, cooler iowafd* cloae.. a 38,' l ****** *<»S*'j t P«!' Weekly Newspaper 1938 by State Unlvo «* to^M«ari»«r Caaey'8 AH-Amerlcan Newspaper Dteven? ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1939 8 Pages 64 Columns Number 43 ANNA LAND SOLD FOR $272,500 Footer Brothers Plead Guilty ARE GIVEN 1EHCESFOR ft so Awaits Trial as Bothers Receive Paroles. „. and Kenneth Foster, bro- were each sentenced? to',ten, In the reformatory-at Ana-' Judge G. W. , Stlltaa-i Hay afternoon, after the pair I pleas of guilty to charges • from a building In the [time. : ' :' ; bird brother, Clinton Foster, Lxpected to plead: guilty to icharge, but officer's state he I his mind after reaching lUrtroom. . ...'. s two brothers pleaded guilty a tire and tankage from na Rendering Works on day, and Clinton is also with being implicated in s.theft. •"• '--.. . Oscar's and Kenneth's sen- j were suspended during their [behavior and they were pa| from the bench Into custody jrlff Casey Loss. j presumed that Clinton, who, [alleged, served time In Ana- tor forgery, knew that he i not receive a suspended sen- , but would be required to i time, and hence changed his inty Attorney Wlnkeil said lay he would present the i next grand jury or take on a county attorney's atlon at the next term of .which, convenes :latei: ,ln mber unless Clinton-pleads 1WNIES WIN 'ICE SUNDAY FROM DODGERS Algona Brownies cleaned up irt Dodge C. T. O. team in Sunday. At Hand's the afternoon the •• score •2, with the Brownies allow- Uts and the Dodgers ten. were no errors, Bowers cell were the Brownies' i Anderson and Rudd, the battery. 1 Brownies scored one. .more a good fast game here at I, viewed by a crowd of 600 to 1 the C. T. 0. team edged up The Brownies made., 13 TITONKA BOY .WAKENS; FINDS HOUSE AFIRE Tragedy was narrowly averted Monday morning ut the John iCordes farm home, 4}<i miles northwest of Tl- tonka, when Bert, 15-year* old son, awakened to discover fire in the room. In which he and two brothers were sleeping. The boy's call awakened his parents, and he and Mr. Cordeg succeeded In beating out the blaze with blankets. The family had been away for Sunday evening, returning at 10 p. TO. A kerosene lamp had been turned Ion and left burning in the room occupied by the three boys, and it is believed that this exploded and set fire to the , ' room. A mirror on the* dresser on which the lamp was left was broken, and Mr. Conies and Bert suffered badly cut and burned feet The loss was covered by Insurance. Besides the one room, two others were damaged by smoke. There are eight in the family. IT WAS CASE OF HUMIDITY, NOTJF HEAT That's Why Thursday Seemed Like a Day from Inferno. BALL SEASON HAS ENTERED SECOND HALF Co. League Games on Sunday According to Schedule. Championship of the first half of the season was cinched by Bancroft in an 8-2 victory in a postponed game played over the week- TVant the heat last Thursday, 'twas 'the humidity! ; Some humidity gauges in Algona registered as high as 75 .per cent, and with the mercury at 96'it seemed like one of the hottest days ever recorded In Kossuth. T-his idea, however, was .error, for even two days In May this year were hotter. The 99-degree mark was recorded on May 24 and again the next day. Memorial day, May 30, was just as hot as Thursday at 96 degrees believe It or not. June was a fairly cool -.month with only a few days reaching into the 90's and with the average in the low 80's. Big Rainfall Shortage. Local records showed that only 2.67 Inches of rain fell In Algona in June and that. every month this year so far has been below normal in rainfall. Normal fo June is 4.5 inches. ••'••' . It is believed that local records show as much as a 6-lnch deticien cy in rain for the first six months of the year. This, however, i true only In the Algona neighbor hood. The North End had. more rain than Algona did. , June was unusual, however, in that it rained on 12 of the 30 days of the month, or at an average of nearly every other day. Amounts ranged .from .57 inch down to 'only .03 Inch; •-•---• -.:.