Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1933 · Page 1
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ANTI-INC TAXEfiS mi FEAR PROFITS CUT •AlCOMOt—tin the state senate prltlay a bill to let grain alcohol be manufactured dn Iowa was up. An amendment was offered to limit manufacture to denatured stuff. The amendment was killed by a 34-15 vote. , Patterson voted';. Against the amendment; that ifl| he voted to let the real thing, alcohol you can spike With, be made Jn' this state. N O W, don't get het up: Patterson didn't vote to let that' alcohol be lised for spiking. He'knew the antl- I booze laws of ilowa would remain dust the same. What he and the oth- I er 33 expected would be done with it Is not of .record, but maybe they figured it would be used in medicines I and in hospitals. The main argument however, seems to have been that it | would dispose of some of the corn surplus. Clifton, .of the D. M. Register, j 'drew a rather far-fetched conclusion that this vote, In a measure, indicated the wet-dry line-ups in the I senate. (But he admitted that some rdrys voted against the denaturing 'amendment. He thought there might be seven, indicating that 'the num- | bet of real wets, was 27, which is a marrow majority of the senate. ALGONA, IOWA, FEBRUARY 9, 1933 . MITCHELL, BUILDER HERE 46 YEARS, DIES I Whatever Patterson's, reasons for I ivothg against the amendment, you can count .him among the seven. The same day Patterson was one of ten senators who voted, against j what the Register called '''outside 1 ' [ audits of the state boards of education and control. "Outside",. audit I seems to mean an audit by auditors employed by ; the state : executive I council rather than the-boards. The Register didn't! say why Pat[ terson and the other nine opposed this bill. Perhaps they thought the Helped in Building of First Methodist Church Here. D. J. Mitchell, who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage December 1, died last week Wednesday afternoon. During the preceding two days he had been |n coma, and he had ] )e0 n helpless fever since he was stricken while he was at work In the yard at his home. 'Family funeral services wore con- d l"; te » anat the home Frl day afternoon at 1:80 by the Rov. C. V. Hulse, and. P.ubIIc services took place at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock. Burial was made iin Riverview. Son of Pioneer Preacher. .'Mr. Mitchell was a son o£ SENTENCED ON TWO CHARGES IN TEN DAYS •' ' — . Jury Brings in $20 Verdict in Auto Damage Case. Chris Reefer, North End youth was for the second time in a week sentenced to the penitentiary at Anamosa,- when he pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Geo. A. Heald, the I ''outside" audits too, expensive. It cost $74,000 last year, just "for, >n I "outside" audit of the university, land a good many lowane thought [the results were not worth it. That I -ivas more than the salary grab. ' INCOME TAX— The Income tax I ijlll was' up for a public senate com- I mlttee hearing at (Des Molnes Mon- Jday, and the corporations were I yowling their heads off. They said lit would put' them at a disadvantage I in competition with • Illinois, where [the movement for the tax got eo hot J that the state supreme court had I to show its hand by declaring the I tax unconstitutional. .The anti-Income taxers always litalkas if an income tax would be an •added cost of production. .-That's •fooling you. It is not a production [cost for .the simple reason that ii [isn't levied , on anything but ne1 flfits, and it only asks 3 per cenl I that. Get this— 97 ,per cent of the •ofite Isn't taxed at all! Underline at word profits. '.''Apropos to this hearing, Tuesday's --'Peifi carried the news that even in I times of 1932 Iowa's federal in- p .taxes totaled ._$>,900,000, of h the corporations paid $3,500,-' Ht that was just the tax on h«ir profits, then what must their writs have been?.Underline tax and profits. ' ••'.