Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1934 · Page 1
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mm-1-" ALGONA, IOWA, JULY 12, 1934 8 Pages Number 43 LEOVER JUDGE AT SPENCER GrfTthe Clay nty Delegation Ufter Fight. Titonka SIDNEY WOOD VICTIM WHEN AUTO UPSETS sduabble in the Kos- iub l ica n convention a week [turday which arose when mt the u „„ nf Easle township, «e°dele agg ation to the fjdicl.il convention be in- tor Judge Geo. A. Heaia « Judge F. C. Lovrien, Cr had a more lively J. in the Clay county re' rlTTudtcial conventions the state the practice delegations has always „ WITHDRAWS. [[Spencer Reporter.] !, Lorrien Thursday niorrt- 1 the following sign- lent to the press: ,„„ has been much talk Jnl that my coining into the •jeopardized the chances of I Heald. . fdon't think it Is true, be- I1 hare been strongly m I of Judge Heald, and have t it first that there was losition to him, and my are all for him, and Jildt Instructed for him; Budge Heald having taken Itlltode that my candidacy ting him, I have discontln- efforts to secure the "U" said his statement exactly what it says." ible, however, that his be kept in the race. icldt an* Pocahontas dole- are instructed to vote i and Heald, it was de- Dies from Car Accident Question of the Day in Algona is Site for the New Postoffice Building Believed He Drowsed as Car Left Road Near Titonka. Sidney Wood,, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, Titonka, died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Kossuth hospital as the result of injuries received late Friday night, when the car he was driving ran into a ditch south of Titonka. The young man suffered a fractured skull and concussion of the brain, besides other injuries and bruises, and he never regained consciousness after the accident. With Sidney at the time was Lucille, daughter of Supervisor and Mrs. William Cosgrove, south of Titonka, who suffered bruises but iwas otherwise uninjured. It is believed that young Wood fell asleep | as he was driving. Brought to Hospital. The couple, with Lester Callies and Emma Kruger, also Titonka, tiad driven to Hutchins earlier in the evening to visit Mrs. Caroline Hansen, formerly Caroline Callies, In view ot an official call for I bids for a wite for a new postoffice here, several sites are proposed, and bids are expected to be presented by interested parties. The call for bids appears in this week's Advance. Two sites heretofore not thought of are the Delmert hptel corner and the Jos. W. WadsWorth corner. Both would involve removal of present buildings, the Wadsworth home and the Dehnert hotel. The Wadsworth house could be moved intact to another location, and the hotel was once moved to its present location from the Milwaukee depot, where for years it was one of the best hotels on the line and a favorite with traveling men who then came here by train. Other locations are the horseshoe pitching court east of the Advance shop, owned by the Geo. L. Galbraith estate, the Druggists' Mutual corner south of the Kossuth County State bank building, and the Jos. Greenberg corner across the street northeast from the horseshoe courts. If the Greenberg corner is selected, Mr. Greenberg will move his quarters to a site nearer one of the railroads, but might erect a small office building in the business section. The Dehnert hotel corner offers a setting which would face the courthouse square and would be flanked on the west by the city buildings, which are well built and of good appearance. It is understood that the post- office department rarely selects a site on a main business street, because land values there are too high. l. Under this practice in one county deliv- i delegation to a candidate Iher county in consideration 1 support. As a rule no can- lean win without such trad- i this makes it practically ile for any county to pre- lore than one candidate, j Lovrien knew this, and he i that Clay county, if the i were not changed, would |ly support Judge Heald, and iordance with custom Judge Jwere allowed to pick his igation for trading pur- | Judge Lovrien, having no .his own county, could i to win. mien Tries Strategy. i being the case, Judge Lov- compelled to resort to pr. The United Farmers are Clay county, and the i played up to them since 1 at Spencer. This organ\ w not active in other coun- rthe district, but under the " difficult agricultural .con- there are farmers overy- }' sympathetic to its aims. sister of Lester. They spent evening there and returned to the Ti- . Jndgeship Battle. gtlnued on page 8.) AXGONA [Markets 1 grain markets have "tin the last two i- limit of 4c, and oats 3c - The cause is a govern- f Port which shows there great reduction in crops orn has now recov- that it suffered last a cent higher than two tonka late. Sidney then borrowed his brother John's car to take Lucille home. The accident occurred three miles south of Titonka, near the William Larson farm. Both Sidney and Lucille were drowsy, and Lucille, who was awakened when the car hit the ditch, believes Sidney slept momentarily at the wheel. Lucille crawled out of the car and walked to the Larson farm, tenanted by the Robert Spears. Mrs. Spear then took her and Sidney Wood to Dr. Pierre Sartor's office at Titonka, and Doctor Sartor brought Sidney to the Kossuth hospital. Studying for Vi'est Point. The car, a Chevrolet coupe, was badly damaged in the accident. It turned over twice after diving down a steep grade. Sidney is survived by his parents and four brothers, John, Robert, Donald, and Slgwall. He was graduated from the Titonka high school in 1931, and was studying to take examinations for entrance to the U. S. military academy at West Point. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday at the Methodist church, Titonka, with burial in the Buffalo township cemetery. Emmetsburg and Ledyard Soft Ball Teams Scheduled Double-header benefit soft ball gamqs will be played on the local lighted field next Tuesday evening by two Algona picked teams against Emmetsburg and Ledyard teams. The first game will open at 8. An admission charge of lOc for persons above 10 years. The soft ball legaue wants a good-sized crowd in order to raise money to cover expenses of the free games. The Algona teams are being chosen by G. D. Brundage, president of the league. Standings of teams In the league follow:, RCA . HEALD AND DELANO RENOMiNATED BY G.O.P, CONVENTION Judge George A. Heald, Spencer, and Judge James DeLand, Storm Lake, were nominated by acclamation at the republican 14th judicial district convention at Emmetsburg yesterday morning. The name of E. J. Van Ness, Algona, was not presented, for the Heald-DeLand forces apparently had the convention well in hand. Judge F. C. Lovrien, Spencer, for whom effort was made in several county conventions a week ago Saturday, was not present, and his name was not presented. Loss of his home delegation in Clay county was an effective bar to his nomination. A Mr. Buck, of Spencer, was chairman of the convention, and G. W. Stillman, Algona, was secretary. R. J. Harrington, Algona, is the Kossuth member of the district committee. Kossuth men attending the convention were Mr. Stillman, Mr. Van Ness, Mr. Harrington, H. B. White, H. W. Miller, G. D. Shumway, E. H. Parsons, P. A. Danson, and Carroll Wander, Algona attorneys; Geo. D. Moulton, Ledyard; Buell Pearson, Swea City; Dr. H. E. Woodward, Whittemore; and M, P. Haggard, Algona. The entire county delega- BAND CONCERT TONIGHT March The Trooper March Graham Grays Selection American Patrol Popular Number. Selection —The Mill in the Forest March _ Land of Plenty March Constantinople Selection Au Pretempts March Youth and Progress tion attended except J. D. and A. E. Clayton, both of were detained by business. Lowe whom , > and [Mow, 51 at 49 ° 2 for for No - 2 white, 4 Won Lost Pet. ..13 Skelly ___________ 12 Phillips __________ 10 Hub Clothiers _____ 9 Coast-To-Coast — 7 Oats, --.;, showed a q>, nl i c two weeks ago. The She " 6 »tta markets are down won over Philllps> HOGS $2.50 cutters -aooto$1.75 s' ........ jW-OO to $2.50 ....... * 3 -00 and ers :r~ -------- $3.50 and $4.00 * 5 to * 7 to .