Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 18, 1932 · Page 1
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? , [S CANDIDATES BATTLE Offices to Go by [Default in 1032 Elections. utity political waters are stirred as the result of six an- ements of candidacy for puV B. J. McBvoy, for many ..Tan employe of \ the Koesuth Ly State bank, is out^ for the atlo nomination for district [C clerk He will doubtless be iposed in the, primaries, he only other candidate for the ie is the present clerk, Clark Or|who Is serving his second term. wi is so far unopposed for {republican nomination. ; A. Freeh, former clerk, has i mentl<> ne<1 as timber for the re- llcan nomination, and he ad- Monday that he was giving [question of candidacy serious |lderation.u ' , . Attorneys Will Battlel W. Miller's hat is in the ring Ithe republican nomination for jity attorney. No one else has Jounced, but rumors connect G. fstillman, of Van Ness & Still- I, with. potential candidacy on [same side of the political fence. I Miller Is /Judge Quarton's law Iner. He is .unmarried. Ince the foregoing paragraph was Iten, Mr. Stillman has formally Ired the field, and a real "hoss " is now in prospect. Mr. Still- married Betty : Holland, an Al- grade teacher, and they have [daughter. 'Four years ago Mr. •man was a candidate for the |e office against G. D. Shiimway, j won by a narrow margin. lessi-s. Miller and Stillman are and popular young lawyers, I Afeona voters, at least, are go|to have difficulty in choosing Ireen them. „ ? Democrats for Sheriff. Jirl Dahlhauser, marshal and |et commissioner at Bancroft, is for the democratic nomination Isherdff. He Is a son of the plo- P. W. Dahlhauser, near Whit- lore, and has lived at Bancroft 1920. He has a wife.and four Inother aspirant for the demo- lie nomination for sheriff is hie Haines, Algona carpenter lives north of the Milwaukee bt, He is the son of Henry nea, who farmed -. near West d, and has always lived in Kos- Though married, and there- exempt, he enlisted In 1917 for World war and served 20 (iths in the "'army, Including 11 (iths at the front. He served in trenches at Verdun, Chateau JBi-ry, and elsewhere, and partici- fed in night raids on the enemy, (without a scratch. He rose to sergeant of Co. F of the 350th (ntry. Since he .returned from i war two children '. have been to him and his wife. Supervisor Battles Loom.' •' he opposition to Supervisor Bal|an, republican, of ; the'"First dls; is now divided, John Fraser ling actaln announced candidacy | Hugh Raney, of Irvlngton town- having previously announced. I Fraser, who is a nephew of Dr. Iter Fraser, Algona, has lived 50 p on the same Riverdale town- farm. He has • sei-ved eight on the schqol board and the |e length of time as township itee. in 1930 he was Defeated by lei-visor Balgeman. Mr,- Fraser [Mr. Raney, the Jrvington town- candidate, are cousins. Political Irvers look to see them divide [Balgeman opposition, and this Is Icted to result In Mr, Balgeman's Imination. jenry AVegener, who has lived In Pirn since 1921, announce? }\\a pdacy for the republican n.omln* ^ for supervisor In the jsecpnd or na-Union-Plum Creek district. [Wegener, who was born and has "" lived In Kossuth. wag a £on red Wegener, who died recently Mwtemore. The father was a Alto supervisor 'many years and Henry's brother- John, of (full-field neighborhood. \$ 9, jtorof the present Palp Alto • Henry owns two farms north ftittemore, on ope .of which hte c - P. resides,'and on the other n-in-law. Henry Is prominently \*AURINE MILLER, iV1 daughter of Mrs G fo, jtfant& Algona. ,Thls picture waJ^featiired In the Mason City Globe-Gazette last week along with pictures ol two other girls. All three girls stood well towards the top In a pOp- .ularity contest which the .Globe-Gazette has been conducting to choose "Miss'Mason City." MANY JOLTS ARE FOUND IN STRAW VOTE TABULATION Returns in a statewide strajwpol: on political candidates artcL ' Issiie'.! which is being conducted ^bV^lKfe Des Moines Register are being scam- ned with great interest ' The? returns are not complete but' upwards of 40,000 ballots have been Prominent Iowa democrats suffered a severe jolt when th,e returns on democratic presidential possibilities revealed Governor Murray, of Oklahoma, in the lead Up to and 'including Friday Muiray 'had received 9597: votes to 8749 foi Roosevelt, 2822 for Smith and lo\\ei figures for other potentialities In Kossuth Roosevelt led, with 165 votes; Murray, 115 S'mith 59 Baker, 33; Ritchie, 31 Young 11 Garner, 1. • • , Followers. of Senator . Brookhar were severely jolted when- returns published Monday showed a large majority against hifn. Brookhart had received up to and Including Friday 6583 votes, but 9473 votes 'had been cast against him, In Kossuth 152 votes were cast foi Brookhart, and 111 votes agailnsl him, Local believers in the t. 