Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 27, 1933 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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tfll IMI frf *«•*, when •*! **P«*tMW nwiiwl -fcr most ALGONA, IOWA, APRIL 27, 1933 = s===- : ^ *«A»W«A, IUWA, AFK1L27, 1933 8 Pages IIJJftRREPEAUIONVENTI Number 33 UNCILENDS AS TAX REVIEW BOARD ( t Raises Left as | Originally Fixed 2 Weeks Ago. >er a stormy session which ^ till late Monday night th< J"council made some revision! •assessed valuations of ,proper J raised a couple of weeks ago fthe main, however,' the raises «left at the figure reported las i error in valuation ot the jrd & Peterson properties ."corrected, but in the end there La net increase of $1,000.' The k which consists of J. W. Hag 1 and A. 1 L. Peterson, owns thi j & Sjogren grocery ' ibuilding the building on Dodge stree Jnpled by the Algona- Insurance , the Upper Des Moine's, and the terson Studio. 'he council at first thought the md building had not been as ied and so upped the valuation the joint properties to $9,000 i J5,700. After explanation the s & Sjogren building was as'ses J at $5840 and the other building ||4160, a total of $10,000 for th i properties. [lawyer Charges Bad Faith. i another case a. heated dis,cu»- . was led by G. 'D. Shumway |o appeared as attorney for H. C iderlcks. Mr. Shumway declar that Mr. Fredericks, himself 1 the council had had an under aiding that the property was to [assessed at 52800 and that i Is raised to $3,000 in direct vlo |lon of the agreement. Ir. Shumway referred to three ' brick houses in the new resi ice section near the Murtagh me, occupied respectively by the |H. Borchardts, the M. H. Falk |hainers, and the R. H. Millers i first two houses are assessed MOO, with $2880 for the Miller ie, which is owned by H. R r an. Sir. Shumway declared that i ( i certainly evident that each o se three houses was much SU' rlor to the Fredericks home, anc I asserted that the council ough | fact to reduce the -Frederick! sessment to $2400, at which i i entered by the assessor. Most liaises Unchanged. 1 number of other objectors were ird at forenoon and afternoon wions. in the evening a discus n of the assessment of the |rthwestern Bell phone Co. took "e, hut the council found that assessment is made by the l * tax commission and that the Mil has no authority. The final follows. Minnie Haines, $500 to/$700 No 'nge. Hw. 'Winkle, $480 to $548. No ?1, $1440 to $1800, re- • Cowan, $2600 to $3,000, er Haggard and Peterson, $5700 to g, reassessment at $5840 and i, $1600 to $17GO $1800, 1 Kate Auner, $2560 to change. ' ?16 °° to $2 ' 000 ' * Austin, $noo to $1600, °» Station Vpped $216. no $1848 to $2000, no Council. on page 8.) Barbers in Here 81 " 1 P»k asso- ninthly meeting AH he ' Shllts Bros Frank Shflt n « ng< were ' C ' Esser o I*' ?' C BJelland, em- A - M «1fleld, all Sherman, presi- > N P r dabl, Fen- C William' '.HuBoh. < M> ^ Baker ' Ban ' Godfredson, RJng- A Igonian Held Up By Robbers at Bode mw\f AAMBBBIM_.. " _ • 9^ ^^ ART SORENSEN ROBBED BY 2 MENAT NIGHT Bandits Call at His Produce House at 11:30 P.M. Arthur L. Sorensen, son of Lars Sorensen, Algona, was robbed Saturday night by two bandits who entered his produce buying station at Bode and commanded him to put up his hands. Mr. Sorensen was preparing to close.up at 11:30 p. m., and no one else was around the place when the men entered. They were not masked, and they did not dally at their work. One stationed himself where he could watch both Sorensen and the doorway, while the other made thorough search of the premises. Mr. Sorensen informed the bandits that he paid for produce entirely by check and that there Was no cash in the building. The bandits, after completing their search, relieved him of a little more than a dollar which he had in Iris pocket. Renwick Store Also Robbed. Following the robbery the men left in a Chevrolet coach, driving each toward No. 169, which is a couple of miles east of Bode. It is believed that these were the same two bandits who robbed a Renwick general store of $300 in cash and checks an hour later. The Renwick store was entered at 12:10, and in three minutes the men had rifled the till. The same procedure there was followed. One man stood guard at the door, while the other rifled tills and made a search of the premises. Samuel Mauer, one of the