-; -.Host Showers Light. So far In July it has rained three times in the first nine days, with a total of .76 Inch, Friday's rainfall being heaviest at .46 inch; The official records for the month up to Monday morning follow: •' - The Algona Municipal baud will give Its second .public concert at he Bryant school grounds this week Thursday at 8 o'clock ,p. m. The program follows: March—Fairest of the Fair -Sousa Waltz—JClribirlbin ...__ Pestalozza March of the Prophets JeWell Overture—"Jupiter's Carnival" _ . ________ Barnard March—Pitt Panther -Panella Popular Waltz—Little Sir Echo : • Smith-Fearns March—Independent^ Hall Selection—Carry'Me Back to Old Vlrglnny ; Bland March—National Emblem — Bagley Band Concert WESLEY LOSES IN DISTRICT JUNIOR BALL Drops Title Game to Rippey Saturday Afternoon. The Wesley junior Legion team representing the county, lost Sat urday In the finals of the district meet at Rockwell City to Rippey 3-2. In a morning game the Wes leyans beat Gowrle 6-4., The defeat of the Wesley team In > the tournament has ended the controversy in junior baseball'clr cles as to whcih team In the coun ty was entitled to the champion ship, and the echo of charges am player visitors, Q. three errors. Each team Forrest, Al| Pitcher, struck out seven Marcell was behind the plate. •I C. T, 0. pitcher, struck out [ana McCm-ry was catcher. Dodge's leading hitter in '" under- lights was Macek, J tour hits, including a to four times at -bat,"'-AJ- """js made three .hits in There were no home. ^Sunday the Brownies will two games, one with ITS Motors team; De s I*™ 1 ' 8 p a* »a *e af- of and semi-pro tourna- 1 open July 17 at Charles ' ..." ,t Guests East end. The second half of the Kossuth League baseball season opened with four games on schedule Sunday. •Bancroft is so far starting out to win again in the second half. In an unseusational game played at Whittemore, Bancroft won 4-2, making 13- hits and two errors, to Whittemore's 11 hits and eight errors. Bancroft had a new battery consisting of Gassmor and Bolster. Whittemore's was Swanson and Butler. The fastest ball game of the day was that at Swea City, which was won from Wesley, with a score of 6-3. Richardson and Montgomery were the Swea City battery, and Blelch and Froelich played for the Wesley team. Richardson struck out eleven men. IBurt, playing at Lotts Creek, lost 5-4, though Kueeker, Burt pitcher, made a home-run and a double and struck out 13 men, with Marlow behind the plate. Luedtke, of Lptts Creek, struck out seven men and dropped a triple and a double. Wlchtendahl was Lotts Creek catcher. Tltonka won aj; Fenton, 8-6, Cal- lles and Boekelman pitching and Hansen ( catching. ' Alderson and Kramer were the Fenton battery. Tltonka made ten hits and seven errors; Fenton, 12 hits and four errors.' " Tell* Problems of the Planning Board The Algona Rotary club heard a discussion Monday noon of plans and, .problems before the new city planning board. President Eugene Murtag-h listed some of the problems, such as a sewage disposal plant, new paving, city zoning, and possible removal of the city power plant to a new location, accompanied, by expansion. Following this talk Mr. Murtagh called on Major Saal and Mayor Leigh ton Misbach for further remarks. The 'planning board'has been organized only a few weeks, and as yet has made no reports to the council. Four From Here at Camp July 1 . 84 65 July 2 88 63 July 3 87 68 .13 July 4 . . 91 64 July 5 91 68 .14 July 6 . 