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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 8, 1938
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HISTORICAL DEPT. 1-1.S<l West Bend Turns Keys of Town Over to the State Girl Champions TO BE HONORED HIRE THURSDAY BY EX-TEACHER Bring iHome Bacon to Keep String Unbroken At 28 Games Winning all four games in the state championship girls' basketball tournament at Des Moihes, last week, the West Bend girls' team coached by Gerald Agard, brought home the bacon and the state title to its home town, and to the honor of this entire section of the state. Entering the tournament as the only undefeated team in pre-tournament schedules, the West Benders staged breath-taking rallies in each contest, to capture the coveted honors. . And the showing of the girls earned them the nickname of "The Modern Cinderellas." For the glrla staged two brilliant rallies to win games they seemed destined to lose. dje ^gona ttoper Bes ________^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^> Established 1865 ALGONA; IOWA, TUESDAY; MARCH s. 1938 18 VOL. :J7—NO. 10 Annual C. of C. Banquet Tonight Several bundled business and professional men and women of Algona will gather at the high school, tonight (Tuesday) for the annual meeting and election of the Algona Chamber of Commerce. Cullen Wright. Omaha, styled as "the Will Rogers of Nebraska' , will be the featured speaker of the evening. The first public appearance of the Junior Chamber of Commerce chorus is another bright spot on the program. Officers whose terms will expire are the following directors: Joe Bloom, W. V. Butler, T. H. Chrlschilles and Wm. Steele. Other nominees for the directorships as well as the foregoing are T. C. Hutchison. W. A. Lorenz, E. W. Lusby, Ralph Mledke, L. C. Nugent, Leo Spilles. Don White and C. H. Williams. Joel Herbst has been heading the ticket selling committee, and as tickets are only 60 cents, with a bountiful banquet to be served, a record turnout Is hoped for. Reports of the year's work will be given. The West Bend state championship team is pictured above. Front row: left to right—Edna Jurgens, Geraldine Gerhardt.- Esther Needing, Margaret Nesaen, Louise Noeding, Harriet Lockwood Meeting Wintersct, the Palo Alto girl-s found themselves Ifl point;* behind at one time, but rallied, and in an overtime period, won by n score of 43 to 42. In their second game they defeated Waterville, 42 to 41. Then Olin was the opposition, but West Bend came through , although i-nd Genese Robinson. Back row. left to right- Miss Dinsmore, M. Needing. Betty Jacobs. Mildre. Kilbourn, Margaret Shellmyer. Lois Jacobs. Coacl Gerald Agard. (Cut courtesy Des Moines Tribune) ALGONA. TITONKA GIRLS MISSING, 41. Tb^ffo^nrpanet in th* *ea«on. tournament*'and all, without a defeat. To Gerald Agard and his erew. heartiest congratulations. Burdette Agard, Algona man and brother of Gerald, was at the tournament and all Algona and Koussth county was pulling hard for the Palo Alto neighbors. Vrs. H. W. Miller, formerly a teacher in the West Bend school, will entertain the members of the team at her home in Algona next Thursday evening. She had nearly all of the girls in her class, several years ago. ROrsiNC. WELCOME FOR STATE CHAMPIO.N8 West Bend: Basketball fans turned out in a body, Sunday afternoon, to welcome their state championship team home. A caravan of 100 ears and a school bus with the band drove to Humboldt to meet the three cars carrying the girls and their coach. The mayor turned the key of the town over to the girls •nd told them they could do as they pleased with the town. As the band played, W. H. Daubendiek t«ok motion pictures of the event. Third Policeman Arthur Moulds was appointed an third man on the Algona city police force by Mayor C. F. Spechf. list week. H. A. Van Alstyne is mar- thai, and Ralph Valentine is second man. