Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1937 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 7, 1937
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|6-Sept. 11» Inclusive—Show- inday of Tuesday, and poa- Vednesday; generally fair Salt of week; temperatures • below normal. ANNUAL $25,000 'SHOW OF .SHOWS' THIS WEEK AT THE FAIRGROUNDS A^ . . _ . ' ••• ..*')• 36 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 7, ~» W ™. iuw A , iuubjJAY INNING, SEPTEMBER 7, 1937 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 51 ER TO RACE HERE FRIDAY |u)o Youths Held as Bandits ho Robbed Oil Station Here "Gus" Schrader Is Kid's Favorite Racing Star ITIFIED BY iCTIM AFTER IEING CAUGHT to Grand Jury Charges of Robbery. A. Allen, 20, and Earl E, 25, both of Blue „ Earth, lound to the grand jury Mon- brningb y Mayor C. F. Specht rges of holding up the Deep station Thursday night, were identified by Walter , station attendant, who |hey are the pair who held i at the point of a gun at. a our Thursday night and es- |with $9 to $10 in change and soline he had put in the car. fcficial charge brought against ,ir is robbery with aggravation means with a gun or Ithreat to life. {Caught at Fort Dodge. two were arrested Friday |at Fort Dodge by Patrolmen [and Berg after the patrol- ad received reports that wo slou3 looking characters had |hanging around a car on avenue and Seventh street t L and Layman were question\ police after the arrest, and ted the car in which they •riding had been stolen. They pfficers they first stole a car ribault, which they abandon- l Blue Earth after running out olino. The car they were us- as taken in Blue Earth. Lay- ad a gun on him when ar- [jausc of the Algona robbery over the state police radio Port Dodge police suspect- iey had been implicated in the |ry here, and called Mr. Mey- went to Fort Dodge and flvely identified them. They then brought to Algona, they remained in jail over ay. Held to Grand Jury. • youths were not able to put [1000 bond in each case, and were returned to jail yes' to await trail at the Sep- «r term of court unless they to plead guilty before court jssibility that the federal de- nent of justice might enter se also complicated the sit- here. Transportation of a car across state lines is a al crime and, it is alleged, the admitted taking the car at Earth and driving dt into i. to Fort Dodge. So far notli- pefinite had been learned from [federal department of justice, 'in a report of the case had Isent in. fproach of Fall [empers the Heat; Week-End is Cool pperatures Saturday and Sun«not only warned of the ad- of fall, when the mercury 1 to raise above the 75 degree • but were a welcomed relief a mild heat wave earlier In 1 7 iL Te mperatures had been [ m the low nineties, but mois- Mn the air made them seem w. gome heaters were set go- urday, Sunday, and Monday s. but indications of a re- he at wave were felt Mon- tternoon. The temperature fo r the week follows [Saturday 31 1::::::::::::; o ......... ------- 91 ---- 92 (-93 in." rT7.)"Il87 • * ---------------- 75 "~ ..... " ______ 68 68 70 70 71 55 52 • Local Houses inflame Week V3 J""! 868 were sold last week w - Nicoulin, who offices with t rre real est ate and in- »f angencv - The Zierner house ton *°J e was sold to J - B ton : the Mary Dunn bunga- L I ! ort j 1 street, next to the ad v my ' was sold to Mrs - zbauer; the Ha^ ht h ? n south Harlan L,, y Alice Sabin : th « on east Kennedy was - v - Jans e: and an R- tenaat h °use on east Edna M. Smith. Scorn 08, - ** Seeman aBd ! ion ' Bruce Eckhart, won VBt« ctore , ? utt6r the7 entered falr - A »W« goes receivin e » score of 92 was Clinic For Crippled Children in Three Counties Here September 17 avaiKhin e fn 511 °- Ul ? S ° C . ial Socuri ty act funds have been made available for service to crippled children in Iowa. Tho work cor ccU S vo°n a l , nB M th ° Ch!1C ? ren and provldl ^ medical, surgical, d0 S , teindlel ' T ' diroct °r «£ the work in Iowa, is cooperat- ri M „ C T[ S m IOW 'l f ° r a serios o£ diagnostic and teaoh- iwletios. ' lre Under auspices o£ count y medical Any crippled child 21 or younger may be taken to a clinic for diagnosis and suggestion for treatment. Follow-up treatment is to be arranged for via the child's local physician. A clinic of this nature will be held at Algona at the Kossuth hospital, Friday, September 