Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 19, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 19, 1931
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• -.. : — : 1 : . ALGONA, IOWA, MARCH 19, 1931 BBBBBBBBBBBI Balaam m^m • . . — _ • ^--' 1 12 Pages Number 27 iLGONIAN MISSING FOR 15 DAYS J1ES FOB I "» **»P Some Benefit.. Wll Need Cc- a pera.io n A.. Around I MAYFRS CLAIM MdDS SHOW Chnm^r /,/ th» RCI ICltCII Tit ' FOR .NORTON TO HELD TOD AY Monday After Illness Lasting f Two Year*. Ld of a lingering illness of Two years arrived" Monday Lt,).45forF. 6, Norton who I 35 years been one of Al[ leading business men. . . V years, or more, ago Mr. . suffered what seemed'to be Jt stroke In ,one of his hands. t n May 29, 11929,'he, suffered a stroke which paralyzed his ide and the speech center of Ever since then he had i in bed, unable to move feht arm or leg or to speak except "No".. ... , , pl ,,,r respects' Mr. Norton's [seemed fair till late last fall, V began to fail slowly.- Den-as steady after, January l, jk Monday at 2 a. m. Into unconsciousness, Ifhlch he never revlved - Hls j ami death were due to at- (chlerosls. i Free form Pain Lately. ,.„• the first part of his sick- •r Norton suffered some, pain, iring the last few months he [«e from it. He was devoted- led throughout by Mrs. Nor- I Ellen Carlson. |y funeral services will be [ted at the home on east Call 2 o'clock today, following ...e body will be taken to the (1st church, where public ser- rtll be held. The Rev. E. T. rfleld, 'sac City Methodist pas- ,er pastor of the local preach the funeral ser- deliver the prayer. The 'V. Hulsej present pastor .pill assist in the services. I will be made in the family JRiyervlew cemetery where a (old daughter was burled .2!> on 65th Birthday. .;. ^Norton .was iborn at. \Gouve- [..Y.i- March 16, 186'5, and his "65th birthday. When' three months old his p'ar- ioved to Berlin Heights,-Ohio, fhls father farmed. The elder i died after a few years, and i managed the home farm -for 1 years afterwards. • . • 186, when he was 201 years old, went to Howard, S. D., [rate a lumber yard for an rhose husband had died. Four i or in 1890, he was mar- i Adele J, Goold, at Howard; Norton had been reared ii, , but her father; who was a [had moved to Howard, i time later the Nortons left I and moved to Moscow, Ida- lere Mr. Norton was engaged | milling business. -He preferr- lumber business, and was ' about for a location, when, [spring of 1894, he heard that pr yard could be purchased [The result was the purchase kt was then the O'Nlel & |yaird, a consolidation y.of the i'and-Wf W. -wheeled.yards; rton took possession in April, At death he had lived in Airly 37 years. *d790 Acres o f Land. 5 a prudent business man, Mr, I made a success of the lum- islness here from the start, 6 his son, Milton G., became fier, and Is now in charge of Pness. Besides his interests ['umber yard, his home, an cottage, and other, property, ton owned 76o acres of Kos"i .all of whlch : 'is free of business Mr. Norton's item i n 'Me was the Meth, fnurch, which !h.e> supported and actively during his en- nere. He served on the committee, for the present "« was a member of the vs. His farms and in late grandchildren provided recreation, .'• ' ' V Four Children. , Is survived by his wi- daughter Edna, Mrs. < " ° A. C. and her two - ana daughter; a daughter Una ; S> A Worster, and Una daughter and a S'.^" 8 ^ dean of Kills at Danbury, Conn are all here.. ' of town WEED CONTROL TO BE DISCUSSED IN TOWJOIP MEET A- countywide weed eradication campaign was planned at a 'meeting at the . courthouse-'' last week Wednesday. The supervisors, township trustees, weed commissioners, and Farm Bureau representatives attended. R. H. Porter, Iowa State college,' outlined a program followed by 18 counties last year which was so successful that similar plans are this year to be carried out in 28 counties. A series of weed meetings will be held for general discussions of the habits of weeds arid of weed eradication and control measures which