Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 14, 1932 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1932
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ALGONA, 16WA, JULY ,14, 1932 10 Pages UNO MORTALLY SHOT Work New Scheme in Kossuth Creeps Ahead by Win Monday in - '-^'i' 1 ' '"' Second Half. L he Elk Cleaners klttenbaU team •ds in the clty'klttehball tourna- t. having dei^ated/the,,Hlghway Mm Monday evenltag,,5-3. Kt the end of the first .half of the Con Friday 'the" Elk*' was tied i the Boren team." The filk team , ],i, g won eteht game* and lost b three. Other teams ,lh order of iding are: Boren, Highway, Post- •uce, Bakery./arid Gamble. ' IThe Boren team has Won seven roes and lost three;' Highway team • lost four and won six; the Post( has 'had five wlns*and, .five „*; the Bakery has lost seven -dwon three games; and Gamble's [at the bottom of the league, with fro wins and elght,losses: • IjCanouff, of the.Boren team, leads 1 the tournament with an indlvld- j tatting average of .558, with 19 a out of 34 times at bat. Gress, of t fclk Cleaners team, Is second ,th an average" of ,614 and 18 hits fct of 35 times at bat. Larson, of bible's, is third with an average JTsOl) and six hits ovit of 12. IThese tabulation* were-made by inager Harry Nolt0 a^ the end of e first half of the season Friday, wing a game' .between the n.jway and Boren teams which ided In a score of 8-2 ,ln favor of n's. Last night jthe B9«^n team 3 to play Gamble's.-" Tomorrow fenlng the "Bakery will play the stotfice; next Monday-the Elks II play Boren's; and next Wednes- i the Highway will play the post- Following te''the' batting Elk Cleaners. ,AB ' « 35 18 on 1_3» 1-5 ,ng ,..134 raflfleld —^..' i 34 14 13 lore .-". 1 129',- 9 an 1 w23V $/ 2T ' 6 35, • 7 hter 28 '5 8 1 Poatotflce AB H l^Benschoter 1-28 12 JStephenBon 29- ,12 npright 131 * 1~2 dson ,.29' „ - 10 age L81, , >io ne 25 7 mphlU 26 7 . Smith ,-illK 4 90 7 24 , 5 Stephenson ,80 4 Gamble $ionf. •' A I'D IT t </V*S XI. la . • s T* 20 ' 9 nmlngs 2« ' 11 IRamus 15. ', 6 ,17 6 ,26 7 Pet. .514 .500 .411 ,382 "a'lO .260, .222 .200 .178 .125 Pet. .428 .413 .387 ,269 .267 .233 .208 .133 , St. Joe, July 12—James Stacy was the victim of a "slicker" one day last week. He is manager of a rural Standard Oil station two and a half miles north of St. Joe. An "agent" representing a supposedly well-known company t ,"entered the station and,'sold','Mr. Stacy a punch board. The price was only 35c, and the stranger' took enough gasoline to pay for it. The fellow had been gone dnly a short time, when another' stranger entered the station, noticed the punchboard, and played it. S-trangely enough, he was un- 1 usually lucky and won . every time he played, „till he had'won $20 altogether, which Mr. Stacy had to pay in cash. Then the stranger went on his way. , A few minutes later a local man stopped at the station,,and he and Stacy, on examining!; the machine, found that every number was a winner. There is now no doubt- in 1 Mr. Stacy's mind now that 'the, two strangers were working together, one going ahead and selling ithe apparatus, the other following and cheating honest men out of hard-earned dollars. ' ' > Up to yesterday morning the incident had not been reported to the sheriff. No clues to the identity of the two men are known. Tvvo molds for making counterfeit half dollars were found in a box car at Whittemore Mo'nday by Robert Fleming and Urban Elbert, youths helping Sheriff £,. E. Hovey look for goocls stolen from the L, W. Swanson furniture store Sunday night. The boys found the molds wrap?ed in 'paper and stuck away behind boards in the car. One of the molds showed evidence of having oeen used, being in poor condition. The other, in good condition,, did not show signs of wear. The