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Pocahontas Record (Newspaper) - July 17, 1919, Pocahontas, Iowa OL. 36 NO. 14 POCAHONTAS, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1919 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER REVONOC [The oil stove with the patent Kdirogas Burner Do You Know? - This stove burns 400 gallons of air to one lipllon of kerosene oil and makes a largfe ' amount of blue flame directly in contact with cooking vessel. Perfect combustion, riost economical stove. Cooks at much less iost and fasttr than any other stove or any other fuel. Come in and'see this stove and let us demonstrate it for you. Easily operated and controlled. We wantyou to see this stove before you buy. We Sharperv Lawn Mowers fiOODYEAR & WINEGARDEN HARDWARE [POCAHONTAS LOAN ® TRUST CO. Inooi'poruted. ^I0,000 Capital Abstracts of Title / [complete AbstJacts of Title to all Lands and Town Lots in Pocahontas County [HUDSON & HUDSON, Attorneys Pocahontas Iowa NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA Do Some Figuring O wad some powers the giftie gie 'em To see their widows as others see 'em tomorrow and your No. you "have ncwldow." But you may leave one—anytime. , Your wife of today may be your nur.se - widow next week. Or a widow 30 years hence, dependent on the fortune you ex-; Pccted to make but didn't, or made and lost. Poor dependence? Well, yea. Would your widow of next WMk bs much, if any, better fixed? Now is the time to do some figuring. . Count up your assets get low enough; wring out the water, «t over against them your HftblUties; get high enough; add in-; terest; your creditors will. Don't count" your hous, if you have one . She wants a home. Mortgaged, is it? Then add enough for rent. Thought you were better fixed, did you? Better for you to ; ind out now than your widow later on, I VVait a bit, dori't put away your pencil yet. Figure up the [ mcome on such net assete; get low enough. Now deduct taxes, ppairs, rent. i dependence, isn't it? vVhat spent five times that last year? How could your widow buy for dollar what has cost you five dollars? nr ., ' doUaiv is all your widow will have for she can't practice law. write prescrlpeions, plan buildings, keep a store or Í; •Jiat not. . ' i Your ability to do any of these will be buried with you. But I'm not dead yet," perhaps you say. All the better for her. You have time and opportunity left : to quadruple that dollar if you will. . Can t afford it? If you can't do without say one-tenth otJOur income, how could she do without ten-tenths? If your wore reduced 10 per cent couldn't you live on the remain-90 per cent? so; you would have to Uve on 90 per cent. Better ; and invest the other 10 per cent in providing for the Í «n» youi One-tenth of your Income would pay the .»nniiai rost of continuing several times one-tenth of your Income ,; »yaur wiaow annually íor filteen or twnty years. P. D. RICHARDS | fAgent for Pocahontas County | Scicntiflc Farming Formerly sclentlflc agriculture was supposed to be theoretical study tauglu by a bunch oC spectacled professors who did most of their farm Ing on pajper. No farmirig df that typo could bo called sclentiilc. Sclentillc moans ac cording to true knowledge, and ail knowledge is based on actual human experience. Theories of agriculture that have not been put to the test on actual farms, under Just such conditions as the average farmer has to meet, are no good at all. This is perfectly understood by the agricultural exports, who almost Invariably are practical men. Sclentiilc agriculture experiments should be carried out under average conditions. An experiment station farm should never be a merely exhibition farm. It should not be located on some extra fertile tract, on which crops are sure to prosper even under adverse conditions. It should be placed on average soils, where just the same difficulties will have to be met that the average farmer has to confront. And no doubt in most cases this is done. Many o£ the farmers around Pocahontas are doing the best they can to apply the principles communicated by the scientists. They are great ly helped by the newspapers, which all favor scientific methods and popularize them so far as po.'isible. Tne difficulty encountered by the average farmer is simply that he is so burdened by tiie cares and labors of his calling that he hasn't time to study agricultural science as he would like to. The time will come when it will be considered as necessary tor a farmer to have the advantage in youtli of competent technical sciiool instruction iu agriculture, as for a lawyer to attend a law school. This is no doubt impossible for the present generation, which is endeavoring to pick up the lessons of science as rapidly as possible under existing difticulties. New Notes Will be Popular It coats a lot of real money to run the best and biggest government on earth in the best country on earth, for the best people on earth. And just now our Uncle Sam has a big bundle of unpaid bills to foot up before he gets