Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 17, 1931 · Page 9
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 17, 1931
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PAPERS Printed Last Week elrevtftttoii.by tar in Komnth. ATftnA' IfBllf TOV •Alii tt, STOPS TWI.«* the Volume 31 ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 17, 1931 ' deorlea "the load of vho used good gram- B0lti d hl» adjectives with ft nd who -wore his hair ;&» locU«. so to apeak. ' the statesman Incltna- Ifio* decried all right *ho«. 11 .fewer each year and are ,« extinct In congress. Don't 7 a ny more, since the windy ^hS taken, a-eat upon the of popularity along with Jazz '1 which produce but terrU . But so far as the flow- 'are concerned, they were e days when men didn't j carters either. A sock rtck, whether It was allpped IJjongrwB'! shoe or a leather , THE OLD • DAYS, when ressmen received "mileage" .. the railroads and wore wy waller" tailed coats it was honof to take the oath, to be VLin, and to- congress for a ndful of constituents.' In those Jj 'twasn't necessary: to, save Country every week .or two. L ory that was oratory Vafted ,e rafters and garden seeds . the medium of exchange t votes. Celluloid colars were ' ,and many a Chinaman de- the conservative tenden- ! of the congressmen who I wash their collars .every •nrnlng with the same brush Lueed on their teeth. But the j ar | e? of $7,500 per year and a jiviite secretary' were unheard | In those days when horses and Letons served for Washington knsportation BANCROFT MURDER YEARS AGO REC ! SENATOR of the old days Eeonld eke out > precarious ex- j on much less than the mod- fieiiator and still have enough Itokeep n canteen of good llriuor big dlnlnp room table. The days e family album and stercoptlcon i were no drag: on the senators' j M compared with the present "lenator'g expense who must 0i chauffeur nnd buy new tubes Ihls radio. And where a canteen ol ||liquor coiild.be bought for a 92 Ft now takes ten bucks and with Vitality a risk akin to blindness nally. V . .RE WAS A TIME when con- i was active and; made some [jway in legislating for all of the pie. And it seemed that he of the jt luxuriant whiskers possessed JinOst euphonious'voice, and could •the finest of spell-binding. And |yho could the most gracefully IB'uttermost tall of a finely "Prince Albert" and pull refrom a large silken handker- ! of table cloth proportions al- aJtFthe"- edge on his-opponent illy swayed votes his way; Toi call that sort of bird the i "whip" or the senate "whip." I they carry their'silken hand- ihief brazenly In, the upper left a corner of an expartsive front. rESTIGATIOirS were nn- of In the days when dig- ind whiskers were the roof a good congressman . ja he-decked senator. To' Investigations ire; BO com* i that one only, hat to ' nn- i his fingers and a sufficient prlatlon Is at once resolnt- A congressional ,linre*tlffa- h incubated ar freely as >ggs under a hen and In J less time. Matters for In- Ration are, of coarse, more •ous today and commit- in cover so much more *y In a Jitney. A eongres- Investigation may Inyes- anything from wresting : secrets out of a \ pr**le«-i campaign to determining i why of sundry smelli In an- Ht cheese. o—o, )JBE. A MEMBER of a congrres- "mal Investigation" committee is ' the aching ambitions of the r- D 'e congressman. To be singled F of the mob for a job of snooping t detectivlng Is the high light in Mngreasman'a existence while on [congressional payroll. Gives 'em ^plte from the arduous duties of I roll call and releves them of Wear and tear on auditory canals Ho wind jamming a,nd medjoore "" from the "floor. , When we -i to conduct congressional Jn- fctlons at the .expense <; of the 'gators and furnish .the com- i with bicycle? instead of bi«r ftig expense .money,': coni investigations will lose arlty, [CONGRESS is in session. ' a preacher prays in the 5 of representatives and one ig-ays In the senate. -' he prays to many empty j because of the .early hour I because praying is not ap- "'atlvely understood by many ir national lawmakers. But old custom, thia praying "—. Not that it 4oe» any - food, except; to help a Preacher out on tote grocery u Don't make the mistake of WWng that congress has the Wng 'because congress thinks "7ing u needed to start the ' rl sht it's tlie country that be prayed for, #up{" f wade that strength fys as to weather another ""tonal session,' BANK ROBBER KILLS CITIZEN