'b. test were-jolted when the {returns up to and Including last Thursday revealed a majority in Kossuth of only 11 in favor of retention of the .testing law, The vote stood 133 for the law, and. 122 against. In the state at large the law won out by a vote of 8656 to 7407. A jolt which no one foresaw-was a vote favorable to the law In the Cedar county sector where the antl-t. b. test war originated last summer. Other results so .far .published have not been startling. As expected ' the vote, so far as released shows President Hoover and- Governor Turner far In the lead on'the republican side. In the state- ,'at .large, however, air voters considered, Hoover's v,vote Is Qnly half that flf 1928, and the democratic total for all candidates is 2% times that for Hoover. Of course interest or\. the democratic side is stimulated by the fact.that there is a fight, while on u|e republican side It lags for the contrary reason. As was to be expected, In Ylew of Governor Turner's tax reform program, the state university Investigation, the-antl-t, b. test war, etc., his vote shows a loss -from 12,050 In 1930 tp 925,7 at this time, Kossuth gave him J64 Votes to 95 against; In' 193& 'the same .voters gave him 191 votes to 49 against. HO MASONS HEAR TALK ON WASHINGTON AS MEMBER . Mor£ than 140 Masons representing fight lodges met at the Masonic "Tem»le here last Thursday night, and; beard a talk on Washington as avMason glyen by Remley J-,Glass, M^son City, West Bend lodge m,em-> bers presented the colors, the Rev. C..Y- Hulse gave a short talK. and J. F. Qran?ow played a clarinet SoJ9- Mr« Glass is $ membe'r «f a Masonic t sef vice • committee' which supplies speakers tof Masonic- oe-j caslons,-'The Algona meeting was one of a series the same night throughout the state. Musjo was furnished by the Masonic orchestra, a^d lunch followed the prqgrauv Lodges represented were gorwitbi J4vsrraore, WesfBeiid, gwea City. Center, Bancroft, and W*?tr Tri»»¥»l*r »e», jUeona Wsh ecbwl debate te^wflTowete witb^ " V* RN FOR STARVING STOC IREEMENT IS WIND PACKS SNOW FEW KOSSUTH />a//-%s «/** >»/wo^ ce< /^^1cflM AGREEMENT IS ACCEPTED IN BORMANN CASE Agreement is Made ^; After Two Days Argument. /After two days of argument over motions a settlement proposition was made and is being considered in the foreclosure -suit brought against John and Geo. H. Bormann by the Kossuth County, State bank, in which Mathlas Bormann, father of the mortgagors, petitioned as .Inter- yenor, claiming that he had turned the mortgages over to the bank under duress. It is understood that the settle- hient proposal provides that the bank would be allowed to foreclose On an 80-acre tract of land and would also receive $1750' In cash. The second mortgage, on 160 acres, held by the bank, would be returned to the elder Bormann. The proposal has not yet been approved. There Is a first mortgage of $5,000 •against the 80. , The suit attracted considerable attention because of {he character of the defense put up by the elder Mr. >Bormann and the prominence of attorneys on both sides. L. B. Linnan was assisted by D. M. Kelleher Fort Dodge, for Mr. Bormann, and T P. Harrington, bank attorney was assisted by John Senneff, head of a leading Mason City law firm; Battle Over Motion. The pnly. court battle at the trial arose on argument of a motion to dismiss the petition of intervention offered by Mr. Bormann's attorneys. This was overruled by Judge De Land. Transactions back to 1926,, when Peter, son of Mathias Bormann, was allegedly found short $32,000 sis bookkeeper for the bank. Attorney Kelleher, speaking on the motion, to dismiss, remarked that it was unnecessary to gloss over Peter's 'crime," and he used the terms em- ' bezzler-.