Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on June 30, 1938 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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WEATHER , me 27-July 2, Id cool first of week; show Wednesd&y or Thursday, eoft of remainder ot week. ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 30, 1938 10 Pages 80 Columns Number 41 IANCRQFT GETS FEDERAL GRANT PER CENT AVING COST S AMOVED ley Given Grants School & Town Projects. part of the new national Ing program in the interest , OTe ry from the "recession," jnnounced from Des Molnes allotments in the HOWTHE MONOTONY OF LIFE ON A FARM WAS BADLY BROKEN Iowa other crant for Wesley been announced by the National emergency nclli The announcement ds: Construction of • an ?. ele- ed water tank and tower an addition to an existing lenrorks system. Appll- it has a waterworks sys- i. The project Is neces- y to improve flre-flghtlng ilWes and to tmproYe tier- e to the consumers. Estl- ted cost of total project, 72; grant, 45 per cent, 72." of $213,258 have already made, and the first project is for etreet improvement at oft. mcroft gets a grant of $17,- toffards paving Its main Sness street. The estimated _. cost is $38,181, so $21,000 It b« otherwise raised. ; understood at Bancroft that (reject, besides main street will include three blocks to the Catholic church and building. A block south the Fuchs store may also be ulry by telephone to Bancroft ty failed to develop how it is sed to raise the $21,000 re- I locally. Why of the Project i announcement says that at plans propose concrete lent and appurtenant work, curbs, gutters, and connections." s added that the "project is lary to provide needed paved i for the town to replace un- ones." This Is true, for at it the only surfacing is I, and the street is uneven. At motorists strike a half block as soon as they turn the street from the No. 169 6. ing the main business street icroft has been mooted, for [but the town authorities and owners have heretofore shied at the expense. The ' federal allotment is sup- i represent 45 per .cent ol *n8e, but for a reason not 1 It is a fraction of one per ler that figure. | Grant Also for S. U. L I Des Moines announcement Covered six other projects in including one "to con- improvements to athletic land campus, and additions Alterations to stadium facili- Thls grant, also for 45 per i for J22.950, and the esti- l total expense will be $51,The improvements Will inure "benefit of the university. . > Iowa list of six projects Is " a group of 291 project* at ttaated cost of $92,520,374 so far by President A wide variety of oth- , -J at vast expense run- iwto the billions remains to "oounced. to Benefit Too, June 22—The members [ MM school board have re™"" J from government of- I/akota, June 28 — The (so-culled) monotony of farm Ufc was broken Friday even- inp, following the storm, for at least one furinor and his wife, when they went out to view things, and found the young chickens' house, across a county tile ditch in a pasture and surrounded by water. Thinking they could drive their Model T to the rescue they attempted to cross the ravine, but tho water was much deeper than they expected, and the car was soon out of commission. They crawled out and tho farmer waded back to tho gate to get a team and wagon, while his wife waded to ,the chicken house, with the water at the deepest place almost shoulder high. In the end the chickens were rescued from the water and placed in tho hay loft, where all "recovered," except one. When the excitement had died down the farmer expressed himself thnsly: "If the water rises high enough to get those chickens now, I guess I'll not need to worry!" NEW SCHEME TO PUT OUT BLAZE DEMONSTRATED Just Turn on Steam and It Will Do the Trick,. ELEVATOR MEN COMING FOR A DAYOF80HOOL Experts to Speak on Topics Connected With Trade. CONSERVATION LEAGUE PICNIC DRAWS 1000 CROWD Algona firemen were called to Hobarton shortly after 11 Sunday morning to fight a fire at the de- >ot. A large crowd turned out for he blaze, and the fire-going crowd was pleased with the show, which ncluded a novel scheme for fire- ighting. Painters who had been burning old paint from the building first noticed the fire and turned in an alarm. A west bound freight was at the time pulling up the grade. Seeing the blaze the