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"•MARCH OF TIME FRESH TYPHOON?— NANKING, China: An exchange of diplomatic warnings over the Woody skirmishes between Soviet and Japanese troops on the Siberian frontier had scarcely ended when Japanese forces engaged in maneuvers near Peiplng. Suddenly savage shooting began one night last week, leaving 16 Japanese and some 200 Chinese dead, and an official Chinese communique said: "The Japanese ftred first after certain persons had flred on Japanese emerging from Fengtai barracks for night manuevers.. . " Increasingly sharp fighting made It no cteater who were the "certain persons" who opened fire before the Japanese "flred first", but the Chinese government at Nanking for the first time acted as if it were ready for war with Japan. Never before had Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek been reported sending his Germain-trained army of crack troops (Chiang's own) In the direction of Japanese forces; never had Japanese officials been handed a Chinese note vigorously demanding that the Japanese Government "formally apologize for the hostilities" In North China, then "punish the Japanese officers responsible and pay an indemnity for the Chinese casualties." Said a high Nan- king official: "We are preparing for war." The Nanking Government this year had been quietly settling its differences with the Chinese Communist armies It had been battling for a decade, and today und«r Popular Front banners patriotic Chinese are raising in all parts of their vast homeland the slogan "Fight Japan!" Astonished at the bold line taken by Nanking and uncertain of the extent of Soviet cooperation (if any), the Japanese Cabinet nervously decided to move several troop trains of its regulars down from Manchukuo toward Peiping. But since Chinese troop trains were approaching from Nanking, North China had precariously become the pivot of a fresh typhoon of Far East trouble. FRIEND DRAFTED— WASHINGTON: Although he has drafted most of his oldtime friends and political advistors for government service. Franklin Roosevelt had up to last week never called upon Friend Samuel I. Rosenman, his counsel as Governor whom he named to the New York Supreme Court. But roly-poly Justice Rosenman, who is credited with having assembled the Brain Trust in 1932, last year accompanied the President on two of his three major campaign trips, goes on many a Roosevelt fishing junket, is a frequent White House visitor. After one White House visit last week. Judge Rosenman found himself, among other defied ROOMvelt friends, hurriedly packe'd off for a ten-week stay near Blue Mountain Lake in the Adirondacks, his baggage loaded with the presidential assignment of preparing the Roosevelt state papers; one volume telescoping four years as Governor, one volume for each of the first four years in the White House—the set to be published by Random House (New York) at $3 a volume so that hereafter when people write to the White House for copies of speeches that are out of print, there will be a standard work to which they can be referred. After the set is published, one volume a year through 1940 will continue to be Issued to provide for Franklin Roosevelt's continuing output. RIDING THUNDERHEAD8— ELMIRA, New York: During the eighth annual meet of the Soaring Society of America at Elmlra one day last week, the air was heavy with threat of squally weather and lightning glimmered occasionally in the distance. On the hilltop, where the meet was in progress. Soaring Pilot Richard Chicheater du Pont eagerly appraised the mountainous dark storm-clouds or "thunderheads", with flat bottoms and bulging domes, moving in on Harris Hill. Then he took off in his big, sleek sailplane after an automobile tow. Up, up, up he circled on rising air currents, while hundreds of faces turned up at him from the ground. PiloU of motored planes swing far off their courses to avoid thunderheads but motorless Pilot du Pont guided his ship directly into a thunderhead, rode along inside it for an hour, during which he was last to view. Coming out several miles away, he turned back to the hill, entered another thunderhead, rode it for 31 miles, landed in Pennsylvania. Although a few daring pilot* had tried it in previous years, this was the first successful demonstration of riding thunderheads at u Soaring Society meet. Thunderheads are rumulous clouds which mark the top of a rising column of air. The top of the etoud U charged with negative eiec- trtclty, the bottom with positive. When this difference of potential becomes h|gh enough a stroke of lightning cancels it and although a direct hit by lightning has never been definitely shown to be the cause of an airplane wreck, there is little doubt that the concussion of a nearby lightning stroke would send a comparatively frail glider down out of control