Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 15, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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P*'%M^ii?HiS"ii V* * "> tfs$^8m$*fa&**-t**t ••JSSS^^v^j. _>.- • ) i WEATHER felt MHI of ALGONA, IOWA, JANUARY 15, 1931 12 Pages Number 18 EW SCHOOL CONTRACTOR QUITS OF ASSEMBLY ie Speaker After Bitter Scrap in Caucus. tcpresentatlvc Byron O. Allen. , s Molnes, Jan. (13 •— A legisla- session which may easily KO 1 i n history as. the most event- Injecting the general assembly Iheld convened at Des-Molnes HftV ioking over the possibilities, one g to thoughts of the sessions iiother generation—the days of en who did things In a big asons for this are numerous; •i are outstanding: 1—-Iowa again f^an administration determined ange the course of' many af- 2—the 'legislature Itself /seems _ave been- brought back to the lie in the last election; and 3— [determination In, the assembly big things is equal to that B administration. people in Saddle Again. , one observer put it, after the ission republican caucuses of |rday: he people of Iowa are once on t" e verge of governing • state!" [good many of ,us have expected |e the November election that J progressive, wing would be in Irol in the General Assembly and le been looking forward to a By productive session. I wns not till after the caucuses prttay, however, that the pro- isives blossomed out in great Wii. . -- • • • . New 'Speaker a Progressive. he selection of Francis Johnson, Dickinson county, for the Repub- t speakershtp choice was the I step towards triumph. A little Jr. in the senate. caucus,-which |lnated Senator William E. Mend, of Marshall county, for pres- It. pro tern, ..the -second .step..was n. • •' ' • •. '-V .*'.,' ~ ; a result of the;-House caucus | Progressives are ; assured of nittee appointments... fair to one. in the senate the mere that old guard • candidates for Jident pro tern .disappeared in face of progressive strength, encouragement' to ..belief that v deal is .also imminent in the |er house. case One-Third Democratic. the House there fare' 38 demo -if two involved In contests I seated. The minority, wing in •senate numbers only six. j good many democrats are talk(about organizing an active mi- ]ty; but if one may judge at this Stage the democrats In the vill follow their-course in the |—that is they will attempt no ian legislative program, and'a number will be found acting 'as much independence as some he pvogreesive republicans have |lmes displayed. , i issues the democrats are. slight- llvlded, but in the mainthe pro- teives probably have alright to democratic support. Ito Reimers; Lyon county, 1 was •democratic candidate for speak- T>ut he was named and entered [race simply because the demo- i wanted-to go through the moot presenting a party slate. Caroline Pendray, Jackson |ty, was minority candidate tor Iter pro tern, • • | Senate Committees In A|r, this is written the queetion [her committee appointments in *nate shall remain in the hands [teutenant Governor Arch W. Wane or be placed in the hands ^committee,, on committees is important pending matters, sentiment Is evident favor. committee on committees. This °ut of the recent exposure of onable relationships between «ane and the railroad inter- Jiether final decision leaves this I the lieutenant governor or with fate committee elected by the *«, the effect of the agitation • oe the same; that }s, McFar- •reallzes that he has fallen from Mesial. and must guara agamst ----- packing if he appoints. I before the question is settled, can see that the advocates of Committee plan have won a I' 'f not an actual victory, pe is talk of further procedure ?st the lieutenant governor. jerpus members, no doubt, - de- line case cleared up and de«V disposed of by the Assembly J s perhaps only one influr «°f importance which casts the coufise to be pur- is the fact that many It Pays in Many'Ways RADIATE PROSPERITY t IRVINGTON MAN IS HELD AFTER HIGH WAY CRASH Three Injured When Truck Smashes Into Cart. Brother of Algonian Boarded Murdered, Marysville Teacher '/ ' J.F THIS WERE IOWA COAL (T WOULO TURMl&H EM.PLOVME14T FOR »1,000 ADDITIONAL MINERS ftNO INCIDENTALI"?, KEEP MILLIONS OF DOU.KRS OF