Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1938
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T Hfi WEATHER or ._Fre<luent t>er wlth tempeta below nor ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 17, 1938 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 26 NSEN DIES SUDDENLY (ROW ONCE AD CASE IN COURT NIGHT PICTURE OF SUNDAY'S FIRE fender in Divorce Suit Here 37 Years Ago. Hdcn away in dusty files in a of cases in the clerk's of- the courthouse is a record, own handwriting, by Clar- Darrow, noted Chicago law|of the ono and only time he lin Algona. Iwas almost 37 years ago to a [from the date of his death last . that Darrow first came to Ali to appear as defense counsel , divorce action brought by • Horron against George Herfa professor at Grinnell col- ause of the prominence of and the charges made {he case, it was a news story broke into daily papers over [country, and Algona for a few was featured from coast to Darrow was then a well- i figure, and was well on his to the eminence he later Bed. Qunrion on the Itcncli. Irs, Hnrron was represented by Ige J. S. Cook, of Cedar Rap- well known In his day as iw is in the present. The case on for trial March 21, 1901, Judge W. B. Quarton, now slicing law with the firm of ferton & Miller. In his strong ; not particularly legible hand- Iting, with pen and ink, several [ers were filed by Darrow. As- iated with him was J. W. Suli and S. E. McMahon, then the law firm in Algona. iVhat happened during the trial i never been definitely divulged |:aiise, following a motion by Mr. w, it was held In the judge's nbers. This disappointed a Iwd that had .packed the court- pm in' anticipation of hearing iational testimony. After the {aring in the judge's rooms the irce was granted, and' it is now iorted that a settlement of $40,was made upon Mrs. Herron her husband, who later mar- a Hand girl. At Grinnell to' there are "Rand" buildings hich were erected from dona- from that .'family, whose ilth was established in the ly lumber business. Tisit is Recalled. Death of Mr. Darrow lost week ay have recalled to many who 'w that trial some of the inci- >nts, and odl-timers and some it so old, recalled the residence Mrs. Herron at the Algona ho- 1 for the necessary period to art action in this county. J. L. mar was then living at the hotel, id he recalled yesterday the four erron children who played on ie courthouse lawn during the sriod, and some conversations he with Darrow and Judge-Cook >out the caso. Thus in a small way Algona had t interest last, week in the death Darrow, whose brilliant defense evolution in the Scopes trial Wch resulted in the breakdown William Jennings Bryan, the. eopold and Loeb trial, and other °ted court events, will long furls* embroyo lawyers with a high ark at which to shoot. /nose who wish to see the not- attorney's handwriting andsig- 'TpHIS REMARKABLE picture of the fire which destroyed the Christensen and Barry second floors A Sunday morning was taken by "Bob" Williams, of the Hub Clothiers, one of the most successful of local amateur candid photographers. The picture was taken with a four-second exposure dn a high speed film, and the film was developed and enlarged by him. The picture was taken from near the Hub store, looking west down State street. WILDLIFE DAY New Fhe Tmck IS PLANNED BY BURT LEAGUE Frolic i s Dated Next Week in Observance. for J. D. Lowe, as president of the state week Wildlife received Federation, the original last pro- to Be Purchased by City Council clamation by Governor Krashel designating next week for observance of National Wild Life week in Iowa. The. state federation has been .active in having local conservation units throughout the state observe the event. The only Kossuh observance so far planned will be by the Burt chapter of the league, which has secured the WHO barn dance frolic for a special appearance at the high school there next week Friday night. Admission charges of 40 and 25 cents will be used to pay the cost of the show and the balance will be used In the Burt chapter's program of wildlife restoration. Headliners to Appear. Among the radio headliners who will appear on the program are the Oklahoma Outlaws, Tillie Boggs, Louisana Lou, Jerry, and At a special meeting of the city council last night a special hearing on the purchase of a new fire truck was set' for a week from Monday, and official notice appears in today's Advance. The city will trade in the