-and; defaulter several,-times in his argument. The Bormann petition clalmec that the bank had used 1 duress anc threats to force the intervener .to turn over the two second ^mortgages in litigation, aggregating $17,000, to cover part of the deficiency chargec against Peter. The petition specifically mentioned Cashier Jos. Auner as'agent'of'the bank against whom these charges were leveled. Bunk Directors Paid $13,000. The bank's story differed. No duress other than the circumsbances dictated was used, it was : claimed The bank's attorney alleged that It was really Peter, who feared probable criminal action, who did the principal petitioning of his father and other relatives for money to coyer the bank's losses. \ The bank also claimed that five directors had turned In more than $12,000 cash to cover the rest of the defalcation. - Naturally, .the bank's attorneys said, the elder Bormann was under strain from the nature of the circumstances, and Peter added to the strain. The bank : merely stated its position, which required either covering of the deficit or uncovering the crime. In defense of the charge against Mr. Auner, the attorneys said it was perfectly 'natural that one bank officer be delegated to accompany Peter wherever he went, and Mr. Auner, as one of 1 the younger men in the bank, also an officer, was delegated to the job most of the time, The bank.took the position that the payment of $12,000 in cash by the directors almost foreclosed the plea that duress had been used by the bank. This, according to the bank, Indicated that t he directors were as^anxious to help Peter out as were 'his own relatives. EARLY MORNING HOUSE FIRE EXTIN6UISHED IN BLIZZARD The fire company was called out at 1:30 yesterday morning to subdue a blaze at'William Kuhn's, .across the Milwaukee railroad on north Thorington, The fire'started from an overheated-chimney and burned through the second story flooring and Into the attic. The firemen put it out before it had done much damage to the roof. Both trucks re-* sponded t° the call and got through freph snowdrifts without trouble, Though no water was used, a hose was laid from the M. P. Haggard ' corner dpwn hjll and over the :racks for more than three block*. Fire %nd- smoke did considerably damage in the Interlpr of the house. Ten firemen answered the call. WIND PACKS SNOW AND CLOSES ROADS Algonla'n's were treated to another reminder of old times Tuesday by Old Man Winter, when he turned rain into .snow-which ended In a blizzard. Though only four or five Inches of snow fell, a strong Wind made^U'seem as If there was; more than there was In fact. The wind also drifted the snow, and the roads were almost Impassable yesterday morning. The snow was heavy and sticky, and, melted, the four Inches made .51 inches of rainfall. The total snow in this vicinity now Is 47 inches. Much disappeared In thaws last week. Snowplows were again busy, bucking heavy drifts, yesterday. The temperature record for the last week follows: February 9 39 is February 10 ; 44 27 February 11 __-__ _ 3g ig February 12 20 • 7 February 13 21 4 February 14 ig 3 February 15 (1 Inch snow)26 -12 February 16 (4 ins. snow)34 25 Train Kills Lu Verne, Feb. 16- Horses. -Wednesday F. F. J'elts, near Hanna, discovered that a 3-year-old team of horses had been killed by the morning passenger on the M. & St. L. CROWD GOMES FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL AT HIGH SCHOOL A capacity crowd filled the high school auditorium Monday evening for the second annual music festival sponsored by the Algona Methodist district, of which Dr. W. H. Lease is superintendent. More than 200 men, women, arid children took part In the program, and most of the 50 churches in the district were represented, despite bad , weather, poor roads, and sickness. •Professor Paul McCollin, 'head of the music department at Morningside college, directed the' singing, and- ^ ed the orchestras.. Professor Adams is director of the orchestra department at Morningslde. He gave two violin selections himself, and the crowd called him back for an encore. Mrs. Allen Bishop was accompanist at the piano. The program was opened with a group of songs by a "B" choir, with the audience joining in the singing of America, A "B" orchestra then gave a number of selections. Quartets -from Estherville and Burt, and a Plover double quartet gave good selections. A group of 20 boys in junior classes of. the Swea City Sunday school .gave excellent numbers. In a closing event rribre than 200 persons taking part in the program joined in a.single choir, the largest Algonians had ever heard. Sub-district choir rehearsals were held Sunday. .The