Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 4, 1933 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 4, 1933
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ALGONA, IOWA, MAY 4, 1933 REL CORPS | Army or Military rill Required of Recruits. n t y . four applications for r . me nt in the U. S. Emergency Ration corps had been re- I up to yesterday evening by Chairman M. P. Weaver. quota, and no request hen, had been yet received, but I is expected within a week or I,-Weaver was appointed by the ('central committee in charge Lllstments. In the beginning s supposed that the Red Cross J have charge, and on that ^standing Dr. M. G. Bourne, Red Cross chairman, ap- I .R. B. Waller, chairman o jnty Red Cross disaster com • to take charge of the work Jstate authorities have, how I divorced the work from tha i Red Cross, and Mr. Weave faccordingly named for Kos me idea that signing up mean f service is holding back a fe bles, Mr. Weaver believes le Is no army regulation what Jer; the corps does not wea •army uniform, nor is It subjec (illltary discipline. There is n i drill and no manual of arms Must Be 18 to 25. i are a number of qualifica s to be met. Applicant must fan between 18 and 26 year Ige, single, but must have de sits who look to them for sup None is eligible who has nent Job. Every applican ; be free from physical dis and disease. The. depend I he supports must be receiving fry aid. last .qualification is no rally understood, but, for- th being at least, no one no tag received, or not now re ;, county aid can be taken" i qualification is made to re i counties-of some of the bur |of caring for the poor, ist Help Support Dependents. -her requirement Is that a mtlal amount of pay must led to dependents. This goe Jctly from the government tt (dependents. A tentative month fverage allotmen of $25 ha: i set, but this may be changei 1 " discretion of the county man. J applicants later enlisted d [Have! dependents, It will be re 1 wat they pay 125 or some r allotment out of their pay family now on the county poo: 1 Class A Enlistments. 24 who met all Irequlre f »•: Victor Tripp, Cecil Me Roy CRETZMEYER ALONE COPS FIVEJIRSTS Local'Boys Down the Irish in Smashing 2-1 Victory. Algona high school track men won a meet against Emmetsburg on the home field last Thursday evening with 83 points against 44 for the visitors. Cretzmeyer was high point man for Algona, winning five events: , ar d Y. Knudsen, Leo w. A. Blanchard, and ad „ ''• ot Algona; Bernard M and Howard Gaster, !Lu E a V lr ! ham ' Roland R™ *;• W. Adams, Burt; Ear *• S- Hutchinson, Ralph and Kenneth Erlckson •jCletus Dorr, St. Bene Whittemore and John Mc- requirements JgjMauedjHi page 8.) 5* to Stage '•Act Farce Two N '«hu Next Week Bowman, Robinson, Wright, .<" "8 are TV 1* Ior *«« »&!»*• to view voted Algona will take part in a North Central Six Conference at Hampton Saturday. Other schools to be represented are Eagle Grove, Webster City, Humholdt, and Clarion. Algona won the meet last year, but with only a one-point lead. Algona trackmen will be entered In the following events: 120-yd. high hurdles, Spencer; mile, Green, Devlnc, and Shackelford; 100-yd. and 220- yd. dashes, Cretzmeyer, Hilton, and Sands; 440-yd., Sarchet, Green, Cowan, Brims; 220-yd. low hurdles, Spencer and nil- ton. Half mile, Green, Shnckelford, and Devlnc; sliotput, Cowan, Cretzmeyer, and Nordstrom; pole vault, Shackelford; broad jump, Cretzmeyer; discus, Nordstrom and Cretzmeyer; javelin, Cowan and Nordstrom; high jump, Nordstrom and Norton. ' 100-yd. dash, 220-yd. dash, 120-yd. low hurdles, broad jump, and shot- put. He also won second in discus throw. Other events in which Algona won first place" were 440-yd. or quarter mile run, 880-yd. or half mile run, mile run, and discus and Javelin throws. Emmetsburg won first in the 120-yd. high hurdle, the high jump and the vault. The visitors alsc won eight seconds and eight thirds Events and Winners. Events and winners follow: 100-yd. dash—Cretzmeyer, first Gjerde (E), second; Mulroney (E; third; time, 10.3. •220-yd. dash—Cretzmeyer, first Gjerde (E), second; Hilton, third 23.1. 440-yd—.Green,/first; Long (E) second; Smith (E), third; 61 sec onds. 880-yd.—Green, first; Shackel ford, second; Skowbo (E), third 2:30. Mile run—Green, first; .Devlne second; Larson (E), third; 5:30. 126-yd. high hurdles — Mueller (E), first; Kane (E), second Spencer, third; 17.2. 