Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, June 28, 1934
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Weather WITH ,« P »IB, - " ALGONA, IOWA, JUNE 28, 1934 00NTYTICKET Candidates Auditor, Clerk, Supervisor. ln« to «U out the county ticket Publican convention Satur- k Thorpe, Algona, is an fcce d candidate for nomina- K convention for county "Jto oppose Auditor B. J. • la the fall election. In sev- ILincts his name was. writ- •j for that office at the pri- I, letter' sent out early In the- precinct leaders, Mr. £ learning from aome of the f leaders before the primaries they wished to complete the 11 consented to go Into it if K could be found to fill the ^vacancies," •"Thorpe formerly farmed I'ot Algona. For the last few The has been in the employ of ilgoqa Flour and Feed , com-. His wife is a daughter- of. |E, J. Skinner, Algona. I Sires Cityan for Clerk. d Anderson, Swea City, will I candidate before the conven- |or the nomination for court •against E. J. McEvoy, incum- T Mr. Anderson is well known. | north half of the county and Irobably have the backing of a [•republican vote in his home Belt* • ' f Thorpe campaigned for the lation (or clerk -some years [and is also well: known jhouti the county. I, Merritt, Algona, will probe nominated for coroner, a n he held prior to the demo- f landslide of two years-ago, IDr.R. A. Evans was elected. jr Evans is again the demo- laomlnee. . v ; . >,.Apposition for McDonald. (iepublican candidate for su- |or in the second district, i consists- of Algona, Union, taco townships,'is planned. tin the primary were cast for •"imson and J. A. Raney, both ina. W. E. McDonald, taint, was unopposed for the "patic nomination. i anticipated that there will lie opposition to the proposed lations, though some of the |Wrty wheelhorses believe it to political wisdom to con- 8 on candidates who made a sn for the nomination. They Wat to the wide popularity of 1 Butler, Clerk McEvoy, and lw r McDonald. . ! the Tide Turned? J° b8e . rve " believe the poll- 1n "i have shifted and again LT-hi n tbe re PUblican di- iThis accounts for the urge ut J put up a complete ticket pointed to the ..sending of ns. . on page 4.) B «rglary of ltttC ' Store ferMt 1 fesaa $?*£&# °- night watch, made to a state la- HerePl an Opening Hour u wrln \ uua - waived 1 FrwS ? oi*. **?*<* a motor vehi i *** THREE OTHERS ANNOUNCED AS STORE FORGE Expected That Store Will Be Opened Next Week. Announcement was made yesterday of the appointment of T. C. Sherman as manager of the new state liquor store, with Bert L. Palmer as permit clerk and cashier, Jos. Bestenlehner as order clerk, and G. C. Barton as watch- „ ShmnanjAquor Store Manager f .... __.;•<« .. . _ ~~ !!••••••«•»•• ^...A ... _ man. The store will open at 11 a. m. next Monday. Other stores will be opened at the same time at Cedar Rapids, Fort Dodge, Burlington, Dubuque, Denison, Waterloo, and Sheldon. Opening Here Uncertain. Equipment will have to be installed,, here and the staff trained before the store can be opened. The Spencer and Keokuk stores have already been equipped, and the staffs are ready to go to work. These stores will definitely open Monday. Circumstances will determine the actual opening of Algona and other stores. Stores at Ottumwa, Creston, Manchester, Carroll, Oskaloosa, Decorah, Muscatine, and Davenport are scheduled to open later In the week. Complaint of High Prices. The liquor is to be brought to Algona from a warehouse at Des Moines in a large truck guarded by at least one machine gunner. How much stock will be carried here is not known, but the facilities of the storeroom will accommodate a large supply, and it is believed the commission-Intends >to make Algona a supply point for smaller stores to be established in neigh- Addition of some expert home talent to the already large program for the Fourth of July celebration at Algona next week Wednesday will make the largest and most complete program ever presented Any of the acts already booked would be a headline act in any of the circuses, and in the winter season they head vaudeville bills all over the country. The