Rewrites ftem Utt Thursday'* ^-todiwth County AdvJnet OSStJTH OOllNTV safety eaHMU *ttli fall cooperation of the county highway department, Is pleased to announce that a total of 286 ne* STOP signs are to be placed, or Have been placed, at all Inter sections where roads cross or enter county truck highways. A free car test, and possibly a safety campaign contest of some kind is being discussed by Safety Council officials. The annual meeting Is to be held the latter part of this month. • * • KO9SUTH SOLD 100? new cars in 1937, final tabulations of the treasurer's office in the court house stated last week. Nine had been registered for 1938. • * * B. 9. HARRINGTON was named president of the Algona Junior Chamber of Commerce, H. B. White was named vice president, James Murtagh was named secretary and Woodrow Cook, treasurer, at the election of officers held by the board of directors, Wednesday night. • » • 46S FOXES WERE killed in Kossuth county in 1937. • « • P. JF. HEtkEN assumed his place on the county board, replacing Wm. Baum, last Week. Helicon was elected last year from the fifth district. W. E. McDonald, Afcona, was • 're-elected president of the board. Official county paper i designated by the board for 1938 were the Alton* Upper DM Molnes, Kossuth County Advance and the Bancroft Register. • * • ,-A.MBttr.CAFE will open within a few weeks In Uw remodeled States C*fe location on State street. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Wltoon of Perry, Iowa, experienced cafe operators, have leased the building, which now has a new front They say that the interior will also be entirely new. • • • ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL students have been narked to positions on the senior annual staff: Richard Norton will be editor; Maxlne Larson will be assistant; Margaret Egesdahl, business manager. • * * GRAND AND PETIT JURORS fdr the January court term were announced last week as follows: Grand Jury (to serve all year*— Albert Johnson, Lakota; Anton Goetz, Wesley; Lars Loge, Elmore; R. S. Lee, Algona; John Mouse), Ledyard; H. L. McEnroe, Algona; G. W. Patterson, Burt: Chas. Plathe, Bode; Edward Rlke, Tltonka; J. W. Schlltz, Bancroft; A. K, Uhr, Swea City, and John Voss, LuVerne. Petit Jury (January term)—Rosalie, Bortnan, Bode; Maynte Butts, Whittemore; A. C. Blerstedt, Burt; Arnold Bobo, Algona; Fred Blumer, LuVerne; Thos. Graham, West Bend; Mildred Callles, Tltonka; Harold Dltsworth, Swea City; John Dolan, Swea City; August Fisher, West Bend; Hulda Frltzmelr, Lu- Verne; DeRae Godfrey, LuVerne; Herman Harms, West Bend; John W. Helmera, Algona; Elmer Kubly, oVern*; Elmer Olsen, City-Wide January Sales Offering Many Below-Cost Bargains Practically every line of business in Algona, Is uniting for the re- mainaer of this week, in a city-wide January Clearance sales event, wnich offers hundreds of unsur- «» nttBXS vr •uwrvtu'jr* »«M»vaw»», Frank Wolfe, Bancroft; Herman Wl*4( Sexton; Clifford , Waltman, Burt, and Louis Wehrspann, Whittemore. • • • THE ANNUAL, MEETING of the Kossuth County Mutual Insurance association will be held this morn- Ing (Tuesday, Jan. llth) at the Leg- Ion hall. Three directors are to be elected. Terms of Hugh Raney, Nick Borman expire; and the vacant post left by Edw. Droessler will also b<5 filled. • • • Z54 WEDDINGS and 22 divorces were recorded In the county In 1937. » • • • ASSESSORS ARE to take all applications for 1938 homestead exemption). Auditor E. S. Kinsey has announced. However, if the assessor for some reason does not do so, they then may be filed at the auditor's office, up until June 1. • • * CHAMPION EARLY riser award for the county goes to H. T. Sabln, Irvington. He recently got out of bed. started the fire, turned on the radio, and began to prepare breakfast, as a surprise to his wife. The jolt came when he asked his wife if she wasn't going to get up. She looked at the clock and said, "No." It was 1:10 a. m. • • • FATHER P. a STURM. Catholic priest at Ledyard, has ben transferred to Rockwell City. Swea City Co-Op. Creamery Elects Officers for '38 8wea City: The annual meeting of the Swea. City Co-Operative Creamery Was held Saturday afternoon, January 8, following a dinner served at noon to about 75 pat- tons and fijends of the association. Officers named by the association for the ensuing year are as follow: President, R. H. Walker; vice president, H. M. Larson; treasurer, Ole Kvamsdale; secretary, Harold Jones; and director, Stewart iiut- tfrfleld. Talks were given by Peter Cromer from Ames, and Mr. Pot-srson, pi'ikident of the Ringsteii creamery The old board of directors coi- sistcd of H. M. Larson. A. A. Jensen, Ole Kvamsdule. Stewart Biit- tc field and E. S. Ber?,ct,on. 4 Inche* Snow Here on Monday Kos*uth county experienced a tentle snowfall of some four inches Sunday and early Monday mornin.;. while temperatures which had dipped well below freezing, moderated somewhat. The week's weather: Date January 3 January 4 January 6 January 0 January 7 . January 8 January 9 High Low Prec. 26 13 32 15 9 • 3 -6 -12 .17 04, °W«ath«r forecasts for th« fore part of this week were for moderate temperatures. 