120-yd. low hurdles—Cretzmeyer first; Kane (®), second; Anderson (E), third; 15.1. Broad Jump to Algona. Broad Jump—Cretzmeyer, first; Long (E), second; Shackelford third; 19 feet 1%. High Jump—Mueller (E), first; Nordstrom, second; Long (E) How Ballot Will Look st State on question of repeal of 18th Amendment BALLOT FOR VOTING FOR DELECATBS-AT-LARGE TO A STATE CONVENTION (THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES) (Here set out proposed amendment) INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS CANDIDATES FOR DELEGATES -AT-LARGE TO THE STATE CONVENTION ' Group of Candidates Group of Candidates Favoring Ratification Opposing Ratification O o Grpup of Unofficial Candidates. Names to be Written in by Voter if he so desires O DELEGATES NAMED TO COUNTY MEET TO CHOOSE SUPT. All school board secretaries in the county are supposed to notify County Auditor Butler who will represent their boards at the county convention next Tuesday which will elect a county superintendent for three years, but up to yesterday noon a good many had riot yet reported. The list reported foHows: CONSOLIDATED Seneca—A. W. Barrett, presi- Track. (Contined on page 8.) the Mrs. Mr. Boys Smash Auto Wind Shield and Wound Car Driver Leo,-Frankl, Glen Nellson, and Russell ILarkln were brought be!ore Mayor Speoht Saturday for throwing stones at another group of boys near the railroad viaduct at tine north edge of town. The stones, instead of hitting the boys, hit the passing car of the Schiltz family, Bancroft, and broke "" windshield. The glass cut SchUtz about the face, and Schiltz suffered a cut from flying glass in one arm. The other group of boys, 'Loren and Wilbur Courtney and Russell Thorpe, were gong fishing. Mayor Specht ordered the three boys who threw the stones to pay for the broken wind' ihield and reprimanded them, 1988 Auto Plates Panned, Auto drivers still using 1932 numbers have received notice from Sarry O. Brown, state agent, to appear before the county treasurer and touy 1933 numbers before May 5, or they will be subject to penalties. The list of owners whose 932 numbers have not been renewed wlU be given to Shenrr )ahlhauser then. Titonka Bank U Open Unrestricted The Titonka Savings bank was released from restrictions Monday mprajng and is now operating in the same way as before the March * »a«onwld« closings, Boyd Pannkuk Is pres- iae»Tof the 'bank! WlUIaw Boyken, active ylo* »Wi*|e»M »*„£ Schweppe, cashier. This ,fe the With Kowuth bank released dent; J. W. Bollig, alternate. Buffalo—W. H. iStott, president; William Schram, alternate. INDEPENDENTS Lu Verne—Mrs. J. O. Marty president; E. H. Dehnert, alternate. Burt—Maude M. Hanna, presi dent; the Rev. S. H. Aten, alternate. Lakota—E. J. Woodworth, president; Dr. H. H. Murray, alternate •Bancroft—E. A. Droessler, president; F. J. Welp, alternate. Wesley—!L. L. it/ease, president; H. J. Braley, alternate. Whittemore — J. M. Fleming president; H. W. <}eelan, alternate SCHOOL TOWNSHIPS Sherman—Frank Sanford, president; J. J; Wadleigh, alternate. Swea—H. W. Linde, president; John Jongberg, alternate. Wesley—J. C. Skow, president; J. F. Cruise, alternate. Lotts Creek—C. W. Elbert, president. Riverdale—Ernest Gales, president. Fenton—E. J. Frank, president; E. R. Schlei, alternate. Hebron—Thos. Berg, president; Andrew Loge, alternate. Portland—E. R. Collinson, delegate. Springfield—H. Geo. Beenken, president; S. F. Blome, alternate. Irvington—M. H. McEnroe, delegate, Ramsey—Clem J. Diers, president. iLedyard—C. A. Gutknecht, president; Oscar Nelson, alternate. •RURAL INDEPENDENTS Harrison Nos. 2 and 3 — F. W. Langerman, delegate; Louis Hatten, alternate. Buffalo Nos. 7-8-9—Walter Anderson, delegate; Thomas Young, alternate. Cold Rainy Spell Ended as Mercury Starts Up Again A week of damp 'weather ended yesterday, when the sun shone most of the day. Temperatures fell to three and tour degrees below freezing last week Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and on the other five days of the week some rainfall was recorded. The last fhree days of April brought the total rainfall that month up to only 63 inch, far below normal. With •18 Inches of rainfall Monday and again Tuesday the total in a week was .61 inch. The temperature record follows: April 26 1- Rain High April 26 April 27 April 28 10 April 29 12 April 30 03 May 1 18 May 2 -18 53 70 73 71 67 59 S7 LOW 28 2» 43 48 61 46 39 Fenton Farm Garage Burns; Car Damaged A garage on the farm of the Bennie Luedtkes, southwest of Fenton, was burned to tb.o ground last