Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on April 21, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, April 21, 1938
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s SILVER ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1938 THE 19 M incl.— 'Fair first of final showers middle iter pa*; temperatures hear Lve normal. nine 37 - m ^ — m m ^^ • ~ A * ra § es ™ Columns Number 31 :AR HITS. BREAKS HIGH LINE POLE COUNCIL ORDERS ENGWE^PASSES TAXI ORDINANCE COUNTY AGENTS CANDIDATE AIR RIFLES TAKEN UP; CONnil^lflN K pCtlOflS WC I" llieu. L\f LUC LIII a J/ualllun will I)G tlkpli nnf it ^«^^^^^—.—. ^^ "I 1 •! B •• I||||A|%|| I •• I «^ by the city of the new and is to be turned in as a par , "™ ordlnance ° ff °°»ve to- night. Ill PnilCrDrynr ~ RflY^ QUfinT U/l MR 01*70 WWI1UUUU » U N •*> Diesel engine'Monday of the $61,000 the city is pa^ng (laty ;' lhe new o'^'nance calls for Fireworks for Fourth l IN uUNrtlltNljt if " ^lil n DUlO OMUl WIHUUWo O II C IT £ D CR R V irScff—v° w ^^^ Iff _ .. — oUFFERED BY Actions were filed to the ' by the city of the new jscl engine Monday [ the hearing set before the notice a couple of „, and Mayor Specht and Jah Carlson were there- liiorted >by resolution- of ( C il to enter into a contract pulton company for the improvement. ew engine will increase of the Algona plant lilowatts per hour. It will |ht cylinders, two more engine now in the plant, develop 1000 h. p. to make |t capacity 3300. Engine Goes Out. engine will be placed' |econd position from the . of the plant, and the i-cyllnder engine in to start this coming week or early In May to remove the small engine, crate it and ship it to St. Louis. Work installing the new engine will commence immediately after the small engine is taken out, and it is expected that the foundation lor the new engine wil be poured about the middle of May. The contract calls for the engine having passed all tests and in running condition by the last of August. Taxi Ordinance Passed. The council also passed a new ordinance, for regulation of taxis, new ordinance day. The new ordinance calls for $10 annual license, and requires that the owner of the vehicle put UP a bond or approved insurance policy to guarantee injured pos- sengers damages in case of accidents. For the new few months the council is planning to meet twice a month, the first meeting to be on, the second Thursday in the month, and th second meeting to he on the final Thursday in the month. Bills will be allowed at both meetings, and all business can be done. Heavy demands for time have prolonged council sessions till after midnight nearly .„»...„ ,„ night. Fireworks for Fourth. The council granted the fair association permission to give a fireworks display the Fourth of July as a part of the annual celebration. This is a requirement of the new state law which banned all fireworks except by a permit from the city council or the board of supervisors. Both the Algona council and the county board have been asked, as the fairgrounds is only partly within the town Him its. ' The council also approved a ?2500 bond for delivery of the new fire engine truck, which is expected before May 1. Ralph Valentine, former night marshal, appeared before the council and gave a talk concerning his dismissal from the force. ndscaping Design for Pool Area, Band Shell, Is Studied :RT FROM [ATE BOARD IJESDAY ubmit Plan for PA Project to tity Council. [ R. French, Des Moines I of the state plannin came Tuesday after with Secretary 0. the Chamber of Com |id Supervisor W. E. Me is in charge of poo 'ected the proposed sit band shell to be er [the city, fanned to make the erec "PA project, and to us »r, with the $900 appro y the city some weeks ag' mt only for materials, [consultation with Mr iiesday it was decided t _ entire pool park area PA landscaping projec i shell as one of the 1 Swimming Pool.' locations were consid [ere is a level grassy spo '""•t of the pool which an ideal spot fo_ shell or a parking area is completely ' trees. east and a little south '' is a knoll rising to the f e Park area which would (especially suitable place shell, but would no '°r a parking area. 1 site considered is lie northeast of the ^deop gully cuts ' ely the area to the he poo) was chosen .site and a p i an IB to °y the state board at '^submitted to the of the pro- CORNEA pose Dodge Street. to M,. FrencU u to close the Dodge a sll arp corner. If {, he V he - only en- He narlr" the P ° 01 ' and "pool r ° ad 8tI *»SHt f a ]?