or in splinters. At week's end Soarer du Pont, 27- year old scion of the Wilmington du Pouts and president of the Soaring Society, was declared U. S. champion for 1937. For a climb of 5,- •tt-iettt be was awarded a gold tro- pJiy and (600 prize offered by his airminded father, Vice President A. Felix du Pont of E. I. du Pont o> Nemours & Co. RUMORS- FLORENCE, Italy: The President'* mother, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt arrived in Florence last week with Grandson John Roosevelt to spend a week at the villa of. Myron Charles Taylor, reformed economic royalist and board-chairman ol U. S. Steel, about whom it was rumored: That he would soon retire; that he was a candidate for U a Ambassador to England. (Bead ttw rert ol The March •f Him on Editorial Pace) &faorra Jfflome* Established 1865 The Algona Upper Des Moines, Algona, Iowa, July 22,1937 Eidit VOL. 35.—NO. 29 Lie Detector is Used on Corwith Murder Suspect Weider Shows Nervousness Over Certain Question Asked RESULTS NOT TO BE USED IN COURT Frank Welder, Corwith, submitted to lie-detector tests during the police school conducted by the Federal Department of Justice at Iowa City the first of the week. Me was taken to Iowa City by the Hancock county sheriff, and was accompanied by Sheriff Casey Loss of Algona. In the lie-detector testa Mr. Loss reported, Weider showed several times in the course of questioning as being "extremely nervous" over certain questions, and this is Interpreted by those in charge of the machine as indicating that he was falsifying. The use of the machine is merely clinical at the present time, for results of the tests cannot be used in a court trial. The machine is used simply to determine the line of questioning that "bothers" the prisoner. If this line is continued, it Is expected in such cases, that if the prisoner is guilty, he can be broken down into a confession. Weider is accused of the murder of Bert Anfinson, of Corwith, whose battered body was found some two months ago near a tool shed among the M. & St. L. right of way at the outskirts of Corwith. A bloody shirt found In Welder's home led to questioning, and he was later held on a charge of murder. He accompanied the officers to Iowa City willingly and answered all of the questions put to him. Whether the tests were used as a "clinic" on the use of the machine as shown to officers during the police school or whether the test was private for the information of local officers only, is not known. On the return trip, made Monday night, Weider had nothing to say regarding the tests. The lie-detector is based on changes in blood pressure, which its advocates say indicates effort required to He. According to the Inventors the natural tendency of people is to tell the truth, and a force of will Is required to tell a He, particularly when under stress. In this test Welder's right hand was bound up tightly with a bulb part of the detector encased in the palm. When questioned changes in the blood pressure caused a needle to jump according to the degree the question affected Welder, so It is claimed by the Inventors of the machine. At several points in the questioning there were marked changes Indicated by the jumping of the needle. Sheriff Loss yesterday said he was not at liberty to give details of the questioning or of the results, as he was merely a spectator assisting he Hancock county sheriff In keep- ng custody of Welder on the trip to and from Iowa City. Pioneer Algona Lady Is Home from Denver "Peg Leg Pete" Is Recovering "Peg Leg Pete" may have been dying last week, but not this. In fact, after a week in the Kossuth hospital, he liked it so xvell that he hired a special nurse to look after him. What he needed an much as anything was a good cleaning up and that he has received. Now, Andrew Robertson, after making his home for years with his two old skinny, old dirty nags and his dog In a little old barn west of Sandy Welp's oil station at Bancroft, is enjoying a daily bath, throe square meals a day, and a clean bed. Now if some of his friends at Bancroft Just look after the two moth eaten horses, "Peg Leg Pete" may be touring the country again before long in his ramshackle wagon, peddling his shoes laces and pencils while his trusty old dog shambles along between the horses' feet. Or, after all these years, will a daily bath, three square meals and a clean bed change his mode of living? Portland Girl Injured In An Unusual Accident Portland: Loretta Larsen had the misfortune to run a nail in the back of her right leg below the knee last Thursday. An air pocket developed almost immediately. She consulted a Titonka doctor, who administered lock-jaw treatment and advised her to go to Mason City. The doctors in the clinic there are keeping Loretta in Mason City for a few days' treatment. It is a very unusual case and quite serious, although the patient is not suffering. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Larsen expect to bring her home, Sunday. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 $8.00-9.00 Best light butch., 160-180 9.50-10.00 Best light butch., 180-200 10.50-1.00 Best light butch., 200-260 .... 11.75 Best light butch., 260-290 11.65 Med. heavy, 290-325 11.50 Butchers. 325-350 11.40 Butchers, 350-400 11.00-11.20 Packing sows. 300-350 10.00 Pucking sows. 350-400 9.85 Packing sows, 400-500 9.75 CATTLE Veal calves $5.00-7.00 Canners and cutlers 2.50-3.50 Stock steers . 5.00-6.00 GRAIN No. 2 white corn $1.13 No. 2 yellow corn 1.10 No. 2 mixed corn 1.08 No. 4 yellow corn, new 58^s No. 3 white oats .... .27 Barley, No. 3 -65 New oats, Aug. 15 delivery 27 No. 2 rye, Aug. ship. 76H EGGS Hennerys 20c No. 1 18c No. 2 t 15c Cash cream—' No. 1 32c No. 2 30c Sweet ....33c POULTRY Hens, over 5 Ibs. 17c Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs. 15Vic Hens, under 4 Ibs 12c Leghorn hens 12c Cocks, under 4'/a 7c Cocks, over «Vi Oc Springs, over 5 Ibs. . 20c Springs, 4 to 6 18V4c Leghorn coclis 7c Leghorn springs 16c Springs, 2 to 4 Ibs 17c Markets subject to change by the time of publication. HENRY KOEPKE, IRV1NGTON, DIES ATIOWACTTY Born in Kossuth County, Moved to Ft. Dodge 10 Years Ago Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Mc- Cullougb funeral chapel fon Henry Koepke, who dled~8unday- night at the Iowa City hospital where he had been a patient for some time suffering from cancer of the stomach. Rev. W. G. Muhleman was In charge. Burial was made at Riverview cemetery. Mr. Koepke was born November 6, 1873, in Kossuth county. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Koepke of near Burt. In 1907 he married Dorothy Ditsworth of Bancroft and farmed in this vicinity until 14 years ago at the time of ler death in Algona. For the past ten years he was employed In a hotel at Fort Dodge. He Is survived by two children, Cecil of Algona, and Mrs. Ruby Coleman of Irvington. and two grandchildren, a brother, Richard Koepke of Sioux City, and two sisters, Mrs. Bert Marlow of Burt, and Mrs. Lydia Ranny of Elk River, Minnesota. Mr. Koepke was a member of the Bancroft Methodist church. The pall bearers were Geo. St. John, Merton Worster, John Foth. Ray Cunningham. Harry Ditsworth and Frank Ditsworth. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were: Mrs. Lydia Ranny, Elk River, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schultz, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Ed Seeny, Mrs. Charles Perkins. Mrs. Charles Lutrol of Bancroft, and Mrs. William Flood of Nebraska. Plathe Family Holds Reunion St. Joe: The Plathe family held their family reunion at the Herman Plathe home Sunday evening, July 11. A picnic supper was enjoyed by all. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Mertz and family from West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mertz and family from Ottosen; Mrs. Henry M. Thilges and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plathe and family, Mrs. Cecelia Reilly and family from Janesville, Wis.; Miss Barbara Plathe from Detroit. Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Thilges and family, Mr .and Mrs. Hubert O'Brien and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Thilges. Miss Barbara Plathe and Mrs. Reilly and family left for home the next morning. "Aunt Jen" Wadsworth, 81, Remembers When Indians Were Here Mrs. J. W. Wadsworth. who is known to her most intimate friends as " Aunt Jen" and her niece, Margaret Hofmaster, returned to their home at Algona Saturday after an extended visit to Denver, Colorado. Aunt Jen had been there nine months visiting her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Wadsworth and Margaret joined her three weeks ago. Aunt Jen Is one of our beloved pioneer residents. She has lived In her home here for 77 years, and came from her birthplace at Maiden, Illinois, with her parents when a little girl. She celebrated her 81st birthday at Denver, March 22, and recieved many lovely birthday cards. Aunt Jen can remember when the Sioux Indians rode their horses down main street here in Algona. Aunt Jen reports Denver as a city built up in the valley of the mountains, with many beautiful homes and schools, built up from the wealth of silver and gold mines. The West High School cost $2,000,000 dollars and adjoins the Denver city park, equipped with fountains and a zoo. The finest mint in the United States is also located in Denver. Cabin camps and dude ranches flourish in that part of the country. There was an extra amount of rain there this year, where generqflly the only crops raised are raised on Irrigated soil. However, there is a plague of grasshoppers that are stripping the grain fields. They are fighting the grasshoppers with a poison mash. Aunt