The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 25, 1933 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Monday, December 25, 1933
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HA AM- Awarded Highest Honors as *Iotva'» Best Weekly Newspaper" By State ffaittriity of Iowa, 1933 ' ,-< -•' Established 1365 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER £l, 1933 Ten Pages. VOL. 31.—NO. 51 CORN • HOG COMMITTEE FOR COUHTY NAMED ELI SCHNEIDER, WEST BEND MAN, SUICIDE VICTIM Despondent, 29 Year-Old Resident, Shoots Self Through The Temple CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES OATROUC Father T. 3. Dftvcrn Xmas Day-High Mate at 6 o'clock music by church choir { High Mass at 8 o'clock, music by Children's choir; Low Mass at 0 o'clock, Communion at all three Masses. FATHER DISCOVERS YOUTH IN AUTO > The Christmas season did not lessen the burden of living for Ell Schneider, 39, of West Bend, and he took his own life by shooting himself through the light temple, Saturday afternoon. He was found dead at 3 p. m., seated In his car and still clutching the death weapon, by his fattier, Louis Schneider, and the housekeeper of his father's home, Sadie Pelshaw. Dr. R. A. Evans, county coroner, who was called on the case, and hastened to the scene of the tragedy with Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser, stated that there was no doubt of the death being a suicide. Bin investigation disclosed that Eli had been drinking on the day of the sul- TRINITY LUTHB&AN P. J. Braner, pftttor Next Sundiay, Sunday School Bible class at 10 a. m. German service at 10:30 a. m. Sunday evening, as on Christmas Eve, children's services at 7 o'clock. Christmas program, "The Christ- Child" will be given by the children of the church on Christmas eve, begin-'-» ft 7,o'clock. The program, consists reswislve reading, recitations, a schlzatlon about the birth of Christ and several Christmas carols. A group of small children, the children of the Sunday School and the Bible Class take part in the singing of the beautiful Christmas songs. The chanting of the Lord's Prayer is the last number of the program. About 80 children will take part in the program. Rev. P. J. Braner has charge of the program. A cordial Invitation to attend the children's services at the Trinity Lutheran- church is extended to all. Christmas Day, English festival services at 10:30 a. m. The last rehearsal of the Christmas cantata la one of the newest type in which the different scenes are pictured on the stage as the choir sings. < $' * 1M * 8 off st** 6 choir , - _•- ,, •» ~ ~ <f —" "-«• •*•*• -.—>, *-wv AlrftAWCMOCM. V* MAC V&4L JOMUUU) csae, and that he had previously made i program will be held Saturday after- a bet with a friend of $50 that he -•---. .....*. could keep from drinking until the first of the year. Had Visited Father Saturday, EU had visited at the home of his father, southeast of West Bend. About 1 p. m. he drove away from bis lather's home arid down the road. A neighbor driving toy with a load of totes noticed Ell's car parked on a road leading from the main highway and Into a field. He thought Eli was aaleep; and did not bother him. His last words to his father and the housekeeper were, "Well, see you folks later." The housekeeper, noticing his despondent condition, asked nun if anything was wrong, and he replied that there noon at 2 o'clock at the church. All children are urgently requested to be there. The pastor wishes all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. . BAPTIST CHttftCH Arthur 8. Hues*r, pastor A dramatic cantata, "The Lost Carol' will be given at the Baptist church on Sunday evening at seven-thirty. The not behind the scenes, however, and small village choir. The program deals with the life of Fraiu Gruber, composer of "Silettt Night." Bestkf the choirs those-who will take part to the cantata are John Schulte, Mable Bow- and man ' Ronald Jenkins and Everett Bowman. The boys and girls of the Sunday School up to high school age will have a Christmas party at the church Satur day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Sunday morning worship at 11 a. m. and Sunday School an hour earlier. B. Y. P. XT. at 7 p. m. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH M. A. SJoStrand, pastor The children of the Sunday School •ill render' a Christmas program, on Friday 'evening at 7:30. They will render a Christmas service entitled "Beth- ehem," which is divided into three parts, first, "Prophecy and Fulfillment", second, "At the Manger" and third, Christmas Everywhere." The public is nvited to attend. • On Sunday morning worship et 11:00. Fourth Sunday in Advent. Special music by the choir. Sermon topic, "The Voice to the Wilderness." < Christmas Morning. Jiuafata or Christmas : Matln service at 7:00. The Christmas Introlte will be used with responses by the choir. -Sermon topic "Star of Bethlehem." Choir anthems "When Joy Bells Ring" by Fred B Holton and "Birth of Our Savior' by Carolyn R. Freeman. Sunday School teachnrs will meet to decorate the church this afternoon anc children of the Sunday School will meel to practice for the Christmas program THREE'34 CHANGES IN LOCAL STORES Death had^ e>idento'resulted instantly.; A 22 long pistol had been used,-and Dr. Gibbons,of We5t L Bend, who was summoned at once, found that the bullet, had.not gone clear through Schneider's skull. The 'Victim of .the Uying\lri w&t'Benc and, had 'one child, a Funeral services afternoon In additio: has been .was married girl of. nine held Tuesday to his father, three brothers and three sisters survive. Milton Norton Is New Kiwalnis Leader Milton G. Norton <wu named as president of the Kiwanls plub of Algona at the annual election, noon at jthe Algona berg was selected as :* new- directors na ' -Bob I last Thursday )1. Joe Green- doe president and L D."E.Dewel. ton and'Ed -The new officers wiU take over their dutlei after the flnrtwf the year. Milton Norton succeeds W. A. Barry, who at the helm of the club dur- year. John Kenefick Speaks on Medicine John Kenefick was the speaker ' ""*-— •-'--— Mond ">T?*t ^^TTf;* *»<*y^» i>wi^H a "feus: on .,, Interesting points by Dr. Rfcneflck was a history of the early developments which led to the discovery of bacteria. how toxin and to combating the The year 1934 will see several bus! ness changes to Algona. Three of the present Algona business establishments have announced then- intentions o closing out, .and one new .firm has an nounoed that it will Install a store her in the near future. W. H. Oummings, for the past several years to business here, and proprietor of the Cummings 5c to $1 store, has announced his plans, for leaving Algona. The lease on his presen building .will expire to a short time and he has made other business plans Gene Neville, who has been runninf the Neville Toggery, will close out his stock and move to Kansas City, where he lias another business proposition to mind. The Boston Store, men's clothiers, has sold its lease to the Leuthold Clothing Co:, which will take possession after the.fbst of the year. Lyle Reynolds -of Greene will be the local manager of .Uie, store, it was announced last. Monday by Guy HinJdey of Eagle Grove, a company representative here to, "supervise arrangements for remodeltog-and redecorating of tne present store. • tlu> evening at 7 o'clock. The choir will se. this, evening at 8:30 o'clock, annual meeting of the congrega- wUl be held 4fc,Wednesday even.Tan: 10, at ftafco'olock. CONGREGATIONAL CHCRCH Rev. R, 3. Hoeraer Prompt Wort Stops Fenton Farm Fire Fenton: The prompt arrival of assistance prevented a disastrous fire' on John Ug^t farm'Saturday evening.' X t- n * . '' •» • & ', £+••'unit/ \ CiiifBfniici.1 Dames broke out • on f the rpflf of vibe, louse occupied by John Meyers. Mr; Meyers and son, Alfred were to Fenton at the time. The fire was discovered at once by Mrs. Alfred Meyers, who turned to .an alarm. The place is located ajjout two miles southwest of Fenton and help arrived before it had gained headway. The rjwf fcas badly daniajjaed M holes were cut to, fight the which we,, ruined: by , hi'the attic were lie fire.and water. Sam Bloom Dies at r ' Mason City Monday , Sam Mason city, father of •toe. Bloom, local .merchant, died Monday ^venjng |bout six o'clock at his in- Ma^pn .City following a heart *7*R» 'had,been' II) about„ two weeks,, ^uheral services were held'on Afternoon at St. Pau\ where - ina4e.