Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on January 31, 1939 · Page 1
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 31, 1939
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WfeAfHfcR eb. 4, Incl. — Rather Or two precipitation Named Iowa's Be«t Weekly Npwspaper 1938 by State University at Iowa—Member Casey's All-American Newspaper Eleven, 1927 ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1939 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 20 PECT AAA CHECKS TOMORROW ill Circulate Airport Petition :s MUST SSURED NO BONDS luire Approval Operation Airplanes. I, committee of Algonlans | in the establishment of a ial airport in Algona met felon hall last" night and ling are starting a drive ?names to a petition oall- jjvote on the proposed air- the time of the regular lion March 27. bup required that the pe- Lte 'that the expenditure o establish the airport •The text of the petition follows: "We, the undersigned residents and citizens of Algona, Iowa believing that the construction of a commercial airport will be for the betterment of the City of Algona, do hereby respectfully petition the Honorable -Mayor and members of the city council of Algona, Iowa, to take proceedings for the establishment of a commercial airport under the provisions of Chapter 303-cl of the Code of Iowa, so that funds 1 for the construction of a commercial airport -will be avall- •able In the event of the approval by United States government of the proposed airport, and upon assurance by recognized commercial airlines that • said airport will be made a regular mail • and passenger station, but that no tax be lev- led or bonds sold until such approval and assurance be obtained." Cost Under $50,000. With PWA labor it is' estimat- south, northwest to southwest, would have to be constructed with an oiled gravel surface. Bonds could be retired either by taxation or from the profits of the port. If voted, and the port made no money whatsoever, the project would add only $1.50 to the taxes of a person now paying $40 per year. Airports are Profltbale. The committee has investigated many airports in its 1 consideration, i and so far has found every govern- i ment approved field with commer- I cial service making money. , j One field, in a neighboring state, | with approximately the same pop- j ulation to serve, and weather con- j dltipns similar to Algona, ha» been j operating three and a half years. This field had net profits in 1938 of $13,191. These profits came as follows: Gas and oil sales profit $3,136 Profit on plane sales 4,280 Training school rental 1,800 Hangar and field rental -profit 3,750 HUNTERS 'CAW AND KILL 75 BLACK PESTS CREAMERY HOST AT DINNER FOR 1280 SATURDAY 'OUT, DAMNED SPOT!'-OR IOWA CULTURE VIA PHONE ed .the completed airport to meet all specifications would^cost s'ome- r ._ —- ,-. thing under $50,000, With land i be made unless govern- • included. Of this amount half, or Ction and commercial air- I $25,000, 'would be the cost of the 'ation out of Algona are j 524 acres of land included in the |In other words the mon-' it be appropriated unless idiitlons have been met. ['government approves the I commercial airlines op>e, the expense of the field Is can be met by income 'field, each year. 975 Concession and air show pro- Profit on short-hop passengers 1,400 Will Pay for Self. This gives a profit of. $15,341, from which the manager's salary project. In addition a 100xl25ft. of $2150 was deduced to reach the steel hangar, with 20 ft. clearance on doors, an administration building which could be stuccoed, would have to be built. Runways 3500 feet long and 150 feet wide in three directions, northeast to southwest, north to net of $13,191. In four years this field will have paid.for itself on the same basis as anticipated here, without taxation and after that time will turn profits into the city fund to reduce other taxes. 