program Monday evening was considered all the more' excellent because the singers and orchestras had had no opportunity for ex-tended practice under such directors as Professors McCollln and Adams. , , , , • NEW FEATURES INTRODUCED INTO 1932 ASSESSMENTS Assessor E. H, Beardsley has for a month been golng^ his rounds. : This year he is assessing personal property only. Some new "quirks" have been introduced by the state board of assessment and review. The printed list of personalty is longer and the .Old-style bulk .assessments have been discontinued ; that is, the items of personalty are assessed separately. .Last fall Mr. .Beardsley completed and turned In the' measurements of all buildings within the corporation as requ|re<J by a new regulation governing the assessment of real property, Land and buildings are now assessed separately, and the buildings go -in at so much a -cubic foot according to dimensions and other considerations. Mr. Beardsley found it an enormous task to take the dimensions of so many FEW KOSSUTH CATTLE HIT IN T.B.TESTING Less Than One-Half of One Per Cent Affected. Less than one-half of one per cent of Kossuth cattle were found tubercular In a' countywide t. to. test completed last week under state and United States department of agriculture auspices. The percentage was slightly more than four-tenths of one per cent, or .442. This makes Kossuth an "accredited area" for three yeare, ... Veterinarians tested 58,106 cattle In 3079 herds, and of this number only 257 reacted. Most of the reactors were' in herds where ,an Infected animal had been retained, and had spread the disease to other cattle. For instance, in one herd of 19 all had been infected by one cow, whose carcass, when she was slaughtered, had to be condemned to" the tank as wholly unfit for food. 257 Reactors In 157 Herds. Not all herds were so badly affected. There were, In fact, 157 •herds to carry the 257 reactors, or not two to the . herd. However, where only one cow has become a "spreader," haying had the disease for some time, the rest of the herd becomes Infected in time. A "spreader" is a cow so badly Infected as to be afflicted with lesions internally. Such cows spreads germs in profusion. When the 19 in the herd cited were slaughteered every one had lesions. There were 2922 herds without a single reactor,- showing that Kossuth is almost free from the scourge. Only one township, however, had no reactors, and that was Plum Creek. As a general rule cattle raised within an accredited area such as Kossuth has been for six years do not develop the disease. Cattle are Announced for B.B. Tourney in For the first time In years Algona will be host early next month at a district high school basketball touri nament. - Twenty-one teams, will come March 3-4-5 to compete, for representation 'In • a , sectlqnal, tourney preparatory to. a state meet. There are five Class A schools In the contest, and 16 Class B schools. The games will be played In the new high school gymnasium. In Class A Algona/ Emmetsburg and Rolfe have drawn byes, and Plover and Swea City will meet In the first round. The winner of this game will then meet Algona in the second round. Rolfe will play Emmetsburg and their first game •ect^ rl)r-QUght.ifrom Jnjtthracareditad.v. area^ become the "spreaders" which in- "* ns are to be found of Algona's size. in AL60HIAN CHAR6ED WITH EMBEZZUN6 STORE FUNDS William A, Gasklll was bound to he grand jury Saturday on a $2,000 jond furnished by bis father, E, a, Gasklll, o£ (2orwith, on a charge of emtoewjemen't of }2JD '}n cash and |20 ' OVERCOME BY ENJINI 6AS in property from the 'Gamble store here, where h,e formerly worked. He waived 'pteliininary hearing . before Justice L. A. Wink.el. The charge was made by O. Oftelle, district store gunervlsor, of §pencer, On© Wejl<U»& Only one marriage application, was " jj e -wlW be year w|tb, science, ley, a week ago but . nearly. turnejj ojjt.to be cause Eftne failed .to. appear. ^ w%s brought u» %gajn,, Saturday and 'Marie of Ke^uJih, a^a tbj Jloente. granted .to Otto Rlchter and Mary plans to take'.postTg^adtiate work. fect cattle here, i 70 Iowa Counties Reuccredltod. In Iowa Kossuth now joins '70 counties re-accredited, and there are 16 others where testing ds now in progress. Iowa, .as a state, has never been, fully accredited. Only five states—Maine, Ohio, South Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin—have been completely accredited. The country as a whole is gradually -becoming more and more conscious of danger in milk from t. b. cows, and many cities, such as Cleveland, O,, have passed stringent ordinances forbidding the sale of milk within their borders from untested cattle. .