The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 12, 1938
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BALL PLAYER'S ARM AMPUTATED AFTERACCIDENT Member of Swea City Team Injured Seriously in Sunday Mishap FENTONITE PINED $100 ON CHARGrE Identical auto crashes over the week end wrecked four cars and Injured one man seriously In Kos- sulh county. Another driver was fined $100 for reckless driving. Jess Whitman of Granada, Minn.. had his left arm mangled in ten auto accident near Swea City, Sunday Seven miles north of the town, Whlt- mna's car coming over a hill sideswiped the machine driven by Howard Butterfield of Algona who wa« driving north. Btitterfield escaped without a scratch although his car was badly smashed. Taken to Fairmont Whitman was taken to the Fairmont hospital where his arm wns amputated at the shoulder. His condition was described as poor. The Granada man was on his way. at the time, to Swea City to play baseball with the Swea City team of the North Kossuth League. Butterfield escaped with minor Injuries as did his parents, farmer? near Algqna, who were riding with him. The crash hurled Whitman 170 feet. Two cars were badly damaged, but their drivers, both from Fenton, were not injured in similar auto accident near Bancroft. Friday. The accident, which happened about 8 p. m., Friday, occurred when one car driven by M. E. Wallace going south on Highway 169, three miles south of Bancroft, sideswlped a car being driven in the opposite direction by Orvllle Hanson. The cause of the accident has not as yet been fixed. ReckleM Driving Cane Roy E. Zunkel, of Fenton. was fined $100 and costs, Friday, in Justice P. A. Danson's court for reckless driving. Zunkel was arrested by Art Cogley, deputy sheriff, after his car sideswlped two others, 5',«J miles west of Bancroft. Fred Smith, LuVerne, was finej $3 and $2 costs In Justice Delia Welter's court for driving without a permit. glgoira tapper ©e* Jiome* Established 1865 ALGONA. I()WA.TrKSi)A\\.It v LY. 1:2. Ton Pages VOL :',7.—N.<). GRANT $175,000 TO KOSSUTH R. E. A. SISTERS DROWN SUNDAY IN LAKOTA GRAVEL PIT JOHNBAUMAN SERVICES HELD Lakota: Services for the last charter member of St. Paul's Lutheran congregation, were conducted at rites for John George Bauman, who died about five o'clock Friday afternoon. July 1, of a heart allrhent. He was born at Unterampfrath, Mittlefranktn, Bavaria, in Germany. ^JMMtlnihn T "• mm r«e»UtU hito Ow t-iitheran church. The days of hU youth were spent mainly at home with his parents. In 1886 he emigrated to America and came directly to Kossuth county, Iowa. In 1893 he wan united in holy wedlock to Miss Katherine Strobeel. an;! settled on a farm two miles south of then Germanln. This union w» i b!c.«fcd with one son and one daughter; the son preceding his father in death In 1910. The family moved to Germania In 1913 where the deceased spent the remainder of his days In the peace and quiet of his home. He leaves to mourn his departure. his widow and his daughter, three brothers, one half-brother, four half- ,ulsters and many relatives and friends. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery. Two sisters, Elizabeth and Lnpe Diaz, Mexicans, were drowned Sunday near Lakotn when they went beyond their depth while wading in a water filled gravel pit. The two girls, Elizabeth 17, and Lupp 14, daughters of Sir. and Mrs. Cornelius Din*, living near Lakota, had gone wading in the pool near the Chubb farm at about four p. m. They drove to the pool, which is about ten miles south and a mile west of Lakota, Intending to cool off in the water cf the old gravel pit. Neither could swim and they were told the water was deep but they waded out and apparently went over their depth. The girls' brother, Joe, waso n shore but could not swim either and ran to get help. A little Pothoff boy, who was nearby also went for help on his bicycle but before rescuers eould get back both girls had drowned. It took over an hour to recover the bodies and Dr. R. L. Williams who was called attempted resuscitation without