Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on December 8, 1932 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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O'SOUALL 01 ._:jATERS FOR EDITORS Bftg—/The outside edl- ; the effervescent Hutton, KUcroft, and the handsome Bur- L Whlttemore, ganged,on County I Aiirer Kruse Friday. Approprl- Cvehough, they were led by a fLing bandit:queen—Mrs. Loo O. Ij^ brightest little,lady in Koa- was .. the portly Coleman, Lu Vornc; ^a« Sturdivant, Wesley; tho ,« democratic editor, Schwartz, of iltort;' tho suave MacArthur, Burt, his partner, -Gus Thaves ; tho ihofarly Sperbeck, Swea 'City, Lose lugubrious ' countenance be- L,hi3 real character; and the ro- y ghiny-roofed, mlnlsterlal-look- Clemans, of Lakota. •hey wanted Kruse to divide the llnauent tax list among all o£ *' uth's 11 newspapers. They were j late. The night before, Kruse d delivered the copy to Hutton for , usual publication in the Regls- >, this Advance, and the'U. D. M.[ ' And it was already being set. fley took Kruse for a ride into J courthouse basement and put , into the sweatbox. They kept there most of the day. But what bid he do? The plum was gone. y hadn't forewarned him, and l e y had missed it by a night. •sympathetic, patient, Kruse lls- ned. Adroit, 'he invited them to er at State's Cafe. As an aftcr- Lght, ho also Invited W. C. L e l of the Advance, and R. B. faller, new U. D. M.-R. editor. Bill ard and Duane Dewel had gone for Hutton. you think that banquet was ained and formal? ' It was not. 6 lawyers who fight tooth and ! in court, then lock arms and toff, the editors had a darned .1 time. ,he afternoon session, also fruits, was adjourned sine die in time [let the gangsters attend a movie. fcuse mopped his bpady brow. The Resetting went on. The tax list I before you. It goes to 7C72 eub- rlbers of the three papers. If the ingsters had got it, it would have me to a combined list of 6495 — ptlng some- rather astonishing julation claims. ,he compensation for publishing e'dellnquent tax is 40c a descrip- n. It is supposed to be published | only one paper. To give it' prac- ally countywide circulation the Igona papers and the Register reed some years ago to publish it intly, dividing the one fee. That fauces the profit, if any, to pretty cidest figures. • There would be at all split 11 ways. . lit is unfortunate th'at there has to any publication ttite year. If it uld be avoided, the three papers juld cheerfully -cooperatel But the the law. .--•:,.;-. |E. .S.— One thing, arid: one only, t there. She? fiad'^reformed '. home. and iMcARTHUR— The new 37th dis- pt democratic senator Is William thur, of Cerro Gordo, a farm- He and Patterson were Ames Bplma'tes. They will work to- iw. ' HcArthur talked turkey at a four- |tnty farm business aesoclation sting at Ackley Friday. He said a. l of the tax reduction noise you •"• now is a smoke screen behind . certain interests plan to pre- t reform of the tax system to re- ive the present unfair load on •ty. also shot a few ragged holes (another emoRe screen, the gross ne sales tax, proposed as a sub- ute for all other taxes. He said | was the most vicious tax ever 'posed against the farmer. Beef, example, might pass through ( a flozen hands from producer to »umer, and be taxed every time. tax would, in effect, be retted back on the farmer, -because |*ould limit the capacity of the mmer to buy,; president 'of the association ilnd that scheme is McArthur'a fehbor, Clarence Knutson, Clear hardware dealer, prince of a px-legislator, past Rotary governor, 'Knutson is hon- i Politically and every other way ; > fellows in the background who run things not so honest poly. Bettendorf, richest lowan Nedly, is chairman of the gross •°me tax association board. OWNSHIPS— Someone asks how y townships 'there are in Kos- f «• You look at the 'map and ans- "Twenty-eight." You are < n s. There are 29. Algona is a nshlp. of Kossuth was once Algona Nhip. Algona is what was left other townships were earv- That's why Algona, an in- ted town, happens to have "Ices and constables, elected only [townships. "ere are suggestions for shorton- ! the ballot. We need the justices, ' ao we need the constables? We r«a city marshal, also the sheriff 11 "Is deputy. They would not be forked if they took over the ^tables' jobs. We have not elect- ustees since Algona was incor- ated. re creation pf townships Ben history tells a good story. By lght the home of Addison Flsh- ° f town - ^^ wnom ]5nsh " ee was named, was left on w land inslwded in no town- *'sher came- to town, pro, K , ea th »t he was monarch of all purveyed, and could not be taxed. '* u P«rvisors heard about it and enea him to RJverdale. Tnen declared that he w.is no a man. without a country. e °* ejection Friday. waters' certificates do not come coun ty auditor but from 6 t ' "alehouse, h?i tB ", alce8 u 8Ure «»** Patterson iat« . on organfeatlon of the > It < a fw a ^^ w a ha l f of te«t °? too> even tt tbere to a t ;. It takes many weeks to W larse a dls " , Volume 32 ALGONA, IOWA, DECEMBER 8, 1932 14 Pages Number 13 INGHAM TALKS AT PROGRAM FGRJDITOR W. C. Dewel Honored at Surprise by Rotary Club. By I), j;. have greatly changed In Al- gomi newspaperlng in t.h c last 30 yeur«, Hurvoy Ingham, former editor of the Upper .Dus Molncs, present editor 0 £ tj lc DCS Jfoines Uogis- tor and the Evening Tribune, said in a talk at a Hotary program Monday noon in the Methodist dining room In honor of W. C. Dowel's 25th year as editor of tho Advance. One change to bo .especially noted is that in the old days no editor, bo it of the Upper Des Jloines, the Republican, the Courier, or the Advance, could have a good word to say .for the editor of any of the other papers, where now relations are cordial. The dinner was a complete surprise to Mr. Dowel, who had no intimation of its nature till lie sat down and picked up a printed .program at his plate which had purposely -been turned face down. Newspapers Hero Excellent. Mr. Ingham said that Algona was blessed with two of the most outstanding newspapers In Iowa, both giving unusual news coverage and splendid service to the community. Yet that had always been true in Algona, ho said. The first such enterprise was a hand-written newspaper. And here Mr. Ing'ham launched into one of his absorbing historical talks about early .times. This first paper, he said; was the Algona Bee, written in pen and ink and passed around among Algon- ians and the people of the surrounding community. The 'Bee was established soon after Father Taylor came to Algona, and It was his daughter, Mrs. Stacy, who for 'two years wrote the copies. The contents were contributed by everyone in the then backwoods settlement. A sample of this paper is now exihtbtted under glass at the state library, where it is one of the most valued mementoes of pioneer life and early journalism in Iowa. Pioneer Press First Print. The first printed paper was the Pioneer Press, edited by, as she was universally known, Mrs. "Doctor" Read. The old hand press on which this paper was printed was purchased by Judge Asa C. and Ambrose A. Call, and it was the first press to crces the Mississippi. It was installed in a small shed at the Read home, where Mr. Ingham, as a boy, used to watch Mrs. Read eet type by hand, make it up in pages, ink the forms, and pull the press lever which printed the paper. Four years' copies of this paper are all that are left, and they also are carefully preserved in the state library. About this time a railroad was assured, and it finally reached here in 1S70. Soon afterwards came the establishment of the Upper Des Moines, and later the 'Republican and the Courier were founded. Mr, Inghani recalled why the name Upper 'Des Moines was chosen by J. H. Warren for the successor of the Pioneer Press. In those days newspapers subsisted mainly on legal publications, of which the tax list was the biggest plum. There were no newspapers in counties througfh which the upper branch of the Des Moines river ran, so Mr. Warren cleverly adopted that name to help him get the tax fists of all counties in the territory represented by the name. Lively Days In Old Times. Mr, Ingham said there Is a tendency as one grows older to look back to the "good old times." They were lively days, then, in the newspaper business at Algona, with, by 1901, four editors of no mean ability lambasting each other editorially every week, as was expected by their subscribers. TJicre was plenty of life and spice in the community. No editor would give his competitor, at least publicly, credit for anything that was good. Every editor was expected to lead his faction in battle against "the forces of evil," as portrayed by the opposing papers and- their followings, and he did so with F. BOARD HEARS DELEGATION OFJARMERS Protesters Said t o Be Farmers' Union Members. l A delegation of 40 farmers met : with the board of supervisors Tuesday in an effort to have the annual Wirm Bureau appropriation