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The Upper Des Moines-RepuWicati, April 8, 1931 Lone Rock Farmer Died Suddenly Lotte Rock, April 7. Special: The friends of Heflry Rahn were shocked td heaf of hla sudden death last week Wednesday. When Henry did not ge .tip Wednesday morning his mother •went to see What the trouble Was, am found him dead In bed. Henry Rahn was born In Oberhesser Germany, October 10, 1880. When he •was one and a half years old he came to America with his parents, Mr. am Mrs. Conrad Rahn, settling in UllnoU Plve years later they came to lows moving to a farm In Fenton township •where they have since resided, and where Henry grew to manhood. Hi was fifty years, five months and 21 dayi of age at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing three brother, Ello, Herbert, and Harry, am his father and mother. Funeral services were conducted from the Lone Rock church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, and burial made In the Penton township cemetery. Rev Gladstone conducted the funeral services. Old Veteran Dies at Whittemore Whlttemore, April 7. Special: Funeral services were held at the Herman Blerstedt home on Sunday morning March 29, for Theodore Hedrlck, the father Of Mrs. Herman Blerstedt. Mr Hedrlck was born In Germany on October 18, 1846, and came to America •with his parents, when five years ol age, locating in Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Union army in 1863 and was honorably discharged In May 1866. He was married to Willamena Bathke June 24, 1869, and she passed away In 1908. In 1618 he married Maggie Timen, who died September 20, 1927. He Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Herman Blerstedt and Mrs. Emma Hofchlld, Augusta, Wisconsin, and one son at Henderson, Minnesota, also a sister In Wisconsin and a brother at Gaylord, Minnesota. Rev. E. Flene of the Lotts Creek Lutheran church conducted the services and the burial was made at Gaylord, Minnesota. ST, JOE NEWS. xe&axfBB^^ Miss Agatha Arenth was a shopper at Algona last Friday. Mrs. John Thul and children were shoppers at Humboldt on Saturday. The St. Joseph school was closed a few days last week for spring vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Becker of Fort Dodge were visitors at the Joe Becker home Sunday. Mildred Becker of Fort Dodge visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Becker, for a few days last week. Allda Thilges who attends school at Cherokee spent her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thilges. • Invitations have been sent out for a dance at the K. of C. hall at Algona Wednesday evening by Victor and Prosper Frideres. _ -.,,. * • *•««<«• - ,, , "•£.,), • ,t V ,f,,,^^ ; , •Rev. Geo. Theobold^was a business caller at Sioux City for a few days last week. His father returned with him for a visit. Miss Bernice Plathe, who attends school at Carroll is spending her vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Plathe. • Mrs 1 * John Bemker;, Mrs. Gedrge Thul and the Misses Rose Becker and Susie Nabor were business callers ac Algona Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Zelmet, Mr. and Mrs. John Kenna an'd family of West Bend were visitors at the Henry Zelmet home Sunday. for IOC Garden Seeds at bargain prices this week. ' Ohio Seed Potatoes right from seed house. More-Kik Baby Chick Feed none so good. Remember the- contest. Long's i Groceryi jfawx&xa^^ Splendid Opportunity to Learn Salesmanship YOU EARN WHILE LEARNING Itaaerw Incorporated of Albert !*»• Minnesota, are always looking for hard working, honest men to sell their high •grade line of tools and cutlery in rural districts. Previous sales experience unnecessary because their experienced sales supervisors teach new men how to sell. One of their supervisors and several salesmen are working in this community at present, For an Interview, wlfo their sales supervisor In thte territory, addresj Post QffIce Box, No. 241, Algona, Iowa, giving your name, ad- and telephone No. Iowa Brothers Set New World's Record in Ford T THC DAVIS BROS. HIE THIS Governor John Hammlll of Iowa (left) and Walter Ferrell, executive secretary of the Iowa chapter of the American Automobile Association (extreme right), congratulating the Davis brothers on the establishment of a new world's non-motor, non-wheel atop automobile endurance record. I OWA state officials and civic leaders witnessed the establishment of a new world's non-motor, non-wheel stop automobile endurance record recently, when Ralph and Holland Davis, brothers, brought their Model A Ford to a halt at the east entrance of the state capltol in Des Molnes after 2,775 hours and 46 minutes of continuous driving. When Governor Hammlll, standing with Walter