proprietors, and Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Anderson were in the store at the time. Same Itnndits in Both Jobs. .The bandits were masked this time. With drawn guns they demanded money and enjoined silence as they entered the building. Following the robbery they jumped into a car parked beside the store and again drove east. The bandit who took the money stuffed ca'sh and checks into his pockets 'without attempt at sorting them. Sheriff H. J. Sexe, Humboldt, who investigated both robberies, said descriptions of the bandits at Bode and Renwick tallied so closely that he was certain the same men pulled both jobs. Mr. Sorensen is certain he could identify the men.' Mr. Sorensen's family lives at Algona, and he has been driving back and forth, but the, family plans to move to Bode soon. The Sorensens formerly lived at Buffalo Center, where they were burned out a year or two ago. Girls Give Style Show at Theater C. B. Murtagh Named to New Job as State Comptroller Announcement in the Des Moines Register last Thursday that C B 'Murtagh would ,be appointed state comptroller by Governor Herring occasioned no surprise here. Somo weeks ago Governor Herring appointed Mr. Murtagh state ibud'get director. The governor was at the time urging the legislature to abolish the office of budget director and provide for a comptroller, and it was taken for granted that in the event the desired action was taken Mr. Murtagh would ibe transferred to the new post. The office of comptroller will be a much more important office than that of budget director would have 'been. Under provisions of the act which created the new office the governor is given wide financial control over the state's affairs. In this he needs the cooperation of a comptroller on wliom he can depend, and it is recognized that Mr. Murtagh was an ideal choice. The comptroller takes over du- tie formerly exercised by a state board of audit. All claims against the state will pass through his hands. He also takes over the duty of issuing warrants against the state treasurer, and State Auditor Leo J. Wegman is relieved of this duty. Mr. Murtagh will have many other fiscal duties, including audit of the board of control's accounts and the duties heretofore performed by the budget director. Mr. Murtagh will serve at the pleasure of the governor, and his salary will ibe $4500 a year. The appointment does not become effective till July. Mr. .Murtagh is 61. He came to Kossuth county some 30 years ago. Then for some years he was a most successful banker at Ringsted. In 1910 he was elected Emmet county representative, the first democrat ever elected to that office in Emmet county. He served one term in the legislature. From Ringsted Mr. Murtagh came to Algona and served as cashier of the County Savings bank till Well, Ray Can Live A While on Spuds Kay McWhortcr, Hurt, G. 0. P. county chairman, local potato king, ex-world war aviator, nnd prominent farmer, has been the victim of considerable kidding since board proceedings published recently reported htm as a recipient of county aid. Mr. McWhorter acknowledges Oiat, like most other farmers, lie could use a little extra money from almost any source, but he denies tliat he is "on tlie county"—yet. The explanation is that a poor fund warrant for another person was issued In Mr. OTcWhorter's name. COUNTY SCHOOLS MUSIC FESTIVAL HERE SATURDAY Under auspices of the county Schoolmasters' club, an interschool musical festival will take place at the Algona high school auditorium Saturday night. This will not be a contest. The groups rendering numbers will consist of pupils from high schools of the county. Participating will be 11 schools: Swea City, Grant consolidated, Wesley, Lu Verne, Whittemore, Fenton, Lone Rock, Ledyard, Titonka, Burt, and Algona. Last year a similar music festival was one of the big events in the county, and there 'is reason to believe this year's will be still better. More than '500 pupils will take part, and the .large number .makes the festival a real undertaking. Pupils who are to take part had a preliminary practice here Monit was closed. He has always been ; t i ay , ant i final 1)ra ctice will take one of Algona's most popular citi- place Saturday afternoon. The pro- zens. A clever style show in connection with a novelty act at the Call theater Monday and Tuesday was staged by Chrischilles & Herbst. The living models were Sarah Doran, Helen Becker, Atha Hardgrove, Hazel iPotter, Madonna Quinn, and Gertrude Long. 