Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 29, 1932 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 29, 1932
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ALGONA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1932 OURTHOUSE SCANDAL JUST 'DUD '$ l« l.'f ,\ AND JACK JACES DRAW A [QROWDSUNDAY itor» Thrilled [a* Rabbit* Try to Evade Capture. L crowd estimated at 1200 persons tched the greyhound races at the luntry club grounds Sunday after- The day was Ideal except for trong wind frqni the south which spectators. -The chill was landlcap to both dogs and rab- run wrth the wind when Tare chased, but as. they, were rted with the wind.behind they I to turn Into.the wind when the iimrs threatened to catch them, understanding of the scoring v caused , some confusion the spectators whose decis- i'ran contrary ;to the judges' de- Ions. In one instance a dog out- anced his racing mate to kill a iWt stunned by running into the Ice. In ordinary 'racing a kill Elite two points, but no points allowed, in this instance, be; there was no merit shown in i kill.' The, other dog won on i accumulated .earlier. Sympathies With Babbits. apathies of the spectators were |h the rabbits entirely, and in i instances the fence was raised | an effort to let rabbits escape, one did escape in that way, ^•ever. .'T' : '-< management encountered Jlculty in keeping .the crowd" away ; the three escapes. Some rab- whlch would •'•, 'otherwise have (tied freedom (Were; turned-back by •owd in the way: 1 1»'..;'.. 'Is estimated ''tliat trie Country b,will clear approximately $150 the races;',' after "ail expenses i paid. The rabbits cost a dollar , and 36 were iused. Officials ; In Charge. fudges were Hiro.ld;Nevllle, Hum- Roosevelt is Leading in Kossuth Poll nr*i •% iii««i •**» "'_ ~" ~ " i ^^ .. • ••-•'; '• *J : f •'"••'>' *^ •:•<'• •&, FIELD HOLDS SLIGHT LEAD FORSENATOR D. M. Register Out With 1st Returns in Straw Vote. First returns In the Register & Tribune's straw vote on " president and senator were published Sunday. As had been expected, they showed a heavy drift towards Roosevelt. Somewhat less expected was Field's narrow margin In the state at large over Murphy; On president cast, with the 23,435 ballots were following results: Some reflections on straw votes appear on the editorial page. Jwrehce Jaqua,' •ved as f,ield clerk,- took-shorthand tes on each race: to- settle argu- nts which might.'/-arise; between ners of dogs. A';/ H. Borchardt timer, and H.'..'li. Gilniore and ICunningham and-H. J. Lacy were •'kers.'. .' ';.': '• : '. iugene Neville 'slipped the-dogs, I Gall Towne and John Haggard I charge of releasing the rabbits, 'he Country club committee in .rge consisted of -F. L. McMahon, an, Mr. ,.Towne, Mr. Smith, ID. E. Dewel, with Eugene Nevi as technical and field manager. ne of Mr. Neville's ddgs were en- thls to avoid possible 'crlti- i by other-dog owners. • • Grove Dog Wins. [Jennie Pay, owned by T. W. frken, Eagle Grove, won the meet, ph (Princess Fleet, owned by N. J. an, Adaza, winning second pney, Winners of each 'heat got Prize money, the champion $15, I* the runner-up $10, in addition ^heat-money winnings. the semi-finals Princess Fleet pated Hamona, owned by James Bthrle, Woodward, and Jennie Pay FW a bye. iJyram, owned by Glen Sharp, of p Rock, the only Koseuth entry, "a first-round race, defeating > Queen, owned by I, F. Pea• Spirit Lake. Hyram was in defeated In the second round, • by Heartbreaker, owned by Mr. p Me, and Heartbreaker was de- pa in the neaft round by Princess runner-up j n the meet. , Running' Coarse Itutge, Host spectators had never seen > °f this kind before, and Inter"*» Intense, > enclosure of snqw fences was |?Ut two blocks wjde and two and "if long. The north side and end are kept mowed like a f or a fairway, The southside golf "rough," that is, un•«. but it had been well pea down by gojferis in search Roosevelt, 13,954; Hoover, 9,187; Thomas (socialist), 294. On senator 23,163 votes were cast, of which Field-received 11,342; Murphy, 11,211; Brookhart, 640. -. Kossuth for Booscrclt. Kossuth went hell bent for Roosevelt. The Vote was more than two to one for the New York governor. Murphy for senator also carried the county, though not by as great a majority, albeit his vote was decisive. Roosevelt not only carried Kossuth but every adjoining county, and in every case by an overwhelming majority. Besides Kossuth, the county on the south, Humboldt, one county on the east, Winnebago, and one county on the west, Palo Alto, grave Roosevelt more