17, for Wright and Kossuth counties. Arrangements can be made for crippled children to attend clinic via their local physicians. Mrs. Lillian S. Kerr, of the Iowa City children's hospital lias been here, consulting with local doctors In preparation for the clinic, and she will return to help contact crippled children in this county who are eligible for the clinic. JAIL BREAKER RETURNED TO FACE CHARGES Federal Action May Be Taken Under Narcotic Law. Eugene Welsh, who broke jail here October, was returned to the Kossuth jail Saturday by Sheriff Casey Loss, who with Mrs. Loss, Marshal Frank Green and State Agent Ross Graham, of Des Moines, drove to Glasgow, Mont., after Welsh. It is planned to try Welsh on the charge of violating the state narcotic laws, on which charge he was awaiting trial last October when he broke jail. Whether federal narcotic law violation charges will be brought has not been determined. Officers are holding in reserve a charge of jail breaking, preferiug to obtain conviction on the narcotic charge. 1 Welsh did not object to being returned to Kossuth county, and seemed in fact to be glad to get under cover. Since he escaped he lost an eye when the eyeball was pierced by buckshot received in a mysterious manner which he would not reveal. Welsh was arrested at a Burt Legion celebration a year ago in July by state agents who found a quantity of "dope" pills on him. He denied that ho had been selling them. With Welsh in his jail break •was George Hart, who is now serving time in a Nebraska penitentiary following conviction, it is reported, on a bank robbery charge. Welsh is considered a "tough" character, and on the way back the group was careful to stop at towns where a secure jail was available to keep Welsh overnight. He readily admitted breaking out of jail here, and laughed at the ease in which It had been accomplished. Upon being returned this time he was placed in the steel cage inside the jail proper, which is comparatively escape-proof. Previously he had been given the run of the jail with the other prisoners. ^ Edw. Droessler, of Bancroft, is Dead Bancroft, Sept. 6—Edward Droesler, for many years a prominent, farmer here, died suddenly Saturday morning at 2:30 of a heart attack. He was in town Friday afternoon, and was not taken sick till evening. Mr. Droessler was a leader in politics, the Farm Bureau, and civic affairs. He was a director of the County Mutual. A few years ago he had a long sickness and on the advice of Rochester doctors adhered to a strict diet to reduce excess weight. Mr. Droessler had been County Mutual vice president since 1930, and he was president of the Bancroft public school board and the Bancroft c reamery. Help! Help! Slim Afire! Irvington, Sept. 6-Jack Gaffney caused some excitement here last Thursday evening, when smoke began to curl from one of his hip pockets. School children called b s attention to it. Jack had put his pipe into the pocket with some un- extinguished embers still m tne bowl. v Gets a Penitentiary Job. Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs John Byson, will take a new Job M guard at the penitentiary at Ana- rnosa September 1. Beta been employed by Gteo. L. Millei, con tractor and builder here. FREAK HOME RUN BREAKS TIE, GIVES GIANTS^ VICTORY The Brooklyn Giants, colored baseball team which made Algona its headquarters for the last month, closed the local season Sunday night with a thrilling win over the Black Spiders in a 10-inning game before a stand filled with chilled spectators. The Spiders started the scoring by piling up four runs in the first inning. Algona got one in the first, three in the second, and two in the third to lead. In the sixth the score was tied at 6-6, and from that time on the teams were not more than one run apart, the scoring being 7-6,7-7,7-8,8-8. In the tenth a freak home run gave the Giants the victory when Collins, Giants' catcher, slammed out an easy two- bagger which he tried to stretch into a triple. On the play the Spider third- sacker tried to slow Collins' slide into third base so the catcher, who was coming up, would have time to -field the throw-in and catch him out. The catcher retrieved a bad throw, just as Collins started for home. Then the catcher be- qame confused and tagged his own third-baseman instead of the runner, who crossed the plate with the winning run. Next