Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on October 19, 1937 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 19, 1937
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fH£ WEATHER October 18-25—Cloudiness with Ifrenuent precipitation, slowly rls- ' temperature with readings nor- l or higher the remanider of the week. ALGONA, IOWA. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1937 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 5 Woman Dies In Crash After Attending Funeral Here SNOW DAMAGES TREES JMr3. Andrew Johnson, 60, Rolfe, killed when two cars collided [Friday evening's snowstorm .on overhead crossing seven miles 1st of Emmetsburg on highway is The cars were driven by rett Knudson, Emmetsburg frmcr, and Clarence Johnson, Al- City farmer, and son of Mrs. m. ,,rs. Johnson, who is the mother ['nine children, was riding beside L so». Six persons were taken [the Emmetsburg hospital suffer- ing injuries. Mrs. Clarence Johnson and-a son Alvin, 2 are in a serious condition. Another son Mo vin, 4, and Ins father were cut and bruised. Knutson suffered head and shoulder injuries, and his brother, Ordean suffered minor injuries. wero frnM f from the funeral of her aunt's husband, John Seip, Algona, who is a pioneer of the Kossuth county. Mrs Johnson recently had been a housekeeper at Sioux Rapids. Investigating officers were told that Knut- son's car skidded out of control on tho slippery highway. Dr. J. w. Woodbridge, Palo Alto country coroner, intends to hold an Inquest when Country Attorney J>e. Hand, absent from Emmetsburg, returns. Witnesses claim that the Knutson car skidded on the slippery pavement and the crash was unavoidable. Mrs Clarence Johnson's condition .was slightly improved Saturday morning The injuries of Molvin and his father may prove more serious than first expected. Cars driving Friday night accumulated heavy snow on the wind shield so thick that windshield wipers except on the newer cars, refused to work. Visibility because of the snow swirling in front of the car lights was also poor, and many near-accidents were reported. Most cars were driven at a snail pace, but several drivers, not acclimated to driving on snow-covered roads skidded off the highway at different parts of the county, according to reports here. kdeton May Be Missing Cline JRUESOME FIND AT HUMBOLDT UNIDENTIFIED ;ath is Placed at the Time Algonian Disappeared. [The gruesome find of a skeleton, lOthed only in pants, a shirt and nderwear at a gravel pit near lumboldt a week ago Sunday is Relieved by many 'Algonians to iave solved the mystery of the appearance of .Frank Cline, odd- Ibs man around 'Algona. I Mr Clino disappeared from Algo. the latter part of May presum- jbly on a trip to see some relativ- He has not been heard from Ince. He had been employed by leveral Algonians for more than tree years as yard man and had forked up a group of regular em- jloyers. He left'suddenly without Jivng any notice, which it is be- |eved would be unlike him unless i intended to be gone only a short Be, Came as Transient. j Mr. Cline came to Algona as a transient, looking for meals and odd jobs from house to house. He semed to like it in Algona and up to the time, of his disappearance, it is believed, intended to make his home here. It is known, however that he had rolatves in California, Sheriff Sexe of Humboldt, in a telephone conversation yesterday reported the remains had been cremated at Humboldt a week ago Monday. No other disappearance has been reported in this section of tho state at about the time the man died. If the remains are not those of Cline, then it is presumed that some tramp is the victim. A report of the discovery, as given by lastvweck's Humboldt Independent, follows: Probably Klod.roculed. Remains of an unidentified man, who had been dead several months and was possibly electrocuted, according to county officers, were been rolled to the elbows. Shoes and stockings were found eight or ten feet away at the top of a bank. The stockings had been stuffed into the shoes, which also contained a paring knife wrapped in paper. Directly above the body was an electric power line pole, wires from which were hanging to the ground. To the east between the body and the M. & St. L. railroad, were several small pools of water Coroner