Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 10, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, May 10, 1934
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Weather ALGONA, IOWA, MAY 10, 1934 10 Pages Number 34 ftol Corn loans Total $1654,82^ TW,677,000 (Bushels Corn Here Under Seal. • L ,h. list published herewith If .'"rC the corn loans llas^T'! whlc h has been early last winter is Ing sl nc<! CORN LOANS Has. Amt. 14,078 S,G77,W $1,054,812 government sec- expired April EXTRA YEAR'S TAXES EVERY THIRTY YEARS After '34 County t to Pay $27,774 Head Tax Yearly. Assessors in all towns and townships in the county except Algona and Prairie have reported the number of persons within their bailiwicks who are 21 and over and are therefore subject to the new old age life pension head tax. Two Kossuth Roads to Get Hard Surface Age Pension *Jr umru. of four million bushels E are now sealed in Kossuto lv and the total amount loan- ainst if is $1,664,812. This is Kimately $66 for every man pin, and child in the county^on basis of a population of 25,100 fer y farmer who got a loan had , ,|gn a corn-hog contract, and L are approximately 3200 such nlracts, which is also the approx- . number of farmers In the Jy. Dividing $1,654,812 by 3200 itow J514 as the average loan. •The papers are at last beginning 1 discuss the question of what is I become of the sealed corn, but I (ar as learned nothing definite j been determined. .j list of final loan filings in (recorder's office folows: Crcsco. , Loss, Sec. 20 Cresco, 500 ?225 Fenton. Zwiefel, Sec. 33 Fenton, i to. $315 i J. Bollinger, Sec. 29 Fe |ton,1800'l)U $810 loans. (Continued on page 9.) The lists were filed with County Auditor Butler and by him certified to Treasurer M. J. Duffy, at whose office the tax is payable. Employers are held responsible Assessor Ilenrdsley reports that the number of Algonians subject to the old age pension tax of $1 n head this year and $2 a hend hereafter will he approximately 2520. Assessor John N. Lndwig, Prairie township, whose returns have also not been filed, could not be reached yesterday, but on the basis of Seneca township he will doubtless report about 300 names. Adding these figures for Algona and Prairie township, the grand total in the county is 13,887, which means a tax of the same figure this year and twice as much, or $27,741, each year thereafter. Counting A generation as 30 years, the generation total is $833,220, or a sum equal to about one extra year's state, county, land local taxes for all purposes in every generation. LICENSE IS ISSUED FOR JUNIOR GALL, NEW THEATRE HERE N. C. Rice was granted a license vlonday by the city council for a new theater to be built soon on the site of the former gift shop next i CORN-HOG IMTUOTS SENT IN |Sisty-eight early-pay corn-hog itracts were forwarded Monday 'the county allotment committee, Id it is expected that the money |ll be received in two weeks. They ?180, and thus the first S money to come into the :y will approximate $12,240. e committee had completed townships in the final survey t to Monday and was turning out Urerage of a township a day. J contracts have to be checked to ""• county and township quotas. ie committee consists of A. E. Won, chairman, Algona; J. H. W Algona; Geo. J. Winkel, [pemore; W. J. Frimral, Wes- lv i and J. H, Warner, Swea City. inters of the committee are •M with the work done by imp committees and Individ- farmers during the rechecking. work ia progressing much rapidly than was expected check was started. on" hard-surfacing is t(i be liiiil on Highway No. (j() from Wesley to Kagle (Jrovc, work being scheduled to start next week. Similar hard-surfacing will lie laid on the mile from Whiftemore to No. 18, but the contract has not yet been let. This surfacing is similar to Tarvia, and stands up under normal traffic. It has been extensively laid in northern Minnesota and costs only $1800 a mile, whereas cement paving cosls $20,000 a mile up. F«hermen to Go North Next Week for payment of the tax by em- ployes. A dollar payment for this year is due July 1. In succeeding years the tax will be due January 1, and will be $2 a head. Tax Boost Sizeable. Exclusive of Algona and Prairl township, which will