Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1932 · Page 1
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f advised an that ,he has left the of contest Up \o the state tlc central committee. ts' who envision control of state senate -by ousting Patter- in ft contest have some nuts to k hefore they decide what to do. ; ma y discover that things could Iworte. . official canvass gives Patter[" t l, e certificate of election. - He e Sit tlll> If, and when [to ousted. * senate Itself will ' decide the rt, If any. But the contest can- place *•"* after the senate anted. The republicans will e do the organizing. „„.. they organize, they can, If "desire, deprive the lieutenant ,, no r of his customary power to ' <• the committees which vlrtu- r«mtrol-leglsltlon.' The senate I Lieut. Oov. MdTarlane that r last session. would strip Ueut; Gov. _ of practically all power ["make It possible to hamstring • Herring's' program. considerations may lead republicans to do It anyhow. But • .will be more likely to try It if [democrats, by Insisting on a at, show a disposition to hog Het study of, tihe situation, the ats may conclude that dls- i in a tight spot ds the better tof valor and-try to strike a bar- i by which : the contest Idea will pped and Kraschel will be milled to name the committees. I; nice point arises . out of the senatorial election In the 49th Id—northwest ;>Iowa. the primaries Republican Sena- flfoen.was defeated for renomln- Then he was nominated by |f democrats arid defeated toy only at suggests a contest. If no- J'of contest is 'filed, and If the fcbllcan's certificate of election Is fcheld, the republican can't qual- |to sit In on organization of the lie, and Moen will sit as a"hold- rtill the contest Is decided. i point Is, Moen in' that event as a republican holdover. llch party will he. line up with on fejilzatlon? state election results, In a , were a joke on the democrats. j hadn't expected to win, and in cases they let poor timber e.the supposedly valueless nom- ns,- . ' funny was the 'election of [democratic candidates -for the ne court. They were so surd! In that case, however, the • may have been all right. ley say R. TV —Dick—Mitchell, Dodge, was • of two minds fiber to accept'' 'He is national Jiitteeman from Iowa, and the lot distributing patronage during [next four years'would 'have to flven up. jut In Washington a jazz orches- |leader who was nominated as a , was elected lieutenant govern- lln Seattle a democratic nominee }.was in jail won. In Minnesota t-cbnvict won -election as con- an. i Tien the voters go on a rampage they certainly do get ram- IOUS. Jter.in Iowa by Christmas?—No, I'Miy other time, regardless of fcnal action, unless the state's f against Intoxicating liquors are or modified.—-Code Ch. 94 I In his first public pronounce- |t following the election, Gov'•elect Herrfng didn't as much lentlon It. » grandfathers in Iqwa fought the liquor question t0oth ' and Ml In the 80's, It will be his! over again if we have to" re- the battle a h,alf, century later. p. L. O'Connor, Iowa City law] °!)ce Burt superintendent of state attorney general- ^yas held to the''Polk county y Just before election on a possession t of booze, [charge of drunkennes—or was "Ik arlvInr.?_-a, 0 -» withdrawn, or some- ALGONA, IOWA, NOVEMBER 24, 1932 Pages 10 Number 11 SETTLER OF 1866 PASSES ATIRVIHGTON M. De L. Parsons, 84, Follows His Wife to Grave. By Inez B. Honey. Irvlngton, Nov. 22— M. do L. Parsons, 84, one of Kossuth's earliest pioneers, died at his farm home west of Irvlngton at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Mr. Parsons had been sufferng with heart trouble several days, but was better Friday. He died suddenly, after having been up and around the house a little. A daughter, Mrs. John Brandow, and a niece, Mrs. James Jenkins, were the only relatives in attendance. Others had gone home, believing the patient out of Immediate danger. 'Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock Monday, the Rev. A. English, Irvlngton Presbyterian pastor, In charge.. Mr. English's text was Romans 12-11: "Not slothful in business, but fervent ' in spirit." t Paul Leaverton, accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Caeey Loss, sans two songs, Abide With Me, and The Sweet Bye-and-Bye. The Rev. A. H. Wood, Good Hope, offered prayer. Pallbearers, all old friends of Mr. Parsons, were: j. M. Cox, Homer Llndhorst, 'Sumner Leigh, M. L, Honey, Charles Rutledge, and A. J. Brown. Burial was made at Irvington. IVanied After Lafayette. Mr. Parsons, whose given names vere Marcus de Lafayette, after the French general of our Revolutionary war, was born in St. Joseph county, Mich.,. June 26, 1848. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alanson Parsons, moved to Iowa when he vas IS, and he came with them. The 'amlly came lay rail as far as possi- )le, but young Marcus and a brother traveled by team and wagon. The fam«y settled in Crevcb town-' ship, on the site of the present Par- GMAAT WORKERS WILL GATHER GOODS FOR JHE POOR Housewives Asked to Get Contributions in Readiness. CROFT Tomorrow Pioneer clothing made Collection of food and promised to workers who complete canvass of the city some weeks ago will be made tomorrow by representatives of organizations under whose auspices the canvass was made. Persons who promised canned goods or clothing are asked to have the same in readiness in order that as little time be wasted as •possible.' Each group has a large territory to cover. ;•-•' Groups which will make collection are the Rotary and Klwanis clubs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masons, the Legion, the Odd Fellows, the Woodmen, and the Legion Auxiliary. The food will be stored in the basement of the Bryant building. The clothing will be kept elsewhere in the same building. Both will be distributed as needed by Antoinette Bonnstetter, school nurse. Jlnles Governing- Distribution. Rigid rules have been laid down for distribution this year to eliminate some abuses which unavoidably occurred last year. Miss Bonnstetter will make certain In every case that food and clothing are distributed only where necessity exsists. There are four important things for applicants to remember: 1. Clothing will be distributed Saturday afternoons only. No distribution will toe made any other day. • 2. Food supplies will be distributed Friday afternoons only, and at no other time will be given out. 3. People calling for garments not pressed, * hasn't already b,ee>n done, Wobably wangle jhim out °f "n charge too. Tji e grand jury - to removal ... -find I the charge,' [ 6 °f: the grounds for Public office is .'"intoxicatiori,. conviction' of being intoxi- Oode 1091. 'a like offense Governor Tur" omoveij Adjutant General Bal-, pom office., L T . h ^ y dl( ? ] et O'Connor off ; najm-y didn't inflict".-See Sat- Reglster. • '• . charge was driv- , Intoxicated. - O'Connor's . altruc lf collided near. Mitch-, c 18, gman, democrat, fp r state rit republican w ' Treai >urer f&V B. John- I s ^Ported arrested for drunlc le kt^ Ullkenness < ^ r something I MIW a year or H ot epmehdw. k " •t,y l n ,f your own speculating )ff A Jol3n «on and O'Connor ' A ]SO ojj.wb^tjthe djffer- SUCK caee high Plain 3^ ipjtizen. Ive years was a log cabin. This vas later replaced toy a frame house. The young man taught school the irst winter he was in Iowa. The next winter he attended school at (Ugona. In 1S74 he was married to Augusta H. Johnson, and he took charge of the home farm. He taught school in \vinter. Eight Children Survive. One child, Rosie L., now Mrs. M. I. ' Jones), Algona, was born. Mrs. Parsons (lied in September, 1879. Two years later, on September 11, 1SS1, Mr. Parsons was marrjed to Ella A. Bakerl It was destiny that hey were to live more than a half century together and she wa's to die only a little more than two months before : her husband. To the second marriage were toorn nine children; Stanley, Choklo, Minn'.; Mrs. Mabel Brandow, Fairmont; Mrs. Olive Gress, Hamer, N. D.; Mrs. Theodore Harr, Irvington; Mrs.- Harold Frambach, •Whittemore; Suniner, who farms at home and lives in another house on;the farm; Mrs. Virgle Smith, Burt;-and Leslie E. and Ezra, who died in infancy. Known as Apple Expert During all his mature life Mr. Parsons, was an influential 'citizen of the county. He served as township clerk and secretary of. the school' board. He wa? ' secretary- trensurer of the IrVJngton cemetery more than 30 years. He was a heavy land owner.''.'•'.