Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 11, 1933 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 11, 1933
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Weather ALGONA, IOWA, MAY 11, 1933 ^===========^^^ JUWA. MAY 11. 1933 10 p age s Number 35 ITTEKMJI0UITOILELECTED i to Get Out th< te to Be Organized. Br Alice Payne, i, judges, clerks on page 1 r Geo. TV. Patterson, Burt j candidate for delegat' . iV. Godfrey, alternate, ti «repeal convention in Jul; i drys at a mass conven i Methodist church, Al JftVi linty'drys plan 12 sub-dis i with its own organiza ; their campaign to i to be held June 20. Th Irlcts are: [.Eagle, Grant, Swea, ana I; second—Springfield, He Lakota, and Line Seneca, west Green , Lone Rock, and eas fourth—east Green rosey. German and Buffalo ; and Portland; seventh Icreek and Union; eighth— plum Creek, and Irvington and Prairie; tenth more and Garfield; llth—< [ West Sherman; 12tl j and Bast Sherman. • Organization Endorsed iv. A. H. Wood, Good Hope i forenoon meeting at 11 ; pastor, opened the con- flth prayer. By a vote o ins In the audience, W. S Algona, interim county i for the Allied drys, and k'Gelgel, Algona, interim , were made convention, i and secretary respective- I tor nomination for dele- |nator Patterson, the Rev ie, Algona Methodist pas- Ir. Godfrey, of Irvington •farmer and member of s board of education, were n nomination. ^and Godfrey Withdraw. iv. Mr. Hulse withdrew his ylng: . I sure you all realize that especially Methodist , are supposed to be pret- 1 on this question. I feel I reason that a layman who [legislative experience, and lews are well-known, would tetter candidate than any I we could put up. »Hy, I feel that Senator would be the strongest ! we could name, and • withdraw in his favor. 1 ' Patterson Nominated. "rey also withdrew in fa- Mtor Patterson, and the Wood then moved that ««on cast an unanimous , benat or Patterson, with rey as alternate. The mo• seconded and carried. f r Patterson responded to l°r remarks. He said that "J'rode into the legislature 'Some of them, in his ! not fit men to sit in If the 18th amend- d he win be some•» J about what may hap- these men voting at the s i°n in August, and ad- reason why it is I °n page 10.) Drys. Elects Members in Monday i-Bn , transf erred to S refd Mi* two of rought only $15 each. , Club is to v pense - to enreuther was ac- member. P. French, were WINS FIRSTS IN 8 EVENTS ATMPTON Dick Cowan Sets New Record at Throwing the Javelin. Scoring twice as many points as the nearest competitor, the Algona high school track team won a smashing victory at a North Central Six inter-high school field meet at Hampton Saturday. Algona won firsts in eight events and piled up 56^ points. Webster City, second, won only 28 points. Clarion was close (behind for third with 27 points- Hampton totaled 35; iHumlboldt 24; Eagle Grove, only G 3-5. The only new record at the North Central Six meet this year was set by Dick Cowan, Algona, when he threw the javelin 153 feet, 11 ins. The former record was held by Williams, Clarion, who threw the Javelin 152 ft., 7 ins. in 1930. Cowan bettered this by a foot and four inches. Algona Wins Eight Firsts. Algona won first place in the 100-yd. and 220-yd. dashes, the quarter, the half and mile runs, the half and mile relays, and the javelin throw. Green led the scoring for Algona, winning three .firsts, in the quarter, half, and mile runs. Cretzmeyer Field Meet Two to One Cunningham /s Paroled After 5-year Sentence A. L. Cunningham, former secretary o£ the Algona Building & Loan association, was sentenced to live years at 'Fort Madison Monday, but was granted a bench parole which released him from serving time during good behavior. The parole was granted on application of the building and loan association and Amelia and J. F. Koons. Rent money collected by Mr. Cunningham for the Koons pair was embezzled. The petition asking for parole follows: "We, the undersigned complainants in the albove action hereby petition your honor to grant to the defendant A. L. Cunningham a bench parole after sentence of the Court has been passed, for the following re'asons: "That it will best serve the ends of Justice; that the defendant has already served considerable