Sunday night a post-season game will be played by the Bancroft Lions and the Titonka Indians at the Algona park, beginning at 8 o'clock. ALICE HUNT, 22, OF SWEA CITY, SHOOTS SELFINSUICIDE Alice Hunt, 22, daughter of the Delbert Hunts, five miles north of Swea City in Grant township, committed suicide Monday morning at 8:30 by shooting herself in the head with a shotgun. She was a registered nurse, and came home from her duties at Council Bluffs a month or so ago because of a nervous breakdown. She was engaged to be married in two or three months. Cause of suicide is not known, for she left no note and gave no intention of contetoplating such an act, but it is believed .she fired the shot in a fit of temporary insanity brought on by her nervous trouble. She had been around the house in the morning, and then went to the bedroom where a few seconds after she entered the shot was heard. She had returned Saturday from a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Paul Berggren, of Waterloo, and semed in a much better' condition upon her return. Funeral services were to be held tliis afternoon at Swea City. Open Golf Tourney to Be Held Sunday An "open" golf tournament will be held under auspices of the Algona Country club at the golf links Sunday morning and afternoon, and play is open to all comers. The first round in the morning will be a qualifying round, in which the scores will be used in dividing the players into "flights" of eight men each. The eight in each flight then play match play for nine holes, and the high four go nine holes at medal play to determine the winner. Numerous prizes are being planned by the committee in charge. All country and golf clubs in the north -half of the state, and the southern part of Minnesota have been invited to send players. An entry fee of ?1 is being charged. CLYDE G, GOYLE FINED $300 IN GAMBLING CASE Former Nominee for Judge Caught in Lakes Raid. Many in Kossuth were astonished last mid-week, when dispatches in daily papers reported that Clyde C. Coyle had been arrested and fined for operating a gambling house at the Okobojis. Coyle was supposed here to be practicing law at Humboldt with his father, D. F. Coyle, for many years district court judge. C. C. Coyle was nominee for district judge in the last two judicial elections, first against Judge Deland, Storm Lake, and last fall against Judge Davidson, Emmetsburg. He ran on the democratic ticket. In the race against DeLand Coyle carried this county and one other. In 1936 the glory was Kossuth's alone. This county went for Coyle by a vote of 6040 to 4472 for Davidson. It was reported recently that Coyle was having court trouble concerning funds belonging to an estate. Spencer- Paper's Eoport. The Spencer News-Herald last week published the following account of Coyle's arrest and fine: Clyde Coyle, Humboldt lawyer and well-known Iowa democrat, pleaded guilty to a county attorney's information filed Monday night by Mrs. Virginia Bedell, Dickinson county attorney, on charges of illegal possession of gambling devices, and was fined $300 and costs when arraigned before Judge James DeLand at Spirit Lake. Coyle confessed his guilt following the unsuspected raid of the Elwood Night club, located in Terrace Park on West Okoboji lake, shortly before 1 o'clock Sunday morning, when Mrs. Bedell accompanied by Dickinson, Clay, and Emmet county sheriffs and deputies, descended upon the club and confiscated a large number of gambling devices on the third floor of the establishment. Buzzer Warns Patrons. Coyle, Clayton Harwood, of Fort Dodge, and Arthur Dodd, Humboldt, were found in the gambling room at the time of the raid, all others having fled afoot and in automobiles on a notice when a buzzer warned guests of the raid. The three were questioned by Mrs. Bedell following the raid. The Dickinson county attorney filed the information papers for a search warrant, and, accompanied by the Dickinson county sheriff, George Paulsen, his deputy, Joe McQuirk, Clay County Sheriff Fred Erickson, his deputy, and an Estherville police official, descended en masse upon the night club. Games Confiscated. A roulette wheel, all sorts of gambling devices, crap games, bank games, and dice were confiscated by the officers. .The night club gambling devices had not been in operation for approximately a week, proprietors having got wind