than two to one. ' Oh senator in these six counties four counties gave Murphy a majority and two went for Field. It may be of significance that In ; the six counties the total for Brook'hart was only 36. In the state at large Brookhart received 640. Brooklmrt Vote JJoiv. Brookhart's surprisingly, lo* total is doubtless to be explaine'l m part iy the-fact that at the. time these /otes were cast he was 'not consld- reci a candidate. Only the first re- urns received by the Register & Tribune had been canvassed. That Brookhart loomed as a prob- ible Independent candidate did not lecome apparent till last week-end, t was announced last week that a gathering of sympathizers would be eld this week Monday at his home own, Washington, la., to confer on he question of an independent candidacy. This story is written before the •esults of the Monday conference are known. If Brookhart decides to run, a higher percentage of votes in ils favor will doubtless appear Jn ater Register & Tribune summaries, hough perhaps not In next Sun- lay's'release. Brookhart. Wot on Ballot. If Brookhart enters, the close margin which Field now has over Murphy is likely to disappear, and ifurphy, if his present strength Is maintained will forge to the front. It is to be noted that In the Reg- ster & Tribune ballots Brookhart's name was not printed but had to be nserted in writing. Undoubtedly his had great effect in keeping his' vote down, • Eesults In 0 Counties. In the six counties here considered the results on president were: Hoover Roosevelt mmet 45 Palo Alto , 52 Winnebago — : - 20 It had been known that F. W. Wehler, who had for five weeks been a patient at the Kossuth hospital was in serious condition, but news of his sudden death Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock was unexpected. The Immediate cause of death was a coughing epell which was too much for his weakened system. Mr. Wehler had for years been subject to Intervals of sickness and pain. Last July he began to fall rapidly, with heart ailments and complications. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church by the Rev. F. J. Clark, pastor, and burial will be made In Riverview cemetery. The Masons will be in charge of burial rites. Mr. Wehler, who was post 65, was born at Garnavillo, Iowa, July 1, 1867, and grew up at McGregor,' where he learned the jeweler's trade. This woe his lifelong activity, and tie took an Immense pride In It, being generally considered the leading expert In this section. On September 3, 1889, Mr. Wehler ivas married to Frances Huebsch, of McGregor, and some 34 years ago >hey came here. 'For a time Mr. Wehler worked for the late E. G. Bowyer and for Dingley & Pugh. Mr. Pugh sold out and left Algona, Mr. Dingley remaining in the business. In 1908 Mr. Wehler bought the store from Mr. Dingley. For a time his brother Herman was associated with him. Of late years the son Saymond has been interested. A. W. Amunson, f<jr some years an employe, has in recent years done most of the repairing-, the eldy Wehler devoting himself mostly to management of the business and optometry. The store and the Brownell Shoe Co, occupy the same quar- ;ers. Mr. Wehler was a member of the ocal Blue lodge ,of Masons,' and he rabbits were released at a G a £° ut 10 ° yards from the south '• -tne dogs were held in leash at south end till each rabbit got ; er way. some of the rabbits [Tersely ran In the direction of °gs. in such cases the dogs not released till the rabbit had turned, of tne rabbits, ran south. , . ' y f " °£ them did no£ appear to that they were being; chased dogs were almost upon n\< ""TV ****.i*vffv i4j/w*» •They then laid back their ears ' streaked away, at f ull tilt. Outrun Babbits. ran like th_e wind and /ast for the rabbits. Some quickjy, bu£ in many i aft. "~ not ''^Pture their prey id «i lv an e * c Wns chase from one y u * tlie QTnuti/lE. +« *u«i *.ti. a *. Sen to other. before tfee dogs •' could - ^ x-J^S^&w.' 1 '^. Hancock Humboldt --— 36 Kossuth —.-:--- 102 Totals ..——297 62 106 55 71 85 '213 692 ...— Field and Murphy received votes for senator as follows: Field .62 Smmet .Palo Alto —i— Winnebago — '*'* Hancock — 59 Humboldt r 49 Kossuth — m Totals .381 Murphy 47 S3 39 52 69 185 475 uuua „----- ------ . Of the total vote on president in these six counties Hoover received 33 per cent Plus; Roosevelt. 66 per This was a somewhat cent Plus. cent iJiua. .».