$4.25 .. . "•- ...... $5.00 to $6.00 """r;;-;---* 2 ' 00 to $2.35 BlJflW corn corn ..I"" 49c 120 9c 42c 6 7 9 10 12 13 .684 .631 .526 .473 .368 .315 Last week Tuesday evening RCA 1-0. Monday evening RCA was defeated by Shell, 6-5, in an 8-inning game, and Skelly won over Phillips, 6-4. Tuesday evening the Hub Clothiers won from Skelly, 1-0, and Coast- to-Coast won from Phillips, 5-1. County Savings to Be Wound Up Soon Application for an order setting hearing for sale at auction of all remaining assets of the County Savings bank was filed in district court yesterday. The application listed 1116,234 bills receivable un- naid, 180,669 in judgment, $8,942 in real estate, 186,261 in non-ledger assets, and minor items, the total nearly $300,000. When the bank was,closed seven years ago it had , footings of more than lions. two mil- DIVORCE GRANTED TO EVELYN BURNS Judge F. C. Davidson, of Em- mtsburg, held court here Friday, and granted a divorce to Evelyn Burns from Robert E. Burns on charges of cruelty and non-support. Mrs. Burns was granted custody of tlhe only child, Donna Jean, 2. Tihe couple were married at Britt in 1929, and separated June 1, 1934. The court took under advise ment a juvenile case involving the ix sons of Mrs. Clara Neitzel. They are Donald, Kenneth, Robert Dick, James, and Arthur. One of •them ih'as been implicated in local burglaries. A petition was presented by County Attorney M. C. 'McMahon to have tlhe 'boys placed ml a correctional home. The ease was continued till this week-end. If possible the four older boys will be sent to Father Flanagan's sclliool for boys at Omaha and the other two will remain wi-th their moUner. Elmer Steil, recently Ineld to the grand jury on a rape charge, brought by a Wesley girl, pleaded guilty to a charge of lewdness and was sentenced to six mpritns ir jail The charge arose as a result of a wild party in whicl'.i a group from Wesley participated. Wright Officers Warn Wild Women Wright county has-been having a little trouble with wild women. At Clarion three "ladies of le sure chose to leave town when otticet threatened arrest in case they remained. A check-up i dent ' fled .j£ "guests" entertained at their abode Loud parties at a Goldfleld home were also reported, and Mrs Martin Opperman. mistress of the house, was arrested and jailedI for Intoxication last week Monday night. Mrs. Opperman agreed to leave the cdunty. LEORA K, ST, JOHN NAMED SECRETARY OF SCHOOL BOARD Mrs. Leora K. St. John has been elected secretary of the school board for the year beginning July 1. She succeeds Mary Mitchell, who had served since March, 1928. Mrs. St. John was formerly a member of the board. Miss Mitchell's six years included painstaking work through the eriod of building the Junior-Senor high school building. Miss Mitchell resigned because he is now stenographer for Jlythe, Markley, Rule, Dibble, & Cerney, Mason City law firm. She was for a number of years sten- grapher for Harrington & Dickin- on, and after the death of Mr. Harrington, she had charge of the ffice till it was taken over by his on, R. J. Harrington. The firm is low known as Harrington & Lowe. A. E. Michel, president of the ichool board, who has been serving or the last few months as one of ix district engineers in Federal emergency Relief work at Des Moines, was recently elevated as- istant director for Iowa. The chief if the FERA for Iowa is George Keller. It is not known how long he work under FERA will con- inue, but probably for a number months. Mr. Michel continues o maintain his residence here, and also continues as president of the oard. Fall Festival Planned. Before departing for the last night, Father Davern nounced that a St. Cecelia's east an- fall festival would be held at the fair grounds Thursday and Friday, August 16-17. Paul Trangers leave. The Paul Traugers go to Sheldon tomorrow, and will make their bone there. Mr. Trauger, who is a Firestone representative, has had Ms territory changed from Algona to Sheldon. Corn Worm Damages Corn. Lakota, July 11-Many farmers are reporting damage to corn from a brownish-green worm which cuts off the tassel and causes decay o the stalk. How great the loss wil be can XV* **»*" ty- , not yet be estimated. Father Davern Away. Father T J. Davern left yester day for two weeks with relative at Boston and other eastern points During; hte absence his assistant Father Ahman, is in charge of Bt Father Cecelia's parish. I), S, BUDGET BADLY ODT OF BALANCEi'DICK' Rotarians Told That Deficit This Year is 6 Billions. Senator Dickinson spoke before the Rotarians Monday noon on the federal government's financial condition. He began by showing a printed daily statement of condition issued by the treasury department, and said that in the last year taxes collected had amounted to something more than three billions but expenditures mounted to more than nine billions. Relief proects such as the CCC, PWA, CWA, and others ar8 costing the