'An important point in addition E. S. Pearson, of the county auditor's office, G. F. Towne, and Arthur 1'rlebc, the latter of Lone Rock, hare proved themselves good hunters. They shot 75 black crows last week Monday afternoon near West Bend. Two stuffed owls and some decoy crows were perched in trees, and the hunters then Imitated a blackbird's "Caw, Caw!" The Imitations must have been good, for crows came from all directions, only to be mowed down by gun shot; is that $33,600 was paid In salaries to men employed at the airport, and other money was brought into circulation in the community. T-his, of course, is in addition to the profit of the port as given. The committee investigating the project, however, is insisting thai the commercial use of the airporl under government supervision be assurred before a cent is spent, either for the land or the other necessities. wo Plead to Liquor Charges i - j ±y ON GIVES E AND JAIL ERMJRIDAY Divorce Granted J New Petition is Filed. THREE SEEK $50 LIBERTY BOND Another claimant has come forward for the $50 Liberty bond found among papers of the closed Lu Verne State bank stored at the court house. After the firs$ Advance story appeared, calls from two Lu Verne claimants' were received by H. W. Miller, who with his law partner, Judge Quarton, was attorney for hte receiver of the bank. Last week, after the second story about ... . the bond was published, a man sentences for illegal P° S - f rom Corwlth. of intoxicating liquor were The story o£ thls thlrd claim ant Judge Fred M. Hudson in Jg that fln egtate of whloh ne was one of the heirs, was pending a SHOPLIFTER IS ARRESTED HERE court Friday, after pleas r, P. Kirschbaum was given a lonths jail sentence, of he third month was siis- on good behavior and he •oled to Sheriff Loss. He re to serve the first two Mayland, Swea City, was $300 fine. He was given 27 to pay the costs in the ' City police are In the habit of d till July 27 to pay up the 'frisking' transients when the lat- it is not paid by that time ter are let into sleeping quarters have to serve it out in jail under the Lensing grocery at per day. night. . Hudson granted a divorce When Marshal McGinnis was do- i E, Asa, of Sexton, from ing this Thursday night he found Asa, She was allowed $25 a pen and pencil set on one Wal- ith alimony for support .of ter C. Hanley, in an unusual epot hildren. The couple was in the clothing. Immediately he In 1934, and she charged questioned the man, who claimed band with desertion; the pet as his own; but on ques- v case was also filed last tioning businessmen later Mr. Mci which Eva Spencer asks Glnnis found that the set had been 3e from Theodore Spencer, stolen: from the Lusby drug store. iple was married "st Fort A charge of shoplifting was October 2, 1938, and separ- therefore filed against Hanley, who month later. She charges said he lived at Greene, Iowa. In, id inhuman treatment, and Mayor Specht's court Friday Han• her maiden name of Eva ley was given a 30-day jail sen- ford, tence, but it was suspended on ernity case brought against condition that he leave town 1m- Balk was fUed. in court mediately and never come back, the time the bank was closed and the administrator did\;iot file a report for two or three years. It Is further claimed that there should have been some $900 in Liberty bonds. These had not been registered, and they were never accounted for'. When the heirs began to check up on the receiver's report they consulted with the former cashier of the bank about the disappearance of the bonds, but he asserted that he knew nothing about the matter. Mr. Miller is still holding the bond till all claims can be carefully considered. Justice Delia Welter had two cases last week, one charging Clifford Johnson, Mason City, with an excessive load on a truck, the other against Albert Lichter, Algona, for no chaufifeur'sN license, Miss Welter fined Johnson $3 plus $2 costs, and Lichter $10 ' plus $2 costs, after they entered pleas of guilty, Justice P. A. Danson found md Mrs. Clyde Brlstow, the week devoid jf business. d farmers received a let- , _* _ week from their SPB Ralph. Closing Out Sale on the ship Pensacola, off i' r\ . j f f L Q of Havana. The letter) Dated fOF rCDt 9 transcript from Justice '0 court ?etit> jury is scheduled to this morning for jury uth Boy Tells 1 Panama's Locks MAYOR SPECHT OBSERVES HIS B1RTHDAY--65! tiled at Havana. young -man, wrote, ''that It ' Meyer and Troutman, who are It appears that Mayor C. F. Specht celebrated his 65th milestone yesterday. At any rate, when he left borne yesterday noon he told Mrs. Specht that he would probably partake of several beers during tbe afternoon to help observe the occasion. City Marshal Tan Alstyne, on hearing of the mayor's domestic proclamation, declared that be would take him home once, bat that If he celebrated too loud the mayor would