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QUEEN LEADERS HOLD HOT PACE FORPASTWEEK Saturday, August 13, Last Day of Contest; A few Standings Change While first places remained unchanged in both divisions, there was considerable shuffling of places in the standings among the first 16 In each section of the March of Progress Queen contest. Votes as shown were tabulated Friday night, so any votes cast since that time are not Included in the count. Several Girls Move Up In the Kossuth district, Rosetta Barker of Bode moved from sixth to fourth place, while Lillian Higley of Whittemore continued an advance she began several weeks ago, and moved from tenth to eighth place. There Is only a matter of about 100,000 votes between first and fifteenth place in this division. Donnabelle Merron moved back Into third place In the Algona division, turning in the largest number of votes counted for the week. Wilma Kapp, whd has been consistently moving up the past few weeks, , again jumped forwrd, advancing from tenth to eighth place. Jane McWhorter moved from fourteenth to eleventh and Lucille Calhoun took a big jump, going from eighteenth to twelfth. Eight Prize* In All There will be eight prizes, all told, awarded. Grand prize of the 18-day, all expense trip to the west coast will ga to the girl in either division with the greatest number of votes. If the girl winning the trip Is in the Algona division, the second prize of $50 in cash will go to the top girl In the Kossuth division. In each division, three candid cameras will also be given, to girls ranking second, third and fourth in each classification. During March of Progress Centennial days In Algona August 17- 18th, the general committee may also find places in the program for the queen candidates. The winners will be announced Wednesday aft* ernoon, August 17th, In conjunction with the general program. Watch the county papers for full details. Decision of the judges will be final in the contest Girls Working Hard The contestants are certainly working hard. One made a nice collection of tickets when she drove her father's car to a community some 25 miles away, and brought a tractor sale to a local firm for the coupons. In another instance, a new car deal was completed with a purchaser from Emmetsburg, but a local girl got the coupons. It has also been reported that many folks have ordered their winter supply of coal, and paid fur It, to help out their favorite candidate. All caah tale*, and payments on Account, will brbix couDonf tot ftnft « .S°S£g^ Jft*g.jJl5af?a,?fggj?^ .'.?"> ^TTm ajf tmfm iTf BpMf mmiy»j[t^ ffur MMip-MH^ akk for them. Practically every firm in the city Is cooperating In the contest KOSSUTH DISTRICT July 23, 1938 I— Adeline Illg, Bode 2 — Laurena Lnabs. Lone Rock 3 — Josephine Eiscnbarth, Irvington 4 — Rosetta Barker. Bo-Jc 5— Mary Ann Aindoifei, St. Benedict 6 — Donnn Stufflick. L>. Verne 7— Ruth Cnrlixl", Wiiittomoro V— Lillian Hlf,!'.-.». Whittemore *•— Mildred Fcx, Wesley !•)— Susie FrMcies, Bodo II— Helen Lewis, Lon« Rock 12 — Darlene Hunsen, Hurt la— AVrona Kiatt. Fentoi: 14— Marie Carter' Burt 15— Lucille Hildman, Wesley 16 — Darlene Bray ton, Burt 17— Pearl Alt, Burt 18— Gem Marie Sarchet, Hurt 19 — lone Godfredson, Burt 20— Mary Ann Smith, Burt 21— June Adele Kunz, Wesley j 22— Jackie Conoway, LuVerne 23 — Theresa Origer, Whittemore 24 — Ruth Hantleman, Fenton 25 — Maxine Smith, LuVerne 26— Marcella Thaves, Lakota 27— Arlene Patterson, Burt 28— Mary Alice Biggings, LuVerne 29— Ruth Weisbrod, Fenton 30-Phyllis Lichty, LuVerne 31— Betty Foth, Bancroft 32— Evelyn Bierstedt, Burt 33— Ruth Thompson, Burt 34— Sophia Schipull, Burt 35— Mary Elaine Smith* Fenton 86— Lorena Dreyer, Fenton 37— Violet Schumacher, Whittemore 38— Marjorie Pettit, Lone Rock 39— Dorothy Stlgman, Fenton 40 — Maureen Wolfe, Bancroft 41 — Eleanor Moe, Lakota 42— Mary Williams, Bancroft 43— Virginia Frank, Fenton 44— Calista EJsbecker, Bancroft 45 — Lola Warner, Fenton 46— Llla Kappingg, Lakota. ALGONA DISTRICT 1— Katherine McEnroe 2— Marcella Thill 3 — Donnabelle Merron 4— Mabel Kohl 5r-Darlene Stott 6 — Bernice Storm 7— Maxine Larson 8— Wllma Kapp 9— Jane Cretzmeyer 10— Kathryn Kelly 11— .lane McWhorter 12— Lucille Calhoun 13— Rosella Voigbt i 14 — Evelyn Capesius 15 — Bessie Humphreys 16— Phyllis Coleman 17— Irene Fitzgerald 18— Marjorie Phillips 19— Ann Veronica Stebritz 20 — Frances Hegarty 21 — Edna Nordstrom 22— Wilma Riddle 23— Marie Ohm 24— Gertrude Baylor 26— Marls Pfeffer 26— Norine Grelntr 27-MyrUe Olson 28— Arlin* Holdren 29— Angela. Mat Haag 80— Mary HISTORICAL DEFT. ; Established 1865 ALUONA. IOWA. TUESDAY, JULY 2I>. W,8 Ten Pages YOL. :57.