Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 30, 1933 · Page 1
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I»fcf CtfttAtlOH AT HE. , of normal. ALGONA, IOWA, MARCH 30, 1933 8 Pages JWT COST TABULATED IN 1932JEPORT ),000 Expense Is Separated Into Departments. I The total expense of running the unty In 1932 was $439/584.67, ac- lording to the annual county fi- report complied toy County dltor E. J. Butler, and issued week. This is a reduction the 1931 total of $458,911.66, 1 from 1930 of $474,412.25. J. Helken, Swea City, last ar's board chairman, led the su- lervisors in per (Hem and mileage 11932, and W. E. McDonald, Al_ was low man on the board 'tabulation of supervisors' excise follows: F, J. Balmemnn, First District. iesslon per diem __ $ 162.50 lewion mileage '.,— 44:59 nmlttee per diem 1097.50 mmittee mileage _i •alnage per diem — -— •ainage mileage telephone 1030.96 52.50 46.20 47.50 'otal ,. ___$ 2481.75 r . E. McDonald, Second ^District. islon per diem' __? 162.'50 mileage , 1_ 2.03 .mittee per diem 1295.00 mittee mileage . 925.47 lephone 4.80 'otal $ 2389.80 Funnemark, Third 'District. aslon per diem ? 167.50 mileage 58.17 mmittee per diem 1187.50 mmittee mileage 907.60 per diem, 90.00 mileage • 46.90 telephone _ 51.90 bratnage total _ $ 2509.66 Morris, Fourth District. ission per diem f 142.00 mileage 64.26 nittee per diem 1305.00 nmittee mileage '1035.93 telephone 7.70 ___$ 2545.38 P. J. Heiken, Fifth District. _., slon per diem $ 180.00 mileage 129.22 nmittee per diem 1236.25 mittee mileage __.__i 976.15 'alnage per diem pinage mileage _ lephone _._ 91.25 81.48 43.S5 fatal | 2737.90 What County Officers Cost. [The treasurer's office, in.which to help often has to >be em- loyed in rush seasons, leads the " of county of flees, in expense. iwg of the offices follow: wer ___ f 7660,79 "tor . ._. . 693Q.01 3419.68 irlntendent _.'___' 6427.66 irk _____ 4389.87 ;'« ;'5964.67 leer 5866.21 2470.74 expenses, as listed In the follow: •thouse expense $ 2406.65 hi,, .. 627.66 ptoellaneous 7428.80 768.99 - 4420.91 s county 12975.34 246.63 2726.89 ki, fwcellaneou CU jury ___::::::::r 'iKS i£ court 1035 - 57 IS T v- 663.67 i wt of Patients and Peer. the state in- r, divid- 'flerokee Dependence pmvood —— 1581S.02 — 247,63 nton terns; 658.60 —, 1284.09 .'— 4407.12 4.40 -«•-- :;.—_:_ 24.60 outside the county home • dl ',J a payers $42,172.26 in divided into the following - 3126,90 123.59 330.43 to th 0 Part a . their salaries last f , Und ' the former thlr er <M«n, the s S 106.00 ..., 105.00 "if 0 ** 6 * — 94.98 99,96 84.99 attorney! county (Coatlnj County on $,) Number 29 Four Divorce Defaults Taken in Court 3-TO-1 13 CASES SET FOR TRIAL AS TERMSTARTS Grand Jury Session May Last Rest of Week. Judge F. C. Davidson, Emmets- iburg, opened the March term of court Monday afternoon. Only 71 new cases filed for this term. An effort will be made to clean up many old cases before the summer vacation. Theodore Elbert was named court bailiff, and Phyllis Parsons, stenographer for County Attorney M. C. McMahon, is clerk of the grand jury. Grand Jury Empanelled. Jay Godden, Bancroft, is foreman of the grand jury. Other members are C. L. Eichhorn, Elmore; Herman Harms, West Bend; Martin Molinder, Swea City; William Turley, Lakota; Kobns TJaden, Titonka; and Jos. Vaske, Bancroft. Mr. Tjaden is a former supervisor. No objections to the grand jury were raised by defendants in the following criminal cases: L. E. 'Evans, bad check charges; Freeman 'Gorman, injury to fence and produce; Harm Helmers, larceny from building; Eugene Long, driving a car while intoxicated; Elling Martinson, embezzlement by sale of attached property; A. L. Cunningham, larceny by embezzlement; Frank Kuhn, embezzlement by sale of mortgaged property; Kermit "Setchell, assault with intent to conflict bodily injury. It was anticipated yesterday that the grand Jury would not finish its work till late this week or early next week. Four Divorce Defaults. •Four defaults have been entered in divorce cases and decrees will be filed as soon as the evidence has been heard. The actions are entitled as follows: Helen