° contemplates l/ '1e Present M «j* soes south h±" of Jhe pool. n S Problem. area is secticm S3 II dust •55 11 ls the the to el- ge * are for '"THIS MAN is Stephen Dwyer, 22 •*• son of Mrs. Margaret Dwyer Humboldt. Eyes look o. k. in the picture, don't they? But one was bad, because it had no cornea. Now, however, it has one. Dwyer is a sailor, and another sailor had to have an eye out, so surgeons gave No. 2's cornea to No. 1. The Dwyers lived near Wesley a few years ago, and they are related to the Wesley Forburgers. Cut from D. M. Register-Tribune. SILVER DOLLAR DAY PLANNED FOR_APRIL 28 Something new in Dollar Day promotion w'ill be tried here next week Thursday on Silver Dollar Day, when merchants will offer a ong list of special bargains for :he one day only. Beginning Saturday Algona buyers will begin to •eceive' silver dollars with their change, though not more than four will be given out at a time. A year ago, when Algona newspapers used silver dollars to dem- mstrate how far each, newspaper loiter went in Algona, these "iron men" or "cart wheels" were a real uriosity. ' Bargain offerings will include >very business line in Algona, and vill not be confined to dollar items ntirely. A special advertising iromotion is planned, and items vill be listed in next week's pa- ers, but the purchases can be nade only on the one day. Prices yill be cut too deeply to keep the peclals on more than the single ay. The silver dollars to be circu- ated this week-end and next week re brand new shiny ones-, import- d direct from the Denver mint, ''he 'second-hand" dollars will be ept out of circulation, and the amiliar dollar bills will be scarce or a few days. Cars Crash on Street. Cars driven by Marc Stanton nd a Mr. Smith, Lu Verne, col- ded on south Dodge, near the Dau garage, Wednesday after- oon. No one was hurt, and only "ight damage was done. SEASON IS ON AT THE LOCAL GOLF GROUNDS Players are Getting Limbered Up for Record Year. Spring weather has drawn many golfers to the Country club grounds in the last few weeks, and many players are already turning rea to separate and set off the Mr. French took a blueprint of he area, together with elevation memoranda, back to Des Moines ith him, and services of an ac- uatical engineer will he obtained efore the bawd shell is located so hat the music will sound to best -season scores. The are in excellent condition. Recen rains have made the grass gree and long enough to cut. The Club is making a numbe of improvements, biggest of whic will be a new type of clstern-we on the bank of the Des Moine from which water can be pumpe to all greens. Heretofore wate was taken direct from the river and sand ruined pumps. New Clubhouse Custodians. The clubhouse is in charge o Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lauber, Hib .bing, Minn., and Mr. Lauber is th 'pro'. The Laubers had charge o the Hilbbing club two years an were at Superior, Wis., thre years. Work on the grounds is i charge of C. T. Wilson, whos wife operates the Wilson caf .here. He had charge of the Spen cer golf course seven years, an spent one yar at Perry. He bull the greens on the Spencer course and may rebuild one or two here New By.Laws in Force. Last winter the directors adopt ed a new set of bylaws, mostly tc eliminate contradictions in the ol< bylaws. A new feature is taking tb to former owners for three years. At the end of that time the club hop es to .be able to purchase new lockers and charge a rental to off set the purchase price. A number of new members have already joined. Wm. F. Steele is club president; D. E. Dewel, vice T. L. Larson, secretary; T. H Holmes, treasurer. Social Committee Named. The social committee for the season consists of Mrs. C. H Cretzmeyer, chairman and Mesdames T. H. Chrischilles, D. E, Jewel, Harold Cowau, and G. W, Stillman. H. B. White, and Mrs. Ora Larson, and C. S. Pearson are louse committee. The new bylaws provide that persons living within five miles of Algona may play on payment of green fees of 50c on