Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 5, 1931 · Page 1
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St?.^"' •^pH f, < * t • M ALGONA, IOWA, MARCH 5, 1931 12 Pages Number 25 0 P. 0. BUILDING FO R ALGONA YET Sffin New Fox V^jnary Building ^Sl PBESS REPORT EJBffiL r^—^ • . • _ AR| MOVED TO HW UNION £•• IS CAUSE OF I, CE HELPED SAVE YEOMEN ranced Fund* ie Society'* first Chief. story of the origin of the luierhood of American Yeo- -narnl of the connection with It line late A. D. Clarke was wrlt- b y Secretary Oeo.F. Wall, of yeoman -headquarters at JDes its and appeared In the Feb, Yeoman Shield. A picture I Mr. Edens appears on .Page 9 (today's Advance. i day, several months ago, I I sitting at my desk, signing Uenelit checks, the claims just been approved that bine, wlien a gentleman .entered (dee Introducing himself as H. Bl -of Sioux City. After the formalities of introduction ["over and Mr. Edens had been id, he glanced at the checks on iesk and asked me if they were i benefit checks; and if we had lent money to pay. the claims. [course I told.him that'.we. had (only sufficient; money to take 1 of these particular claims, but [we had a reserve fund which cover the payment of all IB, besides a contingency fund ting the society against epi- , panics, and so forth; and he i Informed me that he remem- J a time when the Yeomen did [have sufficient money ,6n hand ; a death claim, relating th'e whig story, which I am : sure lie of great interest -io, our read- I especially during this month i we are celebrating the 34th ary o£ the founding of our Yeoman Idea Is Born.' . ' | about 1887 or 188*8 a • Doctor I, who had Just returned from a 1 university, est'ablishe'd"' "an" i at Whlttemore, the firat, sta- | west of • Algona, where, Mr. i was occupied in the meat The population of Whit- re, which was only about 250 or I did not warrant the maintaining f meat market, so Mr. Edens t to Whittemore twice a week, Illng meat. i one of these trips Doctor Paul 1 Mr. Edens to call at his office, | on the .occasion of this caH Doc-. I said, "Edens, I want to tell | about a scheme I have in mind. mt to organize, a fraternal in- ice organization and name it iherhood of American Yeomen,' I1 want to have the ritual made i the book of Ivanhoe." ' > "• fr. Edens answered the Doctor l >'lng, "I am .inexperienced. In [line, and I am surei;can't;give [My advice; however, I ; think scheme a good one, arid all I can i to wish you a bundle of luck." J Algonian.I'icUed for Chief, jr. Edens left Doctor Paul's, of- I pondering over the idea which | Just been presented to him, and "illzed that Dr. Paul's heart [soul were filled with the good such an organization could do' "' future for the human' race. wer, Mr, Edens heard .nothing i' of this plan until : several later, when Doctor Paul iriov-- p office to Bancroft, Iowa,-and •e. Instituted the first lodge of the Wiood of American Yeomen, * w organization of course needed and above all, > Dr. Paul * man to head the organlza- 0 might render* financial as- in time of in mind Doctor Paul 'on a Mr. Clarke, of Algona, ". Im '° accept the position ; of ±. F ?, rema V r President; of and to give finan- if necessarv. Doctor T HIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN from a point in the street intersection just southwest of .Dr. L. W. Fox's new building, designed by Harold Cowan, of H. R. Cowan & Son. Note the English style of architecture. This is the finest private veterinary building in Iowa. Doctor Fox's offices, laboratory, post mortem rooms, garage, and veterinary hospital are on the ground floo.r. Upstairs, reached by a separate stairway, Is 'the finest suite Of living rooms in the county. The building stands on the site of the old Doctor Sayers veterinary barn on west State street. .. '•' ' that . Clarke, fully convinced in the certificate «« mem bera and as* sufficient to do so. Threatened at Start S6CUre(1 the 250 mem- man did called realized, not to pay a a soclety was really [ would ^ny-eamzea. The Doctor, i hpi.i u £or *ke s *°^ nxan. J^Wla conference with' ere ^* c *nity, but they was no chance fqr his event SOILS MEETINGS TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK IN^ KOSSUTH Kossuth county's 629.000 acre's of land have been surveyed as to soil types by four men, two federal and two state, and their findings have/been published in a detailed map of soils of the county included in the-soil survey'repprt. This report or bulletin \also; (takes up a ;bj^ief history^.of .Kossuth' agriculture, along v with weather and crop reports. Soils are also discussed, as to plant food analysis, possible lime needs, humus content, physical analysis (clay, silt, sand, gravel.etc.) adaptable crops, comparative yields of various soli: types, condition o£ surface,, subsurface,, and subsoil. The soils are divided into definite types, each .of which is discussed in detail. Samples Of each have been analyzed as to.content of phosphorus, nitrogen, humus, lime, or it acid the general requirement o£ lime to neutralize the acidity. Experimental plots have been located on the various soil types in this^ and other counties, and the bulletin contains a complete report of these plots, including rotations used/soil management practices foi- loWed;- and yield'per acre of each crop; •" Copies of the bulletin are avail able at the Farm Bureau office. These ^bulletins have been in great demand, due 1 to widespread interest in soils and soil management throughout the county during the last several years. A series of soils meetings has been arranged and the [tentative schedule follows: This week Friday,.Grant Cbnsoli dated-school, evening;.next Monday, Center'school, Garfield township, evening; next • Tuesday, Bancroft public school in connection with the Ramsey-Greenwood township meet- Ing, evening' Next Wednesday, pubjic school, .Ledyard, evening; next week^ Thursday, public school, Titonka, evening; next week Friday, town hall, Lu •Verne, in connection ! with Lu Verne township evening meeting; next week Saturday, in connection with annual elevator meeting, Ftenton afternoon. ''- Monday; March ifl; elevator, Wesley, evening; Wednesday, March 18, 'high school gym, Lone Rpck, evening! Thursday, March 19, Seneca consolidated school, evening; Friday,, Mftrch 30, haU, St. Benedict evening. NEW BURT SAVINGS BANK MAY OPEN NEXT MONDAY * The newly organized Burt Savings bank is to be opened next week Monday if possible. The articles ol incorporation are to be published this week, and as soon thereafter as the state department of banking gives the word the bank will open F. B. Rubey, former Ames man, Is to- be "acting vice-president of the new bank, and Joe Heaney, now cashier'Of the State bank .of _ Led yard, 'will new bank. DOG SHOOTS BOY! sho "W be the prp- to I felt One would face the * Ul BO small "»eft{ hwTO M raised * 200 an amount haye had a ' s &*>»» ' him aee ^r. Clarke, the story, je. An old newspaper "rule.. of thumb" runs that if a dog bUes a man that Is not news but if a man bites a dog that's news. This might be applied tp shooting. At any rate Dr. R. J. Thissen's son Edward, believe it or not, was shot by his dog Sunday. The boy, with other boys, had gone- to the woods northwest of , town, and was at a point near the Country club clubhouse. They were, eating,-and :the -• gun had < been laid aside. The dog, who was nosing around, found the gun, which he knocked over. In the fall the gun was discharged, and the bullet hit the Thissen boy in the leg. It did not strike a. bone, and as, there is no danger oC 'infection it will not be removed. The boy walked home. MUSICAL RECITAL TO BE GIVEN BY ACADEMY PUPILS COWAN & SON WIN FILTEHONTRACT H. R. Cowan & Son were low bidders on the new water treatment plant to be built next 'west of the light plant this summer when bids were opened by the city • council Tuesday ' evening.