96 74 V July 7 86 68 .46 July 8 87 €6 July 9 89 66 Chinese Girl Will Be a Speaker Here Helen Lee, Chinese girl, will speak at a Baptist Loyal S. S. class picnic tomorrow afternoon at the Ambrose A. Call state park. The meeting will begin at 2 o'- Martln Eischen, youth who wa hallenged by Wesley Tas too "old o play on .the Algona team, rought a statement to the Ad- ance saying he told the Algona management; he thought he was too Id^to play and that he was not enched because a more alble play- r appeared. Manager Jim Watts, of the AK ;ona team, told an Advance report- r he had relied on a statement igned when suits were distributed which statement showed the oath's birth date in 1923. The Algona team was invited Saturday mornink to' the district meet. The first mall stated the earn would be entered on an equal >asis with all other teams,' includ- ng Wesley. A second call, hbwev- r, said the Algona team would nly be playing an exhibition team, and the game would have bo stand- ng toward the district title. The Algona management decided not to o under those circumstances. clock, and a picnic- supper will be eaten. Miss Lee, who attended a Baptist missionary training school at Chicago last year, will te a guest till Friday of the Rev. and Mrs. F. C. Volske and will have charge of a World-Wide Guild service tomorrow evening at the parsonage. This meeting is called for 7:45. MARKETS IIOGS Best light butch., 180-220 $6,50 Med. hvy., 220-240 $,6.30 Med. hvy., 240-270 ;_$6.15 Med. hvy., 270-300 $5.90 Med. hvy., 300-330 $5.70 Best light butch., 330-360 $6.20 Butchers, 360-400 $5.0fl Packing sows, 270-300 $4.95 Packing sows, 300-330 $4.85 Packing sows, 330-360 $4.75 Packing sows, 360-400 $4.5C Packing sows, 400-450 $4,3C Packing sows, 450-500 $3.90 CATTLE Canners and cutters ;$3.00-4.0C Stock steers $6.00-7.00 Fat yearlings $7.00-8.00 Fat steers Fat cows Veal calves Lakes, stop frt ^«»?WttB '^Si^ - County Agent A. L. Brown took his son Douglas, "Billy" Godden, MUtou Holmes, and Lawrence Schemel to a boy scouts camp at Fort Dodge Sunday. They will be there till Saturday. Among activities will be tests for advancement to higher ranks. Young Helmers Bulls -,- -- * 5 - 00 - 6 - 00 GEAUf No. 2 yellow corn — No. 2 white corn — Old No. 3 white oats 20%c New No. 3 white oats __-—19%c No. 2 rye — r — *£ New No. 2 yellow soy beans —r EGGS Hennerys : No. 1 -— ] No. 2 9c Cash cream— No. 1 No. 2 Sweet _22c -21c -23c Hens, under 4 Ibs. 8c I/eghorn bens —-- j Cocks, under 4% Ibs. — j PREMIUM LIST FOR 1939 FAIR TOTALS $5317 Special Awards are Announced by E. L. Vincent. A' total of $5317 In premiums is offered in the annual Kossutb. bounty Fair premium list recent- y completed by the Advance and he Bancroft Register offices. In addition there are, a large number of special prizes given by many concerns. - , Premiums 'offered include the following total: Horses'$693; cattle -$1322; swine $768; sheep $176; poultry $300; produce $165; fruit $60; pantry stores $163; textiles $360; junior department $58; plants and flowers $73; educational $176; dairy products $20; boys and girls' 4-H clubs $984. Special Prize Offerings. In addition to these premiums given by the fair, the following special prizes have bc«n announced: Tall corn contest: $25, 'by Mul- llhs Hybrid Corn Co. Bread and cake winners: nine 48-lb and nine 24-lb. sacks of flour, by Omar Mills. Canhed fruit, meat and vegetable winners; nine dozen Kerr ma'son jars, by: manufacturers. 4-H baby beef winners: Three bushels hyibrid corn, by DeKalb Hyibrid Corn Co. Pastor Burgess on E. L. Institute's Faculty at Lakes The Rev.'and Mrs. F. Earl'Bur- gess and their children, Roger and Muriel left Sunday, afternoon for the Methodist camp atxthe Okobo- jis. MrS. Burgess and the children will be there five weeks. Doctor Burgess will return to Algona at various times. The Epworth League is holding its annual Institute there July 1016, and Doctor Burgess Is a member of the faculty. The Algona Epworth League chapter is represented by Eleanor Thorpe Margaret Miller, Betty Geerlng, Marian "McGuire, Jean Buthtnan, Don McCorkle, Ruby Turner, Roger Michel, Ellen Johnson, and Arlene Baldwin, Mrs Hugh Post and Marjorie Turner are chaperones at the institute. '.