Jen took lots of trips into the mountains, Look Out Mountain, through Estes Park, up to Pikes Peak, where Buffalo Bill was burled and spent a week end in John Wadsworth's cabin, nephew of her husband, the late J. W. Wadsworth on the road to Estes Park. There are many. Jap*.there who raise very fine vegetables. The lettuce farms at Gandry send lettuce to all parts of the world. Aunt Jen says It snows there, but the snow comes down from the mountains and the winters are not cold and bleak like the Iowa winters. She could see the snow-capped peak of Mount Evans every day from her dining room window. Aunt Jen says that Denver and the surrounding country is very beautiful and very lovely, but home is home and she was glad to be here again where she has so many old friends. DEDICATION OF NEWPOSTOFFICE Wait For Vault Door, Wall and Floor Tile With the tentative date (July 21) for thp dedication of the new Algeria postoffice a thing of the pnst, W. W. Sullivan, postmaster, and Frank Burton, government inspector of the building, are hoping the building will be ready by the end of the third week of August. Completion of the building was held up chiefly by striken which prevent the manufacture of the floor and wall tile, and the the steel door for the vault. However, officials have been assured that shipment of the material will be made by the end of the first week in August. The grounds have been graded, the lock boxes have been installed, and painters nre nearing the end of their work. Upon arrival of the vault door, and the tile, the work can be finished up in a short time and arrangements can be made for dedication of the structure. Heise Building Painted; May Get 2 New Fronts The old part of the Heise Building, occupied by Behlmers and the States Cafe is being painted this week with a buff color which will harmonize with the brick of the new part. Dr. R. W. Heise of Emmetsburg, who is administrator of the estate, was in Algona Wednesday looking after business matters, and stated that he expects to put new fronts in the building during the next few months. Questioned as to the States Cafe, Mr. Heise said that several parties are interested in taking over the mangaement, but as yet no definite arrangement has been made. Harry Hull, who had been operating :he cafe for Mr. Doerr of Emmetsburg for the past few months, term- nated his contract Monday and did not care to continue longer with the management. Lady Justice NEIGHBORS CUT 70 ACRES OATS FOR A WIDOW Seven Tractors, Binders, 30 Shockers Help Mrs. Laabs Between 25 and 30 neighbors and friends gathered at the Mrs. Emll Laabs home Thursday and with seven binders, seven tractors and eleven shockers went into her 70- acre oat field and harvested her crop for her. During the afternoon the Lone Rock business men sent out five gallons of Ice cream for the workers who had turned out to help Mrs. Laabs following the death of her husband who was killed in an automobile accident a short time ago. In the evening about 15 or 20 friend* and neighbors from Lone Rock drove to the farm and shocked oats tmtll dark:*-«-,. -.-...r.-ii- Those who assisted with the Work during the day were aa follows: Everett Hanna, Adelbcrt Hanna and man, Wm. Gifford, Wm. Haack and Rudolph Haack. Clarence Householder, Ora Hulbert, Ralph Hulbert. Rudolph Peter and helper, Alfred Schmidt, Carl Kueek, Bernard Jensen, Lcland Hantelman, Irvln Laabs, Herbert Potratz, Russell Bates, Will Knoll. Mr. Neeland, Donald and Wilfred Radig. In the house Mrs. Tlllle Hanna, Pearl Hanna. and Mrs. Gifford helped Mrs. Laabs prepare dinner for the men. The Laabs home is about ten miles from Algona, and about four from Lone Rock. Mrs. Laabs was Indeed grateful for the assistance she received, and ' the neighbors and friends are to be praised for their kindly deed. The sight of so many tractors and binders in a single field was one seldom seen in this locality. Caravans Tour County; Will Advertise Watermelon Day Baseball Magnate Visits Algona Relatives Here Warren C. Olios, vlro president and general manager of thp Cincinnati Rods is paying AlRona a visit. .Air. (Jilos Is the brother of Mrs. R. A. Miedko of Algonn. With Sirs. Olios, tlioy havo spont the past \vook vnrtionlng at LoiiRvillo, Minnesota, mid they plan to return to Algona on Friday. Mr. Olios Is famous In tho hnsobnll olrclos nnd his position Is a highly salaried ono. Mr. and Sirs. Mirdkc and Mr. and Mrs. Olios attended a dinner given in honor of Mr. Olios at Waterloo last \vwk by tho Stadium and Exhibition Board of that rlt.v. Mr. Olios was in Waterloo looking over tho Rod Hawks, Cincinnati farni olnb thoro. A Waterloo paper featured a picture of .Mr. Olios on tho sports page. Band To Accompany Tour To Neighboring Towns Aug. 5-6 CELEBRATION TO BE HELD AUGUST 11 About Taxes Every day we listen to complaints about taxes on the one