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CROSS DRIVE HEAR QUOTA IN KOSSUTH COUNTY Final Drive on this Week; : With Campaign to End Thanksgiving; 300 join in Business District With the goal of the Red Cross roll call drive in sight, Algona people are urged by campaign workers to get behind the drive during Its last days. The campaign will end officially this Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Figures change each day, but according to the latest reports by Dr. C. C. Shlerk, roll call chairman of the Kossuth coun£y chapter, almost 300 memberships have been sold in the business district. It was estimated originally that if Algona were to reach its assigned quota of 600 memberships about 300 should be sold in the business district. Some canvassing will still be done in the business district. Some canvassing will still be done in the down- towji area, but 'most of the Red Cross workers, drafted from the city's women's clubs, will canvas the residential area now. Bancroft Reports Good . Reports from otheV towns through out the county are also optimistic with Bancroft last week reporting 40 enrolled at that time, more than enrolled during the entire drive during 1937. Last-year 416 members were en: rolled in Algona and 822 in the county as a whole. Lone Rock was the only town to exceed its quota, passing its assigneu figure of 35 by one. LuVerne also did very well, falling short of its quota of 65 by only one. The response "of Kossuth county people to the Rea Cross cause is especially pleasing this year when there has been no outstanding catastrophe close at hand to bring the work of the Red Cross into the headlines. In Iowa during the past year there were but four disasters of considerable importance, the worst occurring at Dubuque where 30 families were cared for. The outstanding catastrophe of the year was the southern California flood, where no less than 5,700 families were assisted. In the east where the terrible hurricane which devastated the New England sea coast Is still a vivid memory the relief work of the Red Cross was one of the greatest factors In keeping down the death toll. First Aid Stations While the New England states have had a dramatic example of the value of the RedXJross, the work of the organization locally In deal- Ing with the highway accident toil has gone almost unnoticed. The next time the motorist is driving along a Kossuth highway he is urged to notice the signs from time to time reading Red Cross First Aid Station. The organization, through funds raised In the roll call drives, glgona jap • Sstablished 1865 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22. 1938 Ten Pages VOL.35.—NO. 47 ALGONA FOR CHRISTMAS MONTH PROGRAM Santa to Visit City; Stores (Will Be Open Evenings Last Week Before Christmas The Algona Chamber of Commerce announces an outline of its plans for the Christmas season, this week. On Thanksgiving day, Nov. 24th, stores will be closed all day. Shortly after Thanksgiving, Algona's business section will' be decorated as in past years, with Alwin Huenhold to arrange for the holly roping and lights on Individual store fronts. Holidays on Mondays During the week' of Dec. 19-Dec. 24, stores in the city will be open evenings. Because Christmas comes on Sunday and New Tears likewise, stores are to be closed on Monday, Dec. 26th, and Monday, January 2nd. Santa Claus will be on. the street every Saturday in December, and every day during the last week before Christmas. A new feature of the Christmas promotion will be the placing of several hundred large signs, with an arrow pointing toward Algona, and reading "Algona, the Christmas City." Free Movies Planned Special features will include a free movie for the kids, one day to selected, and also a parade of Mard Gras figures on the street the same day. Balloons carrying pennies and merchandise prle tickets will ba released at the tajrit time. No coupons or drawings or lottery events will take place. Carolers will be on the streets the evenings the week before Xmas Major Saul also stated. Wow! A Plan to Pay Part Of Sales Tax to Collector ergency first aid. Its aim is to have available whenever and wherever an accident occurs a person trained in first aid work with supplies who can assist until regular medical care Is available. It is expected that through the plan the lives of a great many people injured In auto accidents will be saved who might otherwise die. Ridenour