Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 15, 1932 · Page 1
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» "V A fiKV | *XV'ft t a A f<J9.U-T.ltfr_ai.jLij., ...... [Volume 32 ALGONA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 15, =~ , . ^==========^^ M.JTEMBER 15. 1932 ^ 8 Pages Number 1 OURT OPENS HERE NEXT MONDAY ACTIONS BROUGHT FOR COURT TERM Dumber Sett Record for Single Term in Koiiuth. |lV0 hundred and .nine hew cases Ive been filed for the September of court, Which opens next with Judge F. C. 'Davidson I the bench. This number of new i gets an all-time high mark. In lltlon there, are 159 old cases held preceding term* of the new cases were filed August and September, and Court Orion's office has therefore in' busier than ever before in late ner month*. Action. iong the new cases are many Itliig from Inability of farm nts to pay cash- rent, in the nt period of low prices for i products. There are also many ' on notes, account's, etc., new divorce actions. and lAmong other matters is a petition > brothers and sisters of Conrad [enne, formerly WWttemore, who appeored in 1905. that he be de- legally dead arid his one- ith interest In two lots in Whitmore and a farm In Sherman nship be distributed'among the r heirs. |A foreclosure petition '-has been •fay L. A. Andrew, receiver of i County Savings bank, against i Church of the Nazarene prop- on east McGregor street, Al, the amount due being $1696. 33 Cases for Trial. |ln 33 cases filed for preceding trial notices have been filed, I follows: LAW Ijacob Teusoher vs. Sam , Zentner, lie, ll« U. Andrew, 'Rec., vs. E, Yans} «t al, attachment. ; |C, H. Cretzmeyer. vs. James Wey- note. |Moorman Mfg. Co.., vs. Chas. H. ylor, contract. IShell Petroleum Corp. vs. J. F. lorenz et al, lease. IJulius Haberkorn v», Max Schwy- attachment. |Harig & Kohlhaas vs. M. H. Hei- attachment. iDodsori, Fisher,Co; vs. Andrew S. Ibert et al, note'. |P. I. Chapman 'vs. Otto Ramus, hment. |Charles Beaman vs. F. A. Niver, nent |Nw Idea Spreader'Co. ve. Mayer I Guide et al, note. / |john'Deere Plow ,Co. vs. J. F. •er, contract. . D. NJles vs. W. H. Altwegg, ac- nt. iJWlus Hennlg Jr. vs. B. F. Dally 1 al, damages.' (Leona Baker va, W. Jergenson et i damages. A.. ,•„"< »«•' EQUITY > |H. R, Cowan vs. P. "A. Gaarde et i foreclosure, |Anthony Schmitt ve. .F. J. Balge- i et al. mandamus. IE. H. Kahl vs.- F,: J, Balgeman et \ mandamus. |John Taylor vs. i mandamus, F. J, Balgeman et Oeo, Holtzbauer vs.. "Geo. Schrop- i contract. 'Moon vs. Pave Gilbert et al, Closure, 0. D, Holland et al vs. Ida et al, foreclosure. Hrot, & SchatfcQhnelder vs. Swanson et al, jorpelosure. jeorge Palmer vs. Bertha Palmer, force. A, Andrew,' Rec., V8 tJ Farmers m -" bank, 'receivership'matters. 1 H. Weasel va. B. H, Cardi foreclosure, MoJnes Joint Stock < I^and vs. Eugene P. Alton et al, Closure. -? i =• " - Joint Stock Land Bank > "• P. Brody et al, foreclosure, 1; A. Andrew, Rec., v*. W, A, U'on et al, • Moines Joint Stock .Land L vs. C. E. Kulp of al,^ foreclos- Pfard Austin ve. Miranda Wheel- L« al, to quiet title? Joint Stock Trimble et Bank foreclosure, , , Moines Joint Stock Land * vs. Henry Juchem et al, fore- pure. mm HUHTIU6 PHEASANTS to Zwiefel and Neal Mlphelson, ers ne ar Titonka, were fined f a «<i 13.75 costs eacb by Justice n Monday on a charge of un- of 'three pheas- Hota S«W. game warden, OTHER THREE OAYS' TOTAL IS EQUALLED Grandstand is Filled To Capacity for First Time. A crowd estimated at between .,000 and 8,000 persons jammed th< fair grounds for the final night o the fair Friday, upsetting' records for night attendance and suggesting the semblance of old times. Likewise, the afternoon crowd exceeded attendance tho other three days. Friday was thus the banner day of the 1932 fair in point of attendance. Thursday was second Most of the crowd came Friday evening to see who won the new car which Kossuth Chevrolet dealers, headed by Kohlhaas Bros., and tho Kent Motor Co. and Kossuth 'Ford dealers had advertised to give away." •Admissions Friday afternoon the main gate totaled 2198 adults and 798 children, and the night gate was 2484. In addition many concession and exhibitors' tickets used. Total day admissions for the four days of the fair were 5303 adults and 1768 children. The total of night gates was 9S97. The Friday afternoon crowd was almost half the entire attendance and the evening attendance was more than double