THE WEATHER I ~~"~ I October 25:30, Inclusive — Mild leather much of the week, with V much precipitation Indicated. !• •—— Jrolume 37 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 1937 12 Pages 96 Columns Number 6 N 10-YEAR SENTENCE Igonian's Daughter Escapes Death In School Bus Tragedy .ASSIE GIRL IIS INJURED IN M, C, ACCIDENT i iven Children, Two [Teachers, Driver of Bus Killed. orraine Klassie, daughter of S. JKiassie, who owns and operat- pe garage south of the Algona escaped with minor injuries 'the Rock Island stream-lined Bn, the Rocket, plowed into a Dwick school bus in which she i a passenger, and killed seven fldren, two teachers, and the I driver in a brick and tile fac- ' yard at Mason City Friday. Hr. Klassie and George Bell, an Jloye in his Renwick garage, and (ir wives, immediately jumped i a car when they heard of the lident and drove at full speed Mason City. Enroute to Mason they tuned in on KGLO radio lion there, but the newscaster led to report the whereabouts Ithelr children, but listed them "unaccounted for" and stated several had not been identi- Girl Braised, But Alive. f[\th growing anxiety they en- Mercy hospital and there Klassie was first to see her ghter, badly bruised, but safe. |ile mother and daughter were bracing, Mrs. Bell turned to : . Klassie and expressed the hope „ would find .their;, son safe, un- are the body "of'her'boy was tilated almost beyond recogni- and lay unidentified in the Irgue. nos Amosson; of Ooldi'ield, was [the morgue at this time and 1 identified the body- of the Bell hth as that of his son Donald. I. Bell, when he arrived at the |rgue grimly surveyed the body " said without hesitation, "That Imy boy." The identification was Ide by the* clothes, and Amosson, leu a ray of hope, found it shat- fed a few minutes later when he pnd the body of his son in an- er part of the building,'also al- ist unrecognizable. Mr. Klassie Interviewed. Mr. Klassie, speaking of the tra- Saturday, told a Mason City pbe-Gazette reporter, "Its awful ire still can't believe it's so. We the children looso too much. i shouldn't have let them make I trip." a n the meantime three separate 'estigations of the crash got un- way Monday. One was being iducted by the railroad officials, [other by the Cerro Grodo county oner, and a third by the brick tile works. An investigation ithe Renwick school authorities Is held up pending burial of the ftims over the three-day period Sunday to this afternoon. fie crash occurred on the pri- grounds of the brick and tile t to which the students had taken by two teachers on a fustrial trip through Mason City ufacturing plants as a part of |6chool course. There Avere 29 school bus making the trip, the bus was driven by Rex pson, father of two pre-school most Read Advertisements This Week ;|nd listed as the |reful Renwick bus driver. Track Yiew Obscured. 'lew of the railroad track was jscured by a huge pile of large " Paralleling the road which ad through the plant property ' as the school bus reached the * the Rocket came and ehear- I the front of the bus from the 'Msis and scattered the rest of ;bus in splinters. ie driver, the two teachers, 'en Morton and Dorothy Ross, seven children in the front of p bug were instantly killed. The l« were thrown clear of the <*age, four being seriously r f and the others escaping with "'sea, cuts and similar injuries. P* children were' 14 to 16 years m The dead pupils Pier, j ames Belli are Patsy i iuaa cedar, aid Amosson, Albert Siemens, Eggerth, and Lowell Kell- Muulemau at Service. > Rev. W. G. Muhleman, Algot superintendent, assisted Pastor •™ser in services yesterday after- Patricia Turner at Methodist church. the s curc. Zf\ M ' Klrk Sperry, former Perintendent at Ledyard, an- ed Sunday V ight that high l would not be resumed ti« week Monday, but that the to- huge crowd visited the scene y l? cc , idwt Sunday, and blgh- olman a^d Btespn City po- seat to direct traffic and estimated the crow<j wo people stopped during tho n0 r d , ani ° nS tho "««'" ad v™ed, and "° dr ' V ° to Algona to take advantage of abo^ snow tins fa 1 is seen in a week ago Saturday's record fall There in I"* 1 " 1 - 1 }, 8Umm ° r " thls fal1 ' and the weather indications are o nponln • C T° SU ? d0 " ly - Advances aro bein S ™»e<l to hun- of people m tho eastern part of Kossuth county who are not subscribers To those this paper is an Introduction .ton times the cost of a subscription