success. The girls were dead when found. Tile bodies were taken to Buffalo Center for funeral arrangements. Services will be held on Tuesday at the Ledyard Catholic church. The older girl, Elizabeth, was born in Mexico, the other In Texas. The parents of the girls have worked on the Charles Outknecht farm for the past nine years. They and nine children survive. No Inquest will he held, R. A. Evans, Kossuth eoroner, said. Jane Cretzmeyer Moves to Third Place in Queen Race With four weeks, the four decld-, Biggest change of the week ing weeks, left In the contest to 1 " i select the March of Progress Queen for the big two-day celebration to be held in Algona, August 17-18th. the latest tabulations as of last Saturday showed some Important changes in the standings of contestants. The two division leaders, Katherine McEnroe of the Algona district, and Josephine Eisenbarth of " in the District, ,n still held their respective leads. that of Jane Cretzmeyer In the Algona district, who jumped from fifteenth position to third. Outside Group Bunched In the Outside District, there is only a matter of 60,000 votes difference between first place and forty- secondv The Algona DisU-ifct is more strung out, however, although from second to sixth place in that group there is only a matter of a few thousand separating the contestants. Many Change* in Standings, But Division First Places Unchanged in Past Week Swea City Library Officers Reelected Swea City: Officials of the Swea City library board of trustees were leelected at the annual meeting, July 6th. Mrs. Walter G. Smith is president, Earl L. Manned, vice president; Anna B. Larson, secretary, and Mrs. J. L. Vaux was appointed as chairman of the book buying committee. Reports showed a total of 5247 books loaned since July 1, 1B37, which Is a considerable increase ovtr the preceding year. Rev. R. C. Swanson is the fifth board member. HOGS Best light butch., 140-160 . S8.00-8.25 Best light butch., 160-180 .. 8.25.-8.50 Best light butch.. 180-220 900 Best light butch., 220-250 8.80 Med. heavy, 250-270 8.60 Med. heavy, 270-280 8.40 Med. heavy, 290-325 820 Butchers, 325-350 8.00 Butchers, 350-400 7.65 Packing sows, 275-350 760 Packing sows, 350-400 7 20 Packing sows, 400-500 7.00 C'ATTLE Canners and cutters $3.00-4.00 Veal calves 5.00-7.00 Stock steers B.50-6 50 Fat yearlings 8.50-9.50 Fat cows 4.00-5.00 Bulls 4.50V5.50 GRAIN No. 2 mixed corn $44'a No. 2 white corn 45'i No. 2,yellow corn 45 No. 2 white oats 20'^ No. 3 oats Barley, No. 3 EGGS 35 Hennerys * 20c No. 1 18o No. 2 Me Cash cream— No. 1 24c No. 2 23c Sweet 25c POULTRY Hens, over 5 Ibs 13c Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs. Ha Hens, under 4 Ibs (c Leghorn hens 9c Cocks, under 4'i! 6c Cocks, over 4!a 8c Geese, live 6c Ducks, live 8c Springs, heavy over 3 Ho Springs, under 3 12c Leghorn springs 12c Mufketa subject to change by time of publication. ALGONA DISTRICT 1—Katherine McEnroe 2—Donnabelle Merron 3—Jane Cretzmeyer 4—Marcella Thill 5—Darleen Stott 6—Mable Kohl 7—Bernice Storm 8—Rosella Volght 9— Maxlne Larson 10—Jane McWhorter 11—Evelyn Capesius 12—Kathryn Kelly 13—Wllma Kapp 14— Bessie Humphreys 16— PhyllU Colenum 16—France* H*carty 17~Bdn* Norttotrom 18-O.ucjlIe CaWotoi 19—Irene Fitzgerald 20—Marie Ohm 21—Marjorie Phillips 22—Gertrude Bavlor 23—Wllma Riddle 24—Marie Pfeffer 25—Mary Couch 28—Myrtle Olson 27—Angela Mac Hnag 2H~Norlne Grelner 2»—Arllne Holdren 30- Ann Veronica Stebrltz 31—Doris Silvers 32 -Virginia Morck ^3-Bernice Pentecost H. N. Mathes Rites Held Here Today; Old Iowa Resident Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Presbyterian church for H. N. Mathes, 73, who died at hlg home Saturday night following a heart attack. The Rev. Charles W. Pfeiffer, pastor, officiated and burial was made In the Riverview cemetery. Mr. Mathes, a resident of Iowa for 36 years, was a long time employe in the Algona bakery. He was born in 1865 in Missouri In 1885 he married Bertha Johnson at Farmer. III., and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago. They moved