engineer stopped the train, and the engine and wo tenders were run up to the station. The firemen, had not yet arrived, 10 the painters opened all doors and windows facing the tracks, he engineer'then pulled alongside, and, turning on exhaust steam vhich was shot into the building, soon had It so full of steam that :he only fire remaining was in a 'ew shingles on the roof. The firemen made short work of that. The engineer remarked after the blaze that be thought he had earned election as honorary fire ohief of Hobarton! With the equipment carried on the Algona truck it would have >een possible to pump all water rom the tenders, both of which had just been filled at Algona. The crowd got a lot of amusement out of the fire. It was found that the building had suffered no great damage. thelr petltlon grant towards eree- 1 a new public school audi- ; ww gymnasium has been upon favorably, and plans 0 forward immediately for 8 vote oa the issuance of WaP* in the neighbor, Inject had its beginnings , but came to a the time erants. * "* governme ° t Already drawn up call to be iiey etc. basketball prftctlce teams nf it . • -—v.vo uail, Ul»l *&&** sev ^al tipes "strict tournament ' In The Chamber oE Commerce has received notice that an elevator managers' school will be held next week Wednesday at the Bryant school building. Similar schools are to be hedl at Charles City, Tuesday; Spencer, next week Thursday; and at Rockwell City next week Friday. The meeting here will start at 9:30 a. m. and will close at 4:30 p. m. Grain 'buyers are invited to attend any of the schools. The idea is to give local buyers special information and training as regards malting barley and soybeans to help them in handling these crops. The buyers will be Invited to make personal analysis of samples. Details of Program. The program will deal with grading malting barley, identification of varieties and types of barley, flinty kernels, carloading, barley diseases and control, production problems, and the malting process as it relates to quality of barley. Soybeans are a relatively new crop for certain purposes and some elevator managers will be handling them for the first time this fall. The school will thus be of great value to them. Information on official U. S. standards of soybeans will be given. Faculty of School. Conducting the school will be Willis B. Combs Sr., marketing specialist, U. S. D. A., Chicago; Ed. Dyas, extension agronomist, Iowa State college, Ames; a Mr. Stanton, plant disease specialist, Ames; Howard Kurtz, federal grain supervisor, Cedar Rapids; H. 0. Putnam, secretary N. W. Crop Improvement Ass'n., Minneapolis; and M. J. Oberhauser, of Minneapolis agricultural agent of he C. M. St. P. & P. railroad. Local arrangements are being made by County Agent Brown and he Chamber of Commerce. Adage of Weather True Here: "Never Rains But Pours" Yesterday forenoon's heavy rain 'all totaled 1.43 inches and brought he total for the month to 4,08 in- ;hes, which w&s still below the June average of 4.50 Inches. Temperatures have been in the 50's o the 70's since the hdgh of the season so far, which was 94 set ast week Thursday afternoon Jack of sunshine is causing some concern for corn. The temperatures record follows: June 23 94 68 June 24 92 65 June 25 85 61 .60 June 26 73 58 .02 June 27 76 50 June 28 76 53 P. S.—Another soaker early this morning. Barometer pointing towards "Clearing, slight squalls, fair and cool." 4 Nearly a thousand persons tit tended a county Conservation League barbecue and trap-shoot at the ball park here Tuesday evening. The total attendance was lard to estimate, for many came )ut left early because of threaten- ng weather, A stand was set up to take care of the demand for barbecue sandwiches served with potato chips, doughnuts, pickles, and coffee. Lone Rock Wins First. M. P. Weaver, president of the league, opened the program by an- C. L, M'Farland, of Long Beach, Passes Bert Peck, Long Beach, Calif. who is visiting his daughter, Mrs. George Stewart, received word Monday morning that his neighbor, L. McParland, had died on June 20. Mr. MoFarland was a lane agent in Algona before he moved to California 15 years ago, ?.nd he once owned the house on east state street now owned by the L. G.Will- sons, He came here from Eminets- burg and for some years was an active and colorful figure on