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The Redwood gazette. [volume] (Redwood Falls, Minn.) 1873-1940, December 10, 1930, Image 2

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Published by the
Redwood Falls, Minn.
W. E. BARNES, Pres.; B. E. MARSH, Vice Pres.;
B. E. MARSH, Editor
Pull Year In Advance .... $2.00
Canada and Foreign Countries ... $2.50
Band a Community Asset
AMONG the many community organizations none
is so universally desired as the municipal band.
Yet despite this fact, perhaps none other is so
much taken for granted. Its services are sought and
requested for entertainments for this and that com
munity program, and wherever a crowd is wanted to
be pleased and put in good humor, or a happy state of
Men familiar with handling crowds at shows,
plays, fairs, expositions, picnics, bazaars, and what
not, any affair where gayety should rule, know the
psyschological part played by music in enlivening the
people, in instilling a spirit of happiness and in blunt
English to “loosen up,” mentally, physically and fin
The enterprising community is that which boosts
its civic musical organizations, for it knows the re
turns will justify the time, money and effort to back it
up. That’s the reason the merchants in Redwood Falls
approve of the Scenic City band presenting weekly
summer concerts. The citizenry having signified this
endorsement by authorizing a municipal band tax rate.
However, the renumerations is not sufficient
other than to repay the members for their time. The
major investment is left to the individual for the
musician’s instrument averages between $l5O to S2OO.
Now, the Scenic City band desires in every way
to improve themselves, musically, individually and col
lectvely, in order to attract a larger audience, for there
is no organization which reflects the spirit of the com
munity they represent better than a band, and one of
the means to that end is to be properly and fittingly
uniformed. Showmanship cannot be dispensed with
and the attractiveness of a band is greatly enhanced
by being nattily attired.
In presenting a concert for the purpose of raising
funds to purchase a set of uniforms, the Scenic City
band would appreciate the cooperation of the citizens
of Redwood Falls and this community in assisting to
put such a project across after the first of the year.
Nearing Time for Licenses Again
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, and
straight ahead is the new year, bringing with it
reminders of resolutions, automobile licenses
and an aftermath of December bills,
Many states require new licenses before January 1,
others allow five days grace. In Minnesota it has been
extended in various years to March and even April,
but it seems no matter how much grace is given there
will be the usual last minute rush for licenses, and
consequent delinquencies.
There seems to be a sentiment favoring the abol
ishment of some of the red tape necessary to procure
licenses for motor vehicles by establishing agencies in
evdy county as it is conducted in many *tatee. At
present there are authorized agencies at New Ulm,
Mankato and Fairmont.
Why not issue the automobile licenses from the
county seat as are hunting, trapping, fishing and game
licenses? It is immaterial whether it is made a part
of the duties of the county auditor, or to authorize
agents to act in this cap'acity.
And it might be suggested that Minnesota try the
methods of Indiana, and other states, of alloting licens
es in rotation to the counties, so that the highway
patrolmen can tell at a glance what county any motor
vehicle may be from. Patrolmen will have an index
book, for instance, Atkin county vehicles, number 1
to 5,000, and Brown from 5,001 to 12,000 or as many
vehicles as are listed with provision for 100 or so extra
licenses which may be issued for new automobiles dur
ing the year.
Shop in Redwood Falls
NOW that the Christmas dress of our city is com
pleted, the streets are things of real beauty, and
a visit at night with no other object than to
view the decorations and the lighting arrangement,
will be well worth the effort.
The business men in their beautifully arranged
window displays, have shown artistic ability of genuine
merit. The most discriminating purchaser should be
able to have his wants gratified, for even a hasty ex
amination of the Christmas goods, shown in the stores
will be convincing proof that Redwood Falls is an
ideal place for the Christmas shopper to visit.
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Thank You, Teachers
THE REDWOOD GAZETTE appreciates your as
sistance in enabling it to observe its annual
Santa Claus letter contest. Many interesting
letters were written, several of which will be awarded
prizes. The letters will be published in the Gazette’s
Christmas edition which will be next week.
Breidon contributing to keep Santa Claus mytho
logy intact, these little missives addressed to Santa in
a personal manner, reveal an intimate glim pee of its
authors, reflecting the personalities of the writers and
the traits and characteristics which prompted the ex
pressed desires.
What these messages reveal may not always be
so obvious, but it does to some extent reflect the effect
of environment and home training. If fathers and
mothers will read and study their children’s letters
they may get a closer and more human view than they
otherwise would.
