Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 12, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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ALGONA, IOWA, MARCH 12, 1931 14 Pages Number 26 CHOOL CONTRACTOR FILES SUIT ASSIST! iORCH MUSIC iSTlMHERE Jut Church is ickedby Huge 'Attendance. Ithe Methodist church Tuesday J took place a great music fes- ||n which many, If not most, of Lrches of the Algona district [represented. The attendance least 1000, the church being j to the limit and many peo- L|ng to stand. -The Rev. W. district superintendent, ' The Idea for this festival [ with the Rev. Mr. Eggle- t, and was taken up by je . Group festivals .were I held at strategic points, and i were largely attended. The igers were sent to the district I here. . . " the group festivals and jtrlct festival the churches [divided into two classes, Class lurches with feWer than 200 and Class A, churches e than that number. Ifesaors Paul MacCollin and Kuclnski, of Mornlngslde col- I directed the program, Profes- VacCollin leading the chorus and Professor Kuclnski the tras. Mrs. Kucinski was at and Mrs. R. P. Norton ie pipe organ for chorus J Take Part in Program. we were more than 400 persons ; program, Including members 8 choruses. The program was i the doxology, sung twice 1 by the Rev. A. H. . Wood. festival was such a'success that voted unanimously to have |er one next year. . ••'. program opened with an stra number representing Class lurches. The orchestra played fclassical numbers and an Arm; Junior choir sang Suffer Lit- |hl!dren to Come Unto' Me, after Mrs. Marvin McShane, 'Es;, sang- a solo. .'-"','" • " '•' ilor choir from Burt sang isary, after which'-Mrs;*Lii- 'hlel, Armstrong, sang, a. solo, luilders, and a Plover'- -girla' sang Beautiful Isle of where, Mrs. C, A. Richardson, ' ik, then sang In My Fathers' (Are Many Mansions, . . V 155 in Single Chorus. [iiartette from -Armstrong'sang If Thy Way, winch .Was I by De Koven's recessional, "'sung-by Emory Stewart, - ,The next number was a schoir of 157 voices represent- B 'churches which sang "elections. Mrs. Harland Soper, •tsburg, followed with - a solo, ''gin's Lullaby. . '",Verne quartette sang the [number, after which Myrtle , of Garner, gave- a solo. • A quartette from Esthervllle after which E. A. Genrlch. Al»sang He That Dwelleth in the P Places, •' . • Pier chorus choir, this time of ™<:es, representing Class...A 5 i sang two numbers, and * Kuclnakl played' a much •ted offertory. The last riu'iri- »E'ven by an orchestra of 60 representing Class A church- We May Be Busy But THREE iJIVEN FIVE YEARS IN PENITENTIARY Old Man and Youths Confess to Thefts of Grain. World is Only a Speck In a Minor Universe, Speaker Says Thin world is merely a speck >n a universe among universes, Dr. Walter Fraser toid the Kiwanis club last Thursday noon. Space measured on earth, he said, is so short as to be negligible dealing with space in relation to stars and other solar tt PUPILS TO WETHBEE-ACTPLAY Tuesa ay night'.at 8 o'clock comedy, ."Watch Your ' wl11 be (all »i, .. """ play Promises I *" that the word comedy s|g. cast follows: ANTI-SALOON PLAY TO BE GIVEN HERE BY LOCAL ACTORS Des Molnes, Mar. 9—Officials of he Anti-Saloon League will present special law, observance and y'oimg eople's program at Algona next uriday and Monday nights. Three epresentativee of the League will peak at local churches Sunday light,, and 26 young, people assisted y .a League representative, will >resent, a. dramatic trial, "Protec- ioii," at'a: union meeting at the hf ethpdist church next Monday venlng at 7:45. A model court room will be set up n the church. A mother is suing he defendant to recover damages or loss of support alleged to have )een caused by the defendant's sell- ng. intoxicating liquors to her son, vho has -been convicted and sen- enced to the penitentiary for life or killing his sweetheart while he vas intoxicated. As a climax in the rial officials and citizens will be called, before the court to be ques- .ioned about "protection" of boot- egging joints. A. E. Cole, Young People's secre- ary and. dramatic director for