Sharp, of Lone Rock, vs. Russell L. Sharp; Walter Rentz, Burt, vs. Martha Rentz; Julia Breckel, Lincoln twp. vs. James O. Breckel; Myrtle Farnsworth, Burt, vs. Jos. L. Farnsworth. A new divorce action, filed Monday, is Marjorie Meyers vs. Clarence Meyers, both of Algona. Service was accepted by the defendant for this term of court, and decree will probably ibe entered before the term ends. The couple were married December 8, 1928, and separated , In ; March, 1931. The charge Is non-support. Law Cases Assigned. Judge Davidson called the calendar Tuesday afternoon, and after noting defaults assigned cases for trial. Law cases, triable before a Jury, are: R. A. Harvey vs. Luther Disney, Dick Paul, and the Paul Construction Co., Fort Dodge—^Damage suit arising from accident in which a construction company truck coming from a sideroad and the Harvey car, driven by Mrs. collided on county road miles east of Burt, last August 8. Mr. Harvey asks $500 on behalf of ills wife and $300 for damages to ils car. W. W. Summy.vs. Al Rosenmeyer, St. Benedict—Damage'suit resulting from Summy's car running Into the Rosenmeyer truck at the No. 18 corner north of Wesley on October 12. Mr. Summy, address not given, asks $548 damages . Jennie Riley vs. William Funk- Appeal from Algona justice court on garnishment proceeding. Equity Cases for Trial. Equity cases, triable before the ludge, were set ows: MIDNIGHT FIGHT IS SENT TO GRAND JDRY Kermit .Setchell was bound to the grand jury Monday by Justice H. B. White on a charge of assault on Julius ' Juchem, Bancroft farm youth whose Jaw was broken in a recent altercation In the street in near the Green Lantern night club at Hobarton. At the hearing it developed that Setchell and another youth were engaged in an argument. Witnesses testified that Juchem interfered and that Setchell, the object of Juchem's attack, hit him with his fist, in self-defense. •Contrary to a previous report, there was no girl in the case, and Setchell and the other youth were not fighting, 'according to the testimony. The witnesses said they thought Juchem was drunk. Juchem and his brother testified that neither knew Setchell before the episode. Justice White said he bound Setchell to the grand jury in order that the case might have a complete investigation. The bond was fixed at a nominal amount, $300, which Setchell furnished. Mrs. Chains, 88, Dies at Whittemore Harvey, A, four for trial as fol- Tomorrow—James I. Dolliver vs. Conrad Elmer—suit on contract sale of southeast quarter 30-94-29, n which Mr. Dolliver asks $1,000. April 10—a. S. Buchanan, Re- elyer Bank of Lu Verne, vs. I. J. Huber et - al.—Foreclosure mortgage against lot 2, block «, original jlat Lu Verne. Judgment for $1180 isked. April 11--A. Olson Construction Co. vs Iowa State Highway Commission—Contract. Trial Dates Reserved. •No dates for trial have been set 'or the following cases: iPaul Relmen vs. Board of Super- rlsors—Contract, judgment asked 'or $213. Lincoln Joint Stock Land bank /s. J. M. Patterson et al.—Foreclosure mortgage against west ractlonal half of 1-94-29, asking 23,699. Iowa State bank vs Howard B. Seeley et al.—To establish judgment already entered as lien on northeast quarter southeast quar- er 8-96-28, asking 11975. Chas. Bartholomew vs. EHIng Martinson—Landlord's Hen. Frank R, Kuhn vs. William Kuhn —Suit for accounting. L, A. Andrew, state superintendent of banking, as receiver of Iowa Trust *' Savings bank, vs. G. 8. Buchanan, receiver Bank of LU Verne — Foreclosure mortgage Court (Continued on page 8.) Whittemore, Mar. 28 — Mrs. Frances Chalus died -at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. McCreery, last week Wednesday, 'following a several months sickness, and funeral services were conducted Friday at St. Michael's Catholic church, where solemn high mass was read by the Rev. Father Dondanville, Chicago, with Father C. P. Sweeney, Fort Dodge, 'former pastor here, Father Finnigan, Emmetsburg, Father William Veit, present local pastor, and Father John Hyland, assistant pastor, as assistants. Burial was made at Gilmore City beside the grave of the husband of Mrs. Chalnos. Pallbearers