23 18 ....6 ... 6 IS «,i, . from all sections of northern Iowa. January la inventory th»* In all stores. That means that the management makes a thorough check of its merchandise on hand. This results In the discovery of Items which have either been overstocked In the store*, or Have not moved 98 rapidly as anticipated. These item*, all of practical us* In every horn* and to everybody, ve thus "offered ihta *««k In Aftev- Inventory Clearance Specials by the stores. The merchandise 1« alt quite new, being purchased orlglhMly for fall and winter business. No store "comes out even" at the end of the year; it must of nece»sltj have a plentiful supply of all line* of merchandise, and for that realon there naturally are some items which merchants find overstocked on their shelves. And that spells "Lower Prices" for the buyer. May we suggest that our readers give unusual attention to all display ads this week. They may be surprised to find, after comparison, that Algona stores are offering many Items at lower prices than purchasers can get them anywhere else—and that covers a lot of territory. But we know, because In many instances we've helped them with their ads, and have seen them deliberately use big-city store prices as their guide, and cut Well below the figures quoted there. The tame goga for mall order houses. If you'll compare prices and quality, line for line, you'll find that Algona's merchants are not only "on their toes," but they are offer- Ing nationally known products at less money'than they can be purchased anywhere else. Here are a few of the ideas you will find worthwhile: Women's Ready-to-Wear and White Goods—Dozens of spprlnl Items offered to appeal to every style sense, and pocketbook limitation. Men's wear—Suits and overcoats marked far below whnt they cost but a few months ngo, and other smaller items similarly reduce.! In price. Used Cars—Dealers now hnve 1838 models coming onto their floors and needing the room, they are sacrificing the cnrs they hnve tnlmi in trade. If you cannot afford a new car, you can find a mighty good machine with thousands of miles of service, for very little money. Shoes—A special selling of shoes for women and children, that must be seen to be appreciated. If you're In the market for shoes, at fnr below their regular price, and oven their orlKimil cost, don't misK this event. Auto Supplies—Here again, right in the middle of the hectic winter, auto supply dealer* are cleaning up needed item?, at prices far lower than you can get them elsewhere. All in all, Algona merchants are making It "A Happy New Tear" in n profitable manner for their many friends and customers. Remember, nil the rest of this week—Be seeing you. Jfflome* Established 1865 ALOONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, JANUARY J1~1<i7J8 Twelve VOL. .37.—NO. 2 TO LOCATE SEED CORN PLANT HERE Fire Guts Wesley Cafe; 3 Flee in Night Clothes Flames Caused $6,000 Damage Early Sunday Morning Three persons escaped with their ives when an early morning fire Sunday, destroyed the Long cafe at Wesley and the Paul Frlberg woodworking shop. Flames for a time threatened to lo greater - damage, but were rought under control. Total loss was estimated at about $5,000. This s the second serious fire in Wesley within a month, the first being the lestructlon of the Lease A Lease mrdware store. The blaze was discovered by two elephone girls, the Misses Isabel Kerrins and Evelyn Hay nee, across he street when upon waking they leard a fire crackling and saw the •eflection through their window. iMames were then shooting out of ho, front part of Long's cafe. The fire alarm was sounded Immediate* y and firemen called who came to he rescue. Fire-fighting was made azardous because of the sub-zero weather. For a time safety of the three occupants who were sleeping on the econd floor was feared but It was ater discovered they had fled in their night clothe* to a home to the north* th* Earl