Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 23, 1931 · Page 1
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30 ALGONA, IOWA, APRIL 23, 1931 12 Pages Number 32 CRACK FENTON SAFES NSON WILL ft TO FACE CHARGE ian h Released Cherokee as Not Insane. johnson, Algonlan who ^ to Cherokee In February Insanity charge, was brought ay by Deputy Sheriff C. A. the hospital having re- Ittm as not insane. Johnson I have to face Hquor charges b by the insanity proceedings. L was arrested late in Jan&he-was caught with four [ O f hootch and a girl In a L?Burt. He had been Hv- iMIssourl for some time,'and .ppearance here was uhex* Sheriff Hovey made the The girl was taken home Juvenile charge placed against Johnson was' bound to the [jury.. • "". Twice previously. ion had been convicted on -barges on two previous oc- _aml he thus became liable lompulsory penitentiary sen- It again convicted. He had 1 guilty to a liquor charge In A 1925, and was then sen- Ito six months in jail, but was * from the bench. The parole Ktocl in February, 1925, but s and others thereupon took i to Governor Hammill; and rnor's parole released him in |He soon got Into trouble Ind in August the governor's [was revoked and he served t ot his sentence. (27 Johnson was convicted of r offense and was fined $100 IOWA JOTTINGS E HOUSE Her CHIPS >FALL VWHERE. THEV MAY— THE NATIONAL. J-l MEUCHT have been preferred in for stealing the car in (e was arrested here. A tele- j Springfield, Mo., advised I Hovey that if agreeable' to 1 here Johnson would be re|to that state for trial. mnitted to Cherokee. : Monday after Johnson was I here, insanity charges were | against him, and the' com, Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer, A. ion and District Court Clerk, Her some discussion; issued mlttment to Cherokee. Tea(was given by Mrs. Anna i, the youth's mother, also by fan Ness, who was county when both previous conj were made and who took I's case in his present trou- I by Dr. M. J. Kenef ick. Attorney Shumway said that he planned, to..push ' case against Johnson-'at st opportunity, but it is too I action at the present term 1, and Johnson will probably |\valt in jail till the Septem,.which convenes late that | Trial .will probably not be ctober. • . ' •probable that the Missouri Iwlll be anxious .to get hold " i on the car theft charges iJohnson is.not convicted i certain that he will face |ln Missouri. • .'•. ' ' . lay Escape Penalty. . [Is some question whether, i can be made to stick on charge, it is believed will plead insanity Bht to trial and' point to of the commissioners, that he was commlted Ikee there was belief that J% hearing was only a des- ""npt t 0 escape the peni- 1s agreed that the man but whether his ab'- 1 amounts to' insanity is a i on which Johnson was nerokee say that, as a re" lie , and SENIOR CLASS TO GIVE "BUSYBODY" TWICEJEXT WEEK Supt. J. F.-Overmyer. The senior classy .under .the direction of Mrs. D. ~H;-QoeHers, is working diligently in -preparing the class play, The Busybody, which will be given Thursday evening, April 30, and Friday evening, May 1, at the Call theater, the program to begin promptly'at 8--o'clock. Tickets for the first night will go on sale at 8 o'clock Wednesday .morning, Api-il 29, v at the Rexall drug store; then fpr-Friday night tickets will be on sale at 8 o'clock Friday morning at the -same place. The prices of admission are 35 and 50c. /The Busybody is a farce in three acts by Dorrance Davis. This very,funny play had a long run- at the Bijou Theater, New York. It Is about a mother of an extremely busy family; busy with love affairs, jobs, 'culture, trials of apartment life in New York, fire escapes, stolen jewels, detectives, the servant problem, etc; . This mother Is not a "lady" in a, lace cap, but a character who tries to live her own life and yet run a large family. See whethei she runs them or they run her. See and hear mother and her funny