Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 11, 1930 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 11, 1930
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" $r««tpH«Hon Ilkrl) t normal, hear md of Volume 30 ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 11, 1930 16 Pages Number 13 UAL F. B. MEET NEXT TUESDAY iCOND JURY HUNG ON CAR DAMAGE CASE Himitted by Judge After Hours of Discussion. IA district court jury In a damage brought - by Virgil Blomster, frek : ' City,. against Sam ,and Gua ' on, also of Swea City, failed agree !*«*•, 'Thursday and was Missed by Judge Lovrien that hi at (10 o'clock after It had de- atevl all 'afternoon and evening. nBtef-claimed $400, from Larson itdamage to a car caused by a col- •July 28 at 'an intersection miles north and five miles .' of Swea CJity. Recording to testimony, Blomster , coming home from Falrmpnt was traveling at 40 miles. At intersection the Larson car ned Into"' the highway, and the cars came together. Both Parties Blame Other. |The plantlff claimed tliat Larson negligent in driving his car ito the highway without first look_ to see ; whether a car which had \ie right of way was approaching-, json, on the contrary, claimed at he had turned and was on his side of the road some distance the corner when the Blomster .'•rammed into the' side of his car, [Much of the testimony 'offered by |ie defendant concerned an oil spot (ft In the road at the, point where Larson car was struck. ' Wit- e'er, for Larson said the oil spot •some distance from the inter- stlon, while witnesses for the ilntiff said it was near the cor- I The angle at which the cars col- Jed was also an important detail I the testimony, the plaintiff claim- ig that the damage to his car show- 1 that it had been hit' almost broad- Two Hold UP Jury, lit is reported that the jury _ ten for the defendant and two the plaintiff when it was dis- Bank Bandits Wanted Here Captured A Letter to Santa. THREE YOUTHS CHARGED WITH TWOJIOLD-UPS Two Linked With St. Benedict Robbery by Confessions. Magazine Writer Makes Out That Algona Is Oh So Wet! ATTENDANCE OF 200 EXPECTED TO COME HERE Myron A. Martin, 31, Fort Dodge, Clarence Perry, 111, Clarion, and Harris Damon, IS, Holmes, accused of bank robberies at St. Benedict and other points in Iowa, were arrested last Thursday at San Antonio, - Tex., on information from Iowa sheriffs and state agents, including Sheriff Hovey. The latter particularly wants Martin and Damon as the men who perpetrated the second robbery of the St. Benedict bank. The trio attempted to hold up a bank at Austinville, a village in Butler county, a few days after the St. Benedict robbery, but failed because the cashier, who had been them driving up and down .the street, became suspicious, locked the doors of the bank, and went to an adjoining store where he watched the men and obtained a good description of them. They finally got out of their car and ran up to the bank, but, finding it locked, jumped in the car again and drove away. Confessions Lead to Arrest. Martin and Damon are connected with the second robbery of the St. Benedict bank by confessions of Something of a local sensation was created Tuesday, when the Cosmopolitan arrived and a long article by one Frazier Hunt entitled "I Wonder How Dry I Am," In which Algona people were quoted, was found in it. The writer posed as a dry who had been convinced by Investigation here and elsewhere tha the dry law is a failure. Mr. Hunt was here a month :jor two ago. He is a cultivated, ^affable gentleman whom it is a pleas' ure to meet and engage' in conversation. He admitted that he was seeking a story on prohibition, and he interviewed a number of Al- goniane. Mr. Hunt represented a prominent Algona couple by name as being doubtful of the desirability of the ISth amendment and quoted them as having asserted that there is drinking in fully 25 per cent of Algona's homes. This has greatly embarrassed the couple In question, who feel OFFICERS HERE GIVE EVIDENCE ON BANK BANDIT A story in yesterday's.Des Moines Register stated that Sheriff L. E Hovey and State Agent Ray Scot released the confession of Walte Baer, Merlden, Minn., bank robbei [The Jurors were J. C. Hanson, Mrs. H. Fraser Conrad Her- C, W, HOPKINS, OLD SETTLER, i' W. T. John, A. E. Kresensky, on, and Mrs. D. P. gona, Ernest Leudt- Lone'Rock, Thos. Nellson, Fen- Burt, John Mrs. Edna n, ; Henry Scheppman FOBS, Lu Verne, and Pelsbrod, .Fenton. i This WM the second hung .jury the week. The Jury which ..