time in the county jail, with the humiliation and suffering • attendant thereto; that he has made, as far as possible, restitution to the com- plainants for all injury done? "That he 'has 'heretofore borne a good Deputation, is an honorably discharged soldier with a good military record, is a member of an excellent family that has lived in the 'community half a century; and that nothing would be gained to either community or any person by reason . of imprisonment in the state penitentiary." The petition was signed by G. W. et'llLman, M. P. Weaver, and E. J. MoEvoy, committee members of the board of directors of the 'building and loan association, also 'by the Koons 'pair and G. D. Shumway, attorney for another rent account which had been embezzled. When Judge Davidson sentenced Mr. Cunningham he added: "On application of the injured parties it is ordered that sentence be suspended and defendant be paroled to the state 'board of parole." Mr. Cunningham will be permitted to visit Algona only one day a month. • tHe must spend the rest of his time outside the county. Shirley Is Reelected County Schools Head The local trackmen will take part In a district meet at Mnson City this week Saturday. Next week Saturday the state meet take place at Ames. was second high, winning firsts in the 100-yd. and 20-yd. dashes. Cowan won the Javelin throw with a record-breaking toss of 153 feet, 11 inches. 'Nordstrom took second in the 440-yd. run and the discus, and thirds in the mile run and the high jump. Cowan won fourth in the shotput and tied five other men for fourth in the pole vault. Events in Detail. Shackelford was second in the half mile; Sands, third in the 220- yd. dash. Cretzmeyer won third place in the broad jump. Events, winners, and time follow: 120-yd. high hurdles—Birdsall, Hampton, first; Kirstein, Clarion second; Isenberger, Clarion, third; Murphy, Hampton, fourth; time, 17:06. •Mile run—Green, Algona, first; Tallman, Clarion, second; Nordstrom, Humboldt, third; iDevine, Algona, fourth; time 4:42.6. 100-yd. dash—Cretzmeyer, Alona, first; Morris, Clarion, second; Levitt, Clarion, third; Scantlebury, Hampton, fourth; time, 10:4. 440-yd. dash—Green, Algona, !lrst; Nordstrom, Algona, second; (Continued on page 10.) Track. Algonian Cited to / Pay Back Alimony On order was entered in district court Monday 'Citing William Aman ;o appear next Monday and show ause why he has not made complete payments of alimony recently ;ranted.to Mrs. Aman in a divorce action, Mrs, Aman charges that he has paid only $«5 of $100 due or two months. According to the decree Mr. Aman.is to pay '112.50 owards support of each of four Children, or a total of $50 monthly. • Former Algonian is Hurt. •Lakota, May 9—While she was leaning bouse last week Mrs. Oran O'Keefe went into a dark closet to >ut a clothes basket away, and in looping over struck one eye on he sharp projection of a work bas- cet, severely injuring it. No permanent injury is anticipated, but he will have to keep the eye cov- red for a couple of weeks. County Supt. W. S. 'Shirley was reelected at a convention of school district presidents and school board delegates in the courtroom Tuesday morning. He received 21 votes against ten for G. D. Hart, Bancroft school superintendent, and nine for Donald Weir, Burt superintendent. There are 41 school districts of all kinds in the county, and all were represented. M. L. Johnson, Eagle township, was named chair- .man of the convention. As such he could vote only in case of tie, hence only 40 votes were cast. E. J. Butler, county auditor, was ex-officio secretary of the convention. The three candidates had filed applications with the auditor, hence there were no nominating speeches. A call was, however, made for talks by the candidates, and Mr. Shirley and Mr. Hart responded. Mr. Weir was not present. The balloting took place immediately after the two talks. Dr. J. J. Murray, Lakota, was reelected member of the county board of education, and Mr. Hart and Mrs. Maude Hanna, Burt, were elected new members to succeed G. ,W. Hunt, Lu Verne, and Edw. Weisbrod, Fenton. The terms are for six years. Three hold-over members of the board are J, F. Overmyer, Algona; Mrs. J. H. Warner, Swea City; and H. J. Braley, Wesley. , There