molds had evidently boen made by laying a real half dollar on a level .board or stone, then forcing plaster parls around It to a tight fit. When the plaster dried the half dollar was removed and the reverse face made similarly. Molten metal could then be poured Into a hole leading into the mould to fashion a crude counterfeit. Anything more than a casual glance would probably disclose the fact that such coins were not good, but money often passes carelessly, and it would be possible to work such counterfeits in favorable cases. No one could be found to admit connection with the molds, though the sheriff, to whom they were turned over immediately, questioned three men found nenr the car. Sheriff Hovey has advised federal authorities at Minneapolis of the find. GAS STATION Molds to Counterfeit Half MANAGER OUT Dollars Found at Whittemore S20;NOCLUE Punch Board is Used as Means to Work Clever Plan. —31 , 8 —32 8 ' —20 6 .—21 . 6 Bakery,, m «, AB « |0. ficanlan ,n ; ' g ..15 6 ,,.20 7 -», ' 7' 1« 4 U . . 4 > T .?« w« "II "II ""•—— frm ,450 .423 .'400 .852 ,269 .264 .258 .250 !238 ,238 .470 -!a78 ,.269 ,250 , 47? 442 * . ' Pet, 482 N Bora, •> i« ' m THREE STORES WHITTEMORE ARE ENTERED SUNDAY The J. M. Fleming hardware store ithe Li. W. Swanson furniture store and the Farmers Elevator at Whittemore were entered by burglars Sunday night. The burglars, who are believed to have been drunk judging from the way they operated tossed a brake rod stolen from a box car at the Milwaukee tracks through the window of the Swanson store to gain entrance. iFrom the Swanson store the burgers took a couple of suit cases which they filled with pocket knives and scissors. An attempt was' made to, open the till, but it was unsuccessful. The suit cases were lounc Monday by Halph Keene, and manj of the knives and scissors were stll In it. It is estimated that 25 or .30 knives are not accounted for. Entrance to the Fleming store was gained through a basemenl Window, but nothing of value was taken, though the burglars evidently prowled through the store at leisure. • Entrance to the elevator was gained thrqugh a window, but nothing was taken. Attempts were made at both places to rifle tills, which •however,-.' were looked and resisted the attempts. There was little change in either. Most of the loot from the Swan son store was found on or near *h< Vallroad tracks, which led to the belief that the burglary was the work of "bums" or "floaters" on a spree HERE'S BOLF 6AME WHERE WORST PLAYER IS WINNER Twenty-five members of the AJ* gona Country club played In a "penny" tournament Sunday.. The tournament was of a new nature here, a penalty of « cent a t stroke over par being levied against each Players maklntt nar-or a SfcSI- : ?l 'f^lfO/ \t "— w ' TTW«<B»J| *J* M _ . ( vmf -,.,. r ^n^ i» ^|. U"T~ T '-wH'-i3fSt' r: '4S iffiy. —"Tj-wU >|v j t,. t >*.'jyij fW^'TJ" 1 *^ t'W' (*? ^StfMltfS J»*r, .4J4W$r?5S ^•-«Wf4^|M >« i!ts' . <rom cups at each bole ,,. ' lunch tournament* who made the wowrt therefore paid the most K ^tJuUui'Wiitgcb, who yrorkf ; 'on ifce Mat^lCapp farm west'o* Afcofla, StTliS« l *rfW»* J»»«ce of" the f^HTwtakel J*9n4fy on ft-^WW KBrtSf* w& W>« *»*W SfiffilJow-wW^'he^t iu$^ JE^P* «» %»!$& oycp.-tQ tt« "irand -liwy after a pte* of not guuw -^Mff^^^^M Canned Goods are Sought to Aid Needy At a meeting sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Friday evening it was decided that a committee of five be appointed to'canvass the city for canned foods for relief of the needy next winter, and it was suggested that later a clothing drive be conducted at the same time., The object of the canvass now is to get an idea how much will be donated. The goods will not be gathered till a week before Thanksgiving. ' -People who have a surplus of vegetables or fruits and have not the time may get Into touch with Antoinette Bonnstetter, committee chairman, who, will refer them to families which can do their own canning. Donations" of empty fruit cans or jars may be left at Dutton & Leffert's for needy families who have their own vegetables and can dp their own canning. -..' . Of 25 organizations In the, city, 23 have responded to "roll call." 