Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 20, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, January 20, 1938
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WEATHER ||'i7-22—Considerable pre- llkelyj temperature lia'r or below normal. 37 ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 20, 1938 12 Pages 96 Columns Number 18 ARITY BALL TO B LDHE FAIR PL MEET ID TUESDAY IT Reelected, lual Reports Given. TRAV'LOG By W. C. Dowel. Adventures of the editor on a winter vacation jaunt to Now Orleans and on the way home. jHagge, Ledyard, and V. •jvliirae Rock, were re- (dJrectors at the annual •Tuesday at the court- |tSe County Agricultural rhfch operates the annual SjiJfttly celebration and the "' Mr. Hagge was nam- ^a- year ago following l|0f?the late George Moul- ibrts were given by Vincent, Treasurer $;and,'President J. .M. ....Alt was reported that |e|ntf ; had been paid off on "jtand indebtedness, and ,jld grandstand bonds, ld||6 per cent interest, Li -jged -last year for < pay only 5 per cent Ich will make a savor to the society. Banks High. „, fair showed a prof- !tne year, and stood high flairs of the state. The jr in 1937- was eighth ion receipts, eighth in mse, tenth in total In grandstand rein total receipts, and iqrt Mr. Vincent com- sjf'Kossuth fair with four r$l!of like expense in re- Ijtfendance. The Kossuth i-gate'receipts of $4265 and sttte&eceipts of $2980. Cres- •^ffwas $5832 and grand- West . Union had ; Bloomfleld, $5296 Eldon/ $5912 and 'Bigger Crowds. 1 ^lately""that-.' the not getting the at_.:-it has deserved. In pjother fairs the gate ^higher, and many of 'fsfor cars, which are ic Kossuth grounds was the practice i» tt o»»o= at the fairgrounds, jMp explained that the I'and yards had been fum- !foife v "the fair under dtrec- jlterinarian. Also dis- "association" exhib- ijliave been barred at the '-- Si These exhibits are the best in several r|one'entry heading, to Ifees, and the animals |pped from- fair to-fair noney in premium Kossuth fair has Jirt.the past which pre- Mpractice here, thus iflocal fair for competi- al farmers and stock- utlon Planned. ttj^ned to make the Kos- year something of part of the state- ation of the 100th an- ||f Iowa's admission to 1p/'a territory. A special Lqng this line will be sawirfShe annual organlza- etfng of the board of direc- &.*«!.•-_.,,., be neld FeDru _ of "girl shows" was "the annual meeting Dilutions of opposition Bassed by several wom- "V the county. These as a part of the car- ;h are booked at the re not booked by the [itself. .Usually the as- little control over irought in by the car- ih pay a large propor- ,ey received in conces- :ethods and possibill- the "girl Ej, be taken up at the 'ing, it was indicated lesday's meeting. Plan Added of C. Meeting general meeting ol of the Chamber ol in 1938 will be held I Thursday evening a1 | hall and six subjects gd a week ago, have |ed to members for 10 This will be follow- jjow been decided, by |um of discussions, on _!'.' . or any other sub|y member wishes to the business ^meeting a lunch wii: id a card and soda! jojlow. is Speaker ? Osage C, C Relley, secretary of amber of Commerce peaker at an Osage her of Commerce f evening. Dinner |6 members and guests Imately 1?5 covers . srs. A. E. Kjesj _ jR. Holt accompanied iFflo gate $%, address Hotel Chalmette, New Orleans, Jan. 7—'Well, here I am, safe and sound, in Fabulous New Orleans. That's the title of a book, one of my Christmas gifts. And accent the "Or," please, not the "leans." I arrived almost witless, scared stiff by the city traffic. ; In des r peratlon I dived into a vacant parking space, and, oddly enough, discovered that I was in the very unloading spot of my hotel. I lave now been here three days, and it took four and a half days', raveling leisurely, to come down. I left Little Rock early Monday morning, January 3, and again the day was bright, Ideal • for mot'or- ng. In fact I had sunshine all the way; down, fiut.the weather since I •cached' New Orleans has been dloudy and chilly. • ' In a "Black Belt." At Pine Bluff, Ark., 44 miles south by east of Little Rock, I ran off my route unwittingly and for something like 150 miles traveled : n a "Black Belt" before I returned to it at a point a few miles west of Vicksburg. By "Black Belt" I mean a "nigger" country. Nobody uses the term "Negro" down here; it is always "nigger." The