swell th number considerably, there ar 11,067 persons in the county sub ject to the new tax, of which 311 reside in towns and 7951 in town ships. This means $11,067 adde to the county tax burden this year and $22,134 in succeeding years. The total county bill for poor relief in 1933, as given in the county financial report, was $35,498.15. The poor fund levy payable this year is .75 mill, and it is estimated that this will bring in approximately $36,000. The assessors also reported the number of dogs In both townships and towns, a total of 2733, of which 367 are In towns and 2733 in townships. Assessors draw lOc each for reporting dogs; for reporting town persons for the old age tux 7c, elsewhere in county lOc. Dogs and Persons Over 21. The number of persons liable to the old age head tax, the number of dogs, and the names of assesors in Markets each taxing district, Algona Prairie to come later, follow: TOWNS Dogs Algona, E. H. Beardsley —143 Bancroft, R. E. Goddard „ 22 north of the Call. The new theater will be operated in conjunction with the Call, and will be known as the Junior theater. This arrangement is necessitated by provisions of the motion picture code and regulations governing release dates of pictures to theaters based on admission prices. The present good service on the latest pictures could not be maintained under the present price schedule at the Call. Under the code the Call, under present conditions, would be rated as a 30c house, it is understood, because both 35c and 25c seats are available. An average of the prices is taken to determine the class. Pictures are released to the higher-priced houses at once, but the nickel difference between 35c and 30c would mean a month of two of delay in release dates here. Mr. Rice therefore plans to make the Call a 35c house, charging 35c for all adults, while the Junior Call will be a 25c house and will run pictures much older than those shown at the Call Sr. The Gift shop building will not be changed except for addition of a steel, fireproof projection room on the second floor. The rear space between the present Call building and the garage building next north will be roofed and floored, and 300 seats will be installed, making a theater 90 feet long. Exits will be provided to the alley, to the Call 3r., and to Thorington street. The new theater plans have been approved by the state labor board, also by the state fire marshal. A 12-ft. neon sign to be flat against the Call Jr.'s front has been order, ed. Western Electric wide-range equipment will be installed. LIGHTED~TEN'NIS COURT IS PROVING ATTRACTION The newly lighted tennis court and at the golf links was used for tha first time Sunday evening, when a quartet played under tihe lights, installation of which was completed Saturday. Under five flood YOUNG DEMOS MEET AGAIN FRIDAY NIGHT Sheridan and Linnan Talk; Organization Perfected. The courtroom was filled Friday evening for the second meeting of the county Young Democrats club. Paul Hamlll, temporary chairman, opened the meeting and other temporary officers were on the platform. Mr. Hamill welcomed the audience and was glad that the older democrats were turning out as well as the younger ones. He called on J. H. Sheridan, Bancroft, for a short talk, and Mr. Sheridan told of the democratic party and its county campaigns in past election years. The democrats, Mr. Sheridan said, may not have achieved much in most elections, but with republican help two years ago they swamped the county, and he expects another victory this fall, believing that many republicans have become democrats for good. Linnan Reviews History. Mr. Hamill then called on L. E, Linnan, who gave a history of the two major parties since the Civil war. National politics, he said did not formerly affect localities in the west as much as now, for communication facilities were not then, so good and so universal. National politics is now localy important. The New Deal program under President Roosevelt is a step to wards moderninzing the government to cope with a mechanica age, Mr. Linnan said. Men who have deserted the president had ex pected to reap spoils, but founc that the president's program is to treat everyone alike. The republicans ruled the nation by maintaining control of western states. Meanwhile the democrat! Corn-Hog Men Asked to Hear Wallace Talk Over 21 400 Burt. J. P. Cunningham — _ 23 370 Fenton, W. C. Stamer — , 12 216 Lakota, A. E. Ogren ------ 25 Ledyard, Leon Worden ... 