Ferrell, executive secretary of the Iowa Chapter of the American Automobile Association, gave the signal to stop, the Ford had traveled a total of 47,138.3 miles over all sorts of roads In. all sorts of weather and had exceeded by 33,680 miles and more than 2,335 hours the American non-stop endurance record "which, theretofore officially recognized, was made by a much heavier car under almost Ideal'condi- tions on the Indianapolis speedway last year. In the course of the endurance run, the car, known as "The City of bos Moiues," covered practically the entire state of Iowa. Engineers who examined the Ford at the conclusion of the run asserted that neither engine nor chassis showed evidence of the gruelling strains to which they were subjected during the 116 days of continuous driving. Both apparently, according to the engineers, would have been good for another 50,000 miles or more. $ Algona Hi Lights VOL. I ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1931 No. 18 "It takes interested readers as well as talented writers to make a good paper." ENTHUSIASM. "Oh, how I hate school!" (Especially after a perfect spring vacation). Can anyone of us say truthfully that he has never spoken or felt this thought? It 3 not very likely. At times even the teachers (and who can blame them?) must needs slacken in their zealous and faithful dole of knowledge, when Jiey find us in a totally disinterested and listless manner, and when they see how longingly we wait for the bell to announce the end of the class period. At such times our languor becomes a decided hindrance towards at- talng the essentials of learning. So let's start now and.try to find something of/-special.-Interest; in ; each. of our subjects, every day. Then come x> class in,this mood. It won't Be ongr before the rest of us will 'feel better.. Let's go to classes more in a spirit of anticipation than of. dread. Soon it will not be difficult to become eally Interested in our work and to really enjoy school. Let's be enthus- astlc. —Margaret Fiene. Musical Notes. Miss Grace Miller has received several new glee club numbers, some of which are "Magnolia Blossoms," a sel- ection'from the "Chimes of Normandy" and several gypsy songs. The boys and girls are working very hard to prepare these songs for the remaining activities of the school year. The members of the band are working and practicing on some numbers for the concert to be held, at the high school April 17th. Last week, they were practicing a number called "A Summer Night in Hawaii." This is a •ery descriptive piece of music. Early n the evening the "tumming of the guitar' 'is heard, and later the chimes. A roar of a cannon breaks the silence and then the national anthem is heard far in the distance. It resembles the une of America. Boys' Sports. Thursday, March 26,' there was an athletic show at the high school. The first thing was a performance by the seventh grade boys. This group of ioys put on a good showing and showed that even if they are small, they can do their stunts. Next, the high school boys played some games. They were followed by some boys who put on a tumbling act. In this act there were stunts performed by one person and by two persons. The tumbling ace was followed by work on the horizontal bars, the parallel bars and the horse. In this act there, were many good stunts and some of the boys looked If they were veterans. This was followed by boxing and some of the boys "lit into" each other like young wild cats This was followed by a game of basket ball between the east and west side of town. The track boys are working hard and some of the boys are beginning to look good in then- particular events. All )f the boys are working for the comlpg a-acks meets. Oroide News. Miss Fullerton's pupils have been busy constructing a miniature city of Algona. They also have a display of kites and posters. Miss Wallace's pupils observed citizenship week by giving short dramatic plays, and learning the best way to give directions. They are being taught to observe all traffic rules, such as •Speed limit 15 miles per hour," "Keep oft the grass," "School zone go slow," etc. Some of the reckless high school drivers had better begin taking lessons Before It is too late. Senior Class Flay. We expect the seniors to be working hard now for they have chosen the class play. The name of the play Is "The Busybody." The 'troyouts were held last Wednesday and Thursday be. fore vacation and the books were given out Friday noon to those who were given parts. The play will be given April 30 and May 1 at the Call Theater. Corridor Clippings. The other day in the assembly during the fourth period, the teacher and pupils were startled when the ice and snow started sliding off the roof of the