to Iowa in 1902 and retired from farming ten years ago. Surviving are his wife ami six children, Frank, Ames; Lynn, Tulsa. Okla.; Lyle, Forrest Mrs. C. A. Merrlneld and Mrs. Jr hn Hardgrove all of Algona, besides several grandchildren and great grandchildren. D-Ball Leaders in Big Battle Tonight Standing in the munjcipal diamond ball league are due for a shuffling tonight as the two leaders and the cellar occupants tangle. Hub and White Rose tied for the lead, meet in the crucial game of the evening at 6:45 o'clock while Barry's and Skelly's battle in the second contest to stay out of last place. Additional wire netting has been built on to the backstop at the diamond for the benefit of spectators. The new netting will give adequate protection to the increasing crowds which have been attracted to the games. OUTSIDE DISTRICT 1—Josephine Eisenbarth. Irv. 2—Laurena Laabs, Lone Rock 3—Ruth Carlisle. Whittemore 4—Helen Lewis, Lone Rock 5—Lillian Hlglcy, Whittemore 6—Donna Stuflick, LuVerne 7—Mary Ann Arndorfer, St. Ben. 8—Adeline Illg. Bode 9—Verpna Klatt, Fenton 10—Darlene Hansen, Burt 11—Rosetta Barker, Bode 22—Susie Frlderes, Bode 13—(Pearl Alt, Burt 14—Marie Carter. Burt IS—Gene Marie Sarchet, Burt 18—Mary Ann, Smith, Burt IT—Dolores lti»tu<C>enion 19—June Adele Kunz, Weiley 19—Darlene Brayton, Burt 20—Jackie Conoway, LuVerne 21—Mary Bisenlus, Whittemore 22—Betty Foth, Bancroft 23—Ruth Weisbrod, Fenton 24—Marcella Thaves, Lakota 25—lona Godfredson, Burt 20—Theresa Origcr, Whittemore 27—Ruth Hnntelman, Fenton 28— Maxlne Smith, LuVerne 29-Viola Schumacher, Whit. 30—Dorothy Stigman, Fenton 31—Phyllis Lichty, LuVerne 32—Mary Alice Bigings, LuV. 33—Evelyn Bierstedt, Burt 34—Lucille Hlldman, Wesley 35—Mary Williams. Bancroft 36—Mildred Fox, Wesley 37—Sophia Schipull, Burt 38—Arlene Patterson, Burt 39—Callsta Elsbecjier, Bancroft 40—Ruth Thompson, Burt Among those who showed jumps ahead in the standings were Darleen Stott, Evelyn Capesius, Wilma Kapp, Bessie Humphreys and Gertrude Baylor, tbe latter a new entry last week. Ruth Carlisle of Whittemore and Helen Lewis of Lone Rock were other contestants who made decided advances in position. Positions of candidates as of Saturday noon are shown In the summary. Things to Remember It should be repeated that the contestant in either division getting the highest total number of votes will receive as her reward a free 18-day trip to the Pocific coast. The contestant in the division other than the one with the queen. wh,o stands high in her division, will get a gift of $50 in cash. Thus the high contestant In each division will receive a gift, one the trip and the other $50 in cash. Decision of the judges will be final. "Treat Day" Sunday Next Sunday, July nth, will be "Treat Day" for all contestants at the Call Theatre. All Queen Candidates have been mailed free passes for themselves to the theatre on that day. They will reeeUr« «d»» 41—Opal Osland, Buffalo Center 42—Lola Warner, Fenton 43—Virginia Frank, Fenton. Candidates without votes other than the original 10,000 are not listed here. There are 30 In this group. To Blow Out Tires With Dynamite Caps An unusual treat Is in store tomorrow for local residents who arc interested in highway uafety, when they will have an opportunity to witness just how a tire reacts when It blows out. The demonstration will occur during a safety show sponsored by Dutch's Super Service Station, which will take place at highway 169 and Hie fairgrounds at 5:30 p. m., Friday. July 15th. During the course of the .show, to which city officials and others interested in reduction of highway accidents have been Invited, a tire equipped with a regular tube will be blown out by use of dynamite. This demonstration will be made at slow speed, in order that spectators may see for themselves just what happens to a tire when it suddenly loses all its air. . who volunteer to dance with LaVerne, Hollywood dancing master who will act as master of eermonies, there will be an extra 2,500 credits. Candidates have iM-en mailed cords which they will (HI