his soldiers all home and liis lighting machinery all put away. He needs money, and, like any good business concern is willing to pay for the use of it. Liberty loans are now a thing of the past. But the Treasury department lias evolved a substitute for the bond issue which will give people a safe investment in government securities. A good many people during the war found out for the first time what a government bond really was, and what a good safe investment it is. Now tliey have even a better form of investment offered. In the new issue of ?100 and $1,000 war savings stamp certificates it offers a security as convenient to handle as a bond, paying better interest— 4 per cent compounded every three months, or or 4.35 per cent annually— and one that cannot depreciate in value, which has the additional value of cashabillty" on ten days notice. For the man or woman who prefers to lend his government money at good interest than to use it for gambling in oil or other speculative stocks the new $100 and $1,000 savings certificates are a mighty good thing. P'oght for „ f'îounwd? »100 pet I«» you. Wcent S« No>¿ ral. Sasy one? Can yoo pay ___________1» of a loan do Harris can get it "Tlie Best Kind of Beading Harry Lauder, the thrifty genius of comedy, makes the following pertinent suggestions: "View the reck less spending of money as criminal and shun the reckless spender." Dress neatly but not lavishly; a bank pays better interest than your back." "Behave toward your purse as you would toward your best friend." Don't throw away the crusts, they are as nourishing as beef." "It is moré exhilarating to feel money in your pocket than beer in your stomach." "Take your amuse ments Judiciously, you will enjoy them better." "A bank book makes good reading—better than some novels." Senator Kenyon of Iowa, has been made chairman of an important com mittee, the committee on education and labor. There is much significance attached to this. Senator Ken yon has been anxious for a long time see legislation for the forw^irding ui education and labor. "I believe there is an opportunity to help bring about some of the best and most constructive legislation the country has seen for many years," says Mr. Kenyon. Good roads are coming to Iowa, but Just when and what kind they will be, will probably depend on soil conditions where roads are to be made. The vast sums of money that are yearly being expended on dirt roads seems to be a waste, yet the roads are the traveled arteries of a country and must be kept in good condition in this day and age of automobiles. The men in khaki who are coming home, probably before they went abroad paid little attention to politics that is outside of voting made no study of It. Now they are going to be a potential factor in the politics of the country and the map who did not stand straight in suppor of them had better retire from the political arena. They are not very old but they have good memories. John R. Goddark of Boston. Mass., the múnimlllionaire king dye maker of the United States, has bought his wife a team of Morgans for which he paid »12.000 and all the expenses of James Lyaneaa and his son ot riaahua, Iowa, in taking them to Boston.. It was the first team Mr. Goddark ever bought unwen but he baa ordered another to be delivered with blue ribbons on after the state fair. - Don Sinclair was a business visitor in Palmer, on Monday. .T. A. Crowtbor was looking after business interests in Gowrie, on Mon day. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph ScUreyer and two children were passengers for Des Moines, Monday. Mr. and Mr.s. Martin Greger.son are the parents ot a new boy, born Wednesday, July 9tb. Mrs. P. D. Richards and little son, Albert, arrived home last Saturday, from an eight weeks visit with relatives in Pennsylvania. The famous 168th Regimental Band, which is now making a tour oi the state gave concerts in Storm Lake, Tuesday afternoon and evening. DO IT NOW. Secure a catalog of Cedar Valley Commercial School, O.sage, Iowa, before deciding as to the school you will patronize next year. Miss Marge Acheson is enjoying a two weeks respite from her duties in tile Democrat office, and is at the home of her parents in West Bend, f.Iiis week. Max Bronton writes, us from New York City that he saw President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson in the big parade and that it was surely a great ovation. Will Kreui very pleasantly surprised his folks, Monday,' when he came for a few days visit. He recently returned from overseas and has ju.st received his honorable discharge. Mrs. Curtis and daughter, Mrs. Eva M. Page, of Des Moines, have been .spending the past two weeks at the home ot the former's daughter, Mrs. Will D. Wallace, in Grant townsliip. Tom Hudson and Paul Blake drove to Lake Okoboji, Saturday, where they spent a couple ot days with .some friends of tlie former from Des Moines who were in camp at Iowa's famous summer resort. A special meeting of Pocahontas Lodge, No. 112, I. O. O. F., will be held on