of $5,000 discontinued. Tho board called attention of the group to the state law, which requires the hoard to pay $2 .for each dollar collected in dues by the 'Farm Bureau. In counties of 25,000 the limit is $5,000, which requires 500 members, easily reached in the past by the Kossuth organization. •Same ten days ago a petition bearing approximately 400 signatures was filed with the board, asking that the appropriation be not allowed this year. The petition alleged that many of the signers were, or had been, members of the organization. False Membership List Claimed. The appropriation is made the first week in January of each year. The Farm Bureau files with the board a sworn statement of members in the preceding year, and this is the basis of appropriation. For example, the Farm Bureau executive board of December 31, this year, will certify the actual number of .paid up members in 1932. Memberships in other years do not count. Members of the group charged that the Farm Bureau had falsely certified its lists, naming claimed members who had not in fact paid. Farm 'Bureau officials say they do not view seriously this, charge, be- .lieving it was made In the heat" of argument rather than on conviction. Group Effects Organization.' The group met in the former welfare worker's room in the basement of the courthouse, and elected Hans Presthus and Jos. Johnson, Bancroft, chairman and secretary respectively. It is reported that the group decided to take the Farm Bureau membership list as filed, and see each person in an effort to have the member deny the authenticity or signify that he does not intend to remain a member. This work, It is reported, will be done by township organizations. There is practically no question that the board will be forced by law to make the appropriation if the Farm Bureau shows the required membership list. There are more than 500 members paid up for 1932, it is claimed, hence the group will have to center on requiring members to deny future membership Intentions. the less ern 'weekly, of which the two Algona papers are °«tstand.ng Thew" werV'lo' to 12 columns^ of news All the PM»» had "patent insides." Coverage Now ls Now the weekly n_,.-,--.- - of editors to look through the successors of those oldtime papers and national, or International ^ alis ' The weeklies dealt only wlft Among persons present at meeting and taking a more or active part were Peter Holt, Merle Holt, John Fafoer, Ole Ellingson, and Peter Mersch, of Ottosen; A, B. Lappe, Jos.. Elsbecke'r, Frank Fangman, Ole A. Johnson, J. J. Nurre, Mr. Presthus, Jas. Sheridan, Alfred Lansing, and J. W. Schultz, ..Bancroft; August Bauman, Herman Wertjes, and Mike Keller, Lakota. Farm Bureau adherents claim that many of the protesters, if not practically all, are members of the Farmers' Union, which, wherever it Is organized, endeavors to have the Farm Bureau appropriation discontinued. W, A, BARRY NEW HEAD OF THE KIWANIS CLUB HERE W. A. Barry was elected president of the Kiwanls club at the regular election, held last Thursday noon at the luncheon at the Algona Hotel. Mr. Barry will succeed D. D. Paxson, whose term will expire January 1st, when Mr. Barry will take office. Mr. Barry was vice president during the year just closing. Dr. M. G. Bourne was elected vice president for next year. Directors for a two- year term were elected, and Jos. Greenberg, R. W. Horignn and Alvin Huenhold were elected. Dr. H. M, Olson was elected director to fill a vacancy caused by a resignation among the hold-over members of the board. Tackle Breaks Leg. Claude White suffered a broken leg Saturday, when, responding to a challenge, Edward Lichter tackled him in a real football manner. 'The fracture was set by Dr. P. V. Janse. White had been working at the Silver Grey cafe. Appropriation Debated Living Tqys to Accompany Santa fEHElS A'PICTUR.E_OF some of Santa's living toys who will toe here with him tomorrow and Saturday TVhen he makes his visit to Kossuth county children. Just which of them Santa is bringing is not known, but there will be at least ten here for the parade tomorrow morning. BRANAGAN PASSES ALGONA BOY GETS LETTER FROM HOOVER Joe Clark wrote an essay for his English class recently on -the theme, The Greatness of Herbert Hoover.! His father, the -Rev. Fred J. Clark, i sent it to the president. Soon Joe j received the following personal letter: THE WHITE HOUSE Washing-ton November 28, 1932. Dear Joe: The paper which you recently wrote for your English class