Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 29, 1942 · Page 1
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...jd Iowa'. Beit Weekly Newspaper 19« by State University Iowa-Member Catey. All-American Newspaper Eleven, MB? ALGONA. IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1942 fMf^ *^ ^M . •— " ..>. numoer _;u PECK VERDICT is REVERSED beal Drive in County Tops State in Percentage of Gain m B* *W* J^* «• • <^v^h. ^^•^k. —- ' "" • .— ^^^^ It IV r^ooi ii-1^ I-i I-c. ' I ^x^« -.-.<._._ -^ T_. Q._«.-_ 1. f t^t » * • _ i FUND IN 1940 Kossuth B. B. Tourney Is Dated Here Next Week 1 Si^K:ta~«: to the $»he .local Jlicity free- ith newspa- aeainst |<j!an|l.^pur.3ued on a ^'--^ Early subse- in time 'disease in were 33 cpun- tnitarium, discov- ng pro- CARD LOOKS LIKE FIGHTS ALLTHE WAY Titonka, Last Year's Champ, to Defend . the Title. Algona will be host to the county basketball tournament next week Thursday, Friday, Sat- at j urday, and the following Monday .,940' total of evening. First rounds will -be"'"" doubled, g. in Thursday afternoon and continue all evening. Next rounds will be Friday evening, semi-finals Saturday evening, and finals Monday evening. Last year's county champion, 'A!f 1 . l l lua< ! c ? _ a > Titonka, will be in the fight a strong title. The-Ti- only three LOCAL BOOK DRIVE WILL GO OVER TOP Up to Tuesday 827 books from Algona ^people had been received at the Algona library in the Victory book drive, but this did not include books delivered at the local high school building, St. Cecelia's . academy, the city churches, and two or three other collection centers. Algona may become the distributing center for the county. The drive was given v added emphasis Monday morning, when A. E. Kresensky spoke at the 'high school assembly, urging pupils to give books. Dick Palmer, president of the student council, is over all manager in the high school drive, and class presidents are assisting. The drive is also on at the academy. Advertising posters in aid of the campaign have been made by both high school and academy pupils. lowas quota for books is 200,000. According to plans, the drive is to be finished February games so far this season, and two 10 > when all b.ooks will be pack- of them were against teams outside the county. , Algona's Chances .Fair. Algona will have a good team in the tournament. The locals •ranks '/ nave los t five an d won four games this season. -... . Swea City will put up a good fight for the title. It is repprted that the' ""Swedes' fc 'nave"'lo'st*bniy one game so far this season. Burt will have an outstanding team. Reports are that Burt has lost only two games this season, and those were against Swea City. J The tournament should be a nip-and-tuck battle all the way to the finish. Here's the Schedule. ule is: Lakota vs. Lu Verne, 1:45 p. m.; Titonka vs. Grant township, 3 p. m.; Burt vs. Bancroft, 4:15 p. m.; Wesley . ed -for camps of men jn the U. S. armed services. NEW TRIAL IN MATT LAMUJH CASE GRANTED The following story has been taken from last week's Winterset Madisonian: ' •'' ' "The heavy automobile wreck damages awarded to Matt Lamuth,. of Kossuth county, by , a Madison county jury at the October term of the district court were set aside last week, when Judge W. S.-Cooper filed a ruling granting a new trial in the INDICTMENTS IN TWO CASES ARE DROPPED Grand Jurors Report No Bills in Court ' Wednesday. The grand jury yesterday afternoon found no indictments against Orris Brisbie and Ernest Jones, whose cases had been pre- tfnn w°- *u- e ^ for considera- f uFn ? ble ha d been accused ±^^ me _ nt > and J ?nes with -__.—.,*_..,_„_,, anu oones with obtaining money under false pretenses. «-_".= loP 0 ?