weekdays and FARM TAX VALUATION IN GRANT TO COURT R. E. Courson, trustee, has begun suit in district court against the township board of review of Grant township, charging excessive tax valuation and asking for a court valuation. The petition states that Mr. Courson, as trustee for an unnamed person, is owner of 156 acres in the northeast quarter of 14-100-30. This acreage was valued at $46.20 for tax purposes by the assessor, W. L. Reynolds', and this was backed up by~~the | trustees, Walter Engstrom, Eli Anderson, and Frank Jacobs as a board of review. The petition says the best land in the township is assesed at $52 per acre. over ownership of lockers by club and giving free rental 75c on Sundays. Green fees required of all guests. are Ten Cub Foxes are Found in Portland 'Maurice Graham, Portland farmer, brought to Algona Monday morning ten young red fox pups cap.tured Sunday. Apparently they were about three weeks old. The vixen (mother) had been seen, and apparently she knew it, for she had recently changed dens. Mr. Graham had intended to claim the bounty of a dollar each, but ou learning that a Fort Dodge buyer was advertising for .pups he took the cubs home to await an offer. Girls for Housework Wanted. The reemployment office announces a shortage of girls registered for temporary or steady housework. Calls have been revived which cannot be met. On the other hand, there are men and boya wanting raking, spading, * 4vftnt9ge La tfce whole pftrfearefl.'Btprai-wijado'Ty removal, etc. is unimproved except for a three-strand fence and a windmill, and the yield 1 has not exceeded $3 per acre rent. SIX IN JUSTICE COURTSONROAD LAWVIOLATIONS Ex'Humboldt County Attorney Facing > Charges. Three offenders were fined in Justice Danson's count Tuesday for failing to comply with highway regulations. Two more cases are pending in the Justice Wei- COUNTY AGENTS IN CONFERENCE HERETUESDAY District Meeting i s Held for 11 Iowa Counties. Home demonstration agents, and county agents, and the wives of agents from the 11 counties in the second Ames extension district met here Tuesday for dinner and a monthly meeting. In the afternoon the county agents hold a business meeting while the wives spent a social afternoon with Mrs. A. L. Brown, wife of the local agent. Mrs. Edith Barker, Artes, state assistant in charge of girls' 4-H club work, met with the home demonstration agents to lay plans for camps, for the state convention June 15-17, and for the county rally days. The whole group assembled at the Brown home for refreshments before leaving for home. Attending, besides the local people and Mrs. Barker, were Messrs, and Mesdames Clark Meeeham (Winnebago county); R. T. Nelson (Worth); Harlan Geigei (Mitchell); W. H. Brown (Floyd); Marion Olsen, (Cerro Gordo); T. C. Peterson (Hancock); Vandelboe (Wright); and Maurice Soults, of Franklin; also Messrs. Donald Groves' (Humboldt). and Wayne Tyler (Butler). Home demonstration agents at- teftding were Clara Blank (Franklin) ; Luela Meyer^Congden (Butler and Chickasaw); Betty Need- bam (Winnefbago and Worth); Florence Zollinger (Cerro-Gordo and Hancock); and Mrs. Laura Raker (Humlboldt and Calhoun). DATEUROWD REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR Commencement Only Five Weeks from Tomorrow. COME ALGONIAWS and some Un'^ ion township oldtimers will recognize this face. An aging couple in town, parents of the face's owner, some brothers here, and a lone sister (Mrs. D. C. Gardner) in Union will identify it instantly. Some of the oldtimers will find a likeness to a Union boy they once knew. ' In short the picture presents Dr. R. G. Moore, Dunlap, Harrison county, 40 or so miles north by east of Council Bluffs, a veterinarian and a democrat who has served brilliantly in the legislature two or three terms, is now a member of the state conservation commission, and whose candidacy was lately announced for the seat in congress which. Congressman Otha D. Wearin is giving up for a senate candidacy against Sen. Guy M. Gillette. Mat for cut from the Dunlap Reporter. AIR RIFLES TAKEN UP; BOYS SHOOT WINDOWS Two youngsters, accused of shooting windows out oE the Andrew Godfredson barn south of town, have yielded their air rifles into custody of officers and have