35 Lone Rock, Wm. G. Flaig. 8 Lu Verne, D. C. Ellis ---- 22 Swea City .Claire Erlckson 24 Titonka, J. E. Keil _______ 23 Following is a copy of a telegram just received from "Washington, J). C.— Secretary Wallace will present an important report on the progress of the corn-hog program in the national farm and homo hour at 1 p. in., eastern standard time (noon here), this week Thursday. This talk will lie of vital interest to corn-hog committeemen and cooperating producers. FILING DATE EXPIRES FOR COUNTY JOBS Aspirants for Local Offices Have Till Next Tuesday. Democrats. Continued on page 10.) STATE MEN WILL TESTJARS -HERE A campaign to eliminate faulty automobile brakes and correct defective lights will be conducted in the county this week-end, Harry O. Brown, Estherville, state agent, announced when he called at Algona early in the week. The drive is being conducted in cooperation with the state American Legion, and the local post is assisting. Algona service stations and garages have been authorized by Mr. Brown to make state tests of brakes and lights and attach safety shields to .windshields. Cars not bearing such stickers will be stopped and the drivers instructed to have inspection made. Inspection will be made without charge by stations and garages, but defects which need correction will bear usual charges. USE OF WATER ON LAWNS, GARDENS BANNED BY CITY Promiscuous use of city water 'or lawns and gardens must be stopped. Water use has of late doubled and with the drop in the water table because of the long drought it is problematical how long the present rate could be maintained without impairing normal service, according to City Supt, Kelly. Under normal conditions the city uses 125,000 gallons a day, but use has jumped this spring to more than 250,000 gallons, or two-thirds the capacity of the new water tow- r. Watering lawns and gardens is blamed for this excessive use. x Little real good is done by city water on lawns, and often in fact a lawn in harmed by being scorched by the hot sun and winds after tender grass shoots have been falsely encouraged by city water. A rain provides so much more water that the use of city water is merely an aggravation, and the volume of water from a hose is insufficient to do a thorough job. An Ames- pamphlet some years ago was devoted to the failure of city water as a substitute for rains on lawns. The prohibition against using water on lawns and gardens does not extend to newly planted shrubs and trees which need water every day till they become acclimated The amount of water so used in Algona is negligible, however. It is the lawn watering and the soaking of gardens which causes trouble. City water here is secured from two wells, one 1800 feet deep, the other 1375 feet deep. The city also has a third but shallower well which, however, is not used because of small supply and difficulty in pumping. Auditor E. J. Butler and Clerk E. J. McEvoy will escape opposition for reelection unless the ticket is filled out by the republicans at the county convention in June. They were the only candidates to file for the offices on either ticket. Both are democrats, and their records are excellent. Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser, Treas. M. J. Duffy, and County Attorney M. C. McMahon, democratic incumbents, will have no opposition lor re-nomination but will have republican opposition at the fall election. G. 0. P. Sheriff Scrap. W. H. Ricklefs, Titonka, and Gilbert Hargreaves, Algona, seek he republican nomination for sher- ff; W. S. Windell, Algona, and C. W. Pearson, also Algona, formerly iwea City and former auto clerk n the treasurer's office, are con- esting the republican nomination or treasurer. H. W. Miller, republican nominee or county attorney who went down ROBBERS WILL BESENTENCED IN 2 COURTS di£- Thll|;es confessed yesterday in the Eiseman case, and offered to plend guilty in Hancock county. Itesch arrived from Fort Madison yesterday under guard and