* men were ordered re- leasea irom bonds by Judge Hud son. This was the only action jury public, and the Fenton; Fred Pannkuk Two Cases for Trial. for vs. Whittemore, 6:45 p. m.; Swea {case City vs. Ledyard, 8 p. m.; Seneca "Cooper's ruling was filed last Friday [January 16], and. sustained a motion by the defendant for a new trial. ' "The case resulted from automobile collision which vs. Algona, 9:15 p. m. Fenton and Lone Rock drew byes. The winners of Thursday's games will play Friday night at 6 p. m., 7:15, 8:30, and 9:45. The semi-finals will be held at 7:45 to 9 p. m., and the finals for the ! championship at 9 o'clock Mon- 1 day evening (consolation, 7:45 p. m.) but seve'raThave trial next week when the petit jury appears for service be- gmnmg Tuesday morr/in^ at bC 9 The first case set for triaFis a damage suit brought by L L ^Wesley, as administra- ' 5 of his son Ster- hf>t«r» Q -r.~r v . s P rin S in a crash between his bicycle and a car driven by Richard Youngwirth! Sixteen More Now In Army Camps Second 'S SEAL RECORD ib Jrown ' Butterfield _„_ Jaage .—_____ JBerninghaus 38 Pall —— 5.0 .utter 10.2 C. Inm'an ___ 6.3 /Anderson - 64 Oswald 6.3 ... .Weber.. g.4 IBerschman ,_• 10.2 '"Patterson , 5.6 ,,, E. Laage 3.3 ,|French 7.6 ff Benschoter ___ 9.1 Per Capita 5.3 6.7 4.2 5.8 h _ Arndorfer 3^0 ; Benschoter '. 5.3 McGuire , gle I Klein Wilhelmi ___. ., dner iPfetter JL. Benschoter „__ 7 o 9.7 72 4 . 0 6.4 a.7 '6.7 i^i^v— ———————-.•.•.... y»o ^Weber __________ 8 .2 __•:__ _ £7 [Hl_i~ " ~-T - — —--- — —- — -_ . 5,1 jputknecht a 1 Ifprpenter --__._ 12.4 |A, Krueger _____ 13.4 ence Hof 74 Sanftner _____ JO i f :_._, 8.3 ,-__ 9.0 Benschoter ___ 6 7 Total 33.35 39.45 30.12 21.73 38.67 22.90 30.00 41.01 35.05 30.45 30.91 47.75 , 34.30 28.35 25.70 28.00 42.15 34.40 21.15 30.60 38.80 58.70" 39.06 17.60 34.45 5*,00 38.68 29.80 445.85 78.60 50.06 19.30 37:31 39.45 22.80 40.25 70.80 47.44 42.20 45.15 10.65 an occurred last March on the North river hill, north of Winterset. | The cars involved were "driven bv Lamuth and Donald Brown, of Winterset. L a m u t h sued Brown for damages, and the jury returned a verdict giving the plaintiff damages of $8,725.85. "According to the court's ruling, the new trial was allowed because of the following points: "Juror's affidavits affirm that the question of, insurance was discussed by the jurors in arriving at a vepdict, iand they had the understanding that the verdict would be paid by an insurance company. _"The judge considered the verdict somewhat excessive. "Because of possible error in permitting the jury to -consider future pain and suffering and los,s of motion in the leg of the plaintiff." Preaching Mission to Open Lent Here The Algona ministerial association is sponsoring a city-wide | preaching-mission for the first week of Lent, February 15-22. There will be preaching every night that^week except Saturday. The services will all be union, but will be held in a different church each night, with an out- 'side minister of repute preaching, The ministers have requested that other organizations keep these nights clear if possible. A loud-speaker will be used at the churches. Half Section Farm is Up for Auction . W. T. McGuire ing his half section case set for trial is a Ti^~7" j brought by Martin Tmdeland against John Waite Jr. and Ruth Waite. The third case is also a damage case brought by Joe BeJch* against Len Sherlock. Two account cases are,To follow, both brought against C. W. Morck, the first by Kmgsbury Brewers Co and second by the John Hauen- stem Co. T HIS GROUP o* 16 —Kossulh County Advance Flash-Picture. Brune Vi™«'""c ~'"T row — cl a«nce G. Werling! ^Sde; M. Sabin . ^J*&%>^^ ^S JSMt & Jr.. Bancroft. Fifth row-FraWT ™J_^?"w-T^: £° h ?