fhursday. The insurance loss on (building and contents paid by the County Mutual totaled $100. The County Mutual has also paid a loss of $600 on ft barn on the ®. V. Soestler farm, southeast of !Ledyard, J>uroed *>*» IP* Thursday Bum Abuses Young Girl Near Depot Catherine Shlpler, 0, daughter of the Clyde Shlplers, who live near the Milwaukee station, was severely choked by a hobo last week Wednesday wliile the girl was on her way to the academy school. The hobo took the girl to the Milwaukee depot on some pretext, and when he got her there started to choke her. Two companions, Teresa, her sister, and Gladys Falloway, saw the maltreatment, and screamed. The cries led the mani to let go of Catherine and the three girls ran from the station to school, where they told their story, and were sent home with their parents to rest from their experience. The liobo left town on a freight, and no trace has since been found. Marshal Green believes the culprit Is the same man who killed a Kansas City girl In the same manner. GOLF CLUB PLANS BEER TALK MONDAY A meeting of Country club members has been called for next Monday night at 8 o'clock at the clubhouse. The principal object of the meeting is to determine whether the club shall apply for a class B beer permit. Under the law the Country club Is the only place in this county where beer or near-beer can be sold outside an incorporated town. Some members believe beer at meals would Increase attendance and use of the grounds. Objection has, however, been raised as regards cost of license, bond, etc. It is believed that if the club does not have a permit members can take out their own beer and keep it there. Every regular member is part owner in the club and as such Is on his own premises. Some members favor this plan, because it will allow beer on Sundays. Many who cannot go out during the week because of business go Sundays. B permits, however, prohibit Sunday sales. Other members object to beer at all on the grounds, believing, it is intoxicating. Lively discussion at the meeting is anticipated. Other matters will also be taken up. 4 Cunningham Not Sentenced. Judge F. C. Davidson held court here Monday to dispose of a few matters. He set cases for trial on the next two Mondays. A, 'L. Cunningham, former Algona Building and 'Loan secretary, has not yet seen sentenced on his plea of guil- ;y to an embezzlement charge, and 's still in Jail. BEER PERMIT ADDS TO CITY LIMITS CAMP Lunch Rooms, Tourist .Cabins Built for Summer. A miniature city for transients has been gradually built up at the cut-off of No. 18 north of the Milwaukee depot, on the paving. There are two service stations located there, one owned by G. R. Cook, the other by William Titus. Both have eating stands', and Titus secured a beer permit from the council at its April meeting last Thursday. At the Cook station two new tourist cabins have been erected, one to accommodate a party of four or five, the other a single for one or two. In addition there is a cabin converted from the C. B. Murtagh children's playhouse. Mr. Cook has an eating cabin in addition, but does not .at present plan to serve beer. The two tourist cabins were completed Saturday, and the large one will be equipped with two double beds, a small cooking stove, chairs, and table. The smaller cabin is designed for sleeping purposes only, as is the Murtagh cabin also. Booths at Titus Station. At the Titus station workmen are building booths in the eating cabin west of the filling station. A kitchen is also to be erected. There are to be six booths, seating four people each, with two or more stools at a counter. This offers a capacity of 26 patrons at a time. Mr. Titus expects to have the work done by the week-end, and will begin to serve lunch and beer as soon as possible thereafter. Both stations are barely .within the city limits. The line runs down the center of the paving only a few feet to north. Unfortunately for the Wallburg stand, directly north of town, the town line jogs to the south, following the railroad right-of-way, and misses him by a quarter of a mile. A large section of ground west of the Northwestern was severed from the incorporation in 1912. Ancient History Recalled. Perhaps a small suburb .will grow north of the Milwaukee depot. The depot neighborhood was once intended as the town site. When the Milwaukee was surveyed through Algona there were two possible routes, one of which would have led down State and out via McGregor