The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 9, 1942 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 9, 1942
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'* II forested at Wesley ^rciW Aft Cbgley vfras notified dn Friday. May 29th, of the escape • .-from the Woodward State Hospital •of Albert Mdnson, where the latter had been employed as a trusty ' from Ft. Madisuto penitentiary the -past «lx weeks. Assuming that Monson would attempt to c&ntact . his ho'me at. Wesley the sheriff, in coopefatloh With Marshal Panl Frl- berg, of Wesley, watched the Wes* ley. neighborhood, and on •Monday Monson was brought here and lodg^ ' ed in jail. Penitentiary .'officials were notified and Monson was taken back to For-t Madison Wednesday. ,.•-..-• One of Larceny ttlng It will ibe remembered .that Albert Monabn was one of three W.cs- IerrftWettts-whb,pieaded guilty to (grand.iarcenry early in the jSitfebrliary 2, Jack Friable,-Wes• ley, Wai arrested arid chafged with grawi larceny < to Which he plead guilty-;and; 18 now S6**Mg -tt -five- year sentence at Fort Madison. A : ^ week later Ortln (Pete) Friable wrts lUao arrested oh the same charge ind he, too, plead guilty. Kfe^was 'fciven five years but;, the sentence i -was suspended on good behavior and fee was paroled to the state board of parole. Monnon Third Member Early in-March Albert Monson, the third member of the larceny ring, was arrested at Wesley. ' His, too, pleaded guilty and Judge G. W. Stillman sentenced him to flvo ye*r$-*t'Fort Madison, .Sheriff : Opgtey took him to Ft. Madison,on ••'. March ••: 6th. He proved a model ;, ? 'prit&ner and authorities there sent ; him out as a trusty, assigned to the state-hospital at" Woodward. Hid break for liberty Was ra'ther ill- advised. He has been returned to the prison at Fort Madison,and'all credits for good behavior have been erased and ' all privileges taken from him. LONE ROCK AND HOLD Established 1865 LEAD IN LEAGUE 'Lone Rock and Algona. are tied for first place in the Kossuth coun ty baseball league each team hav irig chalked up its third victory when Ix>rie Rock took :Armstrong 6-1 and Algona beat Titottka .4-1. Bancroft won its first Sunday When Wpsley was taken for a loss 4-2 at Bancroft. And Lptts Creek, has third place since St. Joe was defeated 3-1. Sunday -results ~were: .'-,'•. R H E Algona, 4 8 / 3 Titonka • • >•• 1 , 3 Johnson and Winkel; Wlbberi and Bafct, ~~-- ' Bancroft ^ 45 Wesley - 24- |H111 *nd Schneider; Froehlich and ,%«tts Creek f . * 3 & 3 v 'St. Joe ,' . - 110 ' Lemke and Wichtendahl; Thilgea and Reding. ' R H E ; JiLorte-Roek ,6 .7 3 •Armstrong .....:*. ......1 6 t '.':'.' Nelson and Nelson; Kiecker and Schneider. PRESBYTERIAN YOUNG PEOPLE TO CAMP FOSTER • Bight Presbyterian young people left Monday for a week at Camp Foster, Lake Okoboji, where they . will attend,.the summer conference. Bach delegate -was sponsored by an organization of'the church. The delegates-(and the sponsors are as follows: Barbara Scobee, the "75" Club; Louise Wadleigh, the Ladles Aid; Adella Lemkee, the Sunday School; Robert Geigel, the Men's T'Oiub; "Ardis Kresensky, the Fel; lowshlp cJub; Maxlne Dalley, the :•• Missionary society; Marjorle Bason, the Sunday School; Shirley Bowman, the Youth Vespers'. They were commissioned at the Sunday - morning worship service. It Is ex- '->ip««4edi,t^at the local church's delegation would be the largest at the conference. MARKETS HOGS Heavy' .butchers, ,180-200 $13-60 Heavy butchers, 200-300 13.70 Packing sows. 270-360 — 13.40 Packing spws^ 360-400 13.30 Packing sows, 400-450,..- 19,20 Cajmers and cutters •'; 4.60-9,50 Fat yearlings 1QJ50-J,1.50 Stock steers „..-..- 8-OW1.00 — '• • jg , ,.... w . 8,00-44,00 ^ , : 8.00-8.50 7.00-8.00 10.0041.2$ .- 2.00 ... 