weather had been rainy, and no one could work in the fields, so the "niggers" were at leisure, and large numbers of them were going somewhere on foot on the paving. In the whole "Belt" I passed not more than a dozen white people. Some of the "niggers" were dressed in their best, others in makeshift clothing. More than the "niggers" themselves, their habitations -attract the astonished attention of • a Northerner. Seemingly 'all- of them live in shacks that would-not be considered good enough • -for poultry in Iowa. A notable lack is paint. Most of the shacks appear to" have been erected' In a -bygone age and to be about ready to- -fall together. Practically all yards are bare and filled with debris. Across the Jtiver to Ticksburg. For about half the distance there was a fine, newly paved road. Then, suddenly, I came to "half slab" in poor condition, later to 15-ft. paving in worse condition. The shoulders were treacherous, and if one is 'unfortunate enough on this stretch to come up with a lumbering truck it is disturbing to the peace of mind to have to follow" it for miles before a chance to pass can be seized. At Tallulah I rejoiced to return to my route and modern paving From that point it is only 22 miles to* Vicksburg,• where 'I crossed the Mississippi on a wonderful new bridge. The toll was $1.25. I decided to look for a tourist camp on the far aide of the city,.and so drove through the town, Then, as it was still early afternoon I determined, on second thought, to push on to Jackson, Miss., only 57 miles farther. Whereupon I ran right into the Vicksburg national cemetery. Right Into a Cemetery This ,was an opportunity not to be missed, so I turned into the grounds, which comprise 1366 acres of hilly land, all beautifully parked. Around and around I followed the twisting driveways, confronted at every step by busts and monuments commemmorating the heroes- and fortunes of Grant's siege of the city. Soon I paused and got out to examine a monument which bore Iowa's name, A little farther on 1 came to an Iowa "semi-circle" in marble, a beautiful work, one ol the fjnest on the grounds, and which I, as a Hawkeye son, ..viewed with pride. A sign identified a ravine, still in aj state of nature, as that in which an Iowa regiment was encamped. All over the cenv> etery grounds were plaques on posts indicating the positions of the "Yanks" and the "rebels" at various stages of the battle for the city. I saw many of them locating Iowa troops, and also found other Iowa monuments. I spent two or three hours in the tour and I regard the visit as among the high points of my journey. The late D. A. Haggard was a Vicksburg Union'soldier, and I believe that he served on the Iowa commission which planned and dedicated the Iowa memorials, must have crossed and recrossed his own steps in both battle and peacetime. On to Jackson, MJss, The drive to Jackson, capital of Mississippi, was without incident, and I put up there for the .night. All these southern cities are as modern as any in the nprth, and the "niggers" are hardly, more in evidence than in Des Molnes, though it is probably true—in. fact from population statistics it must be true—that there are millions of them J» the out-of-sight back- grpund. I hftve not noticed any of the oft-reported obaequiesness among them. They do not get off the sidewalks for, whites and ftey mingle ia street crowds quite as their "betters" do. There are special movie houses for "colored" people, however, and even specia toilet*, and I suppose tbat there "Jta Crow" BOYS' TOURNEY IS DATED FOR JAN.J7-31ST Thirteen Towns Will Send Teams to the Tournament. The annual county boys' bas- cetball tournament is dated for he high school gymnasium here next week Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and the following Monday—January 27, 28, 29, and 31. Fourteen towns will take part In be 13 games. A week from Monday evening the finals in the county girls' tournament will be played here, following the final ~;ame in the boys' tournament. Drawings for the tournament follow: . , . Thursday evening—6:30, Led- 'ard vs. Fenton; 7:30, Wesley vs. Lakota; 8:30, Burt vs. Bancroft; 9:30, Grant vs. Lu Verne. Friday evening Seneca will play the winner of the Ledyard-Fenton game at 6:30; 7:30, Lone Rock vs. the winner of the Wesley-Lakota game; 8:30, Whittemore vs. the winner of the Burt-Bancroft game; 9:90, Swea