can be saved by watching and taking advantage of buying opportunities such as the present. tha? F. H, SLAGLE WRITES FROM FLORIDA HOME Wants Ten Algonians to Help Him Open New Home Site. Port Richey Fla., Oct. 16 — I have not received a paper from Al- 50 na for some years, and so do not know whether W. C. Dewel is still editor of the Advance or has retired to Riverview cemetery. I am still on the Cotee river, but im considering taking to "the aill." Last week I visited the county seat and learned of a proposition whereby choice ten-acre tracts held by the state can be bought or a low price. This land lies at an elevation of Yds. lost scrimmage — 12 100 feet above the surrounding Yds made scrimmage __109 country. It has no paimsett or oth- Passes attempted ------- 11 er stumps to grub out, and it is an Passes completed ------ 8 Ideal place for a summer or winter Yds gained passes ---- 109 liorne or both. Passes inter. 2 Yd. penalties 5 . . . .. . . Fumbles 0 A rise of five or ten feet here is Y ds punt av — - 35 ..MIL. for most of the land ig ' ~~~~~~~ Small "Hills" in Florida. "hill" level on the west coast. CLARION TO GOME FRIDAY NIGHT FOR LAST HOME GAME The last home football game of the season will be played here Friday evening against Clarion at the Athletic park. Clarion, which has won two games and lost two, has a strong team which will be hard to beat. Since the locals are also strong, this game is expected to be one of the best of the season. The locals showed strength and determination Friday, beating the Hampton team, after Hampton had run up a score of 19-0 in the first 14 minutes of play. The locals after recovering their astonishment buckled down to business and not only held the Hampton team scoreless the rest of the game but outplayed them from that time on. Stastics on the game follow: j Alg. Hamp. (First downs ' 10 12 -- - '- 20 260 12 2 25 1 40 1 26 46 TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY OF CHURCH BOARD Presbyterian Church Everywhere Fetes Mission Board. All over the world this week-end Presbyterians will be celebrating he centennial of the church board f foreign missions. Observance will begin here Fri- kickoffs 34 Lynk made the first touchdown If I move there I want some ia the Sec0 nd quarter through the neighbors, for at present there is , ine for one yard after a ser ies of not a house in sight there. I want ]ine plays and pass to Muckey. The ten or more of my good Algona secom j touchdown came in the 3rd friends to let me buy tracts for aua ,. t er when Mitchell intercepted them at this site, where they can a nass on Algona's 25-yd line and escape Iowa's cold winters and hot ,. an 55 yar( ]s to Hampton's 20-yd. summers. I have now spent eight \ ine _ & pass Lynk to Muckey was summers here and they are much goo[1 j or a touchdown. The third cooler than Iowa's. touchdown was made in the fourth I don't want anyone to come qual . te .r wjien Lynk passed 30 yards with the idea of making a living. to McNeil and several downs took People who come should have jt to t ), e 5_yd. line and a pass made enough income to live here in ease tne goa i_ Lynk went through the and comfort and amuse themselves ]i ne f or the extra points on the last by raising a small orange grove, chickens, etc. The land is especially two touchdowns. During the second half the locals adopted to citius fruits and was comp ieted 7 of, 8 passes in their mostly planted to them during the | aer j a i attack and the game ended boom, but afterwards it was let | w jth the locals on Hampton's S-yd. line ready for another touchdown after Willason had intercepted pass. ^ Kiwanis Election is Dated Thursday J. L. Bonar and J. D. Lowe were nominated for president of the Kiwanis club at a meeting of past presidents of the organization Friday evening. A. L. Long and E. W. Lusby were nominated for vice- president. Three directors are to 36 chosen from the following nominees: D. C. Hutchison, George L Miller, Russell Maxwell, James Murtagh, C. H. Williams, Dr. C. D Schaap, and Dr. Karl Hoffman Election will be held Thursday at the regular noon luncheon, but the officers do not take office till January 1. Training schools are held in this period by district and national instructors. grow to weeds. Then everything was burned. Can Fish All Day. The site is three miles from town. A fisherman v can fish every day if if he wants to. A high line passes through the