were J. M. Fleming, W. T. Oliver, H. W. Geelan, C. L. Cavanaugh, J. S. Cullen, and Henry Felder. In attendance at the funeral from outlof-town were Anna and Leo Dondanville, Samanock, 111.; Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Ulrick, Fort Dodge; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chalus, Davenport; Ernie Ulrick, Rockwell City, and a daughter, Rockwell City; Mr. and Mrs. Dolder and Mr. and Mrs. Fesser, Humboldt; Mr. and Mrs. K. F. McCreery and Mrs. John Collins, Fonda; Mrs. J. L. Chalus, of Clare, daughters Evelyn and Mary and sons Edward and Marcellus; Mr, and Mrs. William Cavanaugh, Kllmore City; Mr. and Mrs. William Linnan, Pocahontas; Mrs. Jos. Mulrooney, son Peter, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. McTigue, of Emmetsburg. Mrs. Chalus, nee Frances Dondanville, -was born in Alsace, a province of France, April 28, 1845, and was nearly 88 at death. She was brought to this country when she was only four, and with her par- SECOND STORM LEAVES 6-INCH SNOW IN WAKE Two Blizzards in 12 Days Take Total to 20 Inches. Another snow storm Friday and Saturday gave Algona and vicinity six more inches of snow by Satur day morning. It followed a slow drizzle which turned into a heavy wet snow late in the afternoon, This fall amounted to .25 Inches o£ water when measured at 7 o'clock Friday evening and .35 inches measured Saturday evening. This six inches pushed the total fall to more than 20 inches in 12 days. The moisture in all snow this month totaled 2.97 inches. Added to the moisture this month will be rain of yesterday forenoon Algonians were awakened 'by a spring downpour with thunder and lightning. The rain followed several days of warm weather during which most of the snow melted and ran off. The snow last week lasted long enough for much of the frost to leave the ground, and already a great number of potholes have appeared in graveled roads. The board of supervisors is this week publishing an embargo notice, and signs are 'being posted on graveled main roads to warm against heavy loads. Gravel is being dumped In pot-holes as needed. A slight change from a deadened appearance to a light green could be noticed yesterday in lawns. Spring birds are still fairly scarce, but robins indicate that spring is just around the corner. Temperatures for the last week follow: High Low March 22 — 34 11 March 23 42 March 24 36 March 26 40 March 26 39 March 27 38 March 28 , 45 18 23 27 25 23 25 SECRETARY FACES SHORTAGE CHARGE A. L. Cunningham, secretary of the Algona Building & Loan association for the last several years, was arrested Friday, March 10, by Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser on a iharge of larceny by embezzlement of Building & Loan funds. The hearing was postponed, first -'to March 14, again postponed till last Friday, when Mr. Cunningham was bound to the grand jury by Justice White. The Information signed by A. L. Peterson, Building & Loan president, who alleged that Mr. Cunningham was $2,000 short In his accounts. The Building & Loan books were turned over to C. 'R. La iBarre, new secretary, late in February, and the ents lived in La Salle county, 111. shortage was then discovered, it is In 1867 she was married to Charles Ohalus, and they farmed near Somonauck, 111., till 1886, when they moved to Clare, Iowa. Mr. Chalus died in 1915, and since then Mrs. Chalus had lived with the McCreerys. Of five children three survive: Leo Chalus, 'Davenport; Mrs Nora McKinstry, Hollywood; and Mrs. McCreery. Algonians' Mother Dies. Mrs. N. Barbaras, Harpers Ferry, who had been sick several months with bladder trouble, died Monday afternoon and will be 'burled this morning, following services at the Harpers Ferry Catholic church. She was the mother of Mrs. W. J. Payne and Mrs. John Bieser, Algona, who with their husbands drove to Harpers Ferry yesterday to attend the funeral. claimed. The charge is serious, in that the penalty provided (by law Is double that in ordinary embezzlement cases, proplding for imprisonment not exceeding ten years and up to $10,000 fine. This applies only In the case of,building and loan