the gue, will direct the trial and preside 'as judge. Parts will be taken jy, the young people as follows: 'Clerk, Kenneth Medin; plaintiff's attorney, Karl Shumway; • defense attorney, • Lyle . Runchey; sheriff, A.very Adams; .. County Attorney, Melvin Shells; marshal, William rfonlux; t)etective McCormick, John Simpson; Joe Jordan, Peter Chubb; Hargaret Habeger, William Zeigler, Thomas Vipond, Helen Morrow, Carl Uedln, and the following jurymen: 3mory Qrosenbach, Gladys Rising, Arba Dee Long, Mary Elizabeth Foster, Burnette Bonnstetter, Gene- vleve Hartshorn, Alva Benson, Marorie Frier, Thelma Guy, Irene Devine, Charles Lind, and Velva Johnn. • The trial Is based upon facts taken from an actual case. The public is nvited to -, attend. Vernon- Kohlhaaa .Gerald Jennett .Edward ZXmder Finnel co n lfin dance by a specialty ""Hating of j una A^lia Strelt, Alice Katherine be »<> ™ Evelyn 'secomJ and third" ^.» a Colonial dance with Girls: Jum> Ade]le "- Selzer, Margaret Eleanor Lamuth, Katherine Evelyn -HB« .»w b ™f jail 1 ^ *»lli8M W GARS ARE WRECKED IN CRASH ON PAVING SUNDAY Mrs. Edward Butler suffered minor bruises and cuts Sunday when the family car, driven by her husband, who clerks at Neville's, was rammed by a car operated by Leonard Voit, whp was accompanied by Cart J. Ostwinkle, on the paving near the golf links. The Butler car, with Mrs. Butler holding a baby, was coming home frp'm Whittemore. The Butlers noticed that the other car was coming toward them on the wrong 1 aid,© of the paving, and when it failed to swing over to the right side Br. Butler etarted to swing himself. At the same moment Voit swung over and the cars crashed on the south side pf the road. The Butler car was swung around till it faced west, and the other .car caromed into toe ditch on the north side. Settlement was made by relatives of the two boys for damage 14 Women on March Petit Jury Panel District Court Clerk Orton, Auditor Bertha E. Johnson, and Recorder Laura Paine have drawn the following petit jurors .for the March term of court: Ed Holecek Algona Olive Thompson Burt Ellis Runchey. ,.__•_^...^-Algona Wm. C. Steele „__„_i.-Algona Roy Carlson . Armstrong A. J. Doleschal Bancroft Arthur Hagg -Algona iugusta Schultz Irvington W. P. Stenzel -Titonka August Slagle Algona Willis Phelps '...-„ :.' Titonka Anna Clemans —Lakota Emma Cosgrove i ,—Algona O. F. Mann _ Burt E. M. Christensen i-.-lBurt Harold Watts : '—iElmore Alma Hagg _: ; Algona done to the Butler car. were wrecked. Both cars Foments Down Auto registrations In 1931 day totaled M91. ww^ thajl Count Treasurer Kruse also reports that tax payments due March 1 are not coming in nearly a* fast as here- tofoje, but be anticipates a big rush towards tb.e end of the ift School Yptes <Ur*9tor and Clinton Waltmah _—__ Burt Nick Reding ...... Whittemore Robert Welter ,._,_._Wesley Edith Chlpman -——Burt Peter Looft —'--- Burt S. F. Blome Elmore John Becker '. —Bode Bernice Wilhelmi Bancroft Richard Potratz Algona Albert Granzow Algona A. M. Meyers _. Bancroft J, H. Graham _ Burt Tlllie Opedal ^-^-Wesley Rudolph Peterson _S\vea City Mary Beemer Lakota Lollie Wolf J -i—.Lu Verne Dora Godfrey — , Lu Verne Ethel Smith i—Lakota J". W. Harris . Sexton Agnes Marty _ Algona Frances Moe 1—; —Algona Sebastian Kramer Irvington Wm. Haglund ._: Bode 0, T, DAWSON FOUND DEAD IN BED AT MASON CITY Wesley, Mar, 10 — Grace T. Dawson, Mason City, was found dead in bed Saturday morning. He had suffered from heart .disease five years. The Dawsons lived at Al gona many years, but for 12 years had been at Mason City. Funeral services were held at Mason City Monday, and burial was made at Algona. Mr. Dawson. left only his widow, formerly Edith Chapin. and the son Arlo, of Wesley. He was 64 years old. When he lived at Algona he ran a tailor shop in the old building back of the Advance shop and also lived there. CHILLY WINDS OPEN WEEK BUT WEATHERWARMS AGAIN The week opened with chilly weather, probably the result of last week-end'e heavy snowstorms east and south of here. Not a flake of snow fell in Algona. In fact we have not had a single half inch of snow all winter. One or two extremely light falls melted as fast as the flakes hit the ground. There were high winds Sunday and Monday, and the country was extremely dusty. The weather has been warming up since Monday. FINAL HEARING ON FILTER CONTRACT SET FOR MARCH 23 The city' council Monday night called for. a final'public hearing on the filter contract let to Cowan & Son last week 'Wednesday night. 