out and return. Those volunteering to go through a few steps with .Air. I^aVerne will receive 2,500 credit* whether there In time for all to dance or not. .Mr. LuVerne will ohoiv the methods uwd In Hollywood to teach movie aot- ntiiw* new steps in new routines for picture*. A special gift prize will be given afternoon arid evening to the girl who gets the most applause for her dancing. Contest Clean, Peppy Unlike many contests, the March Crops Grow Fasj With Hot Weather Irvington:' Due to the extremely warm weather of the past week, crops are advancing beyond normal. Many farmers with the early ^varieties of oats are starting their harvesting thin week, while those with crops of an early seeding of rye have their cutting ana .shocking completed. New Marshal At Swea City Named Sweu City: H. E. Jensen in the newly appointed Swea City night watchman. He went on duty JuJy first. Mr. Jensen has been employed for u n amber of years ut Pehr- soii's hardware store. He succeeds Carl Scbroeder, West Lures More! Trips Are Planned Lures of the west are growing among Algona's travel-minded citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dau and children plan on leaving Friday for a western trip, and will visit Yellowstone Park, and return via Colorado. Bill is taking 800 feet of colored movie film with him, so we'll be looking forward to his return. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. White and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lorenz are also planning a t.ip, and Intended to leave about Saturday for a trip to western points, if all their plans work out so the working men can get away. Urges Caution to Stop Drcwnings With three deaths in Kossuth couny recently from diving, tips on care while in the water given by the Red Cross are especially timely. Last year approximately 7,000 people died by drowning most in accidents which were preventable. P. A. Dunson, chairman of the Red Cross life saving service in Kossuth county, suggests extreme cure and caution to ptyvent drown- during the Bununer months. of Progress Queen contest has been remarkably free from any misunderstanding. All of the higher-rating contestants have been working hard, but fairly, and exhibiting plenty of pep. It helps a lot if candidates will put rubber bands around their votes or tie them up together before depositing them in the ballot boxes Counting the ballots is a day's job for two people when they are thrown in loosely. Lay Olebrution Plans The Algona Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the two day celebration, August 17th-18th in the spirit of "March of Progress." The two-day affair will center on that theme, and tie in with Iowa's Centennial Year from that angle. Program details are being worked out by Major Saul. C. of C secretary and the civic affairs committee of the organization. Watermelon Day, annually one of the outstanding events of the year, will be incorporated into the March of Progress program. ALGONA WOMAN HURT IN WEST IS RECOVERING L. A. Copp, Wife Expect to Reach Here Latter Part of Week Word from Billings. Montana, informed this paper that Mr. and Mr.;. L. A. Copp, who were in an auto accident near that point last week, expected to be able to return home the latter part of this week. Mr. Copp states: "We are coming along fine and will be home in about a week or so. Mrs. Copp was badly bruised on the left side, but don't believe any ribs or bones broken. "We had taken In all the bad places to drive and were on our way to Billings from Roundup and struck a piece of wet road that was oiled and the car skidded and went into the ditch and turned bottom side up. It seemed like a long time before anyone was there, but when we got out there were n dozen cars and folks ready to help. "One real kind old German lady had a small bottle of brandy for just such an emergency and after we had Mrs. Copp and Mrs. Mabel Van Heise of Pierre, S. D., starlet' to town this grand old lady knew I would have better nerves, if I took a drink. So I agreed with her "Mrs. Van Hise, who was