• '., • . The committee heard only the an- •b. That's significant. It means pat the committee le for the tax, 1to b e f alr, wanted to see wheth- the a ntls could shake their con- lR', '° ns ' Confir mins this, Clifton g^T lt: was understood that a ma- of the committee favored the Bills that committees,report out orably usually paus. if^ the in widely known Bennett Mitchell, who was a pioneer Methodfet minister. Both the elder Mitchell and his wife lived to be more than 90 years old and died a few years ago at Sioux City full of the Honors brought by long and devoted public service The son David Justin was born at Bedford July 9, 1862. His childhood was spent at various points where nls father served in the ministry. One of these was Algona, and here, on October 5, 18S7, David was mar- r ed to Nellie S. Thlele, who at the time was principal of the old Central school. Mrs. Mitchell's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thiele, piio- neer Algona farmers. Built Many Kogsnth Homes. The entire married life of the Mitchells was spent in Algona. David became a contractor and builder, and 'he followed the trade till he was stricken. He built many Koseuth town and country homes and outbuildings. One of his prized possessions was a map of the county on which he had platted places where he had built buldings. This map Is filled with such points throughout the county. Mr.' Mitchell biiiit the ' original ne tax-bill the.sfm'ato, it in all probability become'"' law [V the house at previous sessions "already passed it'two or'thrc-e 'ES — p au i Mallon, whose ea column m the Sioux City retails Interesting Washing- goeslp, says: by Harvey <j( ie Presence of Gardner iCowiesi ived away a chair "with the ,!), at no on « ought to sit with times what they are. Both and Cowles Immediately sat theh hte book t , talk re wstlns relief loans Madson & Hanson tailor shop and the Anderson building in which the Anderson meat shop and the Lueby drug store are located. He helped burn the brick for the first Methodist church here, and from the time when the first shovelful of dirt was ;urned till completion of the build- ng he worked on the present church building. Later he was In charge of nstallation of the church bell. iFor some years Mr. Mitchell con- racted concrete grain elevators In the Dakotas. He was in the contracting and building trade a full half century. Left Widow, 4 Children. The wlldow and four children survive. The children are: Lloyd Trileie Mitchell, Emmetburg, at present assistant closed bank receiver at Burt; Mrs. Doretta Plumb, wife of Fred Plumb, -of the Good Hope neighborhood; Mrs. Doris Reeves, wife of Milton Reeves, of the Algona , to a charge of assault with intent to commit robbery which grew ° u !; , of a Bating he administered William Schroeder, Lakota, in the holidays. The sentence is for five years. .Harold Koppen, Lakota, who confessed .that he aided Reefer, was not sentenced. He is only 17, and his case was heard in juvenile court For the present it has been continued, and he has been paroled in the custody of his father, Gus Koppen. Taken to Anamosa .Monday. Reefer, with Merle Scolds, who was sentenced last week to a year at Anamosa on a charge of attempted jail-break, were taken to Anamosa Monday (by Sheriff Dahlhauser. (Reefer was sentenced to a year at Anamosa a week ago Saturday on a charge of attempted jail break, arising from the same bar-sawing for which Scolds was sentenced. The year will run concurrently with the 5-year sentence, so Reefer will have to serve only five years, less time for good behavior. Jesse Umbenhauer, who confessed to furnishing hack saw blades to his son, Scolds, was sentenced to six months in Jail plus a $100 fine, but the jail term was suspended, and he was paroled to Marshal iF. W. Green. Umbenhauer is caretaker of the city dump, Just west of the 'concrete f He ° r P revlo "s air >ed^tm twice on the back. way for him going conservative lowan, to take Long down a ) chance to fcww I klnda like that [Which true, though the t(> as the newer not Register. bakery; and Laura, assistant city clerk. The Reeves family lives with Mrs. Reeves' mother and Laura. There are nine grandchildren. Mr. Mitchell was the first of his ..., T _.._ Parents' mature children to die. One er day, Es- s 'ster and three brothers survive: he breezed Mrs - Fannie Van Buskirk, Stockton, Wo.; Joseph, Palermo, N. D.; the Rev. C, B. Mitchell, Methodist pastor at Armstrong; Frank W. Mitchell, assistant state's attorney at Pierre, S, D. The children and . their families vere here for the funeral; also the brothers C.