—NO. :?0 FARM FIRES DESTROY HOUSE, BARN Stillman Almost "Gave Up" Law A gladioli gardener at heart is G. W. Stillman, first Algona selection for judge since Judge Quarton left the bench, years ago. Stlllman's nomination as candidate for the judgeship of this district is tantamount to election. He already holds one prized office, the vice presidency of the state gladioli association, which will hold its show In Algona this summer. "Gerry" professes to be only an amateur at raising the gladioli but admits that it is his principal hobby. He gave up golf ten years ago and has never even been tempted to take it up again. His chief interest outside of gladioli is duck hunting and in that connection he states that he is conscientiously and categorically opposed to shooting from a boat—a philosophy arrived at after several impromptu plunges. Algona's prospective judge was born and reared at Dolliver In Emmet county and he went to high school in Esthervllle, graduating in 1920. From high school he went to the state university receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 1924. He received his LL. B. degree in 1928 and in June of the same year was admitted to the bar. Being "busted" upon graduation, he did not practice law immediately but held an office position for a year and a half where the remuneration was greater than a budding Barrister receives. He came to Al- gona in 1927, and in 1929 entered into partnership with E. J. Van Ness in the law firm of Van Ness & Stillman. A year before entering into his present partnership with Mr. Van Ness he ran for the office of county attorney and lost. It was the only time previous to his present nomination that he had sought office. Mr. Stillman is however a member of the board of directors of the AI- gonn Federal Savings & Loan corporation. In 1928 his second year in Algona he married the former Elizabeth Holland, who had taught school that year in Algona and gone to the University of Iowa with him. They have two children, Ann, 8, and Marcia, 2. After the fall elections if as expected, Mr. Stillman is automatically elected to the judgeship, he will acquire as his court reporter Mat Greer of Emmetsburg. who served in a like capacity for Algona's last judge, Judge Quarton. Greer's service as a reporter dates back into the 19th century. As judge of this district Mr. Stillman will give up his law practice, the first of next year, although not without regrets. 'He will spend the majority of the time making the circuit. Since he is an enthusiastic duck hunter and likes to go to the Iowa football games, he expects that his work will cause him to forego a good deal of his recreation. "But," he says, "court can always be adjourned." PLAN BENEFIT GAME, MONDAY, FORYOimU? Picked Teams Will Meet At Bancroft; Proceeds To Injured Player A benefit baseball game with all proceeds to go to Jesse Whlteman, member of the Swea City team of the North Kossuth league, Is being planned for Monday, August 1, according to word received here. Whiteman was injured in an auto accident, several weeks ago, while enroute to play with the Swea City team from his home in Fairmont, Minn., and had to have his arm amputated. The game will be played at .11- gona, probably starting about 6 p. m. with a picked team from the north half of the league playing a picked team from the south half. The young man la only 17 year* of age, and generous support from all fans Is hoped for. All four umpires of the league have been asked to partlcpate, also, and everyone connected with the game will be aaked to pay the reg- i Tni* I* a fine gesture-tfft «V« league's part, and certainly deserves whole-heartu.l sup.'urt frou. overy- one. Burt Hopes to Pave Burt: The Bart streets were surveyed last week, a movement having been sCarttd to have Main street paved, if a W. P. A. grant can be obtained. Geo.W. Dale Dies; Funeral Rites Today George W. Dale 80, retired Algona farmer, died Sunday nt Chcroke». where he hnd been a patient in the hospital during a three years' illness. The body was brought to Al- jjonn and funernl services are being held this afternoon at the Merrltt Funeral Home with the Rev. F. E. Burgess in charge. Mr. Dale was born in Jones county, Iowa, on March 17. 