PURCHASING PO>ME1 IK IOWA WITH RE5IUTING- BENEKT To ALl. r £ IMPORT IOWA ANNUA1LV AROUND &.000.000 TbNS 0> EASTERN COAL. VALUE-tWEt'tri EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS - IOWA MERCHANTS Doug'as Riley, Irvington, was bound to the grand Jury by Jus tice Danson Friday on a charge of driving while drunk. The charge was the result of an accident early last Thursday evening in which Rlley's truck crashed Into the rear of a one-horse cart driven by Roy Hayes, also of Irvington. Frank Thornton, who was with Riley in the truck, suffered a dam. aged eye, a broken ankle, and num. erous bruises. Hayes was taken to the Algona Hospital, unconscious, and Riley was a patient for a part of the day The accident occurred near the former Thorpe farm, south of town on No. 109. Both vehicles were going south. The truck demolished that ' e mpo ' is tax revision that they ue H^fT lnto '*» f^ 1 " 1 •of « y to oon! "-»»e » great •W time and divert the wide- interest now display^ £** **»*& a statement AIRPLANE CRASH VICTIM IS NEPHEW OF BURT BROTHERS —Arthur C. Brown, Texas''; air ^pllbt whose body was found in a densely wooded'area hear Marshall, Tex., last Thursday following a crash during a fog the day before, was a grandson of the late Mr. and Mre. W. A. Chlpman, of Burt. Mr. Chipman conducted a Burt furniture store many years, and his sons E. O. and C. B. Chipman still live at Burt. The unfortunate aviator was a son of Mr. ,and Mrs. Milo Brown, who live on a farm four miles this side of. Garner, on the pavement. The Browns \have two other sons. Mrs. Brown* Is a sister of the Chipman brothers. , The following, news report in the Mason City Globe-Gazette was sent from Hayfield, 5 miles northwest of the Brown'home: ' The plane crashed in a fog yesterday, the second fatal air accident In a week in the forests of east Texas,/ Mr.''Brown, pilot; Erret Williams, of New Orleans, co-pilot, and Robert Wilson, 16 year old New Orleans student who was returning from his home in Fort .Worth, were the victims, The bodies, thrown clear of the wreckage, were brought to Marshall. Two Negro farmers told Marshall officers the motor of the New Orleans-bound plane sputtered before the crash as if it was shprt of gasoline. The plane was flying the Wedell- Williams passenger line between Dallas and New Orleans. Brown was widely known in the south as a pilot. He formerly flew planes for the Davis Air Lines between Atlanta, Ga,, and Birmingham, Ala. Williams participated in Atlanta and Miami air races. Arthur Brown, who -was the oldest son In the Brown family, was born on the farm .near . here and grew to manhood In this vicinity. He had been a successful aviator for almost 13 years. He was at one time mail pilot out of Chicago and was considered a cautious pilot. The body will be brought to Garner for Interment. Funeral services have not been arranged. Mr. -Brown, who was married several years ago at St. Louis, is survived by his wldr ow, his parents, two brothers and an aged grandfather here. Investigation of the airplane crash has been hampered by the tortuous roads near where the crash, occurred. The plane fell'in a wooded area eight miles-west of Marshall. DR, J, A, DEVINE, BANCROFT, HEADS KOSSUTH DOCTORS Pr. J. A. Devlne, Bancroft, was elected president of the county medical society at a business meeting following 6; 30 dinner at the Algona hotel last week Wednesday. Dr. R. H. Crawford, Algona, was chosen secretory. The program consisted of a report by Dr. M. J. Keneftck of the meeting of the "House of Pelegates" at Des Molnes recently, and a talk by Pr. George Bemls, of Garner, who told the doctors of a pjan, adopted recently In'Hancock BURT MAN HELD TO GRAND JURY ON LIQUOR CHARGE Arthur Dransfe'.d, Burt, was arrested Tuesday by Marshal Walter Steward, Burt, on a charge of bootlegging. A two-quart glass jar of hootch was found on a road near Burt by Mr. Steward, who says that it is Dransfeld's and that 'the latter was seen placing it at the side of the rood. A hearing was in progress before Justice W. C. Danson. He was bound to the grand jury on a charge of illegal possession of liquor. county for collecting counts. overdue a«- CLAY ASSESSORS NOT TO FILL IN NEW DATA SHEETS 'According