Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 18, 1934 · Page 1
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BEGINNING of week j t middle, with possU closer temper- normal. ALGONA, IOWA, SEPTEMBER 18, 1934 8 Pages Number IX S YOUR IPPORTUNITY TO STOCK UP gains Offered by |gona Merchants in Advance. his extra edition of the Ad| which appears at the be,. of the fall buying season, a° merchants have taken extra jjo make attractive offerings, •the second time in the adver- Ihlstory of Algona the Ad- Ipresents a full page grocery iement. As in the previous „,„ is by the Donald White lie Grocery, just west of the [plant. icery Bargains Offered. „„„ Rate observed its first Jrsary last spring with a full Idvertisement in the Advance, rgest ever to appear in an newspaper, and results " so satisfactory that Mr. [stocked up with good buys mmer for a similar sale this i advertisement lists excop- [y good offers at bargain With a rising market in [uffs assured, quantity buying •obably be the rule during lie, ten's Clothing Featured. Jnother full page the Steele Jig store, across the street •from the Iowa State bank, Its new men's clothes for fall [at attractive prices. A gen- rise is as certain in jig asMn the grocery line, and ([vantage of the prices in this j Advance may not again be {for some time. jething new in advertising for V newspapers is presented in ;ele advertisement, namely i style of content and make- bturing style illustrations, j minimum of reading mater- ial! Apparel Announced. aH»p8ge»4s that-of "the B company. The store is now Jetely stocked with women's Iparel, and the styles in gar- T and accessories shown in jdvertisement are enough to •any woman yearn, for cooler I The prices too are excep- |y attractive, before the rnar- Idvance. ( page spaces are taken by per furniture store, R. O. lom's radio, stove, and wash- [achine shop, and the Hub fers, all featuring the newest lir respective lines. Chris- J & Herbs^ Present new fall flbe possibilities in an attrac- Kvertisement featuring coats, Is, and suits. [ Otter Barpiin Jfe» s. m's store announces attrac- ") ana auto accessory prices, i James drug store has an J of attractive prices on land toilet articles. jChristonsen store has two •taements featuring all-im- t hose in fall ensembles and rPrtced attractive frocks. ' flail theater advertisement fees two exceptional offer- p week: Dames, a musical * and Girl of the Limber- »WMi 25 bank nl s ht • ls the old classic, . Jane prn Lambs for ^L Farmer * week's Svea City Herald t more than 4200 lambs had L, °J? Montana and Wyom" Uriels to be- pas- fed out by northwest farmers under contract , Bn °™ ers - They weighed an B of BO pounds and are ex- i marke ted at 100 e local feeders getting rn growe r. or owner, in and out °f the £ the feeder stands th « weight gain, and ,n dll f g ^ harge of I 5c lng^to the Herald. Rural Carrier Here , has to A1 e° na as ru- has w« ^^ed the Wn V? otfl er official [here and T taken ' 8O f « »B Leo Liehter, sub- ler 6 on 08 w »l vote hip o, ^ h l th er to r ^uce fiv ethtenbtoard of super- t end K three - A to thT voters was the board last .week $13,200 ASKED FOR DEATH OF LAKOTA CHILD Cases Are Result of a Fatal Accident in August. Two damage suits calling for a total of $13,200 have been filed in district court as the result of a fatal accident Friday, August 2, in which Howard, 4-yoar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Walker, near Lakota, was the victim. With other children the boy was at P. L. Koppen's, where a crew was threshing. When Leroy Koppen tok a load of oats to a Lakota elevator some of the children, including Howard, rode to town with him. Wagon Uuiis Over Child. As Leroy drove onto the scales the children jumped off, and Howard fell under a rear wheel of the wagon, which passed over his neck. He was instantly killed. A dispatch to the Advance at the time said that Leroy did not know of the accident til the other children told him. He advised the father of the accident, not knowing that the child was dead. The boy was taken to a nearby home, and Doctor Williams, who was called, ndtified Algona officers of the accident. There was no inquest. Coroner Evans, Algona, County Attorney McMahon, and Sheriff Dahlhauser, it was reported, considered the accident unavoidable. The funeral was held at the Wesley Methodist church, and burial was made in the cemetery west of Wesley on the paving. The boy is survived by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers. He was a grandson of Mr. and .Mrs. William Fisher, who conduct the Fisher cafe, Algona. Boy's Father Sues. James Walker, the father, now brings suit against Leroy Koppen's father, P. L. Koppen, for $3200 on his own account, including $200 for burial expense and $3000 for the boy's potential future services, and in another suit, as administrator of the child's