AND SUICIDES Favorite Story of Jake and Jack is Reprinted. The following Interesting story ap pearetl In lost week's Bancroft Register: pldtlmers In this section have often told of the murder of "Bill" Gallion, Bancroft marshal, 35 years ago. "Jack" Johnston, Algona insurance man, and Jake Freeh, former county clerk, have told the story here many times, but they do not agree on the I details. The Fairmont Daily Sentinel now has on display the gun that did the Job and a Fairmont man by the name of Ward recited, the story to the Sentinel. Ward was present when Gallion was killed and was deputy sheriff at the time. The bullet that killed Gallton was meant for Ward and the Register herewith •eprlnts the entire etory enabling us .0 help clear the atmosphere which has been smoking hot here for 35 years. BanU Was Robbed Too. The Sentinel says: Memories of the robbery of th bank In Sherburn, the murder of the assistant cashier and a customer of th'e bank more than 35 years ago, were brought back today when Chief of Police Plenge displayed the gun which did the killing, loaned him by Elmer Ward, of the Fairmont Electric company. » This gun woe taken from Hans Kallihan, the murderer, by Deputy Sheriff Tuey Ward, uncle of Elmer, some 14 miles east of Elmore, where the bandit blew out his own brains after he killed the marshal of Bancroft. Hans' brother, Lew Kallihan, Ames Meat Judging Team PROJECT FOR CLDB GIRLS IN 1932WRITTEN '"pHIS TEAM fro'm the Ames college, took second in the inter-co A leglate meat judging contest at the livestock exposition at Chicag recently. The members from left to right are: Herman Christie. Vi lisca; Glen Hincle, Epworth; Edwin Matzen, Mason City; Donald Webster City; and Paul Goeser, coach. By Muriel Body. KutiKuth 4-H club girls will study Irsl-yoar home furnishings in 1!)32. 1'he project wns written November with Florence Forbes, assistant state 4-H club leader, assisting -the county 4-H club committee. The project outlirie follows: PURPOSES 1. To develop an organization for Ing the year, checking up on score card. / 6. Each club to take part in all county-wide contests. 7. Each club represented by exhibits and demonstration • team at Achievement day. Kuch club represented by booth and demonstration team at county fair. fl. Each club to finance leader to one of the following state meetings: 4-H convention at Ames, June; Farm Bureau Federation at Des , January; farm and home week at Ames, February; state fair at Des Moines, August. 10. Each club to make, an effort to let all parents in the community know about the 4-H club. To have memory numbers and singing num- keeping ers. 4. 75 per cent of girls lersonal expense accounts. 5. Every club keeping club rec- ird book and club memory book. OFFICERS NAMED AT SENEGA, LU VERNE AND SPRINGFIELD " a real club program rural girls in which they learn rvrnvTrnTAT sportsmanship, loyalty, service,! INDIVIDUAL thoughtfulness and unselfishness. To understand and appreciate their own homes: their, folks, ; and rural opportunities. 1. Each girl, to complete four ai- tides for her room 'and to make 'tw'i .mp'i'ovcmente. •• •: -••..•'.• 2. Each, girl to-have a ,club uni . 3. To make tho, club an important . form and to wear It at -all club-bis wife if a man had appeared there on a bicycle. She said no, but the deputy caught a glimpse ot a man with a gun inside. How Gallion Was Killed. Just as the fellow shot, Deputy Ward dodged. The bullet whistled past his head and struck William Gallion, marshal of Bancroft, in the forehead as he was sitting in a buggy in the road in front of the house. He died instantly. The deputy and the bandit shot it out as the German woman fled to a cornfield. Kallihan ran out the back door, jumped on his bicycle and left with all speed down the road. Ward pursued him with the buggy, firing at him several times with a Winchester rifle. One of the bullets hit the rear tire and forced Kallihan to abandon the wheel. Carrying at least two bullets in his body, the fugitive, seeing cap who was with him in the robbery, was captured two days later at Lake Mills. ' Story of the Tragedy. The robbery, which occurred October 8, 1896, was one of the most th'riling tragedies in the annals of the state. Many living today remember it In all its gruelling details. Major Nelson recalls, it. vividly. He was rioTng along on a bicycle in Rolling Green shortly after the robbery and was mistaken for one of the robbers. The robbers had fled on bicycles. The two bandits entered th'e Bank of Sherburn, and without warning shot George Thornburn, assistant cashier, and Olof J. Oestern, of Luverne, Minn., a traveling collector. Eyewitnesses to the shooting were Mrs. George R. Browning and Mrs. William Masters. They heard the two shots fired In rapid succession, saw the robbers Jump out of a rear window, mount their bicycles and nee toward the west and north. . $1000 Stolen from Bank. 