1858. There he was married to Dora Lelghton in 1880. They came to Algona from Buena Vista county, and have lived in or near Algona ever since. Surviving children are Mrs, Len Taylor and Walter of Algona, Ernest of Fairmont, and James of Minneapolis. A son, Frank, died a num- 'ber of years ago. Mrs. Dale aleo survives and three brothers and two sisters are living. Mr. Dale was an industrious man, and up until the time of his illness farmed a small acreage near the fairgrounds. He was of a genial disposition and many old friends will always remember him kindly. A Wooing Story of Ye Olde Days Portland:' Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lai-sen of Minot, N. D.. spent the past week in this vicinity. Mrs. Laraen Is the former Miss Etta Fox and Mr. Larson is a brother of Martin Larsen and Mrs. Henry Nelson. They are leaving July 27th for visits at Tama with her brother, the H. E. Foxs, and at Olivet, 111., •where a son Is dean of voice in the Olivet College and his wife in charge of the children's music department. Mrs. J. J. Larsen attended school at Portland No. 6, when the then Miss Nettle Owens was teacher. Miss Owens boarded with the Fox family and a certain evening was nicely soaped and washing her face and neck when a rap was heard on the the door. She hastened to answer the knock and there stood handsome Will Grover, a little early. The door was shut In his face and a hasty trip made up stairs by the lady. Mr. Grove-; no doubt, kept better date time after that as this this lady has been Mrs. Will Grover for a number of years. At that day and age high necked, long-sleeved dresses were worn as well as long hose and high shoes. Needless to wonder at the modest lady's shyness when caught with her dress disarranged. Baby Hurt in Car Crash Near Lakota Kossuth officials investigated an accident Friday morning about 9:30 two miles north of Lakota. Cars driven by John Hagedorn. Elmore, Minn., and Mrs. Don O'Keefe, Lakota, sideswiped at the crest of the hill in front of the Dwight Smith farm home. The Hagedorn car tipped over on the road and was badly damaged. The occupants were Mr. and Mrs. Hagedorn and Mrs. Louis Junkermeier and daughter, Agnes. They were taken to Lakota for medical attention, but are believed not seriously Injured. An infant daughter of Mrs. O'Keefe escaped injuries, but the mother was cut and bruised. Child, 2, Swallows Some Fly Poison Merle Loss, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loss, who live a mild and a half west of Algona, swallowed some fly poison, Saturday night, which gave his parents some very worried moments. The family hud just returned from threshing about nine o'clock that evening, and were reading the mail when the little fellow climbed on a chair and took it from the table. Before the arrival of the doctor they succeeded In making the little fellow vomit the poison. He was recovering, Sunday. Tuesday A. M. Rain Delays Plane Trip A steady drizzle of rain, Tuesday morning, temporarily halted plans for the flight of a tri-motor plane from Eagle Grove to Algona. If weather conditions clear up later today, the flight will be made. Landing waa slated for the Schoby farm, went of Algona on highway MRS. R.M. MURRAY PASSES SUDDENLY Respected Algona Lady Succumbs to Heart Attack at Home Sudden death came to Mrs. Bertha Murray last Thursday at her home In Algona on North Jones street. Neighbors, Mrs. B. P. Richardson and Luella Strayer, not seeing her around, entered the house .about 3:80 and found her llfele "body In the bathroom, where ap parently she hnJ dropped dead from a blood clot on the luart. Coronor Kvans pron"imivj it coronary 'hrombosi.