of t}ie appearance at the park of federal agents the preceding Saturday night, officials stated, but activity had begun afresh Friday night. Patrons Leave Rapidly. In the short second it took the to gain entrance to the night club, to gain admission to he nigh club, the large crowd of guests dispersed in all four directions with unthinkable rapidity. The echoing buzzers were planted in every room of the three story cottage. The Elwood Night'club has been used as a hotel for the past several years, and is a large frame structure overlooking' Lake Okobopi. W. J. Elwood, of Spirt Lake, is the renter of the cottage-night club trom Mrs. M. M. Noah, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Spencer. 'Aunt Jen* Suffers Strokes; Improving /'Aunt Jen" Wadsworth suffered two strokes last week, one Wednesday and one Friday night. The one Friday night was 'believed caused by heat prostration. She was rer ported recovering Saturday at the Kossuth hospital. "Aunt Jen," who is now 81, has lived in Kossuth 70 years. She and her niece, Mrs. Margaret Hofmaster, went to Corwith a week ago, Mrs. Hofmaster being a teacher there, and Mrs. Wadsworth was again to spend the winter In CCHRADER and his specially built racing car will come to the Kossuth fair races Friday to gain to He is beins pushed hard by rivals and is expected HYBRID SEED CORN SHOWN AT THE FAIR John O. Mullins, Near Wesley, Has Seed on Display. John O. Mullins, who farms near Wesley, is expanding his hybrid corn business. He has a total of 250 acres of corn grown for seed. Mr. Mullins left county agent work and started producing hybrid seed corn four years ago. New drying equipment is being built at Corwith which has bin room for more than 6000 bushels of seed corn, The corn dryers are located in two buildings there. Mr. Mullins is a member of a new state-wide cooperative association of independent hybrid producers called Associated Hybrid Producers. This association is headed by H. H. Turner, Grand Junction, one of the first producers of hybrid seed corn. The purpose of this organization is to produce seed corn of high quality and in accordance with the state rules of certification, and it has as members only men who will strive to sell corn of the highest quality. A field day is planned at Corwith for Tuesday, September 16. At that time Mr. Mullins will show his seed house, seed plots, and equipment. Elmer Carlson, national cornhusking champion from Audubon will be there to help with the fiedl day and will also demonstrate how he won the championship. An exhibit is at the county fair this week represents Mr. Mullins and the Associated Hybrid Producers. One of the feature attractions is a miniature corn dryer in whiefli seed corn is drying during the fair. Mr. Mullins is a 1927 Ames graduate, and he served as county agent in Butler county. Besides farming he owns a feed and seed store at Corwith which is operated by Don Ross. Mrs. Mullins was Helen Chambers, and is a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Harry Chambers, Corwith-Lu* Verne farmers. There are four children, two boys and two girls. Mr. Mullin's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Mullins, farm north of Corwith in Hancock county. Eighty-One Autos Bought in August Twelve new cars have been bought in the county in the last week, bringing the total for Augus .to 81. New Fords were bought Herman B. Jensen, of Buffalo Center; Edw. Wolcott and Stanley Keith, Algona; Herman R. Bussie, Burt; Mrs. Ira Hewitt* Swea City; and Chris Olsen, Lone Rock, ihevrolets were bought by John Karsten, Swea City, and Whitte- uore Farmers Creamery Co. Lars VI. Finnestad, Benton, bought an Dldsmobile; Supt. C. A. Hoon, Ti- ;onka, a DeSoto; and Lloyd Fraz- ler, Burt, a Plymouth, Eeiley Will Preside. 