tract. Let friends write me, and I will answer all inquires. Port Richey is getting to be too big a town for me. We now have five filling stations, four tourists camps and one saloon. We have no town debt, and only $2 tax on each home. I am a member of the council, and refused to be mayor. New Port Richey has a tax on similar homes at from $100 to $600, and the town is dead. <U the age of 72 I have mowed the lawns and been caretaker for 13 homes during summers. The pay- is small, but it furnishes me food, such as it is. I can not do such hard work another year, and the Lord only knows what I shall live ° U If 'voii live on your own place here more than half the year and make it your home, you are exempt from all county and state taxes. Come and get it. New Section Boss to Live at Wesley Wesley, OctTJJS^Gail Stockwell, who a good many years ago moved to Sheldon, where he had ever since been section boss on the Milwaukee, has been returned succeeding Martin Didrikson, Algona, resigned and his section runs from Algona to Wesley. The fam.ly will mow to Wesley as soon as house arrangements can be made. The Delbert Bentons and the Charts Prices, now occupy the Stockwel hnuse Vhich is near the Kleinpe fer store, at the east end of main street. thB day Police were - - . at Af°tJr ^railroad investi^tion Mondav it was announced that no BrSd U had been broken and in in r f£t the train was proceeding The charge was fil McDonald. A case a normal Only 2 Offenders in Justice Court Kossuth citizens have behaved fairly well during the last two weeks. As evidence, only one new criminal case has been filed in justice court. Earl Toothman, Burt was to be tried before Justice Welter last evening for failure to_obey a stop sign, ed by D. L. against George Lichter, charged with improper tail lights, was to be tried yesterday. This charge was filed some time ago, but Lich ter failed to appear till yesterday Estherville Group Plans_Rotary Club Four business men from Esther ville were here Monday to attend the noon meeting of the Rotary club They are planning to estab lifih a new club at Bstherville an< came to make investigations to that end. They were G. J. McDon aid, banker; Geo. W. Thompson lumberman; Herbert Drey, 'note man; and William Sykes, sepretary of the Estherville chamber of com mVrce. Banker R. H. Miller Intro duced them. day evening with a ellowship supper in covered-dish the church dining room for member.? of church nd congregation. No formal program is contemplated, but the Rev. C. Paul Carlion, pastor, will give something of he history of the Rev. D. S. Mc- >omb, a Presbyterian minister who organized the first church of any denomination in Kossuth. McComb is Hnricd Here. Mr. McComb's body was buried n Riverview cemetery hera. Another event of the evening will be listening to a radio broadcast rom New York City by Dr. Robert C. Speer, retired senior secretary of the. board of foreign missions. This will be a 10-mimite address, and it will be heard bver a radio set installed for the occasion by Milton Dahl, of the Kossuth Radio & Electric Co. Mr. Carlson will devote his Sunday morning pulpit hour to a history of the board of foreign missions. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock the members of the church and friends will go to the cemetery where a jrief service will accompany :he laying of a wreath at the Me- Comb grave. 1'lay Will Be given. The evening sermon hour has been reserved for a missionary play, Faith Chest, by Charlotte Hiltner, to be given by local talent. This is a one-act play epitom- zing the church's 100 years of foreign missions. Characters will be taken as follows: Mrs. Reed, elderly retired missionary with missionary nncestory, Mrs. Geo. St. John. Three girls in Westminster group —Sarah Allen, Mrs. Vernell Hard;rove; Rachel Conwell, Artha Hardgrove; Ann Hart, Ann Ste- britz. Two foreign girls, students at Volumbia university—Persian girl, Gamila Zenati, Mrs. Art. Schunk; Korean girl, Ninna Choi, Mrs. J. D. McDowell. Start Made in 1856. B. F.'Reed's county history says that the Rev. Mr. • McComb came here alte in the summer of 1856, 79 years ago and with the help of the H. A. Hendersons, Algona, the Michael Reibhoffs, on the Black Cat, the Jacob Wrights, Irvinston, and the Alexander Browns, Cresco twp. organized the Presbyterian church. The history goes on to say: "Mr. McComb located his preemption up on the Black Cat a few miles north