'Styles were portrayed in groups of three, the.girls coming onto the stage .from a huge clock as "Fashions of the Hour." A door in the clock was looked after by Doris Jane Sorenson. the fashion groups, acts Between of the "Happy Hobo" troupe were given. The finale was a bridal ensemble, with Helen Becker as bride, the other models as attendants, and Jane Simmons and Beverly Howie as flower girls. Board and Others to Talk Gardens County Red Cross and Legion representatives will meet with the board of supervisors this morning at 10 o'clock to discuss gardens for poor relief this year. J. C. Cunningham, professor of horticulture at Ames, will discuss problems involved. More than enough land has already been donated to carry out the county program. Some railroad land 'has been secured. It is estimated that more than 250 gardens are now being planned. Courthouse lawn Seats Out. A sure sign of spring appeared Tuesday when the benches were replaced on the courthouse lawn. The day was rather chilly, nevertheless, a number of seats were occupied during the day. Lone Rock Bank is Open Unrestricted In mention last week of Kossuth towks reopened without restrictions only state VW*" were Included. It should hate been added that the private fcone Bock bank was also open wUfcouTrestrictions, N. L. Cotton to hew cashier of the tone %>j$ tan* »rer since it was founded & im. Tfce *«* * s now to its lift year. GRAHAM GO. STORE TO BEJEMODELED The interior of the Graham store is to be remodeled, and the store will present a new and more attractive appearance as soon as carpenters and decorators finish their work. The basement room will be eliminated, and all goods now displayed there will 'be kept in a department on the main floor. The stairway to the basement, now ia the front end of the store, will 'be moved to the rear, and new goods will be unpacked and stored in the basement. The .present balcony will be rebuilt. It will be 12 feet shorter than at present, and it will be improved. (New lighting fixtures for the main floor have 'been ordered. Plans for the remodeling were worked out by Manager C. L. Bliley, rated one of the best managers in the Graham chain. The front end of the main floor stpre will be devoted to drygoods and men's furnishings, hosiery, and underwear. In the rear, beneath the balcony, will be a house furnishings section and the stock now carried in the basement. The balcony will be exclusively devoted to ready-to-wear. New counters, also new tables in the center aisles, will be installed as soon as the remodeling has been completed. The contract was let last week-end to B. W. Hanson. Kittenball Opener Next Monday Night The local kittenball season opens next Monday evening with a game between The Advertisers and the Phillips 66 teams. The schedule also calls for a game between the gram follows: Girls' Glee club- Lift Thine lEyes—(Director, Mrs. Morrison. Barcarolle — 'Director, Miss Campbell. Cradle Song — 'Director, Miss Dunn. Boys' The Marching Song — Director, Miss Miller. Caisson (Song — (Director, Mr. Col- 'Director, Mr. Wil- Skelly and Wednesday Gamble evening. teams (Next next week Friday the U. D. M. and RCA Radio teams will play. Some of the teams have been out for practice. Tuesday evening the Radio Shop and Skelly teams played a practice game which the Skelly team won, 6-4. Great interest in the game is being shown, and crowds are already on hand to watch practice games. , •- •Former Burt Man Dies. Tuesday's Register reported the death of Brahm Watkins, 67, 'Fort Madison. Some 30 years ago he left Burt for Fort Madison to serve as guard in the penitentiary, later serving as deputy warden, sheriff two terms, and chief of police. His wife, who is a sister of iL. D. Hodgson, Burt, three daughters, and a son survive. Dance Hall Reopens Tonight, The opening dance at the recently remodeled Sexton dance hall takes place tonight, with the Orvls Orioles ten-piece orchestra playing The hall is now under the management of 0. R. Hasrls. Other scheduled dances »nd orchestras e announced eUevhwe to the Advance. lins. Away to Rio cox. Mixed Chorus— King Jesus is A'Listenin'^Di- rector, Miss Miller. iSea Fever — (Director, Mr. Wilcox. Who's That A-Calling? — Director, Mrs. Morrison. Junior High 'School .Chorus — Buttercup — Director, Miss Over- Director, Miss gaard. The Goblins Smith. Orchestra— War March of the Priests — Director, Mr. Roland. Sonato—/Director, Mr. Fardal. Pilgrim's Chorus—'Director, Mr. ' Barrett. Band— El Capitan—-Director, Mr. Boland. Iowa Band' Law—'Director, Wilcox. Festival Overture, Director, Collins. Mr. Mr. Mercury Soars to 75 Degrees Monday Monday was the warmest day of the season s-o far, the mercury rising to 75 above. No freezing temperatures' have been recorded dn the last week, but the mornings •have been somewhat chilly. Practically no rain has fallen so far this month, only ,30 inch having been recorded. Moisture is needed for the spring crops, and the last four weeks of drought will be serious if spring rains do not fall before long. The official temperature record follows: April 18 68 43 41 45 45 38 37 37 April 19 __71 April ,20 64 April 21 70 April 22 64 April 23 72 April 24 76 April- 25 65 . » 1— Girl Burned by Lard. Helen Batt, Algona, was seriously burned about the arms Friday, when lard boiled over. She was taken' to the General hospital for treatment. Boys' Summer Camp Named for Algona A list of summer camps for boys and girls received a week ago reveals that there Is an "Algona camp" at Oshkosh, Wis. It is for .boys 8. to 15 at a cost of $185 for elgrht weeks. Wealthy parents send their children to such canips, ft»4 the children receive supervision from camp authorities, information on bow "Algona camp" got its tyuue Is not 29 LICENSED TO SELL BEER IN KOSSUTH Permit Holders Have to Pay High Fees for Licenses. Nearly all Kossuth towns now have licensed beer dealers, restaurants leading. There have been no additional requests at Algona. Wets here have gathered at the Fisher cafe and the Algona hotel to try out the new beer. Both places have been crowded at times, with all seats taken. 'Dealers having C permits, which permit sale only for consumption off the premises; report only fair sales, now that the first rush is over. Comment on the beer varies, some being pleased with it, others claiming it is too green. Lack of "kick" is also complained of. Two Permits at Wesley. Two B permits have been issued at Wesley to cafes operated by Albert Reno and Minnie E. Guy. Only one permit was applied for aULu Verne, the council granting a B to C. B. (Huff, owner of the Model cafe. Here, as in other towns, there was a mild try-out celebration of the advent of legal beer. Bancroft has four class B permits, licenses having -been issued to the Bradley, S. J. Welp, and Hiltz cafes, and the Droessler & Re'cker .pool hall. ' The pool hall installed a luncheonette to comply with the requirement of 25 seats with food service. Two permits were issued at Lone Rock, a C to Priebe Bros., and a B to the Macumber cafe. "B" Licenses at Wliittemore. Two B licenses were issued at Whittemore, one to the Arnold Zumach quick lunch, one to Gene Schoonhoven's cafe; also a C permit to the Martini & Sons service station. Maynard Beckworth, the only licensee at Burt, took out a B permit for his cafe. Kennedy & Parsons, Kossuth's only wholesale distributor, reported yesterday total sales of 400 coses. An extra truck for local delivery has been added, and a couple of extra men were required to handle the opening rush of business. . Only one permit has been issued so far at Fenton, a C to A. J. Krause. The council meets tonight, however, to consider a B permit. Titonka Has Two Permits. Titonka has two B permit holders, John E. Wilson, and A. A. Mayfield, both restaurant owners, and 'one C permit, held by Anton B. Pannkuk. At Ledyard the only permit, a C, is held by the Ledyard creamery. Swea City has issued two B licenses, one each to Arthur Christensen and Martin Berkland cafes. The council voted 3-1 in favor of granting the licenses Saturday noon at a special meeting, and beer was first sold at 3 p. m. Mr. Christensen, who as a member of the council, did not vote. The only permit at Lakota, a iB, is held by the W. M. Schrader cafe. Licenses Aggregate $2150. License fees paid to city councils in Kossuth for permits now total $2150. Permit holders; -Jo get bonds, had to pay out $1,000 more. In addition there is $5 federal fee for each permit, with an additional $20 federal fqe payable July 1. Each licensee also has to pay for his beer in cash, besides a bottle and case charge of $1 which is refunded on return. There has