professional acts include 20 people, giving eight separate and complete acts. There is Bert Clinton in bar comedy; the Six De- Cardos in two acts of acrobatics; Billy Reed & Co., in two Japanese balancing acts; the Three Riskas comedians and tumblers; the Four- La Verns, contortionist tumbling- and the Four Mountford Sisters, singing, and playing accordions. This bill would be a $10 attraction in any city theater. Two Fast Ball Games. In the afternoon the platform acts will be augmented by two real baseball games: St. Joe vs. Titonka, and Bancroft vs. Algona. A junior league game between Bancroft and Burt will be played at 10:30 a. m. On the track will be running races, a model T Ford race, a race between stock cars of any make or model; a mule race, Shetland pony race, etc. Those wishing to enter these races, which are open to anyone wishing to race, should get ia touch with Sec- boring communities. There has been a criticism in street talk that prices charged by the commission are too high, and that bootlegging will not be halted by opening of the state stores. The commission's plan, however, is to offer only good liquors, and in view of the scarcity of good products since repeal of the 18th amendment, they are high-priced. Bootleggers Watchfully Wait The attitude of the local sources of supply during the Volstead days is that of watchful waiting. Some discouraged bootleggers have, however, gone out of business and are now employed other- Liquor. (Continued on page 4.) JRCA Leading in Kittenball League; Skelly is Second The RCA kittenball team is now in the .lead in the six-team local league which plays under lights at Athletic park. RCA has won 11 out of 14 games, and has a percentage of .785. The standings of the teams follows: Won Lost Pet. RCA 11 3 .785 Skelly .., . 9 5 .642 Phillips 8 5 .615 Shell 5 9 .357 UDM , ... 4 9 .397 Hub Clothiers .... 4 10 .285 Monday evening the Clothiers won- over? RCA, -:\-l, and Skelly over Phillips, 6-1. Tuesday evening RCA defeated Shell, 14-9, in one of the strangest games of the season. Shell led in the first four innings, 9-0, but RCA then ran up a count of 14 in the last three innings and won, Skelly defeated the Clothiers the same evening, 7-4- Four-H Girl* are Escorted to Ames TWflnty-fiveT«~"girls and a number of leaders were taken to Amea Monday morning by T. H. Ohriscnilles, Mrs. C. B. LaBarre, T. T. IJerbst and D. E. Dewel. representing the Kiwanis club. H. N. Kruse, H, M. Hauberg, Dennis Pratt, and W. A. Foster will go after them this afternoon on behalf Qf the Rotary club. The two Algona service clubs cooperated to take the girls to Ames and bring then* back through the Community club. Lucille Qring, H- D. A., also took a load both ways in her car. The girls, attended an annual state convention and four-day short course conducted at the state college, Free Attractions for the Kossuth Fair Celebration on 4th Include 20 People retary E. L. Vincent. For the evening show World's fair fireworks have been booked from the Thearle-Duffield company, of Chicago, which concern supplied the fireworks all during the 1933 World's fair, and awarded the contract again year. was this Dances to Be Feature. Dancing will be one of the big attractions for the younger folks as usual, and Ray Keyes and his Royal Ambassadors have been engaged to furnish music both afternoon and evening in the big cool Floral hall, one of the best dancing pavilions in the north half of the state. Midway will be another big attraction. The large crowds that attend the Kossuth celebration attract the best in midway shows, games and -attractions, and visitors will find one of the largest groups of concessions ever seen at a celebration at Algona. Rides, such as a merry-go-round, a whip and midget autos have been booked weeks ahead to be certain of a spot. . From any angle the Kossuth celebration will be the top affair this year in this part of the state. Those who wish can enjoy a swim in Algona's pool, picnick at the fairgrounds or the Call state park, and enjoy the free attractions at the fairgrounds. GAY LU VERNE LADS INT8ILSFTHELAW Three Lu Verne