quotations. The cast follows: Sally Culpepper Hazel Neeling Archibald Stubbs, her fiancee William Ferguson Skin' Laird and Boy Have Spring Fever — Featured on the first-page of last week Monday's Des Moines Tribune-Capital was an amusing picture of Dr. R. J. Laird, state Legion adjutant, and a school boy. In an upper corner was a drawing showing a man casting for bass in a stream and a boy fishing off the bank. The doctor's picture showed him gazing abstractly off into space with a dreamy, longing look on his face, and the boy, with one hand holding a school book open and the other holding up his head was similarly engaged. The legend below said: "The physician who just took the temperature of Billy Hopkins, Warren Harding junior high school student, and R. J. Laird, state adjutant of the Iowa American Legion; reported that each 'Is suffering from a serious attack of spring fever and recommended that both be inoculated with babbling brook or something." • Hilda, Swedish Mrs. C.ujpepper, condition he 'will anything j n sight, I i lACl] Algo*! and lie, commit criminal no thought etc. penalty, maid-servant Alva Benson mother Burnetta Bonnstetter YOUTH WHO STOLE TAX MONEY CAUGHT Sheriff and Mrs. L. E. Hovey expected home sometime this week from California, where Mr. Hovey vent to arrest Dale C. Palmer, Arm strong youth implicated by Delbert Edward Culpepper, her son ••;.,-.'; Karl Shumway Rosamond Rossmore, a wealthy •widow Irma Pee 1 Roupe Minerva Culpepper. .Eleanor Backus Miss Hammer, guest of Minerva Marjorie Turner Professor Kelp, guest of'Minerva "',-.'...-., Peter Chubb Ernest qadm.an Edgar Finnell The' Lady Across the Hall, "Baby" Helen Morrow Runchey Janitor- REELECTED »k ?° d£ u eyi ° £ th6 L0n6 ™B. has been reeleoted arid ™- Next year will be his there. Mr. Godfrey-}s a i Vista college. He has two little daugh- and his wife are "uesdale, seven miles I s °«n Lake. There are i six women. The- man F wreston, 111. Mr. «<*Pted a teaching pp. "is home town, and will will be succeeded as Ignatius J. Cassidy... Every 1 Adams The Lady from Downstairs, (Bid- dlebusy) Genevleve Hartshorn Detectives .......... John Simpson James Vipond Stage Manager Lyle Runchey Assistants Peter Chubb Max Richardson SPECIALTIES. Under Direction Miss Duhigg. Between first and second acts: An Ola-Fashioned Girl—Bernice Har rington, Backus. Sara Doran, Eleanoi 1 high school band M>d Grace Mel of the glee clubs, a chulte in robbery the latter's father. of the home, o: According to a confession signed by, Schulte It was Palmer who did the actual stealing of $2'50 laid aside by the elder Schulte to pay taxes. Schulte, the confession says, dls covered the money in a steel box under the bureau in his parents room and conceived the idea o stealing it. He told Palnier, and the latter took the box Thursday., March 26. On the following. Saturday;-the elder Schulte looked'for'the box, in tending to bring the money to gona to pay taxes, ** t( > m <wrow even, Between second and third acts: The King's Horses—Bernice Harring ton, Sara Doran, Eleanor Backus FIVE SCHOOLS ENTERED IN TRACK MEET HERE SATURDAY Five schools are expected to take part in an invitation track meet here Saturday at 1:M P- »• und !, r the direction of Coach Aubrey Bon- bam of the local schools. Emmetsburg, Buffalo Center, Clear Lake, and Algona will b The meet was planned ?v _ w unable t$ send delegations to the annual Drake relays at Des- seated. open in th<j thj^ week-end. Escaped Convict. Officers hav« been notified to On the succeeding Thursday young Schulte was arrested, an later he confessed. Palmer, Schult said, left for California the day af ter the robbery. Schulte said h got $140; Palmer, $90. Schulte pleaded guilty a week ag before Judge Davidson ' and wa sentenced to ten years in the pen tentiary. Nothing has been hear from 'Sheriff Hovey to indicat whether he found Palmer who was being held in the^ Loa Angeles jal LAKOTA BOY LOSES