„ . 'Hb*8 Oesterreicher, Titonka, charge of illegal posses" pn a on otaiquor, the same urea C|ty' case: Mrs. nson,.'MivJohn, Mr. Br. Soheppman. The ury, However, i six; " also disagreed. Five jurors heard the Smith, , V "C. W.'-Hopkins, nearly 72>>years old, avid Kossuth resident for a half (jentury, died at his home Monday following a general breakrdoy.n caused by old age. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the home with the Rev. C. V. Hulse In charge, and burial was made in Rivervlew cemetery. Mr. Hopkins was born riear Polk City, December 17, 1858, and attended the schools- there. When 21 years old v he went 'to 'Colorado, where he operated a ranch for two years, then returning to Polk county and farm- Poker Winner Hijacked by Poor Loser ASSURED way to win 'in DRAMATIC CLUB TO GIVE PLAY SUNDAY Mr, divided evenly, Ing a year. In October, 1*83 he was married to Laura Cox, and, the couple caine to ,Kossuth - county which has since been their home. alxl " They first located on a farmtfu-e^ miles northeast " " ' and It Is understood that both cases toe-brought up-for-retrial at he next J term. *• of Algona, living poker game was demon- 'ERT Tp EXPLAIN ' NEW TAXDATA SHEETS G. L. Tlnley, field man for the .owa State Board of Assessment and •Review, comes to Algona next week Uesday and will explain the new tejc data sheets at a "meeting of- the hseessors and again at the annual Itteetlng of the Farm Bureau. The there for five years, and then buy ing a "farm in'Plum Creek township They operated this for several years then sold it, and bought a nei, farm in the same township. In 1010 the Hopkins family retired to Algona, and he was electi and served from 1915 till 19211 county supervisor.in this district. Besides his wife, Mr. Hopkins Is survived by seven childre.n: Edward, the Plum Creek farm; Clarence, y Fay, Glendale, Calif.) Mrs. Ada Bailey, , Spencer; ' iT ™ Marie Hawcott, Algona; and A N a ... . trated early yesterday morning q the surprise of three Algbn- ans, according to a street report. It seems that a poker game be- ween four, men had been : in progress ttie greater part of the night. Toward morning the game broke up, and one of the players, a Winner It appears', was count- Ing his money while the other three watched. He counted out $60 in currency,- and then started •w'lth the small change silver. One of the three'onlookers then calmly reached out, took the $60 in 'currency, and walked .out the dbor before the remaining trio ' could bring themselves to action. By that time the currency and tl»e o^her player had disappeared. St. Cecelia's dramatic club will .present "Where's My Hat?", a 3- act. comedy, in the auditorium of the Academy at 8 o'clock next Sunday evening. The play concerns two young attorneys who. find business rather slow till a young woman asks them to. sue a millionaire for breach of promise. The play is directed by L. J. Nelson, of the Erickson hardware store, who has had several years' Lyle Barton and William Browns- lield, who pleaded guilty and were sentenced to life terms at Anamosa in November. Another youth, John Perry, 18, Webster City, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing the car used by the bandits and was sentenced to ten years at Anamosa. Perry, when arrested with the car in his possession, 'confessed to of flqers that .he, bad, stolen the ,car for'the "use of .the'bandits in a. bank robbery. He Implicated Martin and Damon. Virgil Stewart, 18, still another Webster City youth, Is , In jail at Allison, awaiting trial on a charge of attempted robbery • of the ; Austinville bank. He was recognized and