Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 14, 1932 · Page 1
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SSESSMENT BASIS :EliEIIS,:-ia-™^l«JitBYI'PirnH HOUSEHOLD GOODS GO SLUSH Fins ALGONA, IOWA, JANUARY 14, 1932 8 Pages TTEMORE, 150 YEARS Academy Hall Used for Celebration Banquet. Jan'. 12— Mr. and filbert, of Lotts Creek township, celebrated their golden ing anniversary Sunday. A 3- iourse dinner was' served at ' the academy hall here to 'members of [the Immediate families and a few close friends. Present were: Father Ivelt, Father Hyland, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Schumacher, sons Ralph, Lester, and Louis, daughter Esther, all of Whittemore; Mr. and' Mrs. Laurenz Schumacher, of Armstrong; Mr. and Mrs. ' Bert Fuchsen and daughter Mildred, and son Orvell; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Elbert and daughter Marvell; Mr. and Mrs. Prank < Elbert, daughter Marcella, and son'S'Cletus, Virgil Wayne, Dar- T«';''' Mr. and Mrs/ Leo Elbert and •son Jerry, of Whittemore J Mr. and Mrs. George Elbert, Mr. and Mrs Leo Walters; son DurwoOd, Algona; Mr. and Mrs. Louis , Elbert, Em- rrietsburg',' Otto, Earl, and Minnie at . home. Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fandel, Mr. 4 and Mrs Joseph Eisele and- Frank and Alice Mrs. W. C. Elbert and Harold, Mrs J. P. Elbert, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. El- foert, Walter and Roland Elbert, Mr and Mra.' P. J. -Fuchaen, Dr, and Mrs, J. W. McCreery, Mrs. Joseph Walter, Harvey, and Richard El- fcert, Whittemore; Mi's. Lena Kohl, Ma^on City, Father Telt Is Toastmadter. Those who assisted In serving the chicken and roast pork dinner were: Mrs. Joe. J. Elbe.rt, Algona, and Mrs. • P. Dahlhauser^VMrs.— F. ; 'Kol lasoh, Mrs. J. -Mueller. • The . tables were artistically decorated, in gold and 'white, Table waitresses: Gen eva Walters, Edrm • Mosbach, Agnes Dshlhauaer; • Helen*Dahlh(kU mella Waldschmidt, and '^ Elbert,- werev- dressed in • white and wore gold colored aprons and head bands. ^ ' After the dinner Father ^Velt was lastmaster, and the program was: Toast to Mother, Minnie Elbert; Toast to Dad, Otto Elbert; Toast to In-laws, Mrs, Louis- Elbert; Toast to the Family, Doctor McCreery; talk, Father Hyland; toast, J. V, EJbert. Congratulations from their son Charlie, his wife,. and daughter Ju dlth, of Los Angeles, who were not able to be 'present, and other tele grams from relatives and friends were read by Mrs. George Elbert during the dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert received many gifts from their children and friends. Music was furnished during the meal by Mra. Fleming and •on James. Open Hoise h Held. Open house was held' at the tort' home :norfheast;pr;;Vl[hiW from 2 to 5 and many friends relatives came to -congratulate them Mr. and Mrs. Elbert were married on January 10, 1883,* at Loudreg W., the Rev. Father H»gar performing the ceremony, Three of the four attendants are now living, They are W. C. Elbert, west of Whlttemore; Mrs, Adam Hoffman Bowdle, a. D,; Mrs. MIHe Fandel, Joseph P. Elbert. the other attend««, Is deceased. After farming & few years In II- nnots the Siberia came to wore in 1895, living, one year on the ow Llddy farm, north of Whttte- l"»r«. They later purchased the which has since been', their «• They have improved It till w one of the best 'farm* In 'the community. ' , 1RJ OIL STATlin JO RAVI FORMAL OPENING SATURDAY SWEA CITYANS LOSE IN CAGEJAME HERE The Algona high school basketball team defeated Swea City on the local floor Friday evening, 22-17i The 'game was fast from the beginning, and at -the half the score was 13-5 in Algona'e favOr. In the second half Swea City outplayed the locals. Hargreaves was the 'du'tr standing player for Algona, making 12 of the' 22 points. 