«, and concluded an ii quest wns unnecess-vy. An unopened letter fr>rn f-or aged m;jti:er in Norway wrij fc u^'' In the mull box where it hnd been de'ivered about ten o'clock that morning. Mis. Murray ivp.« tiiily dressed a'.d had apparent 1 .' 1«en around the h use duri ig the looming. She l.au lived aloii 1 ' fim-e the dei.'i her husband seven years ago. Mrs. Murray wns born in Lyster Dasen, Norway, May 30, 1872. and was 66 years old. She. with her sisters, Martha and Stena, came from Norway to Algona in 1892. while they were still young girls. In 1909, Bertha made a trip back to the old home In Norway for a visit with her mother, and brought her younger sister, Segrid, back with her. Mrs. Murray spent several months in the west the followin;; year and visited the exposition ut Seattle. She was married to Robert M. Murray, son of a pioneer Scotch family in 1910, and up until his death, August 9, 1931, they lived happily. Mrs. Murray was loved and respected- by all who knew her. She was a member of the First Lutheran church of Algona and took an active part in all of the good works of th'if church. Her mother, 87 years of age, is still living at the home home ir Norway, also two sisters. Relatives in America tire Herman Lavoid of Moline, Illinois; sisters. Mrs. Alfred Norman, Mrg. J. W. Haa- gard of Algona and Mrs. Stena Olson of Des Moines. Another sister died a number of yearn ago in Algona and Mrs. Harry Spongberg only last year died here. The other sisters are Johanna and Sena, in Norway. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from the First Lutheran church, with Rev. SJostrand in charge. Out-of-town folks here for the funeral were Mrs. Anna Hansen of Spencer, Mrs. Lillian White, a niece, and son, Maurice, of Manilla, Iowa, Herman Lavold, wife and daughter, Lucille, and son, Dustin of Moline. Illinois. The burial was in Riverview beside her husband. The pallbearers were C. B. Murtagh. Matt Lamuth. Ole Allison, Walter Klamp, B. P. Richardson and August Huehnold. LOSES BRIEF CASE: AD BRINGS IT BACK It pays to advertise. Mm. Agens Voh» of Went Bend lowt a brief cane filled with many valuable musical score* and compositions, which she priced highly. Several days inter the brief case was found by Herman Thll- gcs, son of Mm. H. M. Thilgeo, who live* south of Algona. He returned the cane to Mrs. Vohs. 19 Scrapbooks In Contest Of Woman's Clubs apOBi .' C.',' wan The 8er*pboolt*0otitMt division of the f V. W.' closed last week and prize winners in the contest will soon be announced. Miss Katherine Lnttln of Humboldt, Mrs. V. V. Nnud.iln and Miss Lillian Granzow of Algona, will act as judges. Clubs makinc entries were: Acorn Club. Lakotn, Algona Woman's club. nurt Woman's club, Doan Woman's club, Fenton Woman's club, Four Corners Mothers and Daughters club, Plum Creek Literary and Social club, South Cresro Mothers and Daughters club. Swea City Thursday club, Titonka Woman's club. Jnio-i Mothers and Daughters club, Wesley Study club. Individuals making entries were Mrs. Gordon Worster of the South Cresco Mothers and Daughters club. Jensen Sisters of the Four Corners Mothers and Daughters club and Mrs. Cora Bacon and Mrs. Marie Bode of the Union Mothers and Daughters club. The Kossuth contest, part of a district project under the direction of Margaret Durant, resident state committeewoman. was personally supervised by Miss Durant. This was a service project and the scrap books will be given optionally by the clubs that compiled them to shut-ins, rural schools and hospitals. Graveling at Seneca Seneca: The Williams graveling crew started graveling the road a mile north of Seneca, and east, Friday. They are getting the gravel from a pit recently opened on the Joslin farm. BANCROFT TRIO IN JAIL AFTER A BUSY MONDAY OVER $5,000 IN PREMIUMS FOR FAIRTHISFALL Many Special Awards Are Listed for 1938 Kossuth County Fair Copies of the 1938 Premium List of the Kossuth County Fair are available and can be obtained by writing the secretary, Earl Vincent. The fair management has endeavored to make this year's classes more comprehnslve than In previous years. The premiums In both the horse and cattle departments have been increased, also in the 4-H club department. In the Grain, Pantry Stores or Culinary, and Textile departments a number of classes have been