Books 7 Wrestling Contests With football over for the year the high school goes to winter sports. The first basketball practice of the season was held Monday evening and a first call was made for wrestlers. Coach Ridenour will again handle the grapplers and the squad will soon begin practice. Dec. 2—Gllmore City, here. Dec. 8—Mason City, here. Dec. 16—Eagle Grove, there. Jan. 6—Fort Doage, here. Feb. 10—Clarion, here, tentative. Jan. 13—Iowa Falls, here. Feb. 3—Iowa Falls, there. NEW WHOLESALE FIRM CHOOSES 'SITE IN ALGONA North Iowa Flour & Feet Locates in Old Rising Elevator; To Cover 40 - : -, Algona merchants are advised by the Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, Major Leslie T. Saul to beware of any schemes to bring about legislation to secure things they may desire. The warning comes as a result of a petition circulated by an association which designates itself as the Retail Merchants Association of Iowa. The pettion seeks to have the legislature enact a law giving merchants five per cent of sales tax money they collect for their services in handling the tax. At the snme time memberships are sold in the Merchants Association. Four Algona firms signed the petition before it was brought to the attention of'the Chamber of Commerce office and an investigation was made by Major Saul, who contacted the secretary of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. The Algona secretary was advised that the Des Moines association knew little about the "merthantp'' association, and the Des Moines Chamber df Commerce secretary advised merchants to work for legislation they desire through their own established state associations. " . Major Saul said that although the association may be sincere in Its attempt, the facts indicate that money spent by local merchants for "memberships" might be wasted. The compahy gave a hotel as its address." Key on Handcuffs Breaks Off; Officer Saws Way Out Somewhere In one of Algona's neighboring towns are a pair of embarrassed arms of the law. And It Is a good bet that they are oiling up their handcuffs. The peace officers, their exact titles are a secret, brought a prisoner to Algona, the man being handcuffed to one of the guards. When the two officers went to unshackle their captive the little key which unlocks the cuffs twisted oft* hi the hand of the sleuth. The officers had to saw their prisoner loose. The local sheriff, Casey Loss, and his deputy, Art Cogfey, rendered tiie opinion that such a thing was not unlikely to happen to many and the code of the law's upholders forbade them to tell who their unfortunate comrades were. Five Grid Guessers Pick All Winners As '38 Football Season Winds Up By N. O. Knot A blaze of glory brought the 1938 Grid Guessers club to a close with last Saturday's football games. Five of the downtown quarterbacks picked every winner correctly, the best results of the year. First place goes to Durwood Baker, Algona, with 81 error points. Second was EJrma Benschoter, Lu- Verne, with 67 errors points, and third was D. D. Monlux of Algona with 69 error points. Others nosed out in the error points, but with perfect records on picking the winners, were Woody Cook of Algona with 71 error points, and Ora Laraon, Algona, with 92 error points. ' In group two, ana losing only a half-game by picking ties, were Valeria Williams and Russejl Lar- "- A new business concern for Al gona, to be known as the Nort Iowa Flour & Feed Co., will open fo business in the old Rising elevato building the latter part of this weel The concern will do a wholesal business In flour and feeds, and wi not be in competition with any o the concerns now operating hen Their business will be wholesale an the plans of the new concern ca for operating In a territory with! a 40-50 mile radius qf Algona. A Mr. Brokaw of Fort Dodge will be In charge of the firm. He intends to move his family here as soon as school is out next spring. Included in the plans for the new firm are repairs to the old elevator (the Rising firm is in its new location further south on the Northwestern track), establishment of a trucking route around the territory, and also putting a salesman for the firm on the road. The firm expected to begin moving In merchandise on Friday. n. „Group three had a big Crowd, al missing one game, and for the most part the Minnesota victory over Wisconsin. In the group were Bob LaBarre, Father Ahmann, Vic Steil H. E. Bartlett, Herb