Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 2, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 2, 1931
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ALGONA, IOWA, APRIL 2, 1931 12 Pages Number 29 PECHT NAMED MAYOR BY 8 VOTES HUTCH1NS TTHIS, THAT, HERE AND THERE ~] fiAXflillF IN Nl'nht Tnnfh P n !,l W™ n L 0 * CnOTCD UIIUO SSATURDAY DESMOINES Been a Leader Kossuth for 50 Years. I Hutchins, 82, died Saturday I atS ;B5 at the Lutheran hos- s Jloines, of exhaustion and Lire consequent upon an f lobar pneumonia which re- ,„ „„„._, -VIr. Hutching ie to DOS -Moines to observe L of the legislature at close Ifle put up at the Y. M. C. A. I and -was still there when i came on two weeks ago. w worse rapidly, and when r who examined him a week Lay found him suffering neumonla he was taken to few weaker and almost died Ik Wednesday night. Then fed and by Friday his lungs car and he was able to.-talcc. Lnt. Early next morning Jered a fatal relapse. ' Iral Services Held Tuesday. Tody was brought home, and [ attended funeral services Ltiucted Tuesday afternoon JCongregational church by the Ithe Rev. F. J. Clark. Burial ^de In the family lot in River- lath of Mr. Hutchins closed f nearly 02 years in Kossuth For at least half a cen- | was one of the county's lead- sens. Probably no one who |ved here had more to do ! upbuilding of Kossuth; [January ill, 1849, in Frank ply, New York, !Mr. Hutchins, 1 of the late D. It. Hutchins, night to Clayton county, Iowa I by his parents when he was lie family traveled by prairie |r and the Great Lakes, the I requiring 18 clays. me years the elder HutchiHs I near National. Then-- the jar broke out arid he'*eniis'tecl pnlon army. While the father young Clayton helped i the farm work. Inlljr-Canie Here In 1800. iS9 the family, which now I two daughters besides the to Kossuth county via lake. The means of convey- p again the prairie schooner ' of the heavy snows they [transfer to a sled before they 1 Clear Lake. Traveling 'ovei py came the rest of the waj ' City. lany year s the family, -lived [lie elder Hutchins .was at i interested in both the First |> and the County ' Savings r summer of 18G9 young Clay PS five yokes of oxen, broke M »f Lotts Creek township Pat fall -he entered the Diversity, where he studied J's. His education was end •n the grasshopper plague ^ on hard times. P' Algona School Head. |B, the young man taught I school l n the old Manh <Jls T> Jrvlngton township,, In | became head of the Algona J Later h e taught a t Na Pe old Clayton county home m * m« and married Eva This W as on Christmas T 'ie n h e taught at Em •tL^ to Koss "th he was •» rest of his life engaged % of active operations. -He I and once owned more than • ,eor street, stil •"a .the oi a Hutchins home " rs he was county sur 80's he laid out man, a land boundaries, laid ou e : -Later he served ftl 1 8 9 f' " was county auditor , - n "~""uiv e against L. J i"d nUi ^-. Mwtw ' * H I*, 1 d L tcht * cou nntyd defeat of his two a bill to lone many served Mr ton schoo etc the Algona 1 ° £ the County ° £ the KB TV Uwr «w» c kV s ° na ' WBajph FOR. TMOSt FREQUENT ECONOMIC SINKING- GASOLSI IN KEROSENE CAN CAUSES DEATH Aged Man is Fatally Injured as Car Explodes. RESURRECTION TO BE PORTRAYED AT CHUBCH MUSICAL The Dawning, a story of the resurrection dramatically interpreted, vith Roman soldiers,' disciples, vomen, and others, also with beau- iful solos and choruses and the ringing of great hymns by the con- Tegatlon, will be given next Sunday fternoon at 4 o'clock at the Congregational church. Everything that Iramatic talent and inspiring music can do to re-create the glorious res- irrection scene will be done in this reat -pageant, in which a cast of 50 >eople will participate. The attendance of the public is invited. A silver offering' will be taken. The cast follows: Prologue reader, the Pastor. Centurion—?-I. D. Hutchins. Soldiers—John Shilts, Bill Dailey, 3ob Spencer. Mary Magdalene — Mrs. A. E. Michel. The Other Mary—Margaret Bartett. Joanna—Meredith Lathrop. Salome—Beth Backus. The Lame Man—Doctor KJahr. " Rhoda—Mrs. Lee, John—John Hargreaves. Peter—Geo. St. John. James—jCralg Smith. Andrew—Melvln Shilts. Phillip—Lyje Raney. 