***» "—* — , smaller percentage than in the state at large, Hoover's percentage in tne state at large being 39. ^ ANYBODY WANT A TICKET .. •TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT? R. republican K S. McWhorter, „ county chairman, can take care of Hew applications for tickets- to the address by President ISoover at Des will be given at *he oP'^um evening. Tickets have been allocated to every county McWhorter may be mail or called by telephone at , 5 Ce»t*J r ehfer ' -• •', '• » v - : F. IV. Wehler Passes; Funeral Held Today was also a 32nd degree Mason, a Knight Templar, and a Shrlner. He was a charter member of the Rotary club of Algona, and a member of .the Congregational church. In his prime he was an active sportsman. Mrs. Wehler and three children survive. Besides the son, there are two 'daughters. Marie and Raymond are at home, and the second daughter, Mrs. Gertrude A. Farwell, lives at Oakland/Calif. Marie Is employed at the 'Haggard & Falkenhainer offices. • ' Mr. Wehler's mother lives at Pocahonta's. A 'brother and a sister of Mr. Wehler also live there. Herman has a jewelry store at Fairmont, and; a brother Gus lives, at Coppensvlile, Mich, ; : , , - ; ' METHODISTS ASK RETURN OF HULSE AS PASTOR HERE Dr. W. H. Lease, retiring district superintendent 'who has ' completed the limit of six years of service, presided at the fourth quarterly conference of the local Methodist church last Thursday evening. Doctor Lease spoke at intervals during. ihe meeting, as did also the Rev. C. V. Hulse, pastor. Archie Hutchison presented the lollowing resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: "Be ,it ' resolved by the ^fourth quarterly conference of the 'First Methodist Episcopal ohui-ch in session assembled that we hereby express to the Rev, C. V. Hulse our appreciation of the service he has rendered to this .church during the past year and during the several years he has served' this charge; ;hat we fully appreciate his wise leadership, not only in the management of the religious affairs of this charge, but also his wise counsel and assistance iln the financial affairs of the church. ' ' 'We hereby petition the presiding bishop at the Northwest Iowa conference to return to this charge for the ensuing year, our present pas- ter, as he knows more about the membership of this charge and the needs of this church than any other pastor that could be chosen, and we hereby petition the superintendent of the Algona district to use :every honorable means at, his disposal to return the Rev, Miv,;J3ulse to the Algona charge for the ensiling year. 'Be it further resqlyed, that: .we fully appreciate the executive ability of Brother Lease as 'euperintend- ent of the Algona district.' .ftnd we believe that it would be.foi' t&e best interests of said district If Brother Lease could be continued as . such superintendent." Mrs. A. A. Bishop gave a report for the W. F. M. S., and. Mrs, Harry Baker for the W. H. M. S., while Mrs. W. A. 'Foster 'reported for the Aid and H. A. TuWe, superintendent, for the Sunday sphool.v.'A- rer port was also given for the -Epw^rth League, . E. J. Gilniore,' treasurer, reported on finances, and A. -A. Bishop on benevolences. ,Mr. Bishop was secretary of the meeting- W. C. Dewel was elected member of the board of traatees to succeed the late W. C. Danson. J. F. Overmyer is chairman v and other members are Mr. QUlmbre, Geo. W. Godfrey W. A. Foster, D, L". Leffert, A. Hutchison, Wm. C. Steele, and N. A. Smith. Sentiment at the meeting was unanimously and strongly opposed to elimination of the Algona district by the Northwest^ Iowa, Conference. Petit Jwy 'Dismissed. The panel of 32 members of the petit jury for the September term of court was dismissed Tuesday by Judge 'Davidson. They were notified by telephone to save per diem and mileage. . Harry, son pf Mr. and Mrs. A. A. BJsbop, has Pledged tfee Pe«a ' paternity at City. I Wehler J '•pHIS LTKE- ness of the late F. W. Wehler, will be recognized by thousands of Kossuth people .who had known him throughout his long residence a t Algona. He was a familiar figure not only in • his store but on the s t r e*e ts, and practically everybody knew h i m. "Fred" will be greatly missed in Algona business and social circles. Nevada Man New Owner Call Theatre The business and equipment of the'Call theater has been sold to Lester F. Mai-tin, Nevada, by N. C. Rice, effective as of September 12. A bill of sale was recorded last week-end. Mr. Martin has, however, re-, tained Mr. and Mrs. Rice as managers, and the theater will be operated much the same as in the past. The sale did not include the building, 'Which is owned by a corporation, though Mr. Rice holds