1 but four pumps, let separately will be installed by the Cowan firm, and Cowan & Son plan to begin work as soon as the final hearing is out of the way. ' According 1 to law this hearing is necessary before the contract takes effect. Algona citizens,' according to city authorities, are- fortunate in that the electric light sinking fund is- large enough to care for this investment. The project, which will cost close to $30,000, will be completed without a cent of taxes or bonds. Transfer of funds from the sinking fund to the water fund will permit the construction of the filter plant without a bond issue or additional taxes. The electric light plant, even with the lowest rates in its history In effect, and in spite of the fact that local rates are among the lowest for similarly operated plants in this or surrounding states, will pay for an improvement which otherwise Three sentences of five years were imposed by Judge Davidson in district court Monday. A man 60 years old, the father of 11 children, and two youths, all implicated .in thefts of corn from farms, were victims. Wm. W. Pallwey, the elderly culprit, pleaded guilty to receiving and concealing stolen property, as did also Donald Clapsaddlc, who worked on the Fallwey farm. Loren Farrell pleaded guilty to burglary and breaking and entering a warehouse. The elderly man was ordered to Fort Madison, but the boys were sent to Ariamosa. Boys Advised to Reliave. In pronouncing- sentence Judge Davidson reviewed the evidence briefly. He advised the boys to be as cheerful and patient prisoners as Dossible nml to learn 'their lesson. It their behavior is satisfactory, he said, the state parole . board will probably release them before their terms are out. Sheriff L. E. Hovey and state Agent J. R. Quinlan spent last week tracking the trio. In January the two boys attempted to gei #. trailer load of corn at the Matt Kirsch farm, four miles east and three and a half miles south of Algona. A- Mr. Vessel), tenant of the farm, appeared just as the trailer had been loaded. One of the boys threatened him with a gun, and the pair got into their car to drive away. The trailer, however, was so heavily loaded that the connecting link broke, and they had to escape without it. • • A set of double harness stolen from C. J. Wilhite, near Corwith, was found at the Fallwey farm. Judge Compliments Officers. ' Judge Davidson congratulated the officers on their good'work. There are few- crimes-more detestfble- than those in which men with trucks drive to a farm home on some pretense, and if the people are away, steal poultry, hogs, or livestock, Judge Davidson said. Such crimes are difficult to trace. The Judge recalled two cases of thefts of hogs under 'such circumstances in which conviction failed because of insuf- ficent evidence. Ralph Fallwey, son of W. W., is being held under $1000 bonds on'a larceny charge resulting from tho same circumstances, and it is expected that he also will plead guilty. The quartet were bound to the grand jury fey Justice Winkel Saturday, and the bond in each case was set at $'1000, but no bonds were furnished and the men were kept in jail. Mr. Fallwey W as born and reared in Cresco township. He owns a few acres in "Hungry Hollow," just south of town near the 1st turn west of the Singleton bridge.on No. 169. Arrangements have been-made to care for the younger children by. Markets • Ay-tronomy is one of the oldest sciences, the Doctor said. Since man began to wonder about the heavens the stars have been a subject of study. In our day huge telescopes reveal much that was unknown to the astronomers of earlier times. This solar system, consisting of the sun and its nine planets, the ladt discovered only a year ago, is only a minor