Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 5, 1934 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 5, 1934
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ALGONA, IOWA, JULY 5, 1934 10 Pages Number 42 fciness Good But ere is No Big Rush to Buy. of the new state liquor fTteltou? of- opening touches of business is permit costs a paper, (Store's looks Attractlre. Interior of the store presenta ctlve appearance, and the i T. C. Sherman, manager, terte I. Mmer and Jos> Be8t " clerks, are accommodat- ae atmosphere is dignified. »rs who have visited Illinois iMItoesota stores have com- favorably on the manner the local store is being able are the varied shapes tiles. Some of them are really , Mr. Sherman is already a of information about .jducts and can give interest- liidelights on where the var- Ill'quors are made and the rea- why prices, taste, and other .cteristics vary. On a large I on the wall there is a list i liquors and prices. Inpplles Becehed Sunday. i liquor supply was received i a.m. Sunday, and the store (was kept busy at getting it e shelves till the store opened. i .Is considerable red tape to iugh with before the liquor sifted for and released to the , and'more before it can be I on sale. ,bottle must have the state |affixed by store employees. In .! cases a federal seal must ['be affixed, where shipments "s direct of imported liquors. I takes time, and the listing on G, 0, P. VIEWS DEMO RECORD WITH ALARM Three Are Named to Fill Out County Ticket. Kossuth county republicans, in their county convention Saturday, indicated strongly that the party is far from decadent here and that the democrats will have a tough time of it this fall to hold the gains made in the landslide two years Forest City CCC Camp to Be Transferred to Algona TwL-ncy-six young men from Knssuth county Joined the CCC .Monday morning and were taken' to Forest City by Supervisor W. E. McDonald. Five cars wore era besides Mr. used, and driv- McDonald were ago. The convention met at the Odd Fellows hall, and the attendance At a meeting of the County Central committee following the convention, G. D. Shumway, Algona, •was elected county chairman to succeed E. S. MclVhor- ter, who was not a candidate. ,T. M. Blanchnrd, Lone Rock, was elected vice chairman; Mrs. Carl Ebert, Whittemore, county com- mittewoman. County HlTigineer H. M. Smith, Ted 'Fuchcm, Tommy Weir, and Con•stable K. A. Nevvvjlle. It was not known where the boys would be sent from Forest City. There is a possibility that they may be kept at a project camp there. The boys were: Robert Braun, Joseph Dubosky, Herbert Butts, Edward Nauman, Arthur Klocko, Ray Wickwire, Howard Nordstrom, and Vernon Sands, all Algona; Wilfred Stewart, Raymond Carter, Darrel Riddle, all Burt; Louis Pannkuk, Lawrence Neuroth, and Joseph Ormsby, Wesley; Ralph Braatz and Earl Luchsinger, Wihdtte- more. Hale Cronan, Ralph Hansen, and Clifford Carlson, Titonka; Hans Krause, Elmer Krause, Lawrence Glaus, and Leo Kramer, Fenton; Donald iMcBride, Lu Verne; Gerald Garber, Swea City; Hudson, Irvington. sheets for invoicing re- i a great deal of time. iHovr Orders Are Handled. |rmlts are issued by Mr. Palm" identification data are re- Hi, Orders for liquor must be out on slips provided for lurpose and each kind of liquor 'fferent size of bottle requires parate slip. The liquors are wed, and orders are made out iber. Every order slip is pre- to Mr, Palmer, who receipts [tie money, and the slip then to Mr. Bestenlehner, who s it and makes delivery. store is open from 11 a.m. P.m. daily except Sundays, 1 holidays, and local holidays •which other stores close. It is closed on election days. Store's Number is 13. ire was enough business on opening day and Tuesday to he employes busy though not ran well up towards 150, though the day was fiercely hot.. R. S. McWhorter, county chairman, called the meeting to order, and on motion G. D. Shumway was chosen presiding officer, with M. P. Weaver as secretary. Chubb for Auditor. The ticket was completed by the addition of Chas. E. Chubb, Algona, nominee for county.auditor, Floyd Anderson, Swea City, as nominee for clerk, and L. M. Merritt, Algona, as nominee for coroner. John Kain, Union township, was nominated for supervisor in the