agreed to pay for damage caused. City police say that numerous complaints have been received, and the two youngsters who were caught are not the only offenders. A close watch is being kept on certain street corners where street light bulbs have been popping too regularly, and at vacant houses where windows have become broken without apparent cause. Those caught in the future will find they have chosen particularly expensive targets, and may have to pay fines in addition to damages. FIRE HAZARDS ARE ORDERED CLEANED OUT ter's court. Martin Griese, Burt, was fined plus $2 costs for overload on a truck. Patrolman King filed the charge. Harry N. Ramse, Ruthven, was fined $5 plus $2 costs on a like charge. Chester Nelson, Algona, was fined $5 plus $2 costs for no chauffeur's license, and a truck overload. ' In Justice Welter's court S. M. Nielson, former county attorney n Humboldt county, is charged with driving a car with a 1937 license, and G. A. Weedeweier, Ft. Dodge, must answer for failure to obey a stop sign. • Car,. Afire on Street. The Plymouth automobile of F. F. Frost, Algona, caught fire this morning as he was driving it past .he fire station. He stopped and Joe Kelly and Ralph Elbert put out the fire with only a little damage to the engine. Supt. O. B. Laing reports the following schedule of events for the remaining five weeks of the school year: Friday, April 22—Student concert, band and orchestra. Saturday, April 23—First track meet, Cherokee relays. Tuesday, April 26 — Dual track meet, Britt; 50 boys and girls' glee club members to Humlboldt. Friday, April 29 — Dual track meet against Humlboldt here; freshman party. ^' __ Monday, May 2—Special musical! nz car sld e-swiped the Herrick program, Drake university glee car> 90-DAY JAIL TERM IS GIVEN DRUNK DRIVER Hinz Pleads Guilty and Starts His Sentence. Ed Hiuz, farm hand near Algona, was sentenced to 90 days in jail Tuesday by Judge George A. Heald at Emmetelburg when Hinz pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while drunk. He was brought back to Algona immediately, and began serving his sentence. This was, his first offense. His arrest resulted from a crash Saturday night between cars driven by Hinz and Raymond Herrick, who noticed the Hinz car was on the wrong side of the road as the two cars approached each other at a bridge. Herrick drove as close .o the bridge as possible and avoided a head-on crash, but the Bad Conditions Discovered by Inspection. are Marshal Van Alstyne and Oscar Anderson, fire chief, started a tour of inspection of the business district yesterday afternoon, and discovered several places which they designated as fire hazards .which must bo cleaned up immediately. The inspection will be continued during this week and the next few days till all buildings in the business area have had a thorough inspection. Hazards will be called to the attention of the property owners, who will be asked to remove the hazard. In one attic area was discovered .a half busbel of straw and hay which had been brought in by birds and stacked in a corner. In an upstairs room was discovered an accumulation of combustible material which was considered a CONCUSSION IS SUFFERED BY LAURENS MAN Electric Lines Only Inches From Steel Top of Car. Dr. Charles B. Alexander, 37 years old, of Laurens, is in a critical condition at the Kossuth hospital suffering from concussion of the brain following an accident near St. Joe Tuesday night when the ambulance he was driving went off the grade and crashed. Dr. Alexander was alone in the ambulance at the time, and was en route to his home after having taken a patient to the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn., earlier in the day. The accident happened between midnight and 1:30 a. m. Picked Up Unconscions. Doctor Alexander was picked up unconscious by a passing motorist, who noticed the crashed ambulance and investigated. Dr. Alexander was still in the car when found. Sheriff Casey Loss and Deputy Cogley were called, and reached the scene of the crash in a few minutes, and took charge. Investigation showed wheel tracks leading gradually toward the left side of the road till the car was off the pavement. Just before it dived over the bank there was a concrete culvert, which