been considerable kick about the price beer has been sell- Ing for, but the high fees force a high price on the 'retailer, whose margin of profit even then is low. North End Farmer Jailed for Fight Harold Jergenson, iSpringfield township farmer, was sentenced to seven days in the county jail by Justioe P. A. Canson Monday, after he had pleaded guilty to assault and battery against John Slowinski. He was arrested Saturday and was brought to Algona by Sheriff 3arl Dahlhauser on a warrant issued by Justice O. Marquis, Ledyard. James Plans Improvements. A new soda fountain is Fo 'be installed in the K. D. James drug store. Rearrangement of other store fixtures and some remodeling of the interior began Monday morning. The new fountain,' a White Knight, it is said by salesmen, will be the best in Northern Iowa. It is 20 feet 'long and has equipment for sandwiches, etc. Pernonstratioji Is Success. The Botaford Lumber Co.'s Devoe paints demonstration yesterday and the day before was a success. More than 185 persons called to buy brushes and get free cans of paint. A representative of the Devoe company was here. Perhaps Andy Put Some Salt on 'Em Before Stepping The fishing season on bullheads opened a few weeks ng-o, and already the city is filled with fish stories. Catches up to 100 for a group of fishermen have been reported. The limit for individuals is 25 n day. "Andy" Anderson, grain dealer, tells of an experience at Lost Island, Sunday, claiming lie caught two bullheads merely by stepping- on their (alls while lie was wading In water with his water boots on. "Andy" also reports that fishermen were so thick that if lined up they would reach from the postoffice building here to the. Northwestern depot, provided they were far enough apart so their lines would not get tangled. Many cars from Algona were there. BURGLARS SEARCH SCHOOLHOUSES IN NORTHJND TOWNS Burglars, believed to be Kossuth youths, broke into three school•houses last .week Wednesday and Thursday nights. Entrance in each case was obtained through a window, and the superintendent's offices were searched for money. Entrance to the building at Burt was gained through a window. At Burt $92 in checks, $15 or $16 in cash, and between 60 or 70 packages of gum were taken from a small green safety lock box. The box was found Thursday afternoon in a field a half mile south of Burt, and the checks were still in it. It was brought to Algona and examined for .finger prints, but none worth while were found. Last week Wednesday night $40 •hidden in the superintendent's office at the Bancroft public school was missed iby burglars who entered through a window in the boys' locker room. The class play had been given Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and it is believed that the burglars were after the receipts. The office was messed up in the search, but the $40 was so securely hidden that it could not be found. Keys to laboratory cases taken have not been recovered. Coach Harold Pohlman, who has a room at the Bancroft schoolhouse, discovered the burglary when he returned from a dance. His room had been entered, but he missed nothing. A similar burglary was perpetrated at the Ledyard schoolhouse the same night, but the burglars obtained only a nickel for their trouble. Country Club Will Take Vote on Beer A special meeting of the Algona Country club has been called for May 8 to vote on whether the club will handle malt or beer this year at the clubhouse. A vote of the membership is required under the Iowa malt beverage act, recently passed, and under a recent ruling by the state attorney general the sale of near beer requires the same license as the sale of the new 3.2 beer. This would bar the club from handling even near beer this season without a license. Kiwanls Officials Coming. The Kiwanis club will entertain Rion Dow, lieutenant governor of this Kiwanis district, and F, W. Griffith, district member of the inter-club relations committee, both of Fort Dodge, at noon today. The officials are making an official visit, required annually. ! Algona Markets HOGS Best med. wt. 240 to 260 $3.40 Best sorted Its., 180-240 Ibs. _$3.40 Best prime hvy. butch. 260-300 3.25 Best hvy, butch. 300-3 1 50 Ibs. 3.15 Packing sows, 300 to 3i50 Ibs. 2.90 Heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs. 2.80 Big hvy. sows, 450-<500 $2.50 to 2.70 CATTLE Canners and cutters $1.00 to $1.60 Fat cows $1.7i5 to $2.25 Veal calves $3.00 to $3.75 Fat steers <$3.50 to $4.50 Yearlings $3.00 to $4.00 Bulls $1.76 to '$2.20 POULTRY Hens — -. 