Friday, evening, July 18, at 9 o'clock, for degree work only. Ail members are urged to he present. Robt. Flagor, N. G. A heavy wind and rain storm passed over this section, Sunday night between nine and ten o'clock. The storm came from the southwest. Some damage was done to oats and corn fields, blowing the grain flat,in places John J. Schaack of Marshalltown, the painter who worked here several ■seasons, dropped into town Monday to see some of his friends. John has been in France for some time and is glad to get back to the good old U, S. A., again. A number of our people who drove to Twin Lakes, Sunday afternoon, were caught in the heavy rain on their way home in the evening, but all reached home without accident though the roads were pretty bad for driving cars. Harry Biacic came from Des Moines last Saturday, and will assist his cousin, A. R. Smith, in the plumbing business. The youn g man has just been discharged from the service, having spent a little over two years In Uncle Sam's navy. We are in receipt of a copy of the address given by Senator H. S. Van Alstine of Gllmore City, at the meeting the Iowa Farm Mortgage A.ssocia-tion, which was held in Des Moines, June 13. Senator Van Alstine is president of the association. The Bpworth League Institute is to be held at the M. E. Camp Grounds on West Okoboji this year July 14 to 20. The local chapter will send dele ;ates. This is a nation wide institute and noted worlcers from all parts of the country will be present. Oscar Peterson and son, Clifford, .•eturned home Sunday night driving two new Overland cars which they went to Kansas City to get. Oscar says he couftin't even get new cars from Chicago. The trip was about tour hundred miles but he had to have the cars. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Logan drove to Harris, Saturday, for a short visit with relatives. They returned Sunday night and had a muddy trip from Rfarathon home. Mr. and Mrs. . A. Barnes of SiouxFallss, S. D. also drove to this place and will spend the week at the Logan home. Lyle Trenary arrived home, Monday, for a thirty days visit with the home folks. He came from the Canal Zone where he has been located for some time. He does not expect to get his discharge papers until next February. Lyle has been In the service tor about two and one-half years. Worthy of Encouragemeiit The new American Legion is worthy ot sympathetic consideration ot all good Americans. It is an or-gani;iatlon of tlie veterans of the greatest war in all history, in whicii America bore an honorable and con-■spicious part. It wli keep alive tlie memories of the lieroic gallantry and bravery of the Americans who responded to the call to make the world a decent place to live in, and many ot whom, alas, gave up their lives on for eign soil for the great causp,. It will see that the graves of those wlio made the supreme sacrifice on the bloody fields of France and Flanders, or in the uttermost parts of the earth are tenderly guarded and cared tor. It is charged witli a great mission and the new organization of four million is not to be a political machine. We want no more ot the mawkish bunk of either fearing or catering to the "soldier's vote." Only as a non-partisan organization can the American Legion do its best work. Its able leaders know this In a day when men are fast deserting unworthy party emblems to stand for what they think right, the soldier organization will have a wide influence. We hail the Legion. It had to come and it is coming strong and sure. Good t/.en are at the head of the column, and better men than those in the ranks exist nowhere in the country. They are the pick of the best, pliysically best, in nerve and in courage, best in point of training, in dis cipline and best among all the nations who won tire great victory. Tliere is still a fight in America. Democracy is never .safe, only being made sate. Eternal vigiinncp. without regard to fear or favor is to be the spirit ot the American legion.—Tampa (Fia) Times. ^ How Does He Stand at the Bank? That question often is asked, is it not? If a man stands well his words carry weight. He is a factor in the community. Everybody will stand well at the bank if he or she deposits surplus cash. IVe are opening new accounts daily. Our system of loans and interest is liberal and simple. We invite a call. The First National Bank World's Biggest Pig Modestly answering to the name "The Great Wonder I Am," there iiv es and flourishes one mile west of Algona the biggest pig in the world says a special to the Des Moines Capital. Because the pig measures .seven feet from the end ot its nose to the end of its tail and wliilc a.s it now weighs 11000 pounds this claim has never been disputed. The owner James Vipond, though he-bought the animal several years ago for $7 25 has refused one offer of $26,000 and ■says he could not afford to sell him for $50,000. In spite of the notoriety this animal has attained he still remains a good oid-fasiiloned animal. He doesn't go in for these new tangled things, such