'Nordstrom made six points; Paul Blackj 3;' and Williams, '1. D. Hahifan was Swea City's high point rnan ( ' -.with'',;?-. Krumm and Hovey'each: had,'.four, and Helmke two. •'• The game was preceded by one between the second team and the ninth grade team which ended In a score of 29-14 In favor of the second team. , -."!-. A practice game was to . have been played last night against , Titonka on the local floor. Tomorrow evening.the locals play ; 'Humboldt there. The scoring averages of members of the local team follow: Hargreaves, 90; Black, 85; H. .Nord- strunn, 84; Cretzmeyer and K. Me- dln, 82; D. Post, 80; and Williams, 79. El? and . and c. J. Hookstra Wunce the opening of their new '"* —— - statioii on On the wiu be *«>* •* the price, ana 1 10 'cou- *• "W «* » §<H5 dls. In addition a leather article every Olt iavaa^^^ggpyrjn **•*£"*!?£? ^® ;$!§ RftSl* wm W LOYD POTTER DIES; BURIAL HERE SUNDAY Widely Known Farmer Victim of Cancer of the Liver. LARGE GAIN SHOWN IN ANNUAL REPORT OF B, & L, ASSN. Directors M. G. Norton, W. B Quarton, A and G. W. Stlllman were reelected at the annual meeting o: the Algona Building &.Loan association last week Tuesday. The.an- nual financial report, which ehows a gratifying gain, is published else where In this week's Advance. A large gain in footings was shown over last' year.' The footing now is ,$128,739.82, as compared with $40,465.40 in 1927; $56,17.0:63 ;. j in 1928; $81,262.36 in 1929 and $106,1 905.18 in 1930. . The rate of •increase has, been phenornenal. in : all lines. Loans on first mortgages have Increased • from $101,800 to'; $123,700 Installment stock has gained -from $36,890.22 to $43,964.90;' fu^y paid stock from-.. $5J8,0,Op,,-,to ,$.68,500,li*irii the reserve account from $1385,15 to $1«36.64. ;•'• -- : - -••-;- • . , - .-'.•..'. Dividends for. 1831 on fully paic stock totaled $3515.11 and on installment stock totaled $3062.75; a-gram total of $6577.86 in dividends.for the year.- Dividends on installment ac counts are credited to • the customer's account in each case. Association books and records are examined annually by an examiner for the state auditor's office. T. E Jte Hart, who examined the books for 1931, states in his report thai "the company has had a steady growth and has been very conservatively managed. The records o: the association were In very g.oot condition." - ' • • ' Officers are A. L. Peterson, president; H. R. Cowan, vice president; E. J. McEvoy, treasurer; and A. L Cunningham, secretary. Directors whose terms hold over are the officers and M. P. Weaver. The statement this year Is the 14th that the association has made. V CONSTABLE HURT WHEN CAR SKIDS STILL AT HOSPITAL Maurice Collins, Fort Dodge constable, who last week Monday was hurt when his car skidded into the ditch near Wesley, is still at the Kossuth hospital, following a case of pneumonia, which set in lasl week. He had been to Brltt, where he got a prisoner, Joe Capae, who had jumped a board bill at Fort Dodge, and they were returning to Fort Dodge when, the accident hap-, pened, Collins suffered a wrenched back, bruises, and a severe shaking up, v^hlle his prisoner suffered number of cute. They were .both brought to the. hospital. , » Gllchrlst, Bans Again. Congressman Gilchrist has asked for'.blank nomination papers . from the' secretary of state at Des Moines, Mr. Gilchrlet was nominated and elected In 1930, but because there was no session of Congress last spring did not have an opportunity to begin actual service till six weeks ago. That he will be accorded renomination and reelection is tjaken for granted. No Change to bo Made in Northwestern Train There will be no change In teuger ienrke OB the Nort ern, fpr tke time b«l«r »t 4l«* |o 4i»»l A, A, i received word Mona»y that . *be c(Mnp#ny called ,ln recently to »onnd out o>lojh>« OH dlgcoutl»n»nce ot tbe train, which tt«ey «f between made to i» c*r, 41»contln«e w* Loj'd