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April 12, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 12 193*. ATTACK VICTIM IS RECOVERING Condition of Percy Kuhn of Algona Reported to Be Some Better. ALGONA, April 12.--The condition of Percy Kuhn, 29, who was injured in a fight, was reported Thursday to be some better although his recovery was not yet assured. Meanwhile, officers were searching for new men blamed for the attack. Kuhn, who is a porter in the hotel barber shop, suffered a fractured skull and concussion of the brain. Kuhn told officers that when he went to the home of Jesse Umber- hower to call on a young woman who worked there, two men, Merle Scolds and one who has been known as Tom McDonald and Tom Hughes, met him at the door and an argument followed. It was claimed by Kuhn that Scolds hit him over the head with a blackjack and that the other man struck him with a hammer. After escaping, Kuhn ran to G. D. Shumway, acting county attorney, who sent him to a physician. Police started to investigate. Hughes, or McDonald, is employed as a vacuum cleaner salesman. The manager from Des Moines said .he knew him as McDonald and comparisons here said he went by the name of Hughes. He and Scolds are charged in warrants with assault with intent to commit .bodily injury. Two other men in the house, George Willey, Jr., and M. J. Duffy, were arrested but denied blame in the attack and were exonerated by Kuhn. When arraigned before Justice H. B. White, however, Willey was sent to.jail 10 days and Duffy was fined.SlO.'and costs on intoxication charges. Postmastership Exam for Wesley Announced WASHINGTON, April .12. U-Open competitive .examinations for the selection of postmasters in seven Iowa cties have been ordered by the civil service commission. Applicants for the examinations must file their notice on or before April 27. The postmasterships affected, all third- class positions, are at Colo, Deep River, Farmington, Rolfe, Sabula, Tabor arid Wesley. Examinations will be held on dates to be set later. Services Friday for Benner^ New Hampton NEW HAMPTON, April 12.-George E. Benner, 79, retired feed , yard operator, died at his home on ' North. Walnut avenue,. Wednesday morning after an illness of three --i»--jnyears. Funeral services will be held % 'Friday afternoon with the Rev. Carl Spieker, Fredericksburg, officiating. One daughter, Mrs. Charles Sweeney, and one son, Leslie Benner, both of New Hampton, survive. Earl Long (above). New Orleans attorney, is shown at a senate hearing where he was summoned as a character witness for D. D; Moore; a Roosevelt appointee, who was opposed by his brother, Senator Huey P. Long. (Associated Press Photo). Fire Believed Cause of Wreck at Denison OMAHA, April 12. (.?)--Robert Mellan, president of the Associated Freight Forwarding company, said an investigation of the explosion which wrecked a truck and its cargo of eggs near Denison, Iowa, Monday was due to fire that reached the gasoline tank. It was previously believed a bomb might have caused the wreck. W. D. Daly Candidate for Hancock County Attorney GARNER, April 12.--W. D..Daly of Garner has announced his candidacy for county attorney of Hancock county on the republican ticket. Two years ago Mr. Daly was defeated by a narrow margin in a three cornered campaign. After completing' a law course at Iowa State university about three years ago he came to Garner and has established a successful law practice. He is a son of Mrs. D. W. Daly of Mason City and was graduated from Mason City high school. He also attended Columbia college of Dubuque before taking up the study of law. Son Now Owns Line. WESLEY, April 12.--Ernest Hutchison, became .owner and manager of the dray line owned and operated 1 : his-.father, W. F. Hutchinson, for the past 17 years. Ernest has helped his father in the draying business practically all of the 17 years. FOUND DEAD AT FARM RESIDENCE Harold Bersager, Who Lived Alone, Believed Heart Disease Victim. RIDGEWAY, April 12.--Harold Bersag'ex- was found dead at his farm home Tuesday. He lived alone. For a number of years, Mr. Bersager had been in failing health. Heart disease was believed to have been the cause of his death. He lived a. half mile east of Ridgeway. Funeral arrangements are being made. Are Parents of Son. ELMA--Mr. and Mrs. Orville McGrane are parents of a son born April 10. This is their second son. District Missionary Convention to Be at CrescoApriH9,20 CRESCO, April 12.--The spring convention of the Women's Foreign Missionary society of the Dubuque district of the Methodist church will be held at Cresco Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20. Among the speakers will be Mrs. Emma Amburn Arnold, returned missionary from India and the conference secretary, Mrs. Margery Ware of West Branch. Florence Hot President. LUVERNE, April 12.--The Tuesday club met this week at'the home of Mrs. Henry Peitzke. 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