small chemical truck, retaining the "ladder," or present larger truck. The trade-in value of the small truck is high because it will make ideal equipment for a small town, while the large truck's value is handicapped because of its size. It is designed more for carrying ladders, pumping, and hose storage than for quick dashes to fires. The new truck will cost $5,975, from which amount the" trade-in allowance of some $1100 is to be deducted. The new truck, which will be delivered in -the near future, if no objections are filed at the hearing, is manufactured by the Central Fire Truck Corp.,- of St. Louis. It is a "ti-iple combination" with a tank water carrying capacity of 500 gallons, twice the capacity of the present truck. It does not 750 PUPILS IN MUSIC CONTEST OPENING TODAY Grandpa Jitters. These are same performers, in person, the who most Kossuth people have heard over WHO on Saturday nights. The various chapters in the county will also conduct a membership drive to swell the ranks of the county conservation league next week and provide funds for the various projects of wildlife restoration planned. The program of the league in recent years has erected dams at various points on the Des Moines river, and has an- REBUILDING ON BARRY SECOND FLOOR PLANNED Settlement Not Yet Made of Quinby, Store Losses. Settlement for the loss on the W. A. Barry building in Sunday morning's fire was completed yesterday, and plans for rebuilding are under way. The roof will' be first placed over the building, which comprises one-third of the area destroyed in the blaze. As soon as the roof has been completed the second floor debris will be cleared away, and work of restoring the interior of the recreations , parlors will be undertaken. Just liow much will have to be done to the billiard tables is not yet known, but new cloths and cushions -will be installed. Cues warped by water will be replaced, and fixtures and furniture will be refinished. Alleys Not Damaged. Little damage was done to the bowling alleys, which can be*refinished in a short time. The sewer connections in the basement carried away the water which dripped down during the fire, and Tuesday's rain ran away as fast as it collected. The beer-cooling machinery was not affected, and as soon as electricity was turned on again functioned perfectly, and the beverage was as good as ever yesterday. The death of P. J. Christensen, and waiting for the arrival of Ross Quinby, delayed settlement of the iChristernsen anVl building losses). An inventory of the stock was be- Will Conduct Cooking School carry chemicals. A huge pump, driven by a 120-horsepower motor, provides forced water to four hose lines, twice the capacity of the present truck. It is also designed for more speed, has new safety devices, and new oiling and other equipment which make maintenance less expensive. Experience in the Call theater and the Chr'istensen-Barry fires has demonstrated the need for a greater water pumping power than rovide-d ment. nually sponsored the which has attracted ature may do so by asking to see le 4289 at the clerk's office in the ourthouse. Mgona Pupils Will Enter JJurt Contest •Algona pupii s -^ho will take art in a sub-district music con- ad <£ ? rt Thur s<lay. Friday, ^Saturday ar e: Phyllis Sawyer, solo, Concert Fantttsie oletto, by Zerbi; Betty bassoon, Frand Concer- fehm , e; Merle Prs »tt, cornet, Wutante, by Clarke! Ruby Turn- Jass viol, Beezlebub; Richard l enor solos, Jane Cretz- solo, Mrs. Donald ,, . Plan Wchins will pi ay Jt™- Algona has ™ge ensemble « accompani- entered no as field day thousands from all sections of the state. Proclamation Text, In designating the week Governor Krashel's proclamation says: "I Iowa Governor of the State of declare the week be- rvation Unit m GoodJHope Meet c °nservation League ginning March 20, 1938, as National Wild Life Week and call upon all citizens in every community to give thought during this period to the needs of the denizens of field, forest, and water, and intelligent consideration of the best means for translating good intentions into practical action In behalf of these valuable but Inarticulate friends. Only through full cooperation of all can wild life be restored for the present generation and perpetuated for posterity." Xeov Stamps on Sale. Sale of the new Wild Life stamps at $1 per sheet of 100 will be pushed during the week. These handsomely lithographed wild life scene stamps furnish