part of an enormous system. It is part of the universe of stars which can be seen on a clear night, with the milky way as Its center. The universe is shaped like a huge wheel, with a series of stars surrounding the central milky way or hub. It is really of minor thickness, but the immensity of distances over the flat area makes the thickness incidental. Yet our universe is itself only a part of the heavens we see. Beyond our universe are others as vast, or oven more so, than the system we have regarded as the universe in toto. Scientists have for many years toyed with suggestions of infinite space, the immensity of which is measured only by the speed of light traveling during an earth year at the rate O f 180,000 earth miles a second. In round numbers a light- year is equal to 63,000 times the distance from the earth to the sun, which is 93,000,000 miles. This immensity can be imagined when it is known that it takes thousands of light-years for light from a distant star to reach the earth. A star we still see in the night sky may have disappeared before ttie pyramids of Egypt were built, Where the series of universes end, or whether there is an end, and what is beyond is above the comprehension of the human mind. The space and • time elements involved in an attempt to .solve these problems are so great as to befuddle the most learned astronomers. PHILLIPS WINS MAIN BOUT BHNOCK-OUT Clarence Phillips knocked out Hal. Mullenhoff, Fort Dodge scrapper, in the third round of an .eight- round main go at Spencer Monday night. The fight was Phillips's all the way through. Mullenhoff' held Phillips to a draw a year ago at Fort Dodge. In the second round Mullenhoff was knocked to the floor, but he got up' before a count. After 45 seconds I n the third Phillips landed a right on Mullenhoff's chin, and he was through. He was carried to his corner arid was revived with smelling salts. , Phillips is gaining a real reputation as a scrapper, and is now getting into the money, also into a fast class where there will be real com- By W. ,1. and AUce Payne. A.t close of Business March 10. . Livestock. Hogs— Prime butcher, 180 to 250 Ibs. $7.1o Prime heavy butcher, 300 to 360 Ibs. 6.70 Packers, 300 to 360 Ibs. 5.75 Heavy packers, 400 to 600 Ibe. $5.00- 5.50 Cattle— Yearling .. $5.00- 6.00 Fat cows 3.00- 4.50 Canners and cutters —$2.00- 2.75 Veal calves' $5.00- 7.50 Bulls —$3.00- 3.75 Grains. Corn, No. 3 , —46c Oats, No. 3 24c Barley, No. 2 3g c Trod nee. Eggs, straight run I7c Graded, No. 1 190 Graded, No. 2 13 C Cash cream 1 26c Poultry. Hens, 5 Ib. and under I6c Hens, over 5 Ibs. I3c Leghorn hens is c Heavy breed springs 18c Stags isc Heavy roosters flc Leghorn roosters 7c Capons, 6% Ib. and over 23c Capons, under 6% Ib. 18c Hides. Calf and cow, Ib. O3c Large horse $1.75-$1.25 Small horse $1.00 Colt hides, each ; 50c ASKS $50,000 DAMAGES FOR * LOSS OF JOB Investment Co. Also Files and Asks $9,660. could not have been financed, without a bond, issue and the levy of taxes to meet the bonds. Removal of this $30,000 from the electric light fund will, however, reduce it to an amount less than should be- carried, considering the huge Investment in the light and power plant, but it will still be large enough for any emergency likely to arise before the profits bring it up to normal again. SPECHT, HERMAN FILE FOR CITY ELECTION Up to yesterday three tickets had been fjled with Clerk Adah Carlson for the city election, which will b<3 held Monday, March 30. The filial date for filing of nomination papers is next Saturday, One t'cket, the Citizens'- ticker, headed ty Mayor Albert Ogren, was filed early, and is the only completely filled ticket so far. Conrad Heiman, councilriian from the Fourth ward, en a People's filed last Thursday ticket, and C. F. treasurer, were re- t'fOMt.'