added. The total amount of cash premiums offered to exhibitors this year is over $5,000.00. In addition, there are special prizes offered by the Omar Flour Mills, Omaha Neb., The Gooch Milling Co., Lincoln, Neb., In the culinary department; and by the Kerr Glass Mfg. Co., of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, In the. canned •goods department In 'addition* to these the Kossuth County Farm Bureau Is offering $10 In prizes for the neatest 4-H club display In the calf barn. Another special is offered by the United Duroc Record Association in the classes for 4-H Club Gilts and Fat Barrows. Tile KoF.suth Fair is cooperating with the Crochet Bureau of New- York City and any lady winning .1 first prize nt this year's fair in any of the crochet classes is eligible to compete in the National Crochtt Contest which will be held during the month of November in Ni York City. A total of $1200.00 in cash prizes is offered in this con teat by the Crochet Bureau. Two Pace Larceny Charge; Third Into Trouble by Liquor Route Two Bancroft men charged with larceny of domestic fowl were In the county jail here, today, and B third was keeping them company because, county officers claim, he made the mistake pf taking a bottle of alcohol Into the court house. The case developed Monday. Sheriff Casey Loss and Deputy Art Cogley held Bert Hopkins and Nick Nemmers, both of Bancroft, for questioning. They were under suspicion because the sheriff found i liquor permit belonging to one of the men near a chicken roost on the Byron Robinson place. Some chickens were missing. Then Monday, while the men were in the court house, Sylvester Nemmers came down from Bancroft to visit his brother. The two went down into the basement toilet. Deputy Cogley happened along a few seconds later, and found Sylvester preparing to give his brother n drink from n bottle of alcohol. That put Sylvester in the nine-hole, and he was arrested for illegal possession of Intoxicating liquor. Mayor C. F. Specht held night court. Monday evening, and bound Hopkins and Nick over to the grand jury, fixing bond at $1,500 for each. Sylvester was also bound over on the liquor charge, with bond set at $500. May Modernize Fenton's Park Fenton: At a Community Huh mwtliiR last work .Monday evening plans wore miulo to ronn- vato Fenton's pnrk into n modern, well equlpprd rprrpnfion aren. A few works ngo tho Hub mndr n move to get Fenton pro- plp Intcrrntod In n Community Hull, but this plan mot with little enthusiasm. They had planned to hiillii » Imll with the aid of WPA funds. This ftnmo aid wltl l>e sought if Fenton taxpayers are Intrrcst- od In modernizing the pnrk. Clnr- rnco Thrraflrld and Walter Ohm wrrr nanird on a committee for thin purpose. LAKOTA WOMAN FOUND IN HOME, CRITICALLY ILL Mrs. Elmer Junkenneier Found Unconscious on Husband's Return Wallaces Home From Gulf of Mexico Trip Dr. and Mrs. R. M. Wallace and the latter's sister, Marie Grover of Burt, returned Sunday night from a three weeks' vacation trip in the south. Highlights of their trip were a trip through the Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico, and a fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico where they caught some kingfish and Spanish mackerel. The flishing trip was made in company with doctor'.nephew, Bernard Wallace, of Snn Antonio. At Shreveport. La., they visited the Luther Fairbanks family, and at Beaumont. Texas. a brother of the doctor. They drove home from Denver. Sunday. HOGS Best light butch., 110-160 $8.00-8.50 Drop Desertion Case And All is Well Forgiveness was the keynote of a hearing in Justice Delia Welter's court Friday in the case of Iva Willard versus Edward Willard. Edward Willard was charged with deserting hie; wife and family, by his wife, Iva. but when the case come up for hearing after continuance of a day to permit the defendant to obtain counsel the comp'ain- ant. Iva Willard. decided to overlook Willard's delinquency on this occasion, and have the case continued indefinitely. , Boy's Thumb Cut Off Hebron: The little four-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Met/, of Stevens had quite an accident while his father was harvesting. In some way the little fellow got his right hand thumb in the way, and it was cut off. Best light butch., 160-180 . 