to the Spencer Reporter, Clay county assessors appear to have" decided to ignore new requirements of the state board of assessment and review. The Reporter says: 1 "Clay county assessors, believing the increase in salary recently given them by the board of supervisors not sufficient for the increased amount of work requested by the state board of assessment and review, met Monday and adjourned the meeting till Tuesday, when a committee from the assessors met with the board to make an adjustment. Due to the fact that the new development in methods of assessments was brought before the assessors and county boards at such a late date, Clay county supervisors and other boards in various counties had failed to;make an appropriation for such increased work, ' and having no funds available whereby assessors could be paid the additional salary they believed necessary to compensate them for more work, the assessors decided they would rather assess as has been done in past years. 'However, cpunty assessors are entirely satisfied with matters as they now stand, according to Jens Thompson, city assessor. Mr. Thompson states that although the assessors were dissatisfied with the raise in salary as givijn'by the supervisors, they would much rather work for less money and not do the greater amount of work for the pay proposed. "County assessors have started work throughout the •.--•— = city assessing will about a week. The following is the average schedule for assessing property as agreed upon at the meeting: Colts, 1 year, $24; colts, 2 years, $86; horses, 3 years, $44; mules, 1 year, $88; mules, 2 years, $86; mules 3 years, $48; cattle in' feeding, $3«; heifers, 1 year, $16; heifers, 2 years, $28; cows, $36; steers, 1 year, $20; KOSSUTH IS WELL REPRESENTED AT STATEJJ). MEET Kossuth is'"rep.resenle'd 'at a state Farm Bureau meeting at the Shrine Auditorium," Des Molnes, which opened yesterday and will close tomorrow. , M. L. Johnson, Swea City, past county president, is voting delegate from Kossuth and R. S. McWhorter, Hurt, is alternate. Mrs. J. H. Warburton, county, chairman of woman's work, represents the "county at women's meetings. j The Grant township quartet, consisting of three Isenberg brothers and Samuel Link, was to compete yesterday with o,ther rural quartets from Dallas, Webster, Fayette, Tama, Polk, Jasper, Floyd, Linn, Page, Chickasaw, and Boone counties. ' The convention speaking program is scheduled for today, and the big annual Farm Bureau party, is to be held tonight. ' Many Farm Bureau folks from Kossuth have planned to attend- most of the meetings. Members planning only one day have probably planned to attend today. Voluntary effort put forth by the Iowa Farm Bureau 1 members will this year be recognized by e the Iowa Federation, according to President Hearst. "Growth of the Farm Bureau in Ibwa during the past year can be laid at the door of the individual member who has gone out and visited his neighbor non-member and given him the invitation to join," Mr. Hearst says. Individuals who have secured the most members through voluntary effort will receive recognition, and the; county showing the largest gain and the county with the largest membership will receive trophies. Ledyard township, Kossuth county, is included in the list of ; townships which have carried on a definite program and have qualified as standardized. These will be given special certificates. Other awards will probably be made in recognition of outstanding effort. Membership activity has been especially outstanding this year, according to Mr. Hearst. Iowa Is ahead of its membership for the same time a year ago, and indications are that around 65,000 farm families will be the. total for this year. • Perhaps the most spectacular lews event in the dailies of the iisi few weeks has centered about he little town of Maryville, Mo., 'ollowlng the discovery of a rural school teacher's ravished body In schoolhouse last month. One day last week a mob seized Raymond Bunn, Negro who had confessed attacking the teacher and killing her. The man was taken from the sheriff while the latter was taking him to the court' house for a preliminary hearing. He was dragged to the scene of the murder, chained to the