all but 20 shares. Mr. Martin Is secretary of the 'Allied Theaters Inc., of which Mr. Rice is an active member. He .owns a theater at Nevada and others elsewhere In the state. He is expected here this week-end. The sale did not Include the Book & Gift Shop, operated by Mrs.. Rice. The Rices will continue to occupy their apartments In the building. MERCURY DROPS TO 38 AS WEATHER TURNS TO FALL 'Friday nfbrning the weather man dropped the mercury to 38 degrees, lowest" this fall. Temperatures are now falling steadily, but frost Is still to come, Rain fell last week Wednesday, and again Monday,, to total only .11 Inphes, or 3.66 inches for' this' month. The temperature record follows: , ' , . .High Low September 20 _ __, 69 September 21 ___,____^.__69 September 22 „„—. 65 September 23 —— 71 September 24 — ,. __69 September 26 _.'_• ..._69 September 26 -~,__' i-_66 September 27 '. 64 Malta Fever Case, Burt, Sept. 27—Mrs, Fred Lavrenz, sick 'with malta fever: for a number of weeks, is much improved, but still confined to bed. Merchants of Algona Otter Fall Bargains Chill in the air 'morning and evening indicates colder weather to come, and ,wfth, this change in seasons c&ries tie need of new clothes and other wearing apparel for _w}nter. In almost every line of' merchandising there te increased activity in the fall, as people' prepare for the cold. T_his week's Advance carries advertising for almost every line of suolv merchandise, and the read^ er's attention is called to the advertisements. Pri,ces~ are- now the lowest in'recent history, and activity in most Vnps UQW indicates ' 1»' prices,' ftt will "be to BONNSTE IN STAT TER EMENT OF PLATFORM Favors a Moratorium on Foreclosure of Mortgages. Representative A. H. Bonnstetter, democratic candidate for renom'ina- tion, Is out with a- statement of his platform, as follows: "In coming before you and asking for further consideration concerning the office I now 'hold, I recognize that a higher stabilized price for farm products is the outstanding necessity for relief In our present economic distress. Elimination of trade 'barriers and a controlled inflation of currency would no doubt contribute greatly to bringing about this .condition. Favors Moratorium. ., 'A moratorium to forestall foreclosures, and a lower rate of interest on long term loans, will also reatly aid the home owners, farmers, and business men In keeping the fruits of long years of toll. And I wish to state that in the event I am placed in a position to assist in saving farms, homes and business enterprises for owners by legislation, I shall do everything in my power to bring about its realization. "But it appears to me that these problems are national In scope, and therefore should be dealt with .by congressmen and senators-at Washington. "As a -'state legislator, 'however, I can render service to the people of Iowa on the' all important question of taxation. In the past IS years, Loo many laws have been placed on the statute books which encourage or compel the spending of public money, and \ as a result our taxes inflated. __.. "Since 1914 taxes have increased 170 per. cent throughout the nation and diminished and deflated incomes cannot continue to pay inflated taxes. Therefore I feel that' taxation will be .the major problem seeking solution by the next legislatute. Platform for Reelection. "I submit -the following as a portion of the principles which, if elected, I shall faithfully strive to promote.. . "1.. I wish .again to eay that Iowa's tax laws should be revised, and. I favor an Income tax based on net earnings that will relieve a substantial portion of the tax burden now carried by property. "2. :i not only believe In efficiency and economy In government, but also in reduction of public expenditures -to bring the total cost of government to a proper relationship with the income of the people. "3. My sympathies are with home- owned and home-operated institutions. Therefore, I oppose chain organizations. Apparently their objective is the transformation of our business life from an organization of Individual self-directing heads into a race of hired men. Against Bonded Indebtedness. '4. I .believe that public government is like a private business. There is limit to our ability to spend public money. That ability is based on the incomes of the basic industries of America, agriculture and mining. Therefore we must constantly deny ourselves desired improvements and conveniences until we can see our way clear to pay for them. ,. ••'• ., . ....