funds for the' promulgation of- aims of the association. officers of Mid-March Weather Simulating Spring Saturday was a really spring- ike day, with the temperature ising to a high for the season of i7, which was at least 10 degrees higher than at any other time ince last fall. Rainfall totaling 57 inch fell Tuesday, which with 22 Inch on March 3, makes a total of .79 inch for the month. The rains have washed away practically all snow and ice. The record: a "swiss steak" ,„ Good Hope church evening. J. D. Lowe. >f the Iowa Wild Ped<=«, v - UDlttliOD ' talked on the J ae «ition meeting at Baltimore ^attended flour Rev w , '"** m ° n , sn r ™ Jr 1 G> Mubleman showed reel8 ' whlle of on his T>2> a eo. Next veek is Wild 1325" mZl orfttlon w eek. There are |VMU mernhawn -,* AU * * " " ^t, the Algona national wild life Sporting stores and conservation leagues have them on hand for sale. Of the |1 received for each sheet 65c is sent to the national organization, 15 cents to the state, and the 20-cent remainder is to be used locally in conservation work. A special conservation film showing destruction -of soil by the failure of soil conservation will be shown next week at the Call theater' by Manager Rice in observance of the national week and he hopes to secure the companion conservation movie showing low floods are the result of deforestation and lack of conservation. by R. Clapper and Ruth Lakota, were married at Saturday were attended Baum, Mr8> •*— In California St. Benedict, Mar. 15- Mildred Grandgenett arrived from Glen 4»le, Calif., Thursday and was g|id to get home. She was in the flooded district, although not a ths petot were the flood was.the severest. by the present equip- rtarch Vlarch rfarch 9 10 March 11 tfarch March tfarch March 12 13 •14 15 48 35 37 54 67 53 51 42 20 26 23 27 3G 32 Bryant School Kids Perform for P. T, A A P. T. A. meeting was held Wednesday afternoon at the Bryant school, and was opened by 5tl and sixth grade pupils, who pl'ayec instrumental numbers. Fourth grade pupils played an instrumen called the "saxette." Katherine Latin, Humboldt, gave a talk on the civic classes she conducts here every week, and Antoinette Bonn stetter, school nurse, gave a re port on results of recentear exam inations of localschool children Debaters Here Win in School Debate) The Algona high school debat team competed with Estherville there, last week Thursday aw won. It also debated at Spence Friday, and tied Fort Dodge, win ning four out of six debates from EstherylUe, Spencer, Storm Lake and LeMars. Taking part from here were Ruby Turner, Eleano Thorpe, Richard Norton, and Jac Chrischilles, who w«re accompan led by their coach, David Phillips loses End of Finger, . Ledyard, Mar. 16—Wallace Rey nolds had the misfortune to cu off the end of his finger 1» 4 buz saw last week Tuesday. He 1 under a doctor 1 ! care. Burt Host at Annual 3-Day Contest in Sub-District. The Burt high school will be host at its first inter-school sub- district music contest this week Thursday, Friday and Saurday. 0 'veT damage"to' •Some 750 students from 17 schools of the building, are expected to compete in various music events. Algona, Britt, Buffalo Center, Emmetsburg, Armstrong, Fenton, Bode, Graettinger, LuVerne, Ottosen, Ringsted, Swea City Thompson, West Bend, Titonka Ayrshire, will be represented, also Burt. The first session will be Thursay evening at 7 o'clock, with lass B. schools participating in ano solos, girls' glee clubs, and oys' glee clubs, mixed choruses, ezzo soprano mixed small vocal roups, and boys' small vocal roups. ' Friday Morning Program. At 9 Friday morning there will e solos in baritone, bass, contra- o, tenor, and soprano, in addition o Class C boys' glee clubs. Class C girls' small vocal groups mixed choruses, and girls' glee lubs will compete Friday after- oon, beginning at 1:15. Class C ornet bands, and flute solos will e on the program Friday evening, tarting at 7:30. The Saturday Program. The snare drum, the clarinet, he bassoon, the saxophone, and he French horn, the trombone, he oboe, and baritone .euphonium olo events will be on the Saturday morning program at 9. The after- loon session will include Class B ;ornet bands, class B orchestras, miscellaneous groups of stringed nstruments, cello and string bass olos, chamber groups of woodwind instruments, tuba and trumpet solos, and cornet chamber ;roup brass instruments." Admission Charges. Admission for adults will