3,00 doy/n '- 9,00-KOO ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY/JUNE 9,1942 8 Pages VOL. 77,—NO, ALGONA HAY BE TIRE STORAGE CENTER Kossuth Resident Since 1880 Passes at Fenton (Cut courtesy Fenton Reporter). . "/- ' The above photo was taken when Mr. and Mrs. Boeyers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary - on Nov. 3, 1940. (Henry Erjiest G. Boevers, a resident of Kossutn county since 1880, died at his home in Fenton, May 30, after a lingering illness. His wife died a little, over a year ago. The couple had lived in Fenton for 30 years, following also thirty years upon the Boevers farm 3-% miles aoutjhwest of iFenton. Mr. Boevers was born in Shamberg, Germany, X>eeembw 17, ~ to -" country with his parents when he. was 1% years .old"/ He was married on Nov. 5, 1885, to Marie Sophia Stigman and, they were the parents offline children, seven of wliom/survive, as follows: Mrs. «Carrie Voigt, Mrs; Anna Steinbeck and ,Lilas of Fenton; Mrs. May Vdigt, Welcome, Minn.; Henrietta Bet,tin, Forest City; Mrs. Sara McAdams, Elmonte, Calif.;.' and Mrs. Mable Owen, Algona. There are.. 15 grandchildren and eight- great-grandchildren. Services were held,from the Methodist church Monday afternoon, Rev. W. G. Waterman,of- ^ficiating and interment was,In -tMgthodist cemetery. >f,i» /~ KIWANIANS TO CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND, OHIO (Leaving Thursday morning by automobile, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Dewel, T. H, Chrischilles and Dr. Karl Hoffman will drive to Cleveland, O., to attend the international convention of Kiwanis. They will return; Monday. Mr. Chrischilles 'and Dr. Hoffman'are delegates frpm the localiClub.; Mr, Dewel will at- tendrja an bftibiaJt capacity as the distrlcfi igoyernor of Kiwanis. ,' • ' ". .'*•-. '' _-• 1- --Rotary Told of Rationing Headaches "' The prog^aini'at flie Monday;noon Rotary meeting at the Country Club was in charge of "Dutch" Lorenz and he arranged to have the rationing-board present. Questions "bon- cerning the many angles of ration-_ ing In tires, sugar,-etc., were asked and answered and the program proved very interesting'and Instructive. The price ceiling angle was also brought out and questions answered by Herman Hariberg. The .'many problems confronting the rationing board indicates that the membership has a job in which .there are many headaches. The ralUontng board is made up of C. A. Phillips, Wm. McDonald and George Hawcott, the latter frpm Bunt. Auto Use Tax Stamp On Sale Tomorrow The 1943 Issue of the auto use 'tax stamps will go on sale at the post office tomorrow, Wednesday, according 1 to Postmaster Wade Sullivan. While the official 'opening sale date U July 1st, the government places them on sale at this time to prevent rush- Ing at the post office. livery car owner and truck owner must of these stamps and attach It to his car In some con- gplcupus place. The stamp will cost you $S. And there IB a penalty for the non-purchase of the tax stamp. • Last Thursday High Temperature ih 1942 •According to Weatherman Harry Nolte last Thursday showed the highest temperature so far this year with 91. The record; . High Low Monday, June 1 ...i..:;.!+.......80 59 Tuesday,. June ^2.,, M ...,....,.,,8a 02 Wedhesday;:Ju'ne;3..;i.V.-;;..v.§8 ;• Thursday, June 4 .'. -. .,"...91 67 Friday, June 5 90 69 Saturday, June 6 80 N 64 Sunday, June 7 * .v.75 60 Monday, June 8 75 . 60 During the week .93 of an inch was the rainfall Baggies In Gar field Had Four Wheels In the Goof Old Days * Just priflr tp entrance of the 1900, period Info this century the .buggies in Garfield township had low' wheels, according to William CapesJws, now successfuj practicing attorney in Chlca 1 go, but who grew to manhood in' Kwsilth bounty. W came out froin, the Windy City last weeK>g$aj attended the wefldtog P|-hJ?< nephew, Pr, Ed Oapesjus, an4>* hile here he grew; reminilpent of the old days in .Kosauth county and Garfley townfbjp, WM School feacber Mr, C»8«8t»s f^e ef when he taught ft .,fi_ «--« »p»t 4 -jBp wag late b*cau» Wdj in tft school ta two feet of W ik 4U with chalk were the outlets for written work. In fact most of (the class work was oral and the pupils lined up on the floor-—; those were the days. He adr mitted things were different in Garfleld township today- schools with basements, with (dining rooms, with furnace, perhaps, a;plano, programs and activities to take the edge off the seeming eternal sameness of a bid's school days 90 years ago. Goes (« the PMy A|r.' Qapesius taught, in Garfield about three years,' then he attended several colleges