0. S. Reiley, secretary of the ihamber pf Commerce, will preside at a breakfast meeting for Chamber secretaries in towns under 10,000 population, at the annual convention of the Iowa Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries. The convention will he held at Newton October 5 and 6- GAMBLER '"THIS PICTURE OF Clyde C. •»• Coyle, Humboldt, fined a week ago for running an Okoboji gambling house, was taken for newspaper cuts when he was a candidate for judge in this district. FOOTBALL PRACTICE DAILY DURING FAIR; PLAN FOR 2 SQUADS The high school football coach, Paul Berger, is holding football practice all this week, beginning today, from 12:30 till 2 o'clock each afternoon. Because of fair week, school is held only in the mornings, beginning today, from 8:30 till noon. Regular hours were observed yesterday. Mr. Berger reports 48 boys out for the team this year, and he plane to divide them into the varsity and Junior-varsity squads. The Junior varsity group will be the younger boys, who are the smaller and are inexperienced. This group will be in charge of Mr, Ridenour, and games with other schools will be scheduled. With Mr. Ridenour's help on the junior squad Mr. Berger will be able to take care of more in the varsity squad. A number of suits from the old professional team will be used. These suits have not been used for three years. Blocking and passing will be stressed this week, and a few plays will be given out in preparation for the first scrimmage of the season Saturday. George Neiman, one of the men Coach Berger intended to use in the backfield, is leaving Algona. He has been a shifty, ground-gaining back for two years, since he came to Algona from Hampton. School Books Are Stolen, Virginia Jasperson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Jasperson, of Plum Creek township, was a victim of a sticky-fingered schoolmate who stole her new school books from her locker at the high school building last week Tuesday. John H. Held Passes. John H. Reid, for many years a leading Good Hope farmer, died Saturday, and the Rev. A. H. Wood, pastor, will conduct funeral services at the Good Hope church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Wed Here. John Thompson, of Duncan, and Evelyn Hopkins, Fort Dodge, were married at 9:30 yesterday at the Presbyterian manse by the Rev. C. Paul Carlson, in a sigle-ring ceremony. FARLEY NOT TO DEDICATE ALGONA P, 0 Too Far to Drive 40 Miles Here from Fort Dodge. Hope of local democrats and the Chamber of Commerce - that James A. Farley, postmaster general, would come to Algona Thursday to dedicate the new postoffice building were dashed Saturday by receipt of a letter from the state democratic organization stating that such a trip here would be impossible. Reasons given were that there was not sufficient time to make the 40-mile auto ride, and conferences and other plans would take up any spare time Mr Parley might have. Mr. Farley is making platform appearances at every town through which his train runs. Secretary Reiley, of the Chamber 'of Commerce, yesterday said he was certain that Algona's bid for Mr Farley's appearance here was made long before those of towns later accepted, and he was at a loss to understand why Mr. Farley would not come here. Because of failure of Mr. Farley to appear major changes in the proposed program have to be made, and for this reason, and also because of fair week in Algona, it was decided to postpone the dedication, and it is now tentatively planned for next week Wednesday, depending upon availability of a speaker. TRACK AT ATHLETIC PARK IS IMPROVED The park commission and the school board recently let a contract to the McVey construction crew to recondition the field track at Athleic park, which is used by the high school for track meets in the spring. .The track had never been of standard size, but it has now been enlarged to 400 yards in length, which is just short of a quarter mile, this being as long as the park has room for. The new track has a grade a foot higher than the surrounding grounds, and the track has been moved back from the football field, which is inside of the circle. The high poles used to light the field may be moved back to give more room for the football field. The park commission and the school board are now considering a permanent steel stadium for football games. The track, however, has been moved back so far that there is perhaps not room enough for this improvement. 