men were brought to Algona Sunday evening as the result of a drunken spree. They were put into the Lu Verne jail, and one of them set fire to the mattresses and tried to burn the building down. The men are James Thorn, Cecil Stoddard, and Merle Scribner, and were taken before local justices Monday for trial. Thorn and Stoddard were taken before Justice Danson. Stoddard is believed to have set the fire, and the charge against him was arson. He waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to the September grand jury under bond of $2,000, which he was unable to furnish. Thorn was fined $25 and costs of $9.35, but $20 was suspended during good behavior, and the rest is to be paid at the rate of $2 a week, or all within 30 days. Scribner was taken 'berore Justice White on a 'charge of intoxication and disorderly conduct. He entered a plea of guilty and was fined $5 and costs of $6<'25. Two others in the party were taken before the mayor at LuVerne for lectures. Dickinsons Return and Plan to Spend Summer at Algona Senator and Mrs. L. J. Dickinson got home Monday evening from Washington, D. C., where Congress was adjourned a week ago Monday. Senator Dickinson will spend the greater part of the summer at Ihiome, but early dn September will be in charge of republican senatorial campaign headquarters at Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Huoter are now at Des Moines, visiting relatives, but will also visit here before returning fe> Wiisihdngfton, where Mr. Hunter practices law. Mrs. Hunter is the former Rmrai Dickinson. The Hunters 'have one child, .Rod'hand Jr., 'born last winter. iRex Nelson, who- 'has spent the last few summers Ibiere as secretary to Senator. Dickinson, will come Sunday from Corydon, where toe is visiting his_parents. .--, -» * Editorial Is Reprinted. An editorial entitled "No Progress Towards Parity in tbe Last Yew," which appeared in the Advance of June 14, was reprinted in a recent issue ot toe Congressional Record upon request by Senator "' " Aaotlwr Advance edi- ^jred is the Congres- Record A few months ago. this Gr«£ejry srWail, ar«. Bovine T. B. Test Will Start Soon Dr L. W. Fox received orders Monday to start with the regular third-year tuberculosis test on Kossuth cattle, and all work is to be done by Kossuth veterinarians. The county was first credited in 1925, and^accredited in 1928, and 1931. In the latter test lesa than a half of one percent reactors were found. The owner of diseased cattle is paid two-thirds of their value, pne- third of which is paid by the state, and a third by the federal government. It is estimated that there are 65,000 head of cattle in the county. Work is to start next Monday. County Checkers Here. State checkers recently began work on the county books. They ue^ Harry Abbot. Clear Lake, senior examiner, and T. J. Jensen, of Kimballton, assistant. Play Twice Sunday. The Algona team is soheduled for two games Sunday. In the after- two *£"« Bancroft, and „. evening will play at Corwlth under lights. You'll Get Next Advance Day Late Next Wednesday will be the Fourth of July. Unfortunately for weekly newspapers published for circulation Thursday mornings, the date falls on the busiest day of the week. Em- ployes and proprietors want to celebrate just as others do, so the shop Mill be closed next Wednesday, and the paper will reach subscribers in Friday morning's mail, one day LESS THAN HALF OF OLD AGE TAX IS PAID A total of $5100 had been collected up to Tuesday noon by Treasurer M. J. Duffy on ifihe old age pension tax, which is payable •before next week Monday. This is ja little more than a third of the (number who murrt pay, according to tft* assessors' figures, which, indicated 13,000 people in the county more than 21 years old. Mr. Duffy recently made a tour of the county, staying at town a day to permit payment- of the pension tax without a trip to Algona. Lakcxta waa "higlbi" for the county, 345 coming in to pay their dollars. . Mr. Duffy averaged $200 in a town. Mr. Duffy has received word that payments by mail can now toe made, and a receipt will i>e return- icd. Included ' with