City vs. Algona, in a Class A game. There are four games each on Thursday and Friday evenings. Saturday afternoon at 2 and at 3 o'clock respectively the progressive winners among the Class "B" schools will play. That night, at 8 o'clock, Titonka will play the winner of the Algona-Swea City game for the' Class "A" cham- pionsnip, and at 9 o'clock the runner-up will play off the championship of the "B" schools. On Monday evening, January 31, the winners of the Class A and Class B "schools will play for the county championship, and at o'clock the final game in the girls' tournament will be played. Admission on Thursday and Friday nights ..for four games , each will be 25c for adults and lOc for pupils, but Saturday afternoon and evening and Monday night the admissions will be 35c for adults and 20c for pupils. •» January's Weather is Considered Mild January this year has been exceptionally mild in temperatures so far this month, with the mercury climbing above freezing three times in the last ten days. Below-zero readings have not been registered since a week ago Monday. The readings for the last ten days follow: January 10 19 -11 January 11 33 IE January 12 29 13 January 13 31 January 14 28 'I January 15 37 8 January 16 37 21 January 17 30 18 January 18 29 « , Performs Tenth Wedding. Justice Delia Welter read a marriage ceremony last week Wednesday for Herman M. Johnson, Wells, Minn., and Eunice Swehla, Alden, Minn. It was Miss Welter's first ceremony in 1938, She had nine weddings last year, Among several distributors and wholesalers making Algona their headquarters is the home-originated Cowan Building Supply Co., which was started a little over a year ago by K. S. Cowan, and now has dealers in the entire north central part of the state. The territory covered Is from Charles City on the east to Spencer on the west, and south Into the central portion of the state. The featured product at this ;ime of the year is Capitol Rock Wool, and a double page advertisement In this week's Advance ists the advantages to the home Amateur Association Planned coaches and street car sections; also there are "nigger" sections in the cities. Next morning I was off from Jackson for one of the most beautiful drives of the trip. The paving down to Lake Pontchartrain which borders New Orleans on the north, is first-class; the towns neat, clean, and enterprising though what supports them I could not see, I pulled up at one town and happened to park ..in front of a newspaper shop, so I went In and begged a copy of the paper. South Critical of Roosevelt. I have been somewhat astonished all the way to find "Solid South' democratic newspapers as critical of Washington doings as any in the North; much more so, in fact than our Des Moines Register anc Mason City and Fort Dodge papers. At this time, they were all raking the recent Jackson and Ickes speeches against business, I can't recall what the St. Joe, Mo., paper called these speeches, but it was something Hke "rotgut." In the Springfield, Mo., paper there was a bitter two-column editorial. Even this little weekly paper indulged in thrusts agaiinst the administration. My northern democratic friends would really have something to complain a'boul if they were to find such language in the Advance. But of course these Southerners don't vote the way they talk—which may be, in part, because they don't have the chance. When I drove into the low-lying Lake Pontchartrain district I returned to a rough blacktop the only kind., I guess, that can be built in this marshy ground. There is water on both sides for many miles. From this one drives .into the city over wide modern paving and across bridges spanning lake narrows. In another letter will be related my adventures in this great river seaport where some inhabitants live and Algona Firm Wholesales Products to North Iowa owner of this product. Included in the advertisement is a list of more than 50 dealers, and of other products handled by the concern. Last summer a paint, wall paper, glass, and janitor supply store was established in a new building on south Dodge street, where both retail and wholesale business is handled. The concern wholesales not only the insulation material, but the Pratt & Lambort line of paints, several lines of wall papers, glass, lead, oil turpentine, Dutch Boy white lead, and all painters' and building upkeep supplies. All lines