_ *V . S1 «S!S Ti l°? ka ' Walter R. Srnilh Wesley. Sixth Replevin Case Set. A few estate matters are also set for hearing, and a writ of. re- plevin case brought by Margaret Faber against Nick Eischen is also set for trial sometime during the term. . Judge Hudson, of Pocahontas, is presiding at this term of court which opened Monday. M. P. Weaver, H. W. Miller and H. B. White were appointed inheritance tax appraisers by .TliHrTi-t TTn J™ mi . . . ** Judge Hudson, one year. Their term is for Local Boy Enlists in Canadian R.A.F. Joseph DeWinter, Algona youth recently given a .medical discharge from the U. S. Coast bition those something to lick After discharge of his own ANNUAL MEET OF CREAMERY IS ANNOUNCED Noon Banquet is Set for Next Saturday at H. S. Gym. The annual meeting of the Algona creamery patrons .. and stockholders will be held Saturday at the high school gymnasium, when dinner will be served from 11 till 1 o'clock. Music will be furnished by the Algona high school band during the dinner. Highlights of the afternoon meeting, include four talks. The J'-"" first'will be by Prof. A. W. Rud-1 din !' HOWARD MEDIN TO ENTEIUIR CORPS Howard Medin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Medin, here, has enlisted in the army air corps, and he leaves today (Thursday) from Des Moines for Hickley Air Field, Phoenix, Ariz. He is traveling with Glenn Nielsen, Algona student at the university, Iowa City, who plans to work in a defense plant in California till fall, when he will return to his studies. Glenn is a son of Mr and Mrs. Alex Nielsen, here. Howard was graduated from L - *'• (Royal Canadian Air , ... - and has been accepted, with orders to report for Draining late in March. After six or seven months of training he will t>e commissioned a second lieutenant. "Joe," who was discharged from the Coast Guard because of an injured knee, is a son of Mrs. Ralph Lage, IrVing- is offer- farm in ,Wed. » Sunv of his I* mar- wgaret bride- led the «t Vin- law His father, Henry Hahle, lives near Irvmgton, but his mother died many years ago. In vaca- tipn time young Hahle was a fre- went Algona visitor, when his family Uvedjn TKossnth. ' _ SOLDIER PROMOTED. Lone Bock, Jan, ?e-?Mrs.S.M. Gla4stone received wor4 Monday fro.m her son Robert that he ' s taff sergeant IT - .%•* --—• i T-—»^ uwiHii^v'AA 4.W*4|l UJ> Spc. 30, Lu Verne township, for sale at auction next week Thursday, Possession can be given this March 1, The sale is jnoti- va.ted by the fact that Mr. Mc- Gvur_e has other Interests. An advertisement in today's Advance gives particulars. DRUNK ORDERED OUT. «n«H™*5n W1 ^' transient, was fined $10 and costs of $6.25 by Justice Ostwinkle yesterday^ Weise was arrested Monday for drunkenness. Justice Ostwinkle i suspended $7'of the fine on the' the! , He mak- nick, of the dairy extension service from the state college at Ames. Mr. Rudnick is an. "old- timer at the creamery meetings here. George W. Godfrey, formerly of Algona, now director of agricultural relations for the state college, will speak, and Frank Brunner, of Nora Springs, president of the state brand ci earnerie a. will also give a talk. Also scheduled to speak is C R. since had been manager of a pasteurizing plant at the university hospital. He and a friend, ;ne Livermore, Iowa City, the Kenneth Medins, Graettinger, spent the week-end here with the parental Samuel Me- I Mrs. Samuel Medin and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Russell Medin, took Howard and Miss Livermore to Des Moines Monday. . SILVER GRAY Big Farm Sale at Whittemore Dated K BREAKS BOWL TRIPLE-TIE Takes the Lead With Pioneer Team in 2nd Place. The Silver Gray bowling team is again at the top in the tournament It wds a tie last week between Silver Gray, Pioneer, and Interstate Power, but Silver Gray won three games from Wesley, _.