was a discussion of a county uniformity in textbooks, but no decision was reached. Mr. Shirley gave a short talk in which he thanked the convention for his reelection. He also told of work done and yet to be done towards the betterment of the county school system. Share Lease Given on Potatoes Crop The county owns a 40-acre tract of farm land in 'Sherman township on which a school fund mortgage was foreclosed, and this forty has been leased from May 1 till next January 1 to Lawrence and Kenneth Curran, who have contracted to raise potatoes on 'i't on a 50-50 basis. The county furnishes all - fertilizer, dug the 6 Baby Squirrels Have White Tails McGregor street, some years o, famous for its twins, blossomed into renown again recently, when a red squirrel littered six young squirrels with white bushy, tails Instead of the usual reddish tails. Neighbors near .the.Bonnstetter home have been watching the youngsters, and persons passing in automobiles look the second time to be sure their eyesight is not falling. The squirrels nest in a large elm in front of the Bonnstetter home, and the neighborhood has become much attached to the family. seed and one-half the When the potatoes are county's share will be stored lor distribution next winter among the poor. ^ Farm Sold; 17,000 Cash. Another farm sale worthy of note was concluded last week by D. L. McDonald, who sold the John Everding 240-acre farm near Lakota to W E. Ley and Arthur 'Schissel, Lakota, for $17,000, all cash. Farmer Suffers Broken Ann. Sexton, May 9—Tony Seller fell from a hay mow Hoor last Thursday and suffered a broken arm. Juniors Foiled in Annual Attempt to Haze Seniors Following the high school senior lass play Monday and Tuesday venlngs. the Juniors put on their annual hazing event by capturing eniors and taking them for, a ride." They are usually taken In he country and left to get home as best they can. The seniors, of course, always esist, and Monday evening there was a free-for-all in which John 3hllts suffered a .broken nose as he result of contact with Edward Ostrum's 'flat. No other injuries of note were suffered. 'Tuesday evening, following trie lay, many to the audience gath- re4 on the sidewalks to watch the fracas. The sidewalk was lined rpnj «W« end of the block to the ther, the event seeming to be an attraction tban the play A few seniors resigned themselves to the inevitable and let the juniors, do their worst. Others remained in the building, and several pails of water were showered on the Juniors from upstairs windows. The Juniors blocked all doors, most of them stationed at the east ooor, where they waited for the victims to appear. The chill of the waning gradually thinned out the crowd, however, and the seniors %"nlnyVR r ichel, president.oj. the school board, interrupted to demand that the juniors get off the lawn The school (board has seeded the lawn, and Is anxious to get a good growth of grass this season. The Juniors thereupon retreated to the streets and plans for a scrap jtoled out as they welted away, disappointed. . t ' CATTLE GET OUT; OWNER IN COURT •St. Joe. May 9—Andrew Erpelding picked up 15 cattle belonging to Le Roy McConnell Friday morning for trespassing on his .land and causing damage. Erpelding released nine head qf milk cows Saturday evening, hold- Ing the remaining six for damages. This week Monday morning all parties concerned were at Algona, and an agreement was reached whereby McConnell was to settle for $30 the same day. He failed to come for his cattle during the day.. Tuesday morning when Erpelding went out to feed the cattle, they were gone. They were tracked to McConnell's place, and Sheriff Sexe, of Humboldt, was notified. A warrant was issued for the arrest of McConnell. The township trustees, John Frideres, John iFraser, and Henry Bormann, and the township clerk, John Bormann, were called, and Tuesday morning at the Erpelding farm as- sedded damages and costs in the sum of $42. (McConnell was arrested for taking cattle held for damages. He pleaded.guilty and was taken to Dakota City, where in Justice court he was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail, but was paroled to his mother provided he pays all damages and costs within a few days. The