roof of the schoolhouse and left there while the build- Ing, saturated in gasoline, was burned. The news dispatches had particular interest for Dr. and Mrs. R. A. Evans, who had received a letter December 26 from Mrs. Evans' brother, T. H. Thompson, of Mary vllle, at whose home the teacher, Velma Colter, had roomed and boarded. _ Mr. and Mrs. Thompson had no children left at home, and hod accepted the girl as o ne of their family circle. Dr. and Mrs, Evans county and start within steers, 2 years, swine, over 9 months, $12; sheep, over 9 months, $4; merchandise Inventory at 60 per cent." EVANGELICAL MINISTER AT LIDYARDJLUT HOSPITAL Ledyard, Jan. IS — There was no Sunday school or -church at the Evangelical church Sunday, due to the Illness of, the pastor the Rev. Mr. Daroman, who has been in poor health for some time and is under the care of Doctor Pevine, of Ban.- croft. Mr. Damman. was taken to a •hospital at ffajrmont Wesley Wton, Wesley, J.an. J« -=014 so* t o| wgg ts&en. the cart and pushed the remains and the horse 100 feet down the road before landing in the ditch. The horse suffered, a broken leg and other injuries, and was sho so'on after the accident. Riley and Thornton were on the! way to Irvington with a load o the Thornton household goods which they were moving from Em metsburg to the J. C. Mawdslej farm, where the Thorntons are t be employed. G. C. Stewart, who saw the ac cidont, called Marshal -Newville an Deputy Sheriff Harris. ' The of fleers arrested Riley after a brie Investigation, and' ho was placed i the officers' car while they inspected the wreck further. Riley crawled out of the other side of the car, but was discovered when he attempted to escape by .climbing over a woven-wire fence. The officers gav e chase, captured him in a field, and brought him to Algona, where -he was placed in the jail over njght. A bottle partly filled, with alleged whiskey was found in the truck, and another bottle, broken, was found on Riley's person. Mr. and • Mrs. Thornton went to Iowa City Tuesday to have Mr. Thornton's eye examined. There was a possibility that he would,lose the optic. He >was a patient at a local hospital till he left for Iowa City. Furniture on the truck was badly broken and otherwise damaged. Mr. Hayes hod been at Algona, and was on his 'way to his. home near the William Boldrldge farm. COUNTY MUTUAL MAKESJIG GAIN A small crowd attended the annual meeting of the Kossuth County Mutual Fire Insurance society at the courtroom Tuesday, The meeting was harmonious. Ed A. Miller, Springfield township, Jos. Paxson, Algona, and, Jos. Hauptman, Wesley, were returned to the board-of directors by unanimous vote. President H. J. Bode announced that the company had increased its insurance In force more than a million dollars during 1930. A short discussion was held regarding payment of town fire, companies 'for making trips to rural fires and the concensus, of opinion favored at least partial payment by the company. In some Instances, however, it was agreed that the policy-holder should.pay for the truck. Usually a truck prevents losses far exceeding any charge made for the service. This was later discussed by the board of directors, and such bills will be paid in future, as designated by the insurance adjuster. If a truck is called the adjuster will decide whether the company should p.ay all or part, depending on the amount of loss. The board reelected President Bode and Secretary Paxson'and expressed appreciation for the work done by them during their years of faithful service. had received letters many times before this incident telling of the Thompsons' affection for the young teacher. •Mr. and Mrs. Thompson wrote that when Miss Colter did not return to their home at 6:30 the evening of December 16, they became wor ried, and Mr. Thompson set out foi the schoolhouse to investigate. It was he who discovered the body FAIR ASSN, ANNUAL MEETING TO BE HELP NEXT TUESDAY The annual meeting of the Kos- eu,th County Agricultural Society will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the courtroom. The fair in J930 was successful, and there Is a small balance on hand. The grandstand was not completed in time for the 1830 fair, but is now complete, and some changes In the midway and other details are to be. made for the 1931 fair. Officers of the society are Julius Kunz, Wesley, president; W 1 . T. Peters, Burt, vice-president; P. P. Zerfass, Algona, secretary; HL. Gllmore, treasurer- Directprs Other than officers are J. H. 