• Air. Parsons was widely 'known as . a fi'uit .grower. He hqd 23 acres of orchard, reported largest in Kossuth county. In his prime he'was a state leader in horticulture. For .seven successive years he won first, prize at the state fair for fruit grown .in northern Iowa. In 1904, at the Lou- Isiajia Purchase Exposition, . St. t,ouiB, hV was' .''awarded p,,".'sjlver medal on a barrel of apples, •Like many of the.,other. early pioneers/Mr.' Parsons', whose- father was a pioneer doctor, was well educated and had a remarkable mand of English, i He spoke at public gatherings,] and i his well •vyritteR contributions appeared frequently in the local newspapers. .CouncilJo Elect. The county Odd Fellows' council will meet at Wesley tomorrow night. t>ff;lc]ers will toe elected.' . ,<; ... Hi, Children, Santa Coming This story is especially for the Children. Just imagine a visit from Santa Olaus! ^ Well, Algona business men ana the Santa Claus editor talked things over and decided to invite Santa' 1 to come to Algona-beforf ,'ciwtetmas, -60 all good 'boys and 'girls could ^tell him -what .they wanted for Christmas. The Invitation is to. be taken to him by a committee of-the business men. and they will try hard to get the lolly old tfellow to come soon. So all you children keep watch fj announcement soon which Sffl^Sa whether be te u>4 4* 80, when and where can -use. No one will be allowed to walk in and help himself, and no one will be allowed to exchange ciothincr he has for better. 4. Clothing will be given out during the whole school year, so there will be no necessity oh the part of ri'ppllcantfl to rush in and expect to carry out a full winter's , supply to begin with. All garments will, be piven out only toy the school nurse, this to prevent duplication, and \last year's records will in every case be cheeked first.. , Under no circumstances' may clothing be taken'from the Algona office for persons i not living in this,territory. . .: First 'Distribution Dates, v Mies Bonnstetter is not here Mondays and-Tuesdays; she is |hen school . 'nurse at Humboldt. • On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and .Fridays she'is looking after the school children here. As she is in the'.employ of the .school boards she cannot take time from her work on these days to wait oh.applicants,for.relief and she'.Vill-.answer no calls. Miss Bonnstetter will be at' her office at the Bryant building from one till G • p. m. every i Friday anc Saturday afternoon to wait on applicants. • . The. first distribution of food, will be made December 3, and the first distribution of clothing December 4 In the meantime the supplies will'be catalogued. ' '" . Miss Bonnstetter says: "Let's remember the needs of others and not apply for clothing simply because we want to get 'dressed up,' nor for food Just for a b.anquet." _ : PICTURE is a ,good Jike- ness of M. de L. Parsons, Irv- lngton pioneer who died Saturday, as he had for many years appeared. His death marks the passing of another of the old settlers who laid the foundations for what Kossuth county has become: 8 PHEASANT HUNTERS, , 20 HENJJI15 FINES Eight men, including three from Lu Verne, were assessed '$10 fines and costs each by Justice P, A. D.anson..Saturday pn charges of e ceding the limit /in pheasant, hens in last-weed's. 1 open season. The men-were arrested by 'Game Warden H. A. * 'Holmgren, . who brought them to Algona for trial. They had 20 hens and four cocks. This was within the' limit as regards number of birds, but open season regulations allowed only one hen to eajoh man; hence eight hens was the limit for- the group. The hunters pleaded guilty, ' -.-.•/•:. The group consisted of M. ,- H. Sleioher, Iowa City; William jingle- man, Wellman; L. A. PouglaSj.Iowa City; Lester Mansmith, Rlverdale; Everett Faith, George Ristauf and Tooto" Ramus, Lu Verne; and ihr-ls Slngleman, Iowa City. .: The costs in each case $5>t4>led $4.37, and the total of fines, and costs for the group was $114.96. The men did not have that much cash, but-after, an Iowa City lawyer hp.d guaranteed payment they were r,e- Fire Sale Announced. The Paine * Sorensen drug etore will reopen this morning for a sale to clear away stock smoke-stajned in last week's fire. The interior of the .postoffice an,d the A. $ ft grocery store are being cleaned fry ft crew of workers hes4ed by copps, ' BANCROFTER IS G,J, FOREMAN The November term of court was operted Monday afternoon by Judge James DeLand, Storm Lake, tout was adjourned yesterday morning, for Thanksgiving. It will convene again next Tuesday morning. The grand jury was empaneled Tuesday morning, and consists of J. J. Nurre, Bancroft, foreman; George