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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 28, 1937
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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE; JANUARY 23 · 1937 II GETS LIFE SENTENCE IN MURDER OF ALGONA WOMAN HARRY SIGNER, 37, PLEADS Partly Admits Accessory ; to Crime; To Go to Fort Madison. ' ALGONA -- Harry Stoner, 37, was sentenced by Judge F. C. Davidson of Emfnetsburg at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon to life imprisonment at hard labor in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison. Stoner had made a partial confession or plea of guilt as being an accessory in the murder of Mrs. Anna Jergenson on April 25, 1935, at Algona. The case was brought to a quick trial after Judge Davidson had dismissed the grand jury for further investigation late Tuesday afternoon. Attorney G. D. Shumway assisl- 4 County Attorney L. A. Winkel in behalf of the state o£ Iowa. Maurice McMahon, former county attorney, was appointed to represent Stoner. Several witnesses testified Wednesday, among then Mrs. Lottie McVey o£ Algona, who had been held in the Fort Dodge jail, and Glen McVey,, who had been held in the Emmetsburg Jail. , Others Give Testimony. Others who testified were Dr. John Kenefick, who told of the death of Mrs. Jergenson caused by blows on the head, and Donald Cook, suburban store manager who aided Mrs. Walter Dale daughter oE the victim, in entering the house through the back door and finding Mrs. Jergensen in an unconscious and beaten condition. Wilda Bingaman, who is serving a jail check charges county jail at sentence in the present, on bac Kossull testifiec that Stoner had told him he was with them at that time. Frank Green, city marshal, was also called to the stand. McVey also told about going to the hospita corner the night the crime was committed with Dale, and Stonei 1 but that he had gone on back home. He further added that Dale offered him S20 later that night to take him to Fort Dodge. Both Mr. and Mrs. McVey pointed to Sioner when questioned. County Attorney L. A. Winkel took the case to trial on a county attorney's information and upon request by the defense counsel following testimony the sentence was imposed immediately rather than waiting as is customary; Judge Reviews Case. Judge Davidson spoke at length reviewing the case at the time of (he trial of Warren Dale who was acquitted, by a Kossuth jury in 1935, . but later given a 25 year sensence as an habitual criminal. Mrs. Lottie .Smith of Algona, who was considered as Dale's strongest alibi during the trial, has since died. The judge also stated that he had a strong suspicion that Stoner did not tell al! he knew during Dale's trial when Stoner was a prosecuting witness and now the defendant in this case. He said a number of things was admitted, a m o n g them, Stoner admitted being in Dale's company and that Stoner went to two different places to obtain a gun. "Men," he said, "would not go out to do serious crimes without being prepared." Therefore he classed him as being an accessor^ in the murder. He said there were a number of admissions that an not denied both in Algona am Waterloo by Stoner. L. A. Winkel said late Wednes day that Mr. and Mrs. McVe were not free, but was not sur what steps would be taken and :-: HERE AND THERE :-: Miscellaneous Items From 125 Globe-Gazette Correspondents in North Iowa and Minnesota Visitor From Rapids. P L Y M O U'TH -- Miss Lulu Dvorak of Cedar Rapids is here to ·isit with her mother and brother, bhn and family. Mother Dies in Wisconsin. RUDD--Jack Kamm received vord Tuesday of the death of his mother in Hiland, Wis. Home From Hospital. HANSELL--Pete Price and Ray Morgan returned home after pending two weeks at the Veter- n's hospital in Des Moines. Returns From Rapids. PROTIVIN -- Bernard Puffer and Ruben Tuchek returned from edar Rapids where they went on jsiness. Mrs. Polite Is 111. ROCKWELL--Mrs. Fern Pohle has been confined to the house by llness for the past few days. Leaves for State Center. LUVERNE--Miss Anna Woito eft for State Center Thursday to spend the remainder of the winter with relatives. She closed her lome here early last fall and went :o State Center but was called home at two different times on account of the death of her two brothers, Will and Ernest, who died suddenly of heart disease. Meets at Brack Home. LEDYAHD--The Kings Herald Missionary society met at the home of the leader, Miss Alethia Brack, Tuesday evening. Visitors From Waterloo. RAKE--Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sabin of Waterloo came Tuesday to make an extended stay at the home of his brother, A. J. Sabin. At DCS Moines Session. TIONKA--A. E. Mann of the local hatchery, Lewis Bartlett and Joe Spradling of the Titonka theater, Fred Hagen 'and Luther Miller of the two grain elevators, all were in Des Moines on business Tuesday. Messrs. Hagen and Miller will remain over