Punke residence, a and retired about 1 o'clock when they heard ah explosion and smelted smoke, fumes and gas escaping. MUs Muriel Long, proprietor, and her assistant. Miss Jeannette FJetland, of Rake, and Hiram Acfcerman, all fled In their night cloths. The only one having presence of mind to grab something was Mr. Ackerman who grabbed a few of his clothes that being a suit and h!» overcoat However, he left barefooted for his night run to safety. Nothing else was saved except for the "money can" containing about f US In silver which wa» fished from the ruins later In the morning when embers cooled qff. Mr. Frlberg's building which was right up next to the cafe building, caught fire as flames spread through the cafe. Both were frame build- Ings and dated back to the near infancy of the town, the cafe building being owned by Henry Becker of Algona, while Mr. Friberg owned his own building. Insurance carried by Mr. Becker, Mr. Friberg and Miss Long partly covered the loss. The H. J. Braley drug store to the east was carefully watched all the time by the Bremen and while threatened for a time came out with but a small hole burned through on the west side. Ruins of $5,000 Wesley Fire The above smoking ruins are all that remained of the Long Cafe and Friberg Woodworking Shop, Sunday, at Wesley, after flames destroyed the frame structure at 2:30 a. m. in the morn- Ing. Loss was estimated at between $5,000 and 17,000. The above photo was taken by Mrs. L. L. Lease for the Mason City Globe- Gazette, and furnished this newspaper by the Globe-Gazette. Mr:i. Lease is Wesley correspondent for both papers. 3 INJURED WHEN CARS West Bend: A bad accident occurred north of the Walton Falb farm, on the cemetery line, Saturday afternoon, when two cars collided. One car was driven by John Wichman, West Bend, and the second was driven by Henry Baas, Mrs. Baas was riding with him, and suffered broken pelvic bone*. She was taken to the hospital at Whittemore. Wichman was rushed to a West Bend doctor's office, where he was treated for a long gash across the top of the head above the temple. Will Bell took them to the doctor's office. Folks who saw the machines after the accident said they were practically demolished, and that it was remarkable that anybody escaped alive. COUNTY PLANNING BOARD TO MEET ATBURT, 12TH Reports Due March 1 On County Recommendations for Soil Heiken Taken 111 With Gall Stones Swea City: P..J. gall stone "attack. Fortunately, some of the patrolmen came upon him and brought him home. The attack was of short duration and he was feeling all right this week. Members of the Kossuth County Agricultural Planning Committee will hold their first meeting of the year on the 1938 planning studies at Burt, on January 12, county agent, A. L. Brown, announced today. The two major subjects which the Kossuth county group will study this year are-: (1) a plan proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture for u soil conservation district law and (2) methods of improving farm tenure. "The State Planning Board has been requested by the Administration to conduct a special study on these two questions. It has asked the county agricultural planning committees to make an intensive study of these major subjects and to prepare recommendations." The county agricultural planning committees will probably choose additional subjects of local interest, Mr. Brown said. A summary of the recommendations of each county agricultural planning commltte ehas been printed and mailed by county agents to farm operators and owners. This Is An Old, Old Story And it's hnppcno/d again this year. One of our local business men stuffed his hand into hi* coat pocket, last Saturday, January 8, and pulled out a batch of Christmas cards. They went Into the mall, Saturday, in plenty of time for next •eaaon. * ACADEMY FIVE , 34-24, FRIDAY NIGHT Will Meet Pocahontas Academy Here This Wednesday Eve PIONEER HYBRID PLANS $20,000 ALGONA BRANCH Will Erect Building at the Junctions of Highways 169 and 18 4 Townships Seal 60,000 Bushels Swea-Eagle: Fred Berggren reported last week he had sealed 60,000 bushels of corn in his district, which Includes, Swea, Eagle, Seneca and Harrison townships, George Butterfleld. who is chairman of the county warehouse board, reports about 200,000 bushles in county sealed up to the present date. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 .f7.00-7.50 Best light butch., 160-180 .... 7.50-8.00 Beat light butch., 180-229 7.70 Best light butch., 220-250 7.50 M«d. heavy, 280-270 7.30 Med. heavy, 870-290 7.10 Med. heavy. 