with us. suffered a broken arm." He added that the country out there looks very good, and that they had seen a bunch of deer and six or eight black bear. They had also visited the geyser basins, and Copp said he could understand why nobody believed Jim Bridger (pioneer scout and discoverer of Yellowstone Park) when he returned and told of the wonders he had seen. JR. LEGION NINE SEEKING REVENGE Algona's junior league team w'll .. Wednesday when In* two tmuni Play at the Brownies' ball park at five p. m. Sunday, Rutland defeated Algona, 5 to 3, on some allegedly flukey hitting. The local juniors outhit Rutland 8 blows to 7, and led until the fifth inning. With the gnme tied in the sixth the first Rutland hitter cracked out n double and Slnton. following him, hit n safe single which became a home run when the ball became lost In the grass. The hay is short on the Brownies' field and the Algonn juniors have high hopes of winning. Sunday, the juniors play at Emmetsburg and a week later Emmetsburg plays « return game at Algona. Meanwhile the manager of the Al- Bona club requests that everyone turn out regularly for practices <n the evening at 5:30 so that the team will be In shape for these games and others which may be scheduled. The Algona team's game summary with Rutland follows: Wed 57 Years, Swea Woman Never Owned a Cook Book! Suva City: Thrift, ccnoomy nnd hard work not always the watchword of the present day -were brought to mind this \vrri< with the announcement tint H. C). Hansen. Mrs. Hansen, two sons and n daughter, will move into town from their fnrm northwest of here next, spring. Mr.«. Hansen. n woman of 77. thrifty, intelligent and unassuming, has served her county well. She came to this section a youn-* woman, settling on raw prairie land northwest of Ringsted in 1&81. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen wrestled with prairie hardships, and were able to accumulate their share of the world's goods, and raise n family of five daughters and three sons, one of whom gave his life in France during the World War. In conversation with the writer. Mrs. Hansen said, "I never had a cock book, and have not bought a loaf of bread in 57 yenis (she has been married 57 years). I still make my own bread, 14 loaves at a baking." 375 FARMS IN SO. TOWNSHIPS TO GET POWER NO. KOSSUTH LOOP IN SECOND HALF Bancroft, Swea City, Burt, Ringsted Win First f Round Tilts According to predictions first half ranking meant nothing as North Kossuth league teams opened the second half of their schedule and upsets were the order of the day. Only Bancroft escaped but the revision of strength in the league was emphasized even in this game for the first half champions were able to barely eke out a 2 to 1 win over Whittemore, cellar occupants during the first half of the season's play. Ringsted, after finishing sixth in the first half, opened the second by defeating Titonka 7 to 4, the latter having shared second place In the standings with Lotts Creek which lost to the rejuvenated Burt nine, 4 to 3. f Swea City, second from the bottom, in the first half, slapped down Wesley, the former being aided no little by Tiger errors. Four unearned runs scored during the collapse of the Wesley infield prove4 Swea City's margin of victory. Deim of Swea City and Brdnuum of W«*ley each fife Hit* btlt Deim• bad a lead in strike-outs, 14 to 12. ley also committed four errors, one more than Swea City. According to Nick Gengler, secretary of the North Kossuth league there will be n change in the regular schedule Sunday. Lotts Creek will play Titonka nt Lotts Creek ml not on the Titonka diamond HH originally scheduled. the bill of Knmes remains the some. Bancroft plnys at Swea City, Whittemore at Wesley and Burt meets Ringsted on the latter'.s diamond. Fair Board Gives Thanks; Nets $800 The Kossuth County fair board wishes to express Its sincere, appreciation anil thanks for the cooperation and fine work of all of those who took part in the pageant—the east and various committees and those who donated costumes nnd other