AIke, Wesley; Fred Erick- eon, Bancroft; P, H. Hargreaves, Algona; Fred S. Geigel, Irvington; W. T. .Fish, Whittemore; and Hans Hanson, Wesley. The jury was still in session yesterday, but was to adjourn over Thanksgiving and till next Tuesday. There is no- indication that the death of. William Alvey, Bancroft jeweler Relieved murdered Tuesday morning, will come before this term's grand 'jury. At present the only evidence that could be'.presented is the same that was given the coroner's jury Tuesday afternoon No motive or connection of any party sufficient to warrant 1 * grand jury action has been discovered. R, A. Palmer is court bailiff; Helen Zittritsch, stenographer for County Attorney Shumway, clerk of the grand jury. Defaults 'have been entered 'in'foui divorce actions, decrees to be, filed later, following hearings. The petit jury is scheduled to appear next Tuesday morning, and cases triable 'before a jury, will then toe brought up.. HUNTING HERE ON PHEASANTS DRAWSCROWOS Hunters Jam Streets Forenoons Before the Shooting. Pheasant hunters from all over Iowa came to Kossuth county Friday and Saturday for the hunting. The first open afternoon, last week Wednesday, proved to be almost entirely reserved for local hunters, few coming/from outside because of the closed afternoon on Thursday. As usual, there are many stories in circulation about inexperienced 1 hunters, limits, and arrests. Most of the rumors were unfounded. Game wardens were on the move throughout the county all three afternoons, but found violations of the hunting laws few. Hotels Hero Crowded. Algona's hotels were crowded, and many hunters were entertained at 'homes throughout the county. One farm woman who supplies Algonians with chickens for Sunday dinners remarked that she did not have a single order last Sunday. Tables everywhere seemed to be supplied with pheasants. The weather on all three afternoons was raw and cold. Snow which fell on election day and afterwards was still heavy in cornfields, and though there was a stiff crust the weight of hunters often caused them to break through. Extra clothing- necessary for protection from otold added to the difficulty of navigation. Algona's streets were crowded every • morning with hunters. The closed forenoons let hunters have extra hours of sleep, but about o'clock most of them emerged from hotels • and roomihg"~-iKbu"se's'"for breakfast, smokes, and supplies. By 11 o'clock the rush for the cornfields was beginning. Him ting' HesMn North End. Promptly at noon the barrage November's lowering skies aro grey, and blustery winds are blowing For ™!T r r6 'f n8 Wlth ' n the heart where t ha "'kfu]nes 3 is glowing, For naught so elevates the soul, and tends to cheerful living As counting up our blessings in the spirit of thanksgiving. The pious Pilgrim Fathers, though by penury surrounded, Beset with dangers imminent, toy fears were not confounded But, amid the hardships that oppressed, in circumstances sordid Ihey set apart a day of thanks for gifts to them accorded. ?mir ^°h Ch ^ e ^ b °° n withheld ' OT m ° urn some 3°y surrendered. Your path will shine when gratitude for benefits is rendered Recall your pleasures, and forget the yearnings that oppress you Then calm content will fill your soul, and happiness will blest you. And be assured that He whose love was never known to falter Will , bless your sacrifice of thanks when, laid upon His altar He fixed the rainbow in the sky, and set the stars to shining And He will turn the clouds abrfuli and show their silver lining. Algona, Iowa. —G-EORGE H. (FREE. TELEVISION THIS WEEK AT THE CALL THEATER The first television screen exhibition; in: this part of the country .will take place at the Call this week-end as-an added feature to the regular program. There will toe no . extra charge: Details are given in an advertisement elsewhere in this issue. ^Pick-up'.' apparatus will .toe set up in,the north theater lobby, where local talent will appear, before a mirror apparatus under powerful lights. The images ivill 'be, picked up by a photo-electric cell and transmitted toy Wire to' a transmitter on the ^stage Which, wJll recompute the electrical impulses and make the image appear on the screen. Pi-tee offers are announced in the advertisement. .