have been found efficient. Through this series it is hoped that many landlords ' and farmers will become interested in control of noxious weeds. probable schedule of me.et- ings is given below, but may need to be changed in some localities, in which case special notice will be given in the localities affected. The schedule follows: Riyerdale, Center schoolhouse, Tuesday, March 17, afternoon. Jill, /Verne', 'Sherman, Lu -Verne Community hall, Friday, March 20, afternoon. :. Lotts Creek- Whittemore, Whltte- more hall, Monday, March 23, after- jioon, ... - ....... - Cr'es'co - Irvlngton - Plum Creek- Union, courthouse, Tuesday, March 24, afternoon. Prairie, St. Benedict, Wednesday, March 25, afternoon. 'Fenton-Burt, Lone Rock hall, Thursday, March 26, afternoon. Garfleld, Center schoolhouse, Thursday, March 26, evening. Grant, Consolidated echoolhouse, Friday, March 27, afternoon. Springfield, Center schoolhouse, Friday, March 27, evening. Burt-P^rtland, Burt, Saturday, March 28, evening. ",'Swea-Harrison; Swea City hall, Monday, March 30, afternoon. Eagle, Center schoolhouse, Monday, March 30, evening. Ledyard, Consolidated schpolhouse Tuesday; March 31, afternoon, Hebron, Center schoolhouse, Tuesr day, March 31, evening. Ramsey - Greenwood, schoolhouse, Wednesday, Bancroft April 1, afternoon. Lincoln, Center -schoolhouse, Wednesday, April 1, evening. Seneca, Consolidated sehoolhouse, Thursday, April 2, afternoon.. .German Center- schoolhouse, Thursday, April 2, evenlng.- Wesley, Center schoolhouse, Friday; -April 3, evening. ' BuffalorPostland Titonka, Saturday, April 4, evening.- '•••' ; OR, CHAS, W, MAYO TO SPEAK AT MEDICAL MEETING HERE • Drl Chas. W. Mayo, : Rochester; M>nn., will speak at a meeting . of the cpunty inedical society at the AJgona . pojel,, tomorrow evening, Doctor Mayo, who .is a son of the Dr, Charles Mayo, . joynd.er of the Mayo clinic, has chosejj' for hif topic ."PrftrOpBratiye Reparation and Its Effect on Post-Operative Results.' Tt»e meeting will open with dinner at 6:80. • s Price Is DC,, ma ¥w- J- Monday tveninf by tifJn for Colum- bijg; Ohio, where »f. 'Price Is to appear on the program of the etaro veterinary conference sponsored by the. Gpltege ,of veterinary Walter Lorenz \ LGONIAN W H.O ENLISTED * early for the late guerre and saw service in France, where this picture was taken.. Mr. Lorenz, now in the employ of the Kent Motor Co., gave an excellent accpu'nt of his adventures as a soldier before the Rotary club a week ago. While he was speaking the Rotarlans examined-many wartime-pictures which he passed around.'" ' ' MASONS VOTE TO BUY HOSPITAL BUILDING Only perm'ssion of the Grand Lodge of Iowa stands between purchase of tho former Algona hospital building from Dr.. M. J. Kenefiok. by J'rudtnce lodge of the Masons. The lodge voted .the purchase more than SO to* only 5 in a standing vote at a March -regular meeting last Tiutifcday night.. Final approval rests with the grand lodge, which it is understood here, will approve anything that can be financed and appears to be for the betterment of t)ie local lodge. Forms notifying the grandslodge of the local lo'dge action are being sent in this week, but a few days will elapse before reply can be received. The Eastern Stars, sister organi: zation, are expected to approve Investing Star funds in the building at a regular meeting the first Tuesday in April. 85 Percent Is Paid So Far by Wesley Bank The First National bank of Wesley is paying another 20 per cent dividend, and this makes a total of 85 per cent to date. H. B. Johnson, assistant receiver, thinks there will probably be another dividend of 8 per cent before the bank's affairs are wound up- This- is an excellent reWKd, and renews the suspiclpn that the closing'of the bank was an error by the national banking department.. If the final dividend is S per cent, then the total paid back to depositors will be-98'per cent. Expenses of the receivership,'losses resulting from for<?e4 sales, and settlements with.