wake up In the lockbonse just like anybody else. Mr. Specht called at the Advance office In the after, noon. He seemed to be hale and hearty, and If he had under his belt too generous a supply of the liquid that made Milwaukee famous he was doing a past master's job of concealing the fact* CONSERVATION LEAGUE :PLANS MARCH 'DAY Winter Sports Even at Central Point Announced. Tentative plans for a mid-win er get-together of county Conser ration League members were lal at a committee meeting here las week Monday by representatives o units. Attending were J. B. Low county secretary-treasurer, P. 1 Timm .president of -the Algon unit,; L, M. Merritt, vice-president G. F. Towne, and Ralph Meldk secretary-treasurer of the Algon mit; Arthur Priebe, president of ;he county league, and Alton Pettit, both of Lone Rock; Mr. Haines and Vee Mullen, Wesley; Paul 3igler and Mr. Zumach, Fenton; Hugh McDonald and M. M. Chipman, Hurt. The plan is to have some sports activity in winter to correspond to Field day held annually in the early autumn, for the last four rears. An additional object will 3e to raise money to offset financial loss caused by the inclement weather of last Field day. March Date Picked. The date for this winter sports day has been tentatively set for March 21 at either Hurt or Titon- ta. A committee for the 1939 Field day appointed by the League president consists of Dr, H. E. Woodi ward, Whittemore; Gottlieb Blelch, Hurt; Alton Pettlt, Lone Rock; County Engineer H. M. Smith, Algona; and President Arthur Priebe, day to go, through' the five dissolving partnership, announce t the Panama Canal. He had a closing out auction at the Doctor ocean swimming delightful Janse farm two miles west and two id it hud to 'fee dpiie near and one-half miles north of LU for sharks were plentiful Verne next week Wednesday. The out. '- sale will begin at one o'clock, and. joys were having movies ev* there will be lunch on the grounds, "" abpajd ship, Ralph, who Twenty-two cattle, si* horses, and ten brood sows, some chickens, and a long line ol farm machinery will be sold. Oldest and Mr* T, Joined the marines Sep« Oswalt Passes the County Farm fltfc City Election to Held March 27 Today is Last for 1939 Auto Numbers \ Today is the last day to get 1939 automobile plates without penalty, A penalty of a dollar will be assessed after today. The last-minute rush Saturday and yesterday brought the total of 1939 plates issued to more than 5,000, and today's issues are expected to' put the total nearly up to last year'e 4 when 'more tnan 5600 licenses had been issued the same time. Only nine new car licenses were issued last week: C. H, Klamp Kent Motor Co., Algona, J. B Schiltz, Swea City, K. R, Dlta- worth, Bancroft, L, N. Haneon, of Lajfeota, Fords; the 8. B. French Lumber Cp M Titonka, Wayaq Hardr njan, Bancroft, John P. Bysoa, and Jullua Habe.rk.orn, Algona, Chev- - Men'« forajn to _ • ^.pwwsSw* &*£? BM TjU " nstallation of N e w $5,000 Machine is Reported. The Algona creamery served 280 people at > its annual dinner aturday noon in the high school gymnasium. There were 71 uesta from Algona—business men nd teachers, 107 miscellaneous guests, 50 band members, 11 em- ployes of the creamery, all the stbers farmers from various parts f the county. The system of admission was changed this year. Previously iclcets had been given to almost anyone who asked for them, without question of eligibility. This 'ear, Mrs. M. P. Christiansen and VIrs. Kenneth Seeley were stationed at a table in the lobby and ap- ilicants 1 for tickets were asked under what classification they came and, if farmers, their cream can lumbers. How Scanlun Got In. • Dr. F. C. Scanlan later told story .on himself. When he applied for admission he was asked whether he drove a truck, and on his reply in the affirmative he vas given a ticket. The preparation of dinner anc he serving were in charge of the Baptist women under the genera' chairmanship of Mrs. L. W. Keith with Mrs. Cora Hill, G. H. Ogg and Mrs. W. A. White assisting. The high school band furnishec music. H. J. Bode was reelected director for three years at the at ter dinner business meeting, which was called to order by the president, C. R. Schoby. E. R. Mawdsley is vice president, and A. Godfredson and Sim Leigh are other members of the board. -» .... Joko on Christiansen. The secretary, Mr. Christiansen, read the minutes