290-325 6.60 Butchers, 325-360 6.70 Butchers, 850-400 «.SO Packing sows, 275-350 6.20 Packing sows, 400-500 5.75 CATTLE Veal calves $5.00-8.00 Canners and cutters 2J50-3.75 Stoc testers 5.00-6.00 Fat yearlings , 6.00-7.00 Fat steers 7.00-7.50 Bulls 4.50-5.25 Fat cows 4.00-4.60 GRAIN No. 3 mixed corn $.48 No. 3 white corn 48 No. 3 yellow corn 46H No. 2 white oats -26V.; Barley, No. 3 44 EGGS Henncrys - 20c No. 1 20c No. 2 16c Cosh cream— No, 1 „ 34c No. 2 32c Sweet 86c POUI/TBV Hens, over 5Ibs Me Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs 16c Hens, under 4 Ibs 12',ic Leghorn hens l2Vic Cocks, under 4U 8c Cocks, over 4Vi lOc Springs, over 5 log 18c Leghorn springs .13c Sprigns, under 4 Ibs 16c Springs, 4 to 5 Ibs 18c Stags 2c under spiings Geese, live 12c Ducks, live 12c Turkeys, No. 1 19c Gives Interesting Talk on Dogs William Look*, in an interesting half hour talk to the Rotary club, Monday noon, spoke on the hobby of dogs, with special reference to the American Pit Bull Terrier. He had his own dog, of that breed, at the meeting and described features of this interesting breed to club members. Uncle Killed Fenton: Moses A Tatum and his foster daughter, Mildred of Nora Springs were killed last week when their car was struck by a freight train near Rockford, Iowa. Mr. Tatum was an uncle of Coach V. J. Tatum of Fenton. Has Some Record Emmet Flynn, who broke jail here some five years ago, was arrested by Fairmont,. Minn, police on a charge of shoplifting, recently. In the five-year Interval he had served time in jails in 14 different cities, police records show. Sale Going Good Fine results and good sales were reported by Frank Zender, this wek, at the conclusion of the first week of the Partnership Dissolution sale, now in progress at the local store. K. W. Culdwell. long a partner in the firm, U retiring from the business, und th.; s>ile is a result of the partnership dissolution. MAT TEAM BOWS TO EAGLE GROVE Eagle Grove's wrestling team massaged the Algona Bulldog grop- plers in no friendly manner, last Friday night, and went home with the bacon, by a score of 36 to 8. Eagle Grove's superior experience told although the locals started off with a bang, winning a fall and a decision in the first two matches. Summary of events follows: 85 Ibs.—O. Bakkcn (A) won by fall from Bernard EG). 95 Ibs.—Ncllson (A) won decision from Pixl^r EG). 105 Ibs.—Ruleman (EG) won fall from H. Deal (A). 115 Ibs.—Nelson (EG) won from Geilenfeldt (A) in fall. 125 Ibs.—Banks (EG) won fall from Colwell (A). 135 Ibs—McCoy (EG) won fall from Dearchs (A). 145 Ibs.—Wilson (EG) won decision from Long (A). 155 Ibs.—Martin (EG) won fall from Ehrhardt (A). 165 Ibs—Hudglns (EG) won decision from Banwart (A). Heavy—Folkedahl (EG) won fall from Conklin (A). 75 Ibs.—Exhibition, Nelson (EG) won decision from Bakken (A). Next Friday evening, Algeria's basketball team plays host to Iowa Fulls, and following the cage game the local wrestlers will meet Paton. The basketball game starts a 1,7:30 p. m. H. Deal. Geilenfeldt, Dearchs, Long and Ehrhardt are wrestling In their final home meet on Friday. On Swaa Program Swea-Eagle: Alice Dahl's Swea township school district No. 2 rhythm band gave several selections at Swea City school P. T. A. last Monday evening. Miss Dahl has nine pupils which compose the band. The little band has won favor by its numerous community appearances. C. W. Peter Dies C. W. Peter, (U, well known farmer living south of lloharton died early thl» mornUu (Tue»- tluy) at the Koa*uih nohpitul, following un illness.. Fuuerid service* will be held Thurkduy afternoon at tnj o'clock from the Trinity Lutheran church with the Hev. 1>. J. Bnmer in cltMrga Marriage Licenses Marriage licenses issued the past few days are as follows: Cha-i. H. Casey, Algona, and Ruth Hofbauer. Buffalo Center, Jan. 8; Glen H. Leemhuia. St. Paul, and Ruth Mateson, Dululh. Jan. 8; Henry Miller, Fond du Lac, Wis., and Elaenor Strieker, Wesley, Jan. 5. Baptist Beception There will be a reception for the new Baptist pastor, Rev. F. C. Volzkit, and his wife at the Baptist church Thursday evening, Jan. 13, a .-ommittee from the congregation announces. All members and friends ure urged to be present. Trucker Fined Edward Molek, trucker, was fined $8 and $2 costs, by Justice Delia Welter, Saturday, in court here, when he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a truck und trailer at an excessive speed. Patrolman Nelson King gave him the ticket. C. OF C. PLANS i^^VnBD^V LAST OF JAN. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular meeting for the entire membership late this month, it was decided by the Board of Directors at their regular meeting on Thursday afternoon. President Joe Bloom appointed the following committee to have full charge of the affair, which will probably be at the Legion hull, with speakers .and a program to be followed by a light lunch: John Belscr, chairman, L. J. Nelson, Lyle Reynolds, Chris VVallukait, ahtl C. H. Swanson. Others matters discussed by the board Included a subscription of $25.00 from the Chamber of Commerce to the Legion warm lunch fund to the local schools, now being administered by Miss Antoinette Bonnstetter, public school nurse, and a member of the Legion; the underwriting of the expenses of the Iowa' State Gladiolus Show, to be held in Algona next August, which will mean the active support of the Chamber of Commerce behind the Algona Gladiolus society in promoting this show. The board discussed the advisability of purchasing additional bill boards to be placed farther away from Algona on the mum highways, and other forms of outdoor advertising, however no ucliun was taken at this time; the hoard reviewed the preliminary action taken by Secretary Reiley in help- in<* with the annual Eighth District contention of rural mail carriers to be held here Feb. 22. 2 Minor Crashes Reported Locally Two minor accidents v/ere reported to the sheriff's office, Monday. James Thilges of Bode reported that his machine was 3truci< from behind, Monday, when he drove around a stalled car on the highway north of Fort Dodge, and a second machine following behind him, rammed into his rear. Nobody was hurt. Gordon Christiansen and Frank Gr on bach were drivers uf cars that collided on the ley streets, on North Jones, Monday. Nobody was injured. Bldg., Loan Meeting Algona Federal Building & Loan Association's annual mectiiit; will be held .Ian. 19th, in thu organization's office, here, with annual reports und election of officers us business of the day. Breaks Collar Bone Fenton: Marlin Wegener. son of Mr. ami Mrs. C. F. Wegener, suffered u broken collar I'.on: lost week Wednesday when he fell on the ice while skating. Murlin is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wegner of Algona. New Closing Hours Beginning immediately and continuing through January and February the following stores Mil! close at 5:30 p. m., und 9 o'clock on Saturday. Kresensky's. Ohristenseii Bros. Grahams. The Chrischilles Stor-.-. The hard fighting St. Cecelia Academy basketball team lost a game, Friday evening to the Corpus Chrls- tl team of Fort Dodge, 34 to 24. Corpus Christ! is one of the best teams In the diocese this year, with two 1937 all-tournament players in its lineup. The visitors chalked up a 14 to 6 lead In the first quarter, with uncanny, one-handed shooting, and St. Cecelia's was never able to close the gap. The game was one of the fastest played on the local court In years. MaglnnU, all-tournament 'prward. was high point BesUnlehner close behind with seven. Nelson, Gllbrlde and Capt. Selpmnn played a bang-up defensive game while the passing of both teams was exceptionally good. Wednesday evening of this week the Academy will meet rmothcr traditional foe on the local floor, when they piny Pocnhontas Academy. The visitors always have « strong tenm, and this year hnve won right consecutive gamps without n defeat. The game will start at 7:30 p. m. Local Clothiers At Convention Chet Williams and Lyle Reynolds, of the Huh Clothiers, arc en- Joying a convention of all stores affiliated with the Leuthold clothing system, this week, at the St. Paul Hotel, in St. Paul. Representatives from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are holding their spring buying convention there this week. They have chartered the entire 10th and llth floors of the hotel. The Leuthold stores are unique In their field. Sixty years ago this idea of merchandising was inaugurated at Kusson, Minn., by John and Jacob Leutholil, and the original store is still being operated by the third generation, and the organization has now grown to constitute one of the largest buying groups in the three states. Leading manufactures have their newest merchandise on display for the buyers from the many stores In the Leuthold organization. The Pioneer HI-Brcd Corn Company of DCS Molnes will build a plant in Algona early this spring, according to information released by James W. Wallace, secretary of the Pioneer Company of DCS Moincs In a phone conversation with Oliver S. Reiley, secretary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Re-Hoy states this comes as a result of negotiations with the company dating back to October. 