the money tlhould be names', ages, and stirttt addresses or townships of per- teons for whom the money is sent. Women should use their given names — "Mrs. Mary Smith," not "Mrs. John Smith." NEW BUILDING FOR P, 0, HERE IS PROJECTED Sum of $64,000 Made Available by Act of Congress. The appropriation of $64,000 for a site and a new postoffice for Algona was reported in Monday's Register as part of a federal PWA program approved Sunday by Secretary Morgenthau, of the treasury, and Postmaster General Farley. Payment will be made from a $65000,000 emergency fund provided in a deficiency act by Congress. Sixteen of 302 projects from this fund are located in Iowa, and eight are postoffices at Mount Pleasant, $72,000; Waverly, $69,000; Cresco, $68,000; Ames, $160,000; Harlan, $63,000; Storm Lake, $70,000; Algona, $64,000; and. Osceola, for which no figure was given. Bight more projects will be completed from other funds, and will include postoffices at Clinton, Hampton, Independence, Osage, Winterset, Sac City, and Sheldon, pus an addition t c-the Des Moinst postoffice. Old Timers Skeptical In view of this announcement, prospects for an Algona federal postoffice building seem conclusive, but oldtimers here have been fooled so often that they say they must see the site bought and work started before they will take stock in it. A new postoffice here has been a sort of a Banquo's ghost which would not down. Talk was first started some 20 years ago by Congressman Frank Woods, then of Estherville, now of California, who had an act passed by congress for a new postoffice here, This was shortly before an election when Algona politicans were somewhat inclined to go after Mr. Woods' political scalp. The joker in the woodpile then was that no appropriation was made in the act, and so, naturally, no postoffice was ever built.-ihough Mr. Woods was reelected. At a later election Senator Dickinson succeeded Mr. Woods, and a federal postoffice here again semed a certainty, but the world war knocked all such projects in the head, and after the war economy called for a surcrea-se of pork barrel appropriations for postoffices. Other Projects Failed. Some ten years or so ago, when prosperity was taking an upward swing, a federal postoffice project again was launched, only to be sunk in the Coolidge economy regime. Still again, .when prosperity was in flower five or six years ago, the postoffice project stirred 'in its tomb, but it was only a feeble ef- Ax for Hutton as Bancroft's Nasby; Mrs; Sheridan In R. E. Hutton, Bancroft, 'is the latest postmaster to feel the administration whip. Mr. Hutton received notice of discharge test Thursday morning, and Mrs. J. H. Sheridan, of Bancroft, was named acting postmaster. Mrs. Sheridan's husband hag long .'been active in democratic politics, and lie beaded recent democratic conventions and meetings. It was-, first announced ta»t Postmaster Farley woud allow •republican postmasters to servS .out their commissiona, tout this policy has been -abandoned in giv- len cases. There was no complaint of Mr. 'Button's^ service. Girl Pitcher is Ballgame Feature A good-isiaed crowd watched ai baseball game between Algona and the Mason City Cubs at *ae Fair grounds Sunday afternoon. Algona won, 3-2. A feature of the contest was a girl pitctaer, Patsy Lee, who pitched the first inning for Mason City. Blanchard, Lon$ Rock, was pitcjher for Algona, and be knocked a home run for one of Algona's scores. Junior Kedly made a Ibit which got turn to third baae. Stores Close for Fourth. Algona dry goods and hardware stores will be closed all day on the Fourth, and other stores are expected to" follow suit. Grocery stores have not been able to reach an agreement, hence some may be open part of the day. Barber shops will keep Saturday hours Tuesday night, and will also be opea the morning of the Fourth. GAR SALES STILL ON UPWARD TREND Thirty-six new automobiles have been sold in Kossuth this month, as follows: Fords — Arthur Leason, Burt; Wm. Peterson, Tito.nka; Amos Finnestad, Fenton; E. C. Hancher, E. D. Sheehan, Harry Ward, Algona; Cecil Robinson, Roy McGuire, Bancroft; and