'Bartholomew—Ed Norton. Thaddeus—John Ferguson. Simon—Wlllard Zelgler. Matthew—Woodrow Sarchett. Thomas—George H. Free. Joseph—Hector Janse. Cleophas—William Kain. The Other Traveler—William Ferguson. Nicodemus—John Shilts. Joseph of) Arlmathea — Donald Hutchins. Jerusalem Girls—Theodora Larson," Joyce Christensen, Betty Gunn, Dorothy Lawson, Shirley Ellsworth. Jerusalem Boys -r- John Christensen, James Spencer, Bobby LaBarre, John Spencer, Merlin Little, Charles Paxson, Durward Baker. . Men's Chorus—D. "P. Smith, D. R. Steele, H. D, Cowan, Doctor Schaap, Roy Keen. Crosa-Bearer—Donnie Smith. Organist—Mrs. Sylvia Gunn. Director—Mrs. D. R. Steele. April 1 Joke Gives Michel III Moment An April Fool joke gave A. E. Michel, member of the school board, a few anxious moments yesterday. By an arrangement not disclosed the court clerk's office called Mr. Michel that the suits against the school board were coming up, and someone ought to be on hand to defend the board. Mr. Michel tried to locate T. P. Harrington, president of the board, and others interested in the case, but they had all disappeared. Growing panicky in the face of a default judgment of some $100,000 Mr. Michel raced Over to the clerk's office, .to defend the case himself,, if possible. There he was reminded of the date, and helped enjoy the laugh at his expense. An appearance had been entered in all the cases brought against the board, bonding company 'and architects, and they are not to be b'rought up at this term of court. BANCROFT BANK ASSETS GO TO W. A, MURRAY FOR $2740 W. A. Murray, Bancroft, purchased the remaining assets of the First National bank of Bancroft at a receiver's sale -held in the courtroom Monday afternoon. Bidding was alow, but the price was finally raised to $2740 for the 100 items listed. The items totaled $130,000. The bank has paid JO percent in divi- de'nds up to 1 the present time,, and }s about ready to be entirely closed UP. A,,J. Berens, Chicago, formerly of Bancroft, purchased the build- months ago. • NATHAN MILLER, 90 YEARS OLD, PASjISjfcRE SUNDAY Nathan Miller, -90-year-old resident ot Algona, died Sunday, and luneral services .were held Tuesday afternoon at the I^Mrd & Keimer chape}, with Mortep Pederson >n •was sWpped to TEN MARRIAGE LICENSES ARE ISSUED DUHING MARCH Only ten marriage licenses were issued in March, as follows: Leslie Alleman, 24, Sheldahl, Martha Kern Sanders, 17, Grimes; Henry Wichtendahl, 40, West Bend, Lydia Seims, 34, Whittemore; John Organist, 42, Mrs. Elsie Daniels, 45, Minneapolis Fred Goltz, 33, Wood Lake, Minn.; Clara Krosch, 26, Elmore; Cecil Jolllffe, 31, Martha Olson, 32, both of Ottosen; Henry Dolf, 23, Armstrong, Phebe Nettleton, 19, Gruver; John Ayalla, 22, Isabel Rivera, 19, both of Bancroft; John R. Meyer, 28, Helen Boeckelman, 31, both of Titonka; H. J. Ristau, 56, Lu Verne, Janet E. French, 39 Livermore; Chas. V. Ken-ins, 33, Edna E. Loeblg 21, both of Wesley. MINOR CHANGES ANNOUNCED IN MILWAUKEE TIMETABLE Two minor changes were made Sunday in the schedule of Milwaukee trains. No. Ill;, which arrived at 4.38 a. m. from Chicago, now comes at 5:18, and leaves Chicago at 5:45 P. m., whereas under the old schedule it left at 5. No. 4, which came in at 12:08, noon, under the old schedule, now arrives from the west at 12:57. There has been no change in the evening Chicago- bound train, which arrives at 8:06, or tho west bound .train which gets here from Chicago, at 11:55 noon INFANT GRANDDAUGHTER OF JOHN MURRAY, BURT, PASSES Burt, Mar. 31 — The body of Margaret, » months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nellis, - Easton, Minn., was brought here for burial Sunday, and funeral services were held at the home of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Murray, Sunday afternoon, the Rev. S. H. Aten in charge. Burial was made in the Burt cemetery. The chilo was born January 1 and died March 37. The Nelllses formerly lived here. "Booster" Meeting- Here 4 county Odd "Booster" meeting I O. Q. F. haU, Algpnft, eveo|n|f, A prognyn an.d, at GASES