EYE AS PHEASANT HITS WINDSHIEL Lakota, Apr- 21 — As Ed Kelni and his little son Dean were on the way home from town Friday night a pheasant flew through the . windshield of the car, and a piece of glass struck Dean in the eye, cutting the eyeball. The Keinitzes and Doctor Williams took him to the Park hospital, Mason City, at once, and the eye had to be taken out. His mother is "\vith him, and Mr. and Mrs Will Keinito are at the farm.' helping with the work and caring for the other little boy. JBd and the Will Keinitzes went to Mason City to see the boy Sunday. Dean is about tour years old. 80-Bay J»tt Term. Harry Bggerth_wa 8 __ sentenced to MfeA&s&i; i^i ITONKIAN WINS ACQUITTAL TWICE ILTWALS IRE Alfred Nyles was acquitted twice Friday and Saturday of charges of ending medicines as an itinerant •ithout a license. Friday he was •led before Justice Winkel, and tes- mony was/introduced to show that e had given away medicines in onnection with a hatchery he oper- tes at Tltonka. Dr. R. C. Ball, Ti- onka veterinarian, and others had equested action to stop the prac- ice. At the trial the .case hinged-on a ingle Instance of gift, which was ot proven 1 to Mr. Winkel's satlefac- lon. Witnesses for the state could estify .to another date, but not to he one named in the information. ?he case was therefore dismissed, lilt on the following day two more ^formations citing other dates were lied,, and Nyles arrested again. . A change of venue was then tak- m to Justice Danspn, so Mr..AVinkel iould be called as a witness, but S T iles and his attorney, GT W. Stillman, objected to retrial, alleging hat the prosecution and dismissal n the preceding day constituted a bar to the action because it would ut the defendant in jeopardy a second time for the same offense, vhich }s against the law. . T,he-crime' which Nyles allegedly )erpetrated. was fven'di'ng without a icenee, but the defendant claimed that the statute, .bouid apply only to a series "of gifts'and held that each jift'.l'cjiuld -npjt. .constitute, a separate 6.f£fenJB,' ,• Mr., ±>an,son .held with him, " "Tflejf;wa8.:-reifease.d, 'esses called 1 wef^Doctor Ball, Peterson, George Meyers, and Peterson, all of Titonka; Mr. a'nd'Mrs., Earl' Cushman,,.Bancroft; and"Geor£e LeiteV, Woden,MERCURY DROPS TO 26 IN < COLO WAVE HERE TUESDAY Farmers arid housewives were relieved Sunday, when a heavy rain fell during the afternoon, laying SIX OBJECT TO COUNCIL BOOST IN VALUATIONS Two Reduced After Hearing Tuesday Morning. Six objectors-to 21 raises, In property values for assessrrient pur- pcees appeared before the city council sittine Tuesday morning as a board, of review^ and two valuations were lowered from the figures set at a meeting two weeks ago. Th<> E. J. Murtash home, returnet by the assessor at $7200, hod been raised to $9000 by the board, al which figure it had been assessed In past years. This was dropped to $8500, after J. W. Sullivan appeared in behalf of Mr. Murtagh and objected. The C. A. Samson home had been returned at $il'500 by the assessor but was raised to J1SOO by the boarc The figure was reduced to $1700 af ter a hearing. Mr. Samson said th house had been assessed at $120 for several years, but that Assesso Beardsley thought.that was'too lov and suggested the increase to'$1500 Mr. Samson agreed, but objected t the still higher valuation, suggestln that an increase'from $1200 to $180 in one year was a pretty stiff boos Decrease of Values Alleged. Other objectors who appeared, c had someone appear for them, wer Leona Bartholomew, Julius H'abe korn, and Jennie Venderlinden, bu the figures in each case were kop at the higher figure fixed by th board two weeks ago. Most of the objections were based on alleged big decrease in values of homes as_a result of the depression. It was also argued that valuation of homes should not be increased .for taxing purposes. The board explained, however, that in raising assessments it was only