second district, which consists of Algona and Plum Creek and Union town*ships. The convention at times was anything but cut and dried. Delegates wrangled through the dinner hour and till long after one o'clock. Fireworks Touched Off. The big battle came when M. L. Johnson, of Eagle township, presented a motion that the delegates to the 14th judicial convention be instructed for Judge Heald and former Judge Lovrien, both of Spencer. and James Kossuth county now has had a considerable number of young_ men in the CCC army, but many of ths early enlistments have expired, vviliich made room for later consignments. Later: Supervisor W. E. Me Donald went to Forest City again Tuesday and took two more boys to tine CCC camp Dh'ere. Two boys in the Monday consignment were! brought home—Vernon Sands and Hans Glaus. The boys taken to Forest City Tuesday were Carl Gunder, Algona, Walter Heldt, Whittemore, and a Reiffer boy from Elmore. Heldt was to be a substitute in case there were any others in five original consignment who were disqualified; if not he was to return. Mr. McDonald was -surprised to learn at Forest City that plans are laid to transfer the camp to Algona this fall for work at the Ambrose A. Call state park. The main camp will probably be wintered at Fort Dodge. W. E. McDonald, in charge of C. C. C. work in Kossuth, received notice yesterday that the county had been allotted 12 more men. This is an addition to the quota of 26 originally assigned. A peculiar feature of the notice is that it says the men are to be taken from Algona as a part of unemployment relief. TWO TORTURE ROBBERS GET 25 YEARS EACH Thilges and B e s c h Plead Guilty in Woden Case. Jos. Thilges, Whittemore, and Leo Besch, formerly of Bode, but ree- ntly a prisoner at the Fort Madson penitentiary on a rape convic- ion, were sentenced to 25 years jach at Fort Madison at Garner Tuesday on a charge of robbery Practicall 'f every town in represented by purging the first two days. Trauger who holds permit l This was debated at length. Some of the attorneys argued that the delegation's hands should not be tied by instructions, which was countered by denouncements of the vote-trading activities of delegations not instructed. Van Ness for Judge. After a few minutes of debate it was announced that an Algona attorney, E. J. Van Ness, might be a candidate for the judicial nomination and that instruction by the convention for others would force the delegation to vote against a home candidate. It was evident that considerable work had been done in the county among delegates in behalf of form- g0na <*°re is No. 13 in system of num - used - The consec- itv ls Preceded by the £"S* ». !* j-Thfr ide ntifiea l. ° Which the ereArej\rrested Price ' utah - mont> after into Iowa gasoline at they be PARADE OF MOCK WILD ANIMALS TO COME JERE FRIDAY A Standard Oil Co. "Live Power Parade" will be a big feature at Algona tomorrow (Friday) from 11 a. m. till 1:30 p. m. It will present nine floats of mammoth-sized animals. They are animated but instead of carrying the ferocious appearance of real jungle beasts they wear grins. The animals are true to life in appearance but are much exaggerated in size, some being as high as 15 feet above the mounting. Bases are painted to simulate the soil and rocks of native habitats. The Standard Oil Co. has three such "parades" en tour, and they have visited 325 cities and traveled 10,000 miles since May 24. The "parade" which comes here will be at Fairmont early tomorrow morning, and is scheduled for Fort Dodge at 3 p. m. Besides animal floats there will be three sound trucks at spaced intervals to furnish circus music and talks about the animals. Some of the animals roll their eyes, spin their tails, move their heads, legs, and body, and roar realistically. Visitors to the world's fair saw similar animal reproductions in the concession, A Million Years Ago, and found them among the most in- Sales Tax Expert Comes For 2 Days A representative of the state board of assessment and review will be at the courthouse today and tomorrow to help retailers fill out their first returns under the new state sales tax law. E. J. Mullen, Fonda, field representative of the board, was here last Thursday and will be here again this