Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 22, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 22, 1931
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ALGONA, IOWA, JANUARY 22, 1931 12 Pages Number 19 NDING COMPANY GIVEN NOTICE FOR NEW TERM Davidson to | Open Court Here Monday. .aurt opens Monday with Judge IP Davidson on the bench. There ' .'ton 72 cases filed In district i since the last term, of which rt ire suite for divorce not yet hied Two'dlvorce suits were mt- 1 during the November term, »«h they had been filed during U period that belongs to the Jan- jariotte Welner, St. Benedict, yet William Welner with cruel " Inhuman treatment, and ask* k'MO alimony. There are four ' ^Dolores 8, Jean 5, James [inA Maxlne 2. Lulu Richards » a divorce from L. C. Richard*. ,f In Ka'risas, on a charge of abus- ', cruel,'and Inhuman treatment. illda /Rowan,> Algonaj askn a s'irpm.-John Rowan y 'on 1 - a" „ of desertion and .drunken"she asks $50 per month ali- f.'Hmband.Fights Wife's Suit. j Rahn, Fenton, brought suit t week against Ello Rahn chargi j'hlm with various acts, and he Borrested and bound to the grand ? on charges of lewdness. He had ihtered.in the suit, and has ight a cross-petition also seek! a divorce, and brings counter ;es against Mrs. Rahn. ' • particular local Interest,:' -be- ie. of the prominence and of leir long residence in Algona,. is |e suit brought Friday by Glenn fiinson, federal prohibition dlrec- vfor Iowa, against Mrs. Mayme tor a divorce, .charging land Inhuman treatment. The ion states they were married in ', 1896, and separated in 1925 ft'ls not known definitely; wheth- Jornotany of the suits will,come I at this term. It is _The Proof of the Pudding j- . i . c -* DIFFERENCE WESUGAR PRODUCTS CORN PRODUCTS PRODUCTS /GOV'T LABEL \ REMOVED BEtfltf G, F, LATHROP fASSES;HEART DISEASE FATAL Abstractor Here for Many Years Dies Saturday. Thomas Hawcott, 77-year-old Burt Councilman, Is Stricken I that the usual percentage;\w,lll | panted by failure of the;•'defend--, t to appear and contest the ac-: One Large Damage Case. e only damage suit of cbnee- ! filed was that brought -by Augusta Muckey, Algona, but" Henry Klocke, Wesley, for ") for damages sustained In an int last summer. Mrs. Muckey *.a leg when the Klocke car, i had been borrowed by anoth- ||Ugonlan, and in which Mrs. ' was riding, ran off the i and Mrs. Muckeyts .leg was Injured that It had to be tsted, leases which may be retried [ttl8 term of court come from the term because of juries : to reach a verdict. A JUry la taw of Ross Oesterrelcher, Ti" charged with illegal trans- "i. of liquor, was hung, 6-6, failed to reach a verdict In a ' lasting till midnight. t ! second jury drawn from the Wnel also failed to bring In a «' In a damage suit brought by II Blomster against Sam and M Lareon. All three are from i City, and Blomster claims »400 "MM the result of a car crash "i of Swea City July 28. k Fourteen Cases for Trial. • *n cases are noticed ,for »ng which.is a damage suit J V- Mann osa 1 " 8 * A. for $2,000. Mr. Mann, who ar Burt, had Mr. Carter. Wesatruck, come to the" FIGHT DECISION AGAINST PHILLIPS STIRS FANS HERE Local ' fight fans are more.' than i 'take a load of oats. truck was loaded it back, ut ehlns P ltttf °"n. and ted through the floor, and pin™ 1 aealnst the wall of wrought up over . ari.: Associated Press dispatch to the Sunday Des Moines Register -which gave a decision on .points to Jack Carver, Fort Dodge, "over Clarence Phillips, Algona, in a scrap at Eagle Grove Friday night. [ Iowa law permits no-decision contests, so newspaper reports are the only decisions given. This. match was the main bout and local sports claim Phillips won every round except one. In the fifth Carver was knocked to the mat and took the count of seven before he 'was saved by the bell. ' He was carried -to his corner, and after being revived was still groggy.' He appeared to be extremely weary during the sixth round. Local fans who saw the fight have agreed on the results, .and they give a round-by-round decision as follows: Firs'. — Slight