-.'",'.' ' • "Unfortunately the' prevailing idea is to pile up bonded'indebtedness for future payment. Suppose our forefathers 'had been : as generous In passing the buck' to us as we seem Inclined to pass it*to our children; bad as our conditions are now, they would be much worse. Each generation has Its own .problems to solve; therefore it should not be hampered with obligations incurred by it's predecessors, Cause of Economic Breakdown. "5. It is my contention that our present condition '^s the result of an economic breakdown.,' Our economic system is entirely created" by ourselves, hence the •responsibility is our own. 'People" ; ;iajringoing hungry Jn the midst of ple'nty and are out of employment with much work to be done. This came about because we transact our business through selfish politicians rather than patriotic statesmen. "The crying need of the country at this time is to get our legislative affairs Into the hands of representatives big enough to forget self In the interest of the common cause. In this respect I ask the voters of Kossuth county to investigate ?ny legislative record. "In closing I wish to assure you that the only motives that actuate my candidacy Is my desire to fight tor unselfish principles that will truly aid the great comnfqn class of which I am a member. With the great emancipator I say, 'Let us have faith that right m'a,Wes might; and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand tt'." • Reno Fails to Come; Sends a Substitute By Gordon Dewel. Glen -Miller, secretary-treasurer of the Farmers' Union, spoke before a crowd of l;600 farmers and others at the grandstand at the fair grounds /Tuesday afternoon. He came in place of Mllo Reno, who was unable to fill the date, and his appearance here was sponsored by the county Holiday organization, this being the third Holiday meeting in Kossuth. Mr. Miller gave a review of efforts of farm leaders at legislation for agriculture since 1920. Failure of these 'efforts has led to the Holiday movement as a last resort In an ef^ fort to force appreciation on the [>art of congress and the administration of the Importance of giving farmers legislation which will enable them to market their products at prices above cost of production, he said. Federal Deserve Blamed. Mr. Miller cited measures taken by the Federal Reserve system in reducing farm credit in 1920 as the beginning of depression in farming. This measure forced bankers in the west to refuse credit and loans on farm property which has ever since caused hardship. This policy has also been the cause of bank failures and foreclosures more than anything else, he claimed. Farm leaders have appealed time and again to leaders of both political parties, but have been disappointed by both, and as a last resort they have appealed . to the farmer riimself for united action, to 'force the administration to recognize the need of legislative relief. Hoover Criticised. •';' Mr. Miller attacked Hoover's alleged promises to the farmer in 1928, and critizised him severely as a representative of big "business, claiming that he catered to the financiers with -legislation whereby the R. F. C. hae loaned money to insurance companies and/tother_ big H 'business but has left the "farmer unaided 'in any way except indirectly.-sThe insurance companies, moreover, have not in turn passed on the indirect help to the farmer but have made things worse by a policy of foreclosures. , Mr, Miller further charged that big business'and politicians have operated a "system" of exploiting Ehe farmer and the rest of the public. But the public, he declared, is about at the end of its rope and is not Jn the mood to stand more. The right weapon to use no\v is the vote, and Mr. Miller urged every farmer to exercise his right to vote in the coming election. Congress & President Responsible. Mr. Miller asserted that the entire blame for the depression could be laid at the door of the president and congress for refusing to hear pleas of agriculture. He said the Farm Board was only a gesture to quiet farmers so they would not organize as they are now doing. The Farm Board, Instead of helping the situation! has gambled away large sums of government money on the markets' and its policies have made prices lower instead of higher. Economy In government was strongly advocated, as also was collection of loans to foreigners, which have made taxes high. Jibe for the Bankers. Mr. Miller finished by .telling the purposes of the Holiday movement. Bankers have had their Holiday periods • at getting waivers signed which enabled