court costs amounted to $6.75. • » ^ Buttermakers to Meet Here Today Iowa buttermakers will hold a district meeting this afternoon and evening at the I. O. 0. F. hall here. A (banquet will be served tonight by the Royal Neighbors. Geo, W. Godfrey, member of the local creamery's board, will be toastmaster, and a series of talks, including one by Roy Storvick, of the State Brand Creameries, Mason City, will be 'given. Musio will-be furnished during dinner by a Glee club from the high school, and a high school student orchestra will (furnish music for dancing follow- dng the program. M. P. Christian- pen, local secretary-butteraaker, is in charge of local arrangements. iMore than 150 persons are expected (to attend. Fire Call; No Fire. F-ire'men answered a call to the Malloy harness shop in the Heinsohn building early Tuesday morning, when smoke banging close to the roof made neighbors believe the place was on fire. The firemen earned an easy fire allowance, for there was nothing to do. •- —*-< rr- Preacher to be Teacher. Lu Verne, May 9—.The Rev. H. A, Reyman, of Plover, former Metao- dist pastor here, has been elected to the superlntendency of the Seneca schools. MERCHANT AT LAKOTA KILLS SELF MONDAY C. R. Smith Ends Life With Gun Shot in the Head. C. R. Smith, widely known Lakota merchant, committed suicide Monday morning by shooting himself in the head. Despondency over ill health prompted the act, it is •believed. Mr. 'Smith has been a constant suiferer with asthma for the last 15 years, and during the last week or so he had been having a more seroius siege of it than usual. (Mrs. 'Smith, who was helping at the Smith general merchandise store while their son was attending a convention at Des Moines, was at home Monday morning between 10 and 10:30, and at that time talked with her husband. He gave no indication then of a design against his life and did appear more despondent than usual. Body Sitting In Chair. Mrs. Smith had to go back to the store to clerk till noon, and when she came home at 12:45 she failed to find her husband in his usual place upstairs. Fearing an accident she called a nearby painter, and the two found Mr. Smith sitting dead but upright in a chair in the basement. Blood had flowed from a wound in his" head onto his shirt. Mr. (Smith still had a faint pulse- ibeat, and a doctor was called, but a few minutes after the doctor's arrival he died. The bullet wound was in the right temple, and the bullet took a slightly downward course, causing unconsciousness immediately. There was no chance to save his life.' No Inquest Is Held. Coroner R. A. Evans, Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser, and County Attorney M. C. McMahon drove to Lakota in the afternoon and conducted an inquiry, 'but no inquest was held, for the case was plain suicide. The revolver Mr. Smith used was an old-time Iver Johnson 32 ham- merless. In his younger days he was a jockey. The'gun was later packed away in an old trunk in the basement, together with boots and racing saddles, relics of his youth. Mr. Smith probably lived 20 or 30 minutes after firing the shot. Deep powder burns on his forehead indicated that the gun 'had been held cjose to his head. Local officials believe he rested an elbow on the arm of the chair and bent his head to the muzzle of the gun. TWO MEN ARE UNHURT WHEN CAR TURNS OVER Two Minneapolis traveling salesmen narrowly escaped serious injury Tuesday morning, when the rear axle of Buick sedan broke as they were traveling at 60 miles an hour three miles north of Algona. The axle broke next to the wheel, and when it came apart it let the rear end of the car sag to' the ground. The impact swung the car to one side, and it upset, rolling over several times, landing bottom side up. Both men were in the front seat before the accident, 'but one found himself iil the back seat, the other upside down at the' steering wheel, when the car came to rest. Neither man -was much hurt. The. driver suffered a slightly cut hand and a bruised leg, and the chief injury of his companion was a large hole in a»'stiff hat. The car was .brought to the Dau garage, where repairs were made sufficient to let the car proceed under its own power to Minneapolis, where other repairs were to be made. Algona Markets HOGS iBest sorted Its., 180-260 Ibs. _$3.60 Best prime hvy. butch. 