8.60-8.75 Beat light butch., 180-220 9.30 Best light butch., 200-250 9.00 Med. heavy, 250-270 8.75 Med. heavy, 270-290 8.50 Med. heavy, 290-325 8.25 Butchers, 325-350 8.00 Butchers, 350-400 7.60 Packing sows, 275-350 7.40 Packing sows, 350-400 7.10 Packing sows, 400-500 6.75 CATTLE Canners and cutters $2.75-3.50 Fat cows 4.00-5.00 Fat yeurlings 7.00-8.00 Fat steers 8.00-9.50 Bulls 4.50-525 GRAIN No. 2 mixed corn $.43'-j No. 2 white corn 44 No. 2 yellow corn .41 No. 2 white oats 17 Barley, No. 3 33 EGGS Hennerys 20e No. 1 I8c No. 2 15c Cash cream— No. 1 25c No. 2 23c Sweet 2<}c POt'LTBV Henu, over 5 Ibs. 14c Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs 12c Hens, under 4 Ibs lOc Leghorn hens lOc Cocks, under 4'^ C; Cocks, over 4'-j go Geese, live 6c Ducks, live . 8c Springs, heavy over 5 J8c Spring, under 4 13c Leghorn springs I3c Harold Roba Is New Star Route Carrier Swea City: Harold R.ibi has been appointed carrier for the newly authorized star route which will make connection at Gerled with the Algona-Elmore star route. The new star route will considerably improve mail service between here and the Twin Cities. Mail leaving the Swea City office at 7:10 a. m. will arrive in Minneapolis by 3:30 the same afternoon Mail from the east and south will arrive here two hours earlier than by the Estherville-Lakota route. COUNTY TEACHERS EX AM SCHEDULE August 345 Dates Set, With Exams Likely in Court Room Any- teachers -wfshinqr to secure or renew n uniform county teacher's certlfllcate may take uniform county examinations which will bo given in the county court house August 3, 4, and 5. Persons wishing to ml:".' grades made in n previous test may also take the examinations, County .Superintendent of Schools William Shirley announced. The examinations will probably be held in the court room. Following is the schedule for the tests. Wednesday, AUK. 3:8 to 8:,10 a. m., preliminary; 8.30 to 10:45, runl school management; 10:45 to 11, spelling; 11 to 12 noon, reading; 1:15 to 2:50 p. m., geography; 2:50 to 4:25. history of the United States: 4:25 to 6. home economics or manual training. Thursday, Aug. 4: 8 to 8:10 a. m.; preliminary; 8:10 to 9:40, arithmetic; 9:40 to 10:50, physiology; 10:50 to 12 noon, agriculture; 1 to 2 p. m., elementary school music; 2 to 4. grammar; 4 to 5. handwriting; 5 to 6, civic, government and the constitution. Friday, Aug. 5: 8 to 8:10, preliminary; 8:10 to 10:1,1, algebra; 10:1?., to 12 noon, English composition; 1 to 2:45. elementary school methods; 2:45 to 5, generl science. Lakota: Mrs. Elmer Junkemeler is still In a critical condition at the hospital In Buffalo Center where she was taken last week Monday evening. Mr. Junkemeler hnd beeil helping a neighbor shock oats that day and came home late in the afternoon to find his wife unconscious on the kitchen floor. She was taken to the hospital via ambulance where she has not rallied except to ask for her husband and baby. The baby, about three months old, was on the bed when found by the father on his return from the neighbors that day. It was feared she hnd suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Both Mr. and Mrs. Junkemeier are former Led- ynrd young people, Mrs. Junkemeier being Esther Logeman before her marriage. Their many friends here wish her a speedy recovery. Two Fined Here In J. P. Court OLD LANDMARK, ONCE PRIDE OF AREA, IS RAZED Family Away from Home; Motorists Turn in Alarm Saturday Night $3,000 Bond Issue Vote, Wesley, Aug. 11 Wesley: Voters of Wesley will go to the polls. August llth. to vote on a proposed $3,000 bond issue for the erection of a new water tower. It is estimated that the cost of construction will be about $8.000. but some of the funds are available at this time in the treasury, so the full amount will not have to be made up through the bonding method. Bonds, if issued, will be paid from taxation of not to exceed five mills. John Boe. Algona. nppcnred befor" Justice Welter In her court here, last Thursday, and was fined .71 and $2 costs on a charge of failing to stop for nn arterial sign. Fines of S100 o/U'li on two roimfs were paid by Walter L. Castell. Fort