has been brought to my attention, and I want you to know that the friendly -interest which "it evidences, is very much appreciated. , ' Tours faithfully, (Signed) Herbert Hoover. Joe E. Clark, Algona, Iowa. • How It Happened. Joe .came home from .school, one noon, and said to his father: "I've got to write a paper on the greatness of some American. Whom shall I write about?" Aifter a moment's reflection the answer came back: "Why don't you write on the greatness of Herbert Hoover?" "You know how he 'has sat quietly at his desk during these ten-ible times, flooded with harsh criticism, facing certain political defeat, kept his head while others were losing theirs, and started the measures looking toward recovery." Without another word Joe sat down and wrote the following without hesitation and without changing a word: The Grentnesg of Mr. Hoover. Herbert Hoover is one of the greatest and most patriotic Americans that ever had a part in politics, .• As a boy he led a simple life. At the age of ten,. he was left an orphan and had to work his; way out to the West Coast and through 'Stanford university. He became an engineer and worked with the lowest type of men. Eventually he was appointed food administrator, and during the war he fed millions of people from dlf; ferent countries who would have starved to death had it not been for him. Because of his ability he was in the cabinets of Harding and Coolidge, and\m 1928 he was overwhelmingly elected president. Fights the Depression. In, 1929 came the inevitable depression, the worst the world has ever known. For these four years he has been the most wonderful blessing this nation has ever known. While the mob has been howling, while blame and criticism have been heaped upon him and he has suffered so much that the ordinary president would have died, he !has been working out the government's problems and has started the movements to recovery. He has held the highest of ideals and been fair and square. During the recent campaign, President Hoover showed what a great debater.he is; practically every sentence he uttered was a body blow to his opponents. Offers to Cooperate, After the wild, unthinking mob had overwhelmingly swept him out of offipe, he-wrote a letter to the president-elect promising that he and 'his party* would do all in their pow»r to help him and the country. In time people will realize what a really great man he was. I hope they discover ,H before he dies, for It is my wish that such a man shall die happy. —JOE CLARK. W. I. Branagan, 47 years publisher of the Eininetsburg Democrat, died yesterday morning at 4:15. Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 tomorrow morning at the Assumption Catholic church, Bmmetsburg, Four Permits to Wed. Marriage applications have 'been filed by following: Kern Blerick, of tt Whlttemore, Gladys Weiebrod, Fenton. Licenses have been issued to: Walter Block, Lu Verne, Emily ISmidt, Britt; Joihn H. Saunders, Kossuth, Helen Pederson, Emmet; EJdon Marlow, Vernon 'Bates, both Lone Rock. Gilclirist Votes IVo. Congressman CrUchrist was one of IPO congressmen who voted against the repeal amendment at Washington, D. C., Monday. Here's Rules For Holiday P. O. Service By Postmaster Backus. During the holiday season the volume of mail increases about 200 per cent. This naturally congests matters more or less, unless mailers cooperate and mail early. Christmas falls upon Sunday, and Monday is observed by the postoffice department, so no deliveries except special delivery letters and parcels are delivered on these days. •Matter properly wrapped and addressed is seldom lost. Valuable mail .should .be registered* or insured. ; . v . Matter for the Pacific coast states should ibe mailed not later -than Decembar • -15-17 ;...••• western states and southwestern states, December 16-19; near-weetern states, December 17-20; eastern states, December 17-20; southern states', December 17-20; neighboring states, December 17-21; local, not later than December 22. •Articles easily (broken or damaged must be properly packed or orated and be plainly marked "Fragile." Postage rates on letters and parcels are slightly higher than last year's. The postage on greeting cards remains the same. Every effort will be made to insure delivery of Christmas mail on time, and the cooperation of the public is asked to help make this possible. LEGION TO REPAIR OLD TOYS FOR SANTA'S USE Old toys of which the owning children are tired are sought by Hagg post and will be