properties. The cooperation of all made possible the success of the Centennial Pageant. Because it Is manifestly Impossible to write each member of the pageant individually the board takes this means to extend thanks to all connected with the celebration. The Fourth of July celebration netted tome $800 above actual expenses, Secretary Earl Vincent said. To Connect With Pocahontas or Reeves; Basic Rate $3.50 sRgnt Wea- ENTERTAINS FOR EASTERN GUESTS Burt: In honor of Mrs. Gordon French, Philadelphia, and Juliu Bourne, New York City, Mrs. John Reciter entertained a group of friends at dinner at Cook's In Algona Friday evening and at her home for bridge afterwards. Other guests were Mrs. H. L. Sauerman, Slgourney; Mrs. Howard French, ~«} UM. M. O. Bourne, Alcoa*] tl Staette, Mrs. H. O. Bu«lf Mm. K. JTBftilth, Mrs. D. L. McDonald, Mrs. L. A. Boettcher and Mrs. F. L. Pratt, Burt. Algona Summary R II K Watts, ss i 2 1 Devine, 3b i 3 o •Csjewskl, cf o 1 j Thilges, p o 1 o Elschen, Ib i j o Hargreaves, rf Oil Nolle, If o 1 1 Winkel, 2b 002 Johnson, c o 0 0 Kinsey o Total 3 •Hit for Johnson in the 7th. R 3' 5 Algona Rutland ooi no o 000 032 x 0 8 H 8 7 Gets $6 Back in Pickpocket Deal A suspected pickpocket was taken into custody Thursday afternoon when Tony Sorennon, who lives near Algona, lost u pocketbook containing six dollars. The suspect was taken to the mayor's office where he gave Sorensen six dollars although he denied taking the pocketbook. Sorenson was in the A. & P. store when his pocket was picked. He noticed his loss when he went to pay for some groceries. In the search that followed and a bystander, Jack Dutton, Algona, remembered that a big mun who had been standing nearby, hud left hurriedly just before. Search was started and the fellow was found. He denied taking the pocketbook and offered to allow himself to be searched. Nothing was found on him but he was taken to the city hall where after further questioning he offered to give Sorenson six dollars, the amount of liis loss, but still denied that he had taken the pocketbook. There was not sufficient evidence to hold him so he was released. Witnesses believe that the suspected pickpocket gave the pocketbook und money to u confederate, a smaller man who was seen ut the time with the suspect. Th« other man was nut found. Both are believed to be travelling with the carnival in town lust week. Begin Moving to New Office Bldg. Tenants of the offices in the •iutchison building, nearly completed for occupancy after the fire of early this spring, were preparing to move into their new quarters. All offices will be occupied between July 15th and August 1, T. C. Hutchison, owner of the building stated. On page two in today's paper a complete floor plan showing location of all offices will be found. Tenants in the new building will include G. D. Shumway, L. S. Bohannon, H. B. White, L. A. Winkel. Matt Streit, Murtagh & Son, Dr. C. C. Shierk, Iowa Employment Service, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Dr. C. D. Schapp and Bernice Stock's dancing school. Bancroft Swea City .... Ringsted Burt Titonka Lotts Creek Wesley Whittemore Standing* W L 0 Pet 1.00(1 .1.000 1.000 1.01)0 .000 . 000 .000 .000 Scalded by Water In Car Radiator Ed Johnson, owner of Johnson's service station, was serevely sralii- ed in an accident of a type happening especially frequently at thin time of the year. Mr. Johnson was going to check the water in the radiator in a customer's car. The cap turned hard so that he had to use both hands to remove it. Just as he wns loosening the cap it was blown oul of his hands by the pressure of the steam in the radiatcr ami the .steam and hot water severely scalded him. It was feared for a time that he might lose the sight of both eyes but the doctor was able to save them. He was also badly scalded on his face, forehead and one arm. With the present hot weather the likelihood of cars overheating i.s greatly increased and for safety's sake it is important that every motorist be careful when checking the water in the radiator. Collins