week-end. Republicans. Continued on page 10.) teresting sights. -*- 40 Cars Sold In June; 207 in 1934 Four more new automobiles were licensed last week-end, to bring the total for the month to 40, and for the year to 207. They were bought by Gertrude Kuchenreuther, Algona, Plymouth; Louis Goetz, Wesley, and Stanley Greiner, Corwith, Chevrolets; George Heetland, Lakota, a Studebaker. Five more cars were licensed Monday as the start for July. They were bought by Tony H. Kirsch, Algona, Pontiac; John Schulz, Irvington, Chevrolet; W. T, .Kennedy, Burt, Plymouth; J. E. Ukena, Lakota, Ford; E. H. Hutchins, Algona, Chevrolet. Statement Million 1 Iowa State 30 is now lack to- Walke: Ada Seh\jret£ ScheduleOut for Corn-Hog Signing-Up Lincoln and Ledyard townships are scheduled to complete final corn-hog sign-ups today. Tomorrow Seneca and Greenwood will sign; Saturday, Ramsey and Grant. The rest of the schedule follows: Next Monday, Fenton and Burt; Tuesday, Portland and Buffalo; Wednesday, Lotts Creek and Union; Thursday, Plum Creek and Wesley; Friday, Whittemore, Cresco, Irvington and Prairie; Saturday, Garfleld, Riverdale, Sherman, and Lu Verne. This will complete the corn-hog sign-up by next week-end, except for a few stragglers, and the contracts will then be ready to be sent to Washington. D. C.. for the final check-up, after which the first payment will be made. This is expected within a few weeks. The corn-hog offices in the courthouse have been busy day and night, working two shifts from 8 a. m. till 11 p. m., in order to get the contracts typed for signature. DROUGHT FORGO™ AS mm FALLS The weather man seems to be making up for lost time. At any rate he worked overtime to let 1.70 inches of rain fall on the Fourth. In the first four days of July 1.98 inches of rainfall was recorded and with ,22 inches more registered before 8:30 yesterday morning the total for July has already reached 2.20 inches. Normal for the month is 3.83 inches. June rainfall was above normal with 4.63 inches recorded against 4.50 inches normal. Last week Wednesday the temperature rose to 102 degrees, but during the-rest of the week the rains brought lowered temperatures though moisture in the air made it seem just as hot. The temperature Low 66 66 60 69 68 59 70 net the new state net income tax became effective January 1, 1934, but reports are to be made by the year and will not be due till next January. record follows: June 26 June 27 . High . 89 .102 June 28 June 29 94 June 30 » 5 July 1 - —- 91 July 2 92 Rain .03. July 3 - 76 Rain .25. July 4 79 Rain 1.70. Algona Beaten In Two Games Sunday The Algona baseball team lost 9-3 to Bancroft at Bancroft Sun day The score was fairly even, till the fifth inning, when errorsi .against Algona resulted » scores for Bancroft and gave the Northi was played under th H. S. Band to Play The high school band, which is under the direction of Evelyn Smith during the absence of D Collins, will play at the pool next Sunday noon at 2:30- New Nasby at Fenton master here Monday. svith aggravation in connection vith the torture and robbery of 0. J. Eiseman, Woden, two years ago. This completes clean-up of the :ang which perpetrated six torture robberies in Kossuth, Hancock, 3 alo Alto, and Winnebago counties n the last two or three years. Two Sentenced Previously. Estal Anders was sentenced to Rattlesnake Is Found In Cellar Here Mrs. Kermit Setchell had a thrilling experience a week ago Saturday afternoon as she was coming up the basement stairs at her home on west McGregor street. As she neared the top of the stairs she saw a snake coiled about a large pan close to the stairs and on a level with her head. Mrs. Setchell was about to pass, when the snake hissed, but she did not stop. She called her husband, but the snake had disappeared in the rock wall. Next day Mr. Setchell found the abandoned skin of a rattlesnake in her string bean patch, and it is believed that the skin was from the same snake. The skin was nearly two foot in length,- and as snakes shed about half of their skin at a time it is estimated that the snake must have been four or five feet in length. Rattlesnakes were common in pioneer times, but are now scarce in Iowa, though they are still found near rivers, particularly near