are carried in stock to be sold either by wholesale or at retail, and there are now some 300 wall paper patterns in stock for either trade. Four men spend their entire time on the road, including Mr. Cowan, John Chapln, Edwin Miller and Craig Smith. Grady Phillips manages the home store and the retail side of the business. Since starting the insulation work a year ago Mr. Cowan has insulated 150 buildings, of which 50 are in Algona. Insulation is valuable for- office buildings, and during the summer the Dr. P. V. Janse, Druggist Mutual, County Mutual, and La Barre office buildings, the Third Ward school, the General hospital, and the public library were insulated. Before entering the distributing business Mr. Cowan contracted floor sanding, and he is continuing this, having two crews at work all of the time. The Cowan Building Supply Co. is not to be confused with the Cowan & Son firm, which is in the building and contracting business. The latter concern is operated by H. R. Cowan and son Harold. The Cowan & Son firm recently completed the fronts of the Behlmer and State Cafe. DISTRICT WP.A ATHLETIC MEET PLANNED HERE 14 Counties Will Be Represented Next Wednesday. A meeting of men and women from 14 counties interested in amateur athletics will be held here next week Wednesday under auspices of the state Amateur Athletic Association, of which O. S. Reiley,. Algona, is state president. The Algona meeting is one of nine to be held in the state, and which open tomorrow at Davenport. These meeting are sponsored by the recreation division of the WPA in cooperation with'the Athletic Institute Inc., a national organization for the promotion of amateur athletics. 14 Counties in District. •Counties to be represented at the Algona meeting include Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Kossuth, Humboldt, Webster, Winnebago, Hancock Wright, Worth, and Cerro Gordo. The opening session of the Algona meeting will be held at 9:30 a. m., with registration and a general outline of the program advanced by the WPA and affiliated groups. At 1 o'clock the meeting will bo continued after a lunch period. In the evening session a series of moving pictures, featuring great baseball players and teams, will be shown. Chicogoan is Coining. The meeting will be in charge of C. O. Brown, .of Chicago, executive vice president of the Athletic Institute. Mr. Brown is also presi- lent of the American Baseball Congress, of which the Iowa AAA is a member. Iowa has sent state championship baseball teams- to three national tournaments, and it was through one of these tournaments that Bob Feller, sensational youthful pitching star of the recent season, got his start when he pitched for the state team in 1936. Subject matter to be considered at the meetings is divided into several groups, as follows: Ad ministration, organization, financing, record systems, officials, discipline, instructor training, and objectives and philosophy of competitive athletics. The institute is free, and Mr. Reiley yesterday mailed invitations to coaches, team managers sponsors,' recreational directors, Legion posts, 4-H clubs, Farm Bureau agents, school officials, a other, representatives of athlstic activities in the 14-county district. • Check Artists Get Sentences to Jail Three Algonlans were given 30- day jail sentences in the P. A. Dauson justice court Monday on charges of writing bad checks. All have a number of outstanding checks against them and have been before local justice courts before on. the same charges. The three sentenced were Matt Hentges, Ernest Jones, and Frank Wagner. There are many more bad check charges on the justice dockets, and like sentences may be given unless the checks are ta en up. . 11 . .—»—i . i Needle in Mother's Dreffc Wounds Girl Dorothy Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Johnson, suffered a peculiar accident Sunday afternoon, when as she was sittink close, her mother embraced her, and a, two-inch needle in Mrs. Johnson's dress pierced the girl's eyelid and nose. The nced- lo was promptly removed and no ill effects have developed. Mr. Johnson is a local mail carrier. Come Here to Marry. 