officers. Embezzlement in other cases carries a penitentiary penalty not exceeding five years. It is understood that the Building & Loan stands to lose nothing, since Mr. Cunningham was bonded. • Hall to Speak Here. W. Earl Hall, Mason City Globe- Gazette managing editor and state Legion commander, will be the Rotary club's speaker at its noon luncheon, in the Methodist dining room next Monday. New Lawyer Swells List of Newcomers in Last 12 Years Carl Wander, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wander, near Fenton, is opening a law office on the second floor of the postoffice building sometime this week. He was graduated from the state university law college last June, and has since been doing some legal business at Fenton. Mr. Wander has rented the north or former reception room of the Farm Bureau of- In the last few years Algona has become the home of an excellent eroup of young lawyers, including p A Danson, E. C. McMahon, County Attorney M. C. MoMahon, H W Miller, L. E. LInuan, G. D. Shumway, G. W. StUlman, L. A. Winkel, H. B. White, and now Mr. Wander. Another potential addition to the Kossuth bar is Edward H Parsons, superintendent of the 3wea City -schools. It is expected that Robert Harrington will Join iis father, T. P. Harrington, In the practice here soon. Among "old timers" still in the practice are J. L. Bonar, J. M. Dye, Swea City, W. S. Hanna and his sister, Consuelo Hanna, Lu Verne, A. Hutchison, Judge Quarton, S. E. , E. J. Van Ness, aji Linnan. W. A. MacArthur, Burt, and W. C. Dewel are lawyers, though not in the practice. The death of J. W. Sullivan and W. C. Oanson in the last year or so removed twp of the best known Kossuth members of the bar. Senator L. J. Dickinson is also still listed as an active member, though he has not practiced since he entered Congress. The formidable list of lawyers might suggest to outsiders that Kossuth' had what is known as a "fighting bar," that is, lawyers who delight in trying to court every disagreement they can hatch up: tout this 19 not the case. There are no trials till after the lawyers have failed to efforts to reach a settlement -out of court. v F. Overmyer •y'ETERAN EDUCATOR who will " retire at the end of the current school year after a notable 30- year record as superintendent of the Algona schools. Overmyer Is Retired By School Board The school (board met Tuesday night, and the question of next year's superintendent was taken up. Before action was taken a motion that whatever was done be deemed unanimous and so recorded in the minutes was adopted. It Is claimed that the motion was carried unanimously. It is reported, however, that the subsequent' action was not in fact unanimous. After discussion two votes were taken. The minutes -have not yet been written up, and what was involved In the first vote Is not clear. It is said to have resulted 4-1. On the second vote It'was decided to retire Supt. Overmyer at the end of this school year. The vote on this is said to have been 3-2. It is rumored that the majority consisted of Messrs. Michel and Shumway and Mrs. Monlux. •Mr. Overmyer was called to the meeting and advised ol the result. He was given an opportunity to withdraw his candidacy, and at first agreed to do so, but later decided to go down with colors flying and so withdrew consent. There seems to be an understanding that Otto B. Laing, high school principal, will be the next superintendent. 'Mr. Overmyer has -been superintendent 30 years, lacking six months. Algonian Sentenced for Drunken Spree John Johnston was given a 30- day suspended county Jail sentence in the H. B. White justice . court Saturday on the charge of intoxication at Whittemore Friday. He was brought to Algona. by Theodore Knecht, Whittemore constable, and Sheriff Dahlhauser, after he had broken into the L. W. Swanson furniture store. He broke two windows in the store and suffered severe cuts on his hands. Damage to the store in the sum of $90 . or thereabouts was paid, along with the court costs. He was paroled during good 'behavior to his father. * ~ Kiwanians Discuss Election 'Privately' At the Kiwanls club's noon luncheon last