trying to equalize taxpayers' burdens and fix "valuations on an equal basis. In the case of the Murtagh home Mr. Sullivan said the heavy expense Ball Players Vote Against Joining Minnesota League Directors M. J. Pool, C. R. La- 3arre, J. W. Kelly, Dr. F. C. Scan- an, and F. W. Wehler, of the Alona Baseball club, drove to Fairmont Friday afternoon and with epresehtatlves from Albert Lea and 'alrmont discussed reorganization his season of an Iowa-Minnesota cague. ••• . Members of the ball team In a meeting voted against joining the eague on the theory that expense >t the long jumps between towns would be too heavy, and other ex; penses would take too much of the gate receipts. The restriction of Algona Markets PAIR GET $58 ATLUMBERYARD AND ELEVATOR playing only league teams on Sundays only, rather than any other .earn during the •week, was also a detriment, in the belief of the players. Algona Asked Last Tear. Algona was asked to join last year, but did not do so. Mankato, Bsthervllle, and Sherburn are now :alklng of joining with Algona, Fairmont, and Albert Lea in such a league. Estherville, however, influenced by the Spencer club with an all-salaried team, wants to play independent ball . with non-league teams and use an all-salaried team to compete with Spencer. League rules limit salaried players to four to a team, and also limit play to Sunday league games. Mankato was not represented at the meeting, -but It was understood that Ma.nkato would join the league, and Sherburn is expected to fall in line when that town's club holds its annual meeting this week-end. Director Pool, now of Algona, was manager of the Sherburn team for several years. Team Deposit Is Recjiiirecl. According to Ifague rules, each team will deposit $5ff at the beginning of the season as a guaranteed From this $50 will be paid office ex 7 , of upkeep of house and grounds and the fact that the property is not an income producer should be taken into consideration. He also called attention to lower assessments of business buildings which are income- producers. Most New Figures Retained. Other valuations were retained at the figures set by the board as follows: L. G. Baker, home, $3400 to $3600. By Wilbur .1. and Alice Payne. '•'• Close of Business Aprll ; 2ll •• ' LIVESTOCK Hogs— Best sorted Lights, 180 to 230 Ibs $6.80 Best medium weight butchers, 230 to 260 Ibs fG.GO Best heavy weight butchers, • 2&0 to 300 Ibs $6.40 Best prime heavy butchers, 300 to 350 Ibs .$6.10 Best packing sows, 300 to 350 Ibs. '., ' $5.60 Best heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs i ...I.. $5.40 Best heavy sows, 450 to 800 Ibs $5.00 Cattle— Canners and cutters ....$2.25-3.00 ' Tearling .'. $5.00-6.00 Fat cows $3.00-4.50 Bulls $2.50-3.50 Veal Calves $5.00-6.'50 Fat steers i$6.00-7.00 GRAINS ' Corn, No; 3 45c Oats, No. 3 .23c Barley, No. 2 •. : 38c PRODUCE Eggs, straight run Ili2c Graded, No. i 15c Graded, No. 2 lOc Cash cream 19c POULTRY All weights, hens 16c Leghorn hens 13c Heavy- rposters 9c Leghorn roosters 7c , HIDES Calf and , cow, Ib. 3c Large horse $1.75-$ili.25 Small horse $1.00 Colt hides, each 50c Dials Knocked Frooft Safe Doors With an Axe. Leona Bartholomew, to $1500. home, 511,156 H. R. Cowan & Son, new brick house, $3300 to $3800, .Carrie Durant, home, $1600 to $2500. Anna Falkenlminer, home, $1400 to $1800. L. W. Fox, home p> $1364 to $1600. Julius Haberkorn,' home, >$700 to $848, T. P. Harrington, -brick house LONE ROCK SENIORS TO BIVEJLASS PLAY Lone Rock, Apr. 21—Safety First, a comedy In three acts, will be pre- M. Mpe, home, $2400 to sented at tne hlgh school gym next (Swetting), $2200 to $2300.' C. S. Johnson, home, $1300 to $2000 Mildred Johnson, home, $1400 to 51600. , . '. H. C. Klamp, house ( $840 to $1000. ,C. . R. LaBarre, home, $1400 to $1600. E. J. Murtagh, - small house, $480 to $600.. I/ena $2800. Anna Pqwell, home, $000 to $1500. Joel -Taylor .