the gate admis- tb'tal of the other three nights. Grandstand admissions were swelled' by the big Friday crowd For the first time the new grandstand was filled to within a few seats of capacity. Admissions In the, afternoon were 1298 adults, 188 children; in the evening, 1372 adults 117 children. The afternoon 'grandstand Friday equalled attendance for the other three days, and Friday night's admissions were nearly three times the total of the other three daye. To these figures must again be added concession and exhibitors' admissions, which swelled the number of people on the ground but do not show up the foregoing paid attendance figures. •• Friday's receipts from all sources, including dance, ran up to $3196.01, while the total for the other three days combined was only $3057.25. It is estimated that the county fair ran behind between $2500 and $'3,000, The week was ideal as regards weather, with sunshiny bul cool days. The crowds simply failed to -come except on 'Friday when the grandstand was jammed for the first Ume and ticket sellers at the outside gates had their only rush during the week. In comparing Kossuth's with other fairs In northern Iowa it must be taken into account that this year's local fair receives little county aid, no levy having been made last year. The Clay fair still receives approximately $4,200 in county aid, and the Mason City fair receives $5,600, both coming from 'fair levies. The auto circus played the date here on a percentage basis, which cut down net gate receipts for the fair. The grandstand receipts are always half gone as soon as collected, because the bondholders are guaranteed half towards retirement and tP pay interest. .Among other heavy expenses are prize money for exhibits, advertising, including the premium list, banners on spare tires, placards, distributing labor, newspaper advertising, free including platform attractions, •horse races, ball games, acts, and the band. The concessions this year didn't make expenses in some cases, and compromise settlements had to be made. MERCURY IN SLOW DRIFT TO COOLER TEMPERATURES 'Rain fell Sunday night and Monday morning to total 1,98 'Inches, which was one of the heaviest rains of the summer. No rain fell during fair week, and temperatures were above 80 on the last three days of the fair, with clear weather all week. A total of 2.17 Inches of rain has fallen so.far this month, mercury record follows: \ High .75 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept 9 -81 -84 . Sept! 10"(.17 in. r. f.)— -82 Sept. 11 (.02 in. r. *•)--• '.71 Sept. 12 (1-98 in. r. *•>--'? Sept. 13 .... ---- - 72 The Low 48 '.47 64 57 61 69 66 04 . ,, _. . Owe license Issued, marriage license has been 1s- He£y Swalve, Tltonka and Helen Monson, St. Paul, AppUoa- tlone have been M*- 1 *' *"JJ W. Bftert, Mary Miller, both of Al- W.' Johnson. Monona oounty, Ethel G. Jonw, Kossutb; and Clarence E. Woods, Leona O. lUchard- sojj, both of Kossuth. .Day at Kossuth Fair Attendance Record at the Fail* Tuesday Afternoon— •Adults, 4G6 ...$ 233.00 . 'Half, 106 26.50 Night gate 175 43,76 Bleachers, 16 _ 4.00 Grandstand: Afternoon—• Adults, 138 — 4>8.30 Child, 55 11.00 Night- Adults, 25 22.75 Child, 15 3.00 Season 30.00 Dance 99.00 Totals $ 521.30 Wednesday 1120...$ 560.00 388... 460 No sale 4S3 29 111— 97.00 115.00 169.05 6.80 38.85 1.20 -.—,.._ 151.00 $1137.90 Thursday 1519 $' 759.50 476— 119.20; 578—'," 144.-60 105— 26.26 &86— 46-i- 205.60 9.20 329 21... 115.15 4.20 —.... : 2.00 212.65 — 1398.05 Friday 2198—$1099,00 • 798 2484 129'g... 188 1372 : 117— 199.50 621.00 454.30 37.60 484.20 23.40 - _ 277.01 —. 3196.01 COACH MERCER PREPARES FOR BIG SCHEDULE Coach Kenneth Mercer, of the Algona high school, Is faced with nine hard games. on his football schedule this fall, and at that with green material to round put a team. Improvement in the weight of boys out for practice offers encouraging prospects for the line, but the backfield must consist of lighter material. There are several good-sized boys In high school who, 'because' of parental objections or for other reasons, have not yet Joined the practice squad. Conch Mercer Pleases. Mr. Mercer's work so far has met with the unqualified approval of Al- gonlans who have watched him at work on the field. His years of experience at the game give him a quiet but firm confidence that te felt instinctively by the candidates for the team. Giving instruction on the field, he is as calm as In the classroom, and the serious faces of the boys testify, that they are learning something.' '..