Potter, LcRoy Nolle, Percy Kuhn, Delmar Coop- To Close Thanksgiving Th« Algona post office will be closed Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. The general delivery window will be open from 9:30 to ten a. m. There will be no city or rural deliveries. All incoming and outgoing mail will be dispatched as usual. Start Eastern Trip Lone Rock: Fred Flaig, Thomas O'Donnell, John Sprank, Frank Householder and Virgil Schroder left Saturday on a business trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. Ex-Algonian, Now a Policeman, Visits Here Philip Hargreaves, former Algona :oy, now a member of the Los Angeles police department, his wife and their two daughters, are visit- ng this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hargreaves, and other relatives In this vicinity. Philip recently was given a $50 reward for capturing an escaped bank bandit from Kansas. The family arrived from the west coast Sunday, and intend to go on to Detroit this coming Sunday, and drive a new ear back to Los Angeles. He has been on the Los Angeles force for the past 11 years. Phillip is a graduate of the Algona high school class of 1922. HOGS Best light butch., 180-200 .J7.00-7.10 Best light butch., 200-260 7.15 Med. heavy, 290-328 7.00 Heavy butchers, 325-350 6.90 Heavy butchers, 350-400 6.80 Packing BOWS, 276-350 6.90 Packing sowa, 850-400 6.70 Packing sows, 400-500 6.00 Packing sows. 600-650 6.00 CATTLE Veal calves 5.00-8.01 dinners and cutters 2.75-3.71 Stock steers 5.00-7.00 Fat cows 8.00-9.00 Fat steers 8.00-9.00 Bulls 4.00-5.25 GBAIN No. 2 white corn $.35 No. 2 yellow corn 3' No. 2 mixed corn No. 3 white oats Barley, No. 3 27 EGOS Hennerys 30c No. 1 25c No. 2 17c Cash cream— No. 1 25c No. 2 Z3c Sweet 26c POULTRY Hens, over 5 Ibs 12c Hens, 4 to 6 Ibs lOc Hens, under 4 Ibs 8c Leghorn hens 8c Cocks, over *H 7c Cocks, under ttt 6c Geese, live Ducks, live, over 4te IQc Ducks, live, under 4tt 7c PER CAPITA COST IN COUNTY LOW Kossuth county received very low cost government from Its officials most of whom have just been reelected to office. Latest figures available cover only as far as 193Q but most of the present county of- er, Jimmie DeZellar, Julian Chrls- chilles and H. B. and Hazel Seeley. Jim Murtagh and Matt Strelt, all of Algona, and Bernard Reilly, J. M. Blanchard and Don Blanchard, of Lone Rock. At this time Mr. Knot pauses to reply to Mr. U. R. Dumm of Lone Rock who practically Insulted us on a postcard by razzing us or picking Notre Dame to lose to Northwestern, and informs us tnat if we smell anything we must have nasal troubles. Well, Mr. Dumm, as you know by now, that 7-6 upset we had the nerve to prophesy almost materlal; ized, and our pick looked pretty good at the half. But 7-6 or 9-7, we feel that our guess on that score was one of the best we've made this year. CHANGE IN DATES FOR COUNTY H.D. A. TRAINING SCHOOLS Mrs Hicks Calls Attention To Revised Schedule for Rest of November and December Training school schedules for November and December have been altered as follows. It has been necessary to make some changes. Letters are sent to every leader preceding the meeting. » November 22—Plum Creek, Wesley and Union townships—Plum Creek center school. November 29—Ramsey and Greenwood twps.—Bancroft public school. November 30—Seneca and Fenton twps., Seneca Cons, school. December 1—LuVerne and Sherman twps., Mrs. Sim Leigh home. Decmeber 2—<3erman and Buffalo twps., Mrs. Otto Falk home. December 5—Grant and Eagle twps., Mrs. Leonard Mino home. December 6—Swea and Harrison twps., Mrs. Arthur Anderson home. December 7—4-H organization training school, Algona. December 8—Hebron and Springfield twps., Mrs. Tom Berg home. December 9—Cresco and Riverdale twps., Mrs. A. J. Brown home. December 13—Portland and Burt wps., Mrs. C. E. SIgsbee home. Any community not having a homemakers" study group and wlsh- ng to participate in adult educa- .ion program carried on in the coun- ,y through the state extension service should get In touch with Mrs. Hicks at, the farm bureau office. This program is available to every homemaker who wishes to partic- pate. In The WEEK'S NEWS Current Events Photographed for The Algona Upper Des Moines ..Fortune •who ficials time. were also in office at the 2 Auction Sale Dates Announced Two auction sales have been scheduled for next week, and are announced in today's Algona Upper Des Moines. Monday, Nov. 28, th'e Peter Hayenga sale, one