-Estate, home, $1200 to. $ll|500. ... A. Vanderlinden, home, $840 to $1000. '"•-.. Jennie Vanderlinden, home, $800 to $1000. Sam Bloom •& Sons, merchandise, $1916" to $3000. : CARETAKER'S HOME AT CALL PARK WILL BE BEAUTIFIED penses and fines not otherwise paid_ which may be assessed against play--, ers by umpires. The league will also get five per cent of all gate re"- ceipts. Umpires will be furnished' and paid for by the league. No team will "know the umpiring schedule ih, advance, and the umpire for each game will not be known till he calls the game under league authority. The rest of the gate receipts will be split 50 per cent to the winners and 40 per cent to the losers. Grandstand receipts will be the property of the home team. Each team is guaranteed at least $75 for each game, or in case of rain, $50. Admissions will be 50 cents, and rain checks will be issued. Each town will have a representative on the league's board of directors. The board will choose the president and the secretary. Last 'year Spencer, Esthervllle, Fairmont, Sherburn, Mankato, and Albert Lea made up the league, but Spencer withdrew in mid-season, and to balance up the schedule the Sherburn team also withdrew. The team will practice again next Sunday with a group of the boys who are taking junior league training under Aubrey Bonham, high school coach. DRIVE FOR GOLF MEMBERS STARTED The Thompson Lumber yard andi the Farmers elevator at Fenton. were burglarized Tuesday night, and'. $58 In cash was obtained from the* elevator safe. At .the lumber ymnU the burglars got only a blue fotan.- tain pen and pencil set '* or theter troubles. It is believed that there were twdt In the burglary. In both instanceai the knobs and dials of the doors were knocked off with an stolen from the lumberyard, and combination worked with a screwdriver. At the elevator a window in th* back room, which, had'been'left locked evidently, was pried with the screw-driver, and entrances gained to the entire office. The knob* and dial were knocked off and th* safe ransacked, and papers andL other articles scattered throughout the offices. Door Window Taken Out. Entrance to the lumber yard wa*: galned by taking out the window at the door. An effort to gain admittance by knocking" off' the 'outer- guard of a Yale type lock was made,, but this proved unsuccessful; Efforts were also made at two windows, but they were" locked andL could not be opened. The window of the door was held in place by small strips of -wooC tacked around the edges, and these. strips were pried away. The glass was taken out, and carefully carried around the corner of the building, where it was laid down without breaking. The lock was 'then turned from the inside, and the dooc opened. " ••. Safe, and Desks Ransacked. The axe "method was used 'to- A campaign for new members of the golf club was begun early In the week by the committee which con- McMahon, A. D. Linnan, and Jos. sists of F. L. Adams, L. E. Bloom.' Membership fees this year are the same as for last year. New members are accepted in the "club privilege" class at a membership fee of $10 and dues of $20 for the first year. After the first year the dues are $25 annually. Any person living at Algona te -entitled to entrance on the club privilege rating. This gives all privileges which a regular member, who owns, an Interest In the club, has dust and providing moisture for crops. This brought on a 'cool spell, and a light carpet .of snow fell Tuesday morning. The snow was all gone in a few hours, arid It Is a question whether fruit buds were frosted. The weather was still cool yesterday, but the barometer indicated approaching fair weather. Monday brought a cold wave and the high mark for the day was 52 and the low was 41. Tuesday the high was 44, and that evening the Caretaker Paul Wille's new home grounds at the Ambrose A. state park will be landscaped Call • this mercury dropped to 26. cloudy skies Tuesday Winds and night kept crops and buds from freezing. DEALER TRYING TO BRING GOODYEAR AIRSHIP HERE An effort Is being made by H. D. Clapsaddle, local agent, and D. C. Mahan, district salesman who lives here, to bring the Goodyear dirigible to Algona this spring. This airship Is of the navy blimp type and Is used for advertising purposes by the tire manufacturers. The company is now building a huge airship for the U. S. Navy at its plant at Akron, O. . "' '•;-, .,.. . ».t. J . .