William Dodds, Lone Rock. Chevrolets—C. N. Aalfs, C. O. Doll, E.'J. Murtagh, O. W. Erickson, Virgil Cooper, Charlotte Meyer,-Algona; Thos. A. McMahon, Wesley; Halvor Flom Jr., Wesley; H. C. Lindsey, Fenton; Edw. H. Dehnert, Lu Verne; Frederick 3chultz, Lone Rock; Tony Gappa, Fenton; and P. A, Lonergan, Ban- Postoffice. (Continued on page 8.) Harold B. Quarton Promoted to Post Newfoundland in Consul General Harold B. Quarton has been transferred from Guayaquil, Ecuador, to St. John's, Newfoundland, effective August 1, when his'present leave-expires. The assignment, which is a promotion, was an agreeable surprise to Mr. Quarton. : Americans commonly think of Newfoundland as a part of Canada, btu in fact it ia a separate and independent entity in the British empire. St. John's is situated on an island in the gulf of St. Lawrence. Mr. Quarton will not return to Guayaquil. The vice consul there will ship his household goods. Speaking of Heat, Here's the Dope Temperatures the last week have for the most part been in the nineties. Tuesday the mercury reached only 89 degrees officially, but the sultry air made it seem much, higher. Yesterday'was again warm. No rain has fallen since last week Wednesday. The temperature record follows: June 20 (.35 in. r. f.) —89 June 21 —82 June 22 —.91 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 2(j .99 .93 .95 .89 57 57 64 60 73 66 BAND CONCERT TONIGHT Following is tonight's band concert program: March --------- In Honour Bound March; --------- Barnum & Bailey's Selection ---------- , Jolly Robbers Popular Number. Overture-Morning, Noon, and Night March -------------- Melody King Waltz ----- ...... - I/Estudunteian Thomboue Swear ------ Sliding Sid Overture -------------- Panorama M»rch to Uncle Sam Wants Example of Jimmy Neville Ad Jimmie IfCTille's original advertisements continue to attract attention far and wide. People chuckle over them, clip them and send them on travels, and other people write for them, as in the following instance: Amboy, Miniu, June 25. I would like a copy of your paper containing one of Jimmie Neville's advertisements. I am enclosing 6c in stamps. Mrs. Emma Dlrioh. croft. Plymouths — Mrs. Anna Nurre, Bancroft; J. E. Mason, Algona; Ira L. Foster, Fort Dodge; Leslie Larson, Fenton; Shorey Bros., West Bend. Pontiacs—George Pikoulas, J. M. Marlow, Algona; J. M. Blanchard, Lone Rock; J. W. Denman, Algona. A Chrysler was sold to Deywn Meddlisworth, Algona, a Buick to J. W. Haggard, Algona, a LaFayette to H. A. French, Titonka, and a Reo to W. E; Quinn, Bancroft. DIVORCES GRANTED FOR FOUR COUPLES -Decrees! -were granted Tuesday and yesterday in four divorce cas- iri district court by Judge James De-Land, who is holding a summer term of court here. The cased were: (Elmer Wright vs Lillian Wright; Alma Pugsiley vs Claud Pugsley;. ,Elma Soil vs. William Soil; and Merrill'Maioh-e vs. Bessie Malone. •Ex - Governor John Hammill, •Bribt, was one of the attorneys in •a partition suit, Weiner vs. Werner, in court here Tuesday. He .was associated with ! L. C. Beaumont, also of Bribt, -for the plaintiff, and L.JB. Lin-nan and G. W. Stillman represented the defendants.* After, hearing the arguments Judge DeLand 'took the caae under-ad- 5 visement. " "•• ' Judge DeLand also took under advisement avwrit of error brought by County Attorney M.- C. McMahon. In a trial last -spring of Cfaos. Eggorth, of Ledyard .town-ship, on a charge of cruelty to animals Justice P. A, Danson omitted to state that the defendant was ad- Judged not guitty, and a proceed- WORK OF CORN, HOGCOMMITTEE HERE WINS 0,K, Sign-Ups by Farmers All That Remains to Be Done. Results in (the Kossuth corn- log program and the work of tfcel county and township committees ve been. enithusiasticaLly approved by state checkers who spent four days ihere and went over the contracts for final inspection. The contracts are now released for final signatures. Sign-up days will week-end or early starting -with Eagile „__ :ownstoips and moving across and\ down the county at the rate of approximately two townships- at day. Notice beforehand will be given