- • ' TURKEY Game Today The'Aigona football team, handicapped toy injuries, los.t, 6-0, at Hampton Friday in a.:bitterly fought contest. IBruns, Algona quarter, and Cowan, fullback, 'had to toe :emove<l for injuries, •"•'.' Algona had the ball within scpr- ng distance twice, but with the two first-string men .out lacked the punch -to put it over. Hampton's score canie in the final period, when a, blocked punt paved the way to the ouchdown. : Today comes the annual T,uslcey day game with Eagle Grove. The Saglets are intensely proud of their team this year. It not lost a. game. A special train comes at noon .o bring Eagle Grqve Algona. Is at the other end of the tooiball ladder, with why a win to ts credit, despite well-played games. This is. the AlsQnlapjj* last, chance, and the feoys »re determined,'if pos-, tct started, everywhere, and lines of nters -bggan to move, through cornfields throughout th.e county Most groups -returned with limits and practically every hunter had the one hen allowed by the fish ancl game commission. Th S ' best North End, hunting was in in dredge ditch the or swamp areas, or where a cornfield borders them and provides good cover for the birds. Intensive cultivation of lands in the South End limits the number of birds able to find cover. AOAlSl HEERDT ESTATE GETS $4000 DAMAGES The estate of Adam Heerdt was awarded $4,000 Tuesday as settlement in a damage suit against the Linde Air Products Co., of the Twin Cities, which arose from an automobile accident June 24 in which Mr. Heerdt was. killed. The accident occurred 20 miles east of Blue Earth, and the case was tried at Blue .Earth Monday and Tu'esday: L. E. Linnan, Algona, and Putnam & Carlson, Blue .Earth, were attorneys for the estate; Col. Ernest E. Watson, Minneapolis, for the company. The company car, driven by Dewitt E. Smith, salesman, collided With the Heerdt car, driven by Mr', Heerdt's son Conrad. Th'e elder Mr. Heerdt suffered a broken neck. His wife, who at,the time was a patient at Rochester, died a few weeks later,. . . Evidence was presented Monday and Tuesday morning. Then a settlement was offered and accepted by Walter L. . Heerdt, Swea.City, administrator. Witnesses from Burt .who testified were C, H. Blossom, Jesse Walt- rnan, William Blerstedt, Dr. W. T. Peters, and C. B. Chipman. Sutherland is Coming, The Sutherland Independent football -team will fill Its recently can- Celled date here against the local independents next Sunday if the weather is at till suitable. The, Sutherland team was scheduled to come ago Sunday for a return jame, but ;because of snow. Ice, and njuries to 'players did not show up. The Algonians played at Sutherland early in the season and won. 13-7, n a fast g$.me. '•-"' ...... :.",.».'.•..".".-....Feather P»rty Given, Hags post's annual Thanksgiving 'eather .party drew a large crowd to he Legion hall Tuesday evening, A gold prize was won by Mrs. T. I. ChrlsebUles, and turkeys, gee^e, lucks, hams, and bacon were won by numerous other Algonians. The post nettefl approximately $175. J, A, Vipond Passes. J. A. Vipond, known ajil over Iowa a purebred hog breeder, , early yesterday morning .# heart disease. He :hgja been ta w°f or WjnJUs, (ujasraJ peyvices Hunter Nurses 2 Ribs Busted by Gun's Kick County Engineer H. M. Smith is the only reported Kossuth casualty in the pheasant hunting, With Supervisors Heiken and .McDonald, he was hunting in Eagle township Friday. A bird flew up unexpectedly, and Mr. Smith shot at it 'before the butt of his gun had reached the shoulder. The kickback struck him in the right side and broke two ribs, wherefore he has ever since been laid up at home. The (bird was crippled, and Mr. Smith had the satisfaction of retrieving It and coming home with the limit, though so sore that he could scarcely get out of the car and '1nto > the v -hpuser The- doctor "will let him know soon-how much his last bird cost. The supervisors, being, as it were, particeps crim- inis, will scarcely vote to dock his salary while he is laid up. ALGONA YOUTH IS HELD UP BY PAIR THIEVESAT M C A former Algona boy, only son of A V E. Clayton, Cresco township, figured in one of two gas station holdups at Mason City last week Sunday nght. The Mason City Globe- Gazette reported the hold-ups as follows: Two Mason City oil stations were held up and robbed of more than $80 Sunday night by masked • gunmen. Police believe both robberies iwere committed by the same men. About $75 was stolen from the safe at the Standard Oil station at 220 Washington avenue northwest and about $7 was stolen from the Cities Service Oil company station af-Fourth street^-a-nd-Carolina a-v>e^ nue northeast. The robberies occurred within ten minutes of each other, the report to police coming from the Cities Service station at 6:20 o'clock and the report from the Standard station at 6:30 o'clock. 