admitted implication in some of Hie cases. He is in the county jail. Thorsland and Anders will be sentenced this afternoon at Emmetsburg if a judge i.s available, and they and the officers will then go to Garner, where Thil^es will be sentenced. Thorsland and Anders will again be sentenced there for their part in the'Eiseman case. The quartet, including Itesch, will then be taken under guard to Fort Madison. Thilges denies implication in the Robinson and Nick Thilges cases, though he was "spotter" for the gang. He claims an alibi. SHERIFF IS KEPT BUSY BY THIEVES; TWO MEN ARE HELD Delmer Benner and Floyd Ash, both of Wesley, were brought before Justice Danson Tuesday on charges of breaking and entering the Kouba meat market at Wesley ,, ,., . via a window last week Monday n the 1932 landslide is unopposed nj ht Bread b , and th * nr rfi-nnmmation this ven.v. ,, .. ° or re-nomination this year. Harley E. Bartlett, Algona, is unopposed for the republican nomination for county recorder. J. J. Dooley, incumbent, and Eleanor J. iajim, St. Benedict, former employe n the office, are candidates for the democratic nomination. Supervisor Battles Lively. "Knock down and drag out" fights for supervisorship nominations are in progress in the North End and west central Kossuth. There are six candidates fourth district and seven in In the the fifth district. The fourth district consists of Lotts Creek, Fenton, Seneca, Swea, Greenwood, and Burt townships, and the fifth district of Eagle, Grant, Harrison, Ledyard, Springfield, Hebron, and Lincoln townships. Supervisor Chas. Morris, Lone foods were stolen. The men pleaded not guilty, anc the court was unable to fine enough evidence to warrant holding them, but the charge was changed to drunkenness, to which CONFESS, THEN RENEGE, AGAIN PLEAIH3UILTY Expect Trio Will Bc^ On Way to the Pen by Tonight. , *'" \ Joe Thilges, Whittemore, has re-- neged on his confession made t» the county attorneys in connections with his arrest for the torture roh« beries, and now demands trial. Ha, will be tried in Hancock county ia. connection with the robbery of th* 0. J. Eisemans, of Woden, two*years ago. Thilges first admitted to officers?, that he was connected with th» Eiseman and the H. F. GneuppeT,. Mallard, robberies, and was also* implicated in the C. C. Robinson at-. tempt here. Later he secured ant attorney, said to be from Des; Moines, and changed his story. Five Robberies Cleared Up. The four men now held are im* plicated in the following robber-* ies: C. C. Robinsons, Algona, Febru* ary, 1934, only $6 obtained. The O. J. Eisemans, Woden, two* years ago; $7,000. The H. F. Gneuppels, near Bode. last November; ?5,900. The Barney Krugers, near Bode,, four years ago; $5,000. Nick Thilges, near Whittemore^ last December, nothing. The status of the six is now aa follows: Six Men Are Implicated. ' Jos. Thilges, Whittemore, whw first admitted connection with the- Eiseman and Gneuppel cases,. andl they pleaded guilty, and they were'was identified in both, has with- sentenced to 15 days in jail. Friday night the Standard Oil . HOGS Pounds .... to $2.00 $2.30 $2.50 $2.95 0 —$2.80 CATTLE [C ow8 andcuUer *-n.ooto$i.6o "calves * 2 ' 00 an a *2.75 te» r , $3.00 to $5.00 Wesley, I. A. Gerdes ----- 17 Whittemore, F. W. Elbert. 13 TOWNSHIPS Buffalo, Ray Hanson ----- 94 Burt, R. F. Hawcott ----- 120 Cresco, Eleanor Potter — 88 Eagle, O. W. Berggren ---- 43 Fenton, Fred C. Wegner . 92 Garfield, Henry Klepper — 68 German, Herman Ubben —123 Grant, W. L. Reynolds — 55 Greenwood, Clarence Vaske 58 Harrison, L. A. Barslou — 87 Hebron, Oscar Frandle — 89 ste er "" ?4 ' 50 to *5.50 ogs — S2.56 to $3.60 .. 14,00 to $4.50 *l-75 to $2.40 283 150 9T 263 433 274 283 347 326 306 330 193 301 329 319 219 295 278 228 , Irvington, A. J. Seller ---- 87 416 Ledyard, John E. Smith — 81 Lincoln, W. H. Patterson . 96 Lotts Creek, A. Elbert —104 Lu Verne, Edw. Chambers 88 296 270 340 248 -13c -lOc -22o 10c 8c 5c 295 281 206 316 325 335 364 Plum Creek, M. L. McEnroe 68 278 Portland, Jay Godden ---- 80 Prairie ----------------- 73 Ramsey, A. J. Cogley ----- 80 Riverdale, Thos. Crahan .. 