7c and 9c Cocks •. 4o PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 12c Eggs, graded No. 2 _. 2gc Cash cream . 20c GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn ,„24c No. 3 yellow corn ___l___23c No. 4 yellow corn _*._'_ !_22c No. 2 white corn _ 25c ^ 3 white corn , ..-,_____24c No, 4 white corn , !_83c No. 3 -white oata . I6c HIDES Green GRETZMEYER NEAR-WINNER IN THE DASH Only a Foot Behind Leader in Meet at Cedar Falls. Charles Cretzmeyer ran second in the 100-yd. dash in a Cedar Falls inter-high school meet Saturday. The winner, Nelson, of Clinton, tied the high school record of 9.7 seconds, and Cretzmeyer was only a foot behind, which made his time 9.8 seconds. Gibes, iDubuque ran third in 10 seconds. A total of 35 schools were entered, and among them were Cedar Rapids, Du'buque, Clinton, Waterloo, Iowa City, and others from large tqwns. That Cretzmeyer could win second against such competition shows that he is among the best dash runners in the state. Coach Mercer also took Nordstrom to the meet, but he failed to qualify in the high jump. Locals 4th at M. C. In an invitation meet at Mason City Saturday Algona placed fourth against 16 schools in north central Iowa. Charles City won the meet, with Buffalo Center second and Mason City third. Green, who was entered in the half and mile runs, made the excellent time of 2.07 in the half mile and 4.47 in the mile, winning firsts in both events. Cowan won first in the javelin throw, pitching it a distance of 151 feet. Results in the relay events follow: 440-yd. Hilton, Sands, Norton, and Cowan, second in section; 880- yd., Sands, Norton, Sellstrom, and Hilton, fourth in section; mile, Green, 'Spencer, Shackelford, and Bruns, second in section;.and medley, Bruns, Hilton, Cowan and Shackelford, third. There were two sections in each of these events. Dual Meet Today. This afternoon at 4:15 there will be a dual meet against Emmetsburg at Athletic park here, and next week Saturday Algona will :ake part in a conference meet at Hampton. Cretzmeyer won enough points in an inter-class track meet on the ocal field last week Wednesday to win the meet for the juniors-. He won Sirsts in the 100-yd. dash, 220- yd. dash, broad jump, and shotput, also second in .the javelin throw. Green, second high man in the- meet, won the quarter, half, and mile runs, was second in the 220- yd. dash. His winnings won second in the meet for the sophomores. The seniors placed third, and the freshmen held bottom position. Ostrum won first In the Javelin throw. State Fish & Game Warden_Will Speak . A meeting of the Will H. Dilg eague will be held next Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the court- louse. Four reels of outdoor pic- ures will be shown, and there will je two speakers, I. T. Bode, state 'ish and game warden, and Dr. T. D. Kas, Sutherland, state president of the league. Election of officers will precede he program. The present officers are: president, Glen McMurray; vice, D. H. Goeders; secretary, William Hawcott; treasurer, H. B. White. Mr. Goeders is also vice president of the state organization. A large crowd is expected for the pictures and the talks by the two peakers. Academy Plans to Graduate Twenty Commencement at St. Cecelia's academy will take place May 28, and 20 seniors will be graduated. This will be the Academy's second ommencement class. Following is the HsS; of prospective graduates: Evelyn Van Allen, June Adelle Aman, Fern Gisch, Walter Aman, Hegarty, Emmet Hegarty, Kathryn Deim, Isaibelle Kain, Mildred Kain, Margaret Malloy, Maurice' McEvoy, Fidelis Arndorfer. Eleanor . Payne, Agnes Nelson, Joseph Kelly, Edmund CapesSus, Joseph Elbert, Eleanor Lamuth, lharles Hughes, Catherine Cavanaugh. Week is Busy for Cupid; 6 Licenses Six marriage licenses were issued by District Court Clerk McEvoy in the last week: Arthur Ristau, Lu Verne, Matilda Hahm, St. Benedict; Tom EHefson, Burt, Xathryn Hauenstein, Algona; Ar- :hur Larson, Swea Cdty, Tressa Tow, Armstrong; Leonard 3. Krause, Winnebago, Minn., Aria B. Olson, Amboy, Minn.; David Vlathahs, Thornton, . 