until Thursday attending a grainmen's convention. Raeckcr Heads Ministers. DUMONT--At a meeting of the Dumont Ministerial association the Rev. H. M. Raecker was elected ^resident to succeed the Rev. Albert Linneman who moved to Parkersburg. The Rev. E. M. Miller was elected secretary. It vas planned to hold union services each Thursday night during Lent, beginning Feb. 11 and then a three veeks of special meetings each night beginning March 7, From Morninff Sun. B R IT T -- Mrs. W. Swan of Horning Sun has been visiting the past week with her daughter and msband, Mr. . and Mrs. Walter Swari, and family. Mrs. Oxlcy Speaks. CORWITH--The Cor with Wom- m's club met Tuesday afternoon vith Mrs. P. E. Walley. "Laws Af- ecting Women" was the subject of an interesting discussion led by Mfrs. J, L. Oxley. Mrs. Frances Kee ;alked on the life and works of Paul Stoye, composer, and Mrs." G. iV. Beacom played a piano solo, 'Indian Summer," by Stoye. Mrs. 3. G. Gaskill read a poem, "Prairie Saga," by Don Farran. Early Papers of North Iowa EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is one of a series of articles on North Iowa newspapers from 1836-1870, gleaned from a bulletin of the University of Iowa extension division. HOWARD COUNTY Howard County Sentinel, fathered-by ;the Howard County Printing association, was born Feb. IB, 1858, at New Oregon, S. M. Pole was president of the organization, and the editor of the paper was J. Howard Field. · It was an independent sheet of seven columns. The plant was destroyed by fire in '1858,, and the association dissolved. North Iowa Gazette was a rival of the Sentinel and, like the latter, lived a short time. The first issue is dated from Vernbn Springs, March 26, 1858. The Gazette was a seven column folio, owned by Harrison and Peck, democrats. It died of inanition within the year. New Oregon Plain. Dealer pioneered immediately after the burning of the Sentinel office, with H. Lick and W. R. Mead as publisher and editor respectively. F. P. Mead bought Lick's interest soon, and published a straight democratic paper through 1870. On May 26, 1867, it was transferred from New Oregon to Cresco. The famous Lovejoy press was used for the first issue and until 1869, when H was shipped to Clear Lake. A press comment of the time says, "In Illinois, the democrats threw it into the Mississippi because it advocated abolitionism; in Iowa, the abolitionists threatened to throw it into Turkey Creek because it advocated democracy through the Plain Dealer." Northern Light flashed on in 1858 and flashed off the year after. George W. Haislett was editor, and published' the paper at Howard Center. Star of the West was a poorly conducted paper founded in 1858, proposing to rival the Plain Dealer. It lasted only 11 weeks. The editors were T. J. Gilmore and Fitz James McKay. Howard County Times was established at Cresco by F. C. Wood and,Frank Mix Jan. 20, 1867, as an intensely republican organ. In August of the same year, Wood sold out to his partner, who died soon after. C. F. Breckinridge managed the paper for the Mix. estate until I. A. Moxie purchased it just before 1870. Condition Is Critical. WESLEY--Mrs. Guy M. Butts, wife of Guy M. Butts, cashier of the Exchange State bank, suffered a heart attack Tuesday evening while in an Algona store. She was brought to her home here by her husband, who accompanied her to Algona, and her condition is considered critical." Daughter Is Born. CORWITH -- Mr. and Mrs. George Gaskill, who live south of Corwith, are parents of a girl born Wednesday morning at the Algona general hospital. The Gaskill's also have one son, Thurman. Arc Parents ot Son. j O T R A N T O -- Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gordon arc parents of a son born Saturday at their home west of town. Meets Generous Response. ' COIWITH--Mrs. Hufus C. Welter, acting chairman of the local Red Cross chapter, reports that the call for aid for the flood sufferers has been met with generous response, both with money anc clothing. S23 From School. CLARKSVILLE -- A collection taken up at the school by Supt. H L. Kirk, netted the sum of S23.72 which will be sent direct to the Red Cross in the flood stricken areas. Home From St. Paul. DOUGHERTY--The Rev. Josorjl Murphy and Leo Merfield arrived home for a two weeks' visit a their home. They both attend th St. Paul seminary at St. Paul Minn. 150 HONOR TWO ATKANAWHA r'rogi-ams Presented for Telephone Pioneer N and Wife. KANAWHA--The twenty-fifth ivedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Thorson was celebrated at the Odd Fellows hall. About 150 friends and relatives were present. The wedding of twenty- five years ago took place Jan. 24, 1912, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Fos- ier in Kanawha,' with the Rev. H. C. Holm performing the ceremony. Since their marriage the two have been residents of Kanawha where Mr. Thorson has managed the local Norway rural telephone office for the past 