them to save themselves, though they have not in turn sponsored the farmers' movement for the same thing, he said. Preceding'Mr. Miller's talk, Vivian Watman, of Ottosen, gave two vocal selections, accompanied by T. T. Herbst at the piano, Merle -Holt, temporary chairman of the Kossuth Holiday movement, introduced Mr. Miller. There were frequent bursts of applause, especially at the expense of the president. DAVE LYNCH ARRESTED ON DRUNK CHARGE AND FINED David Lynch, erstwhile turbulent Bancrofter who some years ago transferred his activities to Fair-, mont, continues his ISryear record of frequent appearances in court. Recently he was arrested for drunk' enness and fined $15 plus $3.50 costs. He had no money, but his attorney guaranteed payment and he was turned loose. He was also involved recently in a Martin county fair horse racing squabble. Algona Markets By Wllbnr J. and Alice Payne. At close of business Sept. 27, 1932. HOGS Best sorted lights, 180-230 lbs.-$3.70 Best med. wt. butch. 230-260__'$3.'50 Best prime hvy. butch. 260-300_$3.30 Best hvy. butch., 300-350 Ibs ?3.10 Packing sows, 300 to 350 lbs._.$3.00 Best sows, 350 to 400 Ibs.- $2.75 Big sows, 400 to 500 lbs..42.30-|2.50 CATTLE Canners -50c to $1.00 Bulls $1.50 to $2.00 Cutters '$1.00 to $1.75 Fat cows $2.00 to $2.75 Veal calves —, $4.00 to $5.00 Fat steers $4.00 to '$6.50 Yearlings $3.50 to $4.00 POULTRY Hens, heavy . .12 Hens, Leghorn and under 4 Ibs. .08 Cocks . „_ .05 Springs over 4 Ibs. ;__! ' .11 Springs, under 4 Ibs. '. .09 PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 .20 Eggs, graded No. 2 .11 Cash cream ; .16 GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn .• .16 No. 3 yellow corn .15 No. 3 white oots '. 10% Feed barley .16 HIDES Calf and cow, Ib. 1^0 Calf and cow, Ib. l%c to 2 Horse 1.00 FOOTBALL SEASON OPENED BY BOTH TEAMSTHIS WEEK -The'high school football team will play Llvermore tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. at Athletic J park. This game .will : be Livermore's third game this season. Livermore has won from Britt, .6-0, and lost to Humboldt by seven points. Algona's inexperienced team will be playing a team almost intact from last year. The line-up for the locals will probably -be: ends, Guderian and Nordstrom; tackles, ' Schultz and and Hutchins; guards, Green and Hilton; center, Post; quarterback, Russell Mediri; halfbacks, Sellstrom and Cowan; fullback, Bruns. Preceding the game the high school band will parade on State' street and give a number of new drills. The band now has 50 pieces, with five color bearers and guards. New hats have been bought for white outfits. John Shilts, band leader, has been practicing baton drills under the direction of D. Wane Collins, hig:h school band instructor. ; The prices of admission to the game are 35c arid 20c. St. Cecelia's academy football team will play St. Mary's, Emmetsburg, at Athletic park next Sunday, 'and one of the best : games- this fall Is The Emmetsburgers won championship last year, predicted. the state but they lost their star back-field runner, Jackson. Algona has practically the same team as last year's, so the teams have about the same strength. The line-up Sunday for St. Cecelia will show Edward Capesius as fullback; .Wade Hansen and Jos. Lighter, halfbacks; and Omar Kelly at quarterback. Junior^ Kelly will play one end position, while the other will be played' by Bestenlehner and Hug>hes. Tackle positions REPORTS IN D, M, PAPERS MISLEADING No Peculations Here* in Records of the Officials. Saturday's Des Moiiies Tribun*. and Sunday's Register carried stories relative to the report to the stat» auditor of'state, checkers who r*-,' cently examined .the books of Kos--' suth courthouse^' officials. The Tribune carried a half column, story; the Register,- three or four Inches. The Register's story gav*t As the result -of protest'by Mr» Kruse, yesterday's Register carried a revised story In which thft facts were set out substantially In accord with this account. are to be filled by Hegarty and Baker, and guards will be Kohlhaas and Matern, Jos. Dunn plays center. The game will'begin at 2:80, and admissions will be 30 and 16o. Season tickets may be bought for four home games at a dollar for adults and ] 50e for children. Not Guilty ALGONA HELPS JUDGE IN GIRLS PERFECT BACK TEST Dr. and Mrs. F. C, Scanlan were at Forest City Friday night, and the doctor served a judge in a contest there for the most perfect' girl's back in the Forest City district. This contest Is being conducted throughout the United States. The district winners will compete at Des Moinea, and the, state winner will , compete in, a. final national contest. ' ' Attorney G. D, Shumway out the following state- .