§orae 'debtors who tafce advantage <??. a receivership to escape by paying as little as possible will'account for more than enough to make up the seven per cent shortage under 1PQ per cent. This bankj « le( aloe, wowa .ftave/ e»,. 4? Stores Offer Bargains for Dollar Days Seventeen Algona merchants have combined for feature Dollar days and a spring fashion review which .opened yesterday and, _contin ues today and tomorrow. This is an especially advantageous time to buy goods, according to locaj merchants." Prices 'have been reduced by wholesalers in an effort to get rid of stock which has not moved and in turn the merchants are 'lowering prices to make way for spring and summer merchandise. The purchasing power of the dollar has'bee n rising rapidly of late, and its power will be much greater still during the Dollar days. Merchants whose advertisements appear in an 8-piage circular mailed early this week J include WIm. C. Steele, Hawco'tt & Ogg, the Kohl haas hardware, Chrischilles & Herbst, Paine & Sorensen, Grahams', the Cummings ' store, the. Goeden- company, the Foster Furniture stole, K. D. James, the Bloom store, the Brownell Shoe Co., F. W. Wehler & Co., the Richardson Fur- .niture Co., .the Nelson hardware, E. W Lusby, and Bros. Cp. ' the Ohristensen FINALS IK ACADEMY DECLAM CONTEST HELD St. Cecelia's academy held the finals in its first declamatory contest at the academy auditorium last week yi'ednesday night. /Miss McCoy, who teachfs. at the academy, coached the children. The names ; ol tho ccntesiants and their pieces follow: Oratorical — , The Unknown Sol: dier, Joseph K»lly; The Christ of th € Andes,i Evelyn Van AJlen; The Amerlean '?Jndlan, .Geraldv. Jennett; The Constitution, Edn^und Capesius. Brftmatic — Th^' Forgotten Witness, "Elizabeth Barry; Pro" Patria, Catherine. Selzer; Th.e Littlest Rebel, Mabel £ohl; D^nriy/ RSthryn Deim. Humorous— ',', China ..Blue Eyesi Alica Payne; Billy .Brad and the Big Lie, John BesWhlehJtier | '. At . the Swimming Pool, Edward Zender Tobias at the pil, Station/ Raymonc Jennett.. •/.'-,'] .'•*"' \ r , ''•-•'• Joseph Kelly,, EJlJzabeth Barry, anc Alice Payne placed' first,' and Evelyn Y ai ! Allen, "Catherine Selzer, and John Bestenlehner second. ( France^ Messer, Frances Duhigg and L. E Linnan judged. NEW BURT SAVINGS BANK OPENSJOORS SATURDAY Burt, Mar. 17 — The new Burt Sav- inge bank opened • Saturday, an< nearly 300 persons registered anc received souvenirs, the women given carnations, the men cigars An excellent business was done, a,nd the bank- officials were well satisfied. F. E. Rubey, vice president and J. T. Heany, cashier, are i\ charge. In connection with the bpenr ing * the' business men -of -the town gave away % 100 worth of, merphan- difie.' Tickets were given with each, 25c purchase, and each business firm gave a piece of merchandise, 27 articles being given away. crowd was in town t A- large Phillips Boxes Tonight. ..Clarence PWlHps, Ajgona's s boxer will meet Charles -Ruble, Spencer .scrapper/ at Spencer tonight in the main go on a good bpjdng card. wUJ be the ftrft ttoe PWMJps Ruble l^ave met. They were matches MAYEP.S CLAIM SLANDER; FILE $100,000 SUIT Allege Cancellation of Contract Was Illegal. A fourth suit was filed yesterday n district court against the school Joard, the Union Indemnity Co., and :ho architects on the new school by T. H. and F. F. Mayer, of Humboldt, isUing <?100,000. actual and exemplary damages for slander. The action seeks $50,000 actual and $50,000 exemplary damage by reason of alleged false reports concerning cancellation of the Mayer contract to build the new schoolhouse. Plaintiffs claim that the circulation of false rumors has injured their. reputation as builders. Women Members Not Sued. Named as defendants'; are T. P. Harrington, 1 president of !; the board, A. E. Michel'arid -Of. S. Buchanan, board members, the bonding company, and Pro'udfoot,- Rawson, Sau'ers, & Thomas, architects. It Is not known here why the attorneys for the Mayers, -who are Coyle & Coyle and F. s. Lovrien, of Hum- boMt, omitted the other two board members, Mrs. George St. John