in the ally taking up law and in Qfileago, where he the. part 85 yearn HI*. »erf to ,t years, the old. homestead being seven mile? east of West •, "lend,, Today tw9 fi»*w. ~—'' r pdtmjjYeln^r- 1 (Ptlcaj®, toe, »H¥l GftB&iJHl,, ' " ~*t Mayor Overmyer Dead w . ' w Heart Attack Fatal Early This Morning CAR WRECKED BY FREIGHT NEAR SEXTON MONDAY Richard Scherer, Driver. Received Cuts and Bruises;. Car Dragged More Than 60 Feet When: a west bound freight hit the 1936* Ford coupe driven by Richard Scherer, near Sexton Monday noon at 12:35 the auto was completely wrecked, the engine being torn from the chassis and found a dozen feet from the car, as was also the radiator, one rear wheel smashed, the top caved in and the rear part of the body of the car torn to shreds, and out of this came Richard. with a badly cut right elbow, a few bruises," but seemingly, otherwise unhurt. He was taken to the Kossuth hospital for treatment and so far seems to be not much the worse for the f s cident. Scherer Driving North Mr. Scherer was driving north in Sexton on what is known as the Sexton-St. Benedict gravel road. He had seemingly not noticed the train approaching. The crash was heard by the oil station attendants about a block north on,No.. 18 and the driver was helped out of the wreck. Sheriff Art Cogley was called and he called Bill Dau and the wreck was hauled to Algona, while SohereY was taken to the hospital. Because of the shock he was unable to explain the reason for the accident, or why he was hit by the freight. A South Dakota Boy (Richard Scherer is 21 years of age, the son. of Mrs. Wm. Scherer of Mitchell, S D. The past year he has* been working oiftetmifftifS^S vicinity and at present js emplSyed orr the Simon Henry farm near Irvington., -Seeming'.to have no inter-' nal injuries or bones broken unless complications set in he should be out of the hospital within a few days. RALPH MILLER TO HEAD LOCAL POST AMERICAN LEGION At the regular meeting of Hagg Post No. 90, American Legion, on Wednesday night, officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: commander, Ralph, Miller; vice commander, 'John Kohlhaas; second vice commander, Art Hagg, adjutant, Henry Becker; finance officer, Roy MoMahon; chaplain,, A. L. Brown; sergeantrat-arms, A. I* Brown; historian, GlenRaney; service officer, Joe Lynch. The officers will be Installed at the September meeting when'regular monthly sessions will be resumed. Following the election. Wednesday night a lunch was served. '., ' Hitch-Hikers Are Identified The first response received which identified the four fair hitch-hikers printed ih the Upper Des MolneB last week 1 was sent in by Mrs. Lawrence Alt, Fenton, Wednesday afternoon at 4:10. Mrs. Alt had the names right but she had them reversed as to place In the photo. Five minutes later, Mrs. Forest Hanifan, Jr., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Johnson, near Fenton, brought in the list and as this was correct she wins the year's subscriptfein to thtfUpper Des Moines. Nearly 100 cards and letters were received through the contest.^ The four fair hitch-hikers are Rosemary Flnnestad, daughter of 'of Mr; and Mrs. Amos Finnestad, Fenton; Phyllis Gibbons, daughter of Harold Neville, Algona,; Verdell Borchardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Borchardt, Fenton, and Lucille Jentz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Jentz, Fctnton. Identification came from all parts of the county, one from Hebron township, one from Lu- Verne, which are the two nor- j them and southern extremes of the county. The majority came from Fenton township and the central western portion of the county. Nineteen came fijom Palo Alto county and two from Ringsted. For the second tune within 1942 Algona citizens were shocked and grieved to learn of the untimely passing of their chief executive, succumbing to a heart attack. J. F. Overmyer, mayor since March 0, passed away at his home this morning at one o'clock. According to reports he arose from his bed with the remark that he wasn't feeling well and then collapsed. By the time medical aid arrived he had passed away. Was Mayor Three Mpnths Just three months ago today