(has ment; "My attention has been called to a story in Sunday's Des Moines Register wherein it wag stated that alleged irregularities in the records of the county treasurer's office 'here, also on the part of the coroner, and certain township assessors, had been turned s over to me for investigation. ' "This statement is erroneous. I was in close contact' with John Horning, checker who audited \ the records, and I am familiar with the results of his. pnecls-up, I |e.el that in justice to the officers a statement should be ma#», that" *heee „ irregularities are 1 ' nothing' 1 more than minor corrections without consequence and apt to happen in any office " " ' ness. J» Mirth*? an Impression not warranted by ' the facts. The Tribune's story was' more understandable, but the Trlb-' une's circulation in Kossuth is llm- > ited compared to^he' Register's. -\ ^ Facts as Regards Kruse, In County Treasurer Kruse'e office the checkers found-Mr. Kruse'* own checks in the till in the total 1 amount of $269.21. Mr. Kruse had saved certain taxpayers temporarily short of funds from the tax penalty by shouldering their taxes himself.; This hardly seems something for great criticism in such times as these. The checks were duly cashed and credited to his official account. It appeared also that the treasurer- was carrying as drawer cash Item* the sum of $309*8.22 due for tax sal* certificates issued last winter; that, is, (the tax sale buyers represented by-'.these certificates had not yet in' the cash. This will b* readll^^tjnderstood by any business;' man | in "these times. All business men a'rd carrying accounts in tbi* way, and they only wish they could • be as sure of their money In k du»-< time as the county is. There prob- " ably Isn't'a cash register in county which is not carrying sT""" number of such cash items. The School Book Depositories. It was found that -the countr school depositories in the various. Kossuth towns owed $5388.46 cash.' in addition to $2546.31 in books, on,, August 12. jt was not explained that nearly all of this was 1932 bus- ! iness which will be. cleared off lit, due course before the end of the-* year. The accounts of all the depoo- ' itories are protected by bonds. ' The Register's jumbled story read' as if the depository accounts wer*" chargeable to Mr. Kruse, whereas h»f has nothing whatever to do with.! them. It looked as if the reporter- was confusing school book depositories with county bank depositories, but the bank accounts were not at all involved. , Only One Assessor Behind. Three assessors who had collected*' poll taxes were reported, in the newspaper story, as not having- made settlement. As a matter of fact the checkers' report showed two> of these accounts settled, leaving only one outstanding. The news story as regards the as-J sessors' accounts was put together" in such fashion that it looked as if; Mr. Kruse wag responsible for ih* K failure of the three assessors to settle on time, whereas the fact is that ' the assessors are "on their own" so> far as the law is concerned and Mr* < Kruse can do nothing but report 1 them unsettled. These accounts to» are protected by bonds. Coroner Charges Technical. Coroner Merritt came in for a llt|, , the criticism which looks rathejr ' technical. It was said that he had , collected ?23 for transportation of bodies not buried in public or county cemeteries. It appears that there in no provision for this In the Code, , but how else the coroner is to obtain ,- \ the money due for his services where private means fail is not e»?' - plained. • ' The coroner was alsd prttieised, for calling physicians in allegedly Uft- \\ necessary cases. It was not stated. '- 1 .hat he had no official right to call ' physician?. If he had such righf || • * • would seem that the discretlpn Jn-* t volved in doing so is inherent in bW »-} office rather than In official cheolf- ers who know nothing of the cumstances. ' Coroner Submits Coroner Merritt , yesterday oujt the following "stateigsjit;, * '4' f 'On several ", , T-,",,„„-"" I was called, to various' part^'pti county eitb.ep by the shefIff or " olflpers to, investigate persons' came to thlr death through' and violent means,. On casions I felt ttoaMt was ',) and on talking the matter the sheriff and, cpunty a waa deemed advisable to, bjrtagj bodies to Algp}pa, t

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