rock. Reports are prevalent that rattlesnakes have of late years been -innan New County Chairman in Place of Murtagh. The courtroom was filled to capacity for the democratic county convention 'Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, >and many ihad to stand for ack of seats. C. B. Murtagh, wlh'o called tlhie convention to order, remarked that FIRST SALES TAX REPORTSJRE DUE Business establishments which old permits under the new state ales tax law received forms Fri- ay for their first quarterly, re- orts, which must be filled out and led with the state board of assessment and review by July 20, accotn- anied by remittance of the tax. The forms are got up in the ame style as federal income tax eturns and call for figures not as rule kept by a good many small etailers. Others will find time nd research necessary to ascertain lie required facts. Gross sales must first be found nd entered. Then there are ten or entries covering deductions al- owed by law. These are to be to- aled and taken from the gross ales to ascertain the amount on which the tax is to be computed at per cent. For businesses which have branches an additional form s provided. The new state corporation profits tax of 2 per cent and 25 years at Fort Madison some weeks ago ,when he pleaded guilty to the attempt on the C. C. Robinsons here, and his pal, Ole Thorsland, Bode, was sentenced to 30 years on two charges, one in the Robinson case, and the other in the Eisenman case. Thilges and Besch have been held in jail here. They originally confessed and agreed to plead guilty, but later withdrew their pleas. In a special hearing Friday before Judge T. A. Beardmore on a demurrer submitted by the men's attorney to a county attorney's information was overruled, and this forced them to return to their original pleas of guilty. Four to Go to Prison. Thorsland and Anders, the latter of Decatur, 111., who have been in jail here and at Garner, Emmetsburg, and other points as occasion required, will be taken with Besch and Thilges to Fort Madison this week-end to begin serving their sentences. They had been held here o testify in case Thilges and Besch been near multiplying, for they have seen near Irvington, also Burt. The rattlesnake, contrary to popular belief, does not rattle, but instead makes a sound like a bee's. It cannot leap further than its own length and seldom strikes higher than a man's knee. FAIR LOST MONEY ON CELEBRATION efused to plead manded trial. George Schumacher, of Algona, is till being held in connection with he cases, or some of them, but has irotested innocence, and little evidence directly connecting him with he crimes has been found. GARS SANS LIGHTS IN HEAD-ON CRASH Severe bruises and cuts were suffered by seven people in two cars in a crash on No. 169, just north of Algona, at 11:30 Friday night. None of the injuries was Only Five Expense Statements Filec Today is the final date for filing campaign expense reports by candidates in the recent primaries The law provides that every candidate shall file an expense account within 30 days after the primary election. Up to Friday few had been filed. In the contest for the republican nomination for county treasurer C. W. Pearson, who was nominated, spent $47.80, and W. S Windell spent $38.81, both mostly for advertising and campaign cards. Harley Bartlett, candidate 'or the republican nomination for recorder, spent $24.52. George Hagge, republican winner in the fifth supervisor district, spen $15.40, and Thos. O'Donnell, demo cratic winner in the fourth district spent $14.87. guilty and de- VICTORIOUS DEMOS POINT WITH PRIDE L. E. Linnan was elected county chairman to succeed C. IJ. Murtagh, who was not a candidate. 