Algona streets. Livermore to Have Dial Phone System Livermore, June 28—A telephone improvement program which wil provide dial service here is well under way. A small structure which will house the dialing central equipment is almost complet ed. Pole lines are being rebuilt and telephone wires in homes anc places of business are being changed where necessary. The new system will be'gin functioning ~ October. Tests Here 3 Days Taken by Teachers . Thirty-two rural teachers and wpuld-l>e teachers wrote uniform county examinations at the courthouse last week Wednesday, and Thursday, Friday- Some wrote for the first time, others to raise grades. The next tests will be glv- August. County Supt. nouncing winners in the county predator hunt.' All told, 277 foxes, 1607 crows, 2151 starlings, and 2246 pocket gophers were killed and turned in for bounties by members taking part in the hunt, Mr. Weaver said. Lone Rock won first in the hunt with 17,205 points for three foxes, 38 fox pups,' 126 crow eggs, 27 gophers, 573 crows, and 993 starlings turned in by members. Algona in No. 2 Place. The Algona unit was second, with 16,920 points. The locals turned in seven foxes, 57 pup foxes, 206 crows, 653 starlings, 736 gophers, and six crow eggs. Burt was third, with 10,780 points, members there reporting two foxes, 17 fox pups, 53 crow eggs, 202 gophers, 81 crows, and 738 starlings. Whittemore was fourth. The hunters there specialized in crows, killing 731, but also reported 11 foxes, and 68 gophers for a total of 9,220 points. Wcsleyans Win at Team Shooting. Following announcement of the results a special exhibit in archery was conducted by Dr. R. M. Wallace, and Barber Carl Van Hoven. A trap shoot for women was held, and Betty Merritt, Algona, won, shooting eight out of 10. Team shooting followed, and Wesley won the honors, shooting 121 out of 125 olay birds. Whittemore, Lone Rock, Swea City, Bancroft, Burt, and Algona teams also took part. Algona had the low score. Fishing Films Shown at Rotary LOWE AND DAU DISCLOSE HOW THEY LAND 'EM Two reels of motion pictures were shown before the Algona Rotary club Monday noon, one taken by J. D. Lowe, on a fishing vacation in Canada, the other by W. C. Dau this spring. Mr. Lowe's at Mille Lacs, Minn., 14 feet higher than in the year before. Some good strings of wall- reel featured the Lake of'the Woods country in Canada and Whitefish lake, where a portage had to be made. He was there with friends from • Buffalo Center, and the pictures showed the party catching fish, also much of the wild scenery along the lake shore. One scene showed a 19- ib. lake trout landed. Strings of Fish Shown. The first section of Mr. Dau's reel showed a fishing party at the Mille Lacs. The lake was nearly eyes were shown, including shots of the Harold Sorensens, Lu Verrle, who were there at the time. The second half of the Dau reel featured shots of floats and bands in the Safety Day parade here on May 26. The camera for these and future movies was bought jointly by Mr. Lowe, Mr. Dau, and Game warden E. V. Pierce this spring for fishing etc. trips, conservation pictures, There will be no meeting of the Rotary club next week because of the holiday on the Fourth. The next .will be at the Country club a week from Monday, where all meetings in July and August will be held. Club Has New Officers. G. S. Buchanan takes office as president at the next meeting; M. P. Weaver as vice president; Helmuth Huenhold, secretary; and H. N. Kruse as treasurer. The program committee for July consists of H. M. Hauberg, chairman; Mr. Kruse, I. G. Dewel, W. W. Sullivan and the Rev. F. E. Burgess. CONVENTIONS SATURDAY FOR BOTH PARTIES Little to Do Except for Picking State Delegations. ! The county democratic and re- ubllcan conventions will be held his week Saturday forenoon, the epubliean convention at the Legion hall and the democratic con- ention. in the courtroom. The republicans will convene at 10 o'- lock. There will be little o£ interest n either convention, except that - republicans may nominate a School Census Gives 128 Boost Damon Fines Three in J. P. Court Here Martin Yoder was fined $2 plus $2.85 costs by Justice Dauson Sunday for driving a motor vehicle without a licence. In the same court Clarence Bunkofske, Algona, was fined $3 plus $2.85 costs on the charge of speeding filed by Marshal