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 $8.00-850 B«st light butch.. 160-180 850-87f> Best light butch., 180-220 8.75-9.00 Best light butch., 220-250 8.90 Med. heavy, 250-270 8.60 Med. heavy, 270-290 8.40 Med. heavy, 290-325 820 Butchers, 325-350 8.00 Butchers, 350-400 7.80 Packing sows. 275-350 7.00 Packing sows. 390-400 6.80 Packing sows, 400-500 6.50-6.60 CATTLE Canners and cutters 2.75-3.50 V*al calves 5.00-8.00 Stock steers 5.0C-6.50 Fat yearlings 6.00-6.75 Fat steers 7.00-7.SO Bulls 4.DO-5.50 Fat cows 3.03-1.75 GKAJN No. 3 mixed corn »••*• No. 3 white corn •** No. 3 yellow corn -* 2 No. 2 white oats .24 ! v Barley, No. 3 S!i EGGS Hennery* Ms. 1 No 2 Gftfeb cream -~ No. 1 No. 2 Sweet POl'l.TBV Hen*, over 8 ibs. Hens, 4 to 8 Ibs. Hen*, under 4 Ibs. Leghorn hens Cock*, under *H Cocks, over 4*.i Stag*, heavy breed* Stag*, Leghorn GtGg*0, live • Ducks. Uve . .. Market* subject to change by the time of publication. One Pound In St. Paul, Second at Mason City A 15-year-old Algona girl. Mar •jaret Helen Miller, who hnd bee living with her aunt here. Mrs. .1, KrierAw. was found tit St. Pau Minn., hy police officers wand?r ing in the streets, last week, afte "lie had been missing for two dny from her home. Details of how she got to St. Pau and othec matters were not mad nubile, but the case was such tha the girl was taken before Judg Davfflson at Emmetsburg, and sen teneed to the ujvenile home at Tol ecto. However, later, the officer found that a relative at VVinnebago Minn., was willing to take the gir In and as a result «he was not sen to Toledo, but to Winnebago. Previous to this time, the gir once left home and was found In Omaha. The Spernws had been ap- nointed her guardian. The girl', narents are dead, and she had been living with the Speniws for seve> years. -ITONKA filRI,, I.fKKD FIJOM HOME, FOl'.VD Authorities were also working on another case along similar lines yesterday. A young Titonka gir! was reported missing, and later found ,-it Mason Cilv. She had jroiv there in the company of a man whose identity has not yet been disclosed, although there is a wtir- rnnt out for his arrest. He is charged with statutory rape. Officer.-are working on the case. 16c 16c . 3V 29c 32c 13 '-jC ISHc 10M.C 8c lOc lOc lOc School For Brides Saturday at Burl Burt: Final plans are being made for the brides' school, which will be held in the local gymnasium next Saturday. March 12, under the auspices of the County Federation of Women's clubs. The school will be an all day affair. The main speaker at the morning session will be Dr. Earl Roadman, president of the Morningside College. A doctor and public health nurse will also speak. Various exhibits will be on display and demonstrations will be given of various home-making projects. It is expected that the affair will be one of the most outstanding ever held here. The locul club will serve a hot dish for a nominal sum at noun. LuVerne, Corwith Declam Pupils Win LuVerne: In the preliminary round of the state declamatory contest, held here last Wednesday evening, LuVerne, Corwith and Vernon consolidated all won first places. Winners we,re, oratorical, Gordon Dimler. LuVerne. first; John Still, Corwith, second; dramatic Maxino Perking. Corwith, first; Maxine Smith. LuVerne. second; humorous Juy Olson. Vernon. first; and Kk-hurd Brink, LuV«rne. second. The LuVerne sextette sang two selections, and Mary Alice Biif gang u soprano solo and Merle played a tuba solo J. M. Cox, Wife On Same Farm For 30 Years M. Ident* of Cwwco townahlp, an they have lived oantlnuounly on tht- same farm for 30 years, having come hern from Hewitt, Kenny county. III., on Feb. 28, 1908. The Cox* purchased the old John Ilutton farm whleh was aluo occupied by the Dutton family