- cB.. and Frank. Davlc Svas past 70% year's old at death. • 'Pall bearers at the funeral were M. G.. Norton, H. E., McMurray Charles Redemske, Homer Anderson, L. J. Nelson, and W. A. Dutton CLAPSAODLE MOVES TIRE SHOP TO JIEW LOCATION H. D. CJapsaddle has moved his Goodyear tire and Willard battery shop from the Standard Oil Co. building at the corner of Jones and bridge north of town, and he has been keeping it in excellent condition. He told Judge Heald that be was drunk when, he took the blades to the Jail. Umbenhauer told the court he had three children at home to support their age-s being 8, 7, and two years respecBively. Though work has not been plentiful, he has not had to have county aid, he said. The son Merle took the name Scolds some time ago. $20 Damage Terdlct Returned. A verdict of $20 damages was returned by a jury in Judge Heald's court Friday night against S. H. McNutt in favor of Mrs. Dora B. Ranger, Webster City, the result of a car accident last summer near Webster City. ' The jury consisted -of. Jos. (Berhow, Elmore, foreman; C. W. Jones, Algojia; (Lawrence Thllges, Bode; J. P. Trunkhill, Burt; Walter Elbert, Whittemore; Clemant Crahan, West 3end; ,O. J. Ranney, Fenton; Clif- 'ord Johnson, Titonka; I. W. Nelson, Lone Rock ;R. J. Welp, Bancroft; Carl A. Huskins, Buffalo Center; Jig-Saw Gives Newest Craze to Algonians Jlgg-saw puzzles have of late taken the town by storm, having even supplanted bridge in some circles. Algona business,'houses wcro not prepared t o meet the demand, ipuzzles, as soon as worked by one group, have been passed to another. The puzzles aro no child's play. It takes two to five hours, even longer In some cases, to fit intricate little pieces into their proper niches and complete a picture. There is no pattern to follow that would make the puzzle too easy to work. Bridge Is still the leading card game, but contract has almost entirely supplanted auction A new system of counting In contract has been accepted. Variations of ".rummy" are played when bridge' palls. Ping-pong Js still extensively played by the more athletically inclined. Perhaps it is. an influence of the depression, but there is seem- ' mgly more interest in games now than before in recent years. There is a tendency toward the formation of small groups of four to eight rather than larger roups. MERCURY HITS 22 BELOW TO SET LOW MARK Strong Wind, Snow Add to Bitter Cold Snap. The groundhog, perhaps wearying of the fun made of him on the bright suilny day when he emerged from his hole on February 2, and the weather man seemingly got together last week and mapped out a fiercely cold wave to give an emphatic point to the groundhog's prediction of .six weeks more of winter. At any rate the weather turned chill Saturday and the record low temperatures of the season have since been ecorded. Yesterday morning the official emperature report showed that the neroury had registered 22 degrees below zero Tuesday night. The cold wave began Friday night, and below zero temperatures have been at^Ananwsa Groundhog Sees His Shadow and Flop Goes the Weather COUNTRY CLUB WILL ISSUEJEBTIFICATES Ways by which ownership of stock in the Country club could be transferred were discussed by members at the annual meeting at the city hall Monday night. iBoard members for three years ivere elected: A. . H. Borchardt, H tf. Hauberg, M. Falkenhainer, L, E Linnan, Albert Ogren.,, Linnan and Borchardt were reelected; the others succeed J. W. Haggard, G. S Buchanan, and E. J. Gilmore. " The financial report showed the lub not much behind 1931, but fac- d with decreasing membership. The active membership has dropped to 76. There are'now 50 shares paying no dues. . The directors have decided that it Is necessary to make as many dead shares active -as possible. Inactive holders may sell to and escape sessment. new members a new ?7.50 annual as- loans, State streets, east of the Swift plant, to the former John Deere implement quarters In the old Algona Auto & Machine Co. building. He Is located in the southeast corner, and the quarters 'he left are vacant. Mr. Clapsaddle had tenanted the Standard Oil building since it was erect'- ed, having moved thence from a e- station in one of the Galbraith -- buildings west of the Swift plant. New Fair Treasurer. H. J. Bode was named treasurer of the county fair at a board meeting tost week Tuesday. H. L. Gilmore had been treasurer several years, but asked to be relieved. Mr. Gilmore was reelected at the annual meeting, but resigned. and William Speicher, Swea City. Argument was opened last Thursday morning and completed Friday afternoon. ' The jury retired shortly after 4 p. m. Friday and returned the verdict at 9 p. m. the same day. According to evidence accepted by the jury, the McNutt car ran into the rear of the Tlanger car on No. 20, west of Webster, City, catapulting the Rangers sidewl'se into the ditch. The McNutt car was ditched at a point farther down the road, but did not turn over, and Mr. McNutt was able to drive it out.' The defendants claimed the accident occurred when, as the MoNutt car attempted to pass ,the Ranger car, the latter swerved to the left i^d side-swiped-the MoNutt car. Receiver's Suit on Trial. Judge Heald was hearing evidence yesterday afternoon in a law case, S." Buchanan, receiver of the Bank of Lu Verne, vs. George F. Club-privilege membership granted on first-year payment of $30, with $25 yearly dues thereafter, but no voting rights, will not be changed. 