The Need of Christmas Buying
THE giving of Christmas gifts, this year, is of far
greater importance than it has been at any time
since the World War. This, in spite of the fact,
that short-sighted individuals have urged that giving
be curtailed and that the money which ordinarily would
be spent, be used instead to aid those who are in need.
Undoubtedly, there are a great many who come
under that class. For months, the number of unem
ployed has been steadily increasing, which in turn has
decreased the public’s buying power, and strict econo
my has been urged except for actual necessities.
The great need right now is a decided loosening
of the purse strings by those who are still employed
and are able to buy.
At no time of the year is there such wide-spread
evidence of forgetfulness of self and consideration of
others, as there is at the Christmas season. Giving
has always been characteristic of the Yuletide spirit
and this year, we urge that the idea be carried out to
the greatest degree.
A brisk Christmas trade will create demand along
many lines and industries, which have partially closed
down, will again open their doors and give work to
many of the unemployed.
It is rather interesting to think of the numbers
who could get employment right now, if there were a
great demand for extra commodities. All along the
line from clerks and other helpers in the stores to train
crews, factory workers, and down to the lowly miners
who help the factories move.
There is no doubt but that the needy must be
helped, but there never has been a time in Redwood
Falls when an effort of that sort has not been success
ful. The Lions Club’s contribution to needy families at
Thanksgiving time and the response to every charit
able drive is evidence to that.
But the needy, who are in want because of lack of
employment, need permanent help and that can be
accomplished to the greatest extent by whole-hearted
buying during this time when buying is especially
Girls Out Number Boys Two to One
THE Minneota Mascot has discovered that women
users of the public library outnumber men two
to one, even books particularly interesting to the
masculine mind were drawn by a greter number of
A survey of the Redwood Falls hirh school shows
that girls out number the boys by a like ratio. Less
than one-half of the total enrollment are boys. This
held true in all four classes.
From this observation it might be that the femin
ine sex use the library more frequently because a
greater number have had schooling, and thus acquired
the reading habit. Is it that the female of the species
is numerically greater? Or do the boys enter the
world of business affairs at too early an age, and there
after pressed with the concentrated struggle to make
a living, neglect to acquire the habit of reading books ?
Sheriffs Demand Law
MINNESOTA sheriffs are asking for a law which
will permit concentrating jail prisoners at a
central point in each Congressional district
where there will be road work and other labor to oc
cupy their time.
The Sheriffs are surely on the right track. Thirty,
sixty or ninety days in jail, with nothing to do but
loaf, is not the right kind of punishment for law
breakers who are supposed to be punished, nor is it
fair to the prisoners themselves. Such enforced idle
ness encourages laziness and breeds distaste for work.
Let's have the law providing concentrated labor
camps for jail prisoners, that they may earn their
keep, thus relieving taxpayers of that much expense,
anyway. Then, too, confinement, plus labor, might be
more of a deterrent to crime than confinement with
nothing to do but loaf.—Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch.
Shifting the Gears
Feminists will see vindication for higher educa
tion in the report that fewer college girls ’uarry.
Asked to sacrifice something for the poor children,
little Willie generously agreed to do without soap.
A New York doctor who advises against too fre
quent bathing in winter is making a strong bid for
Folks who are intelligent enough to master a lot
of big words should also be intelligent enough not to
use them.
About eighty million swine are killed in this coun
try every year, which number unfortunately includes
few road hogs.
Baseball umpires were first employed in 1879,
shortly after which necessity mothered the invention
of pop bottles.
Peggy Joyce asserts that she is being a very good
girl, citing as proof the fact that she hasn’t married
anyone for three or four years.
For patience, Job has a modern rival in one Luca
Boz, an aged Italian, who waited 28 years for the
hance to shoot Ids brother.
It will be comforting to baldheads to know that
a new hair tonic is guaranteed to contain no barium,
pyrogallic, anacardium or phenylene-diamine.
A hotel owners association will take drastic meas
ure to protect guests from robbery by transient crooks.
Obviously that right is to be reserved for the owners
A British spiritualist claims to have talked with
the late Lord Northdiffe through a medium "lying in
a trance.” In this ease the verb "lying” seems to have
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By Robs Farquhar
Friday—well they has ben a Eppi
demick of Flew here in are city but
I gess I wont get
none of it becuz
I cant never get
nuthing. Wile
skool is a going
on at lease. Six
people got it and
Dr. SI ac k sed
meby it wood last
about 2 wks. But
then he got it to
and all his pa
tience was up and
well in lessen a
week, before he
cud get back to
take care of his
pracktise. I won
der does it pay to
hire Drs.