- '-"*.,' DEPOSITORS MAY. CALL FOR rniiDTu i $ R niuinFNn rUUnln ni Vi P« UlrlUtHW Checks for the fourth dividend of 10 per cent are ready for depoaltqre of the closed Algona State uanfc This dividend wUl release appro*i- <i»».w»««sis. *„£,•£; Specht filed forjnayor next day on an Independent ticket. Candidates besides Mr. Ogren"on the Citizens ticket are; M. P. Weaver, for re-election as park commissioner; Herman Hauberg, f or re-election as treasurer; TKos. Kain and Frank Geigel, for re-election as councilmen at large, . Ward coun- c)l candidates are; W. A. White, First; W. A,-.Foster, Second; Frank Kohlhaas, Third; and H. A- Relmer, Fourth. MASONS VOTE TONI6HT ON BUYING ALGONA HOSPITAL A letter to members of Prudence lodge of Masons, was sent out- Monday, advising them of a proposal to buy the former Algona hospital property which wi}l be taken up at a meeting at 7:90 tonight. A committee consisting of George St. John, N. E, JBarttett, Jos. Greenberg, W." E. McDonald, T. H. Ptolmee, and H. E. McMurray (has investigated the proposal and approved it, and will make a formal report. The price is to be 410,000 cash, plus S the Masonic lot across the etreet south of the OB JhaH. 1-b.e bowttsj sM» •& feet by }$$ feet in size, and thf relatives, and the older children-,' it is understood, will I'emain on the farm. "Under questioning by Judge Davidson, Fallwey said three of the children were married, and all are residents of the county, •' HORSE WEARS HARNESS FOR DAYS: OWNER FINED Tom Fitzsimmons, bachelor farmer north of Lone Rock, was fined $10 and costs by Justice Winkel Monday on a charge of cruelty to a , horse. Testimony by Sheriff Hovey and State Agent Quinlan was introduced- to show that the horse had worn its harness for 'days at a time and that a big sore had developed on the beast's back, The animal's legs'were swollen. Mr. Fitzslmons claimed that occasionally the harness was not removed for a time, but that, it was never left on too long. He claimed the sore was small and that a heavy growth of 'hair on the animal's legs had misled" the officers into thinking the.legs were swollen. The horse is 23 years old, and the officers expressed an opinion that it snould be shot. Mr. Fitzsimmons is 75. Some 20 years ago a wild horse broke one of his legs, and" it failed to heal properly, leaving him lame. He said that sometimes he was not able 'to take the work harness off the horse, which was inclined to be wild. JOHN Q. JAMISON DIES; BURIAL TO BE MADE TODAY John Q. Jamison, who had lived in Kossuth 48 years, <jiea Tuesday morning at 0:20 at his home. Death was the result o f strokes suffered last April and August and the .Infirmities of age. The stroke in April was light, but that.of August was severe, and he did not show improvement till Christmas. A few weeks later he began to fail rapidly. Funeral services will -take place this afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church, the Rev. C. V. Hulse officiating, and burial will be made in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Jamison, who was past was born December yj, 1847, ESTHERVILLE-SWEA CITY ' PAVING TO COST $672,480 Paving from Swea City west in Kossuth and Emmet counties was let by the state highway commission at Ames Monday to <T. S. Me- Laughlin $ Sons, who' laid part of the street paving in Algona some years ago. The ^6% mile stretch in Kossuth county was let at $189,715, and 23% miles in Emmet county at W42.774. It is understood that M. jr. McGulre's grading crew will remove the dirt. The state is to furnish the fine and coarse aggregate that goes "into the petition. Next week Thursday Phillips will scrap Charles Ruble, Spencer boxer, at Spencer. It is rumored here that Ruble Is not especially anxious for the bout. Phillips is also matched for a scrap with a Sioux City heavyweight March 30 at Spencer. .W. J. Becker, who has been serving as amateur manager for Phillips, 'has been made regular manager. Mr. -.Becker became Interested in Phillips some time ago, and he built a ring and furnished a hot and cold shower in the basement of the Elk Cleaners as training quarters. ALGONIANS ARE CAUGHT IN BLIZZARD IN SOUTHERN IOWA .. The Rev. Mr. Metcalf, his wife, and (Mrs. G.' F, Towne, got home Monday .from Centervllle, where they attended a Nazarene conference last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Mr. Metcalf tried to have Algona picked for the next conference, but an invitation to meet at