street across the river near the Call bridge. The present route was chosen. The town then was. already in its position today, but location .of the depot a mile out set up a rival town and caused a struggle between early-day realtors. iSome important buildings were erected at the depot town, one the then best hotel west of -Mason City. Peterson IS ELMER T. Peterson, editor of Better Homes & Gardens, 'Des Moines, former Plum Creek boy, who was here Monday to invite local Rotarians to attend a district conference at Des Moines May 17-18-19. Mr. Peterson is the 12 APPLICANTS ASK FOR JOBS AT CITY POOL City to Give $200 for Kittenball Field Lights. The city council faces a problem of selecting between applicants for Jobs at the swimming pool. Kenneth Mercer, high school coach, Ivan Francisco, Fort (Dodge, Perry White, and Everell Adams have applied for the life guard appointment. 'Hilma Ostrum, matron last year, and Mrs. H. E. Morgan have applied for the matron's job, and Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Elbert have asked for both stand and pool. Robert Williams tendants Spencer and last and Jos. Kelly Jr., at- year, and William William Daughan, Stores grew up and flourished, and for a time the supremacy of the older town was threatened. Then the grasshoppers came, and in the depression which, by the way, seemed much more serious to the pioneers 'than ours seems to us, there was little occasion to go to .the depot. Later the 'Northwestern was built, following which the Milwaukee town languished and died. All the buildings were finally torn down. The present Dehnert hotel building used to stand just south of the Milwaukee depot. son of the late Sven Peterson, who i tlo , ns - have applied for attendant posi- many years ago was a Plum Creek farmer. D, M, COMMITTEE BIDS ROTARIANS TO DISTfilCT MEET A conference for incumbent and newly elected Rotary club presidents and secretaries is annually held, and this year's conference will be held at Des Moines May 1718-19. Geo. W. Godfrey, .present Algona club president, will be in charge of a group luncheon Thursday on international service. This will be one of several, group luncheons. Herman Hauherg, who will be Algona club president during the year beginning July 1, and Eugene Murtagh, present and re-elected secretary will attend. A considerable number of Algona Rotarians and .Rotary Anns are expected to {f e+ ° l attend at least one day. by * he ! In. some applications the council was asked to lease the pool on a complete management basis. Some members of the council do not look with favor on this proposal, preferring to keep control of the pool in the hands of the city, fearing popular dissatisfaction with private management. $200 for Kittenball Lights. After long discussion the council appropriated $'200 towards lighting Athletic park for kittenball, provided the park board appropriated a like amount. The kittenball league had asked for an appropriation to cover all expense above $200. It is claimed that $400i would not be enough. There was a short discussion of a lighting system for kittenball, baseball, and football, but no action was taken. Two new parking places were arranged for, one on-the Haggard & Falkenhainer lots back of the Kossuth County State bank building, the other the Galbraifch quarter block east of the Kent garage, the use of both having been donated WILL NOT TRY ORGANIZATION BY PRECINCTS i To Center Efforts on Getting Vote Out for Election. •Frank Campbell, Fort Dodge* Eighth district organizer for tha Association Against the Prohibition Amendment, held a caucus attended by a number of Algonians and oth-. er Kossuth citizens at the Algonal hotel Tuesday evening to lay plan* for a county wet repeal convention next Monday. No precinct organization or caucuses are contemplated .preceding- the convention, which Is to be held at the courthouse at 11 a. nu Ben F. Sorensen, Algona, 'has been The day. Des Moines club has appointed "godfathers" for visiting club delegations, and godfathers 1 for Algona will be Elmer T. Peterson, editor of Better Homes & Gardens, and Ernest Hertzberg, treasurer of the Hertzberg Bindery, Inc. The appointment of Mr. Peterson Is particularly appropriate because he is a former Plum Creek town- ehip boy. Among other features of the conference will'be a district banquet, dance, and night club revue at the Des Moines Consistory temple, with a special night show following at the Des Moines theater. Accompanied by Gus