McGinnis. A charge of assault and hattery filed by Albert Kresge against Elmer .Hartshorn, June 8 was settled in court Monday, when Justice Danson fined Hartshorn $1 plus costs on a plea of guilty. Clothiers & White Rose Still on Top The Huh Clothiers and the White Rose kittenball teams are still in tie for first place, following regular games Tuesday night, when the Hub won from Skelly, 32, and White Rose won from Barry's, 11-9. The excitement of the evening came when both Vaughn Rising and Tom Bruns hit home runs for White Rose. Don Johnson struck out 13 men for the Hub against Skelly. Next Tuesday evening the Hub plays Barry's and White Rose plays Skelly. Supervisor's Son Is Patient Kenneth, son of Supervisor and Mrs John Fraser, farmers southwest of Algona, had his appendix removed Saturday evening at the Kossuth hospital. He waa graduated from the local high school In 1937, and has since been working on tbe farm^with bis Jatncr. Joyriders Steal a Car. The S. B. Bates, Burt, Dodge se- TOWN GROWING, ACCORDING TO ANNUAL TALLY Supt. Laing Releases Figures Gathered This Month. Supt. 0. B. Laing has finished the annual school census, which includes all school children of the legal school age—5 to 21—in Algona. It takes some three weeks for the job. The census area includes the city of Algona and some additional territory In tbe independent school district. Mr. Laing's enumeration is compared with the figures for two years ago in the following table: Sex June 1, "36 Jane 1, '38 Boys 5«4 625 Girls 5«5 632 Totals 1129 1257 Increase. 128 The fact tilat in two years the figure has gained by 128 seems to indicate a marked growth in city population. If each additional htld over 128 represents two parents the figure on growth is 284. Sex Division Close. It will be noticed that the divis- on between the sexes is close. There are seven fewer boys than girls In the district this year. Two years ago the difference was only one. The circumstances raise speculation on what mysterious hing it is that keeps population everywhere between the sexes so nearly even. As always the figures on school enrollment are considerably' under what the census reveals. This is jecause some young children do, not enter school till they are six, or at least past 5 and at the other extreme there are many who quit school in the upper grades or are raduated long before they are 21. Comparative Figures. Here are the comparative figures on enrollment— Sex '36-'87 '87.^8 Elementary- Boys -249 242 Girls T -289 250 WJR. all examinations. dan was stolen 'here Saturday UaU Vrv-& s*ii*<*-«'— . . night, but was recovered, by local police. It was found Monday parked near the Selzer oil station, northeast ol tows. It was evident that joy riders had taken the c&r, which was. unharmed- Elemen. totals—488 493 Junior H. S<— . Boys -— '.. — 64 79 „..- Girls 70 64 Jr. H S. totals. 134 143 Senior H. S,— Boys _—177 J86 Girls —815 $•* Sr, H. S, totals-892 410 Grand totals bj Sexes- Boys i. 490 -607 Girls _—— T -6?4 538 Grand totals over all ,,1014 NH5 In the last four years, Mr., _^_ * Come to Algona July Fourth AFTERNOON PROGRAM 1:00—Concert by the ace Algona Municipal Band. 1:00—Junior League baseball game, Bancroft vs. picked team from other Kossuth towns— picking only the cream. l:45^-Act 1, an A-No. 1 attraction. 2:00—Running race. Old-fashioned county race. See 'em run! 2:15—Act 2, platform hippodrome. Amazing! 2:25—Bicycle race—one for boys under 15, goget'em style. 2:30—Address, Mart Weaver, born right here in Kossuth. H. B. Rist, another ancient oldtimer, introducing. 2:45—Address, Harvey Ingham, Algona's beloved editor. H. E. Rist doing his stuff again. _3:00—Baseball game, Fairmont vs. Brownies., A fighting game! ' 3:00—Act 3, something you'll want to see. A big secret! 3:10—Bicycle race—this one for girls under 15. Lotsa fun! 3:20—Act 4, teeter-board stunts. Exciting. 3:30—Mule race—the doggondest funniest race in Iowa! 3:45—Act 5, famous dog act, 1937 state fair attraction. 4:00—Jalopy race. Every darned old flivver in the county. 4:15—Act 6, trick shooting. Another 1937 state fair headliner. EVENING PROGRAM 7:30—Another band concert. You'll want to dance! 8:00—Vaudeville acts. Dandy entertainment. 