1 ».. Shortage m Maids, Nurses, Farm Hands The national reemployment office here reports 47 private placements in August, 20 men, 87 women. There were 17 skilled laborers transferred to construction projects in other counties. There ie a shortage of women and girls for housekeeping and practical nursing as well as single and married farm hands. There is no charge for registering. Esther M. Ljwenz is local manager, and the off ice is byer the Iowa State bank. OTHER STARS WILL VIE F.OR FAIR HONORS Night Revue Show ia Expected to Get Big Crowds. Clerks at the fairgrounds yester* day were nearly swamped la that final day for making entry for tha $5,000 in premiums offered by this year's fair. This morning's afr» tendance gave indications that a record crowd would be on hand for the thrill day events. Tomorrow and Wednesday ar» horse racing days, and Friday- brings the annual speed classic ot the fair, with a galaxy of national known auto racing .stars headed by; Gus Schrader, world dirt track- champion.V coming for the event* Secretary Vincent was assurred Monday by the race management , that Schrader would be at the Kossuth fair Friday. Schrader is be- ng pushed by other con tender a and he needs points to cinch tha title. Kossuth on Auto .Circuit. The Kossuth fair is a member o£ the International Race Contest Association, and points for winning events here are given by the association in determing the national championship each year. Other Internationally famoust drivers coming for the racing Friday include Larry Becket, Frank Sands, Ray Laplante, and 14 others,, . who raced at the Iowa state rait and at the Minnesota state fair. .To be seen, on the track during the racing will be a notable collee-' tion of Frontenacs, Rileys, Peng* • nots, Rajas, Cragars, Miller-Sco- fields, and other specially designed highpowered cars. Carnival is Set Up. . The Crowley United Shows arrived Sunday, and yesterday men. were busy setting up, and managers were having difficulty finding room for all of the concessions on. the ground. The new Octopus ride, first time ever shown in the nortbi half of the state, was on hand and was to be set up yesterday afternoon. The open-air dance floor was also }n place, and music by tha Rhythm Club orchestra will start' the dancers tonight as the first ot four big nights at the Kossutbj fair. Judging opened this morning. and the judges expect to have to rush to finish by the usual time tomorrow because of the larga number of entries. Race Barns Crowded. Horso race barns were crowded with more than 60 horses entered in the pace and trot tomorrow, and a similar race schedule for Thursday. Two running wees are scheduled each day. ' The annual team pulling contest will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning on the race track ia front of the grandstand, which will be free for this event. The annual parade of stock prizewinners will also be held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. There is a marked interest in tha night show this year, with tha Gertrude Avery Diamond revua sharing the spotlight with Spiller's Seals, the Three Valentinos, Happy Harrison's Dog, Pony and Monkey show, and Capt. Webb* who makes an 85-ft. dive from a tower platform into a small net. Scenery in Trailer-Trucks. Stage equipment for the revue arrived yesterday in large trailer trucks. A 40x60 stage will be set up on the track each afternoon following the close of the daylight program. Special lighting and scenic effects, never shown at any county fair before will be presented each evening. A large revolving stage is part of the revue's equipment. Three ball games will interest; fans. Tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock Fenton and Whittemore will play the opener, and Titonka and Wesley will play a second game immediately following the other game. Thursday afternoon Bancroft and Lotts Creek will play. A change in "pass-out" privilege es has been made. Now these stamps wil be honored only up till 7 p. m. Other fairs in this area close this privilege at 5 p. m., and many do not permit people to leave and return without repayment. Reserved Seats on Sale. Reserved seats are now on sale tor each and every performance at the grandstand. Thus people attending Tuesday can buy reserved seats for any coming show, and not have to rush, to get a choice seat. Reserved seats are 50 cents, and general grandstand admission is 35. Bleacher seats are 25 cents. Gate admission is 40c for adults and 25 cents for children in the afternoon, and 25 cents straight in the evening. There is no charge for taking autos into the grounds, where they will be parked free of charge. Goes Fast Stop H. H. DearchB, Algonfl, was fined |3 plus ?2.25 costs by Justice Danson Saturday for failing to oJ»y $ stop sign. He pleaded guilty.

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