Mr. Overmeyer was. appointed by the city council to fill the un- expired term of Mayor C. F. Specht who had succumbed to a heart attack on March 1st. Prior to Mr. Overnieyer's ap- One New Candidate Out for Justice For the two offices of justice, of peace in Algona there are three candidates, C. H. Ostwinkle, democrat, and Delia Welter, republican, the present incumbents, while Ji B, Johnson filed and his name will be on the republican ticket. . (For constable there are two candidates on the republican ticket, and none in the democratic column. Ernst ThieJ and F. A, Newville are the present incumbents. Mr. Thiel filed for nomination in the primary but Mr. Newville neglected to make that .provision. However, enough voters wrote in his name on the primary ballot and he is a candidate on the republican ticket this fall. / •...;•• •'-- •••': Two KoMuth Boys , Join Avengers Sunday /When 26? Iowa, hoys tot* the, oath of enjistment In the U. ,$. Na,vy Sunday afternooo there 'were two Kossuth county tows ampn& them, berth of Lone R^sli. 0%?y were Warren- P, Marlow and Clarence 'Efliil Kraft Just, «ix ni to the minute, since the Japs ped their first bomb on Pearl bor, 4^588 'Aw^sa ^Otttw coBXKtfubt. sea Jl^'g^^gy *^ ." *J« of v* Hi AV^ute Reigns \ Country Club Office NICK GOEDERS RETIRED FARMER, PJfaJHJJRSDAlL B^fir^ParMed' ^50 ^Years Near Cylinder; Retired Five Years Ago and Moved Here iDue to a heart attack Nick Goeders, retired farmer, died here Thursday. He was 86 years of age. He was born in Germany and came to this- country when a young man. For fifty years he farmed hear Cylinder. He also lived at Emmetsburg and at Armstrong for a short time before coming to Algona' to make his home five years ago. Eight Children Survive Mr. Goeders is survived by eight children, John Goeders and, Mrs- Reuben Gaard of Cylinder; Bert of Armstrong; Tony of ,Mason ,City; Mrs. Edward Gohr of Charles City; Leo of $torm Lake; Tom of Emmetsburg and Susie at home. He is also survived by six brothers and sisters, John, Theodore and Mrs. John Capesius of Algona; Sebastian, Hahra, Oklahoma; Mrs. Henry Pinna, Sioux (Falls. S. D,; Mrs. E. Wollner of Emmetsburg. He had 24 grandchildren. and seven great- grandchildren. Burial at Emmetsburg N • At St. Thomas Catholic church Emmetsburg, Saturday morning re- qulem masa was read by Father M. MeNeary and interment was in the St. John's cemetery beside his wife and two'children.' REGISTRATION FOR FARM LABOR IN 1200 TOWNS A farm placement labor registration and service in every Iowa town, village and cross roads, trading center is the immediate objective of the 'United States Employment Service in its "Food-f or- Victory" campaign announced today by John Glsh, manager of tl)e local office, (or the service. Local com- musity representatives ;will register all available farm help for use in planting, tending or harvesting crops. Advance estimates place the probable Dumber of local employment centers as high as 1,200 for an average of about 12 In each Iowa county. At these centers farmers will be' urged to make known future need of workers so far as can be anticipated, and available WOfkers will be registered. Each center wi&w*«*te*s a elearr H$ef« the ftsWMsr- may need of help and wher^ pointment as mayor he had served on the city council for eight years. In these capacities he-had proved his worth, a conscientious, conservative and able official, serving forjthe, best >ln l^wifa^f, ji^y^nMinirtASgt-A-g Kir. Overmyer came to>-Alg in -1964, and was connected with the public school system nearly thirty years. He was superintendent of Algona public schools for many years prior to 1933 when he retired; Surviving him 'are his wife qnd one daughter,, Mrs. Dale Oarr, of Oskaloosa. .. .. : .. We regret being una,ble to collect date as to Mr. Qvermeyer's life history and activities at ithls time. Funeral, arrangements have not- as-yet been.made. COUNTY FAIR NOT TO SUPPER TOO MUCH THIS YEAR President A, A. Sc^ipull an<} Secretary Ea'rl Vincpnt of the Kossuth county fair attended a meeting of the Association of North Iowa F^irs at Maj?on. City Sunday. Following a luncheon at the Hotel Han ford discussion of fair problems were had by representatives of fairs in Northwood, Osafee, Allison, Nashua, Eagle Grove, Garner, Mason City and Algona. All fairs are planning approximately the same activities this yea,r as in 1941 with possibly a slight reduction in premiums and entertainment. 