and Mrs. C. B. Murtagh, This suit was filed by the Mayers, father and son, as individuals. Another suit,.in which $50,OOOMs asked for alleged breach O f contract, has been filed .in. the name of the firm, and two suits against the board and the bonding company have been filed by the Humboldt Investment Co., one asking $5000 on a chattel mortgage Covering material on the school ground when work was stopped, the other asking approximately the same amount on an assignment on the unpaid December estimate which the Mayers gave to protect notes held by the investment company. • " Six separate charges are made by the Mayers in the suit'. In substance the petition follows: Six Charges Are Listed. -"That the defendants wrongfully conspired together to pretend and declare that the plaintiffs 'were In default, in the'performance of the said contract, and "did so pretend and declare, -and conspired together to withhold from the plaintiffs the monthly payment wlilch fell due on December 31, 1930, which was the •sijm of $9,487.60, and did cause the said payment ' to be withheld, and conspired together to injure the business,- the good name, and the credit of the plaintiffs by the circulation of false and defamatory reports to the effect that plaintiffs were not good and competent builders, and did not pay their bills, and were not worthy of credit, and had' no credit, and ''did circulate such false and defamatory reports. "That the defendants wrongfully conspired together falsely to -publish and, declare that the plaintiffs were not (l) competent workmen in their occupation an d profession . as builders; (2) that they w er e not 'hon- £st; (3) that: they did not ,P<iy theiic bills; (4) that they were unworthy-of credit and hod no credit; (5) .that they were unworthy of patronage and employment as builders; arid (6) that they wrongfully abandoned the construction of the said school build- Ing. ' - 'Allege Forfeit Conspiracy. "That the defendants wrongfully conspired together to bring about a pretended forfeiture of said contract by the Independent School District of Algona, and did bring about such pretended forfeiture,land thereby caused it to appear' falsely that plaintiffs, hod broken their contract, and were hot competent builders, and were riot honest, and were not to be trusted as builders, and Were cheats and 1 frauds. "That all of said things, were done maliciously." CHILD'S EYE HIT BY COAT HOOK IN WESLEY ACCIDENT Wesley, Mar, 17 Mrs. Ted Pfif fer, Freeport, -111., formerly .Verna Davis, with her two childrea is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. , Clarence Robinson, ' Mrs. Pfiffer was carrying her two-year-old son down- .stairs one day recently/ when he hit his eye on a coat hook and'was severely hurt. In the local doctor's absence, Mrs. LeRoy Kleihpeter, nurse, was called. The child finally taken to Algona, and it was discovered that; the lid only of the e>e was injured,' and the'sight, will not be affected. Maps Show Character of the Soil on Every Kossuth Farm BOYS' BASEBALL LEAGUE IS SPONSORED: :; ; Hagg p6str,,i5f'sponsprin^ v a Junior baseball league;'&n_d~ p^an's-:^re being laid for at least'thre^-'teams. The first workout was held Saturday at the high school gym, where the boys Played catch and were taught fundamentals of the game : by Aubrey Bonham, high .school 'coach. There were nearly 70 'boys of all sizes at fhis opening practice. Mr. Bonham p)ans to appjy for playgrounds instructor at Athletic park this summer, i . Swedes Defeat Whiskers, J-edyard Mar. 17 — A House of David team,and the Swea City Car- dlnals! olaved basketball-in'thfl ; local jajght, and'the latter woa, 44-fl- The , an.d Bancroft played a curtain-rateer, arid Ledyard. ' ' County Agent Morrison Is conducting a scries of soil survey meetings this week. One took place Saturday at Fenton, where the annual elevator meeting was being held; another at ; the Wesley farmers' elevator Monday evening: a third at A. B. Schenck's, Union township, Tuesday .evening; and a fourth at the Lone Rock schoolhouse