335 FABMlURETTMEMBERS COUNTED BY SUPERVISORS The board of supervisors visited County Agent Morrison's off ice 1 'Friday and counted the list of members. It was found that there were 335 members in good standing, or ten more than were filed at the time the 1933 appropriation was asked. It is now understood that in accordance recorded every night since, with the mercury failing to rise above six degrees below zero all day Tuesday and threatening to repeat yesterday. Wind Carries Fln c Snow. There was a strong piercing wind, with fine snow, Monday and Tuesday, but not more than a total of an inch and a half of snow fell. Supt. Overmyer reported yesterday afternoon that attendance at school had been good except In the lower grades, in which possibly a third of the children were absent. No reports of frosted fingers, ears, or cheeks have been made, but the teachers rubbed a number of small fingers to warm them up. A number of schools over the county were The groundhog saw his shadow last Thursday, "groundhog day," which and in was deference, doubtless, to the tradition of six more weeks of winter In that event, the weather man provided a little enow that night, though the day had been sunny. Groundhog or woodchuck day always falls on Candlemas day, which is February 2. The dictionary says: "Candlemas— 1. Feast of the 'Purification of the Virgin Mary, or presentation of Christ in Temple, celebrated February 2; so called because candles for the altar or other sacred uses are SULLIVAN STARTS NEW CTATE WORK Wade W. Sullivan, new official Iowa scale inspector under Ray blessed that day. 2. Day of the } feast February. In Scotland it is one of the quarter days. "In some parts of the United States Candlemas day is often popularly called groundhog or woodchuck day, in allusion to the tradition that on that day the animal comes out of his hole, and if he casts a shadow runs back, .on which a return of wintry weather is to be expected." The duration of winter following a sunny groundhog day varies in different parts of the country from 30 days to two months, according to local tradition, the difference probably arising from differences in latitude. Murray, Des Moines, Iowa secretary of agriculture, began his -first official tour Monday. [Last week W-ednesday to Saturday he and the other two state inspectors attended a school of instruction at Des Moines. Mrs. "Sullivan was with him. Mr. Sullivan's, .territory consists of the north four tiers of Iowa counties, except Webster/Hamilton and Hardin, of which the county seats are, respectively, Fort Dodge Webster €lty, and .Eldora. There a6 countles Jn hte territory, John Goeders to Reach 79 Next Sunday Next Sunday John Goeders will be 79 years old, and in honor of tlhe occasion Mr. and Mrs, Goeders will be dinner guests at the home of their son, D. H. Goeders. At the same place from 3 o'clock on there will be a public reception for friends, who call with the understanding arrived at when the board recently heard arguments pro and con, the appropriation asked for will be granted. This understanding was that if the board found the legal: number of 200- or more members it would be obliged by law to provide the money. The sum.asked for'is $3250. Last year it was* $5,000, .The wind had abated-by yesterday morning, when sunshine made the weather appear warmer than it was Weather predictions'gave little hope of immediate relief, and the sky was again overcast in the afternoon. Windows Frosted Over. Workmen were busy on the streets yesterday, removing snow drifted against curbs. Many display windows were heavily frosted over, and a front window in the Wm. C. Steele store was almost blown out. This window was cracked last Halloween, and it was slipping before the wind when the fact was discovered and Immediate action saved It. The official temperature 'or the last week follows: Tebruay 1 JR February 2 _. f . February 3 February 4 ijj February 5 19 February 6 23 , , which runs from the Missouri on the west to the Mississippi on the east and includes Sioux City, Mason City, Waterloo, and Dubuque.