FOR TRIAL IN THIS TERM OF COURTJJWINOLE . Court opened Monday with Judge James DeiJarid, Storm Lake, on the R. A. Palmer was appointed Tusday Lewis McWhorter, Night Trench Raid, Wrecked Ship Stories Told Kiwanians bench. Bailiff. of Burt, was named foreman of a grand jury composed, with himself, of John Carlson, Wesley, Lulu Hawcott, Burt, T. F. Johnson, Swea City, A. C. Nelson, Titonka, Ernest Ros- sisen, Fenton, and \vm. Runchey, West Bend. The grand jury was still i n session yesterday, and had reported no indictments. Tuesday 0-len Shaver, farm hand between Elmore and Laktoa, pleaded guilty to a charge of maintaining a liriuor nuisance and was fined $300 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, none of which was suspended. Shaver was arrested last week "Wednesday. An order %yas entered commanding C. AV. Simmons, former Algonjan, to appear in court next 'week Tuesday to show cause why he had not paid alimony to 'Mrs. Loree n R. Simmorus, who divorced him last September, The petition -to the court stated tha'. Mr. Simmons had paid a total of only $15 towards support of the children, whereas the court order specified $40 per month, a total of ?210 for the last six months. It appeared yesterday that this term of court would be quiet. Unless attorneys change this week ond hone of the more interesting suits will come to trial, and it appeared that only one or two criminal cases would be ready for the petit jury when it comes next week Tuesday morning. Damage cases against the school board, the architects, and the bonding company on the new school, will not come on for trial at this term bf court, but will probably hang on till next term, which starts the latter part of September. Sullivan, McMahon & , Linnan, and Senneff, Bliss and Senneff, Mason City and Britt attorneys, have been retained to represent the school board, the bonding company, architects and Spencer construction company In all four suits. . None of the other damage suits are yet ready for trial, it is reported Lakota, March 31 — Gasoline put into a kerosene can through error was responsible for the death of Robert Prlng'.e, aged Lakota resident last Thursday. Mr. Pringle had not been feeling well, and Jos. Faulkner was spending the afternoon with him. During the afternoon Mr. Pringle's son Milton, who lives across the street, gave a neighbor girl money and a kerosene can and asked her to got some kerosene. The girl turner! the job over to a neighbor boy, who brought the can back supposedly filled with kerosene. Milton came home that evert- ing and started to get supper for 'his father. In making a fire in the kitchen range he took the kerosene can, and used the gasoline from it.' The can exploded 1 and tossed fire all over the lower .part of the house. The elder. Mr. Pringle was in bed in another room, but inhaled gas and smoke before he could be carried out. He was taken to his son's home but suffered a heart attack from the excitement, which combined with the gas and smoke on his lungs caused his death the next day. He tlid not regain consciousness. The fire company succeeded in putting out the fire before a great deal of damage had been done, except to the interior of the house.' Milton Pringle suffered burns on his face and an arm in getting his father out when the can exploded. The elder -Mr. Pringle was born at Detroit, Mich., July 22, 1S4S. When a small boy his parents moved to Clarksville. For the past 50 years Mr. Pringle has teen a resident of Kossuth county or in adjoining counties. H e managed a cattle herd north of Lakota in the late SO's, and -lived on the farm now occupied by the John Roelfs-emas. 'Mr. Pringle is survived by three children, a son Milton, and two girls,' Emma Pringle, Greene, and Mrs..Charles Wilson of Minneapolis. Two brothers survive at Greene. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Methodist church with the Rev. Mr. Johnson in charge, and burial was made- in the Buffalo Center cemetery. , • P. A. Danson and Earl Sprague, scoutmasters of Algpna's two Boy Scout troupes, gave short talks at the Klwanis club's weekly luncheon last Thursday. Mr. Danson's troop is sponsored by Hagg post; Mr. Sin-ague's by the Kiwanians. Both have made good-sized gains in membership in the last few weeks. A. E. Kresensky and M. G. Norton gave -talks on experiences in the World war. Mr. Kresensky lold of an incident in crossing the Atlantic which gave him and thousands of other soldiers on the boat a few nervous moments. The boat was one of a convoy of 13 ships. Near the Irish coast a .storm was encountered, and the boats were tossed about roughly. Mr. Kresensky's deck was th e fourth below the water line. Suddenly a shock which threw the men from their bunks led to belief that the boat had been torpedoed. The life-boat warning siren was blown, and after some semblance of .order had been achieved the men were able to reach the main deck. There it was discovered that a cruiser and the boat had collided and that the bow of the troop ship had baen stove in. The other boat was out of control, but was finally beached On the Irish coast, though many sailors were drowned. Air. Norton told of entering the front-line trenches and of a raid that was_ nearly disastrous. His division had* been sent into the line at a point near th e Swiss border where the Allies were on German soil; Th e sector had been quiet and participation by United States troops was merely'for training purposes. A raid on the German trenches to secure a few prisoners was ordered and Mr. Norton was assigned to the group which was to make the raid. Shortly before -the time set the men moved up to a point closo to the trenches, where they awated the minute to start. Suddenly, however, .they were boxed in by shell fire to the right, left, and rear, and this forced them to keep to their position and dig in. The captain was killed. Bits of shells were flying everywhere. The Germans had learned of the _proposed raid, and had countered with a raid o n the Allied trenches. The Allied batteries responded with shells, and the so-called quiet sec- ton was an inferno all night. Moe Garage Moved. Ralph Moe has moved his equipment from the Oliver Moe garage building next south of the Advance shop to n buiUjlng at his home on west Call.. Oliver Moe, who owns the building .he vacated, has not rented it. ALCOHOL IN SMASHED OAR PUTS FENTON MAN IN JAIL Chas. Joliffe, Fenton, was. jailed Saturday at Esthervllle when four gallons of alcohol were discovered in his Ford coupe .after it had crashed into a service station brick pillar. Mr. and Mrs. Joliffe were going at a good rate of speed, when Mr. Joliffe apparently ;lost control of the' car and it swerved sideways directly into the post. Joliffe seemed seriously hurt when picked up, and was taken to the hospital, where it was found that he was stunned and shaken up by the crash. He said he suffered a. fainting spell and lost control of the car. He was arrested after police had investigated and found the alcohol, but Mrs. Joliffe was not held. It Is reported that he will plead guilty to a charge of transporting liquor. The new coupe was badly damaged. Algona Markets H.v Wilbur J. and Alice Payne. Close of Business March 31. LIVESTOCK Hogs— 'Best sorted lights, iliso to 230 libs $7.20 Best medium weight butchers, 230 to 260 Ibs. ...' $0.90 Best heavy butchers, 200 to 300 Ibs jo.70 Best prime heavy butchers, 300 to 3oO Ibs $6.50 Best packing sows, 300 to 350 Ibs $5.70 Best heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs. $5.,so Best big heavy sows, 400 to BOO Ibs $5.00-$'5.20 Cattle- Yearlings $5.00-$6.00 Fat cows S3.00-$4.50 Canners and cutters .. .$2.00-$2.75 A r eal calves ..; -$5.00-87.00 Bulls ,'$2.50-$3.50 Fat Steers ,$G.OO-$7.'50 GRAINS Corn, No. 3 : 45%c Oats, No. 3 23%c Barley, No. 2 44c PRODUCE Eggs, straight run 14c Graded, No. 1 170 Graded, No. 2 12c Cash cream 26c POULTRY Hens, 5 Ibs. and under IGc .16c FOSTER WINS SECOND WARD COUNCIL RACE Ogren Appointments Focus of Main Opposition. C. F. Specht'was elected as mayor Monday over Mayor Albert Ogren. in a spectacular neck and neck race with a margin of only eight votes. The final count was 538 for Ogren to 540 for Specht. W. A. Foster won easily from J. M. Moore for Second ward councilman in the only other scrap on the* ballot. Mr. Specht took three of the four wards, winning the First ward by 13 votes, the Second by the narrow margin of four, the Third by 22. Mr. Ogren won the Fourth by $1 votes. The final canvass of votes mayor follows; Ogren First 104 Second j—187 Hens, over 5 Ibs Leghorn hens 13c Third 118 Fourth' ....' 