27 years. Mr. Thorson built the first telephone lilies south of Kanawha and liis first switchboard was on the former Sam Stueland farm willi Mrs. Jessie Blasier, nee Lyda Stueland, as the operator. In 1909 the farmers of Kanawha bought the local telephone company from the Western Electric company and since then Mr. Thorson has been manager. It was at this time he met Miss Nettie Foster of Kanawha-who was working as operator of the Western Electric company. They are the parents of one son, Buryl, who with his wife, are living in Kanawha. The program included a solo by Miss Enid Foster; musical reading by Mrs. Marguerite Browcr ol Garner; pantomino by Mrs. James Yeakel, Mrs. Ralph Yepsen, Mrs. Louis Faber, Mrs. Dale Pethram wig, · Mrs. Elmer Anderson, Mi's. rlussell Burnquist and Mrs. Charts Brower; an original reading depicting the lives of Mr. and Mrs. Thorson by Miss lolita Ersland of oodell and a piano-solo by Miss Darlene Thorson. At six o'clock a buffet luncheon was served with Mrs. Marguerite Brower and Mrs. Ralph Yepsen acting as pourers'. A Tom Thumb wedding was presented following the , luncheon with Margaret Struck as the bride, Jerry Pruis- man, bridegroom; Billy Harriman as best man; Doris Ann Darrah as bridesmaid; Jo Ann Yepsen as flower girl; Lloyd Foster as ring bearer and Hichard Powers as the minister. Guests at the miniature wedding who furnished the program were Ramona Munson, who sang; ·Kenneth Olson and Jimmy Berhon who sang; reading by Lucille Burnquist; song by Nadine Yepsen; reading by Deloris Yeakel and a duet by Audrey Fosen and Jean Ann Gilligan, Rites for Plummer, Pioneer Banker, Are Held at Forest City FOREST CITY--Funeral services were held at the Olson funeral home in Forest City Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock for R. C. Plummer, who died Monday night at Des Moines. Burial will be made in the Oakwood cemetery. Robert C. Plummer was born in Mason City, Nov. 4, 1B71, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Plummer. He spent his boyhood in Forest City and was a member of the first graduating class of the Forest City high school. He was married Dec. 29, 1891, lo Miss Etfa A. Sweigard of Garner and two children, Ruth Wright and Lehman, both of Des Moines, survive. A sister, Mrs. F. L. Wacholz of Forest City and Mrs. Stakes A. Bennett of Los Angeles, also are Emmetsburg Farmer Will Go to Rotary Session m Europe E M M E T S B U RG--Lawrence Brennan, farmer near Emmetsburg, has been chosen delegate to the international Hotary convention at Nice, France, July 6-11, by the Emmetsburg Rotary club, the group announced here Wednesday. Brennan, Palo Alto county soil conservation chairman, will spend a month in Europe. He will be accompanied by other Iowa Rotarians, part o[ his expenses to be defrayed by the local club. living. Mr. 1 Plummer was for many years interested in the First National bank of Forest City, the first bank in the community which was founded by his father in the early days of Forest City's business development. Mrs. Jack Maddick, DeEtta Hart- employed. Leaves for Chicago. PROTIVIN -- Marcelle Vachia left for Chicago where she will be $!27 Donated at Rudd for Flood Sufferers RUDD -- E. L. Ryner and John Kneisel collected S127.25 in this community and turned it over lo the Red Cross for use in the flood area. Two Buy Building. GENEVA--Leon Clock and Lee McNames purchased the Mercantile building, originally the J. A Waddington store, and arc moving in their stock of oil burners. It is reported that a stock of machinery will also be installed. BOY, 13, TRIED TO GET $25,000 Gait Youth Sentenced for Extortion Attempt on Another Boy. CLARION--Bernard Sweef,, 13, of Gait, was arrested on an attempted extortion charge. Brought before Judge O. J. Henderson Wednesday he pleaded guilty' (o the charge, admitting he had written a letter to Charles Warnikee, 13, Webster City, demanding $25,000 to be paid by the Warnikee family in unmarked bills of $20, §10, and $5 or t h a t , harm would come to the family. The letter further stated, "if you think this is a joke, just fail to hand over the money." Also (hat another letter would follow giving instructions as to where the money was lo be placed. Judge Henderson sentenced fhe boy to the Industrial School for Boys at Eidora. The postmark on the envelope, fhe stationery, and the handwriting were the clews by which Sheriff Roy E. Wilson of Clarion established the identity of Sweet. 