government millions of dollars daily, and the federal payroll is reaching a new high every day, Mr. Dickinson said. Mr. Dickinson is not in favor of the projects, because the relief is too direct and the government is getting in too deep. He believes that relief should be given to the states if need be, and that state machinery rather than federal should be used in distributing 1 it. Southern States Beggars. Mr. Dickinson has collectet data to show that in some south ern states federal relief has been 90 to 100 per cent. These state have done little or nothing to ai( in their own salvation. The Senator expressed relief a news of the proposed discontinua tion of the processing tax. He said government interference' in busi ness is too delicate a thing to ge into, for sooner or later the ma chtnery will get top heavy and fail The farmer has not benefited, he declared. The Senator quoted sta tistics to show that some state paid the tax and others got th< benefit. States Should Help Selves. Senator Dickinson re-expressei an opinion he gave before the clul a year or two ago, namely that th public should not rely on the gov eminent for relief, for all govern ment money comes from the tax payers. Such great sums as hav been used for relief in the las two years have raised the publi debt to a point higher than tha following the World war. Taxpay ers can stand only so much, th Senator said. Mr. Dickinson still believes, as h did some years ago, that if ever Individual would take it upon him self to set his own personal budge right there would be no need to federal relief. The idea of gov ernment serving as a wet nurs NEARLY 3 INCHES OF WATER SINCE JULY 1 Only three of 11 days this month have been rainless. Farmers have been jubilant over the moisture. However, sunshine is now needed to ripen the oats and keep corn growing. The rainfall to date this month is amounted to 2.93 inches, which not far short of the 3.83 inches ormal for the month. Tempera- ures have not been high, but mois- ure in the air has made the eather seem warmer. The tem- erature record follows: uly 4 (1.70 in. r. f.)___79 64 uly 5 (.29 in. r. f.) 81 63 uly 6 (.19 in. r. f.) 77 57 uly 7 81 47 uly 8 (.17 in. r. f.) 81 71 uly 9 (.30 in. r. f.) 85 66 uly 10 ..87 65 In a storm Sunday lightning truck the J. E. Moulds home on >Jorth street, across the street outh of the Bryant school build- ng, and chimney bricks were cattered about the yard. for relief is wrong. The indlvldua and his own local should take care of governmen local prob lems, and not till they fail shoul the federal government be asked t help. •4- WILD WEST RODEO GOMES NEXT WEEK FOR 4JAYS HERE More than 100 head of (livestock and 50 cowboys ,and cowgirls will take part in a Clyde S. Miller rodeo and society horse dhow at the fairgrounds next week Thursday ;p Sunday inclusive. This abtrac- :ion ds sponsored 'by tfhe county 'air association. A famous bucking horse which will be Ihere is 'Black (Bottom, whicte last fall was awarded al prize at a Pineville, Wyo., rodeo. Among the ropers who will appear with 'tlbe Miller show is Weaver Grew, formerly appearing with Will Rogers. Grew is one of Rogers' closest friends. He ds among tlhe world's greatest fancy ropers. Accompanying ham in fancy stunts are Earl Strauss, Denver, Shorty Grugan, El Paso, Tex., and Pinky Barnos'ki, Elk Mountain, Wyo. "'Oklahoma" Slim iand Grugan have a pair of trick mules with which they present comedy stunts. Among cowgirls in the rodeo will be Juanita Grey, Fort Worth, Tex., a former George White Scandals beauty; also Veldeme Hammer, Pierre, S. D., and (her beautiful! white Ihorse, Silver King. A .carload of wild Brahma 'bulls •and Texas longhorns will be brought here 'by the Milller rodeo to furnis'h. bulldogging thrills. Another attraction will he "high school horses" whidh! performed! last year at a Sidney, Iowa, rodeo, considered one of the best in the mid-west. Spectators ihere will see the! STILLMAN IS 'CONCILIATOR' UNDER NEW ACT Helps Farmers Who Use Frazier-Lemke Debt Law. Geo. C. Scott, federal judge. in the .nortlhern district of Iowa, (hias 'appointed 'a "conciliator" under the new federal Frazier-'Lemke act in every county in the district, and G. W. Stillman, of Van Ness & Stillman, Algona attorneys, was! appointed in Kossuth. The 'Frazier-Lemke act, passed lin 'the closing toours of the late congress as the