-••'•• ?'•'' The underslze of the backfield men does not worry local fans much. They are well content if the team is scrappy and puts up a good fight, win, lose, or draw. Fans who have followed the teams for years see an awakening 'of the old high school spirit which developed real football teams. Opening Game September 30. The opening game will be against Livermore on the local field Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1. All dates have been arranged this year for either Friday or Saturday play. Many schools prefer games Friday so pupils can work Saturdays; other schools do not like to interfere with Friday classroom schedules. The following schedule gives Saturday dates which in some cases may be changed to Friday: Oct. 8 —Esthervllle here. October 15—Humboldt here. Oct. 22—Mason City, there. Oct. 29—-Emmetsburg, there. Nov. 5—Clarion, there. Armistice day, Nov. 11 — Fort Dodge, here. Nov. 19—'Hampton, there. Thanksgiving, Nov. 24 ±- Eagle Grove, here. The Mason City game may be played here because of schedule difficulties at Mason City which make Algona the^preferable.place. HOLIDAY MEETING TOMOJfiOW NIGHT A countywide meeting of township chairmen and other persons interested in the Kossuth Farm Holiday movement has been called for tomorrow night at 8 p, m. at the courthouse by Merle Holt, Ottosen, ;emporary chairman named at the organisation meeting here two weeks ago. Mr. Holt, who spoke before the Rotary club Monday, said that several townships had started organ- zatlon work and had elected officers. Others are to be prganlzed ion. The purpose of the meeting tomorrow night is to name permanent officers. Besides Mr. Holt as tem- jorary chairman, the organlzatlpn neeting two weeks ago named Thos. leld. Union township, vice chairman, and Olaf Funnemark, Wes- ey, secretary-treasurer..Mr. Funnemark has since resigned. Plans'for promoting organisation n unorganized townships will be discussed, and Mr. Holt Is anxious o have representation at the raeet- ng from every township in ,the county, whether organized or not. Two Farmers Fined. T. J. Lincoln and Jack Gaffney, joth near Irvingtpn, were sentenced o 30 days In Jail and costs of $5.15 and -$4.75 respectively Saturday by 'ustlce Winkel, on charges of steal- ng 1% bushels of corn belonging 19 G. F. Strieker. Both pleaded guilty c- taking less than a bushel. Gaffney's sentence was changed to. $30, Algona Woman Is Winner of NewV-8 Ford Mrs. Matt Selzer,' Algona, drove away a new V-8 Ford from the fair grounds Friday night as a gift from the Kent Motor company, Algona, and associated Ford dealers In the*county. .Judges in the contest were Carl Christ, Lakota, Maynard Spooner, Lu Verne, John Hildman, Wesley, R. H. .Miller, Algona; and Frank Bestenlehner, Whltte- more. The Selzers already had a ModelrA Ford. Mr. Selzer operates the Deep Rock oil station on east State. An immense crowd in the grandstand awaited announcement of the winner of the car. FARMERS EXPLAIN FARM HOLIDAY AT ROTAJIYJEETIH6 Merle -Holt,' Ottosen farmer, and H. ,J. Presthus, Bancroft farmer gave short but interesting talks about the Farmer's Holiday movement before the Rotary club Monday at the Country club clubhouse Mr. Holt, who is chairman of the movement in this county, spoke first. He said that he had attendee a number-of meetings in Iowa anc that the movement in this state originated in Boone county. At present more than 90 counties in Iowa are organized, Kossuth having been 90th to join the movement. Twelve other states are organized, and the movement is rapidly spread- Ing. A recent Canadian visitor to Ottosen told Mr. Holt that it was even gaining headway in Canada. The thing the farmers are working for is to impress on the public that they want an "even break," or cost of production, on farm products with a reasonable margin of profit. Advocates of the Holiday are attempting, to get all farmers to hold their products off the market In an effort to force prices up to a-reasonable point above cost. 