was caught soon after the robbery. Since at Austinville the bandits that Mr. Hunt must have confused their" remarks with the views of someone else. The article does not represent their attitude correctly. No Interviews favorable to the 18th amendment were used. The Advance knows of one in particular in which the 18th amendment was strongly endorsed but which was ignored in the article. As everybody here knows, scores of favorable ni- tervlews might have been obtained by Mr. Hunt if he had made any effort to get them. I A business man and a protestant minister' who has since left Algona were quoted against prohibition. Implicating H. A. Henderson an Art Rosenmeyer as robbers of th Hardy bank the same day that tt Wesley bank was robbed last fal The story erred In that State Agen Quinlan should be substituted for Mr. Scott, who has not been in Algona for three weeks. . Baer was convicted Monday of robbery of the Meriden bank, and was sentenced to serve from five to 40 years in the Minnesota penften tiary. He had not been brought They were not named. . to Iowa for trial in the Hardy robbery, officers awaiting action, If any, at Merlden. This leaves only Henderson. at large of the gang. Iowa judges have sentenced 18 bank robbers so far this year, one robber was killed trying to escape, and another killed himself when cornered. Sheriff Hovey and.Kossuth officers have been responsible for conviction* >of three of this number, and \ri given credit for the conviction' of Lawrence Degan and Walter Banr in Minnesota. Degan, .who was one of the robbers of tfle L,u Verne bank, is serving time for a Minnesota' bank robbery, tak- Addison Parker, Des Moines, I» Speaker. The annual meeting of the KOB- auth Farm-Bureau will take ptac» next Tuesday at the K. C. hall. Tlw- « program will open at 10:30 and coBr: tinue till aboOt 3 o'clock, with Hfc hour's interval at noon for dinner 1 . served by. the Baptist Aid. An attendance of 200 or mot»> members Is expected. Townshfn» recording the largest total mtlea««i of people in attendance^ will recelv** cash prizes. t For the purpose of awarding til*. prices the names of people arriving "• prior to the morning and afternooiK sessions, and the distance lbey j come, will be taken and credited to their respective townships. Th«c township Farm Bureau representation having the largest mileage «fc 10:35 a. m. will lecelve $5. Again «tt 1 o'clock the total will be compared,, \ and prizes of $3 and $1 will \M~ awarded. i \ Officers to He Elected. , Officers for the coming' year wilt be elected. The present officers at«n F L Ryerson, Buit, president?, Geo. W. Godfrey, vice-presldeiits, Hugh Raney, secretary; C. C.. Scharlach, treasurer. The board of directors consists oC • •i 1 28 persons, one from each township— KOSSUTH TEACHERS ATTENDJSTITUTE County rural teachers scored a. (100 per cent attendance at a county teachers 1 '•• institute at."'the 'Bryant Friday. Most, of the town, teachers ing 20 years in Minnesota in pref- .erence to a life term in , Iowa. The county executive board of Edw. Droessler, Bancroft; Harryi Linde, Swea City; Harry Warper., Swea City; and Mrs. J. H. ton, Lakota. Other members the executive committee are county officers, who serve exi Sheriff Hovey tipped off the. Meri-fflcio. dan officers on Baer, and with the | A committee consisting of work In this field. Mr; Nelson presented a Heifer," to a I play, " The Blacjc capacity crowd at Bancroft one The cast .of char- night last week. acters follows: . Reginald Rogers, youthful attorney — Edgar Finnell. ' v Theodore B,ear, J. Scanlan. did not get into the bank.there is question whether they can be convicted of bank robbery, but If they cannot be held at Allison they will probably be turned over to. Kossuth officers for trial in, connection with the St. Benedict robbery. . Austinville is ,a town' ; ,about the size of St. Benedict southeast of Mason City. state .agents, furnished the evidence [that Cleared the way for. Baer's conviction. • -•-,.'•',' r (-' ,. . -•• '."