'Fraser, Cresco, J. A. Raney, Algona, and Qeo. P. Moulton, Ledyard. and he immediately notified the sheriff. A few days later county officials announced that Gunn had confessed the crime, and he was taken im mediately to St. Joseph, Mo., foi safe keeping. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, in the! letter to the Evans family, men tioned that a mob was then plan/ ning to storm the St. Joseph jai that night. News reports verifiet the .rumor, but the attack was un successful, and it was then tha Gunn was taken to Kansas City The schoolhouse was a half mil from the Thompson home. A 'stat normal school, of which Miss Co ter was a graduate, is located a. Maryville, ' and the little country school was used for practice teach ing and demonstration work, Mis Colter's parents live five miles fro.m Maryville. • ' BOY'S LEG IS BROKEN WHEN STRUCK BY CAR Ted, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 'era, suffered a broken bone in is left leg Friday noon, when he tepped In front of the McMahon edan, which was being driven by rfrs. McMahon. The boy, with two >r three others was crossing the treet at the Algona hospital cor- ler, and just as they stepped from he curb the other boys held back, One of them had 'his arm around he, Vera boy's shoulder, and it is 'elleved that when this youth stepp d back the Vera boy lost his balance. The front of the car did not trlke him, but the running board did and knocked him to the street ?assersby picked 'the boy up and ,ook him to the hospital. The brok sn bone protruded through the flesh. The wound was Pressed, but as only one of the bones was brok en, it was not set for fear of in fectlon from the wound made by he broken bone. TWO LEDYARD YOUTHS GET 15 DAYS FOR DRUNKENNESS Lawrence Barnes and Chris Ref 'er, Ledyard, were each sentenced t 1'5 days in jail by Justice W. C Danson last Thursday on charge of drunkenness. Reffer was brough down first, and sentenced, afte BOARD TRYING TO UNTANGLE DIFFICULTIES financial Aid for the Mayers May be Secured. which his father,- Adam Reffer, be Hevcd that Barnes, who was wit Reffer in the. spree, should hav punishment also, so filed an inlor mation. Barnes was sentence< later in the day. ROTARY GOVERNOR AND SONG LEADER VISIT CLUB HERE MURIEL BODY, NEW H, D, A,, MAKING ROUNDS OF COUNTY Muriel Body, new Farm Bureau home demonstration agent, is getting acquainted with the Farm Bureau women of the county. She succeeded Mrs. Lottie Wessel, who with her husband left by-car a week or so ago for Marysville,' Calif. Miss Body's home is at Sac City, She ALFRED BARSLOU TOSSES GRAPPLER IN EASY FALLS Swea City, Jan. 113 — Alfred Boi islou, local wrestler, had no trouble throwing jack Jackson, Mason City grappler, in a headliner of an athletic show at the opera house last night. He won the first fall in 10 minutes with a head scissors, and the second in six minutes with a hammer-lock and head scissors. Barslou -is a farmer near here who has long shown great promise as a wrestler, though up to date he has not had the' competition his ability deserves. He has Issued a challenge to any wrestler up to 140 Ibs. in Iowa or Southern Minnesota. The program Monday evening included six one-minute rounds of boxing between George Gorman, Pilot Grove, and "Red" Johnson,. Ledyard; a similar match between "Kid" Stone and Bud Olson; and a wrestling match between Raymond Bai-- sloui Swea City, and Larry Curtis, Elmore. All of the preliminaries resulted in interesting matches. The match culminated an especially Interesting week in Swea City, which is always .Interested Sn athletic events. Sunday the Cardinals, local semi-professional basketball team, defeated the famous House of David long-haired team. This team was featured In news pictures in dailies a week ago, when it play, ed a game with Taylor Trunks, a famous team of'-'women with bobbed hair. . The game Sunday was played at Ceylon, Minn., where a larger crowd could be