'It has also been decided that when the canvass is made, pint and quart cans will be most desirable for donations. , '•-• APPOINTMENT OF GOWLES PRAISED BY PHIL S, HANNA 1 Under a, feature head! Round Table of Business,, Phil,-. ;S.: Hahna, writing in--a^re<»nt»iB«tierf<)***hefejhi# cago. Journal of •Commerce, saldiun- der the sub-title; "Gardner- Cowles Ideal Selection for Rl F. C.":, ': A word' about this mani Gardner Cowles, recently appointed to' 'the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Here is one Ipwan who, because he owns farm land, doesn't call himself a dirt-farmer. But that,' .without wearing overalls, he ' has the interest of the farmer at heart and understands the problems of agriculture there is little doubt.. ; He has been an owner of Iowa farms. more than 40 years. He has had long experience In making farm loans for insurance companies which will be valuable to the farmer, as well as to the R. F. C.; for, if there is one thing that will "bust" a farmer quicker than anything e.lse, it is to loan .him more money than he knows how to use. Twenty-nine years ago Mr, Cowles bought the iDes Molnes Register , & Leader (now the Des Molnes Register and Tribune), which was wallowing in red ink ;, today it is ithe largest newspaper of any In cities the size of Des Moines. Though 50 cities exceed in population, only nine have a dally newspaper with a larger • circulation. Mr, Cowles was a successful country ' banker before going Into' -the publishing business, and they tell you in Des Moines of his early hurdles, working his way through college—also of his work as a lad with surveying gangs on the Union Pacific and the Oregon Short Line, A man with this kind of experience stored up in the J archives of his mind cannot help but represent the middle west ideally on the^ R. F; C. He has served as trustee for , low* Wesleyan, Simpson college, ; and prake. Considering hte euccess and breadth of Influence, he has, been in politics little: once in the Iowa leg» Islature two terms, and, In, 1918, delegate to the republican national Convention. The R. F. C, need* talent of this sort. Put 4°wn a, ered.lt inark to Mr. Hoover for picking him. , AL60NIAH HOME AFTER SIX WEEKS BUS TOUR OF SOUTH of /;Katherlne Van Ness Monday from a 6^-weeS; t«Mr the South, the eastern coast a,nd Canada The trip wajt ina4« by sponsored by t)»e University of ,} Wichita, Kans. There b^s8e«l and 35Q p0opl,« In p^ty. Twenty-*!* i|ta$eif,w«r« it, and thn* province* to Katharine, lact year, ta th« and afra. B. J. %fr the ^wcotf * Pf«? en Saturday, wb.en a woman Rpjwww *^s&ffl-%flS tar'from a »toj»n |tem,«M f|» ^ " JAMES ROBINSON HELD HERE ONilQUOR COUNT James Robinson^ -. Bancroft, -was bound to the grand jury Friday by Justice (Jj.- A. Winkel on a charge of '•illegal;.' transportation'- of -liquor.. He waived 'preliminary.;.-'.'