result of a filibuster by Sen. Huey P. Long, of Louisiana, is the most radical and far-reaching federal act yet passed for the relief of farm mortgage debtors. Opponents claimed that il legalized a program only one step removed from repudiation, of farm •mortgage indebtness. May Be Unconstitutional. The act is by many lawyers, considered unconstitutional, and a1 first it wag thought that President Roosevelt would veto it, but he signed it, and it is now a law, al least pending upset in court. It was not an administration measure, and it is believed that the president approved it with considerable doubt of its advisability. In approving it he said: "I have sufficient .faitlhi in tih'e honesty of the overwhelming majority of farmers to believe tha they will not evade the paymen of just'debts. In the actual operation of the law I do not believe that losses of capital will greatly exceed, if they exceed at all, the losses that would be sustained if itihis measure were not signed." Provisions of Act. The act permits any farmer who -is unable to reach a satisfactory settlement with a real estate mortgage creditor to file a petition in bankruptcy. His farm is then appraised under court auspices. On the appraised value he pays one per cent the first year, nothing on the principal. In the second and third years the farmer continues to pay one per cent interest, but also pays SAWS WINDOW BAR & MAKES ESCAPE GOOi Donald Carsten, Whofe Stole Bell Auto, . at Large.; } City to Try Out Scheme to Level State St. Bumps State street between Jones and Harlan street was being repaired early in the week. The paving ;here is rough, and has seemed more so since autoists came off ;he new paving on the way to the business district. The asphalt has 3ecame cracked, and moisture in ;he ground made it swell and become rough. Workmen Tuesday and yesterday were covering it with tar and a layer of sand. It is hoped that this will keep out the moisture and make the surface more even. One block is being done by the city as a test, and if it is successful all the paving in the business district may be treated in the same manner. This treatment is much less costly than new paving, as it is done for only $100 a block. Lu Verne Alfalfa is Bearing Seeds G. S. Buchanan, receiver for the Hanna Trust at Lu Verne, was showing a handful of alfalfa hay bearing seeds Tuesday. It has always been supposed that alfalfa would not go to seed here, but what is left of this field—just a fence line row that the mower could not get at—will apparently produce mature seeds. The trust had a 37- acre tract of this alfalfa this season. Golf Tourney Planned. There will be a tournament between the Algona Country club and the Brookside club on the former's course Sunday, and* a return engagement is scheduled for June 29 011 the Brookside course. 'Live Power* Show Here Friday Noon Brings Out Crowd The Standard Oil Co. Live Power parade here Friday noon attracted a large crowd which was pleased with the nine huge floats depicting wild animals which are used by the company to advertise its gasolines. Between floats were cars carrying company representatives and cars which broadcast music and talks. The mayor and councilman rode in guest cars, and following the last float were cars representing concerns handling the product in Algona, also three tank wagons which supply rural buyers. A wagon in Svhich the Algona Military band played circus music completed the parade. The group of 30 to 40 men in the party remained here for lunch, and then left for Fort Dodge to parade at 3 same show they would if tlhey attended one of the widely advertised rodeos in the far west. Old Age Pension' Receipts $8299 Out of $13,360 County Treasurer M. J. Duffy reports that the old age pension collections in Kossuth amounted to 62 per cent of the total to be col- ected. Up to July 1 $8,299 had >een collected. This is contrary o a report that only $4,200, or 35 per cent, had been collected up to p. m. -*- Boxing-Wrestling Event. Burt will have a boxing and wrestling contest next Tuesday There will be. three box- Seven More County Youths Enter CCC Seven more Kossuth youths 'will join the CCC this morning, when Supervisor W. E. McDonald takes them to the Forest City camp. They are Chester Rickard, Elmer Olson, Eugene Thissen, Howard Redemske, Joe Lichter, Paul Ostwinkle, and Virgil Shackelford. Mr. McDonald believes that more than 150 Kossuth boys have now entered the CCC, but many have dropped out or their enlistment terms have expired. -*- evening. lug matches and matches. two wrestling Closed Bank Pays Only 24 Pet. Plus Joel Herbst, examiner in charge is paying final Lu Verne State bank dividend!. This bank was in worse condition, than in most cases of closed banks. There have been only two other dividends, each for ten per cent, and the present dividend is for 3.99T per cent. The bank thus pays depositors less thai* 25c on the dollar. Mr. Herbsi was at Lu Verne yesterday and Tuesday, delivering checks. 