last night. A meeting Is scheduled for tonight at the Seneca consolidated . schoolhouse, and another at the St. Bene- lict elevator tomorrow nigh't. For next week the only date reported Is Monday night at 7:30 at the school- liouae. At these meetings two valuable Booklets are distributed, both relat- ng solely to Kosauth soils, one Issued by the national government, he other prepared at Ames. Both contain maps which show the char- icter of the soil of every farm in the county. Study of the soil types thus revealed and experiments show vhat crops grow best in the different soils. Besides the county map the government bulletin contains 31 pages of information concerning Kossuth farms and soils. The Ames booklet runs to 64 pages and contains two Jetailed maps, one of the north half of the county, the other of the south lalf. Experimental plots on the different types of soils are reported. By referring to these maps any farmer can ascertain the types of soils to be found on his farm, and by consulting the results of experiments he can determine what crops '11 do best on different parts of his farm. By making simple tests of soil samples Mr. Morrison can help him discover just where one soil type leaves off and another begins. The fqderal map is a large one, drawn on a scale of only an inch to he mile. These booklets will -be highly valuable to anyone who studies them with care and reads the text. A layman who has seen them suggests :hat the maps should be removed, framed under glass, and hung up on every farm for ready consultation. ONLY TWO OPPOSE CITIZENS TICKET With the city election only two weeks away ..local politics is being talked. The period for nominations closed Saturday, with a ticket headed by Mayor Albert Ogre* unoppos- except in two Instances. C. F. Specht is a candidate for mayor on an independent ticket, and J. M. Moore filed Saturday for councilman from the Second ward. Last i Thursday H. A. Reimer withdrew as candidate for councilman in the Fourth ward, and Conrad Herman refiled on the Citizens ticket. H e had previously filed on the People's ticket. Mr. Moore is now the only candidate on the last named ticket. Mayor Ogren's ticket Is the Citizens ticket, and it consists of the following candidates besides himself; treasurer, Herman Hauberg; park commissioner, -M. p. • Weaver; coun- oflmen-at-large'— Thos. Kain, Frank Geigel; assessor,-, E. H. Beardsley; First ward councilman, W. A. White; second ward, : W. A. Foster; Third ward, Frank Kohlhaas; Fourth ward, Mr. Herman. Mr. specht is the only candidate on the independent ticket, and Mr v Moore the only candidate on the People's ticket, ' The polling places are: First ward, Elbert garage; Second ward, Kent garage; Third ward, Third ward schoolhouse; Fourth watd, sheriff's office. ; Algona Markets By \V. ,1. and Alice Payne. At Close of Business March 17. Livestock. Hogs— Prime butcher, 180-230 Ibs. _$7.20 Prime heavy butcher, 230-360 Ibs. _$7.00 Best heavy butcher, 260-300 Ibs. ._ $6.70 Best prime heavy butcher, 300-350 Ibs. $6.50 Packers, 300-360 Ibs. $5.80 Heavy packers, 340-400 Ibs. _$5.40 Heavy packers, 400-600 pounds $5.00-$5.50 Cattle- Yearlings $5.00-$6.00 Fat cows $4.00-$4.50 Canners and cutters $2.25-$2.50 Veal calves $6.00-$7.00 Bulls , $2.50-$3.50 Fat steers $5.50-$7.00 Grains. Corn, No. 3 45 Oats, No. 3 23% Barley, No. 2 38 Produce. Eggs, straight run 17 Graded, No. 1 20 Graded, No. 2 ^ 14 Cash cream . 27 Poultry. Hens, 5 Ibs. and under 16 Hens, over 5 Ibs. 16 Leghorn hens 13 leavy breed springs : _.18 •stags ; 13 [eavy roosters . 09 .eghorn roosters 07 Capons, 6% and under 23 Capons, under 6% Ibs. 18 Hides. 