Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 21, 1931 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 21, 1931
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%m$&: v '•T&i&sLJLi. j7< i J i iriittj } il »* tB tlor ' nine 30 — — =r±_ ALGONA, IOWA, MAY 21, 1931 14 Pages ~ ; ~~ r=====rz • _ __ . _ i-± rages Number 36 'P SHOOT SELVES WITHIN WEEK MATES TO !T DIPLOMAS ^THURSDAY eniors to Hear iccalaureate Sunday. jatoureate services for .the Al- Igh school class of '31 will be . thj jtethodlst church next j evening in a union meeting, [e Rev. J. L- Coleman, locn,l Tterlan pastor, will deliver the taking for his theme, Op tiles of.the Day. jnencement exercises will take |t the Call theater next Thurs- nlng, with Bruce Gates, int ot a Waterloo commer delivering the class ad [,ln recent years Mr. Gates i a frequent speaker before school, and he had won fvpr with the students, that requested that he be He- |tor the address. for the graduating exer- rill be on sale next Wednes- jorning at the James drug land admissions will bo 33c r Three Prizes This \'cnr. three prizes for graduates I awarded this j'ear, a number pra of 'long standing having l-ithdvawn. The McCoy me. (prize to the student with the (grade In English during the >ar course and a $10 prize | by the D. A. R. for the best In history courses will be i usual, and the Alpha-Del. fclub prize of $5 to the fresh- jlth the best work In Eng.ish i be awarded. Ifraduating class consists of f and 45 girls. Seventeen are I pupils, Eleven girls are in the Normal Training i and iuj in the commercial lent. Iprograms for the baccalau lervices and the commence kerciscs follow: j BACCALAUREATE..^; •';,. Congregation |, 'Psalm, Allettseie ... Choiv lesson, Isaiah ...... Rev. F. H.-Webster Ion Rev. F. J. Clark [ureate sermon, A Day of i Opportunity, ..." Rev. nan. God of . Our Fathers, .<, Choir .... Pastor Coleman Congregation (COMMENCEMENT. i Invitation of the Bells, juette Girls' Glee Club l°n Rev. P. j.'Clark |b) Magnolia Bloom, Roos... Girls' Glee Club icement address, Bruce i president Waterloo Com- " college. Steal Away, • Negro Boys' Glee Club I) Tinker's Song, De. Koven .. Boys' Glee Club ion of Diplomas ., T, P. Iston, president of school lion Rev, C. V. Hulse (ESCAPE SERIOUS CAR CRASH Roadster driven by John t, collided with the WfU- at the intersection of 1169 north of town-Sun• and both cars were badly * car was coming from «.the Will car from Will i obey expected the Stray- a stop sign protect- u i --- * "*e»« mwveut- but the strayer car, re- been 1 to flo so. driven by a iVill and c,uts. °\ r a11 escaped With , Bruises except Mrs. mother of Walter, old, suffered four «SHOOTING PHEASANT raore for having a fined £ 1S " 1 killing were arrested' by Inonr. ' _ . . *'•* ;*e Justice and yrere Pay, so they next day aij Beet Sugar o«Mry moved Friday club -cfemuwft ,, THE FATE OF LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD INCOME TAX? JUNIOR "CIRCUS" BANQUET HONORS 1931 GRADUATES At. the Methodist church Friday evening tdok place a ' "three-rin circus" given by the juniors of the high school In honor of the seniors who will be graduated next week. The circus idea was' the theme Jf the annual junior-senior banquet and WHS carried out in program and doc-orations. The programs were in the form of circus tents and were printed In purple and yellow, the class colors, which were also predominant in decorations. The monu , appeared under a heading, "In the Cook Tent." iBob Cliff, ring-master, served as toastmaster, and' the program was divided into three "rings," as follows: Ring 1—The Big Parade, John Hargreaves; The Water Boys, Karl Shumway; Sideshows, Paul Black. Ring 2—Out of Winter Quarters, Phyllis Parsons; Laugh, Clown, Laugh, Craig Smith; reading, Iris Ashing. Ring 3—The Trainers, Kenneth Knudsen; Fortune 'Teller, Arlene Sundlng; The Show Must Go On, Dorothy Johnson. The program was closed with an Ode to the Seniors^ written to the tune of Memories by Helen Becker and Margaret Habeger., Groups of junior boys and girls sang at intervals during the