hand and complaints about the indifference of the general public to problems of government on the other. What a government is, is exactly the degree the public is asking for, and taking interest in. One of the new laws of the state, which went Into effect last week, is the budget appeal law. Taxpayers have a chance, before final decision is made as to the spending of public funds, to voice any objections they may have to the spending. Budgets are being adopted now. They will come thick and fast from now until August 15th which is the final date for hearings and appeals. If you believe that any of your taxes—school, city, county, township or what not—are too high, now Is the time to get interested and find out about the budget. If you think too much is being proposed for any purpose, you and two other taxpayers must register your objection in order to make an appeal possible from the decision of your taxing body. And unless a taxpayer la Interested enough to attend or demand a budget meeting, he ot. aho ham no right to complain when the taxes do fall. Hargreaves Is Up An Accident P. H. Hargreaves, 76 year old farmer living west of town Is now able to be up and about part of the time. He was injured last week when a tractor which he was repair- ng slipped oft the jacks and pinned lim beneath it. The hired man and tits son, Gilbert, finally removed lim after a half hour. His back was severely injured and the second finger of his right hand nearly severed. He was led for two days. confined to his Doing Business Justice Delia Welter dismissed charges against Sid Rosensteil filed by H. D. Clapsaddle. Clapsaddle claimed Rosensteil had driven off without paying for five gallons of gasoline and one quart of oil. This was settled in court, Monday. On Tuesday, Justice Welter performed [he marriage ceremony, uniting frank J. Maier of Winnebago and Dorothy L. Meyerholz of Bricelyn. Minnesota. Kiwanians Give Program at M. C. About 30 members of the Algona Kiwanis club met with the members of the Mason City Kiwanis club at the Mason City Country club, Thursday evening at an inter- club meeting. A 7:00 o'clock dinner was followed by a program furnished by the Algonians. H. W. Miller presided; a reading was presented by T. H. Chrischilles; a short skit by Dr. C. C. Shierk and Wm. Steele and a talk by Joe Lowe. Osteopaths at Lu Verne LuVerne: The regular .Monthly meeting of the North Central Iowa osteopatbic study group was held at the office of Dr. H. D. Meyer on Monday night. Dr. W. D. Andrews of Algona gave a very instructive paper entitled "Mistakes in Diagnosis," Several case reports were given and discussed by the group. The next meeing will be at Ledyard with Dr. Story. Pettits Go to Colorado Mr. and Mrs. Gail L. Pettit plan to teave about August 1st for Central City, Colorado, to attend the Play Festival from August 3 to 7, inclusive. J. Watson Moore of Mason City will accompany them on the trip. Former Algonian Has Baby Girl Suzamia Gay is the name of a new daughter who arrived at the Rev. V. V. Scliuldt home at LuVerne last week Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Schuldt also have a son, David Lorenz. Mrs. C. V. Hulse, Kingsley, is with Mrs. Schuldt, who is a daughter of the Rev. C. V. Hulse. retired former pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Algona. Mrs. Schuldt is the former Ruth Hulse. Has Leg Reset Carl Daly,who has lain in the Kossuth hospital for the past six weeks waiting for the bone in his left leg to heal will have to remain there for quite some time. The bone did not heal properly and it was necessary to reset the bone. Sunday. Carl was injured on his way to work in the offices of Kennedy & Parsons. Suspect Was Not Whittemore Bank Hold-up Member Jack Meredith, who was arrested by state men at Arnold's Park recently on a bad check charge was taken to Whittemore last-Friday HS a possible suspect in the Whittemore bank robbery. Frank Bestenlehner, president of the bank, and one of the men held up at the time of the robbery, looked Meredith over and decided he was not one of the men who had held up the bank. And the search continues. MILLER RODEO IS COMING EVENT FOR COUNTY Will Show at Fair Ground ' in Algona for Four Days The Clyde a Miller rodeo coming to Algona for four days. July 29, 30, 31 and August 1, is known and conceded to be by western showmen the greatest Individually owned rodeo and horse show in America. Being able to play repeat dates is proof of the popularity of any attraction. That the Miller Rodeo grows in popularity each year Is shown by the fact that it is this season playing at Sidney for the sixth year, has played at the Davenport fair for the past two years, has played four years at Osceola and five years at Big Philllpsburg, Kansas. This year the rodeo has the contract for the Kansas State Fair. Mr. Miller is bringing the