'Industry has ways of closing markets when selling prices of manufactured goods go below cost, -and the farmers are only trying to do the same that industry does. Mr. Presthus said that the farmers don't intend to be unfair, but only to try to help in a situation where there is a great surplus on farms, though poor people in cities are suffering for lack of the right amount and kinds of food. A lively discussion followed the remarks of the 'speakers,., M. p. iut he tyy ynfrble. to pay. Ffttfs B»H high, spot at the county day, wbe» th* tfee Christensen, guest of r the club, led a discussion of, the movement as retards dairy products. Another guest was Robert Eichehberger, 'Bancroft. INFANTILE PARALYSIS CASE HALTS TITONKA MEETINGS Titonka, Sept. 13-1-Publio gatherings here have been prohibited as a result of the. sickness of the year and a half old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Brune with infantile paralysis. The baby has been sick more than three,weeks, but is slowly improving. :Fear of spread of the disease' resulted in the order against public gatherings. A county Legion Auxiliary convention scheduled to be held here next Tuesday has, therefore been postponed; also a local P.- T.'A, reception for the teachers, It was not known that the Bruns boy had the paralysis till he was taken to Mason City one day last week and examined by physicians there, FORMER ALGONIAH 6ETS TWO DEATH NOTICES SAME DAY Mrs.. W, H. Shanor, Eagle Grove, formerly Florence Sarchet, Algona, received a telegram last week Tuesday announcing the death of the wife 9t her brother, Pr. Geo, A, Sarchet, Mobrtdge, S. p. . The same night Mr. 8han,w w%a notified of the death of his mo.ther. M?s. Mary Shanor, pur* pioneer, at Spokane, Wash, There is further mention of both. event* In, tote week's Burt and Lakota columns. W, C, LU.NOT WORRIED ADODT PARTYJEADERS Dry Legislators Make Effective Bar to Modification. ' Prohibitionists were urged to vote for dry candidates for the legislature and congress and told not to worry about the national tickets by Mrs. Josephine E. Sizer, nationa organizer for the W. C. T. U., speak Ing at union services at the Methodist church Sunday night. Neither repeal nor modification o the prohibition amendment can be enacted, she said, if prohibitionists will see to it that legislative and congressional candidates pledged to the dry cause are elected. It is necessary to pass on repeal or modifl .cation in Congress before anything else can happen, then in the legls lature, and if these bodies are . dry the repealists ;an get nowhere. The W. C. T. U., Mrs. Sizer said is not pledged to either major party; it has discarded party Insignia; for the W. C. T. U. the test on parties and candidates is always their stanc on prohibition. No "Temperance" In Beer. •• Advocates of the dry cause mus. stress total abstinence and prohibition in order to counteract propaganda in favor of so-called "temperance" advanced by wets who. seek to return beer, calling it a temperance drink, the speaker asserted. Mrs Sizer declared that there Is no such a thing as "moderate" use of liquor Beer is intoxicating like any other drink which contains the amount of alcohol -'that the wets want. •The;W.:C. T. U., Mrs. Sizer said is really on the trail of the so-called moderate drinker,' for he is the dangerous' person to the /cause. The drunkard Is no longer dangerous; the moderate user, however, is dangerous to the dry cause because, though he is en route to the same destination, the pro'cess of breaking down is not yet apparent. Mrs. Sizer said the wets are not winning their cause, despite propaganda to that effect. On the contrary, comparisons of votes in 1917, 1931. and 1932 actually show that the wets have lost ground. Dry law Has Progressed* Mrs. Sizer said the W. C. T. U. recognizes that the 18th amendment Is not ideal and that it is not adequately enforced, but she asserted that the progress which has been achieved under dry control in 12 years is marvelous and fs viewed as highly hopeful for the future. Mrs. Sizer said there were just as many "speakeasies" before projhi- bitlon as there are now, and there can be no assurance that they will not flouish under license. There Is by far not as much drinking now as there was prior to adoption of the 18th amendment. Before prohibition there were only two million high school pupils; now there are five. millions. This show that prohibition has helped keep children to go to .school through savings which were formerly squandered for liquor. '.'.'