collected by a com- mitfee in each ward tomorrow. They will be repaired and repainted by the Legion boys, and will be included in food baskets for families in which the children will otherwise receive nothing this Christmas. Persons having r.uch toys can either take them to the Legion hall tomorrow or call one of the following committeemen: First ward — Dr. A. D. Adams, H. M. Smith, Lee Hopkins; -Second ward, W. H, Godden, H. .1. Gilmore', L. M. Merritt; Third ward, H. D. Clapsaddle, T. L. Larson, A. E. Kresensky; Fourth ward, M. G; Norton, Robert Collinson, M. H. Falkenfaainer. Toys which .can be easily repaired are desired, not toys past repairing. TO RELEASE CHICKENS FOR SATURDAY CROWD TO CATCH Between 400 and 500 people jostled and crowded to win the 27 prises given away Saturday by Algona merchants. The stunt is to be repeated each Saturday till Christmas. By way of diversion next {Saturday chickens will be let fly, to be;eaught by the more nimble-footed. No obligation is involved, and there is nothing to buy. A record crowd Is looked for this week Saturday. jfp .Murder Clues. No clues have been found to the murderer, if any, of William Alvey, Bancroft jeweler. Lack 'of clues and motive leads officers to believe that the death must have been caused by accident, $20 Bill Is Confiscated In'court yesterday afternoon, a Kossutb, marii "on the witness stand in supplementary proceedings on execution, was asked by an opposing lawyer if he had any money in his. pocket. The man replied that he "had a $20 .WU. Judge Delanfl hpld the jnpney \yas forfeited under the proceedings, and the owner, wjucb, to Ws surprise, h£d to turn it over to. CierH STAR ROUTES TO GIVE NEW MAIL SERVICE . The two noon trains, Nos. 3 and 4, on the Milwaukee were discontinued Saturday, and service is now given only by Nos. 11 and 22, which still retain the name Sioux, though they now run on a local schedule from Mason City west. To replace the mail service given by Nos. 3 and 4 a star route has been established between Emmetsburg and Britt, witlh round-trip daily service. This is in addition to a star route service established some .time ago between Algona arid Mason City. • The Sioux now leaves Algona for Chicago at 8:34 p. m., reaching the city at 8:30 a. m. It formerly left Algona at 8:06 and reached Chicago at 8. local Loses Little Time. Returning, the Sioux leaves Chicago at the same time .aa before, 5:45 p. m., but reaches Algona ten minutes later than formerly, or at 5:28 a. m. It reaches Sioux Falls, western terminal, only 45 minutes later than the old time. Ben Hynds, Algona, was successful bidder at Emmetsburg for the new star route, and he made hto first trip Monday. He gets the Rock Island mall at Emmetsburg and takes It east. At Britt he gets the M, & St. L. and the mail from another new star route thence to Mason City and brings it west. 'Mr. Hynds leaves Emmetsburg at 7:45 a. m., but he may be held as late as 9, if tfhe Rock Island is late. He reaches Algona at 8:27, but can only wait ' ten minutes here before departing for Britt. On the return trip he leaves Britt at 2 p. m., or whenever the train delivers the mail, not later than 2:35, and he is due here between 3 and 3:30. Two Changes In Clerks. The old star route, still in service, is operated by 'Ray Donovan, Algona, and is due here at around 3 p. m. , So far only two changes have been made in railway mail clerks. Clerk Conklln, running in place of L. F. Wright, who lately had an operation at Rochester, Is uncertain aa to his status. Clerk Bunting, formerly on Nos. 3 and 4,. has been transferred to a South Dakota run. Others are at present working on Nos. 11 and 22. It is believed that other changes will be made soon, but nothing definite is yet known. MERCURY IN DROP BELOW ZERO IN REAL COLD SNAP The weather man, after having given northern Iowa some weeks ot pleasant weather, turned on cold blasts which sent the mercury down to three degrees below zero yesterday morning. Some flurries of snow were seen Tuesday, but no storm developed, and before noon the sun was shining. The temperature record follows: High November 30 54 December 1 —._ 44 December 2 54 December S '_ 46 December 4 __+-,_41 December 5 ',--- 46 December 6 34 Low 30 30 30 28 21 31 10 WEISS & SORSTEOT STOCK TO BE CLOSED OUT IN SALE The Weiss & Sorstedt store was closed Saturday night, and the stock was turned over to Mrs. F. L, Tribon by a group of creditors for closing out. The business was established ten years a,go