Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1939 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1939
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, "Jiff WEATHER it incl. •»— Temperatures inerally above normal; T precipitation' is jndl- 38 Named Iowa's Best Weekly Newspaper 1938 by State University at Iowa—Member Casey's All'Amerlcan Newspaper Eleven, 1927 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1939 8 Pages 64 Columns S. Starts Action to ndemnTwo Tracts Union Slough A rea >mplete Work This Spring &Dunn, of Mason City, United States attorney prthern District of Iowa, Thursday filed suit in "court beginning condemnation proceedings •o parcels of land in the Union Slough district Christian and Martha Godfredson and the Peter Itate. dfredson land consists of 66.30 acres in sec- unsey township, and section 34, Portland town- Is illustrated in the accompanying map. The l ute portion consists of 70.05 acres in sections 3 land township. er parts of land have been purchased with the ,of these two areas, and condemnation proceed- jeing instigated as a last resort to reach an jbasis for settlement of the project, project is known officially as "The Union Slough Waterfowl Refuge Project in Kossuth county, is termed "Union Slough project" for normal 1 use.-; Slough has long been regarded as an ideal tire game,refuge by Kdssuth and Iowa sportsmen, * five or more years ago tentative were started to have the area by the United States department irior for such purposes, ng a trip to Washington, D. C., r o years ago by J. D. Lowe, secrete county Conservation League ct was finally agreed upon, and of the land was started. iut half of the. original al sportsmen was tak- .1 approved purchase, originally planned m the adjacent .plat rough eight sections ihips. Only the shaded Included. The limits Tiglnally contemplated iwn on the map by the line. ittom of the project, 5-lnto ; the area slightly,, reek, v which* flows from ka and feeds into the- river. A dam la'con- >n this creek to divert I the slough and keep a ater level for all-sum- and 1 feeding grounds for other wildfowl. |Ye now' been completed •and further posting of area, together, with such wildlife feeds as rk is planned for this £rbould not be started on 'area till the Godfredson n areas had ibeen finally |and paid for. In,district court Is a Mon brought by Aflma A. Jlnat Fred V. Jacob, pruel and inhuman treat- couple was married at In 1924. The petition aporary and $500 per- aony. r *the final day for filing |br the January term of " t will open a week from So far not many cas- gthe docket, but.It Is ex- irge number will come \ Ran-ey •""* Tup.Ling Portland Number 17 TAX VALUATIONS SET Irvington School Entered by Vandals iLES IN 1939 IT ON UP AND IIP lie sales have got off to |rt In Kossuth county in ir" motor vehicles having sold, Purchasers of were: larms Oil Co., Edw. cGuire Bros., and E. IfAlgona; H, A. Brims, L E. Burwash, Fenton; Kohlhaas, Livermore; Qond, Sexton; Ervln ; David Lynch, rank Gronbach, of Lu irew Gpllner, Wesley. puts Stenzel, Ledyard; |r Algpna; Bay S. lic- |?lum Creek, <.. W, Locke, Algona; L. Philip Wander, ash, Fenton, bought |er; H. J. Cowan, Algo- Hth; W, E. Stoeber, rcury; Otto Will, Lu grnatlonal truck. license Mart With a Boom rrlage license "market fginning of the year has |ng up tP the mark set :. Nearly one a day ..sued at the district rk'8 pMce. Licenses IWednesday were grant- B. Severspn, Margaret In the above map of the Union Slough area the lower shaded portion is the part selected for^the (Migratory Wildlife Refuge. The hands pointing to areas in section 34 and Section 3 indicate portions included' in condemnation proceedings described in a story else- wihere. The Godfredson area is indicated by A and B. A includes the triangular portion in, the shaded portion (of a size similar to the' white corner) directly below the hand. The . B Portion is a 40-acre square to the right of the pointing finger, and a triangular portion directly beneath-the hand n section 4 The Govern area is indicated by hands C and D. In section three the entire triangular shaded portion in