- H e will bo en tour practically all the time, but will maintain hJs home here and expects to return' for. riibs't week-ends Mr. Sullivan's duty -will be to inspect all scales used for the sale of goods and see that they are adjusted to give exact legal weights. He calls on scale ownes without notice and tests .their scales. Before the -a were inspectors the buying public was often cheated by scales adjusted to register false weights. 21 SCHOOLS WILL TAKE PART IN O. TOURNEY Schools to be represented in sectional (basketball tournament at the high school gymnasium here March 2-3-4 : were .announced in Tuesday's Des Moines Register. More than 745 schools in the 'state take .part in such tournaments in 42 towns. Two winners in each sec- tioal tournament will advance to ORGANIZATION IS FORMED TO CANVASS LINES Algona Patrons Seek to Enlist All in Rate Fight. •"'•••••': There was a crowded courtroom Saturday afternoon in response to a. call published last week for a conference : on Algona rural telephone rates Following discussion, a n£ tlon that each of .the 35"lines out oC Algona appoint a representative to* lf stockhol ^m and patrons the view to cutting off 'connections with the local exchange unlea. a reduction in connection 'fees : ta granted was carried. .'.-•; Hay Mccorkle, who had been 'de*. gnated to publish notice of meeting by a group which met a weelc ago called- the meeting to -order! A Mr ^r a o , , WaS * leceed ^airman;' Air. McCorkle, secretary. . Mr Clayton opened the discussion. The farmer, he said, has had to trench in the last three years cause he has been (forced to accent ower and lower priced for his products. Most commodities he has t« buy have been reduced In price t* re. Clayton Opens Discussion. ' Mr Clayton said the object >o[ '&*, meeting was to arriva. '. 25 February 7 February 8 record 19 8 9 -8 -14 -8 -IS -22 Grimsehl. The suit Involves 1 a note for $1715 and attachment. iRichard Brodigan, 23, Emmetsburg, pleaded guilty to a charge of was jail; 21 SHERIFF'S SALES ARE LISTED UP TO MARCH 9TH Twenty-one. sheriff's sales are scheduled on Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser's calendar between today and March 9, or In the next month. They follow: February 9 February 10 February 17 ^ ANNUAL ROAD MEETIN6 OF TRUSTEES AND BOARD FEB 16 The annual road-program meeting of the board of supervsors and representatives of all township boards of trustees will be held next week Thursday at the courthouse. The township boards meet individually in January to outline^ road work tentatively |n their respective townships. Their askings have to be filed with the board of supervisors by February 1. Each township board names one of its members to represent it .at the county meeting, where a countywide program to be followed by the superviors during the year is laid out. As usual nearly AUTO MECHANICS FIND COLD WAVE ENCHANTING Garages, filling stations, and battery shops experienced a return of prosperity Monday, Tuesday and yesterday. Cars were stalled all over town. Frozen gas lines .and carburetors, stiff oil, tired-out batteries, frozen oil pumps, and frozen radiators were common.' '' Many car owners did not take their autos out. Doctors and others Who have to be in readiness to answer calls,have adopted'various means to keep cars in running order. One man keeps a high-powered electric light bulb burning beneath the gas intake. During the day many cars we-e started and let idle at interval's. Monday night at 7 p. m. there were only seven cars on State street and Tuesday night ait the same time only four. Most business houses which keep open after supper closed earlv both nights. ditrict tournaments in the week of wrnt: 9 "' 10 " 11 ' Commgto Alsona Class A—(Algona, Emmetsburg, Rolfe, Swea City, West Bend. Class B—<Bode, Bradgate, Corwith Ledyard, (Livermore, Lone Rock, Lu Verne, -Mallard, Ottosen, Ringsted, Rodman, iRuthven, Seneca, Titonka, Wesley, Woden. Seven of these schools will compete in a county tournament here February 23-24-25, and thus will have .the advantage of having played on the Algona floor before the sec- hat would be fair to bpth.