for many years. Mr. anil Mr«t. C'<w are Mill very net- he and do till their own farm work. C.A.PENTON.47, JUST MOVED TO LUVERNE, PASSES C. A. Penton, who only a few days n^o moved from his old form location near Burt to a new place near LuVerne, died suddenly at the? nee of 47 years, last Fridav at his new home. He leaves a widow and nine children. Mr. Penton had been in ill health for the past year and a half Hut had been up and around, and only last Thursday was in the office of this newspaper to rmve hi" subscription taken care of and chanced to LuVerne. Funeral services were held on Monday morning at 0 o'clock at St. Ce.-elm's Catholic church in Algona with burial here. Mr. Penton was norn at Luke Odessa. Michigan. Feb. 2.1. 1X92. H<> was married to Mary E. Carroll. May 1. 1015. at Algona. .Surviving children are Mrs. E. H Zittritsch. and Mrs. M. A. Scc.<bba •50th of Algona: John. Ruth, Myrl ' vie. Joan and Jean itwins) and Maxine. till at home. Two grand- hildren. his aijed mother. Mrs. O '. Penton. and a sister, Mrs. W. J Stewart, also mourn his loss. Death v»s due to a heart attack. He was a kind and loving hus- >and and father, and his sudden death is deeply mourned. Horse Buyer Gave Worthless Checks Sheriff Casey Loss is looking for he writer of three bad checks, issu- d to Kossuth farmers, who sold heir horses to a man named or giving the name of \V. R. Green. The "hnver" looked the animals tver. and then returned to get them n a Saturday, writing checks for 330. $135 anil $175. But the checks. f course, could not get into the ank until Monday, and they all ounced. The farmers are out their horses and the three checks from "W. R Green" are all there is to .show for the deul. 4th Death in 6 Weeks for Lakotarts Lakota: The fourth death in bi> weeks in the immediate family o' the Harry Musmans. Lattota. plunged that family into grief again this week. A message Sunduv atuti i thu: Peter Canefield. a father-in-law of Harold Kiester. the latter a broth er of Mrs. Muwman. had been struck by a hit and run driver and died Sunday. He was taken home by two strangers after the accident und died shortly afterward JURORS DRAWN FOR NEW TERM IN COURT HERE March Term Scheduled to Begin 28th in Algona Jurors for the March term of court, which opens the 28th of this month, were drawn Monday morning at the clerk of court's office. They are as follows: Matt Becker. Titonka; Otto Beckman. Algonn: John Brunnlng. St. Benedict; Fred Brand. Lakota: Mary Capesius, Bode; Ruth Catson, Armstrong; Ross Cnlhoun. Algona: Ann Drone, Algona; Claus DeBoer, Wesley. August Fehr. St. Benedict; George Foth, Bancroft; Elmer Grobach. Llvermore; Merwyn Hansen. Titonka; John G. Haglund. Swea City; Peter J. Nlrsch, Bode; Henry Lampe. Bancroft; Cora Mather, Armstrong; Lawrence Newbrough, Lone Rock, and O. L. Miller, Irvington. Mrs. James Nymann, Bancroft; Alfred Peterson. Algona: Olaf Pearson. Swea City; Erwin Rahc. Bancroft; Joe Schnller, West Bend, Bernard Schrauth. Wesley; Fred- off Soderberg, Bancroft; Dick Spenr. Lakota: Frank Snnfortl, LuVcrne: Julia Vnske. Bancroft, and Mildred Worley. Lakota. Luverne Girl County's Best Speller, Whittemore 2nd Federated Club Women See "Style" Show Of Days Long Ago, at County Meeting J.P.NICKERSON, KOSSUTH FARMER 30 YEARS, DEAD Dies Hour After Heart Attack Saturday; Was 69 Years Old James P. Nickerson, pioneer Kos- Ruth resident, died Saturday at the age of 69 yean, after a sudden Funferal services' we~r&"n'e1<r Mr. Nickerson at 2:30 o'clock, Monday rtfternoon, at the Methodist church, with Rev. A. English in charge. Mr. Nlelierson wns born June 27. 