was struck by the front wheels, throwing the car violently to one side and down the 10-ft. embankment. Driver Momentarily Asleep. The car evidently careened from side to side, and then crashed into a high tension electric pole which, was broken clear off by the crash. The car stopped on its side after hitting the pole. Indications are that Doctor Alexander fell asleep at the wheel while driving. Impact of the car, which broke the high-line pole, also tore loose one of the high tension wires carrying a high electrical load, and distinct hazard block araa. to the entire half In one basement it was discovered that some rooms had been used as a dumping place for waste paper and pasteboard cartons where spontaneous combustion would have started a blaze which would have been difficult to fight successfully. None of the reports were made public at this time because warning of the inspection had not been given. In the future some public legal notices may be used, if nee-, essary, to have the hazards eliminated through legal action. Well, Anyway They. Shot the Fox and Had a Lot of Fun Someone from Burt left the following contribution at the Adcance office' Wednesday: While attempting to do a little wildlife preservation on the John Heiderscheidt farm, east of Burt, John Long and. Mr. Heiderscheidt had some excitement. They spotted a fox den, so got three thresher tanks of water from the river near by and proceeded to drown out Mrs. Fos. When she came out, one of the men ghat her, but the shot frightened the team, whicih ran away and . hyoie down a fence. Though the men got oaly a dollar bounty, Johnnie eays they had $5 worth of fun over WU, oyer dale, as the water- wagon went rolljag along. cluibs, sponsored by Woman's club as a pant pf national music week Tuesday, May 3 — Conference track meet, Clarion. Friday, May 6—(Senior play Fonda relays. Saturday, May 7—Junior-Senior banquet. Thursday, May 12 — Conference band festival, Webster City. Saturday, May 14—District track meet, Fort Dodge. Friday, 'May 20—Manual training and girls' normal training style show and exhibits: senioi field day. Sunday, May 22—Baccalaureate sermon, high school auditorium. Thursday, May 26—Commencement, Bruce Mahan, director of state university extension department, speaker, with students' program. Friday, May 27—End of the school year. Lone Rock Farmer Will Hold Auction Unusual at this time of year is a farm auction, but announcement is made that Ralph Hulburt, a half mile south and a mile west of Lone Rock, will hold one next Tuesday, with Fred Flaig as auctioneer and Banker Cotton as clerk. Mr. Hulburt has moved to a smaller farm and will offer six horses, 20 cattle, including milk cows, six ewes, and 15 brood sows, some with pigs by side. He will also sell a line of practically new farm machinery, including a tractor. . . B. B. Captain for , Academy i» Named Vernon Nelson was elected captain of next year's St. Cecelia basketball team Tuesday. Letters were awarded, to Captain Leonard Selpmaa,.' CaptainTElect Nelson, William Bestenlebner, Vincent Esser, Wilfour Courtney. Archie Elbert, Kenneth Hargreayes, an<J Rodney GUbride. Father Ahmaan is coach. Hinz's car then careened into bridge girders, which stopped it. Neither Herrick or Hinz were injured, but the two cars were badly damaged. Sheriff Loss and Deputy Cogley were called, and a search disclosed a bottle of ,liquor in the Hinz car, and Hinz admitted he was driving without a.- license. Car Sales Perk Up as Spring Arrives Sixteen new automobiles have been sold in Kossuth in the last week, which brought the total so far in April to 44. Buyers are: Fords: Arthur Bergum, Walter Thompson, Bancroft; M. P. Weaver, Mrs. G. F. Towne, Albert E. Grooters, Peter R. Chubb, Evard F. Gregor, all of Algona; Thilges Bros., Bode; U. A. Dreesman, Lakota; Tommy Nielsen, Fenton; J. Miller, Lu Verne. Carl K. Johnson, Lakota, and Julius Peterson, Algona, bought Chevrolets; and Elmer Dole, Irv- ngt'on, bought a Dodge. Seven Couples Get Licenses to Marry Licenses to wed have been issued in the last week to seven couples. The list follows: Hary D. Alt, Algona, Edna Haack, Whittemore; Orville Minor, Jean Alice Peters, both of Mankato; Leslie O. Whipple, Alma D. Duchett, both of Fort