'alf and cow, Ib. 03 .arge horse $1.75-$1.25 Small horse $1.00 Colt hides, each 50 AL60NIAN BREAKS SWIMMING RECORD Walter, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wai ter Fraser, set two new Big Six conference swimming records in a meet with Nebraska at. Kansas City Saturday which was -won by - Iowa State. The Cyclone tankers, defeat- ng Nebraska, remained undefeated 'or the seas'bn. Walter, who has served as life tuard at the Algona municipal pool since its completion, broke the 220- yard free style and the 440-yard marks, and was also a member of L winning 400-yard relay team. The 'ollbwing clipping from the Kansas -Ity Star reports the meet: "Iowa State college regained the Big six swimming championship BOVINE T, B, TEST DUE IN KOSSUTH AjAIN THIS YEAR Dr. L. W. Fox has received announcement that a three-year test for tuberculosis on cattle is due in Kossuth this year and that the test will be conducted ihis summer in air herds. The first test was made in 1925, when the cbu.nty became a modified-accreditea.' area, and there was another in 1923, when only a few cattle reacted to tests and the county was again placed 'in the accredited 'class. It is anticipated that there will no£ be many reactors in the tests, this year. Once a county has been accredited there is little loss from tubercular cattle. Prizes Given fot i(pe Plant Description An advertisement of the Algona Ice Cream ^ Candy factory in today's Advance is of considerable local interest, particularly to patrons of the factory and the. schools, including pupils, because it features tvyo prise-winning es- •says written recently by high •school students. The essays were the result of a visit to the fac'- tory by the physics and chemistry pupils- Chas. ( H. Taylor, manager, offered a prize of 15 to the student who could write the best essay on what had been seen, especially the ica-making plant, 7 and writers of the next be,st S& es^-ys we^e. offered a 4oUar - e^acte: -' jja^i' Neeljnf won the first Prtee, and Qeaeyteve-4. second prl?e. P.ersons who have read the essay? consijl- wrttto, Nebraska here yesterday at he K. C, A. C., and. set up .five records, two of them by Walter Fraser, Cyclone' distance swimmer. "Fraser, protege of Coach Jake Daubert, broke the old 220-yard free style mark of 2:43.6, then established a hew 140-yard mark, • bettering he old recp'rd. 'set by Hestbeck, of Nebraska. Hestbeck finished fourth n the quarter-mile race WO n' by Fraser in 6:06.8. The Cyclone star's :inie for the 220 was 2:4(1.7. "In winning yesterday, Iowa State remained undefeated this season, the Cyclones having conquered the Ne- broskans, who won the title away rom the Ames school by a 3-point margin last year," The fancy diving (low board) event was won by Richard Fleig, Ames estar, who will spend next week here with the Frasers, Walter was awarded three gold medals for his work at the Nebraska meet, and these are now on display at the Memorial Union building, Anies. MARIGOLD BEAUTY SHOPS MOVED TO NEW LOCATIONS The Marigold Beauty Shoppe No . has been moved -to its new loca- :ion over the Bloom' and Counci: 5ak stores and the Marigold Beauty Shoppe No. 2 has been moved from rooms over the Cummins store to :he former quarters of shop No. 1 The five new'rooms of shop No. -1 are all outside rooms except one used for a:facia} room. The drying and waiting rooms have been leted, and linoleum covers the floors of the other rooms. 'The rooms are attractive and pleasant. Mrs Gdythe Dailey and her assistant Beulah Hartshorn, operate shop No 1, and' Hilda Campbell is operator in Mrs...Dalley's other shop. Mrs. Dai- expects to employ two new op erators,',one in eaph shop.-, . COUNTY DECLAM CUP WON ; BY ALGONA HIGH SCHOOL The .Ajgona high school won a cup 'offered in a county declama torjr contest at Swea City last Thurs day night. Both Algona contestants Donald Hutchins and Helen Morrow •yvon first. The cup becomes th permanent possession of the schoo winning Jt three times, and Fento had won it twice. This was first time Algona contestants h«(< participated in a county contest. ' Sale 9wws Crowd. • The Weiss & Sorstedt sale dre SO, man^ bajrga4n-!hwn,ters,, • that the., doors had to be ~No bills were printed what were Jwwg la the doWS, 4d'|l9&$a^lCQ be^JiM? BELIEVED TO BE VICTIM OF MEMORY LOSS Reason Unknown for Disappearance of Will Palmer. Will Palmer, who had been oper- ting the Chrysler garage in th»-Valter Klamp building, next north; f the