school house. Miss Coate spent three days of her spring vacation in Des Moines and the rest in Algona. Miss Messenger spent the spring vacation at Belle Plaine and Sioux City. Miss Krampe spent spring vacation at her home In Baxter. Mr. and Mrs. Ward, who were accompanied by Miss Fulton and Miss Dahllanger, got stuck In a snowdrift near Carroll while on then* way to Red Oak. , 'Miss Messer was at Eldora a few days and then-spent-tho-rcot of the spring vacation at Humboldt. Miss Horn spent spring vacation In her home at Moulton. Comment on Drama. Gleaned from senior papers. Our own age in drama seems to be largely an age of experimentation, but before we have great things we must have experlments^-Norma Grelner. 'Neill's plays always leave one feeling a trifle'concerned, and we need to feel concern for other people in this world.—Eleanor Backus. There is always a tendency to look back and glorify the past and then look ahead and prophesy the future, Ignoring all the possibilities of the present.—Wm. Ferguson. . Some plays are written for action, and are best liked when acted on the stage, while others are written to be read.—Irene Devine. This age is so unfortunate as to be in a period of the decline of stock companies and real stage acting.—Helen Morrow. The motion pictures have done more to bring drama to the people than anything else.—Karl Shumway. The movies have taken a great many actors away, but the movies are fortunate, then, because some of the greatest cinema stars were originally stage actors.—Helen Morrow. Our own age la an interesting period to be living in because at present there seems to be a struggle between the movies and the stage—with the adcent of the "talkies", the best stage actors are going into the movies. This gives the people at large a chance to see the best acting.—Norma Greiner. Surely after one has known the thrill of appealing to a living, breathing audience, it must be difficult to perform before a camera and a few prop boys.— Eleanor Backus. One of the most interesting of modern movements in the field of drama, is the development of marionettes. America possesses a man of unusual genius along this line in the person of Tony Sarg.*** These marionettes are small figures controlled by invisible strings held by people behind the stage, the lines of the dolls being spoken by the controllers.—Lucille Black. To know Ibsen would be a great privilege. He Is a person who has clear vision. He was one who saw the world as it was and was not afraid to face it. He looked at the facts of life and portrayed them in his plays.—Max Richardson. Gordon Craig in his "Henry Irving" savs that Irving danced and sang his plays, keeping time and acting as Shakespeare meant his plays to be acted; but George Bernard Shaw criticized Irving severely, saying that he neither knew how to walk nor act, and that he mutilated the English language.—Alva Benson. In the nineties there was a tendency to clutter up the stage with properties, but now our scenic artists have gone to the other extreme and simplicity is the catch-word of the stagecraft of today.—Wm. Ferguson Girls' Sports. Nothing eventful is occurring in the gym classes at the present time. Of course all of the girls know how to march by now because they have traveled the gym floor BO much that they are afraid their tracks will have to be filled in and then re*varnlshed. CLEANLINESS. Spring vacation is over and the boys and girls are back In their places In the school room, but what is a week's vacation in the life of a high school student? He might as well labor with theorems in geometry or with Latin prose' as with the rake on the lawn or the carpet beater and the rugs. For what boy or girl has not felt that the chief aim in the lives of his parents was to find tasks for him to perform, tasks which quite rob him of the joy of dining. Cleanliness is one of the outstanding characteristics of our civilization. How much credit Is due to the youth of our nation for this cleanliness?,LI am,filled with wonder when I consider how 'muoli" the 'youth»-o^—our. Jiig-h /schools contribute toward the cause of cleanliness, even in spring 1 vacation. Oht the energy expended in beating of rugs till the dust from them ascends, in a cloud as though it were incense to the goddess of Cleanliness. How ttie rakes have traveled over lawns till the leaves and rubbish have practically disappeared and one may gaze with pure pride upon fresh clean > lawns' and bright dust-free homes, the result of efforts expended by high school students in enjoying their spring vacation. Now it's over, we are back in the school room ready for work. Ready to struggle with problems in algebra, or do our experiments in physics or even learn long lists of dates for