be 30c at morning sessions and 35c for afternoon and evening sessions. School pupils will be admitted for ive cents less in each case. Season tickets may be had at 25c and 50 cents, if bought before 8 o'clock Thursday evening; after that, 75c. The Burt Band Mothers' club vill serve "eats" in the school building during the contest. Burt, being a small town, would have difficulty to accommodate, so many ing taken and when this is completed the damage will be determined. Appraisers have been at work a couple of days looking the second floor Mr. Quinby ar-. rived yesterday afternoon and preliminary-conferences with the adjusters were held, but nothing definite was done. 'fe Rebuild Immediately. As soon as settlements have been made the building will be restored. Details-of the Christensen store will not be completed till the first of the week because of Mr. Christensen's sudden death and the necessity for a complete inventory of the stock. In the meantime professional tenants of the Quinby building have become settled in the new offices in quarters above the James Drug store and the Council Oak store. Dr. Walter Fraser has secured office quarters in the Scanlan building at the east end of the business section. He had been practicing from his home office since the fire. 'TpHIS IS CHRISTINE SANDERS, who comes to Algona March ,3' A and 31, and April 1, to conduct the Kossuth County Advance' ninth annual cooking school at the high school auditorium, wit' which is combbined the annual Home Fair exhibition. The event i now only two weeks away. START 'HOPE CHEST' EARLY, GIRLS TOLD Babyhood is Not Too Soon for a Silver Hope Chest. Local Rotary Club is 'Parent' of New Estherville Group Letts Creek Child Has Small Whistle Removed From Lung Little Gerald, -year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Zumach, near Lone Rock, suffered a peculiar accident a week ago Saturday, when a bent whistle slid down his throat and into his left lung as he was blowing up a balloon. Dr. J. W. McCreery, Whittemore, made the discovery, and the Zumachs rushed the boy to Rochester, where the whistle was removed Tuesday. It was sharp when swallowed, but only a flat edge when taken from the lung. The lad apparently suffered no after-affects. He was brought home by his parents last Thursday. The Zumachs farm three miles south and Gerald is 'a school. of Lone Rock, first-grader in visitors, therefore many people in and around the town have offered :heir homes for lodging during the three-day contest. •*{Classic's Host at Local Tractor Day Free lunch was served to 300 farmers and their wives Wednesday noon at the Klassie garage, after which a free show was given at the Iowa Theater. Nine reels were shown on Allis-Chalmers tractors, Models M. B. W., and C, also all-crop harvesters. Sealed bids were turned in on a DeLaval separator and a New-Idea spreader, and the highest bidders will get them. Twenty-five prizes were given away. Minnesota Couple Married at 5 a. m. Justice ed out of bed at 5 a. in. yesterday morning to perform a marriage ceremony for Donald H. Kessel, Minneapolis, and Illah Ivanette Wall, clerk Blue Earth. District court Katherine McEvoy was aroused to issue the license. The couple arrived in the middle of the night jand asked Night ,.Marshal Valentine to help them the license and someone for get the ceremony. They gave no reason for. the rush. Muhleman's Church ""RG., W Years Old The Rev; W. G. Mubleman preached at Sunday morning services at Eagle Grove, in observance of the 10th anniversary of the erection of the present Methodist church building there, which was built in Mr. Munleman's pastorate. Mrs. Muhlejnan and her sister, Mrs. Alice Vennink, of Los Angeles, also attended. More CCC Recruits Wanted Next Month Supervisor W. E. McDonald reports that word has been received from state headquarters that more enlistments for the CCC' camp at Bancroft will be accepted. Applicants must be between 17 and 23, and enlistments will be received from April 1'to the 17th. Enlistments is to be made with Mr. McDonald. Lonergan Ges Salary Boost. Yesterday's Des Moines Register gave a list Of state board of assessment and review employes whose salaries "had been raised, and among the number was P. A. Lonergan, Bancroft, state income tax agent, who got a $10 a month 1 raise. Some facts not heretofore '. reported on the "School ' for the Brides" at Biirt Saturday are: Girls were advised to start hope chests