estate, asks $10,000. The suits are brought against P. L. Koppen on the legal theory that Leroy Koppen was in his employ and the elder Koppen is therefore responsible for Leroy's acts. Parsons & Coyle, Attoneys. Mr. Walker claims that Leroy enticed the boy to ride with him, but did nothing to protect the child from harm, and even scared the lad by threatening to take him up into the elevator, thereby causing the boy to try to get off the load of oats. Te petitions were filed by Parsons & Coyle, and this is the maiden appearance in court here of E. H. Parsons, former Swea City schools superintendent who with Judge D. F. Coyle recently opened a law office in Algona. Mr. Koppen's attorneys, if any, had not ifled answers up to Saturday. RELIEF AGENCY GETS OVER-CONTRACT HOGS John H. Fraser, of Riverdale township, member of the county corn-hog allotment committee, has been named by the committee to accept and receipt for the hogs turned over by farmers whose litters this year exceeded the contract allowance. These hogs must be disposed of, and Mr. Fraser will turn them over to W. E. McDonald, county chair-* man for the Iowa Emergency Relief committee, who will distribute them among families on the relief rolls and to other families which are having a difficult time of it to make both ends meet. Farmers with an over-contract supply of hogs must report to Mr. Fraser, who will notify them where and when the hogs are to be delivered. The man whose name appears on a corn-hog contract as producer must accompany the hogs to sign the receipt with Mr. Fraser. All hogs turned over must weigh at least 50 pounds, and they must be delivered without cost. Nothing will be paid for the hogs. Charles City Dates 'Dick' and Kraschel Senator Dickinson and Lteut.- Gov. Kraschel are both to speak at a Charles City fall festival next Wednesday. It is not known here whether this is to be a Joint debate, but it is believed not. They will probably speak from the same platform but at different hours. Mr. Kraschel has been considered a potential candidate for the democratic nomination for senator in 1936. Edits School Paper. Janet Zerfass, who recently entered the Mankato commercial college, has been elected editor of a paper published by the school. A horde -of super-salesmen, including some offering rather questionable schemes, is descending on Kossuth county. Word has gone out that this is the garden spot of the world, that this territory has good crops this year, that farm prices are comparatively high, and that the county is about.to receive a half million dollars in corn-hog benefit checks. The out-of-the-county salesmen cry their wares to every farmer in the county. They gave this territory a good letting alone during the four years when everything was going down hill. They did not extend credit or help the people of the county over the tough spots in the business road during these past four years. These fellows are interested in nothing but getting the money. They are here today, and gone tomorrow. They are not like your own Kossuth county business man, who has his home, his family, his all wrapped up in the future of the county and has had to "take it" along with farmers during the hard times. These home men stuck by the farmers in hard times and did what they could though they were as hard hit as anybody, and now that the farmers again have a little money they hope they will not be forgotten. The Advance itself has from time to time been the intended victim of worthless newspaper advertising schemes, but has turned them down. We know that their sole object is to get money for the promoters, and this paper will not take them on. RUN OUT OF HOUSE BY ALGONA WOMAN NEITZEL BOYS FEATURED IN 'HOME' PAPER Local Lads Happy at Father Flanagan's Boys' Home. The last issue of The Journal published by Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Overlook Farm, Omaha, featured the four Neitzel brothers, recently sent to the home from Algona. Their picture was printed, also the following story: "You have seen the Four Marx Brothers in their famous screen antics, you have listened to the Mills Brothers quartette entertain over the air, but this is probably your first glimpse of the Neitz- boys, newcomers to Overlook Farm. They aren't famous yet, but they may be some day. At any rate, they are elated now because they have found a refuge together in Father Flanagan's Boys' Home. Football Favorite Game. "They came from a neighboring state and, besides themselves, have two other brothers younger than they The mother, who is separated from her husband, found it impossible to support them all alone and yet give them the training that every child deserves. The two younger boys, Bobbie, 11, and Dick, 10 are almost the same size, and both are in the fourth grade. " 'Football is our favorite game, they chorused, turning to each