. ; State Control Ig .Failure. The speaker advocated no one choice for president, but added she did know whom she herself was hot going to vote for. She questioned :hat prohibition can be controlled iy any state, if as the wets argue, the' federal government is unable to control it. She cited conditions under local option in 1914 as a failure of the state systems of control, If there 'were no prohibition now, iquor -would lead to riots and destruction of life and property in leavily populated centers, Mrs. Sizer urged. The unemployed would •ather in saloons, drink' themselves nto a frenzy of violence and go out .o wreck the country -with the result that the depression would be- ome a ghastly, carnival .of vice, revolution, and terrorism in large ci- lea. Proposed Paving Paralleling No. 18 at Wesley Criticised WOMAN IS HELD TO 6RAND JURY QH LIQUOR CHARGE Carl Johnson has been fined ten lollars and costs of $7*25 on a charge of drunkenness, and his wife, rladys Johnson, was bound over to he grand'jury for driving- a. car while intoxicated, by Justice Win- eel, as a result of their having run nto the car of Sheriff Hovey at a point, near Swea City Friday. Mrs. obnaon waived hearing in Justice court, and bail was set at $200, which was, furnished.' Mr. Johnson had been working in a thrashing :rew near Swe$ City. 18 Lutheran .FupUs. The Trinity Itutbera^ parish chool reports an enrollment of 1? children, among' four new pupils; James Stebbins, James 'Will, Arthur and Robert Wiese, The Rey r anfl Mrs. P. J, Braner have phayga of be school. oy gaj?t, flned. lift ajjd, f |.w by l,y*'l \" sk&W . At the east end of federal highway No. 18 on Wesley's main street the paving turns north to crews tho Milwaukee tracks, and a half mile farther on turns east, recrossing the Milwaukee at Hutchins and continuing thence to Britt on the south side of the track. The crossing at Wesley la admittedly dangerous. Buildings on both sides obstruct the view. Some trains go through Wesley without stopping. The depot is only a block west of the crossing, and the crossing Is often ' blocked by freight trains. There has, however, been no great complaint about these conditions, and it was therefore a surprise to most people recently to learn that the state highway commission was planning to extend the Wesley main street paving directly east. Whether it is planned to, run the extension all the way to Hutchins, or whether a new turn north to the present paving at a point where the railroad will be visible In both directions is contemplated, has not been learned. Presumably, however, paving all the way, it not now, then later, is planned. The east end of the street is now blocked by a large building which looks like a former lumber shed but has of late been used for a garage. Another building or two also stand In the way. 'Recently these properties were bought by the highway commission. Now Charles Landers, who owned the garage, has bought back the lumber in the old building for'a dollar, the high bid at'public auction, and will rebuild his garage elsewhere. : There has for some weeks-been a good deal of local under-coyer criticism of the state highway commission in connection with the project for the proposed new road, espec-. ially if there is' ground for the sup- positon tnat.lt is planned to parallel the present paving with a new paved road only, a half mile "south. So far as known at Algona there It's 'Happy New Year 9 for the Advance The Advance wound up its Slot year last week, and this week starts on Vol. 32. The paper was "established in 1901 by Geo. C. ;Call, now of Sioux City. The first .editor.was the late B. F. Reed and the first foreman Hugh R. Smith, now • postmaster at Wabasha, Minn. Mr. Call sold the .paper to the late A. D. Clarke, who sold a half interest to Mr., Reed. Later Mr, Reed became sole owner of plant and real estate. In 1908 Mr. Reed sold to W. C. Dewel, who took possession November 1, 1908. On January 1,'1909, Mr. Dewel sold a half interest to iFrank Clark, now of Garner. In 1917 MrT Dewel purchased Mr. Clark's in- .terest but sold a third interest to A. E. Clayton, now of Cresco township. In 1920 Mr. Dewel. bought Mr. Clayton's interest. Later an interest was sold to Duane E. 'Dewel, and the Messrs. Dewel are now, sole, owners. The senior Mr. Dewel will'begin his 25th year as editor November 1.. ALIENATION $10,000 SUIT AMONG CASES Three Husbands Seelc Legal Separation From Wives. $150 IN HIDDEN BILLS DESTROYED AS HOUSE BURNS A billfold containing $150 _in $10 and $20 bills is believed to' have been burned. 