'O. P. Empey and Max Lacobs were the first on the scene after the shooting. They found Oestern dead. Thornburn, though still breathing, was past help. He was shot Just back of the left ear, the- ball coming to the skin on the forehead. About »1000 was taken away by , ture was inevitable, put his revolver to his head and blew out his brains. On his person was found $1020.03, which .was about six dollars more than was lost by the bank. Bobber's Brother Captured. Lew Kallihan had ?1.30 in his possession when captured at Lake Mills The brothers were to have met at Albert Lea to divide /the spoils They had separated a short distance west of Sherburn, BEET GROWERS TO ORGANIZE TO HELP SOLVEJROBIEMS Beet growers ,of southwestern Mason City factory district met at Kanawha last Friday evening with a Mr. Stuhr of the Federal Farm Board to discuss the possibilities of a beet growers regional organization for the Mason City and C'haska factory districts. Such an organization would be part of the national organization for dealing with problems in production and marketing of interest to beet growers and processors. A similar meeting was held recently at Blue Earth, which includes growers as far south as Bancroft in Koss.uth county, another meeting has been held at Manly, northeast of Mason City. Each group has appointed a committee who will meet in the near future with re Hans distance WCOL u^ KJ*»~ ---- * going south and Lew continuing on ines factor In community life. 4. To stimulate the appreciation of the best in music and pictures. 5. To raise tlie standard o£ health. COUNTY GOALS 1. Strengthen " our '18 existing clubs. : Make an effort -to interest more parents. 3. To conduct the following county-wide events: u. 4-H girls am' boys' banquet: b. Leader's training schools;'.!, organization, two; 2, subject matter, 'three'.' c. Three training school's for .girls, dividing thu county into four sections. Clubs represented by one-third of members •it each meeting, rotating to include the entire membership: 1, music appreciation, games,, recreational features, joys of reading; 2, courtesy, personal hygiene, good grooming postural exercise, foot exercises and shoes; 3, personal accounts, record books. Know your own 4-H organization, ' contests, demonstration, d. Rally day, June, e, Achievement day, August. 4. To conduct the following county-wide contests: a. Record contest, October, b. Music memory, June, Rally day. c. 'Health contest, July, d. Demonstration, August. 5. To be represented at the state convention. 6. To bo represented at the state 'air by exhibits, demonstration team and health girl. CLUB GOALS 1. Each club to have a 12 casloim and all club meetings. 3. Mach-. girl -to know., all musl Lu Verne' township held Its an nual F. B. meeting Friday night at Earl Neal's. Officers elected were Ralph Davidson, president; Mrs Earl Neal, vice president, and Emma Hof, secretary. School district co operators appointed were H. O Chambers,' Wm. Johnson, Alber Genrich, Frank Chambers, Ear Neal, George Ehler, Wilson Legler, Albert Schlpull and Art Look. The program committee will soon Prepare and publish the list of subjects for meetings which will be held during the coming year. Other townships holding meetings during the past week include Springfield, Where Lars. Loge"is president, and Seneca Selected J. H. Jensen. HUNDREDS OF BIRDS DIE IN NIGHT AT EMMETSBUR6 An unusual number of dead was 'noted at Emmetsburg last Wednesday morning. 'The Democrats is Inclined to believe the birds •*«** electrocuted, and, says: 'They couM be found In all 'parts of our city. Some had dropped down during th,« early morning hours and' Were almost dead. The Appearance of •* many of them, especially with til* thermometer registering only 32. 