129 Totals 538 Stags Heavy roosters .-.rise 9c After the German barrage died LAPPE PLEADS GUILTY TO TAKING 6UNMS SENTENCED George Lappe, arrested recently at Bancroft on a charge of stealing a revolver from the Skelly oil station here, pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of larceny in the daytime and was fined $100 and sentenced to four months in jail by Judge Davidson at Emmetsburg. Three months of the jail sentence was suspended during good behavior, but he is laying out one month, and If the fine is not paid another 30 days will be required. Three Inches of Snow. The first real snow of the winter fell here Friday. The entire day was blizzardy, though not cold. The fall was only a few inches, and it began to disappear almost as soon as it reached the ground. By Tuesday it was all gone. clown the raiding party was called off, but' a successful raid took place later. The territory occupied by the Allies at that point being German, there were spies everywhere, and the Germans knew every move of the Allied troops, even to the number of the regiment, where it had been trained, and what part of the United States it came fi-om. NORTH ENOERS BOUND OVER ON CHARGES OF NUISANCE Glen Shaver and Arthur Fischer, farmers between Lakota and Elmore, wei-e bound to the grand jury last Thursday by Justice Winkel on charges of maintaining a liquor nuisance. A party headed by Sheriff Hovey raided the Fischer premises and a farm where Shaver Is employed. At Fischer's two gallon jugs full, a gallon jug partly full, a glass jug and a half pint bottle of liquor were found; at Shaver's, a gallon jug and two gallon fruit jars. Bond in each case was set at $1000. Shaver was unable to put up bond, but Fischer did and will fight the charge claiming he did not know 'the liquor Leghorn roosters 7c Capons, 6% 'Ibs. and over 23c Capons, under 6% Ibs 18c HIDES Calf and cow, Ib. 3c was on his farm. FOUR CHILDREN CONFIRMED SUNDAY JiYJEV, BRANER A class of four catechumens was confirmed on Palm Sunday at the local Evangelical Lutheran Trinity church, and the following children were received as members of the church: Emmet Beard, Arthur Boettcher, Alice Geilenfeld, Martin Zimmerman. The Rev. P. J. Braner, pastor, officiated at the services, and his sermon was based on Romans 1:16. A large audience at- tendedi, Van Ness Comes Home. E. J. Van Ness, who recently underwent an operation for -ulcers of the stomach at Rochester, was discharged from the hospital March 24 and then stayed at the Hotel Zumbro, Rochester. He came home Monday, and expected to visit his office yesterday. Large horse $1.7'5-$1.2-5 Small horse .- §1.00 Colt hides, each 50c PHILLIPS SCRAPS SOLDjnO DRAW Clarence Phillips and Frankie .Sol- dis, Twin City 300-fight scrapper; battled to a draw Monday night in an eight-round main go at the Spencer fairgrounds. The first three rounds were given to Phillips by the Spencer boxing commission, the fourth and fifth were called draws, and'the final three rounds were given to Phillips. Algona fans believe that if the scrap, had gone ten rounds Phillips would have taken the final five, and given Soldis a real beating. In the final three rounds Soldis .was knocked into the ropes repeatedly, but experience and ability to stand pun- insment held him up. Phillips suffered Jn the, opening rounds when feeling out Soldis, and received a cut over his eye, the blood from which bothered him throughout the remainder of the scrap. "Cowboy" Vic Hilvety sprung a surprise with a demonstration of gameness that took the crowd with him, though his opponent, Glen Johnson of EstheryiUe, had the battle all 'his own way and hit the Cowboy almost at will. In the third and again in the fourth round the Cowboy was fouled, and at the end of the