same high class attraction to Algona that appears at the above named places. CO. POSTMASTERS MEEIATGERLED Mrs. Finn in Service 34 Years, Host to 20 Guests Stokes House And Stull Lot Sold Two pieces of property changed hands during the past few days when C. W. Nicoulin sold the G. D. Stokes house to Fred Lavrenz, and Mrs. Stull Mathes corner lot on McGregor street to George L. Miller. Mr. Lavrenz bought the Stoke^; house as an investment, and the Stokes will remain there for a time. Mr. Miller, it is understood, plans to build two bungalows in the future. Algona's Water Reservoir Gets Aluminum Paint Job One hundred and twenty-nine feet above terra h'rma. supported only by a block and tackle swing and armed with a spray gun for aluminum paint—it's all ia a day's work for the employees of the National Tank Maintenance Co. of Des Moines. The company does nothing but refinish water tanks and they completed their work in Algona Saturday. The resulting tank, now resplendent in alumnium, is an improvement to the "sky line" of the city. The tank was given three coats on the outside and three on the inside. The tank was drained for nearly a week and the water mains were supplied direct from the wells during that time. Painting is necessary about every three years, Joe Kelly, city superintendent stated. This is especially true of the inside of the tank which might otherwise damage the water supply by chipping in the changes in temperature in summer and winter. Five Boys Hurt When Blow Out Ditches Auto Five boys received injuries Sunday afternoon wlu-n a front tire of the Elmer Alt car in which they were riding blew out and sent the car rolling into the ditch when: it turned over tour times. The boys, Elmer, Melvin. and Lawrence Alt. sons of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Alt. Stuart Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thompson of Union township, and Kussell Gross of Lone Rock, were on their way to Fenton j to a ball game when the accident occurred about two miles north of Lotts Creek. Cross, Thompson, and Elmer Alt were injured more than the others. They are suffering from minor arm and head bruises. Thompson, it is understood, also received minor back injuries. Three- of the boys were riding in the front seat and the other two were riding in the rumble seat. The cur was badly damaged. Evangelist at the Nazarene Church Rt-v. J. W. Wolfe, evangelist, is holding meetings at the Nazarene church, and will speak on "God's System of Bookkeeping" Thursday night. Rev. Wolfe will give his life story Friday night. The National League of District Postmasters from Kossuth held its regular meeting on Tuesday of last week at the home of Mrs. Iris Finn at Gerled. Mrs. Finn has the distinction of serving 34 years in the postal service, of having the smallest office n the county, and takes care of the greatest number of postal railway mail train service and star route service in the county. She Is the oldest postal worker in age as well as in years of service in the county. Only eight mail boxes are required to take care of the mail, yet more mall passes through and is redistributed in the office than in many larger offices. The program (it the meeting was called to order by Postmaster Walter Leslie of Lakota. president. Postmaster Wise of Sexton read the minutes. Maude Hanna of Burt gave u report on the state convention, and Lucy Newville of Titonka spoke on the convention banquet. Postmaster Lichty of LuVerne gave an interesting account of the air mail service. H. Berg, star route carrier from Algona to Elmore, concluded the program with another interesting talk. Twenty were present. At n meeting of the several committees in charge of the Chamber (if Commerce Watermelon Day Celebration, Wednesday, August II, it was decided to arrange for two motor caravans to tour the towns in the vicinity, helping to advertise ho celebration. The tours will b« Thursday and Friday, August 5 nnd 6, and will be under the direction of Leon Merritt and Lyle Reynolds. Plans call for the organlza- _ tlon of a band under the direction ' of D. Wane R. Collins, to accompany the good-will trippers each day. The committee expects every business and professional man to go on at least one of the trips and to see .hat each store Is represenetd. The Tippers will carry a public address system to help advertise and will also distribute handbills and pla- ards. Wit Thoma to Furnish Music Dance committeemen Bill Steele, Hi White and Bob Harrington announced that they had engaged the services of Wit Thoma and his elev- ;n Princctonlans for jttM pavement lance, to be held In the evening. riiiR orchestra carries featured vocalists including Ruth Ray, Larry and Johnny Glascr, and is a featured night club and radio entertainment. No Outaide Stands The commute unanimously approved the suggestion that the eat- an<l