-'••' Kossuth was first accredited in 1925. The county was tested again in 1928 and re-accredited, Kossuth veterinarians were assisted by Dr. E. G. Dunn, of Mason City, and Dr.' L. N. Jargo, also Mason City, a U. S. department of agriculture veterinarian. The work was started last September. No Cow War In Kossiith. Farmers in the North End were found especially "accommodating to •the testers during the last few ..wedks, when 'cold and excessive snow hindered the work. .The doctors appreciated this assistance, which' was. in marked contrast with .the action of radicals in last year's cow-test war in southeastern Iowa. The 157 herds in which reactors were found are to be retested within the next six months, and then all cattle developing the disease since the present test was made will be removed, WASHIN6TON PR06RAM WILL BE GIVErUT HIGH SCHOOL Supt. Qvermyer announces a short Washington program at the high school auditorium next Monday af' ternoo'n at 1:15 which the public is invited to attend without charge. John Hargreaves, senior president, will speak briefly on the Washington bicentennial and a little play,' When George and Martha Returned, will be given by Kenneth Knudsen, as Washington, and Catherine Schulz, as Martha. As minor characters C-ralg Smith and Mary Hutch' Ins appear as a modern man and his "wife. The plot pictures Washington and his wife as having rer turned to earth In modern times and give their impressions of what they found. Carl Medin and Lewis Moore will be stage managers. , / CARL SYVERSONJF WESLEY, HELD TO APRIL BRAND JURY Carl Syverson," Wesley, has been bound over to the grand Jury pn^a charge of selling a mortgaged car 1, Tb,e charge ,was •brought' by Harvey Bans, also.- Wes- against each other in the same round, and the winner will meet the victor in the other game. The Class B schools are divided into two brackets, the first as follows : Bode vs. West Bend. Curlew vs. Titonka. Havelock vs. Rodman. Livermore vs. Mallard. .' In the second section the teams will be paired as follows: Bradgate vs. Whittemore. Fenton vs. Ware. Ledyard vs.-Seneca. Lone ,Rock vs. Ottosen. . ' ' The winners of the two sections in Class B will meet in finals. The tournament will open Thursday, March 3, at 3:30 p. m. and continue at hourly Intervals till Saturday night, when the finals will be : played. There will be two games each afternoon and three each evening on the first two days of the tourney. Season tickets are priced at $1 for school pupils and $1.50 for adults, and the > prices', for single sessions are 25c for pupils and 50c for adults. An exceptional effort isr being made to accommodate the expected crowds. The seating capacity of the gymnasium is being enlarged by the addition of bleachers, and, 800 will be accommodated at one time. Algona Markets At close of business, Febl 16, 1932.' By Wllbnr J. and Alice Faroe/ HOGS Best sorted lights, 180-230 lba..$3.30 Best med. wt. butch., 230-260..$3.10 Best prime hvy. butch., 260-300 $3.00 Best hvy. butch.', 300-350 Ibs. _$2.9p Packing sows, 300-350 Ibs. ____ $2.75 Big hvy. sows, 350 to 400 Ibs. ..$2.60 Big hvy. sows, 450 to 500. $2.40-$2.50 CATTLE Canners -------- ........ _50 C to 75c Cutters . ..... ... ---- '.._7Bo to $1.50 Bulls . ........ . ..... .$1.50- to $2.00 Fat cows ......... —.$1.75 to $2.50 Veal calves ----------- $3.00 to $5.00 Fat steers --------- !— $3.00 to $3.75 Yearlings ..... ------- $3.00 to $3.50 POULTRY Hens, .heavy ------------------ .13 Hens, Leghorn and under 4 Ibs. .11 Springs, heavy __________ . _____ .13 Heavy stags ---- .... __________ '_ ^09 Leghorn stags ------ •__ ________ .og Cocks ...... ------------------- i06 ' ^PRODUCE s;,' graded, No. 1 .... ........ 12 fgraded, No. 2 __ ________ .08 Cash cream. ______________ . ____ .17 •-'..- .}'. -{'"GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn a ______ . ______ 29% yellow corn ______ . ____ ;_ __ .28% ' No.- 3 _ __ No. 3 white; oats ______________ ;•' .20 Feed barley' _________ ____ ______ .30 HIDES ---------- .02 ....... — $1.50 ---------- .50 Calf'and cow, Ib. Horse .