history if only wo may be so busy we can forget cleanliness. —James Bishop. Normal Training News. The normal training club met on Tuesday, March 24 In Miss Wilson's room. After business the following program prepared by Thelma Guy and Margaret Laabs was given: Poem, "Better Than Gold," Margaret Laabs. Play, "The Merry Microbe," teacher, Edith Curran; microbe, Nina Shackelford; Johnny, Frederlka Glrres; nurse, Edna Jordan; pupils, Luclle Sill, Max- Ine Devine, and Helen Hawkins. From the amount of sneezing and coughing it was evident that there was an epidemic of colds and from the look of the girls' eyes one would conclude that pink eye was also prevalent. Song, "How they Grow," all. The program was entirely a health program. The meeting was then adjourned. Hazel easier, Wilma Behrends, Margaret Laabs and Dorothy Johnson did their practice, teaching Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20. The next meeting of the normal training club will be held April 14. The senior methods class observed an art and geography lesson at Third Ward Thursday, March 26. They also observed a citizenship lesson in Miss Wallace's room Wednesday, March 25. All the girls, who did not do their practice teaching March 19th and 20th had to spend two days of their spring vacation teaching. Poetry Corner. THAT'S SPRING. By Ruth Robinson. When winter sheds his icy cloak And slowly melts away; When little creatures of the woods Come out to frolic and play, When crocuses peep out their heads, And birds are on the wing; The laughing brook gurgles to himself, "That's spring." The feathery folk, with little ones. To domestic cares are tied; And- Mother Grouse guards carefully The puff-balls at her side. But Robin Red-Breast still finds time To rest awhile and sing; And the school boy on his way to school- Looks up and says, "That's spring." The pupils go, with lagging step, To the dreaded school house door; And thinks in their discontented minds "Oh dear me, What's it for?" They gaze and dream, unheedingly, Wondering what the year might bring; The Prof, looks around the idle room, And smiles to himself, "That's spring." yy8&&Q&m&^^ Furniture Service For years wo have been building nn<l adding to our stock, strivii g io reach the place whore we could give as near a perfect furniture service as can possibly be done. We have perhaps made some mistakes, in fact we know we have but it has always been our aim to adjust all mistakes in a way that brings satisfaction to our patrons and keeps them as permanent friends of this store. Below Are Listed Some of the features of this Store A complete Armstrong's Linoleum service for every room in the home. A complete stock of Columbia Window Shades with a department for all types of window shade work. We are now carrying one of the largest bedding stocks ever shown in Algona, with a price to fit every need. Our basement is devoted to a large trade in department where there arc niany real values in good used pieces of furniture. Our main floor is occupied with a big assortment of the finest in living room, dining room and bed room suites, all at the new low prices which are within the reach of all. 1 Our low overhead means lower prices to you. Exchange Your Old for New at Richardson's Furniture Exchange Where Furniture Sells for Less xxxxffaw^^ Theatre Chatter. With a loud speaker pealing forth the strains of the "Blue Danube Waltz" with Its all to appropriate phrase about "The Springtime has Come, etc," and feeling a bit of the spring fever creep Into our veins, we are none too sure that we can settle down and tell you a lot about the pictures you will be able to see the next ten days at the Call Theatre. It doesn't matter that the music comes from a truck that Is advertising soap flakes. We are not concerned with soap. The picture for tonight and Thursday is "Little Caesar," which is a story of gangland. We saw a v prevu'e'of Il FMn'aria-Hat- tie," the other night and were much impressed with the sophistication of young Mitzie Green. What will that girl be like by the time she Is twenty. We doubt If Hollywood can hold her. "Woman Hungry" Is the picture for Saturday. It Is a western thriller all In technicolor. Sunday and Monday of next week will bring Will Rogers to the Call in Mark Twain's story, "The . Connecticut Yankee." Will Rogers visits King Arthur's court and has a big time. It is a story of fun that all ages will enjoy. a t * Clara Bow and Skeets Gallagher play together in "Love Among the Millionaires." In the picture Clara Is on the trail of a millionaire. Skeets Gallagher was here last month in "It Pays to Advertise." A picture supposedly based on. the Lingle killing In Chicago is "The Finger Points," with Richard Barthelmess but some of the critics in reviewing the picture debate the question claiming that the resemblance is more or less of a myth so you will have to see It and Judge for yourselves. For Saturday of next week there Is a mystery story, "The Bat Whispers", with Una Merkel and Chester Morris. You will remember that Una Merkel played the part of Ann Rutledge in 'Abraham Lincoln" with Walter Huston. She also played In "The Eyes of the World." German Lutheran Church. Corner of Wooster and Elm Streets. German services will be held Sunday forenoon at ten-thirty o'clock. The quarterly business meeting of he voting members will take place in ;he afternoon at two-thirty o'clock.