•. Sheriff Hovey, State Agent Scott', iand State Agent Quinlanr- ar»;.also ^responsible for digging up the facts ..against the trio brought back to were on .hand also. The total at-T Iowa from Texas, though press dis- tendance was more than 300. !• patches give credit to higher author- Dr. A. E. Bennett, Des Moines, j ties spoke on "Investing the Child's Capital," considering the inherent talents of the child as capital. In the afternoon, Doctor Bennett told the teachers methods of teaching children to think for themselves. Judge Quarton stressed, the importance of teaching children to in a He said some families where Funnemark, ,Wesley, and _ fornMf; his partner — C. OVRIEN IS HONORED BY KOSSUTH LAWYERS Are Returned to Iowa. Saturday's dailies reported that iMsessors «re to meet at 9 o'clock and Bessie at home. He Mrs vlved by two sisters, Algona, and Mrs, J. Mrs, Lee Jo sur- W. 3. .Judge Lovrien, who from office January 1 is to retire and reenter rom o he practice of law, was honor sues ara bancjuet at the A gona hotel last Thursday evening given by the Maurice Walton, president of the Walton Woolen Mills — Edward Butler. , „ , Mrs. Walton — Katherlne' Kain, Doris Graham, their niece—Kathleen Holtzbauer. Jean La May, does a vampire business — Dorothy Mangan Miss Peach, passing applicant — Catherine Antoine. I Welsh, deaf to certan things — James McGee. _ Telegram errand boy — Vernon the trio, with Nellie Hancock, Clarion woman, who was found with the youths, were being returned , to Iowa. Martin is reported to have a bullet wound in his left arm, which he claims was inflicted while he was cleaning a gunr This wound helped lead to his arrest, 'because at Austinville shots were obey the laws of the land, talk on citizenship. children come from the parents not only disobey the laws, but,brag and boast about it in the presence of' the children. It Is the duty of the teacher, Judge Quarton said, to counteract this sort of home training- He urged that the children be shown the importance-of obeying laws, no matter how distasteful the same may seem to them, till they can . have them repealed, if that course seems best. ' -' „, Dr. Julius Borass, St. Olaf s lege, Northfleld, spoke on "Telach- ing the Child to Study," beginning his lecture in the morning and.con- cluding in the afternoon session. FINED YEAR AGO, BUT DIDN'T PAY; IS JAILED Frank Craig, *:Eagle township, was jailed Monday to serve out a sentence Imposed a year ago ™ the courtroom and Mr. T'rdey [Will start'explaining the system to Iftera then. At 11:30 he '" ^° fm ^ K short explanatory talk at the |Farm Bureau meeting, and another [nwetlng'ojr.the. assessors may .DO "iel4 |n the afternoon. , The data sheets, were arranged by the assessment board In an effort | to ge.t at an accurate method of as- f leasing property according to iw improvements as well as the vtfne |«t the land. In many cases the im Urovements determine too much 01 I the value ot the property, especially \'m farms with well-equipped ana Uullt barffiTanft outbuildings wheie : «w soil is not extraordinary. I In theVrro <feta.'sheet efforts are •wade to 89'divide the va features «$'fl»e farm that Galbralth, Anderson, Wells, Mr. Hopkins was a, member of Nelson. 'of Mr Nelson plays the roles 'janitor, Jennings, butler, and th» Odd Fellows and Ancient of United Workmen lodges here and was affiliated with the Methodist church.. SK KW\i"v.VES A skunk and a terrier met to a drain P'P e K °T S h S e th committee in charge of the event consisted of E. J. Van N**. « i A *f rtvn*»v n T>. Sn urn way* anT^ WMmer J W. Sullivan, president of the county bar, pre- sdet and after dinner introduced Mr! Van Kess who in turn tatjo, duced Judge Lovrien neo W. Patterson, who only speakers. A handsome clock was presented of honor, In men named, were Judge Quarton, S. T p. Harrington T,' A. AVinkel, ~ and Senator were 'the some desk to the guest "tendance besides the gently Ole , O'Conner, private^ detective. 