Gets CCC JobinCuater.S. D. D. Wane Collins former Algona high school band instructor, has accepted a position as vocational director of the C. C. C. camp v. Custcr, South Dakola. He and his wife left Sunday evening for er. Mr. Collins nils been taking some special vocational training at Iowa State College the past year. Modern Mixer Club Enjoys Meeting Seneca: The Modern Mixer club met at the home uf Mrs. Albert Cody Wednesday afternoon New officer's were elected, Mrs. Elmer Lee as prseidenl and Mrs. O. Oftedahl, sec- prsident und Mrs. Ole Ofledahl, secretary. Mrs. Eula Williamson, and Mrs. Howard Richards won prizes for games played during the after- College Classmates Meet in Swea City Swe;»-Eagle: Mrs. Otto Jenson and Lydn Bckholm and Mr.s. R. K Bronleewe of Swea City visited with Mrs. Claude Fungesl at East Chain last Thursday afternoon. Guests visiting at the Fangest home arc Anna Anderson of Humboldt, ami her sister, Elsie Anderson, who does missionary work amor.g the Chinese in California. The Mis.M.-, Anderson and Mrs. Fangest were former college '.laminates at Drake University, lies Mnincs. Cut Blue Grass Seed at River Portland: Two me'i from Missouri came tu the John farm recently and cut blue gra.s, seed along the river bottom. The work was completed just before the river went over the banks and Hood ed the area entirely. 'Week's Weather Week's weather: t iite High Low Kaui July 5 July U July B July « July 1U [i2 ss 63 Hii B7 tts 70 05 <jl ti3 64 10 Father of Harry Bode, 85, Passes At Illinois Home Union: Herman Bode, father of Harry Bode of Plum Creek, passed away at the Deaconness hospital in Lincoln, III.. Saturday, July 2, following an operation. He was 85 years old. Burial took place Tuesday, July 5th, from the Catholic church at Atlanta, III., with burial in the McLean, III., cemetery. He is survived by hia wife, four sons and one daughter. His grandsons acted a* pallbearers: Herman Bode of Wesley, Calvin and Floyd Bode of Plum Creel! were among the grandsons from here attending. Others were Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bode, Mrs. Herman Bode, Wesley, and Mrs. Calvin Bode, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bode of Wesley attended the funeral cm Thursday of last week of an uncle of .Mi- Bode at Pontiac, III., before returning home. Rome 375 fnrnis in Kossuth county nre now assured of electric service. The project which wns submitted to Washington on June 1, has been approved nnd Includes proposed construction of about 160 miles of line in LuVerne, Sherman, Irvington, Prairie, Wesley, Plum Creek, Portlnnd nnd Buffalo townships. When the work was started on the R. E. A. membership sign-up, it was Intended that the whole south end of the county would be included in the first section to be built, as there are Humboldt lines entering the county nt both the east and west sides. It wns found, however, that the sign up in the west half of tho county represented but 1.3 users per mile, Flan Expansion Soon While this was not sufficient to mnkc a project feasible in that area at present, it is hoped that more work will be done and that a second application can be sent in to secure funds for the construction of more ine in the near future. Since the R. E. A. Is strictly a cooperative proposition, It requires that all farmers In any area sign up as prospective users before that area can be considered for lino construction. According to R. E. A. plans an, income of $10.00 per mile is needed to get electrification. Since the minimum rate which can be signed for in the agreemnta Is $3.50 for 40 kilowatt hours it In necessary that three farms be signed per mile. At that rate part of the tiouble in getting enough signer* for the R. E. A. has been that lov/a farms are larger than average so that there may not be a» large a number of possible applicants as In other »t»te£ " . Get Awnmd DUn 0 ulty"^''*%^ To meet this difficulty supplementary contracts have been mndo out for some applicants who agree to take more than the minimum of $;i.r>0 of electricity per month so that the requirement of $10 Income per mile can be fulfilled. , —., Power for the new llne.s will come from either Pocaliontas or Reeves where the government maintains power stations. Hates are scaled upward from the ratu for 40 kilowatt hours $4.00 for r,.