1937, and the plant will be located on a threc-norc tract to be purchased by the Pioneer Company from T. H.,Wadsworth. The exact location Is the northwest corner of the junction of highways 169 and 18 north of Algonn directly north of the VVallburg Service Station and Cafe. The Alpona Chamber of Commerce has a sixty-day option on the property, which was recently taken after a survey trip mndc by officials of the Pioneer company, it is expected the building will cost in the neighborhood of $18,000 to S20 000 and may even reach $25,000. It will be 208 feet long. Mr. Wallace stated that so far as po.inlblo, local labor and building materials will be used, which will mean Increased activity In these fields In Algona. A Crush At Eagle Grove (From the Eagle Grove Eagle): Wllma Atwood got both a pair of mittens and a ring from someone In Algoniv—Wool Wool And that leaven some of the Atgonn hoy» wondering—they say if» either Hog or Jesne. How about It, fellows? O.E.S., MASONS INSTALL NEW ! OFFICERS HERE Triple Installation Is Feature of Ceremonies on Friday A triple Installation of officers of the Royal Arch Masons, the Masonic Prudence lodge, and the Order of the Eastern Star was held at the Masonic Temple, Thursday evening. The Installing officers for the Prudence lodge were A. W. Behrends, retiring master, and B. El Norton, marshal. Officers Installed were: D. iX Monhix, worshipful master; F. L. Thorpe, senior warden; W. D. Me- Dougall, Junior warden; Wm. J. Romlg, senior deacon; M. J. McCall, junior deacon; Paul Wllle, senior steward; D. D. Paxson, Junior steward; J. A. Brownell, tyUr; B. , Norton, marshal; Hush " Give Generous Aid To Homeless Family St. Benedict: A large crowd turned out at the St Benedict benefit shower to help the Ben Kunkel family, who recently had their home and personal belongings destroyed in a farm fire. Everybody donated generously, and quite u large sum of cash WHS donated, all of which will be helpful in supplying the family with immediate needs. , Their plans for the immediate future are not known. They have been staying with neighbors. Fenton Boy Wina Air Corps Entrance Fenton: Wulliice Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. (!. Smith of Fenton. has received notice of hi* appointment to the uir corps division of thu U. K. army. He passed a severe examination to gain admittance, mid will be stationed at San Antonio, Texas. Injured in Fall Portland: Mrs. Suniner Parsons fell on the ice when going to the mail box. lu^t Wednesday, and broke her left wri.st. Mr.s. Parsons' .sister. Mrs. John Jennings. Whittemore. came to assist with the household duties. Murtagh Breaks Bone James Murtugh slipped when alighting from a car on State street, Saturday ni^ht. and broke a bone in hi., right hand in a resulting fall. ducer of hybrid seed corn lit the country, and for a good many yearn has been developing its product. They have processing plants already in operation In the following Iowa communities: Relnbcck. Durant. Marshnlltown, Johnston and Downey. The rompnny officials stated that not less than three men. and possibly five, would be employed at the new plant on a twelve months basis, and that seasonal demands would increase the labor in 'the Algona location. During a period of six or .seven wcel<n, during the dctaHseling time in July and August, It is expected 100 people will be employed and this will Include men and women and high school boys and girls. During the drying period of about two months in September nnd October the company anticipates 50 to 75 people will be needed nnd during the further processing season, whloli will be through the winter, it In quite possible that R or 10 rnen will be added to the force, nnd of course, at delivery time, usually in March. a number of extra employees will be used. The local plant will use a considerable amount of machinery. To LFIMP SOO Acres Preliminary plans outlined by officials of the company, include leasing arrangements with fanners nciu' Algona for the growing of hybri.l Keeil corn in the amount of ,100 acres next year and officials state that if the crops are normal In thi.i aren this year, which of course means good crops in Kos.suth county, approximately $20.000 will be paid to farmers growing corn for the company. That the growth of the hybrid corn business in Iowa has been sensational is demonstrated by figures