2% per cent a year on the principal. In the fourth and fifth years he pays one per cent interest and 5 per cent a year on the principal. At the end of the sixth year he pays the rest of the principal (presumably plus one per cent interest). The owner of the mortgage does not have to agree to this, but if he refuses the farmer will have the right to remain in possession of the land the full six years, paying a "reasonable" rental fixed by court order, and then he will have the option of buying the land at its appraised value. How It Will Work. Under the first plan a farmer owing a $10,000 mortgage would Donald Carsten, 24, sentenced tdfc- ten years in the penitentiary Fri«, : day 'on a Charge of -stealing a car,-; sawed his way out of the county- jail tihiat night, and effortsi to findr; him have failed. Carsten pleaded guilty itp stealing the Robert Bell model A Ford} Sfrom its .parking place in front.' of the William Dau garage tib%. night before the Fourtltt. Georgej; Brdie, Price, Utah, accomplice*'. also pleaded guilty and both went sentenced to 10 years by Judgc£ F. C. Davidson. Made Escape a Secret. Oarsten did not let his pal OS any of !tlhe other prisoners in tfuefc jail know of his plans, and they- did not know of his escape tilt morning. Every prisoner tella thei •same story. Leo Besch and Jos. Thilges* under 25-year sentences for their parts in torture robberies, weret. prisoners, and it is -believed thati: tihey would have escaped if they* ihad known of Carsten's plans. Carsten sawed off a toar in that southwest window of the seconcfe floor. This window opeois on ther roof of 'the sheriff's garage. Removal of the bar left an opening; only 8 or 9 inches wide by 20 in* ones ilong. Carsten .pushed out al- wire screen and . .tfhen through tlhe narrow opening. Other Prisoners "Sore." Tihe rest of the 'prisoners), particularly Erdie, Besch, and Thilges,. are angry at Carsten because lb.ec" did not advise .Dhem of his plans.. Besch. has a 10-year rape sen.-' tence to serve as well as; tine tor-' ture robbery 'sentence. Following discovery of -the escape at breakfast time next morn.- x ing, -when .noses were counted, a search of the local hobo jungieat was made iand sheriffs and policd chiefs in nortth 1 Iowa 'and southern; 'Minnesota were notified. Freigtot trains were watched, for Carsten made Jus getaway without stealing a oar. He may have walked to Sexton, Hobarton, Irvington, or soma other nearby point and hopped at morning train. Believed Helped from Ouside. Carsten was thoroughly searched" before he wast placed in Jail, and. if ihe had a saw blade it was exceptionally well hidden. It is 'be^- lieved, from tlhe circumstances that lie must have 'been heaped front the outside. Tlhe Wade may haver been passed to ihim .by a confeder* .he expiration date. The assessment rolls for the county show that a total of $13,360 s to be collected in this county. The tax this year is a dollar a head over 21, and it was supposed to be paid by July 1. Next year the tax will be $2 a head over 21. Mr. Duffy has received word rom the department of justice .hat on October 1 he is to certify a complete list of unpaid pensions to .he county auditor, who will then ist them with the 1934 personal ax to be collected in 1935. There will be no penalty except that which applies to all delinquent taxes after next April 1. first third pay only $100 interest the year. In the second years he would pay $100 interest each year plus $250 on the principal. In the remaining three years he would pay $100 interest yearly plus $500 yearly on the principal. Then he could have the farm on payment of the remaining principal, $8000. It is thought that by that time prices of farm products and farm lands will have improved and that if