- • The contract was to be let at a.meeting, of the council lust night. The Cowan bid was $24,998.75 foi the tile building exclusive of equipment. It face' brick were used in the building the price was to be $111.8.1.5 higher. The next lowest bidder was the Dearborn Construction Co., of Waterloo, with a bid of $25,726 on the tile building exclu •sive of equipment, and $90Qj> pxtra for the face brick construction. In either the tile or the brick con struction the Cowan concern was low. The bids were considered ex cepttonally low. The highest, bid was more than $40,.000 for the, brick building.' ' . If the .contract is signed by Cowar & Son tonight, a ten-day notice o: a hearing of objections must be given by publication before work is started. become cashier of the „_ Other officers were to. be named at a meeting of the stockholders scheduled for lost night. The bank has a capital stock of 125,000, With a surplus of $5000. The stockholders bought the building in which the def unct First National bank wag doing' business when it closed. This was formerly the Burt National building, but was taken over when the two banks consolidated. Crocuses 1» Bloom J ERICKSON HARDWARE SOLD TO L J, NELSON L. J. Nelson purchased the O. Ericksoh hardware store last week and took possession Saturday, anc is now operating ii under the name of the Nelson Hardware,' The store is the former A- 'K. Cliff hardware next door east ,of the Kossuth County 'State bank. Mr. Nelson has been efficiently managing the hard ware for Mr. Rrlckson since the latter purchased it from Mr. Cliff a year ago in February. Mr. Nelsor assisted Mr. Cliff during the last seven store. --. from Bancroft, where he was in the A. H. ,Fuchs hardware store for six years. Previous to that time Mr Nelson was in a store partnerghii at Forest City for three years, ant before that he traveled 03' years for a Duluth wholesale hardware con cern. This gives him a real ground in the hardware line. Nelson Is married, and two children Margaret and Vernon, are attendlni school here. He is a member of the Kiwanis and Cpmmunlty clubs Mr. Nelson said the store would b« operated along the same lines, anc that no major changes are contemplated for the present. months the latter h Mr. 'Nelson came to the office J. O. Paxaon brought a at crocua^s to the, Advan Saturday. They had been . ••"•sSwwn flower garden Friday. School Election The annual Algona school election will be held Monday from W till 7 p. m. at the county tendent's office. Onljr one is to be chosen this year, and Edna C. Murtagh is j. GUmore's -term as treasujp 1 , and be alSQ is aot FOX OFFICES ARE MOVED TO NEW BUILDING Veterinary Building Best - Equipped I n State. Doctor Hi. W. Fox moved Into his new veterinary offices over the week-end, and he now has one of the best equipped and best furnished veterinary buildings in Iowa. Erec- tlon of the new building was started last year by H. R. Cowan & Son, and Harold, junior member of the firm, drew and designed the .plans from ideas i n part supplied by Doctor Fox. The front of the building is unique for an office. It looks more like that of a hpme. -The architecture, is English in style. The building is set back . a few feet from the sidewalk, and two series of steps lead up to a small concrete platform a couple of feet above the street level. At each corner of the building is an entrance, each with its own gable. The door at thev.'Jeft or ..west; corner of the building leads to a; ->s"econd story apartment,, while th'at. at the right or east-corner leads-.to the waiting room v ln the 'doctor's .office suite". ; ; Waiting Room is Large. The waiting room is large and occupies most of the front end of the building. It is equipped with chairs, table, and a large, built-in bulletin board, on which bulletins of the state departments of agriculture and health will be posted without mar- r.lng. the appearance of the walls. •.^Immediately,,;back/, of the waiting room,' in the west half of the main floor,"'is the doctor's private office, Th«fllll|t>ID«lJ*b4m B lb4d*uliMaal»U.r.ut*k|t*lnl*ad<Ul.l«IKr« Mdtbt Received at _ r 22PA DA- 54 GOVT . MAR -tf 1931 B WASHINGTON DC 524P ' ' - - ' ?-•>' DUANE E DEWEL, ' ALGONA IOWA ALGONA INCLUDED IN CITIES WITH POST OFFICE RE- REIPTS IN EXCESS TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO BE CONSIDERED BY COMMITTEE FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE FUTURE STOP NO ASSURANCE ALGONA WILL BE REACHED FOR SOME TIME AND NOTHING PROVIDED IN APPROPRIATIONS FOR NINETEEN THIRTY TWO STOP PUBLIC DOCUMENT WITH FULL EXPLANATION BEING FORWARDED YOU THIS MAIL L J DICKINSON 449P LUTHERANS GIVE BIG WELCOME TO PASTOR BRANER An P. J. official welcome to the Rev. Braner, new pastor, and his The junior pupils of St. Cecelia's academy will, give a musical recital at the academy next Sunday even- rig, at 8 o'clock. Following is the program: Assembly March -i.