accommodated than on the Swea City floor. .Other athletic events were the defeat of iLake Mills in a game there Friday night, and a game against the Algona high school which the locals won. .The Rotary .club's noon luncheo Monday; was of extra importance t members for two reasons.. Gove nor T. W. Purcell, of Hampton was here and an added attractio was Ralph Cook, of Humboldt, wh led a half hour of singing. Governor Purcell has for man years been a popular and prominen figure in the state press association Fpr 30 years or more he has bee publisher of the Hampton Chron cal, one of the state's leading w e e! lies. He was Introduoefl to the tarlans by Editor g. "J. Backus, b the Upper Des Moines-Republican, and gave a short address,' When Governor Purcell visited the Falrfleld, club recently h* was sur Lack of financial backing caused. r. H. Mayer & Son, contractors on. he new school building-, to qutfc work early last week, when chectar given for labor were refused by aw Humboldt bank and supply concern* refused further credit. The school board yesterday Tma- making efforts t o have a meeting Between the Mayers, the Union In- lemnity bonding company, of NtoW- 5rleans, which underwrote tha>- tfayer bond, and the Humboldt Jank. It was hoped that the dtfr ficulties would be straightened out at such a meeting a nd the work. proceeded with. It was believ** that a meeting could be arrange*. for tonight.' It is estimated that there ar» hims outstanding totaling some. $30,000. Trouble Starts In December. The first inkling O f trouble appear*. ed early i n December, when th» Humboldt bank refused to cash. checks. The Mayers went to th« bank and by assignng the December pay estimate on the building secured a $5000 loan. The bank. agreed to and did take care i* checks again till last week. Later, when companies selling- material to the firm refused to send any more, the Mayers went to Dew Moines, where representatives or th|e companies ,were met; ; and .av second assignment of the December estimate was made, .subject to th» prior assignment to .the Humboldt. bank. But when the architects learned.'*' of these proceedings they refused, to issue December estimate pending investigation, an d it has not yat. been paid. -*^T? Each month an estimate of "thi- ' amount of work done is made^-'ind* 85 per cent of the estimate Is'paHt: the contractor. Thus if the architects estimate that $10,000 worth '•£ work has been done in a month thai- school board pays 85 per' cent t* the contractor. This allows the < •tractor to pay bills without drawing- too heavily o,n. h.ta own reaowvWk" The 15 per cent retained is held tflt the architects and the school boat*. finally accept the building as completed according to contract. Meyers Have Been Paid I854M. It Js ertjjnated that the May«nt " " r " Hildi Us. Sen F. Felt?. > Rockledge, writing to renew his Advance, says, "I am, glad to enclo$e> check, for «_• •-•.,.- njgcessajy f w u^ to get t a^d to- shiver f°r '""'"*»" was graduated from the home econr omics course at the state college, Ames, in 1928, and during the next two years was principal of the Calumet high school. Since last September she had been teaching home economics at Dayton, O. She is living with the Jos. Cosgroves. Phillips to Box, 1 Clarence Phillips, Algona, is to take a leading role in a boxing exhibition at Eagle Grove tomorrow night. Phillips, who weighs 170 pounds^ is scheduled to meet Jack Carver, Fort Dodge, 176 pounds, in tjhe main bout. There will be el* additional bouts of four rounds each. TOWN B, B, TEAM DEFEATS 6RAETTINGERTEAM 37-16 The Algona Independent basketball team defeated a .Graettinger team Friday evening, 37-16. The Ad- gona team has now won three games and lost two. The team is composed of Aubrey Bonliam, Ferris Miner, forwards; Eugene iPlerson, center; George Llchter, Casey Loss, guards; substitutes; Adrian Burmeister, George Johnson, Knox, Eddie Butler, and Magnus Lichter. Percy Kuhn and William Keaefick. managers, plan to sponsor a dance January 26, and the proceeds will be/ used to send the team to Marshalltown to compete in a state amateur tournament in ajarch,. \ , Scans Burt, Bjurt., Jan.. 1?