'Methods used at both stations were similar. The pair drove into the driveway at the Cities Service station and ag -the attendant, James Fuller, came to the door they held a gun agadnst him and forced him 'back into the station, according to a description of the holdup. While one man held a- : gun on Fuller and _, . searched his pockets and removed | he ™'o noon trains on the MIU his change belt, the other snooped j waukee are to be discontinued a through' the station. About $12 or] week from Sunday, according to ad$15 in Fuller's other pocket was' missed. '_ At the " other station the robbers drove up to the station, "Get 'em up and let's get into the safe," they commanded of Harold Clayton, attendant. Holding the gun on Clayton they, forced Mm to unlock the safe which contained a part of the week-end receipts. Then they forced*him into a closet but failed to take the money belt or to search his pockets, 'missing about $10 or $12. ••> Clayton stayed in the closet until he heard the bandit's car start away. The car used by the robbers was described by the Cities Service attendant as an Essex coach wjiile the Standard attendant said it looked like a--1927 or 1028 Chevrolet sedan. The men wore handkerchiefs over their faces so their features were not seen. The Standard Oil' attendant described one of the men as about -5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds. He wore a light tan cap and blue overcoat and carried a nickel plated gun, the description said. The other man was slightly heavier and wore hat and blue or black Clayton said. MILWAUKEE MAY DROP TWO TRAINS vices reaching Algona. Local station employes say the, schedule is due to change . next Sunday, but | they have no definite information, the -Railway mail clerks have received word, that the change has been postponed. The directors of the Community club Monday evening voted to pro-* a gray overcoat, -*Stores Are Closed. Algona stores are closed today in observance of Thanksgiving day. test strongly against the which will hamper mail, change, express, and passenger service, throw a number of railway postal clerks out of jobs, and put five train crews out of work. It will mean that five railway postal clerks will either have to shift to runs, elsewhere, according to seniority rights, or remain without jobs. Two clerks east from Algona and three clerks west will be affected. The trains serve all local stations from Mason City to Mitchell, S. D. The fast Sioux, which Is to ibe retained, stops only at county seats or for water and coar. Under the new arrangement the Sioux will, however, be a local train from Mason City to Chamberlain, S. D., which will slow up its schedule. It is believed that the morning Sioux going west will reach Algona at 5:30, and the night Sioux, eastbound, at 8:30. From Mason City to Chicago the Sioux •will be as now. Lone Rock Girl to Attend International at Chicago Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Laabs, southeast of Lone Rock, will leave Saturday to atterid the annual International livestock exposition, which opens that day and continues till December 3. The .young woman will be one of 16 Iow a boys and girls who won the trip in 4-H club work this year. Then- fare both ways will be contributed by the Northwestern railroad. At least nine other loWa 'boys and girls will accompany them. Whether anyone besides Margaret will go- from Kossuth was uncertain Monday. Mrs,. Paul Leaverton, county H. D. A., unay go, Margaret won her trip on a 4-H girls' bedroom exhibit which •placed (first at the etajte fair. The exhibit was shipped, to Chicago for exhibition at the. IR- ternatiomal. The exfcibjt consists of t\vq pieces. M?wgar«.t took an old- fashioned side, desk on the : other—nilsias- sembled it, and reassembled the writing desk, using the bookcase side for the disassembled side of the desk. .Then she finished the desk In blue-green. An old chair was similarly refinished, and a rug made of dyed rags was crocheted. A wasteoas- ket covered with wall paper was made out of a pasteboard box, a shade was made for an