D. Potter, widely known farmer who lived seven miles northwest of Algona, died Friday of cancer of the liver 'and secondary anemia. After brief family services conducted at the home at .1:30 p. "m. Sunday by the Rev. A. H. Wood, Good Hope Mlethodlst pastor, the body was brought to the Algona Methodist church, where Mr. Wood assisted by the Rev. C. V. Hulse conducted largely attended public services. Burial was ma'de in River- View cemetery. Mr. Potter had been In declining health tjvo years, but it was not known what was'the matter with him till last Thanksgiving time when he was examined at Fort Dodge. .Since then he had. been sinking rapidly. Though in great pain he never complained. Son of Former Connt-y Andltor. The son of the late L. E. Potter a Cresco township farmer who was county auditor 30 years ago, Loyd was born November 1, 1886. His entire life was lived in the Algona neighborhood. He attended the rural schools ^of the Cresco neigh borhood and for .a year attended.the Algona high school. Had Mr. Potter lived till June 11 1932, he and his wife would have been able to celebrate . v .the silver anniversary of their marriage. Mrs Potter, who, with four children survives, was formerly- Pearl Dal ziel, and "is a 'daughter of ; Mrs Matthew Dalzlel, Algona. The late HOUSEHOLD GOODS GO IN BIG FIRE AT B. 0. Arthur Sorensen, son' of Lars Sorensen, lost hte household goods n an $80,000 fire which swept Buffalo Center Sunday night. Four :wo-story buildings were burned. The Sorensens lived upstairs over a, bakery, the last of four buildings to burn. The fire started early In the evening, as Mrs. Soreneen was preparing supper. The radio was play- ng, and the first Intimation of the '.ire came when they noticed smoke from burning paint in a drug store, where the fire started. At first they believed the bakery was on fire, and so phoned the telephone office, but they were advised that it was the drug store. They went outside, and by that time the fire had passed to the second build- Ing, and when they returned to their apartment the smoke was so thick that it was impossible to move out any furniture. Mr. Sorensen's produce station was not endangered. His loss in household goods .was partially covered hy insurance. Two former Algonians, Roy Costigan, operating a garage, and E. C. Hertig, Buffalo hotel owner, did not suffer loss. Earl Dalzlel was her brother. The children are Lyman E., Merle D. Sherwood Ray, and DurwoOd Day,..' '£$ One of 13 Children. 1 Aside from a small sister who died some 40 years ago, Loyd was the •ttrsf-of•- the- eldervPotterls 12 chll dren to die. His father died . two •years ago. ' Survivlng"brothers -ani sisters are: 'Mrs. Alta Stiles; * Charles City; 'Harry,- Elmer, Charles, aivc Benjamin; Dr. Ray Potter, veterinarian at Schaller; Ray's twin brother, Dr. Day Potter, yeterlnar Ian at Storm Lake; Mrs. Ray M:n er, Meriden; Mrs. Ruby Kahn, Sheridan, Wyo.; and Delbert, of' For Dodge. Loyd and hie wife had over since their marriage lived on the Dalzle farm. For some 25 years Loyd hat been a member of the Methodist church. Out of town relative* who were here for the funeral included: Loyd's maternal uncle, D. G. McDonald, of Des. Moines, and the latter's wife and sons William and Frod; Mrs Kate Griffith, Dea Moines, sister of Loyd'e mother, and her, daughter Lela; Grace McDonald, of Beacon another aunt; Charles Perry, cousin, his wife, and Mrs. M.' ;.Morg.in another cousin, of Dea- Molnea; Mrs Zena McDonald,; Dea-Moirtaa, sister- in-law of Mra.'L. E. Potter; Mr. am Mrs, Carl Perry, of Beacon, am Inez Perry; Loyd's cousins; am Mabel Potter, Spencer, cousin of the elder Mrs. Potter. BI6 SNOW STORM LAST WEEK COST KOSSUTH COUNTY $1500 The .snowstorm the first part ol last week coat Koesuth county $1500 for snow remova} from the roads Seven enowplow units were kept •busy for three days clearing the