- hearing, 'and , unable, to .furnish. ', Robinson was arrested on , , inf ormatloR : f iled , .by P. G. Ahderson'i a stite"' automobile a'-' gent. Anderson attempted, to stop Robinson to collect 1 a bad check that Robinson had given for his car license, when Robinson made an .attempt to get away. In a wild chase that followed Robinson threw a gallon can of alcohol out of the car, which Anderson retrieved, and which is 'to be used as evidence.' This is Robinson's second offense. ' He was fined $1000 on a -liquor charge in 1925. ..He has' appeared several times in Justice court for minor offenses, especially last year in a family battle between the Robinson brothers. ' • : . FT, DOD6E TROUBLE FORCES LIVERMQREJiANK WAIVERS The Livermore State bank is closed for waivers. .The closing is apparently a result of the Port Dodge closings. ' The bank has been well- managed and waa not in distress till its correspondent funds at • Fort Dodge became unavailable, v At Livermore as at 'Fort Dodge a' business holiday was declared and an organization formed to secure waivers for three years. It is pointed out that the waiver plan Is more likely to succeed now than it was when it was first tried a few years ago. Then the depression was coming, whereas it will probably be over by the time, th«- present 3-year waivers expire. >La,ter: It wa* 1 reported yesterday that the waiver plan had been abandoned and the bank placed CROPS, TREES ARE DAMAGED BY HIGH WIND Heat Wave Follows Storm; Mercury Up to 94. Damage In Saturday night's rain and wind storm is not believed to have been excessive in Kossuth county, especially as regards crops. Some fields of corn and" oats were in part flattened, and two silos in the Lone Rock neighborhood were blown down, as were also small sheds and other outbuildings in pants-of the county. Trees-suffered loss of limbs; but the tornado which killed two persons in northwestern Io>va had mostly spent itself by time it reached Kossuth. In Algona branches and limbs of trees-littered the streets. A tree near the Merritt funeral home collapsed, carrying with It the electric light wires, thus putting tha't part of town out of lights. In many other instances light wires were disconnected or transformer fuses blown out by lightning. , " Rain following the wind was heavy for a few moments only, and a total fall of : only .76 inch was recorded .by Weather Observer Merritt. Cars were almost blocked in two places on No. 18, east of town, where huge-limbs from trees fell on the paving. One place was at the intersection with the road leading to Plum Creek, and cars had to get off the paving to .pass: • • Tuesday's intense, heat sent the mercury up to 94 for a new high record for the year, and the mercury was,again climbing yesterday noon in what apparently was an attempt -to better that 'mark. 1 -."• '•.": ^THere.;have 'beenv.only • two rains, f lie 'one'^iSaturday, ^and • anotherUast ^veek"^WednesdayT""wfien -*2-i~".of .^ an inch: fall'was recorded; .'. : The, >tem perature record'/follows:.- ;../ '.'*-;-•' •-'• : ;'- ':.;' '•;-. •• ••:\":-.' '•.-•;" High (Low July 6 —.„—.. —,.79 61 July 7——•--——-- -78 53 July 8-:--——— '.— .^_.86 68 July 9 .._... _._'_._—-85 63 July 10 -.„ _—.- _84 65 July 11—1 ;;_„• .—83 64 July 12 — .._—...94 66 AL60NIAN WINS SET OF SILVER AS WORD PRIZE In the hands of department, /; the state banking 15 AL60NA LEA6UERS AT METHODISHKOBOJI CAMP R, G. Richardson and W. O, Me- Cullough took two loads of Epworth Leaguers to the OkoboJIa Monday to spend a week attending an institute at the 'Methodist camp grounds. Among them were: Dick and Bob Post) D,,Ma4hes, , Max Richardson, Ida Halpin. lla Leffert. Gertrude !Long, t JRut)i MoJCee, Bob Riphards, JlcCullough, Ruth Malueg, Joyce Hartman, Mary 'Foster, BHth Hujse, , They are *n charge of the Rev. 'and 'Mrs. C. V. HI. haye been $9 hear »ipk, He w**' * J ftelefat* to^t^e recent/gen* erai Metbodiit, conftrenc*, put had ^o glY«.up foinf, p« wain tWWbJe stems' to; bra, feeart £$!* Iftnt, ?t t» said tfea| an operation, ha^l t<j pe per^ " dayii ago, |g flir^jj one An Enna Jettick word contest conducted by the Goeders store recently was won'by Mrs. Elmer Potter, who as prize received . a 50- plece set of Onelda Community Par plate, Clarion pattern, guaranteed 35 years; in a velvet-lined, tarnish- proof chest. 