31 rs. Ida E. Larson, Swea City, was reelected vice chairman. Mr. Linnan and Mrs. Larson are to choose precinct committeemen and committeewomen. ANOTHER HURT IN COLLISION NEAR HOBART i John Batt & Raymond; Balgeman Victims In Collision. t ihis was the largest democratic convention he (had ever seen in •Cosslutlhi county. (Beoanse of the oppressive heat, Mr. Murtagh said he would immediately take up the business part of tlhe convention' by calling for nominations for chairman. On motion Mr. Murtaglhj was elected chairman 'and Mrs. Ida Larson, Swea City, secretary. Double Delegations Toted. . Mr. Murtagih then called for el committee to make nominations of delegates to the state democratic convention, the state judicial con- Jsenous. Mr. and Mrs. William 'Fisher; accompanied by Maurice Bartholomew and Bernard Yeoman, -werei coming towards Algona. A'bout a block or so before the craslh 1 Che Fisher lights went out. Driving nortih' from Algona were Evelyn Toothman, 'Burt, and Mr. and Mrs. Bngelaon, Forest City. The To.othrnan lights Ihad gone eut shortly after they left Algona, The cars collided almost head on in the dark but neither wasi going fast. The Fisher car was wrecked and the Tootihman car was so badly damaged as to be almost beyond repair. The Fk'hers were en route home, after having accompanied the good will tour of 30 Algona cars land tlh'e band to advertise tine July Fourth celebration at various towns in the county. Mr. Bartliolo- tnew, who played in the band, had ibis saxapi'ii'one with (him and it was damaged in 'the crash. iPaasereiby picked up members of both 'parties and brought tihem to Algona, where first aid was ; given, Some of tlhem spent flhe rest of the might at the hospital. Complete figures had not been checked at noon today on the Fourth of July celebration at the fair grounds, but It was under stood that the receipts would no entirely cover expenses. Rain and cloudy weather kep away what would have been record-breaking crowd, it Is be lieved. Despite the rainy skies anc generally inclement weather, a large crowd attended last night and filled the grandstand. The rain Insurance covered the period from 9 a. m. till 3 p. m. Curiously enough a heavy rain stopped shortly after 8 a. m., and another followed a 4 p. m. The free acts were excellent, and the work of the home talent considered exceptional. Mike Stattle- man, West Bend, gave a roping exhibition. Eight Algona high school girls — Helen Ostrum, Catherine Keith, Dorothy DeMotte, Alice Geilenfeld, Marjorie Johnson, Lucille Bode, Delia Moe, and Pauline Turner—gave a tumbling attraction which brought • continued applause from the crowd. Ruth McKee and Theodora Larson pleased with a tap dancing act, and Maxlne Larson gave a tap-dancing number.that called for an encore. The regular free act program was halted soon after it had started because of the threatening weather, and* against a background of'heavy clouds and flashing lightning the fireworks program was set off. The remaining five acts of vaudeville were given following the fireworks. RODEO, HORSE SHOW TO GOME HERE JULY 19-22 vention, 'and the district judicial convention. A motion was carried that Mr. Murtagfbi name the committee, and M. C. McMahon, <Algona, Joihm S. Cul'len, Whittemore, and Joiho. Bormann, Riverdale township, were appointed. Before the nominating committee! retired the convention voted to isead a double delegation to tfoie conventions. Kosauth is entitled to 13 delegates but double delegations will consist of 26. 1>. E. Linnan, who offered this motion, urged tihat the delegations vote as units, and the suggestion was adopted. Mr Murtagft; then called for nominations for a resolutions committee and was directed to name a committee, L. E. iLinnan, Algona, and Arthur Schissel and Bert Coder, Lakota, were named. Bonnstetter Gives Talk. Representative A. H. Bonnstetter was called upon for remarks. He siadd that his views were already well known toKoasuth voters through has writings for the* newspapers. However, are said, there has been a tendency to belittle itlhe .work of the regular and special sessions of tffl'e legislature. On the contrary these session^ •have done more than any preced- Democrats. (Continued on page 10.) Announcement was made at the Fourth of July program at the fair grounds that the Clyde S. Miller rodeo and society horse show had. been contracted by the county fair for an exhibition at Algona July 19-20-21-22. This is one of the biggest traveling rodeos in the,country. It carries more than 100 -head of show live stock. The rodeo will present a program of fancy roping, bronco-riding, steer - bulldogglng, outlaw horses, trick riding, and a troupe of beautiful high school and gaited Vinson Candidate Pnr Ward'* Route throu eh their paces as part of fair r ur TT «.r« 9 AXWUIC: free acts programs j n various parts Court Drops Old Criminal Charge Judge James DeLand, Storm Lake, went home Friday to take a week's vacation over the Fourth, but is expected back early next week to close the June term of court. A charge of disorderly conduct brought to the district court on appeal from the mayor's court at Lu Verne in 1928 was dismissed, and Arthur Dimler was discharged from bond. A pardon granted to C G. Rentz, former Algonian sentenced to Fort Madison in June, 1930, was filed. He was released on parole a year^ago. Churches Plan Picnic. The German Lutherans of Lotts Creek and Algona will have a picnic at the Ambrose A. Call state park Sunday. The Nelsons and Olsons of the Seneca neighborhood, will picnick at the park this week Friday. Game at Estuervllle. The Algona Grays will play at Estherville Sunday. A petition circulated in Algona last week asked the change of Howard Vinson from the city post- office delivery to the rural route held by the late Fred Ward, and :he employment of Henry Guderian, substitute, in Mr. Vinson's place. The petition was to be forwarded to C. B. Murtagh. Leo Lichter has seen carrying the north route since Mr. Ward's death. Mr'. Vinson and Mr. Ward had contemplated trading places some time ago because Mr. Vinson's feet were not up to the amount of walking necessary in carrying the city route. • * Petition Against Liquor. At Swea City last week Sunday a petition addressed to the town council and tihe state liquor board against establishment of a, sub- store or distributor at Swea City was circulated and extensively signed. saddle horses. These horses have been put Algonian Named Creameries Head M. P. Christensen president of Iowa was elected State Brand Creameries, Inc., at Mason City last Thursday. Mr. Christensen, who has been manager of the local creamery for several years, has been active in the organization ever since it was started some years ago to sell butter on the eastern market at premium prices. The venture has been exceedingly successful, and much of the credit has been conceded to Mr. Christensen's work. Couple Married Here. Merle E. Pocklington and Luella J. Jacobe, both of Hawarden, with Mr, and Mrs. Leo Bellock as attendants, and the Rev. P. J. Braner as minister were married at the local Trinity Lutheran church last Thursday. of the west, and they were featured last year at Sidney, where the biggest rodeo in the middle west Is held annually. One of the horses, Royal Robert, is insured for $5000. His intelligence in performances is remarkable. Two cream-colored Kentucky saddlers are also among the most valuable animals in the country. Plan To Sell Bank Building In Court Harry V. Hull, Algona examiner in ohage of the Farmers Savings! Bank, Swea City, 'has announced that the bank'® building will be offered for sale at auction in court here next week 'Saturday. It Is 'Understood that he has received an offer from the Wiemers at <Ledyard, who lately agreed to open a bank at Swea City. Muhleman Movies Tonight. The Rev. W. G. Mubleman will show his southern movies at his fo-rrer Methodist church at Eagle G/ove tonight. Church Picnic Planned. The 1 First (Lutheran! annual church and Sunday school picnic will be !held at Hue fair grounds next Sunday after morning service^ Bids Asked for New P. O. Site July 23 An official call for offers of sites damage done, for the proposed new postoffice building will be published in the Advance next week. Offers will be opened at the Algona postoffice at 9 a. m., Monday, July 23. Bidders must quote on one of two propositions: a corner lot with an 80 foot frontage by 140 feet long, or an interior lot with 100 feet frontage and 140 feet depth. Receipt of this notice seems to make it certain that a postoffice building will be erected here within the next few months, provided a suitable site can be purchased at a reasonable figure by the government and that the cost ot building will not exceed the amount" set aside by federal appropriation, A total of $64,000 has been set Raymond, 17, son of Superviaor- and Mrs. F. J. Balgeman, Whitte— more, and John, 19, son of Mr. an<& Mrs. William Batt, six miles south-west of Algona, were killed Friday morning, when cars were driving collided near a cement, bridge