shade for Phillips. Second — Left cut brought blood and cut Up on Carver. Decidedly Phillips' round. .' Third — Not fast, the only round that came close to being a draw. >. Fourth — Bhijllps' on points. , Fifth — Phil)ips ,by a wide margin. Bell saved Carver. Sixth — Phillips;' Carver groggy and admitted defeat. It is claimed here that after the fight Carver gave out a statement saying that Phillips had beaten him from the ' start; also that Referee Mullenhoff, Fort Dodge, said this was the beat fight he had seen in two years. .Mullenhoff, 'who is a scrapper himself, had challenged the- winner of the match. .Among local men who attended th^ fight were" F. .H. Seller, W. J. Becker/Arthur Keicker, Charles Me . C3se brought by Ernest Amy as receiver of the Hurlburt vs. Bert Carr, f Surety Co. V8 . a', writ of attach.-. vs. Frank Sell- Old Friends Mourn Death of Lathrop T HE DEATH of Chas. F. Lathrop brought a feeling of sadness to the older citizens of Algona and the county who had known him 30 years or more. .They will miss a familiar figure who had long been part of their dalTy lives. Mr. Lathrop's outstanding characteristic was dependability. In his early youth he became a railroad telegrapher, later an agent. In these capacities he absorbed traditions of service which he never forgot. Duty was the foremost word In his lexicon, and with It were associated honesty, Integrity, and ability in the highest degr.ee. Early and late Mr. Lathrop was always on the job,. Everyone knew that anything intrusted him would receive the most attentive care. Carelessness and negligence were habits he never learned. AH his work was patiently, skilfully, and thoroughly done. He was conscientious almost to a fault. The old friends, the tried friends, the .true friends of a generation, part w|th Mr. Lathrop with the deepest regret. Something 'of great value has gone out' of their lives never to return. As he leaves for that bourne whence no one comes back they bid him bon voyage in the hope that sometime, somewhere they will find his gentle soul again. Donald, R. L. Roblnault, Phillips,, Haroid Patterson, Lloyd Dr. C. Schaap, Dr,' P, E. Walley, Dean Sparks,, f Pauline Phillips, Sigrid Strom, John Phillips. Strom, and Perry The Register's AP report claimed that Carver won on points. Local fans have Interpreted this to mean that someone scheduled to scrap the winner did not want to face Phillips. -?t..- Is suspected that the manager of this scrapper desiring to keep the record clear for his mauler got into touch with the AP correspondent at Fort Dodge and induced him to send the report 'In question. USES DYNAMITE TO SPLIT WOOD; STICK BREAKS LEGS Ledyard, Jan. 29 — Ira Gingrich, who has for several years made his home at Jacob Rink's, had a serious accident Friday at 4 o'cclock while he was dynamiting large logs to be chopped up for fire wood. He fixed the, charge, and he and a nephew sjtepped back as far as they thought necessary; but when the charge WWt'off a Piece of wood hit Mr. Gingrich, knocking him W^™ a fence and breaking both legs. The nep.hew,- who was right beside him, wasn't eye n touched. Doctor Williams was called at pace- On< » les was badly, crushed and both so swollen that the doctor felt they should be x-rayed, so an ambulance called, , I taken to the Algona Hospital, where fee MMrttU a patient, j£$^*3*£^^^ . _. STOCK BEING SOLD FOR NEWJURT BANK Plans for a new bank at Burt t,rr going forward, Dr. W. T. Peters, t-he of the charter.applicants, said Tuesday when he attended the annual meeting here of the county fair association, of which he is vice president. There is some stock to lie sold yet, but there is little difficulty in disposing of it. . Doctor Peters, Senator Geo. W- Patterson, G. W. Bleich, K. J. Smith, and Postmaster W. A. MacArthur made application for the charter to the state banking department some weeks ago, and it was approved recently. Subscriptions for stock are now being taken. The stock Is not to be owned in large blocks, if the aim of the organizers can be achieved. A community-owned bank Is desired. The group