of Algoaa. He began his work preaching in the log cabins of the families whom he later had for members of his ALGONA COMES FROM BEHIND TO WIN GAME Overcomes 19 - Point Lead to Win at Hampton. The following account of the Hampton - Algona game in which Algona came from 19 points behind to win 20-1!) is. written by I). E. Gies, of Irvington, an Algona football fan who has followed Algona's football fortunes for many years. In perhaps the wildest wide open brand of football ever played by an Algona team the Bulldogs were victorious over a fighting Hampton team by a score of 2019 Friday night at Hampton. The game opened with Algona kicking off to Hampton's 25-yard line, Hampton returning to the 40. And on five plays Hampton scored a touch-down. Blocking out the ends in the first quarter seemed to be very easy for Hampton and the Algona team looked very groggy. However after Hampton had scored its third touchdown early in the second quarter Algona came to life just as Hampton was trying for a fourth touchdown. A pass was intercepted by Michel on his own 25-yd. line and he ran it back to Hampton's 20-yd. line, a 55-yd. run through the entire Hampton team. Algona's blocking on this play was excellent and it seemed as though time after time Michel was sure to be tackled but some Algona man would come in to block out the,, would-be tackier. Algona Pass Scores. Algona then made a first down on Hampton's 8-yd. line and on the fourth down scored on a beautifully executed fake pass play. It's a play that's almost impossible to stop "With the entire team playing to a wide right end sweep the left em or a back sneaks out to the left at full speed and just as the ball carrier gets clear over to the right side of the field he spins and sends a long pass to the left into the arms of the receiver. This play was made in the closing minutes of the first half. The half ended with Algona recovering a Hampton fumble on the Hampton 32-yd. line. The 'score then was Hampton 19, Algona 6. The second half opened with Algona kicking to Hampton's 20-yd line and downing the runner on the 30-yd. line. Hampton was forced to punt and from that time on it was Algona's game. Second Score is Made. With Lee, Long and Lynk doing the running Algona took the bal to the Hampton goal line and scdr ed a second touchdown. The try for point was good with Long plunging over standing up. Score: Hampton 19, Algona 13. Algona kicked off to Hampton and the kick was on-side, L'ong recovering the hall for Algona on the Hampton 42-yd. line. Hampton held and on the fourth down Lynk faded way back and threw a long pass down the field to Bud McNeil who made a sensational catch of the ball on the Hampton 12-yd line for a first down. After a line plunge by Long gaining three yards ,the Bulldogs Junior Chamber Active in Plan For 'Skating Rink' at the Pond church. After the town hall was built in Algona he used to occasionally hold service in it Sunday afternoon. ''All the preachers about that time had hard work getting a very • large audience. Ed, Blackford remembers going to hear Rev. McComb one Sunday when he and another boy and John Heckart made up the audience. Church Formed in 1857. "After the Schryver and Love families located on the Black Cat the Presbyterians became considerably increased in number as the result. The church was organized September 25, 1857, by Samuel T. Wells, a traveling missionary in the Presbytery of Dubuque. Nine persons joined at that meeting, and five more jined the next day at Irvington, to which place the session had been adjourned for that purpose." The Junior Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a dance this week Thursday evening at the V. F. W. hall above the Anderson grocery. The Algona Rhythm club orchestra will furnish music. Tickets may be purchased from the members of the Junior Chamber at 75c for the evening. The proceeds will be used to build a skaters' shed for protection from the weather at the soft water pond. This is planned to be 10x20 feet in size. A counter for the serving of hot coffee, light lunches, etc., is planned. Members of the Junior Chamber are expected to be at the pond next Sunday to help build the shed. A county grading crew is building a road grade . to the north side of the pond and will also erect snowfence which will also serve to limit parking of cars. The city is erecting at least one large pole for lights. The city will also have