Hoswiler, Des 'Moines photographer, chairman of the Host club's conference committee, Messrs. Peterson and Hertzberg came to Algona Monday to attend the local club's noon Experiment at A.H.S. Causes Flow of Tears Le Boy Dale, high school senior, caused an amusing episode In the last period Monday after* noon. He was working on a scheduled experiment in the chemistry laboratory and by mistake produced a gas reseui- blingr tear gas. That end of the building was quickly filled with gas, and students »uid teachers were soon going about with team rolling down their cheek* and handkerchiefs dabbing at eyes, q?he, weathey Monday evening prohMt«d track practice, and Coach Mercer and the track men, practicing Inside, lutd to wl»*»w»y n»a»y » ' County Officials' Pay Check Slash Effective Monday Drops in the pay of county offi- 'cers and members of the board of supervisors had the attention of the board yesterday morning. Under a new law, effective May 1, salaries were reduced as follows: County Auditor iE. J. Butler, $2100 to $1800; Treasurer Maurice Duffy, $2100 to $1800; Recorder J. J. Dooley, $1900 to $1600; Clerk E. J. McEvoy, $2100 to '$1800. For some reason not known locally county attorneys received boosts. M. C. McMahon will now receive '$'2,000 instead of $1700. The law provides that deputies cannot receive more than 60 per cent of the salary of principals. (Supervisors took a 20 per cent drop in per diem, a reduction from $5 a day to $4. Mileage expense had been reduced to So for supervisors by an earlier law. — » - — Truck Driver in Court Action against D. H. Wermersen, Lu Verne, brought in Justice White's court Friday was continued till May 13. Wermersen is charged by State Agent L. T. Boren with operating a motor truck for public hauling on state highways without a license from the railroad commissioners. lightning HIte Transformer. A transformer on the Country club ground? was struck by lightning Friday night, and was blown, to pieces. Tlie lightning arresters no good, the bolt either stntclj: luncheon and extend a personal invitation to all local Rotarians to attend. The .three visitors spoke briefly, after -which W. H. Cummings, .In accordance with a Rotary custom, gave his life history. PERRY WHITE VICTOR IN A. U HAT MATCH Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. White, student at George 'Washington university, Washington, D. C., recently won a wrestling match in finals of the District of 'Columbia Amateur Athletic Union. He wrestled in the 165-lb. class and went three rounds before the finals for the championship in his weight. The time for the first match is not known here, but for the semifinals it was one minute and nine seconds, and the finals time was one minute and 17 seconds. iPerry also won a Y. M. 0. A. championship recently, with a decision In a dO-minute match. Besides awards for wrestling ability, •Perry recently won a certificate as Red Cross lite-saving examiner, and he was now made application for appointment as guard at the Algona swimming pool this summer. The city will provide lights, and stalls for cars will be marked off. There will .be no charge. This arrangement was made to relieve parking congestion on State street, particularly on Saturdays. It is estimated that 200 cars can be parked in the two areas. Council Committees Named.* The following council committees were announced by Mayor Specht: 'Light and water — Mayor and council. Ways and Means—W. A. White, Frank Geigel, 'Leighton Misbach. Sewers—Thos. Kain, Geigel. Streets and Alleys—W. A. Foster, Misbach. Sidewalks—Geigel, Kain. Judiciary—Misbach, Frank Kohlhaas. Printing—White, Foster. Fire—Kohlhaas, Kain. Mr. Geigel was named weed commissioner. Family Feud in Court, Edward Gellenfeld .was charged by his brother Arthur -with assault and battery, In Justice Danson's court Tuesday, following a family argument the day before. Edward, pleaded guilty and was charged with costs, the case then .being con* tinued 30 days, when it will probably be dismissed if there is no new battle in .the meantime. Moat Teachers to Return, Otto B. Lalng, high school principal, superintendent for next year, announced Tuesday that nearly if not quite all of the present staff of teachers who were reflected by the school board a few weeks ago tiave contracted to return,. Insurance Policy Paid. The Royal (Neighbor magazine re- allowance 9* a 11,0,00 life to,, .. bytft* Baaorott. Renwick Farm is Sold at $68 Plus Indication that the farm real estate market is showing signs of resurrection is the sale made toy D. L._McDonald, agent, of Algona, of a Ren wick at The farm, owned by the Lincoln Joint Stock Land bank, was sold to August Zimmerman. It lies' 3% miles south and a half mile west of Renwick. Mr. Zimmerman farms another place four miles south and two miles west of Renwick, 'but will take (possession of his new farm next spring. 