnson of Algona hiis been doing chores for him since the accident. Shoulder Broken in an Auto Accident. Good Hope, March 10. Special: Mrs. John Moser met with a painful accident late last Sunday afternoon which resulted In a dislocated shoulder. Mr. and Mrs. Moser were returning home In then- car from taking their daughter, Lola, to tho train after an over Sunday visit with them. They were Just driving into their own yard when the car struck a stump at one side of the road with such force as to throw Mrs 1 . Moser out of her seat, resulting In the accident mentioned. Neither; she nor Mr. Moser were thrown from the car nor was the car overturned. Mr. Moser drove to Mankato on Monday for Miss Lola, who will remain for several days to care for her. moth-, er. Mrs. Moser's many friends hope for a speedy recovery. yjvwvvwwwrtwyvvvwv^^ New, Lowered Prices Usher in the New SEASON Good news about clothes! Quality standards are higher—price standards are lower. You get Letter clothes for less money this spring. Take advantage of this situation to spruce up for the new season. A new suit often gives you a new outlook on life—you look better., feel better and actually accomplish more. 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