Dr. J. K. Coddington and Sheriff H. J. Sexe were called to view the remains and direct their disposal. It is the opinion of these men that some transient of the hobo type stopped for a wash, took hold of the dangling wires when he attempted to reclimb the bank, and was electrocuted. Power Shut, Off June 2. No power is now carried by the uviuijif, nj v,t_»uiiL> uiiiut;in ( VVtJlt! L i* — found southwest of the gravel pitsiP r ^ nch powor line lo cated there, Sunday afternoon by Robert Chant- ,o' B T e current ' Possibly about •1»0 volts, was carried till June 2, according to Doctor Coddington. On account of decomposition it land and W. F. Whitman, of Humboldt. The Humboldt men had gone to the pits, which lie three miles " vas un D°f«blo to tell whether any south of town, to fish. They camo upon the body in an isolated spot between the gravel company office and the west Des Moines river. Knife Wrapped in Pnpcr. Only the hones wisps of shirt, and a pair of trousers remained of bu ™ 8 had been suffered the and received orders to body cremated. Closest description of RED CROSS REFLECTS CARLSON AS CHAIRMAN The annual meeting of the Kossuth chapter of the Red Cross was held Wednesday evening at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. C. Paul Carlson presiding. Twenty attended and officers were elected for the ensuing year. They are: Chairman, the Rev. .Mr. Carlson; vice, the Rev. Geo. C. Vance; secretary, Mrs. Wolfe; and treasurer, H. L. Gilmore. . j Other chairmen appointed were Sec. O. S. Reiley, roll call; H. B. .White, publicity; Dr. John Kenefick, highway first aid; C. R. LaBarre, disaster; Joe Bloom, service; and Antoinette Bonnstetter, home farm, accident prevention. E. L. Johnson, Red Cross secretary of St. Louis, Mo., was present and plans made for an annual roll call. Chairmen of all Kossuth town chapters, together with J. F. Overmyer, Dr. M. G. Bourne, and the offices, compose the board of trustees. Monday, have the the man which can be approximated is that he was middle-aged and of medium the deceased. A cloth belt had evi- height, not over five feet eight. It dently been used to hold up the was impossible to surmise his com- trousers, which had been rolled toiplexjon or the color of his cloth- the knees. Arms of the shirt hading. Rifle Club to Meet. The Algona Rifle team is meeting this week in the basement of the Dahlhauser billiard hall to make necessary repairs on the ranges and plans for the winter season will be made. A membership campaign is now being conducted. Peasant Shooting Is Protested IPEN SEASON IS OPPOSED BY FARM GROUPS iirds are Too Scarce to Justify Hunting This Fall. Oppositon to the open season on peasants scheduled for Novem- er 12 to 14, is developing rapidly County. Farmers, as seem to be against it, and tsmen are, more or less in fav- 01 an open season. So far, Kos- l«th is °u the liBt as one of the •mint 1 " *»MV UC3 UUC Ul ll"! s '" whi b there will be an ison. However, farm wo- neglnnihg to "war" against ere seems to be a scarcity sants this year UMim! Week>S Advance . the Un- lw,°. hers and Daughters club's ftu open, seuson on was reported. ,The club iy the farmer needs the to eat insects which "ops; also, that the farm- IH'bv ii, a 1r, P rote «ts the birds, so Ih/m n° tUld he n °t benefit from *L i ° st( l ad of outsiders who car" 'he spoils? Wrds Are Costly, the hand> very tn, < cost story ' whlch y« L e iu most cases; for he for what he his license, hunting transportation, "counr l»'o fnr"^, 1 and Perhaps a fine or I01 \ trespassing". The, w r c °™ers' Mothers and the n I Unloa Club season. drew Petition at club meeting 1 last tne M68Srs and Elmore - Mlt ' . '. Rich, _. "Ward -iviVL"" 1 " 1 *• P- Nickerson, llo y H,,;., m - L. R. Walker, Ot- Pe'lfoM ' Cl T - Bjustrom, Or- L HOI*™- Robert Ward, Arch Rlcl1 ' I p, • •-" and A. i. tls leand McNeill, Ljowman, Will- Cruikshank . f gument against the 80 than at any time in recent years. Heavy snows of the last two winters have been harder on the bird population than have been hunters. Real conservationists, looking toward a future bird population, are alarmed over prospects of losing all the birds. They argue that it is better to have a closed season now with good hunting in prospects in the future, than have poor hunting now and none in the fu-j ture. ! On