which filed the application for a' charter is not seeking control. Tentative plans call for a. savings bank with a capitalization of 825,000* and a surplus of fo.OOO. When the stock has been fully subscribed a meeting of stockholders will be held and directors will be elected. Officers of the bank will be named by the board. When all this has been done, formal application for the charter will be filed and the bank will be opened shortly after the charter is grant^in the meantime banking facilities have in a measure been afforded by a, clearing house which was opened soon after the closing of the First National bank last Sep. RED GROSS ASKS S600 OF KOSSUTH FOR DROUGHT WORK Kossuth residents have been asked by the iRed Cross, to contribute $GOO toward relief of drought sufferers in parts of 2:1 states. The request 'addressed to Mrs. Lee O. Wolfe, who is secretary of the county. Red Cross organization, was made in a telegram last week Wednesday^ The message said: "Great suffering demand during the last ten daye made' it imperative that an Immediate campaign for Red Cross relief fund to meet: the emergency. Part of 21 states in drought stricken area. Ten million dollars needed to prevent untold suffering of thousands of families. Pollution of water supply caused by dying cattle added to winter hardship in some sections. President Hoover In proclamation tomorrow will urge immediate and generous response.. Confident your people will meet their share of this humari- tarian need. Because of general conditions desire to impress you- of necessity of making vigorous campaign. We must not fail. YOUP chapter quota $600. Report action." s The county committee, consisting of Mrs. Wolfe, Tltonka,' and Supt. J. F. Overmyer, ; yice«jiairman, E. J. .McEvoy, treasurer, H. W. Miller, Roll .Call chairman, Antoinette Bonnstetter, junior Red Cross representative, and Mrs. Elinor ,SuU ton, county welfare worker, all of Algona, met last week Wednesday afternoon, and Issued the call In Kossuth county for funds. v Instead of making a personal house or business canvass containers for donations will be placed in business' houses in all towns of the county. These will have a slot into which^coins or bills may be dropped by those who wish. Appointed to take charge of the boxes and funds in the county are Mrs. Sutton and Miss Bonstetter, Algona, Seth B. Calry, Whlttemore, R. A. Haglund, Swea City, Mrs. Fred Newel,- Fenton, Mrs. George W. Carmean, Bancroft, Ersei Blanchard, Lone Rock,, Kate Skinner, Lu Verne, Mrs. John Amesbury and Mrs. Charles E. Murphy, Wesley, and Julia Llesvold, Lakota. FAMILY AT BURT ALMOST OVERCOMEJY COAL 6AS Burt, Jan. 20---The Floyd Duncans were almost overcome by gas from a hard coal burner early last .week Wednesday morning. At ..6. o'clock Mr. Duncan arose and went into the living room, where the stove was, and he was so overcome by gas that he fell to the floor. Then Mrs. Duncan managed to get to the living room, but she too was. overcome. Finally Mr. Duncan aroused and was able to get to a door, which he opened, He then recovered sufficiently to call Doctor Clapsaddle. Eldon, 2-year-old eon, was sleeping In the room, but he had his head covered b'y bedding, and so was not so much affected. The Duncans suffered no lasting effects from their experience. tembfir. Tony Tony kteK*, who haj been critic,Wl from . offing, Is He hasten. JWff/Wa *0ft to- MALE QUARTET ENTERTAINS NURSES ATJOSPITAL HERE The Algona; Hospital boasted an ujiu^al ma^e. quartet lajs| week, following' the arrival at four boys, the * last ,pjf whom was Though it had been known for weeks that Chas. F. Lathrop's condition was grave, announcement of his death Saturday evening at 9 o'clock shocked old friends throughout the county. Death was caused by heart disease. Three years ago Mr. Lathrop sjif- fered a severe attack of phlebitis. After some weeks in bed he grew better and was able to return to work. A year later the heart disease appeared, and for a time he was gravely ill, but again he recovered and resumed his work. Late In December another attack came on, and Mr. Lathrop's condition Immediately became serious. Reports from the bedside were not encouraging, and his friends were prepared for the end, which came peacefully. 