this area from the hand south is included in the condemnation proceedings. Also included is a 40-acre square tract in section four left froin the hand D The heavy broken line thruogh the tract Indicates an open drainage ditch, broken line indicates extent of the refuge where shaded, Thn Hnttn/ut I i £ n f v™ ^ Tt ^^ future ex *ensipn probabilities. The dotted lines indicate boundaries of normal standing water. BOOKS & SAND SCATTERED IN VACATION ORGY Sheriff's Office is to Conduct Complete Investigation. By Sirs. K. P. Itoney. Irvington, Jan. 9—Sheriff Casey Loss-and Deputy Arthur Cogley were called to the Edward Mawdsley s'choolihouse here Monday morning to view 'havoc left by a person of group of persons who entered the building sometime during the two weeks Christmas vacation. When the teacher, Helen McMahon, Algona, arrived to reopen the .school Monday morning she found everything in wild disorder. Text books had: been torn from" the desks and thrown to all parts of the room. Sand from tihe sand table was sprinkled over everything, and a new box of chalk had been opened and thrown around the room. (Maps were torn from the cabinets and other loose articles were thrown from their accustomed places to the floor. Notes on Blackboard. Impudent notes were written on the black board 1 and people wfao visited tlhe school house Monday morning, after the teacher went for help, said the writing appeared to be that of persons older than school children. Dirt on one of the curtains indicated that entrance had been made through a window. No car tracks or foot prints could be found and' it is believed the party took place at least several nights ago. ; , This same school house'had been entered on several previous occa- 'Siins but never before had such extensive damage been done. .Ed. Mawdsley is the director. Murtagh Quits As Comptroller With Goodwill of All Parties James Miirtagh drove to I)es Moines Thursday and brought homo his father, 'C. M, MiirtaKh, Friday. The elder Mr. Murtagh «,"? , V* T)cs Molne s Monday evening, and Oils ivas bis last official trip as state comptroller. Hereafter lie will devote his whole time to the Security State bank, of which he Is president. Mr. Mnrtagh bad for more than a year sought to be released from office, but was persuaded to stay because Governor Kraschnl did not wish to make a change. The appointment came to Mr. Murtagh when the office was created by the 45th general assembly In connection with a budget and finance control act effective July 4, 1933. Governor Herring had been instrumental In having the Krookings Institute make a survey of the state's finances. The Institute recommended central financial control, all receipts and disbursements to go through.the office of a comptroller. The amount of money Involved in the fiscal year from July 1. 1»37, to July 1, 1988, was more than $105,000.000. One of the duties of the comptroller Is to make up the state Budget for the succeeding biennlum for presentation to the state legislature. Most of the new budget is already in the hands of the printers, and Mr. Murtagh expects to complete his work this week. Mr. Murtagh's record Is unique, in that no complaint of pub- He consequence has ever been made against the conduct of his office and ho has from first to last had the confidence and goodwill of the state leaders in all parties. By Staff Reporter. A careful investigation of affair was conducted the Pf Elmpre; irlpn, N. »., Harold Alvlna ona, N, p,; Wm, Brto ilia P. JUages, both of Jerry A. Wiibb.e 9 , TJ »n s Wang fixture! i Chrlschi . to i re being i^#pffc ? er ceigt M&m&wtei* 1 * & LOCALS LOSE TO LAKERS BY 28-23_SGORE Nevertheless Algona Quint Shows Great Improvement. The Algona high school's basketball team took another defeat Friday evening, 28-23, at the hands o_ Clear Lake, there. Nevertheless the locale showed the greatest Improvement of the year., The learn had practiced all during the holidays in an attempt to get over a slump into which they had fallen. To date the boys have been unable to win' a sigle game in five attempts. Hopes that Co-Captain Bruce Miller would be in the line-i_p,» t or the