the whole it is believed that sentiment generally is against the open season, both among farmers and conservationists in towns who Iwve worked to establish game refuges for wild life-. Most of the pressure on the commission, it is believed, comes from sportsmen in central and southern Iowa who come to northern Iowa to hunt during the open season. Another factor which might have influenced the commission is the huge increase in hunting license income during the pheasant s&ason when the one-day-a-year hunter buys a license so he can accompany some friends on- a hunt, with the friends taking him to have an excuse for shooting more birds than the limit permits GOLF CLUB TO MAKE SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS New Well to Supply Water for Greens is Planned. A new policy was developed by the directors of the Algona Country club at a meeting of the directors last Thursday evening. During the past few years the surplus money from dues has been applied each year on the mortgage, which has now been reduced to only $1,500. Now the directors'are making plans to care for many needed repairs and changes that have been neglected during depression years. Already the grounds and greens committee, composed of Albert Ogren, F. L. McMahon, D. P. Smith, and R. E. Vincent, has hired one of the county graders to improve the road leading into the grounds. Dik'h is Filled In. ... j The ditch, where many players Nineteen more new automobiles [ are pena ij ze d by poor ground on were purchased in Kossuth Bounty | No _ 9 fa j nvay has been filled in. Gravel will also be hauled to cover 19 NEW GARS ARE SOLD IN COUNTY LAST WEEK mittee are now authorized to hire a "pro" were discussed and formulated. The house committee, composed of H. B. White, Carl Pearson and MYs. Ora Larson, is considering plans to permanently reroof the clubhouse and necessary small repairs in the building. Suggestions have also been made to replaster the outside of the building, for the pebble dash coating is crumbling away. Enlargement of the locker rooms and new lockers are also being discussed. -*TWO TEAMS TIED FOR LEAD IN ALLEY LEAGUE Standings in the bowling league following the first week of play with ten teams competing, this year »» v* v t**** «*•••— — — — _ last week to bring the total for October to 36. New Chevrolets were bought by. C E Ridenour, Will Drayton, and Mrs. Marie Lampright, Algona; Royce Babcock, Bancroft; Dr. Bahrie K. Bahnson, Martin Hantel- Fenton; Rollie Steele, Fred Winkleman, Lakota; and Charles Stroebel, Titonka. Fords: H. L. Hewett, Swea City, Burt. Nashes were bought by Joseph H Witte, St. Benedict, and FranK A 1 W I W»J • • ••-—- ., , VV«* *-«* fc«w o*"~ " Kettelson Bros., H. E. Hundert-| tQ di a new wel i near t h e river. mark, West Bend; Kent Motor Co., - • - Algona, and Evelyn F. Speicher, river, and the debris in the water has worn out the present pump, which will also have to be replaced. Drinking Water Sougljt, If possible, at a reasonable cost, water for drinking at each green will be obtained. Piping to the various greens may be enlarged if funds are sufficient. Other recommendations and suggestions are being considered by the committee. A number of the large greens may be cut in half to conserve labor in upkeep. A report was made to the direc- Fred De Vries, Titonka; and Oldsmobile by J. F. Overmyer, an Algona. Scliool Custodians Meet. The custodians of the schools in Kossuth and adjoining counties held an all-day conference at the hign schoo Saturday. The meeting start- charge of the meeting. Won Lost Skelly __— 3 0 Phillips 3 0 Titonka 2 1 Irvington 2 1 Wesley 2 1 Lu. Verne 1 2 Flowers 1 2 Burt f -1 2 Courthouse 0 3 Jr. C. of C. 0 3 Last night Skelly and Phillips bowled; tonight Wesley and Lu Verne; Wednesday, Courthouse and Irvington; Thursday, Flowers and Lu Verne; and Friday, Jr. C. of C. vs. Burt. . •—• Child Runs Across Street; Hit by Car Jean Dahl, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dahl, and an auto driven by Dennis Pratt collided Thursday in front of the Iowa liquor store. The little girl suffered no serious injuries and was taken to her father's office. , Mr. Pratt was driving north and Heretofore the water for the greens | the girl ran from behind a parked has been pumped direct from the | car tovcross