mile east of Fenton. Tuesday, Nov. 29, the C. B. Kollasch farm sale, 6 miles north and one mile east of LuVerne. See details elsewhere in today's paper. Cold Wave Due, Forecasts Predict The figures show that ihe combined cost of all administrative county offices for the year 1936 was $47,849 or a cost per person of $1.88. The average cost per person throughout the state was $1.95. Kossuth's governmental expense, furthermore, was reduced In 1936 over 1935, from $1.94 to the $1.88 figure, although the general trend was towards increased cost, the average for the state rising from $1.91 in 1935 to $1.95 in 1936. The number of people in the county has some effect on the per capita cost, the larger counties showing a somewhat lower per capita cost since coats of running a county do not rise in proportion to the increase of population. For purposes of comparison counties have been divided into population groups and Kossuth with a population of just over 25,000 fall into the top group. Nevertheless its figures are lower than a good many much larger counties and considerably lower than most of the ounties a little smaller in size. Also released at the same time >vere figures for the cost of poor liv- ng outside county homes which hows Koaiuth to have the sixth owest cost in the state. The per >erson cost of caring for the poor n Kossuth county in 1936 was $1.38, a figure surpassed by only five other ounties in the entire state. in a few little side bets. Minnesota and Illinois set most of the entries back in their error points, and also Michigan. Bringing up the rear guard will: three, four, five nnd even six misses were Lyle Reynolds, Albert Granzow. Hi White, W. D. Eaton, Knth- ryn Kelley and Leon Larson, the latter of Lone Rock. Mr. Larson evidently figured it was going to be a day of upsets. Minnesota was his only winning team; he even picked Chicago to take Illinois. Well, we've had a lot of fun, and received more entries this year than ever before. What was very encouraging was the response from neighboring towns. Grid fans at West Bend, LuVerne, Titonka and Lakota. along with the old Lone Rock standby, put added zip into the 1938 season. And now we will pack Mr. Knot off to the sunny south for the winter, he having served his purpose very nicely. Why Yes, They're FORGOTTEN Men of the Election Meet the forgotten "men" of the recent election. For Algona, never a town to do things by halves, not only had a forgotten man, two of them In fact, but a forgotten woman for good measure. Which is pretty fair forgetting for one city of 4,700 population. The candldateo for the dubious honor are District Judge Gerald W ind the two Just ,.. .. -„„ .„, r — rAlgona. towjMhip need on Minnesota over Wisconsin, Dc n a Welter and Paul A. Danson irtune also smiled on Mr. K»ot* "Jerry" StiUmah and the two Just was able to get points he dtojpK Haw^f-peace of Springs, heavy, Springs, 4 ta 5 Leghorn springs ...... Springs, under 4 IPS. over 5 Ion 12c ..10c .. 9c .. 9c Week's weather: Date Nov. 14 Nov. 10 Nov. 18. Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 High Low 40 38 55 51 43 56 46 17 18 29 37 25 29 27 Judge Davidson Opens Court Term Judge Davidson instead of Judge DeLand will preside at the November court term in Kossuth county Tne petit jury reports next week There will be no grand Jury sea sion at this term, County Attorney L A. Wlnkol stated. With the arrival of Judge David son expected today, the docket o cases for this term will probably be net. Lawyers say the preseu term will be very light Six Get Licenses To Wed in County In the clerk of court's office over he week end six licenses to marry were issued. Three licenses went to We.sley couplea. The lowans who took out marriage licenses were: Herbert E. Nelles and Yvonne V. Johnston, both of West Bend; Clayton Kuey, Sheldon, and Mildred Schoenlng, Sutherland; Philip Goelz and Lorraine Gorman, Wesley; Elliott Waldschmidt and Edna Mae Lickteig, Wesley; Howard Renfrow, Calvin, N. D., and Florence A. Lanbs, Fenton; Frank Bleich and Philomena Kutschara, both of Wesley. NECK TO NECK- BOWLERS BY HECK Silver Gray's bowlers led the municipal bowling teams by a whisker at the end of last week's play in a race tighter than the Iowa senatorial struggle. The Cafeman took over first place by sweeping three games with Burt while Botsford drooped two out of three to the Court House Rats. The Farmers clung to a tie with Botsford for second place, although