drinking establishments In Al- ;ona be charged a small concession Tec to help defray the expenses of the celebration. In return for this small charge, the committee decided o prohibit outside eating and drinking stands from the celebration and also gave the contributing merchants the privilege of erecting their own stands in the street In front of their own places of business If located within the three blocks of State street, which will be roped off to traffic. In the cases of eating and drinking places not located assigned a location by the committee. Hot or Cold, They Wed Three licenses to wed were iasu- td the paat week: Frank J. Maier of Winnebago, Minn., and Dorothy L. Meyerholz, of Brictlyn, Minn.; Lawrence Zwiefel and Martha Seegc-barth both of Fort Dodge, and Oscar Romtr of Algona and Kisit Haack of Lone Rock. Mr. Romer and Miss Haack were married by the Rev. A. English, Algona. Senator Dickinson Improves at Home Ex-Senator L. J. Dickinson, who returned home from Washington. D. (.'. last week, where he had been in tin; hospital for six months, is again showing a growing degree of strength. Senator Dickinson underwent three operations during his illness and was for a time in a critical condition. The return home to Algona where hi- is among his many old friends has tended to raise his spirits and give him new life. He is able to be around the house arid many of his friends have visited him. Car Was Stolen Today From A Lakota Garage Tile 1935 Chevrolet belonging to Guy Beemer of Lakota was stolen from his garage this morning about four o'clock. The thieves drove up to the Presbyterian church which is a. block east of the Beemer home, walked to the garage and drove away in the car. Mrs. Beemer was awake and happened to see the car. a V-Ford, stop at the church, but she didn't hear her own car being driven away until her son, who was sleeping in a tent on the lawn called to her and asked v.'Lcic his daddy was going in the car. Algona officers Were called ui.d have found the Ford abandoned near the Leonard Christ farm a mile north of Lukotu on No. i>. It hud no license plates and wu» out of gas. From a paper found in the car. it is surmised the car was from Wisconsin. Apparently the thieves were after the gas in tilt car ai much as anything. Mr. Btemer had had the gui tank tilled yesterday. Movie Men Seek Choice of Public, Says N. C. Rice N. C. Rice of the New Call and Iowa Theatres, announces a new xperiment on the part of Warner Bros, to find out what the people want in the way of pictures. For the first time in the history of the screen, the motion picture industry is seeking the advice of representatives of scores of civic, church and educational agencies in a nationwide two-day preview to be held in 31 United Sattcs cities on August 9 and 10. From answers to specially prepared questionatres the film Industries hope to gather Information which will help them to make product which will appeal to the greatest number of people and give some guarantee of audience acceptanco to producers before they spend huge sums making a picture. Every kind of picture is being .•hown in this cross section exhibition. Des Moines. Minneapolis and Omaha are the three cities nearest to Algona which will have the pictures. Among the pictures to be shown are the following: "The Story of Emile Zola", "They Won't Korjjet". "It's Love I'm After", "That Certain Woman", "Mr. Dodd Tiihes the Air", "Varsity Show". "The Perfect Specimen", and "Confession." Tribons Entertain Visitors Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Tribon are enjoying a visit from Lewis Bleakly and three boys of Glendive, Montana, who are here for a week's visit with their grandparents. Mr. Bleakly, who is the manager of a Montana electric power company, was husband of the late Ruth Tribon and is a welcome visitor here where lie has many friends. The Tribons are also entertaining their daughter, Dorothy and children. Dorothy is now Mrs. Herman Lff- tink and hails from northern Wisconsin. Masons Move to Minn. Mrs. J. E. Mason arid her two sons have moved to Jackson. Minn, where Mr. Masun has been employed as manager of a variety store since spring. While living in Algona. Mr. Ma.ion operated a chicken hatchery and was custodian at the high school. 92 Degrees Hot Yesterday Temperatures the past week have been in the 80's and Saturday the mercury failed to go over the 76 mark and Sunday 75 degrees. Yesterday was the hottest day, registering 92. The low temperatures this year .should be appreciated as a year uyo last week we had ten COD- sccutive days of temperatures over the 100 mark. July 12 July 13 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 17 July IB July Ib July 20 July 21 High Low Prec. S8 65 M 6a 87 86 80 76 75 95 88 tt2 67 63 53 54 59 63 .2C ,27

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