roads. The enow was only lightly packed, and the plows could work at fullepeed. The depth of the snow did not cut much figure because 41 was not packed and'the face of the plow did not absorb much of the driving force. Koaauth county has approximately $40,000 invested in snowplows and equipment. Plow units' are ecattered over the county as follows: 3 in Algona, 2 1n Wesley, one at Titonka, 3 at Lone Rock, and 8 at Swea City, FEEDING RACKS'PROVIDED FOR STARVIN6 PHEASANTS Gordon Ogg, Loyd Wellendorf, Harold Lamprlght, and D, H, Goed- era have set out two pheasant feeding racks near the buildings on the Loss farm south of Algona. • The racks were made by driving spike* through boards at Intervals of si* inches, on which ears of corn are placed. The boards are.then mounted a few inches oft tbe ground to get them, out of "the snow. The boards are about eight feet long, - • - - j t of feeding be used where the pheasants 'are numerous. *U 11 , I . I . Incorrigible Jherlff L, H, Bovey went to, El- Monday to take^Harold Lloyd, Of Wesley to, tfe» bpyn' rejfornjatory. LJoyd had, been sentenced th&t morning by Judge Davidson on an Incorrigible charge, He. is, 19 . deep enow last week made necessary that some method LOWE JOHN B, BUTLER, 1888 SETTLER IN WHITTEMORE, DIES Whittemore, Jan. 12 — John B Butler died at his home in Lotts, Creek township Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock of heart disease and high blood pressure. He was born October 30, 1869, in Peoria, 111., am moved to Whittemore March 1 1888. He was married to Nona O'Brien.April 22, 1891, here. He lived on a farm at Whittemore after his marriage. Three sons were born to the Butlers: Guy T., Shaw, Ore.; James B. Whittemore; and.-Edward, Algona Mrs. Butler also survives. Mr. Bugler-was a member of the Holy Name Society and the Knights 6: Columbus lodge. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic church, ' Father James Crawford, Joseph Fleming H. W. Geelan, C. 'L. Cavanaugb and Peter Kollasch, '.'..'.'..• ' Mr.'-Butler is survived by his wife and sons, .and three brothers a'nd four elsters: -M., V. Butler, Chicago 111.; -J. L. Butler, Marysville, Canada; J. M. Butler, Whittemore Mrs. G. E., .Boyle . and Mrs, A. C Brown, Pennvllle, Ind,; Mrs. J. W Van Hise; and Frances Butler, ol Whittemore. REPORT SHOWS BIG DROP IN ROAD COST County Engineer • H, M. Smith's report for the year shows a decrease in the amount of . money spent for road work in 1931 as compared with 1930. In maintenance the , decrease, totaled almost $40,000 sufficient to more than cover, a small' increase of $15,000 -•' addition spent in construction work. Less money was spent on bridges this last' year than in 1930, the totals being $17,542.88 for 1930 and $14,195.25 for 1931. A tabulation for the two years follows: 1930 1931 Perm, bridges ___ $ 6097.05 $ 7243.51 Temp, bridges .. 11445.83 4951.74 Total bridges —$17542.88 $14195,25 CONSTRUCTION Grading — ---- $59756.63 Surfacing „— .' 49584.03 Tiling- ,— — — 257,67 Right of way .. 710.50 Qrayel pits .,., 157?2,03 Misc. _,--^-..'_ 3776,39 $63583.35 58962.5:1 1883.62 460,00 Total const. — .147397.03 162167,82 MAINTENANCE Roads ... — —.107848.91 75048.62 Bridges " .... — 19815.92 23818.63 Snow removal . 10704.75 5612,86 equip., repairs . 50083.91 44848.27 Tiling s — — ,^,- 601.79 760.85 Total maint ..... 189213.69 149923.56 Total both — — 336633,20 312091.90 In 1931 there were 85 miles of gravel and 63 miles of grading, There were four new bridges built. NEW UW IS BLAMED FOR FEWER WEDOIN6 PERMITS A, decline, of 14 marriages in 1831 from 1930 was noted in Clerk Clark Orton's recent report to stats authorities. TherjB were 1»8 Jn 1981, and 150 in f9?Q, It is presumed that the new . five-day- notice of inten- ;lpn law caused some of the loss, There was a large Increase in the number of divorces, from ten in 1880 to 18 in 1»31. Only decrees fU- ed before January 1 count in thte total, but there were several di- granted last year in which ;he Decrees were not filed In time to* be counted. Trinity Off^w _,..,.