of the 1938 meeting, after first having read a considerable portion of the 1937 min- By a (lorwith Schoolmn'ani. Convith. .Ian. 26— Over here at Oonvtth >ve haven't yet aspired to fho fanny dial phones possessed liy our J/u Verne neighbors, and our rural patrons ar«> still getting most of their neighborhood news via ilia good old "box on the wall} turn the crank." However, when it comes to really elevating conversation, it niuy be doubted that any town In Kossuth, Hancock, Humboldt, or Wright can vie with us. For example, one night recently, subscribers on Line 10, west of town, heard something like this: Is this a dagger which I sec before me?" "Friends, Romans, countrymen! Lend me your ears!" "Out, damned spot! What, will these little hands ne'er be clean 2" ^The funeral baked meats will coldly furnish forth the marriage table." sorrow "Goodnight, goodnight! Parting is such sweet That I could say goodnight till it be tomorrow." Patrons who were a little rusty on their Shakespeare were probably undecided whether to send for Casey Loss or the insanity commissioners, (or maybe both!). However, no murder had been done. It was merely a three- way conversation among high school belles, who happen to live on the same phone line and were conducting a "cramming session" in preparation for an English literature "exam" next day. ™r!m!"Tj leld i? 1 ? , llno 45 minnt * s > with only one "time out" period, this called by one of the seekers after culture (and rax settle an ( So, Kffete Easterners, don't accuse us lowans of lack of culture. Where else will you hear a Shakespearean recital on a party line! NOTICE TO BE SENT FARMERS WHEN TO CALL Distribution is to Be Made at Several County Towns. Between $300,000 and $400,000 in 1938 AAA program checks was expected this morning by the conservation office. These will be checked and verified in a day or so, and notices will be mailed to each farmer whose check has been re- Checks failed to arrive in Oils morning's early mall, and hence are expected tomorrow morning. MRS, SANDERS RETIRES AFTER 13 YEARS HERE Beth Annis, Ex-Union Township Girl, New Librarian. Mrs. Lura Sanders, who "retires today from the position of Algona librarian which she has held for the last 13 years plans to remain utes before he was corrected by the puzzled Mr. Schoby, to the amusements of everyone, including Mr. Christiansen. .In his report Mr. Christiansen here during February. Then she will visit relatives in Iowa, after which she will go to Portland, Ore., to visit two sisters. Thence she will go to Alhambra, Qalif., described a new butter-milk dry-1 where her son Roger lives, er, installed last year at a cost of ', Mrs - Sanders Is a member of the more than $5000. This machine' local Presbyterian church and makes it possible to dispose of sur- | nas Deen a n active worker. Till plus buttermilk 'by drying it,! recently she taught a Sunday leaving 8%lbs. of powder for iooi schot>1 class. She Is a member of Ibs. of liquid. ' ' I the local P. E. O. sisterhood, the The powder is used to make' Woman's club, and the Wa-Tan- poultry feed and is sold at a profit, ; Ye cluD - Sne was once chairman this drier eliminates the expense of tne library committee for this of having the liquid hauled away district of the state .and has ap- and destroyed, since buttermilk I Peared on district programs, when dumped into sewers, kills Tribute is Paid. 'GOD'S ACRES' CORNSHELLING BEE IS DATED fish in the river. McNutt Memory Honored. Judge Quarton, long a stockholder of the creamery^ introduced a ex-offlclo. Messrs Chipman, Meldke, and Towne, committee for a spring predator hunt, are drawing- plans which will be announced soon. Operation Success; Walker Recovering J, E- Walker, who was taken to Rochester last week Sunday, had a major, operation Saturday and Is reported doing •'well. His daughter, Mrs. R. 0. Bjustrom, went with him, and will remain ten days or longer. Mr. Walker will be ip the hospital two weeks at least. Mr. Bjustrom drove to Rochester, Sunday, taking with him Carl and Lloyd Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kuecker, of Algona, and Ralph Walker, Whittemore. Harold Walker, Delavan, Minn., also drove to Rochester. Mrs. Kuecker is a daughter of J. E, Walker, and Car), Lloyd, Ralph and Harold are 'sons,- The Iowa Library Quarterly, issued at Des Moines by the Iowa Library Commission, in the