in the Algona hotel corner storeroom, and prior to ttie depression had a paying trade under the management of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Sorstedt. The Sorstedts expect to continue to make Algona their home. Pies at Iowa City. John Kooser, for many years at the county farm, was taken to City two weeks asp, and died at the university hospital Monday. Funeral services &nd interment took pia.ce yesterday $ SUDDEN DEATH TAKES FORMER ALGONA WOMAN Lenore Herman, Wife of Perry Docjtor, is Dead. The Algona community was profoundly shocked last Thursday, when the news spread that Mrs. Geo. P. Elvidge, of Perry, formerly Lenore Herman, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Herman, Algona, had died . suddenly the night before. The end came within an hour without previous warning. Doctor and Mrs. Blvidge had spent last week Wednesday evening at Des Moines, where a social club to which they belonged met at the Younkers tea room. Mrs. Elvidge was then apparently in good health. Dies Within an Hour. After the show the couple drove home. Just before midnight' they were talking' over the day's events in the drawing room. Suddenly Mrs. Elvidge complained of sickness. Her condition grew alarming, and Doctor Elvidge called professional assistance. At 1 o'clock Mrs. Elvidge died. The cause of death was heart disease. She was in her 30th year. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the Perry Congregational church 'by the Rev. Mr. Jervis, pastor, and the body was brought here the same day. The remains laid over night at the home of the parents, and second services were conducted at the local Congregatonal church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the 'Rev. F. J. Clark,, pastor, asseted by the Rev, B. M. Southgate, Britt, former pastor, and the Rev. Mr. Jervis. Church Here Is Crowded. The capacity of the church was taxed to accommodate the large number of friends who attended the services. The floral offerings were many and -striking. Mrs. Clark sang, accompanied by Mrs. Sylvia Gunn. Pall bearers were L,. A. Miner, G. D. Stokes, D. D. Paxson, Earl Sprague, and H. R. Cowan. Burial was made in Rivervlew. Mrs. Elvidge's given names were Lenore Mae, and she was born April 13, 1903, on a farm in Union township, five miles north of Algona, which is still owned by her parents. She grew up there and attended the rural school in the neighborhood. 'Her parents retired and came to town, and she attended the Algona high school, from which ehe was graduated. As a graduation gift her parents sent her to California, where she spent 15 months. Married Eight Years Ago. At 18 Lenore joined the Congregational church here, sang in the choir, taught In the Sunday school, and was active in other young people's organizations. She had been similarly active in' church work at Perry since she was married. Miss" Herman's ? marriage took place at the Congregational church here September 17, 1924. Doctor Elvidge was already practicing medicine and surgery at Perry, and they at once established a home there. Like his wife, the doctor is a Kossuth native, the son of the late Jos. Elvidge, of Lone 'Rock. No children were born of the marriage. At Perry Mrs. Elvidge was active in many ways. Her church membership was transferred to the Perry church. At death she was vice president of 'the Woman's Guild. She was a member of the Eastern Stars and of the White Shrine, also of the church King's Daughters' Reveille Circle, of which she served as president three years. She was a past president of the Wednesday club, Perry Delegation (or Funeral. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Rhode, Mr. and Mrs. Blake Willis, county attorney George Sackett, Hubbel Sh^veley, Dr. K. W. Diddey, Mr. and Mrs. William Tack, Doctor McDonald, and JVIr. and 'Mrs. Walter Crist, all of Perry, came for the funeral services here. Doctor Elvidge's aunt, Mrs. Mabel Hawkins, Chicago, and her daughter, Mrs. Vera Gladys, Omaha, attended the funeral services at both Perry and here. Friends in attendance here were Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Malre, Clear Lake, Mr. and Mrs, Ralph Sheley, Fort Dodge, and Roy Berrie, former Advance employe who roomed at the Herman home when he lived here. • Treasurer Moves In. The Maurice Duffys, Whittemore, have moved intp the late George Johnson's house on the corner of east Lucas and north Minnesota streets. >Mr. Duffy is county treasurer elect. The Duffys have three small