at the age of 14. They should begin with sheets and pillow cases, as styles in such goods do not change quickly. White is always good, a nd it does not deteriorate with age. The first birthday is not too soon to start a silver chest. If par- ens give daughter silverware every time she has a birthday, also at every Christmas time, by the time of her wedding day her silver chest will be ready. FostJer on Furniture. W. A. Foster, Algona, spoke on buying furniture. He said one gets what one pays for. Queerly constructed fiurniture is the poorest .kind to buy. "A well-equipped home is essential. When a girl is furnishing a home, she should get everything she wants before she is married, because if she waits till afterwards it is hard to get, as almost any experienced housewife will say. A thrift chart was exhibited at the school and attracted much attention. It showed that if a gir saved only 'two dollars a month after she is 20, she would have good income 'at 65; also that if the money should be invested in U IS. government bonds or posta bonds, for they are the last things taken in if any disaster which overwhelms the country. Des Moines Man Speaks, Mrs. Stewart Davis, head of the advertising department at Younk Mr lln ens. He said that in buying tab le linens and sheets one shoul be able to tell good from poor "Irish linen is best", he said, "be cause of its long fiber. The Iris' won't use short fiber." Dr. Ruth Wolcott, Spirit Lake said that the only time a bride i really a .bride is at the actua ceremony. "She's neither a brid before she's marned, nor after wards." Women Deeply Interested, So interested were the 350 Its teners to the program that onl 20 minutes was taken as time ou for lunch. The Burt Woman's clu served a hot plate of "goulash, the Algona creamery furnished milk, and the Burt creamery fur- Five new clubs have been organ- ed in this Rotary district. They re located at Decorah, Alta, Po- ahontas, Estherville, and Spirit ake. The two last named have ust been formed. Members of the seal club have for some months een encouraging formation of the stherville club, and have made •ips to Estherville. Some local lotarians will go to Estherville onight for the formal organiza- on, and a large delegation is ex- ected to go from here when the lub is chartered. Clubs are usu- .organized with only small nemberships, and the Estherville lub will start with 16,~ R. H. Miler, president of the local Iowa tate bank, has been active in promotion of the club at Estherville, hat being his old home town, 'he Algona'club is "daddy" of the iew club. er's, Des Moines, sent up a Colbert, who gave a talk on PLAN SERVICE SATURDAY AT CHURCH HERE -lad Been Thought to Be Recovering From Illness. P. J. Christensen. active managing partner of the Christensen Bros. Co. during the 15 years the tore has been In business here, lied Tuesday morning at Tuscon, (Vriz., were he went the first of he year in an effort to regain his lealth. His death came as a climax to the misfortune which befell he brothers with the fire, water, and smoke* damage caused by Sunday morning's blaze. News of his death came as a real shock to Algonians, for dur- ng the period the Christensens have made Algona their home hey have taken an active and influential part in the business, social and religious life of the community. Death Unexpected. The news of his death was wholly unexpected, as reports from Arizona were to the effect that he was recovering his health, slowly, and he had hoped to be well enough to return to Algona early in April and resume his management of the store. The body will arrive in Des Moines tomorrow morning, where it will be met by ambulance and brought to Algona. Funeral services are planned for Saturday at the Congregational church at 2 o'clock, with burial either at Spencer or Estherville. These arrangements may be changed with the arrival of the body, Mrs. Christensen, and the son John, who has been a student In an Arizona college for two years. Had Sinus Infection. Mr. Christensen first became ill nearly two years ago with a sinus infection. The infection was not Duane Riley Again Iowa City Patient Duane, unfortunate 11-year-old on of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Riley, Irvington, who at different imes for many months has been a hospital patient here and at Iowa City, was taken back to Iowa !ity in an ambulnce Wednesday morning. He has had a bone in- 'ection since last summer, and