„ The ann«a} business PM&etJng/ -" —Tiers' of " - ~ • Lutheran f\H*9*y " of SLUSH FILLS HIGHWAYS AS THAW BEGINS Weather Predictions Yesterday Called for Cold Wave. The record low temperature of the year was recorded Friday night, when the mercury fell to S degrees below zero. Temperatures all last week 'failed to rise above the freezing point. Algona's 15 inches of snow began to diminish Monday, when old man winter released his grip and a January thaw was started. It continued Tuesday, but a drop in temperature slowed it up yesterday, and a cold wave, was predicted for last night. The thaw made the streets the slushiest ever seen here, with water beneath the snow and Unable to run off. City workmen plowed State street yesterday and began making paths for the water to escape. With little or no frost in the ground,, the thaw has made unimproved country roads almost impassable* and many farmers are finding themselves stranded at their farms. The weather forecast for yesterday was more snow, to be preceded by rain, but the change'had failed to materialize up to noon. The fal in . temperature was, welcomed by many farmers, who want the roads frozen so they can get to town. County snow plows were still busy early in the week despite melting temperatures. Temperatures for the Banquet and Dedication of Masonic Temple Draws Crowd Nearly 300 members of the Algona Masonic and Eastern Star lodges attended the dedication of the new Masonic Temple last Thursday night. The dedicatory services were In charge of Chas. S. Perclval, of Bonaparte, Grand Master of Iowa Masons. The evening was preceded by a banquet nerved in the Temple dining hall in the basement. More than 200 were served. The hall seats more than 100, and two tables were filled to capacity by the crowd. Following the dinner the Masons adjourned to the lodge rooms on the third floor, where the lodge was opened preparatory to the dedication services. After the ritual work had been performed the lodge room was opened to the Eastern Stars and wives of members. It is estimated that more than 250 crowded into the lodge room, taxing its capacity. There were six rows "of chairs on both sides of the hall. Mr. Percival took the Grand Mas- ter's position, and other posts were filled as follows: Roy Richardson, S. G. W.; George St. John, J. G. W.; H. E. Bruns, S. G. D.; Louis Larson, Corwlth, J. G. D.; L. T. Griffin, T.; Dr. F. P. Klahr, chaplain; Ed Bartlett and W. A. Button, S. and J. G. S. Positions for the dedication ritual were taken by Harley Bartlett, J. F. Overmyer, and L. F. Rice. John Ames, Traer, was Grand Marshal. Following the dedication short talks were given by Chas. Wright, Clear Lake, past Grand Master; Chas. C. Hunt, Cedar Rapids, Grand Secretary; and the Rev. F. J. Clark. Melvin Miner gave a reading, and Mrs. A. E. Michel, accompanied by Mrs. Sawyer, sang a solo. Al Falk- enhainer, acting in behalf of H. W. Miller, chairman of the building committee, called for the other members of the committee to stand up, and they were applauded. Following this program, a dance was held in the basement quarters and cards were played on the first floor. . VALUATIONS IN DROP AT HAND OF ASSESSORS Cattle and Hogs tor Be Assessed on Pound Basis. Valuations on personal property were dropped by the county assessors when they met last Thursday morning at the courtroom/ All .but five assessors were present. There- were a few objections to the drop of 1 approximately 10 per cent in th« pay the assessors, were to-receive in 1932. Valuations for,personal property to be assessed this year, together with the adjusted valuation as assessed last year,, follow: Val. Val. last year this year past week are: January 6 '. 