the firemen drive a fire truck to the pond once a week to spray a thin coating of water over the pond and thus keep the ice smooth. It is understood that the city's snowplow will be used when excess snow falls. A caretaker will be on hand at the pond to care for shelter house and to sweep the pond when necessary. the again pulled and executed the trick pass play it to perfection for New Pastor Suffers Burns. The Rev. F. E. Burgess, new Methodist pastpr, filled the pulpit Sunday with his right hand swathed in bandages. A week ago he was generating a gasoline stove, and it blazed up. H« carried the stove outdoors, and in so doing suffered burns on the hand. More Jobs for Pratt's. The Pratt Electric Co. has been awarded two more big wiring contracts. One Is a new postoffice at Tipton, near Iowa 'City, the other a new men's'dormitory at Iowa City. \ Teachers' Tests Three Days, . Uniform county teachers' examinations will be conducted in the courtroom this week' Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with County Supt. and Mrs. Shirley in charge. the third and final touchdown. The point after touchdown was made by pluasjng over the line by Long. Score Algona 20, Hampton 19. The ball changed hands several times there after and Algona had •again recovered the ball deep in Hampton's territory as the gun sounded ending the game. iPoor Lighting Blamed. For Algona the entire team deserved the greatest admiration for their courageous uphill fight' that was against great odds. The writer scouting around on a suspicion of his own uncovered some facts that may solve the mystery of why the Bjilldogs could not stop the wide end runs on which Hampton scored in the first period. He found the lights had a peculiar glare across the field and a pair of sun glasses were almost needed. Talking to a few of the Hampton school boys it was found that Hampton always scored first in its previous games, and looked like a world beater in the first quarter and then seemed to be just another ball club. The lights might throw a little light on the subject. All in all it was a great game and to a hundred or more Algo- nians it was an enjoyable trip topped off by a hilarious two hours of fun after the game at a Hampton cafe. CARLSONS MAY LEAVE ALGONA FOR NEW POST Pastor Has Received Call to a Pulpit at St. Paul. Algona may be about to lose another popular minister, the third in three months. The Rev. C. Paul Carlson has received a call to a St. Paul Presbyterian church. Mr. Carlson will submit his resignation of the local pastorate at a called meeting of the church next Monday evening. Presbyterian pastors cannot pick up and leave of their own volition. They must have the consent of their people. The local Presbyterians are reluctant to give Mr. Carlson his de- mission, but may do so in his own interest. In that event he will accept the St. Paul call. Promotion for Carlson. The transfer, if made, will be a decided promotion for Mr. Carlson, particularly for so young a man, The St. Paul church is much larger than Algona's and the $50,000 church building is brand new. There is a $10,000 debt'against the building, and it was in part because of Mr. Carlson's work here in improvement, of the church building that the call to a new field was extended. H he accepts the pastorate he will have this debt to clear off. Mr. Carlson is serving only his third pastorate here. He came to Algona four years ago from Rolfe, his second pastorate. His first pastorate was at Hayfield, Minn. Old Home at St. Paul. In case of transfer to St. Paul s effected, the Carlsons will return to their old stamping grounds. Mr Carlson was reared at St. Paul, and Mrs, Carlson hails from Minenapo- lis. The parents of both Mr. and Mrs. Carlson live in the two cities respectively. Mr. Carlson's father :s a tailor. The Carlsons have been active and popular here, and Mr. Carlson has done outstanding work towards building up the local church both as regards the church properties and the spiritual and other activities of the congregation, the Sunday school, and the other or- ;anizations. Mr. Carlson has been . member of the Kiwanis club. Mr. Carlson was graduated from a Minneapolis'high school, later from MacAlester college after which he took a post-graduate course at the Minnesota state university. He pursued divinity studies at a Presbyterian theological seminary at Omaha, where both the Dachelor's degree and the master's