-the-teJe- Phone company and patrons of faro* Mr. McCorkle gave a report of a conversation he had had with Manager E. C. Hancher. of the local «change. ; He said Mr. Hancher suggested that the farme rav name » group to meet with telephone company representatives and talk the situation. Many Others Speak. Mr. Clayton' then asked for ^ by-representatives rmo' '"CSW11 *•— 'j-* •' "*•"''-'fl* who over J. os. Ricker, Jones, Judge Quarton w ,u W "-S k>dfrey ' Harr y Sab in. Mr! Walker, ,Fred Geigel, Mike Lo« J^ .T. Keen, Carl Hutchins, J. M. Patterson, Henry Nelson, Mack Wise H. j. Bode, Charles Gilbrlde, Mr Bu terfield, W. J. Soume, and Joh£ ivain. sxS ° f , the speakers suggested i switching fee of $3 or ?4 a with sentiment about equally 6 ^__ b . et r* n the tw ° amounts. Th» present rate a year. Mart drivJng: while intoxicated and sentenced to three months in What! There Are Income Taxpayers? In view of the times, perhaps this & the height of nothing to worry about, but there may be a fortunate few who will he inter- «Ste4 In word from Gerald A. Jewett, interjaal revenue collector at Des Molnw, that a deputy from bis office will be at the courthouse next week Friday and tP help t*xj!ay«rs noake " •ills driving license was suspended or a like period following expiration of the jail sentence. Judge Heald, before passing sen- ence on Brodigan, remarked that he Isliked paroling apyone convicted of driving while drunk. Such drivers are a meace to the unsuspecting public and ought to serve Jail terms, as a lesson to promote better 'behavior. Judge Heald said he had had cases before him in which drunks, though befuddled, had had sense enough not to attempt to drive a car. In such cases offenders are entitled to a degree of consideration which Is not the due of drivers with less sense. Brodigan was arrested near Whittemore by Theo. Knecht, Whitte more, when he lost control of his car and 'landed in the ditch. A parole from a sentence* of six months in jail imposed last fall was revoked by Judge Heald when Paul iSmith, Whittemore youth, was brought into court on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, towtt, a heavy "knuckle." The carrying charge was continued pending release from jail. The knuckle was fouad on him wheij fee had an altercation with the Wblttempre marshal last September. February 23 ^February 25 5 February 28 March 1 3 March 4 March 6 3 March 7 i March 9 CEMETERY ASSN, TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY M. P. Weaver, secretary of the Riverview cemetery association, has called the annual meting of lot owners at his office next Saturday afternoon at 4 p. m. Exports will be read and officers elected. R. A. palmer is president; W. B. laird, vice president; J. L. Bonar, C. C. Chubb, and M. G. Norton, trustees. One trustee will be elected. Mr. Palmer and Mr. (Laird have been officers many years, and Mr. Weaver has been secretary-treasurer three years. "••'.- • » . .' ;••.. Seek 'Missing Youth, Ledyard, Feb. 7—The Albert (Brandts, Mrs. Brandt's parents, and a brother Walter, Mason City, left Saturday for Minneapolis and St. every township has filed for more than can possibly be done. Curtailment )s necessary, for funds are not as heavy this year as In the past. LAKOTAN IS FINED HERE FOR TRANSPORTING LIQUOR Julius -Lentsch, (Lakota, was fined $50 and costs of f28.50 last Thursday on a charge of illegal transportation of intoxicating liquors not having proper labels. Th e case arose when he was bound over to the grand jury July 11 toy former justice L. A. Winkel on a charge of driving while intoxicated. The charge was up the . _ . — — records. Lentsch pleaded guity to the new charge before Justice H. B. White, and a stay bond was posted by a brother for payment of the fine and costs within six months. changed in order to wind case and get it off the Paul to search for Weldon Wleee, of Gushing, wh<> has been missing for a week. Nick Mljler, bte left Cute Thumb Off, wood ago, -vy%ttj his a* VERA'S 6REEN LANTERN IS MECCA OF THE NIGHTHAWKS Frank Vera'e Green Lantern night club at Hobarton opened with a, capacity house last week Wednesday night, and ^very night last week found it comfortably crowded. The cold weather Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday nights cut down the crowd, but on the other nights the yard was filled, with cars. FARM "OUTLOOK" MEETING WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK County Agent Morrison announces an "agricultural outlook" meeting at the courtroom next Tuesday. It will open at 10 a. m., and there will .be an afternoon session. J. C. Galloway and R, C. Bentley, Ames will discuss the 1933 and also the future price outlook for Iowa farm commodities, and suggestions will be offered on how farmers may adjust themselves to present conditions •—*• Husband Seeks Divorce. A petition for divorce was filed last week by Arthur C. Raney, Lu his PASTOR'S KEYS TAKEN BY BANDITS FOUND, RETURNED The set of keys which the three bandits who robbed the Wallburg lunch room Friday nigty, January .20, took from the Rev. (Father Louis H. Denninghoff, Emmetsburg-Algona Episcopal rector, were returned to him last week Tuesday. The