rest of the season were blasted, when, after being In the Clear Lake game only two minutes a knee gaye out again, from an Injury suffered in the football season. This, It Is now known, will keep him on the bench for ttoe rest of the basketball season. Devine High-Pointer. The locals, In spite of defeat, were able to roll up 23 points against the Lakere, something no other team has done so far this season. Devine was high pointer for the locals, finding the basket for six baskets and a free tnrowr Mlqhel got a basket and three free tosses; Sohultz, two baskets a»4 one free throw. Others In the Alsona line-up ^ e rf Spear, Long, I^wils njjd Jim Neville, Hlcfes, and J^ee. Louis NeyWe topk the place # Milter, tout went pwt pf tlfe game oaffur personal fpjgil,, Juntpr tp»g pr#«M »bUHy m gU8ir d, fcoMin 0- nent to «P wpre- Tlj &S4 tern te|M WPS* • i»f tor Clip I^e, , y. baskets and a free throw. The locals are to play their first home game since the holidays on the home floor tonight against Livermore. Friday they will travel to Iowa Falls. Clear Lake, Webster City, and Eagle Grove are still undefeated in the conference. TWO FARMERS WILL SELL NEXT MONDAY by the sheriff's office. lieved the, damage was youngsters, for though" prits must have been at their yesterday It is be- done by the cv work for sometime, no cigaret butts- or liquor bottles were found. Another circumstance is that the writing on the blackboards, through legible and in a fair hand, consisted of simple words, and was not what probably would have been written by older people. Law Provides Penalties. A special section of the code covers scfhools, Wreaking and stiff into country sentences are provided. In addition the culprits are liable to breaking and entering charges, malicious mischief, and destruction of public property. It is believed the building was broken Into in the daytime because the school is not equipped with lights, and if lights were used they would have . been seen. The date "December 27" appeared on the blackboard. Prosecution is promised' by the sheriff's office located. This this school if the culprits are is the been third time it Is believed an example of the _j •<**.» uoiAtrvGu. - au example 01 tne Two farm auctions are echedul- persona responsible, for this darned for next Monday. One is the P. & % 6 may Prevent other damage In the future. H. Hargreaves sale, the other the John L. Roadinger Bale. Mr. Hargreaves has for many years lived at the first corner south of Hobarton. He is now about to retire and move to Algona. Hia sale will start at noon, and the Irvington Aid will eerve lunch. Fifty-eight head of cattle, including eight milk cows/five horses, and 95 hogs will be sold, aleo a line of farm machinery. Colwell Bros, will be auctioneers; the Iowa State bank, clerk. Mr. Roadinger, long-time citizen of the Wesley neighborhood, intends to move to Alabama, where he will again follow farming. His sale will also begin at noon, and the Sexton Aid will serve lunch. The place is a mile and a half west and mile and three-fourths north of Sexton. Mr. Roadinger will offer five horses, five "cattle, 35 hogs, farm machinery, and household goods, with L. A. Matern as auctioneer and the Iowa State bank as clerk. Conservationists To Meet Thursday The Algona unit of the county Conservation League, will elect officers at a meeting Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at tfoe. Legion Hall. Ray MoCorkie, president, will preside. Coac,h Ridenour will fur- nig^ entertalnmeot by members of ttje fctfhi echpo,! wrestling iewB, aa4 there will be a Dutch Ivmcjbi. H, B, GOLEMAN, NEWS EDITOR, LUVERNE, DIES 'Horace B. Coleman, .publisher of the Lu Verne News for more than 12 years, died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, aged 56, of heart disease. Mr. Coleman, who had been troubled for some time with the heart disease, had been confined to -his- home • two weeks with influenza. His paper was not published week before last, because of a yearly vacation. Last week, William Jennings, former Corwith Hustler ' publisher, served as publisher. What will be done from now on has not yet been