daughters. The Johnson hpuse wag vacated by the Klelnpeters, of the Basket Grocery, who have moved: Into this .Mj-s. I, G. Dewel house on east Call street. On November 6 we found a traveling bag between Mf. Vernon and Ceder Rapide containing no mark of identification whatsoever. We tiav* attempted to trace the owner through various means, having notified police, watched all papers for possible advertisements, etc, As yet we have been unsuccessful, and as ft. last resort I am writing you. The bag contained a practically new pair of black tie oxfords in a. combination of suede and leather. The toe resembles lattice work, a combination of suede and leather, and carries the number 006580745. Your name and trademark are .the only marks of any kind on any of the clothing. I haven't any idea whether, you. could trace the purchaser, but If you can I am sure she would be glad. to get her bag and clothing. And we would be more than pleased to return them. . '•"..-. Doctors in Meeting. Algona doctors who attended a county medical meeting at Bancroft Friday evening were Walter Eraser, G. Bourne, R. A. Evans, and p. WILL BE MET BY A PARADE ON STATE SL Plans to Spend Twob Whole Days With Kids Here. « Santa Glaus will enter Algona tomorrow morning with a blare of bands, and it is hoped that all children ia the county will have an op~ portunity to meet him and 1 talk with him. As a special treat he will bring a supply . o£ candy, which will b* distributed to children Saturday afternoon between. 4 and 5 o'clock. 'Santa is to be welcomed on arrival here by the town authorities. A parade will form near the Botsfor.4 lumberyard and march eastward on State street to meet him. In the parade will .be the Algon* Military band, Uncle Sam in costume, Santa's log hut, trucks carrying Santa's life-sized toys, which, will do tricks, a musical car, which, will play Christmas music during the parade, the high school band. etc. Santa's "house" will be located oa. the courthouse square, and will ha prettily lighted. Inside will be microphones, and Santa's talks with. the children will be broadcast through loud speakers on the roof of-the courthouse.- The talks will b« plainly heard all over town. ' Santa and some of his "livejoys," which resemble the Mummers parade figures in Philadelphia, will be- on the streets all day Friday and Saturday, also on the evenings ot both days, and they will greet th» children. Christmas music will b» broadcast from Santa's "lodge." On Saturday afternoon between 4. ."ml 5 Santa will distribute candy aa long as his generous .supply -lasts. This candy is by way of promise t» good little boys andiglrl's, and it wffl •be given out In pretty Christmas ibexes.. The._disttJbuUon <vv wlU be at Santa's catft'n. "'" """T^"""'"'_ SEEKS OWNER FOR LOST AND A PAIR SHOES The Goeders company has received the following self-explanatory letter from Mrs. Chas. P. Wltmer, 423 2nd ave., S., Clinton, Iowa:' -*• COURT IN SESSION AGAIN: NO JURY CASES ON TRIAL Court reopened Monday, after an. over-iSunday recess, with Judge DeLand on the bench. Most proceedings have been in receivership maA- tere on foreclosures. The petit jiiry has not been used. None of the colorful suits has been set for trial. A new divorce ease is Mary Ros- ensteil vs. Sid J. Rosenstejl, fb» latter is charged with drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Rosensteil asks custody of: £a- Vonne, 12. Adoption papers have been granted to Mr. and Mr?. N. C. Rioe fqr Mary Janice Middleton, daughtey of Mrs. Rice by a former marriag^ •vtfbo has been going under the name r <o* Mary Janice Rice. Her father is dead. F, C, BAILEY IS RECEIVER OF, TWO URGE IOWA BAMS P. C. Bailey, former Feriton bank cashier, has been apppln' ceiver of the First National Webster City, which failed a days ago. He also has charge ojC the* State National at Iowa 'FaJJg, Thes(> are important appointments wblch. indicate that M/. Bailey §tand& vr^l with national banking 'authorities- He took up the work under W, J>, Pyle. now at Waterloo, 'former'^-j^- ceiver of the 1 First National' '^a^ik, here. Free Hair Cuts, * Hagg post, -with the fio^per^^oa'j^f, local barbers, is arranging with-4^?-t toinette, Bonnstettw,- spjt>9gjl\?w|ipWl for a (free bajr-cutttog feee tor £ij$ff f ' dren whose parents are una^; provide such service. ^9je ba^jgj i wllj donate their Qerv&gg oa ft, ,njf ^5;? to be desjjjrn^ted, ^ «ve 9'"' win. have fresli haircuts {oj> was. 'if 'i

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