REMINDER – Please join us on Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 for our annual meeting.
At 2:00, Archaeologist Mike Magner will share what he and his team discovered during last summer’s dig at the DNR Fish Hatchery in Glenwood.
2016 marks 150 years of Pope County. In celebration, the Museum Notes will feature items from all of the newspapers published in Pope County in 1916.
FROM THE GLENWOOD HERALD, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1916
Carpenter Aron Fritz with three assistants is rushing the work on rebuilding Torben Belgum’s barn.
The Lowry School opened Tuesday with an enrollment of 86 pupils. More are expected to enter within a few weeks. Two new teachers this year are Mrs. Julia D. Solverud of Mankato who has charge of the primary room and Miss Clara McIver of Lowry instructor in the upper intermediate grades.
Melvin Sansness of New Prairie won several prizes at the state far on his Yorkshire hog in the boys class. He won first prize in the bacon class, the grand championship over all other hogs exhibited in the boys class, and the Canfield special prize of a $25 hog for the best Yorkshire hog. Mr. Sansness is president of the Wide Awake Boys and Girls club, an organization of about twenty young people in the western part of the county, whose object is to study intensive farming. The club is one of the leading contestants for a $4000 club house offered by a Chicago Publishing house to the club making the best record in various farm contests.
There will be a special train from Glenwood to Paynesville Sunday to accommodate those who want to attend the ball game at Paynesville between the Brooten White Sox and the Dutchmen Bloomers of St. Cloud for the championship of West Central Minnesota. The special leaves Glenwood at twelve o’clock noon and leaves Paynesville for the return trip at 6:30 in the evening.
FROM THE POPE COUNTY TIMES, Thursday, September 14, 1916
The twenty-ninth annual Pope County fair is rapidly approaching, for the event is scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday September 28th, 29th and 30th at the county fairgrounds in Glenwood. Those in charge of the arrangements have spared no efforts to make this year’s fair more attractive than in the past and the public is assured of first class attractions worth coming miles to see.
FROM THE CYRUS CITIZEN, Friday, September 15, 1916
Dr. Gibbon of Lowry was in Cyrus the first of the week testing eyes and fitting glasses.
FROM THE STARBUCK TIMES, Friday, September 15, 1916
The Starbuck Mill Elevator is in the hands of the remodeling crew. They are now busy building a 30 by 40 warehouse on the south side of the new elevator which will be used for storing flour and feed. The building has been greatly improved in appearance by a fresh coat of white paint and the sign “Starbuck Milling Co.” on the side towards the railroad. On the west end, the Strand Brothers will paint the sign “Mill Elevator” as soon as the weather permits.
Owing to the increased demand for Starbuck Flour, they have been unable to shut down for one day since the new company took possession. Since August 1, 1915, the mill has lost only three days and have been operating during the cooler months from 15 to 18 hours a day. In about a month the Starbuck Milling Co. plan upon having 24 hour service.
In less than three weeks from this date both the national campaigns will be in full swing, the national, very naturally overshadow that of the state. Just now it looks as if personalities were going to overshadow issues, especially in the national ballot contest. The papers are filled with insensate rot about the whiskers or lack of hirsute appendages on the candidates, the contour of their chins, the genuineness or falsity of their molars are lengthily discussed their smiles are carefully analyzed, how they can shake hands is a matter of grave importance, their manner of jumping on trains is illuminatingly portrayed, their wives’ hats and gowns are deemed worth of extensive comment and whether or not they travel with maids is heralded to a breathless and expectant public.
Things as inconsequential as the old fashioned game of “tit-tattoe,”fill the columns of space until we wonder if the high salaried reporters are writing up a national political campaign or chronicling the account of a meeting of an old ladies’ sewing circle.
Can’t the chumpitudinous thumps realize that the contest is not between candidates only in the indirect way that they represent different policies?
Whiskers, chins, smiles, teeth, hats, gowns and ladies maids are silly, extraneous issues created by baffleheads. Men of ordinary sense care no more about them than they do about the teething troubles of Micky O’Flynn’s baby. Such fol-de-rol is diaper politics fit only for the feeble minded.
Ever since the foundation of the government one of the dominant parties has always espoused one policy and the other another.
Why not drop some of the candidates and discuss policies? Why not eliminate the personalities and discus principles? Why not cut out the idiotic chatter and talk sense?
The people care mighty little how the candidates look or what their wives wear, but they are greatly interested in knowing what they stand for and what they propose to do.
Sauk Centre Herald.