Dodge, Saturday. Costs of J40.r>0 were also paid. Castell pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and transporting liquor improperly labeled. He was arrested by Constable W. H. Steward of Burt, Friday evening. R. A. Bleich, Burt, Ha* Unusual Mishap Burt: R. A. Bleich met with a rather unusual mishap Thursday. He had been helping put hay in the barn and when he camo down from the hay mow, found he was unable to walk on one of his ankles. He was taken to a doctor, who was unable to find anything wrong, hut he is still unable to use it. Baby Boy Born to St. Benedict Couple St. Benedict: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ferstl are the proud parents of n baby son born last Sunday, July 17. Mrs. Carrie Erickson is in charge of mother and baby and all are doing nicely. The Ferstls now have a family of two boys and two girls. Irvington Women Attend Guest Day Irvington: Ten ladies from the Irvington Ladies Aid society motored to Lone Rock last Tuesday (a week ago* to attend the guest day party given by the Lone Rock Presbyterian Ladies society. Those attending were Mesdames M. L. and K. P. Roney. Leona Miller, E. H. Thomas. Alex McLean. Nina Schiehti Wm. Boldridge, Ali-'e Cox, Stella Terhune und Opal Barker A miscellaneous program was giv in after which a delicious luncheon was served. Taxes? In Germany Half of Net Farm Income Goes to Our Adolf County Postmasters Met at Ledyard Ledyard: Kossuth county postmasters were entertained at the McDonald home here, la.st Thursday evening. Hurt. Lakota, Gerled, Lu- Verne. Swea City and Lone Rock were represented. Plans were made for a party to be held in Algona next August for the rural carriers. Mrs Larson of Swea City told of her trip to Sioux City. and also of the tion, which she Minnesota conven- attended. City Council to Meet Thursday The regular monthly meeting of the AJgona city council will be held Thursday night at 7:30. Only rout-'j ine business is likely to come up I although the proposed band shell in j which various civic groups are in- i terested, may be discussed. Latest plans for the shell would place the structure on the west side of the swimming pool instead nt the east as had originally been suggested. The expense involved in grading the latter location would be so great as to make the project impracticable. Fires struck two Kossuth farm?', nflicted heavy losses, but fortunately did not take a toll of human ife during the past week end. At the farm owned by H. M. Smith, Algonn, and tenanted by the Robert Ward family, about two miles south of Algona, and a quarter of a mile east from highway 169, tho 'arm home was completely destroyed by flre, about 9:45 p. m. Saturday evening. The fine home was one of the historic landmarks of the county, originally having been built by M. Oe L Parsons, and In its early day was one of the finest farm homes In the county. Started in Attic Fire started In the attic. The cause is not known, although the louse was wired for elctricity, and t may have been In the wiring. Motorists saw flames breaking hrough the roof, and stopped at Cook's Tavern, where the alarm was turned In. Joe Kelly and Ralph Elbert took he new Algona city flre truck ti> he blaze, arriving about 10 p. m., within 20 minutes after the alarm vas turned in, but the flre was beyond control. The Algona men, lowever, used their supply of water o keep nearby buildings wet down, and prevented the flames from spreading. Three barrels of gasoline were stored In a garage nearby, but the quick action kept other buildings safe. Family Wo* Away The Ward family was away from home nt the time, having left for Algonn a short time before the flre was discovered. Mr. Ward was In. an Algona barber shop, and asked where the flre was. Upon learning It was his own home, he lost no time In getting back to the place. How* ever It was Impossible to even save any of the personal family belongings, »o far had the fire gone to- fore help arrived. The entire house of furniture and personal effects were totally destroyed. The home was originally estimated to have cost from $12.000 to $14.000. About .?, r >.7()0 insurance is expected to rover the loss of tho home, but the Wards suffered tho lusp of their own property, which was not covered by insurance, it was stilted. Fireman mistered « * „_ Ralph Elhert was blistered on tho- 'lands when ho attempted to get into the kitchen. Neighbors told him that Mrs. Ward's father hail been visiting them and it was at first though he might be In the/ burning home. He was not, fortunately. Mr. Smith said he was mailing 1 plans to immediately rebuild the farm house. UGHT.MNO-FIRE BURN HARN ON RIEDEL FARM Lightning which struck the barn on the W. H. Riedel farm, about a mile and one-half northwest of the Ulack Cat Creek, and highway Ifj'J junction, at 2:.'