• . Colt hides, each __ MANY FARM SALES ARE ADVERTISED , The closing weeks of February see more farm.sales advertised than at any time, before this season. 'This winter has be,en remarkable for the of t sales, and few or no sales -iJar,,., .urgent HELD TOMORROW NIGHT The Algona high school's annual home declamatory contest will take place'tomorrow night at the new high school building, beginning at 7:30 sharp. Admissions will -be lOc and 20c. The program follows: Music—(a) Mignonette, overture, J. Bowman; (b) Mazurka, Chopin— .High School Orchestra. ORATORICAL Learn, to Live Donald Hutoji'.ns The Pitfalls of Peace—..Max Miller Supreme Menace —Richard Norton DRAMATIC How the La Rue Stakes Were • Lost ... Adris Anderson The Law of Retaliation ... — J .—_,——_ Helen Becker American Oitlzen.Isabelle Greenberg The Show Must Go On—Ida Halpin Sign of the Cross Frances Hough Music—r(a) River, River, Page; (b) Syncopated Lullaby, Clarence Sinn. HUMOROUS Henry's First Long Pants 1... Shirley Ellsworth Let Brotherly Love Continue —,_ —_ Christine Gould Ma by Bus __„ Margaret Lease Trial Mershum ——Melvln Miner Good Bye, Sister (Mignonette Overture) 1__-_Wilma Runge Gretna Greenhorn (Mazurka) _.,_ Margaret Vigars Quartet, —' _-__„ Selected Decision of judges. HUMBOLDT COME-BACK IS TOO MUCH FOR ALGONIANS Algona lost a basketball game to Humboldt'Friday ev en ing on the local floor, 41-32. •, The score at the half was 21-15 In Algona's favor, but the locals 'lost the lead in the second half. Johnson was. high score man for Humboldt, with }8 points. Other Humboldt scorers were: Nordstrum, 12; Smldt, 6; De Groote, 5, Algona scorers were: Nordstrum, 10; Hargreaves, 7; Black, 6; Williams, 6; Medin, 2; and Cretzmeyer, i. Only 1 one foul was called against Algona. - The H. S. hasketbair team will play at evening. Black are s|ck with the flu, Coach Bonham reports. Webster City tomorrow Hargreaves, Post, and AL60NIAN WINS COLLEGE SWIMMING^EET CONTEST Walter Fraser, , life guard at the lgona municipal swimming pool the last two • ?ummersj won two firsts ap.d a second in swimming contests at Omaha against Crelghton university swimmers Saturday even^ig." *phe firsts were won in 440 and 230-yard swims, and the second at 4lvlng. Walter broke a number of records in. a swimming meet at Ames fome weejcs Preiiaratory to settlement of the estate of the late John Taylor, Dr. J. T. ,Waite, Fenton veterinarian who is executor, will offer two hors- 'es, 94 purebred Duroc Jersey hogs, a line of farm machinery, 100 pullets and household goods at public auction next Tuesday afternoon at the Taylor home at Fenton. Lawrence R. Wiese, five miles north and 1% miles west of Sexton, plans to quit farming and will'offer four horses, two cows, a heifer, 50 hogs, and a line of farm machinery at auction next Wednesday at 12:30 p. m. C. O. Riddle will be auctioneer; the Burt Savings bank, clerk. William and Kobus Tjaden, trustees, announce a' sale next Monday afternoon on the old Rice farm one- half mile east of the Plum Creek elevator. The property includes five horses, two Holsteln cows, a red cow, a red heifer, a Holstein calf, three brood sows, 145 chickens, and farm machinery.' C. O. Riddle will be auctioneer; the Titonka Savings bank, clerk. : Because of poor health, C. E. Swanson, four miles east and eight miles south of Algona, will cease farming, and next week; Friday; afternoon he will offer at auction,nine horses, 15 cattle, -ten Duroo Jersey brood sows, a number of White Wyandotte chickens, etc. C. O. Riddle will cry the sale and Fay Niver, Lu Verne, will clerk. Next/week Thursday has been set for a sale advertised by Jennie and John Whitford, one and a half miles north and a half mile east of Lone Rock. _Fred Flalg will be auctioneer, arid the Farmers & Traders bank, Bancroft, will furnish a clerk. Thirty-six head of livestock, including six horses and 30 cattle, also a line of farm machinery, and-some household goods will be sold. Mrs. Whitford- recently 'lost her husband. J, H, 6ROVER, VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR, ILL AT BURT Mrs. R. v M, Wallace }s at Burt, helping care for her father, J. H. Grover, Burl's only surviving Civil war veteran. Mr. Grover. who is 93, recently contracted the jflu, and (because of his advanced age suffered a severe attack. He has been unconscious, but was reported slightly improved yesterday, and It was believed he was conscious some of the time.