1* unusual. With such, fresh air It Is, scarcely possible that they -wet* poisoned and the frost was not .severe enough to kill them. Besides, the fall and early.winter have beej*. mild and .there has jb'een an abundance of wild and tame'seeds an*. fresh vegetation. Diphtheria at S. C. Swea City, Dec. 15—The Wicker- home, east of town, is quarantine*. for.diphtheria.. Mrs; Wl<*er is " victim, but" she is recovering. west river HUUII1 U.UU * Hans followed the Des Moines into Algona, thence northward „.„ brother planned .the fired the two shots in He was sentenced to PI The'revolver now in possession of the chief was given by Tuey Word his brother, Al. and the lattei it to his son Elmer. It is a ., 4 calibre, slx-chamber nickel plated eun of Belgian make, and was considered one of the best that could be purchased In those days INFORMATION REQUESTED presentatives of the other localities for the purpose of considerng the advantages in such a set up to local growers and the advisability of going ahead with a. regional organiza tion for this territory. months' printed program completed February 1. • • , 2 Each program to Include business meeting, home furnishing .talk Men named at Kanawha include Albert Moellering, Gait; Ed Fry*. Corwlth; F. Fisher, Britt; Anton J. Anderson, Clarion; Orphie Anderson Olaf; Wm. Brummond, Kanawha; M. W. Sprole, Garner; and Neal, Alexander. George and picture memory talk. 3. Each club to invite county committee member to at least one ;ular meeting and all special occasions. " , . 4. Each club to be 100 per cent at all county-wide events. 5 Each club to have local health contest. Every girl examined dur- I Another Merry Xmas Assured f Positively more real Christmas spirit than ever before We are j * selling more gifts than usual, good useful articles of wearing .J apparel. "Proud to give and proud to accept" things for personal use. ' A Larger Selection than Usual of Everything Men and Boys Wear. Everything boxed fancy, or packed for mailing free. Sock'em They Like It! Fancy, not so fancy, or plain 25c SOc 75c Something new—very light weight silk and wool fancy for oxfords. Anklets, cuffed for summer golf »oat, sport sox, boys' boot sox, fancy top. £ to *&*&«&] A .Hfft, \ r4 .A.UUUI. f 1VUU W**" "*"—** —" " i the bandits. Two thousand dollars in gold was left In the till In the bandits' haste. The robbers dropped $2000 in getting out of the rear window. • , .. _ Louis Kohler, who was loading (train just back of the bank, said one of the robbers shook his gun at him and told him to keep still. Deputy Sheriff Ward and Wash Hill, sheriff, were tireless in ^their pursuit of the murderers. Ward finally located Hans Kallihan at the lh pme of a German farmer southeast of Blmore, He asked the farmers Flax production Information Is being sought by the Farm Crops section of the Iowa State college experiment station from growers of flnta on preparation of seed I Neckwear most beautiful, not an old pattern. 50 cents for a real good one. 75c for an extra good one. $1.00 good enough for anybody (the big line.) $1.50 imported silk. Better than ever shown in Algona. ' •%..' I1C6 \\f uiwii •«•-•»Wilt resistant varletiea have assisted in the success of flax crop. as a. profit crop in this locality dur- Ing recent years. Follow Pajamas Pajamas, all the new styles. A swell present. Lounging robes, gowns, underwear, sport jackets, hats, caps, Jersey kiddies' suits and weekend cases for'your gift, etc., etc. in Bargains! That are Real Bargains! Crowd your Shirts An entire new stock this season, styles, grade, and the new prices. A Special for Christmas to anyone buying any other item, a high grade shirt 95c. —•—•——' Pigskin gloves for men who want the best, buckskin and the popular black and white kid, silk lined kid, textile and knitted. A present from us to Mother and the boy. , Boys' outing gowns, ages 8 to ,1-1 years. You buy the cloth, we pay for the make, and fancy trim FREE. Pajamas, age 8 to 14 years, same terms. ••MH Warm lined gloves for dress or, auto at 95c, $1.45 and $2.45. Boys' school mittens SOc and 75c k«i>. ""^ I««E'S HOPING tb«t flter < has recenspi a couple the u their flr,t na ot ei, (here will which to trade at Nevilles. * but you PW we have to do do every year, *rg brist ,nas time and jyj uttJe favors that we »£?""£ o f all years a lB year iers to MUFFLERS The New Fringed Some with medallions and Oriental deigns ju.t out ,- -$1.50, $2,00, $2.50 and $3.0Q Squares, alwayt correct, at 95c (iilk)'. best Eagle crepe equal to $4.00 onet fore, at CJiri»tma« time a*- - - - •* - T >*w«!r/ fwwwek \W *.&£**.«& Christmas, JIMMIE •fe^ii

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