-—X--._Orchesfra ld' Lang Syne — •-•'- —..Orchestra Le ' Secret _ -Rhythm Orchestra Folk Song,.; Swanee River -7: James Watts, John Lee Holtzbauer. The Choir Train Patricia Hughes A Starry Night—Ruby Murtha, Betty Kohlhaas. Spring Palmer Sellstrom At Playing ,Tag—Evelyn Eischeid, Luella Waldschmidt. Dorothy Waltz Stanley Patterson iountry Dance — Irma Dee -Hargreaves, Mary Geraldlne McEvoy. America Orchestra Waltz—Thelma Aman, Joan Godden Dotly Mazurka_John Lee Holtzbauer America Cadet-Anita Rose Kohlhaas Valse' de Nymphs.±-—Rena'Bakken May • Zephyrs ..--Luella Roethlar Cantabilee ,-Mary Geraldine McEvoy Guitar solos'(selected)-1— _— ..—: —— . Elizabeth Lene'rs Sorority Waltz Orchestra Pupils of tho I'iano Classes. '• • The Candy Shop, Hpp Scotch—Mary Bliley, Eileen Aman. The Big -Drum (Keys of F, G. and C) -— Eugene Zender The Traffic Cop Eugene Zender Peas Porridge (Keys of A-flat and . C) --- John Frankl The River——"-—_ Pauline Zender Mouse, Mouse Follow, Me — Gerald Frankl, John Kohlhaas. The Little Clock—Minerva Coleman The Dancing Lesson—Ruth Besten- lehner, Elols White. The. River ^-Elizabeth Coleman Lullaby (Keys of E and E-flat) — _—4— '.. Bernadine Mahoney On My Pony (Keys of V and G)_ , .— Marita 'Bestenlehner Simplicity March —— Orchestra Tad's. .Inspiration, harmonica operetta 5th, 6th, 7th Grades Members of the Junior orchestra' are: Violins, Arlene Kapp, ^Thelma &rimn; Joseph Hegarty, John Frankl; cornets, Dorothy McEnroe, Marita Bestenlehner, Vincent Esser, John McEvoy; trombone, 'John Deim, : Floyd Bode; saxophone, Frances McEnroe; banjo, Everett Norder; drums, Vernon Kohlhaas, Alice Payna; piano, Frances Winkel, Gertrude Zender.. S ROUPE GROCERY STORE TO BE REOPENED AT ALEXANDER A, W. Roupe has moved the C. E. Roupe . & Son grocery stock and equipment to'. Alexander, where,: he will -reopen March 115, 'Alexander, a .town of 400 inhabitants, has only one'other grocery store. Mr. Roupe liad been in business Jiere five years in the Chrischllles block. The store, room has .not been ire-rented, but the Ben Hynds radio shop, which has occupied part of it-for a monjh or more, retains, quarters there for the present.' Mr. Roupe and Carl Walker, -formerly of 'the Farmers general -store, Hobarton, and who will be associated with Mr. Roupe at Alexander, moved their household and separated from the private office by a plate glass partition is a drug room. This is eqipped with built in shelves, bins, and storage spaces, and>a shelf i n the partition has a, display punter. ' N^ew .all- steel furniture has been '/.Pr.ttvided. Opening'' off'the 'private "office and the waiting, room is an operating room for small animals. This occupies the east \central half of -the building, and is equipped with pow- ,erful ceiling lights. The walls are painted a brilliant white to reflect light. The rear portion of the building! one story in height,' provides space for two cars, also space for V>ost mortems on large animals.' In tlie' basement there is a large laundry room, a coal room, and' a furnace room, and ,in the center there is- a tile-walled room 'which provides dark cool storage for- serums. Upstairs is Insulat«<j. goods to Alexander in the freight, car with, the stock. The Roupes have two children, and the talkers, one. The elder Roiipe remains here. , The t upstairs' Is completely 'insulated from the rest of, the building by odor-proof walls and floors. This is a beautifully planned and- finish- 'ed ' five-room ' apartment, consisting of a large' living -room which takes the entire front, half of. the upper floor, a dining room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms^ The kitchen has built-in cupboards and shelves; and'over th e sink are two windows providing a view to-' wards the business district. . The kitchen is