the street. Mr. Pratt put on his brakes and brought his car to a stop immediately, but the little girl was knocked down, and the new grading on the roads. All possible work for the reseeding of greens Nos. 4 and 8 will be done this fall, and the actual 'seeding will be done early next spring, and if possible bent grass will be used. The grounds and greens committee was also authorized to install an entirely new watering sys- tern for the greens. It is necessary 47 OUT OF 83 TAX LEVIES DOWN FOR 1937 Small Increases Are Shown in 36 Districts. The majority of taxing district levies for this year for taxes payable next year are lower than the levies for 1036 which wer paid this year, but the decreases are small. Out of 83 taxing districts in the county 47 are lower than last year, and 36 are higher. No district has exactly the same tax. The tax levy table is printed elsewhere in this week's Advance and shows the exact levy lor each district. Districts whore the levy is slightly higher than last year are: Bancroft Incorp., Hurt Incorp., Penton Incorp., Fenton Incorp. lands., Lakota Incorp. lands., Ledyard, Incorp., Ledyard Incorp., lands, Lone Rock, Incorp., Lu- Verne Incorp. Dist. No. l«and 2, Lu Verne Incorp. lands, Swea City Incorp. Dist. No. 2. Wesley, Incorp., Wesley Incorp. Lands, Whittemore Incorp., Whittemore Incorp lands., Buffalo twp. Dist. No. 8., Bu-rt Ind. Burt, Burt Ind. Portland, Cresco twp., Fenton twp., German twp., Greenwood twp., Harrison twp., Dist. No. 2. Hebron twp., Ledyard Ind. Ledyard, Ledyard Ind. Harrison, Ledyard 'Ind. Springfield, Lone Rock Ind. Burt, Lone Rock Ind. Fenton, Lu Verne Ind. Lu Verne, Lu Verne Ind. Sherman, Riverdale twp., Wesley Ind. Wesley, Whittemore twp, and Whiternore Ind. Whittemore. Taxing districts where the levy is lower than last year are: Algona Dist. No. 1 and 2, Algona Incorp. lands, Lakota, Incorp., Swea City Incorp. Dist. No. 1, Swea City Inc. lands, Titonka Incorp., Algona Ind. Cresco., Algona Ind. Irvington, Algona Ind. Plum Creek, Algona Ind. Union, Bancroft Ind. Greenwood. Bancroft Ind. Ramsey, Buffalo twp. Dist. No. 7 and 9, Buffalo. twp. Cons., Burt twp., Corwith Ind. Prairie, Corwith Ind. Lu Verne, Eagle twp., Fenton Ind. Fenton, Garfield twp., Grant twp. Consl., Harrison twp. Dist. No. 3, Irvington twp. Lakota Ind. Ledyard, Lakota Ind. Lincoln, Ledyard twp., Lincoln twp. Lotts Creek twp., Lu Verne twp., Ottosen Ind. Garfield, Plum Creek twp., Portland twp., Prairie twp, Ramsey twp., Seneca twp. Consl. Seneca twp. Dist. No. 7 and 9, Sherman t'wp., Springfield township, Swea twp., Swea City Ind. Harrison, Swea City Ind. Swea, Union twp, West Bend Consl. Garfield and Wesley twp. Algona Meets Hampton Friday in Out-of-Town Conference Game The high school football team goes to Hampton Friday evening for the first out-of-town game of the season. Hampton has a strong team this year, but has been tied all three of its conference games to date, playing Humboldt 12-12; Webster City, 6-6; and Eagle Grove The Hampton team has about the same average weight as the locals, but will have an exceptionally fast back field, most of whom played last year. They also have a new coach. The locals stand in second place in the conference so far this year, although they have won only one game and have one tie in the conference. Tie games this year have kept Hampton and Webster City out of the running with a zero average. The heavy unseasonable snowstorm prevented the gathering of statistics on the Friday night game with Webster City but an indication is that Algona gained 81 yards to only 36 for the visitors in the second half of the game. Algona's forward wall has kept all visitors practically in midfield and causing them to resort to wide end and aerial attacks. The conference standing to date runs follows: Won Lost Tie Av. Iowa Falls 2 0 0 3000 Algona 1 o 1 1000 Eagle Grove _..! 0 2 1000 Clarion 2 ].' 