- -Mr- Bloom ' -'- iHfe and four/ J(>e of Algpna i. .who, are at •'VWJO^ in . , dr^ goods y»V . will be sung by the Junior choir, he orchestra will play; and gifts will » brought by the entire school for wel- are relief. Services for Sunday, December 24 Church School at 10 o'clock. Morning worship with children's talk at 11 o'clock. Sermon topic, "The Secret of Christmas." At 4:30 to the church, the choir under the direction of Mrs. Sylvia Gunn will present a Candlelight Christmas Musl- cale. 1 Following is the program.' Predude: "March Rellgeuse." Handel, Gullmaht— Mrs. Gunn. Processional, "Hark the Herald Angels Stog,", , t , Candle Light Procession. Solo, "Comfort Ye My People," Messiah— Mr. Leaverton, '.,• f •'. Chorus, "And the Glory of the Lord, 1 Messiah. . • •-: . Solo, "Come tiJjo Me," Mrs. Palmer. Chorusr-Q Tfipu That Telleth Good Tidings," Messiah? Ofltertory, • "Pastorale Symnhony," Handel— Mrs,«aunn. • Chorus. ".'Arise, Shine, Thy Light is Come," Satot-Saens. Solo, "I Know That My Redeemer JGiveth,; 1 Messiah— Mrs. Herbst. ACCIDENTS DUE TO ICY ROADS ARENUMEROUS Thawing Sun. Welcome After Sleet Sends Cars, Men Skidding WOMAN KILLED IN BRITT CRASH A warm, thawing sun, which poured its rays down upon Kossuth county Saturday, melted away icy pavements and walks, but not before several accidents Including one fatality, ihad occurred, as a result of the rain and mist which fell and Instantly froze last Thursday evening and Friday morn- ng. The accident summary follows: Mrs. Minnie Bleber, 67, Alta Vista, killed in accident mile and a half west of Brltt, Friday afternoon. Mads Christiansen, Algona, to collision with truck four miles north of Sioux city, nobody injured, on Thursday afternoon. W. S. Windell, Algona, in colltson Thursday afternoon, west of Garner, Mrs. Windell shaken up, parties otherwise uninjured. Wm. Link, Algona, collision two miles ' south of Algona, Thursday afternoon, nobody injured. It; W, Post truck snapped off light IpiOTjat Mason City Friday morning Jtji'abtenipttag to leave curb, nobody injured. .The accident near Brltt occurred when the car to which Mrs. Bleber was riding, driven by Carl Christiansen of Badger, accompanied by his wife, attempted to get back on the pavement The car had been traveling with one eide of the vehicle off the pavement. A telephone company truck, Who's Who and What They Do No. 11 of a Series of Thumbnail Portraits _ __ __ [Ve""A Visit "to Santa's VTOrkshop," a _ 34ssen"ger car waS, fe^en itory will be given by Mrs. Reed; car- ___ «e machine; and landed on , , 'Sanctus," Gounod. Solo by Dr. Schaaj?; , PostludeVHalleluJah Chorus," Handel—Mrs. Gunn, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Rev. C. Paul-Oarison, Minister Sunday School at 10 a. m. Frank e,i$ej, Supt; plbrjiitag worship at 11 ,..'=»,, ^ThexChrisMnas -Glffc" • Sunday School Christmas service? at 7:30 p, m. Everyone is invited to be present it ;he Christmas services next Sunday. In he morning the Christmas theme will >e carried out both In the hymns and iermon. in the evening the Sunday School will give the annual program which will be pf interest to all. The Ohristmaa-prpgram to be held Sunday eventing, Dec. «4 at 7:30 is ds follows." • • flong-Hxjngregatlon. Scripture,; reading, and prayer. Song—congregi$lon. w Christmas etoi-y— Mrs. McMurray's class.. Christmas Carols—primary room, Spirit of Christmas—Miss Turner's class,-. . •• - ,.,;- 1 ,..