as serums and baths and blue ribbons. His owner fondly believes he could have all the blue ribbons going, but the Great Wonder I Am does not care tor traveling and has never been exhibited at a single fair or show. People come to see him, however, and there Is hardly a "day goes by that some visitors do not call to see this priceless treasure. Alfalfa Can Follow Grain Iowa weather conditions have been favorable thus far for seeding alfalfa in August on land from whicli small grain crop has been removed. This method has always given good results at a small expense when rains liave been sufficient to provide the necessary moisture for germinating the seed. According to the farm crops department ot Iowa State College thousands of acres of alfalfa have been seeded on such land in Iowa in past years but considerable work is necessary to Insure satisfactory grow ing conditions. The stubble should be disked- as soon as possible after cutting the small grain, then plowed to a medium depth pulverizing and farming the soil immediately to prevent the loss of moisture. Frequent cultivations until seeding time will usually provide a good seed bed. Conductor Dinsmore of the Rock Island informs us that he has given up his project of taking any excursionists to the Yellowstone Park, this season, but already is beginning to formulate plans for two excursions to the Park during July and August of next year. Mr. Dinsmore is one of the most popular conductors on the road and has taken several parties to the Park in the past, a numbers of the members of tSieso parties being Pocaiiontas people wbo cannot say too much for the treatment received at Mi'. Dinsmore's hands. His excursions are always popular and when he is ready to do his booking for next year, tliere is no doubt that there will be some from Pocahontas wiio will want to go with him. Gilbert Clark and Miss Betsy Ed-mundson'were united in marriage at Mason City, on July lat. They visit ed several days at the home ot the bride's mother at Ventura, and ar-rlvd in Pocahontas, last Saturday,. Mr. and Mrs. Olark'are receiving the congratulations and bea't wishes of their friends to which the Record adds its mite. 1.00 Í.00 .00 1.00 Three of the Arms of Pocahontw hftre InsUlled drinking fountains Jn Kot their »Iacea of burine». Mmera* Tnut * Sarlnga Bank. î^te^etbl«« tiAtvM »«eded ."'tí. TKAOTOR BABOAIHS 1 Happy banner..... 1 Waterloo Boy........ 1 MogQl with plows 1 Titaa with plow».., Cat load of aew Foidun« will arrive in a few daiyt. Flaoe yow orden with ni early ai we arc initoraedliy Ûff faetoxy tiiat the will not «oval ike denuaUl New VniMfm pnoe ^SOm t o. M. •î» ^^ »«V' w The town of Milford, population 823, claims to be the smallest town in the state with eight privately own ed airplanes in it. Six of these bo long to Donaldson l?ros., formerly army aviators and well known Iowa automobile race drivers, who conduct a fiylng circus and the other two belong to the 'Milford Aero club. A regular passenger route has been established for taking passengers on trips about Lake Okoboji. The cost is ?15 for the round trip. A Five Year Guarantee Fully covers, against cracking or burning, every part—except the grates —of the Green COLONIAL PipeleSs Furnace. Of cour.se, it is seldom necessary for any part to be replaced, for the OI^ErELN COLONIAL PIPELrESS FURNACE Has Greens Dome Hoat Intensiñar Is built to last for years. It is cast heavier to give extra strength to parts that ordinarily give out first. It is a pleasure to be able to offer you this quality furnace with its many efficient and econ o m i c a 1 advantages. ' The Green COLONIAL Pipeless Furnace merits your careful consideration. Come iti and let us explain its many features—Green's Dome Heat Inteusifier — air-blast fire pot— separate grate bars and others. It will help you choose the RIGHT furnace. "Wo could handle any furnace but we chos* the Groon COLONIAL" WAliü ê BOOKMAN At the special session of the legislature held on July 2, Scott H. Mc-Clure of Storm Lake, formerly of the Pomeroy Herald, was elected chief clerk of the House of Representatives to succeed W. C. Ramsay, who'be-canie secretary of state the first of July, Mr. McClure has been connected with the House as reading clerk for the two previous sessions. A garden containing 100 acres is a part of the work being done by prisoners in the state reformatory at An-amosa. This institution has 2300 aères under cultivation, 600 being planted in corn, 600 in small grain, 100 in potatoes, 100 in giarden, 30 in cane and 20 in beans. The remainder la' clover and alfalfa. If the report that comes to the Lake Park News la true C, B. Chrysler, a former resident of that place, can heieafter live on Baey-street., it Is Bal<t that he cleaned up 182,700 on the WlUard-Denapeey prize light, he aeUnv m liook-maker oa the winning - Spot Cash and Prompt Service at Our House Bring us Your Eggs and Poultry Highest Possible Prices J. A. CROWTHER PKONE 26 Î ...... POCAHONTAS, IOWA
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