— P. Braner, pastor. K&WX&XC^^ LUVERNE NEWS. Al Hanson was a Fort Dodge caller last Saturday. Mrs. Elmer Green was an Algona caller Monday. Lon Godfrey visited In Chapin a few hours Saturday. Miss Louise Zwlefel was a Fort Dodge visitor Saturday. Mrs. F. W. Hintz, Sr., is quite ill with pneumonia. Mrs. Flora Raney and son, Forest, of Grlnnell spent Easter In LuVerne. H. B. Coleman and Harold Phillips were In Laurens on business Saturday. I. W. Hof and A. W. Dlmler were In Fort Dodge last Monday on business. Miss Doris Larimer of Chicago is visiting at the parental H. R. Larimer home. Mr. find Mrs. Sherman Thornton visited one day last week at the Frank Shipley home. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Godfrey and daughters were Fort Dodge callers on Friday afternoon. Mi-, and Mrs. Lewis Peterson of Ma- son City visited Sunday at the parental W. L. Ramus home. Harold Phillips took charge of his new duties as postmaster Tuesday. Miss Leona Ramus Is his assistant. Mrs. Harry Von Draska visited with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Boyle and family In Fort Dodge Saturday. Frank Green, Jr., of Algona spent his Easter vacation at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Barbara Blumer. I. H. Benedict went to St. Paul Saturday night and visited a couple of days with his father, H. S. Benedict. Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Rlstau have returned from a visit In Geneseo, Illinois and are at home in Livermore. Mr. and Mrs. Vern Stone and twin sons, Dwight and Keith of Mason City were Sunday guests of relatives here Mrs. V. J. Kollmann and two children of Royal are visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schneider. '. Mrs. Harry Von Draska went to Mason City Tuesday and entered the Park hospital, where she will undergo an operation. •Mrs. Frank Shipley arrived home on Monday from Iowa City where she had been receiving medical aid at the Unl verslty hospital. Rev. and Mrs. A. J. Koonce and children have moved here from Omaha. Rev. Koonce is the pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Henry Pergande and children of LuVerne and her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Stebblns of Algona visited Easter with relatives In Peoria, Illinois. David Gardner, who has been employed hi a drug store in Garner, is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Gardner. Mr. and Mrs. DeRae Godfrey, Mrs. Charles Wolf and Mrs. C. C. Anderson drove to Algona Tuesday, where Mrs. Wolf and Mr. Godfrey served on the Jury. S. C. Smith of Minneapolis came Saturday and visited at the H. C. Allen home. Ms. Smith and children returned home with him after a week's visit here. Harold Sorenson sold the garage on his lot to Frank Chambers who moved it onto his property rented by Dr. R. L. Corbin. Mr. Sorenson is building a double garage. Word was received here of the death of the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wadleigh..The child wmJU-WltluiieaplejL and 'complications and passed away* on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Wadleigh lost a small son a few months ago. The evangelistic meetings which were held In the Methodist church for the past two weeks closed Sunday evening. Dr. Lease of Algona was the minister in charge and gave wonderful sermons. Sunday, the members of the church served dinner ha the community hall. Roger Thompson, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Thompson of Lake City died Thursday and was buried here Friday. Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Thompson In charge of the pastor at Lake City, assisted by Rev. A. H. Reyman of LuVerne. The child was ill only a few days. Interment was made in the LuVerne cemetery. »••••••• •••••••HHHI Alarm Clock Week AT LUSBY'S 200 Old Alarm Clocks Wanted We will give you for any old clock no matter how old or in what condition on purchase price of a new one. One old clock will be accepted with each new one bought. No old clock will be accepted after the sale. Lusby's Jewelry Store THE FRIENDLY STORE.

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