„ « ulie reporiea yesterday Auto to go into the lead. Pioneer I The mercury was at a high point EVIDENCE HELD SUFFIGENT TO GOTOTHEJURY Supreme Court Holds Court Here Erred in Ruling. The locally notorious Schreck cases were recalled here last week, when a copy of a recent state supreme court opinion reversing a Kossuth district court ruling for a directed verdict in favor of Otto V. Schreck, charged with conspiracy and extortion threats was received. Otto V. Schreck and his brother Amos M. Schreck were the men who came here to conduct a check, on alleged 'knocking down' by clerks in local business establishments. The Schrecks were accused of forcing some clerks, under threats of prosecution, to pay large sums the clerks did not owe and of converting the money thus extorted to their (the Schrecks') own use. When the Otto V. Schreck case was tried here it was held that the prosecution had failed to supply sufficient evidence to warrant a verdict of guilty, so a verdict of acquittal was ordered. The case was taken to the supreme court by the state, but that court refused to interfere on the ground that only a fact question was involved and the district court was in a better position to assess the. facts, It was then represented to" the"" supreme court that the case was such as required review in order to establish a guide in conspiracy and extortion cases throughout the state, so a rehearing was granted. On reviewing the facts the supreme court came to the conclusion that there was sufficient evidence to warrant submission of the case to the jury and so reversed the order for a directed, verdict. Though this ruling was against bchreck, he cannot be tried again, for under the 'constitution one accused of crime cannot twice be put in jeopardy for the same offense. The result is a triumph for County Attorney Winkeli who was assisted by Jens Crothe, assistant state attorney general. Local Temperature Sunday Highest in Last 21-Yr. Period Sunday was the warmest January 25 in 21 years Weather Ob- Mike Higgins, 12 miles west of Algona on No. 18 and a half mile north, will hold one of the big sales of the season next Mpnday starting at 12:30. He will dispose of five good work horses, 26 Schoby, Bode, dairy industry commissioner for the state. Defense Stamps Prise. The afternoon program will be' closed with a quiz program con- j 25 purebred Poland China sows' ?££ JLS'Sft.'SS^ •-!-« '"">»''«™ ™.= ed as prizes. The annual reports will be given, and films will be shown, during the early part of the afternoon by Mr. Rudnick. The films deal particularly with dairying and allied subjects. Tap and piano numbers under direction of Carolyn Steussy will be presented. The Skaters Waltz WM * Wlldm » n <* * Stone; Straw- —"O -«•*- W4. im in JUdUiilll- ery. There will be a lunch wagon on the grounds. Colwell Bros, will be auctioneers, and the Whittemore bank will furnish a clerk. Local Boxers Lose in State Contests Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil- won second place by beating Interstate two games out of three. Standings are: Team * v Silver Gray 4i Pioneer 40 Interstate _j 39 Alg. Creamery __3l DeKalb 31 Wesley Auto __ 32 K. of C. __ 31 Courthouse 80 Grain Belt 27 Becker's 26 Wesley Co-op. _25 Burt 23 J. C. C 23 Old Style Lager.22 Peerless Oil __^_19 Whittemore 12 F. A. Bunting, Algona was the only winner in the target club this week. Seventeen men are on the "200" honor roll. El Peterson, L. 16 17 18 23 23 25 26 27 30 31 32 34 34 35 38 39 Pet. 719 702 684 574 574 561 544 526 474 456 439 404 404 386 333 235 of 49 degrees. The low mark for the recent week was set during Tuesday night when the mercury went to 22 degrees. Because of military restrictions weather re- i ports,' either forecasts or