0 666 Humboldt 1 2 1 333 Clear Lake 1 2 0 333 Hampton 0 03 0 Webster City 0 12 0 Besides the Hampton game this week Algona plays Clarion in the last home game next week Friday, Algona plays Clarion in the last home game next week Friday, Eagle Grove there November 3, and Humboldt there on Armistice day, November 11. Iowa Falls is the only conference team which the locals do not play this year. Coach Paul Berger and the football team are confident, baring injuries, that they can hold one of the topnotch positions in the conference, although the toughest part of the schedule remains. DISTRICT K, OF G. MEETING HELD AT ALGONA THURSDAY Eighty-five men attended a district K. of C. meeting at Anderson's hall Thursday evening. Towns represented were Emmetsburg, Estherville, Mason City, Whittemore, Wesley, and 'Algona. The principal speaker.-Father R. P. Murphy, Mason City, spoke on, "The Evils of Communism". Other speakers on the program were Dr. Donald Fitzgerald, Grand Night of :he Mason City Council; Emmet Ryan, Mason City, state treasurer; and Father Ahman and Father Mailinger, both of Algona. L. D. Breman, district deputy, of Emmetsburg, was to have been in charge of the meeting but was called to Des Moines to act on the soil conservation committee. C. H. OstSvinkle, grand knight of the Algona Council introduced John Hamines, former grand knight of Jmmetsburg, who acted as chairman. Music was rendered by John Lee Holtzbauer,,Jolin McEvoy, and Vincent Esser. Following the meeting, unch was served by Lecturer Chas. Bliley. • Gladiolus Group Plans State Show A Gladiolus Society meeting was held Tuesday evening at tne Al- ;ona Chamber of Commerce office. ?lans were made to enter in a contract for the 1938 state glad- olus show, which will be held in! nn ®; TEAMS PLAY TO SCORELESS TIE IN SNOWSTORM Three Inch Coating of Snow Hampers Players. Algona and Webster City football teams played to a scoreless tie in a snowstorm Friday night that coated the field with three inches of heavy wet snow. Neither team was able to take advantage of speed plays. Twice Algona staved off Webster City scores, and twice Webster City halted Algona's power plays when the goal was threatened. Algona kicked off to open the game, and Webster City quick kicked on the first play to the Algona 40-yd. line. A bad pass from center lost 20 yds. An Algona punt was blocked, but was recovered by Algona and another went just past midfield. Algona recovered a Webster City fumble on the Algona 47-yard line. Fumble is Costly. Algona made eight and three for a first down, and then repeated. Another play added 8, but a fumble cost 9 yards, and a punt went over the goal giving the ball to Webster City on the 20-yd. line. Webster City's first play, a punt, was called back and Algona penalized for offsides. Two plays made first down for Webster City. The next play added seven, but the third lost 10 yards on a fumble. Webster City punted to Algona's 30- yard line. Algona received the ball, but it was taken from Algona and given to Webster City for clipping. The clipping was not intentional but was caused by trying to stop in a snow-covered slippery field. Webster City Threatens. Webster City took the ball to Algona's 25-yard line as the quarter ended. On the first play of the second quarter Webster City made five, and then drew a 15-yard penalty for clipping caused also by slippery footing. Webster City was forced to punt, and the remainder of the second period was played in midfield with neither team able to gain. On the opening kick-off of the second half the Wehster City receiver ran through the entire Algona team, but was downed from behind on the Algona 12-yard line. Algona held for downs and took the ball on the 9-yard line. Algona made four successive first downs to take the ball to midfield where a pass was intercepted on the Webster City 44-yard line. Down on One-Yard Line. Webster City made a first down just as the third period ended. Webster City was forced to punt, and the ball was downed on the Alona one-yard line. A bad kick went out.on the 15-yard line. Alona again held for downs, taking the ball on the 20-yard line and making two first downs before they punted to Webster City's 42-yard Believe Britt Burglars Took Gasoline Here Burglars,, who entered the Standard Oil bulk station east of the Northwestern tracks and north of McGregor street Thursday night or Friday morning are believed to have made raids in at least three other towns the same night. Four buildings at Woden and two places at Britt were entered. At Forest City a car was stolen, which was recovered Saturday at Jefferson, where it had evidently been abandoned. The car was owned by Bert Thompson, attorney, who has often been an