70 Seneca, J. W. Bollig ------ 97 320 Sherman, E. C. Green ---- 82 Springfield, Chas. Haas — 46 Swea, Leo Guerdet ------- 80 Union. W. J. Bourne ----- 106 Wesley, Henry C. Nelson _ 99 Whittemore, James Hogan. 92 Board to Approve Gravel Districts The board of supervisors meets today 'to pass on the establishment of graveling disricts under a county road program approved February at a meeting with township trustees. Objections will be heard, districts established end a date set for letting contracts. The hoard is also expected to take ap *he appointment of a •10o county old age pension 'board lights, the players Iliad little ficuluty in following balls. The lights (have been on every evening since then, and it has been found that they throw enough light for a croquet court south of the tennis grounds. There was talk early in the week of constructing one. . . . Anotiher suggestion is rustic tables and benches on the north side for spectators. The tennis court lights are expected to add much to evening life on tihe club ^rounds, and it is anticipated that the clubhouse will be used more in the evening thart has heretofore been the case. Godden Named as Region NRA Head W H Godden was appointed one of four Iowa NRA code admlnlstra. tors for the retail monument indue- tw at -v regional meeting at Kansas City last week Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Godden's territory includes the north half of Iowa. Other Iowa admln«trators8ie located at Clarinda, Des MOIIH.S, %xss?£xs*£ and Iowa. Three Small Fires Are Extinguished; Car is Burned Up The firemen were called out twice Monday. A roof fire at Mm John Laing's on south" Minnesota) was quickly put out, though because the shingles were dry the fire got a good start before the) •6s City meeting. club will give the program. firemen arrived. At noon the firemen were called to Dr. L. G. Baker's, where leaves had caught fire from hot aslies. Each fire took less than 50 gallon^ of water, or only lhalf of what iai carried in the tank and the truck. A fire Tuesday morning at 7:30 destroyed a Model T Ford belonging to Austin William at his home at the corner of north Hall and North streets a short distancel from the power plant. The car was in a garage, and the tire was well started when the firemen arrived. The garage wasjbadly damaged. To Complete City Paving Next Week Paving operations are progressing rapidly, and it is thought that the job will all be completed by next week-end. One side of the State street paving from the Jones street corner to Phillips, thence south to McGregor, has already been laid. Tuesday afternoon the crew began laying concrete at the fair grounds corner, working north to McGregor. When that stretch is finished the other half of the paving on State will be laid. Cemetery Trees Set Out. New shrubs and trees ipurchaasd by the Riverview cemetery board, many o fthem of unusual types have been set out under supem- afon of a committee wMch includes the Mesdamea J. O. F. 'Price, J. H. Breehtbi'll, E. J. Murtagh, and Frank FISHING LICENSE RUSH COMES: SEASON OPENS Hunting and fishing licenses are being issued rapidly by County Recorder Dooley, and the next few days will see a big rush for the season on fishing opens next Tuesday. Up to Monday night fishing licenses issued here numbered 1475, but there are a number of license books at points about the county from which reports had not been received. Combined hunting and fishing licenses have not gone as fast, the number issued by the recorder here being 627 up to Monday night. The fishing license alone costs a dollar; a hunting license alone, $2; combination licenses, $2.50. Few hunting licenses are being issued. Evidently most hunters are also fishermen, but not many fishermen are hunters. Children's hunting licenses at a dollar are also going slowly. Work is Resumed on New Gas Station Work was stopped last week on the new gas station which is being built by the Algona creamery when it was discovered that the specifications did not comply with the fire zone ordinance in some particulars. After misunderstandings had been ironed out permission to go ahead was granted by the city council at an adjourned session Monday night. The walls of the station had been planned at elgh 1 inches, but are now being reinforc ed with hollow tile to meet a 12 inch