program. Committee chairmen for the affair included; dining room decorations, Phyllis Parsons, assisted by Hattie Wilson and Leona Krampe, teachers; reception — Carl Medin, assisted by Alvena Miller and Esther Quinby, teachers; programs, Josephine Chubb; "place cards, Kenneth Knudsen; seating, Margaret Habeger; invitations, Helen Becker; toast program, Iris Ashing; ushers, Hulda Boettcher, Ardeln Devlne. WESLEYANS TO*TESTIFY OF FIRST TELEPHONE COMPANY To perpetuate testimony concerning- the length of time telephones have been continuously used at Wesley, the Northwestern Bell Telephone company will have a hear- Ing June 2 at the Exchange State bank, Wesley. Helen Zittrltsch is to be commissioner to take down the testimony, and H. W. Miller has been appointed to cross-examine the witnesses. According to papers in the case, filed in district court, a telephone company was organized at Wesley October 1, 1897, and through Successive ownerships Is now the property of the Northwestern Bell. Witnesses called are Julius and tienry Kunz, Ben Hopkins, and !Ben Felt, ot Wesley, with B..C. Way. Slason City, vice president of the company and former secretary of the western Electric Telephone Go., which was purchased a year or so ago by the Bell company. FORMER WESLEY BOY KILLED! KIT BYBASEIAU8AT IN GAME Wosley, May 18 — The Robert Wards, who moved last winter from Ppan neighborhood to the vlcln- of' Underwood S. »., Jast weefc ,,,eday lost lhett"-eon Donald, 12, wh.o died a? the result of being hit Algona Named for Watangans' '32 Convention The Association of Watanye clubs will meet at Algona next year In May. Mary Mitchell, president of the local club,'Adah Carlson, and Louise Magnusson attended the annual meeting at Clear Lake Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and Monday night the following other local Wa- tanyans attended a banquet at the Clear Lake Cou'ntry club clubhouse: Anna Buss, Stella Mae Bre'en, Rachel Stiles, Irene Vaudt, ,Mrs. Elinor T. Button, Clarice Amesbury, Flora Tiss, Mabel Olson, Amy Johnson, Bertha E. Johnson, Helen Johnson, Mrs. W, P. French, Dora Carson, Mrs. Lura Sanders, Laura Mitchell,, and Dorothy Samson. BURT YOUTH IS HURT IN FALL FROM LADDER Burt, May 19 — Herbert Moore mot with a serious accident last week Tuesday afternoon. He had been painting his father's house and was standing on a step ladder clean Ing windows. One' leg of the ladder sank Into the ground and the lad cler capsized, throwing 1 him to the ground. He fell in such a manner that he was Injured internally, a kidney being ruptured and other organs seriously injured. Alone at the time, he tried to call a neighbor, but, unable to attract anyone's at tention, managed to walk to his brother's home, more than a block away. There he collapsed. He was operated upon the same evening and has been in a critical condition since. At present he seems to, be improving, but is not yet out of danger. His brothers Clayton and Durward were summoned, also his sister, Mrs. Schmidt; of Corwlth, who is still here, 351 WORLD WAR PENSIONS ASKED FOR FROM KOSSUTH Under the new World war veterans' pension act, 351 claims had been filed up to Monday by J. A. Freeh, and action had been taken on 137, out of which 107 claims had been granted and 30 rejected. Pensions range from $12 a month to $40, depending on degree of disability. They are limited to veterans, who served at leas't 90 days. There IB no means of knowing how many Kossuth eligibles there are, but Kossuth cbntributed some 1300 soldiers to the World war military forces, including men who did not serve 90 days. -r-*-, r Dutton Reunion June 20. Invitations are out for the annual Dutton family reunion here Saturday, June JO. 'Organijsation has been kept up since 1907, and the silver anniversary will be celebrated at the coming meeting. W. A. Dutton is president; Mrs. Wallace- McArthur, Secretary. Tonight's Band Concert Program bat a saw- Tfee Mrs. Hattie Charles attended Ward March— youth and Progreas-K. King Overture—The Wedding Ring , ---__________ ,„ _____ Geo. Barnarfl Moonlight on the CoJoradp-MQrbac}s; Novelette— -The Capricious Butter- BugUour Selection— -Chocolate Soldiers-Straus FPJC Trot — Wanting Back Home —- . Hjjngwlan Daaee No. «,.,. Baby 4 fv-ff -rt"- f ?