Saterday— Mrs.
Blunt was here at are house this
evning and was lissening at the radio
and then she ast Ant Emmy if she
cared for pimento and Ant Emmy
replyed and sed that she did use to
like Crusoes singing but out side of
him she priferred American singers
insted of forren singers frum sum
uther country.
Sunday—Ab Lackey cum up and
ast pa today if he cuddent help him
out on acct. he had a sick wife, pa
sed mebby he cud give him a job in
a cupple weaks and Ab sed that
wood be to late becuz she wood be
able to wirk for her own self by then.
Munday—l was a trying to help pa
move the peano tonite and it go on
my toe and hirt it very very bad. I
neved did care for musick noways. I
wander if I will half to go to skool
tomorrow. I know my toe is serreos.
Teusday—l am a laying for Pug
Stevens and I will get even with him.
Are dog got a habit of nawing his
tale and Pug sed just to sprinkle
Arsnick on his tale and he wood soon
quit nawing his tale practickly. So
we did. Well little Napolean wont
naw his tale no more.
Wensday—Sum of the kids tryed to
tell little Erny Phitz today that they
arent enny Sandy Claws, but Erny
is very faithful and he told them that
he wood keep on beleaving in Sandy
Claws even if he new there wassent
nuthing in it a tall. Erny is very
cinsear for I of his few yrs.
Thirsday—Pa like to of lost his job
today. They was printing the noose
paper where he wirks and a lady
had got marryed and they had also
tore the old livry stable down and pa
got the wedding stovy under a head
line witch red Old Landmark Gone.
But I gess if pa will pay for a miss
ing subscriber or 2 that is in arears
the bos swill let it go. This time.
4,000,000 CHRISTMAS
In January every year the dead
letter service of the postal depart
ment receives between three and
four million letters that are undeliv
erable. This is due primarly to in
correct addresses and failure to place
return addresses on the envelopes,
Assistant Postmaster H. P. Warner
Early mailing of Christmas pack
ages and letters, particular those go
ng to distant points, was urged this
week by Assistant Postmaster War
ner. The last days on which to mail
be sent to foreign countries with any
certainty of delivery are: Norway
Dec. 8, Belgium, Dec. 15, Germany
Dec. 10, Sweden Dec. 8, Netherlands
Dec. 11, Denmark Dec. 10, China Nov.
25, Japan Dec. 4, England Dec. 11,
and Bermuda Dec. 15.
The postal department calls the at
tention of the public to a ruling
which directs that Christmas stamps
and special labels must be placed on
the opposite side of the package from
that on which the address is placed.
The department will not dispatch
packages from this country which do
not comply with this order and if
sender’s name is not available the
mail will be sent to the dead letter
111I 11 THEATRE lfß |
Redwood Falls, Minn.
December 10 and 11
“Passion Flower”
Comedy Adm. 10c—35c
December 12 and 13
“Rogue of the Rio
Also Rin-Tin-Tin in a Serial
Comedy Adm. 10c-35c
December 14, 15 and IS
“Rain or Shine”
Matinee Sunday 8:90 P. M.
Mickey Comedy. Adm. 15e—*5e
Two masked and armed bandtis at
tempted to hold up and rob the gen
eral store of F. H. Spielman at Fox
Lake, STartin county. The bandits
entered the store, ordered four per
sons present to hold up their hands
and fired a shot into the floor in front
of Mr. Spielman, the proprietor,
when he refused to obey their com
mands. The shot aroused residents
and the noise outside frightened the
would be robbers, who decided that
discretion was the better part of val
or, and thdy hurried to ther car and
decamped. They got no money in
the raid.
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Bernard Carstensen
Wabasso, Minnesota
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“-And Your
Just a friendly invitation to become
a member of our 1931 CHRISTMAS t
SAVINGS CLUB. You’ll find it an
ideal method of setting’ aside funds
for next year’s holiday expenses or
other needs in the interim—such as
taxes, insurance and so on.
Make it a point to see us first
when in need of a loan on
your City or Farm
State Bank & Trust
B. A. Caspar, Vies PkeaMart
A driver whose automobile struck
a train must pay a railroad company
damages, a jury decided at Faribault
recently. A verdict of $95.32 in fav
or of the Minneapolis, Northfield &
South railroad company was return
ed by a jury against Arthur Degan,
whose automobile ran into a motor
train. Attorneys for the railroad as
serted the action was brought to test
the rights of the company in crossing
accidents. The company sued to re- .
cover damages sustained.
The worst bridge to cross is the one
leading from what you are to what
you ought to be.—Ex.
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