'Friday morning at the new road, at Wesley. The project seems to have been fathered entirely by the highway commission. Critics say the danger 'at the present Wesley crossing is not sufficient to Justify the new road; that the expense will not justify the saving of two turns and a mile of travel for through traffic; that Inasmuch as there Is already, a paved road only, a half mile north the construction of a new one will be a great waste of public money; and that in any event the construction of such an unnecessary road In times like these,-when the cost of motor vehicle licensee ought to be reduced instead of being kept up for such purposes, is a glaring instance of the -way burdens are piled on the backs of taxpayers by reckless and unfeeling tax-spending bodies. • "Referring to the sale of the Landers building for a dollar, last week's Wesley News-World said: "Isn't it glorious, the freedom extended to the powers-that-be In handling the taxpayers' money!" LEVIES ARE CUT BY TAX BOARDS The. 1932 Kossuth levy for taxes to be collected In 1933 was fixed Monday by the board of supervisors at 21,4 mills. The- state levy Is 9 mills, and this makes a total for state and county of 30.4 mills, to which are to be added municipal, township, and school levies. The 1933 levy will not raiee as much county money as that of 1932. The 1933 estimate is 111,700, whereas this year's was for 111,892. The amount last year 000. (1931) was $12,Next winter is the time to reassess real property, and much difficulty is expected in adjusting values according to depreciation during the depression. Algona's taxpayers will appreciate a 16-mill reduction next year. The Algona :clty, school, county, and state total for 1933 is 166.8 mills, whereas this year it was 182.29. For 1931 it was 194.7. Some county levy reduction resulted when the board eliminated optional road construction and cut mandatory construction, from 2H mills to one mill, A reduction of $400 a year was ordered io the salary of. the county superintendent, or from $2500 to 2100. The superintendent's salary is fixed annually by the board. The luperlntendent's traveling allowance was limited to $400 for 1933. Coach Loses Motlier, Coach Kenneth Mercer was called .o his home at Albla, last Thursday by word of the serious illness of his mother, Mrs, F. L. Mercer. She died Friday, after an illness of a month, and funeral'cervices were held Sunday at Albia. Mr. Mercer returned o his. work here Monday. Mrs. tfercer was survived only by her jusband and the son. A daughter died three, year*, ago. Alcoholics Committed. ads COQQ $n4 Oesrgo Wigey Jr., were coffluqjitted to the state at Chsjsk.69 tw s feeartag hidden In the'attie of the house, and the blaze started near the hiding place. Suspicion that the money was stolen and the fire set to cover the theft arose, but officers who investigated found no evidence to that effect. ' This was the third time in two years that the house had caught fire. The first time was a year ago last spring; the second, last May. Defective electric wiring was believed, to be the cause of the other two'fires. The present damage was estimated at $400. The firemen had a merry chase Monday night, when a blaze was reported at the A. T. Tweet home but erroneous instructions concerning the location were followed. The .trucks first, went to the house on west State street where the Tweets lived before they moved Into, a bungalow near the Pestotnlk oil'station on east State street. The fire was caused when paraf- flne ' on the stove exploded and set fire to the kitchen window curtains. Mrs. Tweet, who was looking after the paraffine, suffered a burned' right hand when severely the hot liquid was spattered by the explosr ion. The fire was extinguished by neighbors and Mrs. Tweet before the trucks arrived. Fire nearly. destroyed a corner of the Reutzel 'bungalow two blocks north of the Milwaukee station .last Thursday 'mornjng. The kitchen caught fire from a leaky gas stove, and the corner was all ablaze when the firemen arrived. The nearest water connection was at the Mc- Glnnis oil station, and while a hose Was being run more' than; three blocks all the chemical in the smaller truck was used, Water was then ' pumped (from wells to, keep the smaller truck in operation till ' the hose could be worked from the station. The entire side of the house was damaged, and the. interior was ; badly smoked up. The damage is estimated at $500. 