degree in theology were conferred on him. Mrs. Carlson is also a Mac Alester graduate. The St. Paul church's call came unsolicited. This church is known as the Cherokee Heights Presbyter- an church and it has some 350 members. The church building was erected in 1928. x SKELLY LEADERS IN BOWLERS' TOURNEY Reiley is Speaker at Garner Meeting Oliver S. Reiley, secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce, was speaker at a monthly meeting of the Garner Woman's club last week Tuesday evening. Hia subject was "Lady America—Her Peace Policy." Mr. Reiley gave the Legion's stanc on present peace efforts.. Ninety persons it|ended. The Skelly team has the lead in the local bowling league having won all games so far this year. Out-of-town teams are ahead of the Courthouse team which won the championship last year. The Junior Chamber of Commerce team is in jottom position. Last night Irvington and Burt were to bowl.,. Tonight the Courthouse meets Titonka. Tomorrow night the Junior Chamber of Commerce plays Phillips; Thursday, Skelly vs. Lu Ver.ne; Friday, Wes- ey vs. Flowers. The standings, after last week, 'ollow: W. L. Pet. Skelly 6 0 1000 Wesley 5 i 833 Irvington _ 3 3 500 Phillips __ 3 3 500 Lu Verne 3 3 500 Burt 3 3 500 Titonka 2 4 333 Flowers ___• 2 4 333 Courthouse _._ 2 4 333 Jr. C. of C. 1 5 167 • Temperatures Drop Then Stage a Rise Temperatures last week showed the advance of fall, with the mercury staying at one above freezing Friday. In a week-end reversal the thermometer stayed above freezing all day Sunday and rose as high as 57 degrees in the afternoon. The weather Monday \\i\s also mild. The week's record follows: Oct. Oct. 17 18 /Oct. 10. Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. Oct. 22 23 55 53 45 50 37 33 47 Oct. 24 57 31 39 40 34 30 25 20 87 .19 .10 .08 Free Movie Will Be Presented Here A talking moving picture, "Stan," will be presented by Algona Standard Oil dealers at the V. F, W. hall next week Wednesday. Three shows will be given, one at 4 p. m., the others at 7:30 and 9 o'clock, and admission will be free. The picture, a full-length production made in Hollywood, features Robert Armstrong, Peggy Shannon and Andy Clyde, and deals with the life of a typical mid-western agent of the company. A detailed plot is woven into the picture, which is Auto Sales Slump to Only 5 in Week A 'slump 1 has hit the local new automobile market. Only five new cars were sold last week. New models come on the market at this time of the year, and prospects postpone purchases till they can look them all over. Purchases of the five new cars were Adolph Mortenson Swea City, and R. P. Norton, Algona, Chevrolets; Marvin Wm. Baum, Lakota, Ford; W. M. Merritt, Algona, Chrysler; and Walter S. Hunt, Lu Verne, Pontiac. « ~- . New Pastor Joins Rotary. The R.ev, F, B. Burgess, new Methodist minister here, has been elected to membership in the Rotary club, and he attended his first meeting Monday noon. He succeeds the Rev. J. H. Edge as a member. Reformation Festival Planned, A Reformation festival will be celebrated at the Trinity Lutheran church here next Sunday. The services will start at 10:30 a. m. reported filled with thrilling suspense, comedy, and action. Collection Hobby Told at Kiwanis Dr. R. M. Wallace spoke last Thursday before the Kiwanis club on one of his hobbies, the collection and finishing of stones. He showed samples of rocks which he had sawed into different shapes with a special sawing equipment and had polished through several operations to secure deepness of tone color. Doctor Wallace also has another hobby, archery, on which he spoke to the club some weeks ago. He conducted the archery division at the recent Conservation League Field day west of Bancroft. Expert's Work With a Gun Illustrated In connection with a gun and ammunition exhibit in their west display wndow, Kohlhaas & Spilles are showing a remarkable illustration of shooting by an expert. This is a sheet of tin two feet high by 18 inches broad bearing the outline of an Indian head in war dress in holes made by rifle shot. This job was done at the recent Bancroft Field day, and the same expert could shoot outlines of rabbits etc. The expert stood some 25 feet from the target and fired rapidly. PLEADS GUILTY, SENTENCED,ON THREE CHARGES Heavy Manacles Used to Halt Escape f Attempts. •Eugene L. Walsh, who boasted that Kossuth officers would not take him to the penitentiary