-,.• Marriage Licenses, Marrjaee licenses were issued last week to: Lawrence WftWers. W, PrisoiUp. Keener, *«. Swea City; Hujnbold.t, MU- spring, and a cement pool with appropriate shrubbery Is to be constructed south of the ho.use, which is just to the south pf the main entrance to the' park. The plantings to shrubs and flowers and the landscaping will be done according to plans by the state board of conservation artists.. No major work is to be done at the park this.year, so far as known, but a larger toilet with more accommodations is being discussed. .Park visitors so far this season indicate' a 'larger use by the public than ever before. During the warm days of last week and' the week preceding picnics were numerous. Wild flowers are beginning to come up, but few have bloomed, thpugh on hillsides the familiar wind-flower* first in the spring, has been blooming for a week. BAPTISTS TO OBSERVE 70TH AHNIVIR5ARYHERI MAY 3 Next Sunday will complete 70 years of .the existence of the Iqcal Baptist church, and a celebration of the event will be held on the following Sunday, May 7, when. It is hoped, former pastors, and members will be present to tell Of the earlier days, The program, which has not been completed, will be announced Wednesday and Thursday nights at S o'clock. Admission fees will be 20c for grade children, 25c for high school pupils, and 35c for adults. Two young men, one married, the other single, try to keep a nephew of. the married one from marrying a Turkish girl. They get into trouble and are sentenced to jail. To* keep news of their, disgrace' from . the married man's wife they tell her they are going to attend a' lodge convention in Florida, but the man's mother-in-law discovers the facts and amusing complications arise which are happily smoothed out in the end. The cast includes Gordon ard, Lawrence and John Newbrough, William Hobson, Glenn and Ruth Householder, Margaret Roderick, Vera Morris, Evelyn Blanchard, and Lillian Angus. John Newbrough and Glenn Householder are underclassmen; ' \ Other seniors are Fern Hartwell, Harriett Heiter, Beulah Gladstone, Neva Rath, Neoma Wegener, Nila Burtis, and Ardith Knoll. ' . Godfrey has bseu engaged week. M, L JOHNSON LOSES HORSES; SHERIFF QUESTIONS TRADERS , Deputy Sheriff E. L. Harris and M. L. Johnson, of Eagle township, former president of' the Kossuth Farm Bureau, made a trip into Minnesota Tuesday in search of two horses missing from the Johnson farm,* and believed stolen by a band of horse traders In .the vicinity at the time the animals disappeared. The loss took place a week or so ago, and the horse traders were found at New Ulm. There were some 20 head in the outfit, but none of them belonged to Mr. Johnson' ' 4 Gun Club Elects. The Algona Gun club held its annual meeting Friday night at the city ball, and officers were re-elected: W. P. French, president; Frank Sehallin, vice president; M. H. enhAiper, has b,een with the exception of the voting privilege., Associate memberships are being sold to unmarried women, widows, and sons of regular members who are 21 to 23 years old. These cost $10 a year and entitle the holder-to greens and house privileges, but do not allow the guest privilege. Directors of the club will meet tonight to discuss plans for the year and to decide whether to suspend a few members who are behind in_ payme'nt of dues. New cups and flag poles were provided for the greens last week. The cups are of cast aluminum and the poles of hollow steel, which