determined. Relatives who survive are the editor's mother, Mrs. Carrie Coleman, who lived with him, and two sisters, Louise Coleman, Waterloo, and Mrs. Paitha Mitchell, of Long Beach, Calif. Miss Coleman arrived Saturday night, but Mrs. Mitchell will be unable to come. Mr. Coleman was never married. An only brother, W. B., died suddenly in November. Mr. Coleman came to Lu Verne from Baxter, near Des Moines, where published a newspaper. Funeral services are to be held at the McCullough Funeral Chapel here at 2 o'clock today (Tuesday), and will be followed by service at the grave in Verne cemetery. I HITCHHIKER PLAYS SAFE: GETS OUT AS RONEY AUTO SKIDS a short the Lu Bank's Annual Meet to Be Held Tuesday Stockholders of the Security ,State bank will meet next Tuesday for election of directors and presentation of reports of tlhe last year's business. At a meeting of directors later officers will be elected. Present officers are: president, C. B. Murtagh; active vice- president, IJrank Kohlhaas; vice- president, J. W. Haggard; E. _T. Scheme!, cashier. Irvington, Jan. 9 — K. P. Honey's vanity suffered a severe blow Wednesday in contact with an old man who accepted offer of a lift as K. P. was coming home from Algona. It was raining, and the pavement was slippery In places. Jnst before reaching the Dan long hill the car skidded, and almost Immediately afterwards the rider announced that be would get out at the top of the hllL Kenneth had taken him for a hitchhiker, and was surprised .that his destination was so near; but he let the man out and dove on. He had gone but a few rods, however, when another car passed him, and he noticed that his companion of a few minutes before was a passenger. Subjecting everything to deep cogitation, Kenneth found no way out of the conclusion that the old man just thought K. P. was not a safe driver. Two Couples Marry in Danson's Court Business in Algona's justice courts has again been at a standstill,, as far as the criminal dockets are concerned. However, Justice P. A. Danson has read marriage vows for two couples so far this week. Sunday he married William W. Brinser and Marcella D. Klages, both of Mankato, with Mrs. Danson and Mrs. Victor Lowe as witnesses. Yesterday afternoon he conducted a ceremony for Jerry A. Wubben, Titonka, and Vivian I. Drake, Crystal Lake. Judge D eland Turns Back Memories 21 Years as He Retires from Bench ranks among the most vivid mem- DeLand In Thursday's Storm Lake Pi Tribune appeared an interview j youth, pleaded' Vui'Hy"to~the*mu.r^ with Judge James Deland, who re- •, der of Marshall Lee and was sen- tired from the bench the first of I **?*$.£ ^JL^V* 1 ? 0 ?™?*- Thls the year. Judge DeLand served j the Kossuth district court for 21 ole on tbe~belle7"that he was^inno- years, as .the court here is in the i cent but made the confession pre- rtA <n-> «. r31ni.<»>ljl4.~ _•>.-. 4. VIA -1n»-.i. ^.X C*4.nrHn4 I ' 1. * . T- —-v—* J, • w same district as the court at Storm Lake, Judge DeLand's home. The interview follows: : Turning back the pages of more sumably to save another. Another murder trial, conducted at Estherville, found a man guilty of murdering his father. He was thap 31 years of experience on the sentenced to llfe ; imprisonment, bench la. the 14th judicial district The same punishment was meted provides an Interesting but of times' out to the two Spencer youths tragic story for Judge James De* about two years ago when they Land whose last term offtclally j slugged and killed an old ended Saturday night— a story to which murder, divorce, petty quarrels, and shattered hopes of youth dot the pages, Standing out most vividly in his memory a? the trial pf moat general interest during Us time on the bench is the Sigeg case, tried at s^peijcer «t)oiit ten years ftgp. In that c«use, Slpea w«s foiig4 tty pf plunging a knife Jntft the ,._ man, presumably for rent money he had collected the day before. But murder cases were not numerous dijrijag Judge Deland's 21 years. In fact, the four mentioned just aibput cover all that came be- of 9 young garage and during a quarrel l?y Judge r>eLan4 to be hanged, • The case. w$$ tyier £e,trted. ' Tw R en ' j;ence wg-s cJ»»g9«i t» Hfe to»;H«- pnpent. under aftQ&er j^e, Sipe? fore him. Opinions on Divorce, IJis long service PO the bench as also led Judge Deland to form very definite opmlpus! oa divorce, . that divorce the only sensible solution in many cases, be feels that many de- that the facts had to be presented to the court," he says. When the action Isn't resisted, the plaintiff often comes in with an exaggerated account of abuses and Imaginary abuses and because there Is no one present to contest the charges, the divorce is granted by default, he explains. Some of the women seeking divorces have fantastic Ideas about the alimony they should receive, Judge DeLand asserts. Fantastic Alimony Ideas, 'They want the husband to support them just the same as though they were .doing the cooking, keeping the home and doing the other household duties of a wife," the keen, white-haired jurist says. And after the decree has been, granted, much trouble usually is experienced in collecting the ali- mcmy, he points out, Recently he received a letter from a Pocaboutas woman asking him tp make her ex-Jiusband pay up his back alimony. Judge DeLwid e*plMned In Us reply that he w^s just a judge and WAR WEAPONS MORE DEADLY TODAYs SAUL More Destructive in the Next War Says the Major. Major Leslie T. Saul, .secretar of the Chamber of Commerc spoke on The Development < Weapons Since the World War t. the January meeting of Hagg pos of the Legion last week Tuesda evening at the Legion hall. Some 35 men attended, and a f nanciail report was given on th Feather party held before Thanks giving, which netted $200. War Weapons Improved. The Major said • there has bee decided improvement in weapon since the war. "We fought the war with calibe .30 Springfield rifles," he said "but the army is now equippe with semi-automatic caliber .30 r fles, Which increases the firm rate about five times. "The 75-millimeter cannon use in the World war has almos doubled its effective range. Ther would be a great increase in ac curacy in aerial bombs in a futur war over that of previous wars.. Tanks Much Faster. "The tanks used then were un dependable and had to be taken t the front on trucks. They travele at only eight or ten miles an hour Due to mechanical improvemen the caterpillar-tread tanks mad now can travel at tremendou speed. "Airplanes used in the war' trav eled 90 to 125 miles an hour. Now the public does not know just how fast army planes can travel, fo the war department will not giv out the information. Armored Cars Available. "Since the war, armored cars have been added to the America army equipment. They run on rub her wheels, are bullet-proof, an can cover a vast amount of terrl tory in a short length of time They are equipped with radios. "An American army in a futur war would be much more effectlv than it was /.during the Worl war." THAWS DAILY SO FAR IN'39 The weather man Is still giving Iowa the mildest winter in recen history. Kossuth folks now living in California or in southern states will be interested to knov that thawing temperatures have been recorded every day so far this year. Rain fell Wednesday morning and a light shower fell again yesterday morning. Almost all of the ten inches of snow which fell in ihe holidays has disappeared, am ;he ground Is soft, with much oi :he frost apparently coming out ol Many ungraveled country roads are now practically' impassable ind some graveled roads are show- ng damage. Streets and paved roads are wet and the air full of moisture, with no sun. Temperatures for the last week ollow:- an. 1 — 41 i an, 2 _ 44 2 an, 3 36 2 an. 4 38 2 an. 5 34 n. 6 40 an. 7 41 an. 8 50 .12 not a collection agency, Numerous, 'marries which on tae roc.