'Loraine Tierney, second,,- received a. beautiful', Onelda Cominunlty Par steak platter, and (Lucille Kunz, third, won a pair of Enna Jettick shoes. ? ' The contestants had to make words.out of the' .letters "Wear Enna 'Jettick Shoes", and all words had to be in Webster's, No obsolete words, no proper , names, no Latin phrases, or foreign words could be used, and all words had to be singular in number. The most perfect possible list ever submitted 'in such a contest consisted of 4200 words. AL60NA BOY'S LED BROKEN IN TWO PLACES; HIT BY CAR Raymond, 7-year-old son of $ and Mrs, .Frank Devine, suffered a broken feg .Tuesday evening, .when he was struck by a car driven by J, W, Wttie. -The, boy ran into the street.from behind a wagon into the path of the car before Mr. Uttle had a chance to see him. The leg was broken in two places and was put in splints, The boy will be in bed for some time, as the bone was forced through the skin, No blame ia Attached fc» Mr, kittle, as the ac- cidejnt was, unavoidable, FIVE ALeoilAYOUTHTARE ATTENDING CAMP FOSTER rp. H, ChrJuchiUle* drove to th« Okobojis, Sunday to take fouj boys, Algona Markets By Wilbur J. and Alice Payne. At close of business July 12, 1932. HOGS Best sorted lights, 180-230 Ibs. -lN-70 Best med. wt. butch., 230-260.-i4.50 Best prime hvy. butch., 260-300_$4.30 Best hvy. butch., 300-360 .Ibs—$4.20 Packing sows, 300 to 350 Ibs $8.85 Big packing sows, 350-400 lbs.-is.70 Best sows, 450 to B6o Ibs.-$3.20-$3i30 CATTLE Canners — 75c to {1.25 Bulls — $1.50 to $2.00 Cutters $1.25 to $1.75 Fat cows -. $2.00 to $3.00 Veal calves „ ; $4.00 to $5.00 Fat steers.— $4.60 to $6.50 Yearlings —$3.50 to $4.50 POULTRY Hens, heavy ; .10 Hens, Leghorn and under 4 Ibs. .08 Cocks . . .04 Heavy springs ^- .12 Leghorn springs .. .10 PRODUCE Eggs, graded No; 1 ; Al Eggs, graded No. 2 -.07 Cash cream .— '. .13 GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn -_i— . .24 No. 3 yellow corn _. '. .23 No. 3 white oats .12 New oats •_ ' .10 Feed barley _: . .._. .28 HIDES Calf and cow, Ib ._.__%c Horse '. ....{1.00 Colt hides, each : ._. .50 NEW ORDER CLOSES FORT 0006E AGAIN; EXPIRESJATURDAY 1 Failure to secure a sufficient vol- lime of walvered dep&sits in w the two bahlcs "'ait Fort Dodge 'caused Mayor •Findlay ,to continue his drastic closing 'of .all business houses at Fort Dodge till next Saturday afternoon at 3;. p.. nr.; Tlie order was issued Monday, when the original" 10-day period expired, and Is not as stringent as r that virhen the lid was.first clamped down. .Under the new order stores; can remain open till 9 a. .m. and: may open again after 3 p. m. Groceries, meat markets, gasoline filling stations, and garages can remain open UH 11 a. m. Drug stores have no restrictions regarding 'sale of drugs and medicines, but must not sell other. merchandise. Many, business houses which ordinarily open late in the morning are still , remaining closed all day. There 'are enough "hold-outs' among depositors to wreck the banks if the waivers are not signed. The bank's are proceeding oh the supposition that all "hold-outs" will demand. cash for their deposits the day the .banks reopen. The drive for waivers Is the most extensive ever, put on in. the state, with -.all Fort; Dodge. business 'men working under, .the Chamber, of Commerce. It has been likened to Liberty loan drives in World watf days, and feeling, against "holdouts" is as intense as It was against people who refused to buy Liberty bonds. A recent newspaper story said that unless the banks could reopen under' the waiver system there would be no way to pay city, county, and school bills. The state guaranty fund has been exhausted by demands, and the Fort Dodge creditors would * have to ' accept warrants stamped not paid for want of funds. 