14TH DISTRICT LAWYERS TO HOLDJJANQUET HERE Lawyers of'the 14th judicial district will hold their,- annual district banquet here .next week . Sa « day fired at the bandits, and it was believed that one of them had been hit. The San Antonio police were therefore looking for a wounded man. An Associated Press dispatch in Friday's dailies gave the following particulars: "The ai-rest of three men at San Antonio on charges of robbing the St. Benedict bank and attempting to rob one at Austinville will clear up between 16 and 20 holdups an'd thefts in northwest Iowa, in the The meeting closed with an Illustrated lecture on the Northwestern states and Alaska given by A, B. Partridge, of Chicago. CON6RE6ATIONALISTS CALL REV.FBED CLARK by Justice A. Hutchison. In October, 1929, Craig was sentenced to' pay the fine and-costs, but at that time did not have the-money and pleaded for a chance to 'earn and pay it. Justice Hutchison consented, and waited patiently for the $(100, so he could turn it over to the county. With the end of his term' of office In sight the justice itfust close his ,he believed Craig had chance to Pay the fine, or at least part of it, and since Craig was dodging ' local officers sent after him Mr. Hutchison re- isorted to Ross Moses, Emnietsburg game warden, who brought Craig to Algona. •Craig endeavored to escape arrest books, president M. L.' Johnson ot township, will submit nomtaatlo^B- for officers. ' Resolutions ;Will submitted by'a committee" ing of H. D. Hutchins, and A..I Bonnstetter. j The auditing and budget, oei mlttee consists of Harry Bode George W. Godfrey. B. S. McWfcgi*- ter Is chairman of the legtataw**. committee. , *£'__ ~, AH of the speakers on th« P«^ gram will be Kossuth people. •£« • cept Addison Parker, weft Des Moines man, who will an address at 2:20. The program *t "i detail follows: f- H The Program In Detail. _^$ ( • 10:30—Registration In charge <|C , Edw. Droessler. ' c 10:35—Singing led by the Bey. A* Hi Wood. c "i 10:45—La^st annual meeting ml*- utes, Rugh Raney. , ~i, ' 10:50—Treasurer's report,, C. ,<S- Scharlach. '<c ^ 11:00—County agent's report, V. R. Morrison. v " H; 10 — Home deinonstratlw*. agent's report, Mre. Lottie ,We««Av 11:15—Auditing Committee's Bi-> port, Geo. W. Godfrey. . ,,, ll^O-^Membershlp committee report, A. E. Clayton. 11:2 5*—Resolutions *• committee !»•} port.'A. H Bonnstetter. ' ' "" 11:30—Nomination committee re- Johnson, "• and officers for next year will be L E. Llnna.n, Algona, is and Dwight McCarty, elected. The £%nose"out rabbits \V. C. Danson B, McMahon, X,. E. .Linnan, C. McMahon, M. His quarters C Grler; Emmetsburg, District £o«rt Clerk Clark <*™>J<'& City were absent presidenti —— - - Emnietsburg, is secretary. The banquet will be served at the K. O, hall at 7 o'clock, and arrangements for a nationally known speaker are being made. An attendance of 80 Is anticipated. Counties In the 14th dlsSct tclude Kossuth, Emmet, Palo Alto, Dickinson, Clay, Hum- r^uSToT thf S££ V are James ^Land, Storm W F. C, who is complet Lovreum. ing th^unexpired term of Judge D. F. Coyle, resigned. George A. Heald, Snencer was elected judge at the Action to succeed Judge [uo n....-— j tn ^ Q rtu". ^*^£*!^'*S»*»- girl, was, recently AntonJo on a charge ot of tfes tete Geo. MONTH GIVEN f * p ^"«^r t ",."ffl license *nd at tne time knew '"^ggS** Th«'Hcense was ^terjetu^ ^^ the youta opinion of James E. Risden, chief of the state bureau of investigation. "Risden alleges that Myron Mar. tin, one of the trio, is leader of a gang which has been operating In the statf for several months, holding up 'filling stations and stores as \yeli as banks. "State Agents James Day and P. j. Griffin, who have been wqrking on tho Austinvllle and St, Benedict robberies, charged today that Martin told youths who have implicated that he had been connected with Al Capone's gang In Chicago and, was planning to adopt similar methods In Iowa. ~ Martin Probably leader. "Martin is alleged to have directed the robberies without actually participating in them.' He is said to have remained near the scene in a second car to which the robbers transferred, ajjan^onlng the first At a Congregational meeting Monday evening. It was voted to extend a call to, the Rev. Fred Clark, Eugene, Ore., to fill the va- - when his car was; ditched, and Moses caught up with him. H. Reisner, Lotts Creek, was fined $50 and, costs by Justice Hutchison Monday. Another old-standing case was settled the same day when Harry Haase, Fenton, was fined $11.0 and costs on a charge of shipping furs without a state license, shipped the 'furs last Jan- Haase uary. cancy ^..