the Baptist camp grounds at Iowa Falls in August proved too much for him- The three Algonians had Intended to come home Saturday, 1 but they were caught in a big blizzard which struck Centerville the day they got there and continued till Sunday night. During the three days there was a fall of 20 Inches or more of snow, They started back Monday morning, but a mile and a half out of Cenferville they (had to turn back and take another road. At many points along the way snow was piled higher than the top of their car, but- they found none at Waterloo, or on the rest of the way home. YOUTHS WHO HAD LIQOUR CONFESS; FINED $50 EACH Richard Vaughn' and Walter- I4cn- ter were fined $50 each plus attorney's fees of 12.50' eaq^ by Judge Davidson in district -court Monday, They were charged with illegal possession of liquor and had been bound •to tne grand jury by Justice Winkel. In view of the small .^amount of liquor that was found, the. judge made the fines light, an'd permission to give stay bonds for three months Blooming Grove, Ind. His father, who was a doctor, died when John was seven. The family remained at Blooming Grove five years, and then moved to Sterling, 111., where John was reared. On February 5, 1879, Mr. Jamison was married to Mary McWhorter, sister of Ellis, John, and LeRoy McWhorter well known Kossuth or former Kossuth farmers. They went to Syracuse, Neb., where they farmed a year. Then they returned to Sterling where they spent two years. In 1'883 the Jamisons came to Kossuth, and Mr. Jamison bought 200 acres of land southeast of Burt. This was for many years the family home. Later he bought 40 acres more, and still later an adjoining SO, but the 80 was sold. At death Three suits have been filed against the Algona independent school district by the J. H. Mayer & Son contracting company and the Humboldt Investment Co,, but up to yesterday no notice had been served on the board. Mayer & Son ask the largest amount, $50,000, alleged damages resulting from cancellation of .their contract on the new school building-. Nothing is known here of the Humboldt Investment Co., and its- officers and personnel are not stated in the petition. It is presumed. that it consists of members of the bank which held the Mayer paper. The company may have been formed to take the paper out of the bank. Chattel Mortgage Alleged. The investment company asks. $4660 on an alleged assignment ot the December estimate, also $5,000 as remainder due on a $10,000 chattel mortgage on materials on the school ground, which it is claimed. has been confiscated by the board. The Mayer & Son suit is .a straight suit for damages. A peculiar feature of the suit is that the Mayera allege that they have no copy of the contract they made with the school board for erection of the building. The cancellation was made under written terms in the contract, but it Is presumed that the Mayers may- claim that • they knew nothing ot these terms. The Mayers also alleg* that failure to pay the December estimate constituted a. breach of .tha> contract. Asks Payment of Estimate. The December estimate was wltfc- held under a provision of the .contract which provided that an estimate should be withheld it claim* were,filed with, the-board for materials. One. of x the investment company's stilts is based on the withholding of this estimate. The petition alleges that the company had. an assignment of the estimate to secure the claim of $4660; ateo that the assignment was made to secure a loan made to the. Mayers to pay for labor and materials. The chattel mortgage covering materials on the ground was given January 16, 1931, or about the tin* the board started cancellation proceedings. The contract was- cancelled January 23. The board is at a loss to understand why this suit was brought. All of the materials, so far as th* board knows, which are covered by the mortgage had been paid for by the board in estimates prior to December. . he still In Ii002 owned the -240-acre farm. Mr. and Mrs. Jamison retired, and since then they have lived quietly in Algona. Three children were born to Mr, and Mrs. Jamison: Gertrude, who married