8:80—CENTENNIAL PAGEANT — Iowa Through "The Open Door." What you've been waiting for. 9:30—Spectacular Fireworks. You can't see 'em anywhere else in Kossuth. Finale—Tripping the light fanatstic in Floral Hall. Also remember the Sunday night dance. Algona's Rhythm club both nights. found, school enrollment has gone up by nearly eigfht per ce.nt. ' * Two Hot Games Scheduled. The Algona Brownies' will play the Certaiuteed Mills, Fort Dodge, on the local grounds wider lights next Sunday night, and a week from Sunday night Alma, Minn., plays here. "Red" Corrlck, an Algona player two years ago, manages the Alma club. Both games are expected to be topn.ot.ch- Old Liquor Books N. G. After Today All state liquop permit books expire today, and new ones will be necessary tomorrow and thereafter, good tlU July 1 next year. The new books have been issued at the local store since June 15, this having been done to avoid the last minute rush. They are the same as the expired books, except that to facilitate identification at the liquor stores they are bound in red leather instead of green, 'All stores will be closed Monday, which will be a legal holiday. Lost Diamond is Replaced, Th.e other week it was reported that W. A, Lorenz had lost a die* mond on the golf grounds. He bad bought it at a local drug store only a few weeks before. Mr, Lorenz now reports that the company at Minneapolis from which the dia- mpnd was purchased by the local dealer has given Mr. Lorenz a new diamond to replace the one lost. South Side Cafe Sold. Horde's Cafe was sold Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Demand, of Webster City, who take possession today. The Dei-mauds have an 19 mouths son, Leonidas. The Pierces will spend » couple of weeks on a fteatog y«.c&tlon Jn northern, MJnn- ' ' Seven Couples are Licensed to Marry Licenses .to wed have been Issued to Martin Ohm, Lola Warner, both of Fenton; Gerald D. Mc!V«v land, Alta Irons, both of Swea City; Earl B. Miller, Verla Lowman, both, of Algona; Lloyd A, Olson, Worthington, Minn., Alice A. Davis, Magnolia, Minn.; Marvin A. Anderson, Dows, Mary M, Worden, Burt; Wm. M. " ~ ~" Calif., Wilma Olson, San Pedro, Davis, Mank'ato; Glen Fleischauer and Ardis Ber* gee, both of St. Paul. The five licenses last given were issued Saturday. Exemption Claims Scrutinized. The board of supervisors w,a&-in* session Tuesday in the courtroom, passing on new homestead tax exemption claims. The work is done on the assesors* books, where space is left for the board chairman to indicate what action Is ta§r en. The board will hold a regular meeting-at tb,e auditor's office tor HOT GAME OF BALL RUNS TO THEilTTH INNING; SCORE, 4-5 Whittemore, uJne 28 — Bancroft won the first half season championship of the north Kossuth bal league here Sunday by defeating the locals, 4-3, in a .hot 17-inning battle. Hatten, pitching for Bancroft, struck out 29 men, going all the way, and Kenne, who pitched for Whittemore,' struck out 20. Bancroft had six hits, with one error, and the local team had five hits and erred twice. A 3-3 tie was broken with a walk, and a single scored the winning run in the first half of the 17th, this single by Bolster, scoring Welp. Corwith Will Vote on New Town Hall Corwith, June 28—Mayor Woodbury called a special meeting of the council one evening last week, and it was voted to hold a specie election July 12 to determine whether or not'-to build a new city hall at a cost not to exceed $3500 Such a building is badly needed The fire-fighting equipment is now stored at various places, and It Is somewhat of a puzzle to get It assembled whenever a fire breaks out. In the new hall there woult be ample space, besides room enough to meet all other city hal needs. Boy is Quarantined for Light Smallpox Dwaine, 14-year-old son of Mr and Mrs. William Kollasch, and his mother were quarantined for smallpox Tuesday, Dwaine being the patient. He has 'the disease lightly. The other Kollasch sons Ivan, Gordon, and Calvin, employ ed at Hood's, James drug, and the Algona Laundry respectively, have rented an apartment, for the quarantine period., Dwaine will be in the tenth grade at St. Cecelia's academy next year. Britt Rotary Club Thanks Local Club At the Rotary club meeting Monday resolutions of the Britt club expressing deep thanks to the Algona club for promoting organization of the Britt club were read and presentation, oif a'beautiful calendar plaque from the Brit club was made. The resolutions made