84 Iowa Fairs to Operate A meeting of eastern Iowa fairs will be held at Hotel President, Waterloo, June 19th, and fairs from this association are invited. Eighty-four fairs will operate this year, Over 1600 fairs in the country have set their dates for this fall. All fair officials are optimistic about this year and have been requested by the 'secretary of agriculture to carry on as usual as they play an important part in food production as well as sustaining the morale of the country/ MUNICIPAL BAND IN FIRST CONCERT THURSDAY NIGHT The first Concert of the season by the AlgonaVunicipal Band will be presented on the Bryant school prouod Thursday night at eight o'clock.' The band this year consists EARL GRIFFITH APPOINTED TO AN AUDITING JOB (Deputy Treasurer Earl Griffith has been appointed to the county auditing division of the state auditor's office by Chet Akers, auditor of state, and expects to take over his new duties July 1. Mr. Griffith las served as deputy treasurer-in the local office since 1928, coming here frOm Swea City. He and Mrs. Griffith live at 316 N. Thorington street. For the present they have not decided as to moving to . Des Moines, depending rather upon what section of the state will be assigned to Mm. New license Clerk (With the resignation of Mr. Griffith, Mrs. Mary Sands and Rosella Voigt will be deputized to assume the deputy treasurerahip. Miss Voigt has been the auto license clerk since January 1,1941, though she has been employed in the office the past six years. Her home is in Whittemore. Miss Alma Junkermeier -of, Grant township, will take Miss Voigt's desk. Miss Junkermeier has been employed several years in the treasurer's office during the rush tax'Season and is familiar with the routines of the office. OPA ASKS LOCAL RATIONING BOARD TO REftt SPACE All tfires, New ahd Used, Be Space Enlarged The local tire rationing board ha| been, instructed by the Chi- caip office of the OPA to rent suitable quarters In Algpna for storing all new and used tires' fdf ' a six-county .area, designation of Which wift v be forwarded later. The order came Tuesday, June 2. With several locations for the stojHng of tires in view the rationing' board has spent a busy weeit securing rental figures for submit- tance to the OPA. C. A. phillip/3; member-secretary of the. board, had, forwarded to the Chicago .office rental proposals 'covering several suitable buildings. Upon selection. and acceptance the. OPA will jordor- all used and new Ures now in the hands of dealers,- jobbers/and whole? salers within the 'ar^a, brought Atb the store No Change So far as therrationin is concerned there will be-no; changey in the appHcatibns and.routine'gioiie!, "irough at the present: tinje ,'fejrj.tfiiat: . 'trd; Inspection, ahdv authorlsa-i., tjpn'to purchase will remain. in^.tpjgy. .. hands of the different county v 4jLs':> nspectors and the' rationing ' F"ormer Algona Boy Dies at Ortonville Word ,has just been received' at this office of the death of Earl Stephens at Ortonville, Minnesota,after a long illness. He was buried there on May 8,. He had been in a sanitarium at Fergus Falls, Minne- ;8ata,: for'several years. Earl was of JUgona's fine young man in ••---' -- —'•• '' Stephens, now deaarwasft^ijopular Sheriff of Kossuth county for throe terms The family later moved to Ortonville where Earl married an Ortonville girl. He engaged in the real estate business. His wife died some years ago"and only a daughter Marsha, survives, and a sister, Miss Harriet, who for many years was a teacher in the Minneapolis schools;, after leaving Algona., She was a teacher in the Third Ward school in Algona before leaving here. The Marsh Setphens. family originally, resided in Irvingtoh" township^ on the Henry Eischeid farm, east of Algona Earl was perhaps 70 years of age. G1&S Schedules for School Music Groups Orin Spaulding, band and orchestra teacher at the Algona high school, designates the following class schedule for instrumentalists and groups: concert band, 9:30 a. m.,.Monday and Thursday; cadet band, 9:30, band, 9900, Wednesdays; grade Fridays; beginners' band, 9:00 Mondays; orchestra, 9:30 Tuesdays and beginners' strings, 9:00, Thursdays, However, the tires will be gathered!