the late Will Hanna, of Burt, and died, in 1908, leaving a son Walter; Paul, an employe in the American gas stove works at Albert Lea, 'Minn.; ,and Mrs. Irene Gilmore; who with two sons makes her home with her mother. There are nine grandchildren, six of whom are boys. • Mr, Jamison was the last of his own family to die. He was widely known both here and in the Burt neighborhood, and was considered one of the most substantial citizens of the county. In politics he was a republican, and he remembered back to the days of the Whig party and the birth of the- republican party. He was of a cheerful, kindly disposition and enjoyed the confidence and respect of everyone who 'knew him. DENTIST BURNED BY STEAM WHEN VULCANIZER EXPLODES Dr.'A. D. Adams suffered painful but not serious burns Monday afternoon, when a vulcanizing- outfit he was using to vulcanize teeth in a plate .exploded and threw live steam into his • face; Fortunately he was wearing glasses, so his eyes were not injured. The outfit consists of a steam tank, into which plate and teeth are set. A steel cap fits over the top of this tank to seal It. The packing around the cap gave way, letting the steam escape under force. The doctor's face, neck, and ears were .scalded, .but he Is keeping office hours as usual. *- Drop Asked. A petition from Westey asking boar<l of supervisors, ttae county en, gineer, and, the sheriff , to reduce their mljeage charges? to 6c has was granted in pleaded guilty. case, Both The bonding company will defend the board in all of the suits, it la understood, and no alarm over possible) judgment is felt here. The Mayer suit is regarded as an attempt toy the contractors to put up a front of- having been wronged. • The other two suits do not concern the board. for the bonding company is liable in. case judgments'are returned. > In brief the petition in Mayer & Son vs. the Independent ischool district follows: "That the plaintiff is a co-partnership consisting of J.-H. arid P. F, Mayer, and the defendant a school corporation. • "That on or about June 27, -19Sft. plaintiff and defendant 'entered! Into a written contract by whjch tK* plaintiff agreed' to build a certain building to be known as the Junior- Senior high school building and thj» defendant agreed to pay the total sum of $175.060.50, in monthly payments on-the last day of each month- equal to 85 per cent of the labor «,nd materials incorporated in the' work and of materials stored at the site.' Claims Contract Broken. "That the. plain tiff proceeded construction of the building duly performed all conditions of th* contract till December 31, 1930, "it which time the ' defendant wrongi- fully broke the contract by failing and refusing to pay the monthly payment which fell due December 31, 1930. • . ' "That the amount ot the payment due December 31, 1930, was duly «•-'' Unrated by the architect and was in. the sum of $9487.60, "That in default of said' payment the plaintiff stopped work, but notified defendant that plaintiff wouN( resume,work and proceed With th% construction of the said building •$•* once upon receipt of eald payment, $50,000 Damage* "That the defendant Gas Tikes Tumble. Props in, BasoUne prices were announced a week ago by the standard Qil companies, and aJJ other " " NEW BURT SAVINGS BANK OPENS SATURDAY MORNIN6 The new Burt Savings bank, It is understood, will open next Saturday morning. W, T, Peterf has been elected president; F. ®, Rubey, of Ames, vlca president; anql J. T. Jrleany, I^edyard, cashier. Other d|- rectons 'are I* E, I4nnan, Algona, and. Senator^ Q«Q, w, - • • postmaster withheld the said payment, wrongfully pretended and a« that the plaintiff was In default, declared a pretended forfeiture" ff the contract, and ousted pteln from the work on construction said budding, and refused to. Ao with the contract, and refused tq M plaintiff procee4 wit& of the contract. "That plaintiff has been in the sum of $50,009, no whicb bag been paid, gnd, which is now due and ow(njj to, 1 ' ~ ' "That Platatjg it a popy 'of eaid contract to t|j§1 tjpn -for -it*, reason

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