24 January 7 - . '. 20 January 8 '— 15 January 9 .• . .--—13 January. 10 January 11 January 12 .20 ,32 _38 16 5 1 -8 12 18 31 TO 93 FAMILIES A total of 93- families have been reached with; 1368 garments distributed from the-accumulation secured in the old clothes drive conducted by the all-city lodge committee recently. A list of the garments distributed and the families to which they went has been kept as a record. Antoinette Bonnstetter, school nurse in charge of the distribution was much pleased with the response and the work accomplished. In a report she says: "It was not unusual for representatives of families who came -for garments to go home and bring back garments their own children had outgrown in order to aid someone else, A number ateo offered their services to assist in the distribution.' 1 .... - ,..,..That the distribution; was not effected .without-.difficulties -is indicated in the report;': for MJss B.onhstetter/adde: "In a few instances the committee was justified in thinking that certain people had forgotten their less fortunate neighbors, only thinking of themselves," In conclusion Mies Bonnstetter says: "Several 'persons have reported that their garments had .not been called for. The school nurse Will call for these things next week, and will try to care for all requests that .have.been•«'made, 'We have been very busy, and the snow, has made ,it- difficult to use- a car. It ia also: well to" fejnember that > the nurse spends- «ach Monday and Tuesday at Humboldi" , 5000 FACE FINES FOR NOT HAVING DRIVER'S LICENSE It is believed that there will.be no concerted action to arrest non-licensed drivers of cars for a few days yet, but a drive is anticipated towards the latter part of the month. By that time all license cards applied-for before January 1 will have been issued by the state office. The license cards must be carried by the driver, and must be shown on demand. L Failure. to have a license at the time is as much a violation as not having one at all. In order to. obtain an owner's license now the owner must show his registration certificate of 1932 car license paid. Applications for owners were taken up to January I on the 1931 certificate. Owners can -<*MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL IN RIDDLE-FRANKL CASE DENIED A motion for,a new trial in the Jesse H, Riddle vs. John Frankl damage case was overruled by Judge F, C. Davidson Friday, and Judgment was entered against Mr. Frankl for the verdict of )900 and costs of 1205.65. It is rumored that the case will be appealed to the supreme court. The trial attracted some attention early in December when several days were devoted to testimony and arguments, long deliberation the Jury After a brought in a verdict in, favor of Mr. 'Riddle. The case arose from an accident last summer when the Frankl car knocked down' a son of Mr. Riddle. " I'*'.""! ..... i Bids Itecelred. Booth ft Olson, Sioux city, filed the lowest, bid. f 90,436, received last week Tuesday by the state highway commission for the paving to be laid this season from the Winnebago county l}ne to Lakota, The lowest culverts and to raise and widen bridged on highway No. 9 was the firm of Hildebrand * Krash, Beliaond, {2760, Mayor S Mayor O. F. Specht confined to Wf has been 8jnce 9, we§k, ago Saturday wltlj bronchitis. -s able to be up and tiouse $a.rly In," ' but drivers who are ' .non-owners must pay 25 cents. School permits • are issued to children who'mustidrlve back and forth to school. These permits define a route that must be covered. The holder cannot use them elsewhere, and 'must b'e en route to or from school to make the license good. Testerday it was estimated that there were still about 25 per cent of the automobile owners and drivers In the county without licenses. During the last week a surprisingly low number of applications