- ' .-.: ; :, TITONKIAN ON 1ST VACATION IN 17 YEARS Tltonka, July 10 — Lena Godfredgon left Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. Lizzie Williams, of Pleasantvllle, the first time she has been away from home In 17 years. She has been caring for her mother, Mrs. Jensine God- 1 fredson, Tltonka, daring the 17-year period. Mrs. Godfredson died June 30, and burial was made a week ago Saturday. She was stricken with paralysis 16 years ago, and had been bedfast since that time. She was 91 years old at death. 4-H fat barrow winners: $5. by Duroc Register Assn. 4-H baby beef record .book' contest: two-day trip to Iowa State fair, given by Iowa State Bank. 4-^H club display contest (calf clubs): :$21, by Kossuth. County Farm Bureau. Best Guernsey heifer winner: Purebred Guernsey bull Quarton & Bosworth. . calf by 2ar Sales in July are Already at 26 Fifteen motor vehicles were .pur- based in Kossuth last week,' and hey "(brought the total' sales for he first eight days of July to 26. lleven were registered at the 3ounty treasurer's office July 1st. iast week's buyers were: Clare Vingert,- Wesley, A. J. Schnepf, Metropolitan Life, John Walsh, Alona, and W. E. LeLand, Wesley, new Chevrolets; Bernard Yeoman, M, H. Falkenhainer, Albert Ogren, Algona, Mary Govern, Tltonka, tfiguel Colla%o, Elmore, Earnle Schmidt, West Bend, Fords; O. A. abs, Algona, and Jas. J. Knoll, Plymouths; E. L. Hansen, Swea :ity, Dodgs. . Crochet winners.: entry of win- ners'in. national contest by Nation- al'Crochet Bureau/ Fair Bated Earlier. „ Fair officials are now beginning .concentrating on the fair, which comes two weeks earlier this year, beginning on August 19, a Saturday, and continuing till August 23. The early date is expected to attract a large crowd, and If the record crowd which saw the Fourth of July celebration is an indication this year's fair attendance will set e new record. The hippodrome attractions, midway shows, and the rides, races, thrill day, and other events will ,be announced in the near future. Secretary E. L. Vincent and the fair management, assisted by more volunteers than ever before In the history of the fair, are planning a stupendous display for crowds this year. TRIPLET BABE AT SEXTON IN CAR ACCIDENT Donna Jean, two and a half year- old triplet daughter of Mr., and Mrs: Leander Seefeld, near Sexton, suffered head injuries, when a car driven by her father, and'a FORECASTERS BOOST YIELD ON THE OATS Now Say the Crop is to Be 80 Per Cent of Last Year's. Corn is reported in excellent condition all over the county. It ranges from knee-high to ten and eveii- 12 feet. There has been rain enough, with plenty of Warm sunshine, to mature the corn rapidly. Oats are now going into shock, and harvesting will ibe' practically finished by the end of the week. Threshing will then begin. The oats are of good quality, .for though the straw is short the heads are well-filled, with a high percentage of feed value. : An estimate made two weeks ago ithat the,oat yield would be only 76 per cent of last year's has been raised to" 80 per cent by some authorities who cover the county thoroughly. New Kind of Silage. Use of sweet clover and molasses instead of corn for silage is being encouraged by the agricultural extension service of Iowa State college. This year, for the first time, it is ibeing experimented with by some farmers in the county. One man who owns extensive farming land is having at least three silos filled with the mixture. Anothei- crop which is being increased in acreage is flax. This year there is some ten times as much as before. While that does not involve many acres compared with .the corn acreage it does indicate a trend. Why Flax is Increasing. One reason for this increase Is EIGHT PERMITS TO WED IN NINE DAYS July this year seems intent on rivaling June.as month of brides. Anyhow eight licenses to wed had already been issued ^at 'the court clerk's office in July's first nine days. Three of the'licenses were for Minnesota couples. Names and addresses follow: . Melvln Fjetland, Elmore, Pearl Twait, Buffalo Center; Melvin Elba Van Dorston, Alggna, Minnie Glayds Enquist, Red Oak; Elroy J. Hatten, Caroline R. Carr, both of Bancroft; Elmer J. Conner s, Hazel Marie Kapp, both of Minneapolis; Fred A. Engstrom, Renwick, Grace A. Haggen, Goldfield. FOUR BIDDERS BOOST PRICE IN COURT SALE Des Moines Man High With $61 Offer Per Acre. Depositors in the closed Hanna Bank at Lu Yerne will receive approximately 35 per cent final dividend in a few months as the result of the sale of the remaining- Hanna estate land in a court sale here Thursday afternoon. The depositors have received 40 jjer cent, and the next payment will boost the total repaid to depositors to "5 per cent. The 4467 acres of Kossuth and Humfooldt county land owned by the Hanna bank was sold to P. C. Fletter, of Des Moines, for $272, 500. Mr. Fletter bid in the name of the Union Construction Co., which he heads, and the amount represents an Increase of $22,600 from the original bid of $250,000 by Dr. N. G. : Alcock, and others, of Iowa Kenneth John Strickler, Margaret Redemske, both Helen of Al- Overrnled. sale an objec- Swea City. Employe Loses Two Fingers Swea City, July 10—An accident at the Mortensen feed mill here Wednesday resulted in loss of. two iugers on the left hand for Clif- 'ord Gardner, employe. The index and-middle fingers, with a portion of the hand above the .knuckle oints, were badly crushed when was caught in the gears while )e was trying to .brush out chaff. Doctor Minkel rushed him to an Algona hospital, where amputation of the crushed fingers was performed. -*Mist Warner, Burt, FalU, Breaks Leg Burt, Uuly 10—Mattle Wajner, widely known woman, fell in her garden Thursday evening and suffered a broken leg. Almost exactly five years before, Miss Warner suffered a fall While she was visiting at Fremont, Neb-, and the same leg was broken. She was then confined to her lbe4 for months and has had to use a crutch ever since. It is-thought that this time she caught a toe in pea vines. iruck side-swiped, happened at 11 p. The m. accident Saturday gona; Wayne R. -Ohm-land, Kathryn Peterson, both of Blue Earth, Lin,Moses, Irma Small, both of Mankato. TWO VAGRANTS TOLD TO LEAVE TOWN IN HURRY Two transients were arrested during jthe past week on drunkenness charges and were taken before the justices of the peace. Charles E. Curtis, one of the men, was arrested by Marshal W. H. Stewart, Burt, . on No. . 169, north of Algona. He was taken before Justice Danson, who sentenced him to 30 days in jail, but suspended the sentence on condition that Curtis leave Algona within five hours. Curtis hastened to obey. The other transient .gave the name of William Hllla/rd, and he was arrested by Marshal Tim O'Brien, Algona. Hillard was given a 30-day sentence by Justice Delia Welter, and was ordered to leave Algona on suspension of sentence. Both arrests were made on the Fourth. that under the AAA program, flax Is rated a non-soil-depleting crop, if seeded to a biennial legume or a perennial grass. Flax as a nurse crop to a legume must be maintained till December 1. Another reason for the Increase Is the great demand for oil from the flax-seed. Farmers in this' rested on the Fourth for reckless C. D. Colburn, Algona, was arrested by Marshal A. R. Moulds one day last week for speeding at 45 mph within a city 25 mph zone. He was taken before Justice Danson and fined $3 plus $2.85 costs. Richard Marso, Algona, was ar- City. Objections