60ES INTO DITCH TO MISS BU68Y; TWOARE INJURED Whjttemore, Ju.ly 12—'A car In which John Metzer and Bernard Oswald, of Plum Creek, and Irene iDoyle, of West Bend, were riding was badly, wrecked fouy miles east of Whittemore the night of July 4. The driver tried to avoid running into a horse and buggy. The rig, besides carrying no light, had several horses tied behind," and got out 'in front of the approaching car, Bernard Ostwald was bruised, John Metzger suffered cutq and. brumes on the face and.one hand, and Miss Doyle wae cut by flying glaos, The injured the WoCreery boa-. REAL DARGAINS ADVERTISED IN THIS ADVANCE Fire Sale Opened by Foster; Clearance by Christensen. What with a dozen merchants-offering -special bargains, Algona ought to be the best place to trade this week-end within a radius of 75 miles. -Realizing that the dollar Is extremely elusive just now, all stores are offering bedrock prices. 'Such an opportunity to buy furniture at lowest prices as Is offered by the (Foster advertisement seldom occurs. This Is a real fire sale. Though a large part of the stock was 'damaged little or not at all, it must all be sold at fire sale prices. Mr, Foster realizes that If he keeps any of the old stock his whole new stock will be under suspicion, so he is making prices which, will' dispose of everything now on hand. As a corollary to Mr. Foster's bargains, the Christensen store takes a page to advertise specials which though not fire sale bargains amount to th,e same thing'as far. as prices are concerned. ' • The Goeders company has rented the brick building next west of the Kent garage, and-is ^stocking .It with goods Which cannot be sold at regular prices. This Is known as the Goeders Outlet store. Though Ohrls- ehllles & Herbst have no advertisement this week, their similar shop In the old Boettcher building north of 'the .Call ttieater is open and many bargain hunters are meeting their 'needs t'there. _The Brotvnell Shoe Co. ia continuing the sale announced last week,' and of course, Jimmie Neville is of,'pf bargains 'Sgery,- wj^fc^glgnf runs across the street, has also got into the game. Graham's as always, is offering the latest goods , at tempting prices and in great.vari- ety. In- the'grocery line, the Council Oak store is advertising" Harvest Specials, and the A. & P., White's, .Long's, Akre's, and Green's are (Off on a footrace which means dollars saved to purchasers. It is not stretching things:to say that any' family within range of Algona will save several dollars by purchasing thte week-end's needs here. > HARRY J, JACKMAN BURIED IN DES MOINES SATURDAY Harry J, Jackman, who Was district representative of the Bankers iLlfe here a few years ago, died at his home at Des Moiries last Thursday, after a few months' sickness. Funeral services were conducted at Des Moines Saturday. He is survived by a widow and two children. The Jackmans lived In the Rev. Mr. Fuerstenau's house during the three years they made Algona itheir home. From here they went to Austin, Minn., and when Mr, Jackman's health began to fail they moved to Des Moines, where Mr, Jackman's parents live, H, A. Wright is Mr. Jackman's successor here. FIRE STARTED BY BOLT OF, U6HTNIN6DESTROYS BARN Lu Verne; July 12-^A large barn on the Charles Miller farm, 1# miles northeast of town, was struck by lightning .in an electrical' storm Sunday morning and was burned to the. ground, with a silo adjoining, Np animals were burned, but 20 tons of hay, besides grain and machinery, was lost. The .entire loss estimated at 15,000, which' Is partly covered • by insurance. The Lu Verne .firemen were called, but the fire had gained too much headway for' anything put; to, keep other buildings from catching fire. The flames coujd be seen a great distance. , M'EVOY IS NAMED DISTRICT DEPUTY FOR K. C. COUNCILS •J. 1 McEvoy received announce ment Friday of hi» appointment a» district deputy ojt th^ for the SOHnc%,,ai |es,.Rod B e X ,yjn At tfre bajafc an a)?re was ftMxiA-fw 8» (tarnj two mJlef weft r«adverti»s4 ft?r dale M Wonka, Saturday. 