260-300.3.50' Best hvy. butch. 300-3'50 Ibs. _3.40 Packing sows, 300 to 350 Hbs..3.15 Heavy sows, 350 to 400 Ibs. __3.00 Big hvy. sows, 450-500 $2.80 to 2.90 CATTLE Canners and cutters $1.00 to $1,75 Fat cows $1.7'5 to $2.25 Veal calves $3.60 to $5.00 Fat steers $4.00 to $5.00 Yearlings 1 $3.'50 to $4,50 Bulls $l.i50 to $2.20 POULTRY Hens 7 C and 9c Cocks 40 PRODUCE Eggs, graded No. 1 I2c Eggs, graded No. 1 ,13c Eggs, graded No. 2 _9c GRAIN No. 2 yellow corn 29c No. 3 yellow corn 28c No. 4 yellow corn 27c No. 2 white corn , 30c No. 3 white corn 29c No. 4 white corn 28c No. 3 white oats 18c HIDES Green hides 2c Horse $1.00 WOOL Wool No. 1 _. ,i8c Wool, No. 2 .... I6c Wool, No. 3 I2c MISS BONNSTETTER WILL DO WELFARE WORK IN HUMBOLDT iLeona Clark, -R. N., is now sub- istituting as school nurse under the direction of Antoinette Bonnstetter till the close of the school year. Humboldt county has secured a poor fund R. F. C. loan, which re- iquired appointment of a county welfare worker. Miss Bonnstetter's appointment Poppy Sale to be Held Here May 27 Mrs. H. W. Post has been named chairman of the annual Poppy day drive Saturday, May 27. A campaign is conducted by Legion Auxiliary units throughout the United States. The poppies are made by disabled soldiers unable to work at anything else. This .provides them with winter employment. The soldiers are the only persons to receive pay, and nothing is used in Auxiliary welfare work. Most, if not all, poppies sold in Kossuth are made by Tony Sorensen, ol Irvington, disabled soldier who 'has a family to support. Godfrey to be Speaker. Lakota, May 9—4 Forest City district Brotherhood meeting will 'be he-Id at the local Methodist church next Monday evening. Geo. W. Godfrey, Algona, -will give an address, and the Rev. Muhleman ll show moving pictures of the inaugural at Washington, D. C, The Aid will serve supper, and a QUedyard -quartet will Blag. has been approved by Ina Tyler, istate social worker, and Edith Countryman, state director of public health nurses. The work is considered a temporary emergency relief measure for the months of May and June. i Miss Bonnstetter has been re- iBlected school nurse in Algona and iHumboldt and plans to resume (this- work in September. 1 Burnetta Bonnstetter, who has assisted her sister as Red Cross (volunteer worker all year, will continue and will (be -in charge of iRed Cross clothing relief work at ithe Bryant school building every (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons till the close of the school year. There are still several hundred ifruit Jars not called for by families who donated to the food drive ilast fall. The Jars can .be called (for in the afternoon on the days (mentioned. It is necessary that •the basement room be cleared, and Jars not called for will be distributed among needy families who do their own canning, i Miss Bonnstetter regrets that the Jars cannot 'be delivered. The don- ior list is incomplete, which makes idelivery impossible. Another reason is that she has been kept busy iwith both relief and school work. I A report of actlvties will be iprinted at the close of the school year. JUDGE REFOSES TO EVICT SON OF LANDLORD Holds With Humanity Rights Rather Than Law. Judge F. C. Davidson refused to sign an eviction order in district icourt Monday in a peculiar case in which Mrs. Jennie Carroll 'had brought suit to put her son Ralph land his family off one of her farms Seneca township. I According to the petition, the son has not paid rent since he leased the place March 1, 1930. He agreed ito pay $600, of which $200 was to ibe paid 'September 1 each year, the irest on the following January 1. \ The answer to the petition had (little legal standing, but from a (moral standpoint worked a big ef- ifect in the judge's decision. The (main part follows: Hare Four Cliildren. "That the defendants, Ralph and (Helen Carroll, are husband and iwife . . . parents of four children, (5, 7, 8, and 10 respectively; that ithe plaintiff ... is the mother of (Ralph Carroll and grandmother of LEDYARO MAN IS CHOICE OF REPEAL GROUP Dr. W.T. Peters, Burl* Named Alternate by the Wets. Judges and clerks on