tables of past temperature records, cannot be published. Those who are interested in the weather to come can do their own forecasting for the entire spring by watching the groundhog next week Monday. If the sun is shining the animal will cast a shadow, which scares it so it returns to its hole for six weeks more of winter. Whether accurate in prediction or not it is the only one available for the duration of the war. Bancroft Boy Shot by Young Playmate Bancroft, Jan. 24—Arthur, two- <avu uonor roil, iiu Peterson year "°ld s °. n of Mr. and Mrs. of the DeKalb team, leads with i Milton Be itz, \ was accidentally the high score ol 262 (highest , t_ through the calf of his left any bowler can go is 300). The honor roll is as follows: Name Team ' Score El Peterson, DeKalb 262 225 ™ LET-UP. Old Man Measles bad subsided ]**,?% ^ A^ons- City Clerk Adah Carlson says npt more than J? new cases have been reported a* berofftee this week compared wifti twice that unany on two day| las^ week. Measles sigps has been a habitual MUUUie „ e r * or officers in recent days. . AJJTp LICENSES. Approximately 5,500 auto licenses have been sold at the county treasurer's office up to r^'?^*^ & dollar »-month penalty starts February L and in the spring delinquents will be re- pqrted to the sheriff, TEACHER* -EXAMS.' , uniform county teachers examinations are being held this today, {uid Soldiers t • -~' ' '— —--w V~M^| . «_rv»^ WVt | MI*M, piano numbers, Rosary and the parade of the Wooden will be played. Quartet and Duet. The. Cooper Quartet, brokers and two sisters, bur Zeigler, farmers northeast of 5' C° wan ' Jr> c - of c Algona, and Clyde, son of Mr .9' Co °P er . O. S. Lager 224 and Mrs. Clarence Priebe, also! ?r r ! nn ?vV, a S> La S er --- 214 ....._, gott DeKalb _____________..2i3 leg by a 22 rifle Friday afternooi\ by Laverne, son of Mr. and Mrs.' Vern Austin. A group of boys was at play in the Beitz neighborhood, and the rifle, which Laverne was carrying, suddenly went off. weight and light championships heavy- respec- , «» 4U live southeast of Algona and who are well knows for radio work during the last year, will sing, and they will be followed by the Von Bank Puef. The business meeting is sched- A . V . —-—-.•f*w»* w *** J ^_ ^ COUCU- fcvely at a Golden Gloves district boxing meet at'Forest City Saturday evening. Both went to Des two Moines Monday, but were de- who! feated in their first bouts there Hoffman, K. of C. 213 , . . ___ Geering, Pioneer ____ __ "212 Intermil, IDeKalb _______ 212-203 R. KromiQga, Interstate ____ .211 ' * FOUR COUPLES LICENSED. Four marriage licenses have been issued by the district court clerk spice last week Tuesday uled for J o'clock:"Tbe* c're^ ^te^Kffl?^ ^JS is Ateona's largest single busi- diet;- Roy A PeSen. ' neSS. anH par-h vaav Vii>in«o *!.*..... r> • •**• r . _* *»_ each yeaj brings thousands of dcJlars of easier^ money back mto this wwnmunjty to be ** _,Darle Brayton, Rmgsted; Paul C. Rc-l, lasch, Bancrof^ Margaret E. Lalsc-ia; Maurice Frank ^ a ' ^ * f New Pottmistreu Named at Bancroft' '— —————"•—_«—V ' ,_„ _ 209-202 i - —,. Pioneer ___—.207-202 A. Krominga, Interstate 205-200 Loss, Silver Gray__________ 201 K. Roney, Silver Gray 201 Peterson, Peerless Oil 201 Lampright, Becker's 200 . Elk Cleaners is,'still in the lead >n the woman's tournament _.,_._, Vi> vft _^ Standings are; Team Cleaners 19 18 17 n Pet §71 S28 " Bancroft, Jan. 27—Mrs. Francis —"ey is new postmistress here. ,— took charge Friday. Mrs. Mayme Sheridan is deputy. Mri Leo Engesser, who had serve4 99 postmistress two years, resigned,, and Mr. and Mrs. Engesser are now farming the I. G. Engesser place in Seneca township. A postal car4 received from Mr. and

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