160-acre farm near $11,000, half in cash. 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 3.30> Best 'hvy. butch. 300-350 Ibs. 3.20 Packing sows, 300 to 360 Ibs. 2.90 Heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs. __ 2.80° Big hvy. SQWS, 450-600 f 2.50 to 2.76 CATTLE Canners and cutters $1.00 to fl.75 Fat cows $1.75 to 12.26 Veal calves '$3.00 to $4.00 Fat steers $3J60 to $4.50 Yearlings $3.00 to $4.00i Bulls $lj50 to $2.25 POULTRY Hens and 9c Cocks PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 12c Eggs, graded No. 2 8c Cash cream i „ igc GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn —250 3 yellow corn _______ _„ ___ 24c No. 4 yellow com „ ---- ,~,._2l3c No. 2 white corn >— , ____ ¥ ____«69 No. 3 waits corn — __ -i.._«»™_86o No. 4 .wiite <?orn „.„,..,,,_„.,. _ c ,_„,.,. No. 3 white oaljs ------ „ ---- named chairman for Kossuth. A. county wet candidate for the repeal election June 20 is to be selected by the convention. The organization formed at tha caucus will direct proceedings at :he county convention and the convention will name precinct judges and clerks for the wets as provided n the election law. All of thia work has been passed till the convention is held. Drys In County Canvass. The drys are making a canvass of the county under the leadership of W. S. Windell, Algona, and plan: precinct workers in addition to naming judges and clerks in each; precinct. In a number of precincts scat- :ered about the county the drya have held caucuses and formally named delegates', judges, and clerks. A big meeting of drys is anticl- iated at the Methodist church next Monday, when the convention assembles at 11 a. m., the same hour that the wet : convention meets at the courthouse.' Wets Confident of TIctory. The wets have adopted the strategy of letting the drys campaign without hindrance, but will concentrate on getting out the vote on election day, on the theory that the county is overwhelmingly for repeal. If there is a large vote the wets believe the county will go strongly for repeal, but they also think that even a light vote will show an ample majority in favor of repeal. COUNTY MAY SEEK R, F.JOOR HELP Supervisors were in a quandary yesterday on whether to apply for R. F. C. poor relief funds. Under the regulations a county welfare worker must be engaged, at a probable cost of '$200 a month. The worker must be approved by the state committee on emergency relief. Supervisors McDonald and Funnemark, with County Auditor Butler spent Saturlay at Des Moines. Investigating R. F. C. loan regulations, and brought back .the necessary blanks for use if the board decides to apply. Kossuth would be entitled to approximately $4,000 a month for May and June. Only two months can be applied for at a time. The money must be spent in labor hire on county or governmental projects, such as roads. It cannot ha used in any other way. The big burden at present on the Kossuth poor fund is the rent bills. If Kossuth applies for and receives aid a county emergency relief committee must toe set up, ot which one member shall be a supervisor. The chairman will carry the title of Emergency Relief administrator and will be in executive control, the other member serving as a board of directors. A full report of poor relief expenditures for the last two years will have to accompany the application, and a report of the expenditure of funds will have to ba made if funds are granted. Cat Chicken Thief Loses Nine Lives The J. A. Johnsons, Irvingtoni township, had a large yellow cat, but It has lost all Its nine lives. For two months the Johnsons had been finding dead hens whose heads had been chewed off and the carcasses partly eaten up. The Johnsons first thought a wild animal was to blame, but at 1:90 one morning recently they heard a commotion among the chickens, and on investigation Mr. Johnson discovered that the cat was the culprit, A hen was found with her neck s» badly chewed it liud to be killed, (hat ended (to chicken Cafe fcare l>«m known tp kill «w JohnwM

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