signers by letters from the county committee, and signers are urg- Jd to inspect bhe contents of every tfranked envelope they receive. All corn-'hiog notices are sent in. franked envelopes, and at first lance they appear to be matters sent from Washington. In many :ases fanners have missed reading important letters 'because they disregarded the envelope as just a -form letter or a government car- ing was started oversight. to clear up tftiis' Country Club Will • Stage a Fireworks Show for Children A program, including- fireworks for 'children and a big picnic dinner, is planned for next week Tuesday evening 03 a Fourth of July celebration for Country club members and guesta. Each club m-eni'ber is expected to invite a) family in. which there are children. "Lunches are to 'be but the Country club witl furnish coffee, ice cream, and candy. The program will include a coo- cert by the high school 'band, drill team, and drum corps. At 8 o'clock paper balloons wiU .be filled and reieaisedj ftPd-a/t 8*20 the fireworks display will ' begin. In case of rain the program will be postponed, and «t mew announcement. will >be published. City Council Will Hold Meet Tonight The. annual budget estimate will be completed by the city council at its regular June meeting to- nigtht, and a date for bearing will be set. Publication of the estimate 1 will be made, and the hearing must be at least ten days afterward. Twelve- cigaret liceaaea will expire July 1, and applications for new permits will probably be act* ed upon. A beer permit held by Frank Vera will also come up for renewal, and usual city bills will be allowed. » ........... Ledyard Kellers Coming. The Shell kittenball team has scheduled a game for Sunday even ing against Ledyard on the lighted field. RCA team was tempting early in the week to date for the same evening Emmetshurgf. There wilt charge as usual, but a will be tafcea to delnj ! nation «"Su^ at- begin next week, and Grant cular. Offices Are Beehive. _The corn-hog offices are a bee- aive of activity, -and the committee ias h>ad to take over additional room in the basement. Tihere are! nine girls typing the final contacts, comparing and checking-, and making ready for the final signaturies. TAds group is located Sn the former basement hallway, where -a temporary partition !ha3 been erected. Another group of four girls on administrative and checking worjc ia quartered in the former Fa»m Bureau quarters in thie southwest corner of ,the courthouse basement, tn *he courtroom the corn-Jhog committee as in almost continuous session, and the -Farm -Bureau 'office has six or more employes on duty. Twenty Persons Employed. In -all ithere are 20 persons directly employed in this work, exclusive of the -regular employes of the Farm Bureau office and • the committee. - ..=•'• Approval of the state checkerSI after only a comparatively snort' inspection is considered a largd featlhier in tie cap. of the commti- tee in charge, it Jaas. ;been 'alipoat customary' in most counties, ; be^ cause of errors in checking tci' meet the quotas .set, to' have pti'lV lanother check-up and it Jhad been, (feared -bhat:-Kossuth, 'because! of its size and* the-.amount- -of torn and hogs, 'could not escape. T Seven Write Tests \. Here Thursday f ojr P. M. Job at Burt Seven Burt citizens wrote .., ,. inations for postmaster at Burt here under supervision of M. J. McCall, of the Algona postoffice, ,. Thursday; 'They were Mrs. Miutfe Hanna, Al Staehle, Lloyd Elston, Mrs. W. J. Stewart, .Mrs. F., A. Ringsdorf, Warren Ringsdorf, and Mrs. -W. H. Vogel. rThis was the^secprid.; examination. In tbe first one:Mr. Staehte, Lulu Hawcott, and Mrs. Lillian Manus Sigler were successful as eligibles. Feeling that it was use- leas to write again, the two last- named did not enter the examina- tion'last week. The first examination was held under civil service rules, but last week's was held under an executive order made by President Roosevelt a year ago. The outcome is awaited with interest at Burt. Forest City Store Manager is Robbed Sheriff Dahlhauser was aroused by telephone Monday night by of- fleers