Thursday there was a ^"closed" discussion of the candidates for the city election this week Monday/ The discussion was secret in that anything said was not to be repeated outside the club, and the rule was adopted to provoke freedom of speech. Reporters, in accordance with gridiron custom at Washington, D. C., were not "present." Members entered into the spirit of the thing, and the discussion was both animated and informative. * Cunningham & Lacy Business to Kruse H. N. Kruse, former county treasurer, who opened an insurr ance office above the Iowa State jank January 1, has purchased the 3unningham & .Lacy business and :lie expirations, and has engaged Dorothy Samson, 'stenographer for A. L. Cunningham, In like capacity. Mr. Kruse purchased the business of E. F. Rahm and Eugene Schemel after the election last fall. Before he became treasurer he was for many years in the same line at Swea City. He will continue to conduct his .business at his present office. Conlon Bakery is Sold. The Conlon bakery has been sold o George Wilson, who announces hat it will shortly 'be reopened. The new owner was for some years in the employ of his "brother Lewis, who recently gave up the bakery. Capacity House Attracted to Call's "Men Only" Movie The Call theater was Jammed to capacity Tuesday night at midnight'for the "men only" showing of "She Done Him Wrong." The crowd strung out into the street while -waiting for the second regular show to be completed. The regular run of advertisements opening the show was greeted' with hoots, and catcalls, and at points in the preliminary comedy and a revue number the crowd broke into derisive howls. When the main feature began the crowd settled down. They were allowed to smoke, cigars being presented at the door. The interior of the theater became so fogged with smoke that the doings of the actors on the screen could almost be seen in the light shaft from the operator's booth. When the show was over and the front doors opened it billowed out as If the theater were on fire. The show was not overly suggestive, contrary to what might have been expected of a "men only" show, and it would probably have aroused no great objection had it been shown as a regular feature. Putting It on as a "men only" show seems to be more of a stunt than anything else. The press of the crowd to get into the opera house was so strong that the fastener on one of the doors was .broken. After the show was oVer at 1:15 a. m. the streets were as crowded with cars as on a busy Saturday night. A truck driver and a local store manager who had- been called out to receive merchandise fire were certain there was a in the 'business district when they drove up town just after the show let out. The story in "She Cone Him Wrong" is based on the life of a saloon-dance hall belle of the "After the Ball" song period, and the .picture depended on a line of suggestive backtalk among the principals in the cast. There is some real value in the show In that it depicts accurately, critics say, the saloon life of the period, with its intrigues, hates, / and overnight loves. There was really nothing especially shocking in the show. Many others here have been more so. The time of night, the "male only" crowd, and thick cigar smoke, and the occasional flicker o£ matches in the darkened theater combined to offer the real treat of the evening, providing a feeling of being slightly devilish. Though this was a strictly "men only" show, a group o£ the opposite sex saw the picture from a private vantage point. There were two excellent short features, one of them in technicolor, done in the modern manner, and some of the chorus girls gave more of a show than did Diamond Lil, the heroine. Men came from as far as Hebron and Lincoln townships, some 35 to 40 miles, to wait in autos outside the theater until the show opened, and all parts of the county were represented. The state of mind of the spectator seemed to determine his reaction to the picture. Some men thought it was "plenty hot," while It left others "cold." If queried privately it is probable that most of the men would admit that the most remarkable ' thing about