1868. at Eureka. III. He lived in Illinois until 1900 when he moved to Calhoun county, Iowa. He moved again, to Kossuth county, in 190* and for 30 years resided on hi." ilace near Alponn. Only last January, he moved into Alfjona. hnv- K retired from actual farming. In 1900 he was married to Idn (C. Twiehaus, who survives him There are five daughters, also surviving. They are Mrs. Hazel Meyr of Ringsted. Mrs. Gladys Hilling of Britt, Mrs. Alta Loxvrnan of Al- pona. and Mrs. Irene Fessler of Ringsted and Mrs. Evelyn Alexander of Algona. Two brothers and five sisters also urvive. Pallbearers were old friends, Arhur Cruikshanh. Chester Robin- nn, Ed Rich. John Sabln and jcorge Lee, all of Algona, and Clyde Bristow of Britt. Mr. Nickerson spent his entlr« ife farming, with the exception of even years while a young man. when he worked In a tile factory at Cornell. 111. He was the second hild in his family, and the first to epart. At the County Federation of Women's Clubs meeting, held Tuesday of last week In the local Presbyterian church, one of the features of the d i.v was a style show of costumrs handed down from former year-;, and especially appropriate at thf-i time in view of 1938 being Iowa's Centennial yr.-ir. _ Women in the above picture, but not listed in order (you'll have to find them yourself). ;ir< Mr.;. Austin Gardner. Mrs. John Bleicb. Mrs. Scott Mom-. Mrs. H. A. French. Mr=. Howard William. Mrs. W. A. Ehrhardt, Mrs. Ben Gould, Mrs. Louis Bode. M;.-. J"hn Rich. Mrs. Will Drayton, Mrs. R. C. Withatit i.nd Catherine Walker. Mrs. David Lennox. Jr.. Mrs. H. K. Wnrfdward .'<"••-. Louis Lmvmnn, Mrs. C. U. Downs. Mrs. C. A Hoon. Mrs. J. A. Mueller. Mrs. W. A. Stoutcnbcrp, .Vis. Henry T.jadrn, Mrs. Ralph Morgan. Mrs. A. .1 KV< •,. Mn. Kffie Runrhey. Mrs. Merle Mayer, Mr;; V< ri Jean Ruskc. Mrs. Albert Gnumiw, Mrs. K.mcv. Mrs. Hoy Budlong and Mrs. n. C. Bull. f'-n.i Upper DCS Moines ncwsfoto.) C.Icn lAI- . .„ -. . t , - shalltown. state vice prseldent. Host clubs were Cresco. Four Corners, Union and Plum Creek. (Algona Upper Des Moines newsfoto.) HEARING TESTS FIND DEFECTS IN 23 PUPILS HERE 38 Others Have Defects of Less Than Ten Per Cent ALGONIANS BACK FROM WEST; SAW STARSJ)FFILM Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kohl haas Had Fine Seven Weeks' Trip p ratt Car Rolls 3 Times, Occupants Escaped Unhurt Dennis Pratt. Harold Roth, and Boh I^iliiuri' had a call Saturday night near Marshalltown when the Pratt car skidded, left the pavement, turned over, and then rolled end over end three times before coming to a standstill right side up. None of the occupants were hurt beyond minor scratches and bruises. The car was damaged considerably, but after a few repairs were made, Mr. Pratt WHS able to drive it home. A freak incident was that Bob LaBarre found a fuse, flashlight and cigaret in his hat.. The items had previously been in his pocket. Bob is a student at the University of Iowa, and came home with Mr. Pratt for the week end. Numerous other minor accidents were reported as a result of the ivy pavements Saturday. Rev. George Vance's car. parked in front of hit house, was damaged by a pao.sing car. One of the Morck trucks col- iidcd with another car. and several cars were reported off the grade near the Fisher bridge. Two Cases Before Mayor C. F. Specht H. Gunderrnan. Bode, was fined $5 and costs. Monday, in Mayor Specht't court, on charges of drunkenness. This morning (Tuesday), a similar charge against Carl Norman. Algona. was to he heard. Asking $2,000 Margaret Donovan. who recently sold The Palo Alto to Charles Knouse. wfts made defendant in a suit for $2,000 filed by Knciuse. He charged the value of the paper was misrepresented to him when he bought it. Knouse went to EmmeUburg tiom Lehigh. lust fall. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kohlhaas returned to their home here. Saturday evening following a seven weeks' trip west. They drove' from here to New Orleans, and on to San Antonio. Texas, where they visited Mr. and Mrs. S. E. McMahon and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scelcy, Al- gonlans, wintering in Texas, and also Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore, the latter a sister of J. W. Haggard. At Houston, they were guests of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Janse, son of Dr. and Mrs. P. V. Janse of Algoni. They drove on to Mission. Texas, and visited John Frankl. Paul .luckiness of Omaha, and Mr^ and Mrs. Metz of the Melz Construction Company. They also spent a day at El Paso, Texas, and went sight seeing into Old Mexico. At Riverside. California, they were guests of W. G McCullough'., sister. Mrs. Florence Downing, who is employed nv the Bank of America. Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhaas visited Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Williams, gravel contractor, who lives in Algona, at Vista. California, and from there took a three day sight seeing trip to San Diego. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Goeders. Mr. and Mrs. Barney Got'ders. George Devine and sisters. Bertha and Viola Mann. Nels Fehrrn and Mrs. Edna McFarland at Long Beach. j At Los Angeles they went through the Warner Bros, studio und hac dinner with the movie stars, seeing Andy Devine. Lillian Russell and Denna Durbin and also touted through Hollywood and B< w'lv Hills. They visited Mrs. Kuhllr'as' aunt. Miss Anna Nelson at the latter place. At GlendaV thev visit."i Mr. und Mrs. ,\ jj.»n. \vhn are living there and at Watsnn- villc were guests of Mrs. Knhlh;' 1 !- 1 uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Gns Strom. Thev al'D visited the Strom d'liiuh- tcr Yarda. .-it Silim-s One of the high points of the trip was a trip over the 4'-j mile San Fruncisco- OV-''-nd l-ridi."' Two davs were sutnt visitin./ «»,• ;inc j M,. S jj,. n Lane, sister of Mrs John Kohlhaas und tukin" in the Exchequer dam and gold field;, there Before returning home a dav was spent visiting Mr. and Mrs John Bartholomew at Pasadena. Thev were on the road six days on the return. Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhaas stouoed at cabin camps during the entire trip, and missed tne California floods. Swea City Wins No. Kossuth Title ffwea City and Ledyard consolidated finished the regular .schedule in a tie for top honors in the State, Lint- conference. Each school won nine starts and lots one. The Swea City boys defeated Ledyard in the playoff game, 41 to 20. Final standings: W Swea City 10 Ledyard 9 Ringsted 5 Thompson 4 Armstrong 3 Burt L 1 2 5 G 7 10 10 Pet. .»09 .828 .fXK) .400 .300 .000 Pined $1, Costs L R. Porter. Mitchell S. D.. was fined $1 and cos* in Justice P. A. Daason'* court March 6th, oa a charge of failing to step MRS. GRIFFITH RITES MONDAY Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. C. T. Griffith. 67. at four o'clock at the MeCuIloiifh funeral chapel. Monday afternoon with the Rev. F. E. Burgess, Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was at the Hiverview cemetery. Mrs Griffith died Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. F. W. Green following a heart illness. Her husband prcecd- ed her in death the previous vcar. Nellie Goodrich was born January 1. 1871, in Algona, tin- daughter of Rev and Mrs, H. D Gnod- Hch, Mithodist minister. When 1:< years of age she moved to Spirit Lake with her parents. She attended the schools there and Cornel'. College at Mount Vurnon. later attending a Des Moines business college. For two years she worked on the Des Moines Capitol daily newspaper, and following her marriagi June 10. 