'SKIN' LAIRD TALKED FOR NAT'L LESION ADJUTANT It; was reported in a Portland, Ore., dispatch to Iowa -daily newspapers early in the week that Pr. CR, J. Laird, Iowa department Legion adjutant, was under consideration for national adjutant. The, adjutant plays the part of secretary of other organizations and is jwualjy reelected year after year, ' In proceedings of the national Region convention at Portland it was' also, reported that poctor'Lair^ h>d been appointed to represent ''jpwa on one of the leading committees. . - » , • • ' .u, ..»-.?..,, \ ' at r^jiv John Jennett, Sexton, • f uffered a broken collarbone 'Friday during the a^to pushb^ajil game fair, when^the pushljaH, taUer than, a man, fobbed tfce , . and over $he fence lni° thf crowd. Others beeldes'Mr,' Bennett knocked down. - . Suf fers Broken . *.**? One hundred thirty-three net* cases have been filed In Dlst Court Clark Orton's office since August 1, and 48 of them are foreclosures. Twenty or more others are landlord's attachment suits. The most sensational case comes from Ledyard and is entitled Rob* ert M. Curtis vs. Robert Womack. This is an alienation of affections suit. The plaintiff te, or has been, a- farmer, and the defendant, who had! been Northwestern agent at Le*. yard, has Just been transferred t<* Dolllver.. Plaintiff claims that defendant led plaintiff's wife Vera astray iii March, mi, and subsequently; thereto, and that . as a result al child was; born to plaintiff's wife June 25 this year. He asks $10,000 for alienation and,.. $109 hospital fees: Hfi-attorneys are Coyle A Coyle, Humboldt. Husbands Seek Divorce. William Kuhn Is seeking a divorce from his wife Elizabeth, whom he married at Blue Earth Iri November, ISSI, after a correspondence courtship.- She didn't ilk* Algona, and after two months went to Chicago and refused to return. Another case in which the hus- * band sues is Sigvert W. Nelson vs. his wife Edna. They were married in Illinois in 1911. but came to this county and settled.in Fenton township. .... i ^ Mr. Nelson says that in 1927 his Wife entered the booze business,, and that when she was arrested she Induced him to shoulder the blame, pay a •fine, and serve a jail sentence. Then she refused to live with him and ran around with other men. ..There are. four;, .children, and Mr. Nelson' wants custody of the two younger. , Three' Women Sue. Lottie Marie Wagner, Algona, seeks a decree from her husband Ernest Carl. They were married In 1922 and lived at Lu Verne. Ther* are three children in the Lutheran home at Fort Dodge. Plaintiff charges defendant with abuae. threats, assaults, and orders to leave home. She asks $500 temporary alimony and $20 .a month permanent alimony. Luella , Bingaman, Algona, la plaintiff ~Jn a case against her hu»- band William H., to whom she was married in 1908, She accuses hijtt of nagging, nighthawking, gambling, threats, and failure' to provide. Harold Patterson is defendant In a case brought by his'•: wife Gueta, whom she charges with cruel and Inhuman treatment,; including threats to shoot. She also .wants an Injunction to prevent him from molesting her. ;• Custody of a 15-year- old son is asked by plaintiff. Odd Fellows Lodge Sued. An ( unusual action is W. L. Rar mus vs. the Odd Fellows lodge at Lu Verne. Judgment is asked against a group of members: Barney Jones, F. I. Chapman, I. H, and Alton Benedict, Harold Sorenson, M. M. Lowmlller, Matt Marty, and EL E,., Rogers, Mr. Ramus claims * lodge hall rent balance of $89.74. ' Two auto collision" damage suita havfe teen filed, Frank Lang seeks $275 from Peter Kollasch for damages to a car in a crash north of. Whittemore on the Fourth, Herman •Christensen wants and $200 from Louis Lynk for a collision la»t December northeast of Whltte- more. William Poole has brought an aq» counting suit against the City Service. Co,, for which he drove a truck more than a year. He says tfee, company kept the books and ha does not know how much It owes him. LU VERNE YOUTH HELD AS 1 ACCESSORYjN CAR THEFT ' Melbourne Steussy, was bound; 'over to the Friday by Justice Winkel charge of accessory before, and ter the fact In grand Jarceny'ta cess of $20 for which, Walter 8! and Carl Hansqn, both of; Lu VejTje, are heW peijdingf trtaV\The last named are held on'compl Max Olocfc, father of Walter, boys. *re' .charged, 'with, ^ money wMch-*b. e *&&& cpncealefl Jn his home, Jf «f y Kuhn alegrana. the Seatb,'«f' '

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