'Funeral Services Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Congrega- tlonalchurch, of which Mr. 'Lathrop was a member; The new pastor the Rev. Mr. Clark, preached the sermon before an audience which filled the church and included many old friends 'of Mr. Lathrop from points about the county. The casket and the altar railing of the pulpit were banked with flowers, the display being among the most beautiful and most artis tlcally arranged that has ever been seen at a similar function in A' gona. Prominent In the display wa a setpiece from the local Masonl lodge, of which.Mr. Lathrop .was £ member. A large delegation of Ma sons occupied the seats back of th mourners. Ralph Cook, of .Humboldt, san two solos at the funeral, accompan led at. the piano by Mrs. Sylvia Gurin. ''The" songs were. Lead Kindly Light, and Some of These Days. Pall bearers were six old friends: M. P. Weaver, H. E. Rlst, S. J. Backus, T. P. Harrington, H. R. Cowan, and A. L. Peterson The body was taken to the Union cemetery at Humboldt, where 'burial was made in the family lot of Mrs. Lathrop's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Schleicher. A detail of local Masons accompanied the funeral cortege and burial was made with Masonic, rites, 68 Last Week Tnesday. Mr. Lathrop, who was just past his 68th year, was born January 13, the die. When he was- 16 he .left home to make his own way and came to Ruthyen, west of Emmetsburg, la., where he served as Milwaukee station helper and started to learn the telegrapher's trade. After a short time at Ruthven, the young man was transferred to Inwood,"-where he spent several years. Thence he came to Whittemore, and it was while he was serving as Milwaukee agent there that he was elected county recorder. This was in the fall of 1898, and he served, two terms, retiring January 1, 1903. Abstractor Since 1909. M. P. Weaver served as county auditor'at the same time, and in the fall of 1902 Mr. Lathrop and Mr. Weaver formed a partnership' in the abstract business. They bought the Nycum abstract books from B, F. Crose, and for 28 years, or till Mr. Lathrop'e death, the partnership thus begun continued without interruption. On September 9,- 1903, at Livermore, Mr. Lathrop was married ,to De Maude Schleicher, who survives. There are two children: Meredith and Frank, ' Among out-of-town relatives and friends who came for the funeral were: Willis Lathrop, of Davenport, nephew, and his wife; Mrs. Jos. Mousey, Ringling, Mont., sister of Mrs. Lathrop, and a son; Mrs, J. L. Johnson, Humboldt, another sister of Mrs. Lathrop, her husband, son Merlin, also Humboldt, and the latter's wife; Kenneth Meusey, Humboldt, nephew of Mrs. Lathrop; Mr. and Mrs, Isaac Olson, Josephine and Elizabeth Perry, 'and Mr. and Mrs. George Beck, Humboldt; James Biggins, Fort Dodge. COUNTY BETS $815,764 OF STATE FOR BANK DEPOSITS State Treasurer R. E, ! Johnson's report last Thursday revealed that during the last fpur and one half years since the establishment of a state sinking fund for restoring Burt, .Tan. 20—Thomas Hawcott, Burt councilman, died nt hte home ere early last week Wednesday norning, following a brief Illness, leart trouble was the cause of eath. Mr. Hawcott was born December 8, 1853, In Little Tew. Oxfordshire, Ingland, the aon of Joseph and harlotte Hawcott. Here he grew o manhood. In 1883 he came to he United States, but returned to ngland In 1886, and was there married March 6, 1886, to Annie Kench. They came .to America, ettllng near El Paso, 111., but In 892 came to Burt, living on the Rlley Hall "farm, north of Burt, hree years, then moving to a farm hey bought south of Burt. In 1898 hey left the farm, lived at Burt a ew years, and In 1914 moved to a jmall farm north of Burt. In 1920 hey moved to the present home In Burt. Three children were born: Lulu; Benjamin, who died in 1907; and William, Algona. Mr. Hawcott is survived by his wife t two children, a 'niece, Selina Clifton, who had made her home with him many years, one brother, R. F. Hawcott, Burt, and two sisters in England. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon, the Rev. J. E. Clifton officiating, assisted by the Rev. S. H. Aten, local Presbyterian pastor, and the Rev. A. H. Wood, Good Hope. Burial was made In the Burt cemetery. Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Anderson, Lake Wilson, Minn.; Robert Fraser, Woodstock, Minn.; and Mr. and Mrs. William Larsen, Wesley. An old friend, Riley Hall, El Paso, 111., also attended. Hunters Bag 1650 Pigeons at Lu Verne Lu Verne, Jan. 20 — Farmers south of Lu Verne had their annual hunting contest last Thursday. The crowd was divided into two groups, Earl Saxon leading one, Lewis Rasmussen the other. They started early anl spent the entire day hunting. The Saxon crew shot 1,000 pigeons, 15 jackrabbits, 22 cottontails, and four crows, while the Rasmussen crew bagged 650 pigeons, 23 cottontails, and 22 crows. The losing side banqueted the winners. One thing in favor'of the losing team in these contests is that it is awarded all the game, which Is dressed and shipped to Chicago, the proceeds being applied on the cost of the banquet. FAIR OFFICERS ARE REELEGTED BY ACCLAMATION 1862, at Berlin, Wte. He was last of his parents' family to 53 ATTEND S. S. TRAINING SCHOOL HERE 1AST WEEK An Algona, district Methodts: training school for Sunday sohbo* teachers was held at the local church last week Tuesday and Wed nesday, and it was such a. success •that Dr. W. H. Lease, district superintendent, has been asked in a, letter from a Chicago, churchman to outline ^methods'used in organizing the school.. There were 53 persons in attendance from churches in the district and of 'these 38 applied for credit to teach other workers in the home churches. Such training schools are a nation; wide movement In the Methodist church, designed to bring new methods of teaching church workers to instructors. The local school was attended by one or more workers from each church in this district, which com prises a sixteenth of Iowa in area The workers who attended the school last week are in turn to relay the instruction to instructors in their home towns. The school was.supervised by the Rev. Clyde Baker, Mt. V^rnon, re presenting the Methodist Board of Education. The Rev, Fremont Faul Graettinger, was chairman of the committee in charge. Mrs. W, N. Eager, Lake View presided at a session devoted to pri mary teaching, Mrs, J. H. Walker Early, young people's work, the Rev. Lloyd Sherer, Kanawha, on the New Testament, were other leaders Evangelical meetings at the Meth odist church at Wesley began Tues day, and will continue two weeks Dr. W. H.' Lease, Algona, Is as sistlng the Rev, C. H. Moore, Wes ley. public' funds it81S.764.29 in In closed claims were banks, paid in Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Quderiaa. Mjs. 4, J, I4ck parents of » Kossuth county, the largest total of claims for any county in the state. More than 1'5 million dollars, has been paid by the state to replace public deposits in closed, banks. The claims include deposits by cities, towns, townships, counties. schools or the state.. Palo Alto county received the second highest total «?! restored, funds— $7?7,W5.«, and»Cero'Qordo county, was third with f$48,S2«.8p. ' ", • RINGSTED YOUTH GETS 5 YEARSOT ANAMOSA Wilfred Palmer, Ringsted youth was sentenced to five years In the penitentiary at Anamosa by Judge F. C. Davidson at Emmetsburg last week Tuesday, after Palmer and a companion, Andrew^ Hardecopt, had pleaded guilty to charges of stealing and trucking away oats. The two youths stole oats valued at $25.70 from Andrew Balmer farmer near Dolliver the preceding Friday. Estherville officers trailed the tracks made by the tires on the truck to the Hardecopt farm, where the oats were found. Hardecopt con fessed when faced with the test! mony, but Palmer, who was released a couple of years ago from Ana mosa, would not at first confess. He finally broke' down last week Mon day. Hardecopt got off with a Q0 : day jail term, and was fined $400. Palmer was sentenced to two years in Anamosa in the Kossuth court )n 1926, when he pleaded guilty to stealing chickens from a farm in Eagle township. He had served his term, arid had been living with his mother at Ringsted. at YOUTHS CAU6HT AT BURT FINED ONJ]QUOR,CHAR6ES Cyril Dieterlng, Bancroft, an< Clarence Alver, Armstrong, wer fined each Tuesday by F. C. Davidson at Emmetsburg op cfcargeg pf illegal ta^tisportatlon o two y9uths were ar Saturday by Marsh^} Vb,0 eaw, theni mjx All officers and directors of the Kossuth County Agricultural Soci- ty, which operates the county fair, vere re-.elected by a single unanimous vote by acclamation at the annual meeting Tuesday afternoon at the courthouse. The officers and directors are: Julius Kunz, Wesley, president; W. T. Peters, Burt, vice president; H. Gilmore, Algona, treasurer; P. Zerfass, Algona, secretary; Geo. D., Moulton, Ledyard, J. A. Raney, and .1. H. Fraser, Algona, directors, President Kunz opened the meet- Bujjy. reading a statement concern- Ing "thQ'-'new grandstand. This was followed .by Secretary Zerfass and Treasure^'^llniore'a .annual reports. The treasurer's report was read by F. p. Williams In the absence of Mr. llmore, who was out of 1 town. President Kunz, in his report on the grandstand, recalled the meeting a year ago when the new grandstand was authorized. As soon as the Fourth of July celebration was over work was started in the hope :hat it would be completed in time for the 1930 fair, but delay.In the arrival of steel work held up completion till too late, and the structure was not completed till October. The total cost was $16,025, for which $16,000 in certificates was issued. Of this amount a total of $13,900 has been Bold, leaving only $2100 worth to be disposed of. The sale was made without the solicitation common in such cases. The 6 per cent interest rate has been regarded as a" sufficient inducement to attract purchasers without resort to solicitation. More than half of the money tak- en'in at the grandstand each year must be sequestered to pay off the 1 certificates, and it is expected that they will thus be paid in full in four or five years. They are all dated July 1, 1930, and mature December 1, 1937. The fair now has one of the best grandstands in the state, with a seating capacity of better than 3,000, plus the capacity of 22 boxes and a band platform. The roof is of the self-ventilating type, .and as the grandstand faces east, it Ifi believed that it will be the coolest place on the grounds in hot weather. Preparations for the next fair and for the annual Fourth of July "celebration are under way, and Secretary Zerfass is determined to contract for only the best in free attractions for both events. BAN CROFT YOUTH DIES FROM FRACTURED SKULL SCHOOL BOARD MAKES FORMAL FORFEIT MOVE Mayers Given Jill Tomorrow to Resume Work. The school situation remaln*- much as it was last week. meeting last Thursday between board, Contractor Mayer and th*bonding company, with the Hum*- boldt bank on the sidelines, wa» not productive of a solution, ami the efforts made by the contractor and the bonding company did not seem overly enthusiastic. Following the meeting the board, served formal notice on the bond- Ing company to' resume work, OB- the contract would be declared forfeited, and the bonding companr would be held. This notice mmm- for seven days, and the contract! can be forfeited at any time after today. In that event it will be up> to the bonding company to get & contractor,;, on the graound. If th» bonding -company falls within &. reasonable time to proceed with th».school,: the. board can then retek • the contract, and hold the Mayer. bonding cpmpany for any discrepancy between the new contract and. the terms of the Mayer contract. Bank, Slayers Want Estimate. The main difficulty coming up at tho meeting last Thursday was eifc* countered with the Mayers and th* Humboldt bank, who demanded; payment of the December estimate-, which is being held pending th» Mayers paying certain material claims at Des Moines and a