-, l - . Once Upon a Time—iMiss Pratfc's class Recitation—Everett Brown.".' Luthdr's Cradle Hymn—Ardis Kre- eniky. • ' .:„• tight;,of. |he ipod of the truck..The other occupants of the car were iateo injured. Other than serious damage to Mads Christiansen's car, no fatalities occurred in the Sioux City incident. The accident was unavoidable. ' Mi 1 . >Wtodell, with his wife and a riehd of the family was com tog west. ^Collision resulted from the slippery Condition of the pavement, and again go6d fortune prevailed, and nobody was ertously injured. Mr. WindelK fcar was so badly damaged, however, that He raded it in on another machine. William Link's" car collided with a machine driven by H. O. Ptakham of Goldfield. Both machines were damaged somewhat, but nobody was injured. - ; , Hugh Post's truck was attempting to pull away, from a curb at Mason City arid /the, icy pavement simply swung the rear end In toward the curb, and the weight of the vehicle snapped ofl a light post. .Several falls were reported, but no serious accidents. -The streets in Algona were devoid of cars Thursday night, and not until'the sun softened the icy roads did traffic again begin to resume normal. Mr. BCD ft ham, tha ntbjeot of tUs week'* Who's Who article, had hid picture taken upon our request when the members of the start found him busily at work In his barn. He did not have time to change Into his Sunday clothes; In fact, we asked him not to. Our contention Is thai the present world has too few "men In overalls" and too many "men In white shirts." It took Clark Scuffham twelve days to come from.England to the United States, in 1902, with his wife and two children, but he's mighty glad he came. Clark Is one of Plum Creek's numerous steady farmers, and widely known. It Is of more than passing Interest to have him compare the farming of ;he England that he knnw and that of the United States. In his early days, the farmer of England worked for the Wealthy rich, who usually owned the and and controlled the country. The old English estates have been broken up n most instances, now, but Clark still recalls what joy It created when the common people were given the right o vote. Born In Yorkshire in 1875, ; Mr. Scuff lam worked in various capacities until followed the example set by some of relatives and came over when he was 27, settling in Fayette county. His cean voyage of 12 days then Is now made In four. He moved to Wisconsin, Illinois and back into Kossuth n 1908. He has lived on his Plum Creek farm for the past 13 years. His 277 acre farm Is beautifully situated; .Hereford cattle and hogs are hla chief stock in trade. He cannot recall ever having sold a bushel of corn. • He has six children, Lionel at home, George of Irvlngton, Violet (Mrs. Cliff Benschoter) of Plum Creek and John, Lola and Harvey at home. In addition to contributing time and energy to the county fair. Clark is serving as chairman of the school board In his district and has been a Republican cotnmitteeman. However Photo by Staff Photographer Clark Scuffham ho stated emphatically his belief in the corn-hog program of President Roosevelt and Secretary Wallace, and de- TWP. CHAIRMEN ' PICKED MONDAY; AffAITCONTRACTS Four Assistants to be Selected in Each Township to Help / the country should stand back Of the president In his plans and give them a chance to succeed. Mr. Scuffham is one of the ever-increasing type of substantial farmers, who not only till the soil, ratios foodstuffs and enters into the: activities of his community, but also takes a serious interest to the actual working of his state and national government. His is a splendid example. No Algona Paper . . Issued Next Week Rowing the usual custom of the paat. few. year».1^erewiU^e no issue vised accordingly- Both Algona newspapers find that the Intervening week between Christmas and New Years affords them a chance to do. many of the things to the office that the course of business during the year prevents them from doing, hence the holiday. Public Wedding at Ledyard on Friday A public weddtag will