robbers tossed them out at a point on No. 18 two or three miles west of the Wallburg location, and they were found by a passerby brought them to town and „„.,„ them to Marshal Green. Mr. Green turned them over to Glen Raney, who returned them to the rector. Father Denninghoff is, however, still short the watch and $3.50 in money which the robbers took. The robbers probably thought they had his car key, but in fact that key was in his car outside the lunch room. »• I • — . - — j \stx,i , . Afl.lBHT speakers favored either cutting off entire ines in case of no reduction or cutting lines at the homes of patrons as were the present fee. unwilling to pa* who gave Telephone Modern Necessity. iSome speakers who did not faVor cutting off entire lines said the tete- Phone is almost a necessity; Though. they thought ,that the comS should grant a substantial reductkST they urged that the question of cut! ting entire lines off should recelv* serious thought. Mr. Bode recaMe* niat the telephone had twice save* Ms home from burning. The tele- Phone, he said, has indispensable value from the standpoint of- flr» ' protection alone. recalled ruriu buldlnr „ . and said that then the fee switching was $2 a year. ' Mr. Patterson discounted the idea _ " nCuld FIRE PUT OUT THURSDAY AT STATE BANK. LUVERNE <Lu Verne, Feb. 7—Smoke pouring out of the basement windows of the building formerly occupied by the Lu Verne State bank attracted attention of passersby last Thursday evening at 7:30, and the fire company was called out. Though hampered by dense smoke, the firemen .soon had the blaze under control *" e ^ d n r "°? _*»* 25 ' ™« *- «• cove-* ^ insurance 1 : establishing their money ty exchange, • flpfpn' • a ' WOUld ' ficient to meet the expense. Another Meeting Planned. One speaker said that if the Phone exchange were'run as a muni- on tb* ern a cipal institution, operated same baste as the Algona munlejpa* light plant, .rates would be J°wer^and customera would be ia«. They were married at Forest City February 2<5, 1925. Notice of suit was accepted in time for this term of court. The building has a Joint basement with Lichty & Roes store. A Humboldt bank conducts a branch in the building. Wins In Final tryputs in the local high school declamatory contest was held Friday, and Donald Hutchins. whp won finst, will reprwont the high school IB inter - ech<»l c Richard Norton Is ftltemat* H. Gosdece *»d tfrs. E, C. Mahon were judges. Seven Keneficks Are University Graduates ting the benefit of both fair rate» and excellent service. This followed a remark, by. .another speaker whol seemingly put the blame for telephone company's rates on city of Algona. Mr. Clayton and Mr. McCorkle were made permanent officers, and a meeting of the representatives Of £?,&. ^ C *" ed £or th * *™l°* which time. representa^ are to be prepared to report how many stockholders and patrons' of their respective lines will be ready-' to cut off unless a reduction to granted. , Sunday's Des Moines Register t featured a story about the Kene- flcks at Eagle Grove. The elder Keneflck was a brother of the late Dr. M. J. Keneflck, Algona, The story follows: Eagle Grove—It"js Uttle wonder that the name Kenefiok is apt to become a legend at the University of Iowa. In the family of T. H. Kenefick, Eagle Grove, are eight children. Two sons, Emmett and John, were f raduated from the university's college of medicine. Emmett is .practicing at 8t. (Paul, John at Algona. Veronica was a student to this deputy postmaster here. Naomi, graduated by the college of pharmacy, is pharmacist in her father's drug store here. Juanita received her bachelor's degree from Iowa State college, but took her master's at the university. 'Ruth and Thelma were graduated from the physical education department. Ruth now is physical education director at the T. W. C. A., Des Moinee. Thelma Is at the university, studying fof her master's, and Thomas, youngest of thf i# the Company's Side of Story Given, ^Manager Hancher said Monday mat the telephone company "" " fl ""- business concerns, has liki' ~ other fered a severe decline in earninwi aa a result 9 f the depression- ^ only have many telephones been f"?^ '*»* lon ? Wance , telephone, company has mad* drastic reductions in ex-peiwe, but has not been able tfl of&e* tew 4* revenues. Mr. Hancber went oii'tt say; *, ji; "Even in times like these tlj s nub, needs ^u^ aeryjce. S and equipment must bVtont order, eo ^ «fl»afrt»- ££» Ployes must be retted, uyso! . ^ imTWYiv'o <,T«*2;JL,_-5 ^?!r

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