/,: In the one location in place ofeMfe ing scattered.over a county orwiqev area. Tie rattening board wiHaa-*,; thorize the tire dealer-owner to scjt ,, and he in turn will- designate :,tha, sale of any tire; to the 'the tires. ' •• •• !- "'.-'• x;V., • •••.Q|," r ..'. : Government Clamps Down; ™ • ; ; The local board'ifr otjthe opiiiipni : >. that the reason : f or" centralizing: tffe ;.;•'.} tires in an- area is to maintain; ja ;X better and more complete recar.d: ' of tires as well as elimiating a Kfc of mileage and to save a lot of time •;• for government inspectors and checkers who now call on individual dealers. And, too, the board believes that the government is about to collect used tires from thosei qar^/ ', iftwners who may give themjip_vj use Rubber Situation' i .The government insists that the \ rubber situation is daily becoming; " more serious. That it necessitates many tons of rubber daily to supply the motorized equipment for wac now being manufactured. The time may oome, and soon, .when the goy- ernment will commandeeriyour tires usless you can shoWt thai they, ajre essential to your'da^ly, work or. Ojat. SIfc- Suction of so nip sort/" Board 'Oolteciii^^qlrejrf' Since the first order setting the rationing'last winter L ^-""board and has sold them to junk These are used or new tires/ board, as well as ma\ , „ picked up over the. county. The. ceeds from the old 'and ,non-us tires are, kept in the hands of. local board and used for office.-hel for office supplies,, etc. With, " establishment Of -a. centraj(''stor..^_ space here the local hoard wfll' have to find bigger-and mpre, suitable office spac.e.-'-Sd' far 'a'lSraaffi room off the Chamber, of Commerca- office and a "desk has completed the board's office. Four Score wd 12 Attg/it to former Kossuth Pionetf Albert Reed, 92, of Topeka, Kansas, was a visitor in this office 'Monday. A Kossuth county pioneer, the Reed family located in Irvington in 1858, Albert and a sister Delia, Seattlej (Washington are the last sur-*' vjvors of ten .children. Albert left Algona in 1912 an-d has been living with 'his son, Burleigh, a professor in chemistry in the university at Topeka. He admitted that, he had only been a visitor three times in Algona .since he left 40 years ago. and he was visiting up and down (the main street with the hope of meeting an old friend, 'but Without much success. "Forty years make 4 difference, I guess, and fch e men And women of my time have all passed on," he said.' Active Reed is exceptionally ac-r notwithstanding his 92 He reminisced of the many years since 1858. Farm, «n the qld, .home place in Married Alma *n,d a SOB,, •was w to th^ union. he bought Jive »Wpped to market from Ipv- flnglon, Sexton, * 1900 fa£ cftroe tq town under the Orin 2fi members and m take Ctty , instructor in school- The pro- wortrer way go in search Three Ko«*uth Men Graduate from Ame» and bought the Iooate4 on yard then sphere the Bta,nds, streat. He an4 built toe ..... the and i^rtcers gf the Country C3u|i Wondjwy nigh* *—-"- M8 ft cleared the elected to fill , Nugent, w$s " • , ivv •% »#i-*'«f t -~A * ** J^V if.- -.fcfti ;^.,.£'*i 1 te3^S66li That same year Mrs. Reed died and he then took up bis home with Ws son at Tofteka,, Truly Kc^uj^ |>ld-Tlmer Albert Reed -comes of a real ol4«t4mer, grpup. Many of our readers, \renaember Benjamin iFranklin Reed, county superintendent, hew jn the late nine-; tie^ ftnd who, wrote a 2-volume^ history of tl»e county. And an, 7 othep brpUw.'Jobn Reed, wa»'» cpunty^reowdep several times' fn the early* days, pur older' readers will also remember that ' one brother, Emmet «eed, \?»s • murdered in southern Ipwa t^ a887 and wai| bHrteC Jn the ' , , -had been working on railroad driving I»te ! " the murderer^ . ,own was paptur«d neftr Oitv In. DOfie ' ' ^ VL?* ^^w .. i islfclyfete

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