finished in cream 'and blue, and the bathroom and kitchen walls have been decorated in marbled effect. A doorway from, the, kitchen leads out over 'the roof ,"of the garage to a stairway down tb the ground. ,. -, ,- t Han] Wood, for Interior. The interior of the building . is finished throughout in hard wood. A Wide, archway leads from ' the apartment living room 'upstairs to the dining room. There Is room for two. more rooms in , an •. unfinished att'ic above the apartment. Doctor Fox has built a building that is a great credit to Algona. In fact it would be a credit to a city of any size. It is finished and fur-, riished in the best of taste. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cummings, wtio operate the former J. Q. Todd. store, have rented the apartment. ' ' This handsome building takes'the place ,of, the old Doctor Sayers veterinary barn which all Algona old-. timers remember. The old Sayers veterinary office has been sold and moved away. STAR MAIL ROUTE BRINGS MAIL FROM EAST TO ALGONA Algona Is now being served by a star mall route from the east. The carrier arrives twice daily except on Sunday, In the morning he leaves Nora Junction, the'starting point, at 3:45, and takes up and discharges mail at Mason City at 5:10 a. m., Garner at' 6, and Britt at 6:30. He reaches Algona at-7:30. He catries mail only one way. In the afternoon he comes 'only from Clear Lake, leaving at 12:30 and arriving at 2:46. .The route is operated by a Mason City man.- Morning and af^ ternoon trips back are made without loads. wife wae given by the congregation of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran church Sunday afternqon at Luther Hall. The building was crowded, and it was estimated that nearly 200 persons were In attendance. The event Included dinner at 6:30 served by the Aid, Mesdames Henry Wagner, Robert Liesener, Buss, H. H. Boettcher,- Walter Will, and Edw. Hackbarth in charge. August Huenhold, oldest member of the local church, gave a welcom ing talk., Mr. Huenhold was a charter member of the church when it was organized here 27 years ago and is the only resident survivor The Rev. Mr. Braner responded giving talks in both German and English, and he was followed by talks by the Rev. E. Fien'e, Lotts Creek, the ReV. W. Faulstich, Whit temore, the Rev. L. Richmann, Burt the Rev. H. Wrede, Garner, and th« Rev. C.'A. Hintz, Mason City. Messrs. Behnke and Jessen, Luth eran parochial teachers at Whitte more, and William Schmiel, Lott Creek parochial teacher, and Edw Goetsch, Algona, also, spoke.' The remainder of the evening was spent in conversation and singing. The Rev. Mr.^ Braner was born July 21, 1800, at Beefelden, Hessen- Darmstadt, Germany, and he received his elementary education at his birthplace. His advanced schooling was received at Offenbach and Breklum, and he taught one year at Loerrach, Baden,. Germany. . In 1913 Mr. Braner came to the WEED CONTROL MEETING TO B|HilD_Hi|iN|XTWEEK County Age^t Ugpj^on. announces a conference of §u|)eF.yi^pr|, trustees, 1 weed oQpjnjl8jl,oners, jE Bureau,' dirept9ra ' Rev. P. J. Braner N EW. 'PASTOR .of the ' of the Algona Evangelical Lutheran church. Pastpr, Braner was stationed at Lu Verne nine years before he came here,, and he had a hard time getting away,' his congregation being reluctant to release him. . • /. -•. .. ; • United 'States ministry. He the Concordia to prepare for the was graduated from Theological Seminary, Springfield, 111., in the spring of 191S', and then for two years served as student assistant to the Rev. G. Bii-kmann, Fedor, Tex. Then he accepted a pastorate at Mountain Lake, Minn. For the last 9 years he: served, the. Zlon Lutheran congregation at Lu Verne, and it was with great reluctance that his parishioners there released him for the Algona call. Mr. .Braner was married in the fall of 1918 to Frieda - Winter, of Hubbard, and they have one adopted son, Erwin, student at the Concordia teachers college, River Forest, 111. . Features of the welcoming program besides the formal talks were a special song by a group of school children ..and impromptu talks given by members of the church who recalled old times. Pastor Braner was installed here Sunday afternoon in services at the church starting at 2 o'clock. The Rev. B. Fiene spoke first in German, and then the Rev. L. Rlolimann, Burt, who had supplied the logal church since the -Jlev. H." Dubl*e left, conducted the installation Service in English. Other pastors who spoke at the evening reception gave short talks at the afternoon service. -*- 10,220-1'iece Quilt. The, Christensen, store has on display in the show window a- quilt recently completed by Mrs. 