requirement of the ordinance which was passed some years ago The plans were adapted from plans for another station not in the zone Two Suffer Knife Gashes. Whittemore, May 8—While Yin cent Elbert was trimming ihorse's foot one day last week hi knife slipped and he suffered gash in his left forearm which a took five stiches to close. Dr. H. 8 Woodward suffered a similar ac cident in which the tip of a finge was painfully gashed. Bancroft 50 Years Old. Bancroft is 60 years old as an W» corporated town this year, and pub lie celebration of the fact some time this summer is mooted. Rock, republican, is opposed for the nomination by Paul Nemitz, Fenton farmer. For the democratic nomination Thos. J. O'Donnell, Lone Rock, and Leo P. Delperdang, F. X. Wilhelmi, and J. P. Mousel, Bancroft, will stage a four-cornered battle. ' Seven Out in North End. In the fifth district five republicans and two democrats filed. Supervisor P.-J. Heiken, republican, is opposed for re-nomination by J. H. Holcomb, Lakota, Edwin C. Hovey and Elmer C. Smith, Swea City, and Geroge Hagge, Ledyard. L. C. Hatten, Bancroft, and F. W. Baum, Lakota, are battling for the democratic nomination. Supervisor W. E. McDonald, Algona, democrat, has no opposition n the primary election and will ave none at the fall election un- ss the ticket is filled by the re- ublican county convention. iot Sun Adds to Drought, Mercury Hits 101 Monday Temperatures since May 1 have II- been above normal. . Monday as the hottest day of the season, hen the local weather observer ecorded a high of 101. All other temperatures in the ast week have been above 80. The ights have also been warm, the owest temperature recorded since Jay 1 having been 55 degrees. A tenth of an inch of rain fell ast Thursday, and there was also trace of rain Monday morning, trong winds have blown almost ontinuously. The temperature ecord follows: bulk station at Lone Rock was broken into, and gasoline was taken. The amount could not be determined, but the ground about the tank was wet with gasoline. Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss investigated, but found no clues. Tuesday night the store at Galbraith was entered, and goods taken included all cigars and tobacco, more than three dozen overalls of all sizes, two dozen work shirts, a half dozen jackets, and pennies left in the till. Sheriff Dahlhauser was at Galbraith yesterday, but found no clues. Entrance was gained :hrough the front door, but instead of breaking glass in the door the intruders whittled out a hole In a panel, through which they turned the lock. Other reports of oil station thefts in this part of the state have of late been frequent. drawn his confessions. Ole Thorsland, Bode, who confessed to Robinson attempt, will SWIMMING POOL WILL OPEN SAT,, JUNE 2ND The first Saturday in June, which will be four weeks from this week Saturday, was set as opening date of the municipal swimming pool by the city council at an adjourned session last Thursday night. Perry White, was named llfe-^ guard; Jos. Kelly Jr., mechanic and filter attendant; Alice Behlmer, assistant lifeguard and attendant for women. The lunch stand owned by he city was let to O. J. Stephen- Charges at the pool will be the ame as last year's; adults, 20c for ch swim and 20c for suit and )wel; children under 15, lOc a and the same for suit and jwel. Adult season tickets are $3; chil- ren under 10, $1 for season ticket; hildren 10 to 15, $2; family ticket ood for 15 swims, $2. All sales of tickets arc subject to he state sales tax. 4- day 1 May 2 A&y 3 May 4 flay 5 May 6 May 7 May 8 96 -83 -84 ..81 -83 -85 -98 .101 58 59 59 58 55 56 59 61 Bancroft Will Be Host to Editors Publishers of *he ckmnty wil' meet tomorrow night at 8 o'clock at Bancroft as guests of 'R. E Hutton, of the Bancroft Register to complete discussion of tlhte new Graphic Arbs (NRA code. Code price lists have been received tc which printers are expected to ad here, and these will be distributed Deviation from scale prices, min or exceptions, constitutes infrac tion of the code. Ttois price list i national and is issued by the na tional NRA code autfhority ia th Graphic Ants. Water Tower Begun. Whittemore, May 8—Engineer E. Musser, of the Pittsburg-De