- Children besides Mrs. Wallace are Marie, who, keeps house for •her father, Mrs, Grant Fairbanks, and William and Rpy, all of Burt,, DIVIDEND CHECKS READY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT BANK Dividend checks'for !Q per cen$ from the Kossuth County State V,ere received, fit t-he week. %nd caft now by c^Jipg for *hem, r4lea9§f to of f BQ.ooQ and, is the ,fipt COMMITTEE TIT CANVASS FARMS FOR DONATIONS Expects to Ship Two Cars to South Dakota. A committee representing Algona, organizations met at the Legion halt Monday night and laid plans to collect and ship two cars of corn and, grain to Herrlck, S. D., where fan* animals are dying of starvation. The Algona Community club, thar Legion post, the Farm Bureau, an& all local churches are- joining to solicit donations of corn, oats, or otbacr feed, also cash with which feed/wilt be purchased locally. The Community club had already- tentatively planned such a driv*v but the question was brought to av focus by the Rev. P. J. Kinney. Episcopal rector at Herrlck, who visited Algona Monday. W- H. Godden was named chairman of; the'drive with A. L. Cun-> nirigham, as j|ecretary. Some 20 representatives ^attended the meeting. For-the purpose of the canvass th*f territory surrounding Algona waa> dlvlded into-four sections, according; to the division made by primary- roads Nos. 18, and 169. Committees Are Jiamed., Committees in charge of the driw were named as follows: South of No. 18 and east of Net 169—E. J. McEvoy, G. D. Brundag«i. Hugh Raney, J. A. Raney. North of 18 and east of No. 1«9—« H. M. Smith, W. E. McDonald, M. K Pool, H. J. Bode, L. E. Krantz. North of IS.and west of No. 16>—» L. A. Winke^ M. H. Falkenhaineito A. L. Cunningham, John Frankl. South of 18 and west of No. 16»—t Charles Hoffman, Jos. Bestenlehnar.. E, C. Hancher, and John Fraser. "~ According to,the plans the first/ carload will consist entirely of cortfe and will be shipped tomorrow..; H^ <• R. Rising has donated the use am year by both, drought. Poor- elevator. . load the corn. Equipment for shell-.. ing will be provided at the elevator.. and corn brought In on the ear wUK! be shelled free. , v- ^ The second 'car will be filled Saturday and will consist of corn, oat*.. and other feeds. If .enough grain IK npt contributed, a drive for cash.-. will be made in the business district. The movement' to save starving; South Dakota stock was started! some weeks ago,, when condition*. became deplorable, especially In area stricken last grasshoppers and stands of corn were completely ruined when the hoppers came. The Rev.; Fr. Kinney said that even at th«-, best only one-third of the stock to. ' his -county could be saved. Ho are so -weak they can pull no load*. and cattle have ceased giving milk. The state is now covered with •*two-foot level of snow, concealing what little natural forage there msf be, and, : besides, adding great dla- comfort to hunger. Conditions Are Critical. . A recent letter to the Communltjr from Do Smet, In anot tion of the state, gives an Inslghfc intp conditions. A portion follows; "The facts rare that in 1930 ip*. had a short, crop. -In 1931 we "had, absolutely no crop, because of drought and the grasshopper plague, Corn grew waist ...high — it was cufri for fodder. Every possible roughage, including Russian thistles, wa» cut and conserved for food. ' "Many farmers . sold down thete- >( herds according ' to the feed th«r ' had put up, retaining only thelr> breeding stock and work horses. They thought that by these mean* they could get through the winter,. ( But snow came in November ' and. , has blanketed the ground ever sine* — lately we have been subjected tar * suz-zero weather. Then trie farmers found that the corn fodder and" roughage had little food value, ~. * "All this applies to 300 farmers ln> this county. Considerable stock hav " already perished from lack of food,, and the situation daily grows worw,.. The personal -jieeds of 80.0 faraUidif i«' are cared for Ay, a county Belief or*, r ganizatlon, but there are no < -INK-I** sources to buy feed for stock, can only get feed enough to, this livestock from starvation can probably take care' oj the man needs." > ' - ;, Freight Other facts are ' byoad/JiapC , frpra the Yantyon, ^,p.,'rafl tlon. Railroad* opera^ng; Jjj are ' fee<i Jo the Red the'tw,p,pftrs. Algona ove^t^e go witbgu^ Sbajf ft The ;'! ,'r* •i -4 - < A thing ao fig contributed *

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