(0 a. in. Monday morning, set lire to the barn and totally destroyed the barn and all of its contents. Loss was placed at nu- proximately $1.700 or more. Ralph Elbert, Frank Oat rum and Harold Stevenson of the Algona fire department made a run to *.h ; farm, and although the barn could net be .-aved. they aided in keeping tho flames from spreading to a ljace:it buildings. Large pieces of burning wood drifted onto the roof of tho home, but did not ignite. Th; barn and machine shed contained some farm machinery, about 20 ton.* of hay and 400 bushels of oats, nil a total loss. One horse and on 1 .' hog- were also burned to death. The corn crib and hog shed, also nearby, were .saved, however. Ten years ago they farmed in Germany; today they are as staunch believers in Kossuth county as any one even in the second and third generations could be. The Henry Schnakenberg family moved to Kossuth county and settled near Irvington, from Avon, S. D. Comparing farming practices here and those of German, the family recalls that they lived in a small village of 30 families, in Hanover province, in the north of Germany. They owned and operated SO acres', but this was divided into 11 separate tracts. The land planted to crops had to be fertilized heavily each year. I^igs, the few that were raised, were sold when eight weeks old. These were bought by large feeders. Potatoes were the principal hog feed. About a half of their gross- income is taken each year for taxes, they stated, and the ownership of automobiles is such iuxuty that not an auto was owned in their village. Bicycli-s. however, are Used by young und old alike. Threshing Begins In Irvington Area Irvington: Threshing ha.s .ibut ed in full swing and reports an; varying in thu different localities aceurding to the amount of grain being received. On some of the lighter soil the yield is nc-t so heavy und on the heavier ground the oa;\ went down making the yield Ibiii'-- er. Some outfits which have already started threshing are the Brown Bros.. M. J. Loss. Sr.. Sim Leigh and Clarence Mawdsley. Struck by Car Craig Seeley. 8. son of Mr. ana Mrs. Howard Seeley of near Algonn. r was injured slightly. Saturday 'eve- j attack mug. when he collided with "a car driven by W. M. ("Jourfey, Corwith i The youngster ran across Slate' Mrei-t to gi-t a drink from a water] fountain, at the Druggists Mutual j i oriier. He was not seriously in-' jured. Visits in Algona After 21 Years Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lavolci and two children, who came from th;ir home at Moline, Illinois, to ait.'iid the funeral of Herman's sister, Mrs. Bertha Murray, las* week, visited Algoni. for ihe first time in 21 years. Herman for a ..timber of years wis ons o" the main .-lindbjs in Ihe old o.Murtei-k-Lanibvrt factory and ha-i m-i-y old friends here. He and ma sor. Dustin. .-.ru employed in liv.' I i.i; Moline Plow Works. Herm:-)! toy* thai there! are no lau"i unions in Moli'io 'ii; 1 that th>. l-iho.• situation i:; nlwaja calm. Thi re have beci. n i -tnkes there in all of the years that he has been there. Algona looked likes u new town to him. It has been paved and the many new business and residence buildings have all been built bince he left. Lyle Reynolds Has Bad Heart Attack Lyle Reynolds, popular local business man. suffered a serious heart, Thursday morning at- the Hub Clothing store, and has. been conlined to his home since the attack, where he is resting. He is coming along nicely now, but will have to take things pretty easy from now on. although he maybe able to get back to the store

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