Preceding the tion to the sale was heard by Judge Stlllman, and he overruled the objections filed and argued by Ingalls Swlsher, of Iowa City, son- in-law of G. W. Hanna, who appeared on behalf of his wife, other heirs of the Hanna estate, and some depositors. Testimony was taken in which. D. L. McDonald, Algona, Ralph Adams;-Iowa City, and W. L. Snyder, Des Moines, appeared as witnesses for Mr. Swisher's objections. G, S. Buchanan, the receiver, and William L. Miller and Horace Swank, of Lu Verne, were witnesses In resisting the motion. Mr .Swisher contended the land was being sold too cheap, and that In the period of three to five years it would increase in value some $100,000. Mr. Buchanan was asked whether he believed such an increase would come, and he stated that it might, but he did not feel, disposed, to take a gamble with depositors' money on such a probability. jtj< ; Depositors Approved Sale. * Testimony was also introduced by Mr. Miller and Mr. Swank members of the depositors' committee, who consulted with Mr Buchanan, that a meeting of depositors had unanimously approved the sale at the quarter-million figure. Following testimony Judge Stillman overruled Mr. Swisher's motion, and ordered the sale to begin. L. E. Linnan, attorney for the receivership, was auctioneer, and announced the Alcott opening bid of $250,000, plus a broker's commission of $4467, making a total of $254,467. The announcement was also made that the 'first succeeding bid would have to be $5000 more, and-other bids would have to increase the price by $1000 each night two miles west of Wesley on No. 18 at the junction with No. '126. Mr. and Mrs. Seefeld were in the 'ront seat, and the other triplets, Dixie Lee and Dennis Leander, with Shirley, four and a half years old, were in the rear seat Seefeld suffered bumps, and his wife suf- 'ered somewhat from shock. Donna Jean was described Monday as 'still not walking right." The Seefelds were , proceeding west. The truck, a 1935 International semi-trailer owned by Frank Vzorstllk, Britt, and driven by Cyril Fromanek j r ., 25, also Britt, was going east. Seefeld said that the truck stopped near the Clarence Woods place a mile from the scene of the accident, after he had turned around and followed it. „ Damage to the truck was estimated at only $10; to the Seefeld car at 'between $200 and $225. The Seefelds live on the farm belonging to .Mr. Seefeld's father, John Seefeld, who, with his wife, lives at Algona. Patrolman Hutchison investigated the, accident.' Two New AlgOia Bableg. 'Mr. and Mrs, Harm Helme.r's are parents of a daughter, born Thursday mprning at the Kossut^ hospital. Mr- Helmers is in city employ. Mr. and Mrs, George Schljef have a new son, born Wednesday at the same hospital^ There are now two Schllef sons. Mr. SchUef is 'employed' at Gamble's. country are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to supply the* demand for this cash grain. , : Flax in some fields is already turning brown, which means that It will be ready for harvest early In August. Fields planted later will not be harvested till sometime In September. -*• CALVES JUDGED IN A 4-H TOUR OF THE COUNTY 'Roland Bode, Robert Mayer, Wayne Barr, Wayne Bolle, and Oliver. Plumb were eligible members of the 4-H here who took part in a county calf-judging contest day. The clubs of the county met the A. H. Hanna farm, south of Lone Rock, where four beef calves were judged in the forenoon. The boys then went to the A. L. Rocb- leau farm, .east of Whittemore, where they also judged four calves. Picnic dinner was eaten at the Ambrose A. Call state park, anej Judge Quarton gave a, talk on his trip to Europe last year. The Algona German band played. After Dinner the group went to the Herman Bosworth farm, west of the park, and there judged four Guernsey cows. at the Herman To Ope» Lydta