loan.. of $5000 to the Humboldt bank. The Mayers demanded payment, and were backed by the bank, thus giving the impression that the twpi had poo".ed their Interests and that; the Mayers wore ... now -flnly trying to secure, the estimate 'BO' would be paid. Schumacher, 1'8-year-old youth, who was brought Arnold Bancroft to the Kossuth Hospital last Thursday with a fractured skull died early Tuesday morning. He was helping; saw wood on the Albert Schlltz farm at Bancroft, and was standing some distance from the saw, A block of wood was cramped by the saw, and thrown' sideways hitting the youth on the head, fracturing' his skull. After preliminary treatment at Bancroft, he was brought to A-lgona, where he 'died Tuesday morning at eight o'clock;. Funeral services are to be held *his morning at Bancroft. Th> youth is the youngest son of John Schumacher of Bancroft, His parents, two sisters and a brother survive. Mrs. Theo. Elbert, Algona, is an aunt and Mrs. Bay Oliver Is a cousin. r , t ... »•, ..L ......u. The December estimate, is in th«c neighborhood >of -$9500. - The Mayers owe the bank some. ; $5000, but material companies at Des Moin have, claims of nearly $30,000. is reported, among which te claim for steel of some $14,000. Payment Held for Protection. The architects and the board withholding the December eetlmatfc under a term in the contract which. provides that if claims- are HIM with the board or architects, tar either labor or material or if ious claims on the building known to be outstanding 1 , then ttt* architect and the board can withhold an estimate or any part tlMM*- of. The bank holds an asalgmnart. on the December estimate, but W. Des Moines concern also holds Mk. assignment. The board and architect (eel tlMfc the estimate should not be paid tOT these claims have been settled. •» that the creditors of the Ma could not file claims against school district or the building. OC course, in the latter event, bonding company would be and the district' would not lose, btrtt the bonding company also demand*. the protection of withholding, the tffr- timate ti'll the tangle js 0tralght«x>- ed out. . • -. . • < •• Nohing can now be done till tor- morrow when the period of notification of |the bonding company of- forfeiture of contract expires. Then. future action depends a great deal on circumstances at the time. At present the board is marking' tim*. ALGONUNS PRESIDENTS OF PAINTERS' ORDERS Bert Deal, Algona painter and. decorator, was chosen president ot the Iowa Council of Master Palnterm and Decorators for 1931 at a thin* day convention at Waterloo week. The election was held Friday, the closing day of the Mrs. Deal was also elected president of the Woman's Auxiliary, and |t is unusual for the wife of the cow»- cil's president to be named, of the auxiliary, Mr. Deal was president 'of the" order last year, f The convention was held at tl»». Hotel Russell-Lamson. One of Buns Down Wolf. While Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Zwel- fel, southeast of Fenton farmers, were driving home from the Jacob Zweifel home Christmas , eve in their car they ran down and Wlted a wolf on, which Ytrgil collected a fliO bounty yesterday. The .chase lasted for SO rods, and, required a speed of 4$ miles RJJ. toour to run down the animal. Deception for Pastor. St. Thpm,as EpJgcoDal churelj ' features of the event was banquet held In the main room of the hotel Thursday at which covers were laid for guests. John C. Young, purUngtMJi -• Wls., president of the internatioi ~ organization, gave the main talk the evening, stressing adherence |» * higher ethics and standards fop " organization- ' Mr. and Mrs. Deal and other cers of the associations were, instil < ed as the closing f vent of the,' vention late Friday afternoon lowing which Mr. and MJs. returned to Algona. Harry Mgona painter, attended the tion Wednesday afternoon Thursday morning. Mr, peal was also chosen to an international pajnters tion that m,eets a\ Me'mphjs. February jp. uuj i * The Algona. 'b,p#lto$ ed and '

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