they dropped two out of three games to Titonka. This week the Farmers were to bowl against Burt, the cellar occupants, Monday evening and the Tuesday's game pits the two teams tied for third, Nick's Shine and Titonka, against each otther. The match of the week occurs Wednesday night when Botsford rolls against Silver Gray and with neither team likely to take all three games It is possible that the second place Farmers will regain first position. Thursday night the Court House Rats meet Wesley and Friday evening the Junior Chamber of Commerce tangles with. LuVerne. League Standings W L Silver Gray 17 7 Farmers 16 8 No one, apparently knows Just wha the vote for the district judicia posts was. It docs not appear In county tabulations published, bu upon Investigation it was found tha Stillman and Hudson, both running unopposed, were given 4,105 nnd 3,39(5 votes respectively in Kossuth county which ought to quell any possible doubts about their election. The situation in the justice of peace contest was a little different with three candidates running for the two offices, the two incumbents and C. H. Ostsvinklc. No paper carried the results of the election for justices and in response to a query over her reelection Miss Delia Welter said, "Why I think I'm reelected." They said at the auditor's offices that the report envelopes were sealed, but they guessed both Paul and I were both reelected?' Asked if she did not resent being the "forgotten woman" of the campaign Miss Welter said that she guessed she should be, but a smile qualified the statement. At the county auditor's office It was stated that return envelopes were being checked but that there seemed to be no question that thu two justices were reelected. So it appears that the local judiciary, forgotten or otherwise, can continue right on performing Us tasks "far from the madding crowd." Botsford Titonka Nick's Shine Wesley C. H. Rats J. C. C LuVerne Burt 16 15 15 14 10 . 8 .. 7 .. 5 13 17 16 17 19 Pet. .708 .666 .666 .625 .625 .520 .370 .333 .292 .208 Vigars Promoted in Rendering Firm W. A. Vigars, manager of the Algona Rendering Co., has been promoted to chief Inspector of the hide and leather sales department of the National By-Products Co. Mr. Vigars has been associated with the rendering business for the past several years in Algona, and has been manager of the local branch for the past two years. Previous to coming to Algona he was associated with a Chicago hide company for 10 years. His new duties will take him to various points in Iowa and Nebraska, although he will still live here but will conduct his business through the general office in Des Moines. Bob Feller, shown above, Is a fast ball pitcher with the Cleveland Indians, and he's also fast on the trigger when It comes to knocking down pheasants, as the above photo, taken in Kossuth county, shows. Feller, however, was a little too fast on his return home as he was picked up for speeding. Bob spent the night in Algona on his hunting trip, last week. Picture courtesy of the Des Moines Register. POLISH JEWS FLEEING GERMAN—PoJfsh-German Frontier: Polish Jews who were expelled from Germany waiting for food distribution at the frontier. This action was followed by the most severe and widespread attack on Jew's throughout Germany after the murder of a German official in Paris by a Jew. 21 Cars Sold Only 21 cars have been sold so far during the month of September according to records at the county treasurer's office. This is less than half the number sold last year during the month when 46 cars were sold to Koasutb, people. In the treasurers office it was pointed out that sales should show an upturn after the end of the month after which time license fees will be less. New car* have been sold recently to Guy C, Giddings, John Hass, Rre<J <3*nrieh., Sam Link, M. J. Uchter and Lyell W. Miller. Burt People Leave For California Stay Burt: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Larson and Mrs. Tressie Ringsdorf left on Thursday for California, where they will spend the winter. The Lar- sens will visit their sons at Ventura and Mrs. Ringsdorf will visit her son Warren, at MeFarlund, and her daughter, Mrs. Harry Clieever at Arvin. Speak at Rotary G. M. Howard and Leon Merritt spoke at the Rotary club luncheon, Monday noon, giving brief summaries of their life history, a club custom with new members, 62 Reservations For Football Banouet Reservations for 02 