1 REA Officials to Meet With Franklin's Co-Op HAMPTON--Saul Richard Garner, legal representative of the R. E, A., and J- E. Krim, engineer, both of Washington, will meet with the board ot the Franklin County Rural Co-operative society Friday evening in the R. E. A. office. Further plans for- the county rural electrification project will be made. whether they would continue to be separated in jails. Mrs. McVey is charged with bigamy, having admitted that during Dale's trial, and McVey is, oC .course, charged with the same crime and also held in connection with the murder of Mrs. Jergenson. Stoner was handcuffed before he left the courtroom and will probably be taken to Fort Madison sometime this week. -a new era in style achievement-it's Personality that county today- MISS MAROLYN DEARING Nationally Known Stylist--Beauty and Fashion Authority · will offer an unique First Floor, 2:30 P.M. Friday and Saturday You can not only express your personality--you can dramatize it--make yourself more glamorously individual--exotic--charming, with clothes suited to your type. How to achieve this personal style magnetism will be demonstrated with living models by Miss Bearing, New York Representative of the SIMPLICITY LEAGUE OF AMATEUR DESIGNERS The Merkei Co, Visitor From Des Moines. K E N S E T T -- Miss Lorraine Knudtson of Des Moines is visiting her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Einertson. Served by Class. PLYMOUTH--Miss Emma Jansen's Sunday school class of girls served luncheon lo the Ladies Aid society of the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon. Visitor From Brill. KANAWHA--Fern Booth of Brill visited a few days at the John Kalvig home. Home From Hospital. KLEMME--E. F. Jacobs came home Monday from the Mercy hospital where he has been confined since Dec. 28 when he underwent an operation on his spine for* the removal of a blood clot, caused in a car accident some time ago. Taken to Sanitarium. KLEMME--Mrs. Donald Keu- berger was taken to the Oakdale sanitarium. Mrs. Neuberger is a young mother with two sons, 16 months and · 5 years of. age. Mr. Neuberger is having a sale and he and his sons will live at the home nf his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Neuberger. Ludeman Is Speaker at ' Garner P. T. A. Session GARNER--At a meeting of the Parent-Teacher association Tuesday, George R. Ludeman of Mason City talked on "Rewards of Character." Mrs. C. L. Strate, chairman for the character awands for school children, sponsored by the American department of the American Legion Auxiliary, presented the ten students awards. Mrs. C. E. Barnes" P. T. A. president, presided, and Mrs. Strate took charge of the program. Musical numbers were by the Legion quartet. Following the business meeting it was voted to give $5 to the Red Cross for flood relief. BUDGET IN 1937 e FORD V 8 «,* ALL THESE FEATURES AT A NEW LOW PRICE Refrigeration Plant at Dows Considered DOWS--The Dows Commercial club met Tuesday evening at the K. P. hall, and the Pythian Sisters served dinner to about 70 persons. It was voted to give $25 to the local library and $25 to the Red Cross for the help of the flood sufferers. A committee was appointed to investigate concerning a refrigerating plant. F. Davis, of the state board of conservation was present and discussed the project of putting in a series of dams in the Iowa river near here in order to make better fishing. It is good manners to make the other fellow feel important. Bui FO often, nlas! he doesn't know it works both ways.--Waterloo Courier. 60 H O R S E P O W E R V-8 E N G I N E -- lowest pricecT"8" ever sold in America! NEW, E A S Y - A C T I O N S A F E T Y B R A K E S you push gently and stop quickly! With thesafety of steel from pedal to wheels. A L L S T E E L - O N - S T E E L C O N S T R U C T I O N -- steel top, sides, floor, welded to steel framework. Safety Glass all around. LUXURIOUS INTERIORS-exquisite wood- grain trim, deep cushions, rich hardware. FIVE BODY TYPES--Tudor Sedan .. Fordor Sedan . .Tudor Touring Sedan-.. FordorTouring Sedan . . 5-Window Coupe. All 112" wheelbase. New effortless steering . . Further improved Center-Poise ride.. Silenced operation throughout .. Large luggage compartments in all models. THE QUALITY CAR IN THE LOW-PRICE FIELD at tlt H ERE'S something new in an automobile . --a car that is lavish with body room, luggage space and up-to-date, streamlined style--yet is a MISER on gas and oil. The secret of its economy is the new "60" horsepower Ford V-8 engine--the lowest priced V-8 engine ever developed. And this engine has the same design, finality of materials and precision manufacture which have made the brilliant "85" horsepower Ford V- S engine famous the world around. This new "60" horsepower Ford V-8 has exactly the same roomy body on the same 112" chassis as the more expensive Ford. The only difference between the two cars, outside of the engine, is in economy, equipment and accessories. Even here, in the case of Safety Glass all around for example, you pay nothing extra in the "60" for features which were previously found only in high-priced cars. Drive this new "60" horsepower Ford V-8. Notice how smoothly and quietly it acceler- ates. Of course, in performance mid lop speed it is not (he equal of the b r i l l i a n t "85," but when it comes to delivering more miles per gallon of gas and quart of oij, this "60" stands alone in Ford history. 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