the farmer cannot pay all the rest of his debt he can at least pay part and re-mortgage the land for the rest, taking advantage of federal loan sources if he cannot obtain better private accommoda- Two P. O. Exams to Be Held Here Soon M. J. McCall, of the Algona post- office, civil service representative in this territory, announces competitive examinations soon for postmaster at Bancroft and Corwith. The examinations will take tions. •*- place' here on or about August 4. Application blanks may be obtained at the postoffices in question or from the U r . S. Civil Service Commission, Washington, D. C., and must be mailed to reach the commission on or before July 20. Mrs. J. H. Sheridan is acting postmistress at Bancroft, and J. J. Bon- stetter is acting postmaster at Cor- wltti. Wind Blows Corn Down. Lakota, July 11—A heavy windstorm last Thursday night broke off about one-fourth of the corn stalks in fields where the corn was tall. Because of rapid growth, cornstalks are tender and break easily. » Elected Club President. Herman Wehler, -former nian, brother of the late F. WeMer, (has taken office a& president of fhe Fairmont Rotary club for -the year beginning July Mattie Warner, of Burt, in Accident at Fremont, Neb. Burt, July 10—Mattie Warner suffered a serious accident last Thursday at Fremont, Neb., when she fell from a porch and broke a leg above the knee. Miss-Warner, with Eva Whitney, and the former's niece, Mrs. Henry Guide, Bancroft, had been visiting in Montana and Colorado, and was on the way home, when the accident occurred. Miss Warner was taken to a hospital at Fremont, and Miss Whitney remained there, Mrs. Guide driving home Saturday. TJie party stopped at Fremont to visit Mrs. Phoebe Jones, former Burt resident. ate. The heavy iron .bar was .bent back to permit escape, and it doeet not seem possible that this feaSt of strength could save been; performed by Carstens, wfho da alim. and weighs only 147 pounds; Tihe way Carsten dropped out of sight after his escape also lend* credence to the theory .he was helped by a confederate who had a canto take him away. If such was tiher case he may Slave 'been a .member of a ring of car thieves. Probably in Pen Before. Carsten indicated knowledge off life in Anamosa and it is ed Ihe had been a prisoner His sentence followed so closely- upon arrest that the usual .procedure of photographing and finger-printing had not yet been carried out. A search of the files at Ana. mosa and Fort Madison was to beir made to see whether -he .had a penitentiary record. If so Ihis description will be obtained. Carsten waq good-natured tut jail and was talkative, • in contrast to tois partner, wlhp has beenfc morose and uncommunicative. The pair were arrested at JS&+ therville early on the morning oC tlhe Fourth, when they were caught- after breaking the look on a gas* oline pump. They stole the BeU, oar at about 8:30 p. m. and drovefe to Fairmont, where they stole aa- tomoble plates, then returning tOf Iowa. Another Neon Sign. The James drugstore Installed a 12 foot neon sign Monday morning. This is Algona's largest sign. The letters "Drugs" appear in blue neon, surrounded by a border of red. The installation was made by Cowan & Son. The store's front was. recently painted. Hobo Caves Found ' Here by Officer* Searching 'Saturday for the es» caped Donald Carsten, local officers discovered "dens" (hereto- for unknown to them whidh) axe( used by ihobos as sleeping quartern in rainy and cold weatiher. One 14 a cave near the "Y" -on the Mil-* waukee, northeast of tine station. and entrance is gained through ant opening so small that it is necea* sary to crawl. Th* interior" is iws* enough for five or six sleepers, A stovepipe is concealed by grasa and underbrush". There is another •such cave north of tlhe cemetery"* and a tMrd near the intensectiori of the Northwestern and Milwau.-*- kee tracks. Ledyard Fire Eecalled. Ledyard, July 10— Old recall that it was timers . ago Monday that Ledyard was al most totally destroyed started by" "-*^ ches in a * ffi» Fireplace Nearly Done. The new combination fireplace/ and lunch table which is being built at the Blackford park la, nearly finished. This is among tb» most modern equipment in northern Iowa, The material la and the tables extend 8We*t tbe tto ' shape. IJse o| pieata! ftvs

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