Moines Steel Co., came one da last week to superintend the sur veying and laying of foundation for a new steel water tower here Construction will begin at once, )ances Every Two Weeks Planned at C. C.'s Clubhouse Dances will be held every two eeks at the Country club clubhouse this season, but will not be lub functions. Each member of he club will, however, receive two guest tickets for friends. The ickets must be signed both by ponsoring member and recipients, and stubs on the tickets go to the louse committee. The tickets will be similar to guest cards handed out by some of the larger country clubs to permit attendance at dances of other than members if vouched for by members. Such cards do not exempt guests from payment of the usual fees Anyone attending a dance must pay the dance fee, and spectators must pay a 35c admission charge New Planks for Bridge. The North Iowa Pike west o: town was closed Monday whdli new -plank's were installed in t)h< small bridge west of tJae Black ford bridge. Seniors Practice Play. Twelve of the high school sen iors are practicing for a senio play Friday night, May 85. Th play is directed by Mrs. D. H Goeders, plead guilty in Kossuth. He alsa confessed to implication in Thilges robbery as car driver. Estal Anders, Decatur, 111., what confessed to the Robinson attempt* will plead guilty in. Kossuth. Ha also, confessed to the Gneuppel roh- bery, and admitted implication ia the Thilges case. George Schumacher, Irvingtonv held in connection with Eiseman. case, will probably be tried la. Hancock. He has not confessed. Leo Besch, formerly Bode, now at For? Madfson, serving a 10-year sentence on rape charge tried at Fort Dodge, is involved in the cas- • es by confessions of the men held and will be brought to Hancock ounty as a witness. Byron Groves, West Bend, is under indictment by the Kossuth. grand jury, but out on bail bond, ia onnection with the Thilges case. Thilges Balk Causes Delay. It had been expected last week Wednesday that Thilges, Thors- and, and Anders would plead uilty, but the reneging by Thilges has stopped proceedings in all hree cases. Thorsland and Anders are still ready to plead guilty, but thelt cases will not be brought up at his time, for they will be used as witnesses in the case against Thilges. If sentenced they would have to be brought back from tha penitentiary to testify. Besch will be brought back tot testify in the case against Thilges. Sheriff J. F. Johnston, Forest City, is credited with a major share of the tracking which led to solution of the torture cases. His work led to the arrest of Anders, apparently the ringleader, from whom enough evidence was obtained to» warrant arrest of the others. Traced by Forged Checks. Anders a year ago cashed forged checks at three Forest City stores*. A description of him was sent to Des Moines, and it was discovered that it tallied with descriptions la similar cases, particularly a forgery case at Humboldt, where Anders and his family then lived. Anders had moved to Illinois by that time, but Johnston wired for his arrest. Anders was released on Illinois charges twice before the Forest ity sheriff could catch him, but hree or four weeks ago he was gain arrested at Monticello, in. t nd this time he was held long nough for Johnston to get him. Suspicion that he was connected with the robberies was aroused when it was discovered that when- ver he was caught he seemed to lave a large amount of money to> pay fines, etc., without any knowa source of supply. Anders Is First Identified. The Eisemans were then called o Forest City, and they identified ilm. The sheriffs in Hancock^ Kossuth, Palo Alto, and Humboldt counties were also called, and in & short time they checked him with robberies in each county. After that enough evidence was obtained from him to arrest the others. Thilges purchased a threshing rig early last March, and paid for, it in cash. This circumstance was; remarked at the time, and suspicion was thus fastened on him. The Garner Leader said last week that Thilges was the "ttp-»J|'t man who traveled In this territory on other business and spotted "" pie who reputedly b»4 amounts ol cash ia hiding.

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