old-style oil lamp, and the "desk was supplied with a 'portefolio covered with chintz. The exhibit at the International will be judged in connection witty a description of the room and telling how the pieces were done over, with cost figures, etc. 1 The idea is to show how tn«ch can" toe done with Uttle. TUere will be feoyg FIND JEWELER DYING; SKULL IS FRACTURED Coroner's Jury Hold* William Alvey is Murdered. By Collette C. Welp. William Alvey, Bancroft: jeweler, was found dying on Bancroft's main street Tues~ day morning, the victim ot murder, according to a coroner's jury verdict brought i* Tuesday afternoon. No clue to the murderer or murderers was discovered. Mr. Alvey was found at 4:45 a. m. by J. C. Wolf, 70. Bancroft night watchman. He was lying on the sidewalk in front of the Yeggtf- cream station, over which he lived with his aged father, LeonarA Alvey. The back of his head had. been caved in, apparently by •. smooth round object which left a large hole in the skull at the left center. _ •;. Alvey's right knee was badly swollen, as if he had fallen on It when struck. The bruise was such. that the knee swelled to large proportions. There was also a bruta* on the left forehead, Indicating that his head had hit the sidewalk them "n the fall. He was dressed only In.. ong heavy underwear and socks. I/lvlng But Unconscious. Mr. Alvey was still living when 'ound, though bleeding profusely :rqm the. ears and the wound In his I head. The blood had formed a pool (nearly a foot wide on the sidewalk. and it had flowed' in a trickling ntream four feet to the edge of thfr walk, where it dripped ofi£ a foot- hdgh curb tjo the ground. The victim was unconscious and died a short time later at the Wohn- ke hospital, where he was taken. The blow .was .'.sufficient- to : render him unconscious instantly and preclude possibility of regaining' - hla sens.ee. . ' • : Coroner L. M. Merrltt was called from Algeria immediately, and, after investigation, he empaneled a jury- consisting of W. A. Murray and Sheriff-elect ,Carl Dahlhauser, Bancroft, with R; B. Waller, Algona, a* foreman. • . , ., . , v Coroner»g Jury Reports. -After questioning'Mr. Wolf, Dr. J. A.- Devlne, and. Mrs. Leonard Hiltz, the jury retired at 2:30 Tuesday, afternoon, and at 3:17 brought in the following verdict: ; "We, the undersigned jurors of the coroner's jury, drawn on Tuesday, November 2, 1932, have come ttt the following, verdict,: That William Alvey came to his death at 6:30 a. ' m., on November 22, 1932, as a result of injuries, namely a fractured skull sustained between 4 a. m. and 4:45 a. m. on November 22, 1932. said fractured skull resulting from a. blow caused by a blunt, smooth Instrument wielded by party or parties unknown." '•'."' Testimony la Heard. Testifying 'before the jury, Mr. Wolf said he had made his usual rounds that night. There was a (Forrester dance, which closed at a lat» hour, but after .2 a. m. he .did not notice anyone on the streets, which. were apparently deserted. He said he passed the Yegge cream .station at 4 a. m., and. that at that time there was fto indication that anyone was abroad. 'Mr. Wolfe made another round at 4:45. From a position in front ot the Bancroft Register • office,..-to- glanced across the street, and then saw the body. He.ran over, found, that it was Mr. Alvey, called Doctor Devine, and helped care for to* stricken man. ,.' x Doctor Devln e Testifies, Doctor Devine, who. is Bancroft 1 * mayor, testified that he was called by Mr. Wolf and that he toofc Mr. Alvey to the Wohnke hospital, where h e died at 6; 30 from the effects of the fractured skull, Tll» doctor located the fracture and saw a diagnosis. Mrs. Hiltz, who was operating th» Hiltz cafe at Bancroft, that night. testified that Mr, Alvey came to th« cafe at 10 p. m. Monday night, and. again at 2 a. m, Tuesday mor and that he' seemed normal on occasions. She-talked and in the course of ih tion he said that he wa$ goJn|f '$9 Lone Rock at 7 a. m,. , ,\\ v, fc " These three were the only','-^tt^- t nesses. Coroner Merritt opened^tfa*' skin at the back o| Mr, A)vey*s 'hefd. ' to show the fracture, ana {he • then retired. . 'Mr, Alvey pwne^ the tlon building, also a buUdinf \ west occupied by iEYed'a In^' front of the cream etajion le a line pump, operated by Tony brother. TiieMnj;erlQr of floor'of th,e tuqdjn^ jfe ju

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