Algona visitor. Here the burglars contented themselves with taking some 15 gallons of gasoline and a quantity of oil in the burglary of the oil wagon, which was inside the station garage. Extent of the loot of the burglars at Woden, where four safes and cash registers were broken into, and at Britt, has not been learned here. tors by the "pro" committee pointed several weeks ago ap- and composed of J. A. Haggard, Fred B ; Timm. and Dr. W. D. Andrews. Conditions under wWcb, the corn- suffered only bruises. Doctor Howe is Dead. Dr. E. A. Howe, Bancroft veterinarian for 46 years, died Saturday at his home, and funeral services Algona next year The Algona society-is to furnish a room, janitor, make necessary arrangements, and raise $100 to 'help defray the expense of the state society, which, in turn, will provide medals, cups, etc. for the show. «Speaks at Kiwanis. August Huenhold, who recently were held yesterday at the Baptist | returned from a trip to Germany church. He is survived by his wife and a sister, who lives in Illinois. Doctor Howe was 71 years old. Tard Work Storm window- and yard help can be obtained by applying at the national reemployment service. There are several men wanting to do this sort of work, The office I? above the Iowa State bank. and France, spoke last Thursday at Kiwanis. A story of Mr. Huenhold's trip was recently printed in the Advance. an Dickinson is Speaker. Sen. TU J. Dickinson gave address &t a dinner of the Congregational Men's Forum held at Britt Thursday evening. The Rev. Geo. Vance accpmpanled him over. Webster City opened a pass attack, netting nine on the first, and 23 yards on a second pass to take the ball to the Algona 20-yard line. The next play netted a yard, but the next gained 14 yards for first down on the Algona 5-yard line. The next play gained three yards. On the following play Webster City fumbled and Algona recovered back of the goal for a touchback and took the hall on the 20-yard line. Algona made a first down in two plays as the game ended. , D,espitfj the snowstorm the high school band paraded, and thero was a good-sized crowd of fans on hand for the game. It snowed all during the game, and linesmen and officials had difficulty in determining first down* 09 the snow covered CARL WAUGE DIES SUNDAY; LIVED IN ALGONA 48 YEARS Carl Wauge, 70, died Sunday at the Kossuth hospital following an illness of diabetes and heart disease. Funeral services will be. held this afternoon (Tuesday) at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. C. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery. Mr. Wauge was born May 19, 1867, at Brunswick, Germany. He came to the U. S. in 1889, and had lived in Algona ever since. He was a barber for 28 years in Algona. Mr. Wauge 'married Anna Fessel at Boaz, Wis., Jan. 27, 1898. The Wauges had" no children. Besides his widow, Mr. Wauge is survived by two nieces and two nephews in Germany, and two nephews in America, Fritz at Label, Kans., and Carl Jr., whose whereabouts is unknown. Mr. Wauge has no living brothers or sisters. Out-of-town relatives here for the funeral are: Mrs. Dora Kelm and son Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kelm, and Mrs. Mary Kelm, all of Waterville; Mrs. Arthur Edwards, Morristown, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Bobo and family, Elba Minn.; and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bobo, Emmetsburg. Former Titonkian Dies in St. Paul John O'Hara, St. Paul, 53, was buried last week Thursday at St. Paul. He was born and reared on a farm near Titonka and lived there till he was 20 years old when he moved with his family to St. Paul and started in railroad work, being a conductor till recently. His funeral was attended by his cousins, Nora McEnroe, L. E. McEnroe, and Mr. and Mrs. John E. McEnroe. Mr. O'Hara and wife, with their little daughter Marianna have made annual visits to his farm at Titonka and relatives in Algona. —, r* — . Everybody Good Again, Storm weather over the week-end seems to have resulted in everyone behaving themselves. Neither the Delia Welter or the P. A.. Danson justice courts or the mayor'p court did any business in the criminal line the past week, although a few "regular" run of bad checks were entered on the dockets. -*Will Preach Here. The Rev. R. B. Clearwaters, of