the show was that so many men could be 'brought out to see something frankly supposed to be off color. BIG VOTE IS ROLLED UP IN CITY ELECTION Misbach, 4th Ward Defeats Herman for Council. NEW FIRM TO OPEN GAS STATION HERE Announcement has made Monday :hat Walter Lorenz and D. C. Malan would shortly reopen the Super-Service gas, oil, service, and accessories station formerly operated on the corner across the street east of the Swift plant by H. D. Clapsaddle. The firm has rented the entire luilding and will operate the gas station as well as the service shop. Tires will be sold and cars greased, ubricated, arid washed. "The well mown Standard OH and Goodyear, products will 'be handled. The building is of brick and ia new, being -one• of the' handsomest stations in the county. The station will have a coined name of its own, "Super-Service Deldutch." The word "Deldutch" is a combination of the nick-names of the partners. Mr. Lorenz has for many years been more commonly known as "Dutch" than 'by his real name, the nickname hav- ng stuck to him from boyhood. Mr. Lorenz has resigned as service manager at the Kent garage, where he has been employed many years, having started there when P. J. Mann, now of California, was the owner. Mr. Mahan has for some years represented the Goodyear Tire Co. in this territory. Dogs Pay Penalty of Life for Life A case against Homer Anderson brought by Jesse Speraw in H. B. White's court was withdrawn Friday. The charge was brought on the allegation that Mr. Anderson had shot Speraw's two hound dogs after they had killed a small dog Belonging to the Andersons the day Defore. The two dogs had attacked the smaller dog at the same time and pulled it to pieces. Gold Turned In Here Now Above $6000 Up to yesterday the ' Iowa State bank had sent to the Federal Beserre bank $45,200 1m gold certificates. Of tills amount between $6,000 and $7,000 was In gold coin. It was one of the biggest surprises locally In the anti-hoarding campaign to find that so much was held here. It had been generally assumed that there was little gold in the county, none having been in circulation for years. How persons who turned it in obtained it is not known. Local banks for the last tert years and more have carried only enough gold to care for anniversary or other minor de* mandSt Gold certificates were, in » majority of cases, of the old sice, taken out of circulation In July, W». . Algona Markets Although the markets of the country were closed part of the month because of bank holiday, a great increase in the value of farm products here can 'be seen in the local "quotations yesterday. The price of corn has doubled during the month. HOGS Best sorted Its., 180-260-ltos $3.30 Best med. wt. butch, 230-260 _ 3.30 Best-prime, hvy. butch, 260-300 3.20 Best hvy, butch., 300-350 Ibs. _ 3.10> Pa9king sows, 300 to 350 lbs._ 2.80 Heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs 2.70 Big hvy. sows, 460-500 Ibs. ._ 2.50 CATTLE Canners and cutters $1.00 to $1.60 Fat cows $1.75 to $2.00 Veal calves 3 to 4c a Ib. Fat steers $3.50 to $4.50 Yearlings $2.50 to $4.00 Bulls $1.50 to $2.25 POULTRY Hens 7c and 8c Springs , 8c and 9c Stags 6c PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 lOc Eggs, graded No. 2 , 7c Cash cream __.__,~i—i 16c GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn 18c No. 3 yellow corn 17c No. 3 white oats lie Feed barley . 18c HIDES Green hides • _2c Horse $1.00 County Spelldown Dated for April 5 County Supt. Shirley announces a,' county spelling !bee next Wednesday at Algona in which contestants from rural and town schools •will take part. One representative will be selected in this contest to represent Kossuth in a state contest sponsored by the Des Molnes Register and Tribune May 6. Written contests will be a new feature this year. Heretofore only oral contests have been held. (Roy W, Eaton, Omaha, will have charge of this contest as well as of the state contest at Des Moines. Mr. Eaton, who Is a well known spelling contest conductor, has charge of an interstate contest also. Embezzlement Charged. Frank Kuhn was bound to the grand jury by Justice