persons for the annual football banquet at the Algona high school, given by the -senior mothers, have been made for this evening (Tuesday) it has been reported. Mrs. Alfred Sclmlt? is. general chairman. Sheriff Casey Loss. Algona doctors und members of ths athletic board and all of the men teachers will be special guests. The banquet will honor members of the 1938 football team. At Debate Session Edson E. Attleson, director of debate at Algona higu school, attend ed a debate clinic at Council Bluffs Saturday with his debate team, Elfreda Lehman. Mary Cruikshank, Ruby Turner, Russel Buchanan and Edgar Schmiel. Buchanan's Father Dies Glen Buchajmrn received word on Saturday that his father had passed away. He left immediately for his father's home. HK( OKI) BREAKING PO- TATOES—Tilusville, Fla.: Lonnie Johnson, Merritt Island farmer, picture with six sweet potatoes weighing 56 pounds— six more pounds than are needed to weigh a bushel of sweet potatoes. From four hundred hills of potatoes, on his plantation, Johnson grew 1,250 pounds of Porto Rico sweet potatoes. Many Relatives at Albert Esser Rites Whittemore: Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral services of Albert Esser at St. Michael's Catholic church last week Monday were Albert Esser of Lii- Cross, VVis.; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Esser and Jean, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Esser and Duunu. Minnesota Luke. Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Keo Esser, DCS Moines; Mr. und Mrs. Henry Esser und Robert of Milford; Mr. and Mi'.s. Frank Esser and Jas., of Algona: Irene Esstr uf Ues Moines; Mrs. Luzie Koppen and und James, Mrs. Lizzie Koppen and Frank Koppen of Algona; Mr. und Mrs. Lawrence Koppen. Wesley; Mr. and Mrs. Jce Koppen of Livermore; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Sullivan and finally of Ledyard; Mr. and Mrs. John Fundel and Mr. and Mrs. W. Blake of Mason City; Mrs. Henry Becker. Wells, Minn.; H. A. Elliott. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Davidson and Miss Marie Jones of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gerber and Mrs. John Ludwig, West Bend; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Kutshara of Clear Lake and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Derner of Milford. Symphony Coming The Ames Symphony orchestra will appear in concert in Algonu on January 29th, if plans of local organizations are carried out. 5 HUNTERS PAY FINES IN COURT The four hunter.s who figured in the news of last week's Upper Des MolncM when notices were sent out for their arrests, appeared in P. A. Dunson'H justice court last week and recevied fines and assessed costs totaling $16. The men were Frances Merrill of Rockwell City and Harley Merrill, Roy Shappell and Emil Anderson, all of Fort Dodge. The charge placed against them by Roy Mann of Portland was of hunting on cultivated land without permission and each hunter was fined $2 and assessed $2 costs. In another case involving a hunter, Walter E. Roberts of Algona was fined $10 and assessed $2 costs for shooting n hen pheasant during closed season. F. H. Davis filed the charge against him. Roberts .said he shot the bird us it was flushed, not realizing it was a hen. A charge of careless and reckless driving filed against Clarence Lohsc, Bancroft, WHS dismissed on recommendation of the county attorney. 612 More Get State Aid Assistance State old age assistance rolls werf: increased by 612 during the month of October latest statistics from the department show. The cost of old age assistance was just under a million dollars with 49,879 persons receiving an average pension of $10.82, making a total of $988,718. In Kossuth county during the month 343 persons received assistance, totaling $6,325, an average of $18.44 per person, and $1.38 less than the average for the state. Only two persons In the whole of Kossuth county received aid because of blindness and all assistance to tile blind in the state totaled only $29,189.85. Legion Quota Filled lluKX Post. l««"il chapter of the American Legion, filled its quota in the recent membership drive, Major Leslie T. S.tul, commander, said. Tliu team captained by Mel FalUcn- huinur. won the luncheon offered by Major Saul to the unit signing up the mo.st members. On the team were Mr. Kalkcnhaincr. John HeiH- cr. Anton Didrik.sen, H. VV. Becker. A. E. Kicsensky, H . H. Miller. Leo Spilles. and