**" "gp Hot Lunches Again for School Pupils Serving hot lunches was begun Monday at the Bryant school, An- tbinnette Bonnstetter has announced. Milk and crackers are served at St. Cecelia's Academy, the Third Ward school, and * the German Lutheran parochial' school. Pupils whose parents can afford it pay for the service, but It is free to undernourished children whose parents cannot defray the expense. Miss Bionnstetter ad- minsters the fund for this purpose. The money was raised by donations from various sources. +—* -, Bones Broken In Fall. Mrs. E. A. Guderian fell downstairs at the frank Ostrum hpme Iqst week Wednesday and suffered, fractures of bpth boaes in the left fprearm. Mr. Guderian. is to Smoke Shop employ. ' '< Creamery Meet Nears, The annual m^tiug of the Also* na, cgAfljnArv i ^nr- Tar v**fftVA «r M f*$ ASSESSORS TO USE'38 BASE FOR LIVESTOCK No Figures Sent Out by the State Tax Commission. All 40 assessors in Kossuth County attended' the assessors' annual meeting at the courthouse yesterday morning, and adopted the .same schedule for valuation of personal property as last year's •Because of the change in administrations at Des Moines this year, the state did not send out a list of recommended figures for use in reaching equitable valuations for livestock and similar personal property. Whetfher this was because of inexperience of the new force, or because the old did not wish to set valuations for the new administration is not known. The figures set by the assessors yesterday were from a list recom- m f lded .. by Auditor B. S. Kinsey, who called counties adjacent to Kossuth and with other auditors reached an agreement on last year's figures to keep valuations equal in counties in this section of the state. list of Valuations The list of valuations to be used by the assessors follows: Colts—1 year $22 00 Colts-2 years old _v_."~~-. |33'.00 Colts—3 years and over —$50.00 Stallions—as reported Mules—1 ye ar old ___ $ 22 .oo Mulea-2 years old $33.00 Mules—3 years old and over $50 00 Jacks—as reported Cattle in feeding, a basis of $38.00 for feeders of 1,000 Ibs. in weights, with an increase of per hundred additional weight * 3 e 0 Heifers-1 year ...~~~I. US Heifers—2 years old _____ $2300 '' $25.06 ^ Cows Steers-^1 year Steers—2 years old _~~_~~~~ $2800 Bulls—as reported. ' Swine over 9 months $10 00 Sheep over 9 minths $ 2 00 Goats over 1 year—as reported.' Silver Fox _ $2 0.00 The fair market value of the merchandise found In oil stations is set out of the following schedule: . . . Gasoline 6c P6r Gal . Kerosene ^ 4C per Gal. Furnace Oil & Dist. 3c per Gal All grades Lub. Oil 18o per Gal. Greases 3c per pound Homestead There has been no change In the homestead exemption procedure to be followed by assessors and homestead owners. Those who have filed exemptions in the past will be presented by the assessor with a new certificate. These certificates have been prepared by the auditor's office force for all persons who have filed in the past Those who have recently acquired property may sign an exemption certificate with the assessor. Two land-owning witnesses are requirde. It is also necessary that tlhe deed or contract of sale under which the exemption is claimed must be on record In the recorder's office. If the information is not at hand the certificates can be signed, and information ?iven to the assessor to enable iater location and filling in of this Information at the courthouse. One requirement other than ownership for homestead exemption is that the claimant must live on the property at least six months of the year for which it is claimed, except during the first year of ownership. This gives persons who purchased property with- n the last six months the right to homestead exemption. On prop- v irty being purchased by contract at least 10 per cent of the pur? ihase price must he paid., Two Teams Bowlers Tied; Hot Fight on as Year 1938 Ends The bowling league has develop- d a hotly contested fight for the eading position this year. Games nded last week with Titonka and >ilver Gray tied for first, and kick's and the Farmers tied for ecpnd and only four games bet ilud the leaders. Other teams are > railing, with Botsford's the only ne with an average of Better than , more than half of games won. The e$spn was only half over last . reek. Standings at the end of the * reek follow; W L. Titonka _ _____ $0. ig liver Grey __„ 30 12 Vtek'9 J ^ J| Farmers —>____....__..___ gf j| Bots_or4'e ,___-_ 24 ja'r C. 0. . Verne,

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