H. B. White Saturday on a charge of -embezzlement of mortgaged property consisting of 1'5 sows and a number of cattle. The mortgage was held by G. A. Sharp, Lone Rock, who filed the complaint. Bond -was set at $500. Another Telephone Meeting. Another farmers' telephone meeting will 'be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the court house. Discussion will center on the question of remaining off the local exchange. Another Fwn 19 Sold. C. A. Samson has bought the J. Q. Jamison farm, south and a little east of Burt. There are 240 acre* to ti 841 797 551 443 233 33T 313 179 121 •Mayor C. F. Specht won a smashing victory in Monday's city election, winning by a nearly three- to-one vote over former Mayor Ogren in the largest regular city election in point of votes ever held in Algona. Only special propositions have brought out larger votes, such as the Sunday movie; question. Only one change was made in th» personnel of the council, Leighton Misbach defeating 'Conrad Herman for councilman in the Fourth. ward, 179-121. Thos. Kain and Frank Geigel, incumbents, were reelected councilmen-at-large over W. J. Becker and E. R. Rising. Councilmen W. A. White, First ward, W. A. Foster, Second -ward. and Frank Kohlhaas, Third -ward.. had no opposition, and H. L. Gilmore was elected treasurer, E. J. Gilmore, park commissioner and B. H. Beardsley, assessor, also without opposition. The vote 'by wards .follows: MAYOR 1 2 3 4 Tot Specht ___221 323 293 g39 10T5 Ogren ___ 74 147 77 i94 394 COUNOILMEN-AT-LARGE Kain 171 258 253 159 Geigel —156 274 202 165 Rising 102 189 126 i36 Becker ___ 85 137 104 117 WARD COIMCILMEN White ,.233 foster ___ 337 Kohlhaas _ 313 Misbach _ 179 Herman _ 121 OTHER OFFICERS H. Gilmore 229 366 272 235 1092 E. Gilmore 228 349 272 233 1082 Beardsley 239 379 295 245 1168 The retiring council will hold Its regular March meeting tomorrow night and canvass the vote. Mr. Misbach will take his seat after April 1 and will be sworn in at the first meeting, probably at the regular April meeting on April 27, SENECA FIVE PLAYS IN STATE FINALS AT B. M. Seneca township's consolidated school, known far and wide for "champ" girls' backetball teams, achieved the state finals at Dea Moines only to lose there to a Mystic team, 39-12. The Seneca team entered the finals as the result of a victory over a quint from Melvin In a district tournament at Armstrong a week ago Friday night. The score in this game was 22-17. In a game the night before Seneca Had tangled with Bode, which put up real competition, the score resulting 25-22. The other schools at Des Moines were Hampton, Plover, Alleman, Audubon, Mystic, Hillstioro. Centerville, and Wellsburg. Daughters of such well known Seneca families as the Fred Jensens, the .William Johns, the Forrest Bassetts, the Martin Larsons. the Otto Wilibergs, and the George Pattersons have played on this year's team. • _ A i QUARTON AGAIN NAMED FOR CONSUL GENERAL The name of Harold B. Quarton, son of Judge and Mrs. W. B. Quarton, was sent to the senate last week by President .Roosevelt (or confirmation as consul-general, the highest attainable position in' the U. S. consular service. Mr. Quarton has been in the service since before the World war and has made a steady progress. Recommendation for the present appointment was made by the state department last fall, and he was sent from Havana, Cuba, to Guayaquil, seaport city of Ecuador, where he is now station as acting consul-general. The nomination was first made by President Hoover, but confirmation, with hundreds of other confirmations, was held up in the senate. Now that it has been repeated by President Roosevelt, confirmation is expected shortly. Jas. McDonald Gets His Rat The iniquitous, ublgultous rat I against whose life J. A. McDonald had for some weeks enter, tolned fell intentions succumbed to the wiles of the tempter Friday night and is no more, McDonald, failing (o get a at bite, set three traps, one wire cage, the second a b tr»p, the third • sted-Jawe* tew. tt was »% I, u4om>4 * Iwetow Wt ' lured IMS t/ui ^^* * ^P *V^ tl * I - I P «

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