makes a lasting .combination. The water pump has been started for the season and water.was sprinkled on the greens for the first time last week. GOEDERS SPEAKS AT MASON CITY MEETING D. H. Goeders, member of the new state fish and game . commis- sipn, is awaiting a call. from - Des Moines to attend the first meeting, at which a chairman and secretary will be chosen, and the commission will .take over the work of the fish and game department. Organization has been held up pending return of J. N. Darling, Des Moines Register cartoonist, who has been on an ocean tour. Mr.. Darling is expected back sometime this week. ' Mr. Goeders spoke at an Izaak Walton league meeting at Mason City Monday night. The league has several members who have been employed by the state fish and game warden,at the fish hatcheries and otherwise at .Clear- Lake. Mr. Goeders explained .in opening 'Ii60. acres. his talk 4 that .what he might say would be his personal views only and would have no necessary bearing on what the commission might do when it met house last Qulnn had the year, gaye satisfaction. The date of op«»- ATTEMPT TO ROB STATION OFFICE HERE FRUSTRATED A window at the Milwaukee sta- .tion was broken Tuesday night in what was evldentally an attempt to enter the "station office, yesterday afternoon investigations and checking disclosed nothing missing, and it is presumed that the burglar was either frightened away, to make entrance. open the safe, and the office- desk and counter, and the' safe were alt ransacked thoroughly in a search for~ cash. The inner locked strong bo* was taken from one of the safes end broken open. Inner doors wer« not looked on either safe. ' Some clues were found by Deputy Sheriff Karris and former Algona. marshal Floyd Newville, who accompanied the deputy to Fenton tet 'lay morning, taut nothing for a. definite suspicion was discovered. The money taken from the elevator consisted of one $20 bill of th« old large-sized type, three '$5 bills, 12 one dollar bills, and some miscellaneous silver. It is believed that the burglaries wer e the work of talent In this or adjoining .counties. BARN, CRIB, PENS AND PIGS GO IN FLAMES John Frideres, north of Bode on. the graveled road to Hobarton, suffered a heavy loss tost Thursday afternoon, when fire destroyed 'his barn, hog house, corn crib, six sows, more than 50 pigs, 4000 bushels oC corn, more" than half his machinery, and numerous small items pf i>er- . so.nal property. : The house was saved, but only as the result of combined efforte oC ^ neighbors and Algona, - Bode, and Ottosen firemen. ' Half the loss was. total, since Mr. Frideres carried only $.3950 of County Mutual insurance, , The buildings will be replaced •£ once. How and where the blaze started: Is not clear, but it is believed **>»«• it originated in fodder corn near the barn. The loss took place on the old. •Geo. Faber farm, which''Mr. Frldere* now owns and occupies. There i* , another' Frideres farm four miles north. The old Faber place consists of 290 acres;,the other farm'ot MRS. D, P, SMITH IS CHOSEN MATRON AT GOLF CLUBHOUSE Mrs. D. P. Smith was chosen'ma- tron for (1831 at the grolf clubhouses last Thursday by the House committee, which consists of Eugen« Murtagh, J. S. Auner, and Mrp. J. L. Bonar. There were three other applicants, Mrs, Smith, who ' with: Mrs. M. J. ing party has not been fixed, bqt > it will be early in May, and ttoft: clubhouse will be opened, for awe- vice soon. Cleaning vis planned, to^ nexl; week. The committee li§t ?<«• the weekly Tuesday parties wl}l bvft . issued soon, and it is, planned t£» follow the custom of alternate «f- ternqpn end evening parties. . ' £ , t , i ' ED WILQIN DIES; FARMED ; IN 6ARFIEID SINCE 1901 |oJ|OTt and baa Ed Holwek wiU mpve n<| Radio Shop ^njtp the ^WAiJdjlnfii"' on,"'* {State etneet occupied jby Wie N.elson, MujBio field tpwnshlp, died fwesfley

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