were received. On January 5 86 owners filed applications, but since then there have been only four.'Since January 5 there have been only 34 drivers' applications filed. MUTUAL'S OFFICERS ARE ALL RE-NAMED The annual n^eeting,of the County Mutual insurance association? held the- cqurthouee,-•.was There'wa^9 only a Tuesday 'at harmonious. email attendance, caused by > the poor condition of the roads. Edward Droesaler, Greenwood, N. A. Smith, Algona, and Nick Bormann, Sherman, directors whose terms expired, were reelected by acclamation. The annual reports of the secretary and treasurer were read, and after a short discussion of policies which turned: into a laudatory session in favor of the officers and directors the meeting was adjourned. .Following the annual .meeting the board of directors met at Secretary Parson's office In/the Dr. F, Sawyer; building, a;n<J , reejected - H, J. Bode,; president; Edward Droessler, vice president; 'Mr. Paxson, sec: retary; and Mr. Smith," treasurer. Other directors, whose .terms hoW over are H, L. Potter, E. O. Mann, Joseph Hauptman, and E. A, Miller. FORMER STATE SENATOR III BOOST FOR 6EQ. PATTERSON Sen. O. E. Gunderson, who has represented the^ Winnebago, Mitchell, and Worth district in the legist lature two terms .but is not a/ candir date this year,-having been appointed postmaster at Forest City, etopT pefl in Algona briefly Friday, en route to Fort Dodge. Senator Gunderson strongjy favors gen. Qeo, W. Patterson for lieutenant govern* or and-says that If Senator Patterson will consent to run th,e Turner forces throughout the state, and, pecially in northwest Iowa, w»U back him to a ma.n. Wesley Reports Wesley, -Jan. 12— A. eolitary robin which is wintering among th<* eve.r" green trees on the W; P. Glddlngs place, to an object of interest to neighbors, who give It fpod, such as breadorymbs, fbo bird. Is. ' P0ae4 to be eating also of a, Placa, Algona Markets At close of business Jan. 12, 1931. By Wilbur J. and Alice Payne. HOGS Best sorted lights, 180-230 lbs.-$3.50 Beet med.'wt. butch., 230-260-_$3.30 Best hvy. butch., 260-300 Ibs $3.20 Best prime hvy. butch., 300-350 $3.10 Best pack, sows, 300-350 lbs—$2.80 Best hvy. sows, 350-400 Ibs..—$2.70 Big hvy. sows, 450-500 Ibs. —$2.50 ' CATTLE Canners and cutters .$1.00 to $2.00 Fat cows .__ $2.00 to $3.00 Yearlings —$3.00 to $4.00 Veal calves $4.00 to $4.50 Bulls '.—. __.$2.00 to $2.75 Fat steers '. $4.00 to $5.00 POULTRY Heris, heavy . .13 Hens, Leghorn and under 4 Ibs. .11 Springs, h,ea;vy —_i__ .13 Springs, Leghorn & under 4 Ibs. .11 Heavy stags ;_ !ffn^i'n^afage'--r^rrr:r:r._-~-;:: - '107 GRAIN No."-8 yellow corn ——- —32% No. 2 yellow corn '.. .—."33% No...3. white oa'te Feed barley .— .20 — . .30 9 PRODUCE Eggs, graded, No. 1 ..,. .13 Eggs, graded, No. 2—.. .09 Cash cream _— '. .. .20- HIDES Calf and cow, Ib. . ^....02% Horse . ..... ... . . .$1.5« Colt hides, each .... i ~ .50 PIONEER IRVINGTON BLACKSMITH PASSES Another of the familiar figures of the days when'Irvlngton was one of the leading towns of the county passed, when David Bly.the died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Frankli east of Algona. v Mr/and Mrs. Blythe came-to Irvington 50 years ago this.winter, and Mr. Blythe. opened a blacksmith shop, which was closed'for'the'first time in the half century thte fall. After he closed the shop he planned to spend the winter with a,daughter, Mrs. L. A. ..Peck, , at Sioux Falls, S. D., but while he was making a short visit at the Frankl home he was taken elck. Gradually he became weaker, and' death was caused by advanced age. Mr, Blythe was born at Dundee, Scotland, and when he was only three moijtbe,.