be part of a big celebration planned for Ledyard, Fri- dny afternoon, and sponsored by the Ledyard business men. School children will give the flrst part of/thg <program, but the public wedding will be the big feature. Congress Raise Hell? Dickinson Thinks It Will . ,.. j ... Christmas OheeV—MJsa Muckey'8 '' Candle Jn, the .... j extends itfc Christi to, all at ^his happy "Will Congress Raise Hell?" is the' title of an article fat this week's Liberty, in which the speeches of U. S. Senator L. J. Dickinson of Algoqa and others play an important part. The magazine writer's opinion, after citing a few concrete examples, such aa the Algona sena- tor's' (alks, seemed to be that con- wbujd, If given a, chance, raise ityofhell. Senator Dickinson, staunch anti- administration man, and number one defender of "the old erder" ,ojf things, is shpwn in the mazarine ill one of his typical speecb-mak- fcjf attitudes, and excerpjg from one of hisi recent speeches are promi- nentjy displayed. CWA Payroll in Kossuth Rises to $5,000 Per Week A payroll of about $5,000 a week in fossuth county Is. now betog paid to mployees who have' obtained Jobs un- ler the CWA (Civil Works Admlnis- rafion), it was stated in the office of County Engineer Smith, where W. E. McDonald, county chairman of the CWA, is headquartering. The latest addition to the ranks of the OWA employees In this county will be 17 women employees, two of which will be public health nurses. The remainder of the women will be employed on sewing projects. .The American Legion Auxiliary is cooperating by helping to gather clothes for sewing and supplying other material to the 15 women who will do the repairing and sewing. The clothes will be used for relief purposes. A total of 324 men are also now employed, McDonald stated. Two of the latest additions to the local CWA staff are a photgrapher whose duty it will bft to provide pictures of each project "before 1 and "after" work has been done by the OWA, and a ready handler of the English language who will have the Job. of writing ^19 descriptive accounts of every project on which the local CWA men are working. CORN LOAN HITS $400.000 LOCALLY Worker Falls When Steel Piece Crashes Two men narrowly escaped serious in- Jury Saturday while working on the new stand pipe when one of the pieces of steel in the top tier of the tank slipped from the hands of the man on »p of the structure and fell to the ground below glancing off the shoulder of one of the men on the ground. In an effort to hold the steel piece Jie man on top lost his balance and fell Into the empty tank injuring his ankle somewhat, The man on the ground was not injured. The piece of steel had to be taken to Norton's Machine Shop to be straightened, Omar Kelly Honored Omar Kelly, who played a fine game of football fpr St. Ceclia's academy during the past several years, was honored by selotion as quarterback on the All-State Academy second team last week, Go Up on Kossuth Barns, Cribs $400,000 in corn loan money—believe ;t or not—has been Kossuth county's quota to date of the federal corn sealing plan. County Recorder J. J. Dooley stated that the $400,000 figure, would be easily passed by the latter part of this week. And to the county the new blue and gold sealer's signs were betog prominently displayed, on oribs and other places of storage. As a sample of the work being done >y the sealers, Harry Bode, county warehouse board officials, showed a report from O. R. Schoby, one of the sealers, for the week end Dec. 16. A otal of 101,840 bushels had ben sealed by Schoby to the week, totaling $45,828 or the farmers when all necessary re- ords and government procedure had >een compiled with. E. R. Worley, another sealer, report- week, totaling $13,950.05. Naturally, the wek, totaling $13,950.05. Naturally, the imount of corn on the farms visited has much to do with the amount of work a sealer can get done. The more raveling they do and the less corn ealed on each place, the lower the week's total, and vice Versa. Rural Carriers Met at S. E. Straley Home Fenton: The Kossuth County Rural Mail Carriers Association held their annual Christmas party at the home of S. E. Straley here Tuesday evening. The evening was spent Jn pfaying games and CONTRACTS EXPECTED ANY Selection of the Kossuth county committee to handle the Corn-Hog AUott- nent plan in thfa county, was tenta- iively made at a meeting Monday norntog to the county agent's office 11 Algona. One man frdm 'each township was selected. The names of these men were sent in to Des Motoes for final approval and an O.