<A-Sivi, MASONIC TEMPLE ORGANIZATION TO BE INCORPORATED 'First steps were talctir^FHdaj towards organization of an Algona Masonic Temple association, a cor poratlon to hold title to the formei Algona hospital '• building and site on east State street, recently bought by the associated Masonic organizations here. Officers to serve till .the first annual meeting on the first Monday after January l nexi were chosen at a joint meeting of trustees of- the organizations Frl day night. H. W. Miller was made president; Mrs. D. D. Monlux, vice president; D. I... Leffert, secretary D. D. Paxson, treasurer. Each of the four organizations is represented by three trustees elect ed for three years.- At the first election the terms were varied to require election of one or more trus tees each year, Prudence blue lodge trustees are Hugh Herman one year; Mr. Leffert, two years and Mr. 'Miller, three, years. The Eastern Stars named Mrs. Monlux and Mrs. George St. John for two years and Mrs. M. J. McCall foi one year. The chapter, R. Ar M. chose T. H. Holmes for one year ani D. D. Paxson and M. M. Morrow for two years. The Council has. not'yet acted. , Articles of incorporation will be completed soon. Plans for remodel ing the building- are to be adopted and the work started as soon as possible. FIVE ALGONIANS ATTEND ROTARY DISTRICT MEETING Supt. and Mrs. J. F. Overmyer, Al Falkenhainer, Geo. W. Godfrey, and s. J. Backus were Algona representatives at' a district Rotary convention &{. Burlington Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Mr. Godfrey was a speaker on the Tuesday morning program. Features of the convention included a dinner and trip on a Mississippi river steamer to Fort Madison and back Monday evening, a muslcale Sunday evening, and a talk on peace by Mrs.. "Private" Peet. , En route home ,the>Overmyers stopped at Oskaloosa to visit their daughter June Adele, teacher in- the high school there. She plans - to make a conducted tour this summer of the South, the Eastern coastal states, and back through Canada. She will return to Oskaloosa next fall. ALGONIAN TO BE INTERNE IN HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO Omaha, Neb., May 11—Harold' J, Bonnstetter, Algona, senior In the Creighton University School of Medicine, will serve his internship in the Santa vRosa Hospital,' San Antonio", Texas. The graduates serve for one year as Interns for experience. Most of the internships have been obtained upon a basis of the work done by the students while In college. R|V, F. H; WEBSTER RESIGNS; GIVES NO PUNS FOR FUTURE Rev. F. H. Webster, who has served the local Baptist church as pastor for the last 18 years, surprised his p.eople, Sunday morning by announcing that to would close W» work feere »ot later tb^n gepj;. BURT OARAGE OWNER BLOWS HOLE IN HEAD Financial Worry and Liquor Cause of Breakdown. Burt was startled Sunday morn- Ing at 10 o'clock, when n?ws spread that Floytl C. ( Gibbons, of the Gibbons Motor Co., had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a 12-gruage shotgun. Death was almost instantaneous. The cause of the act is believed to have been temporary insanity from financial worries and the use of poor liquor. Funeral services were held at Burt Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church, the Rev. W. A. Winterstein, Methodist pastor at Estherville-, in charge, and burial was made at Fenton. AVlfe Takes Gun Away. Mr. Gibbons had told his wife that morning of an intention to shoot himself, but after a struggle she, got the gun away from him and kept it for a time. Finally lie siezed the gtt'n again, and ran to a botlroom, where he locked himself in. Gibbons p!aced the muzzle of the gun at one temple and apparently used a foot to push the trigger and discharge it. The charge passed clear through his skull and out on the opposite side. Mrs. Gibbons called for help, but he was past