supplied by the Pioneer Company as follows: 1930 - 2,000 bu. 1937 600.000 bu. In other words, last year over 600,000 bushels of hybrid corn were grown, prepared and offered for sale. Salesmen and representatives of the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Co. in Kossuth county Include the following farmers: Roscoe Muwdsley, Burt: Walter Vaudt, Whittemore; Joe Matern, Wesley; Frank Gronback, LuVerne; George Hawcott, Burt; Harold Jones, Swea City. In December, a group of officials of the company drove to Algona for the purpose of selcting a location from a number of proposed sites which had been chosen by thu Chamber of Commerce. This group im lucied James W. Wallace. Sucre tary-treusuri;r. Nelson Urban. saU"> manager. Raymond liuker, corn- brvediiig specialist, and I'urry Collins, assistant sales manager. Th" Chamber of Conmiurce riinimiM" hud secured prices on a number uf proposed hitu.s and tlicnu were inspected with the result that tin- Pioneer people favored the VV.id^- worth property, which wu.< subsequently chasen as the actual location. While In re. (lie officials in.spj. t- ed the municipal lijiht plant ami met JiiL 1 K.-lli-v. superintendent, a'l.l congratulated Mr Kulluy on tl. .• appearance ami usefulne.s.1 of Hie c!:v- owned light plant, and also on the regular rates offered tlu-rn. Negotiations were opened wi.h the company in October of lu.,.". with the .suggi-.ition of 1'iluii liuch- anaii of Algonu. who later served on the Chamber of Commerce C'mt- mitteo in charge of arrangement, with the company. At thul time, it fleers Installed were F. W. Gr*en, high priest; Herman Wise, king; Glen J. Shore, scribe; R. A. Palmer, secretary; August Brcmer, treas- ,urer; A. W. Behrends, captain of the host; L. F. Rice, principal sojourner; D. D. I'axson, Koyal Arch captain; It. A. Harvey, sentinel; Al Granzow, first vallsmim; Bert Norton, second vailsman, and M. J. McCall, third vailsman. Officers installed In the Kustern Star were Mrs. Casey Loss, ivorthy matron; George St. John, worthy patron; Mrs. T. P. Harrington, associate matron; L. F. Rice, aMsoch'.to patron; Mrs. H. D. Hutchlns, secretary; Mrs. L. W. Keith, treasurer; Mis. Chas. Taylor, conductress; Lola Scuffharn, associate conductress; Mrs. Al Granzow, Ada; Mia. Fred Corey, Ruth; Mrs. V. V. Naudain, Esther; Mrs. John McDowell, Martha; Mrs. Paul Wille, Electa. Mrs, E. J. Hough, organist; Mrs. L. C. Hanson, warden; Mrs. Vic Parsons, ma\ihal; Charles Taylor, centinel, and Mrs. Pearl Potter, chaplain. The following were installing officers: Mrs. D. D. Monlux, Installing matron; Mrs. George St. John, in- Htalling chaplain; Mrs. Frank Thorpe, installing marshal, and Mrs. E. J. Hough, organist. Refreshments were served to 200. Injury to Back Cranking Auto Kwea-Kigle: Raymond Nettleton is at the Coleman hospital, suffering from a sprained back an'dl bruisos he received while helping push a car which had stalled In a snow bank. Mr. Nettleton is a farm hand of his brother-in-law, Lawrence Dolf and a brother of Mrs. Tankard Carlson. was discovered that the Pioneer' Company was contemplating a plant for northern Iowa, and wero considering a number of north Iowa cities and towns. Secretary's Statement Mr. Reiley issued the following statement: "I am very happy to release th« information concerning the new location to be purchased in Algona by the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company. It will be u decided improvement in business conditions for tha city, and will also benefit many farmers in this territory. As the name indicates, this company U truly pioneer in this business and were very considerate of our efforts to induce tliem to locate here. The coming of thia company will provide suitable employment for a large number of people, especially boys and girls of school age, or who are just out of high school and who wish to earn added money dur- in;: Iho summer ami fall months. "While this office served as a louring house for arrangements, information and meeting*, I wish to personally thank tha members ot the committee who worked especially hard on this project, including J D. Lowe. Glen Buchanan, and Juc Kelly, and also the rest of the* •ommittee including R. H. Miller. M, (! Norton, M. J. Pool and C. R. LaKurrit. "It is (.-operative efforts of this kind that will produce the best results for the future of Algona. I wish ulso t u thank the local news- papera, who with held publicity on the mailer, although they knew of the negotiations."
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