'Berths E. Kneoht, Algona; Arthur Jass. Garner, Charlotte Haytaell, iBritt. Masons Plan There will toe another smoker for asons and their friends At the Masonic temple as? t Monday even- to^ MONDAY, MAYS, SET FOR MASS COONTT MEETS Kossuth Drys & WeU to Pick Nominees for Election. County Auditor E. J. Butler's official call for wet and dry county- conventions to nominate candidate* for Kossuth delegate to a state con~ venMon which will determine! Iowa's stand on repeal of the 18tli amendment appears in today's Advance. Both conventions are to be helfc at Algona at 11 o'clock Monday morning, May 8. Mr. Butler nafc to do considerable skirmishing around to find places for the conventions. He wanted to get the high. school auditorium and the Bryant assembly room, but there Is a, charge for their use, and inasmuch^ as the law does not provide for- payment of expenses connected with the conventions he had to giv» them up. Meeting Places Assigned. It was found that use of the city- hall could be secured without! charge, and the courtroom was, ot course, available. The next question was which convention shouli have which. Mr. Butler was unw.illing to exercise a personal cioice, so selection was made by chance. On th« Since tliis story was written, It Iras been decided that the drys will meet 'at the Methodist church instead of the. city hall. understanding that heads would toe- drys and tails wets, and that heads would go to the dity hall, an em- ploye in the auditor's office tossed a quarter, and heads fell uppermost, so the wets will have tha :ourtroom. The city hall is a trifle small, and it will have to be equipped With chairs. Auditor Butler, may- tiave to dig into his jeans to pay for the chairs, unless the drys take up a collection for the .purpose. Conventions Are Mass Affairs. Contrary to a somewhat confused understanding which has prevailed, the conventions will be mass conventions; that is, they will not consist of precinct delegations as n other elections. Any qualified Kossuth voter may attend and take part in either convention. There 4s, however, nothing in the aw to forbid precinct or other groups from choosing delegations -o represent them in the county conventions. The delegations may be of any size. Such delegates will not sit as official delegates, however, but only as individual quali- ied voters in mass convention. Klection 'on June 20. The conventions do not choose he county delegate' to the state convention; they merely name the candidates, one dry, one wet. There will toe a statewide special election. Tuesday, June 20, .in which each of the 99 counties of the state shall decide which of its two candidates shall be the official delegate to the state convention.. Practically speaking, the question whether Iowa goes for or against repeal will be decided in the statewide election on June 20. All the state convention will do will be to satisfy that decision. The state convention wMl be held at Des_Moines Monday, July. 10. Nominees Must Sign Statements. A somewhat peculiar require- nent of the law is that before either county mass convention can officially nominate .its candidate for county delegate to the state convention, the candidate in question; must sign a statement as follows: "I, name, hereby certify that I am a qualified elector of the State of Iowa; that for more than insert number and months or years last past I have resided in precinct and county; that I am favorable to or opposed to the ratification of the Repeal. (Continued on page 4.) Burt and Titonka Win Ball Tourney* Titonka and Burt high schoql- teams were victors in' east and west county inter-high school baseball tournaments 'Saturday. Both won in their home towns. In the opener at Burt, .Swea City defeated Fenton, 11-9, and Hurt swamped ,one Rock, 10-1. an the final Burt defeated Swea City 8-5. At Titonka WesJey defeated Ledyard and Titonka °won from Grant in the first round, and Titonka won the final, 4-2, from Wesley. Burt and Ti-r tonka were to meet at Bancroft yesterday afternoon to determine the county championship. •< • * ...I'.'-If Algona Girl to Teach, Doris Long, who will <be graduated from Grtanell college in June, has been elected to teacih Latin; and English in the Nora Springs schools. She ds the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.JU. Long. Mrs. Baler looses Brother. Mrs. Henry Baler received neyf yesterday of the death of jhjry brother, Daniel %&«&&$$, ot "" field. (Be W s$ 78 fteld

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