his right leg has been in a cast since his lost trip to Iowa City six weeks ago. This time operations will be performed on his right leg and right arm. serious at first, and was apparently healing. Late last summer and early fall he suffered a recurrence of the trouble and instead of healing it became aggravated by cold weather. • As soon as the fall and Christmas season were far enough advanced his brother Roy Christensen, who operates a Gamble store at Graettinger, came to Algona, and devoted a large part of his time to taking care of the store here, and Mr. and Mrs, Christensen went to Arizona for a rest. The cause of his death has not been definitely learned locally, but it is believed that the sinus infection spread rapidly and unexpectedly to his entire system, Only 49 Tears Old. Mr. Christensen was 49 years old. He was born July 22, 1888, at Spencer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Christensen. He was graduated from the Spencer high school, and some 25 years ago was married to Vera Galloway at Seven in Kossuh Driving New Cars Seven new automobiles were sold in Kossuth in the last week, according to the records at the country treasurer's office. Purchasers were: Thos. W. Walsh, of Ledyard, Dennis Pratt, Algona, Oldsmobiles; Leo. L. Ludwig, of Wesley, Chrysler; Fred Riehter, Blmore, DeSoto; Ben Hayes, Lakota, C. L. Lehman, and E. L. Wolcott, Algona, Fords. Five Couples Seek Permits to Marry Five licenses to wed have been Issued in the last week: Estel Rentz, Jessie Rentz, both of Burt; Arthur Allen Olsen, Sexton, Rose Jessie McMahon, Algona; Donald R. Clapper, Ruth Berschman, both of Lakota; Burcie 0. Davis, Bat- Estherville.' He is survived by his wife, two children, John 20, and Joyce 18, two brothers, L. M. of Estherville, Roy, of Algona and Graettinger; and two sisters, Jewel Christensen and Cora Christensen, at Spencer. His mother died a year or so, but his father still lives at Spencer. Mr. Christensen first entered business with his brother L. M. at Estherville, and later for 'a number of years he operated a store at Spirit Lake. In 1923 the Spirit Lake store was sold, and the Christensen brothers purchased the present store from the J. C. Penney Co. The Penney company had purchased the store from the old firm of Quniby and Krause a few years previously. Unaware of Fire, Mr. Christensen was active in avia, Doris Donald H. Colwell, Irvington; Kessel, Minneapolis, nlshed butter and cream. The "students" brought their own. sandwiches and ate on trays. The school, first of its kind to be held in Kossuth, -was sponsored by the County Federation of Woman's clubs, of which Mrs. H, B. Woodward, Whittemore, is president. Illah I. Wall, Blue Earth. •> Falls on Basement Stairs. Union Twp., Mar. 16—Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Krieps, fell down the basement stairs Saturday while she was carrying a fruit jar. She suffered cut in the right hand, and it was necessary to use two clamps to close the wound. the Chamber of Commerce, and served as president for two years of the Community club which preceded the Chamber of Commerce. He was active member of the Congregational church, and served on. the finance and building committees for the extensive remodeling of the church which was completed only last fall. He was for many years a member of the Kiwanis club, and was associated actively with nearly every business project in Algona. Though news of the fire had been telephoned to Mrs. Christensen, she did not tell Mr. Christensen about it, and he died without knowledge of the damage. He had suffered was seemed to be a minor setback following treatment Sunday, and she was withholding the news till he had recovered hie strength. He rapidly declined however, and it is reported locally that he lapsed into unconsciousness sometime Sunday from which he did not rally. School Concert Announced. The high school band, the orchestra, and the 75-piece Junior "Hi" band •will give a concert at the high school next Wednesday evening. Tills is the first year of, lessons for members ol the junior band- H. R. Rasmussen directs. Wife Beater is Sentenced. Clifford Carlson, Algona, was given a 30-day sentence for assault and battery by Justice Panson Monday. He was arrested Friday on a charge filed by his wife following a family squabble. With 27 days of the .sentence unserved. be was reUsasea- on projcji&e pj

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