> :iour*, $4.SU for 00 k. w. It. up to $.1 M for 100 k. w. h. and $7.ltu for 2(10 kilowatt hours. Lines enter KoHsuth county from Humboldt in both the east and west sides of the south end of the coun'y .so that extension of them would be possible if the necessary number of signers for service is obtained. Democrats Name 2 State Delegates Wesley: W. J. Frimnil and Hell,Koppen were elected delegates to the DcnidiTiitic slate convention < > be held in lies Moim-s. Julv J/ , Loriaine Arndorfer and H .1 .Sherman are delegates to the judjcr,) i nvention August 4 and (iuy .M I Butts was appointed as a delegate I to the district senatorial convention I At Lake Camp A group oi Algona young people enjoyed camp last week at Clear Lake where they attended a Lutheran conference. Those who spent a few days at (amp were Elgcna Calhoun, Vivian Bakken, Pearl Uovey, Maxine Hrundage, Anita Thompson, Jean Nielsen, Marvin Calhoun. Gerald Pedersun, Kenneth Bakken and Rev. M A Sio trand. Algona Golfers Defeat Hampton < Sunday, 26 to 16 Algona's golfing team defeated Hamilton, Sunday, on the !o al course. 2li to 10. A caddy tournament is getting under way this week, with n HIM; assortment of prizes bein^ offered. Hob Kohlhaa.s is rated as "the man , to beat" while "Kly Trap" Ost- I winkle is considered MS 'i dark j horse. Jn the club championshiii (light. .li'lm Haggard, I»i>n Kmith. Bob j Harrington. Ken Miller. Dr. And- nws and Ucne Murtagh remained in the Might. Cliet Williams and George Vance, will light it out for the second Ilight title, ami Burdette Agard, Luke Linnan. Dud McDonald and Fred Timni are left in tile second (light. Vern Kohlhaas, Casey Lo:,s and Hob MtCiillough were undefeated in the third flight, and Harry Holmes had annexed the trophy •n the fourth right, beating Dutch. Lorenz in the final two up in 21 holes. Boy, 14, Walking For First Time In Last 12 Mos. Liverinnri-: ,fu»cpli,i,n, nun of Mr. juid Mr*, (ieorgt- l.itroun of thin |.Iuce, vtho had tin- misfdr- luue to im-t-t with an accident a year ago ulteu lie \vii> b:u)ly Imraed while clfstruyiiiK bug* Ihut were infcKtiiig u tree at th«William .Mon&oii home, southacnt of town, and who ltu» been confined to his huiiie all of tnat tiuw, ii> able to be about 111- \.ird on cruttlicb. The boy, who uiu> fourteen when thr accident liuupem d, lims Kruwii in spiu- of hit, illncns. until some uf his friends hardly km>w him, aJlU he U looking spl. ndld < uiisidcrint; the i*e\ere pain that lie IIUA endured. The burin, were mostly to 'jne leg, rciu-hiut; from the foot tu the thigh, but JuKcpli hit*, in K li hope* that lie will be able tu iiguiii viulli, and his imuiy Uvtrmorc friend* hope he U right. New City Well is Nearing Completion Prospects are favorable for :i very good well in the location now beiny drilled, according tu Joe Kelly, superintendent of water, lights and power. The new well is sunk just north of the city light plain, on Hull street. After about tifty feet of driiliu ;. .sand and yruvel was struck un-J the drill point had gone down over 10U feet further in gravel by Monday. The hole being sunk now will afford opportunity for final Uv,:j following which tour other .shaft* will be sunk. Sand upecimens taker, so far havj shown very round gams indicating that there is plenty of water flowing through the .sub -soil. 2 Marriage Licenses Two marn.iyo licenses were iasu- «.d uvvr the week ciiJ at the clerk of cuiirl'» office. Permits were itoucj. tu Orulle (J. KiiKI uf LeSeuer. Min- IH.-.UU. and Eileen E. Kovar, Munl- Kuincry. Miiuic.suta. also tu J.unc . 'unniiinlum and Kuuiuna Sdilin^ both of I'hcrukce. 150 Ask Farm Work One hundred and Iilty men havu made application with the local brunch of tile luwa Employment .•~ci\uc tor lurm work.

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