Tire Service Co. quarters, dl»~ ppeared two weeks ago Tuesday, larch 3, and nothing has been • eard from him since. No cause for- is disappearance is known, and It. believed he has been the victim. f loss of memory or foul play. There.were no financial trouble*. e owed a few bills, but not to any- reat amount, and not more than lav ustomary for any man in busine here had been no trouble at nd both Mrs. Palmer,-formerly rteda Redfield, nee Ward, and him arents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer, now of no reason for his diaap- earance. Note Said He Would Return. Mr. Palmer was at the garage as- sual the morning of March 3, but t noon left; a note for the mechanic: •ayirig he \yae going out on a deal. nd would be back late in the after- oon. He was seen driving treat. lone shortly after noon. Mr. Palmer was adverse to pick— ng up liitch-hlkers and would not o so under ordinary circumstances^ o the possibility that he may. have-' een hijacked. by a hitch-hiker la mprobable. At first it was believed. ie had been the victim of outlaws ike those who forced Everett Rich.- rdeon to "drive them to the Twin..- Hties some weeks ago but In such vent he would have returned tot Ugona before now. Mr. Palmer had been suffering; rom influenza for severaldays, an* nly a day or so, before his disan- learance stayed at home in an et- ort to shake off the attack. He suf- ered severe pains in his:back dur- ng ; the attack, but just before hte " isappearahce eald the': pain had hifted to the back of his headl Expected to Be Back Same Day. The car :in which • he left home waa green Plymouth coupe bearing a. 930 Kossuth license. It is believed e had 'only a few dollars on him. nd other indications point to arr Intent to return the same day. Mr. Palmer came to Algona from 'exas in 1925 to be with his parentav [r: and Mrs. R. A. Palmer. He to ne of two surviving sons, a tbiraV aving been drowned eome yea» go. He worked for the Chartaat ilamp garage whife it was in ea- stence, and then took over that ~ management of the Chrysler mr- ge. - . • • '•• . Will had been especially attentive* his parents since his return t* Ugona, and would have been certaiav o advise both them and his wife K e had intended going - on an '' toe- ended trip, it is toelieyed. '',' ' EACHERS TO ATTEND INSTITUTE TOMORROW The public schools will be d tomorrow while local teachers end the tenth annual session o* 1 North Central Division of the State- Teachers association at Mason Ctt»^ The program includes a conference for teachers of the first and. second grades, of which Lucia Wai- ' ace, Algona, is leader. Minnie J. Coate, local H. S. principal, is vfca- president of ''the association. A feature of the convention wQK be music by a North 'Central dla- rict band under the direction at G. R. -Prescott, Mason City. PupUt ''rom each ! tbwn In the" district havo >'een chosen to participate' 'and they iav e practiced the humbers at home-, This morning they will meet at Marson City for the first joint rehearsal,. and the band will open the Program. his evening. Algonians in the district band a** Charles Cretzmeyer, Donald Parsons, William Kain, Peter Chubb, and Willard Zelgler. Forty-seven towWL will be represented in the band, Including Burt, Ledyard, Livermore, and Lu Verne. Rudolph TirameU 3urt. is a member of the' commltte* n charge 'of the' band, 'and has. charge pf equipment. FARMER'S EYE CUT WHEN "v LIGHT BULB IS EXPLODED Irvipgton, Mar. ,17 — George wart was painfully injured last Friday evening when an '«fc_^ bulb he was screwing into a socket exploded and several 'thin sh^m^ pieces of glass lodged in jjls. eyes, Both eyes w«re cut, but tfee PWpft in the left eye was cut. Mrs, gt*- wart took George to Fort ~ * Saturday morning, where his were looked after and tightly - ged. Light is Injurious and| very painful. He was to "have turned to Fort Dodge this Monday, but did not fe«l moke the trip. Visits Gerald ^acy, Sioux 0ty, garet ffeien came to day ij; a Kari-Keen plane,

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