'Harry Oeborn. Fort Dodge, and Dorothy Dpdd, Humboldt, were* J»arrle4'Saturday at the English manse. ROBT, WEST, FORMER ALGONIAN.ISDEAD Bancroft, Jan. 18—Robert West who was the son of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late Dr. George West, of, Bancroft, died suddenly Friday of' heart disease at Perry his home. He was born July 8, 1885, and was past 52 at death. Robert was- graduated from the Bancroft high school in 1903. He became a civil engineer and was employed in this county. After marriage to Myrtia A. Altwegg, Lakota, August 8, 1917, he lived at Algona for some years, then in California, where a daughter, Virginia Joyce, was born. In 1925 he moved to Owatonna, Minn., where he continued in surveying employment, later moving to Perry. Mrs. West and a 12-year old daughter survive, also Robert's mother, his brother George, of Owatonna, and several nieces and nephews. The body was brought •here for burial -in Greenwood cemetery. OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC HERE MONDAY NIGHT A General hospital clinic meeting was held at the hospital Monday evening. Doctors from out-of- town who attended were R. K. Richardson, Wesley; H. D. Meyer, Lu Verne; B. K. Bahnson, Burt; R. L. Nelson, Humboldt; C. H. Potter, Forest City; H. H. Jennings, Helena Groff, and' Odilla Reeves, Mason City; J. H. Peterson; Joyce; W. L. Tindall, Woden; and B. T. Storey, Ledyard. : Following a business meeting Dr. W. D. Andrews gave an address on> Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Diseases, and Dr. S. W. Meyer spoke on Diagnosis and the Treatment of Colitis.' After the program the doctors joined the wives, who had been entertained at a_ bridge party by Mrs. Andrews at her home, and the group had luncheon at the Anderson cafe as guests of Dr. and Mrs. Andrews. Male Chorus Will Be Organized Here A men's chorus of 20 voices is being organized by the Junior Chamber of Commerce under a committee headed by Dr. C. C. Shierk and the first meeting of the new group will be held this week-end. Some years ago Algona singers organized the Orpheus club, which sang over three radio stations, and gave several njlnstrel shows in Algona and surrounding towns. This was under direction of Maude Wenck, then music teacher here, and H. R. Rasmussen, present band and orchestra instructor, will direct the new group. • Algona Collegian in Debates Today St. Peter, Minn., Jan. 17—Gertrude, daughter of Mrs. Alma Nelson, Algona, will debate, on both the negative and affirmative sides in a series with women debaters from Hamline university, St. Paul, here January 20. The question Is, "Resolved that the national labor relations board should be empowered to enforce arbitration in all labor disputes." Miss Nelson, a senior at Gustavus, has been active in debate for three years. She debated in. a national Pi Kappa Delta tournament at Houston, Tex., two years ago. •9- • .. T Husband of Lucile Crose Dies Jan. 8 From Nellie G. Bowyer, Hollywood, Calif., comes a card under date of January 8 with the surprising and shocking news that Edward Kraft, husband of the former Lucile Crose, died a week ago Saturday. Mrs. Bowyer had learned no particulars, but understood that his death was sudden and presumably wias • caused by acute indigestion. He was about 50 years old- M&a Crose and Mr. Kraft were married only last B, B. BOYS TO PLAY EAGLETS IN5THGAME Wrestlers Will Also Go Down for Match Tomorrow. The high school basketball squad goes to Eagle- Grove this week Friday for its fifth conference game this season. The wrestling team of ten will also go for matches following the basketball game. Coach Lawrence Findley believes all members of the basketball team will be in good shape, with the possible exception of Lynk, who has an infected foot. Lynk will, however, be able to play. Coach Ridenour's wrestlers will be up against strong competition. The Eaglets' basketball team, however, has yet to win a conference game this year. Next Tuesday the locals will meet Livermore on the local floor, and an effort is being made to provide a double attraction, either a seconds game or a wrestling meet. Humboldt and Webstor City are now tied for the Dtukethall lead in the North Central Conference League. Humboldt has four wins, Webster City three, but neither team has lost a game. Algona is in third place. The standings follow: Won Lost HunVboldt _______________ 4 Webster City ------------- 3 Algona ----------------- 3 Clear Lake -------------- 2 Hampton _______________ 2 Iowa Falls -------------- 2 Clarion ----------------- 1 Eagle Grove ----------- — 0 Humboldt has won from Eagle