-R, (Ha/the list was expected today or tomorrow. There may be a change or-two in the list before it is finally. approved, mt the chances are that the large ma- wlty of the men suggested will receive he final approval at Des Moines. In addition to the township chair* men, four assistants to each'chairman •111 be named. On the shoulder?'of he township committee will fall tha tracts are understood, and those which are signed, are collected and turned in at the county office. The county committee named to haft- die the corn-hog plan by townships Is as follows: . , , ... Eagle—K. D. Kesler. ' Grant—Elmer Isenberg. Springfield—E. A. Miller. Hebron—Donald Lyons. Swea—Joe Preston. Harrison—J. H, Warner. Ledyard—N. A. Ptogel. Ltacoltt-W. H. Patterson. Seneca—W. H. Eunere. , Greenwood^-R. P. Miller. Ramsey—Edw. Droeaaler. German—John, r ~ ~ ' .:Fentpn—E, n; i to—W. J.'Bourne. 7 Plum Oredk-^H/J. Bode. Wesley^-Olaf BHinnemark. .Whittemore—Ed Youngwtrth. ' Cresco—A. fi. Clayton. Irvlngton—carl Hutchins. Prairie—John Ludwig. iGarfleld—R. B. Berntoghaus. Riverdale-^John Praser. • • Sherman—John Geishecker. LuVerne—Frank Chambers. The contracts are expected here any -line. A district supervisor,: Edwards, was to Algona last week, .and. stated) that the contracts-haa-been- printedj and were about ready for distribution.. Each farmer will receive a contract;: whether or not he signs up will be entirely his own matter. The township, committees will follow up the contracta. and collect them, or aid to any way they can to a clearer understanding of the entire matter. Pays $200 Fine on Cigarette Charge E. G. Joy, charged with violation of the cigarette law, paid % f}ne of $200 and .costs to district court.Were, after pleading guilty to the charge against him. Joy, a driver for the B. to V. Sales Co., was found to have had cigarettes and papers illegally in his poa- session. . Xmas Balloon Foiind Near Marquette, low* gifts were exchanged'aWong the guestsT low^bv** Those present were Messrs, and Mes- ' - -- y dames George Thompson of Ledyard, Fred Schrr ' - - Berg and One of the Algona balloons let Warburtor o City, L. O. Heifner of Tltonka, / Schenck of Burt, Ray Stone of Lu- Vea-ne, Fred Ward qf Algona, Fred Genrich, Bernard and Lucille Genrich of Lone Rock. Ed Mawdsley Wins Corn Show Honors Edward Mawdsley, Kossuth farmer, won two prizes at the corn show to Chicago, recently, at which the best cprn from all sections of the country and world was competing. With a specimen of Kpssuth Reliance he won eighth on ten ears of yellow, and was seventeenth on his Silver King White. This was one of the largest shows ever held, there betog more exhibits of com than, ever before, hence anyone placing was Indeed fortunate. There were thousands of ears of corn display- Help Us Save a Three Cent Stamp Upper D Greet'ngs to dreds of subscribers both within and outside the borders of Kossuth coun- The New Year, just around the corner, brings us to the point of sending out another batch of subscription notices. To those dlrtani subscribers of oars, might we sustSt that they check their recor<to7aod send us the customary renewal. Subscriptlpn notice* wtl| be ed out around the first of the February flrst, all delioqoent Ecribera oytslde of the first nostal zone wfl be taken froii Ijfte ll»tT »i ; ':^Vi K;-'^. X' V: >'' v s.'^ "^feit'N: Ws

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