*Jd his parent^ came to the United Iftates. settling at Ra- ,clne, Wis.. .where he grew up and 56 years ago was married to' r .Nina Davisi' who ' "-survives; ^''Four"' chil' dren; Mrs., Frank), Mrs.; Peck, Ar. thur L., of Wahkon, Minn.. Roy. of Chicago, are living out of a family of seven. He Js also survived) by a eister, Margaret Blythe, of nla, an4 George W. and Robert Blythe, brothers, at Racine. Funeral services will be held' this afternoon at 2:30 at the Frankl home, the Rev. C. V, Hulse in charge, and the body will be taken to Racine for burial tomorrow COURTHOUSE RECORDS REFLECT HARD TIMES Records-at the courthouse show the effects of the. hftrft time* 'of 1931 in decreases or increase? ijf business, depending on the kind of records, involved. In the recorder's office the number of in- 4*tcumen.t9 fijed 4eplinj4. frpsj SMO'ln 19?» to 6|6|'ln 1||1, Jn- dlcatlng principally a drop in the number of thing* purchased on ^ales contracts op chattel mortgages, - -" JU the treasurer's number <if <£r froa more than T70Q in 7213 to 1931. Ther> were re«isteire4 this thft Sst|l foj Colts, 1-year-old ..$21.65 Colts, ,2 yrs. old — 32.39 Horses, 3,yrs. & up 39.5-8 Stallions 102.99 Mules, 'iyr. old 25.33 Mules, 2 yrs.;old __. 34.53' .Mules, 3 yrsj/old 44.15 Jacks 1 _„ 45.00 f 16.00 28.09 36.0* not set 204* j 32iO* not set — -— -xw.uv I1UL BVt Feeding cattle 33.22 Scperlbv Heifers, 1 yfcfoid — 17.06 12.0*. Heifers, 2 yris.'pld- 25.19 20.00- Cows i'-ii.....'32.42 24.0* Steers, 1 yr. old 21.61 18.0* Steers, 2 yrs,-old-'.. 28.68, • 24.0*. Steers, 3,yrs. old __ 38.08 32.09-. Bulls ______ 21.88 ?32to»6fc Swine, 9 months up 1127 2cperlb. Sheep, 9 months up 3.61 2.0»Goats, 1 yr. old 4.83 ' 4.0*Planos __._ r -._:— $2» to $4*> Radios : '_: Threshing machines Tractors 1 Farm machinery „„ Merchandise 60% of inventory ^ Badlos at 60 Per Cent. The assessors will take 60 per cent' of the present value of radio* and similar personal property. !». the new assessors'^ rolls all farm machinery that is assessable ia listed separately so that there will b* no question on .whether an article- is assessable as in the past. -Assessors,- districts, number oC days estimated necessary to do th* work/'and'the pay of each; ww fixed ae follows: .•.,..'.. Incorporation*. 'M \&* Algona, E. .H, Beardsley, 90 days ...... | Bancroft, R. E. Goddard" 25% .—... Hurt, VF, P. Cunningham, 20 SO.t* FentoH; John Dempaey 15% 92 M Lakota, A. E. Ogren, 21 .. 84.0*. Ledyard, Leon Worden, 11 44.0* Lone Rock, Glen A. Sharp, > 8 • - _.____'.__._.;____ 12.0*} Swea City, Mrs. Clare ~~Erickson, 32% ... 110.0* Titonka, John E. Kell, 1«% 6«,0* Wesley, Ihno; A. Gerdes, 21 84.0* Whittemore, Frank W. El- • ' bert',-.19 ... . .' Townships. Buffalo, Ray E. Hansen, 34% days Burt, R. F. Hawcott, 30 Cresco, Eleanor Potter, 32. 128.0*, Eagle, O. W. Berggren, 21. 84.0* ™--' 1, Ffed-Wegener, 33% 1|4.«* , t . Paul, Sslberg, 21 *__ > 84.0* Qreenwoodj ,\v? P. Vaske,' > • 1I8.M f its!** German, Herman Ubben, . 34%.;...; M -|.. : .. -..„., Garfield, Henry Klenner, . -34% ...-..„..„ .".._ Harrteon, L. A. Barslou, 27 Hebron, Peter A. Selvig, 28 Irvlngton, A. J.. Seller, I8-, Ledyard, John E. Smith, 28 Lincoln, W. H, Patterson, 28 - '.lj......,.- ll Letts Creek, Andrew Elbert, 32 ,__ ... 'Lu Verne, A. L. Bosworth, Plum Creek, H. fc. McEnroe,;27 ....—. 108.0* Portland, D, F- Schwejtert, ' ,<H*i ^ f m .. Prairie, J.'tf. iLudwig, 38 ._ 15«,»». Ramsey, Henry Fox, 2T_._ 108.0* Riverdale, Wm. Runchey, Seneca, Chris Dahl, 33 H — Sherman, L. A. 'Johnson, Z» Springfield, Chas. Haas, Z3 Swea, S. A. Butcher, 32 ___ Union, W. J.' Bourne, 38%. Wesley, Henry C. Nelson, 38% ..^ --------- . ------ Whlttamore, H. Q. VaAidt, The total cost* ' H4.W 128.0* te - „ Kossuth this year^wDl ba 1*594. ^ A Washington, p, C., the Des Moines Register fuejflgSf ' announced Oiat'two marines t\' bperi.ktlled-when a, stolen bjle in wwph ftey" milee an hour, to ed into a, tree^ O Corporal Fred Heefer t ^- &**?$& •6mtrmf*m'-~'- "-•*,'•',•-* iyTBE3EETj i>Hf i -«"£

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