other naturally for conflrmaUon. "Donald, 14, the oldest, is in the sixth grade, while the other lad, Kennefh 13, is in the seventh gr "'Yeah, but I was sick a lot,' Donald hastened to explain. They Like Baseball Too. "Both of the older brothers expressed a preference for baseball, and for some time there was quite an argument between the big and Httle boys regarding the relative me Us of baseball and football. But to reality each is extremely fond of •••weuseu to have ballgames by ourselves,'they said 'and we didn't have to have any other kids "'Say, interrupted little DicK somewhat irrelevently, 'we play rowboy too. Bob and me are Indians and Don and Kenny are the sheriffs and chase us. Want to Join Band. '"Do you think they'll let us join the baud?" asked Donald. 'Wed like to play for people and go places You know, if our other two THE NEITZEL QUARTET ERE ARE THE four Neitzel brothers who are inmates of Father Flanagan's Home for Boys at Omaha, Neb. Left to right, they are Richard, Robert, Kenneth, and Donald. The cut was loaned by the school. brothers were here, we could make almost a band by ourselves, couldn't we?" "Since the foundation of the Home it has been the practice of Father Flanagan to keep brothers together, if possible. Thus it is that he has often taken three brothers at the same time in order not to separate them. It is an established fact that a boy feels a greater home-like contentment and satisfaction if kept in the company of a brother on whom he has learned to rely." Boys Are Doing Well, Robert Neitzel, who sent the clipping to his mother, marked a story on the back of the clipping about boys at the home who have birthdays this month. His own birthday falls on September 24. P. J. Norton, of the school's welfare department, wrote: "The Neitzel brothers are very fine boys and are getting along nicely here." Hot Bancroft Race on Postmastership Questionnaires relative to the qualifications of candidates for the postoffice were received by so many Bancroft business and profes-' slonal men early last week that suspicion was aroused that what the civil service commission wanted to find out was who was the popular choice. The candidates are Mrs J. H. Sheridan, acting postmistress, Mike A. Droessler, Adam J- Wilhelmi, Vincent Lattimer, Bertha Welp, and Collette C. Welp, all of whom wrote examinations at Algona early in August. GAS STATION EMPLOYEE IS RODBED HERE Harold Marriott, attendant at the Deep Rock oil station west of the Northwestern station, was held up and robbed of $17.58 by an unmasked bandit Saturday morning a few minutes before 8 o'clock. Two Swea City youths, who had returned from the world's fair on the early Milwaukee train, were waiting at the station for their parents to arrive and take them home. The bandit, who appeared to be 40 years old, was of medium height and wore a blue denim jacket and overalls. He stood in the doorway and pulled a gun on the three men inside. He took Marriott's change-making machine and four dollars in bills, but missed some $40 which Marriott had in a pocket. The officers were notified immediately, but the man had evidently had a car parked near by and had made off without being seen. Marriott and the two Swea City- ans were driven into the toilet room while the bandit made his escape and they did not see him when he left. Mrs. Fred Nelson routed two would-be torture bandits who attempted to force her to give up supposedly hidden money Friday afternoon. After she had been slugged in the back several times she secured a .38 revolver from a drawer and forced the two bandits to flee. Mrs. Nelson had just finished gathering eggs at the chicken house at the Nelson home, the first place east of the McGinnes oil station, near the Milwaukee station, late in the afternoon, and was entering the back porch when two men came up and asked for something to eat. Bandits Steal $2.38. Mrs. Nelson said she had nothing prepared, and that she couldn't supply them. They pushed her into the house, where she offered to get something for them, but one of the bandits said they were not interested in food, and that what they wanted was the money she had hidden in the house. Mrs. Nelson protested that there was no money in the house, and got her pocketbook to prove it The bandtis took $2.38 from the purse, and demanded more, poking Mrs. Nelson in the small of the back. The forced her to the bedroom where they thought money was hidden, and began a systematic search, pulling open drawers in the dresser and tearing up the bed. commode, in which a gun was hid- Blen Cowed by Gun. Mrs. Nelson edged over to the den, and managed to get the drawer open without attracting the men's atention. She grabbed the gun from the drawer, and forcing the two men to hold up their hands she marched them out of the house. The men did not flourish a gun, hut when they first