1897. to Charles T. Grif fith. she had charge of the Sundav issue of the Minneapolis Tribune for 15 years. Her husband was a mail clerk out of Minneapolis. They lived for a time in Des Moines and Kansas City, but had made their home in Dubuqile since 1922 and spent the winters in Alaona for the past six years. Mrs. Griffith is .survived by a brother, L. I). Goodrich, and i sister, Afrs. J. F. Dunlop. both of Portland, Oregon. Her sisters-in- law. Afrs. Edna Bosham and Mrs Dell Wells of lies Moiiie.s attended the funeial bervcie. Survey No. 44 A survey of highway 44, from Armstrong north to the Minnesota line has been ordered with a view In .'.Iruigliteiiing and improving- Hie mad. Bad curves are to be eliminated, und indications are that it may be paved, although no definite assurance of that has been given. G-ets Scholastic Honor John W. Sehrceder, Burt. was one of 60 -seniors at Iowa State College, awarded a membership in Phi Kappa Phi. national scholarship fraternity, last week. Algonian to Livermore Livermore: Glen Bales, Algona, has taken over the Cham plain station on the north side of main street here. He is a single man. Mr. Bales formerly worked at the Phillip* station at Algona. , o HeteTMhe «.« defr of deficiency In hearing among the pupils of the public and parochial schools, disclosed that 23 pupils In the schools have deficiencies of 10 per cent or more. There were .18 other pupils with deficiencies of six to ten per cent, the tests also disclosed. Tests were conducted bv Warren H. Gardner, examiner. A total of Kfifl took the tests. Ho failing in the .second tests, according to Miss Antoinette Eonnstettcr, .school health nurse. Worst cases were those of ( ,ni- pupil with a l.-i per cent defiici^ncy In both ears, one with 24 per cent iii one ear anil 3.1 per cent in another, and a third with six and 39 per cent deficiencies. At the same time, 30 pupil;: with suspicions of tonsils were referred to physicians and 10 had wax closing ear canals. The school board finances the tests fjr the public schools and Red Cross funds did the same for the parochial students. Miss Bonnstctter said the chief causes of ear trouble were due to (a) contagious diseases such as the mumps, measles, scarlet fever; (hi enlarged or diseased tonsils ai.d adenoids: <ci frequent colds an I s ,n- throats; <d> or .sinus trouble: 'el wax in ear. dcfcrihc teeth or undernourishment; and (ft gradual nerve deafness. Doris Dehnert Wins in a Close Contest; Can Enter State Meet 'POLLINATION" IS WORD OF VICTORY Doris Dehnert. LuVernc. is the new spelling chnrnpion of Kossuth county. In the annual contest held in the Kossuth court house, Monday, sho edged out her closest rival, Mildred Simpson of Whittemore, and wen the right to enter the state meet at DCS Moines. April 22nd and 23rtJ. She and Miss Simpson will both he eligible to enter the interstate meet at Council Bluffs, a week after the DPS Moines meet. There were 28 contestants in all. In the written class. Doris Dehn- rrt was firnt. Eileen Lawrence of Greenwood township was second, mul Mildred Simpson was third. In the oral class. Mildred Simpson was first, Poim.'ihrlle Hayne.o of Wesley wn<: second and Gladys Smith of Titonlcn was third. U. W. Kntnn of Omaha conducted the .spelling tests. Miss Simpson went di \vn on the spelling of pollination. Other contestants were Wnnnflt Haymnid of Hebron. Lorraine Thomas of Irvlnglnn, Dorothy Pas- lev "f Irvington. Patricia Kennedy of Swea. Elaine Kngstrom of Union. Anna Mitchell of Fenton; Gcr- aldinc Recfeld of Wesley. Albert Conies of German, and Marjorie Wilson of Sherman. Until Hecrdt of Union. Harold Becker of Portland. Richard Burton of Portland, Eileen Leurance of Greenwood, Joseph Crowley of Seneca, Merlyn Hoover of Buffalo, Merlin Altwegg of Plum Creek, BonlU» Hansell of Whlttemore, Beatrice Koltatch ,of Whttwnore, Vlr- e« Of Ramsey, Vlelen Arend St. Benedict, Dale Jensen of Seneca. Lorraine Soderbergr of Burt, and Wilbur Merrlam of LuVerne. 