relief and died in a few moments. .Mr. Gibbons had come home only a few days before. He had been caught driving at Webster City while he was intoxicated and had served a 90-day sentence,in jail. liollevcd Temporarily Insane. It .is believed that financlal. diffi- cultiea induced the unfortunate man to .ssok fprgetfulness in liquor some months .ago,' and" "the liquor and the disgrace of the jail,sen tonce combined are believed to"have caused a breakdown of his mind. Mr. Gibbons is survived by his wife and. three children, Phyllis, Florie, and Roger; also by his parents, who live at Hawley, Minn. H e was bom January 31, l'J05, and was married to Grace Kluss, near Fenton, on his 2/lst birthday. Soon afterwards he entered the garage business. Prior to his cide he hod been conducting a rage In a building owned by Doctor Peters, where the Grover was formerly conducted. Coroner L. M. Merritt was called to Burt Sunday, but decided that ho Inquest was necessary. garage DR. R. H. CRAWFORD TO GO TO INDIANAPOLIS The medical and surgical partnership . of Kenefiek & Crawford has been dissolved, and Dr. R. H. Craw ford will leave Algona June l for Indianapolis, where he has accepted medical research employment' with the EH Lilly company, a -nationally Jknown drug house. Mrs. Crawford and the daughter will accompany him. Doctor Crawford came to Algona from Des Moines two and a half years ago. He succeeded Dr. B. C. Hartman, now of Janesville, Wis., as Doctor Kenefick's partner. Doctor Crawford, who is a graduate of the state university college o f medicine, had for some years practiced at Des Moines. During his brief stay here he has had the confidence of the community, including fellow members of his , profession. In his new work he will not be engaged directly in the practice of medicine, Buit-Castiug Taught. Some 25 men arid boys turned out for bait-casting at Athletic park Monday evening. Gordon OggjrLoyd Wellendorf, D, H. Goeders, and Torkel Hill served as instructors. There will be practice again, next Monday night. Seven Algona Students Win Trip to State Academic Tilt Results in the statewide academic contest have been received, and Algona is to send seven pupils representing nine subjects to Iowa City to compete in state finals. For the purposes of this contest the state is divided into districts, and pupiis go to Iowa City from each district. The' competition is divided into three classes according to size of schools: A class, 400 pupils or over; B class, 125 to 400 pupils (Algoria is in this class); C class, under \\-l~>. V Algona pupils chosen to go to Iowa City are; Donald Parsons, Algebra; Ila Leffert, general science, algebra, and English correctness; Johanna Flene, English correctness; Norma Raney! English correctness; Robert AV11- liams, American history, Norma Grclner, English literature; and Max Richardson, physics. It is interesting to note that five of the nine subjects represented here are in the field of English. This year's contest differs • from :ast year's in that there is no district contest. The pupils so direct from the home contest to the state finals, which will be held June 1-3. The pupils from Algona are among the three highest in this district. M'CULLOUGH FORMS FIRM WITH t'AIRD; H, A. REIMER SELLS Changes were made i n the Laird & Reimer undertaking partnership 'ast week. The middle of the week W. B. Laird sold out to W. G. McCullough, of Newton, who became the partner of H. A. Reimer, who entered partnership with Mr. Laird four years ago. During the weekend ,Mr. Reimer and Mr. McCullough reached, an agreement by which the latter purchased Mr. Relmer's Interest. This left Mr. Mo- Cqllbugh the sole owner of the business. The building remained in Mr. Laird's name, and the transaction included only the good will of the partnership. Monday Mr. McCullougii persuad-, rd Mr. Laird to. enter Into partnership with hi m by buying back his interest.. Mr. Laird had planned to spend most of the summer at his Clear Lake cottage and j n visits, with the understanding that the firm would be carried on by Mr. Reimer