4 bM:of fff accept FARMER H* FROM SHOTGUN CHEST WOUND Joseph Otis is Discov*. ered Unconscious in Farni Yard. Joseph Otis, ,60, who farmed two- miles east of Wesley on the No. ft- paving-, wais found mortally woun*~ ed In his yard ' Tuesday mnrntug, ' and he died at noon. A charge from a-12-gauge shotgun found near'Mm. had entered his left' breast, but "it was deflected by his ribs and paaMd. around and out of the body. Deailt resulted from loss of blood. - L * Coroner F. W. Zeigler, Garner. was called, and after investigation. f decided that Mr. OHs had shot himself. No coroner's Jury was called..' It was at "first reported that" Mr.' Otis had been shot by chicken. thieves. He was found unconscioo* in front of the door of a chlckoi iiouse. i{; Powder burns and the fact that there was only one wound, and that , large enoiigh for the entire chars* at close range, indicated that th* gun had either been on his cheat oe-J within anffinch or two of it. "" It is believed that the sKot, fired at aibout 3 a. m. Mr. Otis found by a'son at 6, by wh'ich time- he had lapsed into unconsciousness from loss of blood and shock. It !»•, believed he regained consciousness before his death, but he was too-. weak to speak much. The son, reported that his father- said that when he opened th«i brooder house door someone fireit^ Whether he was delirious or 'nofci when he made the statement is ufj-»' known', but It is believed he wanted. to .cover the fact that he shot himself, i The cause of the act.is not nitely known, but Mr. Otis, ;in mon with practically every t 'ofhorV farmer, had financial difficultt**; :• which, it is believed, unbalanced hi»v mind.' Brooding during * the;.JhrifV .night > mag-.have caused, hjra/J0 .!<•£*> "„ coritrol^of,' hltnaeJf,,'.".' ,U_ ^,^5i ->-V" The Otis-.famlly. has been farmhur three quarter sections, one of'which is owned by S. E. . McMahon.- MTV Otis is survived by his wife, tw* daughters, and four sons 8 'to'•"•*: years old. , > > flf Funeral services are to be 1 this morning at the Catholic church. Wesley, and burial will be made to, , ^-, the Wesley Catholic cemetery. \>t COOL WEATHER'HITS POOL * } RECEIPTS^DSM|HK0 Receipts at' the Algona municipal swimming pool this year-had reach- ' : ed only |821 up to Monday morning > The sum of 1740,45 was collected in.',' June, but^only $80.55 has been T*--,, ceived adTfar in July. ' Except dur-- ing-the last few 'days'the weather' . has been cooler than normal, with,,! ( the resultant drop in pool patronac* , in comparison , with last , y°ttr*« ' ' Season tickets accounted fop * th*- t' large receipts In ' June. The ,- high - ! ,, school band under the direction .^ot D. Wane Collins played-at the po*?'\< Friday evening, when an' estimated- \yk crowd of more than BOty filled -fli* • * grounds. Members of the band w^Wr' given a free swim. * The Burt' hand.', has been invited to play; evening, July 29, and the Wert : band next r week Friday. Other in the vited. county will probably be in~ ' BDRT JUNIOR LEA6UE TEAM NAMED COUNTY CHAMHH •Burt, July 12—The Burf league baseball team was championship of fCossuth, Burt was. ellmlnate4 by Bancroft. < Bancroft ha Side,red. .the champion,, having.* feated Titpnka in the fin^l Bancroft was disqualified was discovered that the ten. player out of }t« district, tonka was disqualified for reason, thus putting place. Last Thursday Burt team went |o Swea pfcyed, Khjigsted tQ metshurg - K Rlngsted won «w^lplJMf

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