Meyer, tyWI&btpr 'of Mr and Mrs, August Meyer, Fenton wjll open a variety $pre g$ to the Sipw buUfjijj? at the e&st end of fflato street, i» % weejc, «r twp. She was for_soojje yej,rs eia? ployed at tb* lor Cullforal* fair. Mrs. Josephine Stanton, and Fej?» Pederaoa fQP CalttonO* rank, the .other three, for secpnd- Ison officially witnessed, the oere- Gee.se, Hve Hens, 4 to 5 Ducks, live, 4% Ibs. ,T$8V Hone The latest 'ement Two" teams wW h« ptefced competing boys, one - for generaji ^ the state faJr, .the oth, llry Judging taftDftbr Suffer! Aro ftirw, .9«n o? Mr, a4 Mrs, Al- iThe tour Soderberg ended farm southwest of Bancroft, with the judging of four Holsteln , hejfers Some JOQ people tooJS part in tour. the driving by Patrolman L. L. Cole and was taken before Justice Weler, who fined him $25 • plus $2 josts or eight days in jail. He was given a day or two in which to raise the money. While Justice Danson Is at the Fort Snelllng C. M. T. C. camp for wo weeks Mrs, Danson and the son are with relatives at White Bear lake, suburb of Minneapolis. Tag Sale Saturday Yields Nearly $88 At the close of a tag sale here Saturday in the interest of the owa Children's Home Society Mrs. 3. C. McMahon, who had charge of .he undertaking, awarded 'Evelyn Dau a prize on having secured 7.47 in donations. Close second was Anne Rockey, who had .$7.41, and third was Frances' Sorensen, with $6.30. Betty Bush was fourth with $5.27. Other workers were made happy with movie passes. A :otal of $87.77 was sent to the home. Will Play in Band at New York's Fair "Dick" Keen, student at Coe college. Cedar Rapids, has received word that he is to accompany the college .band to the New York world's fair sometime In October. The tiand will play for "Iowa" day there.,Dick, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Keen, here, is employed at the college this summer. *- bid. . Befalls of Blddiig. Bidders were C. E. Wentz, Rockwell City, and Allen Whitfleld, of Des Moines, in addition . to Fletter and Alcott. The bidding went as follows: 'Alcott $254,467; Wentz $259,467; Fletter $260,467; Whlfcfleld, $261,467; Wentz $262,500; Wfoitfield $263,500; Wentz $264,500; Fletter $265,500. The bids went the same In $1000 jumps till Whitfleld dropped out after making a bid of $269,500. Wentz bid $271,500, aud Fletter made the final bid of $272, 500. A recsss was called when bidding stopped in an effort, to get it started again but when no new bids developed Linnan declared the land sold to Fletter, and the sale was approved by Judge Stillman, GovenuneBt Represented. A surprise to local people was the fact that the United States was also a prospective bidder, with the farm security adminstratlon considering purchasing the land as a resettlement project If the bidding terms h^d been, satisfactory to the government it is probable that the government agency would have bean a strong bidder. Government approval, however, -could not be obtained at the present time, and the sale had to be held in accordance with the notice published before the agency entered the picture. Also former Governor N. O.» Kraschel had been expected to bid for a western Iowa syndicate, but failed to show up. T The courtroom was crowded, with even the 100-degree Come Here to Ifarry. Grace Heggen, Goldfield, and Fred Engstrom, Renwick, were married 6ere at 11:45 Friday mornjng at the Baptist parsonage, the Rev- 3 1 . C. Volske .offlojatjng. Mrs,;VQlske.aad Mrs, ?. V. Matn- , wave failing to dampen ^»e interest of the crowd. An indication of the importance of the sale Ju farm, history in the state was the »> tendance of J. S. Russell, Jam editor of the Des Moines, Register. Sale of the land was the final breaking UP qt the last huge ej* tate'of Iowa Jand, and lepreaenled definitely the Period. of the ptop?
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