at-Forest-City, where itwo men'had held up' a grocery store manager and ordered him to' unlock hia store. They took nearly ¥225 from the store, tied up the manager, took bun in his own car into the country, put him out, and drove off. . As soon as the manager got the ropes off and found a telephone he notified the Winnebago officers. Mr. Dahlhauser was not sure whether It was an A. & P. or an I. G. A. store. Group Advertises 4th Celebration The Algpna band, and <a group of Business men headed by W. T 1 Steele and Jos. Bloom advertise? ttw& «»unty fair's Fourth of Jwly ' on' at Weslsy, Titonka., Qwea City, sod »ancrof 1 The <s»w* gpoup FRED WARD, 45, KILLS HIMSELF WITH_SHOTG(IN Body Found by Berry; Pickers in Plum Creek Woods. \ Despondent because of financial reverses Fred Ward, rural carrier north of .No. 18 out of Algona, shot-himaelf- with a .410 shotgun sqj^&- time Monday morning at' a, point northwest of the Plum, Creek elevator. The body was not discovered till late*-. next morning. Mr. Ward engaged Magnus .ichter, substitute, to carry f his route for him Monday,, and then disappeared shortly after 9 o'clock. Tuesday morning at 10:20 a group Tom Sexton consisting of" Mr. an*. Mrs. A. L. Greerx- 'ield, Mrs. W. Z. Miller, 'ami: Mrs. W. C. Taylor, went to the- woods to hunt gooseberries, and discovered the body. Leaves "Goodby All' Note. Sheriff Dahlhauser, Deputy Loss, .nd Coroner R. A. Evans werftl called, and a note was found in Mr. Ward's pocket which said," 'Goodby all." The note was un- igned, and "all" was underlined. The spot chosen for suicide by; Mr. Ward is a lonely road which urns west from the Plum Creek ilevator. It is used as a short cut across the river in dry weather- when the roads are good. Most of; he traffic, however, is by young 1 :ouples who have found it an ideal Jlace in which to park, and it is- herefore known as "Lover's Lane '" At the foot of a hill there is at, iridge crossing the river, and cara can turn on tha river bank for a. few yards on either side of tha road. Mr. Ward turned his car icuth, parking it in plain sight just. >ut of the roadway. Coroner Reconstructs Tragedy. As the scene has been recon- tructed .fey Doctor R. A. Evans, coroner, Mr. Ward got out of the- car, taking his single-shot .410 gun with him, and walked some 45 r'ards south into the woods. Ha hen took off his straw hat, which was found near the body, as if lt- »ad been laid on the ground. .•Mr. Ward then lay down, and Jutting the muzzle of the gun at iis right temple, fired the charg* by pushing the trigger with a. humb. Death was instantaneous. Tha- nuzzle of the gun was so close to- he forehead that only a small holer about the size of the shell wa» made. When the body was found •be. thumb of the right hand waa still on the trigger, with two fin- sers behind the t'flgger guard and :he other two on top of the barrel mat over the trigger. Body in Bad Shape. .The condition of the body wa& gruesome, after having lain during :he hot day Monday,and all ot Monday evening, which was exceptionally warm. Flies and bugs Ward. (Continued on page 8.) , Wins Bank ITight Prize. Juanlta Potter, office girl for Dr. C. D. Schaap was awarded the $100 bank'hight prize by the Call theater and "received a "check for that a-mount yesterday. She is putting the money with a sizeable sum she has- been saving to go away to.- school. . ALGONA Markets _f3.4Qr HOGS 140 pounds -$2,7ft 3.60 pounds _„. .,.,$3.20 Best med, wt. 160-180 Ibs $3.60 best med. wt. 200 to 300 ibs $4.30> Prime hvy. Butch. 300-350__ $4,MN Best Pack, sows 300 to 500__ Packing sows, 350 to 400 _, Big hvy. sows, 400-500 CATTLE Canners and cutters —75c to $2.00 Fat cows _ $2.00 to t2.WF Veal Calves $3.50 and f3.75 Fat steers —$5 to W* Stock steers —$3.50 to $4.86 Yearlings _ $5.00 to $7.00 Bulls $?.00 to $J5.5flf GRAIN No. 2 yellow com , ,._48a No. 2 white corn ,_, No. 3 white oats „_ No. 2 mixed corn EGGS No. 1 ' No. I — , to Ca^b cream _^___»__„__»__«, JESff POTOTBY All_hens oyer 4 Ihe .—,_4kr Henij, 4, tbe. aad under ,—-,—To ~ ' " - t f» .,-.. .^-- fe >.-..

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