fourth round the referee stopped the scrap and gave "Cowboy" a technical knockout by reason of the fouls. This was "Cowboy's" first appearance in the ring, while Johnson has been in the game- for several years. Fans are backing the Cowboy for some future scraps. Algona fans are proud of the battle that Phillips put up against Sol- dis. The latter shaded Joe Goeders, Emmetsburg scrapper In a bout at Esthervilla last summer, Goeders is now on -the Pacific coast and is rated among the leading contenders for the light-heavyweight crown. Both" Phillips and the Cowboy have been booked for return bouts at Spencer in three weeks, but opponents have not yet been named! -+ Whittemore Man Jailed, George Jorgens, Whittemore, was bound to the grand jury late yesterday afternoon by Justice W. C. Danson under $1500 bond on a charge of larceny of; poultry from the Carl Dahlhauser farm, The bond was not furnished, and Jorgens was taken to jail. • Specht 11T 191 14O- 98 546 The outcome of the election was difficult to estimate before the final returns were announced. Jfo Scriip Against Ogren. The scrap was not against Ogren. • personally, who is conceded to have. been one of the best mayors Algona has ever had. Outside of the customary number of malcontents sure to be accumulated by any holder of a public office,. Ogren's difficulty arose from ,Mar-. slial Floyd Newville, who had made enemies l n th e performance of his official duties. One of the main criticisms directed against Newville was his participation in arrests and investigations outside of Algona, most of the STATEMENT HT MAYOR- ELECT A lot of propaganda has been qirculated in the last few weeks that if a I were elected . mayor I would dispose of our municipal plant to some,high line company. I .want the citizens of Algona here and now to understand that I have at no time made any such statement, and that anyone circulating such statement has been wrongfully informed. I • have always conducted myself in a manner aboveboard, and I expect to continue to do so In future.—C. F. Specht. opposition to Mr. Ogren contending- that Mr. Newville's place and duty- were here and not elsewhere, 4 An echo of the old parking troubles of a couple of years ago and: the stop-sign arrests were in tha background. Mr. Ogren had, of course, some enemies. Persons who had tried. without success to improve theic- property or status at the expense. of the city, together with person* who had more or less ' right. to feel aggrieved otherwise, paid off'their grudges at the polls. In addition Mr. Specht had a large. number of friends who supported. him loyally. • Foster Wins Over Moore. In the Se6ond,.Mr. Foster "collected 199 votes to 135 for Moore, thus- winning election as councilman by a majority of 64. There- was no. well-defined issues in this scrap. and voters were a little muddled. The, rest of the Citizens ticket. headed by Ogren had no competition and was elected. For councilman in the First, W. A. White re- ; ceived 168 votes. In the Third.,' Frank Kohlhaas received 183, and: in the Fourth Conrad Herman wa«. reelected with a70, F • Thos, Kain arid Frank Geigel*. councilmen-at-large, had no opposition, and the vote by. wards was: Kain Geigot First , 1'52 14J|B Second ....248 Third 167 Fourth 164 15^ New Fairgrounds Grandstand JJ has a aefttlflg capacity, of 9,500 and was tyMld££and. Totals .....731 Assessor E. H, Beardsley, treasurer H. M. Hauberg, and Park Conx—" missioner M. p. Weaver also had n» opposition, and were elected, as foJblows: Beardsley Hauberg Weave*!') 1st 2nd 3rd 4th .165 ..290 . .173 . .1170 Totals 798 1'58( 270 iee 167 7 GO) The .-total number of ballots was 1090., Some voters |ij, the Second Fourth . wardg shopped around candidates, In, thei Second, A. Bishop and E. J. Van Ness each, ceived a vote for councilman large. ' """"'"' Jerry Helgens got a vote lop isessor, County Treftg^e^ jj,. Kruse fpr c^y treasurer, a»d Gilmore tog tixe same office. In Fourth,' T. H. Cnr^acihiUea" a.vote each, for councilraaa-i and ward councilman. In ward John F9$ one, didates. ^P-"«K!*j^'

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