Dodge; Adam J. Wilhelmi, Bancroft, Laila Reese, ^Imore; Otha William Cook, of hurchville, Va., Irene Anna Nor- rta, Fenton; Joseph Krebsbach, Swea City, Leona Wesselman, of Bancroft; Orville Wilkinson, Dowa, Bernetha Kelcb,\!orwith. New House Is Planned, Excavation is being made for a new bungalow on south Minnesota or occupancy by Dora Mitchell. The site is next north of her present home, which Js next north of PUPILS TO PUT ON CONCERT IN MUSIC A student-directed music concert will be given in the local high school auditorium tomorrow (Friday) evening at 7:30. There will be admission charges of lOc and 15c. The committee in charge consists of Ruby Turner, Jack Chris- chilles, Phyllis Sawyer, Betty Merritt, and Richard Norton. The program follows: Orchestra— Mannequins—Alfred Gray. Directed by Donald Johnson. ' Andante Contabile —, P. Tschai- kowsky. Directed by Phyllis Sawyer. Russian Overture—N. Glazoroff. Directed by Brooks Potter. Early Dawn—Juan Masters and V. Harris. Directed by Joe Ellen Irelan. Toy Parade—Juan Masters. Directed by Wayne Bjustrom. Band— The Thunderer March, Sousa. Directed by Jack Chrischilles. Castillia—-G. E. Holmes. Di- rested by Ruby. Turner. Sky Pilot—A. M. Laurens. Directed by Richard Norton. Circus Parade—Paul Yoder. Directed by Merle Pratt. Scarlet Mask — J. S. Zamecnik. Directed by Betty Merritt. Crimson and Gray March — Don Keller. Directed by Orville Bakken. ... . ,_,-- — __„. *.wu* Ai/au. r aiiU this wire hung near the car. The pole rested on the car and the high tension wire which still hung- to the pole was only inches from the steel top of the car. Fortunately the wires did not make contact with the car or Dr. Alexander and every person who touched the car while it was electrified would have- been electrocuted. On the Wrong Road? Dr. Alexander is an osteopath at Laurens. The ambulance was owned by Albert Ofberlin, of Laurens It was proceeding north toward Algona about a half mile south of St. Joe when the accident happened. Just why the car was coming this way when he was en route home from Rochester is not known, and Doctor Alexander was not conscious enough for questioning yesterday, it is however believed that he may have intended to turn at Algona on No. 18, and missed the turn, discovering his error sometime before ha turned to come back. News in the Shopper. Reports of Saturday's Adventist meetings here received too late for use in the Advance will appear in the Saturday Shopper, also other news crowded out of today's paper. and }?«. Quarton's.. Geo. Miller is contractor for the Wheel Balancing Machine Installed A first page* advertisement by a super-service station appears in •pday's Advance in which Dutch's Super-Service announces its fifth anniversary special and also gives a catalog of services rendered. Since this advertisement was written the firm has installed a wheel balancing equipment, which is used to balance each individual wheel for better travel and less wear on tires. The special offer 4 good for 10 days, and the adver- tlsment appears on the back page. Music Festival Abandoned, MARKETS HOGS Best light butoh., 140-160 $7.50-7.75 Best light butcb., 160-180 ?7.75-7 90 Best light butch., 180-220 _ $8 00 Best light butch., 220-250 $7 90 Med. hvy., 250-270 __________ $7^75 Med. heavy, 270-290 ____ sy'fiS Med. heavy, 290-325 ____ ~$755 Butchers, 325-350 _ ~ $7'45 Butchers, 350-400 ___ ty'so Packing sows, 275-350 ___ n'ls Packing sows, 350-400 __. "~$7 00 Packing sows, 400-500 Sfi'sn CATTLE • Canners and 'cutters ---- $2.75-375 Veal calves ------------- $5.00-7.50 Stock steers ------------ $5.00-7.00 Fat yearlings ----------- $6.00-7.00 Fat steers -------------- $6.50-7.50 Bulls ------ ^_ ---------- $4.50-5.50 Fat cows ---------------- 4.00-5.00 GEADf No. 3 mixed corn ________ 43 C No. 3 white corn . ........ ___ Is^a No. 2 white corn ______ _. 47%c No. 3 yellow corn ---------- 43%c No. 2 yellow corn ________ No. 2 white oats ________ ECKJS Hennerys ------------ . ______ 16o No. No. Casb, cream— No. 1 _ No. 2 Sweet POULTBY -J6c -12c -26o -24o _27c -Me 14c lie Hens, over 5 Ibe. Hens, 4 to 5 Ibs. Hens, under 4 Ib „„„ Leghorn hens I—I™ lie Cocks, 'under 4% ,^ Cocks, over 4% Geese, live

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