and Mr. McCullough. Mr, Laird vvas persuaded to buy In again to give Mr. McCullough a start, and though he will take things more easily from now on will be more or less active In the business. •Mr. McCullough has been in the furniture and undertaking business in Jasper county, in which Newton is located, for 30 years. He has a daughter Maurine, 19' years old, and a son "Bob", 15 years old, Mrs. McCullough and Maurine are expected soon to get the W, W. Pixler house, next north of County Record- .er Laura Palne's home, ready for occupancy. Maurine has been taking a business college course. The son Is In high school, and will stay with grandparents In Newton- till school is out. Half of the partnership was placed with the Interstate Loan and Investment Co., of Des Moines, some time ago and Bert L. Zuver, representing the company, was in Algona during the changes. ALGONIAN FAILS TO PAY 'ALIMONY; CITED IN COURT Dale Loper, of Algona, is required by a district court order to appear for a hearing next Monday morning at 11 a. m, in court and explain why he has not been paying alimony to his wife/ Rosa, who divorced him December 112. The d*- cree provided that he should pay her $50 a month, plus a lump sum of $75 for Attorney's fees in securing the divorce. The order for appearance was signed last week Tuesday by Judge George A. Heald, Spencer, who took office January i.- Algona Markets By Wilbur ,T. and Alice Payne. Close of Business May 10. LIVESTOCK Hogs. B. std. lights, I80'-L'?,o Ibs. .. B. med. wt. butchers 230-2CO B. hvy. butchers, 200-300 B. prime hvy butch., 300-350 Packing sows, 300-350 $•6.00 S5.80 S5.GO S5.40 $'5.00 B. heavy sows, 400-500 $4.70 B. heavy sows, 450-iiOO $4.40 Cattle. Canners and cutters $2.00-2.75 Yearlings $4..50-5.50 Fat cows . .S3.00-4.00 Bulls ?2.-50J,3.25 Veal calves So.00-6.50 Fat steers $6.00-6:50 GRAINS Corn, No. 2 44 C White oats, No. 3 20c Biirley, No. 3 !s5c Barley, No. 2, special '.3Sc' POULTRY All weights hens 14 C Leghorn hens MJI O Heavy roosters gc Leghorn roosters 7c Live ducks, 4% Ibs lOc Light clucks 9c Live geese 'Gc-4c 11. ducks 7c PRODUCE Eggs, straight run I2c Eggs, graded, No. 1 15 C Eggs, graded, No. 2 lOc Cash cream ISc HIDES Calf and cow, Ib 3c Horse §1.75-1.00 Colt hides, each 50c Wool, best 14 FROM KOSSUTH ARE INITIATED INTO I OF C. 'A district Knights of Columbus meeting was hold at Emmeteburg Sunday. This w&s the first meeting in a district which consists of the Emmetsburg, Algona Esthervllle, and Fonda councils. The program began with mass, in the morning at the St. Thomas church. After mass the Knights Initiated 35 candidates. At 7 p. m. a banquet was served to 400 persons in the gymnasium of St. Mary's school. L. A. Winkel, grand knight of the local council, 'was on the program and responded to an address of welcome. Mrs. C. H. Cretzmeyer and her son Charles gave several instrumental selections. The following Kossuth candidates were' initiated: Maurice McMahon, Leslie McEnroe, Leonard. Volght, Algona; Wm. R. O'Donnell, Lone Rock; Ed Hlldman, Wesley; Lewis Fuhrmann, Edward Thilges, Edward Bormann, Clarence Kramer, Tom Becker, Herman Becker, Raymond Becker, and Henry Zeimet, Bode. Other Algonians In attendance were Jacob Winkel, Dr. C. H, Cretzmeyer, E. C. McMahon, W. T. Daughan, Charles Hoffman, M. T. McGuire, and. Frank Capesius. MODERN WOODMEN INITIATE NINE MEMBERS LAST NIGHT Nine new members were initiated into the local lodge of Modern Woodmen last night in the hall over the Lusby drug store. A Humboldt 12- .man drill team gave an exhibition iii the street in front of the hall between 7:30 and 8. Camps represented besides Algona's included Bancroft, Swea City, Ledyard, Lakota, .Titonka, Wesley, Lu Verne, Whittemore, Fenton,.and Burt. August Strom is local consul; O. J. Peterson secretary. •' • . Pastor Loses Sister. The Rev. Frank H. Webster has spent part of the week at Ayrshire, where his sister, Mrs. L. A. Hutchinson, has been critically sick. Mrs^ Hutehinson died yesterday morning. ALGONA STORES WILL CLOSE Memorial Day, Saturday, May 3O •_ All stores will