'A. Peterson. It contains 10,220 pieces apd follows the "Wheel of Life' pattern, _ M,rs..„ Pete.rs,Qjj has pieced ,the quilt since' last fall, working Jn her spare-tjtne.'; . ~ '_ FAREWELL PARTY GIVEN BY ^ BARBERS FOR AUG. BREMER Wants Raney to. Consider the Busy Hen By C. R. Schoby. I was interested in the troubles of our friend Hugh Raney, as told in last week's • Advance. Did you ever stop tp 1 think, Hugh, that' h^td times mean nothing to a hen? She just keeps on digging worms arid laying eggs regardless of what Is said about financial conditions. If the •ground is hard she scratches harder; if It's'dry; she 'digs deeper. If she stjjik^s a ..rock she works around It. Always she digs up worms and turns them into hardshelled profits • or tender broilers. . ' Did you ever see a pessimistic hen? Did you ever know of one starving to death waiting for worms to wofk their way up to the surface? Did you ever hear one cackle because times were hard? Not on your life! The wise hen saves her breath for digging and her cackles, for eggs! A hunter recently went hunting with three hunting dogs named Merchant, .Banker, and Farm- .er. On his return his wife asked what luck he had, and he replied that Merchant caught a rabbit, but Ban,ker took it away from hinit ."Well, what did Farmer do?".'.the wife asked,,'.'.'Oh, he just sat down ^nd.howled!" A new- definition of a pessimist is a man ,whb~;wears both belt and suspenders!'"^,-. No;vv, -Hughi/Jusi; throw away your suspendere, catch your rab- 'bit, hang onto' him,'and' you'll be' all right. ' '.;' '' : county Master Barbers association gave a farewell party. Monday night at the Bremer' shop in honor of August Bremer, who is to retire from the profession and .\yiH make a trip to his. old home in Germany this summer. There,.were 35 barbers in attendance. Clarence Shilts, next oldest Algona barber in point of service, spoke, and' Elmer Hartshorn, th.lrd eldest . barber ip point j>f service,, also SBo'ke. A Mr. BrowiTi of Cedar Rapids, and a -Mr. Higginsi of Armstrong, were other speakers. The rest of the evening- was spent in visiting; Mr. BremeV was given a box of cigars. Late in the evening a "dutch" lunch, was : served by F, D. WORLD WAR VETERAN BOUND OVER ON LIQUOR NUISANCE Carl Marshall was bound to the grand jury last Thursday by Jus- Buys 98,800 W. A. Wtytte bad o» exhibition hia Monday the eggs brought to ftpre Saturday. There were 80 es, 80 dozen, to the case, 2,400 tice lj. A. liquor nuisance. on a «harge oi A bond of $500 was arranged, and Marshall was released. ' Marshall is an ex-service man, who "during the war received a severe dose of gas- It is believed that if fee "were plaj^c| in. jail for any great length of time the reaction of confinement upon his" lungs would tod so aevwe that tt &S Ito what to do T, DODGE DEBATING TEAM , MEETS ALGONA HERE TODAY The" Corpus Christ! academy de- jating teams. Fort Dodge, come today for public debate with the Algona teams question. is, stores are detrimental to fire ' of the_ community. at the Bryant, The Resolved, That chain the wel- teams have been named sub-district winners in the state series as the result of forfeitures by all other teams, the district covex-ing several counties. Local antagonism to th'e question for. debate in other towns is beWeved to haye been the reason for forfeitures. There are four schopls remaining i n the Northwest Iowa division: Sioux, City, Fort Dodge, Hawarden, and Algona. Pairings -and other arrangements for debates have not been completed, WESLEY WOMAN 1$ BURNED . AS ESCAPINMAS IGNITES Wesley, March 3 Reno, of the fuljy burned Saturday. a