— F. si J^i-U* 3L4?r"WQI'fl' W&9 here Tuesday'9| t^»*499A •<*? ^ A. Voqt^r f.t tfcs hom$ fil Jjif flftsytitWi "Mya, -^jy^ -MajJ4$Qn ot P^uyiQA* H< SL wctolc fijco hia dfliughtefr took if 'V ^T "f JPj^ j^ 5rRf? *PWJ?gB'y' B " _ ™yyp rlseil With urcellian," a Httle foWer, printed by the club. "The 'his contained his biography. Bank- r F. D. Williams, who cairtfl here rom the Governor's county, road his biography to the local club. After the meeting the Governor let with the board o'f directors and he chairmen of committees. . The f fairs of the club were gone over nd the Governor expressed himself s greatly pleased .with the club's r ogress. Mr. Cook gave the club one of he best periods of singing It has ver had. He is a born song leader, nd under his direction a most prof- table songfest was enjoyed. Be- ween songs Mr. Cook gave valuable uggestions on song leading. Mr. took was Introduced by Ralph Miler, chairman of the local club's rogrom committee, A number of other Humboldt Ro- arlans accompanied Mr. Cook to Jgona, and two members of the Emmetsburg club were here also. ONE ROCK FARMER HELD ON CHARGE OF LEWDNESS E}lo Rahn, Lone Rock, was bound o the grand jury Tuesday by Jus- ice W. C, Danson on a charge of ewdness, preferred by his wife and ier 10-year-old' daughter. The hear- ng was waived, and Rahn gave a lOOQ bond. The case was first irought before Justice L. A. Winkel, >ut a change of venue was token o Mr. Danson. Mrs. Eva Rahn iled suit agiainst her husband the ame day, alleging cruel and In- lunian treatment, including threats against her life, jorary alimony, •narrted in 1928. She asks $200 tem- The Rahns were AL60NA, BANPROFT WOMEN FILE DIVORCE PETITIONS Two suits for divorce were filed n district court Tuesday. J&athUda M. Rowan, Algona, asks a divorce rom John Rowan, charging the later with desertion and drunkenness. The couple were married in 1D15, and separated in June, 1928. Mrs. iowan asks $50 per month alimony, julu Richards, Bancroft, charges that her husband, L. C. Richards, deserted her In 1S88, and asks a divorce. They were married Jn 1920. Besides the desertion on estimates! prior" t6 When work stopped last Week th» board got in touch with the M* to discover the difficulties and tified the bonding company that. work had stopped. Last week Wednesday a long conference was h« but nothing definite came out ot .^, and last Thursday the board officially notified the bonding company to resume work or steps would, op taken to declare .the bond forfeited,: This notice was to expire in thre* days or on this week Tuesday. Tuesday the board decided on further efforts to bring the contractor, th,e bonding company, the bank,, and supply companies together and. let the Mayers complete the build-. If the bond were forfeited and contract relet it would be February at least before work could be r%» sumed by a new contractor. Mayers Want to Continue. The Mayers are anxious to catt** tinue arid complete the building, providing they can secure the backing, necessary. They assumed Were working under an with the bank to cash labor _ other minor checks'.till such time''i estimates were allowed to care tor- overdrafts or loans. Practically gut,-' money received by the Mayers.-oa.; prior estimates has been applied OIK material and labor. A small pa^t, went for equipment, but not enough ", to affect the situation in any way. It is to the interest of the May***- 1 ' 1 to complete the building, for if th,ejr -" fail to, do so, and if the bondlnif company has to take over the pry* jeot, they wJU find U difficult Ilk. the future to secure bonds, Experts who have inspected, job say the Mayers can still com* Plete the building and make a sonable profit if they are to return to work. No Loss (or District. Mo matter what develops or completes th e building there wJJl no financial loss to the school trlct. The district is fulfy proteelilV? under the terms of the bond. ' -^ If the Mayers do not cog the school; and if it has to be'opm^, pleted by another contractor, tfc the bondfng company will "jjiySJ make UP any difference •—* - J bid, a»4. The achop} new board ever, be p«t, and, has, aJr«M|y< ^ put, to ejrtra teopj)yen4ene£ .'to J ---- *~* --- L *~ ~~ ' ~ ' ^ Stell -was arrested Tuesday F*

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