west of the Hobarton corr- ner on the North Iowa Pike. Vernon Batt, brother of John and, a passenger in the Batt car, was.. thrown from the car by the impact: and landed nearly 25 feet away. He; was severely bruised, but other— wise unhurt, though he was a pa—- tient at the Kossuth hospital for O, day or two following the accident.,, Raymond was en route to Al— gona in a coupe to get his father,, who had attended a state meeting- of supervisors at Des Moines anel had telephoned to his home at Whittemore to ask that one of his, sons come to Algona for him. Thtt.. Batt boys were en route home front, Algona, where they had spent the. evening. Theories About Causes. How the accident happened is not, definitely known. It did not occur on the bridge, but at the east edge. This is a narrow 16-ft. bridge ot" horse and buggy times, one of only 20 left in the county. Bordering the bridge floor next, to the guard railing there is comparatively deep gravel, which* might have thrown the Balgeman. car, which had passed over the bridge when the accident happened, into the Batt car. Another possible cause was a. wash-out in the road at the east, end of the bridge. Here there wa& a depression which extended a foot, or so into the traveled part ot the road. A front wheel on the Balgeman car may have run into this, depression and swerved the cat" sideways into the Batt car. "^JST"- No Head-On Collision. The cars did not crash head on. Their condition after the accident, indicated that the Batt car was hit. just back of the front wheel. The> Balgeman car is a wreck on tha left side, but its right wheel and right side are little damaged. Raymond was instantly killed- Apparently the upper part of his* body was crushed and his head su£— fered a heavy blow. Part of the, car's left post which held the root of the coupe was torn away, and it probably struck him on the head. The body was still in the car whea. help arrived. John Batt apparently lived a few- minutes following the accident. H& was thrown out, and his body lajc at the east end of the bridge, just off it and in the road. Besides skull and other injuries he suffered numerous deep cuts and bled profusely. ' Coroner is Notified. Vernon Batt, despite injuries^ walked to the nearest farm house^ but on finding no telephone walked on to the Andrew Lehman farm*., where he called Algona. Dr. R. Av Evans, coroner, L. M. Merritt, andi Deputy Sheriff Casey Loss answered the call, and the latter notified the elder Mr. Balgeman, who» was sitting on a bench on tha courthouse lawn, waiting for his;, son. Vernon Batt said his brother slowed up as he approached tha. bridge, when he noticed the Balgeman car coming. Apparently Raymond tried to get across the bridge,before the Batt car came up. He was driving at the extreme right side of the road. Cars Badly Wrecked. The Batt car was thrown into tha air by the impact and landed withs its front wheels on the bridge floor but'with the rear end on the cement guard rail, hanging over th& creek. The Balgeman car careened, and ran off the road on the south, side. The Batt car, a 1927 Chevrolet, was demolished. It looked as If a, charge of dynamite had been set off under It. The top was knocked off into the creek, and the chassis^ was a mass of tvvlstsd steel,. \>.. The Balgeman car, a 1936 Ford r fared a little better, but the left- front end and wheel were smashed: in, it is believed beyond repair,, The frame was bent and other; -*- at church. aside from the federal emergency Big Refrigerator ? For Beer Statiom Cook's Beer Garden at the north-east edge of Algona is progressing; with the times. Last week a new refrigerator, 4% feet wide, eight feet long, and six feet high, was installed by a Fort Dodge beer company. In this cooler there Is room for 900 pounds of ice, and it will hold approximately 50 cases ot beer, with compartments for different brands. The cooler is innulatedl with cork 1% laches thick. New Auto Damaged, As J. W. Haggard was backing^ out of bis garage Saturday iing t*.e left hand door on bis Quick opened -and was caugh, the garage doorway. The- door wasjp relief public works fund for the badly sprung, aad some of site and building here. I&ol9terins,was torn.

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