entered the house one of them kept his hand in his pocket in such a way as to indicate that he carried a revolver. There is no telephone in the house, and Mrs. Nelson suffered so from the shock and beatings that she had to wait till Mr. Nelson, who is an employe of the Northwestern railroad, came home. They then went a block down the street to the John Lamuth home, where they called officers. Bandits leave Town. No trace of the men could be found, and it is believed that they hopped a Milwaukee freight that pulled into Algona shortly after Mrs. Nelson forced them to leave the house. The Nelson home and grounds form one of the most beautifully kept up premises in Algona, and it was this well-kept appearance, it is believed, that led the bandits to think there was money hidden in the house. ihe house. Mrs. Nelson's courage n securing the gun and forcing the robbers to leave it highly - praised jy officers. WRECKING IHEGUN TO CLEARJ. 0. SITE First wrecking operations to make way for the new postoffice began a ,week _ ago. The old build- ng adjoining the horseshoe courts ias been torn down. The building in which Nick Maharas conducts i shoe repair and shine shop will 3e next to go. It is understood that E. J. Hod- ;es, who owns the old Algona Republican and Peterson studio build- ,ng, will wreck it soon and use the umber for a home and private jarage on his 12-acre vegetable •anch east of the Catholic cemetery. He will retain title to the ot. Later the former Lacy laundry building will be wrecked, the same and the iot having recently been )ought f^>r that purpose by a local syndicate; of 11 persons. All this will clear the entire block of every rame building except the former lift Shofl building next north of the 'all theatre building. | » W. D, Kearns, Burt, Has Eye Operation W. D. Kearns, former Burt produce buyer retired on a Swift pension, entered an Iowa City hospital ast week Monday to have a cataract remoyed from one of his eyes. When he, returns he will recuperate at the home of his daughter, tfrs. William Carman, near Wes- ey. j Paving Dips Corrected. City wprkmen recently tore up part of tlie pavement on Harlan street between Call and North, where the ground underneath had settled, leaving a dip in the pav- ng. Last week the men were level- ng off the foundation and laying a GOVERNMENT TO BUY FODDER HERE Offers Fixed Prices for Fodder F. O. B. Local Cars. concrete base for asphalt, which was to be laid in the coming week. Kossuth county farmers have an opportunity to sell a limited amount of surplus corn fodder or corn stover at a guaranteed price through the Agricultural Adjustment administration. Prices by the ton announced for the roughage follow: Whole Shredded MESSAGE SAYS THEY ARE ON HERE Committee Ready for Distribution When Checks Arrive. NOTICE! Do not come after your check till you get notice where and when to call for it! A letter will be imiilod the day the checks arrive. $9.00 8.50 8.0C No. 1 corn fodder _?8.00 No. 2 corn fodder _._ 7.50 No. 1 corn stover or sweet corn stover. 7.50 No. 2 corn stover or sweet corn stover. 7.00 These prices are for baled fodder or stover F. 0. B. cars at the local shipping station. Stover is fodder which has no corn on it. There is corn in regular fodden. Bonnstetter Has Forms. The corn must be cut early, before frost and before the leaves dry up and blow away. It must be shock-cured before husking. Some farmers will husk by hand; others will run the fodder • through a shredder or an ordinary threshing machine .adjusted to meet fodder threshing- requirements. Farmers interested in selling roughage in this way should gei into touch with County Agent Bonnstetter, who is county drought director. Detailed information can be secured at his office, and application blanks can be signed. Only farmers who make application are eligible to sell fodder through the government. Applications will not be taken for less than ten tons, which is a carload. First Coiiiej First Served. Only a limited number of contracts for selling fodder will be available in the county, since the county has a definite selling quota, and "first come first served." If the county quota is not used up it may be shifted to another county. Provision should be made immediately for cutting and shocking corn to meet the government grades. CLAYTON TELLS OF TWIN CITY CONFAB OF CORN HOG MEN A. E. Clayton, chairman of the county corn-hog allotment commit- :ee, spent Friday and Saturday at the Twin Cities, attending a convention of corn-hog representatives from the north half of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota. Talks were given by A. G. Black, chief of the corn-hog section of the AAA, and by a Mr. Wickard, his assistant. Geo. W. Godfrey, Ames, was among Iowa men in attendance. A vote is soon to be taken among contract-signers on the question of continuing the corn-hog