page 10. <Geo. E>. Moulton, .Ledyard, former sportsman, and for many years prominent in North Kossuth politics, was named candidate for delegate to the state repeal convention^ at (Des Moines in July at a mass- convention of Kossuth wets Monday morning. Mr. Moulton's selection was unanimous. He was present, and he made a short talk, in which he reassured a questioner that if elected he would vote "right." He added group ithe children 1 , and is legally li- iable for the support of Ralph Car- Toll and said.children. "That the defendant, Ralph Car- iroll, is an invalid, afflicted with a ilarge abdominal hernia which con- ifines him to bed at all thries; that lit is impossible to move said defendant without danger to his ihealth and life. "That the defendant, Helen Car- troll, -because of the affliction suffered by her husband . . . has for (the past two years been carrying pn all farming operations (Plowed back stubble land has In Ames Couple Wed by Justice Danson Justice Danson officiated at a marriage at his office (Monday, when John R. Stover, of Thomp-' on, and Josephine S. Green, Ames, were wedded. Stella Mae Breen, stenographer for J. It,. Bonar, and Claire 'Blossom served as witnesses. This was the sixth marriage ceremony Justice Danson had performed since 'he took office nearly a-year ago. Lutheran Pastors Here Today. Lutheran pastors of the Algona circuit will meet at the Algona Evangelical Trinity Lutheran church here today at one o'clock. The Rev. R. W. Kabelitz, Fenton, will preside and the missions of the church will be discussed. /preparation for the crops of the iseason of 1933; that she has plant- led the oats and is at the present (time preparing to plant the corn crop. Share of Crops Offered. "That at all times defendants ihave offered to give up to plaintiff a share of crops in payment of irent, rather than cash payment, as (provided for in said lease; that (plaintiff has refused to -accept isame." Judge Davidson was told how Mrs. Carroll -has taken care of the (house, cared for her husband, and (in addition, with only a little aid, (has taken entire care of the farm (chores and the planting. The pric- ies of farm products have been so Jow that the family is in financial (difficulty and so cannot pay cash Tent. i Judge Davidson said that if the case was forced to a decision he iwould rule with the defendants. The law in the case is clearly in ifavor of the plaintiff, he admitted, (but he would nevertheless rule otherwise and let the supreme court (reverse him rather than work what .he believed would be an injustice >and a human outrage. New Carpet Laid in C. & H. Second Floor The upper floor of the Chrischil- les & Herbst store is being beautified by laying more than 300 square yards of new jade-green velvet carpet. This gives the salesroom a fresh and attractive appearance. The carpet is .being laid by two experts from Fort Dodge, who say the '120-ft. lengths required to cover the floor are the longest they have ever sewed. A unique sewing machine which they use has attracted attention from women shoppers work. who 'have seen it at Gasoline In Big Drop. Gasoline registered drops in price from 2.6 cents to 3.1 cents on regular and Ethyl combinations last week. The cheaper grades did not drop as much, there being only a penny difference between the cheap and regular lines. The government-state taxes of four cents keep the price above 12c for the cheapest grade. Kossuth Champ Speller in State Tilt at Des Moines 'Rachel Becker, of the Irvington No. 5 school, who won first place in a recent county spelling contest, represented Kossuth in a state contest sponsored (by the Register • & Tribune Co. at Des Moines Saturday. She did not win a place. Rachel was accompanied to Des Moines by her mother, Mrs. Martin Becker, her teacher, Dorothy Johnson, and the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Johnson, of Rich Point. They drove to Des Moines Friday. The first event was a 6 o'clock, luncheon at' the Younkers Tea Room, where the county .champions were seated at a long table In the center of the room. Beside their plates they found a medal each, a red rosebud, and a printed program,. 