Dr. G. D. Walrath. Son For Kinseys A baby boy was born at G:lf> a. in. Monday morning to Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Iviusey at the Kossutll hospital. Mother and child urn doing well. County Auditor Kinsuy better known a.s Uuke. is receiving the congratulations of court house workers and other friends and ulso doing a.s well as might be expected after a sleepless night. Tile Kin- .seys now have four boys und four yirls. CLOTHES STOLEN FROM LIVERMORE HARD LUCK PAIR First Fire Ruins Apartment, Then Swansons 'Lose Fur Coat, Other Goods at Rock Island 'Jvermoie: It wasn't enough that Agent nnd Mr?. Swans-oil sl-ould lose nil thdr wearing apparel except two dien.irs and a coat last Tuesday in a fire which practically ruined the Rock Island s..-.ition- apartment where they have lived? (he past 23 years. Sunday afternoon some culprit broko into the station office where thn Swansons have been living while repairs arc being mode on their apartment. and! stole the coal, a good muskrnt fur not, nnd n blue dress, m well as a new hnt which had never been worn. The thieves left unmolested a brand new sheep lined coat and H pair of men's fu 1 .- lined gloves which still bore the sales tags. The Swansons wertj in the office between twelve and ono o'clock, then went out to dinner nnd drove to Algona. They returned about four, but did not discover the loss for another hour when Mrs, Swanson missed her dress and lator the coat which was In a paper bag and the hat. Sheriff Sexe and Deputy Bradley of Humboldt were notified and after looking over the premises came to the conclusion that the thief had In some way unlocked the door. The screen on the north window appeared to be Intact, but the window had been raised, and the Swansons were sure they had left it closed. FORMER TEACHER'S HUSBAND KILLED IN ACCIDENT Ruth Arnold's Husband Dies from Injuries After Car in Gear Starts from Cranking George McCandlcss, husband oC Ruth Arnold, teacher for the last three years in the Algona schools, died Saturday,as the result of an accident at Marcui, Iowa, where Mr. McCandleaa was the high' school commercial teacher. ~*Thfc couple were'married--Tart" June, after the close of school. Mrs. McCandless and her husband met at Grlnnell, where they both took their collego work. Miss Arnold was well known here, and taught for two years In the Third Ward school and one year at the Bryant. Her home is in Grlnnell. The tragedy happened when Mr. McCandlcHs was cranking his car. The machine started and being in gear, pinned the young mun against the side of the garage. He died soon after the accident. Funcnil services were to be held today (Tuesday) at 2 p. m. at Grinnell, and burial was also to be in Grinnell. Bancroft Theatre Sold by Lonergan P. A. Lonergan, Bancroft, has sold the building occupied by the Dreamland Theatre, and the equipment of the movie, to Mr. and Mrs, McLaughlin of Marshalltown. Mrs. Eva Mason owns the theatre franchise and part of the equipment, which she haa retained. • The McLaughlins will take possession of their building and equipment, Dec. 17th. Connie Albright, Ledyard ,Taken 111 Lcdyurd: Connie Albright, daughter of Mrs. Harold Albright, was taken seriously ill a week ago Sunday. On Tuesday night Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Waterhouse drove to Ceylon to get Mrs. Albright's mother to help cure for Connie. She iu improving at this writing. News Briefs from Kossuth County THKV BOUGHT PIANO BUT t'OIKJOT THE STAIBS Irvington: The Plum Creek club recently purchased a piano for the community room at the center school. However, it WUM discovered that duu to the arrangement of UuJ stairway leading to Che basement, tiie piano could not bu tukeit downstairs, so it is temporarily placet! in the school room until adjustments can be madu. DELINQUET TAX LIST IS PUBLISHED TODAY Publication of the Kossuth county delinquent lax iiat for 1U37 is made in today's Aigona Upper Ded Moines officially by County Treasurer M. J. Dully. He stuted that there wcru u fciv more descriptioutf than there- were a year ago. bTOKES CLOSING IN ALGONA, THANKSGIVING Just so then; will be no uiisf understanding, Chamber of Commerce officials stale that all Algonj, stores are closing on Thanksgiving witli thu usual exceptions in certain lines of business. Some of those are closing for several hours, however, a private survey shgwed.

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