program in 1935, and this was discussed at the sessions. The suggested program includes benefits on both corn and hogs, with the probability of lower payment on hogs and higher payment on corn. The processing tax on hogs is to be continued if the program is voted to pay for the benefits. It s believed that undeh the new setup the 1935 county corn-hog allotment committees will have much more discretionary power to adjust contracts where hogs die of cholera or for other good reasons, and tor beginners at farming.' Quotas will still be based on the 1932-1933 yield in both products. No vote is to be taken, it is believed, till the first payment of 1934 benefits has been received. It was also recommended that :he corn loan program be continued for 1935. A telegram from the corn- hog section of the AAA at Washington Saturday informed the county committee that the checks for the Kossuth county corn-hog contract signers would be here Monday, but they hail- not yet arrived late Monday afternoon. It is assured, however, that the checks will arrive her* sometime this week. There* will be checks covering some 2500 contracts in the pack-, age, and the drawees will att once be notified by letter whercft and when to call for them. Distribution Points Planned. Under no circumstances wilL checks be issued at other than the place named in the letter each man, receives. Farmers who call at the office in Algona will have to be disappointed if Algona is not the point designated in their letters. According to tentative plans (which may be changed), the. checks will be issued at Algona,, Bancroft, and possibly some other towns in the county. All required. information will be supplied in the. letter. To Use K. C. Bank Here. In Algona the facilities of the former Kossuth County State bank,. across the street from the postof- fice, will be used for distribution., of checks. There are four windows there for tellers, and someone will be stationed at each window while checks are being issued. Contract signers must receipt for the checks in two places, so the contract signer, or "producer" named in the contract, must apply in person for his check. No checks. will be given out to others. The checks had been expected some days ago, but because of some unknown cause in Washington they have not been received here, The> local committee has done everything in its power to speed up the shipment. Everything Is Ready. Everything is in readiness at the Algona office, and the letters advising receipt of the checks and where and when to call for them will be mailed out the same day the checks arrive. The letters are already all addressed, and only time and place remain to be inserted. All red tape in connection with:he checks has now been comple- :ed except receipting, and this must be done at the time the checks are ;iven out. Corn on Contract Land Must Be Cut Now, Farmers Told The following notice relative to corn on contracted or similar acres has been sent out by the county corn-hog allotment commi- :ee: "All corn on blown out oat ao- •es, idle acres, and contracted acres must be cut immediately. Any termer who does not cut corn at his time will be penalized unless he gets special permission from the Bounty allotment committee for ex- :ension. No extension of time will je allowed if ears have begun to 'orm." This notice pertains to corn. >lanted on land originally planted to oats which was blown out in the spring wind storms, and on idle and contracted acres. If kernels 'orm on the cob the corn is known as fodder and is subject to penal- y. Young Demos in Bally. It was announced last week that :he Palo Alto young democrats club would have a campaign rally banquet at the Hotel Kermoore this week Tuesday evening. Speakers were to be Lieut. Gov. Kraschel and Edw. Breen, the latter of Fort Dodge. - » ... ....•-. Farm Sells at $40. It is reported that the half section farm near Armstrong tenanted by Andrew BijJrt Jr., which In boom pertoA .#>» %J |24Q an was ree*nj}y g 9 |4 at fiQ «n, Clay Checks Were Received Sept. 10 One thousand out of Clay coun- :y's contingent of 1700 first corn- log checks arrived from Washing- .on last week Monday. Notice was mmediately mailed to the drawees, who were required to call for the, checks at the county allotment committee's offices in the Spencer postoffice building. Certain hours- vere set for named townships, and long lines of farmers formed. Up to ast Thursday 25 per cent of the, checks had not yet been called for*. Paton GW !M*rrie«, The Rev. David laag,"ik» Vera* Evangelical pastor, accompanied Ronald Swain, Ogden, and Esther Glaus, Paton,-to Algoijja Saturday and served as sponsor for a mai> riage license. Mr. Lang was for* merly stationed at Paton and ha<| known Miss Claus since she a cWld, Th,e poupie V ere. the earns day at i|e ~

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