^ caused by the recent resignation of the Rev. W, A. Frazier,! who Is now at Fond du Lac, Wis. The Rev. Mr. Clark spoke here Sunday. He had been called to this part of the country to attend the funeral of the wife of his, brother, Sen. B. W. Clark, Mason City, The Rev. Mr. Clark, who Is a son ot Judge J. J- Clark, Mason City, has a wife and three children. A son is in college at Eugene. There is a girl of high school age and a v. Kriethe. ' *.'<&' 11:40—Essay contest report, St.* McWhorter. t. 11:50—"What and How to for the Farm .Exchange," Wr < Dewel. v ', i Dinner. ,' _*. I-oo—Orchestra, Dakota. ' 1 : 15—Resolutions adoption, 1:25—Soils Project. H. J. Bode,, 1:30—Election of officers. 1:40—Chorus, Swea City, , 1:65—Best township^ recor4 H. D. Hutchins. i> 2:00—Minstrel show. 1*8 Bros. & tynkj? Swea City.* J s> f 2:20—."The Program to* Jdlson Parker, „ > Since this program was prepMWM| younger child of 8. Mr. Clark has accepted the call . and will tali* up his pastorate here January 1. Prudence chapter of the Royal Masons recently elected the i^Tnmrers' A W. Behrends, EHP^ ftapley Worfter, BK; Hugh fltif, Btaawy^ MlsbaC h, trgasur^ A. Palmer, secretary, the THREE GIVEN JAIL TERMS, ^ FIVE ON LIQUOR CHARGES BURT MAN RELEASED FROM CHARGE OF THREATENING Estel Rentz, Burt, was arrainged before Justice A. Hutchison Tuea- enJng^^m 0 ^ fSc° f oSSS word has been received ^ but the case was dismissed when Rents paid costs totaling $26.95 on the case. Rentz was charged with threatening to shoot his wife, and color was given to the charge when Marshal Stewart, Burt, found a revolver and a carton of ^cartridges in Ws car at Burt. He was arrested, posted bond, and Mrs. Rentz was brought from Minnesota, where she had gone on a ylsU. The charges were dropped ,when Mrs, Tinley, representing the board of assessment and i also speak briefly. Mr, Tlnley conduct a meeting ?or the of the county at th.e AL6QNA AND OTTOSEN B, I Rentz Cnubfe, Jos. W. B. M^onald, PC WeWer, Measurer; recorder vorce and decree filed day in the " ' flee. Mrs. "month alimony married ln j # ot . Mirtjn has Uveajn several northwest Iowa cpmnjugfitlBB during the last few mo ntbj *> according to Day. His most recent residence W as at Fort Podge. * " •'Damon and Martin- are wanted fqr robbing the St/Bifne^Jct ba-nk a second tijMe, for wfetefe %m youths already are sejvinslUJe, sentences,. The gang is attSf e4 toUiawe been implicated in tfe.e 9, drug elected." the following °"}?«™ n . A«* **?« M C^ter. a,n oU Station at m ohiihK TIM: Jos. Misbach, J»», Sli-t .-noaBe. and a series of other A. Deo — Mrs. Elwood heart Fred Kruger, Joseph Moore, .and RalplJ Gillette, arrested wben liquor was found in their room at the Kuhn hotel a couple of weefcs ago, pleaded guilty last week Wednesday before Judge Lovrien, who sentenced each of them to pay a P** 6 of $300 and spend three mo.ntns Jn jail at bard labor. The fine, however, w*s suspended, during good b^ " ' " sentence wil. arrested last iVCL-**V*i *»••*•* **^. »*ir"-» *«"summer on a oh,erg« of possessing liquor, aUio pleadsd guilty, and was fined 150 ana «°sts. He — "" fine, plus cop^ including torney'i testified that she was not afraid of her husband, and that, he, had made no'threats against her life to her knowledge.,. ^ , • havior, stand. but the Alfred GriU. f)H« MOYOS Office, A. K, Cliff has'iaoved his quarters Ironi' the old' garage building, which is taodeled for £ Thorington Theater & Conjniuni^ House, the- UocLerp Dry "Cieajners on " 'ttosen t.QW4j, «P Sft 1 "' ^tBenl'ltj 3 "' ^-v I* J Dry fljeanera will mpye The mild w.ejjj^r which -ha? ruje,d nearly all *

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