special mention of F, B Timm, local telephone manager who wa,s mainly instrumental In organization. , . Irvington Ball Fan is Struck by a Bat Irvington, June 28 ^- Stephen Loss Jr. suffered a painful injury when he -was struck by a ball ba while he was watching a game 11 the John Ziemet pasture. The ba slipped from the hands of Le Ro Hanselman and cut a gash across Stephen's forghead. morrow. Notice to Correspondents. • Correspondents for the AJgona Upper Des Moines are askeft , to kindly matt their copy early this week to reach Algoaa by Saturday W account of the iPou'rth, of Jujy holiday. The paper will go to press usual on Tu$sd$,y. Tigers at Garner on Fourtl Wesley,' June 28—The Wesle Tigers b»tt tejpi will pl»y St. Benedict here Sunday, $nd. 9$. July 4 the Tlger B wliJ play G»rner, there!, at a cfilebrajjipn., Th^Wejiley * he andidate to fill a vacancy for sheriff. Sheriff Casey Loss was unopposed in the democratic primaries. Candidates lor all other of- ices on both tickets were noml- lated in the primarries. Eligiblcs for Sheriff. In order to be nominated only persons who received at least one rote in the primary are eligible. ersons whose names were written n for sheriff on republican ballots were W. H. Bickleffs, Titonka; Jilbert Hargreaves, Algona; L. A. 3opp, Algona; Alton Pettit, Lone Jock; Supervisor P. J. Heiken, of Swea City; L. E. Hovey, Algona; Marshal Walter Steward, Burt; and Barber Charles Clement, Al- ~ona. Hovey was sheriff was four terms, 1924 to 1932, and Hargreaves won the nomination in 1934, and again in 1936, but failed to surmount the democratic lands! tdes of the two elections. Mr. Rickleffs, Titonka, was ,a candidate in tbe primary two years ago, as was, also, Steward. To Name State Delegates. Delegates to the state conventions at Des Moines Friday, July 15, will be named by the republicans; and delegates to a district judicial convention at the Crescent Beach hotel, the Okobojis, Monday, July 18. Delegates to a state judicial convention at Des Moines Saturday, July 23, will be chosen. There will be 28 delegates to the state convention; 15 to the district judicial; and 28 to the state udicial convention. A report by a resolutions committees will be read, and resolutions will be adopted. R. J. Harrington is county republican chairman. No. Nominations for Demos. The democratic convention will e opened by County Chairman L. .. unnan at 11 a. m. Saturday morning. The convention has little business this year, smca all incumbent county officers were re- nominated in the primary and there are no vacancies. Delegates to a state convention Thursday, July 28, at the Shrine Auditorium, Des Moines, will be named, also delegates to a state judicial convention at the Hotel Fort Des Moines, August 4. Thia county is entitled to 34 delegates :o each convention. Independent Ticket Talked, A district congressional committeeman, a state senatorial committeeman, and a state judicial jommitteeman will be chosen. Mr. Linnan will probably be reelected county chairman. Mrs. Flora Mae Bradley, Bancroft, is the present county chairwoman. Resolutions will be submitted to the convention. There has been some talk of an independent ticket, but it Is considered unlikely. Independent candidates are required to preseat a petition containing at least two percent of the number of votes cast for governor in the last election before they can be listed oa the official ballot for the fall election. Judge Quarton Off on Trip to Europe Judge W. B. Quarton left last week Wednesday for Europe with ilia son, Sumner, of Cedar Rapids. He joined Sumuer at Chicago, and they went to Boston, thence to Newfoundland to visit ConsuWJea* era'l Harold B. Quarton. From Newfoundland they were to sail for England. They expected to be gone about a month. The Judge hag never been abroad before. Mrs, Quarton is at present with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sumner Quarton. Slump in Auto Sales. Only seven new motor vehicles have been sold in the county in the last week, according to the records kept in County Treasurer M. J. Duffy's office. Purchasers were George Wilden, N. J. Alexander, Algona, Fords'; W. F, Brown (photography) and Poyd Bpde, Algona, and S. 0. Sande, Fenton. Ohev- rolets; John, Farrell, ~ ^ Plymouth; Josejjh L. ton, Buick.

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