October- November- December issue resolution honoring- the memory of carried the following tribute to S. H. McNutt, who was active in organizing the creamery association many years ago. Geo. W. Godfrey, director of ag-: ricultural relations at the State college; Prof. A. W. Rudnick, of the Ames dairy extension service; and R. O. Storvick, manager of Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc., Mason City, were speakers. Mr. Godfrey discussed the need of cooperation, not only in immediate localities, but also throughout the several states. Professor Rudnick, who has contributed to the annual meeting programs for a number of years,' gave a talk illust <tted by slides and examples, on' the relative cleanliness of milk cans washed by hand and under pressure. Bacteria Demonstration. Mr. Rudnick demonstrated that on a square centimeter of a can washed by hand the number of remaining bacteria exceeds the number of dollars in the national debt, whereas under a pressure machine such as a new $2200 machine which the Algona creamery has installed, the cans are 100 per cent sterilized. Mr. Storvick discussed the maintenance of quality in dairy products. Rebate checks on petroleum products, amounting to $3764.35, Were distributed to members of the creamery. Mrs. Sanders: "At a meeting of board on October 31 the library Mrs. Lura Ctr Pins Wesleyan te W»llo| Garage WeeJey, Jan. 30 -r $Jrs. QUv|f Voung suffered a painful knee '}jq, ury Frida Dam Repairs Made North of St, Joe Repairs were started Monday on. the dam north of St. Joe on the West Bend road. This is a W. P. A. project, to be carried out by the local conservtaion group in cooperation with the, county engineer, H, M. Smith, and the board of supervisors. All dgmf in the county are inapec|ed every winter, and repairs are -then made. Sanders resigned as librarian, to take effect January 1. She has been the efficient head of the Algona public library for more than 13 years, during whicn her quiet influence has done much to cultivate a taste for high grade liter-? ature among readers. She had not only discharged duties faithfully, but has always been ready to give extra time to find material for the busy club woman or the bewildered school pupil. Miss Annis Experienced. "Elizabeth Annis, who has been chosen to fill the vacancy, comes from Miles City, Montana, where for some years she has been librarian of the high school. She is well known at Algona and is in every way fitted to maintain the high standards of the library." Since Mrs. Sanders assumed her duties as librarian here the circulation of books has been greatly increased. Mrs. Sanders has done a great deal to popularize non-fiction by displaying books in a way to attract readers. New Librarian Arrives. Miss Annis, who will take up her new duties this week Wednesday, arrived with her mother, Mrs. Kate Annis, last week Tuesday. Leaving Miles City on the proceeding Tuesday, the pair stopped at Glendive, Mont, to visit the Lewis Blakelys. Mr. Blakely is a son-in-law of Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Tribon here. They also visited relatives and friends'at Mobridge and Aberdeen, S. D. The Annises had wonderful driving conditions, except for 60 miles near Aberdeen. They missed dust-storms and sub-zero weather in the Dakotas. They have taken an apartment at 703 East North street. year there are two or three dams jo be Corwith, Jan. 30 — Plans have been completed for Corwith's big "shelling bee" to be held this week Saturday, when the Mullins corn from "God's Acres" will be shelled. Herb Plninbeck, news announcer via WHO, and others from the WHO engineering staff will be here to broadcast via a national hook-up. Farmers are asked to come prepared to help shell the corn and to bring their own shovels. The women of the St. JIary's Catholic Aid and the Methodist Aid will unite to serve n big dinner at the Legion hall, beginning at 11 n. in. The broadcast will be from 12 noon to 12:30 p. m. A concert, by the high school band will be given from one o'clock till 1:30 at the Merchants' theatre and will be followed by a free movie. ceived. The notice will state the time and place where the check will be delivered. The conservation office is following the same plan that worked successfully in former years. Members of the committee will give out checks one day at several different towns in .the county, after which