match t ft Ughf her g an Accumulation 'of gas topk PRESS REPORT IS CAUSE OF FALSE RUMOR Wrong Interpretation Given to Mellon Suggestion. Disappointment over a rumor that Algona was to have an $80,000 federal postoffice built here in the neat future followed an Associated Press dispatch that appeared in Friday'* Fort Dodge Messenger that state* that an allotment for Algona had. been recommended. According to the dispatch Secretary Mellon and Postmaster denerml Brown included an $80,000 allotment for Algona in a group forwarded t» congress Friday for approval. A wire to Senator L. J. Dickinson; reproduced elsewhere, dashed th» hopes of a new federal building her* immediately, and explained that th» proposal'was merely for future consideration. Iowa cities Included in the allotments, as; listed by the Messenger! were Algona $80,000; Ames $175,0001 Clinton $85,000; Hampton $80,000; Harlan $80,000; Independence $85.000; Indianola $80,000; KnoxvllI* $7'5,000; Manchester $75,000; Mount Pleasant" $8^,000; .Nevada $75,flOOj Osage $80,000; Pella $70,000; Sac City $75,000; Sheldon $80,000; Storm. Lake $90,000; Waverly $90,000; and. Winterset $75,000. The Associated Press dispatch gave no details, and Algonians who t read It understood that the program. was to be included in the 1932 appropriations as a part of the government program of publlp building t», relieve' the depression! Drugstores and other meeting- places 'have been forums for the discussion: of the location of the big federal building and some hot' arguments have resulted. The favorite locations included, the. quarter block east of the Advance office. the quarter block where the old. Tripp sale barns are located, and th» Masonic lot location across south oC the Legion hall. MASONS MAY BUT ALGONAJOSPITAL A.. Prudence lodge Masonic ooa^ mittee has entered into a contmofc subject to appproval of the lod(% with Dr. M. J, Kenefick for the purchase of the former Algona- hospir •tal for Masonic lodge quarters, the project and contract will presented to the lodge at the' ular meeting next' week Thursday evening. The committee is composed of th* trustees of the lodge, George fit. John, Jos. Greenberg, and Ed Bartlett, with W. B. McDonald anfl. Harry McMurray. The committee investigated the building from basement to roof with a view to remodeling it for lodge quarters, The* committee recommends that the entire second. floor be cleared. of partitions and made into th« lodge, room proper. There will b» t\yo small rooms to • the west side of this floor for. supplies. The first or main floor is to be left practically as it is, and will be made into lodge and clubrooms. The basement will be remodeled into a larg* dining room with ' a • kitchen and. furnace room. These changes are* 'all feasibly and can be- made, without'•• undu« cost.- . . The contrac* includes trading tb* lot across the street south of' tb*; Legion hall to Doctor Kenefick aa part payment. The balance can I* paid out of c funds on hand in U»» lodge building fund. If the purchaa* is authorized 'by the lodge it is anticipated .that the building will b» turned over soon and work on r»~ modeling will begin in the near future,' ' . BONUS LOANS HERE MAY REACH SUM OF $150,000 Hagg post Commander . H, . $& Smith estimates .that, the 300 ans in the, Algona area will be titled to loans aggregating under the government policy juat adopted that allows -a veteran, tit borrow up to 5t) per cent of * face value of his adjusted sation policy. The average for veteran's policy is around, thus entitling each of $500 in loans, These the 3QQ < loans air* made at 4% per cent interest, |%>. quh-e no security other than, the, ^f|V tificate, and may run till 1945, the policy becomes du.e. previous law the loaji IJmil; was percent, so that this new increases the limit almost cent. There are approximately veterans in the county, so suth, If ail the veterans the limit, would receive Th.ere has not been a big take advantage p f jhls loan here, and-none ia anticipated^ School Election achooj outside t^pjfe. Mrs. Reno's Tfee stpye j^ of -the tyjw f«d by ap

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