Leslie, Mich., will preach at the Baptist church Sunday, as a candidate for the pastorate. The Rev. Mr. Clearwaters is a brother of Richard V. Clearwaters, of Cedar Rapids, president of the recent state Baptist convention. LIMBS BREAK FROM WEIGHT IN BLIZZARD Heavy Snow is Held by Leaves, Small Branches. A surprise blizzard Friday night spread more than six inches of heavy snow on the ground and did considerable damage to trees and shrubbery. In all parts of town. limbs of all sizes were pulled from trees by the weight of the snow. The heavy snowfall set a neir record for early snows in this part of the country, and daily paper* Saturday and Sunday reported that it had been many years since the last such occurance. Rain followed the snow Sunday, and by that evening most of the fall had melted. The skies cleared Sunday night, but Monday mornig a heavy fog blanketed the county, and was so> thick that in the early morning hours it was impossible to see the. street lights more than a half & block away. Foliage Holds Snow. Damage to trees resulted when the foliage caught the heavy snow and held it. Few trees have released leaves, and the wet sticky snow- piled thickly on every branch and leaf. The branches were not able to stand the extra weight, though there was not enough wind to more than gently sway the tops of tha trees. Duck hunters along the river Saturday reported that branches were breaking almost continuously and sounded like a continuous gunfire. Several trees in Algona lost branches up to eight inches thick, and small trees and bushes were broken off close to the ground. Young trees up to four and five inches thick, were broken off a few feet above the ground and where once tha limbs pointed upward they now are broken and drag on the ground. Phone Lines Damaged. Much damage to telephone and electric light lines was done by the falling branches. The snow was too wet to stick to the wires, henca little other damage was done. Several high lines in the county were reported down, and some places were without electricity for a time till repairs could be made. Snow was general ' throughout the northern half of the state and extended as far south as Des Moines, where it melted almost as fast as it fell. The Register Saturday reported several Friday night football games in north Iowa cancelled but the Algona-Webster City game was played despite the continual fall of snow. Local weather prophets are predicting a long hard winter for this part of the state. The early snowfall is cited as evidence that snow will be heavier than normal. Corn Picking Halted. The snow and heavy rain that followed Sunday put a halt to corn picking, and set farm work back at least a week. Some unpicked corn was damaged when the heavy snow tore ears from the stalk and in some sections of standing stalks caught enough snow to pull the whole stalk down. Friday and Saturday's snow and rain totaled 1.47 inches of water. Fortunately the snow was not accompanied by wind and the temperature remained comparatively high. Temperatures for the week follow: High Low Prec. Oct. 11 74 Oct. 12 60 Oct. 13 42 Oct. 14 45 Oct.-15 38 Oct. 16 38 Oct. 17 : 55 46 33 26 20 25 31 31 .09 1.19 .19 Cars Sideswiped on Wet Paving Sunday Selma Nelson, Graettinger, driving a 1937 Ford V-8, and C. E. Wilson, Ayrshire, driving a Plymouth, sideswiped cars on the wet pavement seven miles west of Algona Sunday evening. The Ford spun around several times, finally coming to a stop 147 steps from, the point of the impact. The Plymouth wag- also turned around but did not go far. Neither of the drivers was injured. The Pontlac was coming east and the Ford going west behind another car. Sheriff Casey Loss was called to the scene of the accident and made an official report. Five Permits to Wed are Issued Marriage licenses were issued last week to five couples by Mrs. Katheryn McEvoy, cleric of the dls* trict court. They are: Sylvester W. Thilges, Ottosen, Elizabeth A. Besch, West Bend; Arthur G. Burnett and Lucinda'Wiemer, of Lu Verne; Benjamin C. Zelgler and Mildred Wbalen Mankato, Minn.; Hugo H. Berninghaua and Maliada M. Ruhnke, both of Wbittemore; and Glen C. Johnson and Ali.ce. Wlese, both, of Algona.. Mr. and Mrs. Zeigler were worried by Justice

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