4 balloon wag fastened Ito chair. These were later released and hung about the ceiling. The Al Morey band played during the serving. There was a program, including a play, "School Days," by a cast of grown-ups, and a spelling exhibition was given by s boy of only four, who spelled such hard words as "anthromorphic." The same little lad, blindfolded, was given cards in the form of states in the Union, and he named them correctly and gave their capitals. The spelling contest, the eighth the R. & T. Co. has sponsored, took: place next morning at the , First Methodist church. This one drew the largest attendance yet. 'Teachers sat behind their champions corrected written papers except the papers 91 thoir pwo that he hoped the repeal would win. Three Nominated for Alternate. iDr. W. T. Peters, Burt, was named alternate, following a parliamentary tangle in which motion followed motion. Selection of an. alternate had not been contemplated preceding the meeting, but a. letter from the s'tate repeal headquarters advised such action. J. H. 'Sheridan, Bancroft, nominated Doctor Peters, and Editor -B. L. (Burdine, Whittemore, nominated. J. ®. Cullen. A motion that th» nominations cease was then made. A conference meanwhile was to progress with Mr. (Sheridan, and a, few minutes later he withdrew' *he. name of Doctor Peters. The doctor was, however, immediately (restored to the running by D. L. McDonald, Algona, former. Burt resident. Then a nomination of George Hagge, of Ledyard, was offered. Parliamentary Tangle Solved. Chairman B. F. Sorensen, Algona, ruled the nomination of Hagge out as having been made- following the motion to cease nominations. No vote had yet been. taken on the motion, howveer; Jos. Bestenlehner, Algona, raised th« point 'Of order which "caused thft dropping of Mr. Hagge's name. . Mr. Sheridan then made another attempt to withdraw the name ot Doctor Peters, but Mr. McDonald again submitted it, whereupon Mr. Bestenlehner again offered his point of order. Peters Named Unanimously. (Mr. Cullen, who was in the rear of the room, arpse after discussion had gone on a few moments, and withdrew his name. Doctor Peters, who was not present, was then, named by unanimous vote. Most of the confusion was caused by enthusiasm for the wet cause rather than any by objection to any of the candidates; also by the fact that many persons in the convention did not understand parliamentary procedure. Mr. Sorensen, who had been serving as chairman of the county repeal organization, called the convention to order, and by acclamation was named convention chairman. C. F. Frane, manager of the: Algona hotel, who iad been serving as secretary, was also elected, in the same way. Mr. Sorensen, in a short preliminary talk, said the repeal groufr had not planned, and did not for the future plan, to make a great (Continued on page 10.) Wets. Country Club Not to Get License to Retail Beer The Country club will not secure a license to serve beer unless such action is voted at a later meeting 1 '. Following a discussion at a special meeting at the clubhouse Monday night, the question of a license was dropped. There was a spirited discussion; on how beer might be kept at the clubhouse, but the concensus ot opinion was that the members? could take out their own beer, have it iced by paying a small fee to the matron, and get it when they want This would be no violation of law, for members holding ' sharea are in fact part owners of the' premises and hence would be on their own property. Beer can be thus Iced and kep^ for •consumption as wanted, tout only as the 'private property ot members. No one else can ihave it. » Patterson at Bancroft. Sen. Geo. W. Patterson was speaker Tuesday night at a largely attended Greenwood-Ramsey Farm Bureau meeting at the school house, at Bancroft. public Among other things he told the audience why he voted against the beer bill in the legislature. According to reports, the audience endorsed his remarks.' Chops Thumb With Ax. Bancroft, May 9 — Irving Kr suffered a painful accident Thursday, when he cut his thumb with an we while last left was chopping wood. Eight stitches wer» necessary to close the wound. Miller to be Speaker. \5&itt«in.ore, May 9-HPowmencftf- ment for school seniors Thursday, May 26, at

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