Grove, Hampton, Iowa Falls, and Clarion. Webster City has won from Algona, Clarion, and Hampton, The Algona squad won from Clarion, Clear Lake, and Iowa Falls, but lost to Webster City. Clear Lake has won over Eagle Grove and Clarion, but has lo.st to Algona. Hampton has won from Iowa Falls and Eagle Grove, but has last in a second game with Iowa Falls, and also to Webster City and Humboldt. Iowa Falls has won over Humboldt and Eagle Grove, but has lost to Humboldt, Hampton, and Algona. Clarion won from Eagle Grove, but lost to Clear Lake, Algona, Webster City, and Humboldt. Eagle Grove has lost conference games to Humboldt, Clarion, Hampton, lowg. Falls, and Clear Lake, and has won none Dickinson Speaker Before 'Lake' Club L. J. Dickinson is speaking be- jfore the Clear Lake Rotary club at noon today. His topic is, "A General Review of Past Legislation as It Affects Farm Interests." Mr. Dickinson is an honorary member of the Algona Rotary club and when he is at home often attends its meetings. From now on till the June primaries he will be campaigning throughout the state, and if nominated for senator he will continue till the November election. - « Burt Woman Files Divorce Petition A new divorce petition hoe been filed in which Mrs. Jesse Rentz, Burt, asks separation from Kstel Rentz. Mrs. Rentz charges her husband with cruel and inhuman treament, including beatings. She also asks custody of the two children, Russell, 15, and Warren, 15 months old. Temporary alimony of $50 is asked, plus permanent alimony of $50 per month. Chance for a Job, There have been calls of late at the local employment office for clerks, stenographere, and book- keepera. Girls looking for such work are requested to register. There is no charge- ACADEMY WINNERS IN 'DEGLAM' ARE NAMED St. Cecelia academy students held their annual home declamatory contest Tuesday night at the school building, and winners were: Oratorical — first, John Lee Holtzbauer, second, Gerald Frankl; dramatic — first, Betty Kohlhaas, second, Mary Elizabeth Van Allen; humorous—first, Rosanne Holtzbauer, second Pauline Zender. Others taking part were Roland Bode, John McEvoy, Eldora Ste- britz, Frances Anne Zittritsch, Claude Ostwinkle, and Norma Payne. A vocal solo by Anita Rose Kohlhaas, a selection by the girls' glee club, and a number by the orchestra gave added entertainment. Judges were M. G. Norton, Miss -White, Algona high school teacher, and a Mrs. Bradley, Humboldt. First-place winners will represent the academy in spring interschool contests, and second-place winners will enter consolation rounds. Skelly Leader at Bowling; Ahead of Rest by 5 Games Standings Jn the bowling league show that the Skelly team is away in the lead, with five games ahead of the nearest contender. Titonka is in second place, with Irvington only one game behind. Standings up to yesterday were: W. L. Skelly 20 12 Titonka 25 17 Irvington _.- 24 15 Courthouse 22 17 Phillips 22 17 Wesley 21 18 Flowers 17 25 Burt 17 25 Lu Verne 14 25 Jr. C. C. 10 29 Last night the Junior Chamber played Irvington; tonight Phillips vs. Lu Verne; Friday night, the Courthouse vs. Wesley. Nineteen from Here to StateF. B. Meet Nineteen Kossuth people went to Des Moinea Tuesday to attend a Farm Bureau federation state convention till Friday. Making the trip were County Agent and Mrs. A. L. Brown, Lucile Pepoon, H. D. A., and Edith Welter, Farm Bureau office girl, all of Algona; Mrs. Jerry Heetland, Mr. and Mrs. T. Stainbrook, and another Mr. and Mrs. Stainbrook, Lakota; G. W. Bleich, Burt; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Keith, Plum Creek; Jos. Skow, Wesley; Mr. and Mrs, Ray Miller, and J. Budlong, Titonka; Mr. Weiebrod, Fenton; and Mr. and Mrs. Simon Leigh, Irvington. Frances Winkel is taking care of the county agent's office during the absence of Mr. Brown, Miss Pepoon, and Miss Welter. Social Security Expert is Coming T. I. Kephart field representative of the Iowa Unemployment Compensattoni Coinmiission will come to Algona Monday to spend several days here for consultation with Kossuth employers regarding provisions of the Iowa act. Summary contribution and status reports are now due and he will give assistance in making these out. He can be reached at the office of the unemployment bureau over the Iowa State bank. - - 4 - T Firemen Meet, and Officers Elected The local fire company has elected officers: Oscar Anderson, fire chief; Lloyd Muckey, secretary; Geo. St. John, treasurer; Frank Kohlhaa?, president. B, J. Palmer, who has been a fireman for 31 years, was retired. There are three new members: Melvto Kn&wlee, Harlan Sigsbee, D. Bow man. New rulw are Ding preoar ed. Meeting are hjjjd, the Tuesday eye»y mgajfh at the, ft&tt- WILL PROVIDE HEALTH FUND FOR CHILDREN County-Wide Project to Be Sponsored by Kiwanians. "' Sponsorship of a charity ball, receipts from which will be used to supply health necessities tof underprivileged children, was approved this noon at the meeting of the Kiwanis club following a. report of the club committee on underprivileged children. According to the plan as announced to the club the charity ball will be held either the last or he next to the last week in February. While the affair will be sponsored and initiated by the Ki- wanians it is expected that all roups, including the two Cham- sers of Commerce, the Legion, Rotary club, and woman's clubs, will take part. -p. To Name Committees. "*" Several committees are to be named this week-end by President J. D. Lowe, of the Kiwanis club, and it is expected that organization work will be complete some time next week. It is planned to sell tickets at a minimum of $2.50 per couple. A good orchestra will be engaged, with some entertainment, to provide music for dancing in the Mgh school gymnasium. During the evening preliminary plans call for several specialty and novelty stunts, including possibly the "Big Apple" and other similar dances. State and district officials are to be invited, and a grand march, with a reviewing stand, is also- included in the tentative program. To Be Annual Event It is hoped that the charity ball will become an annual event in Algona's winter season following the hplidays. Money is needed to supply health rejuirements for children whose parents cannot afford to provide for them. It is expected that the money from the ball will be used to furnish materials and supplies, and that the actual medical treatment, if necessary, be supplied through free linics and not paid from the fund. Poor children are cared for as far as food, lodging, and warmth are concerned by already estab- .ished agencies, but in the past only the most vital and emergency health treatment has been provided. The ordinary health measures have had to be disregarded in such instances till the ailment becomes chronic or serious. Preventative treatment could have saved a child's life in many cases. County-Wide Project. The ball is designed as a county-wide project, not only in regard to attendance, but in dispensing of funds, and it is expected that many tickets will be sold in other Kossuth towns, though the primary ticket drive will be conducted in Algona, While the ticket price is $2.50 per couple, the price is designed as a (minimum, and that many will pay $5 or more for their tickets. Charity balls in cities are the prime social event of the winter season, and it is expected that this will be the case with this year's local affair. Details of the ball have not yet been completely arranged, but will be announced lat- r, together with some 10 or more committees which will handle different divisions of the project. Big Steers Seen at Wesley Yards Wesley, Jan, 19—-Some of the men in this community were given a big treat and surprise Saturday upon visiting the local stockyards, where livestock was being bought that day for shipment to the Chicago markets. Among cattle brought in were four Nebraska grown steers of unusual height and size which had been previously purchased by Rudy Larson, who was that evening ehip- ping them on to the Eastern market. The steers stood higher than a man and\ weighed in the neighborhood of 1800 to 1900 pounds, Girl from Buffalo Center Bride Here Charles Casey, Algona, and Ruth Hofbauer, Buffalo Center, were married last week Sunday at the Rev. A- English's manse, and attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Guderian, Donald being a nephew of the bridegroom. Mr. Casey is welder at the Norton, Machine Works. The newlyweds are at home in the Vera apartments on 'south Harlan. Four Permits to Marriage licenses were Issued last week to four couples: Victor Frank Weaver, Ledyard, Alice Mae Baker, Swea C»y; ^BBn^yr4 ?- Dobrmann, Hampton, fr$j| Jone Hemm. *T*"*"* <*

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