be closed all day Memorial Pay except grocery and drug stores, which will remain open till 10 o'clock a. m., when thev will close for the balance of the daj. " y ww STORES WILL BE OPEN FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 29 All stores will keep regular Saturday evening hours on Friday evening, May 29, the evening preceding Memorial Day. This will eive opportunity for those unable to do their trading in the day time an on* portunity to do so, in the evening. ' * * v Ttys action recommended by the BUSINJPS MEN'S COUNCIL — ot Jhe— ALGONA COMMUNITY CLUI YOUTH DRIVES TO TOWN WITH WOUND IN LUNG Britt Boy Will Live Despite Suicide Attempt. Gilmore Uelbsamen, 20, Britt, shot himself in the chest.with a ..22 rifle Friday morning just before noon at a-point two miles west of Algona, and then drove to the Deep Roclc oil station near the Northwestern, depot, where, weak from shock andL loss o£ blood, he stopped and asked: William Pestotnik, manager, for a~. drink. f Mr. Pestotnik referred Reibsameiu to the rest room. The youth got out of the car, walked to the room. staggering only a little, and went Inside. Mr. Pestotnik heard him. drop the drinking glass, and on following him found the young man. leaning against the wall. Blood Noticed on Youth's Vest. •Mr. Pestotnik, thinking the boy was drunk, got him out of the- room and led him into the open to- cool off. A few minutes later he went back to see how Relbsamen, was coming on, and the boy asked. for a doctor. Then Mr. Pestotnik. for the first time noticed blood on the youth's vest. Dr. C. H. Cretzmeyer and Marshal Prank Green were called, and upon the marshal's., arrival the young man's vest waa opened, whereupon a wound just above the heart was discovered. Doctor Cretzmeyer ordered the victim removed to the Kossuth hospital, whe,re he was reported .recovering satisfactorily yesterday afternoon. It complications do nofc set in, it was said, he will be out soon, none the worse for his experience. . . . - V t ttullet Mlssod Heart by Inch. The bullet missed the heart by- only an inch, passing above it and. piercing the left lung. The gun waar later examined and five unflred bullets and one empty shell taken oul. ,- Reibsamen would not tell why h« attempted t« take his life, and he. tefuses to talk at all more than is necessary. A Miss Dickison, o f Mason City, with whom he had been. keeping company also refuses to dig- cuss the case. . It is believed that there were no financial difficulties. and no lovers' quarrels are known.. that would have led to the attempt- Miss Dickison, who is a nurse, !» here caring for the patient. Reibsamen had been working: toe Doctor Brewster at Britt, driving; the latter's car, making collection*,, and doing whatever else he waa set at. , He had been in the doctor** employ for some time. Doctor Brewster is at present a patient •£ Iowa City. were: PHILLIPS TO BOX IN DES MOINES FRIDAY Clarence Phillips easily out-fought "Pug" Williams, Rockwell City, ta. a match at Fort Dodge Monday night, taking five out of the six: rounds and knocking Williams to the floor twice for counts. Phillips -has since been booked to meet "Baby" Camera, Des Molnea; in a six-round main so at an open. air show at Rlverview park, De» •Moines, tomorrow night. The Register says Phillips is * dangerous left-hook artist, having^ scored Ilio consecutive knock-touts, Williams recently defeated Wild. Bill Gerdes, of Dickens, and Gerv des won from Camera in a, Dec Moines ring g. year ago. In the Fort Dodge card Jo» Goeders, highly touted Emmet*. burg scrapper, was knocked out in. the third round by Cowboy Phelpa. of Arizona. Goeders -had been boxing on the Pacific coast a year and had earned a reputation as a' fait scrapper. METHODIST EVANGELIST TO HOLD SERVICES AT The Rev. Mathla, of Cote- rado •evangelist has , previously served in £bte ' section ot low*,, will open a »«•* ies of evangel!*-/ tie " the next Wednesday night. Tfee Oscar E, Schaal has been the church since »g9. , . | Wesley, May ceteior, Minn., '

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