3 At Academy Win Way Into Declam Finals On Inst Thursday evening tho District Meet of the Sioux City lloct'san declamatoiy contest was ii'ld at St. Cecelia's Academy. The teams competing were St. John's Academy. Bancroft, SI. Matthew's Clare and the local Academy. ' In the oratorical division first place was won by John Lee Holtzbauer, who rend the selection "America Beware." Second place -.van awarded to "What Think Ye of Christ" read by Mrs. C. Cunningham of Clare. 'In the dramatic group Betty Kohlhaas In the reading, "Tho Burgomaster" captured first place over her opponent. Mary C. Meyer of Clare, who won second place with the reading "Courage." The reading "Before the Bun- duct" beautifully given hy Rosanne Holtzbauer placed first over 'Brothers in Battle", which was read by Lorraine Condon of .St. Matthews' Academy, Clare. HrXilN KI'ltVKV TO FIND T. IJ. (ASKS Arr.'ingi-mcnl.s have bci-n com pleted for intensive work to seaiv" nut unxuspiTti-d case* of tuberculosis in Ko.sMith county, ao-ordin: 1 . to announcement made hy I)r R M Minkel of Swea City, president of the Kossulh County Medical .see iety. These three organizations aiv joining with the Kossuth Couniv Christmas Seal committee in thc program. Half of the costs of cm rying on the program will be mei by the Christmas Seal Committee and the Iowa Tuberculosis Association. through funds obtained in the anual sale of Christmas Seal.- a»id half will be met hy the State Department of Health. WHO Frolic Dated At Burt, March 25 Hurt: G \V. Blcich and Hugh McDonald took Mr. Bl< ich'.s dauiih- ter. Mrs. Don Cronin. to Anus Thursday, on her way home t Tok-do. after .spending a few da\- hcriv Mr. ijk-ich and Hugh went "ii to DCS .Moines and while there made arrangement:, fur the \\'II(i Barn Dance Frolic to come to Bur' oji March '2 r > to gi\v their pn^ram under the auspices of the Ii, m Chapter of the Conservation l.cauuc The program will be given in the hijjh .-••hool gymnasium and ;' record crowd is expected. Swea Rural Phone Line Picks Officers I The extemporaneous speaking team of the local academy journeyed to Humboldt. Monday evening, where they contested with St. Mary's of Hint place and ,''t. Matthew's Academy. Clare. Kileeii Aman drew th" subject. "Conditions in Germany Today." Her J'lilc h.mdling of the question entitled her to he ranged "Excellent", "Mexico. Our Next Door Neighbor" was drawn by Pauline Zender. She so ably attacked the question that she earned the rating "Excellent." Several Changes, Improvements Here Long's Grocery recently underwent some remodeling and received is coat of paint. Laing & Muckey have moved their office equipment to a recently built balcony which makes way for more display space on the floor. G. A. Wittkonf is also building a balcony for office purposes in the Sportsman's Tavern. Considerable change is being rnado remodeling progresses at the Nelson Grocery which Leonard Nelson and Mr. LeiiMng of Bancroft purchased recently from Thos. Akru. The Howard Hardware has practically completed remodeling and held its opening la.-t week. Week's Weather Week's weather report showed a two in.-h snowfall, which coupled with made u-.,lk- and highway.-, di.-agreeable In- 48 hours. The weather summary follows: 35 Sw<-a c'Hy At the annual inert- ing of the Sweii City Rural Telephone Co. Wednesday Myron Johnson. Richard Anderson and Martin Tokheim were reelti-ted directors. The hold-over board member are Mike Hendrickson and Axt-1 Paulson. A $5 assessment per member was made for this year. The company had 156 rural telephone users on March 1st. .: Feb. 28 March 1 March 2 March : Mureh 4 March March MIOVV tra.-e 51 •i.'i no 27 27 30 23 27 29 2S 24 16 10 50 Burt T . B. Tests Burt: Some 50 ptouJe took fnh- ercular tests here last week. This was a teat given by the state board of health to al> contacts or people who had tuber tulo&is in tueir families.

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