and. would not convict him, Monday: morning pleaded guilty to three criminal charges before Judge George A. Heald of Spencer, and that same day left for Fort Madison to hegin serving a ten-year sentence. Walsh pleaded guilty to aiding a felon to escape from jail, Violating the state anti-narcotic law, and to breaking jail. The 10-year term, was given on his plea of guilty to the first charge, that of aiding a. criminal to escape. On the narcotic charge he was sentenced to two years, and on the jail hreak charge to one year. The latter two charges however, run concurrently with :he 10 year term, hence they -will have little effect on him. Handcuffs on Chain. No chances were taken with Walsh by Sheriff Loss and Marshal Green when they left with him the penitentiary. All during the time Walsh has been in custody outside of jail he has been heavily manacled, and a heavy lead chain attached to the handcuffs has been, held securely by some officer who did not take his eyes off Walsh. Walsh has threatened to escape more than once even cursing and verbally abusing the officers with threats to "get them" if they stood in his way when he made the escape attempt. The threats had no effect on the officers, who merely added precautions. The lead-chain, reserved for criminals of the worst type and rarely used was pressed into service. Escape is Prevented. The chain has^ a large ring at one' end so that it can be easily held in the hand or slipped up on, the arm by the officer holding it. The other end of the 'chain, which, is about four to five feet long, is securely attached to handcuffs. If the prisoner made an attempt to- escape the pull of the chain would turn the cuffs causing enough pain to make the criminal change his mind about getting away. Walsh has had a bad record. When he was caught near the Canadian line in Montana he had just recuperated from a gun battle in. which he lost his right eye. In court Monday Walsh wore a black eye "cover" attached to a rubber band around his head much like the one affected by Floyd Gibbons, noted newspaper correspondent and radio star. . Arrested as Dope Peddler. Walsh was arrested July 25, 1936 at Burt when federal agents made four separate purchases of morphine from him, in all some 25 grains of the drug. He was brought •to jail here, and while being held for grand jury action he and Geo. Hart escaped jail by sawing hrough a set of door bars and another set of window bars. Hart was being held on charges of burglarizing the Wesley creamery August 25, 1936 of 66 tubs of mtter and of having taken a large number of tubs from the Fenton reamery April 9 of the same year. When Walsh aided Hart to escape he added eight years to his sentence. The narcotic maximum is two years, and a jail break is one year hence helping Hart was a fa- :al step. Has Been in Prison. Prison will not be a new exper- ence to Walsh for he served time :>oth in Iowa and Minnesota. In 1926 he was sentenced to five years 'Docs' Meet Here Today, Local and other county doctors will meet for dinner and conference at the Hotel Algona this afternoon (Tuesday) at 5 o'clpck. Dr. JSdward H. Rynearson, Rochester, will be speaker, and feis topic endocrine therapy. in the Stillwater, Minn, prison af- ;er being convicted of grand larceny. Three years later, in 1929, he was given a 10-year term at Anamosa and after serving the rnin- mum time, was released by the board of parole for good behavior. It is anticipated that he will be required to serve most of the 10-yr. period because of his record, and it is believed doubtful that he will receive a second parole. Efforts to have him convicted under the habitual criminal law were dropped when he pleaded guilty to the other charges. Travel Story is , Read Over Radio Portions of T. H. Chrischilles's news letters on his trip through Montana and Washington, as published in the Advance last summer, were read over Montana xradio stations ^recently as a part of a tourist promotion program inaugurated by Montanans, Inc. This organization seeks to make the state tourist conscious and to preserve natural features from too much commercializing. Bichardson to Move. R. G. Richardson, furniture deal? er, second door south of the Advance shop, has bought the Mrs. Esther Helberg former garag® property across the street '-west from the courthouse, and will move, his furniture stocfc tato it.
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