uncalled for checks will be delivered from the Algona headquarters. A large force is now on duty at the office preparing for the 1939 program, and rules and regulations are being explained. Error is Corrected. Through misunderstanding it was stated last week that 10 per cent error would be the limit. This Was wrong, and 1 should have been one-tenth of an acre irrespective of the total corn acre allotment. Thus if the corn acreage for a farm was alloted at 40 acres, and the measurement showed 40.1 acres, the farmer couild not receive a parity payment. Thus it is extremely important that the corn acreage and other acreage allotments be figured exactly, or- even slightly- under • the"-^ allotment" so that this extra 5 to 6 cents per bushel can be received. STearly Million in Loans. Latest figures on corn under seal in Kossuth county list the total number of bushels at 1,645,312, with loans totaling $937,827,- : 84. There have been 1538 loans completed and a total of 2572 se'al- ing requests. Of this latter number 42 cribs were rejected and withdrawn. Complete figures on the sugar beet production control for 1938 have been made. Kossuth county farmers produced 24,931.3 tons- of sugar beets, from which 68,037.5 sacks of sugar were produced. Those in the program will receive a total of approximately $41,000 lu benefit checks. PACKED CROWDS FOR DEERE DAY More than a thousand farmers, their wives, and children, were guests of the Kossuth Implement Co. at a sack lunch served at the shop 'and at moving picture shows at the Call theater morning and afternoon. People, came from all over the county (one car was seen with a Pocahontas registration), and remained to shop in Algona stores. The entertainment was in charge of E. J. Scanlan, Waterloo, of the advertising department of the -John Deere Co., assisted by Max Miller, territory man here, and H. E. Carr, his assistant. J. W. Daw is manager of the local shop. Prizes for men were won by John Pfeffer, near Wesley; Lewis Kent Jr., Wesley; Charles Stuflick, Lu Verne; Ernest Stephan, Wesley. Mrs. John Sabin and Mrs. August Brown. Algona, and Mrs. Fred Girres, Wesley, won prize for women. Ruth Roadinger, Algona, won a child's prize. Two reels of moving pictures were shown in the morning, and after lunch three reels were shown twice to accommodate the big crowd. WATCH THE GROUNDHOG THIS WEEK THURSDAY This week. Thursday will be ground hog day, according to tradition, if the little furry animal sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter, but if not, sp.ring will be early. Northern Iowa's fine weather so far this winter makes it a more or less even bet that the shadow will be visible. Nevertheless the week's weather forecast indicates some snow. Last week Monday's 3-inch blanket of snow still covers the ground in places, but thawing tempera-' tures Friday and Saturday made a good deal of it elsewhere disappear. The record for the week follows: Jaiiuary 23 24 9 .14 Five Couple. Get Licenses in Week Five license* to wed have been issued iii the P4»t week: Quinten Fangman, Lucille Vuke, both o Bancroft; Michael E Walsh, Led y«d;, Plen Vftrtair, Afte .MWT Bancroft; -fcryaifr Mt«m Osfe January 24 29 January 25 „—._ 32 January 26 _J 32 January 27 38 January 28 40 January 29 30 9 17 10 18 11 25 20 Reserve Officers' Charter Received A charter was presented to the new county Reserve Officers association at Bancroft last evening by Edwin Swanson, vice-president for this district. Charter members are men who have been attending tbe officers' meetings regularly and have kept their army training active. From Algona are Leighton Misbach, R. J. Harrington, P. A. Danson, and Pr.^F. \gart Burgess. Convitk Youth Quarantined. iCorwijth, Jan. 30 — Maynard WojjdJwiry, outstanding player on tfee Corwlth high school B, B. team, fcas been, quarantined at home for scarlet feve.r, and wUl 1>» .Silver Gray Tops in Bowler League Latest standings in the bowling league show Silver Gray and fi- tonka leading the pack, with three teams quarreling over bottom position. The standings after last week's games follow: Silver Gray „ 37 Titonka ', 36 15 . Farmers. ,.„ 31 Nick's ,-T— 31 ^,. f ™, RHKVPfiSW t —S~V ''j -Wlff' '^W 1 Botsford's Wesley — Courthouse Lu -Verne J. C. C. Burt ,. 26 17 IS 15 28 34 35 H: ,w ^ff »W4?^fl*^^TW f ^flyP 9^^i(fcfly^ Count

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